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  • E Racing Starlight

    Princess: 1. Physics: O.
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  • T Dark Side of the Moon

    This is Moonstuck on crystal meth. THIS IS MOONSTUCK. ON CRYSTAL METH.
    42,226 words · 6,344 views  ·  659  ·  9
  • T Pippin' Ain't Easy

    Pipsqueak: the newest kingpin to one of Equestria's most notorious crime families. What'chu know 'bout inheritances, hater?
    8,651 words · 2,333 views  ·  434  ·  6
  • T Dead or Alive

    Boba Fett attempts the greatest hunt of his career.
    41,003 words · 4,919 views  ·  760  ·  17 · gore
  • E Rocketmare

    One pony. One trip. One way. No regrets.
    1,877 words · 1,000 views  ·  200  ·  3
  • E Daring Do and the Honor Among Thieves

    Daring Do is after her greatest score yet. Somepony else has set their sights on stopping her.
    3,422 words · 734 views  ·  115  ·  1
  • E The Other Side

    Upon the verge of the next life, Pipsqueak remembers.
    5,382 words · 1,294 views  ·  237  ·  6
  • T Pest Control

    What was Luna really up to during the Royal Wedding? Pest control, that's what.
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  • Thursday
    my shipping

    Rust's Glorious Fleet of the Seven Skies

    Squalls: fast, light, and armed to the teeth.  Solid gasbag design, with a sharkfin keel.  Aggression and beauty in the form of an airship.

    Snow Jam:  Commanded by Captain Noble Cause.  The Jam runs patrol in the frigid crystal mountains.  Prow of a charging Windigo.  Painted white and grey to blend in with the mountains.  Flies the flag of the Crystal Empire, where she makes berth.

    Mercury City:  Commanded by Captain Skeeter, called The Lurker for his renowned use of stealth and subterfuge.  Painted dark gray with green highlights.  Mercury City is named after one of the great metropoli of the lost Kingdom of Unicornia.  One of the oldest ships in the fleet, has seen much action.  Currently in the Canterlot shipyards for refurbishment.

    Happiness:  Commanded by Captain "Robot" Red.  Stationed in Las Pegasus, where its crew and captain have been repeatedly cited for drunken and disorderly conduct while in port.  Painted red with gray highlights.  Happiness is known for undergoing long deployments into the High Sky over the San Palomino desert.  Rumor has it she performs long range reconnaisance on the nearby Badlands, but the Princesses aren't talking.

    Ruthless Ridge:  Commanded by Captain Powdered Toast.  The newest ship in the fleet, Ruthless has been sailing out of Vanhoover, skirmishing regularly with rogue gryphon tribes to the north and east.  The captain is known for his fondess of the ship's storm cannon, which can topple ironwood trees with powerful gusts of white, sugary snow.

    The Intimidator:  Commanded by the twin Captains, Wolf and Heart.  Wields the largest amount of firepower of any squall, including Princess Twilight's new prototype ice gun.  Stationed in Canterlot, this destroyer is commonly deployed with diplomatic convoys to foreign countries.  When asked about the large amount of destructive force accompanying our usually peaceful missions, Princess Celestia stated; "I'm not compensating for anything."

    Gravitude:  Commanded by Captain Dusty.  Interestingly, Capt. Dusty once served the Princesses in Canterlot as a Royal Janitor, and he continues to clean up their messes even now as a Naval Officer.  Gravitude is fast and dark, painted black, purple and blue.  She is rated for the highest elevation out of the entire fleet, and is often employed by Princess Luna or Twilight Sparkle to conduct experiments in the stratosphere.

    The Throne:  Currently under construction in the Fillydelphia shipyards.  Set to be commanded by newly-promoted Captain Stupid.  Contrary to his name, Stupid is academically recognized for his cartographic and drawing skills, and is being groomed for admiralty in the far future.  The Throne is set to become an anchor point to a smaller sub-fleet that will embark on trans-oceanic expeditions to the Unknown Lands.

    Gales:  Heavier, slower, and larger than squalls, but by no means less effective.  Gales are often employed in deterrence or rescue/covert operations.

    R & B:  Commanded by Captain "Bob" Rainbow.  Every fleet has a loose cannon.  Bob is known for taking that loose cannon, strapping it to the back of his ship, and using it as rocket.  His battle cry is, "Doesn't Afraid of Anything!"  The R & B served in the Zavannah for a number of years as a supplement to the Zebra Nation's sparse Air Navy, where the ship has been declared a national treasure.  Painted a deep blue, and unusually tattooed with bright yellow shaman tattoos.  Her prow is that of a sea sponge.  I'm not joking.

    Style Mile:  Commanded by Captain Cloudhammer.  A relic from the Nightmare Wars nearly one thousand years ago, the Mile is as storied as she is venerable.  Her commanding officer is also the oldest in the entire Navy, but has shown no signs of slowing down.  By no means senile, "The Grandmother of Naval Asskicking" still serves as a patrol craft over the southern border, though nowadays she isn't above being the centerpiece of a parade or two.

    Kick Doubt:  Commanded by Captain Pen Brush.  Stationed in Ponyville, the Kick Doubt runs patrol and monster hunting duty over the Everfree Forest.  She moors outside the town limits, tethering to a windmill owned by a local farmer.  Often the first to respond to many of Ponyville's many crises, the pink and purple skyship has become a welcome sight to many of the town's residents.

    Hurricanes:  The largest things ponykind has made to hang in the air that aren't completely made of clouds.  Hurricanes are floating cities, but far, far faster and more well-defended than true pegasi dwellings.

    The Junction:  Commanded by Admiral  Molotov Cocktail.  Stationed in Canterlot.  Recently away on a two year expedition to the Austailian Isles, set to deploy again in the coming months after a well-deserved rest.  Refitted with a prototype mana reactor (patent pending), her engines have often been mistaken for the sound of thunder.  The Princesses are curious to see how high a ship that never needs refueling can raise the bar to.

    Schizophrenia:  Commanded by Admiral Traveler.  A floating hospital in the sky, Ol' Skitzy has been the centerpoint for relief efforts in Equestria's many recent disasters.  Painted white, with bright red crosses on her hull.  Set to become the flagship of the aforementioned Expeditionary Fleet that will venture across the ocean to the Unknown Lands.

    Perpendiculous:  Commanded by Grand Admiral Kinkamena Diane Pie.  This is the ship where Princess Luna's fabled Knights of the Rising Moon make their home.  Here, almost all of Equestria's special and black operations are staged.  Nopony knows where she makes her berth, though some rumors claim she occasionally takes a well-earned rest on the moon.  Crewed almost exclusively by Nocturni (batponies), this smoke-stained monster is the nightmare in the heart of all evil.

    24 comments · 213 views
  • Tuesday
    Storytime With Rust, Vol. III

    29 comments · 229 views
  • 2w, 8h
    New Legend Chapter Tomorrow

    13 comments · 212 views
  • 2w, 2d
    Writing Has Resumed! (Plus Update Thoughts)

    All multi-part stories are currently up and running.  Now that I actually have free time, I've been quite busy.  Here are the current unpublished chapter lengths:

    The Legend:  4,050

    Dead or Alive: 1,000

    Dark Side of the Moon: 2,343

    Pippin' Ain't Easy: 900

    Daring Do and the Honor Among Thieves: 2,197

    As for my thoughts on the site update... holy shit!  Everything's so pretty!  Except... there's something... odd.. here...

    Racing Starlight is ranked 230th on Fimfiction. It is the 84,361st longest story and can be found in 439 bookshelves, being tracked by 271 users

    What the hell.  That joke fic I wrote two years ago while completely smashed is my top rated story?

    Clearly I need to start hitting the sauce again.

    17 comments · 151 views
  • 4w, 3d
    Writing for all stories resumes shortly

    Did it.  Passed comp.  Graduate Friday.  Done with Naval Nuclear Power School.

    Gimme a few days to rest.  Then...


    It begins.

    The Legend.  Dark Side of the Moon.  The Boba Fett Epic.  Pippin Aint Easy.  The Rocketmare sequel (Interstellar).  All these, and other crazy ideas I had but hadn't the time to vomit from my noggin.  It'd been building up, guys, and now I'm about to ejaculate my words all over your faces.

    Open wide...

    19 comments · 187 views
  • ...

I always wanted to go to Equestria.  When I got the chance, I took the deal without reading the fine print.  To my surprise, I didn't arrive there as a pony, or even as a human.  It seems I get to view this world from a different perspective than what I've imagined.

My name is Echo.  I am a Diamond Dog.

-Edited by the one, the only, Nathan Traveler!

-(Cover by Jovial_Shake of

-Now featured on!

First Published
13th Feb 2012
Last Modified
4th Aug 2012


You had a good run though, and hey!

Saved the damsel in distress, major afterlife brownie points there.


It's not over until the fat lady sings, mate.

A story about a diamond dog.  AWWWWWW YEAAAAAHHHHHH.


I know, right?  I can't recall ever seeing one, so I decided to just make it.  This might be the first of it's kind, I think.  If not, tell me who wrote the first one so I can kill them and take the credit.  :pinkiecrazy:

Woo! Another good story where the main character isn't turned into pony! :rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss:

Finally a story that brakes from the mold of happens I congratulate you good sir.:trixieshiftright:

>>217090  Well I know of stories with diamond dogs as main characters, but never a human turned diamond dog.  I read a human turned dragon before.  Best wishes man, happy writing!

o shit, no wonder this story is so kick ass its by sir buck apple himself.

In all honesty, you have the best ideas. This is gonna be fricken amazing.


I attribute this to my general insanity, as well as a recent concussion addling me even further.

liking this idea, tracking to see how he recovers from a case of slashed neck :rainbowlaugh:

Yeah finally a story that involves the person being a diamond dog. Yesh.

so fuckin meta

'Why couldn't you have just thrown me a rapist or something?' Is it bad if this part made me chuckle? I also lol'd at the being literally booted out of the universe thing...

Lol throwing the fluffy kitten into the river...


He had it coming, the adorable bastard was too powerful to let live another day.

This is a nice and refreshing thing from human goes to equestria and gets turned into an local creature, love the whole diamond dog thing. Plus Balto<3:yay::heart:

Sir Buck Apple "Come with me if you want to laugh!" Seriously this story is bucking helarious!:rainbowlaugh: The Discorded boot to the head. The pig gargling mollasses. The part where you immatated different deep voiced movie icons.(Terminator was the best.)  The "how did you know that ?internet" part. I could go on but that would be a little redundant. The action near the end of the 3rd chapter was good to but so far I'm hear for the laughs. Also great Idea to make a fic where the main character is Diamond Dog. Very original.

I would have never thought of it- human turned Diamond Dog. Thinking about it though Diamond Dogs in their own right can be Bad-A's if they wanted to be, or if they hand the cognitive ability to be.

Great work, definitely tracking!

"Into the river he goes." was THE FUNNIEST LINE IN ALL OF HISTORY!

(To me, at least.)


#21 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

Lol, Echo, you so silly... looking forward to seeing what comes next :rainbowlaugh:

#22 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

Changed my account name, because this is my original OC.

#23 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

my only regret is that i cannot rate this higher than five stars, but anyways a new chapter of Far From the Tree and now this brand new epicness. are you trying to overwelm us with awesomness? because it just might work :pinkiehappy:

#24 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

Oh noes!

I hope echo gets to someday talk again but at least he's being a champ about it now :fluttercry:

I remember having some oral surgery before where I couldn't talk for a weak and that was just plain maddening, I feel his pain...

Also made it impossible to drink alcohol....

let me guess the old guy is discord right:rainbowhuh:

#26 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

Wait, its possible to change account names?  How? >>218247

#27 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·


Just hit the "EDIT ACCOUNT" tab, in-between the tracking and dashboard buttons.  From there, just type in your new user name, and re-use your password or type a new one.

#28 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

I really like this story and i want more:flutterrage:

#29 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·


I am a generous author.  Ask and ye shall recieve...  Just give me a day or two, man, I pumped this out in ONE DAY, illustration included!  

#30 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

Alrighty! Awesome chapter and plenty of hilarity to be found.:yay:


Echo, I agree with you 100% that diner food is some of the greatest stuff cooked on this little mudball, BUT! It's even better when you actually EAT it.:facehoof:


I can't believe a character such as yourself missed such a perfect opportunity!:raritydespair:

When Daring asked you what "your mother" fed you, you should have pointed at her while rubbing your belly.

I am so disappointed in you right now.:ajsleepy:


Might wanna keep an eye on Dr.MacGuyver's handywork, with all the shit (figurative and possibly literal) that shoes get into, an infection could become a problem. Just a little heads-up


Insanity does bestow such nice jackets doesn't it?

I even got mine monogrammed!:raritystarry:

And finally number Banana!

Digging in the dirt, wagging your tail... Dude, better keep a close eye on those canine behaviors. Daring probably wouldn't like it if you start humping her leg.:trollestia:

#31 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

god i wish i was as good at writing as you are...mabey then my stories would get more than a few hundred views. :pinkiesick:

#32 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·


I'm now the undisputed master of doggystyle.

#33 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·


#35 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·


Mate, it's not about how well you write, it's about the ideas you write about.  The better and more original the idea, the more attention it receives.  Just look at this story, for example!  Hasn't been out for twelve hours and it's got over 600 views!  And it HASN'T been featured, either.  Good idea gets good publicity.  

#36 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

Ya but grammer and how you add detail to the story is also a major factor in writing. The first chapter in my first story was horrible when it came to grammer, because of that my ratings were low which caused alot of people to not want to read it. I have gotten much better but my work still doesnt even compare to yours. :applejackunsure:

I would use a proofreader but its nearly imposible to find one that doesnt expect to be payed for it. I can understand that, and i wouldnt mind paying if i wasnt already having to pay for college gas and all the other necestities of life.

#37 · 140w, 4d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

>>218758 Hey maybe he will hump her leg.....:trollestia:  On another note, Discord should really try out as the kicker for a football team who knows how far he can kick the ball if he can punt echo from his home dimension to Equestria...

#39 · 140w, 3d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·


You might want to rescind that last bit about not being featured.

#40 · 140w, 3d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·


Mate, you've made my day tenfold.


>>217067My step mom: aaaauuuuueeee.. for my love has all but gone... and left me here alonnnneee....

Me:Good enough?

"On my first day in Equestria, I had my throat torn out."

THE END :derpytongue2:

#44 · 140w, 3d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

That Worgen pic is my screen saver :rainbowlaugh:

#45 · 140w, 3d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

Just a question. Is the old man who sent him to Equestria Discord?

#46 · 140w, 3d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

The story is surprisingly great. Only thing which bugs me is that incredibly silly worgen pic. Makes me almost want to draw a replacement. Hmm.

#47 · 140w, 3d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·


There are surprisingly few pictures of diamond dogs, and my own artistic talent is mediocre at best.  I'd gladly take anything sent to me.

This actually addressed almost all the complains I have with normal HiE's! :pinkiegasp:

People seem to use the same cliches over and over again. But to be fair, it's kinda hard if everyone had to be original :rainbowwild:

Like where this is going, will keep reading :pinkiehappy:


#49 · 140w, 3d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

i rub hamburgers specifically chili burgers over my nipples on a regular basis.

#50 · 140w, 3d ago · · · (3) A New Den ·

This has got the be the most interesting HiE I've read in a long time :pinkiehappy:

While I'd ask if he got to Ponyville at some point, I gotta admit that I have no clue... Both Lyra, Vionna, Derpy and Pipsqueak is in the tags, but not a single one of the mane 6 :rainbowhuh:

This is good though, I love it :pinkiehappy:

Tracking :twilightsmile:


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