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  • E An Outsider's Perspective

    An outsider looks for friendship and happiness among the citizens of Ponyville.
    5,475 words · 2,674 views  ·  425  ·  5
  • E A Teacher With No Class

    Prince Blueblood arrives at Ponyville's school to lecture the students about Equestrian government.
    4,880 words · 7,528 views  ·  558  ·  8
  • T The Strange Destiny of Prince Blueblood

    Prince Blueblood's journey of self-discovery continues in the Everfree Forest.
    25,963 words · 4,950 views  ·  425  ·  7
  • E Get Lost (In a Book)

    Twilight Sparkle is excited about her new book, but her friends won't leave her alone to read it.
    4,413 words · 4,562 views  ·  372  ·  6
  • T The Prince of Ponyville

    Prince Blueblood starts into his new life in Ponyville.
    122,741 words · 4,464 views  ·  460  ·  26
  • T Looking Glass, P.I: Coins and Crowns

    Fillydelphia private eye Looking Glass is hired by a new client to find her fiancé, Silver Coin.
    24,052 words · 720 views  ·  39  ·  0

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  • 4w, 4d
    "An Outsider's Perspective" Featured at the Royal Canterlot Library!

    Hey, you know that announcement I've been talking about?  This would be it.  I'm thrilled and honored to say that the guys over at the Royal Canterlot Library enjoyed "An Outsider's Perspective" so much that they decided to feature it, along with an interview of me.    And man, I'm not going to lie, I'm kind of blown away by the praise they gave the story.  I knew they liked it, sure, but there are some incredible compliments in there, and it's entirely possible that my ego will now inflate to the point that Rainbow Dash becomes identifiable and sympathetic.

    So, that's the biggun!  Go check it out, and while you're there, check out the interview they did with fellow Outside Insight mid-rank placee, Carabas, about his entry "Moonlight Palaver."  His story was definitely my favorite of the finalists--and, bonus points, I started reading Neil Gaiman's "Neverwhere" like two days before his piece went up.  Woo, coincidence.

    Now, then, I'm going to get back to leading my cyborg legions towards the conquest of an alien planet, so that we can build a portal back to Earth and, uh, "emancipate" all the squishy meatbags back home.  Resistance is futile.

    0 comments · 56 views
  • 5w, 1d
    Hey, so, Flutterspy!

    Guess what story I just finished after more than two years of writer's block?

    No, not Prince of Ponyville.  Probably never Prince of Ponyville.

    Nope, it's a story that I feel holds up a lot better, and really deserved an ending: "Flutterspy!"

    After rewatching all of the Sirens' songs from Rainbow Rocks an embarrassing number of times, I really felt compelled to write something.  Since I decided that I couldn't write a proper story about the Sirens without also putting together a band to write and play their songs (music is sort of integral to their awesomeness), I took a look at my old notes for the final chapter of "Flutterspy" and decided I'd start writing and see how things shook out.

    Not terrible, in my opinion.  I'm going to give it a thorough proofreading and maybe rewrite one or two bits before I email EQD and tell 'em they can finally mark this thing complete.

    This wasn't the announcement I'll be making in a few days, by the way.  It was just a thing that resulted from too much glorious evil-chick rock.  And apparently I'm not alone in thinking the Sirens were amazing, seeing as how their songs are topping the "Best Rainbow Rocks Song" poll at EQD by a wide margin.  (Don't know how Trixie's song is in fourth, though.  "Rainbow Rock" is pretty damned fantastic, too, and easily the best non-Siren tune.  I blame Sethisto.)

    So, yeah, see you in a few with some news.  In the meantime, given that it's been two years since the first two chapters, I'd recommend goin' back and rereading all of "Flutterspy" if you're inclined to give it a shot.  That way, you can see how much better I was back then, and then mourn my eventual loss of quality.  I'm basically The Simpsons.

    10 comments · 80 views
  • 5w, 3d
    I'm late to the party, here, but Rainbow Rocks...

    I just finished watching Rainbow Rocks, and I have to write down my immediate reaction.

    That reaction is: I just watched Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny's kid sister movie.  It was freaking amazing.

    Actually, let me backtrack and bit and get the nitpicks out of the way.  As much as I love the Mane Six, the story here almost seemed hampered by them having to be the stars.  Sunset Shimmer was the heart of the film, and I think some of the screentime devoted to Pinkie Gags(tm) and Rainbow Dash being Rainbow Dash could have gone to her, and would have made the story stronger.  She was the most compelling character on Team Good Guys by a long stretch; in an ideal world, the writers would have been free to focus on her while relegating the primary girls to a secondary role.

    That said, the most compelling characters overall were indisputably the Sirens, who may have just unseated Diamond Tiara as Best Villain.  Kazumi Evans turned in a great performance as Adagio, coupled with her constant, awesome, "everything is going to according to my evil plans" expressions and body language.  Sonata was fun in the same way Brittany from Glee was (back when I could still stand that show); funny, oblivious, dumb as a rock and yet still kind of evil.    Aria... well, okay, maybe they weren't all memorable and compelling.  But I really liked her mane.

    But the music!  Especially the Sirens' songs.  Holy crap.  Maybe I'm just a sucker for female rock vocalists (one look at how my Pandora station has evolved will tell you that), but every time they started singing, they brought the house down.  Dark, sinister, creepy, yet kinda sexy.  (They're ancient succubi banished to an unsuspecting mortal realm by history's greatest wielder of the eldritch arts, so it's not weird to use that term.  Right?)

    I hope some intrepid writer's been giving some thought as to how the Sirens would have fit into the history of EQG-Earth.  They'd have been around since the viking age, after all.  I wonder what they got up to?  I'm already picturing a musical montage set to "Sympathy For the Devil."  (You can pick which version it is; I always preferred the Guns N' Roses cover; the Devil in that one sounds like he's having so much more fun.)  "I rode a tank, held a general's rank, when the Blitzkrieg reigned and the bodies stank... "

    And the ending?  Well, that's what primarily drew my comparison to The Pick of Destiny.  Because it was gloriously, goofily metal.  It would have fit right in with Brutal Legend.  I'm not sure that words can do justice to its glory, and so I'm not going to try.

    Anyway.  Done rambling now.  If you've been on the fence about checking the film out, let me give you my hearty recommendation.  They're showing it on the Hub Discovery Kids now, and it probably won't be long until it's out in retail form.  It's also, undoubtedly, available from other sources.  Go check it out!

    I'll be checking back in in about a week with another announcement.  See ya then, folks.

    4 comments · 70 views
  • 8w, 3d
    Ladies and gentlemen, I give you... beauty.

    11 comments · 158 views
  • 12w, 1d
    Clip takes sixth!

    I'm thrilled and honored and all-around just kinda happy to report that my submission to EQD's "Outside Insight" contest placed sixth, out of 109 entrants!  And that means that someone with artistic talent and creative genius will have to draw a picture of a tentacled, amorphous mass of eyes and mouths getting a makeover from Rarity.  Schadenfreude is a wonderful thing, isn't it?

    I know there was some debate among the judges as to how literal the contest's prompt ("write a story about ponies from a non-pony's perspective") was to be interpreted.  I'm very glad to have managed to rank in the top ten despite my (apparently) loose interpretation of the guidelines.  Honestly, if I had taken it literally--had I written a story entirely about ponies, just told from a third party's perspective--I don't think I'd have even entered.  The little zap of creativity that hit me when I came across the contest might not have sparked if I'd felt more constrained in what sort of story I was allowed to tell.

    Thankfully, my Neutral Good alignment shaded my perception of reality, and so I sat down and wrote a story containing the line "because you're the harbinger of the apocalypse, sweetie," and people liked it!  Hooray for loose interpretations of the rules!

    Anyway, I'll probably go silent again for awhile until I can share with you all the undoubtedly awesome piece of artwork I'll be getting.  Keep on ponying, folks!

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Fluttershy agrees to help Rarity promote her new fashion line at the first annual Equestrian Fashion Forum in Canterlot.  Alongside Fancy Pants' le petite amie, Fleur de Lis, Fluttershy stumbles onto a plot to ruin Rarity's career.  Will they be able to save her, or will the fabulous fashionista be driven from high society once and for all?

First Published
7th Aug 2012
Last Modified
20th Oct 2014

HAHA, I do love this story, and since there is no ninjas I shall leave. I do have a problem with the story however, see there is no second chapter, and there should be. and that makes me sad face. What? no I don't care if the story just came out a hour ago.

Hmm... intriguing. Please, do go on.

Ah, maybe so, but I am the first to post something readable, with real punctuation and sentence structure!

:moustache:

btw, I'll be watching this story.  It's kinda good.

Not what I was expecting, but still fun.

4/5 Moustaches

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

oooooooh!! loved the bit:

"Is... everything alright, dear?"

"Yes."  She chewed her lip.  "The, um, the driver was kind of shaken, you know, about the, um, the cat.  Um.  Absolutely no ninja fights happened on top of the carriage."

Rarity blinked slowly, and nodded.  "Good to know."

hehe lol

You have grabbed my attention and held it hostage.  I shall not resist.  Your ways are too strong, too irresistable.  Proceed with your diabolical plan of....things.

Very theatrical, visual, just what I like about you.  I can see this as I read it.

THAT TREE IS A SPY!

Cute, original fic so far. I want moar :3

>>1043848

Well, there is now!

>>1043944 >>1044367

Oh, if you insist.

>>1043982 >>1044103

Between the two of you, I got five moutaches, so I'ma just combine your scores and divide the total possible by half. :coolphoto:

>>1044233

Heh, I had a hard time deciding whether to end the chapter there or after the first section of Chapter 2, but in the end, I liked that line enough to make it the bumper.  Glad ya enjoyed :pinkiehappy:

>>1044348

Thanks, man.  That means a lot :twilightsmile:  Honestly, the biggest reason I've had writer's block on Prince of Ponyville is that I just can't get my visual image of the diamond dogs' base down.  (Oh, yeah, spoiler: the next chapter is back to Shining and Pinkie :trollestia:)

>>1044354

Shh, you'll ruin the ending!

>>1044471

Thank you, Spike Connery.

(I dunno, the manic grin just reminds me of Sean Connery.  Carry on.)

#11 · 120w, 1d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

Argh.  So many italics tags.  Sorry about the formatting error, one guy who's read the chapter so far.

#12 · 120w, 1d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

I will claim the second post as my OWN, Now its time to read.

#13 · 120w, 1d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

Oh, Celestia! Photo Finish will continue to wear whatever garments she wishes to. :coolphoto: I love you, bro. I love you.

#14 · 120w, 1d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

Well, I was reading another story when I saw that this had updated, and then I read the update, and I enjoyed it!

Keep up the good work.:pinkiehappy:

#15 · 120w, 1d ago · 1 · · Photo Ops ·

Duchy of Fancè

Holy shit, you turned "Mah sister's speakin' Fancy!" into a France pun!:pinkiegasp:

Also, 'Fluttershy's dad is a wrestling coach' (or something similar) is getting headcanon'd, right next to 'Rarity's dad is a pro hoofballer', They're thematically appropriate!

Blatant lies in a Russian accent are always hilarious.

#17 · 120w, 7h ago · · · Photo Ops ·

i really like where this story is going.. keep up the nice work

#18 · 120w, 5h ago · · · Photo Ops ·

I will do things to you.  I wrestle bears, lady.  You do not want me to do things to you.

I can't begin to tell you how awesome and hilarious I'm finding this story, so all I'll say is "By Celestia's mane, give me more!" :yay:

Well this is great fun! :yay::raritystarry:

#20 · 119w, 5d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

This is such a great idea for a story! :twilightsmile: I absolutely love it! I've always suspected that Fleur was Fancypants' bodyguard, and don't think I haven't noticed all of your clever references and nods. :raritywink: This is just too much fun! :raritystarry:

#21 · 119w, 5d ago · 1 · · Photo Ops ·

>>1057646

Yeah, what can I say?  I really like the idea of Fancy Pants being a do-gooding social crusader.  (Who also likes airships, of course :twilightsmile:)  He's kinda like Batman, if Batman used his wealth to help Gotham instead of becoming a ninja.  And instead of minimizing crime, he tried to gradually dismantle the old aristocracy by promoting egalitarianism.  Hrm.

Actually, another thing I love about your take on Fancy is how it ties in with my own ideas about Equestrian politics, like in "Coins and Crowns."  Hrm.  I kinda wanna write a prequel piece about Fancy meeting Crown Jewel now.  Think that'd actually be pretty interesting.

Anyway and also, thank you :pinkiehappy: Compliments from the author of a story I still kick myself for not reading sooner are deeply and profoundly appreciated :yay:

Um, while I've got you here... any ETA on the last chapter?  :moustache:

#22 · 118w, 3d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

Loving this so far buddy, please continue :pinkiehappy:

Can't think of anything intelligent to write atm so have a moustache for your troubles :moustache:

#23 · 116w, 6d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

This is brilliant. There is no pony better for the life of an Agent Secret than Fluttershy. :flutterrage:

I would give it the thumbs up even if it weren't awesome though, in order to support a fellow Rarity-lover. :duck:

It's bon soir, though the "r" is silent in some dialects (and others it's not but an English-speaker wouldn't be able to tell due to the difference in "r" sounds between the languages). In other news, this is awesome. :coolphoto:

i just finished reading this chapter, and i scroll up to find the new chapter was posted while i was writing my last comment :rainbowkiss:so awesome!

That was great, can't wait to read more. Liked, watched, and fav'd.

#28 · 116w, 6d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

I don't know why, but I couldn't stop laughing when I read "tai kwon po." :rainbowlaugh:

Umm...Gentlecolts?

MEET THE FLUTTERSPY

I see the Rarity is safe. Tell me...if thats ok with you...did anypony happen to see a Red Adder on the way here? No? Then we still have a problem *eep* :fluttercry:

um...um... would it be um okay if i killed you and took that briefcase?

#32 · 116w, 3d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

Amazing story the imagination and creativity of the story is all so astounding! Love how the photographer is photo finish too! :coolphoto:

#33 · 116w, 2d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

as if Fluer's accent wasn't obnoxious enough; Photo Finish.

srsly tho, i'm loving this so far.

#34 · 116w, 1d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

The newcoming huffed dismissively.

I believe you meant newcomer.

I have now headcannoned Fancy Pants as the mild-mannered alter ego of Bruce Mane. Not what you intended, but headcannon is headcannon.

I enjoy the plot, and I especially enjoy the character development. Of course, the realist in me is upset about how fast Fluttershy's been trained. My inner troper is screaming back about how it's fine here because it's a dramatic convention, and my super-realist hasn't gotten past the "pastel ponies" part yet. But give him time... I've watched since late season 1, and I expect him to calm down by mid-season 8 or so.

Fluttershy and spies? ~curiousity intrigued~:trixieshiftright:

Meets Fancypants ~curiosity peaked~:moustache:

Fleur is FRENCH ~attention grabbed~:heart:

Bitchy pony so bitchy it annoys literally everypony ~intrigued once more~

Fleur is French AND a spy AND gets into a ninja catfight ON A MOVING VEHICLE~STORY FAVORITED~:yay::raritywink:

I... What? This story took a strange turn. I mean, I expected it, but it was still strange. But in a good way, of course. :twilightsmile:

#37 · 115w, 1d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

Well. That was interesting. But Fluttershy is best spy, so it's okay.

You done wrote yourself a good story. Nicely done :twilightsmile:

#38 · 113w, 21h ago · · · Photo Ops ·

A very cute concept with fantastic execution.  I'll definitely be following this story.

My goodness, this story is simply wonderful so far!  Intriguing, well-written, and with great characterization.  Can't wait to see where this goes!

#40 · 112w, 5d ago · 1 · · Photo Ops ·

"a plot to ruin Rarity's career"

A better plot than Rarity's!? IMPOSSIBRU

#41 · 112w, 8h ago · · · Photo Ops ·

Awesome story! I HAVE been craving for a little ol' fashioned 007 James Bond action! Keep up the good work and update soon!:twilightsmile:

#42 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

gibbe finished story pls

#43 · 103w, 22h ago · · · Photo Ops ·

When is the next update?!:flutterrage::raritycry:

#44 · 102w, 16h ago · · · Photo Ops ·

*scans the story with a tricorder*  I think it's dead, Jim.  :trollestia:

#45 · 102w, 8h ago · · · Photo Ops ·

>>1783481

Not dead, just indefinitely postponed.  Writer's block is a terrible thing.

Probably should officially flip the "hiatus" switch, though.

#46 · 102w, 18m ago · · · Photo Ops ·

>>1786504  Maybe I can jar your creativity!  *begins 'jarring' your creativity... with blunt blows to the head*  Gotta rattle those thoughts around a bit!  

*when he's through, the only thing you can do is growl and mumble incoherently about crystals and slaves*

Oh great, I made another Sombra!

:trollestia:

My eyes are selotaped to the monitor in excitement. Please continue before I go blind!

#48 · 84w, 1d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

>>1786504 It is unfortunate that you aren't going to finish this; I was enjoying myself.

#49 · 83w, 3d ago · · · Photo Ops ·

Woot! :yay:

#50 · 74w, 5d ago · 1 · · Photo Ops ·

YAAAAY!!

Oh the wish for updates...

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