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Lysis

Joined February 2012
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I, The Great and Powerful Trixie, have been reduced to performing magic tricks in a Trottingham tavern. One would think I'd never sink this low, but it's not as bad as it could be. The food is good, the beds are soft, and the company plentiful. The only problem?  I'm stuck here until I earn enough bits to buy another caravan so I can get back on the road where I belong.

So imagine my delight when one evening, a conpony walks through the door and starts cheating at cards. It was a golden opportunity: a chance to line my purse, play the heroine, and teach an amateur magician a thing or two about misdirection.

I had a perfect plan. My only mistake was getting a friend involved.

First Published
25th Jun 2012
Last Modified
30th Jun 2012

Comments ( 123 )

#1 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

TRACKED !:pinkiehappy:

Trixie story that doesn't involve Mane Six :trixieshiftright:, do want :twilightsmile:

By the way, you shouldn't place "End of Chapter One" at the end of chapter one...because we can see it is the end of chapter one.:unsuresweetie:

#2 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

Looks nice. I'll be sure to read it later.

#3 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

Yes, true enough about the end of chapter thing. I'm so used to working with Google Documents, old habits die hard. Should be okay now.

#4 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

>>806283 Other than that, it was great :pinkiehappy:

Good job!

#5 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

Before reading: Trixie has friends? What is this madness? :rainbowhuh:

After reading: :pinkiegasp:

Most certainly is not a normal Trixie story, I don't read that many fics, (I'm usually too busy writing my own), but this one has most certainly garnered my interest. :pinkiehappy:

#6 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · 1 ·

Trixie is always the lesbian....damn it

#7 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

>>806408 I suppose it's true enough that Trixie is usually a lesbian in pony fics. But if she wasn't, who would one pair her with? That, you know, didn't result in a crackfic setup. It would definitely be interesting though, if it was done right.

I should point out, for anyone interested, that I was heavily inspired by the works of L. A. Meyer, especially for the actual writing style. I heartily recommend his books for anyone interested in reading about a strong female lead character.

#8 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

>>806423

Eeehhhh, kinda kills it for me but whatever

#9 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 1d ago · · ·

Well, Lysis, I said I'd make an account, and here I am. "Solo" was apparently already taken.

#10 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 21h ago · · ·

Well, this certainly got my adrenaline going.  The tension around the card game had me genuinely unsure as to how it'd play out, and not in that way where you're confused from bad writing; it was a thoroughly well-written scene.

That was just the highlight though, this whole first chapter is just grand in general. :twilightsmile: Loving the Trixie, the writing style, and that there's more TrixieFic in the works.

Gonna have to see where this goes. :trixieshiftright:

#11 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 17h ago · · ·

Nice. Tracked.

#12 · Chapter 1 · 114w, 5h ago · · ·

Trackation my friend. This has just gotten interesting.:trixieshiftright:

#13 · Chapter 2 · 113w, 6d ago · · ·

>>806408

That's what happens when gender disparity between male and female in Equestria (and with real life horses) is somewhere in the ratio of 1:8.

#14 · Chapter 2 · 113w, 5d ago · · ·

The last chapter will go up sometime this weekend, I suspect.

#15 · Chapter 3 · 113w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

I demand a sequal!

#16 · Chapter 3 · 113w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Seconding the demand for a sequel.

#17 · Chapter 3 · 113w, 2d ago · · ·

Well... we'll see what kind of reception this story gets after a while. It's true there's an idea I have for a sequel... but it doesn't look like this story ever took off, ratings aside. It didn't get much exposure.

If you liked this enough to want a sequel, tell your friends and get the word out. I'd really appreciate it.

#18 · Chapter 1 · 113w, 2d ago · · ·

I'll have to read this later and see what's changed.

Glad you decided to break it up instead of having a 30k one shot :twilightsmile:

#19 · Chapter 3 · 113w, 1d ago · · ·

Wow.. I'd love to see more of this. Great story, just great! I demand more! :pinkiegasp:

#20 · Chapter 3 · 113w, 8h ago · · ·

so beautiful. :raritycry:

#21 · Chapter 3 · 113w, 5h ago · · ·

This is fantastic. Were you to write a sequel, I'd definitely read it.

#22 · Chapter 3 · 112w, 6d ago · · ·

And now I can't find my socks because the unexpected greatness of this story blew them off. and I too hope there is a sequal:pinkiehappy:

#23 · Chapter 3 · 112w, 6d ago · · ·

This is amazing. :pinkiesmile:

#24 · Chapter 3 · 112w, 1d ago · · ·

seguel! is much love time!

#25 · Chapter 3 · 112w, 1d ago · · ·

3rd to you making a sequel!:twilightsheepish::twilightsheepish::flutterrage::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

#26 · Chapter 3 · 111w, 14h ago · · ·

Fourth for demanding a sequel? Or more stories. God man, I'm a brony, not a filly, but you're getting dust in my eyes.

That was probably one of the sweetest stories I've ever read, period, and the fact that you've made my second least favorite character into one of my favorites is a testament to your sorcerer-like skill. Love the ending. Love the whole story. Now I need more of your work to devour.

#27 · Chapter 3 · 107w, 4d ago · · ·

Boy, that was an unexpected surprise. Nearly killed me with that last chapter.

Good show. :heart:

#28 · Chapter 3 · 105w, 5d ago · · ·

This is really good fic work, and I mean, really, really good. Your characters are well developed and rounded, and the pacing evolves quite naturally.

The ending reveal (which I will not spoil) took me by surprise, and I was quite happy to see how you resolved the whole thing.

I think it's a shame that this fic didn't get the attention it truly deserved, because this is an absolutely fantastic piece.

#29 · Chapter 3 · 105w, 4d ago · · ·

Sometime around September, I'm going to start the notes for another design document. By Christmas, I should have something to publish.

It won't be a full on story, most likely a one shot. It will, however, be a canon sequel to this story.

Edit: No, there won't be a new chapter come Christmas time. I've got a Daring Do story to publish instead. I'll come back to this when I know what I'm doing. No sense rushing this stuff.

#30 · Chapter 3 · 104w, 6d ago · · ·

Well! I'm glad my friend pointed me to this lovely fic ^^ I really enjoyed it. And I don't know if my experience was the same as many of the others who read it, but I found the first little bit to be a little hard to get into. Might've just been the first-person perspective that was taking a bit to adjust to, but once I did it was quite enjoyable ^^

I can't really give any opinions about viewership and such, but I'll at least be suggesting this to my friends ^^

#31 · Chapter 3 · 104w, 2d ago · · ·

It's been a long time since I read such a good fanfic and I mean, I am reading a lot of them :twilightsheepish:

You did a great job and I enjoyed every minute of it.

So don't you dare to not write a sequel. :trixieshiftleft:

And don't you worry, I will share this masterpiece with every fanfic-reading brony I know!

#33 · Chapter 1 · 98w, 1d ago · · ·

I am very, VERY intrigued by the depth in this story. Especially in relation to Trixie's character.

You win ALL the mustaches. :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

#34 · Chapter 3 · 98w, 1d ago · · ·

THIS. IS. AMAZING.

#35 · Chapter 3 · 98w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1441338

Thanks. Glad you like it so much. :twilightblush:

That goes for everyone that's read, commented, upvoted, or liked the story, by the way. You guys are awesome.

#36 · Chapter 3 · 95w, 5d ago · · ·

Went into this expecting just another Great and Powerful Shipfic :trixieshiftright:, got something that feels fuzzy and charming. Loved the first chapter, reading the rest now.

#37 · Chapter 2 · 93w, 1d ago · · ·

I gotta say, Chapter 2 was sweet. It gives a much more rounded and realistic portrayal of Trixie than many fics. Instead of exaggerating her obvious qualities and then basing her around them, you leave them understated and explain why she is what she is. Having recently been in the position of shooting down someone who was definitely into me but I wasn't sure how I felt about her, I feel Trixie's pain here. It felt good to read -- some warm and fuzzy slice of life.

#38 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

So, to sum up my reaction to this story:

D'AAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

Brilliant. I'd potentially enjoy a sequel, but I'm not sure exactly where to go from now on. You have a well-rounded happy ending with all the loose ends pretty well tied up.

Still, I'll be keeping an eye on you, Lysis :D

#39 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

About F-ing time I see this on EqD!

#40 · Chapter 1 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

Locke, Stock, And Barrel.

It may be a coincidence, but if it isn't: nice reference :raritywink:

#41 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

I thought you did a very nice job.

#42 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

Blindingly brilliant, and I seem to have misplaced my lower jaw.  You better be on that sequel, man.

#43 · Chapter 1 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

OH beautiful!

very, very well done!

don't have time to read more than chapter one now but as far as that goes, it's amazing!

Bravo Zulu my friend!

#44 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

That was really, really good. Thanks for a great story.

#45 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

....YES.

#46 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

I very much enjoyed this.  I feel it quite effectively made a unreliable narrator that me, as a reader, had to second guess and interpret the perceptions, and of course the conclusions.

I feel the doubt and conflicting emotion were very well expressed both in a character, Trixie, struggling with 2 drives/goals and struggling with honesty.  Now this may be me just being cynical, I worry if the love will last as I'm not sure if Trixie's feelings will last.  Is her attachment a over-reaction to having an accepting pony?

One thing I did find odd is in the third chapter the brief segment from Barrel's POV has her "space out", now during Trixie's POV she spaced out 3 or 4 times but never once noticed Barrel space out.  This leads me wondering if maybe this were to be expanded this may need to be addressed  (as if only the reader-side POV gets accused of spacing out, well that might break the story-reader relationship

#47 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 6d ago · · ·

Well crap... Now I need insulin...

That was an amazing story and I hate you for it. It's 0205 and I have school in the morning. I hope you feel good about yourself!

#48 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 5d ago · · ·

Would it be cheesy to say that this story has made me see Trixie in a whole different light? Because it did. I never thought I'd be reading a Trixie fic, let alone faving one, but here I am. Great work. :twilightsmile:

#49 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 5d ago · · ·

Thanks so much, guys. Your comments have really made me happy.

If Fimfiction's rating system was better, this would have been featured for sure. It was at the 13th slot, but because I didn't update the story, it wasn't fit for the feature box. Ah, well, such is life.

#50 · Chapter 3 · 92w, 5d ago · · ·

Comment # 50, >>1442175 this is on EqD.

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