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  • E Words are Louder

    Derpy Hooves tries to befriend a certain purple mare new to Ponyville and its social stigmas.
    5,455 words · 1,265 views  ·  123  ·  0
  • E Clash of the Heavenly Titans

    What do you do when living goddesses start pranking?
    8,740 words · 1,892 views  ·  161  ·  1
  • T Sunset

    Twilight Sparkle discovers a secret in her past that will forever change her future
    37,836 words · 9,161 views  ·  1,001  ·  25 · gore
  • T Mezza Voce

    Octavia digs into Vinyl's past after upsetting her when she accidentally destorys her shades.
    27,085 words · 3,082 views  ·  163  ·  2
  • E Blood is Thicker / The Reluctant Reunion of the Redoubtable Rabble-Rouser

    Two stories about the relationship between The Great and Powerful Trixie and Twilight (Non-shipping)
    43,751 words · 2,302 views  ·  258  ·  7
  • T Shadow Over Ponyville

    Rarity sticks her nose in where it does not belong, to wonderous (and disastrous) results.
    13,743 words · 1,054 views  ·  53  ·  3
  • E Bug and Stalker in: The Infiltration of Blueblood Manor.

    Princesss Luna suspects Prince Blueblood is up to something and sends two wanna-be spies to investigate him.
    8,012 words · 256 views  ·  8  ·  2

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  • Friday
    Retro Reviews Season 2: The Return of Harmony.

    5 comments · 53 views
  • 3w, 6d
    An idle thought.

    Sometimes, I like to think about my stories thematically, like the basic theme that persists through every story, or the change that comes about through the conflict. For instance, Words are Louder might be summed up as 'Derpy learns to be more open'. Or, for another example, Shadows over Ponyville being 'Rarity learns to stop worrying and love the meat'. (If you haven't read that yet, a pox on thee! It's probably my most planned story ever! Lol.)

    Actually, thinking about it as I type, there is another level to this theme, especially in sequels. To use my most prevalent examples:

    Sunset - Twilight learns and accepts her past

    For Want - Twilight accepts her present.

    [Redacted: Unauthorized Access - Using placeholder "Part Three"] - Twilight learns about her future.

    Whoops. I shouldn't have said that last one. How clumsy of me. ;P

    ... And what's this about a bronze dragon on my master to-do list? How peculiar.

    While I'm at it, I might as well also add that the Retrospectives for Season Two will be coming along in October. I can't see Season Five being more than 25 weeks away by now. So there's that at least. ^^ Yay.

    10 comments · 75 views
  • 6w, 1d
    I'm not dead...

    ... Just unmotivated. x_x It's hard to find motivation for me to sit down and write anything right now. Life is a demon who gets their jollies on the suffering of others and loves to kick someone when they are down. It's that soul-crushing thing that weighs on the mind, even if it has no weight on it's own. I am not out of ideas or anything; in fact I have an abundance of them. The thing I am really lacking right now is the will to make things happen; the burn one feels one they get over the Blank Page Syndrome and get into a groove where, in a flash, several hours have passed and a few thousand words are down. Have I lost my way? Have I forgotten the reason I started writing about ponies in the first place? With another long hiatus ongoing and not even a hint of when it may be over, it certainly is easy to think that way. Perhaps it is the task of going back to fix Mezza Voce that is making me this way? It certainly isn't fun to go through so much work and try and figure out what can be kept and what should be gone completely, and then to replace the missing bits with a similar amount of words.

    But I have rambled too long. These are not excuses. But with every passing day I feel just a little more guilty and a little more fearful about what I have not done and what remains to do. Will people like the changes and my new ideas? Or will they find me lacking after so long away? I don't care about how many followers I have, but it still hurts to disappoint.

    I'm doing it again. >> To stop this from getting too long and prosy, let me postulate something. To those out there who write: what do you do to get motivated to finish something, even if you are not feeling quite too good about yourself or motivated? How do you FORCE yourself to get s(yay)t done?

    Oh, and I'll probably restart my Retrospective Reviews in October, but with no given schedule. So there's that. Maybe. Yay?

    10 comments · 83 views
  • 20w, 6d
    Season Four Overall Review

    3 comments · 162 views
  • 22w, 11h
    Episode Review: Twilight's Kingdom (Season 4 Finale)

    11 comments · 179 views
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[Please read the author's notes after the expansion before reading. Thank you]

Welcome to the new Equestria, Twilight Sparkle. See your friends at each other's throats? You have to choose between them now, to stop the heartache of war with decisive victory. For the nation lies bleeding, its harmony shattered into a million pieces. Black and white and right and wrong have blurred together.

You must choose wisely, or all shall die.

~Image by JohnJoseco~ If anyone can find a fitting, unique image for this story, please do not hesitate to link in the comments.

[Author's Note]

The following stories should be read in order to get a good grasp on references to previous works.

- Sunset (Mandatory)*

- My Little Muffin (Optional)

- Clash of the Heavenly Titans (Optional)*

- Blood is Thicker / The Reluctant Reunion of the Redoubtable Rabble-Rouser (Strongly Recommended)

All can be found on my Deviant Art account: http://ciroton.deviantart.com/

Those with * can be found here on FIMFiction.

First Published
3rd May 2012
Last Modified
22nd Jul 2012
#2 · 128w, 6d ago · 1 · · The Pool of Midnight ·

Oh man it's finally here...  Now I can finally continue reading this.

#3 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


You're watching this TOO!!!  Freak out time.

Also, Ciroton, will this be getting updated as quickly as your DeviantArt page?

#5 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


Now I get the feeling this could quickly turn into a reply spam, that could last for hours (or till AT&T decides to throw a hissy fit).

#6 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

Oh great I love this story. Thanks for posting it here. :twilightsmile:

#8 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


Possibly before poor Ciroton wakes up to 130 new posts, though I am starting to think we both have a habit of being the last person to reply. :ajbemused:

#10 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

Oh dear Celestia, now I have another story with stories before this one that I must read.

#11 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


But after so much posting, I think we would be able to come to a mutual agreement on when to cease.

#12 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

>>537628 Perhaps... perhaps... :moustache:

#13 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


Ciro is gonna be happy about the number of comments, that is until he sees it was only two people who couldn't stop.  :facehoof:

#15 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


So how about we give Ciro a break and reduce the number of comments (you don't have to reply, I won't be hurt if you don't :fluttercry:).

#16 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

>>537666 Okay, I suppose I can stop... wait, dammit :facehoof:

#17 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


Three a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday until It has either caught up to Deviant Art, and/or I have finished all of the First Drafts. From there, it will progress at the same time, with Deviant Art being first as the coding for that has to be done manually. Then, I can copy/paste over here and adjust as needed. It's the perfect plan! :twilightsmile:

#18 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


Simple and time efficient, I like it.  Though I still get the feeling I will be checking DA out of habit.

#19 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

Twilight do you think you can make all the right choices? Save everyone? Save Equestria?

"... Just YOU watch me."

#20 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

I guess I'll watch this fic, though I read it on Deviant Art so I kind of know what will happen for a good many chapters.

#21 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

It's here! It's here! :pinkiehappy:

#22 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

:yay: "Squee!" :pinkiegasp:

#23 · 128w, 6d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

yes... :yay: sqeee...

#24 · 128w, 5d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

Oh, words can not describe how much I love this story. I am fav'ing this so hard, I might break the button. Sorry if the rest of you guys can't favorite this after. :pinkiehappy:

#25 · 128w, 5d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·


It has begun.

#26 · 128w, 5d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

Ciroton! Ciroton!

#27 · 128w, 5d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

Might as well re read it here to remember the finer details i forgot over time. :pinkiehappy:

#28 · 128w, 5d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

i dont know why i never got around to reading this...well; perfect opportunity i guess...

#29 · 128w, 5d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

For Want of a Dawn is here

Buck yes. DW is very happy. Easily one of true best fics ever.

#30 · 128w, 5d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

>>537533>>537549 Here, allow me to join you gentlemen in freaking out.


:pinkiegasp: ITS HERE!! :pinkiehappy: FOR WANT OF A DAWN IS HERE!!:twilightsmile:

Now I dont have to go site hopping and try to track down Cirotonin or attempt to read EVERY update on EqD.

Now I wait until shortly after Twi buys a hat.

>>537731 Part of me wants to put a picture of Eccelston and say "Just this once, everybody lives just this once!" but I already know thats not quite the case...:pinkiecrazy::twilightblush:

#32 · 128w, 4d ago · · · The Pool of Midnight ·

Oh sweet Celestia. Another awesome fic on Fimfiction. Glad you finally hosted it here!

#33 · 128w, 4d ago · · · The Crusaders ·

Yay, can't wait for all chapters to be uploaded and that you start updating here alongside updates on deviantart.

#34 · 128w, 1d ago · · · Loyalty and Generosity ·

woah, i didnt expect THAT to happen...:pinkiegasp:

#35 · 127w, 5d ago · · · The Queen ·

Just spend the past two days reading all your stories, and the further chapters on deviant art, really hope your continuing as i love the story and has become one of my favority fan fics can't wait to see what happens!!!!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::twilightsmile::twilightsmile:

:pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy: this is GREAT

Congratulations, Spike, you're the new Rainbow Dash!

#38 · 127w, 1d ago · · · Wanted ·

YUUUUUUUSSS!!! Been following Ciroton since My Little Muffin, and this one is here too *faves

#39 · 126w, 6d ago · · · The Queen ·

Love the story :fluttershyouch:

Keep it up! Oh and how many chapters will this be?

#40 · 126w, 6d ago · · · Wanted ·


25 Chapters.

#41 · 126w, 4d ago · · · To Wear a Mask ·

See picture.

think it's my story that got featured:pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp:

realization sets in:fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry:

#42 · 126w, 4d ago · · · To Wear a Mask ·


I'm sorry if I deceived you. :fluttercry:

#43 · 126w, 4d ago · · · To Wear a Mask ·

it was a strange feeling: to want fluttershy to just go and die...

#44 · 126w, 4d ago · · · To Wear a Mask ·

Well she IS pretty much a bitch at this point in the fic, Mossflower. It's not only understandable, it's actually less than I imagined. I actually imagined going to the world of this fic as a Spawn and really just delivering her a fate worse than death, that would take her sudden obsession with 'nature' and turn it inside out. :pinkiecrazy:

#45 · 126w, 3d ago · · · The Queen ·

S-so d-dashies d-d-dead? :fluttercry:

Damn i think now she'll trust Eos (considering she's the only one who'll speak to her without lying).:twilightoops: :facehoof:baka desu nee! spike you foolish child in betraying twilight in this way you've just doomed first the shaky dragon alliance and afterward the whole of equestria to a desparing twilight the only requittal i see is if somehow the ghosts of celly and luna come and help twi with her mental break down. which i doubt will help save spike from her second more vicious breakdown. poor twi and all she wants is to be loved and accepted and what does she get in return full betrayal from every pony she knew and cared about and now spikes gonna be the last straw. i just know it.

Edit: How the bu@% did i get FIRST?

Anyway good job lad you should be proud of this masterpiece.

And just for kicks

is just EPIC

It was never very clear that Twilight came to a different dimension.  I believed until just last chapter that Twilight was simply in stasis for ten years and that Eos had somehow split off her because of her touching the pool.  I had no idea that Eos is simply twilight from this dimension.  Can you clarify?





Luve it !!!!

heh, it's a miracle Twilight's still relatively sane... :rainbowderp:

ok everythings well now twi tho is not going to be happie when she wakes up:twilightangry2: especially not towards spike. and now i see the rebels are screwed completely out of their plans now that twi is completely learned and taught not to trust them. the dragons will be in even more hot water now because both twi's are angry at them.now all i have to say is twi's going to have to talk to eos since she's the only one besides tentatively trixie she can trust anymore.:facehoof: spike i'll say this again you bucking screwed up worse than you could possibly imagine.

anyway keep up the awsome chapters bro cheers.

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