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    Being a statue can drive you mad, yes?
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    Big crimes go to big ponies to solve. Small crimes? Those are mine.
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  • T Project: Sunflower

    As the Earth is under threat, humanity reaches out for one last hope of salvation.
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    A collection of short stories related to Project: Sunflower
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    After the events of Project: Sunflower, Erin returns to Ponyville to study magic. Meanwhile, something is stirring on the newly-discovered world of Harmony.
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    What if you had the chance to ask Celestia any question you liked?
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  • Monday
    I just saw Rainbow Rocks, so have a review. (Spoilers ahead!)

    I'll try to make this post relatively spoiler-free, but I won't promise anything. If you are curious about the movie and don't want spoilers, here's a summary of my thoughts: If you saw the first Equestria Girls and enjoyed it, this one is better.

    I have to say, first of all, that I was actually a little surprised by the first Equestria Girls movie. It had a few things I actually really liked: Twilight trying to sleep while unable to get comfortable with her wings, is one example. Twilight adjusting to be human (with all the awkwardness that came with that) was another. Yeah, mostly the stuff revolving around Twilight is what I enjoyed. I apologize for nothing! :twilightsmile:

    My surprise was mostly because I expected the movie to be total, 100% awfulness, and... it wasn't. It wasn't great by any means, but it was... okay. And as long as I mentally separated out the idea that it was part of the Equestria canon, I was able to enjoy the movie for what it was. In my mind, I categorized the first movie as an ascended fanfiction of sorts, making it sort of its own canon.

    When I watched Rainbow Rocks, I kept up that same mentality, pretending that Equestria Girls was its own, unrelated-to-MLP:FIM canon. Which is why I probably enjoyed this movie a lot more than the first one. Because, honestly, it was better than the first one by a solid mile.

    The writing was tighter. The jokes were better. The animation was... Well, okay, the "humans" in this movie are still sorta creepy-looking and move kind of strangely at times, but everything else was really well done. And the music? It was pretty good, honestly.

    There were a few cringe-worthy parts of the movie, but for the most part they were intentionally cringe-worthy. Your mileage may vary on cringe humor. I have a low tolerance for it, but some people love it. Fortunately, that wasn't the bulk of the movie.

    Let's talk antagonists for a minute.

    This is where the first movie really lacked substance, in my opinion. Sunset Shimmer as an antagonist had a pretty lame "evil plan", when you get right down to it. Her motivations for doing what she was doing were murky at best. Was it revenge? A quest for power? Just plain ego? I honestly can't recall, that's how "meh" her motivations were. Basically, her job was to be a snotty mean girl to the rest of the cast in order to generate conflict. And that... was unfortunate, in a series that has such great villains.

    The antagonists in Rainbow Rocks, on the other hand, have very clear and reasonable motivations. They have a plan that makes sense, at least in-universe. And they were well done in the short time they had to develop them. My main complaint with them is that they played up Sonata's stupidity a little much, but that's forgivable in the grand scheme of things.

    So. Good songs (your mileage may vary, but I enjoyed them a lot) and good antagonists. That's half of a decent movie right there! Couple that with a much more dramatic story, with what feels like real stakes on the line, and a few life lessons learned, and this definitely comes out better than the first movie. And the end? I won't deny it, I got shivers. It was pretty cool! Much better than the "We're friends so here's a rainbow and we win by default" ending of the first movie. There are similarities, sure... This is still MLP, after all. But the end was much more satisfying than the first movie.

    And the shout-outs... So many shout-outs to the fans... :rainbowhuh:

    So, as a movie in its own right, Rainbow Rocks was... actually pretty good, in my opinion. I still don't accept it as full canon, though :pinkiehappy:

    Thanks for reading!

    ~Hoopy

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  • 1w, 1h
    New Story: Dreams of Ponyville

      I've been wanting to do some horror-themed stories for a while now. And, since it is October, with Halloween coming up, I've decided that now is as good a time as any. Here's the first of my attempts to write a creepy story, I hope you enjoy it!

    Dreams of Ponyville

    Next up for spooky stories, Plum Pudding and Cinnamon Swirl head out for an unusual Nightmare Night. I'm having fun writing that one :twilightsmile:

    Also, a new chapter of Sunflower: Harmony will be up in... Just a few minutes!

    Thanks for reading!

    ~Hoopy

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  • 1w, 3d
    Just in case anyone is worried...

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  • 4w, 2d
    Cutie Mark Allocation Agency - Now complete!

    Greetings, everyone!

    At long last, the final chapters of the CMAA are now published. I really hope you all like the ending! I struggled over that for quite a while.

    For those that started reading this story when I first started publishing it, I apologize for how long it's taken me to finally finish this. It's not a very long story, after all. A year long hiatus in between two chapters didn't much help, either.

    In any case, it's done, it's out there, and I will never, EVER have to write the name "Figgwaggle" ever again! Er... except for that last time.

    Thanks for reading!

    7 comments · 257 views
  • 4w, 3d
    Back from my week off

    Where we stayed was beautiful, in a cabin outside of Grand Lake, Colorado, way up in the mountains. We drove through Rocky Mountain National Park a bunch of times, and did some hiking. Honestly, though, I wasn't expecting the elevation to affect me as much as it did. Walking around 12,000 feet above sea level left me gasping for air and feeling like I was about to pass out. It got better as time went on, but man was that a trip! The wife and I took hundreds of pictures, we got to see a bunch of elk running around (not a single moose, though... :fluttercry:), and we swung by the The Stanley Hotel (the inspiration for Stephen King's The Shining) on the way out.

    Sadly, I didn't get nearly as much writing done as I wanted. However, I DID manage to completely re-work the next three chapters of CMAA. I'm really pleased with how the new climax turned out. I still have to write the final chapter, do some final tweaking and tightening, and then it will be time for publishing. I'll drop all four chapters all at once, because they all end in cliffhangers, and I don't want to be lynched so soon after coming back from vacation :twilightoops:

    Once I'm done with that, I want to write up some horror stories I've had banging around in my head for a while. I hope to publish those next month. Then, it's back to Sunflower full time!

    Thanks for reading!

    ~Hoopy

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Okay, I don't know if anyone can hear this, or read this, or whatever, but I'm trying my best to use Pinkie Pie's legendary fourth-wall-breaking powers to try and get a message out.  

If you can hear this, I need help. I'm in Equestria, and man, this is strange. But I'm also stuck in Pinkie Pie's body, for some reason.

Yes, it's just as weird as it sounds. And now, I need your help... because all the ponies in this town think I'm crazy!

First Published
27th Jun 2012
Last Modified
14th Oct 2012
#1 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

This is just a little something I whipped up to get past a bout of writer's block. Just a silly, nonsensical thing to get the creative juices flowing and get the words coming out again.

I'll be updating this as I either get inspiration, or as I get further incidents of writer's block :twilightsheepish:

For the record, I have no clue where this story idea came from.

#3 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

I loved the joke about Twilight with the Spongebob Squarepants theme. :rainbowlaugh:

"Are ya ready kids?"

"Ai, ai captain."

"I can't here you!"

"Ai, ai captain."

"Oooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh!"

You know the rest. :twistnerd:

#4 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Heh heh, I love this idea! You are really catching Pinkie's personality just right, lets just hope you don't meet her alternate personality. That would be interesting... and rather creepy. :pinkiecrazy: Anyway, looking forward to more. :twilightsmile:

#5 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Not a bad premise, not terribly written, and I'm certainly curious to see how things go from here.

#6 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

So, guessing Element of Laughter is being replaced so ponies at least can easier tell what is wrong and what isn't. Ponies know Pinkie to some extent. Which is supposed to direct the situation to go in direction that's not so bad. That if she doesn't want to prove to them that the fourth wall exists, which can lead to... something.

Maybe she should be glad that at least she wasn't Minty. That is what would be real scary.

#7 · 121w, 3d ago · 2 · · Um... hello? ·

Yes. Minty can make sock puppets work with hooves.:rainbowderp:

#8 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Great galloping galas of Gallifrey! THIS IS SHEER GENIUS. :pinkiegasp:

I'm now going to go scrape the mind off my wall.

#9 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

I like it. Keep writing!

#10 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

This is relevant to my interest :rainbowderp:

#11 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Genius...Sweet, sweet genius...

#12 · 121w, 3d ago · 1 · · Um... hello? ·

Well. There goes the neighborhood. This is going to be interesting

As for the bronie in pinkie's body, i can hear you. Don't think I can do anything, but I'll keep an eye out on the news if your body is on the floor of a target somewhere foming at the mouth gargling my little pony theme song.

#13 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

You. sir, just won everything!:pinkiegasp::pinkiehappy:

Carry On

#14 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Form defines function. Inhabit Pinkie's body, think with Pinkie's brain.

Here's hoping our protagonist can stay sane long enough to go see his favorite pony.

...:trixieshiftright:

Hey! *taps screen* Can you hear me in there? It's working!

#15 · 121w, 3d ago · 1 · · Um... hello? ·

This shall be featured by the end of the week. I can feel it.

#16 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

NICE JOKE!!!!!!!!!!!

Love the story, by the way, how you described it like you really were in pinkie's body, that is some nice imagination you got there!

Write on!:twilightsmile::twilightsmile::twilightsmile::twilightsmile::twilightsmile:

#17 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

:pinkiehappy:

I can't wait to read more!

#18 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

you had me at the logical assumption that you were in the paint and hardware supplies isle having a stroke gurgling the my little pony theme

I give you the 21 mustache salute!

:moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

:moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

:moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

:moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

( patent pending )

#19 · 121w, 3d ago · 1 · · Um... hello? ·

I can't wait to see if Twilight believes him. :raritywink:

*Grabs Popcorn*

Proceed. :twilightsmile:

#20 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

pinkie must be all like:pinkiegasp: she is most likely in his body wondering what happened

#21 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

I had almost the same story idea a couple days ago.

I look forward to seeing how this goes.

#22 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

This... could be good... I'll be reserving my judgement, waiting for more.

#23 · 121w, 3d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

So far, this seems like genius. I eagerly await the next chapterr :pinkiehappy:

#24 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

This story is ripe with madness and comedic potential! I am now staying tuned to see what comes next~

#25 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

i really like this this could turn into a very good story:pinkiehappy:

#26 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

This is either going to end up being a serious comedy where he doesn't give up convincing everypony that he's really not pinkie pie until they actually start to believe him, or he's going to give up after a certain point and just pretend to be Pinkie Pie - to the point of him getting so good at the cherade nopony questions if he's alright anymore - until he can find a way to get back in touch with our favorite pink party pony.

Seeing as this is labeled random and not sad or drama, I'm going to have to assume it's the latter... then again, you can SO totally pull off a random/comedy story with either one of those premises.

Well, whether it's option A, B, or secret option C I'm really looking forward to this!  Please, go on. :trollestia:

#27 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

You should have a chapter of pinkie pie walking around in his body! That would be great. Btw, you punched me right in the funny:rainbowlaugh:

#28 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Bwahahaha, oh that poor Human. Of all the ponies to turn into Pinkie might be the best.

#29 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Poor fellow.  Of course, if he gets shipped somewhere down the way, he'll likely discover that he hasn't technically lost genitalia at all.

And if you're going to be one of the Mane Six, let's face it: being Pinkie, by a considerable margin, has the greatest comic potential.  I look forward to the next round.

#30 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

inb4 Lyra madness.

Obviously, Hoopy McGee, you need to suffer from writers block more often.

#31 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

To be Pinkie... Best Day Ever!!!!!!!:yay: :pinkiehappy::raritystarry::twilightsmile:

#32 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Hey, brony? Don't worry. I found your body. It's safe but (no, you can't talk to your own body; it doesn't work like that) but you see (I don't know how it works, but it doesn't, so be quiet) a certain party pony has covered my room in confetti (no, that's not a good thing, Pinkie! Just sit still!) so please figure it out, before she finds the *cake flys across room* Nevermind. :pinkiehappy::heart:

#33 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

:rainbowhuh::flutterrage: STORY! Y U NO FEATURED YET?!

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#34 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

The best part is that anything abnormal he does is just Pinkie being Pinkie.

#35 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Wow, I was not expecting this good of a reaction! :pinkiegasp:

I guess people kind of like this? I should really do random stuff like this more often :pinkiehappy:

I'll definitely keep this one going, then. I spent most of tonight plugging away at Sunflower, but this will make a good distraction for whenever I get stuck. Which happens distressingly often :pinkiecrazy:

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

#38 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Um... hello? ·

Dude, if you want Ponyville to belive you, just do something that Pinkie would never do! I'll make a list:

1) Break a Pinkie Promise.

2) Forgive Applejack for breaking a Pinkie Promise.

3) Forget somepony in Ponyville's name.

4) Not throw a party for a whole week.

5) Make out with Gilda. (If you got the stomach for it.):pinkiesick:

6) Not laugh at a joke.

7) Reject the opportunity to babysit the Cakes. (That reminds me, Cadence was Twi's "foalsitter" but in "Baby Cakes" they use the term "babysitter." What's up with that?):rainbowhuh:

8) Describe "Cupcakes." In public.:pinkiecrazy:

#40 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

This is so fun to write...

Anyway, have more. I feel oddly compelled to keep this going :pinkiehappy:

Also, did I just cliff-hanger end a chapter in a comedy story? What is wrong with me?

#41 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

Already in the top box....

This idea.......

Why couldn't I think of this epicness?:raritycry:

#42 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

Uh oh VISTORS, what do they want?! :pinkiegasp:

#43 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

This is so awesome xD

#44 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

>>825011

awkward moment when writers block fic is well on it's way to catching the main one in  popularity, i approve of continuing it!  :pinkiehappy:

#45 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

>>825011 Oh, yes, please do keep this going! It's also very fun to read :pinkiehappy:

You get a fav from me!

#46 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

Can't stop :rainbowlaugh:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zSHz7Thvbc

#47 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

>>824620 Okay, you sorta did #3, but you really got to but some effort into it! Forget harder! Forget like a MAN!

Also, watch out for unexpected music numbers. Apparently, everpony is watching your every move in case you start singing. Talk about Fridge Horror!

#48 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

Impromptu singing lol XD Wonder what would happen if you sand the opening theme...

DF
#49 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

Well, color me entertained. I'll be watching.

#50 · 121w, 2d ago · · · Sorry about that ·

GO ON. :pinkiehappy: I am enjoying this.

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