Jordan179

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  • Royal BusinessWhen Spike is called away to Canterlot on Royal Business, he expects to have to do something for Princess Celestia. Instead, he winds up being interviewed by Princess Luna and fed a lot of gems. Life can be tough for a young Dragon!2,986 words ·439 views ·28 likes ·0 dislikes
  • Substitute MentorWise Dreamer was the mentor of the Pony magician Trixie Lulamoon, but he can't be everywhere at once. When the Humanoid Trixie is fated to fall into Nightmare, Wise Dreamer, busy in another dimension, must find her a substitute mentor.6,163 words ·151 views ·18 likes ·7 dislikes
  • Divine Jealousy and The Voice of ReasonLate Season 4: When Discord discovers that Fluttershy has another love interest, will he attempt a traditional solution? Or can a Voice of Reason stay his hand?53,255 words ·704 views ·52 likes ·8 dislikes
  • DragonshynessFluttershy 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 38,857 words ·501 views ·36 likes ·0 dislikes
  • Pinkie Sense and SensibilityWhen a young mare happens to be both her own pony and the Pink Daughter of Paradise, love and life can get complex and strange10,311 words ·403 views ·20 likes ·1 dislikes
  • Collateral DamageAgeing ex-Guardspony Falcon Punch takes a dangerous escort mission to prove he still has the right stuff. Will he succeed, or meet his end?32,226 words ·180 views ·23 likes ·1 dislikes
  • A Robust SolutionFluttershy 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.11,859 words ·446 views ·42 likes ·3 dislikes
  • The Romance of the Open RoadFleeing Manehattan after saving the city, the Great and Powerful Trixie experiences the joys of life alone on the open road!6,895 words ·196 views ·18 likes ·1 dislikes
  • An Epistolary Legal Consultation Between PrincessesPrincess Twilight Sparkle faces a knotty legal question and writes to her former teacher for advice.17,854 words ·553 views ·71 likes ·25 dislikes
  • Love Amongst MonstersCan Ill Wind conquer his fears of personal inadequacy and succeed on his vital engineering project -- and perhaps find a love he never dreamed of winning?12,452 words ·125 views ·13 likes ·3 dislikes

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  • My Little Balladeer The Elements of Harmony find themselves facing an evil beyond their knowledge, armed with an alien magic. In desperation they use their Elements to summon aid and get - a hillbilly with a silver-strung guitar? by Ardashir 151,376 words · 1,627 views · 76 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Wolf In Pony's Clothing Ardi the wolf is hiding out in Ponyville from an angry dragon and enraged ponies. Oh, and he's disguised as Rarity. AND a fear of Changelings and other monsters pretending to be ponies stalks the land. What could possibly go wrong? by Ardashir 114,473 words · 1,414 views · 97 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Without a Hive A young changeling is separated from his hive, and must blend in and survive among the ponies of Equestria. by Phoenix_Dragon 189,652 words · 9,172 views · 1,038 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Pony POV Series Season One: Reharmonization Discord is beaten, but it's the scars you can't see that take the longest to heal. Let us begin. by Alex Warlorn 84,348 words · 5,668 views · 333 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Pony POV Series Season Four: Generation Transitions & Origins Why is Pinkie Pie 'weird'? Why is Celestia? Why is Discord? A connection between G1,MLPT, G3, and by Alex Warlorn 79,042 words · 2,327 views · 131 likes · 6 dislikes

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 · 180 views · 23 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 · 2,291 views · 212 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 · 866 views · 48 likes · 1 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 · 501 views · 36 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 · 446 views · 42 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 · 788 views · 72 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.

Aug
27th
2014

Here is a FIMF writer I left off my list.

Cold in Gardez has written a number of good MLP fanfics.  The one that means the most to me is a mood piece, unusual in that its characters are cities and its component stories really histories, told in the confluence of events and the relics they have left behind.  we learn of Derecho of the Pegasi, the Heartspire of the Unicorns, Lith of the Earth Ponies, and the city which rose where the Everfree rises now.

Lost Cities has been a lode I've mined for so much background ... connecting the story of Derecho with the Coming of the Wendigoes and the Middle to Late Crystal Empire and the family background of Fluttershy; mentioning the Heartspire as the location of a library Wind Whistler might search for the lost lore of Discord's first advent; and Lith as one of the places (along with the Crystal City, Derecho, the Heartspire and Trottingham) where powerful Lawful magic made it difficult for Discord to penetrate during the millennium of his rule; and the Royal City mouldering beneath the vegetation of the Everfree.

Really excellent work -- everyone should read it.  And I'm adding it to my original article, too.

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#1354495 · 6d, 14h ago · · ·

Diana left a comment on HER reasoning for why Rarity's attitude was wrong in Rarity Take's Manehatten on the deviantart posting.

#1347771 · 1w, 2d ago · · ·

Since it's been revealed that Sweetie Belle is a incarnation of Cadence who was turned into a G3 pony and then into a G4 pony, I wonder what implications this has.

Much as you suggested Twilight, Sunset, and Trixie being three parts of the same goddess.

Cadence, Chrysalis, and Sweetie Belle are three parts of the same goddess.

#1341238 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

Thanks for the watch!:pinkiehappy:

#1341087 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1340602 I usually do that for fun...and to spread the Illogic.:pinkiecrazy:

#1340602 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1340352

I decided to Follow you because you decided to post to my User Page, so I assumed you wanted the attention back.  :twilightsmile:

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