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"Blessed are the storytellers, for to them God gave the gift of eloquence, that their words may go forth to the four corners of the earth."

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    Record Set

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    "Darkness Induced Audience Apathy"

    Those four words tend to haunt me every time I see them on the 'Dear Sweetie Belle Continuity' TVTropes. It terrifies me that certain events in the narrative will chase you all away.

    Especially since I REALLY underestimated how crushing these last two chapters of 'Changelings' have been.

    And how devastating the next chapter is.

    I just wish to remind you all that, even though telling the story has taken forever, 'Changelings' is the first act of a trilogy. Typically, trilogies use their first third to introduce you to a character and setting before sending everything to hell in the second third.

    Since the nearly twenty stories that come before 'Changelings' have set up the world and characters already (not to mention five seasons of the show) I found it best to mess around with tradition somewhat.

    'Changelings' is the darkest of the trilogy. It is the story where our characters are brought to their lowest point. 'On the Wings of War' will see their struggle to come back.

    'All the Pretty Little Horses' is the final act, where all the pieces come together and every mystery is solved.

    But before we start down that road, we have to look around at the devastation and take stock of those we leave behind.

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    It's Jade's 27th Birthday!

    How should I mark this auspicious occasion?

    Finish the next chapter of 'Changelings?'

    I'll see what I can do...

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    Editorial: Of Bruised Apples and Broken Ceilings

    (Note: This post contains frank discussions in regards to the 'Fall of Equestra' Universe of stories and artwork. Particularly in regards to the story 'Fall of Equestria: Bruised Apples' by Schorl Tourmaline)

    Let's get this cleared up right off the bat; I have my feelings on 'Fall of Equestria' clear in 'The Darkest Timeline.'

    "I thought I’d found my goal with the universe where Equestria was invaded and conquered by misogynistic, rapist caribou.”

    “…what choice created that universe?”

    “I didn’t bother finding out. I managed to reach across the timelines and force their sun to go supernova.”

    When it comes to getting your rocks off, my stance is a simple one; if no one gets hurt, then you do you.

    With that being said, I just don't personally get the majority of the fetishes at play in FoE. Stuff like non-consent, mind-control, and sexual violence not only makes me the complete opposite of turned on but also gives me shivers of revulsion.

    Again; to those who read and enjoy the FoE stories and get sexual gratification from them, more power to you. Just keep that stuff to the printed word, y'know?

    So, naturally since I find the whole shebang not to my taste, I should simply ignore those stories and consign them to the same dark corner of FIMFiction with the Scat Fetishes, Foalcon, and the (shudder) FlutterPie shipfics.

    Now I'm not ashamed to admit that I have perused the seedier side of FIMFiction from time to time. I've been a staunch reader of Erotica in all its forms and fandoms for years now, even before I became the King of the Equestria Girls Clopfics. But in all those perusals, only a select few have found a home in my Favorites.

    (I don't consider the 'Archmage' Series to be clop.)

    -'Romance Reports,' the greatest romantic story I've ever had the pleasure of reading.

    -'Her Majesty's Secret Service,' a very close second.

    -'Zen and the Art of Suasion,' because JESUS how unbelievably sweet is this story?

    -'Red Shoes Diaries: Equestria,' because Grand_Moff_Pony is my homey and I have a soft spot for anthologies.

    -'Maidens Day,' because I'm a sucker for most things involving old, primal magics.

    I have high standards is the point I'm making. Standards that, frankly, no FoE story could ever meet.

    Until I found 'Bruised Apples.'

    I still don't know how I found this story, just that I did. Something about it struck me. I enjoyed seeing a world that I generally despised through the eyes of someone like me, who found the whole thing disrespectful and repulsive. I winced more than a few times and found myself skipping huge sections of admittedly well-written but horribly off-putting (for me, anyway) pornography.

    But I kept coming back.

    I came back for the careful political maneuvering of Mac and Gunne. I came back for the small bits of triumph like when Applejack gets her hat back. I came back, waiting for the other shoe to drop, waiting for the inevitable unhappy ending.

    But something special happened; it never came.

    'Bruised Apples' recently wrapped up with just as cozy and satisfying a finale as you could ask for. The world isn't magically saved by the waving of a magic wand; the whole of Equestria has a lot of work to do to undo the damages of the Caribou. The stallions aren't instantly forgiven; they are horrified by what they've done under the influence of Dainn's magic. One of the most haunting images of the final chapters is the sound of the stallions screaming in agony as the veil is lifted from their eyes and they see what they've done to their partners and equals.

    Folks, based on the ending alone, I was ready to Favorite this story.

    But then I read Schorl's huge explanation of the events leading to this happy ending.

    I read about the original intentions. I read about how the story changed as Schorl wrote it. I read about the anger and irritation at being brushed off by the creator of the whole universe when Schorl raised very thoughtful questions about the inevitability of the Caribou's reign.

    I read about the decision to go forward with the happy ending, not telling a soul until it was published, and the backlash that ensued.

    The simple beauty of this situation is beyond me; a story about an act of rebellion became an act of rebellion in itself.

    'Bruised Apples' has shattered the proverbial glass ceiling. It is the first story of its kind that I gladly welcome into my Favorites. This is a small act, insignificant really, but big for me personally. My Favorites are the stories I hold in the highest esteem. They are, in my opinion, the greatest story-telling accomplishments I've had the pleasure of reading. For this to happen to a story that exists in a universe I don't much care for... well, who knows what might happen next?

    (Sure as hell won't be any FlutterPie, I tell you that...)

    More than earning the Favorite, I've also decided to Follow Schorl. Most that I Follow are authors that I see great potential in and love watching grow as they develop their craft. Schorl has earned this Follow not just because she's a hell of a writer, but because Schorl has guts. It takes guts to stick to your guns and tell the story you want to tell.

    Schorl, I salute you. You've reminded me that I shouldn't be so closed minded about stories in the future.

    Perhaps I shouldn't judge a book by its cover.

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It's traditional to trade gifts with those you love on Hearth's Warming.

Spike wants to prove just how much he loves Rarity.

What follows is a twelve night spiral into madness and Hearth's Warming joy!

Cover Art by the always fantastic Swirling Line.

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This story is a sequel to Slender

Equestria is ruined. The Slender One's reach cannot be escaped and now the populations of entire cities have disappeared, vanished without a trace.

Even the princesses have left the ponies to their fate.

Big Macintosh returns to Ponyville with a team of like-minded ponies and one goal in his mind; to stop the evil once and for all.

Cover art by Swirling Line, of course.

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31st Oct 2013
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This story is a sequel to Dear Scootaloo

The Cutie Mark Crusaders are growing up. Their days are spent dealing with the usual gamut of problems facing fillies on the cusp of marehood; school, boys, nightmares...

Oh, yes. They've been having the most dreadful nightmares. Nightmares about an old stallion everyone thought was dead. It seems this ghost from their collective past has found a way back and has one thing on his mind; revenge.

Only with the help of a certain Princess of the Night can the three friends become what they need to be to destroy the evil that's haunted them once and for all; CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS DREAM WARRIORS!

A Halloween Epilogue to the 'Dear CMC' Trilogy ('Dear Sweetie Belle', 'Dear Applebloom', 'Dear Scootaloo')

Inspired by the slasher classic 'A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 3: Dream Warriors.'

Cover art by the incomparable Swirling Line

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23rd Oct 2013
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This story is a sequel to Phases of the Moon

No sin can remain buried forever.

Shining Armor believes that his troubles are over; his beloved Cadance is soon to give birth to their first foal and his affair with Princess Luna has cooled off considerably as her own pregnancy enters it's last stages.

Princess Luna is at the end of her rope; Shining Armor still has no idea that he is the father of the foal growing inside her and his clumsy gallantry is making her genuinely fall in love with him.

One elated, the other tormented, the pair of sinners will soon be faced with one of the unquestioned absolutes of the universe...

...what's done in the dark will be brought to the light.

Cover Art by the tremendous Swirling Line.

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26th Aug 2013
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This story is a sequel to Dear Applebloom

Granny Smith passes away and leaves Applejack a strange box in her will. Inside the box is a journal that's been passed down through the Apple Family for generations. The journal contains all the great secrets of the Apples... including a secret transgression that has been kept hidden for close to a century.

It is a secret that will shake Equestria to the very core... and set the eldest Apple daughter on her way to a greater destiny than she could ever imagine.

Amazing Cover-Art by Kaitlyn Warner!

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This story is a sequel to Morning Glory

The sequel to 'Morning Glory- About Last Night...'

Applejack and Rainbow Dash go on their first date. Was their drunken fling a one night thing, or is there something deeper between them?

Inspired by the song "Can You Read My Mind" by Maureen McGovern from 'Superman.'

Cover-art is (hopefully) a temporary place-holder.

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This story is a sequel to Lost in the Night

"I've always had only one. I've mourned them each in turn... as I will one day mourn you, my brave Captain."

Princess Luna's words have driven Shining Armor mad ever since she first uttered them when their affair began. Who were these past lovers? How did they come to be consorts to the Princess of the Night?

Shining Armor's quest for the answers leads him deep into the bowels Canterlot Castle and into the mysterious Archives of Truth. There, guided by a mysterious librarian called Brother Veritas, Shining Armor will uncover much more than he was ever expecting; hidden histories and origins, ancient conspiracies, and secrets that could very well change Equestria forever.

Special Thanks to DrTechno for the cover art.

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18th May 2013
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This story is a sequel to Morning Glory

While many miles from his home in Ponyville, the only respite Caramel has are his memories and fantasies of a certain pink earth pony.

Will a certain princess of the night be able to lend a helping hoof in reuniting the long-distance lovers?

A follow-up to 'Morning Glory: Just Desserts' inspired by how well received the Pinkie/Caramel pairing was.

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26th Mar 2013
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This story is a sequel to Dear Applebloom

Inspired by Rarity and Applejack's letters, Rainbow Dash writes her biggest fan a letter of her own that will shed light not only on Scootaloo's origins, but Rainbow Dash's as well.

Special thanks to AcrylicDawn for the cover art.

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12th Mar 2013
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This story is a sequel to Dear Sweetie Belle

Everypony has to grow up sometime. Now a teenager, Sweetie Belle ventures to the Fillydelphia Academy of Music in order to start the search for her biological father. Will she find the stallion she's searching for, or is she doomed to disappointment?

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3rd Feb 2013
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3rd Feb 2013