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  • E A Simpler Time

    Two friends realize their friendship goes back farther than either of them ever realized.
    4,130 words · 27,625 views  ·  2,492  ·  35
  • E Tarnished Feelings

    After a falling out with Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon re-discovers who she is and finds new friends.
    22,389 words · 4,543 views  ·  447  ·  6
  • E Taking Another Career Option

    Sunset Shimmer needs some cash, so she decides to get a part-time job. She never expected who her co-worker would be, or that things would turn out rather unexpectedly for everyone.
    7,154 words · 1,988 views  ·  171  ·  4
  • E A Simple Recipe

    Applejack and Pinkie Pie think back on how they met, became friends, and learned to bake together with the help of one of Ponyville's notable bakers.
    6,617 words · 708 views  ·  57  ·  0
  • E A Year to the Day

    As ponies prepare for another Summer Sun Celebration, Luna is asked to fulfill a promise she made during the Gala.
    9,842 words · 3,143 views  ·  89  ·  2
  • E With Undiminished Wonder

    Twilight Sparkle tells Rainbow Dash about the stallion who introduced her to science.
    5,596 words · 800 views  ·  61  ·  1
  • E To Forgive is Equine

    8,854 words · 2,618 views  ·  91  ·  3
  • E Different

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Blog Posts23

  • 4w, 1d
    You guys must like tacos

    100+ likes on Taking Another Career Option (henceforth: T.A.C.O.) in under a week leads me to believe this blog entry's title is true.  Here I was worried folks would take exception to my writing an Equestria Girls story, or even my jumping on the "Sonata loves tacos" bandwagon.  But no, turns out you guys just rock!  Thanks so much for the support, as always it is appreciated and humbles me that so many of you find enjoyment in one of my stories.

    As I said in my author's notes for T.A.C.O., I'd been wanting to write an EqG story for a long time now.  My earliest ideas were to do a series of stories about Sunset Shimmer being reformed with the help of the rest of the girls.  This was long before we knew Rainbow Rocks was going to be a thing, but a number of things conspired to keep me from actually tackling that idea.  Then we got Rainbow Rocks and, lo and behold, Sunset is redeemed and made a part of the human Mane 6.  So that pretty much scrapped my original story idea.  Seeing RR in the theater definitely sparked my creativity, though.  I had to write something.

    It's almost a given we're never going to see The Dazzlings again (watch me eat those words whenever the next EqG thing lands) so I figured that was my best bet and there is plenty of room to fudge things with these three.  The easiest target was Sonata, because let's all be honest here she's just plain cute.  At heart she's just a variation on Pinkie herself so it wasn't that difficult to get her characterization down.  The story practically wrote itself once I had the hook by which Sunset and Sonata would cross paths.  I purposefully left a door open at the end there for future stories with Sonata supposing that "anything's possible" with regards to Adagio and Aria possibly coming around as well, but I didn't want to bank on this being a thing until I received some feedback on T.A.C.O.

    And as I said at the beginning of this post, 100+ likes and a few dozen comments later, I get the sense that you guys like this idea.   So work has already begun on the first follow-up story to T.A.C.O.  Who's getting the treatment this time?  I'll leave that for you all guess for now, but you've got a 50/50 shot at being right.

    Yes, this is further putting off my follow-up story to Tarnished Feelings.  I know.  I kinda feel bad about that, but at the same time this is where my creative energy is going right now and I can't really force myself to write something my heart isn't in at the moment.  That story will get its time in the sun, but it likely won't be until after I've gotten this business with The Dazzlings put to bed.

    Again, I'm not going to put a timetable on when the next story will be done, but I'm definitely excited to be writing this story so we're not talking months.  It'll be posted as another one-shot story, but will certainly be linked to the events of T.A.C.O.

    Thank you all yet again for your support, and I'll have another blog post in the near future to let you all know when the next story is nearing completion.  Take care, and as always folks, shine like rainbows.

    2 comments · 30 views
  • 5w, 1d
    ESCP Update and More

    Head over to the ESCP Foundation for a new entry!

    So, I really enjoyed Rainbow Rocks.  A lot.  Enough that it sparked my creativity and has helped pull me out of my funk.  I've got a new story finished, but I'm going to hold off on posting it until Friday when Rainbow Rocks is set to air on Discovery Family.  It is an Equestria Girls story, my first one for that setting, and I had a lot of fun writing it.  I hope you all find it enjoyable, as I am considering more Equestria Girls stories for the future.

    Next up, though, is more work on my promised follow-up to Tarnished Feelings.  Yes, I remember I promised it and no I haven't abandoned it.  As I've said in a comment recently, real life happens.  Plus I've been in a writing funk for a while, plus there's the fact that writing isn't the only thing I do in my free time.  Work has begun on this story, though, and as soon as I have a good buffer of writing established I will be posting it.  I won't promise a solid timeframe just yet, but I'm aiming to be able to start posting things for it before the end of the month.  We'll see.

    So to recap: new ESCP case file entry, new Equestria Girls story coming Friday, and more things definitely on the horizon.  Barring the unforeseen, of course.  Thanks again to all of you who follow me and have liked my stories and left so many comments on them.  It's still incredibly humbling that so many of you have found my stories and have enjoyed them so much.  This is still the best fandom in the world, I honestly believe that.  Take care, everyone, and I'll see you back here Friday!

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  • 22w, 3d
    ESCP-6CLR & more on the way!

    No I didn't forget about this side project.  The end of a school year is a big deal for a parent too, after all.  Plus there have been other things lately keeping me occupied and away from writing.  But today we have our first ESCP case entry on the blog!  So pop on over and read up on this thing, and with summer here now and my free time being a bit more open I hope to get some more writing done for both the Foundation and the next story I'm working up.

    Click here to head over to The ESCP Foundation!

    0 comments · 62 views
  • 29w, 2d
    And Now For Something Completely Different

    The Equestria SCP Foundation

    Yeah, I'm doing this thing.  For real this time.  A scant few of you might remember that I originally wanted to do this here on FIMFiction.  The folks who run this site, however, don't like this kind of thing here.  So I figure Tumblr would be a better place for it.  A few quick notes about this project of mine:

    1. This is a side project, nothing more.  I will spend time on it here and there between working on stories but don't expect updates with any kind of regularity unless it somehow takes off and does spectacularly well.  I doubt that will happen because...

    2. This is not an art Tumblr.  It's a pseudo-story Tumblr.  That means text, not pretty pony pics.  Sorry to disappoint, but I am no artist.  If you want pony artist Tumblrs, there are hundreds of them out there.

    3. I am not working on this alone.  I have a long time friend and fellow SCP enthusiast who is helping me write some of the entries.  I will credit him with an entry whenever I post one of his works.

    4. This is likely not going to be a 100% perfect mimicry of The SCP Foundation, mainly because while I enjoy the style of that site I'm not really going to be as strict about adhering to it.  This is a fun side project for me and nothing more.  I welcome criticism and suggestions for how to improve entries, but please don't try and be a purist about stuff.

    So pop on over to the site, check out the first post, and if you like what you see and are intrigued give me a follow.  I'll likely post new blogs here on FIMFiction to announce when an update happens as well.  The first case file should be up later this week.  Hope you all enjoy it!

    2 comments · 115 views
  • 30w, 3h
    Secrets, Silver Spoon, and Some Other Stuff

    Okay, as promised I'm going to answer a few questions as well as comment on some things from Tarnished Feelings.  I'll also talk about upcoming writing projects I have in mind here, so let's get to it.

    What's your secret?

    Tabasco sauce on everything I eat and washing it down with scotch on the rocks. Yes, you heard it here, all of my writings are the children of drunken fever dreams. Now you too can be a slightly well-liked fic writer!

    My secret is this: I write the stories that I want to write.  Period.  That's all.  I get an idea in my head and go, "Okay, I want to see where I can take this concept."  That's really all there is to it.  Sometimes the ideas come from listening to music, sometimes they come from some artwork I see, sometimes they even just come to me out of the blue while I'm driving to or from work.  But ultimately what I write and share with the world are stories I want to write.  I don't take requests. I certainly don't take commissions. And as should be patently clear from Tarnished Feelings, I by and large do not bend to the pleas of my readers unless it's something that really needs re-working.

    The sheer number of people who asked to have Diamond Tiara have the taste slapped out of her mouth honestly surprised me.  And I get it, she's the kind of character in the show - and here as well - who seems devoid of any redeemable qualities.  I don't disagree with that notion in the slightest.  But the thing I hope you all understand by now is this story was never intended to be a revenge fantasy against her.  Tarnished Feelings had two core themes to it: forgiveness and moving on.  If Silver had just hauled off and knocked Diamond silly, would she have been justified for it after everything that happened?  Probably, yeah.  But that wouldn't have given her the closure she needed on her relationship with Diamond.  All it would've meant was that Diamond once again managed to bring out the worst in her just like always.  For Silver to move on, she had to let go of everything that has poisoned her personality for so long.  Think about that the next time you think someone "deserves" to be slapped for their behavior.  Is that really going to change anything for the better, or are you just giving in to the kind of negative feelings they want you to feel?

    And to bring this tangent back to my point, this story played out exactly how I planned it to all along.  That means yes, there is no comeuppance for Diamond Tiara here, but at the same time Silver Spoon got her clean slate and a new group of better friends who'll be there to help and support her going forward.  Of course, just because Diamond didn't get what's coming to her here doesn't mean karma's giving her a free ride.  More on that later.  Next!

    where you got your cover pic

    Found it where I find 95% of my favorite pony artwork: Derpibooru!  Here's the original Silver Spoon pic for you all.

    If I had a way of contacting the artist behind that image, I would thank them for just a spectacular piece of art.  Alas, there was no source given for the pic on the 'booru.

    What made you want to focus on Silver Spoon for this story?

    Season 2, Episode 12: Family Appreciation Day.  That was the catalyst for all of this.  Silver spontaneously burst into applause at the conclusion of Granny Smith's story about the foundation of Ponyville before anyone else in the class including Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo.  To me, this spoke volumes.  Although it hasn't been touched on since then, this clearly showed that Silver has thoughts and feelings that are not dominated by Diamond Tiara.  So I wanted to explore the idea that of the two of them, Silver was the one more likely to try and make amends with the CMC.  To do that, she would need to be separate from Diamond.  So I concocted a disaster scenario wherein Silver was more or less broken down and then would begin her healing process by at least trying to set things right between herself and the others..  The rest is there for the reading.

    Will we get to see more of Silver Spoon's progress and Rarities and Art Deco's relationship or will you be diverting towards maybe other characters and plots?

    Art & Rarity will probably show up again as a cameo somewhere down the line, and Silver will be involved in future story events as well, but there are other stories that need writing and other characters that need attention.  Will I eventually cover the wedding?  Maybe.  I'll think about it, but it's not on my radar at the moment as far as other writing projects go.

    So what's next for me?  First, a lot of brainstorming and outlining.  Right now I don't have much else actually written apart from the starts of a couple of stories, neither of which is related to the Raiders/Tarnished timeline.  I prefer to have my stories outlined before I get started so I can make sure to stay on task while writing.  I've tried to just make things up as I go before, and while I turned out some stories that people did enjoy I wasn't all that pleased with the end results.  I'd rather have a plan set first and stick to it as best I can, altering it as I go if needed if some aspect of the story just isn't working out.  As far as what kind of stories I have in mind, here's a few quick teaser notes.

    - A more canon-faithful story focused on Applejack and a rather large and humorous misunderstanding.

    - An Equestria Girls story looking at how Sunset Shimmer starts her reformation process with the help of the other girls.  Could be a series, but only one story planned presently.

    - The next story in the Raiders/Tarnished setting will indeed be about Diamond Tiara and the aforementioned karmic backlash that she is due.  Not gonna lie, this one's going to be a challenge to write, but I look forward to it.  Actual writing on this will start after one of the other two stories is done and posted, though.

    That should cover everything for now.  Again, my thanks to everyone who's supported me and I'm delighted you've all enjoyed my stories as much as you have.  If you have any other questions, feel free to toss them my way.  Take care, and watch for something new from me in the weeks to come!

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When the Cutie Mark Crusaders find a book telling of an ancient artifact with the power to grant one's heart's desire, it leads them on their biggest adventure ever - and quite possibly their last!

First Published
23rd Sep 2011
Last Modified
7th Oct 2011

Not too bad. I'd give it a solid 4.

Whatever the conspiracy going on behind the scenes with Pinkie Pie, Zecora, and... given her reaction I'm going to guess Fluttershy? I sorta feel it's a little bit intrusive into an otherwise nice and straightforward story. The quest for the holy pail could've been explained a little less clunkily, but all in all it was pretty good.

Actually, my biggest complaint is the continuing appearance of this weird … thing that keeps intruding all over the place. It's really annoying and I'm not sure what the heck it's supposed to mean.

Overall though, pretty good job.

>>6021

For some reason this site doesn't like certain punctuations from Word.  Changed all my "..." to that code.  I've been through to fix them.

I hope you stick with the story.  All will be revealed in time.  :)

That song... so lovely, even if I haven't actually heard it.

Also, I have a hunch as to what's going on...

Hmm... well, I think I already figured out the plot twist. Still, it's a very cute story thus far. Looking forward to more.

From now on, I won't be able to unsee Rarity as being Oirish-Equestrian. :ajsmug:

Since I doubt the Colt Templars could predict the future that well, I dont think the Dan Brown (or perhaps Encyclopedia Brown) clues are from them. :moustache:We'll see who they are from in the following chapters!:twilightsmile:

Indiana Jones + Ponies? :pinkiegasp:

I fucking love you. in a totally platonic non-creeper way.

I'm really liking the story so far.  I actually imagined the guitar riff from Jack Tars by Saxon going along to Sweetie Belle's singing, though I'm sure that's hardly appropriate.:rainbowwild:

Looking forward to the next part.

This is great so far I cant wait to read more :heart:

I thought something was up.  The intriguing thing will be to see who's the mastermind of this.  The most likely choices, from my view, would be Twilight Sparkle or Cheerilee... but I could still be surprised.

I figured something was up when Rarity just happened to have the key fragment,  AJ's and Dash's just cinches the deal.

I'll repeat myself: just like there is no way an ancient order of templars would have a clue that there would be a place called "Carousel Boutique" in present day Ponyville, there is no way they could have predicted that their weather mare would have a rainbow mane. OK, yeah, secret society in a fantasy world with usable magic, so prediction could be possible, sure. But it still feels very unlikely, story-wise, that the Dan Brown-esque clues are not planted by someone who knows the fillies. This just convinces me.

This chapter was beautiful.  Never have I cried so many times in a row.....

'The two unicorn fillies thanked Gardenia again and set off on a trail away from the school and out of Ponyville.' Wasn't one of them an earth pony?

>>10254

Gah!  Thanks for catching that.  I knew I was going to miss it somewhere.  :derpyderp1:

Had them both originally as unicorns, but I changed it and must've missed that.  Fixed it now.  Many thanks again.

Minor detail, but Gardenia is supposed to be a teal unicorn with pink hair, not a brown earth pony with green hair: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pullip_junk/6125683404/ (far left, from the blind bag twelve-pack)

When I went into this story for the first time, not even bothering to read the description, I was expecting a Harrison Ford-esq Indiana Jones OC pony with the three CMC's acting as a collective Short Round. What I got instead was a story of adventure, friendship and other stuff. I loved reading this mini-series and it's two great ending. I'm kinda bummed out that it's over, because it was so well written and the characters stayed in character, not to mention it's central message about doing what you love. To end this praise, I only hope you're future endeavors keep the same quality.

Also because of you I went on an Indiana Jones bender and ended up watching the three films plus a couple episodes of the TV series.  

P.S. it woulda been funny if you included other hilarious alternate endings like unmasking Apple Bloom to find out she's really Old man Jenkins or that Scootaloo was really three chickens in a pony suite...etc.      

I thought I was the only person who knew Timbuk3 existed!!!!!:pinkiegasp:

THIS IS AMAZING!!:rainbowkiss:

D'awwww. i loved this story

I loved this story. I read it yesterday on Fanfiction.net.

Awww what an adorable ending. I love each cutie mark Scoots is really my favourite of the three :heart:

Now this ending is really sweet, our three favourite fillies all grown up into superstar mares who want to help the new cutiemarkless gain their special marks :heart: :yay:

ohhh you make it too easy.... applejack just happens to come across the piece... anyway's I like it!

i'm still reeling at the fact that applebloom being as smart as she is hasn't figured this out yet...

Adorable story, I loved it!

This ending was my favorite.  I identify with the theme a lot.  I mean, I'm in my junior year of college, and I can imagine what I can use my major to do, but I also wonder if it is really for me.  I feel like there's this looming threat of one minute, college, then I graduate and have no idea what to do or where to go.  *sigh* I'm hoping I can figure things out like the girls did.  

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So... beautiful...

Great,

I happen to be playing this while i was reading scoots part, seemed to work well too

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33VHV0SJxps

General Mumble - Mayhem Invades Equestria

Personally... this ending is a LOT better than the other.

Wow, this story was... so fulfilling. It's a wonder why no other has tried much messing with Crusaders actually getting their Cutie Marks, because it sure as hay's a very emotional point in the series.

You sir managed to bring me to tears not once, but three times in succession, when the CMC passed the three trials with flying colors. The description about how they felt was beyond right.

And then there's this last chapter, which is full of win and beauty. Thank you, good sir, for this stirring tale you have graced us with. I'll surely keep a look on your other stories. :twilightsmile:

This was awesome amazing stupendous splendid wonderful any other adjectives that convey the same sense of perfection that is this story I would love to see something like this actually happen in the show :scootangel:

They are all in on it!

From what I can tell they have for some reason decided to set up a small adventure for the CMC, and they don't realise it (despite the clues leading to something that probably were not around in ancient times).

Soo far it's been good and I should be able to finnish it before midnight.YAY!

This would actually make a pretty good episode.

It was great.  I like the multiple ending part.  Keep up the good work.

Not cool, dude. Not cool. This is like one whole big conspiracy against three little girls that don't even deserve to have such a thing happen to them. How would they ever trust anyone again after something like this? It is just so sad.:applecry:

I... I have no words for how completely and fully BEAUTIFUL the second ending was. I could literally have never thought of a better way for the CMC to stay together after their goal was accomplished.

Oh, but now I just got a depressing thought. What would happen if one of the girls got her cutie mark long before the other two? All I can see happening is her getting more or less abandoned with the other two still compelled to crusade. I'd hope they'll stay friends the whole way through, but Apple Bloom never seemed to have time for Twist anymore... And then, what if only one crusader is left without her mark? She'd be devastated!

Oh wow, the happy ending is making me sad. DAMN YOU HINDSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT!

Okay, now that I've gotten all the rant out of me, this was an absolute delight to read through. It's easily my favorite portrayal of the Cutie Mark Crusaders I've seen in any fiction, though being the only one I've read in recent memory that FOCUSED on them helps a lot. Yes, as you may have gathered, I liked the second ending better, but I still loved the first one as well.

For some strange reason, I want to say the mastermind is Fluttershy, simply because it's what I'd least expect. Nothing to do but keep reading I guess. I loved the story so far, and I can't wait to finnish it!:pinkiehappy:

What's that girl?  Sweetie's fallen down the well...

If only you'd had Winnoa tell Apple Bloom instead, then the joke would have been complete.:pinkiehappy:

I love indiana jones, and te cutie mark crusaders! :derpytongue2: excellent work :ajsmug::pinkiecrazy:

I've read both endings and both epilogues. I have to say that THIS ending and it's epilogue are far better.... and not just because of the happier ending. It's actually written far better, with far more emotion and depth too.

This epilogue is the far better of the two. The idea of them uniting to make the Cutie Mark Crusaders an actual foundation is an obvious one, but brilliantly executed (and it's adorable seeing them pass down the mantle--- hopefully with fewer explosions and run-ins with tree sap!:rainbowlaugh:)

Okay, I gotta call it... the mane 6 were sorta carrying the idiot ball here. Even if there's some sort of (silly-ass) rule that prevents them from TELLING the girls what their obvious talents are, each of the "guardians" could have simply told them they had failed the test at hand and demand that the other two try. Also, this ending comes off as an unwillingly written version, done for the sake of "status quo is God", and definitely lacks the spark and color of the other.

I'd lose this ending entirely and go with version #2 as canon.

Oh my gosh ;o; this was soooo cool. :rainbowkiss: I want to give this more stars but it won't let meeeeeeeeeeee!!

Really, this has to be THE BEST fic I've read in a while. I was getting mighty suspicious how easy it was for them to come across some historical artifact... This was really nice. Super nice. AMAZING. It might even me my most favorite fic ever, in the history of everything. I think it was the ending!

Can we have a small short story about the Cutie Mark Crusaders summer camp? Pweeeese? :fluttershysad:

Why is this not canon?! I mean seriously! This really needs to be canon. Either ending really, though 2 would be better.

Its ok Applebloom, Nazi's stole my Favorite Scalpel... :fluttercry:

>>159140 thats probably what happend the first few times

I FUCKING NEW IT, GOD DAMNIT.

~The Doctor

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