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  • E Through the Looking-glass and What Pinkie Found There

    While the Sisters Doo find the Cake Twins, Pinkie Pie takes Twilight to the Wabe. Curiosity is key.
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  • T Mantles

    Studying in Canterlot, Apple Bloom dons a mask of her youth to counter the city's rising crime.
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  • T Wrong Equestria 2: Moonshine Gravy

    Ponky's genie sends him to the wrong Equestria. Again.
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  • T Wrong Equestria, Ya Freakin' Genie

    When you wish upon a lamp, just expect a mental cramp...
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  • T God, the Devil, and Ponies

    Lucifer is sent to Ponyville as an attractive stallion. Can he remain Evil among all this Harmony?
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  • T Spectrum

    David the brony is accidentally pulled into Equestria and discovers the Sun Princess's dark secrets
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  • 93w, 6d
    The Real Arrivederci Rings

    I'm terrible at this stuff.  Sorry.

    I appreciate every single one of you.  Have a terrific two years, and I'll see you in 2015.

    On request, here's my address at the MTC.  I'll be there for the next six weeks.

    Elder Thomas Kyler Burton

    MTC Mailbox # 224

    ITA-MIL 0320

    2005 N 900 E

    Provo, UT 84604-1793

    Arrivederci.


    Ponky

    96 comments · 1,972 views
  • 94w, 2d
    Concerning Sequels and Legacies

    27 comments · 554 views
  • 94w, 3d
    TSD and Looking-glass Status: Complete

    29 comments · 458 views
  • 94w, 3d
    Space is a Waste (Typography) and Time is FLYING BY!!!

    Seriously, how is already Thursday!?  And why is everyone pelting me with PMs and farewells on my user page right at the last second!?  It takes a while to reply to these things, and I DON'T HAVE A WHILE!!

    *ahem*  But honestly, thank you all for your kind words.  :ponkysmile:  I'll try to respond to as many of them as I can, but even if I don't get around to yours, please know that each message of encouragement is well received and wonderfully uplifting.


    One more day until all my stories end.  Until then, go give this song I worked really hard on another listen, and also watch this amazing typography of "Space is a Waste"--my love song musical tribute to Skirts--courtesy of the clever and generous Quylaa!  He's been a top-notch wonderfolk from the moment I met him, and the quality of this gift is touching beyond words.  Thank you, Quylaa, for making this video.  I seriously love it to death!


    So, just to be clear to my 20+ new Followers (thank you!), my name is Ponky.  I write stuff, sing stuff, and sketch stuff.  I love to laugh, I love the wonderfolk (that's you), but most of all I love shortskirtsandexplosions (especially Background Pony).  That's about all you need to know... except for a liiiiiittle bit of "bad news," depending on how you look at it, which is this: I've been called to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northern Italy, and I'm leaving next week.  In fact, the FINAL BLARGH from Ponky will be posted sometime on Tuesday, so... that's really soon.  It will be hard for me to leave all of this behind, but part of the mission rules is a severe limit to internet access to keep us focused on the work.  I intend to obey all of the mission rules with exactness, as I've been preparing it all my life, so you won't hear anything from me until 2015.  Well... at least not on FiMFiction.  My mom will be keeping a mission blargh on another site, which I'll link in the FINAL BLARGH, and I'll also give you guys my mailing address in Italy to which you're free to write letters.  I promise to respond to every letter I receive.

    Tomorrow's blargh will address the main concerns some wonderfolk have had with "The Sisters Doo", but even though the finale was criticized more than I expected, I'm still super proud of the fic as a whole.  It's my first real work of fanfiction, and it'll always hold a special place in my imagination.  Many thanks to all who read it.


    Ponky

    41 comments · 633 views
  • 94w, 4d
    Ponky & Eccentrifuge Present: Bright Eyes (A Wonky Anthem)

    I met LookOutLondon/Eccentrifuge near the beginning of my bronyism.  I wanted to collaborate with him ever since I heard his incredible music (in hopes of making a collaboration as unbelievably good as this one with Soldat, which you, as wonderfolk, are required to listen to), and over the months 'Centri and I shared ideas and became very good friends.  But only now can I proudly and superexcitedly say that we have assembled a really fun song for the enjoyment of wonderfolk everywhere.

    Please enjoy: Bright Eyes: A Wonky Anthem


    Also, I can't believe Skirts and I are, like... good friends.  Do you remember when I was mane-over-tail obsessed with him?  Now look where we are.  Wow.  I'm a blessed marsupial.  :ponkyteary:

    I've been, uh... saddened downtrodden discouraged... humbled by the comments on "The Sisters Doo" so far.  I have a lot to say, but I'll try to keep it short and sweet in my next blargh when I post the ends of TSD and "Looking-glass" on Friday.  Til then, arrivederci, wonderfolk.  Thanks for all the kind words on my user page.  :ponkysheepish:


    Ponky

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Daring Do seeks a favor from her sister in Ponyville.  Due to buried grudges, things quickly get out of hoof.  She soon finds herself on her most perilous mission yet... with her biggest fan in the world.  In the midst of truth and lies, loyalty and treachery, love and hate, one thing is clear - some family situations are stranger than fiction.

The story extends in Through the Looking-glass and What Pinkie Found There.

Many thanks to Honey Mead and statoose for their watchful and helpful pre-reading.

Ckat_Myla and statoose (CatNStat) have started an excellent reading of TSD.

First Published
25th Jun 2012
Last Modified
1st Feb 2013

Favorited and liked because I want to watch the HECK out of this story.

Great premise with fairly believable characterizations - though working with two non-canon personalities makes it easy to suspend our disbelief in any case. :twilightsmile:

Looking forward to more of this!

Whoa,

DIS

IS

BEAUTIFUL!

Allrighty!

Will read :>

impresive......or rather interesting

would like to see were this goes.....

Holy cow. I'm pretty impressed. Make this good, Ponky, I wanna see this come to fruition.:twilightsmile:

Daring is even worse than Rainbow.....and that takes skill...nah she's just a jerk.

FINALLY!!

Someone else who thinks (or at least says) that Daring and Ditzy are both Do(o)s off the same tree!

I've thought this for a while.

You have earned a moustache. :moustache:

Wow, impressive plot line!

Oh. MY. GOSH!!!

Faving....with tiger blood. I have got to see where this leads.

>>807555  Thanks, Resda!  Good point you have there... now I kind of feel like I'm taking advantage of all of you.  You MUST BELIEVE WHAT I WRITE!  :derpytongue2:

>>807574  Awww... thank you!  :rainbowkiss:

>>807714  Gee thanks, AP.  I really appreciate the unexpected pressure.  :raritywink:  But really, I'll do my best.  Let me know if I satisfy when it's over, yeah?

>>807861  I knew I couldn't be the only one!  Their color schemes (other than Daring's eyes...) are very similar, and it's an adorably funny concept!  :pinkiehappy:

>>807884  And now... I am a happy writer.  :twilightsmile:

>>808185  HAHA!  Tiger blood... :rainbowlaugh:  Thanks, DC2!

>>808404

and the names...

How has no-one else put this together yet?

I demand moar

This is an entertaining start, without a doubt. Ditzy's tension around Dash is cute, both for Dash's similarity to Daring and for the obvious other reason. The sibling byplay is fairly well-presented, and the exposition is pretty smoothly crammed into the dialogue without too many "tool marks" showing. Arguments are always a great way to share information with the reader. :flutterrage:

And of course, a nice cliffhanger at the end of a chapter is always a good way to build interest. :twilightsmile:

I am certainly curious to see where this goes.

This is really interesting, I am following this to see were it goes.

>>808707  Thanks, Cheeril... uh, Saddlesoap!  I'll keep incorporating your wise teachings into future stories.

>>808545  You shall have it.

I like this approach to the whole Daring Do idea.  :twilightsmile:

Brilliant,

waiting for more :)

Rainbow Dash: preparing fangasm in three... two... one...

Couple of minutes with pure epicness :D

Oh, boy. Wait until she realizes who actually got the poison kiss. She'll never look at ol'Featherbrain the same way again.

Holy fuck...  That's all I can say really.  Best wishes!

And so Rainbow's heart exploded that day.

Oh hey. Hey sis. Remember that time I ALMOST MURDERED YOU AND YOUR UNBORN CHILD!? :pinkiecrazy:

Seriously, this is a maybe a little too intense.

>>822811  Euugghh... when you put it that way it is!

*SORT-OF-NOT-REALLY-SPOILERS!(morelikejustinsightfromtheauthor)*  Daring was more devastated by the accident than she lets on.  She's seriously scarred by it, but uses expert flippancy and sarcasm to make it "not a big deal" and ease her mind.  And Ditzy definitely WAS NOT pregnant with Dinky when they fought over the stallion.  You'll get more detail to the backstory by the end, I promise.  :rainbowkiss:

>>823595

Okay. Then we have:

Oh hey. Hey sis. Remember that one time I ALMOST MURDERED YOU!? :pinkiecrazy:

A little better, but not all that much.

Yeah, it is realistic, but it's a kind of realistic people aren't necessarily comfortable with- especially here since we're dealing with what in the show is an Adventuring Archaeologist caricature- I know when I see Daring Do I expect adventure fun times with a Chaotic Good protagonist. You've ditched the D&D alignment tables and given the ponies more human hearts, which caught me in a full on broadside.

I would like this story a lot more had the summary actually prepared me for it. You either need to throw up a dark tag or give a better description, because I don't really think the sad tag cuts it here(preferably the better description, because for all the drama I don't really see this as going too dark). They say don't judge a book by it's cover, but by golly the name, description and illustration made me expect adventure fun times with the Doo sisters, and not a family scarred by a near fratricidal incident.

>>823718  Hmm... your argument is valid.  Very valid.  I originally had a much more lighthearted premise for this whole thing, but having Daring be the cause of Ditzy's derpedness was too golden to pass up.

You ask for a better description?  Then by Jove, YOU SHALL HAVE IT!!  I'm afraid I like the picture too much to let it go, though.  Guess some ponies will just have to be broadsided.

Super cool name/pic, bee-tee-dubs.  Thanks for the Fav + help.

(I read over your comment to make sure I covered everything, and now all I can see is me vomiting a giant "Dark" tag.  :pinkiesick:)

Ah, man. Watching Rainbow Dash's reaction to her hero breaking down in tears isn't going to be pretty.

So yeah... I love Background Pony.  Sorry, shortskirtsandexplosions, if you ever read this!  I promise, though, that it was out of love.  :twilightsheepish:

A shorter chapter.  And now I'm not really sure where to go.  I have two possible directions in my head.  Anypony have suggestions?  :ajsmug:

I have an idea: have Ditzy follow RD and Daring around to see that nopony gets hurt.

Daring Doo

Ditzy Doo

You just blew my fucking mind.

Oh Celestia. Ditzy, Daring, AND a Background Pony reference. My mind is Lunadamned blown!

*TRACKED. TRACKED TO THE MOOOOOON!*

Okay it's pretty much a given at this point that Rainbow will be Daring's new partner.

This will prove disastrous.

Since the two ponies think so similarly, they will fall into the same trap, or get caught in the same bad situation.

Then along comes Ditzy to save the day!

>>839234 Oh-ho-ho, look who knows so much. It just so happens that your guess here is only mostly true.

Thanks for reading. You have surprises in store. :rainbowkiss:

>>839257

Oh, dear. It's going to be one of those fics, isn't it?

Eeyup...  

...Watching :rainbowderp:

Background Pony reference? Tracked. :yay:

So Daring Doo is the sister that all about action. While Ditzy Doo is the sister that puts all the clues together and points the way to the treasure.

Is Dinky part alicorn, i wonder... but given the clue came from a Daring Do story, he might just be a normal unicorn. But is Dinky Doo nobility?

:rainbowlaugh:

Great story so far :ajsmug:

Hooray! And I thought your story was perfect before! Your Background Pony!Lyra is impeccable, your Daring Do is phenomenal, and your story is making leaps and bounds. I'm so excited to see where this goes! :pinkiehappy:

>>839257

Bring it. :twilightsmile:

No, but I'm really enjoying following this. Keep it up!

Rainbow Dash is now fully aware of the real Daring Do's existence and location...HERE WE GO!!!

News feed from bronycon: actual name is Derpy Do

Greets :):derpyderp1:

DEL

random pony: darring, maybe you should give credit where credit is due and stop taking credit for other ponies

darring: stop taking credit for other ponies? thats a good idea! glad i thought of it.

random pony: *facehoof*

>>839137 I think Daring should run of with Dinky (obviously a huge fan, and daring knew a younger partner would make a more interesting story), of course Daring being Daring, she didn't consider her sisters reaction. Ditzy then set's of after them and ends up having an incredibly exciting adventure of her own. Meanwhile, rainbow dash goes searching for Daring, and eventually finds her, but then puts both Daring, Dinky and Dash (to many D's) in severe danger. Ditzy comes along and saves the day

just a suggestion :twilightblush:

Wow... lots of love for Background Pony.  :yay:  That's very good to see.  Thanks for all the feedback and encouragement, guys!

>>840158  Thank you!!  I'm glad I have not yet disappointed.  And I'm especially grateful for the Lyra compliment.  I tried to stay as faithful as possible to her characteristic prose, but I was admittedly worried how fans of BP would react to her inclusion.  Good to know I pleased at least one.

>>840977  Hmmmm... you know, I just might use some of that.  :ajsmug:  Those D names do get dangerously dizzying...

... Good luck to Daring, she shan't survive one of Pinkie's parties...

Or Rainbow's overjoyed fangasm...

>>839346 Which part?

The disaster part or Ditzy coming in to save the day?

Wait...

You don't mean a heroic sacrifice, face heel turn do you?

Hm... Miss Heartstrings seems to know a lot about....

Hm. I wonder where Daring got the inspiration to find a new partner.

(Required comment for a Background Pony reference!)

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