Daisy Dreams, master of lucid dreaming and a rare earth pony in the field of subconscious investigation, enters the dreams of troubled ponies to help them overcome their troubles and get to sleep at night.
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5w, 6dContext21 comments · 135 views
A great value of fanfiction is in the context that automatically surrounds any work you create. Biblical Monsters for example, would have difficulty being such a focused, tragic tale of miscommunication without the MLP context. In some sense, this whole site is one big collaborative writing project.
I've been popping in occasionally over the past two years, and that's what I'm going to continue to do. In early 2013, I had a lot of stuff going on (mostly academics) that I needed, and moreover wanted to give my full attention to, so I basically stopped everything to do with ponies (apart from reading Chris's blog and downloading the occasional pony ePub for my new ereader), because at that point my participation in this fandom was quite time consuming. During 2012, my most active time in the fandom, I was kinda bored and disillusioned with my studies, and writing all those horse words gave me a much needed creative outlet. But things have really picked up since then, and over the past two years I've learnt a lot and enjoyed myself in the process. RogerDodger will be happy to know that I no longer need my hand held with Git, for example.
I've published some slight scraps and experiments as a sort of palette-cleanser, and I'm toying with the idea of writing another story or two -- I may even have started a first draft. I could probably also be coerced into continuing one of the aforementioned scraps. But not immediately -- I've got a few months of academia left, and then some holidays, and then I go out into the real world of work, and who knows what'll happen from there.
I haven't been watching the show. I've seen a few early episodes of Season 4. I have zero interest in Equestria Girls or anything related to that, because a huge part of the appeal of this show for me is the setting and the non-human characters. But maybe I'll watch some of S4 at some point. Should I?
I was a little saddened to see the state of the /fic/ boards on MLPchan (closed) and Ponychan (still with threads I OPed on the front page). I'm guessing all fanfic activity is basically entirely centred around this site now -- not to disparage this site or anything, I just happen to like the way image boards work. But that's just how it goes. And this site is certainly head and shoulders above any other fanfiction site on the net in terms of presentation and features. The only thing I'm missing is an option to writing in Markdown.
I've seen a lot of familiar faces still hanging around these parts. How are you guys doing?
78w, 5dWell this is interesting.10 comments · 279 views
Hey everybody, how's it going? I've been super busy with tonnes of work all year – went up a year in uni, took on an extra subject, got a part-time job, started some personal projects – and thus very scarce around these parts. It's work I'm glad to be doing, and I'm learning a lot and generally having a good time, but I just haven't had a lot of time for pony stuff, and that probably won't change for a while.
Anyway, I'm mainly posting because I found this. Thoughts?
97w, 4dMy Angel1 comments · 376 views
So, It's Tricksy, my silly Trixie rap-battle story was featured in Round 10 of Seattle's Angels' reviews, to my great surprise and gratitude.
In light of that, here are some obscure fics I've mined from the depths of Fimf and feel are worth a read.
Three Wishes by TimeBaby
It's incomplete, but looks like it's shaping up to be a fun travel-adventure story about Gilda, Trixie and Braeburn, an odd combination if ever there was one. It even features a Nightmare Moon cult not headed by an orange juice addict.
To Ourselves and Our Posterity by George Pollock Jnr
A short letter-fic from the guy who wrote Tales. The letter-writer has a somewhat annoying tone, and it's more of a vignette than a story, per se, but the worldbuilding and character is fun enough to be worth a look if you enjoyed Tales. Although I may just be biased because I've always wanted to write a story about Luna and Celestia being born to an ordinary unicorn and pegasus couple and achieving their "godhood" via the Elements of Harmony in order to overthrow Discord.
Princess Luna Picks Up Hitchhikers by horizon
I miss Luna's Goodwill Tour. It's a damn shame WTFHIW never finished it. The first thing I thought upon reading Hitchhikers was that the gods of ponyfiction (Gushnor and Masterroxxor, of course) had smiled upon me. Of course, horizon's got something quite different to Goodwill Tour here (replete with a somewhat horrifying explanation of batponies and, obviously, post–"Luna Eclipsed" Luna), but it does touch on some similar themes.
No Tame Forest by PhantomFox
There's a lot of love for Sunny Skies All Day Long and My Faithful Student, but my favourite PhantomFox story will always be No Tame Forest, partially because of the perfect Zecora rhyming, and partially because I think, of the three, this one works best as a written work, whereas the other two are kinda "this would be better animated" deals.
Thanks again to Seattle's Angels for the feature!
99w, 3dPublic Service Announcement4 comments · 154 views