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  • T Written in Dust

    An urban explorer must solve the mystery of what happened to Canterlot.
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  • T Misunderstandings

    A man finds himself in a colorful world of magic... unable to talk to its residents, thought to be a monster, hunted and desperately seeking a way to return home.
    228,245 words · 18,622 views  ·  2,060  ·  69
  • E Imperfect Reflections

    Our wall-eyed mailmare races the clock to defeat the minions of a cursed artifact!
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  • 1w, 4d
    Done.

    I remember when I used to enjoy this.

    47 comments · 790 views
  • 5w, 6d
    Misunderstandings Changelog

    This is a running list of changes made to Misunderstandings.

    Chapter 5, On the Road To... Somewhere: Slight changes to Farris Wheel's dialogue to better match his personality later in the story; minor word  and punctuation changes

    Chapter 6, New Exhibits: Corrected description of Sveti to match portrayal later in story

    Chapter 7, Loosed: Minor punctuation change

    Chapter 10, Making Progress: Minor word change to avoid repetition

    Chapter 12, Back At It: Minor spelling correction

    Chapter 13, End Of the Run: Minor formatting correction

    Chapter 18, A Show of Trust: Minor dialogue corrections

    Chapter 22, New In Town: Minor spelling correction

    Chapter 23, Winter Warmth: Slightly changed Peter's description of Big Mac; minor dialogue and formatting changes

    Chapter 24, Turnaround: Minor formatting change; altered description of Peter's wound after timberwolf fight; slight change to description of scene with Dewdrop and Zecora

    Chapter 25, On With the Show: Changed Twilight's dialogue concerning populations

    Chapter 26, Raising the Stakes: Minor edit to Peter's internal monologue before giving Sveti his drawing; minor description edit for attacking griffins added; edited dialogue for Shining Armor describing Peter saying attackers seemed to "hold back" when fighting him; minor edit to Twilight's explanation of how Peter's body processed magical energy

    This chapter is also where I left out a major plot point; during the attack by the griffin agents, the male was supposed to drop something that figured heavily in the late part of the story. This has been corrected.

    Chapter 28, Ultimatums: Minor spelling correction

    Chapter 29, Field of (Bad) Dreams: Minor formatting and dialogue changes

    Chapter 30, Untethered- Minor formatting and dialogue changes; fixed continuity error (Luna's shotgun was empty before shooting her dream-double)

    Chapter 32, When A Door Closes....: Minor dialogue changes; changed some dialogue and exposition in confrontation scene in embassy; added dialogue in questioning room scene

    I threw myself at this chapter for a solid week. Honestly, the best I could do was tighten it up some. I know some have wanted a knock-down, drag-out battle and for Big Top to suffer some supreme humiliation... but there's really no way to fit that in with the theme of the story.

    So that finishes the "rewrite" (probably should've called it something else). This frees me up to work on the final chapter and epilogue.

    14 comments · 747 views
  • 9w, 13h
    FYI

    At some point there will be a low-scale rewrite of sections of Misunderstandings.

    Please take note: I am not changing the major event in When A Door Closes. I was much more unhappy with its execution than with its substance, and while many readers have called it "abrupt", it feels more realistic and thematically correct to me than any other scenario.

    Also, don't expect it to be a quick process. In the time since my last blog post I have written precisely two sentences for this story.

    13 comments · 403 views
  • 15w, 17h
    How to screw up a story without even trying!

    Base a large part of the finale on a single plot point... and then forget to put the plot point in the story.

    I'm taking a break. Maybe a long break, maybe a permanent one. However long it takes for me to be able to look at this pile of shit without bad thoughts crossing my mind.

    23 comments · 970 views
  • 16w, 6d
    Mea culpa

    I won't mince words. The chapter that I posted yesterday is garbage. It was garbage when I wrote it, it was garbage when I edited it, and it was garbage when I published it. I should have left it to sit until I could figure out something better, even if it meant never finishing the story.

    The problem is that this story has gone from a labor of love to being poison in my veins. It's actually starting to affect my life negatively. It's causing a growing need to be done with it, to get it out of me and away from me, and that's what brought me to hit that "publish" button when I obviously shouldn't have. The best thing to do would be to take the whole thing down, hand it over to someone with the skill to handle it how it deserves... but I just can't bring myself to do so. I guess it's stuck with me.

    Still, there's no excuse. The story deserved better, you readers deserved better, and I could not deliver. And for that, I am sorry.

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What do a globetrotting archaeologist, a time-tossed samurai, and six magical multicolored ponies have in common? Not much! But when a magical gem and sheer coincidence throw them into a strange new place seemingly formed out of the worst aspects of each of their worlds, they're going to have to work together to get home- while they still have homes to get back to!

(Rated T for violence and gunplay.)

Now sporting its very own TV Tropes page!

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This story started as a half-hearted NaNoRiMo project and an effort to break through some writer's block on other projects. It's also a major departure from my typical type of writing- written in third-person omniscient rather than third-person subjective (which is not an easy transition to make). It's certainly not my first piece of fanfiction, but it's the broadest crossover I've ever attempted, and getting all of the characters to stay true to form while interacting with each other is something of a challenge. But hey, how do we learn if we never challenge ourselves?

A minor note here- I've taken a bit of liberty with the powers of earth ponies. They've been said to have "a connection with the earth", and I've taken that to mean the ability to sense things about the terrain around them.

First Published
11th Dec 2011
Last Modified
11th Sep 2012

idaina jones,samiria jack.AND MY LITTLE PONY TO MUCH EPIC

Now this looks promising. Will definitely be keeping an eye on this one.

One word: tracked

How the hell did this crossover happen and why the hell are you reading this instead of writing more?

This story is so awesome my face melted.

:rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss:

IM PRESSING REFRESH BUT IT'S NOT UPDATING!

>>62270

PRESS FASTER IF WE PUSH IT FASTER MAYBE IT'LL BE UPDATED FASTER!!!!!!!!!

OMG, IF YOU TAKE A YEAR TO UPDATE THIS STORY ....... I will find you:pinkiecrazy: then we can make cupcakes together:pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy:

also 5star this story is positively awesome....

I love this story so far! Especially Jack on this you nailed his personality! :rainbowkiss: :pinkiehappy:

:pinkiegasp: INDIANA JONES!!!

:pinkiegasp: SAMURI JACK!!!!!

and ponys!?!?!?!?!

BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT EVER!!!

this is just too much epic!!!! wright MOREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :rainbowkiss::pinkiehappy::rainbowkiss::pinkiehappy::rainbowkiss:

This is epic beyond measure.

I will follow this story with great interest.

(In other words; MOOOORREEEE!!! )

Damn.  That is one cross-over I would have never imagined I would read.  I like it.

DAT MINECRAFT REFERENCE.:pinkiegasp::pinkiehappy:

This is all kinds of epic.

For the love of all things EPIC!!!! Update this!!!!!!!!! PLEASE!!!! This is just too cool to end!!!:pinkiehappy:

This could very easily be awesome - you have the individual characters well in hand, and I'd love to see them interact further.  It would be a crime not to continue it.

I was... not expecting quite that overwhelming a reaction when I put this up, let alone being a featured story. :derpyderp1: Just a short update here- Chapter 2 has cleared Phase 1 (finished but awaiting revision) at a relatively beefy 12,835 words (to be fair, it was 40% finished when I posted Chapter 1). I like to spend a couple of days after finishing a chapter to think it over, smooth up any rough spots and see what new ideas jump into my head; I call this Phase 2. Phase 3 is convincing myself that it doesn't suck and getting myself to actually put it up; this will probably be concluded between Wednesday and Friday.

In the meantime, why not give my other story, "Imperfect Reflections" a look-see? It's got Ditzy Doo / Dinky Doo goodness! :derpytongue2:

This is great! I love cross-overs and this is another favorite from the brony community. You also gave a fantastic way for how they came together, a reality hiccup. I will gladly read this entire thing.

I love all kindsa crossovers (Except the ones where it's like a merged universe i.e. WH40K pony crossover where they have everything WH40K-ey 'cept that they're all ponies.  I swear I might as well be reading a WH40K fanfic with hooves and pony puns.) and this one looks very interesting.  Not a lot of grammar or spelling mistakes caught my eye, and the concept is awesome.  I can't wait to read more of it and find out the main conflict.

>>64317  You posted a well written story that is a crossover of three of the most epic series ever and is a very good length and DIDN'T expect a big response?  Sir, you need to see a psychiatric professional.:rainbowhuh:

But not until this story is done.:pinkiehappy:

And no cop outs!:twilightangry2:

:moustache: Thank kami you didn't add Chuck Norris 2 the story or else I would have jizz in my pants.

:twilightsmile: keep up the good work

I don't think this could possible get more awesome. :pinkiegasp:

*possibly

Ugh, damn typos.

:heart:

There's no word that I can think of that can properly describe this premise. Combining one of my favorite movies series' of all time, the show I was addicted to as a kid, and the show I'm addicted to now into a working thing is very ingenious. Awesome.

MAN THIS STORY IS SO AWESOME MY DICK JUST GREW 3 INCHES!!!!

ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) MOAR

Great premise, great execution, I'm loving it.

A few technical tidbits:

Putting a series of dashes centered in the middle of the page is more common for scenes and breaks than...  Whatever you're doing.  You definitely have the scenes and characters explained well enough that we shouldn't need two different kinds of breaks to determine what we're looking at.

You use underlines a few times where italics would probably look a bit better.

Obviously neither of these things are going to effect this story to the point where I don't want to pick you up and hug you for writing this oh god thank you so much you're amazing

I'm flipping out now... totally flipping out now... THE WORLD MUST KNOW OF THIS GREAT AND POWERFUL FORCE OF AWESOMENESS!!!!!            

:pinkiecrazy::rainbowkiss::twilightoops::pinkiehappy::flutterrage::raritystarry: :derpytongue2:

I'm loving this. Defiantly able to keep this pony's attention. IF i was there, I'd have an exit, easy. Dashie would be sooo happy. Earth moving Unicorn, For the win!

I am looking forward to this. Loved DR Jones and his adventures, Samurai Jack, solid show, and now ponies. and you, mix them soo well... each of the three sets, spot on.

ANd this made me sign-up to track. congrats.

This is entirely too amazing. I await your update eagerly. Because this characterization... My god its amazing.

Also loving this, can't wait for the second part.

>>64966 The dash thing is a habit I picked up from posting stories on Fanfiction.net. The site tends to eat plain dashed lines for some reason, and it's left one of my stories there without section dividers, which didn't help the look any (Note to self: get around to editing that at some point). You may be right about the second part of that, though, and I'll keep that in mind.

WHAT IS THIS MADNESS, IT SHOULDN'T WORK BUT IT DOES!!!!!!!!

Couldn't finish:ajbemused:

Am I the only pony who hears the Samurai Jack beat whenever

hearing/reading/finding/microwaving something Samurai Jack related?

Bum-da-bum, bum-da-bum-da-bum-bum-bum.... SAMURAI JACK!!:flutterrage:

Bum-da-bum, bum-da-bum-da-bum-bum-bum.... SAMURAI JACK!!:flutterrage:

Yea, I know you hear it too.

>>66143

What in the nine hells have you found Samurai Jack related that can be microwaved?

>>66276 I think there are some things that man, pony and thirty-foot-tall sentient kumquat were not meant to know....

>>66366

you're telling me that there's something that our Kumquat overlords weren't meant to know?

I believe it's Wednesday and I cannot describe how impatient I feel. :pinkiecrazy:

>>66512 You and me both, Pony. I'm a nocturnal myself, mostly.

This is going to be.... SOO AWSOME!:rainbowkiss:

Indiana Jones. Samurai Jack. Ponies.

I had my doubts, since these things are three of my favorite things. Another of my favorite things is well-written, interesting prose featuring strong characterizations... rarely found in multiple-crossover fanfiction. You, sir, have managed to mix all of these favorite things into one magnificent pre-Christmas present.

Take my praise and admiration. Take all of it, if only it will help you release the next chapter even a moment sooner.

:rainbowkiss::raritystarry::yay::pinkiehappy:

That is all. Tracked. Please continue to be awesome.

SO MUCH EPICNESS MY HEART NEARLY STOPPED, But if I died that would make fluttershy sad:fluttercry:, So I no die:twilightsheepish:

Have you ever looked at something and decided there was something you didn't quite like about it, but you couldn't figure out what? I'm sort of hitting that here. But... there comes a time you have to fling your little fledgling from the nest, and see if it catches the updraft of love or splatters upon the cold, hard cement of indifference.

And with that cheerful thought, I present to you Chapter 2.

>>67625  *adds to the updraft*

Keep it up.

*Splatters against the cold hard updraft of love*

Wha?

Whatever, keep it up.

Very nice!  I really enjoyed this chapter, the only thing I found to criticize is a few (very minor) grammatical errors, and maybe that a chapter this long uploaded in only four days could get everypony's expectations up about future chapters

For emphasis use italics. not underlines. It tends to to work better in stories IMO :twilightsmile:, Anyway WELL DONE GOOD SIR. MOAR is needed :pinkiehappy:!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And i patiently await it.......:moustache:

>>67625 I love it! Truely the only awkward part was when Twi said “Indy, I've been thinking about what that... thing you said was impersonating someone you knew said,” but that was quickly explained.

All in all, this story is keeping me going like :pinkiegasp:

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