When a spell goes wrong, Twilight finds herself and her friends... as stallions! Will they be able to reverse the effects and return to their normal lives?
I like it. I love Rainbow Blitz especially. :3
this is pretty much how they each feel
"Anvil to the head"..... THAT, s/he remembers.
After reading through all this, I have only one thing to say: Ha!
Seriously, besides a few grammatical errors, everything about this story is great. Nice characterization, interesting plot, and sounds like you're creating some nice settings.
Keep it up!
Well...that room collapsing was just destined to happen, wasn't it? (An' if you can't see it from a mile away, buy some binoculars and laser eye surgery) Anyways, aside from that adventure contrivance, stereotype this is still going pretty well. The characterizations are all pretty good.
If I remember correctly, though, I wasn't/am not feeling a whole lot of drama in the story. The stakes typically feel pretty low. Sure, there's the danger of being stuck as stallions and of losing their memories (though I'm a bit fuzzy on how drastic/bad that would be...would it simply alter or completely destroy them?), but they feel a bit removed from those dangers.
Fun story, tho.
this is awsome
ladies... ... I.... mean... sup dudes
Rainbow and Octavia just made me smile. Well done.
♫♥I look forward to reading what happens next in your story♥♪
Oh Das Magiks It does CRAZY things
I have to say, that I like how you buck the trend, in stating that RD err ... RB is completely straight. No need to make wild assumptions that are completely baseless.
But maybe a one-off vinylblitz shipping tale could convince more ponies of the believability of a straight Rainbow. Dunno.
Oh, is the arrow and the cross series yours too? With the transport spell gone wrong? I used the term colt-crudder in chapter 6 of my 'fic here because it seemed appropriate and I couldn't think of anything better for RD to blurt out.
and not minutes after suggesting a little 'blitz shipping, we have octaviablitz.
note: just read the next chapter. She came back and talked 'til she passed out, huh? Well played, Rainbow. Well played.
first i was like then i lol'd
On a Cross and Arrow isn't mine, but I very highly advocate that it's a fantastic fanfic.
I don't even know how I thought of that combo. I just said to myself, "let me have somepony walk into the bar." It ended up being Octavia, and I just ran with it from there. I might write a side story solely about their little talk.
Would it hurt them? Yes, in a way. They would go on thinking they've been stallions and Ponyville loves them. I think in this case it's their families that talents that suffer most. For example, Blitz wouldn't be able to do a rainboom. In fact, that fact would confuse the heck out of them when they wondered how they got their cutie marks. And think of what Celestia would be going through; losing her prized pupil! Dusk wouldn't remember her at all. It'd be crazy, to say the least.
If I neglected your comment, don't fret. You have my thanks for commenting on the story and showing how you felt about it! It's great to receive feedback.
hey, when they got the out for the first time you put everyone instead of everypony just some advise
y u no make more!!!
ben waiting since like forever for a new chapter :|
Sorry about that! I've been super busy with the NaPoWriMo. I'll work on the next chapter soon, I promise.
I'm a bit confused, i have seen this story with EXACTLY the same names and almost EXACTLY the same plotline floating around the internets! Is this the original?!
Besides that, you write superbly!
If you're talking about On A Cross And Arrow, then yes, I used the same names. Both stories were based on Trotsworth's stallion designs, If I'm not mistaken.
As far as having the same storyline, Cross And Arrow has the mane six traveling into an alternate universe and meeting themselves, whereas in 63rd Rune, the mane six themselves change genders and have to try and undo it.
Also, you may have seen my story on DeviantArt, where I post as 'Gig-Mendecil.' If it's not one of those two, than someone is taking my work!
Thanks for the comment!
dude/dudet when you add more
Yo. You EVER going to continue this fic?
~ Magical Trevor, Minstrel of Equestria
Fantastic story, but an update is long overdue!
Does the phrase "lesbian trapped in a man's body" mean anything to you?
Amazing story so far. I can't wait for the next chapter to be posted. At the rate it's going I wonder if they will be able to make it in time. Also wondering about the memory necklace...does it get weaker per use in general or does it get weaker per use based on the pony it's used on?
add all the Things!!!!!
If they forget all of the amazing things they've done as friends, I will be a mighty sad panda .
I am liking this so far. I am curious to see if there will be a bigger conflict between them getting more and more used to being their new selfs.(aka if you are planing to make them forget their old selfes, kinda like in the Discord episodes, but different ofcourse)
You finally made it! ^^
I've anticipated your story for so long :D
NASCAR is the solution to everything!
I was ready to go to bed... Who needs sleep?
Now write the rest of this masterpiece!!!
am loving this. DONT TURN THEM BACK this is way too awesome!
Uhhhhhhhhh... Great writing, but a few nitpicks:
1 shouldn't Tia have thought that they were always colts?
2 with their reactions, you list all of their reactions, which I find irritating. It kinda breaks the flow. It's good for the characters, but breaks the flow.
Still, great, absurd awesome fic. Poor spike!
I had no idea this was on Fimfiction as well. Yay
Brilliant story so far I love it
1. Only Ponyville was affected by the spell. Everyone outside of it still remembers them as mares.
2. Damn, I'm trying to avoid that! I'll try to stray away from that in the last two chapters.
Thanks for the comments, everypony!
Celestia didn't react as much as I thought she would when she heard Dusk say Berry's name. I was wondering when she would catch on
Excellent work by the way.
Bro-hoof for the new chapter
Hunh... well, you've got the memory dangers seeming a bit more dangerous (though some parts of it confound me... Sweetie Belle didn't gender swap... but Celestia in memory did... I'm not sure why this is happening (and it's forcing me to consider this a minor cross with Cogwork's piece (i.e. they're gaining their male counterparts' memories or something))).
The apparent physical danger is still rather low... sure, Pinkie fell off a cloud, but I don't think it ever felt like Dash couldn't save her and the maze wasn't very threatening at all (nearly lampshaded with the 'just had to go left' line).
I dunno. The stakes still seem fairly low.
1) Only those at the epicenter of the spell gender swapped.
2) Their memories range from garbled to non-existent.
3) Yeah, that maze was more annoying than dangerous.
Pretty much, the risk right now is "lose your memories of everyone you love outside of Ponyville / lose your skills." This mostly affects Twilight, Dash and Rarity, because Twilight would lose Celestia, Dash would lose her signature trick (and possibly any chance of being in the wonderbolts - because hey, a blue mare saved them heroically, not a stallion), and Rarity would have to either learn to make suits or start making dresses again.
Meh. No, it's not very dangerous. It's annoying and a bit upsetting, though.
>>2216922169 Ohhh.... now i get it. I feel really stupid...
There is one thing I think you should clarify. If the gender-swap spell they're looking for is so old and is going to be so hard to set up, why can't they just re-do the spell that changed them in the first place. The spell was initially meant to change what type of ponies they were, but a typo caused it to shift to being a gender-swap spell, so why couldn't they just have gotten back into the circle of runes and done the spell again. If the typo had caused the runes to change from a species-swap to a gender-swap, wouldn't its effects have been able to work both ways, both transforming them and transforming them back?
The spell Twilight cast wasn't even finished, so the fact she was able to pull it off is astounding in itself. Because of that, replicating it would most likely make matters worse. As for the spell they're attempting find the reagents for right now, this is a more of a 'reset switch', using ingredients for their situation. If something different had happened, like they all lost their ability to talk or something, Celestia would've needed a different set of ingredients to fix it.
Wait, but if On a Cross and Arrow isn't yours, but you're using the same names, that's not very creative. This is your chance to be really creative; you should use new gender-swap names, not just ones taken from another fic. Just to throw a few out there, I can think of: Nightfall (Twilight), Pinkie Guy, Rainboy Dash, and Rainbow Dude; with a little brainstorming I'm sure you would be able to come up with some really good ones, and show your readers that you don't need to take ideas from other fics in order to make yours creative.
Also, one thing that kind of bugs me about this part is it seems like a bit of a cliche; those pillars had been supporting the roof of that chasm for thousands of years and they just happened to pick that one particular day to come crashing down?
It's also not very creative for other fanfics to use the names of the main six, either?
But I kid. I started writing this after seeing Trotsworth's Rule 63'd characters, an I thought they were really well done and wanted to incorporate them into a story. I even asked for his permission to use them! To be completely honest, Cross and Arrow took the names from the same place as me, although I think he switched "Bubble Berry" to "Berry Bubble". So, his names aren't exactly original either.
Yes, the columns falling down was cliche, but it was expected from the second they were mentioned. Big columns? Large cracks? Group of important characters exploring? Yeah, that's bound to come down.
Though wait, would Celestia and Luna become male versions of themselves?
Unless really they have switched memories and bodies with a Gender Bent Alternate Universe Themselves...
The spell only affected the people at the immediate epicenter of the spell
read all of them (so far). Very; very, very cool!
I heartily approve!
>>2256122561 The question in that case is why Celly gender-swapped in their memories... will Sweetie end up gender-swapped in memory as well? It would perhaps be more logical/consistent for that to happen (and a bit more screwed up as well). This is either one inconsistent spell or an overly intelligent one. Y'know, in case it has a whole script of screwing with memory based on a ponies proximity to the spell (i.e. Sweetie gets memory swapped herself so she stays the same in Rar's memory, but Celly isn't in range for her memories to be screwed with so she gets gender swapped in memory... so that would mean that Braeburn's now AJ's female cousin in her memory and Pinkie has brothers in hers but the Cakes will stay the same).
As for the dangerous/not so dangerous bit... well, I think it might be a matter of expectations. You label something adventure and my brain is going to go straight to thinking of your fic emulating the great adventures. I'm expecting danger, so it's a bit underwhelming to see the obstacles being so easily overcome. I might be pining for the expected... see Columns of Immaculate Timing.
And this has been another moment of overthinking ponies, brought to you by Gummy Cola. Stay thirsty, my friends.
The problem with this idea is that with magic, in most cases, practitioners know that doing something in a certain way gets certain results, but not why it gives those results. This contrasts science where the goal is to know exactly how something is done, so that the end result can be predicted with any particular setup, this is why magic is always causing headaches for scientists in stories. In this particular situation, they don't know how that particular alteration of the rune changed the spell, or even if it is the rune that caused the change, instead of mearly opening the spell up to outside influences. Far safer to use a particular known, if obscure, spell to directly change the symptoms to the desired result, then trust an unknown variable to act exactly the same way.
....hmm...maybe being able to see the underlying systems and logic behind fictional magic systems is a sign I really need to stop reading so much...
I like this story so far, though it does beg two questions.(one minor and one major)
After they found the feather, could'nt they just kick in one of the cloud walls/floors and leave that way?(And a maze to protect important artifacts is a bit odd considering the idead of 'go left'(or mor commenly 'stay at one wall') is very common, at least in our world.)
The other question is, why is neither Celestia not Luna taking a more active role in this if it is so dangerous? I know they normaly stay passive but they could at least have send some small group to fetch the artifact while the mane cast was in Cloudsdale/Old Canterlot.
Neither of those points are really major problems because this story is obviously more centered around character interactions and those things but just felt like mentioning them.(In the other part with Old Canterlot there also was the question of why RD can't just fly over the big gate thing and open it up instead of AJ trying to kick it in(Which I thought would cause the colapse of the cave))
Been a while since this got updated... Glad to see it's still alive :)
As for the story itself - I got mixed feelings.
At one point it's a great story that I really enjoy and look forward to every update.
However so far the later chapters have been a slight disappointment. I mean, the whole idea of the story was that they turned into colts and the first few chapters played very well on that topic, but at this point the only things that reminds me about them being colts are the names they use and the whole "if we don't turn back - bad things will happen" deal. Though maybe that's just my unjustified ranting because I wanted to see more of their awkward interactions with other characters...
Nevertheless - the story is a good read, so I'm eagerly waiting for the next update :)
uhhhgggg.... If I hang on to this cliffhanger any longer I might fall off!! I love this story though, hopefully it continues someday.
>>2741827418 I think it's a sign that you should stop reading about and start writing about it!
That's a pretty thought-out view on the whole science+magic thing!
Also, just out of curiousity, have you read The Dresden Files?
Yeah, it's a bit of a cliche, but I guess you could hand-wave it by saying that they only really started to collapse when Luna opened the huge door, and when AppleJack bucked the gate open.
(The reply is 8 weeks late, but I don't really give a damn, so long as I get attention.)
Is Cloudsdale meant to be Roman or Greek themed?
I always though Greek, because Rainbow Dash's cutie mark looked a lot like Zeus' logo in the disney Hercules movie.
I'd use better examples, but I fail at Classical studies
Please, man. Get your rear in gear and post more!
fancy pants is easily, EASILY, twice as fabulous as elusive could ever be.
I thought you died!
Hooray for moar chapters! Now keep 'em coming, this stuff is getting interesting!
Yes update read now
Wow, this fic still is kicking!? Good!
*GASP* UPDATE, AWESOME.
"Dusk! Let's see you GRIT THOSE TEETH!"
And yes, that will be the entirety of my comment. Because Rainbow Dash/Blitz is the best Kamina. Other than Kamina himself.
Haha! Someone caught it. Awesome.
Colt versions amuse me, must read more!
Tracking and added to favorites
Nice to see it's still alive. I'm anxious to see how it ends.
You sir can take my internets for this great piece of fic.
Haiku riddles, genius.
Aww, buck my life! So close to an end!
Can't wait to read the epic conclusion of this epic rule 63 fan fiction.
OHHH!Update!I thought you had been sent to the MOON!
Woho! An update! =D
And now I have an account here too, so I can follow this =D
Glad to have you back! ^^
It would be nice if you could give some ETA of new chapter. I mean, judjing by the time between previous updates... Well, it does look like a long wait. But that cliffhanger, and possibly very close ending? These are driving me mad
Alex Strazsa is alive?! WOOOOOOOOO
Also, I sense that this is coming to an end Just keep it awesome as it has been!
To me this story can end in two ways.
1) They succeed in turning back into mares
2) They fail and remain as stallions
Or they could turn back into mares with the minds of stallions and everyone in ponyville wondering why the hell they're all spontaneously female, including the mane 6 themselves and the spell spreads until eventually all the world thinks thats the way it should be. Also,Is spike stuck as a girl forever now?
Kinda forgot about spkie
Ooo... intriguing :D
o.o the tension builds ...
I say! This is exceptionally good stuff old chap!
I LOL at Rainbow Blitz predicament >:D
It would be weird to loose yourself to memories you made up... o.o
Need MOAR... o.o
i hope they dont forget spike
Is this going to update anytime soon?
this was a great story man, keep up the good work! and FIRST!
AT LONG LAST!
A fitting end to one of the most important stories to me personally!
a song for the end
FOOLY COOLY !
♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦
"Ride on Shooting Star",.
Slide of an orange reflects in the sky
Hanging the pride of a sponge
No need to hide
the premonition of life captured
it is like a colored dream
Ride on shooting star
I continued singing
like a shotgun with all my heart
A grunged hamster becomes more mature
and is accompanied by a lobster of revenge
What do you say that
you can see in that framed world?
I want to touch it before you aim
I'm looking for you and I'm having withdrawal symptoms
I lied to you
Good and happy ending to a decent story. I could nitpick a few things about for instance the way their memories were being affected in this chapter not really meshing, but nothing too serious.
*Hipster glasses* I liked this fanfic before it was on FimFiction
That was a wicked sweet ending! I'm probably a bit luckier than most people in that I only found out about this story a couple of weeks ago, so I didn't have to endure a long wait...
I can't wait to see what you can do next!
Wow, finally an end to this story! I started reading this before I even joined FIMFiction... wooshka! Nice story. =3
It's been a crazy ride, everyone, and I sincerely thank all of you for commenting and reading my story.