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Pen Stroke

Joined November 2011
6,290 followers

A fan-fiction author and computer programmer that lives in Pasadena.

Stories (21)

  • 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 · 29,766 views · 2,973 likes · 41 dislikes
  • Drop of Moonshine
    A thousand years is a long time to go without a good, stiff drink
    10,347 words · 26,024 views · 2,831 likes · 39 dislikes
  • Trinkets
    In the aftermath of Past Sins, Twilight and Nyx go through the things from Nyx's castle bedchamber
    7,396 words · 26,961 views · 2,108 likes · 28 dislikes
  • A Mug of Hard Cider
    Celestia's thirst for good alcohol leads her to a pair of new drinking buddies
    12,451 words · 17,025 views · 1,723 likes · 22 dislikes
  • Into The Depths
    44,246 words · 13,611 views · 1,236 likes · 18 dislikes
  • Better Living Through Science and Ponies
    39,979 words · 33,159 views · 2,607 likes · 49 dislikes
  • A Zebra in the Bed
    4,559 words · 6,084 views · 594 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Bureaucracy is Magic
    14,347 words · 5,245 views · 539 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Creeping Darkness
    63,186 words · 6,328 views · 678 likes · 12 dislikes
  • First Hours
    5,737 words · 11,066 views · 1,569 likes · 38 dislikes

Blog Posts (100)


=====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

Comments ( 56 )

#1 · 121w, 4d ago · · ·

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

#2 · 121w, 4d ago · · ·

I remember this.

*rereads*

#3 · 121w, 4d 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 · 121w, 4d ago · · ·

Hahaha, what a fun story!

#5 · 121w, 4d ago · · ·

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

#6 · 121w, 4d 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 · 121w, 4d 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 · 121w, 4d ago · · ·

Still excellent!

#9 · 121w, 4d ago · · ·

Still remember this back from EQD...

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

#10 · 121w, 4d 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 · 121w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

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

I for one welcome our new Pony Overlords :moustache:

#12 · 121w, 4d 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 · 121w, 4d ago · · ·

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

Fluttershy for mayor, anyone?

#14 · 121w, 4d ago · · ·

One of your funniest stories Pen!

#15 · 121w, 3d 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 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

i love your stories so much

#17 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

ALL MY VOTES FOR MISS FLUTTERSHY!

#18 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#19 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

Sweet!:pinkiehappy:

#20 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

Fluttershy for permanent temporary replacement mayor! Aye or Neigh?

Me: AYE! A thousand times, AYE!

#22 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#23 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#24 · 121w, 3d 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 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

Well done, Mr Stroke :moustache:

#26 · 121w, 3d 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 · 121w, 3d 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 · 121w, 3d ago · · ·

>>548417

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

#29 · 121w, 2d 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 · 121w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#31 · 121w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#32 · 121w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#33 · 121w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#34 · 121w, 2d ago · · ·
#35 · 121w, 2d 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 · 121w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#37 · 121w, 2d 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 · 121w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#39 · 121w, 2d ago · · ·

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

#40 · 121w, 1d 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 · 121w, 1d ago · · ·

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

#42 · 121w, 1d 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 · 121w, 1d 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 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#45 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

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

#46 · 118w, 6d 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 · 108w, 2d 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 · 105w, 5d 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 · 89w, 4d 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 · 79w, 3d ago · · ·

That was a very nice and quite realistic fic.

And Fluttershy is the best mayor.

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