Joined October 2011
87,476 story views
1h, 8m ago

For lack of a creative handle.


762 members follow JohnPerry

JohnPerry follows 35 members

Too Brilliant For Me To Have Written

  • Letters from a Senior to a Junior Changeling A series of notes sent to a young changeling in the field by her superior. by Chris 9,395 words · 1,298 views · 148 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Daring Do Bakes a Cake Dinner with Daring Do and her mother. by Lucky Dreams 6,365 words · 3,259 views · 206 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Lost Cities North of Canterlot, in the far marches of the Equestrian lands near the border with the Griffon tribes, there is a mountain that flies. by Cold in Gardez 7,144 words · 4,084 views · 630 likes · 6 dislikes
  • The Writing on the Wall Beneath the earth rests something beyond equine understanding. by Horse Voice 6,207 words · 8,051 views · 377 likes · 7 dislikes
  • Pears Pinkie Pita lives in Vanhoover, works at a pita shop, and has no family to speak of. She hates pears, and she has no idea why. [No overt spoilers for "Pinkie Apple Pie", but you won't get the story if you haven't seen the episode. by Aquaman 4,525 words · 300 views · 51 likes · 5 dislikes

(More Stuff) Too Brilliant For Me To Have Written

  • Promised Land Twilight Sparkle has walked the wastelands for a very long time, but now, at last, he has reached the end of his journey. He only hopes now that the gods will listen to his prayers, and finally allow him a good place to die. by Obselescence 7,054 words · 4,123 views · 731 likes · 19 dislikes
  • The Best Night Ever Grand Galloping Gala meets Groundhog Day time-loop by Capn_Chryssalid 53,935 words · 31,793 views · 3,406 likes · 48 dislikes
  • When the Levee Breaks Daring Do returns home one final time. by Cynewulf 6,581 words · 1,359 views · 157 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Harmony An adaptation of BioShock for the world of MLP, starring several OCs and the entire Mane cast. by Aquaman 103,530 words · 9,467 views · 800 likes · 27 dislikes

Wacky Stories Too Hilarious For Me To Have Written

  • Certain Advantages When Dash makes Spike bet on this year's Sisterhooves Social, she's sure she can't lose... right? by The Descendant 12,054 words · 15,432 views · 1,728 likes · 23 dislikes
  • A Slice of Life Surely the End of Equestria. Lock the cupboards and barricade the fridge! It's the Royal Diet! by Dawnscroll 87,905 words · 33,826 views · 2,131 likes · 41 dislikes
  • Sparkle's Law Twilight slowly loses her mind as preparations for the Summer Sun Celebration go horribly wrong. by AestheticB 17,765 words · 27,180 views · 1,097 likes · 16 dislikes
  • Nineteen Neighty-Four 1984 pony style! by Blueshift 8,346 words · 9,551 views · 842 likes · 12 dislikes
  • The Mailmare Derpy Hooves attends the annual magic users convention in Canterlot. by theamberfox 56,722 words · 11,112 views · 227 likes · 13 dislikes

My Best Stuff

  • Go West, Young Mare An older Daring Do, restless and pensive, is called out west by a figure from her past. by JohnPerry 10,180 words · 730 views · 91 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Do Changelings Dream of Herding Sheep? Daring Do ventures into the desert chasing changelings, but uncovers a dark secret... by JohnPerry 11,720 words · 7,694 views · 198 likes · 4 dislikes
  • Maybe Some ponies never change. Prince Blueblood is one of them. by JohnPerry 7,812 words · 2,938 views · 276 likes · 3 dislikes
  • The Final Quest of Star Swirl the Bearded The last journey of an unusual wizard and the role he played in the founding of Equestria. by JohnPerry 64,492 words · 3,129 views · 191 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Wreck A.K. Yearling is haunted by dreams of a shipwreck... by JohnPerry 13,126 words · 659 views · 112 likes · 1 dislikes

The Mission: Implausible Series!

  • Mission: Implausible Octavia and Vinyl Scratch: Musicians and secret agents. by JohnPerry 31,111 words · 9,349 views · 654 likes · 7 dislikes
  • You Only Live Twice Secret agents Vinyl and Octavia reunite to tackle a threat to Canterlot. by JohnPerry 36,476 words · 3,174 views · 325 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The West Is Not Enough Secret agents Vinyl Scratch and Octavia find themselves locked in an epic struggle against a ruthless group of outlaws in the wild west. by JohnPerry 29,047 words · 2,343 views · 308 likes · 6 dislikes
  • When the Curtain Falls An incident in a Manehattan theater quickly draws secret agents Vinyl Scratch and Octavia into a hunt for a strange killer. by JohnPerry 36,535 words · 2,178 views · 249 likes · 4 dislikes

Now that the results are in, I thought I’d say a few words about the Outside Insight contest. And I gotta say, this contest was a lot of fun to be a part of. A whole lot of awesome stories came out of this that FIMFiction can only benefit from, so firstly let’s give a big hand to CouchCrusader for setting this up and seeing it through!

Okay, but now less creepy-like.

Anyway, I’m not gonna bother with full-on reviews of the finalists or anything. Partly just because I don’t feel like it, but also because one of the main reasons I did that for The Most Dangerous Game finalists was because that contest involved public voting, and I wanted to have a say about the entries while reminding people to vote (I like to flex my muscle from time to time and see what kind of influence I wield… why yes, I am an arrogant bastard). But here, there’s no public voting and I already got to have a say as one of the judges. So there’s not much of a point, really.

So instead, I just wanted to share a few reflections on the contest.

1) Firstly, I’m just tickled pink by the results. Of the ten winners, eight of them were in my personal top ten, and even the two that weren’t I still really enjoyed, so I definitely can’t complain about the results. On a side note, shout-outs to those two stories in my personal top ten that weren’t in the winners circle: Hello, My Name Is by LoyalLiar, and Wisp by rockyrobben. I know that Hello, My Name Is got into the feature box, so it at least got the attention it deserved, but Wisp deserves some love for its rather inventive premise, colorful imagery, and incorporating a nifty tie-in to the canon that came as a pleasant surprise. It’s a little slow to start off, but I thought it paid off on its premise nicely. So go check that out.

2) I’m also really happy to see Moonlight Palaver take third place… man, let me tell you, there was a lot of discussion about that story behind the scenes. There was some talk about whether it actually fit the prompt insofar as actually being about ponies (which I see is mirrored in some of the comments on that story), since no pony is present for most of the story. A couple of judges took a more literal interpretation of the prompt, which cast some doubt over the story’s chances. However, I thought it was one of the most creative uses of the prompt in this contest, since the story is about the absence of ponies (well, Celestia anyway) and how the leaders of other species are taking it. It adopted an indirect approach to the prompt, but one that illustrated Equestria’s pull on the rest of the word and showed how outsiders view ponies (which is literally the name of the game here). And fortunately, I was not alone in this view, and those of us who were enamored by the story fought for its inclusion in the finalists, where it wound up scoring very high.

Anyway, point is, go read Moonlight Palaver, it’s absolutely brilliant and a whole lot of fun, and give its author Carabas a follow. This fellow only has 31 followers as of writing, but I have a feeling that number is going to grow substantially. This kid’s going places, I can tell.

3) Just like with The Most Dangerous Game, Aquaman and Cold in Gardez battled it out for first place. But this time, Aqua came out on top, and we’re all really proud of him. Go read both of their stories, they’re both freaking awesome and rightfully deserve their spots.

4) And finally, go read An Outsider’s Perspective (which took 6th place). Seriously, just do it. I know it looks like just another piece of feature bait from the cover, but within is a clever, witty story that is absolutely hilarious.

Well, that’s all I got to say. It’s been a blast, you guys. Once again, kudos to Couch for putting this shindig on and everyone who entered for giving us so much entertaining stuff to read!

JohnPerry · 76 views · Report


#1265974 · 7w, 23h ago · · ·

>>1209508 Why is the Featured Box male? :twilightoops:

#1265961 · 7w, 23h ago · · ·

>>1265956 You're welcome. :pinkiehappy:

#1265956 · 7w, 23h ago · 1 · ·

>>1265052 Yep, roadrunners are dicks. Clever little bastards...

I don't remember Santa Fe having that many tall buildings, though. :derpytongue2:

Thanks for sharing that!

#1265052 · 7w, 1d ago · · ·

You at all familiar with Dan Vs.

#1224994 · 10w, 4d ago · · ·


5 1652
Login or register to comment