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  • E Pink and Famous

    Rainbow Dash has the attention of everyone for flying. Rarity has it for dresses. Pinkie Pie. . . ?
    4,231 words · 2,900 views  ·  239  ·  8
  • T Lyra's Human 2: Derpy's Human

    Serveral years after the events of "Lyra's Human," Derpy Hooves meets a human of her own.
    485,840 words · 8,615 views  ·  635  ·  42
  • E Chaos and Kindness

    Fluttershy has broken through to Discord, but there's still a lot of work to do. Between "Well played, Fluttershy" and "Friendship is magic!" there was a whole new story.
    5,193 words · 2,731 views  ·  162  ·  7
  • E My Girlfriend is a Siren

    Three new girls in school. Ask one on a date. But what happened in her last school and where is Canterlot High anyway?
    6,568 words · 1,246 views  ·  147  ·  11
  • E The Disturbing Dreams of Twilight Sparkle

    Twilght Sparkle is having terrible nightmares and cannot sleep.
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  • T Friendship is Optimal: Spiraling Upwards

    What would happen to me if "Friendship is Optimal" were true and I really had a Ponypad.
    59,922 words · 1,893 views  ·  149  ·  17
  • E Love in Time Immemorial

    Long after the Royal Wedding, Cadence is left widowed. She seeks out a new love in an old enemy.
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  • E Friendship is Optimal: More Information

    An Optimalverse story of one human who voices his objections to Celestia's plan of emigration
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Blog Posts38

  • Thursday
    I actually publish something? What sorcery is this?!

    I've been woefully lax in putting out new stories. Yes, I get my one chapter a week out, but I used to be able to do that while writing other stuff as well. I have a novel I'm working on, but that's been slow and I don't want to put it out until it's been gone over with severely. Next year, probably.

    BUT, I have finally found time and inspiration, and I have out a side story now. It is called: My Girlfriend is a Siren, about one of the coolest characters in the new movie. I don't do a whole lot of straight romance, but I'm trying it here.

    Unless everyone says I should make it clop.

    Anyway, if everything goes right, you should be able to read it now, or wait until the mods approve it. I hope to keep up with this one; I really enjoyed writing chapter 1.

    1 comments · 50 views
  • 14w, 5d
    A Matter of Numbers

    I’m sometimes interested in the properties of numbers, even though I’m not that great at math. One of the things I like is when numbers have really low prime factors. For instance, 150 is 5x5x3x2, which 151 is, well, just 151. So I think it’s fair to say that 150 is much more of a nice, round number than 151 is. Now, consider 162. Not what many people would call a nice, round number. And yet, if you factor it out, 162 equals 2x3x3x3x3.

    “Great, PJ,” you may be saying. “But I don’t come here for math, I come here for pony stories.” Well, the last time I posted about Derpy’s Human, I said that my plans were to go to Chapter 150, which would be the end of Karyn’s time at school. But she just finished her third year, and we’re only at chapter 110. There’s no reason I can’t cover a whole year in 40 chapters, but if I had 52, it would be one chapter for every week, and  the whole story would have a nice, round number of chapters. I only need one thing.

    Twelve more chapter ideas.

    And that’s where you all come in. I’m opening up the blog entries and the comments to you guys. If I can get twelve good ideas that fit in with the story, I’ll extend it for another twelve chapters. Now, a few guidelines. These are going to be slice of life chapters, not structural to change Derpy or Karyn. So, something like Derpy and Karyn meet the president of the United States, that’s not going to happen. You can ch ange other people or ponies, but not my two girls and not the setting.

    Aside: for those of you who just came here to find out about next week, it's Derpy and Karyn on a beach again, but this time it's on Earth, and they compare and contrast the two occasions. I've buried this in the middle of the entry so that you have to read the whole thing. End of aside.

    Also, I’d like to limit it to one suggestion per person. I have a good slate of regular commenters here, but the statistics say that a couple of hundred people read this every week. I’d like to hear from some of the lurkers as well.

    So that’s the plan. If it doesn’t work, well, like I said, I can do it all in 150 chapters. It’s all up to you.

    19 comments · 276 views
  • 34w, 4d
    400 Followers and a State of the Author Update

    Yay! Another milestone. With Rainbow Dash 647 as my newest follower, that makes 400. Maybe Rainbow Dash 400 will be my 647th? Probably not.

    Anyway, here's what's going on. For all my Derpy's Human fans, we're rapidly approaching Chapter 100, which would have been the original end. But since I decided to extend it, I have to do something Really Big for this one. I think I can live up to the task, though. After that, I think it's about time for another clip show, and then I'm hoping to have it on rails until the end.

    For my Optimalverse friends, you should be seeing two more chapters of All the President's Horses this weekend, followed by one more the week after that.

    And my next project is to try to write something in a slower, more descriptive style. My problem with this is that while I've gained a lot of writing time recently, I've lost some thinking time. I used to get a lot of ideas on long drives and walks, but walking has been nigh impossible with the winter snows that seem to have come down every other day. That I'm hoping too will change. But it's also new territory for me: a long fic without humans.

    8 comments · 150 views
  • 43w, 1d
    A Slight De(rp)lay

    Hey, everypony. Some of you may have heard, but this Wednesday is Christmas. Normally, Derpy's Human updates on Wednesday nights, but I have no intention of publishing that night. All the good people of the world should be with their friends and families that night, and I definitely will be. So for the first time, we'll have a change of schedule, and I'll publish the new Derpy's Human chapter on Thursday at the usual time. We'll go back to the old schedule going next week. (I have no particular attachment to New Year's Day.)

    1 comments · 127 views
  • 45w, 2d
    The Future of Derpy's Human

    Since the story-specific-blog function is working, it gives me a chance to tell all my Derpy's Human readers what's going on with the story. Over the past couple of weeks, I teased a change in dynamic, which of course I then pulled back. I don't want to mess with the dynamic of Derpy and Karyn Do Stuff. The problem is that there isn't a whole lot of Stuff they haven't Done, at least that I can write about.

    So my plan was to start wrapping up the story at 100 chapters.

    There are a number of problems with that, though. One is that, if I kept up my pacing, it would end right around the conclusion of Karyn's third year at college, and that's not a good place for the story to end. Another problem is that if I did that, I'd be shoving all the plot in at once, which is not the pace I want to have the story go. In my opinion, a moment like meeting Dinky's father and seeing Derpy's reaction only works because we've spent so many chapters dealing with her just doing her own thing and we know her character.

    Therefore, I've decided to go for 150.

    That will put us at the end of Karyn's schooling, which works, and give me room to stick in the remaining major plot points that I want to get in with a slow and steady pace. But, it means I need to change things up a bit, and maybe even repeat myself with a new look at an old concept. I might want to do another cooking episode, or go back to the movies, but keep it fresh with a new angle. To that end, I'm going to have some "running theme" concepts after Chapter 90 to structure it a little better.

    And what of the future? Am I fooling myself about this end? Will I get to chapter 135 and say, "Well, if Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Sailor Moon can make it to 200 episodes, why can't this story? I don't know. But if I'm an addict, there are worse things to be addicted to than writing slice-of-life.

    Anyway, I hope that all of you will continue with me on the journey of a girl and a pegasus.

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Lyra teleports a human to Equestria to learn more about their culture.  Some SF concepts in the first two chapters, but probably going to delve into slice-of-life and some platonic romance.

My first foray into fiction after a ton of essay writing.  C&C welcome!

Please also check out Nethelli's Far From Home, which has a similar premise and came first.  

Story image courtesy Steeve.

First Published
25th Jan 2012
Last Modified
29th Nov 2012
#1 · 142w, 6d ago · 6 · · Chapter 2 - Origination ·

I like it, but everything seems to happen too fast, it needs more detail.

#2 · 142w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 - Origination ·

This seems familiar :trixieshiftright:

#3 · 142w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 - Origination ·

>>157328

I was just thinking the same thing because I'v been reading your fic which I'm really enjoying by the way:twilightsheepish:  

#4 · 142w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 - Origination ·

>>157328

I had the idea of a human meeting Lyra independently, and I searched the site before I started writing this and I did come across yours and read the first three chapters.  But I think I'm taking the premise in a different direction, since I'm working first-person and I also intend this to have far less comedy, more drama.  I've got first drafts of four more chapters now, and the two leads are going to be walked in on by Bon-bon, but other than that I think I'm plotting different.  I also think I'm the first Lyra-story writer to go with the parallel world explanation instead of the "Planet of the Apes" concept where pony society supplants human society.  At least, I haven't read any others (but would like to).

If anything, my inspiration for writing this was My Little Dashie, because I wanted there to be a human/pony crossed-worlds story that ended happier than that.

Still, I'll put a recommendation to your story in the description. Please don't ask me to take it down or not finish though.  As I said, I'm new to fiction and I'm in completely new territory here, just like my characters. :pinkiehappy:

I'm sorry if I stepped on your toes though.

#5 · 142w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 - Incantation ·

Ah, the classic concept of fictons.  I'll have to keep your phrasing in mind; it's the most elegant way I've seen for explaining the concept.

#6 · 142w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 2 - Origination ·

>>157650

No worries, just teasing.

Crazy that we both drew from the same source though. I baww'd hard when I read MLD :raritydespair:

[Before you know it, this site will be nothing but Lyra fanfics]

#7 · 142w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 - Incantation ·

>>158028

I lifted that from Robert Heinlein, but he's dead and can't sue.  :pinkiecrazy: In the next chapter I out-and-out steal his term for it, "World-as-myth."

If you're really interested, you should read his, "The Number of the Beast," though you might want to read "Time Enough for Love" first as Beast is a sort-of sequel.  

#8 · 142w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 - Discussion ·

>>160195

*nods*  I debated remarking about Heinlein and "world-as-myth", but wasn't sure if the reference was going to be caught.  One of these days I need to finish reading "The Number of the Beast," but the concept of fictons is easy enough to grasp without having read all of the book: for every story that is, was, or will ever be, there is a universe where it's non-fiction.

#9 · 142w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 - Discussion ·

i like where this is going, :rainbowkiss: gunna be a gooder

#10 · 142w, 5d ago · 2 · · Chapter 3 - Discussion ·

http://objection.mrdictionary.net/go.php?n=5516688

My recommendation for you would also be to break up these long conversations with something actually happening... They're explaining human and pony culture, but not much outside of what the readers already know.

#11 · 142w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 - Discussion ·

>>160667

I think you're right, and I'm going to work more on that in the upcoming chapters.  What I'm hoping this chapter does when the story is complete is two things:

1. Gives it some length, not in terms of word count, but in terms of time spent.  I want things to be slow so the reader feels like the two spent a weekend together.

2. Sets mood and entertains just based on the culture clash ideas.  

But yeah, with just 3 chapters, I could see how it's a little slow and boring at this point.

#12 · 142w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 1 - Incantation ·

A fanfic of a fanfic of a fanfic. And I love it, because both of them (Anthropology and Far From Home) are my favourite fanfics ever. Can't wait for more :rainbowkiss: !

#13 · 142w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 4 - Exhibition ·

What, no apple cider vinegar?  I sense another business opportunity for Sweet Apple Acres.

The big hangup with hay and grass is the cellulose content, which humans can't digest.  I doubt whether it would be a major staple food for ponies either.  Sure they can digest it, but the caloric content is relatively low.  It's a low-grade food, as compared with all the other veggies and fruits they have available.

#14 · 142w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 4 - Exhibition ·

great

#16 · 142w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 4 - Exhibition ·

One love bro

#17 · 142w, 8h ago · 1 · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

SHIT.JUST.GOT.REAL.

#18 · 142w, 8h ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

I LOVE this story. Keep it coming!

#19 · 142w, 7h ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

OH SHIT SON  :pinkiegasp:

#20 · 142w, 5h ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shits about to go down

under ground

[ok that was crappy keep um coming:trollestia:]

#21 · 142w, 5h ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

Dam-it Bon-Bon don't you know how to knock.:facehoof:

#23 · 142w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

Ahahahahaaa! This is great. Keep it up, I'm really enjoying this story so far. I can't wait for more.

#24 · 142w, 2h ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

One love bro you're an awesome writer can you give any tips I was going to write a mlp halo crossover (not violent) and wondered what you have to say

#25 · 141w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

Thanks so much to all you bronies/pegasisters for your praise/shock. :scootangel: :heart:

>>174472

I've never played the Halo, but I would say two things: One, be strict in your proofreading; nothing takes a reader out of the story more than a language error.  Two: write what you know. With the games I have played, I always have funny or odd anecdotes about things that happened in the game that I didn't expect.  Maybe put one of those in the story.

#26 · 141w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

Awesome story! Keep up the great work :heart:

#28 · 141w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 - Incantation ·

>>160195

he might not be dead, but if the phrase was copy-righted and the copy-right still stands (though I don't know why ti would), then whomever is in control of it now could sue. I doubt they will, though, since you're not making any money off of this.

#29 · 141w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 2 - Origination ·

>>160086

Nah, Lyra's a fad like Doctor Whooves. At first EVERYBODY was writing Doctor Whooves fics, (and a few still are, myself recently included), but they're less talked about now. Right now it's 'Lyra season' (I pronounce it leer-rah. Is that wrong?) and a bunch of folk are writing Lyra fics. That will probably change in the future to some other background-pony.

#30 · 141w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 - Discussion ·

I should go to bed, but there's two more chapters!

#31 · 141w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

>>173991

its her own house, why would she? :rainbowlaugh:

Alright, I chose to read the two chapters, and so worth it. Good night, everyBrony and Pegasister! :twilightsheepish:

#32 · 141w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

I've read this fic 3 times already, JUST in anticipation for chapter 6. Oh, why isn't it out yet?!

#33 · 141w, 3d ago · 1 · · Chapter 5 - Consumption ·

Pardon me a moment... Okay... had to make sure my heart hadn't stopped. In the words of M.Night Shyamalan: "What a twist!" Right back to the grind come along Pinkie. Okay! Oh cookies! Can we get some? Fine... they cost 5 stars though. Enjoy them. Okie dokey lokey! "And that's how Camlio five stared that story!" Uh... Pinkie. What the hay are you talking about?

#34 · 141w, 3d ago · 4 · · Chapter 1 - Incantation ·

“Really?! How wonderful, since you only have one tribe you must not have any wars in your history like ponies do!”

Oh god. I really want to be there just so I can break out in hysterical laughter in Lyra's face.

#35 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

Stoned with extreme prejudice.  Should be interesting to see how the next chapter leads in.  I can't imagine being de-petrified would be at all a pleasant feeling.

#36 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

I oddly enjoyed this fic, though I'm not a fan of Human in Equestria fics, this was done really well and if you were gonna ship a human and a pony, it might aw well be Lyra. I look forward to the next chapter where Lyra has to go all Phoenix Wright and save the day and get the petrification undone. I think this is well written and the humor and drama works well here.

As Payment for a great fic here is a funny little gif:

Peace Out.

#37 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

Positive comment

Notification of track

#38 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

Oh, this is getting good.

#39 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

Great job and I have to ask, I'm working on my own fabrics right now and do you have any suggestions?

#40 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

*Witty comment here*

Post MOAR! :flutterrage:

#41 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

Damn. Silenced by a cockatrice. That's rough, dude. Rough. :fluttercry:

#42 · 141w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

............................*what the gaurds were like*:ALL RIGHT HERE I GO IM GOING TO RELIGUISLY SMAKE YOU IN THE FACE WITH JJJJJJEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSS

well im back

SO MUCH FOR BEING CREATIVE *PULLS OUT A SWORD*

#43 · 141w, 3d ago · 1 · · Chapter 3 - Discussion ·

Wait so if they have fairy tales of us humans and we have fairy tales of them, isn't that like a fairy tale within a fairy tale. Fairy tale inception?!?!?!

#44 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

The comparison to the Pieta was really clever. This story is really good, especially for a HIE story. ANOTHER.

#45 · 141w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

Over 100 trackers and less than half are me!:pinkiehappy:

Once again, thank you all for your kind words.  

>>184809

Don't know much about fabrics, Rarity might be the one to ask about them.  All I know is fanfics, where I can tell you it's very important to be your own spell-checker.  

#47 · 141w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

Weaponized Cockatrice? Brilliant!

Can't wait to see what happens next. :heart:

#48 · 141w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

o_o

Woha, a Cockatrice? Flashbang in Equestria style, I guess. xD

#49 · 141w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 - Preemption ·

Excellent

Tyrestia just got owned. I approve.

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