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Currently writing a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon styled story. Non-Pony.

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  • T Observations and Motivations

    Twilight Sparkle has located Starswirl the Bearded's journal, a document that disappeared along with him at the beginning of the Classical era. This is the Secret history of Starswirl the Banished.  · Tolerance
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A pony calling himself Stein approaches Twilight about her research into her friends ability called 'Pinkie Sense', stating that it might be the key to his research. After observing Stein's odd behavior, and his penchant for avoiding answers, Twilight enlists the help of her mentor and her friends to help her decide whether or not she should help him.


The founding Fic of the Observations Universe!


Continued in Observations and Motivations!

First Published
20th Dec 2012
Last Modified
20th Dec 2012

Approaching the story in the form of a letter made for an interesting concept, one that does neatly erase any problems surrounding understanding of some of the concepts introduced in the narrative. I enjoyed the overall plot of the piece, but it took till chapter three to truly get into the story. Had it not been written as a letter, it would have felt too fast paced.

>>1830031 Thanks for the criticism! I did feel that it was necessary to avoid lengthy descriptions of some of the concepts I've used. I tend to get overly technical otherwise.:twilightblush: I'm glad you've enjoyed the piece though, and will work on my pacing for any future stories.

Guess who it is!

Well done with the story. I truly enjoyed it!

>>1847243 Appreciate the help and the Fave. Now it's time for me to get back to work...:derpytongue2:

#5 · 206w, 1d ago · 1 · · Day One ·

The Cousin of Stone? I guess that name's going to be significant later on!

#6 · 48w, 2d ago · 2 · · Day Two ·

I sort of like the way that this story is all written as Twilight sending a letter to Celestia. Although as the chapter goes on I do have to remind myself that Twilight is not talking to me, but Celestia. Just a small thing I found, otherwise... I think this also deserves more attention than it has now. It has me on the edge of my seat at parts!

Looking forward to reading the rest of this Observation Universe. :twilightsmile:

>>6799851 Glad you're enjoying it so far. Hope you're ready for a ride! :rainbowdetermined2:

It was interesting reading the chapters as if the reader was Celestia...or a curious member of the staff. And while it's uncommon for exact details of an event, including dialogue, in a letter, I'm not surprised as much since it's from Twilight.

Thanks for the good read, now for the rest.:eeyup:

"Diety" should be "Deity" in the chapter title.

>>6954031 Thanks for that. I'm always misspelling that word, and the spellchecker doesn't seem to parse the title for some reason.

>>6954802 No problem.

In Firefox, at least, one-line textboxes have the spellchecker turned off until you right-click each one and hit Check Spelling. Worth a shot. (Although in general spellcheckers are somewhat less than reliable....)

#12 · 4w, 5d ago · 1 · · Day One ·

Wow. No down otes.

Friendship Report regarding my discovery that I didn't have to completely understand something in order to believe that it was true. That lesson was brought on my a close study involving my friend Pinkie Pie and her “Pinkie Sense,”
The worst conclusion to draw, really. Especially when Pinkie only knows what each twinge means through observing, recording, and correlating what happens—you know, science.

Should be asking Pinkie, really. I mean, I guess she doesn't know the how, but starting with a detailed account of the What seems like a good idea.

colorful confectionery concoctions!
Pinkie will drink that vial, I'm sure.


Corrections offered without malice.

at the site of this stallion
sight

a substantial length time
length of time

happen have
happen to have
Pinkie” I said
Pinkie,”

#13 · 4w, 5d ago · 1 · · Day Two ·

There is no answer for oatmeal...”
"And then I said, ‘Oatmeal? Are you crazy?’"

Cinnabombs sound deljghtful.

Corrections offered without malice.

in it's current state
its
seal-able
sealable
Accept for you
Except for you
"Dear Twilight Sparkle,
You don't need quotation marks when you block off something like that.
should you require it”
it.

Snapped out of it,
Snap

introducin
introducin'

equestrian climate
Equestrian

Corrections offered without malice.

several unicorn charging
unicorns
our friend”
friend.”
posses the energies
possess

immortal”
immortal.”

starswirl attempts to reach other realities w/ Pinkie, accidentally breaks fourth wall instead.

Corrections offered without malice.

reign itself in
rein
it's center
its

payed
paid

do you mind if I ask you something.”
question mark

'dangers that one is better off not knowing'
:flutterrage: :twilightangry2: don't you dare dumbledore down your lessons

>>6954974

They're useful for showing one when one's made many simple errors, though homophone mistakes aren't among them. Dew knot trussed yore spell chequer, inn deed.

>>7695547 Actually, TDDGtE is the only story of mine with downvotes at the moment.:trixieshiftright: I don't know if that's just because it was more popular, or everything else is just better, or some combination thereof.

>>7695621

>>7695647

>>7695783 :rainbowderp:Chrome's spellchecker doesn't like 'sealable' for some reason, but I prefer your suggestion.

>>7695807

Again, wow! Your work is always appreciated here! Thankfully, I've moved on from relying solely on web-based word processors, so future stories are less-likely to be plagued by my missing something during self edits. :scootangel:

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