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Smoking Gun

Joined July 2012
316 followers

Guy who writes stories when he's bored. And hey, I've got nothing else to do.

Stories (6)

  • Only Human: A Lyra Heartstrings Production
    Lyra Heartstrings becomes the showrunner for a hit new kids show: Only Human

    62,101 words · 12,574 views · 1,317 likes · 31 dislikes
  • Club Harmony
    Vinyl and Octavia open a dance club together.
    15,298 words · 1,178 views · 90 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Compiler
    Twilight Learns Programming
    7,205 words · 3,181 views · 217 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Leaving The Nest
    The day my little girl left the nest
    4,845 words · 441 views · 34 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Lights, Camera...
    92,517 words · 1,174 views · 52 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Method Actress
    5,237 words · 658 views · 32 likes · 2 dislikes

Blog Posts (79)

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Name: Lyra Heartstrings. Occupation: Cartoonist.

Lyra makes a big splash in Equestria when she gets her new animated series for children on the worlds No.1 network. The show in question: Only Human, which centers around a group of these mythical creatures called 'humans', straight from Lyra's imagination, who become friends as they overcome life's obstacles together.

With the help of her executive producer, Bon Bon, Lyra starts to make an unprecedented impact in Equestria. Making friends, enemies and... other.

Can Lyra make it in the world of television? Will the Equestria take to these new 'humans'? You'll have to tune into the Pub network every Saturday at 1PM to find out!

Cover by Arby-Works

Edited by Spabble

First Published
27th Aug 2012
Last Modified
30th Mar 2014

Comments ( 699 )

#1 · Chapter 1 · 87w, 1d ago · 3 · ·

Oh Lyra, you and humans....

#2 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · 14 · ·

Am I the only one who saw the hand on top of the 'u' in 'human' as an "I'm?"

#4 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · 2 · ·

Hmm, interesting story so far. Tracked.

#5 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Fav'd.

Also:

“You’ve show this to four other studios?”

“You’ve shown this to four other studios?”

#6 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

On your marks, get set, awesome!

#7 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

I must say it's an interesting idea, a bit cliche but you pull it off well.  I'm interested to see where this goes.  Good luck. :ajsmug:

#8 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

To quote Scoots " I'm liking this idea."

#9 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

Where's that 'dis gun be good' gif when you need it?

Following with great interest, greatly enjoyed this chapter.

One mistake though, "You’re show, doofus." this should be 'your', not 'you are'.

#10 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

inb4 awesome

#11 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

Oh, this is going to be interesting. Awesome and interesting.

#12 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · 8 ·

"This is NOT a humans in Equestria story"

Then why the fuck did you add an HiE tag?

#13 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1166268

There are still human elements in there. I wasn't sure if I should keep it or not.

#14 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · 4 ·

>>1166274 Only add the Human tag if the story involves a human physically going to Equestria.

#15 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1166279

Fair enough, I'll get rid of it.

#16 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

This. This turns me on in ways a fic shouldn't.

#17 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1166279

Or presumably if using humanised ponies?

#18 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1182822 It turns you on?

#19 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>1182863 Well written fics always turn me on.

:twilightsmile:

#20 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · 4 · ·

>>1166268

No, he added a "Human" tag. There is no "HiE" tag. There are humans in the story in some way or another, thusly it should have a Human tag.

#21 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

new chapter :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

#22 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

SG, do you have someone doing spellchecking and editing? If not, please consider enlisting some help on that front. This is a very interesting and original idea that's unfortunately somewhat marred by a hoofful handful dammit, now I'm doing it of easily-avoided errors.

#23 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

I don't know. The whole HiE thing really is debatable. Technically there are 'humans' in 'Equestria', so i would leave it.

#24 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1182964 ha, and I WANTED THAT POSITION!

i always love to spell/grammar check people's work :)

P.s. BOW DOWN TO ME, MINION!

#25 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Desperate Housemares? LOL!

#26 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

I'm just not sure why this chapter is called "Development Hell" when the show hasn't even entered pre-production, but go on, we enjoy the trip!

#27 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Wait. . . the ponies are watching a show about humans and we're watching them watch it?! The next thing to happen would be a show about ponies in the show about humans being watched by ponies being watched by humans! HOW MUCH DO THEY KNOW!? Wait. . . is something watching us right now?!

#28 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·
#29 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1185308 AAAAAGGGHHHHH!!!!! -Jumps twenty feet straight up and through the roof-

#30 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 21h ago · · ·

"...with a wise ass smirk..."

I find this line interesting for two reasons:

1. The swear kinda came out of left field. I would consider changing it.

2. Are you from New York, by any chance?

#31 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 19h ago · · ·
#32 · Chapter 1 · 85w, 16h ago · · ·

That ending warmed my heart. :pinkiesmile:

#33 · Chapter 2 · 85w, 16h ago · · ·

>>1197433

Your comment warmed mine :twilightblush:

...

I'm so sorry.

#35 · Chapter 2 · 84w, 4d ago · · ·

“Hey, you’re only human.”

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

...

Anyway, as good as this fic is, it looks like it's heading for some serious Lyra/Bon shipping, and fast. Maybe it's just me, but it seems a little bit out of place (but it's probably just me).

#36 · Chapter 2 · 83w, 6d ago · · ·

People reading a story about ponies watching a show about people

MEMECEPTION:pinkiecrazy:

#37 · Chapter 2 · 83w, 6d ago · · ·
#38 · Chapter 2 · 83w, 6d ago · · ·
#39 · Chapter 2 · 83w, 3d ago · · ·

Ohoho. Tracking this and reading it sometime I can actually read.

#40 · Chapter 1 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

Sarah Wall, Claire Corlett, and Peter New must be three of the people.

#41 · Chapter 2 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

This story is good! There are some grammar issues, but that's about all that is wrong. Also I c wat u did in the picture!

#42 · Chapter 2 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1185306 Go read the infinite alternate universe theory. :twilightoops: You can't ever unhear it. Ever.

On another note (the story's note, that is), I think this is good, and your 101 likes straight seem to think so too. :derpytongue2:

#43 · Chapter 1 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

Really enjoying this concept, and the characterizations. It's been a while since I've read anything with a happy/funny Lyra, so this is a breath of fresh air for me.

You gets a fave and a like from me. Onward to the next chapter!:pinkiehappy:

#44 · Chapter 2 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

Well, this is shaping up to a be a pretty decent story. Like the pre-reader quote on EQD said, it's a good take on the 'Lyra is obsessed with humans' trope and the humor is pretty good. The comedy isn't all-encompassing, but more like a spice - it gives it a little extra flavor.  My one critique would be the shipping - I was going to say it seems out of place, but I'm not sure it's even that. It's more like it just seems to come out of nowhere. At no point in their interactions did I get the sense of deeper romantic feelings going on, but you're dropping all these rather unsubtle hints. It doesn't quite add up to me.

But aside from that, I found this to be a nice, mellow and rather enjoyable fic! :twilightsmile:

#45 · Chapter 2 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

You know the comments people give sometimes that consist of just the word 'more (sometimes MOAR) and a bunch of exclamation points? Yeah, I think I am starting to understand why they do that. This fic is just so charming and yet, there just isn't enough of it yet. So...more please. :derpytongue2:

#46 · Chapter 2 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

New follower here!

#47 · Chapter 1 · 81w, 5d ago · 2 · ·

>>1166279 Jeez, why'd you have to be a twat about it?

#48 · Chapter 2 · 81w, 5d ago · · 1 ·

>>1329614 Its just what I do.

#49 · Chapter 2 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1329481

Forgetting the whole "LyraxBonBon is fanon" thing, sometimes relationships...just happen.

#50 · Chapter 2 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

GIMME MORE.

I likededed this.:yay:

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