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  • E Postgraduate Work

    After her coronation, Twilight must discover just what she's princess of.
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  • E Mandatory Fun

    Cheese Sandwich dons the Alicorn Amulet, and Equestria trembles.
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  • E The Glaring Gaffes of Gabby Gums

    A very special edition of the Foal Free Press
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  • E My Little Praetor: Phthisis is Magic

    Ponies versus magic card game cyborgs. Place your bets.
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  • T The Implicit Neighs

    Ponies have always been one of the many races of Ravnica. Some familiar ponies happen to be members of guilds. These are their stories.
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  • E Outlier

    A all-too-brief foray into Equestria.
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  • T Scootaloathe

    Scootaloo plots the downfall of her antithesis and nemesis.
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  • E A Somber Tale

    My name is Sombra. I am more than a mass of shadows. This is my story.
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  • Sunday
    Friendship is Card Games: Party of One

    An appropriate episode for a day after the server went crazy. This episode gave us Pinkie's hair as a mood ring and gave me all the justification I needed to make Laughter the Element of Harmony most associated with black mana. (Interestingly, Cupcakes was actually written before this aired.)

    One other concept the fandom got from this, along with "The Best Night Ever," was Cutie Mark Failure Syndrome, sometimes called Cutie Mark Failure Insanity Syndrome. The idea was that if a pony who either can't perform her special talent or doubts whether she deserves it for long enough, she will undergo a psychotic break and become her own antithesis. It's not seen much anymore, which is kind of a shame. It's an interesting addition to the narrative toolbox.

    We open with proof that Pinkie's abilities are only finite when the narrative says they are. (cf. The speed limit in "Too Many Pinkie Pies," getting stuck on the rock slide in "Maud Pie," etc.) She can do anything as long as it's funny. She can't do anything if that inability would serve the plot.

    Once upon a time, Twilight could dance. Then she got hip-checked into a wall. She learned her lesson after that.

    I had to laugh at Twilight shushing the background music in her scene with Mrs. Cake.

    I'm going to say that unicorn tails don't have the same level of prehensility as earth pony ones, but Rarity's elaborate curls allow her to constrict more effectively. As kudzuhaiku would put it, it's not cheating. It's unicorn cleverness.

    Either Pinkie has incredible hearing, or Rarity and Fluttershy were stage whispering. Considering that stage whispering is fairly loud for Fluttershy, I'm going to go with the latter.

    Sending the Bearer of Honesty to waylay Pinkie may seem like a terrible idea, but as another earth pony, Applejack was probably the only one who could effectively bar Pinkie's path. Otherwise, she might have just trampled through the door.

    Spike's moment of vanity made even Pinkie Pie speechless. That's quite impressive.

    Now, let's see if you guys still like my cards and still want to be my friends:

    Pleasant Surprise 3WW

    Instant

    You gain 10 life.

    Miracle 1W (You may cast this card for its miracle cost when you draw it if it's the first card you drew this turn.)

    Abrupt Silence U

    Instant

    Counter target enchantment spell or target activated ability from an enchantment source.

    "Shh!"

    Flimsy Excuse 1U

    Enchantment

    Whenever a player casts a spell, counter that spell unless that player pays 1.

    4: Destroy Flimsy Excuse. Any player may activate this ability.

    "Because I said so."

    Delusional Piecosis 1UU

    Enchantment

    Each noncreature artifact you control is an Illusion artifact creature with power and toughness equal to its converted mana cost.

    At the beginning of each end step, if you control a non-Illusion creature, sacrifice Delusional Piecosis.

    Eavesdrop 2U

    Instant

    Whenever target opponent draws a card this turn, you may draw a card.

    "If they didn't want me to know what they were saying, they shouldn't have been talking next to that can."

    —Pinkie Pie, Bearer of Laughter

    Antidisguise 2UU

    Enchantment — Aura

    Enchant creature

    Enchanted creature has hexproof and can't be blocked except by Walls.

    The idea isn't to become unnoticeable. It's to become so noticeable that everypony refuses to accept what they're seeing.

    Book Fort 3U

    Creature — Wall

    Defender

    Book Fort's toughness is equal to twice the number of cards in your hand.

    "A childish pasttime. I haven't made one for… would you believe months?"

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic

    1/*

    Beachcomber Bear 4U

    Creature — Bear

    When Beachcomber Bear enters the battlefield, return target artifact card from your graveyard to your hand.

    "Magic does weird things sometimes. A bear with a metal detector barely merits a blink."

    —Ditzy Doo

    3/3

    Intense Interrogation B

    Sorcery

    Target opponent reveals his or her hand, then chooses a card in it. You may pay B. If you do, repeat this process except that opponent can't choose a card already chosen for Intense Interrogation. Then that player discards the last chosen card.

    Putrid Stench BB

    Enchantment — Aura

    Enchant creature

    Whenever a creature blocks enchanted creature, the blocking creature gets -1/-1 until end of turn.

    To a species accustomed to the smell of brimstone, rotting garbage is barely noticeable. Others aren't so lucky.

    Curse of Dissonance 2B

    Enchantment — Aura Curse

    Enchant player

    Activated abilities of Songs enchanted player controls cost an additional "Remove two verse counters from this Song" to activate.

    "Sometimes you need to let your throat rest."

    —Pinkie Pie, Bearer of Laughter

    Pinkie's Punchwader 2B

    Creature — Crocodile

    If an opponent would gain life, that player gains 1 life instead.

    Swallow if you dare.

    2/1

    Depths of Sorrow 4BB

    Enchantment

    At the beginning of each player's upkeep, that player loses 2 life and discards a card.

    "The Element of Laughter made me more emotionally resilient. You should've seen me back in the day. Well, actually, be glad you didn't."

    —Pinkie Pie, Bearer of Laughter

    Confer with Gummy XBB

    Sorcery

    As an additional cost to cast Confer with Gummy, pay X life.

    Look at the top twice X cards of your library. Put X of them into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

    Gummy always tells Pinkie Pie exactly what she wants to hear.

    Killer Choreography 3RR

    Enchantment

    Whenever one or more creatures you control attack, Killer Choreography deals X damage to target creature defending player controls, where X is the number of attacking creatures you control.

    Stand clear of dancing earth ponies, or you won't be left standing.

    Bob for Surprises 2GG

    Sorcery

    Each player reveals cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals a permanent card, puts that card onto the battlefield, then puts the rest on the bottom of his or her library in any order.

    "Wow, I don't remember putting that in there!"

    —Pinkie Pie, Bearer of Laughter

    Herald's Helm 1

    Artifact — Equipment

    Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, you and that player each draw a card.

    Equip 1

    "It's actually a good thing that I don't have a mail cutie mark. Some mailponies can be very enthusiastic."

    —Ditzy Doo

    With Catlike Tread (ur)

    Trope Instant

    Creatures your opponents control with hexproof can be the targets of spells and abilities you control this turn as though they didn't have hexproof.

    The more you try not to be noticed, the more noticeable you become.

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  • 1w, 4d
    Friendship is Card Games: Owl's Well That Ends Well

    When I first watched this episode, as the credits ran, I found myself confused. It took me a moment to figure out why: I didn't like it. It's a plot that hinges on a lack of communication, Twilight making unfounded assumptions about someone she's known for his entire life, and tearing down established characters to make the new guy look good.

    I do wish Dash had acted as a booster for Scootaloo, but this is still fairly early in their relationship, so it's not surprising.

    So, the peerless unicorn prodigy can't grab a piece of paper with her magic? You really need to work on your reaction times, Sparkle.

    Spike's desperation to please Twilight…. yeah, that doesn't exactly reflect well on her. It comes across as less "eager to please" and more "please don't beat me for my indolence." And this is coming from someone who hates the "Spike is a slave" meme.

    Let's get this out of the way: the name is normally spelled Aloysius. Ergo, the bird's name is most likely spelled Owloysius. Probably far too late to change anything in that regard, but I just wanted it said.

    I admit, we do get a good look at dragon possessiveness here. Spike is actually quite notable for hoarding such intangibles as employment and respect.

    "OMG." O. M. G. WTF, Twilight? (Not the last time I'll be asking that this episode.) I'm putting the blame for this squarely on Cindy Morrow's shoulders. Still, interesting to know that there's a "Fairyland" inhabited by ferrets. Related to the Breezie dimension?

    When Spike fell asleep on the stairs, I thought that everything that followed was a dream sequence. It made much more sense than it actually happening.

    Huh. I didn't realize the enchanted refrigerator was first seen here rather than "Somepony to Watch Over Me." Well, I guess that ketchup had to come from somewhere.

    "It's too dark," she says. "I can't see," she says. Again: peerless unicorn prodigy. Can't make her horn glow. :facehoof:

    Right, let's see what I was able to get from this:

    Clumsy Flailing 1W

    Instant

    Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn by creatures with power 4 or greater.

    "Alas, we can't all be paragons of grace and beauty."

    —Rarity, Bearer of Generosity

    Librarian's Owl UU

    Creature — Bird

    Flying

    When Librarian's Owl enters the battlefield, draw two cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

    "He's really helpful when I need something from the high shelves."

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic

    1/1

    Querulous Quail 2U

    Creature — Bird

    Flying

    When Querulous Quail enters the battlefield, choose a letter. Each opponent puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard for each nonland permanent whose name begins with that letter.

    Quailing cues quizzical qualms and quandaries.

    2/1

    Rote Repetition 2UU

    Instant

    Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

    Retrace (You may cast this spell from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying its other costs.)

    "Hoo?"

    Quill and Sofa 4U

    Sorcery

    Choose one —

    • Draw two cards.

    • Return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

    Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

    Villain Couture 2B

    Enchantment — Aura

    Enchant creature

    Enchanted creature is black, gets +2/+1, and has intimidate.

    Sometimes you need a cape and a mustache to go with your maniacal laugh.

    Covetousness 2R

    Enchantment

    Players other than Covetousness's owner can't control it.

    Whenever another player gains control of a permanent you control, Covetousness deals 4 damage to that player.

    For dragons, charity means only burning thieves rather than reducing them to ash.

    Dragon Sneeze 2R

    Instant

    As an additional cost to cast Dragon Sneeze, discard a card at random.

    Dragon Sneeze deals 5 damage to target player.

    "Um, sorry about that."

    —Spike

    Frenzied Search 3R

    Sorcery

    Discard three cards, then draw three cards.

    "What am I supposed to with a quail? I'm looking for feathers!"

    —Spike

    Star Shower 5RR

    Sorcery

    Exile all cards from your graveyard. Star Shower deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players, where X is the number of cards exiled this way.

    "No remorse. No regrets. Let these be the last tears I shed for my indiscretions."

    —Princess Luna

    Combustible Rage XR

    Sorcery

    Target creature you control gets +X/+0 until end of turn. You may have that creature fight up to one target creature you don't control.

    Do not anger dragons, for they have quick tempers and long memories.

    Spirescale Dragon 4GG

    Creature — Dragon

    Trample, reach

    2GG: Spirescale Dragon gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Untap it. Activate this ability only once each turn.

    Dragon growth is as much a matter of mentality as maturity. Some dragons learn to exploit this.

    5/4

    Party Preparations XGG

    Sorcery

    Distribute X +1/+1 counters among any number of target creatures.

    "Checklists? For a party? Why don't you just have everpony fill out forms the whole time?"

    —Pinkie Pie, Bearer of Laughter

    Bejeweled Bow Tie 3

    Artifact — Equipment

    Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each other creature you control.

    Equip 3

    The wearer is armed with admiration.

    Jewel Horde 4

    Artifact

    Whenever a creature you control attacks, you gain 1 life.

    Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, that creature's controller gains control of Jewel Horde.

    Early Bedtime 1(wu)

    Instant

    Tap each creature that entered the battlefield this turn.

    Draw a card.

    "Technically speaking, they were just born. They need their rest."

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic

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  • 2w, 17h
    Wait, What?

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  • 2w, 4d
    Friendship is Card Games: The Cutie Mark Chronicles

    Ah, backstory. Precious, precious backstory. What would we do without you? Make it up, of course. :derpytongue2: Still, this was an important episode for the show, and gave us one of the biggest "for want of a nail" moments in pony fiction.

    It also gives six case studies in cutiesynthesis, allowing some study of the phenomenon. There seems to be some critical threshold of practicing the talent, recognizing it, and being appreciated for it. I'm thinking the root of the sum of the squares. Once that's passed, bam, cutie mark.

    Note that Scootaloo can get just enough lift to get her hooves off the ground. Technically flying.

    I have to wonder why "the most cosmopolitan city in Equestria" is full of random horse noises. Maybe the sheer density of background conversation overloaded the translator? Or maybe it's just this episode; there seems to be a disproportionate number of them.

    I'd forgotten how young Rainbow Dash outsqueaked Sweetie Belle. That's an impressive achievement. Also, it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that "I owe it all to the pegasus race" was referring to the competition between Dash and the bullies, not pegasi as a subspecies.

    Rarity getting dragged to her destiny was the major component in my headcanon about unicorn horns containing secondary, occasionally autonomous nervous structures. (As such, whenever I see talk of cracking or breaking horns, I always shudder. There's brain in there!)

    Oh, Twilight. One has to wonder what would have happened without Celestia's intervention. Probably nothing good...

    Pinkie… well, Pinkie. Need I say more?

    "BFFs forever"? Really? I'm not even going to consider blaming Rarity for that one, that's all on Larson.

    Now, to make a little of Equestria:

    Gleeful Acceptance 1W

    Enchantment

    Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, you may pay 1. If you do, you gain 2 life.

    "You might say I was happy when Celestia chose me as her personal student."

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic

    Canterlot Trumpeter 2WW

    Creature — Unicorn Soldier

    Each legendary creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

    Fanfare is usually the most demanding task that will be asked of the Canterlot Guard. As such, the position of trumpeter carries honor and glory most militaries give to the front lines.

    2/4

    Flight Camp 3W

    Enchantment

    2W: Put a 1/1 white Pegasus creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

    One of the cultural relics from the days of Pegasopolis, flight camp is mandatory for all young pegasi.

    Phytomorph 1U

    Instant

    Until end of turn, target creature loses all abilities and becomes a green Plant with base power and toughness 0/3.

    Wild magic tends towards transmutation on Ungula, often with surreal results.

    Demand Perfection 1UU

    Sorcery

    As an additional cost to cast Demand Perfection, sacrifice an artifact.

    Search your library for an artifact card and exile it, then shuffle your library. At the beginning of your next upkeep, put the exiled card onto the battlefield under your control.

    Cram Session 2U

    Sorcery

    Replicate 2U (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost.)

    Draw two cards, then discard a card.

    "Ponies aren't meant to learn this way, but sometimes it's your only option."

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic

    Destiny Drag 2UU

    Sorcery

    Choose a card type, then reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a card of the chosen type. Put that card into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

    Very rarely, unicorn horns act on their own initiative. It is always to the unicorn's benefit, though how isn't always apparent.

    Flight Response XUU

    Instant

    Return all creatures with power X or less to their owners' hands.

    Deep in every mind, there is a little voice that says nothing but "Run." Sometimes, it shouts.

    Surge of Insight 1R

    Sorcery

    Exile the top two cards of your library. You may play cards exiled this way this turn.

    The external effects of Twilight's magic surge were nothing compared to what it was doing to her mind.

    Long Drop 3R

    Sorcery

    Target creature you control gets +X/+0 and gains flying and trample until end of turn, where X is that creature's power. When it deals combat damage this turn, sacrifice it.

    Pegasi are physically and magically adapted to survive falls, but even they have their limits.

    Apple Snatchers 1G

    Creature — Rabbit Rogue

    Whenever Apple Snatchers deals combat damage to a player, add G to your mana pool at the beginning of your next main phase.

    "Disrespectful little varmints. Next time they show up here, Winona's getting a special treat."

    —Applejack, Bearer of Honesty

    2/1

    Macroscope 2G

    Instant

    Target creature gets +5/+5 until end of turn.

    Spike's earliest memory is a panorama of Canterlot, seen from a great height.

    Zip Line 2G

    Sorcery

    Creatures you control can't be blocked this turn except by creatures with flying or reach.

    "Don't worry, I'm sure the carabiner can take that much weight."

    —Scootaloo

    "So Many Wonders" 2GG

    Enchantment — Song

    At the beginning of your upkeep, put a verse counter on "So Many Wonders".

    G, Sacrifice "So Many Wonders": Each player may put up to X permanent cards from his or her hand onto the battlefield, where X is the number of verse counters on "So Many Wonders".

    Enormous Geode 2

    Artifact

    Enormous Geode enters the battlefield tapped.

    At the beginning of your upkeep, put a charge counter on Enormous Geode.

    T, Sacrifice Enormous Geode: Add X mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool, where X is the number of charge counters on Enormous Geode.

    Cloud of Butterflies (gu)W

    Creature — Insect

    Flash

    Flying

    Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by Cloud of Butterflies.

    The magic of Kindness is expressed in more than just a necklace.

    0/2

    Urbane Sophistication 2WB

    Enchantment — Aura

    Enchant creature

    Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay (wb). If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)

    Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has extort.

    Covered in Tree Sap 2GU

    Instant

    Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Creatures attacking player controls don't untap during that player's next untap step.

    "Not again."

    —Scootaloo

    Academy Proctors 3WU

    Creature — Unicorn Wizard

    Instant and sorcery spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.

    Instant and sorcery spells your opponents cast cost 1 more to cast.

    Celestia's academy is very selective. Only the best of the best make it in, and even they have to work for it.

    2/2

    Downtown Manehattan

    Land

    Downtown Manehattan enters the battlefield tapped.

    When Downtown Manehattan enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

    T: Add W or B to your mana pool.

    Rock Farm

    Land

    Rock Farm enters the battlefield tapped with three rock counters on it.

    T, Remove a rock counter from Rock Farm: Add 2 to your mana pool. If there are no rock counters on Rock Farm, sacrifice it.

    "There was no smiling, no laughter. Only rocks."

    —Pinkie Pie, Bearer of Laughter

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  • 2w, 6d
    Ten Ten

    Four years ago, a small purple unicorn read an ancient book of prophecy.

    Rather more years ago than that, a child was born.

    Funny how this sort of thing syncs up. Happy birthday to me. :pinkiesmile:

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Something is gathering around the bearers of the Elements of Harmony. Something dangerous. Something magical. There's only one pony with the knowledge, the skills, and the muffins needed to save Equestria as we know it.

A Friendship is Magic: the Gathering crossover, taking place between seasons 1 and 2. Here there be flashbacks, briefly seen OC's, and possibly every emotion known to man or tiny horse. Abandon all pretenses of not being a nerd, ye who enter here.

First Published
26th Sep 2011
Last Modified
18th Apr 2012

K now hurry up and get somewhere and i'll be happy. The writing is great Storyline is working and Magic references are working.

Oh and your card is actually a 4 costing uncommon. Just saying.

I love the language in your story, the way the story is developing, and the smooth connection between Equestrian and collectivecardgamingmagic. (And I like Scootaloo having two full parents, including a father sneaking her novels that certainly arent for little girls.:raritywink:)

Hmm. I'd argue that red fits better for Pinkie Pie (She just does whatever comes into her head without thinking about it), and black for Rainbow Dash (She'll do anything to win).

#4 · 161w, 2d ago · · · Intermezzo ·

>>6875

I was connecting colors to Elements, not ponies. Loyalty is definitely more red than black (see Brand), whereas Laughter could fit just about anywhere, and something had to go in black. Also, consider the following: Pinkie Pie, dementia summoner. :pinkiecrazy:

#5 · 161w, 2d ago · · · Intermezzo ·

This is an interesting wrinkle; having Trixie come into play wondering how the hay a Pegasus pony can cast spells is going to make for a fun little read.

*Begin reading first chapter. Spot reference to Haruhi. Proceed to laugh for about 5 minutes. Finish laughing, proceed to read the rest of the story.*

For the record, Twilight would make an excellent Kyon, Fluttershy is clearly an ESPer, Dash is a time traveler, and Pinkie is obviously an alien. You just managed to rearrange my entire head-canon. Well done.

#7 · 161w, 2d ago · · · Intermezzo ·

>>7216

Yeah, writing Pinkie is an adventure in stream of consciousness with tributaries running through most of TV Tropes. At least, that's how it is for me. :pinkiehappy:

#8 · 161w, 2d ago · · · Intermezzo ·

>>7195 Fair enough!

Okay....we have more backstory on Ditzy, more of Twilight's literal-mindedness and tendency to panic biting her in the flanks, Sweetie Belle being five minutes away from telling Steve and the other gentlecolts to behold silence, Celestia's numbered smiles and finally Ditzy explaining exactly how real things have gotten. That being said, I can't wait to see how the day gets saved.

Interesting assortment of tags... One of them NOT being dark (which hopefully suggests no gore, violence, or death)... And one of them being comedy (my favorite tag)...

But I know NOTHING about Magic: The Gathering.

Do I need to know about Magic the Gathering to read this, or will it introduce the concepts as I go nicely?

>>9370 I'm trying to introduce the concepts as I go. Basically, just ignore the card I put at the end of each chapter and you should be fine. Hopefully.:twilightsheepish:

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFF written on the sun. Now that is comic relief that I would have expected from a silverbordered UN-set. Keep this up I love it.

Okay, the Elementals are almost assembled, the Meek and Penitent Trixie is trying to figure out what's going on, Nightmare Moon is in the house and Ditzy has just got some backup (not that she knows it yet). Also, Kwisatz Haderapple? This IS a nerdfest!!:pinkiehappy:

:pinkiehappy: Great song, very amusing to read.


Oh I see what you did there! Nice Dwarf Fortress reference! And pinkie breaking the fourth wall again... But seiously, MLP crossed with Magic: the gathering, crossed with a reference of DF? Just add some Mass Effect and this story will bwe my entire being.

>>15726 I'm Commander FanOfMostEverything, and this is my favorite comment on the Citadel.:raritywink:

nice work on your story, keep it up!

Tezzeret! Tezzeret? Tezzeret saw Ditzy Doo flying by and she's still alive? Tezzeret actually feeling pity for any living being???

I'm sorry but I think my suspension of disbelief was shattered worse then if Pinkie Pie had taken TNT to the bricks to the fourth wall. The man is very intelligent, cold, cruel, calculating, and has special talent for murdering the mother of anyone he perceives to have slighted him. Furthermore besides this break of character from someone that would fell quite at home in the Italian Mafia, if he was on his way to Mirrodin then you might of given your story a plot hole:

1) Ditzy doo wouldn't of done any planeswalking after she had returned to Equestria

2) the events in Scars of Mirrodin are too recent for Tezzeret to have started the journey to Mirrodin before Ditzy returned to Equestria.

Is it weird that I think of Walter C. Dornez whenever Flawless Composure does anything? Is that intentional, or am I completely insane?

(The following paragraph is full of Magic flavor nonsense. Ignore if you don't follow the story behind the cards.)

>>16544 Well, someone never read Test of Metal. Tezzeret has a soft side, believe it or not. It's just very well hidden most of the time. Also, ever since Bolas reconstructed his brain after Jace Beleren reduced it to head cheese, Tezz has been much calmer and generally nicer than before. Oh sure, he's hung a Sword of Damocles over Jace's head, but he doesn't go out of his way to antagonize anyone who hasn't done the same to him. He may be cold, cruel, calculating, and matricidally gifted, but he's learned the value of having a friend. Yes, really. Besides, it's not like he's going to be all sweetness and light. Give me a chance here.

>>17878 I swear it was completely unintentional, but I definitely see how you could make the connection. That said, I don't think we'll be seeing him do anything lethally awesome with piano wire.:raritywink:

>>18094 Awwwww... too bad. Oh well, I guess he can still be an awesome butler without slaughtering hordes of ghouls.

>>18094

Fair enough, But that still leaves the plot hole left by your timeline. Ditzy hasn't done anymore planeswalking since she returned to Equestria. And the Blind Eternities are subject to time because they are subject to (very very frequent) change.

>>21366 I never said when this story was taking place on the Magic timeline (which has gotten a bit muddled anyway.) The reference to Tezzeret merely establishes one chronology's relationship to another. In this case, the events of Elementals of Harmony take place several years after the compleation of New Phyrexia. Just because the story contradicts your assumptions doesn't always mean that the story contradicts itself. It could just mean that your assumption was wrong.

That said, thanks for reading, and for caring enough to point out what you thought was a plot hole.:pinkiesmile:

So, what have we learned today?

1. Nightmare Moon is actually pretty decent when not suffering from extreme isolation.

2. Fangirl/boyism is capable of uniting beings from different planes of reality.

3. You portray a great Spike.

4. Pinkie Pie is still the best pony. Ever. Of all time.

And 5. Turns out I'm capable of laughing for five minutes straight. Did not know I could do that.

No wonder she told the CMC that crazy story about the rock farm; Ditzy is about the only pony around who could understand how she really got her cutie mark.

:rainbowlaugh: I nearly died laughing at Pinkie's list of accomplishments. I know I saw Silence cast on Pinkie, but I can't place the sensor spell, or any I might be forgetting.

Quick question: I know that whatever is happening at Twi's place is going to be bad :pinkiegasp::applejackconfused::raritycry: but exactly how big a mess will Ditzy, Pinkie Pie and Tezzeret have to clean up and how many unicorns will be traumatized for life?:rainbowderp::rainbowhuh:

Pinkie is Emrakul's therapist? And survived an encounter with the Elder Dragon Nicol Bolas mentally unscathed? Dear god.

I mean, I always suspected that she was a planeswalker, but HELL. My mind = BLOWN.

Alright.

This fic is impossibly awesome.

You MUST continue this!

I'm not surprised in the least that Pinkie is a planewalker. Pinkie's rather long list of other planar accomplishments on the other hand was kinda surprising.

Just as I start to wonder how this story can get any better, you throw another hillarious curveball that leaves me eager to read more.:pinkiehappy:

>>27782 The sensor spell is an original creation. Sort of. It would have been the card of the chapter, but Pinkie kind of overshadowed it. Here it is in card form:

Ditzy's Probe 1U

Creature — Eye Illusion

Flying

Players play with their hands revealed.

"First one to make a joke about my wandering eye swallows his teeth."

—Ditzy Doo

1/2

>>27800 That would be telling. :raritywink: However, I will tell you that the truth to Pinkie's youth will be revealed next chapter.

Judging by the description of the Planeswalker that rescued Ditzy, would I be wrong to assume he's Garruk pre-Inistrad?

Ack, never mind, It's Tezzeret.

I am not a clever Pony.

"Nicol Bolas, elder dragon planeswalker, acknowledges me as the one being who has withstood his touch with sanity unchanged"

LIES!! My touch did have an effect on her sanity... ]It made her even more dangerous

Your fic is amazing and you should feel amazing.

I see what you did with the xorn. Of course this crossover includes D&D monsters!

"Scream and run in circles! It's our only chance!":pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Cheerleads the panic  When in Panic! When in Doubt! Run in CIrcles ,scream and shout!

A sealab 2021 reference and then a portal 2 reference? And they have both been used in-context to make this story exceedingly funny and fun to read?

If I wasn't already loving this, I am now.

"Aristrotle and mashy spike-plate" Nice portal 2 reference there.

oh now this had been a fun (if Achronistic) read. I look forward to seeing this play out.

I can't help but wonder if the Magic Elemental won't be an enchantment...

This fic makes my brain ache in the most glorious. Also, Magic the Gathering.

I can't hold all these stars, take five of them.

I like Telecornesis. It makes all Unicorns into Twiddle-on-a-stick. Given enough blue mana that can be insanely annoying.

A Fist of the North Star refrence and fourth wall breaking with Pinkie?!

FanofMostEverything, I salute you for this awesome.

Dang it, I wanted to see split second shenanigans, especially once Ditzy started channeling red!

I can't wait to see how Generosity is defeated.

Now you've got me wondering, is Twi gonna be 5c or colorless?

And the traditional author/Pinkie Pie conversation has been done. Can't say I'm particularly surprised, given that you effectively made Pinkie one of the most powerful creatures in the Multiverse. You pulled it off nicely though; didn't feel shoehorned in, like a few others I could name... And a few more manga references makes me a very happy and entertained reader.

You've managed to catch just the right mix between adventure and comedy here; laughs come with nearly every paragraph, but you've got your fair share of serious drama too. Not everyone can do that, very well done. One of the reasons this story is one of favorites on the site.

Are you still working on this? It's been nearly a month since the last update...

Somehow you manage to make things like Pinkie Pie being a planeswalker work, made Dinky the most adorable foal ever, and made Trixie lovable. All without breaking my brain.

I won't say that it will absolutely win the internet yet because for that you would to something random like Lauren Faust as an allicorn dragging Nicol Bolas away to speak with his mother. But I know it's still possible in future chapters.

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