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    A Moment's Respite

    Today, my attention was drawn back to the site by someone directing me to this site post http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/389115/reviews-round-54. I took a peek and found this story http://www.fimfiction.net/story/100404/daily chilling in one of the slots. I was pleasantly surprised, of course, as my instinctual thought was that it was something else entirely.

    However, then I decided to go back to it and read it again, as I had actually forgotten most of the story. On my way back through the story, what immediately struck me was that I didn't instinctively recognize it as my own story, as is usually the case. As I went farther and farther through it, though, going down the familiar paths, I began to notice little things here and there that were most definitely my doing. It reminded me of who I was so long ago and what kinds of things I did back then. I realized by the end of the story that in a way, I had become my own character. Aside from the name, I had been living much like Teddy for the past year and a half.

    Even though I don't see a change such as his in my future, it's made me look back on everything that has happened since then. I made friends, went to classes, and took exams all while slowly growing more and more distant from things that I had sworn by in the past, like writing. I went through dreary routine over and over again, stared holes into notes, and lost my mother. I spent an entire summer doing practically nothing. I wasted a chance encounter with someone that I hadn't seen in over a year and moved through life, not really considering how much time was going by or what I may end up missing in passing.

    That is, of course, until something broke my own routine. I had a little deviation today, and even if I simply go back to my everyday life, I hope that this moment will at least be a beacon in the darkness that I can maybe revisit in the future. It truly is a pleasure to have written stories and spent time with everyone here, and I feel that I may have forgotten that until now.

    So, until next time, this is Lime, signing off.

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  • 55w, 5d
    A Month Later

    I finally found myself a proper transport for my laptop. Let the writing commence! Short blag.

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  • 60w, 2d
    The Colleges

    Is actually a bit of really, really good news for anybody that is still waiting for me to write! I started up yesterday and I have a bit of downtime between all of my classes that I will be able to use for writing, so I plan to get back into the groove once I pick up a new laptop case (or a book bag that can hold a 17" laptop).

    If you are actually still waiting for me to write and haven't given up, remind me to write you a haiku for being awesome, about your own topic of choosing. You guys make writing all the more worth it.

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  • 69w, 20h
    Inactivity

    I've basically left almost everything that isn't dawdling, college prep, or coding out to dry by the wayside, including pretty much all things ponyfic. It's unfortunate to say that it will continue, but I can never seem to set myself down and seriously want to read or write, which is not just a rarity but also a strange feeling that leaves this gnawing presence at the back of my mind, telling me how far I'm behind on both sides of the fimfic coin. To the few waiting for an update (though by now you've probably already put it to the back of your mind), it may be a while before I find a good thread to climb back into the mental ballgame on. I'm still technically here, of course. I check back on the site every so often to see the kind of things getting put out and to make sure that nothing's gone apocalyptic. I'll likely make another blog post when I either feel the need to apologize again or actually have something to show for months of absence. See ya on the flipside.

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  • 77w, 3d
    Told You.

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Rarity can't get anything done when an old question comes back from her days as a blank flank filly, so she searches for her answer.

First Published
1st Jan 2013
Last Modified
1st Jan 2013
#1 · 94w, 3d ago · · ·

Oh hey, I remember this from somewhere. EQD, maybe? Anyway, nice read.

#2 · 94w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1884494

I just finished it today. I may have had you look at in the IRC a while back.

#3 · 94w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1884534

Oh, you know, you're right. That's where it was. Anyway, like I said, great job.

#4 · 94w, 3d ago · · ·

Having had several questions of my own go unanswered for many years, I rather easily identified with poor Rarity.  Unfortunately, it's true: if you really want to get to the bottom of something, you're likely to get more than just your hooves dirty.

#5 · 94w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

Gotta say, I've never seen a better use for RainyMood than this. Have a moustache for that :moustache:

And now, have another moustache for writing a great story^^:moustache:

#6 · 94w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1891667

Well, thanks! I do like moustaches.

And I really only put the rain because it was on while I was writing. :scootangel:

>>1884562

A right mess for her, that's for sure.

#7 · 94w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1891757 Maybe but it still fits really good in there^^ I wonder why I didnt have the idea of turning it on while reading this? Usually my brain is random like that... Oh well^^:twilightsmile:

#8 · 93w, 4d ago · · ·

*Grins and applauds* Very lovely piece, Nice and simple but an excellent narrative thread running through it. Have you considered submitting it to EQD?

#9 · 93w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1917186

Thanks very much. I already did, in fact. I think it was the 1st or 2nd.

#10 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1917554

And now it's on EQD. :pinkiehappy:

#11 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

Hm. I'm not 100% sold on your Rarity voice.

That being said, I really enjoyed this! It's good! Bravo.

#12 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

AMAZING. beautiful writing

#13 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2005885 >>2006127

Thanks! Also, I really worked to make sure it fit her as well as possible, so I'm not surprised that it didn't mesh all the way.

#14 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2006165 It wasn't bad! I write her way too rarified (ha!) and yours was a bit too vernacular. She's kind of somewhere between us, I think. But as narrative voices go it wasn't a bad one at all. I rather enjoyed it.

#15 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

Congrats on the EqD post. Glad to see this go up, and Pre-reader 63.546 sends his regards.

>>2006165

>>2006223

I actually rather liked Rarity's voice here. It may be a tad below aristocratic, but consider:

-She doesn't speak quite that highbrow in canon, which is obviously an allowance for the target audience, but still...

-The narration does have a fancier feel to it, and since the story is in Rarity's perspective, that reflects on her.

-The interactions are with herself or her closest friends, both scenarios in which she's not trying to impress anyone.

-She's chasing down a childhood quest, which may well have the effect of simplifying her language a bit.

#16 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2006515

I can accept that.

#17 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

I get quite an odd, but nice feeling reading this. Remind me of these:

Time off 1

Time off 2

Time off 3

I don't know why though. I think they give me similar feelings.

#18 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

Congrats on the EqD post, Limey!

#19 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

A great story hoofs down, simply loved it! :pinkiehappy:

#20 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2007056 >>2007070

Well, thanks!

>>2006717

Those comics look awesome, especially the one about Rarity. I may or may not be biased. Still, thanks for sharing that.

>>2006515 >>2006223

Yeah, I totally, definitely had all of that in mind while writing it. :twilightsheepish:

Well, not consciously. It's one of those great things about being an author: people see things in your work that you didn't even fully realize were there. I know for a fact that I didn't go out thinking about that kind of analysis of her voice in the situation, but I did get the feeling that less uppity narration would feel more natural.

#21 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

My Teleological Pony?

As always, the simplest-seeming questions are often the most difficult to tackle.

#22 · 91w, 2d ago · · ·

I really enjoyed this; it was nice to see the philosophical side of Rarity for once. You did a good job at keeping her in character :) :raritywink:

#23 · 91w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

This was a great fic. I hate when Rarity is portrayed as vacuous, when she actually seems to be just very particular about her tastes. This perfectionism would actually translate very well into this manner of obsession. I also like how you make her be very "ladylike" in how she goes about doing her things - even while getting soaked.

For being such a short fic, you certainly accomplished a lot here. Congratulations and thanks for the read!

#24 · 91w, 1d ago · · ·

>>2007696

People will always read more into your writing than you intended. One of my favorite instances is Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." He repeats the last line: "And miles to go before I sleep." People have been extracting meaning from that repetition for a long time. When someone asked him, he said that he couldn't think of anything else.

#25 · 90w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

I quite enjoyed this!  The only downside for me was that it ended a bit ubruptly – It was like, Suddenly answer, and /end.  Other than that, this was absolutely lovely!  I particularly love, love, love your portrayal of Applejack.  I think many writers forget that she is indeed a very sensible and loving mare.

#26 · 90w, 4d ago · · ·

hoh, it seems like you're gonna make it up to 1000 views, good for you!:pinkiehappy:

#27 · 56w, 20h ago · · ·

What a sweet story, and a well-drawn Rarity. Thank you for sharing it.

#28 · 55w, 5d ago · · ·

>>3262592

And thank you for the comment.

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