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  • E Boast Backers

    Continuation of the Flipverse! Spike, the new Element of Magic has moved to Ponyville. A specter from his past, however, isn't willing to let him sit around with his new friends and his "happily ever after..."  · Bed Head
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  • E Boast Backers

    Continuation of the Flipverse! Spike, the new Element of Magic has moved to Ponyville. A specter from his past, however, isn't willing to let him sit around with his new friends and his "happily ever after..."
    38,328 words · 1,898 views  ·  237  ·  7

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  • 16w, 9h
    Back from Camp!

    Camp NaNo that is!

    Gotta admit, trying to meet that word count got a little dicey at some points.  But I made it!

    Too bad I barely even got half-way done with the story, heh.

    Still, mission accomplished.  I plan to get back to working on Boast Backers soon and driving that to the end with some of the tricks and such I picked up meeting my daily word goals in Camp.  Afterward, I think I'll take a little break from the Flipverse to finish off the story I was writing during my time with NaNo.  Before anyone asks, yes it was an MLP fanfic (they allow fanfics, which is awesome) which means I'll more than likely be posting it here!

    So, just wanted to say that I'm back to work on Flipverse, and hopefully I'll be getting the next chapter out soon!  Thanks for being so patient everyone.

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  • 26w, 2d
    Aaaaand we're Trope-worthy!

    Check it out, we've got a TVTropes page!  Massive thanks to Hawethorne Bunny for helping to get it started!

    The trope page encompasses the entire Flipverse, so feel free to add or edit any tropes as they apply to Flipside, Boast Backers, or Multiversal Harmony guys!  Or just drop in and enjoy a quick read, the page isn't very big yet.

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  • 26w, 6d
    Couple announcements, and a little project (?)

    Stiiiiiill working on the next chapter of Boast Backers first of all.  Really glad that so many people are so patient with me about this (those of you that are left that is, heh).

    Now, in an effort to maybe help me break this nasty writer's block I've developed since finishing Flipside, I'm planning to take part on Camp Nano.  For those unaware it's a sort of "practice session" for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) where you set your own goals and they do accept fanfiction.  I'm planning to (at the very least) finish the next chapter of Boast Backers before starting on my project for that, but once I'm in that chances are chapters for Boast Backers will be coming slow.

    Well, slower than they already were, heh.  But I'm hoping that having some kinda deadline and mandatory words-per-day thing hanging overhead, plus working on another project I've been thinking of might help me get back into the sort of habits and mindset that seemed to make typing Flipside so easy for the first eighteen or so chapters.  Camp Nano starts in the summer and here's my page for it!

    So, final thing to add here...

    Flipside turned out surprisingly popular, and given that I'm working on a second story for it (still) the thought has been nagging at me whether I should start a TVTropes page for it.  I'm not sure if I've got enough material for the whole Flipverse, but the story does have a brief mention on the Lunaverse TVTropes page (under the Crisis Crossover).  I know a few friends of mine aren't huge fans of TVTropes, but personally I'm wondering if putting it up there might give a hand in reaching a larger audience.  That and I personally think TVTropes is kinda fun, and with so many faves on the story I'm sorta surprised that a tropes page didn't get started on its own, then I started wondering if it'd be crass to start one myself...

    Ahem, I digress.  Hit me up in the comments below and let me know what you think guys!

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  • 33w, 2d
    Current and future progress

    Well now, finally got my new chapter of Boast Backers up.  Phew.

    My muse is a cruel mistress when it comes to this sort of thing it seems.  How I can just rattle off eighteen chapters of Flipside a week or two apart and then take three weeks to compose one page is a mystery to me.  Maybe I'm thinking on/worrying about it too much.

    Anyway, I just felt like making a blog about some other stories that my "art brain" has been kicking out while it should have been working on my last chapter.

    Hey, don't worry.  We're not done with Boast Backers yet.  I'd estimate a little over half-way.  I always meant for it to be a shorter story than Flipside, but my writing has taken quite a turn for the purple recently so--

    Ahem.  But I digress.

    I'm just gonna toss up a couple ideas for stories I've had right here, just to open some discussion about possible future projects.  Apologies in advance for using anypony that reads this as a sounding board.  There's nothing set in stone about if/when I might do this, aside from they'll definitely be AFTER I'm done with Boast Backers.  That being said:

    In Wolf's Clothing

    This one is a Flipverse story.  Most of this list is going to be, admittedly.  I actually had this idea back around Halloween, but it's a fine any-time story.  The basic premise would actually be a horror story of a sorts, one centered around Big Macintosh.

    It seems to be a given that the Element of Loyalty is sort of the protector in their group.  Dash and Mac certainly both act like it, being among the first to jump in and save the others when the chips are down.  So that got me wondering "What if the Element of Loyalty themselves were the threat?"  What with it being Halloween, the idea got pretty well set.  Big Macintosh starts suffering from odd blackouts and waking up in strange places, and at the same time some huge creature is seen wrecking stuff around Ponyville at night.  Now Mac has to figure out if he's the one responsible and what to do about it if it is him.

    Thunder and Circumstance ((Working Title))

    Another Flipverse story, this one focused on Thunderlane.  Though he's only a background pony, the show has portrayed a bit more about him.  He's highly athletic (see Rainbow Falls and Wonderbolt Academy)), and seems rather proud of his abilities.  Of course, his first appearance wasn't until Hurricaine Fluttershy in Season 2.  Meaning that, since I'm still in "Season 1" as it were, I can have fun writing my own stories getting him to that point.

    Case in point, I never originally pictured Thunderlane going the same "aspiring athlete" route as Rainbow Dash.  This story would be a chance to get him started as it'd basically be Flipverse's replacement for Sonic Rainboom.  Thunderlane finds himself signed up for the Best Young Fliers competition somehow, and next thing he knows ponies are backing him up, bets are starting, etc.  He doesn't want to disappoint anypony by just bowing out, but for some reason Rainbow Dash seems to take his participating as a personal attack.  On the one hand, he's gotta figure out how to make a routine that'll look good.  On the other, he's wondering if it's even a good idea with Rainbow Dash acting so strange about it.


    Ha ha, no this has nothing to do with Fluffle Puff.  It'd be a little side project of questionable "canonicity" to the Flipverse.  Basically a collection of short stories and scenes of cute stuff involving the Flipped Six and other significant characters from Flipverse.  Just all sorts of warm and fuzzy moments that I'd love to work into my stories but know I probably won't/shouldn't.  Miiiight start this one anyway just so I have a place to dump all this fluff, but don't count on any of it pertaining to any sort of plot.

    Shards of Hope Redux ((Working Title))


    Alright, I doubt many of you know about this one.  Back when I first started posting here I started with an OC-centric fic that I'd been thinking about for ages.

    It was poorly executed.

    With all the changes that the two seasons since I tried writing it have brought, as well as the lessons learned from writing Flipside and such, I'd like to go back to it sometime.  The original premise for the story was a "bad future" story for Equestria.  A chaotic force arose, ripping control of nature away from the ponies.  Twilight and her friends tried to use the Elements of Harmony to stop it, but failed.  In a last bid to save Equestria, Twilight scattered the other five to the far corners of the country in order to save them.  The story proper started a few hundred years after that, with the discovery of some pony that might be able to find the Elements.

    Huh, looking at that it sounds like I'm setting up a Mary Sue.  Still, I've seen stories like Fallout Equestria and Antipodes get tons of praise.  I'd like to think I could write a post-apocalyptic story of my own that's at least as popular as Flipside was.

    Anywho, feel free to leave some comments on any of these ideas.  Or if you wanna suggest some of your own that's fine to.  Just rest assured, I do plan to finish Boast Backers first.  Sometimes I just gotta get this stuff out in the aether before it drives me crazy bouncing around in my head.

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  • 33w, 5d
    Good news, everypony!

    Oh my gosh.

    After two months, I managed to finish the new chapter of Boast Backers.

    It's a bit longer, and I'm trying to push the plot along a little more, but it's done.  I'll probably have it posted either later tonight or sometime tomorrow.  The day after at the absolute latest.

    Big thanks and massive apologies to everyone that's been sticking with the story thus far!

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  • ...

Inspired by the story image, RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse and Trinary's "Rainbooms and Royalty", I give you my take on the alternate universe concept.  Namely, a universe where Spike is the pony and Twilight is his dragon assistant.

The thousandth Summer Sun Celebration is approaching.  With it will come the return of Nightmare Moon.  Celestia has no student to call upon to save Equestria, and is doing all she can to make the last day of peace meaningful for her people.

Meanwhile, Spike "Purple Prose" Flail is a reporter for the Canterlot Sun.  He finds himself being shipped down to the boonies with his longtime friend and assistant, Twilight, to cover the biggest festival Equestria has seen in a millennium!

But even with a visit from the princess, there's no way someplace as boring as Ponyville could ever be newsworthy.  Right?

A/N:  Credit for cover image goes to dzetaWMDunion on Deviantart art.

Story would also include character tags for Thunderlane and Cheerilee if not for the character tag limit.

Now has a TVTropes page!

First Published
9th Sep 2012
Last Modified
23rd May 2014
#1 · 115w, 8h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Interesting idea here and all. I'll see where this goes.

#2 · 115w, 8h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Good stuff. The only thing that took me out of the moment was "hoofs," since I'm more used to "hooves," but my dictionary says either's correct, so there's no real reason to complain. Anyway, keep going.

#3 · 115w, 7h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Hmmm... Please, continue.:moustache:

#4 · 115w, 7h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I like it. Not a simple flipping of roles spike got a job that suits him.

Keep up the good work

#5 · 115w, 7h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

An interesting twist to a slightly overused premise.  And a well written first chapter to boot.

I'll be keeping my eye on you. :rainbowdetermined2:

#6 · 115w, 7h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I like it. Fav'd and upvoted, cause this is a great story.

#7 · 115w, 7h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Gonna read this simply because that pic of twilight as a dragon is adorable

#8 · 115w, 6h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

My hand is now migrating to the track button then to the like button and then finally stopping at the add to favorites button

#9 · 115w, 5h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Me gusta. Good concept, one that the writer respects; the prose itself is good. :moustache:

#10 · 115w, 5h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Oh wow, so many positive reviews so fast!  Thanks everypony!


Thanks for catching that typo.  Guess that proves that, even with a pre-reader, some mistakes slip through the cracks.


I know, right?

#11 · 114w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·


i may have came for the adorable dragon, but im staying for one awesome story. The pacing is perfect, the mystery has me hooked, and the characters have me addicted to what they will do next. You have me eating out of your palm author and im loving every minute of it. Favorited, and added to my mental list of stories i do a happy dance for when they update, so dont keep my waiting too long. :D

#12 · 114w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>1246124 wait wait wait... there is a track button?

#13 · 114w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>> Niklashg well not really its just my way of saying the read later button

#14 · 114w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Chapter 2 is up!

Planning to keep the chapters shorter on this story, probably 3000 words at most, probably going up once the action picks up.

Enjoy, everypony!

#15 · 114w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Can't wait to see mroe! Already it has my ever impatient attention :3

#16 · 114w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Yay, another great chapter. Love how the story deviates from the canon episode yet keeps the same type of charm. Cant wait to see where it goes.

noticed one mistake (though there may be some others) the first paragraph invovling spike on the train, need to capitalize the "H" in he or make the previous period a comma.

he could feel the train slowing as it pulled into the station.

#17 · 114w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

I can hardly wait to see who else Purple Prose meets.  Poor Celestia.  She knows whats coming, yet, has no way to prevent it or stop it once it occurs.

#18 · 114w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

This AU is perfection

#19 · 113w, 22h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

It's an interesting concept, but boring in execution. I wish you luck on this venture!

#20 · 113w, 15h ago · 3 · · Chapter 3 ·

So Spike is the pony and Twilight Sparkle is the dragon? I'm interested...

#21 · 113w, 15h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Poor Spike.  His day seems to be getting better and better.  At least, he got to meet Rarity.:raritywink:  I can't wait to see who else he meets and how those meetings go.  I am especially curious as to who the Elements of Harmony will be.

#22 · 113w, 13h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Ah it's nice to see that in this universe, Spike still loves Rarity. :moustache::heart::raritywink:

#23 · 112w, 16h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Hehe, if Twilight thinks Applebloom's bad... just wait till she meets Fluttershy.

Great chapter, if a bit short for my liking (a.k.a. 'MOAR!')

#24 · 112w, 15h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

I love the concept were Spike (Prose) and Twilight have switched places. I do question how Prose is gonna get a job staying in Ponyville permanently? Maybe something to do with the Elements? Also if Twilight isn't the new librarian, then who is? I enjoy the fact that anything can happen or be changed in this story.

#25 · 112w, 14h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Apple Boom has got me thinking, what are Twilight and Spike origins in this story? How did they meet and all that?

#26 · 112w, 14h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·


Ooooh, I am glad you asked that!  


I have every intention of bringing that up once the action has picked up a little, so bear with me!

#27 · 112w, 14h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

I guess there was no Apple Family Reunion.  How is Celestia going to stop Cadence from showing up in Ponyville?  Poor Twilight.  When Fluttershy sees her...  Anyway, I look forward to see what else changes from the canon.

#28 · 111w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Really glad I put this in my Read Later list. This is a great spin on the story so far, completely believable, though how Twilight and Spike got to be a team should be interesting. Maybe the investigative reporter in him was able to figure out how to hatch a dragon egg without needing a magic overload.

#29 · 111w, 3d ago · 3 · · Chapter 4 ·

Great chapter. I have to admit that I'm curious as to who's on this universe's roster of Element-Bearers, although Time Turner and Derpy Hooves seem like top candidates at the moment, given the level of characterization you've given them so far. I currently have my fingers crossed for Big Mac joining the squad.

#30 · 111w, 13h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

I'll confess this chapter wound up being a little more like filler than I wanted to, but I'm hoping it's entertaining all the same.

Though that's also probably why it's a bit shorter than the others.  

I should be able to pick things up back in the next chapter though!

#31 · 111w, 13h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

its 'bout time a book like this came along grazti ongetting a like from me.:twilightsmile:

#32 · 111w, 13h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

I would like to ask, given the twisted concept of this story, whether or not this story has any "Spike and Rarity" moments to look out for ? :unsuresweetie:

#33 · 111w, 13h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Hey since Spike and Twilight have switched places does that mean Shining Armor is Spike's brother now? Something tell's me Twilight is still going to be one of the elements just not magic.

#34 · 111w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Ooooh... IDEA! :pinkiegasp::raritystarry::trollestia: You should write a story about a universe where the Moon [Represents or IS] the sun and the Sun [Represents or IS again] the moon. :rainbowkiss: If that even makes sense... :twilightoops::facehoof::unsuresweetie:

#35 · 111w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

WOW talk about your flipsided stories, this maybe making things a bit interesting.:moustache:

Makes me wonder if you'll do a Trixie in this storyline of yours ?:trixieshiftright:

#36 · 111w, 11h ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 ·

Ha, looks like somethings don't change even if the character does....:raritywink:

Nice idea to show how Spike and Rarity met in this universe of yours. :duck:

It's was fun also seeing Twilight as the sidekick for once.:twilightsheepish:

I cannot wait to read more of this fun story.

#37 · 111w, 11h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

unless Fluttershy can turn into a tree  I really like that line.  I wonder how Spike is going to deal with Rainbow Dash.  Or is he going to meet a different weather pony?  And just what is Celestia going to have Shining Armor do?

#38 · 111w, 1h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Ha, I loved the Fluttershy being a tree reference. :rainbowlaugh: Can't wait for the next chapter.

#39 · 110w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

I am going to use my PSYCHIC POWERS OF PREMONITION to determine the next events of this fanfic...........

Celestia orders Shining armor to lead Cadance on a wild goose chase to prevent her from going to ponyville. However, this leads to the two of them falling in love, and going to ponyville anyway once Nightmare Moon shows up.

Buts thats just a guess.:twilightblush:

#41 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

Sorry I'm a little late everypony!  


Hope you enjoy the new chapter!

#42 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

>>1441698 I enjoyed it as much as I could while imitating your avatar :pinkiehappy: 3 am, uggh.

#43 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

>>1441698  I most definitely did.  Spike is Shining Armor's brother?  I didn't expect that.  I guess the cousin the Cadence babysit was Blueblood?  I'm anxiously waiting for the action to start.:pinkiehappy::rainbowwild:

#44 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

This looks interesting. Will track and read when I can.

#45 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

This story caught me off guard. I am really enjoying it so far!

If Spike is Shining's brother... then where did Twilight come from? I hope we get the origin story of this dynamic duo in the story! :yay:

#46 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

Great so you did make Spike Shining's brother glad to see that. I'm really looking forward to seeing what Twilights origins are in this story now. I'm kind of hoping her parent's will be old enemies of the princesses like Discord. That's kind of what i hope what Spike origins will be in the show if they ever get to it. You have to admit that would make for some great episodes if they did that.

#47 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

Oh wow, I love this story :heart:

I also love how Spike chose to interview Thunderland over Rainbow Dash due to 'giving credit where its due'. It says a lot about who he is as a person, and I like subtle things like that.

Keep up the good stuff!

#48 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

I'm kinda curious as to how the elements of harmony are going to work. Spike doesn't seem like much of an element of magic, but something could change that.

#49 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

>>1442205 >>1442430

Glad you're both so interested in Twilight's origins here.  Like I said earlier:  I do plan to cover that in this fic.  Just bear with me and the story for now.


Thanks for the praise!

#50 · 109w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·


Hey, no argument here! The story is good and I am enjoying it. :pinkiehappy:

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