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  • 95w, 6d
    I am alive (Trigger Warning: pointless angst/drama)

    I'm getting quite a lot of people asking publicly and privately "What's up, TAW? You aren't doing much." lately and I'm kind of getting sick of it, so I figure I'll answer it loudly and publicly.

    Firstly, as I mentioned in my last blog, I was not able to write over Christmas due to lack of sane tools. I only returned home two weeks ago, which would be a good turnaround time for a story anyway. There's no reason for anybody to be complaining yet if you had paid attention, or at least checked my blog first. I appreciate that people want to know, but the hostile ones really did not help.

    Secondly, those people are correct; I am not doing much. I have a few paragraphs of the next chapter of WBHW and an abandoned half-draft of a sequel to Fighting Feelings, and I can't stomach the thought of continuing either.

    I didn't want to "make it official" because I hoped it would pass more quickly, but this is not being the case. From this moment I am on indefinite hiatus. I am feeling very burned out on writing in general as well as severely disillusioned with the fanbase and the fanfiction community, and am going through a low period IRL as well. I have no plans to stop entirely, but I also have no plans. I do not know how I will proceed from here and I did not want to get here. I do not know when I will continue. I do not know.

    I am sorry.

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    And the winner is!

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    My kilopone has a friend

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  • 102w, 1d
    Contest results

    I apologise for my tardiness on this, I've had a very very busy week. Now I have time to do stuff, though, which is nice.

    Aegis Shield:




    Esle Ynopemos:






    So that's that! Hopefully the judging won't take unbearably long now.

    Also, I love the fact the new design makes the featured box go away, but hate how the rest of the front page seems geared towards making it harder for a story to distinguish itself, with limited length descriptions and images so small they're pointless. I also find the continuing lack of any kind of mobile optimised interface silly.

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  • 103w, 2d
    And that's a wrap.

    I won't actually be awake for the proper deadline, and tomorrow is very busy, so I'll make the post now.

    To everyone who took part in the contest, thank you very much! I hope you all had a great time writing, and I hope everybody has a great time reading.

    Unfortunately, fate has decided that this week is the week to throw absolutely everything it can onto my plate. I'll hopefully be able to throw up a quick post listing all of the entries in no particular order, but judging will take a little longer.

    In unrelated news, criticism is now bad. Because that's exactly what this site needed, yet another excuse for some people to go "Well I'm [REASON], so you shouldn't criticise me". No, fuck you. Don't pull that shit. I don't care if somebody is 12. If we don't criticise people when they start, it's so very easy to get the wrong things stuck. "No child left behind" demonstrably doesn't fucking work, and the average quality level of fan fiction is bad enough without seeking to drag it down further.

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  • ...

Because sometimes, just because you're immortal doesn't make you invulnerable. Sometimes, the one you're more proud of than anything else is the one that respects you the most, and sometimes respect goes deeper than either of you had ever realised.

Additionally, because sometimes an author wants to try and write something that doesn't end in horse sex, but instead adorable hugging and stuff. If this doesn't work out I'll probably go on and add some horse sex later, because people always like to see that, but I hope people enjoy it. My first foray into a full sized shipping fic, so please tell me what I screwed up.

EDIT: Updated with grammar improvements/education courtesy of the incredibly helpful kits.

First Published
2nd May 2012
Last Modified
18th May 2012
#1 · 134w, 3h ago · 2 · · Chapter 3 ·

Shipfic by TAW with no clop in it?


#2 · 134w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Damn this timing.

I have to go into the secure lab in 5 minutes and stay there all fucking day. :pinkiecrazy:

Read later FTW

#3 · 134w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

What about some MOAR clop?:twilightblush:

#4 · 134w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Before reading, I'll put it out there:

Shipping? Without Horse-sex? Who are you and what have you done with TAW:rainbowderp:

Second non-clop fic I believe?

Always fun to see how people do out of their comfort zone...or at least seeing some variety:twilightsheepish:

Onwards to Twilestia:twilightsmile:

#5 · 134w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

TAW - clop?


#7 · 134w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Pinkie Pie is credit to town. :pinkiehappy:

#8 · 134w, 2h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

At Celestias 3rd try for the reply to Twilight there is a typo, stunent instead of student

#9 · 134w, 2h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Define full sized, for me that's around the 100.000 word mark :twilightsheepish:

It is my favorite pairing though

#10 · 134w, 1h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


oh my

so this is what you were talking about the other time

#11 · 134w, 1h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Wait, no clop? And it's written by TAW? WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE?!

#12 · 134w, 1h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·



tracking lolz

#14 · 134w, 1h ago · 2 · · Chapter 3 ·


That's a lie and you know it.

The description began with the word "Because" that means clop begins roughly 15 - 30 lines in.

#15 · 134w, 1h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

What I said before proved to be right: I want more! :twilightsheepish:

more Celestia not knowing what to do with herself, more Twilight freaking out over missed deadlines, more cuddley kissy goodness, and finally: more Twilight picking up Celestia with her magic. :twilightsmile:

Looking forward to the next one.

#16 · 134w, 1h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

To be honest, I  kinda see this turning into a double ship fic... Like please, luna may be really happy for luna, but 1000 years on the moon, then doing all this royalty stuff while her sister is grinning like an idiot because her and her mare friend are going out star gazing in about an hour on the mountains MUST yank the jealosy strings so hard there a meter out of her chest!

#17 · 134w, 1h ago · 4 · · Chapter 2 ·

"Celestia glared at him with the full force of the sun and over two thousand years of practice, stress, and repressed hatred."

... This is how i imagined it looked.

#18 · 134w, 1h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

This is good work. I would like more, and if you decide to add some sexy-time-business to the equation I would not be adverse to that.... but it hasn't suffered without it.

EDIT: Oh it's complete... well then I guess I will have to find another source for my twilestia addiction... oh well it was still a good read.

#19 · 134w, 58m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

A very sweet tale. I enjoyed how quietly they slid into the relationship. Good work.

#20 · 134w, 57m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Alright, finished this behemoth of TAW-ness

Guess I'll write as I read.


First chapter was perfect spelling and grammar-wise. Always great in my book, but often ignored;

All very in character.


"Celestia help her, she had no idea." - Pretty funny when you think about it. At least Luna stepped up to help

It seems that the instances you used the é for café were changed to 'café', how unfortunate:twilightsheepish:

I found it appropriate that "Can't fight this feeling anymore" by REO Speedwagon & Can't Lose by Shiro Sagisu (off the Bleach OST) came on during my reading of this.

'Somebody had stolen her coffee! "Prin- Celestia, where did my coffee go?" ':rainbowlaugh:

You used an actual salt bar:rainbowkiss: Excellent way to incorperate show canon elements

' "TWO THOUSAND YEARS, TWILIGHT." Celestia suddenly yelled.' - I actually laughed aloud from reading that line

By the letters exchange, I was tearing a bit. I mean smiley faces? Really:rainbowwild:

The verbal back-and-forth between Celestia and Luna while she tries to deny any feelings toward Twilight? Nicely done as well.

Spike in regards to getting sick from eating not only the muffin but the ice cream as well was a nice touch, makes him feel even more in character.

"It was just practise, going through the motions - not the e-motions."  - I REALLY like this line, not only is it fun to read, but it also correctly uses "practise".:pinkiehappy:

"Celestia sighed. This was harder in person than it was in letters - all she wanted to do was heart the dots on her is" - missing an apostrophe "i's"?

' "Celestia" and "Love" fitted together...' - Sounds alright, but maybe they "fit together perfectly in Twilight's mind", even if it does break from past to present tense for a second:unsuresweetie:

Also, that entire paragraph of explanation? Very Twilight. It's reenforced by what we've seen from Twilight in the show.

'Twilight smiled. "Celestia, I studied under you for years. I already know you're worth it." ' - Awwww:heart:

'Celestia glared at him with the full force of the sun and over two thousand years of practice, stress, and repressed hatred.' - At this point, "Drama Link (b)", off of the Ren & Stimpy original music score, played. Very fitting (Old show sound bits will do that)

"Twilight, I made most of those rules. I can't enjoy them, it's like casting your own spell - you just see all the imperfections, it ruins it," Celestia explained.

- THIS. This line man, I know that feel:raritydespair: Anyone who's created anything knows that feeling. Probably many on this site as well. (Although in my case it applies more to art and music, rather than writing:twilightsheepish:)

"When Celestia refused to move, Twilight picked her up and carried her in an intense magical glow. Twilight did not get turned down often." - "...And I'm not taking no for an answer!" Sounds very familiar.:ajsmug:

' "Celestia!" she exclaimed, "You stop that this instant. Come on, look through this," she commanded' - Twilight retains her air of leadership, even when the subject is Celestia.

"It was 1500 light years away, was shaped like a head, played a large part in the Orion constellation, and oh gosh Celestia was kissing her." - I did a double-take when I read that. Nicely done.

What a light hearted way to end the chapter.


Chapter 3 was nice & simple way to wrap up the story. That's all I really have to say about it.


All in all, I liked the way you wrote Celestia. Too many parts that were fun to read. The way she reacts with Twilight is excellent! Looking out for her, but also having her fun (I wonder which irritating 'celebrity' couple was rained on due to Twi's haste/aero style spell).

TAW, you're aweso- scratch that, TAWesome:twilightsmile:



This only proves once again that I can pretty much read and enjoy anything by you (given the time:twilightblush:)


I may or may not have opened up notepad alongside reading this to take notes;

Sorry for this wall of text, and keep doing what you do!:yay:

(PS. Thumbs up'd and Favourited, if it wasn't obvious already)

(PPS. TL:DR - This is well done, you rock & you should do more of it)

#21 · 134w, 53m ago · · · Chapter 2 ·


oh are a genius

#22 · 134w, 51m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

TAW.... you deserve a medal ceremony

TAW... son of MAW. You have honored FimFiction with a beautiful story. You have proven to us that you're not just a Clop Writer, you're a romance writer. And that is beautiful. Write more of this sir.

#23 · 134w, 50m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

this one doesn't need clop to be good. it's just that damn good. it's the perfect size, perfect length and the story played out perfectly. you sir, deserve a mustache.:moustache:

#24 · 134w, 50m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

On an Unrelated topic, the way they draw celestia's eye is just stunning.


#25 · 134w, 33m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

The description alone earned a thumb from me.

I'll read it later.

#26 · 134w, 32m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


You're pretty good at writing non-clop stories as well (as evidenced by Unchangeable and this) :pinkiesmile:

#27 · 134w, 15m ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

LMAO at the description:rainbowlaugh:

#28 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


Oh, there'll be more of that, don't worry.


I know, I'm crazy. Crazy!


Even princesses can make typos! It was totally intentional I swear maybe almost


A coherent story arc from start to finish, a self-contained piece. Length is proportional to how much you have to say.


I mark almost everything complete if it's a self-contained one-shot, but that doesn't preclude more, it just means that it ideally shouldn't leave any strings hanging


Thank you... I think!



#29 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


The conversations were meant to establish a baseline for Celestia being more vulnerable than usually depicted, and everything else kind of spirals off of that, without them I'd completely agree with everything you said. I absolutely do ignore the complications, but at the same time they're never touched on at all - they aren't what this story is about. It's very much a generic >shipping tale with few new or interesting ideas, but we all have to start somewhere.

#30 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


Too many people equate generic with bad, but there's a reason why it is considered the 'standard' I for one would love to read more :twilightsmile:

#31 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


Absolutely, but his (now vanished) criticisms were perfectly valid.

#32 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>533375 can you blame a 1000 year old godess for that?:pinkiehappy:

#33 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Ewww, no  clop :twilightoops:

Okay, joke aside, shipping was the boat that brought me here, and I always enjoy to take a ride from time to time. It's a really promising chapter, and I'm eager to see how it's going to continue.

#34 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

i will read. anyway before i do wanna A. read my story B. join my group C. both D. nether.

#35 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

"talk to somepony that raised her tail"

What an interesting metaphor . . . or maybe not so metaphorical. :P

#36 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Aww. No clop? :applecry::fluttercry::fluttershbad::fluttershyouch::fluttershysad::raritycry::raritydespair::rainbowhuh::unsuresweetie::duck:

Still, it was a quite enjoyable read.

#37 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

3rd Post: Now you've been featured!:pinkiegasp:

Congrats Sir TAW:pinkiehappy:

#38 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·


Maybe later ;)

#39 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

The ending joke was pro.

#40 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>533221 I knooooow right?

Great story :3 I honestly always thought it would be cool to see you write a story now without any clop :o

And you did it!!! :D

#41 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

I adore your Luna character.

And that star message.....Priceless:rainbowlaugh:  

#42 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

This is best Twilestia shipfic.

#43 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

> Because sometimes

Oh coola new TAW fic.

> Doesn't end in horse sex

Oh, my bad, thought you were TAW.

#44 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

That was some excellent twilestia, right there

#45 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Loved it, the ease in which they slipped into the relationship was great change of pace from many Twilestia fics.

#46 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Fillies and Gentlecolts, I believe we have see the first instance of...


#47 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

this is good

and i don't mind the lack of clop

sometimes a good shipping fic is better than clop

you know what i mean bro?

#48 · 133w, 6d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

and while Celestia hoped that there would never be a repeat of the night where Luna had decided to create a rather too realistic representation of her own behind, her skies were met with praise and appreciation by the populace.


#50 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

this was the




for realsies

i loved it as much as your clop

i now remember why i followed you in the first place

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