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  • T Between The Lines

    After Twilight delivers a batch of books to Sweet Apple Acres as a gesture of goodwill, she finds that Big Macintosh is not interested in her offerings. Through her efforts to discover why, she inadvertently discovers his most shameful secret.
    11,547 words · 4,898 views  ·  697  ·  7
  • E Just Like Her

    During one particularly stressful day, Sweetie Belle gets into Rarity's makeup. Rarity demands an explanation. The answer isn't quite as simple as one sister trying to emulate another.
    6,824 words · 6,618 views  ·  748  ·  8
  • E Big Horseshoes

    When asked to write an essay on his hero for a school assignment, Rumble writes about the only pony he can think of who's deserving of the title: the stallion who's loved, protected, and cared for him the most.
    6,929 words · 3,615 views  ·  543  ·  5
  • T Elegy Of Emptiness

    Vinyl Scratch knew from the day they met that she and Octavia would be friends forever. However, as time goes on, not all foalhood promises seem concrete. Time, after all, changes everything.
    12,713 words · 2,196 views  ·  170  ·  1
  • T Tangled Roots

    The CMC know that Babs Seed was bullied in Manehatten, but how bad could things really have been?
    96,145 words · 7,461 views  ·  636  ·  13
  • E Sky-Dance In Dreams

    After the Canterlot Wedding, Rainbow Dash goes on her nightly flight, per usual. This time, she doesn't fly alone.
    3,564 words · 4,722 views  ·  309  ·  6
  • T Sweet Apple Anthology

    First sequel to Tangled Roots. After Babs Seed moves to Sweet Apple Acres, seven years of lessons about friendship, love, and family shape her into the mare she ultimately becomes.
    141,432 words · 2,190 views  ·  274  ·  5
  • E Forecast

    Caramel wakes up and goes to work. It's a normal day, like any other. It's raining. But the sun's still shining. And that's alright.
    6,998 words · 1,141 views  ·  120  ·  1

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  • 14w, 3d
    Letting It Go

    129 comments · 1,803 views
  • 15w, 2d
    Story Promotions (Round IV)

    7 comments · 308 views
  • 15w, 4d
    An Apology And Explanation

    I was planning on waiting a little longer to post this, but considering that some people aren't very happy with me, I'll go ahead and post it now.

    I apologize for my last blog.

    Some of you know why this issue affects me so deeply, and I thank you for listening to me on that. For everyone else, I ask you to please consider that reactions to these kind of things may lie in something deeper than "someone on the Internet posted something I don't like". As Plato said—and as I need to keep in mind, too—try to be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.

    Nevertheless, I apologize for stirring the pot and fanning some flames, when I should have just said my piece and let it go. I apologize for dragging others into something like that and for anyone who may have been hurt by being exposed to that. I apologize for wasted words and time.

    However.

    I will not apologize for calling that person (and you all know who it is) a homophobe.

    That individual finds people like me to be abhorrent, immoral, perverted, and on par with alcoholics and drug addicts. They believe that people like me want to convert people to homosexuality and encourage children to experiment with each other. They believe homosexuality is a choice, a rebellion against one's parents, against God, against society, and a collusion with Satan. They believe that we are angry, bitter, miserable people who want to damn others with us to Hell and bring Western society to its knees.

    That is homophobia by anyone's definition. Just replace "gay people" with "blacks" and put in things like "steal TVs," "rape white women," "fill jails," "abandon their children," etc. Stereotypes and misinformation, especially when science and psychology go against those stereotypes and misinformation, are marks of a prejudiced mindset. (Gays are not this individual's only target if you look into their other writings.)

    Well, let me tell you something... I do not want to convert anyone. I don't care what your sexual orientation is, as long as you respect mine. I despise child molesters, rapists of all shades and genders, and child pornographers. The most unethical thing I do is jaywalk. The most immoral thing I do is use profanity. I don't drink anymore. I made no choice in my sexual orientation, and was well aware of my attractions years before I even had a sexual experience. I smoked a few joints in high school, but that hardly makes me a druggie. I believe in God, but not Satan or Hell. I enjoy living in Western society. It's pretty great. And I am angry, bitter, and miserable sometimes, but that is because of people like this individual. I hope I shouldn't have to spell out why.

    The vast majority of LGBT people are like me—exactly like everyone else, except for who they love or how they identify.

    Of course, there are bad people from every walk of life. The LGBT community is not free of criminals or assholes. There are some LGBT people who literally hate religious people because of how they've been treated by them, just as there are women who hate men and blacks who hate whites. I don't condone that in any fashion no matter how you slice it.

    If you do not believe the individual who posted the hompohobic blog is actually homophobic, PM me and I will send you some links to some other material that will make your head spin in comparison to this recent fiasco.

    Finally, if you agree with this person's views, I politely ask that you unfollow me. I do not want people who think and feel that way about me to interact with me for the same reason that I wouldn't want a misogynist interacting with me.

    Regarding blogposts in general...

    Back in 2013, I did try and trim my blogs to keep only the "recent" ones, but I no longer do that. The old blog will stay up, unless the moderators want it deleted. (I have edited the title and content to comply with their requests.) Any new comments that are made there will be responded to with a link to this blogpost.

    From now on, I will be limiting my blogposts to only things specifically having to do with writing: announcements for new stories; news regarding  updates (or lack thereof); and story promotions for others. In fact, I'll be posting some story promotions later tonight for some stories that have been deserving it for some time. I hope you enjoy them.

    Regarding your comments, PMs, and Skype messages...

    If I did not reply to your comment, PM, or Skype message yet, I apologize that I did not. I simply got more of a response than I had the time to fully sift through. I was limited to mobile Saturday and yesterday I didn't have much time on the computer either. I'd rather leave the old blog be as it is for now, though I will get to the PM/Skype messages when I have more time. However, don't think this means that I didn't read every single one and appreciate the time given in each response.

    So, for everyone who commented/PM'd/Skyped but did not receive a reply, thank you for your words, whether they were kind or harsh. I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to respond to me.

    Regarding the fandom...

    To be honest, the last few months of drama, most of it happening (ironically) after I took a break to get away from this sort of stuff, has tainted my rose-colored glasses and pulled me to the other end of the spectrum. The flames directed at me, including in a follower's blogpost, certainly did not help in that regard. Nonetheless, I will try to work on shifting that perspective, and I will do that privately. That is the final thing I will say on this issue.

    Regardless, readers deserve to see the rest of What Hath Joined Together. They deserve to read the stories that I have previewed. I believe that one should try and keep one's promises as much as possible, so I will be delivering on those promises, no matter how long it takes. I still have a few people I edit for. They deserve that help. Good stories still deserve promotions.

    Thank you for everyone's time. Have a wonderful week.

    61 comments · 721 views
  • 16w, 1h
    When A Homophobe Has 1K+ Followers, You Know You're In The Wrong Fandom

    And people wonder why I hate this fandom.

    Let's not get into the other drama news this week, which included child pornography getting Featured, a literal neckbeard plagiarizing multiple stories and evading a ban before the mods, someone else plagiarizing the work of H.P. Lovecraft and posting it as a pony story, and much, much more.

    It's funny because I had a nearly 10K-word PM session with a guy just last week who was trying to convince me that things aren't as bad as I think they are here.

    I'm so disgusted with this fandom. This is not a safe place to be a female, an LGBT individual, or anyone with an actual fucking heart. I don't log on in almost two days and come online to all of this....

    Is it really worth it?

    EDIT EDIT EDIT: I don't know the answer to my question, but I promise I will think on it.

    284 comments · 2,022 views
  • 16w, 4d
    New Story Submitted — "Sympathy For The Devil"

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What Spike saw in the doorway of King Sombra's crystal palace hasn't left his mind. The fear of Twilight abandoning him haunts him through recurrent nightmares. Anxiety taunts him when he's at his most vulnerable, reminding him of all his failures, all his inadequacies, all his wounds.

One night, this fear and anxiety manifests itself in a full-blown nightmare, dragging Spike face-to-face with his greatest fear. What if Twilight never needed Spike in the first place?

Takes place right after the Season Three opener (before Episode Three).

Now featured on Equestria Daily!

Thanks to RGLloyd for editing!

Check out the YouTube reading by the awesome Chinchillax!

Check out another YouTube reading by DJ Tazzlez from Hive Radio!

Rated Teen for some dark elements.

First Published
8th Oct 2013
Last Modified
8th Oct 2013
#1 · 55w, 3d ago · 19 · 2 ·

............

Fuck me.....

.....

I'll be back later.  This...  yeah.

~Skeeter The Lurker

#2 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3319772

Too close to home? :fluttershysad:

#3 · 55w, 3d ago · 10 · 2 ·

>>3319775

Like you wouldn't believe.

Well done.

~Skeeter The Lurker

#4 · 55w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

The feeeeeelssss:raritycry:

#5 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

If she never needed him in the first place, she would have given him to somepony else after hatching him, or not hatching him at all. I really want to read this story, but I promised myself not to read anymore dark sad fics, in fear of being depressed for 4 days again.

#6 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

That picture will haunt me to the day I die. :twilightoops:

As for the story, I'll have to read it later, but it looks interesting.

#8 · 55w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

>>3319791

Heh, thank you.

In all honesty, this was a masterpiece.  Hits hard, but with a ray of hope.

~Skeeter The Lurker

#9 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3319787

Well, if it helps, it ends somewhat on a happy note.

And very true. Our worst fears aren't always rational... same with Twilight fearing Celestia would abandon her as a student.

>>3319788

Yeah... the pic, man. I saw it and had to write *something* about it. :twilightoops:

I hope you enjoy it when you read! :twilightsmile:

#10 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3319797

most sad stories do have a bit of a happy end, but it doesn't take away from the fact that I will get depressed easily from sad stuff in stories. I want to read it, but I don't want to get super depressed again.

#11 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3319793

You're welcome.

And thanks... that's what I was going for. :twilightsmile:

>>3319807

Oh, I understand! You can read it later, or not read it all, if that's what's best for you. :twilightsmile:

#12 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Great story. Hits close to home.

#13 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Loved it.:heart: So, heartwarming and sweet!:rainbowkiss:

#15 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3319872

You sir deserve to be featured in the meantime have a moustache:moustache:

#17 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

My feels, let me show you them; cause there all over the floor now.

#19 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Shit...I am with Skeeter, this hit damn close to home....

I never heard a voice, but there was a feeling, its still there always will be, but you gave spike a light to help guide him, for some the light finds them and others they have to find it for themselves.

Fuck I need some chocolate

#20 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3319788 You and I both. :pinkiesad2::raritycry::fluttercry:

#21 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Owwww that story hit straight into the feels.:fluttercry:  

This was really fantastic though. Almost brought a tear to my eye. The way you handled it was pure gold. As said by other commentators, this really deserves to be featured.

Also props for the happyish ending made me feel slightly better about myself. :twilightsmile:

#22 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Congratulations for making a fic that hits so close to home for so many, my friend. I'm honored to be one of your followers. :twilightsmile:

#23 · 55w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

...Damn...

...Damn...

That was frighteningly well written.

#24 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Ok, this looks good. Will be reading as soon as I read Dusty's update.

#25 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

oh aweome another babs story i wonder who she'll ship this time

"Anxiety"

Remembers blog post

Fuck

I should get some choclate and a box of tissues before I start this:fluttershbad:

#26 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Dang, this was good. Great job. :twilightsmile:

#27 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Have a favourite and all my feels. I could be a broken record and say this hit close to home, but instead I think I'll just clarify that harm OCD (the kind Twilight says makes you dangerous in the story) is just another type of OCD and actually makes you less dangerous towards others. The sign that a person has a potential to become dangerous is that they begin listening to the voices and considering them real, separate entities in their heads (this is called schizophrenia). I know this because I suffer from the nastiest kind of OCD there is, and I know all about how to manage it and what I can and can't do about it.

#28 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Oh :fluttercry:

So nice.

#29 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

.....

Oh...oh crap man.

......

This...this terrifyingly felt very real.  I...almost cried a couple times.  As if I was actually Spike himself.

And...this also...hit me pretty hard to a certain extent as well.:fluttershysad:

For now, this is all I have to say.  I might come back in a little while but I'm so horrifyingly speechless, that I think I need to take a break from reading any more fanfictions at the moment. :ajsleepy:




~ Super-Brony12

#30 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

This is truly a great read. I wish there were more out there, this right here is what I look for in a good story. :pinkiehappy:

#31 · 55w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

A round applause for Bad_Seed_72 for getting featured!

#32 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3319983

Have some chocolate crunch brownies... :pinkiesmile: And you're exactly right. Some people find the light, and sometimes it comes to them.

>>3320063

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much! Thanks for helping to get it Featured! :raritywink:

>>3320072

Thank you, my friend! I'm honored to be one of your followers as well. :twilightsmile:

>>3320258

Thank you! :moustache:

>>3320279

Hope you enjoy it, my friend! :pinkiehappy:

>>3320419

Agreed... you might need them. :fluttershysad: Hope you like it, though! :raritywink:

>>3320498

Thanks, my friend! :twilightsmile:

>>3320517

Thanks for the like, fav, and follow! I appreciate it and I'm glad you enjoyed the story. Thank you for sharing your experiences as well! I was aiming more towards schizophrenia with Twilight's questions, but I didn't realize that harm OCD could be what she was hinting at as well. Thank you for that--I understand something better now. :twilightsmile:

>>3320575

Thank you! :pinkiesmile:

>>3320723

*offers you a hug* :fluttershysad:

Well... while I'm glad that the story was moving, I do hope you feel better soon... :pinkiesad2:

>>3320770

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :twilightsmile:

>>3320809

Awww, thanks! Couldn't have done it with help from readers like you! :duck:

#34 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

Babs, my sister! You have written a great fanfic.

Wait, why did I call you sister?

#35 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320904

No fair! Nothing is as epic as bacon jerky! :rainbowlaugh:

#36 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320897

fuck now I am hungry...again

#37 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320911

Thanks, bro! :ajsmug:

And I have no idea... :rainbowlaugh:

#38 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320897 I dabble in mental illness on the sides of my main studies. And you're welcome for the like and fave. The follow was a combination of this and your other stories. One good story is generally not enough to get me to follow a writer, since I don't know if they'll be able to repeat the act (Harper Lee and J.D.Salinger come to mind). And thank you for being so positive. It's not often people talk about horrible mental illnesses with happy exclamation points.

#39 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320923

Maybe we should be siblings.

#40 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320933

Ah, I see. And wow, thanks! I'm glad I've written multiple things that you've enjoyed. :twilightsmile:

As for the positive attitude, well, I'm a little "sick" myself, so I try to be upbeat and understanding about that kind of stuff, and not just my own. Like Plato said, we all are fighting a harder battle, right?

>>3320936

I'm liking this idea... :scootangel:

#41 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320949

Alright. We shall!

Also, check your messages

#42 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320959

:twilightsmile:

On here, Skype, Gmail... ?

#44 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3320949 I could figure that much out from how utterly real Spike's voice felt. You can't really understand it if you don't have it. The bargaining, the attempts to throw yourself into other things (like My Little Pony fanfiction...) to distract yourself from it, the shrugging off the concern of others. Little touches like those are what tips you off to the fact that this account isn't based upon research. I wish you as well as you can hope in that struggle.

As to your temperament, you just seem more upbeat than a lot of people I've ever run into. A lot of people would have focused on the fact that I don't insta follow based upon the skill of one story, and gripe. Not thou.

#45 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

that was a great short story, I don't normally like stories that are less than at least five chapters, but this was good. :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache: 10/10 moustaches for you.

#46 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

I've been seeing a small rise in 'OCD/schizo' fics, I wonder why...

Not that I don't like them! I find the well-written ones to be either touching or though-provoking, depending on the voice the character is hearing. A mustache, for the fine wordsmith! :moustache:

#47 · 55w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

>>3320918 This was my reaction in Walmart when i saw it...

#48 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3321001

You're absolutely correct in picking up on all those details. Thanks for the well-wishes! I've got some great friends and family, and found a good therapist, so that helps. :twilightsmile:

Well, I write on here because it's fun, it's cathartic, and it helps me refine my skills. I would continue to write regardless of what attention my stories received. I appreciate my followers and the friends I have on here, and I don't think it's wise to yearn for more instead of appreciating what support you do have. Just my opinion, though. :moustache:

#49 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

I think all of us are taunted by That Voice now and then.  I know I am.   Have a fave.  :twilightsmile:

#50 · 55w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3321013

Wow, 10 mustaches? Thank you! :moustache:

>>3321014

Hmm.. I'm not sure why, either. I'm glad you enjoyed this one! Thank you! :twilightsmile:

>>3321016

:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh: That is the best GIF I've seen in a long time... :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

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