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Pen Stroke

Joined November 2011
6,131 followers

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

Stories (20)

  • A Mug of Hard Cider
    Celestia's thirst for good alcohol leads her to a pair of new drinking buddies

    12,451 words · 16,653 views · 1,688 likes · 20 dislikes
  • 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?
    95,682 words · 28,413 views · 2,883 likes · 39 dislikes
  • Drop of Moonshine
    A thousand years is a long time to go without a good, stiff drink
    10,347 words · 25,552 views · 2,789 likes · 38 dislikes
  • Trinkets
    In the aftermath of Past Sins, Twilight and Nyx go through the things from Nyx's castle bedchamber
    7,396 words · 26,098 views · 2,035 likes · 27 dislikes
  • Into The Depths
    44,246 words · 13,211 views · 1,209 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Better Living Through Science and Ponies
    39,979 words · 28,465 views · 2,567 likes · 48 dislikes
  • A Zebra in the Bed
    4,559 words · 5,917 views · 582 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Bureaucracy is Magic
    14,347 words · 5,105 views · 529 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Creeping Darkness
    63,186 words · 6,053 views · 667 likes · 12 dislikes
  • First Hours
    5,737 words · 10,515 views · 1,516 likes · 38 dislikes

Blog Posts (97)


=====Originally Posted Dec 2011====EQD Link=====

The arrival of a new "Star Buck's Coffee" in Ponyville is putting the pressure on Sugarcube Corner. The Cakes worry they'll soon be forced to say 'goodbye' to their bakery, until Pinkie Pie discovers a sugar-craving plant. Is this bizzare vegetation the bakery's saving grace, or will Pinkie Pie find it's growing appetite too much to handle?

A greedy corporate baron, a ravenous plant, musical numbers, and romance. Three of these four things are in this story, and since there's no shipping tag, you only get one guess.

Story is author-rated to be approximately PG (Nopony gets eaten or anything like that).

WARNING: This story features links to songs on YouTube. They will play when you click the link.

First Published
12th May 2012
Last Modified
12th May 2012

Comments ( 56 )

#1 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

Finally! I'm first in a Pen Stroke story!

Anyway, I LOVE this story!

Any ideas on when Creeping Darkness will make an appearance on this site?

#2 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

yesh YESH

#3 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

Little Shop of Horrors. Very nice. Not my cup of coffee though. :trollestia:

#4 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

Aww, I was going to guess musical numbers, but you spoiled it for me in the description :fluttercry:

#6 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

Huh.  I either didn't notice or forgot who wrote this when I read it before.  It's one of my favorites.  Great to finally see it here.

#7 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

BRILLIANT. LSOH was one of my favorite musicals. And now it has ponies. :rainbowkiss:

#8 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

You've got to be kidding me.... I started writing a little shop story 5 days ago called "Little Cottage of Horrors".... :applecry:

#9 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

>>579415

Well, now I fell sheepish. Sitll, thanks for pointing that out. It's been fixed.

#10 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

>>579505

No problem, but you could have easily said it was a new candy, or, ummm, the name of the plant.  Authors fabricating stuff is perfectly normal.  

  And my only response could have been something along the lines of "Hell yeah ."

#11 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

by gosh you get my undying love for the premise alone. A fic that has horror in the title dealing with pinkie that has nothing to do with cupcakes...:pinkiegasp: It can be done...

I will read this for sure and be prepared for a full review, be warned Ill probably read most musical numbers while humming the music from the movie:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

#12 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

>>579691

If you are humming, sir, then I believe you will enjoy the story. This was, in part, an experiment for me of working equestria's common musical numbers into a fiction story.

#13 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

Pen Stoke is back, more popular then ever. whath out. here comes a real writer. still waiting for the ess in his stories. namly Past Sins

#14 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

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#15 · Chapter 1 · 115w, 3d ago · · ·

Gah this is great, I'll have to read the rest after work but i'm reluctant to leave it here! :pinkiehappy:

#16 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 2d ago · · ·

>>579526 Quick question, where did you get the Lyra icon? :duck:

#17 · Chapter 2 · 115w, 2d ago · · ·

This song was always my favorite from the movie, and being a baron seems like a good fit.

#19 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 2d ago · · ·

Aww my guess was gonna be the ravenous plant. The idea was that pinkie would fall in love with a greedy corporate baron and the two would sing musical numbers.

#20 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

>>581966 Sorry to be a keeps-on-talking-and-never-ever-stops-pony (as :pinkiehappy: Pinkie puts it), but I use Windows, not Chrome or Firefox, so do I just get the Chrome one? Or do I have to start using Chrome whenever I comment on FiMFiction? :fluttershyouch:

#21 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

Wow that was good...

#22 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

>>584645

Let us move this conversation to private messages so as to not annoy Pen Stroke and his readers as much.  :twilightsmile:

#23 · Chapter 1 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

This is going to be interesting! :pinkiehappy:

#24 · Chapter 2 · 115w, 1d ago · · ·

Oh snap, plague vines! :raritydespair:

#25 · Chapter 3 · 115w, 19h ago · · ·

XD i would really like to see that play

other than that decent....no ITS SUPER AWESOME AMAZING 20% COOLER STORY

#26 · Chapter 3 · 114w, 6d ago · · ·

Maybe there is a protagonist colt

But I liked this a lot

And it doesn't have a portal gun

But I prefer this one

With a plant that can grin

And ponies that start to sing

That distracts me from damn pee-hach-pee

I think this is a win

I can't put down my hoof

On why they don't give more luv

To the Little Sweet Tooth

Shoop-be-doob

#27 · Chapter 3 · 114w, 5d ago · · ·

Our school did a production of Little Shop of Horrors, it was great but the actual script has a horrible plot (hehehe I said plot :twilightblush:)

Anyway I might give this a go if I find that the language and character development makes up for that

#29 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 3d ago · · ·

I was in hysterics at the Flower Sister's number. Well done.

#30 · Chapter 3 · 110w, 9h ago · · ·

nice choice of backup singers.  thought you were going to use the cmc for a moment, but you've done well with this.

And yes, I sang along to the linked music - little shop is awesome.

#31 · Chapter 3 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

That was so AWESOME! You are quite a writer!:raritywink:

#32 · Chapter 2 · 103w, 2d ago · · ·

Is it a good thing I read Magnate Mogul's voice as Steve Martins'?

#33 · Chapter 1 · 102w, 6d ago · · ·

Oooh dear...

#34 · Chapter 2 · 102w, 6d ago · · ·

Oh my god...

I read every line of Sweet Tooth's dialogue in the voice of GLaDOS, including the Rocky Horror parody. As of now, my mind has exploded from awesomeness overload.

#35 · Chapter 3 · 102w, 6d ago · · ·

I knew I was right to favourite this.

#36 · Chapter 3 · 97w, 5d ago · · ·

Oh god i remember this movie from when i was a kid, probably one of the first i saw.

#37 · Chapter 3 · 94w, 4d ago · · ·

...then they all die at the end... like in the musical play

#38 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 3d ago · · ·

This was a wonderful story, and I loved it very very much. :pinkiehappy:

#39 · Chapter 3 · 91w, 6d ago · · ·

I had to read this one, The Little Shop of Horrors is one of my favourite movies of all time.

I really enjoyed this story, it was very fun to read, I think you blended both worlds perfectly.

Very good job :pinkiehappy:

#40 · Chapter 3 · 90w, 4d ago · · ·

Glad I finally got around to reading this, it was wonderful. :pinkiehappy:

#41 · Chapter 2 · 83w, 3d ago · · ·

Mogul grab some goggles because your about to be in deep shit:pinkiecrazy:

#42 · Chapter 2 · 83w, 2d ago · · ·

I'm just a lethal little sweet trap, from far beyond... Equestriaaaa-ha-ha!

I thought the song Sweet Tooth sung was more like a Mean Green Mother parody.

#43 · Chapter 3 · 81w, 2d ago · · ·

Amazing.

#44 · Chapter 2 · 77w, 1d ago · · ·

Huh...interesting...

Ya' know, I'm thinking about doing a LSH crossover, but mine was going to be more in relation with the 1986 film, with a different set of characters.

#45 · Chapter 3 · 72w, 6d ago · · ·

That actually worked incredibly well, a musical fanfic! Admittedly, I'd only heard the 'dentist' song before, but that's what Youtube is for.

#46 · Chapter 1 · 72w, 6d ago · · ·

List of my reactions:

:rainbowderp: Oh shit

:derpyderp1: Dafuq

:fluttercry: That was beautiful

:pinkiehappy: (cue mindless dancing)

:flutterrage: MOAR!!!

#47 · Chapter 3 · 63w, 4d ago · · ·

"I'm a mean pink mother from outer space!"

#48 · Chapter 3 · 63w, 3d ago · · ·

Pen Stroke? Writing an MLP crossover of one of my favorite movies of all time? Oh boy...

EDIT: Eh, it was okay. The lyrics could've been a little more creative.

#49 · Chapter 2 · 61w, 2d ago · · ·

OH god...I cant unhear Audrey II from Pet shop...I cant unhear it!!!

#50 · Chapter 3 · 53w, 3d ago · · ·

:pinkiehappy: This was absolutely AMAZING! When I first found it, I was a little sceptic, because I am a HUGE fan of the musical(not the move, sorry, but Rick Moranis CANNOT sing with Ellen Grene). But, then again, this story was written by the amazing Pen Stroke, mastermind behind the Nyx saga! But, this worked perfectly!

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