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  • 77w, 2d
    Character Development is almost a year old

    And I'm still on Chapter 2. :pinkiesad2:

    June 16th will mark the one-year anniversary of it. It's still my most-watched story, and, for some reason, the one I think of working on the least. >.<

    Anyway, the crux of all this is, I want to have everything updated and to have Chapter 3 done and published by then. I'm going to finish up my minor revisions of the first two chapters tonight (it'll only take about 15 minutes but I'm lazy and I RP too much). Then, working on the third chapter, alongside a one-shot that I'd like to have out before Season 4 ruins the show (that's right, I said it and I don't care who knows it).

    Also, June 16th is also the apocalypse, so I'd like people to get their final dose of Roseluck before they internally implode several times.

    Seacrest out.

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  • 82w, 4d
    Grey Capstan 2.0: You are now leaving Lazyville

    Hey everyone, Happy Easter. ^^ How are you? Enjoying the between-season hiatus? Didn't we just have one of these?

    Well, anyway, I want to start this off with an apology. To you, to ponies, and to myself. It seems like a lot of the other writers at least have the decency to explain any lapses in activity, and I sort of feel like an asshole as a result.

    So, this is how it is: My free time has heavily dried up as of July of last year. I got a new job that consists of 10-hour shifts, and more mandatory overtime than I'd like. It also happens to be pretty much the only job available in the small town where I live, so until my situation changes it will continue to wear me to the bone.

    I've been trying to write, and I've managed to get 2 one-shots out, along with a ton of unfinished ideas that have popped in my head. I'm glad that I was able to mange Another Wedding, but rather disappointed that a big holiday-themed story couldn't come together because of my being forced to work 55-hour weeks in December.

    Afterward, I felt the spirit to write returning, but that fell by the wayside after Twilicorn, Equestria Girls, Unicon and Hasbro's attack on the fandom pummeled us all at once. For a few weeks, I reconsidered my love of ponies. What was the point?, I thought. Why am I doing this? The magic was gone.

    But then I remembered my friends. All of the people I talk with on a daily basis, people I care about so much and care about me. I would not know any of them if it wasn't for this common, if somewhat unusual interest.

    And then the memories. The time my (now) ex exposed ponies to me. Seeing Kyrospawn's clips and being curious about the show. Marathonning the episodes and finally understanding what it was all about. Watching my first episode live via stream (it was Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000, btw). Going out to breakfast with the episode fresh in my mind, all of the people being so psyched about ponies in general. It was only a year ago, but I already feel nostalgia for it. I almost wish I could relive those days once again., warts and all.

    The warts in question being my unpleasant breakup. Not that you all probably want to hear about stuff like that, so I won't go into detail. However, it was in this state of melancholy that my interest in writing pony fiction rose to a high enough level for me to actually finish something and publish it.

    Where does that leave me now? Well, my hope was to have a lot more done at this point. In a perfect world, Character Development would have been done by now, with more stories on the way and plenty of one-shots and I'd be swimming in a pool of bits like Uncle Scrooge.

    Here's the deal: From here on out, everything I write will be on a schedule of sorts. That way, everyone will know what I'm working on, and how far along I am with it. That way, there will be no confusion or doubt. The schedule will be on the top of my user page.

    I'm also going to try to make more of an effort to write. A lot of my inactivity is due to laziness, fear and my time being wasted by fruitless endeavors. Time time I've spent gambling over the last half of a year could have been spent making something out of my life, and the extra money would be really helpful, to boot.

    So, more writing, more transparency, more ponies, more fun! That's the message I bring you tonight.

    -GC

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  • 86w, 3d
    New Ponycon Announcement!

    That's right, bronies, pegasisters and unicousins! I know that all of you are looking for a great time involving ponies and your generalized fear of public places. So how do you achieve this? Well, you could head over to one of the major, well-established conventions that are set to occur this year, or even one of the 54 or so other conventions that already have been started up (that's one for every week of the year!), but why bother with them? Instead, you can have the honor of telling your friends that you experienced

    AnotherDamnPonyCon 2013!

    Hyped yet? You should be! We've got a bucking bacchanalia of fun planned! So come on down to the beautiful, very clean city of Los Angeles (the first time a pony con has been held there!) this summer and enjoy:

    -An awesome voice actor panel, featuring Tara Strong, Andrea Libman, Nicole Oliver, and Lee Tockar, all sleep-deprived from having done another con earlier in the week! Listen in awe as they relate the exact same stories and answer the same questions that they've done in the last 10 cons, considering that there won't be any new episodes in months!

    -A totally rad panel with supposed brony Andrew WK! This is your chance to ask him why he's stopped tweeting about ponies ever since his check with Hasbro cleared in the bank! (Wow!)

    -A 20% cooler stroll through our Artist's Alley, where pony artists will sell prints, buttons and other items that technically count as copyright infringement! (We won't tell anyone!)

    -Fun contest! As you pick up your badge at the door, fill out a ballot for when you think the fire alarm will go off! The person who gets closest wins a special MLP t-shirt courtesy of Hot Topic! (Guaranteed to last about two washes!)

    -Be sure to stick around for the evening concert extravaganza! Get up and move like a spazz to the best most popular musicians in the fandom! The Living Tombstone will reveal his new song, where he uses a different snare sound for once! Be cool or be mule!

    -Don't forget that cosplaying is highly encouraged! Come on down dressed as your favorite pony! (Hint: You're going dressed as Fluttershy!) Be sure to accost as many innocent hotel guests as possible! (It's not like a furcon at all!)

    -For our bronies 21 and over, head on over to the hotel bar and check out John de Lancie, crying into his beer! (Holy crap!)

    -All of the big pony media groups will be in attendance as well! Look on in orgasmic glee as Phoe types into her laptop that the con was "pretty neat"! Listen intently to MandoPony as he nerds out over the fact that William Anderson owns a guitar!

    -EXCLUSIVE sneak preview of Equestria Girls by The Hub! (With special guests from the LAPD SWAT team!)

    -Super-special charity event! For $10, you can get the chance to pie Sandi Haas!* All proceeds will go to The Brony Thank-You Project, who were supposed to make a commercial that played during the Season 3 premiere or something? Does anypony remember? (Sweet!)

    -Be the one and only person who will attend the Brony Herd Consensus panel! (Numbers are hard!)

    So, what the Tartarus are you waiting for? Head over to our poorly-designed website and register today! The fun won't start without you! (No, seriously; we won't have enough funds unless, like, 1500 people show up.) Remember, that's AnotherDamnPonyCon 2013, the exclusive source for all of the pony events that you could watch on EFN for free! Register, foals!

    *As a friendly reminder, no weapons will be allowed in the convention center.

    (UPDATE: HotDiggetyDemon has decided to cancel his "How To Make A Funny Pony Parody" panel, citing "personal reasons". We apologize for the inconvenience.)

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  • 89w, 4d
    Hasbro's Brew

    Sing along, everypony!


    Hasbro's Brew

    They're cooking up a lawsuit with the knowledge they've accrued,

    Rainbow Dash can't Present a case, so prepare to be sued,

    They've rounded up the folks who used intellectual proper-tay,

    They've had their fun for too long, time to take it all away!

    Watch as they work their legal magic,

    DMCA and C&D,

    Watch now as Hasbro turns to assholes,

    Open the worm-can, you'll see!

    Gabu, do you fear these uptight moves?

    Investigations might get smacked up by their nameless derpy hooves,

    I'm a princess,

    Look at my dress!

    Fighting Is Magic, oh so tragic,

    WhiteDoveCreations, sterilization,

    MLP Online, such a bad time,

    Wonder what's next, probably the fanfics

    EQD says let it be, the works are dead and gone,

    "They've crushed our souls, greedy and cold, accept it and move on",

    If you live outside the US the show you must live without,

    They're too busy counting RMB and spitting on Lauren Faust

    Watch as they work the pre-teen market

    Pegasus wings on a unicorn,

    God help the outcasts who give them their cash,

    Someday they're gonna go broke

    Someday, they're gonna go broke.

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  • 89w, 6d
    How To Be A Popular Brony: A Simple Guide

    Hello, friends and neigh-bors. I have written this guide in hopes that it will enlighten the populous. Please enjoy.

    As you may know, the pony fandom has many recognizable names. Among them are MandoPony, the musician, HotDiggetyDemon, the animator, and Skipsy, whom I believe is currently Prime Minister.

    You may look at these "famous bronies" and ask yourself, "Hey, what do they have that I don't? Talent? Dedication to their craft?  A large circle of mindless fans who'd like anything they did, regardless of actual quality delivered? Do I really need all that crap?" Well, friends, let me tell you: No. Anypony can be popular. Just look at Rarity; she became popular by bruising some stallion's shoulder or something; I honestly don't pay attention to those Rarity episodes, anyway.

    But, like I was saying, popularity is easier than you may think. If it wasn't, why would I say it was?

    If you would like to become the next WoodenToaster or Shortskirtsandexplosions, you will require the following materials:

    -A black crayon

    -Three gallons of limeade (Minute-Maid brand will NOT work here)

    -A Twilight Sparkle toy, unbrushed

    -A copy of FL Studio XXL 9 (Pirated copies work better)

    -Four to six "brony" T-shirts (Try to find ones with overused catchphrases like "20% Cooler" or Fluttershy saying "yay")

    -A favorite Wonderbolt (Hint: It's probably Spitfire)

    -A sense of shame (Optional)

    Instructions:

    1. Acquire a copy of whatever Skrillex's album is called (pirated copies work better). While you're at it, download every pony song (yes, that includes BBBFF; no exceptions).

    2. Open FL Studio. Import any pony song into the project, If the song you chose was Winter Wrap-Up, return to Step 1.

    3. Lay any Skrillex song over top of BBBFF, or whichever pony song you have chosen. Do not apply any EQ or compression.

    4. Chop up the pony song using FL Slicer. The less it sounds like English words and the more it sounds like actual horses, the better.

    5. Export the song into 128kbps MP3. Try to place it in a folder where you can find it easily. I'd suggest not putting it in the same folder you store your guro and drawings of Rainbow Dash rubbing her vagina.

    6. Grab the crayon and draw the Eye Of Horus on your forehead. Face East and hum the first three bars of Love Me Cheerilee over and over again, eyes closed. If you do this correctly, you should begin to feel the spirits of John de Lancie and Tara Strong enter your soul.

    7. With this new feeling of spiritual harmony, upload the song onto YouTube. Ensure that you do not credit whichever artist you steal the Vinyl Scratch fanart from.

    8. Now that you have the "output" part of the equation fulfilled, it is now time to work on the "input". If you performed Step 6 correctly, the Illumarenati has already begun "word of mouth" advertisement of your song. Your next move is to come off as being "personable" and "cool". An easy way to do this is to declare Trixie your favorite pony and to claim you've seen more than one episode of Gravity Falls.

    9. Now it is time for the Livestream. Set up your webcam, put on a brony shirt and put the Twilight Sparkle toy on the bookshelf in the background. Here is where a lot of bronies may falter and fall from grace. The most important thing here is to keep in mind that you do not work to show yourself doing anything creative. We're going for the "personable" angle, remember. Dump the limeade over your head and repeat your favorite Family Guy joke. If your viewer count does not go over 100, return to Step 6.

    10. There should be a knock at your door. It's Sethisto. Open the door for him, and give him an Eskimo kiss; he likes that. He will ask to see your popular brony license. This is code for money. Slip a $50 into his right palm and talk to him as if he's the pizza guy. Big Brother never sleeps.

    11. Close the door, turn around and say out loud, "That Applejack sure is underrated!" Repeat Step 1 onwards until the show i canceled or they all become alicorns.

    With a lot of practice, these 11 steps will be your key to fame and around three dollars in Youtube ad revenue. If you have any questions about any of the steps, feel free to ask. Good luck, and stay magical.

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After the events of the Royal Wedding, Spike still isn't entirely sure what marriage is. Isn't it just when two ponies decide that they're going to live with each other for the rest of their lives? Well, there's certainly one pony whom he wouldn't mind spending the rest of his life with: Donut Joe and his toothsome toroidal treats.

Edited by awesomepony Exuno.

First Published
18th Sep 2012
Last Modified
18th Sep 2012
#2 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

I don't understand you at all.

MUST READ.

#3 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

Well Spike is going to get a

Frosty Delight

/wink

#4 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299115 That pun killed me a bit on the inside.

#5 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299175

Its ok, you can fill in the gap with a

Long John

/Wink

#6 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299184 ARRGH! Why?

#7 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299200

Because i just wanted to leave a

Bismark

/wink

#8 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299233

C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER.

...

/wink

This is going in my RiL before it gets featured.

#9 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

This one got really weird......Shall upvote

#11 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299103 >>1299261 That's about the average reaction to most of my stories. (Not that I'm complaining or disagreeing of course) :derpytongue2:

#12 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

What is this I don't even

#13 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

That was not at all how I was expecting Donut Joe to react. Can't tell if I should be :pinkiesick: , :pinkiecrazy: , or :pinkiehappy:

Hilarious. Upvote solely for using "gustatious." Someone took LATIN. Or just knows lots of weird words. There were a few minor grammar mistakes, mostly having to do with tenses. In addition, I would recommend not indenting and leaving a line empty between paragraphs; although this is not proper writing format, you'll find most fanfic writers use no indenting and an empty line because it's easier to read on a screen. The standard format for writing was built for paper books. Really more of a stylistic choice, but most people find it easier to read that way.

#14 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299293 Lol. Sweet. Nice story anyway. Pony Joe is a perv :D

#15 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299379 Actually, you just made me realize that I forgot to do that in GDocs before I imported it here :facehoof: I knew it seemed cramped. I can fix that.

As for the tense problems, could you point out an example for me? I could have sworn I weeded them all out.

#16 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299379 There, it should be a lot more readable now. Thanks for pointing that out! :pinkiehappy:

#17 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299433

...I could've sworn I had spotted one or two but they seem to have disappeared on me. :derpyderp2: Sorry. Maybe I had just misread something somewhere.

#18 · 110w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1299233 Argh, you've killed me, you sick bastard!

#19 · 110w, 1d ago · · ·

... I think I have a new OTP. :trixieshiftright:

#20 · 110w, 17h ago · · ·

BEST. SHIPPING. EVER

#21 · 110w, 10h ago · · ·

...:rainbowlaugh:

#22 · 109w, 4d ago · · ·

hahaha i would love a sequel to this

a sequel full of doughnuts and extra  smooth and sweet cream.

#23 · 109w, 1d ago · · ·

Hmm. I'm afraid that is not the ending I was looking for. Not my kind of humour. Which doesn't mean its bad of course, its just not for me.

This might be the kind of story where you might wanna try a couple of alternate endings, if you feel up to it. Would not make separate chapters for them though, should you be willing to do it.

#24 · 109w, 1d ago · · ·

everyone's taken or braeburn. ROFL.

on that note; "everypony's gay for donuts"

#25 · 109w, 1d ago · · ·

BAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!:rainbowlaugh:

#26 · 109w, 13h ago · · ·

Thumbs up but grudgingly. I think it would've fit better if Joe was just pranking him rather than apparently being serious. As well Spike's a kid so that gives some overtures on creepyness.

#27 · 108w, 6d ago · · ·

Found on Equestria Daily. Okay There isn't a word to describe this. :applejackconfused::facehoof::twilightoops: yeah that's it.

#28 · 107w, 6d ago · · ·

MAKE A SEQUEL!

Have them get married and Spike fall in love....XD

Twilight reaction will be HILARIOUS!:rainbowlaugh:

#29 · 107w, 4d ago · · ·

That was entirely unexpected.  I am okay with this.  

#30 · 106w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1351209

I was hoping that the ending would be a bit ambiguous as to whether he was serious or not; but I think I may have messed that up with the "hearts in his eyes" thing. I actually had an idea for an extra scene after this, where it's revealed that the whole thing was a setup by Twilight to get Spike to curb his donut addiction, but I decided against it.

As for the age thing, in my headcanon Spike is at least generally as old as the other Mane 6 ponies (in dragon years), or, at the very least, only 3-5 years younger than Twilight (depending on how old she was when she hatched him).The "baby" thing is more down to his relative youngness in the dragon life-cycle, his small size and his social naivety (a symptom of living with Twilight, a social shut-in herself).

#31 · 99w, 5d ago · · ·

Twilight sparkle when she hears about the wedding: :twilightoops::facehoof:

Rarity when she hears about the wedding::raritydespair:

Derpy when she hears about the wedding::derpyderp2:

#32 · 64w, 6d ago · · ·

Joe's reaction was so unexpected it earned a favorite from me all by itself, though I certainly enjoyed the understated comedy of innocence of the trio not grasping the full scope of the situation.

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