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Laichonious

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Laichonious the Grey is away, for now. Just wipe your hooves on the mat there and try not to touch anything fragile...

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It is the summer of 2020. The popular TV show "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" has finished its eighth, and what appears to be final, season. In the wake of increasingly violent attacks by an extremist Internet-based terrorist group, the founders of the popular pony site, Equestria Daily, decide enough is enough. Bronies from all over the world have gathered in a small, abandoned industrial park in the run-down outskirts of Chicago to find the culmination of their dreams: Equestria. Through the wonders of science, they flee Earth for a land of magic, mystery and secrets. They will be weighed, they will be measured... will they be found wanting or will their dreams come true?

Story Idea inspired by a chapter in Shipping and Handling by PegasusRescueBrigade.

Cover image is a composite of the original Stargate movie poster and 'Canterlot At Night' by Cosmicunicorn, Source

The Sequel: Magical Wizard Brony Detectives

First Published
16th Apr 2012
Last Modified
4th Nov 2012

Comments ( 1,856 )

#1 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

By Celestia, eight seasons?! :rainbowlaugh:

We might have holographic ponies by then!

#2 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Wow, very good. Original as far as I cam tell. I'm waiting for more. Keep up the good work.

:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::rainbowwild::rainbowlaugh:

#3 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

this is a awesome fanfic :twilightsheepish:

#4 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

This has intrigued me :rainbowlaugh: Keep up the good work, you've earned a thumbs up

#5 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Sounds awesome, I'll fav for now and read it later

#6 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Dag, you guys are quick! Thanks for all the thumbs! :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

#7 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

This shall be tracked.

#8 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Kinda deserves to go onto the top of the site :rainbowlaugh:

#9 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

I hope this 8 seasons thingie willactually happen..... Id rather see 8 seasons of Friendship is Magic over a new MLP series which may go back to the SUPPOSEDLY bad quality of gens 1 to 3.5 (I cant know as I didnt watch those ones)

#10 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>461968

This is too much fun! And to think it just kinda fell out of my head today. You guys are the best. I'll be sure to continue it:pinkiehappy:

you all deserve all of my :moustache: all of it!

#11 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>461975 Just keep on writing brony! It's what we do :rainbowlaugh:

#12 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Interesting.

#13 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Only eight seasons? That's it? There is bound to be at least 15 . . . and then a reboot.

Hmmm I will read and track this (because I brok my ankle and I need some fics to occupy me)

#14 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Inb4 Brony international guard reference.

I like the idea of a crusade thing going on, that was a very lucrative time for history in the wold of fiction and whatnot (see: Templars) but the only reason I did not like those times was the stupid amount of people that refused to even lie about their religious nature to survive. Or am I missing the point?

Aherm, idiotic ranting aside I shall read this.

#15 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

8 seasons must be a thing for writers setting their fics in the future.

#16 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462003

Reaction 15 much? :trixieshiftright:

As for the fic, love it. :pinkiehappy: Or, love the idea of it.

I shall read immediately!

#17 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

You sir have gotten my attention, I like what I see in this story and can't wait for more! :moustache: approves

#18 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Give me another chapter.

RIGHT NOW:flutterrage:

FLURRSHY COMMANDS YOU!!:flutterrage::flutterrage:

If thats ok with you that is... :fluttershyouch:

#20 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

I'm not sure whether to be happy about being able to go to Equestria or to be sad about basically getting banished from Earth by haters. :applejackconfused:

Eh, I'll go with happy.

#21 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462096 I've been looking for that .gif for a while now. Thank you. As for the story, interesting.

#22 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

I love it! only the best stories make me shudder, so much is yet to be done and can be done with such a great plot and start to what I Think will be a fabulous story.

#23 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

I've seen a lot of fics on this site and if this one doesn't make it to the top then we might have a problem. If you need any advice or help just contact any fellow brony.

#24 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

*modestly sips at a can of root beer*

"The air inside ionized and the distinctive smell of ozone filled the building."

Hurk?!? *spews soda* PPPPPPPPPPPHHTTTTTT!!!

*cough* *cough* OZONE?!? O₃ is a poisonous gas!!

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That all said I LOVE THIS!! Great ideas do come in the spur of the moment! Originality is the best policy!

#25 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>Post new story

>Say it's a side project until your other story is done, and will continue if it's popular

>New story has over 5x the amount of likes as your other story in an hour

lawl

I am intrigued by this concept, and shall be watching this.

EDIT: and featured to boot =P

#26 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Well, look at that.

I just happened to be glancing down the front page and noticed something mentioning my fic, Shipping and Handling.

To be perfectly fair, I didn't make up the Portal to Equestria thing, everything I used concerning EQD in chapter 10 is pre-existing "Equestria Daily lore" invented by Seth and Cereal.

Here's Cereal Velocity's actual video from "Equestrian Innovation's Portal to Equestria Project".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvTRKmjVUWY

Presumably, the portal from that clip got working well enough to send Seth to Equestria before shutting down again.

#27 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>461975 So, are they leaving because they are hated, or is there a real life, violent backlash that forces bronies into hiding? Other than being confused by that, great fiction!

#28 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

So "Conversion Bureau" meets "Stargate" meets the EqD-Staff? Not oooverly original but I like it. [+1 thumb]

Only thing that makes me wonder: If there is a Anti-Brony-Movement, I'd make sure they never ever, ever, ever, ever find the GATE. Some dead-mans-hand device that destroys the ring, burns out the drives that had the program and the space-time coordinates for equestria and then fillsthe sub-basements with cement. Just to be sure, you know.:twilightsheepish:

A "Goodbye and thanks for all the apples" would have been classy as well.:raritywink:

#29 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>461986

LOL in the face of Snape, how could I?

>>462003

Wow, you hit it on the nose there dude. That is the underlying message I guess, don't let go of what is really important and good. To me, that's what this community is all about.

>>462016

yeah, 8 seasons does seem to be kind of a thing...I rolled with it:pinkiehappy:

>>462114

I'm with yah. I've thought more about what I wrote, I have to do this sometimes for I write good ideas way faster than I think them, and I would agree that it would be a bittersweet departure. You know you are going to a better place but it sucks to leave everything you know behind.

>>462136

Will do.

This is an amazing turn out guys. I didn't think this would get so much attention, seeing as how 'bronies go to equestria' is quite the popular strand to go on. I was half expecting "cliched plot is cliched" but got all of this instead. It gives me this warm glowey feeling inside...I like it:pinkiehappy:

#30 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Won't deny the fact that this is by far one of the most interesting works I've read. You're doing some grand work.

Good luck on the story, my friend.

#31 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

I came expecting a half-baked idea.  Congratulations, it's fully baked.  I expect to see more on my desk this time next week. :pinkiehappy:

#32 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462181

really?! that's cool, I saw it in your fic first, then again I'm new to the herd, been a brony for only 4 weeks now, so there is a lot of fandom lore and jokes that I don't know yet. Thanks for the info, will credit were it's due

>>462205

yeah, the facts are muddy, this totally fell out of my head in like three hours so there's bound to be holes in it. There was a violent backlash in which several people were hurt, not killed. I think I will elaborate on that in the next chapter though

>>462174

IKR?

>>462226

it's funny you mention that, I thought about that too, but then I thought; no there might be stragglers. They would want to get as many bronies to the other side as wanted to go. also, ominous foreshadowing?

#33 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462265 Foreshadowing?...:pinkiegasp: OHGOD! What if an anti-brony group goes into Equestrian to....to....DESTROY IT?

#34 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Not sure if trolling or not. I can only assume it is, since it's the only way I can find this humorous.

#35 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462294

Who's trolling? me or somepony else? :rainbowlaugh:

#36 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Human fanfics are always the best I think! Good work!

#37 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

:moustache: That is all.  You have earned it.

#38 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462163

hmmmm, didn't think of that...I think I meant O2? idk, chemistry is not one of my strong suits...must research this...

#39 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462409 O2 Is the regular oxygen molecule, which is what we use in respiration. O3, or ozone, is only toxic in large amounts.

I hope that helped! :pinkiehappy:

#40 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462409

No you are right, lightning does form ozone gas. I believe that he misunderstood your use of the word "filled". Obviously it did not fill the whole room, just the smell of it. Besides, small amount for a short time the ponies will be fine.

#41 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462409

Clearly, neither are the specifics and nuances of the English language. Eh.

Anyways, color me intrigued. If you can up your writing abilities, and keep this going for a long while, consider yourself damned to the tenth circle of hell; that is, my faves list and a review with some criticism.

Good luck~

#42 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

This is amazing! what if this actually happened in the future? :rainbowhuh:

#43 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462229

I don't think its all that surprising for it to get this much attention.

I think one of the things that let it stand out is the uniqueness of the story.

First you got a massive number of bronies, usually a BiE story has only one brony.

Second you have considered the ramifications of the exodus to it's full extent. It can only get more interesting.

Third BNG was a great one shot. and it brought forth a very attractive idea, what would it be like if a ton of bronies just kinda appeared in equestria one day? These bronies have been ponyfied so there is a difference and honestly I really am lookin forward to this. if you are unconvinced then refer to my previous comment above.

#44 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

We would've gotten farther than 8 seasons!

#45 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Man, screw earth! ive always hated how everyone expects you to be the exact same as them, in Equestria i could be who i really am and not fear haters!

#46 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462315

You, for the content in the story. I'm not sure if I'm supposed to take all the over the top elements seriously or not, because it comes off as a bunch of wangst to me.

#47 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462520

Like they say "Your worst day in Equestria is still better than your best day on Earth"

BR
#48 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Hey! Remember to keep a chance to go through this portal for good ol' BronyRanger,  Y'HEAR?

#49 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>462409

The bubbles in soda are carbon dioxide, (CO2)

Just to clear that confusion up.

#50 · Chapter 1 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

You know that this is a fiction because by the year 2020 everyone on earth will be a Brony/Pegasister making it so no one would try to get rid of Bronyism in the first place, and their will never be a final season of ponies the ponies are far to good for that. :rainbowdetermined2:

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