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Blog Posts51

  • 77w, 4d

    I'm sure a great many of you are purveyors of the fine arts. Writing, drawing, painting, singing, making music, whatever your flavour, I want to talk to you. People are going to tell you to study things that will get you a decent job, even if those things aren't in the direction you want to go. People will tell you that having dreams is nice and all, but you need to take the path of least resistance and get a nine-to-five. People will tell you that in the real world, having passion for a craft is not enough, and that everyone needs to face reality and join the daily grind sooner or later.

    Those people are wrong.

    Notice that the most they give you to hope for is a comfortable life. The vast majority of people aren't wealthy, after all, so the best an average person can strive for is an average life. You can be one of the millions of average folk out there who work all day and watch TV in the evening before bed. Lucky you!

    But personally, I would rather take my chances. I would rather study the things that interest me so that when I'm an old man I won't think "Well my accounting degree got me an okay job..." and instead think "Oh man, my days in uni studying lit and writing and meeting other writers and forming my own style and embracing the things I love most were amazing!"

    I want to know, when I'm looking at a mirror as I lay on my deathbed, that the person looking back at me didn't waste their younger years doing things they hated and working at unsatisfying jobs. I want to see some old twat writer grinning like an idiot, ideas still churning behind crazy eyes, knowing not a single second was wasted.

    So I'd like to ask you something. What kind of person do you want to be? Do you want to be an average person who lived an average life and left an average gravestone? Or do you want to be the artist with the crazy eyes, that weird kid who strayed from the path and found something beautiful?

    It isn't about being remembered. It isn't about leaving a legacy. It's not even about the chance of becoming successful because of your art. It's about realising you only have one life and you don't have nearly enough time to waste living it 'normally'.

    89 comments · 1,789 views
  • 81w, 5d
    Good lord!

    That's a lot of followers!

    In celebration of this crazy occasion, I'd like to ask for your opinions on something. A lot of people come to me for writing advice, and while I don't claim to be the most skilful writer, I do know some useful bits of general knowledge. Would anyone be interested in occasional blog posts where I address the most common problems budding writers encounter?

    Love, Dawn

    50 comments · 755 views
  • 97w, 4d
    Where is the next chapter?

    I'm not dead, nor have I been incapacitated. Every time I set a schedule, life makes it abundantly clear that it disapproves.

    My apologies for the lack of updates. I've been so frustrated with having no time or energy to write that I cut myself off from a few things, this site being one of them.

    The chapter is coming, but I'm not going to be so foolish as to estimate when. I ask for your patience and understanding.

    On that note, I'd like to make a note here about some rather mean PMs and comments I've received. I'm happy you're enjoying the story so much that the absence of new chapters really agitates you, but come on. I write this for fun, this is not my day job, nor is it a legally binding contract. I can't put this above the rest of my life. I know most of you are very cool about it, but the mean ones really get to me.

    Anyway, love you all and hope to give you something soon <3

    59 comments · 2,003 views
  • 101w, 6d
    University Days next chapter RESULTS

    The poll results are in and out of the 2,000+ readers, almost 300 voted. It's cool, I ignore blog posts too.

    Anyway, the decision has been made and the next chapter will cover the day before Octavia's birthday (AKA awkward snowy cuteness).

    Now, I noticed something about those who voted for the other option. They seem to be under the impression that this will just be a fluffy, pointless chapter that is basically fan service. If it's my fault you think that, I apologise, for I have misled you. The chapter will develop Octavia and Vinyl's relationship in a very special way, one that I've been waiting to get to for some time. After some careful thinking, I believe the time is right. Here's hoping it gives them strength to stand against the mother, eh?

    27 comments · 1,020 views
  • 102w, 4d
    University Days next chapter - YOU decide

    So, I'm at a bit of an impasse.

    You see, I mentioned a while ago that I have an adorable Hearth's Warming Eve chapter planned. I originally intended to do Octavia's birthday (and consequently her mother's) arc before Christmas arrived in the real world. What I failed to anticipate was just how slowly the next chapters would come along. You all know the reasons, university etc. but that doesn't change the fact that I'm a little behind where I thought I would be.

    And here lies our problem.

    In the story, it is the middle of the year. Hearth's Warming, like Christmas, happens at the end of the year amongst the snow and merriment. Having a random Hearth's Warming chapter out of nowhere would be a little silly because nothing has been leading up to it.

    Thankfully, I was about to introduce snow anyway, so at least we have that part covered. I also think Octavia's mother could be en-route during the next chapter, which means I have one chapter before the birthday and her arrival.

    So my question to you is this: What would you prefer I do?

    1. Do a lovely snowy chapter about the day before Octavia's birthday (basically a holiday special without explicitly saying it's a holiday special)


    2. Skip straight to the birthday and ignore the holiday season entirely.

    I like involving you guys because you've all been so good to me, so I leave it up to you. Option 1 will give you a cute chapter at the cost of delaying the birthday for a chapter, while option 2 will make the Hearth's Warming chapter happen when it reaches that stage in-universe at the cost of being completely unrelatable.

    We've had a lot of conflict-free chapters lately, so I'll understand if you want me to get straight into the next arc.

    Vote for your choice here.

    68 comments · 680 views
  • ...

Pipsqueak and Dinky are good friends playing together in the forest when they make a discovery.

Short, innocent friendshipping.

CAUTION: May be D'awww inducing.

First Published
1st Jan 2012
Last Modified
1st Jan 2012
#1 · 151w, 9h ago · · ·


#2 · 151w, 9h ago · · ·

"Super special pirate best friend coins!" BEST LINE EVER.

Okay, i give up. This is the best shipping ever. This story may be friendshipping, but Pip and Dinky are the most D'WAAAAA inducing couple in the fandom. YOUR INTERNETS HAVE BEEN DOUBLED!

I'm sure there was a little tiny error somewhere in the spelling and grammar, but if there was, i found none. And that was with my sonic fine-tooth comb.

You, my friend, are a wonderful writer. Just the right amount of detail to give  the feel of actually being there, and not so much as to destroy the "Show, don't Tell" chant we reviewers like to use so much. And the story itself... Perfect!

Looking eagerly forward to more!

-The Librarian

#3 · 151w, 8h ago · · ·

This is rather adorable, yes. I rather like the idea of Pipsqueak and Dinky as friends, there. You captured two children well. :pinkiesmile::twilightsmile:

#4 · 151w, 8h ago · · ·

Oh, hey, you did my request from Deviantart!

#5 · 151w, 8h ago · · ·

if this continues, ur paying for my shall have my cause of death on it. SO MUCH D'AWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!:rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss:

#6 · 151w, 7h ago · · ·


I second that!

#7 · 151w, 7h ago · · ·

SO MUCH D'AWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! OMG OMG OMG SOOOOOO CUTEZERS :rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss::rainbowkiss:

Wow, that was abnormal of me... *Ahem!*

That story was quite... DA"WWWWWWW

#8 · 151w, 7h ago · · ·

So cute and innocent :heart:

Friendshipping is the best shipping after all :3

#9 · 151w, 6h ago · · ·

R.I.P. DarkAce223

Cause of death: diabettes


#10 · 151w, 6h ago · · ·


Thank you for such a detailed review!

Your words have reassured me that putting the effort into this story was not a waste of time.

Glad you enjoyed it :)


Thanks very much!

Writing as children can be difficult because it's hard to tell what a child would think about different situations, so I'm happy that you found it acceptable :D


Indeed, I liked the result so much I decided to post it here too.


Sorry! I knew I shouldn't have pumped dangerous amounts of D'aww into this story, it's too dangerous to read!


Heh, yeah. I write a lot of shipping and less-than-decent stories, so this was an interesting change of pace. It left me with a warm feeling in my heart writing something so innocent. :)

#11 · 151w, 6h ago · · ·

The d'aww levels are so high that I'm almost to the "HNG!" stage, and that's saying something!  Very well done! :twilightsmile:

#12 · 151w, 5h ago · · ·

Oh my god the cuteness level! It's over 9,000!!!!!!!

This story is beyond adorable and sweet! Pip and Dinky are the two cutest foals ever! I want to commission someone to draw them together and now I know what I want to see them doing when I do! This is one of the cutest stories EVER. Bravo!

#13 · 151w, 5h ago · · ·


Glad you liked it!


If you get someone to draw that, please let me know! It would be amazing :D

#14 · 151w, 5h ago · · ·


I'll be sure to do that!

#15 · 151w, 4h ago · · ·

I started feeling a warm, fuzzy glow in my chest when you talked about the secret that turns trees into ships. At the pirate hug, I was beaming. At the end, my heart exploded in a fiery sphere of solar glory, and the voices of a thousand angels sang hymns of praise to Celestia, who descended from the heavens to take in my poor, battered soul and usher me onto the Great Plains. Or maybe that last part only happened in my head, but that's what it felt like.

So much :heart: for you, Sir. So much :heart:.

#16 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

I...can't...must resist...


#17 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

Need...  Insulin...  *Collapses*

#18 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

:rainbowkiss: d'awww so cute :D i love well-written short things. theres not enough of them

#19 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

thank God. A happy cute fic instead of a sad depressing one. just what i needed. Good job! :scootangel:

#20 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

So much D'aaaawwwww...


#21 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

D'awwwwwwwwwww!!!! I have to say that even tho every other comment says it........

But.... just d'awwwwwwwwwwwww!!!  :rainbowkiss: :pinkiehappy:

#22 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

Finally somebody makes something where Pipsqueak and Dinky are friends/mates... It's 'bout time too. So lets read this sucker and... Oh crap.


#23 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

... Can you do a sequel where they've grown up, both acting a little aloof, but still secretly keep their coins, wishing for the 'good old days' where they could just be best friends, not caring about what everypony else thought, and then ended up getting back together? Or something. Just a thought...

~ Moonstone, Minstrel of Equestria

#24 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

:twilightangry2: Sudden pain in my Abdomen :fluttershyouch:

#25 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

You win.  This is an adorable little story, and I had fun reading it.

#26 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

Another story read and I still don't care.

One day I might but not yet.:moustache:

#27 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·


That was....

That was beautifully adorably amazingly cwwoootteee.

There were one or two grammatical errors her and there, but it didn't matter because I was too busy being amazed by your lovely descriptions.

PipxDink forever. :D

#28 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

(Dies of adorable overdose)

#29 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

Thoroughly adorable.

#30 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

:pinkiecrazy: 2 much cuteness... melting my black heart.... *dies*

:moustache: Please keep up the good work my good sir.

#31 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

I . . . can't . . . take . . . the-

The ship- it couldn't take the D'aw levels...

You destroyed it.

#32 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

D'AAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :applecry: :fluttercry: :heart: :pinkiehappy: :twilightsmile: SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUUUUUUUTE!!!!!!!!!!! XD

#33 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·






#34 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

Would somebody please contact Wilford Brimley? I seem to have contracted a case of D'AWWWWabeetus.

*nominates Pip x Dinky friendshipness forever for canon*

#35 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

This feeling in my chest. It feels... odd. What could it be?


Well, whatever it is, I like it.

Alfred! Buy me more of this... happiness.

#36 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·


I always like stories about little fillies. I miss the bliss of being little. :scootangel:

#37 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·


If you could point out the errors so I can fix them that would be great :)

#38 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

Fantastic, mate.  Love it.  Nothing else to be said here.


#39 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

This is delightfully cute.

#40 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

I.... I.... I-I don't even.... wow.

just wow....

I do believe you have managed to create the most adorable thing I have ever read. of all time. and space.


#41 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

That was an excellent short story. Simple premise, but one that every kid should be able to relate to, all told with a well worded and simple narrative that served to convey just enough information for me to be able to imagine the scenes. I REALLY like the premise. I have a forest out back, behind my house, and I played there most every day when I was a kid, and imagination was the best toy ever.

The simplicity and brevity of the story is what I think makes it so freaking likable and sweet. Two best friends on an 'adventure' in the woods with only their imaginations. It's like you added distilled essence of childhood to this story! It captures that magical feeling of innocence and simplicity which is reflected in the narrative.

I really liked think. I can't point out a flaw worth mention that detracts from the story. Great job.

#42 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

:rainbowhuh: What can be said about this fic that hasn't been already?

Ah, heck with it. :rainbowkiss::pinkiesad2::twistnerd::raritystarry: and :twilightblush: That was SO CUTE!  Best pirate friends forever!  :yay::yay::yay:

#43 · 150w, 6d ago · · ·

This is such a sweet story! The friendship between Pipsqueak and Dinky is just adorable, and I really love the way you've brought their imagination to life. The last line was very moving, too. Friendship forever!

#44 · 150w, 5d ago · · ·

I loved it. No matter what I say I'm a big softie at heart. With your permission I'd like to review this one for my next webcast:pinkiehappy:.

#45 · 150w, 5d ago · · ·


Absolutely, feel free :)

I'd love to see it when it's up!

#46 · 150w, 5d ago · · ·

Sir, I believe you are a mass murderer.  Look at all these bronies you've killed with your story.

Including me.  Take my stars or I'll shove them inside you through whatever orifice I please! :flutterrage:

#47 · 150w, 5d ago · · ·


The review is finished sending perhaps another 20 or so views your way

#48 · 150w, 5d ago · · ·


Thank you heaps! I loved the review :)

I totally get what you meant about how you were expecting the story to circle back to the tree segment at the beginning.

Also, have you tried sending an email to EQD letting them know you're doing reviews? They always like advertising for bronies doing that kind of thing.

#49 · 150w, 5d ago · · ·


No but I know what I must do now!

#50 · 150w, 5d ago · · ·

D'aaaaw I love this, it's a perfect example of a good old innocent feel-good fic.

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