Stories about the greatest ambiguously-married/dating couple.

  • The Life and Times of Fancy and Fleur Random short stories that revolve around Fancypants and Fleur de Lis. by Honey Mead 2,786 words · 200 views · 24 likes · 0 dislikes
  • A Morning Ritual Having a morning ritual allows a pony to prepare for the coming day with a minimum of thought, thus freeing their minds to contemplate everything from the past to the future... for some this is less then ideal. by Honey Mead 3,313 words · 1,165 views · 79 likes · 6 dislikes

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  • Lunar Rising SG-1 explores a world filled with odd aliens on the eve of one of their largest holidays. by azore24 36,176 words · 6,662 views · 690 likes · 16 dislikes
  • Velvet Sparkle and the Queen in Stone Myths and Birthrights side-story: Velvet Sparkle recounts her younger years in a nation north of Equestria and the events leading up to her becoming the mother of Shining Amour and Twilight Sparkle by Tundara 39,950 words · 1,818 views · 185 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Myths and Birthrights Twilight has to deal with new powers and troubles as an Alicorn. by Tundara 112,510 words · 10,173 views · 1,516 likes · 47 dislikes

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  • The Sisters Doo Daring pays a visit to her sister in Ponyville. Due to buried grudges, things get out of hoof. by Ponky 116,988 words · 13,807 views · 1,690 likes · 25 dislikes
  • The Longest Night On the first night of Luna's banishment Celestia finds two alicorns in a crater. by Tundara 6,218 words · 16,277 views · 1,666 likes · 27 dislikes
  • The Apple and the Fox Apple Bloom undergoes her final trial to become a shaman; capturing a spirit on her own. by Tundara 4,417 words · 1,058 views · 132 likes · 6 dislikes
  • A Dream of Pride and Envy The hidden history of the events leading up to the Long Winter is uncovered. A Myths and Birthrights story. by Tundara 27,662 words · 508 views · 88 likes · 5 dislikes

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The Greatest Works of Count Honigwein von Beinehaus the Third

  • A Morning Ritual Having a morning ritual allows a pony to prepare for the coming day with a minimum of thought, thus freeing their minds to contemplate everything from the past to the future... for some this is less then ideal. by Honey Mead 3,313 words · 1,165 views · 79 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Twilight Sparkle Does Not Like Bees Celestia has an important lesson for Twilight that puts her in an uncomfortable place. by Honey Mead 2,595 words · 1,078 views · 118 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Erebus: Episode 1: Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! The Sun and Moon no longer shine over the alabaster walls of Canterlot. A darkness long forgotten has begun to seep through the cracks and erode the morality of those it touches. But at the edge of the light there is shadow, holding back the darkness by Honey Mead 15,964 words · 303 views · 21 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Castle Canterlot After almost two decades working under Princess Celestia, Chronicle has... acclimated to his position as her seneschal. Unfortunately, things are about to change more in one night than they have for the past thousand years. by Honey Mead 23,439 words · 316 views · 44 likes · 2 dislikes

The Complete Works of Count Honigwein von Bienehaus the Third

  • The Castle CanterlotAfter almost two decades working under Princess Celestia, Chronicle has... acclimated to his position as her seneschal. Unfortunately, things are about to change more in one night than they have for the past thousand years.23,439 words ·316 views ·44 likes ·2 dislikes
  • Luna's Last MomentsLuna counts down the seconds to the end of her life.1,220 words ·159 views ·12 likes ·1 dislikes
  • The Life and Times of Fancy and FleurRandom short stories that revolve around Fancypants and Fleur de Lis.2,786 words ·200 views ·24 likes ·0 dislikes
  • I was an Enclave OfficerThe Enclave is founded on Loyalty, but some Loyalties are stronger than others.1,310 words ·250 views ·19 likes ·4 dislikes
  • Twilight Sparkle Does Not Like Bees Celestia has an important lesson for Twilight that puts her in an uncomfortable place.2,595 words ·1,078 views ·118 likes ·8 dislikes
  • A Morning RitualHaving a morning ritual allows a pony to prepare for the coming day with a minimum of thought, thus freeing their minds to contemplate everything from the past to the future... for some this is less then ideal.3,313 words ·1,165 views ·79 likes ·6 dislikes
  • Erebus: Episode 1: Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!The Sun and Moon no longer shine over the alabaster walls of Canterlot. A darkness long forgotten has begun to seep through the cracks and erode the morality of those it touches. But at the edge of the light there is shadow, holding back the darkness15,964 words ·303 views ·21 likes ·2 dislikes
  • ChronicleAn old pony recounts his life as the personal secretary for Princess Celestia.48,435 words ·743 views ·41 likes ·0 dislikes
  • Alicorns, an Orangutan, and L-SpaceWhat happens when Twilight finds an Orangutan in her Library and what happened to the Princesses?8,658 words ·1,001 views ·23 likes ·3 dislikes
  • A Time for MemoriesMemories. Flashes of the Past. Moments in time so profound that they are etched into our minds.2,554 words ·459 views ·11 likes ·0 dislikes

Bee Jokes

"Why do bees always have sticky hair?"

--"Because they use honeycombs."

"Why did the bee get married?"

--"Because he found his honey."

Why did the queen walk home from the bar?

--Because she was afraid of flying buzzed.

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Jul
22nd
2014

This is not an easy blog for me to write. Rolling Bones has been a labor of, well it's been a labor for the past two years. I have been typing words for the story, making long-term plans that stretch out into four different locals, only one of which you've even gotten a glimpse of. I have spent days worth of time talking with Doomande over what I'm doing, where I'm going, and how I'm going to get there. We've made pages and pages worth of characters that were all set to come in at later times. I did research into mythology, city layouts, the fall of civilisations, and hours of simply contemplating how things work once you throw magic into it all.  

So what happened?

I admit up front that the 'Re-write' was a bad move. There is no denying that. But had I not... you might have gotten one more chapter out of me... maybe. I also should have approached it differently. I should have actually gone to scrap and rebuilt it from the ground up, cutting out all that extra stuff that I added the first time out of inexperience and a lack of direction.

The story had started taking on water almost from the beginning, water in the form of characters. There were just too many. Between the Arbitrors and the Watchers, I had more than sixteen active, constantly present character. Sixteen. That doesn't include all the other characters who weren't in the caravan. Most of them were a half-blur to me, I can't imagine they were any better for you. Every time I tried to do something, I had to stop myself and ask "Well, what is X doing?". Some of you are thinking that I could have ignored them, and you're probably right, hell, that's what I did most of the time. The problem with that is how it makes the entire story disingenuous. These weren't a bunch of ponies in a large city where I could say they were off doing something else. They were all there all the time, they had to be, and I couldn't deal with it.

The next is a mix of two compounding issues. Identity loss and fatigue. A part of the reason I started the rewrite was because I'd lost so much of who the characters were. As I write this, I have no idea who Lucky is anymore, if I ever really did. It's a very depressing thing to sit down to write about a character that you've been working with for two years and you have no idea what he should do or say. And that was Lucky! That struggle to write created the compounding issue of fatigue. Writing the story became a slog of grinding out a hundred words when I was lucky and didn't end up cutting two hundred first. Almost every day that I tried to write R.B. became a day I didn't want to write anything. I would find any excuse to just not. That loss of interest compounded the loss of character identity, which compounded the fatigue... and you get the picture.

So, yeah, that's pretty much it guys.

I'm sorry.

--Honey Mead

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What's the buzz?

#1234016 · 4w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1233996

Looking forward to it. Also, I politely disagree with your self-assessment. You got me to think more deeply about the characters and their histories. That makes me happy and makes you an interesting person in my estimation.

Thoughtful discussion is great,  and I'm glad you're taking time to talk to me. It means a lot, even if we might not see eye to eye on what's being discussed. Perhaps even more so, since praise doesn't give me a lot to think about, even if it feels good.:twilightblush:

#1233996 · 4w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1233994

Hehe, I'm sorry for your impending disappointment. I'm the least interesting person ever. >.>

I'll be sure to leave another scathing comment on 'The Moon is made of Fluff' once I get to in the next hour.:trollestia:

#1233994 · 4w, 1d ago · · ·

:yay:

I kept our conversation in Mother of the Moon in mind while I was writing parts of the latest. I tried to account for some of that in how I portrayed the relationship between Luna and Celestia in private and show some more of the reasons she hasn't had a normal,  healthy childhood.

I shoulda followed you then, because I usually follow interesting people. Fixed that.

#1215160 · 5w, 4d ago · · ·

Hello there! Thank you kindly for adding The Firework Lotus to your favourites! I'm particularly proud of that one, and I'm very glad you liked it.

#1209588 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fave! :twilightsmile:

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