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  • 23w, 4d

    So this has been a long time coming, but I gotta say it: I'm most likely done writing here.

    Now, this has nothing to do with not liking MLP anymore or that kind of thing--I still very much like the show; in fact, I absolutely loved the S4 finale, and I can't wait for S5 to start whenever that rolls around. The truth of the matter is that I've become a very different person since I started this account here. I've graduated high school and completed my first year of college, and I've also recently picked up two separate part time jobs for the summer while at the same time trying to stay in shape for swimming (gotta stay true to my username, right?). With all of this stuff happening, I just haven't had the time or motivation to write, as I've been spending my free time building relationships at college and attempting to stay in touch with everyone back home. Writing just isn't a priority anymore--I hope that makes sense.

    Before I close, there's a few people I'd like to thank, whether they're going to actually read this or not.

    ChaoticHarmony, for being the first person to convince me that I might actually be kind of good at this kind of stuff, and for always providing thoughts on my writing.

    DPV111, for helping me become a much better writer. Seriously man, if I ever pick up the pen again, I'll always keep your advice in mind. You're one of the best readers I've ever known, and I really appreciate all the help you've given to me.

    Kits, for basically being my inspiration. I know you're not really on the site anymore, but you were always one of my favorite authors.

    Ponky, basically for being just super chill as well as an excellent writer. I hope your mission is going great!

    The Fimfic staff, for providing great service on the site.

    And of course, all of you guys reading this, for all the comments, views, faves, and whatever else you've given my work. I always loved hearing what you guys thought of my stories, and I never would have made it this far without you!

    And who knows--maybe sometime in the future, if I feel that same spark of inspiration that I felt when I first created this account, I'll be back. But for now, I'm gonna clock out. I'll still be online from time to time if you guys ever want to chat about the show, my stories, or writing in general. I want to thank you all again for an amazing couple years, and just know that I love all you guys. Really, I do. I am so happy that I was able to write for you all as long as I did.

    This is theswimminbrony, signing off again.

    It has TRULY been a pleasure.


    6 comments · 147 views
  • 33w, 2d
    Quick thoughts on Season 4

    I've watched through Filli Vanilli, and I gotta say... I'm really liking it so far.

    Probably my favorite episode of the bunch so far is Pinkie Pride. I like pretty much all of the music in it, and it was a really interesting take on Pinkie's character.

    I'm also really pleased as to how the whole Twilicorn thing is being handled so far. The show doesn't feel like it's lost a step or anything as a result of Twilight's gain of a couple wings.

    So yeah. I don't quite like this season as much as seasons 1 or 2, but it's definitely been better than 3 in my opinion.

    What do you guys think? Favorite episodes/songs? How is this season doing in your opinion? Let's get some discussion going!

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  • 33w, 4d
    What do you do...

    When you give someone everything you had, and yet receive nothing in return.

    Some of you might remember this blog, in which I explained the story of how I met the first woman I fell in love with, and the debacle surrounding it. Well, that whole deal has finally come to a conclusion.

    Without going into details, I'll simply say. It's not going to happen.

    Does it suck? Absolutely. Seeing the circumstances around how it ended makes me feel worse, as I am confident that what she is doing is going to end up hurting her in the end.

    But what hurts the most is knowing that I did everything I possibly could, everything in my power to try and win her over, only for it to go to waste.

    So what in the hell are you supposed to do when something like that happens?

    You move on.

    I've done a lot of learning this first year of college. Learning about the "real" world if that's what you want to call it. And you know what? Sometimes it sucks. But that's okay, because the experiences that you struggle through are there for a reason, to build and shape you into a better person. The person that you were meant to be. And just because something doesn't go the way you thought it would go, or how you wanted it to happen, doesn't mean that it wasn't what was supposed to happen. I may have lost what I thought to be the girl of my dreams, but over time I gained in her one of the best friends I could ever ask for.

    inb4 friendzone comments

    But yeah. Maybe it didn't turn out how I wanted. But you know what? I'm happy. At least happier than I've been, seeing as this was by far the hardest year of my life with all that I've been through in the past seven or eight or whatever months. And who knows what's going to come of it in the future.

    I guess that's really all I want to say about that. I'm happier than I've been all year, and I'm moving on. Maybe I'll actually be back on here regularly too. Who knows.

    I love you guys. Thanks for putting up with me. You make me thankful.

    This is a slightly drunk TSB signing off for now. For updates to follow maaaaaybe soon. Who knows. I seem to say that a lot.

    Thanks again guys. It's good to know that there are always people that will stick around for me.


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  • 39w, 1d
    catching up

    Well, since I'm trying to start writing again, I thought that it might be a good idea to catch up on canon and watch the episodes in S4 that I haven't seen yet (seeing as the last one I saw was the Daring Do one...). Once that's done though, more writing will be done! I think I'm going to try to tackle a new YB chapter and the first chapter of the crossover I mentioned earlier at once, just so that if I get sick of writing one concept, I can flip to the other. In terms of both stories, I have rough outlines sketched out for the next (or first) chapters of both, so all I'll have to do is fill in the gaps.

    So yeah. That's basically it. Now back to watching MLP and TPP

    Praise Helix

    2 comments · 110 views
  • 42w, 6d
    Oh ho ho!

    8 comments · 145 views
  • ...

Sometimes, bad things happen to good ponies. A year following a tragic incident, Twilight Sparkle returns to Ponyville to visit what she has been missing - her town, her memories, and most importantly, her friends. But will everything be as she remembers it?

This story has a sequel titled "In History, Maybe".

First Published
4th May 2012
Last Modified
4th May 2012
#2 · 133w, 6d ago · 4 · ·

>Visit for a day


>No one can see her

>memorial par-!

Oh... I see.. :fluttershysad:

#3 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

Beautiful, really.

#4 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

So, so awesome. I think this actually made it to my favorite list :fluttershysad:

#5 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

I ... hate .... crying ... HNNNNNG

beautiful .... simply beautiful.

much :raritycry: was had

#6 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

I applaud you my fine sir. This was truly beautiful work

#7 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

I... I.. I don't know whether to smile or to cry... :pinkiesad2::fluttercry::pinkiesmile::raritycry:

#8 · 133w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

Must not...

Truly amazing, One of the best fics i've ever read.

#9 · 133w, 6d ago · · · :rainbowderp: this has to be one of, if no the, best fanfics i have ever read..     the plot, the way you presented it, the raw emotion, and and the bitter sweat end :fluttercry:  .... you my good sir.. have touched my heart. good job. really good job.

#10 · 133w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

This is just beautiful. Simply the best fan fiction i have read.

I had to stop reading several times because I was crying.

10/10 nothing really more to say.

#11 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

I desperately wanted a 'twilight comes back to life' ending

The fact that it states that this story is incomplete got my hopes up for a second chapter with said reviving

That was until I read THE END and you crushed my dreams:raritycry:

also, your writing is very good. One of the best written although sad fics I've read

#12 · 133w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

All I could think of with the cemetry part was This is good. Isn't it?.

Lovely story. Truly beautiful and heartwrenching. Take my like, as well as a moustache. :moustache:

Goodbye, Twi.

#13 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·


#14 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

R.I.P Twilight Sparkle. :fluttercry:

#15 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

I would have added a scene where all of Ponyville is about to lynch Trixie and only Celestia or Luna interfere.

Excellent story!

#16 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

You took the shiny rock, polished it, and turned it a gem for the internet to see. I said it pre reading, and i say it again. Masterful. This is probably rivaling my little dashie. If this doesn't get featured... I don't know... Just remember, you have the authors behind something epic on your back, we'll get this what it deserves!

#17 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

I can't believe it. This made me cry harder than "My Little Dashie." I just broke down half a dozen times while reading this story. :fluttercry::raritycry::pinkiesad2:

First thing i have to say.


Ok, now that that's out of the way.

This story needs to be spread. It's a great lesson. Appreciate EVERYTHING in your life. Even the hard times, because they make the good times that much sweeter. Also, this story reminded me of my feelings on death. Personally, I'm not scared of death. It's the goodbyes and the absences of the ones you loved that make me sad when I think of death. This story touched me deeper than "My Little Dashie" did. And for that, I thank you sir.

Liked, favorited, and watched. Words simply can not adequately describe this work of literature. This is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most beautiful story, fanfic and other, that I have ever read so far in this life. You are a brilliant author, with skills that I envy. Continue writing amazing stories and I wish you luck and success in your future. :heart:

#18 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

I think that everything I needed to say have been said during the pre-reading. If you ever need a pre-reader, I'll gladly help you out mate!


#19 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

:fluttercry: So beautiful... :raritycry:

#20 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

>>544663 >>544783 you guys....just d'awwww.

>>544416 >>544580  Maybe...MAYBE...there will be an epilogue somewhere down the road. But for now, I'm leaving this as it is.

>>544717 jeez, well I don't think it's nearly THAT good :twilightblush: But thanks a ton, it means a lot.

>>544451 wow, I didn't even think of that for some I have an urge to play that game through for probably the tenth time...

#21 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

Manly tears were indeed shed this day.

#22 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·


You sell yourself short. You're a great writer with tons of potential. Don't let anybody tell you different. :trollestia:

#23 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

I think the fact Rainbow was in love with Twilight made it sadder.  Twidash is my favorite ship.:fluttercry::applecry::pinkiesad2:

#24 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

Oh god...I've never, even once, in my life described a story, any story at all, as beautiful. This is the first. It's not the saddest story I've ever read, it's not the most heartwarming, but it's honestly one of the best. I literally cannot decide whether to cry, or to smile. This is a top contender, definitely in my top 5 stories I've ever read. This was a complete masterpiece, a heartwarming and heartshattering tale with an important lesson. :pinkiesad2:

Don't stop writing, ever.

#25 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·


Beautiful doesn't even describe this magnificent piece of artwork.  Tears were shed throughout.

#26 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

Not. One. Tear. Not a single drop. That shows something about my will right there. Or my coldness. I really don't want to know which. I wasn't even trying to not cry. Either way, it feels... strange, somehow, to not be saddened by something that made several people burst into tears. Nice writing, though, as you had me puzzled at first.

>>544717 MLD was worse for me, with the realization that came shortly after the end. "...The last time we would see each other." EVER. Even in death, they're separated. This story eventually has a happy ending, even if it's several decades later. I didn't shed a tear at either one of them, though, which makes me feel even more awkward.

#27 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·

>>545590 I'dd very much love to have an epilogue to this story

If you decide to do it, don't stress yourself and write with the same passion as your original story

I just hope I can bare whatever sadness awaits in the epilogue. I believe you went to far to now pull of a cleverly written 'revival of Twilight', so that's probably out of the question and basically everything else is agony to me:pinkiesad2:

No pressure though:scootangel:

#28 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·


Aye, I know that feeling. I actually just waited for Celestia to say it. :rainbowlaugh:

#29 · 133w, 6d ago · · ·





My main complaint is that I could not prepare myself for all of the horrible brain-mushing sadness that is a pony's premature death. It didnt really say anything about dying on the tin.

EDIT: *delete* Nevermind.

I want you to know know that this story was absolutely amazing. Exceptionally well written, and does what it is intended to do beautifully. I had to stop reading so many times to get the tears out of my eyes so I could see the screen.

I don't want you to think that I thought this story was bad. My brain just does not handle the concept of pony death well, is all.

EDIT: *delete* Nevermind.

I had a big long rant (not too long, I think) here about death tags and epilogues, then I decided it was stupid. I suppose I couldn't effectively read what I had written because my brain had turned to mush.

#32 · 133w, 5d ago · · ·

Why can I not cry?! This was just so sad, no, so heart wrenching, and I couldn't shed even a single tear! You got me close though, several times in fact. But, as said by many above, this story was written as though by the hand of a master. You did exceptionally well at conveying emotion. And the fact that Rainbow Dash was in love with Twilight, well, that almost made me weep when she admitted it. I say, write more! I'd give you a gold medal, but I seem to have lost them, so you'll have to make due with a like, fave, and a watch. Plus this comment!

#33 · 133w, 5d ago · · ·

Well... this was truely sad.

I can't compose my thoughts in words. But... I will remember.


#35 · 133w, 5d ago · · ·

Truly astonishing, many tears has been shed. Beautiful, really. :raritycry:

#36 · 133w, 5d ago · · ·

Unbelievable...very hard to put into words all that this fic did...This is either the very best fic I've ever read, in any fandom, or it's pretty darn

#37 · 133w, 5d ago · · ·

Amazing story. All of my :applecry::fluttercry::pinkiesad2::raritydespair:

#38 · 133w, 5d ago · · ·

this... this was more than brilliant

I have no words to describe this:fluttercry:

#39 · 133w, 5d ago · · ·

i was in tears for about 90% of this, its too tragic, Twilight is far too brilliant of a pony to have her life snuffed out so young... it was beautifully written, but i shouldn't have read it, left me in tears for over an hour trying to get through it.  But thank you, there has to be your heart in this story, that you shared with us. Thank you.

#40 · 133w, 5d ago · · ·

That was beautiful. I must thank Something Epic for linking me to this story. theswimminbrony, thank you for such a great story. Really tugged at my emotions... I will have a good nights sleep. :pinkiesad2:

#41 · 133w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

She smiled serenly as she drifted away

That was the deal,

At the end of the day,

No matter what they did feel,

Or words they had to say,

For this was the end of the reel,

And Twilight's last play.

#42 · 133w, 4d ago · · ·

I don't...




And now I have to sit here and convince myself that I don't want to cry. WHY DO I READ THESE MASTERPIECES?

All in all, a perfect blend of emotional pain, with some tear-jerking moments. But all in all, this fic truly attests to the power of friendship.

An upvote and a favourite for you!



#43 · 133w, 4d ago · · ·

What in the fuck

I don't even usually care about Twi

this is well done

#44 · 133w, 3d ago · · ·

"Oh, nothing...nothing really. I was just a little curious if you could do the same with a big, bad Ursa Major."


You hear that author? That's my rage alarm. You have 3 seconds to rectify this situation, get my waifu out of this situation, and stop writing something so goddamn sad before I personally rage and then try to break my laptop and you.




Okay then.


(The rest of the comment has been deleted for extreme profanity. Now the writer will leave before he is

(A. Replyed to and flamed

or (B. Get this comment deleted.

#45 · 133w, 2d ago · · ·

MANLY TEARS!! :applecry::fluttercry::raritycry::pinkiesad2: !!! Excellent story.

#46 · 133w, 2d ago · · ·

this was way to close to me crying why do i have to read these types of storys:fluttercry:

#47 · 133w, 2d ago · · ·

Oh god, my soul. You punched me in the soul. Such sadness, such beauty! Bravo! Bravo! :twilightsmile:

#48 · 133w, 2d ago · · ·

>>547126 If I do make an epilogue, the story so far wouldn't change. Unfortunately, the death would still be permanent.

>>550827 A good group of guys, they are.

>>551651 That is BRILLIANT!

>>559010 I ain't even mad. I just hope your laptop is okay...

>>564274 Well, thanks! I'm glad you liked it! :twilightsheepish:

#49 · 133w, 2d ago · · ·


Nice story btw :moustache:

#50 · 133w, 2d ago · · ·

How do I put this . . . it seems confused in its message, at least to my mind.

It's trying to say death isn't so bad, yet it displays it as almost nothing but.

So . . . yeah, not sure it's working cohesively.

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