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  • T Inscape

    When Twilight is taken by the Nightmare, it's up to Pinkie Pie to rescue her.
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  • E Petriculture

    Twilight tries to figure out how rock farming works.
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  • E Avocation

    Penumbra seeks gainful employment.
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  • T Wild, Sweet & Cool

    Rainbow Dash wants to add strength training to her regimen by having Twilight Sparkle ride her.
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  • E π

    Trixie returns to Ponyville to challenge Twilight Sparkle. ("Magic Duel" as it occurs in the Petriculture AU.)
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  • T Pandelirium

    Celestia decides to attempt to reform Discord, so she taps a pony with a similar background for the job. ("Keep Calm and Flutter On" as it occurs in the Petriculture AU.)
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  • E So, Just What Went Wrong, Anyway?

    Before Applejack's pep rally, Derpy was acting really weird... even for her. This is why.
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  • E The Final Accusation: A Legal Comedy

    A dozen years after ascending to become an alicorn, Applejack rules on the case of Tiara v. FlimFlam
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  • Wednesday
    Flash Fog: Update

    For the past few months, updates to Flash Fog have been happening at a fairly regular pace: about three times a month, since I generally have been setting the 10th, 20th, and 30th of each month as my "goal" dates to get things done. However, the next post might take a bit longer. You see, the story's almost done, but I'm still not sure where the chapter divisions are going to fall in the last few entries (or even how many chapters of story there are, to be honest). Thus, I've decided to write the rest of the story in its entirety before I post it, and therefor, it might take a little longer...

    Then again, I've been thinking about the end of this story since nearly the beginning, so for all I know it might go even faster. In any case, we'll just have to see what happens.

    2 comments · 90 views
  • Tuesday
    ICYMI...


    That's right, it's a teaser cartoon, which implies that another cartoon will follow shortly.

    And for any who doubt that Homestar's back for reals this time, consider that Matt Chapman left his job working on Gravity Falls so he could move closer to his brother (because one doesn't jumpstart an iconic internet site over Skype). I'm pretty sure they mean business.

    3 comments · 95 views
  • Tuesday
    Who likes kickass bass lines?

    More like who doesn't like them, amiright?

    Of course I am. Have some Sugarloaf.


    Side note: Sugarloaf would be a great pony name, too.

    4 comments · 105 views
  • 1w, 3d
    Holy crap, I'm nearly done.

    I just finished making my initial outline for Chapter 50 of Flash Fog, and it occurred to me that I'm actually getting close to the end of the story. I've been writing this story for more than two years now, and I'm finally within sight of the finish line--in fact, at my current rate, there's a very good chance I'll finish sometime around Thanksgiving.

    (And to think I originally thought this story would be a 5,000-word oneshot...)

    4 comments · 132 views
  • 1w, 6d
    Flash Fog: Update

    Well, I have finished the draft of Chapter 49. I'm going to give my prereaders some time to look it over, and hopefully, I'll be posting it tomorrow.

    0 comments · 70 views
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When Fluttershy received her certification as a fog specialist, she only wanted a plausible excuse to write off the expenses associated with her ground-based house on her taxes. However, when an accident in Cloudsdale sends a blanket of industrial-grade clouds rolling towards Ponyville, Fluttershy suddenly finds herself in charge of coordinating the response, mostly because she's the only fog specialist in the area. Can our heroine step up to the challenge at hoof, or will she risk facing the wrath of the Equestrian Revenue Service?

Artwork by Page Turner. Now with a TVTropes page!

First Published
18th Sep 2012
Last Modified
21st Oct 2014
#1 · 109w, 2d ago · 1 · 1 · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

More Kwakerjak story!  :pinkiehappy:  :yay:  :twilightsmile:

#2 · 109w, 2d ago · 10 · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

This is quite possibly the most insanely brilliant exploration of equestrian heavy industry I have seen. And it's only just started...

#3 · 109w, 2d ago · 2 · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Working in a factory that makes what is essentially pegasus bricks can be quite dangerous if those bricks are stored in tanks that can overfill and explode. Those poor ponies.:fluttershysad:

#4 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Ohh, no emergency venting system huh? It'd be a mess either way, but so much for that factory's equipment...

#5 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Naughty Fluttershy, prepare to be audited.  

#6 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

You know, I think you should have held off with posting the story until you had enough of it the description doesn't count as spoilers. On its own, right now this story contains a not really the most exciting description of an industrial accident and there isn't even a shadow of a hint what impact does it have on anything.

#7 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I like it. Moar soon plz.

#8 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I like posting my prologues alongside the first chapter, but wtfever, right?

This is great, and I can't wait to see where it's going.

"was under a best-case scenario"

This line threw me, though.  Maybe it's just me, but I feel like "was less than" would read better.

#9 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I'll add you to my ever growing stack of "read laters"

#10 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I have a question, because I seem to be missing something:

“Crap! I completely forgot! The denser formula means that the holding tanks fill up faster, which means the ceiling on the intake rate is lower than normal!”

If the clouds are denser, thus have less volume if we assume the same mass or at least the same production rate mass/time, how can they fill the tanks faster?

#11 · 109w, 2d ago · · 1 · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Looking forward to more! (As per usual for your stories.) Well-written, interesting dialogue, intriguing premise, need I go on?

I kind of agree with Ottermatt in that the phrase in question struck me as odd. I'm guessing it was meant to portray a sense that "boring is wonderful when compared to catastrophe", but it just stood out to me. *shrug*

In any case, please keep writing, I'll keep reading!

#12 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Quite an interesting concept. I look forwards to its development.

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#13 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Nice work.  The behavior of the OCs seems very natural, and you are clearly taking your time to flesh things out as you go which is always nice so I am looking forwards to seeing where this goes.

#14 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298092 - The idea I had is because they're denser, they're less compressible, causing pressure inside the tanks to build up faster. Thus, if the clouds are allowed to enter the holding tanks at the same rate as normal clouds (thinking in terms of volume over time, rather than mass over time), there's much less time for the technician to correct problems. This might not line up with real-world physics/meteorology, but on the other hand, these clouds have been imbued with seriously powerful pegasus magic, so one can't expect them to behave normally.

#15 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Wouldn't the expanding clouds cause the factory turn in to a massive frag grenade

by way of pegasi shooting out in every direction like shrapnel and the clouds being the explosive

#16 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298193 - Actually, it was meant to imply that Flywheel's job wasn't just boring; it was also stressful, thanks to the mandatory overtime and the shift change.

TAB
#17 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298048 I know how that feels, I think mine is up to two hundred :twilightoops:

#18 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298572 woah, mines like 5.

#19 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I like the back story so far, can't wait to see Flutters being in charge of something.:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

#21 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

And suddenly FOOOOOOOOOOOOOOG!

#22 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298519

Oopsie, there I go and forget all about the pegasus magic again:twilightblush:.

I guess I can live with this explain, as long as this story proceeds as well as all your others.

#23 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Wow, this is really interesting. The description alone makes it sound like an actual episode, but this goes into far more detail and complexity. Exxxxcellent.

#24 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298726 SWEET JESUS

#25 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Damn, that would suck to be those two...shit, I'm enjoying this story, I like it, I'll be watching for more and I'm hoping to see how this affects Fluttershy.

#26 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Poor ponies.

#27 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I've long thought that if fog rolled in, pegasi would all be trapped in their houses and unable to help clear it away, since clouds are solid to them. Or at best they could slowly bash their way through it. I was even thinking of making a comic a while back with that as the joke, but never got around to it, so I'm curious to see if that's anything like what you're going to do.

#28 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298726 Starcat... 10515 on the read later?

I think this calls for an intervention.

You have a problem, good sir or madam.

Either get rid of the majority of those stories,

Or master your time management so that you can actually read more than you add at a time.

#29 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Like I said to another story: I'd reccomend finishing at least the first chapter before posting your story, so readers have both the prolouge and the first chapter. Prolouges are like teasers, I believe. I may be unfair, and I apologise if I am doing so. Either way, I have put this story into my"read later".

#30 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298726

Wow. :rainbowderp: I've only just reached 300 myself.

Teach me all your secrets.:pinkiecrazy:

#31 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Okay, this actually sounds really interesting. I can't wait to see how this plays out.

#32 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I would assume that seeing as it would likely involve a rigorous test to become a specialist for fog control, Flutters would have the skill necessary to deal with it. Leading a group of ponies to do so on the other hand...

What Flutters needs is for FlutterCruel to come out and take the reigns, and smash that fog to bits!

#33 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1299766

Technically, they're under favorites, but since I've been here for a year and a half or more (That answer your question, >>1299970 ?), my original tracking list had been unceremoniously dumped into my Favorites list. At this point, it just seems easier to just keep using the Star for tracking, and just Un-Staring anything that sucks.

#34 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

As for the fog... burn it. Burn it all.

#35 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Hmm, is it just me or have there been quite a few "Pony has to do something do to government/ legal loophole" stories lately... then again it is an election year.

Oh well, still a fun read.

#36 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Aaaaaand tracked.

#37 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Gonna put this on my watch list atm till another chapter or two comes out, all I know so far is the synopsis makes this sound kinda hilarious. : )

#38 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

"

Flywheel stifled a yawn as she stared at the myriad gauges in front of her. Hers was not the most glamorous job around, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t important (according to her supervisor, anyway). "

You have me. Right. Here.

I am HOOKED. I am now obligated to read the rest of this prologue. Kudos to you, brony. :derpyderp1:

#39 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

POOF!!!:derpytongue2:

#40 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1299147

Well, they're kind of selectively solid.

#41 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I'm as (or more) guilty of this as the next Ponyficcer, but I see a lot of emphasis in this community on the airshippy steampunky aspects of the universe, quasi-old-timey science and magic used to mimic modern or near-future technology.  This is both fine and understandable, but it's nice from time to time to see a story that does some expansion on the admittedly bizarre and surreal "drivers of natural processes" role that this species plays in the canon, which is to say, quasi-old-timey science and magic used to mimic stuff that nature usually takes care of by itself.  Thanks for sharing, looking forward to seeing how this goes.

#42 · 109w, 2d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Liking it so far, and quite interested to see where it goes!

#43 · 109w, 1d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Promising

#44 · 109w, 1d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

The weather industry is one of my favourite things in My Little Pony, so I'm definitely following this! It'll be fun to see Fluttershy doing pegasus stuff for once.:fluttershysad:

#45 · 109w, 1d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

ERS! o crap....and i thought the IRS was bad enough!

#46 · 109w, 1d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1298092

The tanks are compressed I assume. Denser clouds wouldn't be able to be compressed as much. (Ignoring the whole compressing water thing)

#47 · 109w, 1d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

im really looking forward to seeing this.

really great intro

you have a very capturing writing style

#48 · 109w, 1d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

I'm not much of a literary person so I can't really offer you any constructive critisism on your writing because to me it looks pristine and totally flawless.

However I have worked as a industrial operator and to me these scenes feel both plausable and familiar. Well done! I'm hooked, again!

I'd like to ad 1 tidbit as to why this feels so familiar to me aswell:

The relation between the Operator and the janitor in the factory reminds me of the relationship common between maintenance crew and production crew in many factories. While the production is halted due to problems the maintenance crew is kneedeep in shit working to fix whats disrupting production. In such cases production workers (who at this point will be rolling their thumbs (if they have any)) will sometimes be reassigned to help out maintenance to fix shit faster. But when production is going flawlessly maintenance finally gets a break, but then the production workers will be sweating cuz production is going 100%. It's like when 1 unit gets a breather the other is sweatin'. so while your grateful to get a break you also feel guilty for enyoying your slack because the other units bustin balls. And that guilttrip can make the 2 units reach out and help each other in ways that is alien to most other workplaces.

I've been there and I've been offered a cup o joe by a friendly maintenance guy just like that. It just feels so frigging real it's scary.

PS That paranthesis about if the workers have thumbs isn't only a pony linguo reference, I worked at a sawmill so I heard a tale or two about missing digits. Seen one too. not that I'd wanna get into details. t'was nasty shit.

#49 · 109w, 1d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

Interesting.  But Los Pegasus, I think, was supposed to parody Los Angeles.  Hence the name, Angels, Pegasi.  Anyway.

#50 · 109w, 1d ago · · · August 30 – 10:41 PM ·

>>1302825 No shit sherlock? :P That has been used in countless fics be4.

Well, I'm being an ass here.

Change of tune: Welcome to the the glory of fimfiction. Hope you enyoy your stay. I have.

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