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The "Shadow Wars"

The machinations of the Cosmic Concepts have shaped the history of the Ponies for ten thousand years.  But now their mistakes have cracked the Cosmos, and the Shadows seep through to claim our own Universe for their dark and predatory purposes.  If they can gain a bridgehead on Equestria's Earth, this will be but the first step in a war of extermination against our continuum, a war which will end in the destruction of all life in our own Universe.

Can Celestia lead the defense of the Earth and save, not only her little Ponies, but all Earthlife, from utter annihilation?  Can Luna be redeemed from the Shadows and return to her former greatness?  Will Discord prove a powerful ally, or betray them all to damnation?  Can a new generation of powerful beings aid them enough to bring victory?  Or will the Earth die, drained of its vitality by the sinister Shadows?

List of stories in the Shadow Wars universe further down the page.

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  • Collateral Damage Ageing ex-Guardspony Falcon Punch takes a dangerous escort mission to prove he still has the right stuff. Will he succeed, or meet his end? by Jordan179 32,226 words · 190 views · 27 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Nightmares Are Tragic Nightmare Moon spends a thousand years banished to the Moon, then returns to seek her revenge. From HER point of view. by Jordan179 32,977 words · 2,430 views · 226 likes · 9 dislikes
  • An Extended Performance The Great and Powerful Trixie gives the performance of her life during the Longest Night in Eqeustrian history. Start of Season 1. by Jordan179 26,641 words · 953 views · 51 likes · 2 dislikes

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  • Dragonshyness Fluttershy endures one of the most frightening experiences of her life. (It is a testament to the utter terror that can be Fluttershy's life that confronting a full-grown Dragon counts as only "one" of the most terrifying days of her by Jordan179 38,857 words · 533 views · 38 likes · 0 dislikes
  • A Robust Solution Fluttershy comes to terms with a mistake from her past, and learns how to handle herself in the future, with the help of her good friend Rarity. by Jordan179 11,859 words · 471 views · 47 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Fluttershy Is Free Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy go to see a butterfly migration. Mid-Season 1, immediately after "Call of the Cutie." by Jordan179 10,460 words · 838 views · 76 likes · 0 dislikes

List of Stories in the Shadow Wars Series

Here are the stories of the Shadow Wars, roughly in order, including major incomplete and projected works:

Corruption at Nightfall (incomplete):  Takes place over a thousand years ago.  The tale of Prince Crimson Quartz and Lady Tourmaline of the Crystal Empire, and Princess Luna of Equestria; and how the Empire fell into darkness.

All the Way Gone (projected):  The story of how Princess Luna of Equestria fell into the Nightmare.

Collateral Damage (complete, 32,231 words):  In YOH 1481, some 19 years before the start of Season 1, ex-Guardspony tries to deliver a vital package from Appleloosa to Canterlot -- but unknown to him, an elite Changeling Infiltrator is on his trail!  Characters include Falcon Punch, Princess Ceymi, and a 9-year-old Cheerilee.  Dark tragedy, with gore and (very limited but horrifying) sexual content.

Pinkie Sense and Sensibility (incomplete):  The birth and early life of Pinkie Pie and her sisters.

Nightmares Are Tragic (complete, 32,976 words):  S1E1-2, June 21-22 YOH 1500, The Elements of Harmony, from Luna's perspective.  The core story of the Shadow Wars continuity, introducing its interpretation of the Mane Six and especially of Princess Luna and the true nature of the Shadows.

An Extended Performance: (complete, 26,639 words) S1, June YOH 1500: Side-story to Nightmares Are Tragic, detailing how Trixie defended her show against the Shadow Coven in Manehattan on the Longest Night, and what Celestia was doing while all this was going on.

A Long Night at the Hippodrome (incomplete) S1, June YOH 1500:  Side-story to An Extended Performance, detailing how Trixie's old friend Piercing Gaze dealt with the Longest Night at his theater in Baltimare.

The Romance of the Open Road (incomplete) S1, YOH 1500:  The Great and Powerful Trixie leaves Manehattan and takes to the road to win her fortune -- a road that will lead her to Ponyville.

All the Way Back (incomplete) S1, YOH 1500:  How Princess Luna, purged of the NIghtmare, recovered her power and sanity, making a place for herself in the strange new world of modern Equestria.

Least Noticeable and Little Flappy (incomplete):  S1, YOH 1500, contemperaneous with E5 "Griffon the Brush-Off"  How "Least Noticeable" Claire Pie, Pinkie's gigantic invisible twin sister, saved a little flappy creature and made a new friend.

Dragonshyness (complete, 38,854 words): S1, YOH 1500, contemperaneous with E7: "Dragonshy."  The most terrifying day of Fluttershy's life, as she must finally face the creature she most dreads -- a full-grown Dragon.

A Robust Solution (complete, 11, 859 words):  S1, YOH 1500, just before E12 "Call of the Cutie."  Fluttershy reveals a shameful secret from her past to Rarity, who helps her friend understand and surmount its emotional legacy.

Fluttershy Is Free (complete, 10,464 words):  S1, YOH 1500, after E12 "Call of the Cutie."  Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash go to see a butterfly migration, and Fluttershy reveals a dark secret of her origin.

"A Meeting by Moonlight" (complete, 2,932 words): S3, YOH 1503.  Princess Luna visits Twilight Sparkle one night and tells her a tale of the Age of Wonders, revealing more than she means to in the process.

"Feeling Adrift"  (complete, 4,938 words):   S3, YOH 1503,  right after "A Meeting by Moonlight."  Princess Celestia tries to help her sister deal with her feelings of alienation and loneliness.

Divine Jealousy and the Voice of Reason (incomplete):  S4, November YOH 1504, right after "Equestria Games" and before Twilight's Kingdom.  When Discord discovers he has a rival for Fluttershy's love, he consults his inner Voice of Reason for advice.

Love Amongst Monsters (incomplete):  Starting 8 years after Luna's return.  Ill Wind, a brilliant Pegasus scientist, works to complete a vital engineering project for High Commander Windvane, and may find romantic as well as professional success.

"Twelfth Equestriad Interview" (incomplete):  48 years after Luna's Return and 24 years after the final victory in the Shadow Wars, Luna and Twilight are interviewed on TV on the night of the Summer Sun Celebration.


This is a list of the major essays I've written about the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic world, divided by subject matter, with topics and essays within each topic in alphabetical order.  Hopefully, this will get me some new comments on these essays, and hence some new ideas.


"A Horse Isn't A Horse, Of Course, Of Course"

"The Fifth Kind:  The Changelings"



"Canon Villains in My Fanon"

"Character Development in My Little Pony:  Friendship Is Magic"

"A Millennial Breeding Program -- In the Nicest Possible Way"

"Ponies Aren't Perfect"

(by character name)::

"Characters of the Shadow Wars: Applejack"

"The Handicaps and Capabilities of Derpy Hooves"

"Discord Is Not An Exemplar of Morality"

"Origin and Brief History of Fluttershy in the Shadow Wars Universe"

"Fluttershy Shipping Analysis, With an Emphasis on Flutterdash"


"Characters of the Shadow Wars: Goldie Pie"

"The Civilized Barbarian Princess" (Luna)

"Characters of Corruption at Nightfall:  Luna"

"Pinkie's Character Development Arc"

"The Diferences Between Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich"

"So, Why the Rarity Angst?" (Sparity)

"Spike, Rarity and Sparity:  An Analysis in the Shadow Wars Universe

"The Great and Powerful Trixie and the Alicorn Illusion"


"Before the Megan"

"The Crystal Imperial Calendar and Very Brief History"

"A Legend of Prehistory, From the Empire of the Celestial Dragons"

"The Griffon Empire"

"The Pre-Pony Settlement of Mareland"

"The Old Worlds" - Part I "To The Cataclysm"

"A Working Historical Chronology for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, General and Combined"


"Class Structure of Equestria and Background of the Mane Six"

"Music of the Crystal Empire"

"Genealogy" - Part I, Part II

"Matriarchy" - Part I, Part II

"Pony Names"


"Unnatural Resources"


"Applejack's Kin (Great-Great Grandparents' and Great-Grandparents' Generations)"

"Friendship Charts"

"Matrilineage of the Pie Sisters"

"Old Families of Ponyville"

Magic Is Physics

Backup Elements - (1) "The Basic Rules", (2) "Possible Candidates"

Political Philosophy

"Modes of Totalitarian Evil"


"Geocentric Earth Theists and Atheists"


"Retro Review - S1E20 'Green Isn't Your Color'"

"Review and Implications for the Shadow Wars Universe - S2E13 'Baby Cakes'"

"A Mighty Demon Slayer Grooms Some Ponies"

Two Excellent Stories By Ardashir

"Quick Thoughts on the Season 4 Finale: Twilight's Kingdom"

"So Seriously, What the HELL Is Wrong with the Winningverse Cloud Kicker?"

"Traitor, by Alara J Rogers"

"Why A Certain Winning Pony Is Such an Awesome Winner that Nothing That Happens To Her Is Ever Her Fault"

Romance and Sexuality

"Ages of Consent in Equestria"

"Canon Ship Teases"

"Country Courtship"

"I Hate Dating"


"Sexual Orientation and Behavior of the Mane Six, In Context"

"Why I Cannot Believe in a Free-Love Equestria"


"The Desire To Degrade"

Influences On My Writing  - (1) "Major SFF Writers", (2) "FIMFiction Writers"

"Maintaining Characterization in Romantic Story Arcs"

"Some Potential Stories - 09/02/14"

"Ways in Which Self-Insert Characters Fail To Realistically Interact"

As mentioned, comments are greatly welcome -- one of the big reasons I posted this list is that I hoped I would attract some. :twilightsmile:

Jordan179 · 96 views · Edited 2d, 16h ago · Report


#1412436 · 2d, 10h ago · · ·


Hmmm ... I could do that a couple of ways.  That's not a bad idea.  What I do is cut-and-paste the old essay list into the new one and then add the new essays.

#1412423 · 2d, 10h ago · · ·

I'm not sure what to make of you.  You've certainly got an interesting setting going here, but it's way too big to add all of it to my Read Later, and it's big enough that I'm not even sure if I want to get into it.

I don't have a good system for dealing with folks like that.  I guess I'll stuff you in my follow list for now.

If you're going to keep your Essay List up-to-date, you may want to stick a permalink to it on your userpage somewhere.  Possibly a special-purpose blog module and the addition of a \[page_break\] tag right after the first paragraph.

#1411746 · 2d, 16h ago · · ·

#1411522 · 2d, 19h ago · · ·


Thank you for the incredibly favorable opinion of my work.  :twilightsmile:

#1411485 · 2d, 19h ago · · ·

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