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  • T The Sisters Doo

    Daring pays a visit to her sister in Ponyville. Due to buried grudges, things get out of hoof.
    116,988 words · 14,388 views  ·  1,736  ·  27
  • T Mantles

    Studying in Canterlot, Apple Bloom dons a mask of her youth to counter the city's rising crime.
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  • T Wrong Equestria 2: Moonshine Gravy

    Ponky's genie sends him to the wrong Equestria. Again.
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  • T Wrong Equestria, Ya Freakin' Genie

    When you wish upon a lamp, just expect a mental cramp...
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  • T God, the Devil, and Ponies

    Lucifer is sent to Ponyville as an attractive stallion. Can he remain Evil among all this Harmony?
    16,733 words · 1,378 views  ·  60  ·  5
  • T Spectrum

    David the brony is accidentally pulled into Equestria and discovers the Sun Princess's dark secrets
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  • 93w, 5d
    The Real Arrivederci Rings

    I'm terrible at this stuff.  Sorry.

    I appreciate every single one of you.  Have a terrific two years, and I'll see you in 2015.

    On request, here's my address at the MTC.  I'll be there for the next six weeks.

    Elder Thomas Kyler Burton

    MTC Mailbox # 224

    ITA-MIL 0320

    2005 N 900 E

    Provo, UT 84604-1793

    Arrivederci.


    Ponky

    96 comments · 1,972 views
  • 94w, 20h
    Concerning Sequels and Legacies

    27 comments · 554 views
  • 94w, 1d
    TSD and Looking-glass Status: Complete

    29 comments · 457 views
  • 94w, 2d
    Space is a Waste (Typography) and Time is FLYING BY!!!

    Seriously, how is already Thursday!?  And why is everyone pelting me with PMs and farewells on my user page right at the last second!?  It takes a while to reply to these things, and I DON'T HAVE A WHILE!!

    *ahem*  But honestly, thank you all for your kind words.  :ponkysmile:  I'll try to respond to as many of them as I can, but even if I don't get around to yours, please know that each message of encouragement is well received and wonderfully uplifting.


    One more day until all my stories end.  Until then, go give this song I worked really hard on another listen, and also watch this amazing typography of "Space is a Waste"--my love song musical tribute to Skirts--courtesy of the clever and generous Quylaa!  He's been a top-notch wonderfolk from the moment I met him, and the quality of this gift is touching beyond words.  Thank you, Quylaa, for making this video.  I seriously love it to death!


    So, just to be clear to my 20+ new Followers (thank you!), my name is Ponky.  I write stuff, sing stuff, and sketch stuff.  I love to laugh, I love the wonderfolk (that's you), but most of all I love shortskirtsandexplosions (especially Background Pony).  That's about all you need to know... except for a liiiiiittle bit of "bad news," depending on how you look at it, which is this: I've been called to serve a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in northern Italy, and I'm leaving next week.  In fact, the FINAL BLARGH from Ponky will be posted sometime on Tuesday, so... that's really soon.  It will be hard for me to leave all of this behind, but part of the mission rules is a severe limit to internet access to keep us focused on the work.  I intend to obey all of the mission rules with exactness, as I've been preparing it all my life, so you won't hear anything from me until 2015.  Well... at least not on FiMFiction.  My mom will be keeping a mission blargh on another site, which I'll link in the FINAL BLARGH, and I'll also give you guys my mailing address in Italy to which you're free to write letters.  I promise to respond to every letter I receive.

    Tomorrow's blargh will address the main concerns some wonderfolk have had with "The Sisters Doo", but even though the finale was criticized more than I expected, I'm still super proud of the fic as a whole.  It's my first real work of fanfiction, and it'll always hold a special place in my imagination.  Many thanks to all who read it.


    Ponky

    41 comments · 632 views
  • 94w, 3d
    Ponky & Eccentrifuge Present: Bright Eyes (A Wonky Anthem)

    I met LookOutLondon/Eccentrifuge near the beginning of my bronyism.  I wanted to collaborate with him ever since I heard his incredible music (in hopes of making a collaboration as unbelievably good as this one with Soldat, which you, as wonderfolk, are required to listen to), and over the months 'Centri and I shared ideas and became very good friends.  But only now can I proudly and superexcitedly say that we have assembled a really fun song for the enjoyment of wonderfolk everywhere.

    Please enjoy: Bright Eyes: A Wonky Anthem


    Also, I can't believe Skirts and I are, like... good friends.  Do you remember when I was mane-over-tail obsessed with him?  Now look where we are.  Wow.  I'm a blessed marsupial.  :ponkyteary:

    I've been, uh... saddened downtrodden discouraged... humbled by the comments on "The Sisters Doo" so far.  I have a lot to say, but I'll try to keep it short and sweet in my next blargh when I post the ends of TSD and "Looking-glass" on Friday.  Til then, arrivederci, wonderfolk.  Thanks for all the kind words on my user page.  :ponkysheepish:


    Ponky

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Twilight Sparkle is a scientific pony.  She understands things when they are explained.

Pinkie Pie is... uh... not a scientific pony.  And she can't explain anything.

But there are secrets in the Wabe that Twilight needs to know, and only Pinkie has the answers.

A side-story to "The Sisters Doo".

First Published
20th Oct 2012
Last Modified
1st Feb 2013

*HOOF PUMP*

YES YES1.

Looks interesting... Do I need to read the sisters' doo before reading this?

>>1471169  This should be plenty of fun without "The Sisters Doo", but it will make, like, 300% more sense if you're caught up with this.

>>1471178

Gotcha. :raritywink:

I'll get to reading your most famous work... After I finish my 195,029 unread words on my favorites list :pinkiegasp:... Not including the words still left for The End of Ponies. :applejackconfused:

I guess I'll just have to put off SS&E's most self-beloved work even further down my list. :ajsleepy:

YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!:twilightsheepish::twilightsheepish::twilightsheepish:

I was reading The Sisters Doo, and thought the chapter was over... Then I saw the link to this!!!! YAY!!! :pinkiehappy:

Is this one shot?

ALL MY YES!! :pinkiehappy: I thought the chapter was over on Sisters Doo but when i clicked the link and  i saw this i was like: :pinkiegasp: and then: :pinkiehappy: and then: :yay: YAY!  Can't wait for more!!!  :pinkiehappy:

Excelent!:ajsmug: I was wanting to see what happened with this!

This is so neat. Love the Hunting of the Snark and Carroll himself. According to my l33t research skills (checking Wikipedia), the baker could be interpreted as being Lewis/Bluish like how you have it in the story.

“One of them looks a lot like Equestria, but everything’s burnt and dark and the ponies are so sad!"

Hmm, Fallout: Equestria, maybe?

“And another one’s really creepy: there are all these ponies hooked to chains, and for some reason it always makes me think of cheese strings...”

...Background Pony?

I am so happy to see this.  This made me look into the sisters doo and then I decided that this was the reason I was really getting into the story (the entire story is good but this side story was making me curiouser and curiouser)...

She saw murders going down.

Wabe? Are there dragons with the faces of mole-rats?

So, Clover the Clever was a stallion? Or was that a typo?

Fave'd, thumbs'ed. 'Nuff said.

I wonder if this is somehow connected to the Artifact of Doom what doomed Danger Doo up real nice?

Ok, now I get the sundial reference in Sisters Doo.

Sort of.

>>1473001

The wabe is explained in "Through the Looking  Glass".

This is gonna be interesting. :pinkiehappy:

WOO! 100th like!:yay:

Ohhhhh my gosh Ponky I love you so much for writing this!:pinkiehappy: Lewis Carroll is my #1 all-time FAVORITE author! Snark, Alice, the fairies... even the logic puzzles, I've read them all and then YOU write THIS! You're the best!:raritystarry:

>>1473336

Seconded. Clover was depicted as female in the series. Maybe a crossdresser?

>>1474336  YAY!  :pinkiehappy:  I've read all of those, too!  Lewis Carroll is my all-time favorite author, and you're gonna see a TON of references to a LOT of his works throughout these Eight Fits!

>>1473336>>1474436

In my world, the "Hearth's Warming Eve" episode was focusing on the Mane Six's play.  In the factual annals of Equestrian History, Commander Hurricane, Smart Cookie, and Clover the Clever were all stallions.  Princess Platinum, Chancellor Puddinghead, and Private Pansy remain mares.

>>1474550

Ohhhh wow. I may just die. It's SO rare to find people that have read anything beyond Alice, you know? But I LOVE Sylvie and Bruno and Phantasmagoria... There should be an Author's Group for Carroll-inspired pony writers! :pinkiehappy:

"I love the stilness of the wood:

I love the music of the rill:

I love to couch in pensive mood

Upon some silent hill."

-from Carroll's Solitude

>>1474583  Sylvie and Bruno was tough for me, but Phantasmagoria is one of the best things ever!!

"I'd give all wealth that years have piled,

The slow result of Life's decay,

To be once more a little child

For one bright summer-day."

-closing stanza of Solitude

"But here, in Dreamland's centre,

No spoiler's hand may enter,

These visions fair, this radiance rare,

Shall never pass away."

-Dreamland

>>1474626

The third time I read through my Collected Works was when Sylvie and Bruno REALLY hit me. It's tough at first, but the story and illustrations really remind me of all the old Wizard of Oz books, which I love.

"Say, whose is the skill that paints valley and hill,

Like a picture so fair to the sight?

That flecks the green meadow with sunshine and shadow,

Till the little lambs leap with delight?

'Tis a secret untold to hearts cruel and cold,

Though 'tis sung, by the angels above,

In notes that ring clear for the ears that can hear-

And the name of that secret is Love!

For I think it is Love,

For I feel it is Love,

For I'm sure it is nothing but Love!"

-End verse of A Song of Love:heart:

And Phantasmagoria is just phenomenal! His poetry is just so.... natural.

>>1474648 Huzzah!  :twilightsmile:  What a perfect description, "natural".  His meter and rhyme are consistently impeccable.  What an incredibly talented man, an artist and scholar of so many fields!  I've always preferred his own vision of Alice (although Tenniel's illustrations are classic).

Funny enough, I've tried to read "Sylvie and Bruno" twice before.  Perhaps I, like you, will enjoy it on my third go-round.  What he tells me three times is true, after all.  :raritywink:

...

I read Alice In Wonerland and Through The Looking Glass a long time ago. Might be time to revist them.

Also, Alice was my great, great, Aunt(or something, maybe a cousin...) so despite the fact that I haven't read the books in over a decade, I always sit up and take notice of anything having to do With Alice in Wonderland.

I was looking forward to this so much more than Daring, Ditzy, and Rainbow.  Twilight and Pinkie will get to have much more fun adventures.  Plus they're much crazier than those friends of theirs.

>>1474731

Yeah, mine came illustrated with Tenniel's, as well as quite a few other notables' illustrations. It's amazing how he managed to capture his thoughts perfectly not just a few times, but in all of his verses.

And my favorite fun fact is that Alice was really a brunette (although, being a brown-haired gal myself, I may just be prejudiced against the blonde Disney version).:scootangel:

Poor Twilight, it looks like nopony can talk about it and give an actual explanation.:trollestia:

It burbled as it came, the Jabberwock did.

“Sometimes I see super weirdo worlds through the Portal, and I don’t think they could exist anywhere in our dimension.  One of them looks a lot like Equestria, but everything’s burnt and dark and the ponies are so sad!  Another one doesn’t have any ponies at all, just these tall pink things that wear clothes all the time.  And another one’s really creepy: there are all these ponies hooked to chains, and for some reason it always makes me think of cheese strings...”
Ok, I'll bite. Fallout: Equestria, Earth, and the unsung realm.

Can't wait for more of this, let me go get my time machine... Oh, right. Dang.

I would read this, but I am already juggling Background Pony, End of Ponies, and Fallout: Equestria project horizons.

I am basically in lust with you right now. Not only did you reference one of my Favourite Authors, pointed me towards some of my favourite poems of his (I love the Hunting of the snark, but I can never remember to look it up every now and then) and make me aware of yet more That I'd never even HEARD of, But you Actually managed to Ponify a Name in such a way, it didn't leave me wanting to spew Vitriolic Acid from my every oriface. Kudos!

>>1476285 I didn't realize that the third one was the unsung realm. 0.o. Luckily I have read Fallout equestria and Background pony.

>>1482366

It's not confirmed, but I think it's heavily implied.

"Contrariwise,' continued Tweedledee, 'if it was so, it might be, and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn't, it ain't. That's logic."

hmm i'll follow this little journey see where it goes

Ok, so I started reading this expecting just another 'X in Wonderland' style story which seemingly only draws on one or two films (The wrong view to take, retrospectively thinking, after you've already shown a fairly developed grasp of Dodgson's works) and then I got to my favourite poem written in narrative (That the right choice of words?) and...

Well, the English language has many faults and limitations, one of which I have now reached.

So I'll borrow a page of my ancient ancestors and use a picture to display my thoughts in a succinct manner.

:heart:

I do wonder if Sylvie and Bruno will get a cameo.

As Flutterponies perhaps? :pinkiehappy:

What's great about the mirror dimension is that if you want to see Twilight finally spill the beans, there's a mirror for that.

Want to check if Cadance is really who she says she is?  There's a mirror for that.

Need to find a bathroom sink, quick?  There's a mirror for that too.

Yep, there's a mirror for just about... anything.

Only on the piePhone.

>>1502639  That was pure genius.

>>1474550

Huh. I always thought that Clover the Clever, Princess Platinum, Smart Cookie and Private Pansy were the mares. Shows how much I know. Even if they put the details in, I'll ignore them and think of them my own way.

#50 · 108w, 1d ago · 3 · 1 · Fit the Second ·

I have no idea what's going on. But that's certainly not a first for me.

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