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  • E Apples and Acres Away

    Short story based on the alternate ending to Unintentionally Yours
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  • E Dutifully Yours

    Sequel to Unintentionally Yours - Twilight sets off to visit an old friend. Disaster ensues.
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  • E Fury

    Little villains (or at least one of them) are intent on removing their caretaker. If only their thumbs were more opposable.
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  • 69w, 1d
    FlashLight

    So, Twi gets shipped with a Royal Guard (read: Equestria Girls).

    Can I say, "JUSTICE DID IT!"?

    5 comments · 344 views
  • 71w, 1d
    Little side project completed

    Here's a sample. Tell me what you think?


    Fluttershy returned to the cinderblock, a rope in her mouth to fasten to it and to drag it away… only, it was no longer there. She curiously trotted to the now-flattened patch of earth once cratered. The second her shifting mass settled onto the vacant spot, the ground gave way. A tiny yelp escaped her throat before she extended her wings, flapping her way out of the sudden hole in her lawn. Setting down beside it, she glanced down to see that it was, indeed, a deep, cavernous hole. The sunlight glinted off polished spearheads waiting, embedded a mere eleven feet down. Fluttershy silently studied the anomaly and trotted back toward her house were a spade lay in wait. “I need to be more careful,” she remark before gabbing the shovel with an outstretched wing. Elsewhere, Megaera bit harshly down upon her tail, for it was the only thing muffling her steaming rage.


    Dave thought it was funny. He was laughing later on about it. Ain't that the truth, Dave? Dave. DAVE!

    --GAME OVER--

    Continue? < *gunshot*

    Quit?

    5 comments · 101 views
  • 72w, 17h
    Ramble On! Singing My Song!


    How do Applejack and Spike work? How did I even get the idea?

     

    When I first decided to undertake the task of writing horse words, I wasn’t completely sure on what to zero in on. What kind of words would suffice? Shall I write about the neurotic Twilight Sparkle being her adorkable self? Yeah, me and half the fanbase.... How about the lovely Rarity? Nah. Pink—let me stop myself there. Fluttershy? Rainbow Dash? Applejack?

                    Applejack? I don’t know. Twilight was kinda my favourite, since I am an academic, after all. Then again, so is the supposed wealth of the fanbase to varying degrees, so I’m not alone there, right, Dave? However,  Applejack seemed quite compelling in her own right. Then it hit me: ‘A Dog and Pony Show’ the first episode I saw (mostly because of the David Bowie reference). Spike almost kissing Applejack. Maybe there’s a ‘what if’ story in there, somehow?

                    I will write a one-shot about the emotional journey that was begun by Spike’s daydream and Applejack’s reaction to nearly being kissed by her. The fuel: AJ’s good nature and frame-by-frame apparent lean-in, as if she was going to comply and kiss Spike back. How quaint! How the hay does it work?!

                    To investigate, one must understand the context and role of the show and, my established favourite character: Spike (AJ would eventually helm the ‘Best Pony’ pedestal). Spike, in all honesty, can be shipped with any of the characters. Being the only consistent male character, he presents a hetero option that, in all honesty, I prefer to see rather than exclusive female relationships.  He is Twilight’s oldest friend and confidant and honestly, my OTP after Sparity. Yes, Sparity is actually a preference for me, given its relation to the canon. Twilight and Spike have an almost taboo kind of ship, especially since she hatched him at a young age, was taught beside him by Celestia and has taken on a more sibling-like relationship. Therein lies the taboo, considering that people will argue semantics for or against. I would, should I choose to side at all, argue in favour of the pairing of purely technical levels. She is a pony, he is a dragon. They are unrelated by blood. He will mature both physically and emotionally and she will probably notice.

                    Alas, I enjoy reading TwiSpike, but cannot write it. How about Fluttershy? She expressed wholesale fascination with Spike upon first meeting him, which opened up a can a shipworms. However, she’s hardly interacted with him since. But, the shy Pegasus and the outgoing dragon make a cute couple in that they can complement one-another quite well. Spike, being a little more extroverted can gently coax the introverted Fluttershy out of her shell, all while being a helpful hand (literally) for her animal care duties. Fluttershy, in turn, would provide a wholesome affectionate partner who would (I believe) treat him with the respect he deserves, all while slowly getting over her fear of dragons via watching him grow up more and more. It works.

                    Rainbow Dash. She gets along well with Spike and the two can certainly be ‘bros’. I refer you, dear self, to April Showers; a pile of horse words by Denim Blue. Or Spike’s Rainbow Dash. Either work. Neither are complete as of this writing. Suffice to say, SpikeDash is a spicy ship, given RD’s fiery personality and Spike’s malleability as a character (supported by evidence from the show). I t works better than I thought it would. Please finish those damned fics!

                    Pinkie Pie and Spike. Pinkie Pike? Heh. I cannot really get behind this ship, as I am not entirely inclined to deal with Pinks beyond using her energy to power a scene or comedic flip. I have nothing else to add, other than an apology to Dave, whose favourite pony this is. She is the sweetest and genuinely kind-hearted of the Mane Six and Spike could not have asked for a more supportive mare in his life. The cake-to-the-mail-guy scene in ‘The Last Roundup’ proves this.

                    Rarity. The canon ship. Words cannot express how much I want this to work in-universe. Maybe some day, but it is not this day. This day, we SHIP! I may vehemently support AppleSpike, but I know it is all in vain, considering how much we want Sparity to work. I can see Spike going through a growth spurt and catching her eye... but, as of late, Spike seems to have ended his efforts in favour of a comfortable friendship with only trace amounts of shipping fuel left in the series to date.  Hell, even ‘Spike At Your Service’ gave incentive to AppleSpike, but even the entire shiptease could be sunk with Spike’s desire to be around Rarity. Ah well. Maybe some day.

                    Now, AppleSpike, my OTP. How does it work? Well, it doesn’t. But, as the saying goes: Come Hell or Canon Fodder, the ships will sail here and yonder!

    Consider the characters: Applejack is the embodiment of hard work, dedication and level-headedness. Spike is, essentially the male counterpart to this. Applejack appreciates the work her friends put in for her and seems to be the only one who maintains her lessons learnt in that regard (read: character flaws and friendship lessons).

                    Now, consider the various contexts within the show itself. ‘SAYS’ aside (we will dissect it later) we had ‘ADAPS’ infamous near-kiss scene, which was all I needed at the time. Then, one realizes all the occurrences and evidence that maybe even the writers themselves have made a secret pairing of their own. Applejack pays a lot of attention to Spike. Serious attention. For example, in the first episode after the opening two-parter for S1, Applejack chastises Spike for seemingly gagging at the mushiness of the Aesop scene only to make knowing eyes at him for his positive rxn for receiving a ticket himself (this was actually the initial cover-image  for UY). Then, there’s Over A Barrel, which had AJ only greeting Spike with a nuzzle, which he warmly receives. Often, the two walk side-by-side and converse openly. The famous near-kiss was quite telling, actually. AJ moved seemingly to return the kiss (judging by her expression and lips) only to have Spike shift his head out of the way at the last second. She would have gone for it, boy! (The things I witness...). Anyway, when Spike gets pulled into the hole, it’s not Twilight, his long-time companion, who attempts to save him, but AJ. Yeah. Let that sink in.  ‘STME’ had AJ give Spike the largest gift and receive affectionately reoccurring thanks. Personal space issues aside, it leaves much to the imagination. Spike also familyzones Twilight, RD AND Rarity in ‘Dragon Quest’. Whenever Spike is falling from a great height, AJ always covers her face with her hat. The pain would be too much to bare! Actually, I got nothing on the hat thing.... One thing does come to mind: “No, Mal, NO!—Jeeze, Got-damn it! No!” *Inception BWAAAM*

                    Anyways, I have my reasons for pursuing AppleSpike. It is a reasonably compelling ship that is grounded quite realistically and logically. Two hard-working, level-headed individuals (AJ to her friends, Spike especially to Twilight) finding a genuine appreciation for one-another through unexpected and unintentional means are suddenly thrust into the folds of a greater, overarching plot. Also, Twilight has a secret crush. Who knew? I didn’t until I started writing Clegmane. If there is anything generic about my horse words, it’s that Twilight is shipped with an OC. But, more on Clegmane later. Spike and AJ are uncertain and definitely questioning their feelings, all while trying to preserve their friendship. Then, I added Spike’s parents because I wanted to do two new things because I could. Spike’s parents featured in what I hoped to be the premier AppleSpike horse words collection on the interblag? Not bad.

    Not to mention, I fail to see any other horse words that features Twilight pursuing a one-sided relationship... with an older stallion, who is the former Captain of the Royal Guard. Twi’s probably been shipped with other guard OC’s and OC’s in general... a source of contention for readers outside a horse word writer’s current base of support. Ah well.

     As its own story, Book II of DY might have been spared the initial amount of dislikes. It might not have... it really depends on the climate. However, Book I was necessary to set the mood and provide crafty exposition on Dave’s part. Thank you, Dave! Why won’t you reply to my texts, Dave? DAVE?!

     

    Now the big question: When is the next chapter going to come out?

     

    Well, that kills two and a half hours of this shift. We should do this again some time. *Drops beer bottle*

    7 comments · 114 views
  • 73w, 5d
    Winged Dreams and Tiny Hooves

    That is the title of the chapter that I will be posting.

    Yes, it is a much-delayed chapter. Wanna know why?

    Yesterday, I wrote the most important exam of my life so far: a registration exam for the College of Kinesiologists of Ontario. I've been studying/reviewing for the past month.

    As a registered health professional (provided that I pass the damned difficult thing) I will finally have a voice in the care I can give and the plans I set into motion without being talked down to by people in authority who have fallen bass-ackwards into those positions of authority, though their knowledge is, at best, trivial.

    In short, I will be somebody.

    As for the exam, I can only say this:

    JUSTICESNAKE:

    I was prepared to do my best

    That I could handle any test

    For I can cite so many tricks

    But I wasn't prepared for this

    Sublexations would have been a breeze

    Signs and symptoms I collect with ease

    (The pain scale is one of many measurements that allow a clinician to build a pain-management program)

    Physical Demands Analysis

    But I wasn't prepared for this

    Will I fail, or will I pass?

    I can't be sure...

    SPIKE:

    He can't be sure...

    JUSTICESNAKE:

    My mind is sharp, my skills intact

    My heart is pure...(myocardial tissue)

    SPIKE:

    His heart is pure (myocardial tissue)

    JUSTICESNAKE:

    Oh, I've taken my share of licks

    Contractile filaments are thin and thick

    But no I wasn't

    SPIKE:

    Oh, no, he wasn't

    JUSTICESNAKE:

    Oh, no, I wasn't

    SPIKE:

    Oh, no, he wasn't

    JUSTICESNAKE:

    No, I wasn't

    BOTH:

    Prepared... for this!

    ---

    At least I have Nursing, if the battle goes ill. Long may I defend Edoras.

    So yeah. I hope you enjoy reading.

    4 comments · 121 views
  • 91w, 1d
    Prepare yourselves...

    6 comments · 167 views
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One year ago, Spike narrowly avoided an incident with Applejack, but not without unintended consequences. Also, something dark festers in Canterlot that will change his life forever. As new relationships bloom and old ones are dragged into light, he will have to make a choice that could decide the fate of Equestria!

First Published
15th Nov 2011
Last Modified
1st Oct 2012
#1 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

I thought this was very well done. It was innocent, well written, charming and everything feels very much in character.

I say one more thing about this it felt like Spike was going to go all Rhett Butler on Rarity and say, "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."

What's with Granny Smith calling Spike a griffon, is it supposed to be a Rocko's Modern Life reference? If is then you are full of win, and if not I'm just over analyzing shit. Kudos anyway dude,

I like how you left it partially open ended.

Based off the comments from Fanfiction,net, people like this idea as well and want MOAR!!!

#2 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

I also want more, I always have been dying for a Spike x AppleJack fic.  They are in such short supply :pinkiesad2:

Great story I loved every bit of it, so yeah, a sequel would be AWESOME, but I can't wait to see more pony based stories from you!  :pinkiehappy:

#3 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

:moustache: That is all.

#4 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

>>25808

Rocko's Modern Life as a classic show and you are quite astute, I might say. Good show, sir!

#5 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

Few times in life does a single word convey so many thoughts and emotions to express what's on one's mind. I feel like this will be one of those times...

...

MOAR!!!:pinkiehappy:

#6 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

Adorable!

Though I think Spike is going to get a tongue-lashing from Twilight when she hears he closed the library without her permission!

#7 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

Very :rainbowkiss:! You spent quite some time on it, didn't you?

#8 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

:ajsmug::heart::moustache:

my favorite ship.

#9 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

>>26095

I wrote this little story back in late August, shortly after I became a Brony. Dog and Pony Show was the first episode I watched, hence the inspiration.

Took a few hours before school started, but I finished it in a few sessions over a few days. Like I said, it was an inspired story.

Thank you for your interest!

#10 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

Must try and get this rated perfect 5....

#11 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

>>26293 I thank you for the compliment, but no work is without flaw. I am happy with what I end up with.

#12 · 154w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

Hnnnnng!

#13 · 154w, 4d ago · · · Yours ·

This is like the *BAM* ultimate what if scenario. YOU'RE LIKE I'M PAIRING THE BEST PONY AJ WITH THE FUCKING DRAGON AND SPIKE'S LIKE FUCK YOU RARITY, I DON'T NEED YOU, I GOT SOUTHERN COMFORT OUTSIDE THE BOTTLE BITCH*BOO-YAH, KARATE CHOPS A GOD DAMN TABLE IN HALF.*

#14 · 154w, 3d ago · · · Yours ·

So I am guessing no continuation? :pinkiesad2:

#15 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Yours ·

>>27560 Actually, as of now, you may want to re-read!

#16 · 154w, 2d ago · · · Yours ·

The Aj and spike ship was awsome, but I really want to see the Twilight subplot continue.

#17 · 154w, 1d ago · · · Yours ·

The M Bison with in me is joyous.

#18 · 154w, 16h ago · · · Yours ·

I am excited for party times. :pinkiehappy:

This is an outstanding and entirely unexpected pairing.  Well, unexpected to me, obviously.

#19 · 154w, 12h ago · · · Yours ·

Can't wait for the next update

#20 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

Thank you so much for continuing with this idea, I LOVE IT OH SO VERY MUCH!  I cannot wait to see where you'll bring this heart-wrench'er!  :heart:

#21 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

>>25829 http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2738/Spiked-Cider hope this link works :(

#22 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

Well.... that was not the twist I was expecting... damn I may given thought to who Applejack's mother is or Fluttershy's uncle but never to Spike parents. Oh well, the separation to me may have been too clean but it does show that Spike and AJ are grown up an understand that one must make the hard decisions. ~Celestia's Paladin

#23 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

This is the problem with fan fiction, because it's not catering to main stream masses doesn't have to have a happy feel good ending much like Japanese Horror. We are at the mercy of an omnipotent author who can make it as depressing as they please. I'm still hoping for that Don Bluth story arc. Goes from upbeat, then crashes at 200 mph in to extreme sadness then at the third act brings us back to the Shire with a happy triumphant ending. This story is still well done but I expect some will give up on it because of the depressing turn of events despite the authors notes.

Hoping for that Disney ending*fingers crossed*

Peace Out.

#24 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

The Hitchhiking Pony’s Guide to the Mind’s Galaxy’

hm... 42?:rainbowderp:

#25 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

Ouch. I think my heart just broke. Anyways, I loved the original story and was surprised when you revised it to create a multi-chapter story. While I had some doubts about changing such a well encapsulated story, I can honestly say that you integrated the new storyline seamlessly. However, although I do enjoy the story, I can't help but view AJ as kind of a cradle-robber. I don't suppose that there is any way you could use some fancy wording to make it so that Spike is actually older than he seems? I actually have a few ideas on the matter, so if you need some help with that, feel free to message me. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

#26 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

It's weak!


(Nope, it's not :trollestia:)

#27 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

“Watch out! The walls have teeth!

this story is great 4.7 for the awesome story and  .3 for all the references :pinkiesmile:

#28 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

What was once a great thunderous voice simmered to a dull roar. “You are the one, who in years past, have been keeping my son.”

when i read this i recoiled in my chair and it rang in my mind.  ooooh shit.:twilightsheepish:

#29 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

In this you describe Apple Bloom as being coloured like cider. This is incorrect. Her coat is actually the colour of the flesh inside the apple. Y'know, the pale off-white color.

Applejack however, is colored like cider.

What can I say? I love my apple cider. :trollestia:

#30 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

ARRRGGHHH!! FIGHTING. BACK. MAN TEARS!!!!!:fluttercry:

#31 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

What was so heart wrenching about this :rainbowhuh:

Spike is now a prince of an incredibly powerful empire, I hope he invades Equestria later and executes Celestia

#32 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

The comments make this sound..... intriguing... To Read listed!

#33 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

>>31295 I guess cider is a bit darker than I remembered. I may edit that, but the sherbet reference is staying! :derpytongue2:

#34 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

>>31368 There is no time for sadness when there is adventure to be had!

#35 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

Please, please dont have the mane 6 rescue him from the dragon kingdom

#36 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

Does nopony see the giant dragon army outside Canterlot? NOPONY?!

#37 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Yours ·

Just a quick correction, the type of pie is "meringue."

#38 · 153w, 5d ago · · · Theirs ·

Another mistake I noticed, it should be "who's boss." "whose" is possesive.

Otherwise, amazing chapter!

#39 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

There are many words that one could use to describe the thought and skill that goes into this story. But I think I'm going to say one thing.

Please, don't stop writing!

-Bolt

#40 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

Smile. Smile god damn it. SMILE!

/me attempts smile

...massive failure

/me attempts to not cry

...massive failure

#41 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

my hea-HNNNNNG! :heart:

#42 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

Bloody good chapter mate please continue:eeyup:

P.S nearly had me crying there mate........nearly :applecry:

#43 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

It's funny you manage to create a deeper, more believable and more plausible romance than those crappy tween whore romance movies and the Star Wars Prequels combined.

Like the man said to the masseuse, "I want a Happy Ending."  

#44 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

Now, this is a story all about how

My life got flipped-turned upside down

And I'd like to take a minute

Just sit right there

I'll tell you how I became the prince of a place called Draconia

In west Equestria born and raised

In the Ponyvile was where I spent most of my days

Chillin' out maxin' relaxin' all cool

And all shoo'n some parisprites outside of the town

When my mom and dad

Who were up to no good

Startin making trouble in my neigh-borhood

when twilight came back, she got real sad

And said 'You're movin' in with your mommy and daddy in Draconia

#45 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

>>31534

MY Logic? They're on the other side of the mountain.

Leaked song? What leaked song?

#46 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

I can't help but keep rereading this, though there are a few typo's here and there, I am willing to point them out if you would like, whether a PM or on the comments is totally up to you.

#47 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

>>32007 A PM would be nice if it is very long. Otherwise, I wear my heart on my sleeve and your crits may be helpful to more than just myself if placed in the comments.

Thank you.

#48 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

>>32007 A PM would be nice if it is very long. Otherwise, I wear my heart on my sleeve and your crits may be helpful to more than just myself if placed in the comments.

Thank you.>>31953 You honour me, guest guest.:moustache:

#49 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

It was a tad predictable, but fantastical none the less. If I were to predict the rest I'd say the Mum and Dad dragon hear of Spike's relationship and decide to let him stay; so I challenge you to surprise me (don't just make Spike go with his parents and leave everyone, that's boring)!!

#50 · 153w, 4d ago · · · Theirs ·

Hello plot development out of freaking no where.

Actually I got to say the whole parents thing has made this into a much more interesting story (not saying it was dull before!)

I hope you continue with this awesome story :rainbowkiss:

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