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I've been writing online for thirty years.  One of these days I might actually get good at it.

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The TwiBrush Tales

  • The Sparkle Chronicles Okay, so the girl of your dreams turns out to be a pony. Now what? by Dusty Sage 18,479 words · 2,856 views · 96 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Second Act To be a Very Special Somepony, first you must be a pony. by Dusty Sage 12,307 words · 1,414 views · 54 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Somepony New New home, new life, new species. Now things start to get complicated. by Dusty Sage 9,156 words · 1,087 views · 55 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Life That Late He Led The continuing adventures of Twilight Sparkle and Desert Brush. by Dusty Sage 23,157 words · 504 views · 26 likes · 5 dislikes

Inspirations I

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  • Background Pony "My name's Lyra Heartstrings, but you won't remember anything. Listen to my symphony, for it by shortskirtsandexplosions 432,377 words · 71,161 views · 5,418 likes · 191 dislikes

Inspirations II

  • A Twilight Landing A strange girl has shown up in another strange girl's garage. Together, can they figure out just what is going on? Will they be able to get the strange girl claiming to be Twilight Sparkle home? by MerlosTheMad 236,356 words · 21,922 views · 1,096 likes · 30 dislikes
  • Chaos Theory Discord is trapped in stone once again. But this time, he does some thinking. by Seven81493 12,779 words · 183 views · 455 likes · 35 dislikes
  • Colors of the Heart After an horrifically awful day, a young Manehattan painter somehow finds herself on the wrong end of the law. With no experience of life outside the big city and a secret she is ashamed of, she is forced to flee to a town completely foreign to her. by Azu 191,411 words · 5,276 views · 739 likes · 31 dislikes
  • Anthropology Lyra is determined to find out the truth behind the mysterious legends of humans. by JasonTheHuman 130,415 words · 115,761 views · 7,067 likes · 154 dislikes
  • Her Own Pony All of Pinkie's clones are gone. All but one. by Jorofrarie 55,102 words · 11,465 views · 1,390 likes · 36 dislikes

Inspirations III

  • Austraeoh Rainbow Dash flies east. by Imploding Colon 212,744 words · 20,316 views · 1,607 likes · 58 dislikes
  • Melodious Desideratum You dread the spotlight, but when opportunity arrises, you'll make an exception . . . for her. by Desideratium 55,674 words · 6,518 views · 482 likes · 11 dislikes
  • Inner Demons On her 21st birthday, Twilight reads a prophesy that starts a downward spiral into her own darkness. by SapphireLibra3 148,962 words · 13,995 views · 1,293 likes · 118 dislikes
  • I Would Give to You You move to Ponyville, and a certain mare catches your eye, but are you right for her? by Jet Howitzer 51,178 words · 6,117 views · 591 likes · 18 dislikes
  • Severed Roots Third installment in the "Tangled Roots" timeline. When our heroes of the West and our villains in the East clash at last, who will be left standing? by Bad_Seed_72 216,687 words · 1,334 views · 206 likes · 5 dislikes

This anguished bit of agitprop showed up in, of all places, Yahoo! Answers:

It's a tad hard for me to fathom that such an innocent magical show actually took a political position that insults the notion of equality or collective responsibility. I am referring to a set of episodes in the Season 5 called "The Cutie map" where the Mane 6 visit a village that is essentially Ayn Rand's "Anthem" turned into ponies. Everyone is equal, everything looks the same, they sing triumphant choirs of how they are but mere cells to the community, food tastes bland, and those who don't follow the status quo are forced to by fear tactics.

As a leftist myself, I'm of course offended by these totalitarian stereotypes of democratic socialism. But beyond that I'm just surprised that instead of some dumb *** Fox News documentary, this is MLP propagating this BS.

(Source here.)

Of course, the hilarious aspect of this is that "democratic socialism" works only to the extent that it is totalitarian: the moment someone steps off the page, the entire illusion starts to unravel.   It was always thus, and thus shall it always be.  

Q. "What's the difference between Utopia and Tartarus?"

A: "Tartarus readily admits to what it really is."

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I am the very model of a modern minor generalist

I've been writing online for half my life, taking time out for meals of course, and in all that time, it has never occurred to me that someone might actually want to read something I'd written.

My range of interests may be fairly characterized as a thousand miles wide and about three-eighths of an inch deep.  And if you ever thought it was tricky explaining your devotion to pony to family members -- well, imagine what it's like when all those family members are younger than you are.

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#148 · 14w, 4d ago · · ·


It's gotten more recognition than I ever expected, it being my first real story and all.  Still, it's been up for nearly three years, and is clearly Old News, even if it does get a mention in TV Tropes.

#147 · 14w, 4d ago · · ·


Just wanted to thank you for the fave on The Sparkle Chronicles.  It is much appreciated.

I do wonder why the story has so few upvotes and favs. It's well written, has few—if any—grammatical and spelling issues, and it's fluffy and cute. Maybe it just arrived at the wrong time, in the wrong place…? :ajsleepy:

However, it's definitely a story I liked, or do like, I'm still reading. :twilightsmile:

#146 · 25w, 1d ago · · ·


How are you feeling?  Although "still with us" is promising enough, I think.

#145 · 25w, 1d ago · · ·

Hi. :pinkiesad2:

#144 · 38w, 2d ago · · ·

I have a new blog up, if you wanted to check it out.

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