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    Yep! This one’s from September 2012 and was meant to be a prequel to It’s Not A Cold Dark Place – the events of this one would have played a HUGE role in that story’s climax. Honestly, it's... not the best thing I've ever written. BUT! As a cute little diversion, I think it works, hence here it is two years late. I’ve given it one last mild edit, cleaning up the writing, adding one or two extra scenes, and cutting it down by over half. That's what counts as 'mild editing', right?

    Hope y'all enjoy  :pinkiesmile:


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    Arigatou!

    I've been up over 30 hours straight at this point, and I've spent the last 27 of 'em travelling back home from Japan (and this coming after a heavy night of karaoke and witnessing the very worst total bloody shambles for heavens sake why do I support this damn team the GREATEST baseball match of all time), so trust me when I say that merely keeping my eyes open feels like a real mission at the moment, let alone typing out a blog post.

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    Much love.

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    Off to Japan for a little while...

    ... where using the wi-fi on my phone will cost me, like, infinity-hundred quid or something. So if I don't respond to any comments until August that's the reason why :raritywink:

    Also, my little children's story made the final five in Ob's competition! But the important thing here is that the other four stories deserve your immediate love and attention, so be sure to go and read them. Trust me. They are well worth your time (as is this criminally underrated little gem. So many awesome stories on this site lately, I can barely keep up!).

    Stay cool everypony :heart:

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Cancelled. Explanation + apology here.

Rainbow Dash has vanished! To save her hero, Scootaloo must confront her fears and sail to the land where dreams are made...

First Published
21st Apr 2012
Last Modified
18th May 2013
#1 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Sounds epic. Deffinitly tracked.

#3 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Sleep?  who needs sleep?  Lucky Dreams has a new story, thats more important right now.

Edit:

Ok wow this is awesome.  I can say now that you are probably my favorite author on this site.  The story reminds me a bit of Apotheosis by Daetrin.  (which coincidently happens to be my favorite long fic.)  So if this ends up being better than that,  then you will have written my favorite one shot AND long fic.  You. Are. Awesome.

#4 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

this is going to be epic!  it's nothing less than what i expect from you.  

#5 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>477524 First again! As a reward, you win a Rainbow Dash. Treat her nicely (cloud sold separately I'm afraid) :rainbowkiss:

>>477532 I freaking love that song! :pinkiehappy:

>>477699 :heart::heart::heart::heart:

... You know what? I'm gonna confiscate Rainbow Dash from MclarenMP4-27. She belongs to you now :yay:

>>477749 I hope it doesn't dissapoint, although all means, don't feel obliged to like it -- it's very different from my last one!

#6 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>477873

Ah what? This makes me a sad pony :fluttercry:

#7 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>477911 Nah man, you've got me all wrong: I've been scrambling around trying to find a replacement prize so that everypony goes home happy. Have a Fluttershy! I'll even throw in the cloud this time :ajsmug:

(Careful not to wake her up. She's kind of cranky at the moment on account of being given away as a prize...)

#8 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>477915

Yes! Fluttershy is my waifu.

#9 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Oh My God, amazing.:rainbowkiss:

#10 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Oh sweet Crom on his throne, this is awesome!

You must be a proffessional author of children's literature, why are you slumming at FIMfiction?

#11 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Quote:

"Scootaloo must confront her fears and sail to the land where ponies' dreams are made..."

I absolutely :heart: fics with mystic/epic/fantastic/etc... places/creatures/gods/etc...! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

#12 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>477920 Hooray! It all worked out!

>>477971 :pinkiehappy:

>>478103 'Oh sweet Crom on his throne'. That, I approve of :ajsmug:. And to answer your question, it's so I can meet interesting ponies such as yourself!

>>478158 Hah! Somepony finally posted that .gif on one of my stories! I hope you enjoy it :twilightsmile:

#13 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>478258

Yes,i'm enjoying it!The way you described where Scoots went from Rainbow's 'guest' room....Dat place is EPIC! How much i want to see the sky there,you (and i lol) couldn't even calculate it!

#14 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

OK, you are officially awesome. That was such a huge leap from what you let me read... I don't even know. Good work, seriously.

At first, I was like "It has potential, so I'll be supportive." Now I'm about to run around to every brony community I know and promote this story.

Of course that's not to say it's perfect. Scootaloo completely forgot about the CMC's until she dreamed about them? And not even a comment on the fact that she'd been so stressed out she forgot her own best friends? And, with the CMC's, her parents, Rainbow, the amazing power of an open book, and a dream's faceless monster to contend with, it's getting a bit cluttered. That's probably why it feels like an epic. Still, I have no doubt that you can handle it.

The only typo I found is a Sorry," at the beginning of a paragraph, that needs an opening mark.

Thanks for the great read! Of course, I'll be here to help pre-read again if you want me to. Good luck!

#15 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>478258

Loving this beyond belief. I mean that. Patience will become impatience if I dont see the next chapter soon. I don't mean that maliciously, I just love it that much.:moustache:

#16 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>478319 As it happens, today's Astronomy Picture of the Day isn't too far off what I had in mind. Apart from the massive radio dishes, that is. Somehow, I doubt they have those in Equestria...

>>478586 'Loving this beyond belief.' What a lovely comment! Unfortunately, I can't really promise the next chapter within the next two or three weeks for one reason and another (I'm gonna write a blog post about it) :fluttershysad:. On the other hoof, I have every intention of seeing this through to the end -- I'm not going suddenly vanish halfway through (touch wood), so hopefully that should make up for any delay :pinkiesmile:

#17 · 130w, 6d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>478530 :pinkiehappy:

I think that if I have any talent at all, it's less for writing and more for being able to take on-board people's criticisms -- my last story was exactly the same (it took three tries to get it onto EQD. I went over that thing so much that even after a month I still can't bear to even look at it).

I definitely agree with you with what you say about the CMC's. The problem I had, though, was that when I tried to introduce them earlier in the story before her dream... well, I don't really need to explain since you saw it for yourself. It felt so forced, and it really distracted from the relationship between Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash. Whilst the solution I have now probably isn't ideal, at the same time, I still think it works (or well enough, at least). And after working on this story for about two months or so -- I mean, when you include the planning as well as the writing -- I think it was time to finally get this story out here, because it was starting to drive me a little mad not being happy enough with able to share it with anypony :pinkiesmile:

As for it possibly getting a little cluttered, it's something I'm very aware of (it's a constant problem in my writing, I think it's just the way my mind works :fluttershyouch:). But as long as I have pre-readers such as yourself to reign me in and to tell me when I'm adding in too much or whatever, I think, hopefully, it should be fine.

Thanks for the awesome comment!

#18 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>480272

Oh...my....GOSH!

That is AMAZING!Thank you so much for the site! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

I wish i could see such a sky each night...but light pollution is why the sky can't be seen in all his splendor in many parts of earth... :fluttershysad:

If peope followed this simple list,we could have the oppurtnity to see such beautiful sky again,without needing to go to the middle of the desert.

Wanderer D
Moderator
#19 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

This is such an awesome story! :pinkiehappy: I'm glad I got to read it, finally! :raritystarry: Can't wait for more, great work!

#20 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>480517 I know right! One of the first things I do when I get up in the morning is check out that website. Some of the pictures on there are incredible! (Actually, you should probably watch out for that last one if you have epilepsy or something. But if not...)

>>482504 I'm feeling pretty overwhelmed by how much love this story has gotten -- so far, it seems like I've been getting the sort of response you really hope for but don't seriously expect (the e-mail I got from EQD put such a massive smile on my face) :pinkiesad2:. Thanks for favouriting it, and I hope the following chapters don't disappoint! When they finally come, I mean. Don't expect anything for the next two or three weeks or so.

#21 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>482609

Epilepsy?Nope!:pinkiehappy:

And it's amazing to find another person who is interested in Astronomy! :)

Wanderer D
Moderator
#22 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>482609 I knew when I approved it, didn't I? :raritywink: I told you it was awesome and I had just taken a quick look at it! So... EqD? Good for you! Well deserved!

#23 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>482709 You bet I'm interested! And I have been ever since I was little. Before this story took over, I spent a day or two planning another one in which Sweetie Belle has wild adventures in a spaceship... I mean, it wouldn't have worked for reasons so obvious that I'm embarrassed I gave it even a moments consideration :facehoof:. But whatever. It's always nice to meet another astronomy fan, especially one who gets the importance of darker skies :twilightsmile:

>>482752 Not quite yet- they wanted me to go over my punctuation and stuff first. But they also used the words 'brilliant and engaging'. I'm still grinning like a madpony just thinking about it :pinkiehappy:

#24 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Ohh Hellz yeah! :rainbowkiss:

I'm hooked. Lucky, givs me moar! :flutterrage:  

Wanderer D
Moderator
#25 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>484532 If you need an editor/pre-reader with attention to detail like that... try Vimbert... I don't know how his list is ATM but he's really good. (He edits for Shortskirtsandexplosions)

#26 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>484543 Patience my young Padawan :moustache:

Seriously though, I'm glad it didn't disappoint!

>>484552 Thanks for the tip! :pinkiesmile: However I'm very happy with the pre-readers I've already got. If there's still any technical errors left, they must be very small. Or at least I hope so.

In actual fact, I've dealt with Vimbert before several months ago, and yes, he was extremely good! However he also didn't make it past the first two pages of my fic, which was actually the single best thing anypony's ever done for my writing since it seriously taught me the importance of having some sort of hook. Plus that story needed to be put out of it's misery. It wasn't just my first ever fanfic, but also the first thing I'd written for about a year and a half (I used to write all the time before I suddenly just stopped). I'm still cringing at the thought of that story :facehoof:

#27 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>484986   Ehh... fine... :ajbemused:

And i can't wait!  It's gunna be a good story! :pinkiehappy:

I can taste it in the air. :pinkiecrazy:

#28 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>485013 Mmm, it tastes just like raisins :trollestia:

(Sorry, couldn't resist!)

#29 · 130w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>485111  heheh, :rainbowlaugh:

Raisins are awesome! :yay:

#30 · 130w, 4d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>484532

Well then,you should check this author ,because he has a fic called ''Among the Stars'' ,it's a fic in a big spaceship .He's too actually planning writting a sequel to it,you should check him out. :twilightsmile:

Too do you have a smartphone? You should check out the app ''Star Walk'' ,but it costs money...but it's a great app to observe the space,i bet you'll like it!

For the Sweetie Belle story... i dunno, could be fun!Well,you decide if you write or not!

And btw i don't know why but my schoolmates call me ''the especialist of Astronomy'' when something about the space is mentionned , i really don't know why,i couldn't compare myself to an Astronom lol :twilightoops:

#31 · 130w, 4d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>485111

Am I detecting an Explosions in the Sky reference in that title there? :yay: :pinkiehappy:

That's enough for me to give it  a read through :moustache:

#32 · 130w, 4d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>488564 >>488564 Say, that story actually looks like it could be pretty good! I guess that's another one to add to my reading list :pinkiehappy:

I think I know the app you're on about; my friend has it, and it's just about the coolest thing ever... Unfortunately for me, my phone cost £10 and the interesting feature it has is a flashlight which doesn't even work. Egh :facehoof:

The Sweetie Belle story isn't, however I'm gonna do it as an original piece of fiction. I have high hopes for it!

'The specialist of Astronomy'. That's a pretty awesome title. Treasure it :raritywink:

>>490341 Somepony finally got it!! :heart:

#33 · 130w, 3d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

This. Is. Awesome! I am watching you with all my internets! When do you think the next chapter will be up? This is the best pony- dream-sequence fanfic I've ever read! So cute how she brought a book! I guess Rainbow Dash's love of reading rubbed off on her! I love daring do's personality! It seems to fit the show perfectly, and her resemblance to RD is nicely down-played, yet it's still there if you look for it. Two thum- uh... Hooves up!

#34 · 130w, 3d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>490387

Haha, excellent choice in titles. I read the story, it's very good so far! Looking forward to next update.

#35 · 130w, 3d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Not my usual cup of fanfic tea, but this is so good that it might as well not be fanfic. Except that it's even cooler as  fanfic, because I really like your Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo, so it's like awesome with a side of cool.

I'll be following this!

#36 · 130w, 3d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

I am going to love this one. Heck, I already am.

Ezn
#37 · 130w, 3d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Did the inspiration for this fic's title come from the Explosions in the Sky album "The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place"? I really like that band.

I must commend you on your delicious presentation. An eye-catching cover image and a really spiffy book-like chapter header: excellent stuff! It's little touches like these that make stories that much nicer to read.

And the story's pretty interesting too – I love how weird and mysterious it all is. Can't say much about it seeing as there's only chapter up right now, but I'm hooked and eager for new updates.

#38 · 130w, 3d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>490863 Unfortunately, I think the next chapter is three weeks away, and that's at the very least (I'm gonna make a blog post about it later). But after that, I'm hoping to have a new chapter every two weeks, so hooves crossed.

'This is the best pony- dream-sequence fanfic I've ever read!' :heart:

>>490921 Hehe! I wish I could take more credit for it- as far as album titles go, 'The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place' is pretty brilliant. Also, I'm glad you're enjoying the story :twilightsmile:

>>491125 'It's like awesome with a side of cool.' I think that might be my favourite description anypony's ever given one of my stories :rainbowkiss:

>>492285 :pinkiehappy:

>>492474 Not just the title, but the whole feel of the story as well; I just can't get enough of this sort of music, I love it to bits! And thanks for picking up on the presentation and the cover and such- it makes me feel the time I spent doing it was time well spent.

I hope the rest of the story lives up to the first chapter :pinkiesmile:

#39 · 130w, 2d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Oh look, a story worth tracking. Also, I love your characterization of Rainbow Dash.

Ezn
#40 · 130w, 1d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>492852

I just can't get enough of this sort of music, I love it to bits!

Then I must recommend God is An Astronaut, If These Trees Could Talk and 65daysofstatic (if you don't listen to them already).

#41 · 130w, 1d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>495812 I really hope you enjoy what I've got coming up :twilightsmile:

>>502808 Yeah, I already listen to God is an Astronaut and 65 Days of Static, and they're both wonderful! However, I've never heard of If These Trees Could Talk- I'm listening to them right now, and I've gotta say, that was a pretty stellar recommendation. Thanks :pinkiehappy:

#42 · 130w, 17h ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

I love the sense of wonder and adventure you've put into this. Have a watcher.

#43 · 129w, 2d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

What did I just read? :derpyderp1:

Oh, who cares? Now I want more! :pinkiehappy:

#44 · 128w, 5d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

This'll be interesting to say the least. I look forward to where you'll be going with this.

First Sweetie's Mansion and now this. Next up; Applebloom's adventure in a place that shouldn't exist!

#45 · 124w, 2d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

This was the first ever fan fiction I read of MLP, and I got to admit, it got me addicted to them xD So where's the update!? I've been for weeks! AHHHH :ajbemused:

#46 · 124w, 2d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>703571 It's coming bro, don't worry! It's just that I posted this then realised that the story I already had written was kind of... well, rubbish, to be frank. I've been doing other stuff in the meantime as I rethink this one. Shouldn't be too long now. Couple of weeks or something :pinkiesmile:

... Also, this story got you into MLP fanfics? Sweet! :ajsmug:

#47 · 124w, 2d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

Wow. This needs to continue, definitely. I love this so much!

#48 · 124w, 1d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>705736 Like I said to the guy above, you'll have to wait a few weeks sorry, but I think it'll be worth it. And thank you! I love getting comments like these :pinkiehappy:

#49 · 124w, 1d ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

This was an amazing story!   Profound and breathtaking; emotional and surreal.  Amazing job.  I absolutely love stories like this one.

#50 · 124w, 5h ago · · · 1: Hush Now ·

>>704551 Yeah xD I thought I'd give it a try, and this was my first one. :derpytongue2: And I'll be waiting for it! I know it's going to be awesome!

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