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ABagOVicodin

Joined August 2012
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Fimfic's favorite painkiller, "Analyst", and a blog author for Equestria After Dark

Stories (17)

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  • The Coltbert Report
    It's exactly what you think. But with plot.
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Blog Posts (85)

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Princess Celestia is losing control of her political power. The system is slowly crumbling due to the inverse relationship between harmony and "freedom". With the invitation of television sets, the internet, and instant coffee machines, "freedom" becomes the preferred theme of the Celestian empire as opposed to harmony.

With no other options (or perhaps due to a stroke of genius), Princess Celestia brings a self proclaimed expert on "freedom" to Equestria along with his entire family to create a new show with familiar roots: The Coltbert Report.

How will his family handle the new Equestrian life? Will Stephen Coltbert be able to return harmony to the land with his mixture of satire and wit? Only time and hundreds of episodes will tell.

Join Stephen Coltbert as he provides the conservative viewpoint on Equestria so that you don't have to.

Cover art by Stinkehund.

Featured on Equestria Daily: 1/16/2013

First Published
9th Jan 2013
Last Modified
26th Feb 2013

Comments ( 279 )

#1 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 5d ago · 3 · ·

And now a collab between you and Daily Show Ponies would be perfect.

#2 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1932403

Let him know.

#3 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 5d ago · · ·

Interesting premise. If you can pull of Colbert's satire and wit, I can guarantee that this story will indefinitely be featured! :eeyup:

#4 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1932422 Message sent, as per your request.

#5 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 5d ago · 7 · ·

The great thing about this is that "Coltbert" is pronounced the same as "Colbert." The T's are silent.

#6 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 5d ago · · ·

I recommend the center tags for your breaks.

#7 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 5d ago · · ·

Do want. :pinkiehappy:

#8 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

I haven't read this yet and I already know this is going to be incredible.

#9 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · 2 · ·

"I don't want to be sued by Earth."

LOL

#10 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

As big a fan as I am of the Colbert Report (I mean like, a ridiculously huge fan), I just couldn't really get into this chapter.  The biggest issue for me is that the dialogue felt really stilted.  I mean, I've watched interviews with Stephen Colbert out-of-character, and he sounds nothing like what you've written.  Plus, the whole concept of being plucked from your world, dropped into another, and then asked to learn up on the local politics and history in order to do a comedy show on it seems kinda...well, creepy, for a start. A pain in the butt. Probably not the ideal situation to come up with brilliant comedy.

I think what would have been funnier (and now I'm crossing the gap from commenting on the story as it exists to saying how I would do it, which I admit might be a dick move on my part, but I hope it illustrates what my expectations for the fic were when I saw the title) is rather than having Stephen Colbert the human turned into a pony and teleported to Equestria, you just start out with a pony/Equestrian version of Stephen Colbert and just jump right into him doing an episode of his show. No complicated origin story, no issues about the well-being of the character or how he gets along in Equestria, and you can introduce the politics of Equestria through the comedy of the show, so you get to jump right into the real meat of the story.  But, like I say, this is just how I would imagine doing it, so maybe there's something to your approach I'm not picking up on yet.

#11 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Stephen Colbert literal crossover? Sign me up!:pinkiehappy:

#12 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1933786

I was planning on doing just ponified versions of the shows, but I found that I would get bored of this very quickly. It's called a prologue because the meat of the story isn't there yet. The first chapter of your fiction is very well done, but not something that I want to rinse, lather, and repeat. Variety is the spice of life and status quo is the starch. I tagged the story as an adventure because, quite frankly, this is what it's going to be. If it wasn't, the definition of the story would simply be, "Join Stephen Coltbert as he provides the conservative viewpoint on Equestria so that you don't have to."

Plus, my author's note says that episode 1 will be the next chapter.

The pacing is intentional, but if Colbert seems out of character, I can concede to that. I've only seen a few clips of him out of character. His Playboy interview, his character breaking when he testified for the Mexican workers, and the few breaks that he does on his show.

#13 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

I am really hopeing this turns out well

Hopefully i can say this without it being a lie later

Looool

#15 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Hmm, lemme give this a read...

#16 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

A good reason to change a human to a Pony when taking them to Equestria would be due the the different diseases. We would not want a plague to start in Equestria because of the common cold you know.

#17 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

so much potential!!!!!! please know what you are doing! please please please please please!!!:rainbowkiss:

#19 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

I'm interested to see what exactly Celestia's concerned about. Is she unconsciously demonizing new ideologies? Is Equestria really being corrupted? Or is society unaware of its problems, and needs the Colbert Bump?

Also, is who's the new Jim? Is he a Rush fan too?

Not much to say on the writing side of things this early. The dialog was formal to the point of being stale, but then again it WAS business talk. I'm left wanting seconds.

#20 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

You bungled an opportunity to make a "purple mountains" joke when Colbert saw the exterior environment for the first time. Equestrian mountains could actually be purple.

I'll give you an actual in-character chapter, but so far I'm not digging it.

#21 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Thank the lord some one finally made a Colbert report.

#22 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Huh, Colbert in Equestria? I've heard of ponies on the daily show but this is new. Cool:twilightsmile:

#23 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

You, fellow brony, have my attention. subbed! :rainbowdetermined2:

#24 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

You lost me in the middle of the lunch. Not feeling it, kinda dry.

A for effort and everything! At least it's written well.

#25 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · 2 · ·

The number one threat to Equestria…Ursas!

#26 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Going to read later for now.

I really hope you can pull of Stephen Colbert's personality right. :rainbowwild:

#28 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Aw snap son.

#29 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

POLITICS?! Agh, you beat me to it.:moustache:

#30 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

ALL OF MY YES!!! CAN`T WAIT ANOTHER CHAPTAH!!!

#31 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

This.... Sounds..... AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:pinkiegasp::pinkiehappy: Do you mind if I travel through the ColtBert Verse in my story?

#32 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

Equestria Again: Rebecoming the Harmony We Never Weren't

*Auto-follows and likes because Coltbert. Will read later*

#33 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

I admit, this is an entertaining read. However, you may want to be careful of the dialogue. A good portion of it feels forced.

#34 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Won't this be interesting...

#35 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Freedom at odds with harmony?

No, 'anarchy' is at odds with harmony.

'Stupidity' is at odds with harmony.

'Selfishness' is at odds with harmony.

'Apathy' is at odds with harmony.

An intelligent, sensible, compassionate, empathetic, generous person can have absolute freedom and will never do anything 'bad' due to it being against his or her core personality.  Such a person will innately desire harmony and do only things which bring about harmony.  This is confusing abstract social concepts with personal responsibility and interpersonal relationships.  

#36 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Okay,  I was expecting this chapter to be the show, but I can wait. Fav'd

#37 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1937438

You are correct. I'm referring to American "Freedom". Perhaps I should have been more specific.

#38 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1937444  That would be 'consumerism'.  :raritywink:

#39 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Lets see where this goes

#40 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

...

Humans in Equestria isn't stupid... as long as it is not about some depressed, 22-year-old white male that has a bad life and kills himself.

Fav'd!

#41 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

ALL NAMES MUST BE PONY PUNS.

#42 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 4d ago · · ·

Big fan of Colbert and Stewart. Not too sure of this story at the moment.

You've earned a watch for the moment.

#43 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 3d ago · · ·

Colbert is Best Pony! Now if you Can Pull Off Letterman, That would Be Something.

#45 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1937444 "American Freedom"? Bucking LOL'd

#46 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 3d ago · · ·

Just like in America America the place were capitolism rules but nobody has any money but we all have overly priced @$/& on the capitol city high charity the flood took it over and covered it in some goey stuff that came only be described as "holy hell this $&)@ stinks"

#47 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 3d ago · · ·

:pinkiehappy::rainbowkiss::yay:YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!

#48 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 3d ago · · ·

Waiting for next chapter.... where is it HMMM?!

#49 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1939882

In a separate word document while I complete it.

#50 · Chapter 1 · 80w, 3d ago · · ·

Great start.  Had to read it between breaks since I was watching Daily Show and Colbert at the time.  :derpytongue2:

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