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Viking ZX

Joined January 2013
350 followers

I'm an author who enjoys reading, mountain biking, dancing and music when I'm not hard at work on a book. If you can spare some change, support me by picking up one of my published works!

Stories (7)

  • The Definition of Strength
    Sabra has been searching for his answer for three long years, and at long last he may have found it. It just might not be the answer he expects.

    26,557 words · 2,065 views · 160 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Carry On
    Sometimes the hardest thing to do isn't completing the mission, it's coming home again. For Dusk Guard member Sky Bolt, the mission was a complete success. Everything went perfectly. So why can't she sleep?
    18,257 words · 1,059 views · 185 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Why Me?
    It's been four days since Tirek, and Discord is finally feeling back to being his old self. Or is he?
    7,287 words · 3,173 views · 501 likes · 8 dislikes
  • The Dusk Guard: Rise
    Steel Song is a lot of things. Earth pony. Uncle. Professional bodyguard. Retired. So when he receives a mysterious package from Princess Luna, he's understandably apprehensive. Things are never as they seem in Equestria...
    274,966 words · 3,317 views · 393 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Old Habits
    19,698 words · 806 views · 157 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Hearth's Warming Cookies
    7,054 words · 523 views · 92 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Emoticon
    10,199 words · 734 views · 136 likes · 2 dislikes

Blog Posts (205)


It's Hearth's Warming season and that means presents, caroling and—of course—making Hearth's Warming Cookies. But just what makes the cookies so important, anyway? Young Jammer Song is about to find out, as his uncle has brought somepony unexpected with him to help with the family's yearly tradition.

"This is 100% Approved by Twilight's Library!"

Added to Twilight's Library 1/14/2014

Just something I threw together over the last two days for Christmas. Enjoy.

Uses characters from and is part of The Dusk Guard.

First Published
24th Dec 2013
Last Modified
24th Dec 2013

Comments ( 21 )

#1 · 40w, 1d ago · · ·

Spotted a typo:

Well, I guess I can ask him while we’re making cookings

:derpytongue2:

#2 · 40w, 1d ago · · ·

That was sweet

#3 · 40w, 1d ago · · ·

>>3675826

Fixed. Thanks.

#4 · 40w, 1d ago · · ·

Sweet little story and as for the spoilers, I think most of us could tell that the Dusk Guard would somehow be involved when the Crystal Empire reappears.

I think I spotted one or two minor typos but there was something else, gnawing at the back of my mind, that made me ignore them, sorry.

Wasn't the filly's name SparkleR? :applejackunsure:Could be wrong but wanted to bring it up nonetheless.

Happy Hearthswarming

#5 · 40w, 1d ago · · ·

>>3677107

Naw, it's Sparkle. Glad you enjoyed!

#6 · 40w, 1d ago · · ·

Very nice! Especially at the end, there! I'm recently warming up to cute father-son stories :twilightsmile:

#7 · 37w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Two things:

Thing one:

Ahuizotl was standing on end of the coffee-table, his arms spread wide, a fierce grin on his muzzle as he faced down Wonderbolt members Soarin and Spitfire.

Thing two:

Dawwwwwwwwww

Bonus thing:

Have a thumb.

#8 · 37w, 1d ago · · ·

Hah!  I really liked the way this story was told, it really warms the heart.

Wear it with pride, sir.  You earned it;

-Lumino

#9 · 37w, 1d ago · · ·

>>3788266

Yahoo! Twilight's Library!

I'm glad you enjoyed this. Good to hear I hit the feels.

#10 · 36w, 3d ago · · ·

That was great. I'll admit I was hoping the guest would be Cappy, but I'm not going to complain.

#11 · 35w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

I enjoyed this quite a bit, thanks for the read!

#12 · 35w, 6d ago · · ·

>>3835146

I'm glad you liked it. :twilightsmile: Feel free to check out my other works if you like the style as well. They're not as "daww" as this, but they're written with the same level of care!

>>3811844

Cappy already had plans with Summer and the rest of her friends in Canterville. Had the story continued to the carols however, she would have shown up. :pinkiesmile:

#13 · 35w, 6d ago · · ·

>>3835270

I'll take a look at them, though I have allot on my plate.  So It might take some time.

#14 · 20w, 2d ago · · ·

What is it that makes unicorn children making food and interacting with their parents so adorable?! I think it might have something to do with being inexperienced with magic. Would it have the same impact with pegasi? I must do science to this at some point...

Loved the story, and the world building was great as well. Onto the next one!

#15 · 20w, 2d ago · · ·

Rough? Unpolished? Sugary? Features a little experimentation?

Sounds like a Hearth's Warming Cookie, alright. :twilightsmile: At least the ones around my place.

Smart Cookie made cookies with ponies cutie marks on them and then gave them to other ponies, asking them to find the pony that matched the cutie mark and give the cookie to them. Ponies did, because they respected Smart Cookie, and in the process, some of them got to know the ponies they were giving the cookies too, further helping bring Equestria together.

The concept of Cutie Mark Cookies is so marvelous that I couldn't help but grin throughout the entire last half. I also liked how much character you were able to give Smart Cookie in this one paragraph. There's a desire to bring ponies together, and there's a feeling of authority to her.

which puts this little tale between books three and four.

Between three and four of the full-length books, I presume? Judging by the fact that neither Strength nor Habits mentions the Crystal Empire in their descriptions, anyways. :twilightblush:

#16 · 19w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

ah! right in the feelings!!

#17 · 17w, 2h ago · 1 · ·

“I…” Nova looked down at his spread of cookie dough, the cutters coming down once more in perfect unison. “I was an asset relocation engineer.” Jammer frowned at the unfamiliar words.

“A what?” he asked as his uncle let out a snort.

“That’s more than one question,” Nova said, shaking his head.

That was hilarious!:rainbowlaugh:

You are the top one of my three favorite FIMfiction authors alongside Pen Stroke & Arad

#18 · 15w, 2d ago · · ·

>>4378057

What is it that makes unicorn children making food and interacting with their parents so adorable?! I think it might have something to do with being inexperienced with magic. Would it have the same impact with pegasi? I must do science to this at some point...

If my plans for the future are anything, yes, both pegasus foals and earth pony foals will be adorable as well. Kids in general are awesome to write, because they hold onto that awesome sense of wonder and amazement at everything ... combined with flat-out blunt methodology and thought-processes that can lead to some hilarious actions.

I love kids. Kids are awesome. :pinkiehappy:

>>4382361

The concept of Cutie Mark Cookies is so marvelous that I couldn't help but grin throughout the entire last half. I also liked how much character you were able to give Smart Cookie in this one paragraph. There's a desire to bring ponies together, and there's a feeling of authority to her.

I was really pleased with that one, if you'll indulge my bragging a little. I needed a reason for ponies to have cookies at Hearth's Warming, got to thinking, and came up with something that was both plausible and worked great for the story I wanted to tell.

Between three and four of the full-length books, I presume? Judging by the fact that neither Strength nor Habits mentions the Crystal Empire in their descriptions, anyways.

Yes. While it was a quick one-shot, "Hearth's" place is between book three (tentatively titled "Hunter/Hunted") and book four (no title yet).

>>4420070

:pinkiehappy: Success!

>>4499645

You are the top one of my three favorite FIMfiction authors alongside Pen Stroke & Arad!

:pinkiegasp: There are not enough emoticon icons in the world to express how awesome this compliment was! Thank you!

#19 · 6w, 4h ago · · ·

>>4499645 yeah, he hit my fav writer at about 5 chapters into The Dusk Guard: Rise, although loyal2luna does take 2nd place easily. :twilightsmile:

i need to check out this Pen Stroke.

well, this was a very nice chapter. we get foreshadowing galore. who will nova meet in the next book(s) that he'd give a cookie to? :rainbowhuh:

:yay: :rainbowkiss: :rainbowkiss: :twilightsmile: :moustache: :moustache: :moustache: 7.8/10 and a :heart: for all the dawwwwww.

#20 · 5w, 6d ago · · ·

>>4883085

You've never heard of Pen Stroke!? He's one of the most popular writers on this website with 6,225 followers last time I checked and my favorite author before I found out about the Dusk Guard. Well on the other hand, I didn't know about him for a couple months when I first started coming to this site. I'll go ahead and check out this Loyal2Luna. Sounds interesting.

#21 · 3w, 1h ago · 1 · ·

“Ask your mom what my old job means later, kid.” Jammer ducked the cookie beneath the counter as his mom turned and rolled her eyes at Nova.

I can't believe I didn't notice this at first! I wonder what Jammer's mom's response was.:rainbowlaugh:

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