Kevin Costern is a human in Equestria. But how will he deal with natives that don't speak English?
I don't why some idiot would vote this down. This is great!
I know right!
Brilliant! I love two-sided stories like this. Keep it up!
Oooohhhhhh what will happen next?! I love these stories.
I'm confused... did I miss a chapter? How does he know their names now? How can he understand them?
Am i reading the same story as before?
a two sided story?
Take this story from 2 kinds of views.
The Deweys PoV, and the ponies PoV.
Deweys understand himself, but not the ponies.
The ponies understand themself, but not Dewey.
Chapter 1 is Deweys, chapter 2 is the ponies.
Ohhhhh nevermind -facehoof-
This just doubled the fun! Keep up the great writing.
I just wish fluttershy had some way of basic verbal communication with him.
Yah I read the first few lines and figured it out. Thanks anyways man :D
Heh. Dewey the Decimal Creature.
This is most entertaining. It's like Gulliver among the Houyhnhnms, except with fewer Yahoos and more pastels.
It's a shame that Fluttershy is so hesitant to tell Twilight. She could provide a translation spell, after all. Well, assuming that she can restrain her inner mad scientist.
In any case, this is outstanding. I look forward to more from both viewpoints.
"Again I'm surprised by the manners that the ponies are displaying, and"
"and I'm running out of paper"?
Guess we'll never know now, Mr. Press-Enter-Too-Soon.
You have a broken link (or something) just below your entry on what you said to "Peaches"
She could provide a translation spell, after all.
No! That would ruin the point of the story being laid out the way it is!
Keep it like this!
Also, I'm feeling that this chapter could have been longer, though that might just be my desire for MOAR speaking.
uhm, i'm sorry but i think he was interrupted by Rainbow being her, uhm, 'assertive' self. if you read the next chapter, Rainbow mentions how Fluttershy threw herself in front of her tackle. quoted:
"For example, being able to block a full-speed tackle from the one and only Rainbow Dash when she first saw it at the cottage was way too crazy to think about."
10th paragraph down. uhm, that is, if you didn't see it i mean.
Ah. I did see it, but I didn't make the connection.
Awesomsauce sums this up.
I revised the line so it's clearer.
So now it's
"For example, being able to block a full-speed tackle from the one and only Rainbow Dash when she first saw the Two-Legged Beast at the cottage was way too crazy to think about."
Thanks to >>414298414298 for taking the time to explain (in character)!
Yeah, this here is kinda what I would expect from Fluttershy if contact with a human was met. Or like her reaction to first seeing Spike. Def watching!
LOL this is quite funny.
Flutters is most caring pony :D
Well, this is quite original and very enjoyable to read, keep writing
next chapter. do want. now.
After reading both chapters I feel like this story is incomplete and I'm struggling with your characterization a bit.
I like where this is heading. Looking forward to more!
Wow.. this chapter was very interesting. Can't wait to read side-b. I'll start on it now.
Lol the picture.
I am loving this story. Please keep adding to it. My favorite part is the interaction between fluttershy and dewey. Just the fact that he is trying so hard to learn this stuff is awesome. Keep up the good work.
PS - Not doing long analysis of chapters because its 8am and I'm tired. Sorry
I hope Dewey can understand Fluttershy a bit and vice versa soon.
I like the idea of pony writing literally being the scribbles we see in the show, but then that bring us two questions:
In the pilot, we see various symbols printed in books as the ponies' written language. Then later, in Swarm of the Century, we have the "Welcome Princess Celest" banner. Internal inconsistencies aside, how does that effect the scribble writing? Or are they three separate alphabets, like in Japanese? Or am I simply overthinking this?
I personally think that's just inconsistency on the animators' part, considering the weirdo backward letters that appear in the newspaper of "Ponyville Confidential". For the sake of the story, it all makes sense to the Equestrians, no matter how it looks to us watching the show.
Enjoying this so far, makes it much more interesting than "instant language barrier dropped thanks to magic".
aww. uhm, i mean. i was hoping to see a language lesson from Fluttershy's point of view. but this is good too.
Ah, the perils of a seemingly impenetrable language barrier. Though Angel seems to understand Kevin's intentions to a disturbing degree...
Pinkie's meeting with the human seems inevitable and should be very interesting. I'm not sure if she'll undergo Zecora-level paranoia or offer a quantum leap epiphany.
In any case, I look forward to more.
It was one of the greatest "human in Equestria" fanfics I ever seen. Finally someone created a real meeting between two different worlds and races without that stupid assumption where ponies already know our language. Your "Sides storytelling" is best choice to explain all misunderstandings from both view points. Keep at good work brony.
P.S. I know, its your right to choose how Kevin and Fluttershy will "talk". But he unsucessfully tried to ask her some questions and requests. One thing came to my mind: if she don't understand body-language, he can draw picture or diagram. What you think about it?
I love these, to get under two peoples skin.
Oh poor fluttershy, you derpneess
Take it easy and focus on your life, we won't die if you don't update y'know?
Did Pinkie just... no.. she couldn't have...
But... did she just call him Hagrid?
Pinkie, you amaze me.
Hnnnnng I can't get enough of this story. Keep on writing man, your story is literary gold!
I too feel your pain when it comes to school. Literally all of my teachers are assigning huge reports on top of the 10 hours a week of homework that we are already assigned. If I wasn't in school, I would have definitely started on my Fic.
It's awesome because it's short. Realism is brilliant
At first I thought you wrote this drunk :D
I can imagine him waking up, see Twilight, and paniking.
Can't wait to see Dewy learn their language
ALL HAIL THE CRAZINESS OF THE PIE! And all hail you for wonderful work.
Well, Kevin may not have a convenient Rosetta Stone, but Twilight has his notebook. Now she just has to recognize that that's writing in there...
>>431593431593 You know how sometimes in movies you follow two people who wouldnt speak English normally, but the great film-gods make it so that there speaking English for our benefit? I think its like that.
Sounds about right.
According to the comments, this chapter was posted very recently. And with me discovering this story recently as well, I can feel the anticipation of the next two chapters coming along very nicely.
Aaaaaah, nothing like a well written "human in equestria" fic like this to make my day.
In short, this fic is just great and i am really looking foward for the next chapter.
What the? What a cop out!
My guess for Dewey's POV will be that words will be spoken to Spike at some point in time followed by Spike relaying that message to at least one of the mane six.
LOL I like how Twilight is all excited about making a translation spell. Best of luck to her.
Hey, can you finish this story in two days or so? I might be leaving for four months or so, and I hear that internet is really difficult to come by in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean...
Ok, jokes aside Another great chapter. I love your story simply for its originality (non-Brony human, no ponification, reasonable non-Sue OC, no translator microbes, although I wonder what's up with Spike now...). The fact that there aren't any grammar mistakes also helps, along with good spelling and nice writing style.
Thanks for writing this story. I don't know when I will be able to catch some wifi after 5-6th of May, but when I do, I know I will find some excellent chapters waiting for me.
You can understand him?!
Of course my female equine companions. Why can't Equestrians learn how to speak proper English?
Why? Because dragons. Dragons is why.
If I had to guess, I'd say that certain things are still going to be lost in translation. Mostly names, but also some concepts like magic, technology, non-sapient horses, and other culture clashes. Kevin's next journal is going to detail Twilight's attempts to SCIENCE him into intelligibility and his own reactions on the matter, as well as attempts to replace his nicknames with actual monikers. Oh, he'll try to get a word in edgewise, but good luck.
(NOT BAD FACE)
every girl needs a Barney. True Story.
So English is the language of the dragons or what. If it is, nice original idea ya got there.
EPIC CUT OFF
Very intriguing story you have here! I like how you've approached this with a sort of anthropology point of view from both sides and you even made the language barrier part interesting. Then, once things are starting to peter out with him getting introduced fully to all the ponies, you introduced the next major plot twist, Spike being able to talk to him. Brilliant move and prevents a slow build up of him learning the language for a whirlwind of activity instead. Good show sir!
Oh god... No. What happened to him?! Noooooo don't tell me he ate a cupcake from pinkie. Oh lawd that would be bad.
Wat.. I seriously guessed right? What did I even guess? Leme check.
EDIT: Wow.. ha. I wasn't even close. The only reason I won is because only 2 people submitted their thoughts as to what would happen.
It's Monday, May 7, 2012, 2:11 AM. I got stuff to do later in the day, but this story stopped me right in my tracks.
CONFOUND YOU PONIES. YOU DRIVE ME TO STAY AWAKE
lololololol Boogaloo and Sweepie Bot.
Great chapter! Made me both lol and d'aww :)
The whole misunderstanding part was hilarious, for some reason the cookie part made me laugh quite a bit ^^
Can't wait to see how all of this turns out, really looking forward to it!
(I was secretly hoping for Kevin and Fluttershy to hug at the ending :> )
"Also, I have unfortunate news."
Oh god, I thought you were going to stop writing or something!
RANDOM GIANT FLUTTERSHY!
This is the second fluttershy story I read that made me smile
So much D'aweeeee during this chapter!!! And that picture! HNNNGGGG!!!
Must... Refrain... From hugging my laptop!!
Huh? How did I not follow the...
*Goes to check*
Wow. Epic fail on my part. In any case, adorable stuff this chapter.
This chapter made me.....SMILE SMILE SMILE.....
Super duper sweet chapter you have here. Too many more "aawww" moments and I might have broken something. Probably my sanity.
This surprise really set a sweet and enjoyable tone to the story, nicely done once again!
>>568908568908 i'm with you on that
Boogaloo or bugalú (also, shing-a-ling, Latin boogaloo, Latin R&B) is a genre of Latin music and dance that was popular in the United States in the 1960s.
Thank you. Now the image of Sweetie Belle doing a shuffle is now stuck in my head...
But Sweetie isn't Boogaloo...
D'aww he talked.
I love the way this story is going. Keep it up!
Oops, my bad. Silly me.
I sent that message late at night and I was tired...almost zombie-like if you could put it.
So he can now talk, a little. Wonder where the story can go from here?
Oh God/Celestia/Arceus this is wonderful
I just found this story, I read it all just now and I love it. I've read stories about the human not knowing Equestrian before but they always had a translation spell handy, I love how different this story is and since Fluttershy is my favourite pony I love that she has a pretty big part in the story. I look forward to reading more.
Also this chapter had so much d'aaaawwwwwwwwww in it that my heart may have just leaked onto my keyboard. That picture at the end was just so cute.
I still love Boogaloo.
ah, a human in Equestria, how very original
Kevin's sad. Poor guy.
>>644750644750 That was the worst possible quality condescending Wonka picture you could have used.
mental image of them sleeping around him "AWWWWW"
I find that a Fic is better
With a glass of chocolate milk!
It took you 12 chapters to figure that out?
Edit: How silly of me, didn't realize that commenting on the main story page automatically goes to the most recent chapter, teehee...
Lol love this chapter. One thing that I don't agree with is his assumption that RD's name is Ranbow Dish or something like that. First off, the name is got is super close to Rainbow so I feel like he woulda put that together with her rainbow colored mane and tale and called her Rainbow Dish. He obv wouldn't know about 'Dash' so that would stay as 'Dish'. Oh well... I still loved this chapter
"Good morning class."
Class groaning: "Good morning miss Chi-chi."
Oh lawdy. I'm guessin he found something with pictures of his home or something. Aghhhh can't wait for next chapter!
I did not understand what happened that hurt him. Someone stepped on hist toes or something?
I laughed more than I should have at that picture.
And then suddenly poison joke.
Come on. You know you want to~!
Chi Chi as a teacher.
. . . . . . . . . . . . .the words that could properly describe what I'm feeling right now elude me.
also, congratulations on the feature. for like, 2 seconds. aha
Electric Boogaloo is BEST Boogaloo. XD