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  • 22w, 5d

    So this has been a long time coming, but I gotta say it: I'm most likely done writing here.

    Now, this has nothing to do with not liking MLP anymore or that kind of thing--I still very much like the show; in fact, I absolutely loved the S4 finale, and I can't wait for S5 to start whenever that rolls around. The truth of the matter is that I've become a very different person since I started this account here. I've graduated high school and completed my first year of college, and I've also recently picked up two separate part time jobs for the summer while at the same time trying to stay in shape for swimming (gotta stay true to my username, right?). With all of this stuff happening, I just haven't had the time or motivation to write, as I've been spending my free time building relationships at college and attempting to stay in touch with everyone back home. Writing just isn't a priority anymore--I hope that makes sense.

    Before I close, there's a few people I'd like to thank, whether they're going to actually read this or not.

    ChaoticHarmony, for being the first person to convince me that I might actually be kind of good at this kind of stuff, and for always providing thoughts on my writing.

    DPV111, for helping me become a much better writer. Seriously man, if I ever pick up the pen again, I'll always keep your advice in mind. You're one of the best readers I've ever known, and I really appreciate all the help you've given to me.

    Kits, for basically being my inspiration. I know you're not really on the site anymore, but you were always one of my favorite authors.

    Ponky, basically for being just super chill as well as an excellent writer. I hope your mission is going great!

    The Fimfic staff, for providing great service on the site.

    And of course, all of you guys reading this, for all the comments, views, faves, and whatever else you've given my work. I always loved hearing what you guys thought of my stories, and I never would have made it this far without you!

    And who knows--maybe sometime in the future, if I feel that same spark of inspiration that I felt when I first created this account, I'll be back. But for now, I'm gonna clock out. I'll still be online from time to time if you guys ever want to chat about the show, my stories, or writing in general. I want to thank you all again for an amazing couple years, and just know that I love all you guys. Really, I do. I am so happy that I was able to write for you all as long as I did.

    This is theswimminbrony, signing off again.

    It has TRULY been a pleasure.


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  • 32w, 3d
    Quick thoughts on Season 4

    I've watched through Filli Vanilli, and I gotta say... I'm really liking it so far.

    Probably my favorite episode of the bunch so far is Pinkie Pride. I like pretty much all of the music in it, and it was a really interesting take on Pinkie's character.

    I'm also really pleased as to how the whole Twilicorn thing is being handled so far. The show doesn't feel like it's lost a step or anything as a result of Twilight's gain of a couple wings.

    So yeah. I don't quite like this season as much as seasons 1 or 2, but it's definitely been better than 3 in my opinion.

    What do you guys think? Favorite episodes/songs? How is this season doing in your opinion? Let's get some discussion going!

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  • 32w, 5d
    What do you do...

    When you give someone everything you had, and yet receive nothing in return.

    Some of you might remember this blog, in which I explained the story of how I met the first woman I fell in love with, and the debacle surrounding it. Well, that whole deal has finally come to a conclusion.

    Without going into details, I'll simply say. It's not going to happen.

    Does it suck? Absolutely. Seeing the circumstances around how it ended makes me feel worse, as I am confident that what she is doing is going to end up hurting her in the end.

    But what hurts the most is knowing that I did everything I possibly could, everything in my power to try and win her over, only for it to go to waste.

    So what in the hell are you supposed to do when something like that happens?

    You move on.

    I've done a lot of learning this first year of college. Learning about the "real" world if that's what you want to call it. And you know what? Sometimes it sucks. But that's okay, because the experiences that you struggle through are there for a reason, to build and shape you into a better person. The person that you were meant to be. And just because something doesn't go the way you thought it would go, or how you wanted it to happen, doesn't mean that it wasn't what was supposed to happen. I may have lost what I thought to be the girl of my dreams, but over time I gained in her one of the best friends I could ever ask for.

    inb4 friendzone comments

    But yeah. Maybe it didn't turn out how I wanted. But you know what? I'm happy. At least happier than I've been, seeing as this was by far the hardest year of my life with all that I've been through in the past seven or eight or whatever months. And who knows what's going to come of it in the future.

    I guess that's really all I want to say about that. I'm happier than I've been all year, and I'm moving on. Maybe I'll actually be back on here regularly too. Who knows.

    I love you guys. Thanks for putting up with me. You make me thankful.

    This is a slightly drunk TSB signing off for now. For updates to follow maaaaaybe soon. Who knows. I seem to say that a lot.

    Thanks again guys. It's good to know that there are always people that will stick around for me.


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  • 38w, 2d
    catching up

    Well, since I'm trying to start writing again, I thought that it might be a good idea to catch up on canon and watch the episodes in S4 that I haven't seen yet (seeing as the last one I saw was the Daring Do one...). Once that's done though, more writing will be done! I think I'm going to try to tackle a new YB chapter and the first chapter of the crossover I mentioned earlier at once, just so that if I get sick of writing one concept, I can flip to the other. In terms of both stories, I have rough outlines sketched out for the next (or first) chapters of both, so all I'll have to do is fill in the gaps.

    So yeah. That's basically it. Now back to watching MLP and TPP

    Praise Helix

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  • 42w, 15h
    Oh ho ho!

    8 comments · 142 views
  • ...

On what begins as a normal day, Twilight Sparkle receives a letter of a romantic and (very) grammatically incorrect nature. With the help of her friends and a newly-discovered book, Twilight sets out to expose the author of this crime and teach them a lesson in proper grammar. And maybe, just maybe, she'll learn a thing or two about romance along the way.

Image credit to anbolanos91 on deviantART.

First Published
23rd Nov 2012
Last Modified
16th May 2013

Saw story in notifications.

Immediately wanted to tell author of his misspelling.

Read description.

Well played.:rainbowwild:

Eeeehhhh, there were only one or two times this made me smile it wasn't the greatest. Still good though. :pinkiehappy: What's your time in the 100 free Mister swimmingbrony?

>And maybe, just maybe, she'll learn a thing or two about romance along the way.

Prediction: lolnope.:trollestia:

Congratulations on a 100 % error rate.

Aw we didn't get the full letter? D:


The character tags kinds ruin it... :fluttercry:

>>1667993 The Derpy tag is there because she plays an important role in the story. As to what exactly that is, you'll have to wait and see.

>>1667752 Keep in mind that this isn't marked as a comedy, so it's not exactly meant to leave you in stitches.  Also, my time for a 100 free, short course yards, off a relay start is a 50.24

Oh Turai likey. It made me smile and laugh a few times, and I just love the way you write Twi.

The little shoutout to Naked Singularity made me smile, thats really one of the better fics that  I had the pleasure to read, so was fun too see it randomly pop up like that.

And I really hope for some TwiDerp romance, but even if that doesn't happen...well this ought to be intressting either way.

Pony On!

I like it so far. You seem to have captured Twilight's adorkable style and inability to break out of being a complete headcase.

This deserves a watch and a slight hope for a TwiDerp pairing. :derpyderp2::twilightsmile:

Woke up, saw new story from TSB, begin to read from the comfort of covers.

After reading:  Was not dissapointed.

First thought when seeing this: What an idiot, they used the wrong you're! I bet the story will suck. How unproffessional!

Then I read the description.

I am interested! The writing is good and the story pulled me in. Here's to hoping for more, soon.

>>1668005 I can't help but think that maybe this SHOULD have the Comedy tag...

That title has a way of nabbing the attention of spelling/grammar nazis, which is precisely the target audience for this story.  Very clever.  I like the premise, and it's well-written so far.  If this doesn't end up in the Featured box, something's wrong with the world.

And Naked Singularity shoutout is happiness.

I can't wait to see what Twifight Sparkill has to say about this.

>>1668500 I might as well, although I'm not intending for this to be something hilarious.

So that was the whole letter?


Then you have partially failed. Have an upvote.

"But it isl!" Twilight protested.

Isl?  IsI?  Stupid English and their stupid 'letters that look the same.'

EDIT: After looking back at it, it is a lower case 'l' and not an upper case 'i.'

This is awesome. Have a laughy Dashie, an upvote, and a fave. :rainbowlaugh:

>>1668909 Fixed. Thanks for catching that. Between the italics and the exclamation point, I must have just missed that on the editing page.


With the subject matter and all, I figured it was important.

>>1669165 Indeed. The irony of errors occurring in this fic is just staggering.

Ok I friggin' love this. Please continue so that I may continue to laugh. :yay:

I expect this to be like that ed edd n eddy episode where double d tries to teach the cul-da-sac kids...but fails miserably  is that how this is gonna go down? :trixieshiftright: :trixieshiftright:

Edit: I don't read a ton of shipping but this story hits all the notes I like so far. Looking forward to more.

This is brilliant. I love the thought of Twilight getting the entire town together to learn about grammar. I await another wonderful chapter. :twilightsmile:

>>1668527 I can hardly imagine that the following chapters will NOT get funnier.

Alright a nice comedy romance. Gonna stay tunned in for this one. :twilightsmile:

This... has piqued my interest! :trixieshiftright:

Brilliant concept! Nicely written, too. I'll definitely stick around to see where this goes.



Seriously. He's the only guy who does that "b-e-a-utiful" bit.

Anyway, this'll be fun to read!:twilightsmile:

Because poor literacy is for lovers!

"Alright, Ponyville. Prepare to get schooled."

Best one-liner ever, especially when it's meant literally.

Can anypony point me to a good Derpy fic? I wanna make a story with her but I dont know enough


:duck:That doesn't even make any sense.


She'd probably be pissed that somepony else is reading her mail.


Muphry's Law strikes again!:trollestia:

>>1672026 I'm a little confused as well. Not your kind of story?

>>1673730 I must remember when referencing anything that not everyone watches the same things. So allow me to link this to explain why.

"Because poor literacy is kewl!"

Beginning with the Sinnamon review, Linkara would say this phrase whenever something is misspelled and the editor of the comic never caught it, or it is intentional. Case in point: In the "Newmen #1" review, a character is named Byrd as opposed to Bird.

I apologize for any confusion.

>>1673760 Ah, I see! That's actually quite funny. :twilightsmile:

Whoever conceived that letter is a genius:pinkiegasp:

The misspelled name, the simplicity of the two words...amazing.

Straight to the point, while also grabbing Twi's attention:rainbowderp:

Rather than curiosity, it'll be the need to lecture this mystery poni that will keep her attention:derpyderp2:

Or maybe it'll be a prank that goes a little too well:trollestia:


Ha, funny, that gif only shows Twilight for 1 second.

Yep... This gon' be gud! :rainbowlaugh: lol! I can't wait!

>>1675473 I don't care. It's relevant.


You think an gif showing an OC pony doing the gangnam style dance in random places that look like they're pasted to a posterboard compared to the small phrase "Sparkle style" which has been apparently taken out of context is relevant?

>>1679784 Calm down, man. Just a gif. And we haven't switched to HTML formatting yet, so your italics don't work.

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