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  • T Love Mine POV: MANE SIX

    The Bearers attempt to return to their lives after their first encounter with Alternate
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  • T Love Mine

    A Changeling awakes in the Everfree Forest; a Changeling who used to be a human.
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  • E My Little Changeling: Love is Life

    Twisted Spare and friends go on vaguely familiar adventures and learn vaguely familiar lessons about the power of love between Changelings.
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  • E Mistaken

    “Sometimes a lie is easier to take.” -and sometimes a lie is easier to give. Behold Heartstrings, victim of her own body, and know her…
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  • E For Mother

    What wouldn't I do for Mother? What wouldn't I do for Love?... What would I do if I had to choose?
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  • T Web-Caster

    Princess Luna gets trapped in the Dreamworld and discovers something she thought impossible.
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  • T Time Tuner

    I am the mad scientist, Hououin Kyouma! I am the one who will destroy the world’s ruling structure! -right after I save it…
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  • 14w, 6d
    Changeling Story: Highly Recommended

    If you're watching me, you like Changelings, right? -and if you like Changelings, then you probably read at least one of these, in which ponies as we know them don't exist--they're all (mostly) Changelings, and no one knows. Allow me to present the yet-to-be-recognized queen of them all: Deep Cover Confusion.

    Don't be fooled by the "Comedy" and "Random" tags; this story takes the premise seriously where other stories are mere cheap, quick laughs. If you need convincing, skip to Luna's Arc. If your heart doesn't break, you must not have one to break.

    4 comments · 128 views
  • 18w, 6d
    Re-dead

    So... "Why hasn't Z.S. been posting?" no one has asked. (Okay, a few people have...)

    I really did want to write, but the conlang bug bit hard. Hasharbanu has been going under some major revisions, and I have finally collected all my notes on the language into one place! ...-of which most are now obsolete, of course. Pretty much everything is getting a touch-up: more defined allophone rules, one more transfix-defined case and more case-modifying prefixes, more moods and more tense and aspect marking, and more root words... not to mention the general fleshing out of things like how numbers and subordinate clauses work.

    Yeah. Like that.

    -except I find this fun, for some reason.

    -yet at the same time, I really want to get one story done within the next week, possibly even two--which I know I can do if I really stick to it. If you want to help, pester me with PMs!

    Here's what I hope to work on:

    giftfic-I'm-not-allowed-to-elaborate-on-in-a-blog-post: 7121 words ~60%

    Changing Changeling Sympathy-story one: 11376 words ~70%

    6 comments · 128 views
  • 32w, 4d
    Un-dead!

    It's been so long! I'm so sorry!

    I... haven't been writing all that much, to be honest. No excuses, only regret.

    I have been writing a little, though!

    Changing Changeling Sympathy: "I'm the real one!": 10,039 (75%)

    As the first story for Changing Changeling Sympathy*, I really, really want to make it a very strong opening to the series, and... ohhhhh, it is emotionally painful to write. Whenever I do try writing, I have to stop pretty often to calm myself down. This story, I think, really exemplifies why I love (and hate) writing in first-person and present-tense. I would also love to give you all a preview as usual, but... all I'll say is this: Expect your opinion and view on various characters and events to change a few times... without any PoV switching.

    In other news, I've completely rethought how I want to approach My Little Changeling. Even though, eventually, the SoL episodes will out-number the adventure episodes, it's the latter I wish to focus on (mostly because I suck at SoL), and even the SoL-ish stories I hope to turn more into world building exercises (such as "Call of the Cutie", since Changelings, you know... don't get Cutie Marks), So MLC:LiL has officially been changed from SoL to Adventure, and highly anticipated episodes (namely the "season two" opening and closing) can be expected to be written sooner than they otherwise would have been.

    *I kept going back and forth, trying to decide on "Changing Sympathy" or "Changeling Sympathy", and finally reached the obvious, if slightly confusing, compromise... just be glad it isn't "Changing Sympathy Changeling Sympathy".

    10 comments · 178 views
  • 45w, 4d
    S4E4

    Headcanon actually destroyed this time. I was a big fan of "Fluttershy is the author of Daring Do" (and also enjoyed entertaining the idea of Chrysalis or Gilda as author). I suppose there still is the possibility that the series isn't an autobiography, and Fluttershy(/Chrysalis/Gilda) is her biographer, but that's too convoluted for me...

    Don't think that keeps me from loving the episode, though! Great story, nicely choreographed action, and not only is the message good, but I like what it hints at for future messages, with a movement away from "friendship lessons" to "personal growth".

    Yeap. Definitely "Top 10 episodes of the show" material, if not top 5!

    If I had to state one nitpick, it would be how easy it was to find DD's place. You'd think, since she apparently keeps priceless, powerful artifacts in her home, it'd be a much more guarded secret... Then again, we're not told how long it took, and if Caballeron found her, why couldn't Twilight? Granted, Caballeron had the advantage of knowing the author and DD are one and the same, but we are talking about Twilight here. What do you think?

    17 comments · 199 views
  • 46w, 5d
    Thanksgiving Followup Followup

    Episode 9 of My Little Changeling soon to come! Currently working on transferring all the italics in.

    1 comments · 89 views
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Pinkamena "Pinkie" Diane Pie is Us. In crazy brilliance, We made Pinkie so strange that We would never be suspected, and it worked until the very end. An end that came about, not because We failed, but because of inescapable circumstance.

Now, We must run.

We do not want to think about what they will do to Us if they catch Us.

First Published
25th Nov 2012
Last Modified
9th Feb 2013
#1 · 99w, 5d ago · 2 · · When They Found Us ·

I'll state this right here, in case you, dear reader, read a little bit in and decided to race down here to comment:

YES, I PURPOSEFULLY USED A LOWER CASE "i" FOR THE FIRST-PERSON PROTAGONIST.

You might also care to note that I capitalized such words as "We" and "Us" when referring to the Mind that is Pinkie. This was all done on purpose, and if you can't get why, just... leave. Don't even comment, please (unless you're honestly curious instead of just being derisive), because I have a personal code against deleting things.

WITH THAT OUT OF THE WAY

I've seen a lot of "X is a Changeling" fics, but I don't think I've ever heard of a "X is multiple Changelings" fic, so... here's one!

If you've read any of my other stories, you'll notice right away that I use very different Changeling lore from "Love Mine" and "For Mother," and if you haven't read my other stories, but like this, then I'm sure you'll like my other stuff, because in spite of the vast lore difference, all my stories have very similar themes and messages (because I'm an unoriginal hack of a pseudo-writer).

#2 · 99w, 4d ago · 2 · · When They Found Us ·

Two likes, one view. I call shenanigans...

#3 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682359

I can only guess that'd be my watchers... I swear it's not me! :fluttercry:

Look, it's three thumbs up to one view, now!

#4 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Did you proofread this? There's a lot of missed capitalization. :rainbowhuh:

#6 · 99w, 4d ago · 1 · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682440 Oh.

I'm retarded. :facehoof: Sorry.

#7 · 99w, 4d ago · 1 · · When They Found Us ·

Man, I wish I had three times as many likes as views on one of my stories...

#8 · 99w, 4d ago · 2 · · When They Found Us ·

This story is kind of a mind buck to read but it's totally worth it. :derpyderp1:

#9 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682448

'S'okay. I really did expect someone to skip over/pay no mind to that note, I just didn't expect it to be one of my watchers!

>>1682470

The fact that I have... almost 41 times as many watchers as you (not bragging! :twilightblush:) probably has something to do with the fact that happened for a little while there...

>>1682546

Well, I did try to think and write from the perspective of a creature that has has shared its mind and thoughts with others all its life, so... I'm sure that has to do with at least some of that.

#10 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682593

Woah there. I just wasn't sure that people would like things without reading it, no matter the author.

#11 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682593 Well, I'sa new watcher. I never know any better. :rainbowwild:

#12 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682607

Well, watchers... watch because they like an author's style (or something like that), which means they're predisposed to liking that author's stories, and... you know what?

#13 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682713 I wish I has watchers... :pinkiesad2:

Someday though! Just need to practice, learn more words, find my style and stop writing total crap!! :pinkiehappy:

#14 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Excellent story! :pinkiehappy:

Honestly the only problem I have with it is that you are probably not going to write any more stories that are canon to this and I can think of at least two other story ideas that I would want to read.

#15 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682826

:yay: THANK YOU!

Oh? And what would those ideas be? Obviously not guaranteeing anything, but it couldn't hurt, hm?

#16 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1678880

I get why you want to de-emphasize the "i", but it's still a pain to read.

#17 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Wow. This was really good!!! :pinkiecrazy::pinkiegasp::pinkiehappy::pinkiesick::pinkiesmile::pinkiehappy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiesmile:

#18 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Of course! Pinkie buys a crazy amount of cider so she can share it with the others.

I don't think you write Celestia as a sociopath or anything, but it's nice to see something from you where she shows remorse. Both sides seemed to be expecting the worst from each other and were proven wrong.

Truly, hugs are the solution to all the world's problems.

Edit: also, the scenes with the manticore got a very strong response from me.

#19 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682959

I knew that it was going to be tough for some to get past the "i" and into the story, and I did it anyway--I wanted it to be jarring, though perhaps a few read-throughs will help?

>>1682984

:heart: Thanks!

>>1683161

HA! I wasn't thinking about the cider, but yes! So-ooo many things make sense with this bit of fanon! :rainbowlaugh:

And if you're talking about "Love Mine" there, just be patient...

Yes... the manticore. That was the one scene I really focused on, because as soon as it came to me, I felt like I had to really do my best to portray the idea of "i'm dying in the slowest, most horrible way i can imagine" without any gore. It's rare for me to say this, but, I'm actually proud of it...

#20 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

I was at first adverse to the pinkie is multiple changelings but I acctually like how it turned out. :pinkiehappy:

#21 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682914

The first idea is probably a bit too similar to your Love Mine side story. Basically I'm wondering what would happen after the story ends. How Pinkie's friends would deal with her being "gone" and the changlings being around instead. Or would the changlings be asked to keep using the Pinkie Pie identity with chrysalis still on the loose? How would the girls deal with having to lie to everyone in town?

My other idea is basically where did the youngest changling come from? He joined the group months after the Nightmare Moon and apparently not long before discord escaped. It seems like there is a story there.

They might not be very good ideas. I'm not very good at writing.:twilightsheepish:

#22 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1683357

Hm...

...

HMM...

...

That first idea... there may be the hint of... something coming to me, but... not enough just yet...

The latter idea, not so much. I feel like it would be too similar to an upcoming "Love Mine" POV side story, that it just wouldn't be worth it...

>>1683316

Well, I'm happy you not only gave it a chance, but I'm even more happy you found out you liked it! :pinkiehappy:

#23 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Eeyuep, I can't wait for love mine updates either! :twilightsmile:

#24 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

I really like this. This being my first comment, I gotta make a good first impression...It was good!

No moron, that's not how you leave a good comment. :facehoof:

Anyway, it says "incomplete." Does that mean this will have a second chapter?

#25 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1683610

Huh? are you sure about that? It says "Complete" to me, and it's set to "Complete" in the settings (I just checked)...

#26 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Oh, sorry. I must've looked at it wrong.

Anyway, great story! :pinkiehappy:

I guess I'll check out your other stories later.

meh
#27 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

leroy jenkins

#28 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1683648

You're all set, he must have not refreshed the page or something.

#29 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1683702

Oh, hah! It happens!

Thanks! :twilightsmile: and I hope you like my other stuff, too!

>>1683743

Uh... eh... what?

>>1683763

Hmm, I don't think so, since I had it on "Complete" before I even submitted it.

#30 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

I think meh was referencing leroy jenkins, originating from the world of warcraft video here:

Doesn't make any sense, though.

#31 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1683805

I figured that, but... like you said, no sense is made...

#32 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

*sniff* The Pinkies need a hug.

#33 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Okay, usually stories that are really long are "turn-offs" for me, but this one was actually good. I thought the scene with the manticore was pretty good when trying to do it the way the author was trying to do it. I don't really know what to say other than I liked the story, I like the thoughts that tied the story to show, and I like how well executed the story is. Usually, characters are depicted out of character, or something is off.In this story, only Celestia is out of character, and just barely.

I liked it, it was a story well written.:yay:

#34 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1682359

Likes are displayed instantly. Views are updated every ten minutes.

#35 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Writer is willing to break one of the most pervasive and obvious rules of grammar to jar the reader and convey something about the character? Intriguing. Will read.

#36 · 99w, 4d ago · 1 · · When They Found Us ·

>>1684289

Dear Princess Celestia

Today I learned I can sometime be a prick. Also views don't update instantly.

Your Faithful Student

sarasangel

#37 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

it was like this:

:rainbowlaugh::pinkiehappy:

:twilightsmile::pinkiehappy:

:ajsmug::pinkiehappy:

:raritywink::pinkiehappy:

:fluttershysad::pinkiehappy:

:trollestia::pinkiesad2:

:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

and in that order

#38 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1684336

Straddling the line between artistic and stupid since... sometime after I started writing stories

>>1684017

Hugging Changelings: does it take balls or not?

>>1684279

A wish I had a wordy and lovely response to equal your wordy and lovely praise. Oh well; take a heart! :heart:

>>1684473

Ha! In a way, yeah, given for Celestia We only have :trollestia: and

...

#39 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

So what happened in episode 3 of season 3, wouldn't every copy of pinkie mean eight other copies?

#40 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

That was a clever idea and explains many things and I love it - but not as much I love the fic staying in changeling-POV the whole time and never letting up, and keeping the pronouns and way of speaking correct had to be a pain in bum!

#41 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1684512

Actually, it would mean that the episode wouldn't happen, as there are more Pinkies than friends to go around.  

Though I can see them giving up part of the charade and admitting that there is a Pinkie army running around town.

#42 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

yeah.... and i only know how to use the chart of emotes on the right...

shrugs

#43 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1684510

well thank you *heart accepted*

:pinkiehappy:

#44 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1684512

>>1684558

FIRE THE HEADCANON!

Not necessarily, since only one Changeling--as Pinkie--went to the Pool; your situation would have only happened if all eight went. Also, the "clone" were so single-minded because 1) the magic of the Pool forced their mind to be so set on whatever they were created for and 2) they were without a Mind, which... well, you know what that means.

Also, the reason the Pool was used in the first place is because they knew that the spell Twilight used existed, and she might find it, since even Pinkie physics couldn't explain more than one Pinkie existing at the same time. Failsafe, you know--don't want the others to get sent into the Pool!

>>1684522

I wouldn't have come up with this idea if not for a random thought from one of my other fics, which it sounds like you might like.

Also, Word's search function was a BIG help in that regard.

#45 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Wonderful. I was expecting some play on the Too Many Pinkie Pies episode before I read your author note. Very well done! Manticore scene was a bit graphic though. But hey, that just means you're good at what you're doing to make me actually cringe and feel queasy!

#46 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1684715

"Wonderful"? "Very well done"? "make [you] cringe a feel queasy"?

:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

#47 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

>>1684806

No really, mad props to you. Manticore scene was exactly what I wasn't expecting.

I didn't notice how focused I was on the story until my coworker asked me if I was going to go get lunch or not!

#48 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Very well done. This was certainly food for thought.

#49 · 99w, 4d ago · 1 · · When They Found Us ·

>>1684886

I hope you managed to eat before you had to get back to work!

>>1685030

Ah, I prefer to think of all art as thought-food, just some is... rotten, and others are junk food.

Oh, and thanks! :twilightsmile:

#50 · 99w, 4d ago · · · When They Found Us ·

Did Pinkie Number Eight die? :pinkiesad2: Maybe Celestia healed her? (or, if genderless, xir)

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