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  • E Quite Ready for Another Adventure

    Princess Celestia has come to visit Grandmother Twilight in Ponyville, for one last time.
    6,171 words · 6,565 views  ·  449  ·  6
  • E Tea

    Short shipfic for Twilight And Rainbow Dash, on the balcony of Ponyville's Library
    2,543 words · 8,962 views  ·  687  ·  17
  • E Ponies Discover Red Wine

    Rarity invites Applejack and Twilight over to help her taste a new case of wine from Canterlot.
    2,325 words · 5,957 views  ·  226  ·  5
  • E Aeroticades (A Doctor Whooves Adventure)

    Applejack meets an eccentric bay colt calling himself "The Doctor" sneaking around her orchard.
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  • E Icarus

    Icarus, the mayor of Cloudsdale, threatens to turn Rainbow against her friends in an evil plot.
    20,472 words · 1,115 views  ·  71  ·  2
  • E Applejack's Tales of Equestria

    Applejack discovers she has a knack for storytelling, in a Just So Story style.
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  • 91w, 3d
    One Year Old Today!

    0 comments · 114 views
  • 124w, 6d
    Interviewed on Pony Public Library

    I was interviewed by the Pony Public Library!  PPL is a new podcast type thingy. I think I sounded a bit awkward to begin with, you can probably tell it was my first podcast.

    Anyway, go and give it a listen - it features a live reading (with annotations...) of Scootaloo in Cloudsdale and other discussions afterwards.

    Pony Public Library Episode 1

    2 comments · 119 views
  • 125w, 6d
    Icarus

    The more eagle-eyed among you will have spotted that I have posted Icarus. Or, to be more specific, re-posted it.

    I'm afraid the reposted version is not edited from when I originally retracted it for editing.  But I can explain.

    Essentially, I started to get ideas for Icarus - big ideas, enormous ideas. I wanted to split it into three books, and make it considerably more epic and huge in scope.  I had some ideas that really gripped me - dreaming up ideas for a story is the best bit, until you actually have to stitch them together and try to make them work!

    But then it started to expand a bit beyond the scope of a usual My Little Pony fanfiction. I started to wonder if I should really be putting so much effort into something that in the end I'd only be able to show to you guys - and while I really do love every single one of you, the sort of scope of story I was thinking of was something I'd want to show my family, and my old school teachers and university professors.  This particular comment by Inky Swirl on one of my stories caught my eye:

    "Just make sure that the ponies don't get all your creative attention... The human world needs a writer like you."

    This is incredibly flattering, and I'm not sure how true it is, but it did get me thinking a bit. So, I'm afraid I decided not to rewrite Icarus, even though I had made several attempts at it and fairly thoroughly planned out a new path for it. I want to direct my main writing efforts, when my exams are over, to an actual real-life original story, that will draw on a lot of the ideas I had for Icarus. I've re-uploaded Icarus, because I put an awful lot of effort and soul into it, and even if I'm not going to rework it I still want people to see it in its original version. Some people might like it.  But, nonetheless, I do apologise. I am sorry for promising big things for Icarus, and then going back on them. I feel that I've let down those who were looking forward to the new Icarus (which in reality is probably about three people...) and I am sorry for that.

    I know that there are enormous MLP fanfictions out there, and many of them are fabulously well written, too.  I think that is a brilliant thing.  But it's my choice whether or not I utilise my creativity to write a longer fanfiction, and in the end I decided that I didn't want to.

    Don't worry about cancelling that "watch" button, by the way - I am still definitely going to continue writing short little pony stories. I find it huge fun and it's good exercise for my creativity - currently I am considering a "Ponies Discover Red Wine; What Happened Next" sequel story, based off an idea and some discussions I'm going to have with a friend. I'm just not going to be writing any longer pony stories.

    9 comments · 160 views
  • 127w, 2d
    Discussion: "Belmont"

    The word "Belmont" occurred to me as a word that had great potential. As it happens, it's the name of an area local to me - Belmont road, Belmont church, Belmont avenue, all that.  But it seems like a very cool word to use in a story.

    I can't decide what it might be, though. So I want to know what you guys think!  If you came across a story that was just called "Belmont" ... what do you think it would be about? Is Belmont a villain? Is it a magical place? Is it a spell Twilight has discovered? Is it a new type of martial arts? Is it a psychological complex? Is it a type of bell (in which case we would spell it "Bellmont")?

    This isn't really me cheating and fishing for ideas, I just wanted to open it up to discussion to see what you guys thought. So... who or what is "Belmont"?

    11 comments · 284 views
  • 130w, 3d
    Writing, Icarus, etcetera

    Much-loved ponies,

    Things haven't quite gone to plan. I had intended to use the break over Easter to get well and truly buried in Icarus and rewrite it - I have pages and pages of notes for new big ideas and where I wanted to take it. But then things happened in real life, and without boring you about my troubles, some things that I cared a lot about fell apart. Far from being able to flee into my creative conscious, I found myself completely locked out of it. I was stuck under one massive ACME writer's block for the whole break.

    Things have been looking up recently, and I've just got to the stage where I feel I want to start work on it again - but now I have essays to write for university! Believe me, I'd far rather write about Rainbow Dash and her newfound (spoilers! Hush, Tamar!) than Rousseau, but that's how it is.

    So, I'm better now, and I'm ready to start work again on Icarus, which I really do want to get right. But it's gonna be a while before it comes. Sorry about that.

    On a side-note, at a recent meet I ran into a brony who actually knew my writing - Absentia, you legend! - which makes things a lot more real, which is cool.

    As ever, your faithful student,

    Tamar

    PS - Thanks to everypony who said they liked Icarus how it was. Rest assured that if you liked it then ... well. Just you wait!

    3 comments · 140 views
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After realising that Scootaloo has never been to Cloudsdale, Rainbow takes the filly to the citadel of the pegasi, much to Scootaloo's excitement.

A short sketch for Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo; gentle friendshipping.

Update:  It was translated into French!  Have a link: Scootaloo à Cloudsdale

Update 2: And then it was translated into Russian! Wow! Скуталу в Клаудсдейле

First Published
27th Jan 2012
Last Modified
28th Jan 2012
#1 · 143w, 19h ago · · ·

And the story goes from good to very good!  The extra descriptions of Cloudsdale really helped.

#2 · 143w, 19h ago · · ·

They should make an episode of this! It would be really good. Awesome story BTW! RD AND SCOOT 4EVAH.  :trollestia:

#3 · 143w, 19h ago · · ·

A success in inconsequential, pleasant writing if I've ever seen one. Very sweet little story you have here.

#4 · 143w, 17h ago · · ·

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW:rainbowkiss:

So cute

Very nice Story. I see you going far my friend:raritystarry:

#5 · 143w, 17h ago · · ·

This was a fun read! Nothing at all wrong with short stories, I've read some amazingly engaging fics coming in at 4k words or less.

#6 · 143w, 16h ago · · ·

Excellent story, just made me smile!

Oh, yeah, SCOOTABOOM FTW :scootangel:

#7 · 143w, 16h ago · · ·

>>163824 That is exactly what I was aiming for - thanks very much!:rainbowkiss:

#8 · 143w, 10h ago · 1 · ·

Makes you wonder where Scootaloo's parents are and why they didn't bring her to Cloudsdale... Oh well, Scootalove! I really like Scootaloo, best CMC in my opinion. The descriptions were pretty detailed, and I could totally imagine the story. Congrats! :pinkiesmile:

#9 · 143w, 8h ago · · ·

See, that's more like how I enjoy seeing Rainbow and Scoots....well, outside Rainbow stories where she adopts Scootaloo and such. XD

#10 · 143w, 8h ago · · ·

Nice fic!:yay:

#11 · 143w, 7h ago · · ·

This is a perfect little heartwarming story.  I always like Scootalove, and this is great.  I like the way you detailed Cloudsdale, and the relationship between Scoots and Rainbow is really nice here.

#12 · 143w, 6h ago · · ·

>>163785 That would be an awesome episode!

#13 · 143w, 6h ago · · ·

This story was amazing! A nice heartwarming relationship between Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash, sort of like sisterly love. Loved it.

#14 · 143w, 4h ago · · ·

This story was nice :D

it made me feel happy inside :D

:scootangel:

#15 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

This story is made of awesome. :scootangel: It really could be an episode.

However..."but the truth was she had never been high before." say what? :rainbowwild:

#16 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

:scootangel: Thank you for the scootalove fic :3

#17 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

Awesome.  I was totally waiting for the moment when Scootaloo touches down on the clouds for the first time.  What will she do?

She rolls around on them and revels in it!  Such a natural reaction.  I laughed so hard at that my eyes were watering. :rainbowlaugh:  Nice job!  :)

#18 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

This was adorable. I liked your depiction of cloudsdale, it was really fun trying to imagine it. I loved how we got to see Rainbow Dash's more generous/patient/sweet side. They definitely need to make an episode with these two.

#19 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

this needs to be an episode :scootangel::rainbowwild:

#20 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

Spread the Scootalove! :scootangel::rainbowkiss:

#21 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

Scootaverb. :scootangel:

#22 · 142w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

pet peeve:

There are over ten million snowflakes in a single cubic FOOT of snow. I can see 'em designing new snowflakes and using clouds to crank out the rest, but hoof-designing each and every single one---for even a single winter?

#23 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

I loved every part of this story. :pinkiehappy:

#24 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

That was absolutely adorable. Scootalove is bestalove.

#25 · 142w, 6d ago · · ·

This is adorable! I love the way that Scootaloo's enthusiasm rubs off on Rainbow Dash in what would otherwise be a routine trip to Cloudsdale.

#26 · 142w, 5d ago · · ·

Awesome story, I really enjoyed it! :D

#27 · 142w, 5d ago · · ·

What is it with me reading other people's stories, and then they get featured on EqD in the next couple of days? I'm cool with being hipster, but I've read my fanfic well over 50 times! Y U NO GIVE RECOGNITION?

But anyway, nice story. 5 stars.

#28 · 142w, 5d ago · · ·

D'aww, how sweet. :twilightsmile: Granted, not much really happens, but nevertheless it was a really simple, short and sweet story, very enjoyable slice of life tale. I especially liked the descriptions of Cloudsdale - I had never actually considered the evaporative properties of clouds in that regard, so including the explanation for how Cloudsdale drifts over the river was an excellent addition.

#29 · 142w, 5d ago · · ·

:raritystarry: Beware! I am watching you! :raritystarry:

#30 · 142w, 5d ago · · ·

Good story. <3 4 stars. But, I believe it's The Cloudasium, not Cloud Stadium.

#31 · 142w, 5d ago · · ·

Great read! Loved it!

#32 · 142w, 4d ago · · ·

Good story. I enjoyed some of the detail of Cloudales.

#33 · 142w, 4d ago · · ·

Wonderfully written, despite its short duration. I would love to read more of your stories :twilightsmile:

#34 · 142w, 4d ago · · ·

:pinkiegasp: >mfw EQD feature gets me 3,000 more views

Thanks everyone for rating and commenting!  I'm delighted people like it so much; when I wrote it I never thought it would do so well.  Every comment makes me feel warm and happy. :scootangel::twilightsmile:

#35 · 142w, 4d ago · · ·

A simple but cute story. I liked it.

#36 · 142w, 4d ago · · ·

Friendshipping is best shipping! :yay:

#37 · 142w, 4d ago · · ·

A few extra commas would do you some good, and there were a few places where the order of words were out of place, but other than that, this was really good and really sweet. Thank you for writing it. :)

#38 · 142w, 3d ago · · ·

Dawww, such a cute story.

#39 · 142w, 3d ago · · ·

I loved it!  Very well writen and easy to follow, with a decent amount of d'aawww to end it :D

#40 · 142w, 3d ago · · ·

D'awwww, that was a very adorable story!

#41 · 142w, 3d ago · · ·

Pony hugs!:scootangel:

...make me jealous...:rainbowderp:

#42 · 142w, 3d ago · · ·

I liked it!  Very nice, lighthearted, conflict-free story.  Not many authors can pull something like that off while still keeping it interesting, but you certainly did.  5 stars!

#43 · 142w, 3d ago · · ·

All my stars. Take them.

#44 · 142w, 2d ago · · ·

Really great story! I especially liked all these details about Cloudsdale, you have definitely thought it through to make it sound believable. I'd surely like to read more about this city :):rainbowkiss::scootangel:

Also, for maximum epicness, read the description of Cloudsdale listening to "Laputa: Catsle in the sky" main theme.

#45 · 142w, 18h ago · · ·

Short but sweet this story put a smile on my face,

#46 · 141w, 6d ago · · ·

Such a delightful story. It's good to read these every now and again, and I left it with a warm feeling in my stomach. :D

#48 · 141w, 6h ago · · ·

Sweet Celestia, it really looks like the episode scenario ! Good work!:rainbowdetermined2:

#49 · 140w, 4d ago · · ·

Man, this made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.  Scootaloo spending a day with her idol in a place she could only dream about.

#50 · 140w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Pretty Good Story different from what I'm use to reading. Most of the time I like reading dark and sad stories but I'm glad I can enjoy a plane simple story. Thanks for the great read.:pinkiehappy:

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