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Prince Blueblood is banned from frolicking within the city limits of Canterlot. In an act of defiance, he strikes out to make a name for himself in Ponyville. Meanwhile, a lovelorn Big Macintosh pines for Twilight Sparkle, who only sees him as a big, dumb farmpony. Worlds collide when, with the help of some stolen Zebra magic, the poor, unfortunate souls switch bodies.

Now, Blueblood runs amok through the mares of Ponyville while Big Macintosh learns that being Twilight's Prince Charming is harder than it looks.The sleepy town of Ponyville is in for a rude awakening!

First Published
1st Feb 2012
Last Modified
21st May 2012
#1 · 150w, 2d ago · · · Chapter II ·

This is a great story! Looking forward to the next chapters!

#2 · 150w, 2d ago · · · Chapter II ·

Interesting story. While Blueblood not an honourable and noble pony, he's not just simple jerk as many others portray him. So, nice job here)

#3 · 150w, 1d ago · · · Chapter II ·

"Twilight studied “Princeton” and the flankless chaps. A look of realization crossed her face.

“Well, pleased to meet you! I’m Twilight Sparkle and may I say ‘good for you’.”

Blueblood assumed her comment referred to his new “job” of which he was quite proud."

What did she realize? why did she congratulate him?:applejackconfused:

#4 · 150w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter II ·

>>179890

He's dressed up like a gaudy caricature of a cowboy, wearing the equivalent of, pardon me, "assless chaps". And Applebloom introduced his valet as his "gentlecolt friend".

It's fairly safe to say she thinks he's gay and Tombs is his boyfriend.

Big MacIntosh thinks the same, actually.

I just had a vision of Celestia learning of her missing nephew...

Celestia:"Royal Guardpony, where is my nephew Blueblood? I haven't seen him lately."

RGP:"Your Majesty, his highness is currently upholding your royal proclamation forbidding him from fornicating in Canterlot!"

Celestia:"Meaning..?"

RGP:"He's gone to fornicate in Ponyville!"

Celestia /puts her face in her hooves "Oy..."

#6 · 150w, 2h ago · · · Chapter IV ·

Man your dishing out chapters fast.

#7 · 149w, 6d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

I'm excited. Keep it up! :pinkiehappy:

#8 · 149w, 6d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

MOAR!!

#9 · 149w, 6d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

"exotic Arabian flower, Twilight Sparkle" Twilight is from Canterlot, not Arabia, silly. I don't even think the world Equestria is in has an Arabia!

#10 · 149w, 6d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

>>184788

Maybe Twilight Sparkle was born/raised in Canterlot, but who's to say she's not ethnically Arabian?

There are many "Hispanic" persons who have never even been to Spain, much less Mexico.

As for Big McIntosh's name, I realize that the spelling is something of a point of contention. I chose to keep it that way on purpose because I imagine he's named after the type of apple (which is spelled McIntosh) as opposed to the computer brand or the item of clothing.

If it detracts that much from the story, I can always find all/replace at some point in the future.

RE: not having an Arabia,

They have a France so I'd say the door is wide open there.

#11 · 149w, 6d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

I found this Equestria Daily and I enjoy this story very much, the "Mac" in "Big Mac" is spelled the same as the computer brand and you are right Big Mac is named after the McIntosh brand of apple. :eeyup:

#12 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

I'm not done y'all! Work's just been crazy these past couple days. Like really, super crazy. I haven't had time to write another word, but that's almost done with! Just hang on for another day or two, tops!

#13 · 145w, 6d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

:heart::heart::heart: I love this! more, more, more :flutterrage:

#14 · 145w, 5d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

Well, nice to see this on Fimfiction. Makes it easier to follow. Anyway, this is quite well done, interesting premise, good execution, blah, blah, blah. You've probably heard it all before, and if getting on EqD didn't go to your head...well, there's something wrong with you.

In any case, I'm just going to point out a minor issue that almost doesn't merit discussion, but annoys me nonetheless. "Y'all" is short for "you all" and doesn't work when applied to a single individual. Just thought I should bring that up for future reference.

#15 · 145w, 5d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

>>284309

Thank you for the compliment! I try to stay humble :-)

I just try to write a story I would enjoy. I'm glad others enjoy it as well.

I agree that would be the gramatically correct usage of "y'all" but I have definitely heard it used freely when speaking to singular entities (both in real life when I lived south of the Mason/Dixon line as well as in other media).

#17 · 145w, 5d ago · · · Chapter V ·

phew I thought I quot on us

#18 · 145w, 4d ago · · 1 · Chapter V ·

hehe its getting funnier by the chapter:pinkiehappy: looking forward to seeing what happens next.

i have but one question will big mac and prince whatshisname ever switch back?

any way keep on writin:eeyup:

#19 · 145w, 3d ago · · · Chapter V ·

This is great. New chapters can't come out fast enough. A hearty MOAR! I render unto you good sir/mdam

#20 · 145w, 3d ago · 1 · · Chapter V ·

I love this story. It reminds me of P.G. Wodehouse's books somewhat.

#21 · 145w, 1d ago · · · Chapter V ·

You've certainly got ME invested in this fascinating story! Lots of great detail and whimsy, and it certainly makes me wonder how it will all go if he can ever find Rarity, haha! :pinkiehappy:

#22 · 144w, 5d ago · · · Chapter VI ·

loving this! also I hope your gonna pair pinkie and tombs:heart:

Man are your gonna start dishing out chapters everyday now or is this a special occasion?:twilightsheepish:

>>313597

If I didn't have work, I'd probably do two chapters a day. The last big gap between posts was from a really heavy workload. Things are lighter now, so I should be posting once a day if not once every other day.>>313597

Plus there's some juicy parts coming up and I'm just as eager to find out what happens as anyone.

Lets see, Tombs with Pinkie, Big Mac with Twilight, Blueblood with.... wait a second! When everything works out and everypony ends up happily together forever and ever who will Blueblood be with and will he learn his lesson and be a better pony?! I need to know!!!!! :applecry:

#26 · 144w, 4d ago · · · Chapter VI ·

We've certainly got a little Pinkie/Tombs going on there, that was cute.

This story is staying complex and I'm certainly liking all the facets, though I do continue to worry about the end. If they change back how will either take credit for their own achievements, without some sort of big reveal scene? That'll be cringe-worthy, for sure. Big Mac still wants Twilight, right? If the next arc of the story will be the two of them, and the Prince wants Rarity, that's gonna be a really awkward switch-back, haha... I'm eager to see how you'll solve this, with such a strong writing hoof on your arm.

Cheers! :pinkiehappy:

#27 · 144w, 4d ago · 1 · · Chapter VII ·

So Pinkie and Tombs DID get addressed, hahaha! I thought it would be weird or awkward, but you kept it light-hearted and charming. Heh, missionary. That was a good one, considering their ponies and stuff. I'm sure that was the point. And, Rainbow becomes the closet-case while Fluttershy stays ever-so-innocent. That is just adorable. I'm glad there were two parts at once, this is one of the best fan fics I've ever read and its nice to see several parts all at once! I hope you don't pause for a long time, this is dealing itself out like a movie!

Interesting, also, was the breakfasts with the princesses. You often wonder what royalty discusses when they're alone, silent serving unicorn or no. The Void of Madness certainly sounds interesting, and Luna speaks of the night sky as though it were a perfectly tangible tapestry. Speaking from a goddess' perspective, the world is a perfectly breakable object, I suppose. They'd have to be meticulous and careful to keep it running so nicely. Your descriptions of the White room and Luna's contrast were striking as well. Chiding the reader for smelling Celestia's mane caught me off guard and made me chuckle, its not often the narrator stops to poke the reader himself. That was an excellent touch and a good show of entertainment value and talent. You wouldn't be able to do that often, but it was during a guilty pleasure of wondering what Celestia's scent was like, so bravo, haha.

I hope to see more soon! Keep writing! Cheers! :pinkiehappy:

#28 · 144w, 4d ago · 1 · · Chapter VII ·

>>313755

I'll let you know when I find out!

I don't make it all up as I go along, but I let the story surprise me. If I ever get stuck because I can't get something I planned to work right, I ditch the plan and try and figure out what would really happen, so the story takes turns that even I didn't expect.

>>313954

I'm wishing now that I'd called it the Abyss of Madness. I might go back and change it.

Hopefully I can update pretty regularly for a while. I'm excited about writing what's coming up!

Can't wait for the next one! Does it mean that Rarity will get together with Big Mac now? :rainbowkiss:

Blueblood's about to do something really stupid isn't he.

:rainbowlaugh:he's gonna get in so much trouble! I can taste it!

STOP DOING THAT IN BIG MACS BODY BLUEBLOOD!!!!

this story...................it conflicts me.

Love it so far! Please write more!

Want to find out more about what's going on with Twi and BM... :rainbowkiss:

#37 · 143w, 2d ago · · · Chapter IV ·

>>184895

They do? I don't remember that, which episode was it referenced in?

I am enjoying the story. "Gofer" Spike heh. Waiting for an update! :twilightsmile:

>>347253

Fluttershy references "French haute couture" in The Art of the Dress and I believe that Rarity mentions Paris in an episode I can't recall off the top of my head. To say nothing of Applebloom speaking French in Cutie Pox (the translation of one of her exclamations is even "I'm speaking French!").

I would say both France and French are well established in MLP:FiM canon. Although that's no guarantee that other "real world" nations exist, I would say it at least opens the door until the show explicitly contradicts it.

#40 · 143w, 2d ago · · · Chapter IX ·

Poor Banana Split, haha... :eeyup:

Y'know its kind'a funny. I have a character in my story "Seeing the Pattern" named Lickity Split. Maybe they're related? :rainbowlaugh:

#42 · 143w, 1d ago · · · Chapter IX ·

>>349126

Lickity Split is actually a canon character (as seen in The Secret of my Excess)

It's a really brief moment in chapter 8 of this fanfic, but I do in fact mention that Banana Split is Lickity Split's older sister. Strange minds think alike :pinkiesmile:

#43 · 143w, 1d ago · · · Chapter IX ·

Oh sweet baby Celestia, it updated again.

#44 · 143w, 1d ago · · 1 · Chapter IX ·

Eh. That sorta came out of nowhere for me. Not my kind of humour, and it did sort of ruin this chapter for me. But there will always be someone, right? Might as well be me.

#45 · 143w, 1d ago · · · Chapter IX ·

>>349268 He is?! He I had no idea! Crap, now I gotta go take the OC tag off'a some stuff. :raritydespair:

#46 · 143w, 1d ago · · · Chapter IX ·

>>349330

Worse, Lickity Split is actually a foal.

#47 · 143w, 1d ago · · · Chapter IX ·

>>349449 FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU :raritydespair:

#48 · 143w, 1d ago · · · Chapter X ·

Poor big Mac...:fluttershysad:

#49 · 143w, 1d ago · · 1 · Chapter X ·

You need to stop being so unfair to Big Mac... :ajbemused: let him make SOME progress with Twilight.

But otherwise really liked it! I knew RD played for the other team. Also, please tell me some drama is going to result from Braeburn's decision to pose for that magazine... :rainbowlaugh:

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