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  • E Postgraduate Work

    After her coronation, Twilight must discover just what she's princess of.
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  • E Mandatory Fun

    Cheese Sandwich dons the Alicorn Amulet, and Equestria trembles.
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  • E Elementals of Harmony

    (FiMtG) The only standing between Equestria and apocalypse is Ditzy Doo. Yes, really. Stop laughing!
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  • E The Glaring Gaffes of Gabby Gums

    A very special edition of the Foal Free Press
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  • E Outlier

    A all-too-brief foray into Equestria.
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  • T The Implicit Neighs

    Ponies have always been one of the many races of Ravnica. Some familiar ponies happen to be members of guilds. These are their stories.
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  • T Scootaloathe

    Scootaloo plots the downfall of her antithesis and nemesis.
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  • E A Somber Tale

    My name is Sombra. I am more than a mass of shadows. This is my story.
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  • Sunday
    Friendship is Card Games: Owl's Well That Ends Well

    When I first watched this episode, as the credits ran, I found myself confused. It took me a moment to figure out why: I didn't like it. It's a plot that hinges on a lack of communication, Twilight making unfounded assumptions about someone she's known for his entire life, and tearing down established characters to make the new guy look good.

    I do wish Dash had acted as a booster for Scootaloo, but this is still fairly early in their relationship, so it's not surprising.

    So, the peerless unicorn prodigy can't grab a piece of paper with her magic? You really need to work on your reaction times, Sparkle.

    Spike's desperation to please Twilight…. yeah, that doesn't exactly reflect well on her. It comes across as less "eager to please" and more "please don't beat me for my indolence." And this is coming from someone who hates the "Spike is a slave" meme.

    Let's get this out of the way: the name is normally spelled Aloysius. Ergo, the bird's name is most likely spelled Owloysius. Probably far too late to change anything in that regard, but I just wanted it said.

    I admit, we do get a good look at dragon possessiveness here. Spike is actually quite notable for hoarding such intangibles as employment and respect.

    "OMG." O. M. G. WTF, Twilight? (Not the last time I'll be asking that this episode.) I'm putting the blame for this squarely on Cindy Morrow's shoulders. Still, interesting to know that there's a "Fairyland" inhabited by ferrets. Related to the Breezie dimension?

    When Spike fell asleep on the stairs, I thought that everything that followed was a dream sequence. It made much more sense than it actually happening.

    Huh. I didn't realize the enchanted refrigerator was first seen here rather than "Somepony to Watch Over Me." Well, I guess that ketchup had to come from somewhere.

    "It's too dark," she says. "I can't see," she says. Again: peerless unicorn prodigy. Can't make her horn glow. :facehoof:

    Right, let's see what I was able to get from this:

    Clumsy Flailing 1W


    Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn by creatures with power 4 or greater.

    "Alas, we can't all be paragons of grace and beauty."

    —Rarity, Bearer of Generosity

    Librarian's Owl UU

    Creature — Bird


    When Librarian's Owl enters the battlefield, draw two cards, then put two cards from your hand on top of your library in any order.

    "He's really helpful when I need something from the high shelves."

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic


    Querulous Quail 2U

    Creature — Bird


    When Querulous Quail enters the battlefield, choose a letter. Each opponent puts the top card of his or her library into his or her graveyard for each nonland permanent whose name begins with that letter.

    Quailing cues quizzical qualms and quandaries.


    Rote Repetition 2UU


    Copy target instant or sorcery spell. You may choose new targets for the copy.

    Retrace (You may cast this spell from your graveyard by discarding a land card in addition to paying its other costs.)


    Quill and Sofa 4U


    Choose one —

    • Draw two cards.

    • Return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.

    Entwine 2 (Choose both if you pay the entwine cost.)

    Villain Couture 2B

    Enchantment — Aura

    Enchant creature

    Enchanted creature is black, gets +2/+1, and has intimidate.

    Sometimes you need a cape and a mustache to go with your maniacal laugh.

    Covetousness 2R


    Players other than Covetousness's owner can't control it.

    Whenever another player gains control of a permanent you control, Covetousness deals 4 damage to that player.

    For dragons, charity means only burning thieves rather than reducing them to ash.

    Dragon Sneeze 2R


    As an additional cost to cast Dragon Sneeze, discard a card at random.

    Dragon Sneeze deals 5 damage to target player.

    "Um, sorry about that."


    Frenzied Search 3R


    Discard three cards, then draw three cards.

    "What am I supposed to with a quail? I'm looking for feathers!"


    Star Shower 5RR


    Exile all cards from your graveyard. Star Shower deals X damage divided as you choose among any number of target creatures and/or players, where X is the number of cards exiled this way.

    "No remorse. No regrets. Let these be the last tears I shed for my indiscretions."

    —Princess Luna

    Combustible Rage XR


    Target creature you control gets +X/+0 until end of turn. You may have that creature fight up to one target creature you don't control.

    Do not anger dragons, for they have quick tempers and long memories.

    Spirescale Dragon 4GG

    Creature — Dragon

    Trample, reach

    2GG: Spirescale Dragon gets +3/+3 until end of turn. Untap it. Activate this ability only once each turn.

    Dragon growth is as much a matter of mentality as maturity. Some dragons learn to exploit this.


    Party Preparations XGG


    Distribute X +1/+1 counters among any number of target creatures.

    "Checklists? For a party? Why don't you just have everpony fill out forms the whole time?"

    —Pinkie Pie, Bearer of Laughter

    Bejeweled Bow Tie 3

    Artifact — Equipment

    Equipped creature gets +1/+1 for each other creature you control.

    Equip 3

    The wearer is armed with admiration.

    Jewel Horde 4


    Whenever a creature you control attacks, you gain 1 life.

    Whenever a creature deals combat damage to you, that creature's controller gains control of Jewel Horde.

    Early Bedtime 1(wu)


    Tap each creature that entered the battlefield this turn.

    Draw a card.

    "Technically speaking, they were just born. They need their rest."

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic

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  • Thursday
    Wait, What?

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  • 1w, 19h
    Friendship is Card Games: The Cutie Mark Chronicles

    Ah, backstory. Precious, precious backstory. What would we do without you? Make it up, of course. :derpytongue2: Still, this was an important episode for the show, and gave us one of the biggest "for want of a nail" moments in pony fiction.

    It also gives six case studies in cutiesynthesis, allowing some study of the phenomenon. There seems to be some critical threshold of practicing the talent, recognizing it, and being appreciated for it. I'm thinking the root of the sum of the squares. Once that's passed, bam, cutie mark.

    Note that Scootaloo can get just enough lift to get her hooves off the ground. Technically flying.

    I have to wonder why "the most cosmopolitan city in Equestria" is full of random horse noises. Maybe the sheer density of background conversation overloaded the translator? Or maybe it's just this episode; there seems to be a disproportionate number of them.

    I'd forgotten how young Rainbow Dash outsqueaked Sweetie Belle. That's an impressive achievement. Also, it took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that "I owe it all to the pegasus race" was referring to the competition between Dash and the bullies, not pegasi as a subspecies.

    Rarity getting dragged to her destiny was the major component in my headcanon about unicorn horns containing secondary, occasionally autonomous nervous structures. (As such, whenever I see talk of cracking or breaking horns, I always shudder. There's brain in there!)

    Oh, Twilight. One has to wonder what would have happened without Celestia's intervention. Probably nothing good...

    Pinkie… well, Pinkie. Need I say more?

    "BFFs forever"? Really? I'm not even going to consider blaming Rarity for that one, that's all on Larson.

    Now, to make a little of Equestria:

    Gleeful Acceptance 1W


    Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, you may pay 1. If you do, you gain 2 life.

    "You might say I was happy when Celestia chose me as her personal student."

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic

    Canterlot Trumpeter 2WW

    Creature — Unicorn Soldier

    Each legendary creature you control enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

    Fanfare is usually the most demanding task that will be asked of the Canterlot Guard. As such, the position of trumpeter carries honor and glory most militaries give to the front lines.


    Flight Camp 3W


    2W: Put a 1/1 white Pegasus creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

    One of the cultural relics from the days of Pegasopolis, flight camp is mandatory for all young pegasi.

    Phytomorph 1U


    Until end of turn, target creature loses all abilities and becomes a green Plant with base power and toughness 0/3.

    Wild magic tends towards transmutation on Ungula, often with surreal results.

    Demand Perfection 1UU


    As an additional cost to cast Demand Perfection, sacrifice an artifact.

    Search your library for an artifact card and exile it, then shuffle your library. At the beginning of your next upkeep, put the exiled card onto the battlefield under your control.

    Cram Session 2U


    Replicate 2U (When you cast this spell, copy it for each time you paid its replicate cost.)

    Draw two cards, then discard a card.

    "Ponies aren't meant to learn this way, but sometimes it's your only option."

    —Twilight Sparkle, Bearer of Magic

    Destiny Drag 2UU


    Choose a card type, then reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal a card of the chosen type. Put that card into your hand and the rest into your graveyard.

    Very rarely, unicorn horns act on their own initiative. It is always to the unicorn's benefit, though how isn't always apparent.

    Flight Response XUU


    Return all creatures with power X or less to their owners' hands.

    Deep in every mind, there is a little voice that says nothing but "Run." Sometimes, it shouts.

    Surge of Insight 1R


    Exile the top two cards of your library. You may play cards exiled this way this turn.

    The external effects of Twilight's magic surge were nothing compared to what it was doing to her mind.

    Long Drop 3R


    Target creature you control gets +X/+0 and gains flying and trample until end of turn, where X is that creature's power. When it deals combat damage this turn, sacrifice it.

    Pegasi are physically and magically adapted to survive falls, but even they have their limits.

    Apple Snatchers 1G

    Creature — Rabbit Rogue

    Whenever Apple Snatchers deals combat damage to a player, add G to your mana pool at the beginning of your next main phase.

    "Disrespectful little varmints. Next time they show up here, Winona's getting a special treat."

    —Applejack, Bearer of Honesty


    Macroscope 2G


    Target creature gets +5/+5 until end of turn.

    Spike's earliest memory is a panorama of Canterlot, seen from a great height.

    Zip Line 2G


    Creatures you control can't be blocked this turn except by creatures with flying or reach.

    "Don't worry, I'm sure the carabiner can take that much weight."


    "So Many Wonders" 2GG

    Enchantment — Song

    At the beginning of your upkeep, put a verse counter on "So Many Wonders".

    G, Sacrifice "So Many Wonders": Each player may put up to X permanent cards from his or her hand onto the battlefield, where X is the number of verse counters on "So Many Wonders".

    Enormous Geode 2


    Enormous Geode enters the battlefield tapped.

    At the beginning of your upkeep, put a charge counter on Enormous Geode.

    T, Sacrifice Enormous Geode: Add X mana in any combination of colors to your mana pool, where X is the number of charge counters on Enormous Geode.

    Cloud of Butterflies (gu)W

    Creature — Insect



    Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt to and dealt by Cloud of Butterflies.

    The magic of Kindness is expressed in more than just a necklace.


    Urbane Sophistication 2WB

    Enchantment — Aura

    Enchant creature

    Extort (Whenever you cast a spell, you may pay (wb). If you do, each opponent loses 1 life and you gain that much life.)

    Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 and has extort.

    Covered in Tree Sap 2GU


    Prevent all combat damage that would be dealt this turn. Creatures attacking player controls don't untap during that player's next untap step.

    "Not again."


    Academy Proctors 3WU

    Creature — Unicorn Wizard

    Instant and sorcery spells you cast cost 1 less to cast.

    Instant and sorcery spells your opponents cast cost 1 more to cast.

    Celestia's academy is very selective. Only the best of the best make it in, and even they have to work for it.


    Downtown Manehattan


    Downtown Manehattan enters the battlefield tapped.

    When Downtown Manehattan enters the battlefield, you gain 1 life.

    T: Add W or B to your mana pool.

    Rock Farm


    Rock Farm enters the battlefield tapped with three rock counters on it.

    T, Remove a rock counter from Rock Farm: Add 2 to your mana pool. If there are no rock counters on Rock Farm, sacrifice it.

    "There was no smiling, no laughter. Only rocks."

    —Pinkie Pie, Bearer of Laughter

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  • 1w, 2d
    Ten Ten

    Four years ago, a small purple unicorn read an ancient book of prophecy.

    Rather more years ago than that, a child was born.

    Funny how this sort of thing syncs up. Happy birthday to me. :pinkiesmile:

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  • 1w, 3d
    Headcanon: The Orders of Harmony

    I touched on these in today's entry in Story Shuffle, and I've mentioned them before in Mandatory Fun. Once I noticed that, my muse decided to run with it. What follows is a rundown of what the Orders of Harmony are, how they came to be, and what would be done with them.

    Basically, after the Mane Six got Rainbow Power, transformed into a nationwide harmonic carrier wave, and personally returned every pony's magic, there was precisely zero hope of keeping them anonymous. Thus, the Harmonic Normalcy Initiative* was formally scrapped, the Bearers were officially given noble titles, and those who gave them the keys were inducted into the newly created knightly orders.

    Of course, the question then became what the Bearers would actually do with those orders. Here's how I see it:

    Rarity and the Order of Generosity

    Rarity would be over the moon given her title. She would officially go from "Miss Rarity" to "Lady Rarity." She'd be pretty much insufferable for about a week. It would be longer, but that would be when Coco Pommel arrived for her knighting, and she's an excellent moderating influence on Rarity.

    Once she settled down, Rarity would design her Order to honor the truly noble, those who actually believed in and behaved according to the ideals that nobility is supposed to embody. Fancy Pants would be on the short list, of course.

    Applejack and the Order of Honesty

    Applejack would probably want as little to do with her title and anything that came with it as possible, at least at first. Once her friends and family persuaded her that it could be an opportunity, she'd warm up to the Order, if not her ladyship. She tried being a lady once, and that turned out about as well as "Cutie Mark Crusaders Siege Engineers."

    As such, Applejack would want knights who actually did things. Not necessarily slaying dragons and rescuing damsels; not nearly enough of either to go around. No, she'd want ponies who would crusade for what was right through action, who'd bring fairness and transparency to whatever they did. With the endorsement of the Bearers, Sir Silver Shill would be Filthy Rich's first serious business competition in years.

    Fluttershy and the Order of Kindness

    If anypony benefited from the Harmonic Normalcy Initiative, it was Fluttershy. Being thrust in the spotlight—with a noble title, no less—would make her terribly uncomfortable. Still, while Equestria's news cycle isn't quite as fast as ours, it's still fairly rapid, and she'd gratefully become yesterday's news.

    As for her Order… well, the first Knight of Kindness is in another universe, which would make the logistics of properly honoring him rather complicated. In choosing the criteria for further knights, Fluttershy would create something along the lines of the Knights Hospitaller, honoring those who give aid selflessly and without regard for what those who sought redemption might have done in the past. Angel Bunny would be the first being to be formally inducted into the Order of Kindness. When asked why, Fluttershy would just smile.

    Pinkie Pie and the Order of Laughter

    The title would barely even register with Pinkie. It's not like it'd get those fuddy-duds in Canterlot to let loose. They'd just feign politeness.

    At first, Pinkie would probably just want to knight Cheese and be done with it. When told she'd need to do a little more than that, she'd want to knight everypony in Ponyville. They're her friends and they make her happy. Surely that exemplifies her Element?

    After remembering how nuance works, Pinkie would settle on making an order that commemorates those who shine when it is darkest, those who bring joy and hope when they seem distant dreams. Of course, since those sorts of situations don't crop up often in Equestria and nopony would want them to, Knights of Laughter would be few and far between.

    Exactly as planned.

    Rainbow Dash and the Order of Loyalty

    Dash would shrug at the title. Sure, it'd be nice to be recognized for kicking evil butt, but the whole "nobility" thing would be more Rarity's thing.

    The knights, however, she'd love. She'd be the only one to inaugurate her order by knighting two ponies, Soarin' and Spitfire. (Fleetfoot would be made to wait for a year. Lisping little bitch.) From then on, the Order of Loyalty would be the most military of the Orders of Harmony, awarding martial excellence and dedication to Equestria. Of course, wars aren't exactly common nowadays. Many Knights of Loyalty would be thus honored in secret, for actions the public isn't cleared to know. Dash would hate being unable to talk about this, even if spies are awesome.

    Twilight Sparkle and the Order of Magic

    Basically, Twilight would treat the Order of Magic as the Nobel Prize. Replace the King of Sweden with the Princess of Friendship, and it'd be more or less the same. There would be no cash prize, but really, if someone refused to make incredible strides in science, art, magic, or friendship (the Peace Prize analogue,) just because they didn't get a wad of cash, that person probably wouldn't be knight material.

    Knighthood wouldn't necessarily be awarded annually, but it would be a fairly big deal. Since Discord would make a point of being at every knighting, there's no way it couldn't be.

    *Another bit of headcanon that nicely explains why nopony recognized Rarity during "The Sweet and Elite." Basically, a concerted effort by Celestia and her close advisors to keep the identity of the Bearers of Harmony under wraps so that they could live their lives as peacefully as any Ponyvillian.** Stained-glass windows notwithstanding. They're basically Celestia's version of putting Twilight's macaroni art up on the fridge.

    **This isn't why Twilight couldn't get a cab in Manehattan. That's just because Manehattan is Manehattan. Celestia herself can't get a cab there if they all have fares.

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  • ...

This story is a sequel to Elementals of Harmony

Ditzy Doo returns home one day to find an old friend waiting for her with dire news and a brain in a jar. With the latter, she will witness the answer to a pair of ominous questions: What if Jin-Gitaxias was a brony? What if New Phyrexia tried to invade Equestria?

As noted above, this is a sequel. Read the first story first, or little if anything will make sense. A certain level of gore and body horror will inevitably arise, given the nature of Phyrexia (For the card game illiterate: Like the Borg, but with more magic and much less attachment to the humanoid form.)

Now on hiatus pending a reboot.

First Published
2nd Jun 2012
Last Modified
9th Apr 2013

So, you decided to make this a story of its own. Me likey! :twilightsmile:

#2 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Incubation ·

I WAS planning to go to bed, but...

#3 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Incubation ·

Oh, boy. This isn't going to end well for Twilight when Unka Discord and his crew show up to inject a little chaos into New Phyrexia's order. (How very odd that I've just turned a character voiced by De Lancie into another Trek Icon: Janeway!!)

"I think we passed rude a long time ago."

It's times like this that I half-expect a pony version of Jethro Gibbs to show up and say "Ya think??"

#5 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Early Onset ·

Hmmm... perhaps if Ditzy really wanted to put a stop to this, she could get in touch with a large, metal person fond of saying two things:

1) Till All Are One


2) Freedom is the right of all sentient (and heavily-armed) beings.

#6 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Incubation ·

I saw this on the main page and all i saw was the picture and thought "Pyramid Head. time for a Silent Hill story" then i read the discription

#7 · 124w, 1d ago · 1 · · Incubation ·

An excellent chapter once again! I'm glad that I opted to read it before going to bed.

Also, thaliamancy made sense to me.

#8 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Incubation ·


#9 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Incubation ·


EDIT: Oh Jesus this is going to be even more epic than the last one, isn't it? I don't know if my body is ready.

#10 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Incubation ·

So is this just the chapters from 'Sideboard' or a continuation of the chapters from 'Sideboard' or what? :twilightsmile:

#11 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Incubation ·

Wait, what pumpkin?

(glad to see you read homestuck, it is awesome, this is awesome, & phyrexians are awesome)

(all will be one)

#12 · 124w, 1d ago · · · Incubation ·

Holy crap. The name of my story's Main Character's hometown is Praetor.

#13 · 124w, 15h ago · · · Incubation ·

>>686406 Does this mean future!Discord is going to go back in time and offer highly advanced technology designed to fight off the Phyrexians to his younger self, while also infecting himself with a virus designed to screw them over if he becomes compleated?

Wait, I'm writing the story. Why am I asking you? :rainbowhuh: :raritywink:

>>686436 The only problem with this is that 18-wheelers make for poor disguises in quasimedieval settings. Aside from that, this is awesome.

Also, if Prime ever were compleated, we could get the best of both worlds! Trukk and munky! :pinkiecrazy:

>>686541 :pinkiegasp: Really? Could you explain it to me? I'm just taking Pinkie's word for it.

What? I can't be the only one who's had the party pony as a coauthor, can I?

>>687050 The introduction and "Incubation" are new material. The other two chapters were in Sideboard. More are on the way, the next chapter being tentatively titled "Visible Symptoms."

>>687061 I am fairly certain that there were never any webcomic references in this story, and frankly the very idea strikes me as silly and nonsensical. :raritywink:

#14 · 124w, 14h ago · · · Incubation ·


He'd be Transtech Optimus!

#15 · 124w, 2h ago · · · Instill Infection ·

This doesn't look good...

#16 · 123w, 2d ago · · · Visible Symptoms ·

Oh, crap. Time for somepony:derpyderp2: to layeth upon Twilight a smackdown. When the pony I have in mind does do so, it won't be by accident; she WILL understand what went wrong. :pinkiehappy::rainbowlaugh:

#17 · 123w, 2d ago · · · Visible Symptoms ·

Oh lordy.

#18 · 123w, 2d ago · · · Visible Symptoms ·

Jesus Spike is big...

#19 · 123w, 2d ago · · · Early Onset ·

>>686436 IDK... metallic lifeforms might get affected by phyrexia oil even faster than organic ones.

#20 · 123w, 2d ago · · · Visible Symptoms ·

Twilight's gone off the deep end again... this is where everything goes to crap. Luna! Drop the moon!

#21 · 122w, 4d ago · · · Incubation ·

I love how you described red phyrexia.

#22 · 122w, 3d ago · · · Immune Response ·

Holy shit lagomorphs are boss.

Cadence demonstrates the true power of love. It probably won't work.

And Chaotic Celestia versus Phyrexian Twilight. Battle of the fucking millenium, that shit'll be crazy.

#23 · 122w, 3d ago · · · Immune Response ·

Oh, goody. The Elements of Chaos versus Compleated Twilight. This oughta good. Hey! Maybe Lauren will wake up and we can have some real fun!!

#24 · 122w, 2d ago · · · Immune Response ·

I hope Zecora is indeed planning on fighting Glissa, and is not leading Applejack into some trap.

#25 · 121w, 5d ago · · · Immune Response ·

Somepony purify Twilight already, before she suffers permanent mental damage? As is, she's already turning into another Locutus.

Also, wow that is an impressive rabbit culture there. Seriously.

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

That had been what had made her stop in the first place, the tattoo of only two hooves rather than four.

"Tattoo" isn't the right word here. I think you meant something more like "sound".

Also, a trillion Scovilles? Remind me to never go near that stuff. Most law enforcement grade pepper spray is under two billion.

#27 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

>>785637 Tattoo. n. 2. A knocking or strong pulsation: My heart beat a tattoo on my ribs.

Your concern is appreciated, though.

#28 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·


Huh. I've never encountered that definition before. You learn something new every day! :twilightsmile:

#29 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

>>785671 Happy to be of assistance. :twilightsmile: Did you like the chapter?

#30 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·


Oh yes, very much so. I must say that I'm very curious as to how far Pinkie will go towards the "darker" side of her Element, as it would seems that she isn't quite aware of how much the oil is having an effect on her.

#31 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

by Luna The blight dragon in Equestria.

#32 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

Is that... The blight dragon? Uh, one point for the invasion.

And oral holocaust, from now on I want to use this term.

And Trixie, you have no idea what you're getting yourself into. It really seems like the forces of good are taking a few more hits than they can handle. Although, Pumpkin's been keeping the narrative focus off of whatever decisive macguffin they're cooking up. Who knows.

#33 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

Ohhhh dear....

#34 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

Well, geeze. One one hand, Iambic Heptameter Zecora and the KoL shoutout made me squee. But on another, I just really dislike your giga-Flanderized supergod-planeswalker-genre-savvy-Discord's-mom Pinkie.

#35 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

Oh I love everything about this story. Everything.

Now excuse me while I pick up the latest Magic game on steam.

#36 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

OH my head... I'm not sure which part of this story I like more. It's all so magnificently funny and awesome... Did you distill TTGL and mix it with Magic and MLP or something!?

#37 · 121w, 1d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

>>785877 >>785977

Yup, that'd be ol' Skittles himself. His handler's mind got eaten by one Sheoldred's paperweights, so Urabrask has had him on retainer for a bit. At least, he has for the sake of the story.


Writing Zecora's dialogue is always something of an adventure, given that I actually care about keeping some kind of meter. I figured "anxiety = more elaborate rhyming schemes" would make a good excuse for... well, more elaborate rhyming schemes. :derpytongue2:

Sorry you don't like Pinkie. (On the other hand, if I didn't make her the ridiculous being she is, how else could I have fit in the Loathingarian reference? :raritywink:) Rest assured, though, the other Thanes are by no means going to be a cakewalk. Blowing up Ish Sah kind of blew the element of surprise along with it.

>>789890 >>792206

Thank you both. :pinkiehappy: As for the matter of blending ponies, mana, and Spiral Energy, I don't believe I did, though there is that one scene in chapter 17 of Elementals of Harmony where Luna decides to, and I quote, "kick pity to the curve and move beyond the regrettable.":trixieshiftright:

#38 · 121w, 1d ago · · · Home Remedies ·

>>797843 true but I would suspect the hidden to send a moltensteel dragon instead.

No, I'd say this story already has a fairly large amount of 'authorial bull-honkery'.

I'm not sure if this counts as abuse of the fourth wall or not...

>>914259 I'm preeeetty sure that the fourth wall was sodomized in this chapter...


with a jackhammer...


and nitroglycerin.

#43 · 115w, 3d ago · · · Nostrums and Unguents ·

Why not Specimens # 28 and 142? :trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright:

'Trixie Hobbitses':facehoof:

"I don't think she's being corrupted, Shining. I think the corruption's getting Sparkled."
Yes, Phyrexian oil does have a way of making you think you're beating it, doesn't it?

Would that be Archchancellor Riddle Cruller?

#44 · 115w, 3d ago · · · Nostrums and Unguents ·

>>1020552 In order:

*Because specimen 28 had a nasty tendency to cease to exist before the first incision could be made. (Also, since Besieged was the second set, I added 249 [the number of cards in Scars] to the Commando's collector's number.)

*That's been her name since Elementals of Harmony. :ajsmug:

*No comment at this time. :scootangel:

*Maaaaaybe. :trollestia:

#45 · 115w, 3d ago · · · Nostrums and Unguents ·

>Trixie Hobbitses

The plot thickens! So many threads to keep track of. Also nice to see Steven Magnet kick some ass. I love that guy.

#46 · 115w, 3d ago · · · Nostrums and Unguents ·

Hmmm, judging from this chapter, methinks that when Twilight learns that the hot stallion didn't really care about her and was using her as a vector to spread the Oil, Phyrexia will learn the fury of a mare scorned...

#47 · 115w, 2d ago · · · Nostrums and Unguents ·

Weeeee update. :)

I counted 2 references to Discworld in a casual glance (weatherwaxed vamperism and the arch archchancellor). There may be more I missed.

Not sure if Skitecrafter could get past the rules committee.  But a clever card idea.

#49 · 115w, 2d ago · · · Nostrums and Unguents ·

I have read many stories on this site, but yours is the first that I have been compelled enough to comment on that I had to make an account. And that comment is... Trixie Hobbitses. You magnificent bastard. That has to be the best name for any character I have ever seen, and I love you for it. :twilightsmile:

That is all.

#50 · 115w, 2d ago · · · Nostrums and Unguents ·

So Rainbow Dash now has permanent Magefire Wings? Nice.

Jin-Gitaxias has direly underestimated Twilight Sparkle. She isn't pure Blue; she's Izzet-style Blue-Red (Izzet brains and Izzet boilers: contents under pressure!). She has a much larger capacity for raw destruction than Gitaxias is anticipating, and once she realizes that his goals are incompatible with hers and are inflexible, she will unleash that destructive potential.

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