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  • E Hooves Holding Hearts

    Can Lyra and Bon Bon navigate the twisting waters of the foster care system to finally become parents! Even if they succeed, can they make a connection with a child without breaking their own hearts?
    27,665 words · 5,671 views  ·  562  ·  10
  • E The Three Whooves

    Lost in time, Doctor Whooves' family must rely on his past and future selves for help!
    36,927 words · 17,605 views  ·  484  ·  9
  • E Doctor Whooves and the House of Daring

    The Doctor and family find danger at the side of Ditzy's great aunt, Daring Do! Can the Doctor save the day before his in-laws kill him?
    38,314 words · 2,797 views  ·  242  ·  3
  • T School Daze

    Can Cheerilee make a group of inner city colts and fillies stand and deliver?
    74,614 words · 25,470 views  ·  1,055  ·  27
  • T Choices

    Cheerilee, Lyra, and Ditzy Doo come of age sharing a dorm room at Canterlot University.
    38,367 words · 9,187 views  ·  619  ·  16
  • E The Long Roll of Years

    On her weekly Drudge Day of dealing with political matters, Celestia finds herself feeling old.
    4,202 words · 4,066 views  ·  184  ·  4
  • T Killing Mary Sue

    Twilight can't stand the perfect newcomer in town; that's nothing a sledgehammer won't fix!
    6,871 words · 10,814 views  ·  360  ·  12
  • E Chaos and Darkness

    When Tirek steals Discord's power, only Twilight, Iron Will, and Discord himself can save Equestria
    35,174 words · 9,780 views  ·  191  ·  11

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  • 11w, 5d
    Where I've Been

    So, I've been taking writing really seriously over the past year. I got 15,000 words out of NaNoWriMo; not bad for a busy month running science festivals. I finished the manuscript in June, sold my retro game systems the funds for self-publishing e-books, and joined a forum thread on one of my boards to write 500 words a night. I was feeling pretty good, especially considering I'm finally a parent (Lyra's style).

    Then I come back one, and notice the disappointment and cobwebs I've left around here.

    So, I wrote 1,431 words of the next Chaos and Darkness chapter tonight. That brings it up to almost 4K. I'm not going to promise a date, but I'm clearing my writers block on my self-publishing projects to try to come back and finish the backlog of ending I owe people here.

    I'm not sure how time will be, considering I'm teaching honors courses that demand instant grading, but I'll try on day at a time and at least 500 words a night. I owe it to the fans that taught me how to write.


    Coincidentally, this is my 100th Blog post. Huh.

    5 comments · 100 views
  • 41w, 3d
    Hooves Holding Hearts contest

    So, working on the next chapter. No one reading the last one got the hints about the new kid, who is the story's main kid. I'll give these out, and the first person (and maybe a few others) who get it right will earn a small OC cameo in HHH.

    Now, the kid's an OC...but the mother is not.

    Here are the first few hints.

    1)  Heartmend said that the "mother is not cognizant, incapable of care and unlikely to change."

    2) I got the idea for this blog post listening to a song about her.

    Any guesses?

    46 comments · 411 views
  • 42w, 6d
    Hooves Holding Hearts Edit

    So, I changed a scene in chapter four. I changed it because it didn't work, and others complained with a reasonable point.

    It happens near the end of the chapter.

    Spoilers ahead.

    I mean, really spoilers.

    If you haven;t read the chapter, it kind of ruins the punch to know this...


    So, when John is confronting the father....

    “You go back inside, and you thank her and the other one and ask those questions, or...” John scratched his mane and leaned in.

    "Tell me if you've heard this one..."

    "There's a pony," he started, "that keeps order. This pony makes sure good things come to the deserving, and that bad things arrive in spades to others. This pony keeps the unjust in anticipation of what they deserve, and ensures that the world flows on as it should, piece by piece. Your little world runs because this pony keeps it running." His mouth was nearly at the father's ear now. "Do you know what they call this pony?"

    The shaking of the father's head was more like a vibration.

    "They call her," John whispered, "the Mailmare. She's the best friend of the crying mare who's heart just snapped." He patted the shaking stallion on the shoulder. "Let's face it, having the mailmare as an enemy is bad enough when you haven't been declared legally dead for months and have legal and financial paperwork on its way."

    He smiled, and the father flinched.

    “Uh. Uh. Okay.” Terrified, the father stepped backwards."I'll get r-r-right on that."

    “Great!” John spoke with relief reached his mouth into his saddlebag and pulled out a napkin and a pen. “Take notes! Make sure she sees you taking notes.” His smiled stayed for a second too long. “Make sure I see her see you taking those notes.”


    This takes the chapter back towards the comedic-dramatic life of the Choices girls territory and less obligatory crossover. One one hoof, yes, many of my readers love John yelling at people. On the other hand, it's now something perfectly rational that the town repairman would say. You could have it either way.

    Thanks go to ankyo and  RK_Striker_JK_5.

    19 comments · 286 views
  • 43w, 5d
    What the pre-readers are saying...

    Just so you know, here's some comments on the Hooves Holding Hearts chapter that drops this week.

    "She had a really miserable childhood, didn't she?"

    "Holy freaking s***! Nevermind Jazz, you are not worst parent anymore!"

    "This is both heartwarming and utterly heartbreaking at the same time. You magnificent bastard."

    "Other than that, this chapter does a magnificent job of punching one right dead center of your feelings. "

    "Now, if you will excuse me, I must weep quietly to myself until I fall asleep."

    9 comments · 203 views
  • 43w, 6d
    Story Progress!

    Chapter four of Hooves Holding Hearts is off to the pre-readers! I'm going to try to get a C&D chapter done next, I think. I'm having to split time between pony writing and writing things I actually intend to e-publish for money, but I intend to finish the crop of stories I have, maybe saving a week in summer to write "Doctor Whooves and the Mare in the Moon."

    In other opinions, is the reason Coco Pommel is so popular because the writers could not have made a pony who is more deliberately moe if they tried?

    6 comments · 194 views
  • ...

This story is a sequel to School Daze

Cheerilee and Screwball expected a quiet Ponyville vacation.  But Discord's back, and he's come for the children. Can Screwball and the Ponyville teens overcome the Lord of Misrule in their worst nightmares?

First Published
18th Jul 2012
Last Modified
29th Dec 2013

A [Dark] sequel to School Daze? :unsuresweetie:  Well, I'll give it a shot.


Honestly, there's no tag for "character-driven horror-inspired" story. Weirdly enough, the FAQ suggests that Batman stories would have the 'Dark' tag. Sometimes I feel constrained by the tags.:unsuresweetie:

Huh, I came on because I got a fic-update notification, and the first thing I see on the main page of the site is this!:yay:

So naturally, I read it right away.

Your writing is as good as ever, I must say. Even though its tagged as dark, it had me laughing at quite a few points.:rainbowlaugh:

my computer is on the frits so I can't read this right now. I'll just have to do this for now.

School Daze - THE very first story I had ever read on this site.

I swear, that story, I have only once found a story that was equal to it in greatness.

You my friend deserve the feature box. I can already tell. :twilightsmile:


Well, which story was equal? I want to read that!:twilightsmile:

>>932045 Are you sure? It's kinda...weird. :applejackunsure:

Good lord, has Discord joined forces with the Nightmare (minus the Moon of course)?

Because that's what this feels like.


You said there's something you like as much as School Daze. I've kinda been spoiled as to the plot of School Daze, having wrote it. I love fanfic too, remember?:twilightblush:

>>932213 It's...uh...The Scootaloo Diaries By ImJustAnotherBrony:facehoof:

Please don't hate me. :twilightsheepish:


It was a choice between tagging as 'Dark' or 'Sad."  With one, readers assume everyone dies. With the other, readers assume everyone dies. I'd love for someone to suggest a good fit for this one.

Don't worry, I plan to keep the jokes flowing.


How can I hate a fluffy Twilight eating a taco?

>>932293 Good thing I recently changed my avatar. :twilightoops:

4 days ago it was this.

which probably would have creeped you right the hell out.

This is going to be good.

I hope Ponce makes some sort of cameo.

I've been eagerly awaiting this ever since you mentioned it ages ago.  Surely OP will deliver.:heart:

The Riddle Master - Manilla Road

I do love me some psychological horror. Have you read House Of Leaves by Mark Danielewski?


Don't forget Minotaurs, dude.

Have I ever mentioned how much I love your Screwball?  I have to keep fighting the urge to hug the screen every time she does...anything really.:twilightsheepish:  She's adorable.


You'll love this one, then. Being Discord's creation, this is her story.  I can't wait untill their showdown.


I don't think I can squee hard enough. :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

this is just, I don't even have words to describe how much I am loving this story so far, <3

Oh, the mind can be a strange thing. Screwy doesn't recognize her daddy Discord? Well, give her time. I'm thinking (and hoping, because I love your Discord) that we'll be seeing a lot more of him.

As for tags, the Dark tag seems fitting, based on my expectations and what I've seen so far. If you don't like the message it sends, why not give it a friend? I've found that the Comedy tag works well with the Dark tag. Especially with Discord hanging around.

Hey, Screwball is missing her beanie in the cover picture.  Is this significant? :rainbowhuh:

It's spelt "Tambelon", not "Tamberlon" =P


Thanks! I better get it right; a story I'm working on has a chapter set there.:twilightblush:


Hmm. That was just the vector I used... but I can think of a good plot point now.  :duck:  Thanks! :fluttershyouch:


He's the main antagonist, the Joker/Freddy of the story. Discord's going to be around quite a bit. :pinkiehappy:


I read Lovecraft. Ambiguous occulty symbols are par for the course. :trollestia:


Is Ponce going to show up? You mentioned the Scoots would show up, and I said I'd figured out a name for the pet raptor. Ponce(Full Name: Juan Ponce de Griffón)

>>939613 sure let's go with it being something along those lines. :twilightsheepish:


Why is sad Fluttershy sad? :applecry:


If its not an ambiguous occulty symbol, what is it? :rainbowhuh:

>>932213 This going to be a black comedy? I'm faving this! I'm thinking of doing an "Ask-Discord" account on Deviantart later, and I'm looking for ways to portray him. I going for something like the Joker from Batman the Animated Series. After all, Mark Hamill was best Joker! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! :pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy:


If you think about it, the goofiness of the later Nightmare on Elm Street movies doesn't work with child-killer Freddy but is PERFECT for a dark, BTAS Discord. Heck, I think Discord's pretty dark as it is. For me, his defining character moment is where he breaks Twilight and fistpumps in the air.  I see nothing redeemable in him... BUT HE'S SO FUN TO WRITE!

I love the Joker, I love Discord, and there's definitely going to be some similarity.


Darn it! Thought that was a smiling Fluttershy.  She's so emo...

An>>939873 Discord: And Remember Kiddies! When the going gets Tough, the Tough goes Shopping!!! BWAHAHAHAHA!!!! *steals the elements & puts them in a shopping cart after he "discords" the entire Canterlot Castle, princesses and all!*:rainbowlaugh::pinkiecrazy:


She doesn't have a smiley other than the :yay:

She really IS emo.  PINKY!  Flutters needs happy's!

I may need sleep.  

Yes! Finally! A sequel to my favorite fic about my favorite pony, by one of (if not the) most defining pony authors ever! Please excuse me while I go die of pure joy!:pinkiehappy:

This chapter scared me abit...

So, what I want to know is, apparently Applejack found herself a tall, silent type as well, hopes it wasn't Mac :pinkiesick:

... Is it wrong I read the line "This day is going to be perfect, even if I have to stick a muzzle on Red." In the This Day Aria tune? I'm sure that's what you were aiming for, but it's still awesome. Do do do...

-The Librarian

Nightmare on Elm Street:pinkiegasp:? DO I hope:pinkiesad2:? Do I dare:fluttershyouch:? A Freddy Kruger story in Ponyville:rainbowderp:? I must find out:pinkiecrazy:!

Oh, you're doing it right. YOU. ARE. FUCKING. DOING. IT. OH. SO. FUCKING. RIGHT.


Never meant that! Just had AJ realize that, in similar to the way kids may date someone similar to their parent, Applebloom chose a boyfriend who was similar to her only father figure: Big Mac. No incest suggested!


Just wait. Freddifying Discord is so much fun.  Picking out the nightmares of the CMC was awesome.


I was tempted to write a cover version....


Wow. That's some high praise. Thanks!

I'll try my best.:trollestia:>>940811



my heart is a flutter...


Your comment went all wibbly at the end there.

Et tu, Paleo Prints? Haha, I guess great minds think alike. And sometimes I think of something at the same time someone much better than me does; Namely this crossover.

I loved the prequel, man, great to see you trying something new with previously established characters.

My god, Prints, you've actually gone and done it. This will be the MOST amazing thing ever.

No Dark tag is going to scare me away! But really, given this story has a strong horror vibe to it at this point, I think the Dark tag is the appropriate one.

I’m interested in seeing where this story goes. Not a whole lot going on right here. Seems the first chapter is mainly setting the scene and characters. Lots of questions being set up in addition to showing us where our main characters are standing. So we will see how this goes. Definently feels like a storm is coming.

Screwball is best pony.  That is all.

I may be getting obsessed here. :pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy:

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