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    A mysterious virus breaks out in Equestria. Chaos ensues. Also, zombies.
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  • 99w, 6d

    No seriously though, incoming.

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  • 105w, 3d
    It's coming...

    What's it been, four months? Jeez.

    The new chapter of Cantering Death is on its way - all I've got to do is go through my final edits, and it'll be good to go.

    I'll phrase this next bit as non-dramatically as possible: basically, I lost my motivation for this story over a period of several months. I felt as though the story had become stagnant, uninteresting, and somewhat contrite. Through various means, however, I have re-kindled my motivation to continue Cantering Death, and I've got some new ideas for it that will be implemented as time sees fit.

    Many, many apologies to those who've been waiting for this story's continuation. I hope to finish this story in a somewhat timely fashion now, as I now know the direction in which this story is to take.

    Horrifically yours,


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  • 120w, 6d
    You may be wondering...

    ...why I've gone ahead and started yet another story, when I have Cantering Death, TT:aAH and others on my plate. To be honest, the reason is this: I've been gearing up to participate in EqNaPoWriMo, or the National Pony Writing Month. Essentially, it's an opportunity for those who love to write and those who have always wanted to, to hone their talents into a set routine, and try to produce a story of 50,000 words in one month. If I recall the rules from last year, fics that already exist are disqualified from entry: that is why, in the interest of good penmanship, I've decided to create a brand new tale.

    Minor spoiler: it's Lovecraftian. With ponies.

    I expect the story to be up and running shortly, with (hopefully) daily or every-other-daily updates to follow. Hope you guys like it!


    2 comments · 132 views
  • 124w, 6d
    New Cantering Death Chapter Preview

    From the realm of insomnia and insanity comes the newest chapter of Cantering Death, straight from my demented little brain.

    I will most likely be writing off and on until maybe 5 AM EST (GMT - 5:00), so feel free to drop by and offer any critique/comments/ideas you might have!

    Looking forward to hearing from you,


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  • 128w, 2d
    An exposition on writer's block

    Afternoon, everypony! If you have any interest in watching me compose the next chapter of Cantering Death (or have any desire to laugh at the extraordinary amount of writer's block I seem to be suffering from at the moment), head on over to the google doc I have set up:

    I'll be happy to take any questions/comments/critique in the doc chat, as I'll likely be writing off and on all day today.

    Hope to see you there!


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Thanks for the .5 star rating, whoever you were

This has to be one of my favourite science fiction stories.

I have it in one of many volumes of science fiction.

5 star by the way for hitting the classics.

Maybe do one on the stainless steel rat next. :trollestia:

Wait.................................. I think I will.

Okay... Rate... Watch... Track. There we go.

A good story for the season, also.

ok i can handle pinkie. But a Thing Pinkie.......:applejackconfused::twilightoops:

A the thing and MLP crossover?...

you,my good sir,have my full attention.

i,m from sweden but i do know some norwegian and i can tell that there was no wrong in the the words for what i know:ajsmug:. Also? Griffons doesn,t come from norway right? Or do they? I don,t know and neither do i care:ajbemused:. Keep up the good work though


Good to hear! Nah, Griffons don't come from Norway - I just thought I'd give those characters some depth, considering the fact that in the film they weren't on-camera for very long.

Not bad considering the movie and the series are very different in terms of genre. :pinkiehappy:

Is it going to be almost the exact same scenes as the movie or are you making some of your own and mix it with scenes from the movie? :unsuresweetie:


Excellent question.

One huge pet peeve of mine with crossover fanfics is when an author cuts and pastes the story from the source material pretty much scene-for-scene and just puts ponies over it. I'm trying to make this original as possible while still staying true to the source: a creepy, paranoid, isolated arctic setting with an otherworldly entity stalking about. If you are familiar with the 1982 "The Thing," you will notice that things are looking somewhat familiar so far; fear not, however! The story is going to heavily deviate from the original plot of The Thing - I plan to take this tale in very different directions, while putting a unique pony-type spin on it.

:derpyderp2: Adult content? What is this-

This is a good story.

are ylh gonna include thing rape or something

cool shit anyways

I won't spoil anything for those who haven't seen the original or read the book it's based on, but as soon as I took into account how The Thing starts, I knew how Fluttershy would react.:fluttercry: This fic's gonna make me cry, isn't it? :fluttershysad:

Sweet Jesus. I was just thinking about Pony/Thing crossover while reading PGS. GET OUT OF MY HEEEEEEAAAAD!!

*goes off to read*

This is a fantastic story dude. I'm looking forward to where its going.

As for how your doing it, i'm actually glad you will be putting in your own touch. As a fic-writer myself, i don think sticking with the origional is such a wise idea. True, its easy, but thats only because the entire thing has already been thought out. And wheres the creativity in that, you know?

Anyhow; i prefer to take characters, preset or origional, and/or settings from one or both and jumble them together with an interesting plot (and not THAT kind of plot) tha involves both sides interacting with eachother.

But thats just me. And it seems i'm beginning to ramble, so i'll summarize. :twilightblush:

The story is fantastic and i love how you are aproaching it. Keep up the grea work!! :pinkiehappy:

pretty much i am very angry because i'm not even a teenager yet.:ajbemused::applecry::flutterrage::pinkiecrazy:::rainbowhuh::raritydespair::raritycry::trixieshiftleft::twilightangry2:, but it's nothing, i can wait.:yay::raritystarry::pinkiehappy::ajsmug::derpytongue2::rainbowkiss:


People already have pointed out how awesome this is, and probably will do so in the future, so allow me to be the bucker pointing out something I think could be fixed:

Chapter 2:

Pinkie (to Applejack, granted, Twilight didn't hear that one) : "Um, there were voices on the speaker-thingy so I’m trying to see if they want to talk to somepony.”

Pinkie: "“Yep! Voices on the speaker thingy!”

Twilight: "If you heard voices, it must mean that somepony’s trying to say something"

Well, yes . I mean, these ponies are thinking a lot faster than I do in the morning, but still, I would expect a little more from the one and only Twilight Sparkle :twilightsheepish: This is 'stating the obvious'-deluxe. I'm sure this could sound smoother and less redundant with just one little tweak

Chapter 3:

“Does she always do that?” Arcane Fire asked. Applejack merely nodded her head.

“She does that sometimes, yeah.”

I'm not sure about the choice of always/sometimes. See, it's just little things, but to me that looks like an easy way to improve a text that is already great


Re-reading that line from Chapter 2, I actually facepalmed at the redundancy. Thanks for pointing that one out! As far as the line from Chap. 3 goes, the working felt a bit iffy to me to begin with. I'll change it to something more appropriate.

Thanks for your interest in the story, and thank you for the compliment! Glad you like it! :raritywink:


With regards to the Ch 3 thing, I personally think it's fine the way it is. It kind of fits Applejack's personality to make a deliberate understatement about something like Pinkie Pie's method of movement.

Oh, and a wee typo in Ch 2:

Applejack, having been sprawled out across a table and for some reason wearing her signature cowboy had on her rear, groaned and flopped onto the floor.

All in all, a good read thus far; keep it up, man.

You haven't updated this for a while now. Is something wrong or haven't you had any free time to work with it? Would appreciate if you answered this as soon as possible. /// GrimReaper :heart:


Been rather busy with work lately - I've got a working draft of the next chapter, but it needs to go through my personal gauntlet of edits before it sees the light of day. Fear not, I'll try to have it up reasonably soon!

Can't get enough of this fic man.

And I certainly can't wait for the next chapter.

I love the deviations from the original story that make it more original :3

Lol (this next part is a mildly irrevelant comment) I think it's funny how I know absolutely no Norwegian yet some how I understand the gist of what they were saying. X3

My heart and soul loves the movie, now this should be epic! :rainbowkiss: As long as Dash is pro.:rainbowdetermined2:


>>48275 Have you watched the new prequel to The Thing? Called The Thing again but this time it is focused on the team that found the spacecraft and stuff.

Garry: "I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I'd rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!"

So make this line fit into Rainbow Dash saying it at some point in time! :rainbowdetermined2:


For Celestia's sake MOAR PLYZZZ!!! :flutterrage::raritycry:


DUDE!? I'm going to start to slit my wrist soon if you won't continue with this story :raritydespair:. I LOVE THIS FIC AND WANT IT TO CONTINUE! Here! Take all my internetz and produce a film! But please! For the love of Celestia AND Luna! GIVE ME A NEW CHAPTER BEFORE I START TO CRY :fluttercry:!

PS: No. I'm not desperate............................:twilightblush:

Comment posted by Scriber deleted at 8:17am on the 3rd of April, 2013

>>231255 .............................Good............................ :pinkiecrazy:

six more weeks have passed i am on the verge of dyeing now D:

Oi yo, ya gonna update it soon? I know the pain of processing stories and I even left mine for half a year. I haven't read this one yet but I want to, so can we get an update soon?:derpytongue2:

Having reached a point in my own Thing fic where I figured it would be safe to look in on the other interpretations, I gave this a read. And I do like what I was reading (Fluttershy's reaction to the dog situation especially). Definitely a straight adaptation you've got working here.

Hopefully, someday, somehow, we all get a chance to see the rest of it.

please continue this, i just saw the 2011 remake of this movie, and it was awesome, and i am probably not going to sleep for the next few days. this is a great story so far and i can't wait to see where it goes. since the 2011 version is slightly different from that version, so even if you don't change the story much, it will still be new to me. please either update this, or put it as canceled.


yay for more things to give me nightmares.

Comment posted by WinterFrost112 deleted at 2:51am on the 20th of December, 2012
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Hey man, are you still working on this? Now that FWoW is done, I thought I'd come back and revisit what caught my eye about the second Thing crossover that went up in a week on EQD. :) But not if it's dead! D:

Why do I get the feeling that an upcoming chapter is gonna be titled "It's Weird And Pissed Off?"

Please Continue!!!

Laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaars   :pinkiehappy:

Twilight and the gang are going to soon regret not having a few lethal weapons in their armory. :pinkiecrazy: :pinkiesad2:

Well, then...seeing that it's been at least 3 years since the last time this was updated. I'm going to say that this crossover fanfic is a dead end. :applecry::fluttershysad::raritydespair:

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