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RavensDagger

Joined December 2011
1,306 followers

Stories (25)

  • Of Steam Gears and Wings
    The CMC go against the Empire that is ruling over Equestria. A la Dieselpunk.

    125,150 words · 11,308 views · 869 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Of Apples and Roses and Thick Purple Proses
    Roseluck falls for Big Mac, they both fall for poetry.
    47,980 words · 10,097 views · 958 likes · 21 dislikes
  • Of Challenges and Kisses
    Featherweight tries to kiss Scootaloo, stuff happens.
    63,639 words · 22,330 views · 1,977 likes · 73 dislikes
  • Of Rumbling Dinks
    When the previously lonely Dinky Hooves makes it to school, she learns a little about the meaning of true friendship, and maybe a bit about love.
    30,982 words · 3,858 views · 387 likes · 11 dislikes
  • Of Revenge Served with a Side of Brandy
    6,331 words · 1,406 views · 169 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Of Time and Cavities
    3,113 words · 1,587 views · 104 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Pro Corvo
    9,401 words · 2,399 views · 214 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Of Parasites
    9,121 words · 4,777 views · 172 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Of Insults
    5,505 words · 9,901 views · 465 likes · 25 dislikes
  • Of Journals
    16,198 words · 1,083 views · 69 likes · 1 dislikes

Blog Posts (367)

Source

Ravens. The most intelligent creature to take to the air. Creatures that strike fear and give rise to superstition in the hearts of the weary and weak.

One of these creatures, Lord Noble Eyes, is a bird in need. To accomplish his mission, and to save his murder, he must come into contact with six mares.

But how does communication work, when both sides are so different?

Everything is a matter of perception.

First Published
11th Dec 2012
Last Modified
11th Dec 2012

Comments ( 74 )

#1 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Favorite this, read later. I got a feeling this is good

#2 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

As always, you have done an awesome job!

#3 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Ahaha, oh boy, here we go!

Comment posted by Morgie93 deleted at 12:03am on the 12th of December, 2012
#5 · 85w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

I read the premise, and I was all like: "Whaaaaa?"

And then I read the story and I was all like:

"He knew that Equestria was not for him."

You have made me realize that all of us, we are Ravens.


We are Ravens.




Ravens.

#6 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Pro Corvo. The object of the preposition 'pro' takes the ablative case. :twilightsmile:

#7 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Dear loyal customers, interested visitors, and confused passersby,

Jeez, what kind of personal talks or writes like that. Man, talk about needless.:raritywink:

Quite interesting, Dag! I really liked how Noble's worldview was so utterly different from the cast's. In a way, that is quite sad. This was right on par with your usual stuff, it was very unique. Good on ya'!:twilightsmile:

>>1781162

That very well may be the single most profound observation I've yet seen on this site.:pinkiegasp:

#8 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

For a second there I was expecting another collaboration with Descy. Haven't read it yet but consider it bumped up to next on my reading list. Sounds most interesting.

...

HANG ON A SECOND! There's no "Of" in the title :pinkiegasp:

Everything I knew about the world has suddenly turned to lies. I'mma go sit in the corner and cry for awhile.

:raritycry:

#9 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

And here I was expecting a self-insert.

But then that pompus raven jumped into Ponyville with his half-baked plan, got the elements all wrong, ignored Pinkie Pie, lost his head in technicalities, jumped from one pony to another without resolving the present issues and was generally much to full of himself.

...

Maybe I just read a self-insert? :trollestia: :pinkiegasp:

>>1781197

You sir, are a scholar and a gentlem ... moon.

#10 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Yay! This is here! Let's see where this goes.

#11 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

I'd just like to comment, crows =/= ravens, and its a murder of crows, and an unkindness of ravens. Good story though, a bit to pointless for my tastes, but a decent read.

#12 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

He needs a dagger!!!!

Cynewulf
Story Approver
#13 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1781162 I for one welcome our newly found sense of self. My mind opens and expands, I can see clearly now. The Rain is gone.

I would like to be a Raven.

I'm joining the Raven fandom because of this. Good show Mr. Dagger

Cynewulf
Story Approver
#14 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1781197 hurray another Latinist

#15 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1782953

Caw Caw, my brother, caw caw.

#16 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Seems like a low like-dislike ration to be featured - one of my stories had about 40-something likes and 1 dislike in that same amount of time and it didn't get featured... but who am I to complain, it's a new feature system, it could be different now.

Besides, ravens are cool. :scootangel:

#17 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

How disappointing. I fully expected Pinkie to be the one who'd make everything turn around and wind up okay after all. Everyone would realize the misunderstanding and laugh it off.

Nope. *sigh* :ajsleepy:

#18 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Well hat was... different. in a good way mind you. I can certainly see the potential for expansion, if you so choose. Yet, you kept the ending closed enough so as to make it satisfactory to those who wish for a brief bout of reading entertainment. Brilliant. Bravo, good sir. Bravo!

#19 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Geez talk about culture shock.

#20 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Nopony expect the raven inquisition.

Good story.

Cynewulf
Story Approver
#21 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1783159 It all comes down to timing and to how fast you get them, here. He got all of those really quickly and so up it goes--

but partially it is also a slow day/few days for super popular stories. I got one up to because of it. You probably released something that was overshadowed by popular fics that all got released on top of it. That's happened to me before.

#22 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1783741 True, good point.:scootangel:

#23 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

We should make a group for people with corvid-themed names. We could meet regularly and discuss corvid-related topics and write corvid-based fics such as this one.

But most importantly, we could brainstorm corvid-related puns.

#24 · 85w, 2d ago · 2 · ·

Hot damn. I love this like you wouldn't believe. +100000 for the Edgar Allen Poe reference at the end.

#25 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

Alt. Title: Procreatinally Blind Crovotion: The First Ever Featured Crow Fic

#26 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

I approve of this story.:ajsmug:

#27 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

And then came the budgies.

Comment posted by Abandoned deleted at 2:45am on the 12th of December, 2012
#29 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

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of what to think....

#30 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

so awesome!

and yes, Ravens are cool.

#31 · 85w, 2d ago · · ·

No has happy ending?

:fluttercry:

#32 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

Liked the reffrence to Poe, kinda hard not to see one coming though. Still nice job!

#33 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1785570

Couldn't resist.

I drop lots of them across my work.

#34 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

Upon actually reading this, I've discovered that I really like this story. I particularly enjoyed how you gave voice to the stereotypical behaviors of a Raven. If Ravens could talk as we do, they would probably talk like this.

Cool little fic. Liked/favorited.

#35 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1786212

Um.

They can!

Sorta.

#36 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

I'm reading this simply because it's a Raven...and who doesn't love Raven's....but I can't read it NOW ;_; So it's in my "to read list" ^_^

#37 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1786246

That's why I said "as we do". I assumed that, having an interest in Ravens, you might have also read that our avian friends are somehow able to communicate with each other, and seem to have regional dialects.

Ravens are cool.

#38 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1786277

Indeed.

Smarter than dogs and the likes.

I want one.

Silly laws. I can have a hundred types of birds, but not a raven...

I'll paint it yellow and call it a parakeet!

Also, teach it to say 'nevermore, and to perch on a bust of Pallas.

#39 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

Whenever I see Ravens or other Corvids, I try to lure them towards me by tossing them food. Unfortunately, they're not nearly as easily convinced as ducks and geese. I haven't yet managed to convince one to approach me.

There's a video floating around on youtube of somebody's pet Raven; they actually taught it to say "nevermore". Let me see if I can find it...

#40 · 85w, 1d ago · 1 · ·
#41 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

To accomplish his mission, and to save his murder

Just out of curiosity... Did you mean mother?

#42 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

“Nevermore...”

:trollestia: I see what you did there!

#44 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1787324 Oh well, this teaches me to not read before commenting again:facehoof:

#45 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1786449

He did not. Murder is the collective known for a group of crows, which he chose in favour of an unkindness, the correct term for a collective of ravens. He mentions this in the author's notes. Personally I prefer the slightly more archaic form 'a conspiracy of ravens'.

#46 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

There should be a sequel for this

#47 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1787331It's alright! Happens to the best of us.

#48 · 85w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

>>1783225

To be fair, there wasn't so much a misunderstanding as there was a negative reaction to his rampant douchebaggery. It's one thing to hope for charity, it's another to waltz into a store and request everything inside because you heard the owner was generous.

#49 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

In the defense of the ponies...that raven was rather narrow-minded and self-centered about it all and that was what really fouled things up. He refused to look at things from the point of view of the ponies, and further still, interpreted the elements they represented either too literally, with underestimation, or again failing to look at it from any viewpoint but his own.

In actuality, they all pretty much stayed true to their elements. Fluttershy WAS being kind, kind to ALL, which is why the raven's "vermin" talk offended her so. Applejack WAS being truly honest, and knew that the thievery of the ravens was dishonest and thus didn't tolerate it. Rarity, if viewed from strict LITERAL terms, wasn't being generous, but when you looked at the bigger picture, it's justified, and Rarity rightly noted that it wasn't TRULY generous to just donate freely such things to people who clearly didn't need it (furthermore, the raven was being a bit contradictory with himself, because earlier he was insulted at the idea of accepting acts of charity, and then turns around and expected it from somepony else). Twilight showed interest in the raven's magic, until she realized it was used for harmful purposes, and her reaction and opinions on that had nothing to do with her element per say. And Rainbow wasn't really given a fair chance to demonstrate loyalty, as why would she show demonstrate loyalty to someone she didn't know and as far as she knew, had no need for it (because Rainbow never gave the raven a full chance to explain himself)? Besides, being loyal doesn't necessarily make you a good diplomat, which we all know Rainbow is not. In fact, it's probably because of her loyalty that she's not the greatest of diplomats. And I can't blame the raven for trying to avoid Pinkie, for anyone meeting Pinkie for the first time is gonna be seriously intimidated by her, Pinkie's actions around the raven were enough for the raven to reasonably question their intentions, and the raven's logic is sound enough to see that Pinkie couldn't really provide the assistance he needed (although it is possible that had the raven given Pinkie the chance, she could have gotten him to see things a little differently and maybe work something out with the other ponies, but honestly I'm not surprised he didn't).

He probably would have been better off going to the princesses, as they would probably be more patient and political about it, but even then I have my doubts something could've been worked out, especially if the raven continued to be as closed-minded as he was.

So in a way, he really brought his failure down upon himself.

Nice story, BTW. :twilightsmile:

>>1781204

Apparently Twilight talks like that.

Pax
#50 · 85w, 1d ago · · ·

I  HOPE YOU DO NOT MIND, BUT IS THIS ONESHOT?

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