• T So... What Happens Next?

    Ordered to stay in Ponyville, Graves finds that his new life will take some getting used to.  · GentlemanJ
    6,605 words · 7,995 views  ·  836  ·  16  · 
  • T Trouble Meets Disaster

    Marshal Graves gets settled in, but is called away on duty. Oddly enough, Sweetie Belle tags along.  · GentlemanJ
    13,514 words · 7,432 views  ·  787  ·  16  · 
  • T Two Kinds of Complications

    Rarity wants a date. Sweetie Belle wants a brother. Lucky Graves just wants a day without headaches.  · GentlemanJ
    14,433 words · 7,352 views  ·  775  ·  19  · 
  • T Untangling the Knot

     · GentlemanJ
    21,591 words · 6,834 views  ·  761  ·  18  · 
  • T Lazy Summer Days

    Life's not just for adventures. Sometimes, the best stories happen on lazy summer days.  · GentlemanJ
    19,076 words · 6,377 views  ·  718  ·  13  · 
  • T Return to the Gala

    We can all remember how the "best night ever" turned out. Well, looks like it's time for  · GentlemanJ
    38,951 words · 8,207 views  ·  805  ·  16  · 
  • T Happily Ever After

    One day, even the hardest of soldiers hangs up his gun to find a chance at happiness.  · GentlemanJ
    23,033 words · 6,431 views  ·  703  ·  19  · 
  • T A Long, Winding Road

    The marshal's gone, cutting all ties and making clear his intent never to return. Why? What compels the grey eyed soldier to leave? To find the truth, Rarity and the girls start down a long, winding road that will hopefully bring him back. Hopef  · GentlemanJ
    61,275 words · 3,890 views  ·  582  ·  19  · 
  • T There's a Reason They Call it a Crush

    Spike is definitely looking forward to the Ponyville girls coming home. Only... what's he to do when the object of his deepest affections turns out to be taken?  · GentlemanJ
    9,720 words · 3,623 views  ·  417  ·  20  · 
  • T Dating is Hard

    A short story in the Journey of Graves. Join our favorite grey eyed soldier as he navigates the new and treacherous minefield known as dating.  · GentlemanJ
    6,744 words · 2,541 views  ·  372  ·  12  · 
  • T Nightmare Night 2: Halloweening Harder

    Nightmare Night is back once more, which means a night chock full of hilarity, hi-jinks, and near apocalyptic obliteration. Need I say more?  · GentlemanJ
    3,201 words · 2,940 views  ·  351  ·  13  · 
  • T Casino Battle Royale

    In which a night of glitz and glamour becomes a bit more interesting for a couple of Equestria's finest.  · GentlemanJ
    4,436 words · 2,802 views  ·  312  ·  7  · 
  • M The Ugly Side of Right

    Though the world sees the Equestrian Royal marshals as a band of heroes, Graves goes on a new mission that shows just how ugly doing right can be.  · GentlemanJ
    7,647 words · 1,656 views  ·  291  ·  9  · 
  • T Be a Man

    With his crush on Rarity going the way of the dodo, Spike begins to wonder just what it means to be a man.  · GentlemanJ
    5,318 words · 2,947 views  ·  322  ·  17  · 
  • T Delivery Directive: Do NOT Be Late

    Marshal Graves has simple orders: take the package and deliver it on time. Of course, simple orders never mean a simple time.  · GentlemanJ
    6,755 words · 2,115 views  ·  229  ·  6  · 
  • T Winter Wonders, Winter Worries

    Winter's a wonderful time full of fun and festive frolicking. Just be sure not to catch the sniffles.  · GentlemanJ
    2,901 words · 2,157 views  ·  256  ·  12  · 
  • T Marshals: The Next Generation

    Four of Equestria's finest military cadets seek entry into the elite branch of the marshal. However, in order to qualify, they have to pass the test of none other than Gunmetal Graves himself.  · GentlemanJ
    12,311 words · 2,593 views  ·  297  ·  11  · 
  • E Marshmallows and Cotton Candy

    A collection of fluffy tales around Graves and the best sisters in Ponyville. We start with Sweetie Belle doing business. Serious business.  · GentlemanJ
    12,091 words · 1,806 views  ·  297  ·  10  · 
  • E Old Flames and New Sparks

    When a piece of the marshal's colorful past comes back to town, Rarity starts to wonder whether some things just weren't meant to be.  · GentlemanJ
    21,973 words · 1,027 views  ·  220  ·  11  · 

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  • T Lazy Summer Days

    Life's not just for adventures. Sometimes, the best stories happen on lazy summer days.
    19,076 words · 6,377 views  ·  718  ·  13
  • T So... What Happens Next?

    Ordered to stay in Ponyville, Graves finds that his new life will take some getting used to.
    6,605 words · 7,995 views  ·  836  ·  16
  • T Return to the Gala

    We can all remember how the "best night ever" turned out. Well, looks like it's time for
    38,951 words · 8,207 views  ·  805  ·  16
  • T Trouble Meets Disaster

    Marshal Graves gets settled in, but is called away on duty. Oddly enough, Sweetie Belle tags along.
    13,514 words · 7,432 views  ·  787  ·  16
  • E Terror is the Bestest Pony

    In which the League of Legend's Shadow of War is summoned not to Runeterra's Fields of Justice, but to little old Ponyville. Shenanigans ensue.
    4,329 words · 4,118 views  ·  432  ·  8
  • T Untangling the Knot

    21,591 words · 6,834 views  ·  761  ·  18
  • T Two Kinds of Complications

    Rarity wants a date. Sweetie Belle wants a brother. Lucky Graves just wants a day without headaches.
    14,433 words · 7,352 views  ·  775  ·  19
  • T Happily Ever After

    One day, even the hardest of soldiers hangs up his gun to find a chance at happiness.
    23,033 words · 6,431 views  ·  703  ·  19

Blog Posts47

  • Monday
    Consider, If You Will...

    H'okay folks, here's a question for ya.

    So reader Coolbauch sends me a message with two very interesting things. One, that the Rarity Graves pairing, in traditional portmanteu methodology, should thus be known as "Gravity." I personally think that's just the bee's knees and wanted to see what you all thought of it.

    Second, he made a rather interesting proposition. What if, and I do stress IF, Graves and Rarity weren't the couple? What if Graves were wooed by some other lucky lady instead? I have to say, I really like this idea, not because Gravity isn't the best pairing in the universe because it is, but because it sounds fun. As such, I was considering writing a one shot about a potential, budding romance between Graves and another.

    And thus, dear readers, I turn to you. Which pairing do you like the best? This can be Mane 6 OR ANOTHER PONY! GASP! SUCH VARIETY! Also, what sort of situation might emerge? At what point in the series would this alternative dimension occur?  In this message, the wonderful Coolbauch also included examples of various likely scenarios, but I would also like your opinions on the subject. Thus, if you would oblige me by sending in your preferences below, I might just have a nifty little side project to start.

    As always, thanks for reading and hope to hear all sorts of scandalous suggestions soon!



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  • 7w, 4d
    "I HAVE RETURNED," quoth the Protoss Dragoon

    Ladies and Gentlemen!

    "Finally, after an eternity away from you all, [GentlemanJ] is back!"

                                            -Jack of Blades, Fable

    What can I say? I was working, I was international, I was dealing with enough unexpected drama to make Calculon cry foul. But after a whole lot of writing, rewriting, revisions and additions, I am finally ready to get back to posting. Probably.

    So here's the deal. School starts next week and since I don't foresee it being a major issue, I will in all likelihood be able to start posting by week's end. That's Saturday, September 6 at the usual 6-7 PM Eastern time slot I usually do, for all ye who are less than temporally inclined. However, it may end up that I will have to postpone one week to make sure that my posts are up to the quality you all deserve. After all, I figure that since I've been so egregiously delayed, what's one more week in the grand scheme of things?


                                            -Billy Mays

    Now, a lot of you are no doubt wondering why I've taken so long off. Well, dear readers, that's because I have been working on a narrative of grand and epic proportions. Of course, it's easy to say that when I'm judging my own works, so what does that mean for you? Since I am kind and merciful, I will tell you:

    Over. Forty. Complete. Chapters.

    That's right. You thought A Long, Winding Road was intense? I'm about to lay down the hammer on you suckers! This is going to be by far the longest, most ambitious arc I've ever done and once I start posting, there will literally be one week of hiatus at most in that gigantic deluge of adventure smacks you upside the face like a blue fin tuna in class five hurricane! I know it's been a long time in coming, but it's been necessary in order to give you my greatest and most complext work to date.

    To those who've been patiently waiting, I ask for you patience for just a week or so longer. Go back and reread the series. Freshen up on your Journey lore because I promise you, once this train leaves the station, there will be no more stops.


                                            -King Leonidas, 300

    Sincerely, and at most 2 weeks away,


    P.S. More readings by Intrapulation available here. Or at least a dramatic interlude. Close enough.

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  • 17w, 5d
    Art, Audio, and Au Revoirs

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  • 22w, 3d
    A Message: From THE FUTURE!

    Hello peoples and peoplesses,

    As you may have noticed, the last few weeks have been pretty sporadic with updates, mostly because I had (1.) finals (lord have mercy, so many finals) (2.) random stuff to deal with before leaving school, and (3.) moving to Tokyo for the summer. That's where I am now, which being thirteen hours ahead of the east coast, means I write this FROM THE FUTURE! OMG!!1!

    Anyway, the point of this is to say that now that I'm settled in, I should be able to update more regularly now on. For a few weeks. After a few more installments on Marshmallows and Cotton Candy, I'm going to focus my efforts on a major project. It's big, and by big, I mean at least twice as big as anything I've ever done before. The short stories aren't over quite yet, but just wanted you all to know that if you don't see anything new for a spell, it's because it's charging up for something that borders on egregiously spectacular.

    And that's about it. Thank you all for your patience, and I hope to see you back soon!



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  • 27w, 9h
    Honey For the Ears

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  • ...

The first story in The Journey of Graves.

Ponyville is getting ready for the arrival of Princess Celestia's marshals, elite of royal guard and travelling heroes of the people. But in all the hustle and bustle of party preparations, a lone traveler slips into town, a young man with business concerning Twilight Sparkle. What that business is remains to be seen, but you can be sure Ponyville won't make it easy for him.

After all, where would be the fun in that?

First Published
19th Feb 2012
Last Modified
3rd Mar 2012
#1 · 139w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Okay, I'm writing this as I read.

First glance: :pinkiegasp: LONG. nuff said.

Reading disclaimer: People... Eh, okay... :unsuresweetie:

Start: Okeee.... :ajbemused:

Middle: Hm. :applejackunsure:

End: Not half bad. :pinkiehappy:

#2 · 139w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Woo that was great. kind of saw the whole marshal twist coming. grammar pacing and spelling were all good just wondering if you'll continue this story. Really hope you do as it has the makings of a great story:twilightsmile:

#3 · 139w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·


Much obliged! Any suggestions on how to make it better? First shot, so I'm still trying to make it better. :scootangel:

#4 · 139w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>236690 That was your first shot too? I just joined last night, check my first story sometime...

#5 · 139w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·


Thank! I've actually got a lot more stories planned out, a few long ones and some other shorter episodes. Hope to see you back!

#6 · 137w, 5d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

When the traveler left his stuff at the barn, it reminded me of GTA: SAN ANDREAS.

#7 · 137w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


Never played the game myself: what happened?

#8 · 137w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


game? What game? :rainbowhuh:

#9 · 137w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Awww I wanted more :fluttercry: Awesome work though.

#10 · 137w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


Don't worry, there will be more: as it stands, this is the first story in a series which I hope to writing for a good while yet. The second installment, So... What Happens Next? has just been started, and continues the saga.

Thanks, and  hope to see you back!:pinkiehappy:

#11 · 137w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


GTA: San Andreas? Just wondering how the scene reminded you of that.

#12 · 135w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Could maybe do some sketches on those spell guns? I am have a tad trouble visualizing them. But really cool story. Nice character, well developed personality, accurate humanization of pony characters and spike. Well done indeed.

Herpy derp Sir!

translates: Cool story Sir!


#13 · 135w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


Glad to hear you liked it! Hope you enjoy the rest of the series! :pinkiehappy:

As for the spell rifles, it's sort of like the one pictured here:

Only, imagine if it was all silver and the barrel was engraved like the body. I can't draw worth beans, so hope this helps.:twilightblush:

#14 · 134w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

The thing about the chocolate...Harry Potter reference or a real life fact?

#15 · 134w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


I thought it was real life, but then I looked it up: apparently, feeding someone when they're in shock is a BAD idea. Who knew? :twilightoops:

So I guess that makes it Harry Potter.

#16 · 134w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


lol, good story

#17 · 134w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

This is a very good seris, I give you:

:moustache: :moustache: :moustache: :moustache: :moustache: 5 out of 5 moustaches

#18 · 134w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


Mother of god...:pinkiegasp: Such high praise... *sniff* I am not worthy!:fluttercry:

#19 · 134w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

There's a thread going on reddit right now, a fellow brony was wanting to know of some good fanfiction to sink his teeth into, I had no choice but to recommend this series wholeheartedly.

#20 · 134w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

>>378677 you recommended me on reddit? Holy crap! Dude, that's like, winning the internet or something! Thank you so much! :pinkiehappy:

#21 · 134w, 11h ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

what a badass graves

#22 · 133w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


I do agree.....Graves is a badass

#23 · 132w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

As promised, the start of the minor editing:

“Slight run in with Ms. Fluttershy,” he replied apologetically

Should be:

“Slight run in with Ms. Rainbow Dash,” he replied apologetically

#24 · 132w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

:rainbowkiss: :moustache: True story :eeyup:

#25 · 132w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

Please tell me traveler did some thing?            put on your war face :twilightangry2:

#26 · 131w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Reading onward! My friend has been harassing me to check out this series for a while, figured I would get off my lazy butt and do it...

Apologies for earlyer comment... Must have missed a few scentences & got things messed up, I blame insomnia, it being 1:32 AM & the economy.

#27 · 131w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Humanized ponies? Western flavor? Sharp shooting? SHOCK AND AWE?

Good sir, you have my attention and interest.

#28 · 131w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


Excellent! I'll work hard to keep them both.

#29 · 127w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

i  like this so far

#30 · 127w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

it was kind of hard for me to read appleblooms part's in the story but other than that i am loving this story so far. Nothing rely bad other than the apple blooms part but i got used to it the farther a read it. i am rely liking the stranger. He seems like he has a dark past but does not show it.

#31 · 127w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

is he a marshal just wondering

#32 · 127w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

i knew it i knew it he was a marshal, and a bada ass one at that to. i loved the character depth in him,  and how you portrayed the mane six is amazing. you sir are a magnificent writer

#33 · 124w, 3d ago · 1 · · Chapter 1 ·

Dayum! This looks promising!

So far I really like it

#34 · 124w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Interesting that you gave Applebloom a lisp.

Wow. Rainbow sure does overreact.

#35 · 124w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Man, why do you have so little views? This is AMAZING!

#36 · 124w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·


I'm beginning to wonder that as well.

#37 · 124w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


Wow. You really know your stuff.


#38 · 123w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

This reminds me of a japanese manga I read not that long ago about a gunfighter named Graves or something like that. Just wondering if you knew about it and seeing if it possibly had an influence your character. Great story!

#39 · 123w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

"jeux ne se qua" should be "je ne sais quoi"

But otherwise, amazing! :twilightsmile:

#40 · 123w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Wat?  How did you make such a short story so many chapters?  It was like a Charles Dickens book.  10 chapters of almost nothing happening, but still awesomely entertaining.  Will read the others!:twilightsmile:

#41 · 119w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

That was incredibly entertaining, and probably the fastest I've ever read 21k words. It was involving the whole time, and the climax of the story was amazing. I expected it from the start, but it was really great to see the truth revealed in such a way. Honestly, this is one of those stories that really needs fanart because of how awesome the characters are and how great certain scenes would look when illustrated - especially the sniper shot at the end. All in all, incredible work, and I can't wait for the next story.

#42 · 119w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·


Thanks for the kind words! As a present, I reveal the truth: you don't need to wait because the series is already on its sixth story: just go to my page and look up the next one. If you like 'em, then I'd recommend watching me to keep up with the latest updates, as I post every four or five days or so. Once again, thanks a bunch and hope you enjoy! :twilightsmile:

#43 · 119w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

I see the latest of these stories in the featured box, I will have to give them a look at some point.  Adding to my RIL list.

#45 · 119w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

*adds to read later* sounds good if it gets on Equestria daily! Also, you might want to chang ethe story avatar, that picture gets used waaaaay to much if you ask me. :ajbemused:

#46 · 119w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Hmm... Balance praise against Humanized... I do so very much dislike humanization... Dunno???

Downloaded, will reserve for a time I'm UTTERLY bored.

Like I said... I can't even understand the reasoning behind humanization??? :twilightoops:

It's not ponies then... But I will also hold this in reserve to try it... If I get time. :twilightblush:

#47 · 119w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

Why did Graves remind me so much of The Courier from Fallout New Vegas?

#48 · 119w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 8 ·

I applaud you sir.  Getting a human fic onto EQD is not an easy feat (I've tried) but this is just splendid.  I shall have to read more, but cheers to you, and may your writing skills never fail you.:pinkiehappy:

#49 · 119w, 4d ago · 3 · · Chapter 5 ·

“People ‘round here sure are crazy.”

Welcome to my life!

#50 · 119w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Great stuff you got here sir! The part where Rainbow shows her wings confused mr though. Are they something she built or are they a natural part of her? :rainbowhuh:

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