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Hoopy McGee

Joined December 2011
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This isn't where I belong. I left all this behind years ago, moved on with my life. But a mare from my past brought me back, and now she won't let me go. So I'm stuck here, trying to make the best of it with ponies that don't understand me, don't even like me.  But when something moves in the darkness, and when things go wrong in the cold, dead night, they'll turn to me to try to set things right.

Why? Because once a police pony, always a police pony.

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This is a spin-off story to 'Why am I Pinkie Pie?!', and will contain spoilers for that story, but it's not necessary to read that story to understand this one.

Cover art by the talented Conicer

Need more Cinnamon Swirl? Merlos the Mad wrote a fanfic of this story!

First Published
22nd Jan 2013
Last Modified
16th Mar 2014

Comments ( 1,012 )

#1 · Chapter 1 · 86w, 3d ago · 9 · ·

Chapter one of what will be an ongoing series. Not sure how long this one will be. I'm really bad at estimating story size!

Anyway, it's not all going to be Cinnamon Swirl in school. There's going to be other things going on, as well as an actual plot, with conflict and stuff beyond just adapting to school.

Hope you enjoy!

P.S. Who's that handsome unicorn colt in the background of the cover art? :twilightsmile:

#2 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1999947 Is his name Hoopy McGee?

#3 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 9 · ·

Heh I remember that police pony well. He was my favorite OC at the time

#4 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1999947

I haven't actually read it yet, but I just saw your avatar in your cover picture and needed to point it out.

#5 · Chapter 1 · 86w, 3d ago · 9 · ·

Poor Cinnamon. Life is so hard for him.

#6 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

Yay more about the cute little potty mouth!

#7 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

Holy dang, it's up already! I wasn't expecting to see this on the site until I got up tomorrow :rainbowlaugh:

#8 · Chapter 1 · 86w, 3d ago · 9 · ·

Wait a second, I thought he got turned back.

Eh, whatever. It's an excuse for another story from you.

#9 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 1 · 1 ·

By Celestia's invisible golden beard!  I've been waiting for this for so long.  You wonderful foolish mortal, you have appeased my soul!

Sadly I cannot read it now!  So sad, bad dad! Y_Y

Read-Latered with the force of 10000 Megidolaons!

#10 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

>>2000479

Sadly, no. He got dragged off by his (more than) slightly off-balance mom. I used the opportunity to sneak in a terrible Chinatown joke :twilightsheepish:

#11 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 9 · ·

Sorry man, I just don't read OC stories.

...wait, why am I reading this and laughing? Why am I wanting more?

WHY AM I FAVORITE-ING THIS STORY?! :twilightoops:

:facehoof: I'm a failure.

#12 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 1 · 1 ·

Oh geeze, I gotta read this when I get time; it's gonna be hilarious. :pinkiehappy:

#13 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

Ah, OK, now I get it. Please ignore comment on chapter 1.

#14 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 7 · 2 ·

Done reading and all I have to say is:

Give in Cinnamon Swirl! Resistance is futile! Accept your destiny!:pinkiecrazy:

#15 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

Wow, there's somepony I haven't thought about in a while.

I'm anticipating a good story here.:pinkiehappy:

#16 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

Heh, the image of Cinnamon Swirl chewing on a toothpick in the playground left me feeling giddy inside. Hard-boiled indeed.

Looking forward to more!

#17 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

Yep doesn't matter that the heroes won, saved the day w.e. The fact is any events have consiquenses, and when bizzare reality warping effects are involved, you end up with even more bizzare fallout. Sounds like someone needs to call that dimention traveling janiter.

#18 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2000611

I should mention that the toothpick was actually Conicer's idea. When I got the initial sketch, he put that in, and I felt it added a wonderful bit of character. It's something I wish I'd thought of, honestly :twilightsmile:

#19 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1999947

I can't recall if I asked you this already, but is your name from the end of Portal, where in the developers comments they say they named the hoop Hoopy McGee, but it didn't catch on?

#20 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

Oh come on man, there is nothing wrong with being friends with children. I get that you want to keep your stallionhood intact and you are kind of terrified of losing it and all, but you shouldn't make foals cry.

(Good story.)

#21 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Cinnamon Swirl is best angry unfilly.

#22 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

>>2000647

Ha, I never knew that! That's awesome. No, I didn't get my name from there, I got it from Douglas Adams, and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. I wanted to be "Hoopy" something, and McGee just seemed to fit.

Turns out I'm not the only Hoopy McGee on the internet. I'm not as original as I'd thought :derpyderp1:

Maybe they got the name from me? (okay, I kid, I know they didn't :rainbowlaugh:)

#23 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

It is a terrible thing that somehow these last few sentences hit me harder than most of the ~sad~ material on this site.

But damnit I want them to be friends now! :raritydespair:

#24 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

At first I didn't know what to expect...

but this... I am not dissapoint. :rainbowkiss:

#25 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

Weeeeeeee!

More adventures of the Foul-Mouthed Filly!

#26 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

You guys are awesome. Because you're awesome, have another chapter. :twilightsmile:

Also, have a peek at my Ponycreator references to Vanilla Sweet and Ivy:

Edit: I derped and put up the wrong picture... here's the right one

#27 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · 6 · ·

Voice: "..."

Me: "Told you so~"

Voice: "Fuck you, get to reading"

PPS
#28 · Chapter 1 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

Is this guy actually supposed to be a cop? I'd expect him to demonstrate some sort of trait that would be associated with a cop, rather than just acting like an overimaginative delinquent. I haven't read the other story, so I may be missing some context, but it sounds really easy to get out of this guy's situation.

#29 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2000845 If I remember correctly, he used to be a grown stallion that was a cop :p

#30 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2000703

I watched the HGTTG movie and just picked up the book series, but I didn't recognize that. Is it farther into the series than the first book?

#31 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2000890

Hmm... I don't actually remember, it's been a while since I've read those. That reminds me, I should probably pick up the e-book version of those :twilightsmile:

The definition of "hoopy" is: a really together guy. Which I'm not, really, but one can dream :rainbowlaugh:

#32 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2000931

Oh, that's right in the 3rd chapter, when they first arrive on the Vogon's ship and the Guide is talking about having your bath towel. I guess that Portal bit just stuck in my head better....

#33 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2000798 Is it wrong that just looking at them makes me want to punch them?

#34 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

Hoooooopyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!

#35 · Chapter 1 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

Oh wow. This looks like it'll be hilarious! :rainbowlaugh:

#36 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

Oh man. I'm getting a big Bringing Up Blueblood kinda feel from this, which is a very good thing.

#37 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2000931

I dunno, you seem like a pretty hoopy frood to me. You seem like someone who really knows where your towel is.

Anyway, just found this story. Had a few of your existing stories favorited but apparently don't have you on author watch or whatever.

I'll have to remember to read and review it sometime tomorrow. I'm sorry, but I am really really tired right now.

I'm sure it is fantastic as usual, though.

#38 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

Yeeeeeeeeeees. Please go on! :pinkiehappy:

#39 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

Going to the teacher?  What blasphemy is this?!:applejackconfused:

#40 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

It'd be amusing as hell if he ended up having to grow up again entirely as a filly.

#41 · Chapter 1 · 86w, 3d ago · 19 · ·

how did I not notice this till today? Poor Cinnamon, the educational system doesn't like anyone to be brighter than the teachers. At least now you know not to follow crazy, needle obsessed doctors into the woods after national heroes.

#42 · Chapter 2 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

He could have spouted some obscure law(real or not) to intimidate. Stare-downs work though.:yay:

#43 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

There's that legalese I was hoping for! Good job officer, you just scared some juvies. :pinkiehappy:

#44 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

I had to take a quick look back at "Why am I Pinkie Pie?!", but I remember this guy. This is gonna be fun. :rainbowkiss:

Keep up the awesome work, Hoopy! Looking forward to future chapters! :pinkiehappy:

#45 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

this is one of the best fics i've read in a while and i've been on here for almost a year, love this fic :heart: keep up the good work, hope to see more soon! :pinkiehappy::rainbowkiss: and its impressive you did 2 more chapters 6 days after the first :pinkiehappy:

#46 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

If only more handled situations like he/she did...seeing delinquents getting what they deserve is always entertaining.  The whole idea of "being a snitch" being a bad thing is just absurd, really.  Yet for some reason it's the prevalent way of thinking.

#47 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

"-And Pedobear was formed-!!!" explained Auntie Pinkie.

*face hoof*

Hahaha.  I kid.  I kid.  *punny* Hahaha.  But honestly, fun story.

It has a very, very narrow amount of target readers... but ah'm just glad ah qualify. :pinkiehappy:

Y1
#48 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

The comedy tag on this feels out of place. It seems... kinda serious actually. I'm liking it so far, so I'll give it a fave, but... are you sure this is a comedy? It's... not funny. The main character is too smart to function comedically, unless you're planning on playing him(her) off against all the other idiots he has to spend time with.

Oh, and his hatred of Pink is implying to me that Pinkie Pie is the root cause of his hatred of that colour.

#49 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

When I first finished reading 'Why am I Pinkie Pie?!' there was a little voice in the back of my mind which asked "now whatever became of that cop who ran afoul of the poison Joke?". Now that question is being answered in a far more thorough and delightful way then I ever expected. Hoopy Mcgee you've done it again.

#50 · Chapter 3 · 86w, 3d ago · · ·

This is positively fascinating. Fantastic work, my friend, keep it up. While I wait for the next installment, I just might read this Pinkie Pie tale the comments keep mentioning...

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