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  • E Princess Luna's Academy of the Arts and Sciences

    It's Sweetie Belle's first day at Equestria's newest academy, and she plans on making it the best year ever. However enemies old and new emerge, while Sweetie struggles with the fear that her old friends are pulling away from her.  · Distaff Pope
    117,975 words · 992 views  ·  92  ·  2  · 
  • T A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose

    A revelation from a dear friend sends Octavia to Canterlot to stop a threat to Equestria. But when things go wrong, can Octavia still save the day? And more importantly, will she ever be able to forgive herself for what she's done?  · Distaff Pope
    12,705 words · 366 views  ·  51  ·  2  · 
  • T Weirdly Wed

    It's Octavia and Vinyl's wedding day, three of Equestria's princesses will be in attendance, and things couldn't be better for the long-suffering couple. Of course, with it being Octavia's wedding day, it would be stranger if  · Distaff Pope
    10,629 words · 915 views  ·  79  ·  2 · sex  · 
  • T Foal Fever

    With a filly on the way, Vinyl's started dreaming about her glory days as Equestria's premier DJ. A mysterious potion offers her a chance to feel young again, and with Vinyl's youth restored, Octavia's pregnancy is suddenly a lot  · Distaff Pope
    76,242 words · 948 views  ·  95  ·  8 · sex  · 

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  • E Princess Luna's Academy of the Arts and Sciences

    It's Sweetie Belle's first day at Equestria's newest academy, and she plans on making it the best year ever. However enemies old and new emerge, while Sweetie struggles with the fear that her old friends are pulling away from her.
    117,975 words · 992 views  ·  92  ·  2
  • T Weirdly Wed

    It's Octavia and Vinyl's wedding day, three of Equestria's princesses will be in attendance, and things couldn't be better for the long-suffering couple. Of course, with it being Octavia's wedding day, it would be stranger if
    10,629 words · 915 views  ·  79  ·  2 · sex
  • T Memories of Shadow

    Career-criminal Silent Shadow has been captured again and is expecting another vacation at one of Equestria's rehabilitation clinics. Instead, she has a meeting with Celestia to learn why the kingdom is crime-free.
    4,668 words · 4,252 views  ·  413  ·  27
  • T The Royal Ponyville Orchestra: Before the Orchestra

    Ever wondered how Octavia met Luna, what prompted Lyra's fascination with humans, or just what Vinyl was up to before she met Octavia? Then this anthology is for you.
    6,833 words · 344 views  ·  28  ·  0
  • T A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Lose

    A revelation from a dear friend sends Octavia to Canterlot to stop a threat to Equestria. But when things go wrong, can Octavia still save the day? And more importantly, will she ever be able to forgive herself for what she's done?
    12,705 words · 366 views  ·  51  ·  2
  • T Back to Where We Were

    Moon Gazer loves her job, she gets to spend her nights staring at the stars and her days charting their movement. The only blemishes in her life are a flirtatious coworker and persistent migraines, certainly nothing to worry about.
    10,531 words · 805 views  ·  66  ·  4
  • T The Shadow Over Ponyville

    Twilight Sparkle finds herself in a strange town as the Summer Sun Celebration approaches, and as she works to uncover information on a being of nightmare, she finds the quiet town of Ponyville has more secrets than anypony ever suspected.
    7,085 words · 390 views  ·  35  ·  1
  • T Foal Fever

    With a filly on the way, Vinyl's started dreaming about her glory days as Equestria's premier DJ. A mysterious potion offers her a chance to feel young again, and with Vinyl's youth restored, Octavia's pregnancy is suddenly a lot
    76,242 words · 948 views  ·  95  ·  8 · sex

Blog Posts28

  • 6d, 39m
    Apologies for Slowness and a Schedule

    Alright, so for the first week or so in November, I was visiting a friend in Las Vegas, a few of you commented on my odder hours, and that's why. Living three hours in the past will make anyone's schedule seem erratic. Anyways, I've been back for about two weeks, finally got back in a good writing routine this week (although I took Monday off), and I wanted to share my writing schedule with you all.

    Monday-Friday: Work on Princess Luna's Academy. I can usually get a couple of thousand words a day written, three to four thousand if I feel like pushing myself, and the next chapter is currently at 17,000 words. I feel the rough draft will be finished either Friday or Monday, depending on how long these scenes go. Then, depending on when it's finished, I'll look through it either Monday or Tuesday and ship it off for my lovely editors to peruse. That's the good news. The bad news is that I have no backlog stored up, and it takes my terrific editors a couple of weeks to get through it. While this is great for quality and makes sure everything is as good as you all deserve, it does mean it will probably be December when you get your next chapter. The upside is that when that chapter comes out, my backlog should be built up so we won't have a drought that lasts this long again.

    Saturday: I edit the next chapter of WTPV and post it. This is the closest I have to a writing free day.

    Sunday: I go insane write the next chapter of WTPV, even if that means strapping myself to my desk and not allowing myself to leave until it's done (Which it usually does).

    Anyways, that's the schedule. I feel as terrible about the delay in Sweetie updates as you do, but I am committed to making sure this silly little story is as good as I can make it. Hope the wait isn't too terrible, and if you want a story that focuses on a different marshmallow pony (and has a vastly different tone), check out Welcome to Pony Vale, updating every Saturday.

    0 comments · 19 views
  • 9w, 2m
    A New Sequel to Memories of Shadow

    I just wanted to let all of the readers know that there's now a sequel to Memories of Shadow up. It's a bit different than the original, but I like to think it stays true to the heart of the original story. For those interested in reading it, it can be found here. If you want to read the story without reading any of my thoughts on the writing process, click the link now. If you want to read a bit about the origins of the story, read below but be warned there might be some slight spoilers.

    An interesting note I'd like to share with you is that this story originally started as two ideas that felt incomplete without each other. The first idea was one showing Moon Gazer living a normal life as best she could while struggling with the after effects of Celestia's mind wipe. I always wanted to tell that story, but had a hard time thinking of how exactly it would go, and I didn't want to retread old ground. The second idea, was somepony finding out what Celestia had been up to and their reaction to it. While I liked the idea, on its own, it turned into a big adventure thing with clear heroes and villains, and I really didn't want to take away from the moral ambiguity that I really liked in Memories of Shadow. Somehow, the two ideas slowly slid into each other, and we wound up with this, which I think is better than either idea on its own. We get to see Moon Gazer's psyche fracture after getting a taste of her new life and hopefully getting to like her, Celestia's motives are more thoroughly explored, and the story still ends with a big hit of ambiguity and doubt. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this one as much as you did Shadow.

    0 comments · 85 views
  • 9w, 4d
    Status Update

    So, I just wanted to to give a status update so everyone can know my project status. The good news is that the sequel to Memories of Shadow is about 90% done, with the only thing left for me to do is find appropriate cover art and give it one last edit before I launch it. More good news is that I'm about 21,000 words into the next Sweetie Belle chapter, and a revised Chapter 1 should also be firing in the next few weeks.

    Unfortunately, progress has been slow because I had minor surgery on Thursday and have been mostly lying in bed since then. Really sorry about that, and I hope to get something out there for you to read in the next few days.

    Note: If anyone wants to help me find cover art for the Memories of Shadow sequel, I would be extremely appreciative as finding suitable cover art for stories is my greatest weakness, as the completely inaccurate and non-informative cover for Princess Luna's Academy can attest. Hope this all was kind of legible as pain pills make my inner editor take a prolonged vacation.

    3 comments · 86 views
  • 10w, 6d
    Thinking about upping the rating to Princess Luna's Academy.

    So, some of you might've noticed the fact that romance is starting to play an important part in our little story. I feel this is a natural development as this is a story about Sweetie's transition from being a filly to an adult. That's a lot of time to cover, and as she grows up, dating is going to be a big thing for her. While I'm all for developing the story, I also don't want to improperly advertise the story if it becomes something more than what it currently is. To give an idea of what we might have coming, there's:

    Early dating (and considering the fact that I might make this story cover a time span of several years, there's a good chance we'll see relationships develop, change, and possibly break apart).

    Female/Female relationships (to me this is no more risque than male/female relationships, but there are some people who are particular about these things, and I don't want to offend them).

    Rarity giving Sweetie Belle "the Talk" (Heavily edited so as not to be explicit, but some things are touched upon).

    Some other things that are supposed to be a surprise (Again, nothing too terrible, but I highly doubt we'll be seeing it touched upon in the next Disney movie).

    So there it is, do you think frank depictions of a relationships are enough to merit a "teen" rating? I feel I should probably add the romance tag as I enjoy shipping Sweetie Belle far too much, but again, I'm interested in hearing your thoughts on how I should change my tags and ratings to reflect developments in the story. I don't want anyone to feel like I pulled a bait and switch on them by luring them in with a rather cutesy story about Sweetie Belle and then turned it into a romance, this story was always intended to be a story about Sweetie growing up, and as I write, I'm beginning to suspect that this might mean I need to give the story a teen rating. That's the status update, hope to hear what you all think and I also hope you enjoyed the 40,000+ words added to the story this week.

    Also, if anyone wants to help me come up with better cover art, I would still really appreciate it.

    6 comments · 61 views
  • 11w, 6d
    The Orchestra has been eclipsed by Shadow. Also, 100 followers.

    So today's been a pretty cool day. I finally broke 100 followers, I got my first story featured on Equestria Daily, and as of the time of this writing, the story I wrote over the course of two days now has one more like than the story I spent a year on. I figure all of this is cause for celebration, and so I thought I would share some insight in to what I'm working on. Right now, there are three projects in the fire.

    1.) Princess Luna's Academy: I currently have about 40,000 words of it being edited, and once I know it's solid, well-written, and structurally sound, I will release one or two chapters. This will be my next update, and I hope you all enjoy the light slice-of-life comedy with just a dash of romance thrown in.

    2.) Shadow Sequel: I've been toying around with the idea for a sequel for a while now, and I'm starting to put it together. I might know more in the next two days, but this is almost certainly what I'll be working on for the next while.

    3.) Outlining an adventure: I want to keep this project tightly under wraps since it's a surprise, and I'm still drafting out the beats. I've got most of the main plot points in my head, so now I just need to turn it into a fully fleshed out story and start writing it.

    I'm also currently trying to find someone to help me with future cover art, but I'm really not sure how to go about such things, so if anyone has advice or suggestions, that would be incredibly helpful.

    There's also another Octavia sequel I want to work on, but work on it almost certainly won't resume until the rough draft of the Shadow Sequel is finished. Hopefully you enjoy the continuing adventures of Silent Shadow Moon Gazer.  Thanks for sticking with me so far and I hope you enjoy the rest of the ride.

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Octavia has finally been promoted to first chair, unfortunately for her, that chair is in the new (and as of yet unformed) Royal Ponyville Orchestra. Now, the best cellist in Equestria (Her words) is being sent to the cultural gulag of Ponyville (Also her words) to form and lead the Royal Ponyville Orchestra to greatness (Princess Luna's words).

Now has a sequel, Princess Luna's Academy of the Arts and Sciences.

And an online reading.

Credit goes to jlm123hi for arranging the cover art

Vectors used:

The stage

Vinyl

Lyra

Fiddlesticks

Octavia

First Published
5th Apr 2013
Last Modified
25th May 2014

I've never seen a story like this and it's a shame that it's been overlooked already. You're off to a good start story wise though.

Thanks, I have a few big papers due during the next week or two, so updating might be a little slow, but after that it should speed up a bit.

first comment

u did great man great:moustache:

I feel a lot more for Octavia than I do for Pinkie, here.

Beautiful just beautiful! :raritywink: Couldn't stop smiling at all! And with a little cliffhanger, too! :yay:

Can't wait to see Tavi's (possible) hangover and her reactions to what she remembers from that night :scootangel:

>>2690965 Oh yes, the morning after is going to be something magnificent to behold, with a now sober (and hung over) Tavi having a spectacular freakout about what she got up to last night. >>2688531 Yes, I hope I made it seem like both sides are kind of at fault. Pinkie for ruining two of the most important performances in Octavia's life (unintentionally) and Octavia for making Pinkie cry (intentionally).

oh damn i missed this story :)

maybe twilight can do Octavia a favor and put a sound proofing spell on that one particular wall

This is awesome! So sad it only has 43 views though, you need to send this in to EQD or something.

>>2750992 Glad you enjoyed it. I have thought about submitting it to EQD, but I want it to be a bit more polished and complete before I do so. I always love the feedback though.

>>2750959 If only Tavi lived with a unicorn who would presumably know a few sound proofing spells, that would be great.

"Oh yes Lyra! Use your magic fingers!"

Best line ever:rainbowlaugh:

holy crap, i dont think pinkie has had that happen before, even cranky did'nt tell her off that bad. but considering the source i think its almost warrented but probably not the right timing

sweet chapter moving on to the nextone

This is awesome I adore it. All so your portrayal of Lyra is without a doubt my favorite ever. More please and thank you!

Interesting premise and a pleasant tone. Curious to see where else this goes.

>>2770297 Thank you, I just finished the rough draft of Chapter 5, and will be revising it tomorrow. Sadly, it is shorter than chapters three and four (and possibly two), but I wanted to give Tavi a semi-normal day for self-reflection before throwing her back into the crazy. Also, no Lyra in chapter five, but more in chapter six.

#17 · 74w, 18h ago · · · Day 5 ·

umm did vinyl get buried under her stacks of records?

#18 · 74w, 17h ago · · · Day 5 ·

or she recorded Octavia while she played? (somehow)

:scootangel:

#19 · 74w, 16h ago · · · Day 5 ·

>>2778708 I feel like you are pointing out something very important, and my lack of understanding worries me. Could you explain your comment a bit more.

#20 · 74w, 16h ago · · · Day 5 ·

>>2778799

Actually, I didn't meant anything...

I read >>2778408 and thought It could be that or It could be something like Vinyl somehow managed to record Octavia while practicing her cello and was doing her DJ magic thingy... :scootangel:

#21 · 74w, 8h ago · · · Day 5 ·

>>2778906 Oh good, I was getting worried. As for intent, I didn't initially intend for it to read like Vinyl was buried by her own record collection, but upon reflection, that image is funnier than the one I was shooting for. Rest assured that the fic will be updated accordingly.

#22 · 71w, 5d ago · · · Day 6 ·

Well that was rather dark. Still nice to see I'm not the only one who believes in the "Crusader Curse".

#23 · 71w, 5d ago · · · Day 6 ·

Good lord. That was indeed dark :derpyderp1:

Very nice chapter! Keep up the great work :scootangel:

#24 · 71w, 5d ago · · · Day 6 ·

>>2863875 Crusader Curse? Is that where everything they do ends in hilarious tragedy?

#26 · 71w, 1d ago · · · Day 6 ·

I think it says a lot  about her that she was more worried about everypony else then her prized cello and only remembering about later, but it kind of sucks that she almost died because of it, I am sure Vinyl will have brought her immediately to the hospital

#27 · 71w, 16h ago · · · Day 6 ·

I forgot to receive email updates for this! Such a tragedy! Still, I'M LOVING THIS! :twilightsmile:

#28 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 6 ·

>>2888453 Glad you are enjoying. Hopefully the next update will be tonight, although I might go to bed before I can finish editing.

#29 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 6 ·

>>2954130

:raritystarry::yay:Updates tonight or tomorrow? YESH!

Sleep, in time it defeats all. This is one of those moments that I'm glad for insomnia. :twilightsmile:

#30 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 7 ·

Updates yay!:yay:

Looking good thus far! :twilightsmile:

#31 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 7 ·

:facehoof: DERPY!

:applejackunsure:Octavia playing H&D? I could go for it.

#32 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 7 ·

I would totally love more of the H&D!:twilightsmile:

#33 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 7 ·

>>2954904>>2954588 Thank you for the kind words on H&D I only played D&D casually myself, so I hope I don't butcher the mechanics too terribly. Also, it is going to be very difficult (and might not happen) but I want Chapter 8 up in time for Bronycon.

#34 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 7 ·

Yeyyy update~ :yay:

And H&D sounds pretty awesome, would love to read on her adventures.~

#35 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 7 ·

I would prefer sticking with the core story. Not much of a D&D fan. Unless you have Octy constantly pointing out flaws in the narrative which would be funny.

Man I feel bad for Octy. It's like life (or the author) enjoys torturing her with no punishment for her tormentors (Derpy, Twilight, Luna)

#36 · 69w, 2d ago · · · Day 7 ·

>>2957132 Are you implying that I enjoy bringing all this pain down on Tavi? Because that claim is just... just unfounded. :scootangel:

#37 · 69w, 1d ago · · · Day 7 ·

I really enjoy this story and I would love to see more H&D with Octavia :ajsmug:

#38 · 67w, 5d ago · · · Day 8 ·

... The Bass cannon?  Really?  Vinyl, that wasn't the best thing for you to use.

#39 · 67w, 5d ago · · · Day 8 ·

>>3013672 But it's so loud, and for Vinyl, louder is better.

#40 · 67w, 5d ago · · · Day 8 ·

Still don't see Vinyl as part of the orchestra. A deck and bass speaker is not an instrument.

#41 · 67w, 5d ago · · · Day 8 ·

Finally that brought me to… “Oh, Tavi, I didn’t know you could play the bass,” I said, as I got down to her name, “I thought you mostly did techno stuff.”

Umm... I think that was supposed to be Vinyl not Tavi. You also forgot an opening quote in the middle of the conversation with fiddlesticks.

#42 · 67w, 5d ago · · · Day 8 ·

>>3014955 Thank you for the pointing out the issues. I will get to fixing them in the next few hours (Right now I am going to bed).

#43 · 67w, 5d ago · · · Day 8 ·

>>3014560 Then I guess you will have to keep reading to see if she gets in.

#44 · 67w, 5d ago · · · Day 8 ·

The way you've set up Ponyville is kinda like Silent Hill where town just does stuff to you and doesn't want you to leave.

Woooooh updates! :twilightsmile:

>>3063800 Not just one! Part two might be popping in the next hour or so, and I will try to have part three up before I leave for Minnesota on Tuesday.

>>3063887 cool I'll be waiting for it. :twilightsmile:

>>3064091 It's going well thus far. I'll say you threw me for a loop with the whole relationship thing.  Now tell me, are you going to be able to write from Minnesota?

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