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  • T The Keepers of Discord

    Being a statue can drive you mad, yes?
    11,445 words · 26,313 views  ·  3,749  ·  53
  • T School of Hard Knocks

    Big crimes go to big ponies to solve. Small crimes? Those are mine.
    118,102 words · 27,723 views  ·  1,047  ·  11
  • E Why am I Pinkie Pie?!

    Why the heck did I turn into Pinkie Pie?!
    53,539 words · 24,079 views  ·  3,119  ·  52
  • T Sunflower - Side Projects

    A collection of short stories related to Project: Sunflower
    80,900 words · 8,115 views  ·  1,251  ·  19
  • T Project Sunflower: Harmony

    After the events of Project: Sunflower, Erin returns to Ponyville to study magic. Meanwhile, something is stirring on the newly-discovered world of Harmony.
    71,550 words · 6,693 views  ·  1,540  ·  25
  • E Daring Didn't

    What if Daring Do had failed?
    2,692 words · 2,459 views  ·  345  ·  3
  • E Interview With a Princess

    What if you had the chance to ask Celestia any question you liked?
    13,887 words · 17,072 views  ·  909  ·  15
  • T The Cutie Mark Allocation Agency

    Cutie marks have to come from somewhere, after all.
    35,789 words · 2,591 views  ·  351  ·  5

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  • 2w, 2h
    New Story: A Hard Day's Nightmare Night

    Hi, all!

    I just submitted a new story, set shortly after the ending of School of Hard Knocks . Plum and Cinnamon go trick-or-treating! And, this being Plum and Cinnamon, naturally things get kind of weird.

    I had meant for this story to be released before Halloween, but... well, life happens, and I didn't get as much time to work on this as I wanted to. Still, I'm hoping it will be enjoyable for fans of the first story.

    You might have noticed a theme in the naming, tying it in with "School of Hard Knocks". This theme is going to continue with the next story in the series—"A Hard Knocks Life"—, which I'm starting to plot out right now. It will take place over the winter that follows this story. I've got no ETA on that, because my primary focus right now is to get back up to speed on Sunflower. I wouldn't expect to see it before spring of 2015.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy the further misadventures of Plum and Cinnamon!


    Here's the link:

    2 comments · 203 views
  • 4w, 3d
    I just saw Rainbow Rocks, so have a review. (Spoilers ahead!)

    I'll try to make this post relatively spoiler-free, but I won't promise anything. If you are curious about the movie and don't want spoilers, here's a summary of my thoughts: If you saw the first Equestria Girls and enjoyed it, this one is better.

    I have to say, first of all, that I was actually a little surprised by the first Equestria Girls movie. It had a few things I actually really liked: Twilight trying to sleep while unable to get comfortable with her wings, is one example. Twilight adjusting to be human (with all the awkwardness that came with that) was another. Yeah, mostly the stuff revolving around Twilight is what I enjoyed. I apologize for nothing! :twilightsmile:

    My surprise was mostly because I expected the movie to be total, 100% awfulness, and... it wasn't. It wasn't great by any means, but it was... okay. And as long as I mentally separated out the idea that it was part of the Equestria canon, I was able to enjoy the movie for what it was. In my mind, I categorized the first movie as an ascended fanfiction of sorts, making it sort of its own canon.

    When I watched Rainbow Rocks, I kept up that same mentality, pretending that Equestria Girls was its own, unrelated-to-MLP:FIM canon. Which is why I probably enjoyed this movie a lot more than the first one. Because, honestly, it was better than the first one by a solid mile.

    The writing was tighter. The jokes were better. The animation was... Well, okay, the "humans" in this movie are still sorta creepy-looking and move kind of strangely at times, but everything else was really well done. And the music? It was pretty good, honestly.

    There were a few cringe-worthy parts of the movie, but for the most part they were intentionally cringe-worthy. Your mileage may vary on cringe humor. I have a low tolerance for it, but some people love it. Fortunately, that wasn't the bulk of the movie.

    Let's talk antagonists for a minute.

    This is where the first movie really lacked substance, in my opinion. Sunset Shimmer as an antagonist had a pretty lame "evil plan", when you get right down to it. Her motivations for doing what she was doing were murky at best. Was it revenge? A quest for power? Just plain ego? I honestly can't recall, that's how "meh" her motivations were. Basically, her job was to be a snotty mean girl to the rest of the cast in order to generate conflict. And that... was unfortunate, in a series that has such great villains.

    The antagonists in Rainbow Rocks, on the other hand, have very clear and reasonable motivations. They have a plan that makes sense, at least in-universe. And they were well done in the short time they had to develop them. My main complaint with them is that they played up Sonata's stupidity a little much, but that's forgivable in the grand scheme of things.

    So. Good songs (your mileage may vary, but I enjoyed them a lot) and good antagonists. That's half of a decent movie right there! Couple that with a much more dramatic story, with what feels like real stakes on the line, and a few life lessons learned, and this definitely comes out better than the first movie. And the end? I won't deny it, I got shivers. It was pretty cool! Much better than the "We're friends so here's a rainbow and we win by default" ending of the first movie. There are similarities, sure... This is still MLP, after all. But the end was much more satisfying than the first movie.

    And the shout-outs... So many shout-outs to the fans... :rainbowhuh:

    So, as a movie in its own right, Rainbow Rocks was... actually pretty good, in my opinion. I still don't accept it as full canon, though :pinkiehappy:

    Thanks for reading!


    25 comments · 520 views
  • 4w, 5d
    New Story: Dreams of Ponyville

      I've been wanting to do some horror-themed stories for a while now. And, since it is October, with Halloween coming up, I've decided that now is as good a time as any. Here's the first of my attempts to write a creepy story, I hope you enjoy it!

    Dreams of Ponyville

    Next up for spooky stories, Plum Pudding and Cinnamon Swirl head out for an unusual Nightmare Night. I'm having fun writing that one :twilightsmile:

    Also, a new chapter of Sunflower: Harmony will be up in... Just a few minutes!

    Thanks for reading!


    0 comments · 192 views
  • 5w, 1d
    Just in case anyone is worried...

    9 comments · 324 views
  • 8w, 4h
    Cutie Mark Allocation Agency - Now complete!

    Greetings, everyone!

    At long last, the final chapters of the CMAA are now published. I really hope you all like the ending! I struggled over that for quite a while.

    For those that started reading this story when I first started publishing it, I apologize for how long it's taken me to finally finish this. It's not a very long story, after all. A year long hiatus in between two chapters didn't much help, either.

    In any case, it's done, it's out there, and I will never, EVER have to write the name "Figgwaggle" ever again! Er... except for that last time.

    Thanks for reading!

    7 comments · 303 views
  • ...

It is the year 2038, and the Earth is slowly being consumed by a space-borne monstrosity dubbed the Black Tide, which is using nanotechnology to remake the planet into something hideously alien.

Erin Olsen works for Project Harmonics, humanity's last-ditch effort to find a new world before the Tide can wipe them out. But when that world is found, and it turns out to be occupied, Erin will need to find the courage to face the unknown in order to save the inhabitants of both worlds.

(Many thanks to Easteu for the fantastic cover image for this story!)

Now with its own TV Tropes page

There is now a follow-up to this story: Sunflower - Side Projects

Sequel: Project Sunflower: Harmony

First Published
4th Feb 2012
Last Modified
8th Oct 2012

:rainbowhuh: My reaction at first., but it's pretty awesome. Keep it up!

This so-called "black tide" is really The Smooze, isn't it?

I guess if it starts singing, then we'll know.  :rainbowlaugh:

Excellent story so far! However, in the future, you might want to try posting the chapters individually over time instead all at once. Also, :pinkiehappy:! Hopefully there'll be mane-6 interaction. What I see happening is she'll end up bringing up the humans accidentally, and shenanigans ensue. And I'm fairly sure there will be, seeing the characters listed.


My original thought was that I was going to write the whole thing, then post it all at once... opted not to, because, well... One, this will end up being fairly long, and two, I'm a feedback junkie :pinkiecrazy:

Also, and more realistically, I was having tons of trouble making the opening chapters work. I knew where I wanted to take the story, just didn't know how to get there. I really wanted to make sure I'd have the beginning of the story solid, even though I'm not 100% happy with it, rather than getting started, getting people reading it, and then scrapping it because I was getting tired of the headache I got from banging my head against the wall :derpyderp2:

I finally realized that I was over-explaining things :facehoof:  Once I cut back a bit on that, things flowed more naturally.

@Zobeid I didn't even THINK of the Smooze, but that's actually a pretty funny thought! :pinkiehappy:

really like the story but I would maby make the chapters shorter

Guh, I will read this. Sounds intresting. But not now *yawn*

I really like where this is going, and I really like Erin. She jumped about seventy spots on my 'best pony' list when she threatened to buck anyone who laughed. :ajsmug: She's a live one!

I think the chapters length doesn't matter, You are putting in the Perfect amount of detail.

This Story is very well made and I would be surprised if you didn't want feedback, it makes writers appreciate they're work more.

You are doing a great job and i hope to see more of your writings, Good Luck.


good tension you are building

Oh you will just have surgery to put sensors on your body, nothing more.


I disagree. I like long, well written and paced chapters.

Allright, this really looks good. Awaiting more.

Awesome story! Can't wait for more! :pinkiehappy:

A very enjoyable story. Wish it was a bit harder Sci-Fi wise, though of course with magical ponies as an integral part of the story it's not really an issue.

Awaiting for more.

Folks, check out this awesome sketch by Easteu. Not only is it the first fanart I've ever received for my fanfics, but it looks awesome to boot!

Edit: Now in color and looking better than ever!

Well i just read that it won't be posted on equestria daily:fluttercry:

im extremely sad, this was a good story and i would love to read it, um is your username the same where your posting it, can you post here where i can find it.  like i said ill be looking for this... i wish you good luck


I guess that it too close to the conversion bureau stories,

They are not posting anymore of them.:facehoof:

However, I want more, I like your take on that idea.:twilightsmile:  

I feel this just made the plot extremly good, for those of us who like science it was even better, although my friend said to me he didnt want to read it because it was more about humans than ponies, i tried to tell him it gets realy good in next ones but he wouldnt read anymore, i hoped it was just him.:fluttercry:

I really like this story, the concept is really interesting and I see a lot of potential. I'm eager to see where you take this.

I am a bit nervous about the comments the other two volunteers who backed out made. I seriously hope this doesn't end like Avatar.

wow im looking froward to reading more ^^ keep it up


Ooh, I was just looking through my tracked fics and noticed the new title image. It's awesome! :yay:


I agree! Easteu did a fantastic job, and I think really captured the essence of the story.

Still re-writing the first three chapters, but I decided that I would continue writing new chapters concurrently. I want to keep the story going, especially now that I've finally reached the point (PONIES!!!) that I am most excited about writing.

Also, FYI, writing AJ's dialogue is hard for me. If it comes across as too corny, and you have recommendations, please let me know. In addition, spellcheckers and Applejack don't get along very well.

Yay, an update!

...I've got nothing.


me too.

Great story.

I Love You man, I've been waiting for this story to update. Very good chapter, although some people when they hear voices in they're head put in italised to make it look like a thought. but i don't know im not a good writer, Thanks for the story...i will be waiting...watching...:heart:

Goddamm, I always sucked at constructive critisism.

Well, I have no Problems with AJ's accent, but I'm german and can't really tell. Oh boy. I just wonder...

1) Eri is full of tecnologic stuff. Maybe Unicorns can notice...

2) While she isn't connected to the lab (like right now), will all data be saved for later transfer?

Keep going, Hoopy!

I'll say it again, Erin is a great character. Very human, fallible without being exaggeratedly inept to further a plot or create artificial tension. "'Wonderful', he says," probably won her another couple ranks on my best pony list all by itself, and I really respected her for not stealing that apple. I feel like I'm in there with her, too, when I read - there's something I can't quite put my finger on in your writing that totally draws me in.

Of course she'd start meeting members of the Mane 6 immediately. Call it a geas, ta'veren, or simple narrative causality, but I think it's no coincidence that interesting things are naturally drawn to them. Probably a side effect of the Elements.

(Specifically in reply to >>222330) AJ sounded good to me too.


Imagine the shenanigans if Twilight picked up on it and got her hooves on all that tech. I know I'd be scared. And yeah, I'm pretty sure one of them mentioned data storage previously. They certainly would have set it up that way, since they were planning for possibly having to communicate only through larger windows.

I'm a little bit interested in the 20 minute mute button that we heard about earlier, where it is, when she might use it. It has me curious.

A very good chapter. The flow of the story is absolutely irresistible, I dived into it and nothing could distract me. Of course no small part of it's charm is how relatable and believable Erin is.

AJ's accent is perfectly fine, as far as I can tell.

The only problem I see right away is, like with every good story, that it seems too short.

i re-read all of the chapters for the 4th time, i love this story. i check to see if it updates every day. then if it doesn't i re-read it again.


I love this story

Must Read more, it's killing me:fluttercry:

Sorry about that! Next chapter has been delayed due to crazy work stuff, but should have it out by end of day on Sunday :twilightsmile:

Thanks for a ETA on the next chapter, i really like this story. I will be waiting:pinkiehappy:

"No, yer a freeloader,"
:rainbowlaugh: I love it.

It was nice to get an idea of how her enhanced abilities actually stack up against Equestrian ponies. It's a frightening idea that what they thought would give her a significant advantage turns out only to put her on par with a trained athlete. Still, even that's not half bad - I'm sure she's thankful for what she's got!

Great story so far Hoopy! I eagerly await more chapters.

Like so many people have commented so far, Erin has been a great character so far.  Your representation of the Mane 6 has been exactly how I would have imagined them to react.

The only question I had in my mind was the source on the initial reconnaissance information. I am assuming by the way it was written it was some kind of UAV device, and this amount of description works well with the story as we really don't need anymore information regarding this. It does raise the question of, is there now a large amount of human technology floating around Equestria that Erin may have access to, or may have been discovered by someone?

Great reference to the pinkie sense! I never considered it at all.

Yes very good chapter, i hope i don't have to wait long for the next one.

Please don't keep me waiting forever, This si a very good story and I Want MOAR:pinkiehappy:

This text is delicious, can't get enough of it. Reading every new chapter makes me genuinely happy. :twilightsmile:

Everypony seems to be perfectly in character, and with Pinkie it's no small feat as far as I know.

Ever sent this to EqD? I don't see any issues, and it sure would push the views. For such a great story those are way too low.

Again, I want to thank everyone for reading, and for feedback! :twilightsmile: It really makes my day. Also, hearing that the Mane 6 (that I've introduced so far) are in character is VERY important to me. If I ever deviate from that in your eyes, please don't hesitate to let me know!


EQD rejected my entry, unfortunately.  There were some grammar and punctuation errors in the first three chapters, and they found the pace to be a bit slow (too long to get to the ponies, as I recall). Plus some other issues, mainly with the science behind "ponification", which is a word I completely and unashamedly stole from the Conversion Bureau stories :scootangel:

I'm currently re-working those chapters, which looks like it will reduce it from the intro plus 3 chapters to a slightly longer intro plus two chapters, thus getting to ponies a lot faster (hopefully without losing story elements!). Work on that is going slowly, though, as I want to keep writing new chapters for all the folks that have read it so far.


My goal is to get at least a chapter of about this size (between 4-5k words) done every week. This is pretty easily do-able, at least when I'm not working crazy overtime :applecry:


I have an idea that I have for that, but I'm not 100% sure if I want to work it into the story or not... I guess we'll see!


Heheh, yeah, I was kind of building her up a bit, to make it seem like she was going to be a Mary Sue, then I yanked the rug out from under the poor girl's hooves :rainbowlaugh:

All according to plan :pinkiecrazy:

But you're right, being able to keep up with Ponyville's top atheletes is not something she should be ashamed of. She just doesn't know yet that they're basically the best around.

Also, as a side note, the spell-checker in Word HATES the Apple family dialogue! :applejackconfused: :rainbowlaugh:


How do I respond to people instead of posts?

Anyway, grammar and spelling is easily fixed I guess. About the "too long till pony", maybe some jumps into equestria would work, or an insight at the team wich observes "Ponyworld" once they find it.

Wow, this was a fun read. This is actually one of the most interesting scifi stories I've read here on Fimfiction. I love the sense of desperation among the humans and personally I didn't mind not getting to ponies until later on. Might be cool to try to explain more about how some of the technology works, particularly the portals. This is really good though. I want moar!!!! :flutterrage:


...Seriously? If it comes down to the human race, our species having no choice but to murder another to survive, we should die?

Hell with that. At least if I'm regretting xenocide I'm still alive and able to do so. Humanity can do incredibly evil things and get better- just take a look at our old enemies from WW2 now! Extinction, on the other hand, is kinda harder to recover from.

Besides, why would we drive the ponies extinct? All we'd have to do is launch an overwhelming first strike against Canterlot. Local deities, obliterated in nuclear fire, local magic superweapon, vaporized along with them. All hope of effective resistance effectively destroyed while still leaving a more than viable population of ponies to continue the species. Sure, they'd hate us for the next century or two or maybe even longer, but what could they really do?

Well, new post is up, a bit early (my self-imposed deadline is a chapter by end of day each Sunday). This one is a relatively long one, second longest so far, but I'm fairly happy with it. Some new OC's, though hopefully not so many that it gets annoying.


Just click on reply at the post you want to reply to, then type. If there's another reply you want to make, then click on that post, and it will automatically add the post wherever your cursor is.

Thanks again, everyone, and as always, feedback is welcome! :twilightsmile:


"Magical magic"

"Magicaly magical?"

"Black magic"


Great chapter, can't wait for more. i will wait though.

i wonder why twilight was looking at her funny, possible defect in her pony body that noone noticed.

the book she was reading, reading her mind...

And Celestia/Luna observe Project: Sunflower with Twi, wich is why she was shocked.

Try hiding tec from immortal, magical alicorns...

It's so fascinating to see Equestria from this perspective. I've probably already said that. :derpyderp2: She's going to be floored yet again when she starts to find out exactly how much of that book was literal, I think.

IT'S BEEN A WEEK!!!! I WANT MOAR ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


...If you wouldn't mind that is :fluttershysad:

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