• T Families

    Spike and Scootaloo are acting strange, and Twilight and Rainbow Dash are going to find out why.  · Darth Link 22
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  • 1w, 4d
    It's a Hard Knock Time...

    Okay, bottom line:

    My life sucks right now.

    There's been a long series of unfortunate events that hit a nadir with the death of my cat yesterday. She was old and lived a good life, especially for an outdoor cat, but letting her go was still painful.

    So, that's why updates are slow.

    Chapters and reviews should come within a week, however, if only because I need a distraction.

    Yes, I've heard of the theatrical feature film. I have no opinion of it since nothing else is known.

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  • 2w, 5d
    The Journal of the Two Sisters review!

    Here’s the sequel to the Official Guidebook, the in-universe journal. Well, here we go!

    Our first entry is rather eye opening. It seems to skip entirely how Celestia and Luna became Alicorns or if they were born that way. They were simply approached by Star Swirl and the three founders with the proclamation that they be the rulers, since they will look upon the three tribes without bias.

    Luna also offers a pre-coronation entry. She tries the Royal We, but gives up because she thinks it sounds silly.

    Both these entries show them very much like Twilight when she became princess: nervous and unsure. I like seeing the pair like this, given how little development they get in the show.

    There’s a shorter entry for the coronation, in which Star Swirl and five Unicorns lower the sun, showing the duty still isn’t theirs. Luna is simply a one sentence entry with several doodles.

    Celestia reveals two biggies: Alicorns simple age at a slower rate and are not immortal, and that they are still blank flanks even at their age. They vow to get their cutie marks soon.

    Luna’s entry reveals that Everfree is not the result of Celestia and Luna’s battles as I thought, but it was always like that. Luna thinks they should build there in order to have a place to be away from everypony. I kind of assumed the leaders of Equestria would need to be on hand at all times, but whatever.

    Celestia has a more practical reason: because they find the Tree of Harmony there, which is a legend even in this time.

    The next two entries prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the two sisters are complete dorks: Luna gets excited about building traps, Celie about a secret room in the library. Guess that’s where Twilight gets it from.

    The next entry is the longest so far, detailing a run-in the workers have with a manticore and a reminder why building in the middle of a forest is stupid. Luna writes that she learned compassion. Yay, life lessons!

    Luna can apparently talk to animals, and uses it to finish the castle faster. Then they play hide and seek.

    Then, as it turns out, Princess Platinum didn’t lead the Unicorns, her father King Bullion did. And she apparently didn’t lose her ego. She and Luna end up not seeing eye to eye, and Luna pulls a prank on her. She immediately regrets it, but it seems to make her lose her ego, so alls well that ends well. This leads to the castle being decorated and the Equestrian flag being made.

    The next chapter is more pranks against Clover, Pansy, and Cookie. Other than that, Celestia’s meeting with them seems to go well. Then Luna tries hide-n-seek with Chancellor Puddinghead. She loses, because Puddinghead is smarter than she lets on.

    In the following entry, Star Swirl shows the sisters his library. Two things of note: first, the Alicorn Amulet is known, even this early. Second... Celestia talks about Alicorns that there are several of them, enough to have their own research in magic. I’m really hoping we get clarity on that. Star Swirl both talks about his time travel spells and asks Luna for help with another.

    Okay, this next chapter confuses me. Luna checks an area that Melvin the Manticore won’t enter and finds Zebras living there. Apparently they come from Everfree... how does that work?

    It turns out that the spell Star Swirl wants to try is moving the stars, but they start by moving the moon. And Star Swirl apparently masters his time travel spell.

    Commander Hurricane was apparently a boy. This information comes just as the Griffons declare war over territory disputes. It ends without bloodshed, thanks to Melvin cluing them in on a few griffon weaknesses.

    Then we get a long bit with this information: the Crystal Empire, ruled by a Princess Amore, a Unicorn with the same, or at least a similar, cutie mark to Cadance. What’s there connection? I don’t know, the book ever clarifies. The pair work to get the Crystal Heart back from a dragon. This time, they’re more aggressive. I guess this is to show there’s a time for diplomacy and a time for war.

    The next point has the Unicorns running out of magic, and Celestia and Luna needing to step up. They do (duh), and get their cutie marks (double duh), and realize they are the same as two symbols on the tree. They wonder about the third, and Star Swirl clearly knows something. Maybe we’ll see him in season five?

    And that’s where it ends.

    Then we get the entries the characters wrote during season four. It even has the right parts highlighted from the season finale. It’s mostly that, except for a few rambling entries from Pinkie Pie and a few short ones from Twilight.

    It doesn’t fix Bats!

    Well, this was a disappointment that brought up more questions than it answered. Still, I’ll look forward to the season five guide.

    Next time: Friends Forever #9

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  • 3w, 3d
    IDW Comic Issue #23 review!

    This one’s a bit hard to talk about, because I’m not sure how to summarize it. It’s told entirely in silence until the last two pages, and in comics that makes for a breezy read. The best you can critique through most of this is whether the no dialogue aspect works, and it does... mostly.

    Angel Bunny wakes up one morning to find that Fluttershy hasn’t made him coffee. Now, Angel’s an evil cuss, but he seems to be the only one who notices that Fluttershy is gone. And while the other animals freak out, he keeps a cool head and starts looking for clues.

    Angel suggests... something. His rubis balloon is a trophy and two butterflies, so I’m not sure exactly what. I think that it’s to look for Fluttershy. The others congratulate him on this, then kick him out. More on this in a bit.

    Angel looks around the town and finds it deserted except for the pets. Using Winona, Angel tracks Fluttershy’s scent to the outskirts of town. There he finds all the town’s citizens (and Trixie, Coco, Hoity Toity, and Octavia, because IDW needs their cameos) under the control of a mysterious song, and destroying the city’s dam, which would flood the city. Personally, I think the dam looks way too small to flood anything. It looks nothing like the one in The Mysterious Mare Do Well either. Yay! I have something to whine about!

    Winona, too dumb to know any better, just runs up to the hypnotized Applejack. This leads the pair face-to-face with our villain, a sea pony-esque creature. It orders the ponies to attack them, but they’re saved by Owlowiscious and Tank.

    They gather Opal and Gummy (in the best gag in this issue, Owlowiscious carries Gummy by the eyelids) and meet at Zecora’s hut. Angel fills them all in, which Opal does not care, and in fact seems amused, until she realizes she’ll get wet too.

    This is what I wanted to note: Angel and Opal tend to have conflicting personalities. Exactly how much of a jerk Angel is varies from whatever episode he’s in. Here, he seems to be the most sensible of Fluttershy’s pets, as opposed to the “It’s All About Me” attitude he usually has. And Opal, who acted as Rarity’s conscience in Sweet and Elite, is pretty amoral.

    Luckily, Angel has a plan that involves using Zecora’s potions. First, Winona lures the ponies away with a speed potion, then Owlowiscious drops in Opal to fight them off with a growth potion, then Tank drops in Angel to hit the creature with a potion that’ll destroy its voice.

    Sadly, the creature has Twilight catch him before he lands. But Angel has planned for that and tells Gummy (who has hilarious expressions again) to bite him in the tail. Despite having no teeth, this hurts it enough that it lets out a yell, freeing Twilight, who drops Angel and lets him administer the potion.

    Now free, the angry ponies gang up on the creature. The creature, finally identified as a kelpie named Cassie, begs for help, explaining she was trying to get a load of water sprites to the ocean. Twilight justifies this, proving that IDW listens to the fans and let’s all villains come with their leather pants already on.

    Seriously, why didn’t she just ask for help? Was she afraid they’d react negatively? Then just put them under your spell then. And why not just tell the ponies to do whatever it is they ended up doing while free? I wouldn’t mind so much, but with how much the villains are already whitewashed in the fandom, plus stuff like Wicked, Maleficent, and maybe the upcoming Dracula Untold turning established villains into the real victims, I’m starting to think this is a dangerous trend to follow.

    The ponies, not remembering anything, so the pets go unrewarded. But they’re friends, and at least that’s something.

    Oh, and the amoral one is now giant and is likely to do thousands in property damage. Yay.

    Next time, The Journal of the Two Sisters: The Official Chronicles of Celestia and Luna.

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  • 4w, 6d
    Rainbow Rocks First Review!


    Okay, I'll write my full synopsis review later, but I've seen it now, and I want to talk about it. Here's the bottom line:

    I want an Equestria Girls 3 now.

    ...Shocking? I know. Let's take a look:

    The Pros

    - Less Cringe Comedy. Always a plus for me.

    - The music rocks. The album can't do it justice, see it in context.

    - There was a discussion in my comments for the earlier reviews that Twilight was lead singer just because she was the title character when it should have been Fluttershy. Well, here's the answer: Rainbow Dash was lead vocalist along with guitarist, Fluttershy's stage fright meant she was happier in the background, and Twilight took lead singer to do the counterspell and because she didn't have time to learn an instrument.

    - I felt better about Sunset reforming in this. Part of the film is the uphill battle she faces in regaining the school's trust. She's always wanted love. In the first film, she is ruthless in her pursuit of popularity, and is angry at Twilight when she gains love and respect while going against every tactic she tried. Here, she has love from the others, and doesn't know how to handle it. It's foreign to her, much like it once was to Twilight.

    - I was right, Rainbow Dash's arrogance was a plot point here.

    - Maude. And Derpy. And Bulk Biceps.

    - The Dazzlings are excellent villains. Sinister and threatening while being hilarious at the same time. I'm a little disappointed they lost their powers, it probably means they aren't coming back.

    - Vinyl Scratch's role was a pleasant surprise. I'm glad they kept her as a mute, it adds a nice layer on her character to make her a music lover that can't speak.

    - The ending battle FTW.

    - That stinger...

    EqG!Twilight! And she seems suspicious about what's going on at Canterlot High! Equestria Girls 3 is confirmed! It's confirmed you guys!

    - Also, given that it's pretty clear EqG will be its own thing now, I no longer mind Flash Sentry. He had a diminished role here, only around to remind us he exists and still loves Twilight.

    The Cons

    - Still nothing to fill the plotholes of the first movie. No clue where Sunset's been staying or how she's been caring for themselves, or how she got info from Equestria to know the layout of the palace, or the time difference.

    - Do no one notice Photo Finish and Snips and Snails sabotaging the Rainbooms? Seriously, were Celestia and Luna asleep?

    Okay, now that that's over, my guess for the inevitable EqG series: The introduction of Equestrian magic has caused several other beings that were banished to the human world to regain their magic. Twilight can't be in the human world to round them up, so she leaves the job to the human Twilight and her friends. Boom: adventure and slice of life, just like the main show. If they don't do that... future fanfic.

    Next time, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #23.

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  • 5w, 2d
    Friends Forever #8 review!

    Well, in order to wash the bad taste of My Little Phony out, let us read one of the better Friends Forever issues, shall we?

    This issue works on the time honored principle that, if your characters are good enough, you only have to put them in a situation and watch the story write itself. A lot of this story’s charm won’t come out in my synopsis, because it’s all Applejack and Rarity’s chemistry. Well, let’s get to it.

    Our story opens with _____ delivering a letter to the Apples. It’s from the West Coast Oranges, saying they’re interested in selling their apples closer to their home. This leads to a good gag of the barn getting destroyed... again.

    Anyway, since the juvenile delinquents Cutie Mark Crusaders wrecked Applejack's saddlebag, she goes to borrow one from Rarity. However, upon hearing Applewood, Rarity insists on coming along, wanting to see the sights, despite Applejack insisting that it’s only a short business trip.

    On the train, Applejack announces a stopover in Salt Lick City, and Rarity insists on seeing the Largest Ball of Cashmere Yarn. Applejack foreshadows that what I’ve been doing with her in Direction is accurate by announcing she’ll be working on her business plan. Once they get to the ball, there’s a gag with a goat eating a season five script, but mostly Applejack gets bored and falls asleep.

    Naturally, she woken by Rarity saying the train is leaving soon. They race back and jump on the train that’s leaving. They then find out their train was delayed, and this one is heading to Seaddle. Rarity is unconcerned and offers to help Applejack with her business plan, but she refuses and storms out.

    The next morning they apparently have time to see a show, even though their train leaves in the morning. The show ends up destroying their cab, and since it’s apparently the only one in the city, they are forced to walk. They get caught up in the rain, and decide that breaking and entering is the best solution.

    After the rain stops, Rarity suggests that, instead of walking, that they commit a felony and steal a biplane. As they fly, Rarity asks when the meeting is. When Applejack says it’s whenever they show up, Rarity chews her out for being so irresponsible, and being in a hurry when there’s no deadline. This leads to her, of course, crashing into the most easily avoidable obstacle: Mount Monument, a mountain with the four princesses’s faces carved in. BTW, notice there’s a petition to add Chrysalis to it, with only Chrysalis’s signature?

    Applejack gets mad that they were going the wrong way. Despite losing all their bits, they manage to hitch a ride on a carriage... one that gets hijacked by bull bandits.

    This leads to a great two page scene where the two fight them off while arguing. Applejack calls Rarity a poor business planner, but when Rarity finally sees Applejack’s business plan, it’s simply “sell apples” and blows up on her for having poor business sense. Even so, she still wants to help fix it, because even with the little tiff the two are still friends.

    Also, Rarity mentions social media. What does that entail in Equestria?

    Later, after the two work out a real business plan and somehow get money from nowhere, it’s Applejack who suggests a detour... to a Disneyland rip-off. One made by someone who actually went to Disneyland.

    By the way, Applejack and Rarity getting excited about it is too funny.

    Afterward, they head to the Orange house. They’re surprised to see Applejack, since they never sent a letter. Back home, Granny Smith notices that she might have meant East Coast. Ha! She’s suffering the depressing ravages of old age!

    There’s a “Where Are they Now?” Epilogue. Applejack, Big Mac, and the Stranger have the best.

    A sub comic shows that Winona is every bit as evil as Angel Bunny.

    Well, there you go. Rainbow Rocks is out Saturday, expect some initial thoughts on that, then My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #23.

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  • ...

The Changelings have been defeated and Shining Armor and Princess Cadence have said their vows, but that still leaves the Mane Six and others with the issue of the strain on their friendships. And among all the guests present at the reception, a few of them are going to be suprised with what new relationships are formed.

As of July 6th, the revisions are complete!

First Published
2nd May 2012
Last Modified
29th Jun 2012

Not bad.  Looking forward to more.

You have an interesting idea here.

You might want to have someone with a fine tooth comb check your grammar, though :pinkiesmile:


That was... Well done. You squeezed a lot of depth out of that dialogue.

I'm quite looking forward to the next chapter of this.

Nicely done...  I enjoy these kinds of episode-expanding stories.  Twilight really is an awesome pony, and my favorite of the group.  Of course, she's no Saint...  She was guilty of doing exactly the same thing in regards to Pinkie and Gilda that her friends were guilty of here, assuming that Pinkie's concerns were all selfishly motivated rather than legitimate.  So they're all capable of making that mistake.

>>533065 Oh man...I totally forgot about that thing with Gilda. That's actually something I should have brought up. I'm probably should re-edit the chapter to include that. Thanks for the reminder.

*Le GASP!*

Inb4 Twilestia comment! xD

>>537047 No. Celestia loves Twilight like a mother loves her daughter, and Twilight vice-versa. I'm not shipping them together at all.

>>537129 XD I know, that's why I added the '/shot'. Guess I wasn't clear enough, sorry. I suppose I should have said, instead, 'inb4 Twilestia comment'. My bad.

The Royal Guard are worryingly susceptible to Jedi mind tricks.

>>537138 Ah, my bad.

Truth be told, I was worried people would interpret this chapter that way, so I kind of freaked when I heard it being mentioned. Sorry bought that.

nice chapter. Keep up the good work

Agreed. Nice chapter.:twilightsmile:

Mildly amusing typo:

Luna immediately regretted asking, because her sister shot him a cold look that looked so out of place on her. (Emphasis mine)

ohhhh Luna aren't you just an adorable and clever jedi

I swear though everyone gives Discord such a sinister mindset. I mean sure he fucked with the Mane 6 but would you just quietly sit there as the greatest threat to your freedom, after over 1000 year imprisoned in stone, attempted to  imprison you again; I should think not. He didn't kill um and sure its a kids show so that wouldn't happen but realistically he has near limitless power, fangs, claws, and talons he could of easily just killed them after having his fun but he didn't. Even all the changes he made once he escaped were relatively harmless chocolate rain, cotton candy clouds, long legged bunnies, screwing with the sun and moon, and all the rest of his antics were relatively harmless. He could of burned everything to the ground, sent tornadoes, famine, and other dangerous forms of chaos but he was just having a few laughs at others expense almost entirely extremely elaborate pranks; I mean hell the only people he Discorded were the mane 6 and that was necessary to his freedom its not like he went around fucking with everyone minds and personalities.

I started ranting, hmmmm, to bad. Good read though can't wait to see how the rest of the mane 6 and Spike spend the night although i do have a few hopes in the matter :raritywink:

“Dear sister, she is a member of the Royal Family,” Luna calmed her. “Not blood-related, of course, none of your so-called nieces and nephews truly are, but it is understandable you would not wish to think ill of them.”

You're assuming they had no brothers, sisters, parents, aunts, uncles or cousins prior to their ascension to the throne..... They're not older than Equestria (Hearthwarming Day), which means they had to have been born at some point, so they obviously DID have parents, so nieces and nephews of their bloodline are HARDLY out of the question.



>>539988 I'm not quite saying that.

My personal headcannon with the Alicorns is a bit complicated, especially where Celesia and Luna are concerned. But there's a reason why they have no blood relatives left, which I'm going to reveal later.

For right now, all that I'm saying is that Alicorns are very rare and there's a reason that Celestia and Luna have no blood relatives left.

Well, I'm glad you thought it was cute. That was the main point of it after all.


Please note that everyone pulling "mind tricks" on them has been a god. Not in the modern western sense, but in the phenomenal cosmic power sense.

To be fair, Celly, you've a heck of a point. :pinkiecrazy:

And weirdly, I was quite taken by the 'Queen of Chaos' dream.


I'm glad you liked that part, it was one of my favorite things to write.


That's a very well-written Dash, I'm impressed. A very cute date too. :twilightsmile:

Great, as always.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (cause I'm sure someone will ask and i can save the writer the explanation)

So yea I really liked this chapter I think Soarin and Dash make a good pair and you wrote both of um pretty fantastically and believable. Really loved how you made Rainbow so self conscious and Scootaloo so fan girl crazy.

My only prayer here is that you don't try to make Fancy Pants cheat on his wife and Rarity be a man stealer. (well its not my only one but its the only one I'm gonna voice... for now)

Nice work dude:twilightsheepish:

Now I need to hear more about Scoots. :scootangel:


You and me both.

>>537169  I did interpret this chapter that way, but I blame that completely on my heavily-tinted Twilestia shipping goggles.  If I look at it without them (very difficult), it seems quite familial.  But there's a little voice inside my head that says, "They are in luuuuuuuurve." :trollestia:

Good Chapter. :twilightsmile:

Decent chapter.

I'm going to second the thought about Fancy Pants. I like the idea that Fancy Pants and Fleur de Lis are a loyal and loving couple. Hopefully, you'll handle the chapter involving him well.

>>574363; >>577541

Don't worry, Rarity's chapter is next, and I assure you Fancypants (is it one word or two?) will not be a cheater, nor Rarity a manstealer. Either of those two acting that way would be way to OOC.

I'm glad people think I wrote RD well. I'd guess she'd be the one (besides Spike) angsting over not believing Twilight the most, since she feels like she betrayed her Element.


Well, at least you admit it. I have nothing against people who ship Twilestia, I just don't personally do it, and I wanted to be clear Celestia's love is strictly maternal here. I'm glad you liked what I wrote.

>>578531 :pinkiehappy: and i agree mostly cause Fancy Pants (I have no idea; you go with 1 i'll go with 2 one of us has to be right) is the one Canterlot pony who wasn't a complete ass (who knows on Fluer trophy wife didn't talk). Plus I have a rather well known preference with who Rarity should be with :raritywink:

Onward my good man, onward! Release more awesomeness on to the unsuspecting fan base :moustache: (Okay maybe we suspect it a little)


Thank you for your reassurance.

I look forward to your next chapter. :twilightsmile:

Nice to see a well written Dash/Soarin. Glad to see that's its done realistically too; not too much at the forefront and doesn't monopolize the overarching plot, but does an excellent job complementing it. Look forward to more.

#39 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Rarity ·

I always enjoy a good chat between Rarity and Fancypants in Nice Guy mode; even more so when serious matters are addressed.

I love the depth in here.

#41 · 128w, 2d ago · 1 · · Rarity ·

I like it and you met my Fancypants not a cheating bastard quota. In fact I like him quite a bit more after this so well done. The implication of messages by fire being a bit more widespread is interesting and a nice hat tip to Spike. It wasn't a legit Sparity moment obviously but I still like that he was brought up. I also felt you might be trying to make some contrast between Fancypants and Fluer's relationship and Spike and Rarity's with his story. That's probably just me looking through my fav ships spyglass though.

>>537129 THANK YOU

Another great chapter!

#43 · 128w, 2d ago · 1 · · Rarity ·

I like Fancypants.  He's a good guy.

Jesus this needs more

#45 · 128w, 2d ago · 2 · · Rarity ·

“Anywho, we’ll be there in about ten days, if you need any more time message me by fire and we’ll reschedule. Do you have a fireplace capable of doing that?”

Oo, a floo network.  :twilightsmile:

#46 · 128w, 2d ago · 1 · · Rarity ·

Nice chapter. :twilightsmile:

The conversation gives a decent impression of the two of them being good friends. If that's what you're aiming for, good work.

Good characterization on Fancy Pants, and a nice expansion on Fleur's past. Thanks.

#47 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Rarity ·

Fancy Pants is awesome. :)

#48 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Rarity ·

Excellent introspection.

#49 · 128w, 2d ago · · · Rarity ·




#50 · 128w, 1d ago · · · Rarity ·

Very nicely done you have a few grammatical errors but other then that you did a great job! :twilightsmile:

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