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  • T Succession

    When she was birthed with horn and wings she was thought to be a pegacorn, a rare and blessed blending of the tribes, whose long life and power brought wealth and stature. Then the guards came, seeking the first alicorn born in over a thousand years.
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  • T Of the Valley

    Sooner or later, everyone finds their way to Roseluck's flower stall. And then they leave.
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  • E To Be A Mule

    Dilly Daliér is a mule with a dream that can never be.
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  • T Guiding Light

    Calamity befalls the royalty of Equestria and, in lieu of plans that took decades to create and moments to ruin, control of the cosmos is bequeathed to the only pony Celestia had time to empower.
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  • T Where I Burn...

    Roslindis is a griffon who doesn't like to fly. She's quite happy with this fact. Her mother? Not so much.
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  • T Morning Glory

    For her entire life, Twilight has believed that the ponies of Equestria live together in harmony. When she wakes in a strange town, in a body no longer her own, she must face the possibility that Equestria's harmony may be less than she believed
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  • T And The Stars Shine Forth

    Before her fall, Luna lived entire lifetimes as a mortal pony. She now wishes to do so again, and elects to spend some time with Twilight Sparkle and her friends. She never expected to fall madly in love.
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  • T To See The Light

    On the advent of her coronation, Princess "Derpy" De Raptura continues to adjust to life as Equestria's newest ruler, but soon finds that the power she was granted requires a greater sacrifice than she could ever have thought possible.
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  • Thursday
    A call to arms featuring, er, me apparently!

    2 comments · 104 views
  • Sunday
    Kelly's Heroes

    Another film that doesn't follow the Hero's Journey "standard" even slightly. It's Eastwood again too... I wonder if more of his films are like that?

    Oh well, have some music.

    The lyrics are fun. :twilightsmile:

    3 comments · 72 views
  • 1w, 5d
    Valued Opinions

    I may not post this because I'm wrting drunk. If you can see it, congratulations, you have witnessed alcohol overcome my will to resist typing random crap.

    After this I might go off and write Princesses Celestia and Luna having a sloppy makeout session because why the fuck not.

    When I started out on this site I quickly acquired a goal: get as many followers as SS&E. The goal was unattainable - perhaps - and I soon modified it to "get a thousand followers". Now I'm at around whatever it is I'm around I've realised something. Followers don't matter. The number doesn't matter, is what I mean. I could have ten million followers and not be satisfied if I didn't have the people I value paying attention and telling me things I want or need to hear.

    There are a few people I'll value on this site, people who I aspire to emulate, or who I consider wise an knowledgable. People whose opinions matter to me. Whether they matter to anyone else doesn't matter, because they matter to me. I value their words. I cherish the rare interactions I have with them. I get a little bit high when they say things to me even if (sometimes especially if) those things are superficially negative. My idols - for want of a better word - have paid attention to me in some way, however briefly, and I react like a week-denied crack addict given a hit of the good stuff.

    People like Cold In Gardez, who I admire for being so dedicated to his craft that he'll write in a warzone. And he can paint too, the dastard. He's like me if I was allowed to carry a gun...

    CVBrony, who should really be resting.

    Chuckfinley, who is just so belligerently clever and can fling erotica like a master pizza chef tosses dough, stretching it to perfection and topping it with everything you could possibly want.

    Pearple Prose, who does words I could sit and lick for hours, builds worlds out of nothing like it was nothing to build them and then acts like he' nt special.

    Professor Plum, who doesn't do horsewords at all (yet), but who is just so damn right and so damn right all the fucking time. And has a voice that melts spines at a hundred paces as well.

    Maskedferret. Amacita. Amit (because butts). FanOfMostEverything. Devas. PresentPerfect. Blueshift. The Quite Man.

    Others... so many others. In my drunken haze these people stick out like the first crystals in a copper sulphate solution. All blue and spiky and wonderful. The first amongst so many of equal stature. I value them. If I could I would meet them all, but if we never meet then still they have touched me, and I am all the richer for it.

    And also I need an adult.

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  • 1w, 6d
    My tubes are cracked

    My internet connection is dead. I am currently online by tethering to my mobile phone and have been for a couple of days now.  Phones are down as well. They say it'll be Monday before it all comes back.

    Kind of sucks. All my entertainment is online these days and now I've been thrust back to a long-dead era, when we had to watch things when the broadcaster decided we should and spend time... outside; a time when Internet speeds are limited to mere tens and hundreds of bits per second and the only place to find fanfiction was geocities, and if it wasn't there we had to make our own entertainment. I think the isolation is starting to get to me. I'm trying to remember how to make a hoop and stick so I can chase it down the street. There's already snow drifting through the door and sticky, sooty smoke curling around everything. The mill owner said if I work an extra 12 hour shift I can eat again this week, but only if I don't lose another finger in the machinery and ruin the run with my blood. Bit that's okay, I coughed up a lung on him snd now he's dying of consumption.

    Anyway I'll see you all in a few days.

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Twilight Sparkle presents a collection of interviews, letters, essays, poetry and prose compiled over several years of her relationship with the human Bellerophon and his "herd", covering subjects as broad as Equestrian social taboos, comparisons of earth and Equestrian mythology, romance and the occasional recipe. Compiled by Twilight Sparkle, with foreword by Her Royal Highness, Princess Celestia.

(This is a bit of an experiment based on the worldbuilding concepts presented in AnonAuthor's Xenophilia [[NSFW] - caveat lector!], which intrigued me enough to want to take a closer look. It's likely you'll be very confused by this unless you read at least some of Xenophilia. Updates will appear as and when an idea pops into my head for a thing to add. And fair warning, some of this might come across very dry and dusty. Thank you academia! And thank you AnonAuthor for letting me have a go, and both AnonAuthor and AnonponyDASHIE for all the collab work they're doing. I'll make up for the dust by tossing in the odd piece of art now and then.)

First Published
23rd Oct 2012
Last Modified
3rd Apr 2014

So. Here I go with the experiment, the crazy, crazy experiment. I have no idea where it'll go, I have no idea why I did it, and I have no idea what will happen when people read it...

You see, the whole "human in equestria" thing is something I generaly avoid (apart from Arrow 18, which is awesome). And clop? Like frozen yoghurt, it's not something I usually enjoy, except that one time in South America... Yet somehow I've ended up writing this collection of ideas, based on HiE and clop (I can't write that stuff to save my life, so be thankful I'm not including any here), and... and I think I might be crazy.

Well this is interesting, someone decided to add to Xenophilia. I was wondering when a side story would appear. Maybe the author can help you with some of the world building.

>>1486649

Sounds pretty interesting to me. :pinkiehappy:

Maybe a HIE story that will not receive a lot of hate.:ajbemused:

This is gonna be good

Against my better judgement I'm gonna take a look at this later.

All I'm saying is this better be good if it's going to be a continuation of Xenophilia. I'll be majorly pissed it isn't.

>>1490667

Tell me if it's worth my time, okay?

I'm interested as well, but I've got lectures in half an hour and have had a grand total of 3 hours sleeps

>>1490667 Not to boast but AnonAuthor seems to like it. Oh wait that is boasting... :duck:

I would be surprised if it appealed to the entire audience of Xenophilia. It's a very different sort of fic, more about the sociological aspects than anything else. Also Twilight writing academic papers. :twilightblush:

Glint Eastwither, The Everfree Forest and why every bloody thing turns up there

I Rofl'd

Other than that this is a very neat Fic you have come up with, tracked and a thumb

[2] Glint Eastwither, The Everfree Forest and why every bloody thing turns up there (Canterlot University Press, 1188)

INSTA-TRACKED.

This is a delicate situation, which I am sure you and your friends shall handle with same tact and sensitivity that I and my sister would surely display.

Princess Celestia

To our Friend, Twilight Sparkle,

We wish to enter this ‘pool’ of which you spoke, with an opening wager of ten bits on successful consummation within a month.

Cordially,

Princess Luna

archonix, you're a cool guy

These letters sound great! I wonder what the next few letters are gonna be like?

Perhaps we'll see a whole series of side stories from other authors generated from Xenophilia?

A fictive story, something which by nature is meant to render the familiar strange and the strange familiar. All in the form of a textbook? You good sir are a wonderful, wonderful writer, and I applaud you for the endeavour.

EDIT: The video I tried posting was being fickle. It was the "Fucking Genius" Video.

>>1490667

I personally think it's quite good.  It's different, and I enjoy the academic, scholarly tone, and I like the way he's going to be switching styles for the different chapters.  (I've seen some other chapters that you folks haven't:twilightsmile:)  I obviously can't speak for anyone but myself, but I like both the concept and the execution, and I love that cover picture.  Love. It.

>>1491956

I know, isn't it a fascinating approach?  I was quite enthusiastic about it when archonix contacted me, and my enthusiasm hasn't diminished.  I hope it will be as well-received as its predecessor.:twilightsmile:

As someone who's not a particular fan of clop, but absolutely LOVED Xenophilia, this is pretty damn good! And as a student of biological sciences, I'm loving the academic theme, especially attemtping to explain interspecies social relationships and interactions. :twilightsmile:

>>1491324

Yes that is boasting you magnificent bastard. I like the scholarly way it's going about the whole relationship but I'm wondering if it's going to be told entirely as a series of missives to and from Twilight Sparkle or will this alternate between things like the academic paper, the letters and possibly interviews? Also, is that Lyra we see as the third member?

>>1491307

Took a look at it last night and I'll admit I was intruigued.  While I feel it deserves a watch at the moment, I don't know if I'm going to favourite it just yet.

>>1492034

I have a serious fondness for Xenophilia as you've probably guessed over the events that happened yesterday and the last thing I would want is somebody coming along and somehow taking away from that story by having something less good attached to it. But if you're all for it, then I've got nothing to complain about other than to see how this new chapter progresses.

>>1492294 Oh, no pressure then? :pinkiehappy:

Yes, that is Lyra.

I know I won't be as good. One of the reasons I went for this different style (or collection of styles, really) is because my prose style is very different to Xenophilia, so I figured if I was going to be different, I might as well go the whole hog. I make no promises, I just want to try. :twilightsmile:

>>1492034 Oh you! :raritywink:

>>1491934 I know that AnonponyDASHIE is working on side-stories, and I'm seriously looking forward to them. No idea what they'll be (and I do worry I'm treading on his toes an awful lot with my ideas here) but they're bound to be interesting.

>>1492294

Did something happen yesterday?  You can PM me with a response, so we don't hijack the comments here.:twilightsmile:

As for what you said to archonix... I think you'll be pleased.:twilightsmile:

>>1492400

No pressure at all. I'll just be here sharpening my tongue and waiting for you to slip up before leaping for your jugular. Mwahahahahahaha! :pinkiecrazy:

But in all seriousness, so far it warrants a watch and I'm all up for the inclusion of Lyra although I'm wondering if you're going to be treating her as the humanophile with a fascination for hands that seems to have taken over the fandom.

>>1492403

It was something I brought to AnonponyDASHIE's attention that some hack had literally plagarised almost one whole chapter of Xenophilia in the most obvious way. There's more about this on my blog if you want to check it out including text capture. He's taken the chapters down now and he was reported for it but I and others were a little incensed that this happened.

>>1492661 Oh absolutely not. Though she wasn't in it much I rather like the hinted character she had in Xenophilia. She's a bit of a free spirit and a bit of a mystic, but very firmly bedded in reality. She could easily be a cynic, but it seems rather too depressing and she'd prefer to enjoy her life.

If anyone has an obsession with Lero's hands it'll be Rainbow Dash. For some reason.  :rainbowkiss:

A Xenophilia tie in? Must read!

*scrolls along through the featured list*  Hmm... angst, angst, emo, angst, grimdark (x5,000), DBZ in Equestria (Ooo!  Watched and favorited!), Xenophile... xeno...

HOT DAMN!!  :rainbowwild:

*reads*  Heeeyyyyyy, you tricked me into reading smart stuff!  

Interesting.

(*reads first chapter*) Not bad, I like the scholarly approach.

(*reads second chapter*) Okay, kinda cute.

Okay, thumbs up and going in the favourites.

If you ever want any help, just ask. I loved the world this is building on, I love world building, and I'm a pretty good editor.

Also, this is turning out very nicely.

I like Luna being a bit looser than your average Princess.

Moment she hears about a romance bet? "Ten bucks they're in bed by the end of the month."

Tracking progress.

Well I was warned of a flood, and there it is... thanks everyone! Here's another bit to be going along with. After this I think I'll be posting one or two chapters once a week to be sure I don't run out of material.

And now you see how I'll be switching styles around. :raritywink:

And now for something different. Lyra is the wise mare on the hill that decided to come back down because it was boring.

Will Rainbow have an entry?

The subtext of Celestia's first response; the "In other circumstances..." line, specifically, is just priceless. There's just no way Twilight would pick up on it, either.

How can there be a spread for the betting? Is there some kind of Rainbow vs. Leroy point-scoring?

what thats it i waited 5 whole minutes for this little bit i demand more.... that is if you want to:fluttershbad:

This story certainly deserves the Feature Box, and I hope to see it up there soon :raritywink:

If only I could give it more thumbs up and favorites, but I'll just have to live with being the first :rainbowwild:

>>1494067 First and most honoured, my good man. Or woman. Or horse.

... cat?

>>1494001 :trollestia:

Twilight presumably worked out a system of points based on who acted first and how long they took to do it. Possibly also the day, time, location, relative position to one another, emotional state and elevation... she's rather thorough, non?

>>1494098

hehe, I love my avatar, I've had it since long before ponies, but it works rather well here too.  It's too bad that the avatars don't really work with .gif or you'd get to see it lick the 4th wall :pinkiehappy:

Well this appears to be relevant to my interests! Faved for later. :ajsmug:

I'll be watching this.

"M.Frnd"

Huh. Not only was Twilight studying friendship, she got a Master's in it.

In any case, always happy to see something building upon the best world-building I've ever seen in a clopfic. Tracked, up-thumbed, and looking forward to more. Especially if Lero gets a chapter or two.

Pretty good! Definitely not gonna have as many feels as the original, but the direction you are taking is very relevant in the context of the story.:twilightsmile:

Although methinks Twilight may be a bit biased...:twilightoops:

Congrats on the Feature!

Well here's to you and good luck I'm going to be watching this

This looks like a good start to a wonderful story.

As much as I loved "Xeno." I'm reasonably certain that I will enjoy this just as much.

Oh Lyra, stop overthinking reality!  One would think you'd been cursed by Nightmare Moon to have nopony remember you and to engage on a possibly hopeless quest to solve a mystical musical mystery before you forget who you are and become a broken moaning spirit locked in chains for all eternity!

Sheesh!  Such a drama princess!  

:trollestia:

I wondered when stuff like this would appear. Good work so far, I expect great things to happen! Geronimo!

You're doing a great job.

This is beautifully written, rivaling that of the two Anon's in quality. The book format is especially unique. I can't wait to see where this goes.

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