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    Serveral years after the events of "Lyra's Human," Derpy Hooves meets a human of her own.
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  • E Chaos and Kindness

    Fluttershy has broken through to Discord, but there's still a lot of work to do. Between "Well played, Fluttershy" and "Friendship is magic!" there was a whole new story.
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Blog Posts38

  • 6d, 6h
    I actually publish something? What sorcery is this?!

    I've been woefully lax in putting out new stories. Yes, I get my one chapter a week out, but I used to be able to do that while writing other stuff as well. I have a novel I'm working on, but that's been slow and I don't want to put it out until it's been gone over with severely. Next year, probably.

    BUT, I have finally found time and inspiration, and I have out a side story now. It is called: My Girlfriend is a Siren, about one of the coolest characters in the new movie. I don't do a whole lot of straight romance, but I'm trying it here.

    Unless everyone says I should make it clop.

    Anyway, if everything goes right, you should be able to read it now, or wait until the mods approve it. I hope to keep up with this one; I really enjoyed writing chapter 1.

    1 comments · 55 views
  • 14w, 6d
    A Matter of Numbers

    I’m sometimes interested in the properties of numbers, even though I’m not that great at math. One of the things I like is when numbers have really low prime factors. For instance, 150 is 5x5x3x2, which 151 is, well, just 151. So I think it’s fair to say that 150 is much more of a nice, round number than 151 is. Now, consider 162. Not what many people would call a nice, round number. And yet, if you factor it out, 162 equals 2x3x3x3x3.

    “Great, PJ,” you may be saying. “But I don’t come here for math, I come here for pony stories.” Well, the last time I posted about Derpy’s Human, I said that my plans were to go to Chapter 150, which would be the end of Karyn’s time at school. But she just finished her third year, and we’re only at chapter 110. There’s no reason I can’t cover a whole year in 40 chapters, but if I had 52, it would be one chapter for every week, and  the whole story would have a nice, round number of chapters. I only need one thing.

    Twelve more chapter ideas.

    And that’s where you all come in. I’m opening up the blog entries and the comments to you guys. If I can get twelve good ideas that fit in with the story, I’ll extend it for another twelve chapters. Now, a few guidelines. These are going to be slice of life chapters, not structural to change Derpy or Karyn. So, something like Derpy and Karyn meet the president of the United States, that’s not going to happen. You can ch ange other people or ponies, but not my two girls and not the setting.

    Aside: for those of you who just came here to find out about next week, it's Derpy and Karyn on a beach again, but this time it's on Earth, and they compare and contrast the two occasions. I've buried this in the middle of the entry so that you have to read the whole thing. End of aside.

    Also, I’d like to limit it to one suggestion per person. I have a good slate of regular commenters here, but the statistics say that a couple of hundred people read this every week. I’d like to hear from some of the lurkers as well.

    So that’s the plan. If it doesn’t work, well, like I said, I can do it all in 150 chapters. It’s all up to you.

    19 comments · 277 views
  • 34w, 5d
    400 Followers and a State of the Author Update

    Yay! Another milestone. With Rainbow Dash 647 as my newest follower, that makes 400. Maybe Rainbow Dash 400 will be my 647th? Probably not.

    Anyway, here's what's going on. For all my Derpy's Human fans, we're rapidly approaching Chapter 100, which would have been the original end. But since I decided to extend it, I have to do something Really Big for this one. I think I can live up to the task, though. After that, I think it's about time for another clip show, and then I'm hoping to have it on rails until the end.

    For my Optimalverse friends, you should be seeing two more chapters of All the President's Horses this weekend, followed by one more the week after that.

    And my next project is to try to write something in a slower, more descriptive style. My problem with this is that while I've gained a lot of writing time recently, I've lost some thinking time. I used to get a lot of ideas on long drives and walks, but walking has been nigh impossible with the winter snows that seem to have come down every other day. That I'm hoping too will change. But it's also new territory for me: a long fic without humans.

    8 comments · 151 views
  • 43w, 2d
    A Slight De(rp)lay

    Hey, everypony. Some of you may have heard, but this Wednesday is Christmas. Normally, Derpy's Human updates on Wednesday nights, but I have no intention of publishing that night. All the good people of the world should be with their friends and families that night, and I definitely will be. So for the first time, we'll have a change of schedule, and I'll publish the new Derpy's Human chapter on Thursday at the usual time. We'll go back to the old schedule going next week. (I have no particular attachment to New Year's Day.)

    1 comments · 129 views
  • 45w, 3d
    The Future of Derpy's Human

    Since the story-specific-blog function is working, it gives me a chance to tell all my Derpy's Human readers what's going on with the story. Over the past couple of weeks, I teased a change in dynamic, which of course I then pulled back. I don't want to mess with the dynamic of Derpy and Karyn Do Stuff. The problem is that there isn't a whole lot of Stuff they haven't Done, at least that I can write about.

    So my plan was to start wrapping up the story at 100 chapters.

    There are a number of problems with that, though. One is that, if I kept up my pacing, it would end right around the conclusion of Karyn's third year at college, and that's not a good place for the story to end. Another problem is that if I did that, I'd be shoving all the plot in at once, which is not the pace I want to have the story go. In my opinion, a moment like meeting Dinky's father and seeing Derpy's reaction only works because we've spent so many chapters dealing with her just doing her own thing and we know her character.

    Therefore, I've decided to go for 150.

    That will put us at the end of Karyn's schooling, which works, and give me room to stick in the remaining major plot points that I want to get in with a slow and steady pace. But, it means I need to change things up a bit, and maybe even repeat myself with a new look at an old concept. I might want to do another cooking episode, or go back to the movies, but keep it fresh with a new angle. To that end, I'm going to have some "running theme" concepts after Chapter 90 to structure it a little better.

    And what of the future? Am I fooling myself about this end? Will I get to chapter 135 and say, "Well, if Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Sailor Moon can make it to 200 episodes, why can't this story? I don't know. But if I'm an addict, there are worse things to be addicted to than writing slice-of-life.

    Anyway, I hope that all of you will continue with me on the journey of a girl and a pegasus.

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Rainbow Dash is famous for being a great flyer. Rarity is famous for being a great dressmaker. Pinkie Pie has lots of friends, but she doesn't have fame. When she decides that she wants to be as famous as her friends for being a party planner, things don't quite work out for her.

First Published
7th Jul 2012
Last Modified
7th Jul 2012
#1 · 119w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

The whole story was great, but that last line... My god it was just PERFECT!!!!!!!!!! :pinkiehappy:

#2 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

You....... I....... That was amazing.

>inb4 Featured

:rainbowkiss::moustache::pinkiehappy:

#3 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

I am sorry but I was just... bored. the whole way through. :applecry:  It was un-interesting. there was no climax of the story... Maybe that kind of story is for some people, but not me.

#4 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Great story, although at the end Applejack came off as kind of a jerk.

#5 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

>>872476

You're jinxing it. :pinkiehappy:

>>872524

Yeah, you're going to get that from me. Most of my stories, the key action is going to be a conversation rather than an event.

>>872742

I was actually worried about Pinkie coming off as a selfish or jealous jerk, so I wrote AJ in as a lightning rod. Sorry, Applejack. :ajsleepy:

#6 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

>>872757

I thought Pinkie came off fantastically, I mean everyone wants recognition for what they are good at and being good at throwing parties is one of those things that tends not to be that well recognized. I thought her desire for recognition was quite understandable.

#7 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Last line was just perfect !

Loved it :pinkiehappy:

#8 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Get over yourself, Applejack! Sorry I had to respond to her line. :ajbemused:

#9 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

>>872795

I'm really glad you feel that way. It means I accomplished want I wanted to. I'm going to have to make my next Mane 6 story about Applejack to make it up to her.

#10 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

>>872928 I actually think that Applejack wasn't being a jerk she knows what it's like for Pinkie Pie, and if you think about Applejack works her tail off to keep Sweet Apple Acres in bussiness and she dosen't recieve a whole lot of praise for it, so of course like anyone else she wants to recieve recognition for her work, but of course she knows that there's a difference between wanting fame just because you think you deserve and having fame because you've earned it. :ajsmug:

#11 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Reeaaaaly boring, seriously? What was the point? I was just bored the whole way through,still deserves a like as it is well written.

Hopefully you don't feel bad, with you being a featured author and all.

#12 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

>>872928

I would suggest doing a bit of reading up on psychology if you do an applejack one about what she said. One mistake I've seen more than a few writers make is the whole "tough love" thing.  Its one of those concepts that sounds good but if it was that easy then no one would have any psychological problems.  In reality tough love like its usually done in tv and stories would probably do more damage or drive someone to something bad.

#13 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Wow.  That ending made me tear up.  Great job!

#14 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Wow, I liked this story!  This is a take on Pinkie you don't usually see, but it fits her.  The ending is perfect.  :pinkiehappy:

#15 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Oh, poor Pinkie Pie! I can really feel for her here. It can't be fun living in the shadow of ambitious, attention-grabbing friends like Rarity and Rainbow Dash (nothing against them for it, of course!), when you're as gregarious as Pinkie Pie. Of course, the irony is that she can't exactly thrive on the attention of strangers, because every time she meets a stranger, she tries to turn them into a friend! One could say that Pinkie is being a touch selfish here, but honestly, everypony has the right to be a bit selfish from time to time. Not considering one's own needs has led to at least :ajsleepy: three :fluttershysad: breakdowns :raritydespair:. I think everypony's advice was good, too, including Applejack's. And I really like the fact that there wasn't a great big simple solution to Pinkie's problems in the end, just an acknowledgement that the problem existed and would need time. And then Princess Celestia's gesture was lovely.

#16 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Daaaaw....

Yeah, it was pretty boring, but that's what the slice of life tag is for.  If it were exciting and action-packed, it would be tagged adventure.  This was more the slow, emotional, and sensitive type of story.

#17 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Awesome story. I liked how you were careful to describe Pinkie's desire for those 15 minutes of fame without making her sound selfish for it. You pulled that off really well.

#18 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

I doubted this story would be interesting from the description.

The only reason this is on my Read Later list is because of the sad Pinkie cover picture...curse sad adorableness!

#19 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

This could be featured, judging by it's popularity....

#20 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Definitely a good story, but not quite my cup of tea. A bit too light on the action for my palate.

Still, the quality of your writing is good, your characterisations are well done and the story has a nice episodic feel.

#21 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Beautiful ending! :pinkiehappy:

#22 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

The end of the story quite literally made me do this.

Good show.

#23 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Sent chills down my spine. I'm from canterlot.net's cantercast, head of FiM fics would you mind me presenting this story in todays episode?

#24 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

:pinkiegasp:

Best... :pinkiesmile:

Story.. :twilightsmile:

EVAAAR! :pinkiehappy:

#25 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

The story was fun throughout but nothing too extraordinary UNTIL the ending.  That ending was just perfect for this type of one shot and looking back into the story you did a great job setting it up.  I thought it was great that you had Pinkies friends be concerned (in their own way) but unable to fix it themselves.  That sort of playful wit is also very much in character for Celestria.

#26 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

:pinkiehappy:

#27 · 119w, 2d ago · · ·

>>875308

Certainly not! Please post the link here when it's up.

>>873256>>874298

Thanks for your feedback! I don't take it personal if you didn't like it, and maybe someday I'll learn to write the necessary action scenes for something like this. You're helping me to get better.

To everyone who liked it, thank you too!

#28 · 119w, 2d ago · · ·

I really liked this story. I identify with Pinkie a bit, I also have dreams of fame both here in FiMFiction and in real life. :twilightsheepish:

The ending made me smile. I think it's very good. :twilightsmile:

#29 · 119w, 2d ago · · ·

Awwwwwww that was a good ending

#30 · 119w, 2d ago · · ·

>>876387

I liked your story too.

#31 · 119w, 2d ago · · ·

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWT6hmgD0Y8 you can watch it live now or watch the full show skipping around later.

#32 · 119w, 5h ago · · ·

:D My favorite thing about your writing (Besides the fact it is SO amazing) Is that all the characters are always SO in character!!!!!!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy: I love your writing and I can TELL you worked super hard on this :D

#33 · 119w, 2h ago · · ·

I really enjoyed this! :pinkiehappy: I found that it had a good pace, and I love that it was really just a slice of life fic.  I don't think that all stories need to be exciting and fast-paced , or deep and thought provoking to be amazing.  I guess I really enjoyed this story mostly due to the fact that I really share a connection with Pinkie here :pinkiesad2: Anyways, I loved it, and the ending was just so :heart:

#34 · 118w, 5d ago · · ·

A bit on the short side, but not too much to give too little weight to the message, which I daresay a lot of people in this fandom would do well to hear.

Nice work.

#35 · 118w, 5d ago · · ·

>>872889

I second this motion

#36 · 118w, 5d ago · · ·

>>904133 Yeah, this guy gets the idea!

#37 · 118w, 4d ago · · ·

That was a very involving story, and the last line made me d'awwww so much :twilightsmile: Terrific kudos for this story and I hope to see more from you!

#38 · 118w, 4d ago · · ·

I loved the last line, "Pinkie Pie, may I please have your autograph?” It just made my day and brought tears of joy to my eyes. :pinkiehappy:

#39 · 118w, 4d ago · · ·

not bad

#40 · 118w, 4d ago · · ·

All together now:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw...

#42 · 118w, 4d ago · · ·

>>908973

Aw, thanks. I love you too.:heart:

#43 · 118w, 4d ago · · ·

Best ending ever. I can't get this stupid smile off my face! :twilightsmile:

#44 · 118w, 4d ago · · ·

great ending but i really dislike gthe cover picture because seeing pinkie pie with a sad face makes me sad:fluttershysad:

#45 · 118w, 4d ago · · ·

This story, for me, was... Touching. I found myself empathizing with Pinkie, as I'm in a very similar boat. I might have to take her lesson to heart.

Now, if only I could get Celestia's autograph...

#46 · 118w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

THAT LAST LINE WAS....:pinkiegasp::pinkiehappy::pinkiesad2::heart:

#47 · 118w, 3d ago · · ·

Very good ending, just what I always imagine Celestia doing.

#48 · 118w, 3d ago · · ·

I thought you got Pinkie really well in this. Unfortunately, planners tend to be background people and they don't get the spotlight like others can. That could be hard for her to learn to accept.

The last line was perfect. Great story. :twilightsmile:

#49 · 118w, 3d ago · · ·

how sweet :pinkiehappy:

#50 · 118w, 3d ago · · ·

Wonderful, touching story. I agree with previous statements that there was little action in this, but I don't think every story needs a lot of action. My own always fall short in that aspect, anyway, so I can't really give feedback on that.

However, I do find that all your characters are very much, well, in character. Even Applejack, in spite of complaints that she wasn't terribly nice. I especially love Celestia's appearance at the end, though, as that's the kind of action I imagine from her.

Congratulations on making it to EQD, too. :yay:

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