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  • E Keeping Your Hooves On The Ground

    Dash tells what happened to her and Fluttershy immediately after her first Sonic Rainboom.
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  • T Bringing Up Blueblood

    A spinoff of "My Little Alicorn." Blueblood must prove himself worthy of being an adult a
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  • T Waning Moon

    Sequel to My Little Alicorn. Luna gets regressed and is flung into a deeper mystery regarding the Arcanus E Draconus...
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  • T My Little Alicorn

    A magical prank backfires, leaving Celestia stuck as a filly and Luna having to take her place.
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  • E Eye of the Hurricane

    Raindrops goes too far in dealing with her anger problems. (Lunaverse story.)
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  • E A Chance Encounter (Continued)

    (Continuation of Hendy853's A Chance Encounter.) Lunaverse Story. Spike runs into a rather crazed purple unicorn and must escape.
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  • E And That's Terrible

    Lex Luthor steals forty cakes from Celestia. That's as many as four tens.
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  • Monday
    This is where I'd talk about the shiny new fic

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  • 1w, 1d
    Comic Review: Annual #2 (Power Ponies) (And yes, we're talking about THAT)

    It's several weeks overdue, but I believe it is time we finally tackled FiM's second annual. After last year's Equestria Girls prequel turned out to be only slightly better than the film it was based on, it's time we looked at another group of non-Mane 6 characters, the Power Ponies, and their marvelous adventures. Can they foil the evil that ponies do?


    Maretropolis is a city beset by villains. Whether it be the tangled schemes of the Mane-iac, the perilous plundering pursuits of Pharaoh Phetlock, the glamorous crime spress of High Heel, or the despair brought on by the ever-saddened Long-Face, the proud ponies that call this noble city home are doomed to a lifetime of suffering and victimhood. At least, that's what would happen if it weren't for the city's mightiest defenders, the POWER PONIES! The Masked Matter-Horn, Zapp, Mistress Mare-velous, Fili-Second, Radiance, Saddle Ranger, and Humdrum, fight a never-ending battle in the name of justice and peace! They are an unstoppable team, loved by everpony in Maretropolis...

    And they hate each other.

    The Power Ponies is just a big show put on to mask how dysfunctional and broken the team is. Mare-velous resents having to work with others. Fili-Second is bored with everything. Radiance is vain and wants all of the media's attention, much to Zapp's frustration. Saddle Ranger can barely keep from going into a rage from all the fighting. And the Masked Matter-Horn orders everyone around while doing nothing to correct the team's behavior. Only Humdrum seems to have any interest in the Power Ponies staying together.

    But this shall be their darkest hour, for in Balkham Asylum, their worst enemies have banded together to bring an end to the Power Ponies once and for all! The Mane-iac, Phetlock, High Heel and Longface are joined by the amorphous Smudge and master thief Shadowmane, and form a mighty Legion of Doom (only not called that because Lex Luthor would simultaneously sue and nuke them). The fractured Power Ponies are no match for the villains' combined assault, and to top things off, their powers are stolen and given to their worst enemies thanks to accursed science. Will our powerless heroes learn the power of friendship and save the city?

    Before getting into the issue itself, though, there is one thing: if you didn't like the episode “Power Ponies,” this comic probably won't change your mind. It's still a superhero story done with ponies; outside of the horse puns, you could probably fit any super-team you can think of into this plot and it would have worked almost as well. The comic also doesn't really differentiate them from how the Mane 6 portrayed them, although the actual Power Ponies are far more straightforward in their character types and significantly less friendly. The main difference is their appearance, as they have different coat and mane colors. In addition, Humdrum is actually a colt, and not a dragon; it's a nice touch and helps differentiate the actual in-universe comic from the LARPing the Mane 6 and Spike had to do.

    Plus, given that Humdrum saves the day twice, maybe Spike is overstating his uselessness a bit too much.

    The original plot apparently had Spike traveling into the comic to help save the day, but it was axed in favor of Humdrum teaching the Power Ponies the values of friendship. You can clearly see where Spike should have been; Humdrum uses a checklist of friendship activities in his instruction, and everything is structured like a school lesson, all of which are things the dragon has to put up with while working with Twilight. Still, I do like the idea of Humdrum getting the lessons in friendship from the Power Ponies' universe's equivalent of FiM; it's an amusing bit of meta humor that has a great payoff.

    The villains are all your basic baddies, and wouldn't stand out too much against the Adam West Batman's rogues gallery. Pharaoh Phetlock has a gang of mummies at his command, Long-Face attacks with “Sadness Gas,” High Heel's car is shaped like a sneaker, and the Mane-iac is still a lighter version of the Joker with living hair. Still, it's an amusing touch that they actually get along very well, in comparison to how most villain team-ups have said antagonists bickering about everything while demanding a decent pair of pants. It's a little sad that our heroes have to destroy such a good friendship to save the day and reclaim their powers.

    I think the best way to describe this annual is that it's fun, albeit in a very Silver Age sort of way. The heroes and villains are ridiculous, the plot is ludicrous, and it's very preachy and goofy, but all in a good way. It harkens back to the days when Batman wore a different-colored costume every night and everyone in the Superman cast was a dick, only minus the overt racism, misogyny, and political propaganda of the era. Sometimes you just want to read a story about superheroes saving the day without condemning them for wanting to help people, or focusing all of the attention on how much better the villains are, or killing characters off for shock value.

    ...Modern comics suck.

    Point is, the annual is good...except perhaps for the backup. Originally featured as a SDCC exclusive, the story features the Mane-iac escaping from prison and returning to her hideout. She finds the Crystal Mirror, which is in the factory...for no reason. And she goes through...for no reason. And she ends up in the Equestria Girls world, but is still a pony...for no reason. And then there's a human!Mane-iac that fights her...for no reason.

    This backup exists...for no reason.

    About the only funny part is the very last panel, where it turns out to be a very weird issue of a comic that human!Dash is reading. And even then, the joke is ruined if you think about it for more than ten seconds. In particular, Dash is weirded out that a pony version of the Mane-iac showed up, which implies that the human cast is the one she's used to in her universe. But the cover plainly shows that the comic is still called Power Ponies. So are they called “Power Ponies” for no reason? Was the joke just incredibly lame? The world may never know.

    Point is, the annual is worth picking up. I heartily recommend it to anyone who enjoys either a different kind of pony adventure or just wants an old-fashioned superhero romp.


    Well, that was fun. I wonder why I put this off for so...

    ...Oh right, that thing.

    What has sadly overshadowed how good the comic was is a single, hard-to-see, almost unrecognizable insert of someone's pony OC. In particular, it belongs to someone I shall not name who has produced some...less-than-popular art and critiques of the fandom. The resulting fallout has resulted in a continuing flame war and (possibly) the removal of Ted Anderson from the comics and IDW as a whole. The explosion that lead to RainbowDoubleDash and myself being banned from the Round Stable? That was kicked off by the fandom's reaction to the OC's appearance and their support of the OC's creator. (Plus, RDD is a stubborn blockhead who won't listen when people tell him to walk away and believes that parting shots are acceptable conduct in a discussion. Sorry, but it's kind of true.)

    To put it simply, I do find quite a bit of her work offensive, and claiming that it can simply be dismissed because of satirical intent doesn't fly for me. I'm not demanding anyone's head on a pike or the like, nor do I expect anyone that experiences genuine prejudice and hardship to care what a depressed white man finds offensive, but that doesn't change how disgusted I felt. And claiming it was trying to make a satirical point doesn't make things better; you can explain your intentions all you want, but the fact is that you not only failed to tell a joke well, but you made yourself look uglier with what you said.

    With that taken into consideration, I still think the reaction was far too overblown for what actually happened, and Anderson doesn't deserve to be fired over this. I certainly had no idea who it was until someone pointed it out and explained the whole mess, and I doubt that many did before the issue's release. But if you go purely by how the community has treated it, you'd think Anderson came to every brony's house and snapped their newborn puppy's neck before drinking its blood. It was a harmless, unremarkable background appearance, and nothing else.

    ...Now to brace for the inevitable.

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  • 2w, 3h
    Just a note:

    I'm going to be disconnecting soon. If you don't hear from me, I'm probably dead on the side of the road. Or I got gunned down outside the office. Or those pills I just took finished me off. Or the infection on my arm spreads over my body. Or I find a use for that pocket knife I found. Or I found eternal happiness and sadly had to leave.

    The last one is never going to happen.

    ...Also, new fic is in production. We'll see if it ever gets finished, or if it rots like everything else I write. Hey, remember when people liked me and I wasn't just some hack on the Internet that drives people insane whining endlessly about his life when other people have far bigger problems? Those were good times.

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  • 2w, 4d
    Explanation

    So...you may have seen my last blog post. At least some of you were probably wondering what the heck that was about, and others were wondering why I was writing that thing instead of finishing my fics. I owe you guys an explanation.

    As I mentioned once or twice here, I got a promotion. The new position has a higher salary and promises better conditions than my current one. The problem is that the job is in Sacramento, and I am not. So a move is necessary. I'm still at my current job, though; I have this last week before beginning next Monday. Needless to say, it's been stressful.

    Last Wednesday, one of our systems went out, so we had to stop our project and go back on the phones for most of the day. I ended up having a panic attack before I could even switch my phone on. So I pissed off my supervisor and my manager, got myself written up, and probably lost the promotion.

    Nevertheless, we went apartment shopping, just in case I didn't piss away my future. We found a number of places around my future office that were reasonably priced...and they either had nothing available by the time we needed it, or we were told not to go there by the guide to the area because of gangs. Anything beyond those could go for a thousand a month, which was well out of the price range. We ended up finding a place in Carmichael...but there's no guarantee that it will be ready in time (they're doing a full-scale renovation of their apartments right now), so I may be out of a place to live.

    After that, I had to start packing. The problem is that I need to get everything out of the house, and my father wants it done by tonight so that we can move it downstairs piecemeal throughout the week, after I get home from work. I've already filled up a dozen boxes, and have tons more to go. Doesn't help that I've been on a downswing.

    So I went onto the Round Stable yesterday to cool off. And I...said some things that I didn't mean to be hurtful or insulting, but were definitely so looking back. Woke up and figured I would apologize; found out I was permabanned because they got tired of putting up with my shit.

    So that's where I sit. I screwed up my promotion and current job, ruined the apartment hunt, failed at packing, and pissed people off enough to demand I leave.

    I'm sorry if you expected something that truly mattered.

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  • 2w, 4d
    Failure is inevitable

    Everywhere I go, I will eventually screw things up.

    I will fail to do what needs to be done because I'm a lazy bastard.

    I will drive people away because I'm a loathsome person who can't keep his mouth shut.

    I will anger people because I can't let things go.

    I will go to places where I have no right to be and make others hate me even more. I will let my frustration overtake me and drive me to do stupid shit.

    By the time I'm done, everyone there will despise me and be happy I'm eventually told to leave.

    It's inevitable. It will happen over and over again, and no amount of medication or hotlines will stop it. I will always screw up.

    Sorry to have disturbed you.

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Part of RainbowDoubleDash's Lunaverse's Hearts-and-Hooves Day collab.

Lyra and Bon-Bon love each other. That's obvious to anypony just walking down the street. But today, on the most romantic day in Equestria, something terrible has happened. And if they missed such an important holiday, what else could this possibly mean for them? Is their romance over? Is there any way to salvage what love remains?

First Published
13th Feb 2013
Last Modified
13th Feb 2013
#1 · 88w, 1d ago · · ·

I can't say I'm a fan of the "Lunaverse" but I'll give it a fair shot either way.

And before anyone assumes, no I don't "Hate" the "Lunaverse" it just doesn't interest me that much.

Either way, I've read everything you released so far and none of it has failed to entertain.

#2 · 88w, 1d ago · · ·

Cute and enjoyable.  Thanks

#3 · 88w, 1d ago · · ·

HNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNG

#4 · 88w, 1d ago · · ·

Sweet story. I enjoyed it a lot. :)

#5 · 88w, 1d ago · · ·

Valentine's Day, the holiday that singles out the single people. :ajsleepy:

That's okay though, because we don't have to worry about getting herpes for Christmas. :pinkiecrazy:

#6 · 88w, 1d ago · · ·

Cute. Loved "Bush von Bushington and the hints about the start of Hearts and Hooves Day that we learned in canon.

#7 · 88w, 1d ago · · ·

And then they had sex. The end.


Seriously though, this is so good.

#8 · 88w, 23h ago · · ·

I thought you said you hated lyra?

#9 · 88w, 23h ago · · ·

>>2117721

I hate the "Lyra loves humans" fanon (unless it's done VERY well). Lyra herself is funny if you don't stick to just that.

#10 · 88w, 23h ago · · ·

>>2117742

wait, is today valentines day? that may explain why i am seeing so many romance fics today, theres more romance and clop crap today than hookers on the street!

#11 · 88w, 23h ago · · ·

>>2117774

Tomorrow.

#12 · 88w, 23h ago · · ·

>>2117782

oh thank god, I still may have time to get some chocolate and pickle ice cream for my girlfri-

Oh wait, don't got one of those.

I'M IN THE CLEAR!

#14 · 88w, 21h ago · · ·

Not bad.

#15 · 88w, 20h ago · 1 · ·

Trixie hiding under the desk was perfect.

#16 · 88w, 20h ago · 1 · ·

Oh, that reminds me.  I should get something for the wife for tomorrow.  That she's not allergic to.  Oh, well.  I've got time.

#17 · 88w, 17h ago · 2 · ·

Dude, write more romance fics. That was really sweet. :twilightsmile:

What made you decide to write the Singles Awareness Day story for Lyra and Bon Bon?

Also, pray Corona never discovers Trixie's weakness to the sexy.

I can see it now, she is on the cusp of defeat, the Elements charging to strike her down, she makes one last charge out of defiance, slips, and locks lips with Trixie on accident. And that puts the kibosh on the Orbital Friendship Cannon.

#18 · 88w, 16h ago · · ·

>>2117152

Ditto.

This was awesome! Gift of the Romantic Pony Magi, basically; you make it work beautifully.

Aw, now I'm sad because my own fic won't be anything nearly this good...

#19 · 88w, 15h ago · · ·

>>2117342

:rainbowlaugh:

Yeh that almost makes up for an empty house.

:fluttershyouch:

Nice story, I like the different take on Raindrops.

#20 · 88w, 14h ago · · ·

Of Monsters and Men

#21 · 88w, 13h ago · · ·

Wow, you really pulled out all the stops and went above and beyond the call on this little romantic side project.  This might just be my favorite of the Lunaverse Hearts'n'Hooves day fics, even if in the end Raindrops could be considered the reason BOTH plans went wrong (unknowingly getting the wrong flowers, then getting just a tad to detailed and squicking Trixie out).  Still you more than made up for that with the lovely bit of characterization where Raindrops bemoans being single on the holiday, awkwardly denies having any romantic inclinations of her own, and than frantically insists that BonBon can in know way get away with just blowing off how SERIOUS this all is; delightful.

...oh, and the parts between the two love birds was obviously good too.

#22 · 88w, 12h ago · · ·

Aww that was so sweet! :heart: Nice work!

#23 · 87w, 6d ago · · ·

That story was awsome and confusing. How did lyra become the element of loyalty? Why did trixie get sick and who is raindrops and is this part of another story? It was awsome anyways.:rainbowdetermined2:

#24 · 87w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2124394

IIt's the Lunaverse, an AU where Celestia went evil instead of Luna. There's an entirely new set of main characters and far too much else to talk about in one post, so go read through and see what it has to offer.

#25 · 87w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2124415 Awsome, I will. And thanks.:rainbowdetermined2:

#26 · 87w, 3d ago · · ·

Right in the damned proverbial feels with this one. Neigh-perfect. ;) In the end, all they needed was each other. Aww... :pinkiehappy::eeyup::yay:

#27 · 73w, 2d ago · · ·

Raindrops was the real standout here. I like how she feels the lack, and projects powerfully on to her friends about the way things should be. That's just fantastic, and opens up new depths in her character.

Also, Lyra proves to be the 'boy' in this relationship. :rainbowlaugh:

#28 · 69w, 13h ago · · ·

This was a fun little story. It had solid build up, and all the elements worked together well here. It was a little joy to read.

#29 · 60w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

Christ Trixie, go see a therapist...:unsuresweetie:

TDR
#30 · 58w, 11h ago · · ·

Nice and cute.

#31 · 56w, 6d ago · · ·

she said before racing out to her destiny.

1. Extra quotation mark here.

#32 · 40w, 6d ago · · ·

The way we express it might chance, but something like this...this will last forever.”

change

___________

D'awwwww! :yay:. Cute fic.

#33 · 36w, 6d ago · · ·

Bush Von Bushington! LOL! Oh this is hilarious, but honestly Raindrops, did you have to go into such detail, you know Trixie is very squeamish about it and she was pulling off a very complicated illusion, perhaps on par with the one she had to make during the human incident.

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