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  • E Wonderbolts... Yeah, Right.

    After failing the test to get into the Wonderbolts, Rainbow Dash remembers the events of the day.
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  • T Hush, Now, Quiet Now

    Sweetie Belle wanders through her memories of a dear, lost friend.
    5,416 words · 1,778 views  ·  54  ·  2
  • E Hold-ups and Holding It

    Pinkie Pie really has to use the little fillies' room on the train to Dodge Junction, but can't seem to catch a break!
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  • T The Conquering of Love - Chapter 0

    Cadence awakens from a dream after her wedding, completely oblivious to the predicament she is in. The night of her wedding may not have gone as well as she'd thought.
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  • T The Conquering of Love - April Foals 2013

    Pinkie and Vinyl Save Equestria
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  • E Letters From a Princess

    Twilight Sparkle continues to write letters to Princess Celestia & Princess Luna after becoming a princess herself, but this time as a friend rather than a student.
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  • E Heart's Manifestation

    Spike has eaten the book of Inspiration Manifestation. It has some side effects...
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  • E Pinkie and Linnai's Inter-Dimensional Adventure

    Pinkie Pie and Linnai go to the Equestria Girls world
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  • 1w, 1d
    NaPoWriMo, Cupcake, and a heads-up to Conquering of Love readers

    With November upon us again, it is time for NaNoWriMo. I have never taken part in this event, but this year I shall be doing so. Of course, I will be doing it pony style, taking part in Equestria Daily's NaPoWriMo. One weekend in November, I will be out of town at Ponyville Ciderfest, but for the rest of the month I will be at home, and I will be hitting the keyboard furiously.

    The goal is to completely write the side-project I started several months ago, "Cupcake". I wrote the first chapter back then and haven't written anything for it since, the main reason being that I was tied up in writing The Conquering of Love.

    What does this mean for The Conquering of Love? It means that there will likely be a month-long haitus. Sad, but true. With a new chapter for it coming out this weekend or sooner, depending on what happens, and Book 4 having just ended, it does feel like good timing.

    I've had longer than a month between chapters before, the worst being between Books 3 and 4, but there will never be anything like that again.

    What will the total length of "Cupcake" be? It's hard for me to say, but I put my goal down as 50,000 words, and I am really going to push to make it there. If the story ends before 50,000 words, then so be it, it's over when it's over. And when it's over, I will be going right back to writing TCoL, so worry not!

    Cupcake is my most ambitious project yet, even though it won't even reach 1/4 of the length of TCoL. It is the first time I will be writing a multi-chapter fanfic without consulting with editors and taking a break between chapters for releases. It will be 7 chapters long, and if chapter one's current version is any indication, you can expect each chapter to be around 8,000-10,000 words. (with a mature-rated alternate version planned to be released at the same time that is going to be a bit longer since it has extra scenes, if you know what I mean.) so all said and done, I guess it might even go over 50,000 words. There is just no way for me to know at this point.

    I am sure the obvious question you may be asking now is "Why not just use this as an excuse to blaze out 50,000 words for TCoL?" Well, Cupcake has been burning inside my brain for months, and it's time to set it free.

    Another question might be "What the heck is Cupcake even about?"

    If you missed my blog posts about it a few months back, it's a Pinkie Pie x OC romance fic that is based on the song "Cupcake" by Cherax Destructor. It also features Vinyl Scratch and Octavia. It follows the story of a pegasus named Star Spinner who is a successful poet and lyricist, or at least he was up until about a year ago. Through connections with Vinyl, he ends up moving to Ponyville to live and work with her and hopefully get past the slump he's in. While there, he meets Pinkie and becomes immediately enamored with her, and something inside his brain snaps and he begins to be able to write lyrics again. He also becomes entangled in the complicated relationship between Vinyl and Octavia, the former of which he'd had a fling with in the past, after which they remained close friends.

    I suppose that's a good synopsis, and it seems long, but it's just scraping the surface of everything I have planned for this fic.

    I hope you look forward to it and aren't too sad about TCoL having a bit of a break. :)

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  • 2w, 2d
    Nightowl followers! I wish to Borderhorse with you!

    Anyone out there got Borderlands: Teh Pre-Squeal? Yes I know that's not the real name, neither is Borderhorse. Or Horselands. Or Borderlands: The Pony-Sequel! It matters not!


    Add me to your Steamy PC gaming platform and come shoot things with me in space! I am generally online late nights, we're talking after midnight central time USA.

    We has the teamspeak, as well! There are many of us from the drunken, rowdy side of the fandom playing this game! No, that's doesn't mean 4chan, I mean BerryTube! Teamspeak at voice.berrytube.tv. Our website is http://www.berrytube.tv and if you've never heard of us it's okay, don't worry, it'll all be over, soon! Just drink this glowing blue liquid! We mean you no harm*!

    We even have a Steam group!  http://steamcommunity.com/groups/poniesandbooze We totally aren't** drunken brony bastards!

    Since this game is only 4 players max, and we have a lot more than 4 people playing it, you can come and totally fill out some more multiplayer gaming madness with your fellow bronies, although some of us may be*** drunk! Fair warning!

    I didn't**** hide TCoL spoilers at the end of this post!

    * probably

    ** are

    *** highly likely

    **** did

    “Not that talkative, are ya?” the pegasus asked, glancing down at the changeling’s chest cavity where the spear was impaled into. “Did I poke yer lungs? That’s not going to do if I want to interrogate ya. No good, no good.” He pulled the spear up out of the changeling’s chest, causing it to writhe in pain.

    “Admiral!” a female voice came from the next room over. “Are you okay in there?” A mare entered and stepped toward the candle. She had a gray mantle draped over herself. Her medium-length blonde mane hung sloppily down over her face, which was splattered with blood.

    The pony with the spear glanced over at her as he drove the spear down into the changeling’s throat. “Eh? Who’s that?”

    The mare closed her eyes and tightened her jaw in frustration. “Nimblewing,” she finally said from between her tightly clenched teeth. “Major Nimblewing.”

    “Oh! Major! How have you been? It’s been a while!”

    “It’s been two minutes!”

    “Really? Time flies, I tell ya. No good, no good.”

    “I swear, admiral, if you don’t get your act together…” she started, and then was interrupted.

    “Major, have you seen? We’re being invaded by these bug-like things!”

    “Changelings! We already established that!”

    The stallion turned toward her and slapped his hoof over his eyes. “I know. I know. Sweet Celestia, how many times do I have to tell you that? No good, no good.”

    The stallion stared at the mare for a moment and then squinted. “These changelings could look like any of us. They could even be disguised as you. They could even be disguised as me.”

    “I doubt they’d be able to pull off your stupidity,” the major mumbled.

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  • 2w, 4d
    Wonderbolts... A Rewrite

    So, way back in ye olde 2012, I wrote a fic called "Wonderbolts... Yeah, Right" and submitted it to Equestria Daily. It got denied with a vengeance. At the time I was pretty salty about it. Going back and reading the email, I got salty again. A lot of the stuff in the email kind of pissed me off. Lots of preference stuff rather than technical things. And to top it off, of course he complained about the ending, which I wrote to be abrupt and jarring on purpose, basically implying that I rushed the ending out just to be done with the story.

    Being a rational and reasonable guy, I figured I would go back and read it, see if I could spot any of the more technical issues.

    I didn't get but three paragraphs in before I was groaning at the old me writing style.

    So, screw it. I'm gonna rewrite the whole gosh darn thing. And serve it back to eqd 2 years later to see if they will take it. I wonder if that'll be a new academy record for time waited between submission attempts.

    And if they still don't like the shock speed ending, well, I wrote it that way. How you gonna tell an artist who did precisely what he intended to do that he did it wrong? We will see what goes down.

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  • 3w, 12h
    Awwww yeah!



    Feels good, man.


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  • 3w, 2d
    Dat site update

    I am totally digging this Bookshelves thing! I already started to sort out my favorites  My read later list is so huge, tho... Sigh.

    Also, now I know this:  The Conquering of Love is ranked 3,323rd on Fimfiction. It is the 362nd longest story and can be found in 3,352 bookshelves.

    Downside? I can't see all the people who hit Fave anymore. Like, it tells me how many bookshelves it's in, but doesn't tell me whose shelves.

    Oh well, you win some, you lose some. I think this update is definitely a positive one!  I'm sure trolls are upset about the authors being given control over what groups show on the side of their stories, though. No more troll groups adding stories of authors they don't like so people see that stuff on the side of their story. It never happened to me, thankfully, but now it won't... although I did leave things default as far as new groups going into "featured" on stories.  Anwyay, more control is better, that's for sure!

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  • ...

Twilight Sparkle finds herself inside a cocoon in the throne room of Canterlot Palace along with her friends and many other ponies. She is thrust into a dream world by Chrysalis who is feeding on the feelings of love and friendship she and the others will experience in their alternate realities. In her dream, she finds Princess Celestia, who has been able to cross between dream worlds. Twilight and Celestia must now travel between dreams in order to awaken their friends and stop Chrysalis. However, some dreams are not as happy as they expected, and some secrets held in the subconscious may be better left unawoken.

Additional character tags: Princess Luna, Nightmare Moon, OC

Inspired by the fan video of an alternative ending of season 2. Click Source under the cover image to watch it! Cocoon image is used with permission from atnezau.

Featured on Equestria Daily 9/14/2012 and the Fimfiction feature box whenever it updates because I think it's automatic.

Now a comic illustrated by Zoarvek! http://zoarvek.deviantart.com/gallery/48143295

"Sex" tag added on 10/12/2014 due to sexual themes here and there. It's not the focus of the story, but it's in there. For a more detailed explanation of why the tag was finally added, see the author's note on "Corruption Ch 10"

First Published
20th Jul 2012
Last Modified
24th Oct 2014

Wow neat story so far. The cocoons remind me of the aliens using humans for batteries in the Matrix.

Also the dream world reminds me of Coraline.

I must ask though; will the whole story revovle around Twilight's dream world or will it go through the other 5's dreams?.

Keep it up! dis b good:raritywink:


It will indeed go into each of their dreams. Twilight's is the least complicated. I don't wan to ruin anything I have planned out for anyone wanting to read it, so that's all I will say. :rainbowwild:

Another interesting fact is that this was originally going to be a comic series, and I decided it was too involved for a first comic project.

Looks good, keep up the good work.

Wait so everypony is in thier own seperate dream world? I almost thought they were all having the same dream.

link for the video with alternate ending plz


Click "Source" under the cover image. :pinkiehappy:

It looks like things are about to get real.

Nice chapter.

I wonder what is Celestia`s plan to wake up and why does she need Pinkie to do it.

Keep up the good work.

Okay, I'll say it:

"You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain, but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life, that there's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there, like a splinter in your mind, driving you mad."

Glad I got that out of my system.  Anyway, cool story.


Oh yes, when I was first thinking up this story, I knew that comparison would surely be coming, along with "We need to go deeper," too. :pinkiehappy:

Good chapter, as always! :pinkiehappy:

Good chap. :) I like when Twi says "either Rarity is starting some kind of freaky new sewing project or that's it."

So while everyone has different dreams, is this whole world basically a dream world but with different perspectives as mere "dreams"? Because in the previous chapter, Chrysalis said "your dream world," and yet I imagine them all being in a single dream world, especially with Pinkie Pie's actions.

Sorry if I'm thinking too hard about this. This one fact stumped me a little. Maybe I have to read on more..

EDIT: Nevermind, I believe I've got the jist of it all. It's starting to make sense--I was just thinking too hard about it.


It seems like a lot of people are confused about the Pinkie Pie angle! Don't think too hard about it, though, because it's actually playing off a very simple concept. Ever heard people say that Pinkie breaks the fourth wall? I won't say any more, except that I assure you, everyone is in their own dream world, and that Twilight's dream is almost at its end.

Also, future "Books" are not going to be named after the character who is dreaming, to try and retain some mystery and suspense. Twilight will not know whose dream she is in, and so I thought the reader probably shouldn't know either, until Twilight finds out as well.


In general, to anyone interested:

Major editing is happening again on all chapters.

The next chapter will not be out for a while because of that. Sorry!

The next book is going to be called either "Overgrowth" or "Horizons" - depends on which one I decide to move to next.

Pinkie the fourth wall breaker...just say that if anyone's confused, and that will answer everyone's confusion. Now that I think about it, of course it should make some sense. I mean, even in dreams, Pinkie will do what she wants because she CAN! :pinkiehappy:

I really like how this story is going. I saw the video and thought such a fairy-tale ending was sweet and all, but if this were a more epic series, I think I would be jumping out of my chair should it be the true ending. And it's very possible. To see it in a fanfiction, I am excited and also slightly terrified. Can't imagine what the other's dream worlds are like, but whatever. You got my attention!

Caught this on deviantart. I've gotta say: I'm glad I found this. Now on to moar madness :pinkiehappy:

Awesome story. :moustache:

My money's on Rainbow Dash having a Daring Do dream. :rainbowdetermined2:

Alliteration FTW!:twilightsheepish:

I also bet on the Daring Do dream :pinkiehappy:.

Keep up the good work.

Isn't it obvious. They alredy said how fast Rainbow Dash's mind is going. Daring Doo is very likely, but why would the library be there. I find it far more likely that Rainbow Das's mind is moving so quickly that her dream world is already 100's of years beyond the real world. Ponyville has been swallowed up by the ever growing Evergreen Forest. If this was just meant to be a jungle setting for a Daring Doo dream then the next part would not be called OBERGROWTH.

Interesting....I want to see where this is headed

I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you ponies do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Equestrians are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure.

Sorry, just had to get this out of my system.

This is a great story, it's very interesting.

For the sake of disagreeing with the above commentors, I say that it's really Fluttershy's dream, and that Fluttershy is Twilight's treehouse library.  Yay for randomness and being a smart-aleck.

Seriously though, I would not be all that surprised for it to turn out as Rainbow Dash's dream.


I won't tell, even if someone guesses right, but I do assure you that Fluttershy has not turned into a tree. :fluttershyouch:

>>1277008 Aww, but Fluttershy so very much wants to be a tree.  You know it, I know it.  You could almost say that it's; her dream.:trollestia::yay:

I honestly didn't really think that that would be the case, but I figured that I'd be silly and say it anyway.

   I look forward to the next arc and the next chapter.:pinkiehappy:

Oooh... I am really excited. This is fantastic beyond my expectations! :D

Can anypony say Matrix?  :pinkiegasp:


Many ponies have, already :pinkiegasp:

My related response: >>1024139

Really, though, I think the similarities end at the premise of ponies in cocoons being fed upon... I hope that book two will help to distance the story from these comparisons a bit since we'll be going through to other dream worlds.

I should probably brace myself for comparisons to Sliders, maybe :rainbowwild:

The level of epic in this fic is astronomical! :pinkiehappy:


What if you could find brand new worlds, right here in Equestria? Same room, different dream. Twilight found the gateway!


Oh, good! That didn't take long! =D :rainbowlaugh:

:twilightoops: That’s quite a first chapter. I do love the idea of Twilight being trapped in a dream world while Chrysalis feeds on her love. It is very Matrix-esque, isn’t it? I should read the second chapter when I get around to it.:rainbowkiss:

>>1275262 I totally respect your quote:ajsmug: and the movie is a great action flick.

That said, I have a beef with the Wachowski brothers and their terrible stabs at philosophy.:ajbemused:

Neither Mammals nor any other Kingdom of Life have an inherent respect for balance or boundaries.

Ask an Australian about rabbits, cane toads, and/or camels.

In the USA there are colonies of wild boar brought over from Europe during colonization that are - in some areas - perfectly legal to kill at any time because they have no place in the local food chain, nothing in the territory is strong enough to prey on them.

I could keep going - my point is, animals only exist in equilibrium where it has been reached over the course of many generations, and only lasts because every part of the food chain is advancing and maneuvering for position at the same time - there is no instinct for it and individual living beings fight against it with all the passion of their beings. Plagues of Rats, Locusts, and Ants are easy examples of animals that regularly overstep their 'natural balance' and self-destruct their environments.

What humans are is the first multi-cellular life-form to manage to stave off the major consequences of their overstepping their 'bounds' for over a thousand generations. Technically blue-green bacteria have been doing the same ever since they introduced the corrosive metabolic poison known as Oxygen to the earth's atmosphere.

Ok, rant-mode deactivated.

To be clear:


the Matrix:rainbowkiss:

Wachowski's Attempt at Philosophy:pinkiesick:

>>1323194 Your argument is actually pretty valid. Have a Scootaloo: :scootangel:


I have 11 books planned for this. It would take years to turn it into a comic... Especially considering my current skill level at drawing. (Yes, each word there is a different link :pinkiecrazy: )

Seriously, I would only disappoint, especially considering some of the images I've imagined in my head for some of the scenes so far in this fic. I get trapped in my own worlds as I make them, and my imagination is always far greater than my ability to represent it, probably even in writing. :rainbowderp:

>>1329725 Actually the last few are pretty decent. That said. I am a genius to imagination. Got a government certified test  proving it. But I can't express it at all. Like my mother is a professional artist, and my sis is just as good. Me? Nothing. Same for writing, mega book worm though. I haz zero skills



11 books is going to be fantastic!...

This looks promising, although to be honest I liked my idea better.


What was your idea? Oh, that it's hundreds of years in the future? Hah yeah, that would be interesting, but weird.

Yeah, Oh well I really like your story.

I think it's Fluttershy's dream... might be wrong though

I think it´s Applejack´s dream - she is now a leader and (probably) a hero, although I have to wonder: why would she want Twilight missing and presumably dead?


Because Twilight and Celestia are both leaders that "outrank" her?  (Twilight is always in charge of expeditions and such, and Celestia is the greater ruler of the nation.)

I'm Captain Priest, and this is my new favorite story on the site. :rainbowdetermined2:

Seriously, I'm super impressed. I see a lot of potential for this, and you've been making it incredible already. Keep it up!

Somehow, I knew this was Applejack's dream right from the beginning. No idea how I did. (Unless you mentioned it earlier.) XD


I never mentioned whose dream it was, but all the speculation here is making me squee like a school girl. :pinkiehappy:

As for whether or not someone has guessed it yet, the answer is: Someone has either guessed it or not guessed it, one of those two things. See, so there's a 50/50 chance! :rainbowwild: In other words, I ain't tellin'! :P

Well that didn't go quite as planned.


wow, I didn´t think about that, makes sense though

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