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  • E GBOYHVerse: Magic Duel

    Sequel to Trixie Getting Back On Her Hooves and Perfect Companions. Trixie bought the Alicorn Amulet and sought revenge on Ponyville and Twilight...but what about in a world where the two are already friends? And had been for a good while?  · Godzillawolf
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  • 2w, 1d
    10 Tips for Beginning MLP Writers

    Just something I decided to do real quick after noticing some recurring cliches in the fandom.

    1) Having your OC villain beat the Princesses/mane six easily is not badflank. It's overdone and cliche. Having them be able to MATCH the Princesses and barely edge out a win is better, but often times it's simply better to keep the Princesses occupied elsewhere. Having Rainbow Dash be curbstomped in a race by a character or a character outmagic Twilight is NOT a good idea, if a character needs to beat them, justify it somehow. Be more creative than simply 'my character pwns everything'.

    2) Having your OC no sell the Elements of Harmony/Rainbow Power is not badflank. It is 'how to make your character a Mary Sue in one simple step'. The Elements of Harmony/Rainbow are canonically the most powerful magic in the setting that not even Discord can overcome. The canon writers have been able to avoid this trap cleverly, so can you.

    3) Having your OC HERO easily beat up Discord or fullpower Tirek does not make him Badflank. It makes them ALSO a Mary Sue. Having them HELP the heroes defeat a villain however, is perfectly fine, so long as it's done completely organically and that the story's logic SUPPORTS them being able to do it.

    4) Making your character a new Element of Harmony is...actually okay, but make sure you do it ORGANICALLY AND WELL. Remember that to be able to use the Elements with the others requires having an organic, genuine friendship with the rest of the Bearers and to truly, genuinely represent that trait. Saying 'my character is the Element of Trust!' without any build up or them actually DEMONSTRATING this trait is bad, having them organically build friendships with the mane six over a story and actually show they're trust worthy and reliable, but still flawed, is good writing. See the Pony POV Series and "To Forgive Is Equine" for good examples of how to handle this well.

    5) If you're writing a crossover, don't let one side overshadow the other. To quote Linkara: the cardinal sin any crossover can make is to make one side look worse than the other. Don't let one side help the OTHER solve all their problems, have them HELP each other solve one another's problems. They can make solving canon things EASIER for the other, but it should be a two way street. Don't have Link kick Discord and Chrysalis' flanks but Ganondorf no selling the Elements. If one side has trouble with the other hero's villain, the other hero should have trouble with that side's as well. For a great example of handling this well, see "Friendship is Showtime" by MangaKamen.

    6) No matter how much we don't like it, that one character you don't like? Odds are there's someone, somewhere out there that likes them. Do NOT just write a fanfic for the sole purpose of beating up a character you don't like. You WILL offend those who DO like them and it hurts the story. If you don't like something about a character, Rescue From the Scrappy Heap in your own eyes and give them some growth or development that GENUINELY and organically overcomes that flaw without beating them up.

    7) Let your own desires take a back seat if it's what makes a better story. If you think Equestria's geocentric orbit is stupid and makes no sense, fine, more power to you, but incorporating that into a story just because you want to make a point rather than it supporting the story. It's not a good use of your space or the reader's time if it serves no purpose other than to vent your anger at something you dislike. Think of what's best for the plot, keeping the characters IN character, and the audience, not what's best for YOU. If a plot line you REALLY wanted conflicts with the theme, tone, or direction the plot has taken, either scrap it completely or rework it to fit organically.

    8) If you're going to do a 'Mare do Well Aftermath' or 'Canterlot Wedding 'Twilight was right everyone else was wrong!' or other commonly used storylines, rethink your position and look up what others have already done. Write it in a new, refreshing way. Have the OTHERS realize they were wrong with the Mare-Do-Well incident and come to talk to Rainbow Dash who's actually FORGOTTEN the whole darn thing and wanted to leave it as water under the bridge for example.

    9) perfectly fine so long as it's done well. Having your OC be a canon character's love interest is PERFECTLY fine so long as you remember one thing: even if your character has an identical personality to a canon character, they should still have VISIBLE chemistry and characterization that meshes well together. There should be interactions where the characters work off one another and their personalities mesh. Having your character bump into Fluttershy say 'hi' and suddenly she's smitten by him is not a good idea. Having your character bump into her, the two begin a conversation where they work off of each other organically and fluidly in a natural fashion, and walk away with a crush on each other is a good idea. I suggest looking up "On A Cross and Arrow" for a good example of how to write this, but I also actually recommend watching G2 My Little Pony Tales, which had some actually legitimately good, fleshed out romances.

    A good rule of thumb is the audience should feel 'aww, aren't they cute together' or 'Hmm...yeah, I could ship those two' BEFORE the words 'love', 'he's so cute' or other 'I'm in love' phrases are even MENTIONED. The audience should feel the two work well as a couple before you TELL them one is in love with the other.

    10) There is no such thing as a used up premise. You want to write a 'Rainbow Dash's wings are lost, hurt, crippled, ect' story? Go ahead, just remember one VERY important rule: make it new. Make it fresh. Add ideas and situations that most wouldn't expect or that other stories haven't done. Any premise can be good if it brings something new to the table.

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  • 17w, 5d
    I now have a Patreon

    Hello everyone, sorry for the lack of posts, but I now have a patreon, which will hopefully enable me to speed up my production of content to a more reasonable level.

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This story is a sequel to Trixie's Gettin' Back On Her Hooves

NOTE: This is canon with "Getting Back On Your Hooves/Trixie's Getting Back On Her Hooves"

After Winona has a run in with a skunk, Applejack does the natural thing and takes her to Fluttershy to be cleaned up. However, while taking care of the poor collie, Fluttershy realizes something; she doesn't know how Applejack got Winona in the first place. Curiosity gets the best of the timid pegasus and she asks. What she discovers not only reveals a lot about the little dog, but about Applejack as well.

Now curious as to what her other friend's pets mean to them, Fluttershy wonders about how Pinkie Pie and Rarity got their perfect companions as well.

Thanks to Moonstruck-badger on Deviantart for the cover pic and pics for chapters one, two, and four! Thanks to Pony Pocky317 for the pic for chapter 3!

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First Published
25th May 2012
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5th Aug 2013

This gave me some feels. Really good story. :3

This looks like it has promise.  I like the way you did the flashback, not many writers include both the narration and the scene


Thanks! Glad it was emotional!


Thanks! I'm glad you liked that part!

It's been a while since a fic has managed to make me shed a tear.

Do continue this.


Poor AJ. I'll be watching for the next installment good sir!


Thanks! I'm glad I was able to make it emotional!


Yeah, poor thing. Your emoticon is very fitting.

Thanks! And thanks for the fav!

Do carry on.


Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

That's something I've wondered- what happened to AJ's parents? We've seen Rarity's, Twilight's and Pinkies. Fluttershy and Rainbow's parents are likely up in Cloudsdale- but what about AJ?

And what did happen anyway? Other than an accident?

Either way, this is without a doubt one of the better MLP fics I have read.

Elder AJ Genration 1 AJ much? =3


Yep, that's the idea.

And thanks for the fav!

Five bits say that Pinkie will about Rarity's lack of cuteceañera andthought one.


Thanks for the comment!

And maybe, what else would Pinkie want to do after all?

This story is actually really good, if only that many people read it, it might be featured. :pinkiehappy:

The Pinkie Pie chapter will be the last one I suppose? Since we already know how Rainbow and Twilight got their pets- what about Angel? :pinkiegasp:



Angel will be last, Gummy is next. There might be a bonus chapter too.


How Fluttershy found Angel perhaps?


Saving that for last.


Valid point. How about a bonus chapter where Celestia tells Fluttershy where she found Philomena?

Roid Rage, or whatever you call him, taught Rarity how to fight? Hidden depths indeed, at first glance, you'd think he'd just be a brawler in a fight.

Really nice story.

*reads, working on a rock farm* I was wondering how magic Duel was gonna fit into all of this...and now for the fic...

GAAAAHHHHHH!!!! Just, to dang sweet

Should I read that other story now?

>>1954075 You mean Getting Back On Your Hooves? I'd recommend it, since this chapter happens after the ending of it, but it's not required, it just contains spoilers.

>>1954056 I'm actually planning to write a GBOYH version of Magic Duel as well. Glad you liked this chapter!

>>1954082 I'll read it when I get to it so I won't be as confused as I am now


Freakin sweet!  I cant wait, I loved this and getting back on your hooves.

We heard about Applejack's, Rarity's, and Pinkie's pet story; she already knows Twilight's and Rainbow's pet story that leaves with Spike's and herself pet story.


Two words. Princess Celestia.

DAT... chapter.... You've hit Rarity characterization on the head.

>>1960712 >>1972005 Spike got Peewee and we kinda know that... but srlsy, we need:

Princess Celestia

>>2003142 Did Spike introduced Pee Wee to the Mane 6?

>>2003228 Hmm... Good point... but lets wait for the Just for Sidekicks episode first.

okay so we heard about everyones pet story except for how fluttershy got angel i Imagine thats something to be discussed at rarity's belated Cuteceañera


Isn't that guy from Battlestar: Galactica?


I don't know... I choose a random image :pinkiehappy:

needs a Trixie pet chapter

#44 · 87w, 3d ago · · · Hop To It ·


A excellent short story that explained very well the values of having a pet. Though you may want to correct the massively italicized part between Flashback and Celestia's letter, I'm not sure if that's supposed to be italicized.

#45 · 87w, 3d ago · · · Hop To It ·


I was having a pretty rough day today, and this cheered me up :twilightsmile:

#46 · 87w, 3d ago · · · Hop To It ·

I loved this story! It's just very heart warming and sweet. And now I can't help but smile and pet my cat as she purrs. Really thought that this was a very well done story. Occasionally your words seemed a little jumbled or a word was missing but over all a very well done story and has deserved my thumbs up and a favor.

#48 · 87w, 3d ago · · · Hop To It ·

Thanks for the great story. People forget sometimes just how important having a pet can be to some people. I'll always love animals more than people, it's just who I am, so reading this story put me into a great mood.:twilightsmile: Thanks.

#49 · 87w, 3d ago · 1 · · Hop To It ·

I really can't say much more than that this story is pure d'awww concentrate :twilightsmile:

Loved it from the start till the end, really heartwarming piece :pinkiesmile:

#50 · 87w, 2d ago · · · Hop To It ·

The two (looked at) each (other) awkwardly and shyly tried to explain their point to the other, but were both too timid to get a word out in fear of hurting the other.

Note: I did find this funny because only Fluttershy would consider NOT knowing what to say is an argument.

The timid Pegasus helped (bathe) animals in the neighborhood around the forest where she and her mother lived. She finished with a dog, petting its head lightly…then saw the rather long line still waiting.

Note: I sent these corrections to Kendell.  Sorry for not letting you know.

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