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  • T The Sordid Truth

    Twilight Sparkle finds a book by Clover the Clever on Princess Celestia that changes her forever
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  • E After the Sun

    Nightmare Moon's return leaves her weakened, and is drawn to Twilight and the darkness in her heart
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  • T Pantheon

    Twilight is pulled into a future where her friends have become powerful enemies
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  • E A Millennium of Eternal Night

    Alternate Harmony: Twilight discovers that the Elements and now themselves must obey Nightmare Moon!
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  • 24w, 4d
    After Season Four

    Well... that was some finale...

    I figured that since I finally recovered from my final episode mania... mostly... I'd give y'all an update on my projects. Want Me, Need Me, Love Me is, sadly, not much closer to completion. I did add about a thousand words to the first chapter, but I deleted them shortly after because I simply wasn't happy with my writing. Sorry guys, gotta be happy with what I write. I'm just happy that the finale didn't wreck any of the canon I built for this story (and, in fact, may help it). I understand that could be a major problem in some of these works. (Eyes dart uncomfortably towards The Sordid Truth)

    Speaking of which: other projects. The rest remain on hiatus for now, especially including The Sordid Truth.  However I DID just get an interesting idea for a one-shot that I may toss up here if/when I actually write it. Interestingly, this is the first new idea I've had for a pony fic in over a year now. Man, this finale was REALLY inspirational.

    But I think the most important thing this finale has provided me (aside from a renewal of love for the show and some new cool ideas) is an important lesson I want, nay, need to make sure I get through in the next arc of WMNMLM:

    As long as Twilight has her friends, she can overcome any obstacle...

    2 comments · 329 views
  • 26w, 2d
    And With Strange Aeons...

    Filles and gentlecolts, nearly two months after my emotional and spontaneous blog post, I can finally say that progress is being made on the next set of chapters for Want Me, Need Me, Love Me.

    Now, I don't want to instill you all with false hope. After all, I have made fanfic promises in the past only to disappoint not only my readers, but also myself. I can only say for certain that I have written the first 2500 words of Arc II: Chapter One and that I only need to write a scene or two more before I will be content with uploading it. However I do also intend to build a bit of a "backlog" before I post as, after all, I don't want to leave you in a year-long slump again. Also I am sticking by my promise to NOT promise a deadline as I cannot predict when you will see the next chapter. But rest assured, it will be done. I need to keep writing it. I did not post this story just to raise hopes and...

    Ahem. Where was I?

    Once I the second Arc takes a firmer shape than it holds right now, I will post a Teaser for it, a little written trailer to get you excited for the story's continuation. Expect the next chapter not long after that. As for the Sordid Truth, my other surprisingly popular story, I am not actively working on it as of this moment. However I do have the second chapter's word document open on my laptop, just in case creativity strikes me.

    In short, I am sorry for the delay, don't glue yourself to your computer, but this story will live again.

    -Critical Mess, exactly what it says on the tin

    12 comments · 266 views
  • 33w, 6d
    Mess

    I am a Mess

    I get distracted easily. I get locked into cycles of procastination and self-loathing that can destroy academic and creative works. I lose faith in myself and my ability to accomplish my goals. I collapse. I fall apart. I am a mess.

    But I never, EVER, forget.

    I cannot make promises. I cannot set deadlines. I cannot guarantee anything.

    But I want... I NEED my first great story too much to let it die. Besides, I've already got the next four acts planned out.

    In short: I am less of a mess now, so I am writing again.

    17 comments · 558 views
  • 97w, 4d
    Critical Mess II: Electric Boogaloo

    Finals: Done

    Personal Crisis: Dealt With

    Drive to Write: Restored

    Plushie: ...none, unfortunately. Need to get on that.

    Three out of four ain't bad. Let's get back to work.

    Good day FIMFiction fans and what a day it is! This is me writing to inform all of you that I am, in fact, very much alive thanks to the power of friendship and a little bit of necromancy. And guess what? I'm going to be updating within the month! And what will it be? The much-demanded continuation of the surprise hit The Sordid Truth? The opening of the next Want Me, Need Me, Love Me story arc featuring Chrysalis? Or maybe secret Project: FOURSCORE, drawn from the depths of my twisted imagination? The answer?

    I HAVE NO IDEA!

    That's right folks! I'm working on all three stories simultaneously, and they have an equal chance of being completed very soon. Input is welcome, but ultimately it's going to be completely random which is going to be updated next. Are you excited? 'Cause I'm excited. I've never been so excited! Well, except for maybe the time I learned John de Lancie was Discord and I became a brony, but really, who can compete with that?!

    Stay tuned!

    -CriticalMess, Necromancer

    21 comments · 836 views
  • 106w, 3d
    A Plain, Boring, Update

    Unfortunately, I have lost my creative energy. Duffman18 has promised to return it, but I have my suspicions. Still, it would be wrong for me to not update you on what my writing plans are even though I haven't per say written anything.

    October Hiatus: I'm sorry to report that with homework assignments up to my neck, my recent illness, and other commitments I will not have as much time as I would like to write. The Halloween one-shot I promised? Not gonna happen unfortunately, as I have too many ideas but I can't think of a way to properly implement them. So, you're not going to see any updates this October... though I've broken promises before.

    The Sordid Truth: Contrary to some comments I've read, this is probably the next thing I'm going to update... if I can get around to writing the next chapter. Ever imagined what you want to write but couldn't figure out how to write it? Yeah... that's The Sordid Truth.

    Project KAFKA II: The next story arc for Want Me, Need Me, Love Me is shaping up to be rather nice... though a little plot problem has arisen. I know where the story begins and I know where it ends... but for the life of me I can't figure out how to move the characters from Point A to B. I have ideas but they're all formless and abstract. That and I can't stop thinking about KAFKA III, IV, and V and how much I can't wait to write that...

    And the Rest...: Let's see what other stories I have snippets of written... Self-Insert that comments on the relationship between author and creation... Rule 63 shipping story where Rule 63 isn't the focus... Terrible Twilunestia... The MoonLight fic where Nightmare Moon isn't all mind-rapey or real-rapey... A Portal crossover starring OCs... Terrible Twilunestia... non-shipping MoonLight involving alternate dimensions... Terrible Twilunestia...

    Oh god Crit, stick to one story...

    I'll see you later when I have something to report.

    -CriticalMess

    PS - YES, there are THREE started Twilunestia fics on my laptop. Three. I'm serious.

    PPS - This may come as a shock because of my stories, but Twilight is not my favorite pony.

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As Twilight Sparkle awoke one morning from uneasy dreams, she found she had been turned into a changeling.

How has she become a changeling? How will she adapt? How will her friends respond? And what new terrors will her metamorphosis bring?

Cover image by the fantastic Carnifex... or Siansaar... I can't tell which. You can find more wonderful works here: http://siansaar.deviantart.com/

EDIT: Featured... nearing 1000 Favorites... multiple pages of comments (swoons)

Thanks for everything guys. I never expected this thing to get so popular. I need to rework the second chapter, but it looks like there's going to be a blue moon every Friday for a while yet. Thanks again for your support and please keep reading and reviewing!

EDIT2: I've updated the character list again, a little preview of the second story arc...

EDIT 3: Just doing a quick character update to account for changes made to the next Arc...

First Published
7th Sep 2012
Last Modified
10th Oct 2012
#1 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

the curl of purple replaced by the heavy weight of a had atop her head     I think that should be hat

This looks promising, not going to fave yet, but if the next chapter is this good I will.

#2 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

AWSOME

#3 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Enjoy that thumb-up. :D And my fave-track, too. :D

#4 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

A new Twilight, Changeling story. This looks interesting, looking forward to Chapter 1 :heart:.

#7 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Love it :yay:

Tracked :rainbowkiss:

Don't disappoint :ajbemused:

#8 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

I think this is just me nitpicking, but why would a hat appear on Twilight when she changes into AJ? The hat isn't a physical part of her. Very good though. Will be tracking :twilightsheepish:

#9 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Twilight is best Changeling! Glad to see another Twi=Changeling story. I like the sequence of nightmares.

Also, have a fav and an upvote. Take them!

#10 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1236211

The changeling queen could produce a dress out of nowhere (cadence in the cave had one, and i assume rarity would have noticed a dress going missing) and it disappears when she changes back, so i assume mimicking some clothing is possible

After checking, the changelings in the actual episode that copy AJ also end up with hats. what happens when you try to take these away from them is anyones guess.

#11 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1236365 Good point. I forgot about that :twilightsheepish:

#12 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

INCEPTION MADNESS!!! :derpyderp1::derpyderp2::derpyderp1::derpyderp2::derpyderp1::derpyderp2:

#13 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

That made absolutely no sense but I loved it :trollestia:

#14 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

OMG, MOAR PLEAAAASE:raritycry:

This is the best opening for a fic of this type I have ever seen!

#15 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

A never ending nightmare... yeah that would cause me to freak out too. Unending... when do you trust reality and when do you know it's all a dream.

#16 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

:pinkiehappy:

Looks great!  Keep up good work.

#17 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

I'm sorry...but I'm still laughing my ass off at the dream within a dream bit. I know it was probably supposed to be super creepy, stressful, terrifying, and help us become one with Twilight's torment...but I just couldn't stop laughing at how ridiculous it was! Haha! Keep up the good work!

#18 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Now, all you have to do is update more then once every blue moon.

#19 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Continue. I expect great things out of this. :trixieshiftright:

#20 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

No Twilight, you are the changelings

And then Twilight was a changelings. :twilightoops:

Interesting to see which direction this goes.  Will Twilight accept her new self and turn all her friends (or at least Pinkie Pie :pinkiehappy:) into changelings as well?  Are all her friends already changelings, along with Spike, all of 'Pony'ville, and the pool where they were relaxing?  Will they all toss her out and leave her broken only to reveal that it was just another changeling-induced nightmare and that she is still stuck in that cocoon?  

Waiting for the next exciting update.

#21 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

The "layered nightmares" bit went on for a *little* too long, but besides that this is great.

You especially nailed Twi's mounting horror when she starts randomly transforming; I could almost hear her starting to cry.

tracked and liked, will likely fave.

#22 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

omg this is so amazing! MORE!!!:flutterrage:

#23 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Interesting... It's like Mirror Image crossed with that-other-Twilight-changeling-story-whose-name-I-can't-remember. I like it.

#24 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1236947 I hope it will be that!

#25 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Not quite a full meh, but we'll see where this goes before I start shooting.

#26 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Has potential, especially with your skills. However, one thing: when I was reading the beginning of this chapter, through all the nightmares, it eventually reached a point where I thought, "did this person mistake the 'dark' tag for 'comedy?' :ajbemused:" Might think about revising that, because after the first few times it just starts getting ridiculous.

#27 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

I do look forward to the next chapter of this.

#28 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

why doesnt she jsut change into herself?

#29 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237264 She does, for a bit. All of the changes she goes through are accidental; she has no idea herself what's happening, or why.

#30 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Okay, this is DEFINITELY going on my e-mail list. :pinkiehappy: Well done!

#31 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

And then Twilight has the biggest mental breakdown in history...again.

#32 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237349 how is this not a comedy? well i guess comedy is tragedy+time

#33 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

moar moar moar moar moar!!!!!!!!!!! NOW:flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage: please?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#34 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237389 Wrong person. I think you were meaning to reply to this one: >>1237184 unless I've gotten one or both of your statements confused.

#35 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

So is this continuing or are you gonna be a fag and stop writing? :unsuresweetie:

#36 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237264, she just became a changeling, she doesn't know how to change into herself yet:ajbemused:

#37 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

So.... was the last part another dream or...?

#38 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

>>1237601 No, I think it was real

#39 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Oh this looks delightfully dark. Hm, what is truth and what is fiction?

#40 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

...more?

#41 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Looks pretty good - I'll be keeping an eye on this, I'm a sucker for "X is a changeling!" stories. Though, as others have mentioned, the sheer number of dreams does begin to get out of hand.

#42 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

All those dream layers... we must go deeper.

#44 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Those two tags I tend to stay away, but the story is so interesting...hope everything gets okay though in the end.

#45 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Interesting. Im tracking this.

#46 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Veeeery interested in this.

#47 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Privet: Insanity Twilight meter is in the red sir, what do we do?

Commander: We watch it.

#48 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

This is amazing.

Other than that, I can't really summon anything more specific, but you've already done the recursive nightmares to a sufficient depth for me to appreciate the kind of fear that Twilight must be feeling at this moment.

#49 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

So far this is really interesting. I shall watch this one.

:coolphoto:

#50 · 111w, 6d ago · · · Prologue? ·

Man, those dreams were plain creepy.

Loving this.  Need more.

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