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  • E Trinkets

    In the aftermath of Past Sins, Twilight and Nyx go through the things from Nyx's castle bedchamber
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  • E Winter Bells

    Can Nyx find acceptance with her extended family during Hearth's Warming, or will she find the holiday hymns are filled with nothing but hollow promises?
    95,683 words · 31,386 views  ·  3,092  ·  43
  • T A Mug of Hard Cider

    Celestia's thirst for good alcohol leads her to a pair of new drinking buddies
    12,451 words · 17,505 views  ·  1,758  ·  22
  • T Drop of Moonshine

    A thousand years is a long time to go without a good, stiff drink
    10,347 words · 26,702 views  ·  2,869  ·  41
  • T Into The Depths

    Celestia must brave the depths of her old castle to save Twilight and Luna
    44,246 words · 14,070 views  ·  1,259  ·  19
  • E Better Living Through Science and Ponies

    Not all is well in Equestria when a failing portal gun brings Aperture Science to the land of ponies
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  • E Creeping Darkness

    Alan Wake must write a story where Twilight faces the Darkness of his world to save Equestria
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  • E A Zebra in the Bed

    Applejack must give up her bed to an ill Zecora
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Blog Posts101

  • 2w, 22h
    Life Pulse & Nevermind

    12 comments · 465 views
  • 8w, 3d
    Ice Bucket Challenge & Game Project Plug

    So, I was challenge by BronyWriter last evening, and so I had to squeeze this fun little bit of brain freeze in during my morning routine as I got ready for work.

    To reiterate from my video, I challenge Blankedmind, Gremlin Grenade, JustAnotherTimeLord, The Illustrious Q.

    The challenge to Kkat has been retracted. She isn't in a position where she can perform the challenge due to a lack of equipment & funds as well as her personal preferences about the internet.

    Also, on  side note, a project I contributed to is back on Kickstarter. Scott Easley's 3x3 Wildstyle Basketball, a mobile street basketball game. If you supported it last time, please go do so again. If you haven't, please go check it out.

    28 comments · 712 views
  • 11w, 5d
    Bronycon Day 2 Plan * Identifying Attire

    Day one was awesome. Met too many people to list off in these few minutes I have to write this. Today looks to be more awesome and my busiest con day since I have all three of my panels today. I'm wearing an Applejack shirt today and blue jeans. Hope to see you around. Best time to catch me is after my panels.

    - Do's and Dont's of Fanfiction - Hall of the Sun - 10:00 to 11:00 AM

    - Worlds Beyond: Crossovers in Fanfiction - Hall of Stars - 1:45 to 2:45 PM

    - Quills and Sofas Hangout - 3:00 - 4:00 PM

    - Shattered Kingdom Game - Hall of Stars - 5:30 to 6:30 PM

    2 comments · 323 views
  • 11w, 6d
    Bronycon Day 1 Plan & Identifying Attire

    So, since there are folks wanting to meet up with me today, here is a rough idea of where I'll be and when. Also, such a late start today. I slept in, but I had a reason. Work made me stay up all night Wednesday to put out a last minute fire.

    0) 12:00 Float around the convention, likely checking out vendor hall

    1) 2:00 - Vendor Hall Shadow Box booth. Someone ordered something Past Sins related and they wanted me to sign it.

    2) 3:00 - 4:00 - I'll chill out at the Quill's and Sofa's room for an hour. Probably the easiest time you'll have finding me.

    If your looking for me today, I'm wearing a gray plaid long sleeve shirt and blue jeans.

    Hope everyone has a wonderful time at Bronycon today and I hope to see several of you around.

    4 comments · 347 views
  • 12w, 5d
    Bronycon, Shattered Kingdoms, & A Plug for a New Past Sins Movie Project

    Bronycon looms just next week, and I look forward to the fact I once again get to attend this year. So I hope to see lots of friends and to meet anyone new. One person asked in e-mail if I'd be willing to sign his/her copy of Past Sins while I'm there. I'm totally cool with doing that for anyone that asks, just be sure to have a pen since there is no guarantee I'll remember to have one.

    As to Bronycon itself, I get to be on three panels this year. The last one I'll speak about in greater length, but the first two are writing panels. I'll be returning properly to the panel I kind of snuck onto last year, the Do's and Don't of Fanfiction. I'll also be on the Worlds Beyond: Crossovers in Fanfiction panel, both on Saturday. In fact, all three of my panels are on Saturday this year it would seem. It makes for a very interesting day.

    Now, as for the last panel, it is for a project I've been contributing to as a partial-writer as well as a story adviser. That project is "Shattered Kingdoms" and I'll be on the panel with several other members of the development team. Shattered Kingdoms is a game project that has been going on for several months now. The team lead, Gremlin Grenade, has a blog post from Fiesta Equestria last year that tells a lot more about the project then I can really fit into such a multi-purpose blogpost.

    Now not only is the development team having a panel this year, but there will be a live demo of the game available to play. I believe it will be in the Baltimare Arcade room, since it's the only electronic game room I'm aware of, but I'm sure Gremline Grenade will post up a blog soon with more information on what the demo will contain and verify where it can be played.

    Also, the team is looking for more writers to fill out its ranks and to ensure the story is as polished and properly complex as possible. So if you have any interest, drop Gremlin Grenade or come see us at our panel. The time and place are below, along with the time and place of my other two panels.

    - Do's and Dont's of Fanfiction - Hall of the Sun - 10:00 to 11:00 AM

    - Worlds Beyond: Crossovers in Fanfiction - Hall of Stars - 1:45 to 2:45 PM

    - Shattered Kingdom Game - Hall of Stars - 5:30 to 6:30 PM

    Again, I hope to see a lot of you there, and I'll see if I can't do something to make myself easily identifiable. (Besides the fact I basically wear the same outfits to every convention :P. Saturday I'll be sure to save my Applejack shirt and red, plaid short-sleeve button-down shirt.)

    And to wrap up this blog post, a commenter on Past Sins point out a new animation project that is starting to get underway. Someone new has begun a project to make Past Sins into an animated feature. It takes a lot of effort for someone to get far enough to even have a teaser trailer for something like this, so go give these guys some love and get hyped. (Especially because their design for Night Stone Castle looks pretty amazing!)

    TLDR version:

    - Going to Bronycon

    - I'm on three panels (check the list above for times and locations)

    - I'm a member of the Shattered Kingdom's dev team

    - We're having a panel and live demos at Bronycon

    - We're looking for writers, contact Gremlin Grenade.

    - Watch the video above for a Past Sins Movie Teaser Trailer, and give the creators some love.

    EDIT: To clarify some misconceptions in the comments, I am not doing the movie. Just giving a plug to the guys/gals who are.

    26 comments · 1,348 views
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=====Originally Written February 2012===== EQD Post=====

After overwhelming Ponyville's mayor, the main six must fill in as she takes a much needed vacation. Yet, only one pony can take the title of mayor at one time. Which of our favorite ponies will be the first substitute mayor? How long will she be able to last before passing the job to somepony else? And in the end, will Ponyville survive long enough for its real mayor to return?

This story was written as a prize commission for the Smile Album Charity Event. The original prize was one by Stormy Seas and he provided the original premise for this story. He always wanted a story that could be shared and enjoyed by everyone, so be sure to thank him if you know him.

First Published
4th May 2012
Last Modified
4th May 2012
#1 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Heh. This story was a lot of fun. Nice work!

#2 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

I remember this.

*rereads*

#3 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

I never read this. I saw it, but i never had time to read it. Im gonna bookmark this so i can read it shortly.

#4 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Hahaha, what a fun story!

#5 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

God, I haven't read this in forever! I still love it :rainbowlaugh:

#6 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

It feels like it was a long time ago, even tough it was not even a year :derpyderp2: Still loved it, your stories can be read and read over and over again without losing any of its charm :twilightsmile:

#7 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Dang, Pen Stroke! I never knew you wrote so much! I am making it my lifelong goal to track down everything you've ever written, and I'm gonna read it! :pinkiecrazy::pinkiehappy:

Woo! :yay:

#8 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Still excellent!

#9 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

Still remember this back from EQD...

Wonder if this will get on the featured box...

#10 · 128w, 6d ago · · ·

>>543445I know right. I mean it's hard to believe Bronies have only been around for only a year and a few months. Where will we be next year? :trixieshiftleft:hmmm

#11 · 128w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

>>543511 Conquering the world of course !:pinkiecrazy:

I for one welcome our new Pony Overlords :moustache:

#12 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

That was excellent Fluttershy was so good it even makes up for the fact that the mayor wasn't named Mayor Mare (JK :derpyderp2:).

#13 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

That was.... pretty impressive. Very nice. And who knew Fluttershy, of all ponies, would be best mayor.

Fluttershy for mayor, anyone?

#14 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

One of your funniest stories Pen!

#15 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

Why hasn't this story been featured? This is good enough to be put in the TV show!:twilightsmile::pinkiehappy::ajsmug::rainbowkiss::raritywink::eeyup::yay:

#16 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

i love your stories so much

#17 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

ALL MY VOTES FOR MISS FLUTTERSHY!

#18 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

Of course the element of generosity cares about herself other than the town!

#19 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

Sweet!:pinkiehappy:

#20 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

Fluttershy for permanent temporary replacement mayor! Aye or Neigh?

Me: AYE! A thousand times, AYE!

#22 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

That was brilliant. (Though I wonder what Fluttershy got up to when she was in charge...?)

#23 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

Oh, yeah, I remember this!  Glad to see it on FimFiction!

#24 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

Hello everyone from FIMFiction. I'd would like say that i'm a bit new here and enjoying reading people's fan fictons. But that's the problem, i dont really know how to actually post a fan fiction.:twilightblush: So it would be REALLY helpful if someone were to tell me how to and thanks for your time. :pinkiehappy:

#25 · 128w, 5d ago · · ·

Well done, Mr Stroke :moustache:

#26 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

This should be an episode. Fluttershy for mayor! :yay:

>>547111 And don't forget how generous she was in MMMystery On The Friendship Express

#27 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

My whole resonse to your story:

:ajsmug::applejackconfused::ajsleepy: Well that backfired...

:duck::raritywink::raritycry:  Oh poor rarity! lol

:twilightsheepish::twilightsmile::facehoof::twilightangry2::twilightoops:  I totally could see her reacting that way! She just got roflstomped... BY PROGRESS

:pinkiehappy::pinkiegasp::pinkiecrazy::pinkiesick: Uh oh, pinkie pie is going to throw a banned party...

Town explodes randomly with hot sauce, cake frosting, and confetti! (dafuq?!)

:rainbowdetermined2::rainbowhuh::rainbowwild::rainbowderp:  Did she really!? omg LOL!

:yay:

town 0_o

Fluttershy: "oh, is something the matter? I'd be happy to help!"

EVERYONE wins!

and rofls!

#28 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

>>548417

I don't know why, but I am compelled to compliment you on your use of emotes.

#29 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

>"we have a very disproportionate representation of earth pony authors in comparison to the number of pegasi and unicorn authors from the same time period. To counter balance this, I propose we-”

Affirmative Action is Magic :trollestia:

Now off to read the rest of the story

#30 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

oh! this is one of yours? suddenly I am interested.

#31 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

I LOVE Fluttershy's face in that cover picture !!!  :yay:

#32 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

This is the longest one shot I ever read, and it was well worth it, great story :twilightsmile:

#33 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

Rarity is the very avatar of Generosity. No one said she couldn't be generous with herself. :raritywink:

#34 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·
#35 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

The title of this story expresses a level of truth that people like Gandhi, Socrates, and Buddha could only dream of attaining. Well done, sir. Well done indeed.

#36 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

i loved it, it was like an actual episode of mlp fim. very well written.:twilightsmile:

#37 · 128w, 4d ago · · ·

>>544178 I would have thought Twilight was going to be a good mayor but I looked at the picture and went with my very first option: FLUTTERSHY IS BEST MAYOR.

#38 · 128w, 3d ago · · ·

this was a great story and it needs to be an episode

#39 · 128w, 3d ago · · ·

It ended exactly as I thought it would. Fluttershy's got that mind set that would make for a perfect substitute mayor.

#40 · 128w, 3d ago · · ·

I totally forgot that i was reading a fan fiction... i thought i was actually watching the show or reading something the writers of MLP wrote. :derpytongue2:

Seriously. I could totally see the characters preforming this. Great work. :moustache:

#41 · 128w, 3d ago · · ·

When Fluttershy became a good substitute as expected I WAS ANGRY THAT IT HAD NO TWIST!

#42 · 128w, 3d ago · · ·

I knew it! Fluttershy is best mayor. :yay:

Jeez, I wish 100% of any country mayors, governors and politics would read this very story. :rainbowlaugh:

#43 · 128w, 3d ago · · ·

>>548339

I doubt they could include Rainbow Dash giving the other Mayor a black eye...:rainbowlaugh:

But other than that it would make an excellent episode

#44 · 127w, 1d ago · · ·

>>548795 I think this needs to be an episode in Season 3. Because Mayor Mare is best mayor.

#45 · 127w, 1d ago · · ·

>>557762 They could make that she got beaten up (like bruised and stuff)

#46 · 126w, 1d ago · 2 · ·

It was too pro-Fluttershy for me. It would have been nice if Rarity had done the right thing for once, being the element of generosity and all.

#47 · 115w, 4d ago · · ·

This was almost a perfect example of a Ponyfic, something done in the same style of the show, but with just enough trappings of reality that it would never feasibly be in it. Encore.

#48 · 113w, 17h ago · · ·

“And, of course, all the forms must be filled out in triplicate. One to be an acting copy, one to go on file here at the mayor’s office, and one to be submitted to Canterlot for storage. We only keep the town records for a year, where the National Records Office of Canterlot holds all these forms for a span of no less than ten years.”

It reminds me so much my archivistic class. Well done :twilightsmile:

This fic looks like an episode. And, of course, Fluttershy is best mayor. Yay~ :yay:

#49 · 96w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

In Twi's defense she DID take care of all the little stuff that also needed to be taken care of before going about what she wanted to do. :twilightsmile:

#50 · 86w, 4d ago · · ·

That was a very nice and quite realistic fic.

And Fluttershy is the best mayor.

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