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I'm a long time science fiction and animation fan who stumbled into My Little Pony fandom and got caught -- I guess I'm a Brony Forever now.

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  • T At the Gorge

    Great losses can spring from such small causes. Applejack finds this out at age 12, when her life changes, forever.  · Jordan179
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  • T The Tinker Mare

    Pot Mender is a tinker mare, an itinerant tradesmare who ekes out her living on the fringes of Equestrian rural society. But even an outcast may have a chance to do some deed of worth, and win acceptance before the end.  · Jordan179
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  • T Wraith-Kissed

    Chiller Tale was hideously disfigured when he made the mistake of letting a Wraith kiss him -- and he won fame and fortune. Now his wife is dead, and he is about to give up on his life. What will happen when he returns to where it all began?  · Jordan179
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  • E Before Nightfall: Barely Rescued

    YOH 1493: Can Big Mac save the three-year-old Apple Bloom from mortal peril? And what will he do about the longer-term threat posed by the bear?  · Jordan179
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  • T Teacher Zero

    YOH 1501: In the aftermath of Twilight's mental breakdown, Princess Celestia considers her own mistakes.  · Jordan179
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  • T Kindness Is Magic

    S1E01 of Kindness Is Magic -- the Quest of the Elements from Fluttershy's point of view.  · Jordan179
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  • T Post-Traumatic

    April, YOH 1505: Twilight Sparkle and her Companions have returned to Ponyville from Our Town. Now they must deal with the emotional price of their incomplete victory.  · Jordan179
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  • T Her Special Gift

    Early in the morning after marrying Cheese Sandwich, Pinkie Pie gives him a very special present. In his sleep.  · Jordan179
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  • T Getting Stuck

    You made a few bad decisions and trusted someone you shouldn't have and now you're trapped in a world of talking little ponies!  · Jordan179
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  • T Dancing Alone

    YOH 1505: Moon Dancer has resumed her friendships. But can she overcome the damage of her alienation?  · Jordan179
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  • T Audience Reaction

    YOH 1548: Rarity is not pleased with High Concept's Succession ad on the Twelfth Equestriad Interview show.  · Jordan179
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  • T Undying Love

    Celly and Dissy have fallen in love. But another is jealous of their happiness, and dark dreams threaten their happiness. Can Love conquer all?  · Jordan179
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  • T Fools and Drunks

    Spring 1505. Snips Fields and Snailsquirm Carrot do something a bit dangerous to celebrate Snails' sixteenth birthday. What could possibly go wrong?  · Jordan179
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  • T Love Starved

    Compound's lost her administrative post and been assigned to what amounts to a suicide team. Will she have to spend these last months of her life alone? Or will she find friendship in the least likely of places?  · Jordan179
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  • T Can You Go Home Again?

    A Pinkie Pie who lost her way comes home for the holidays, bringing her best friend and dearest love for moral support.  · Jordan179
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  • T Ruminations in Stone

    Wind Whistler, trapped within Discord in the form of a stone statue in the gardens of the Royal Palace of Canterlot, muses on many things.  · Jordan179
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  • T The Fall of Hive Hunger-Prime

    Theoretical-Infiltrator Compound, pressed into service in her Hive's last desperate need, muses on how it all went wrong as she awaits her end.  · Jordan179
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  • T A World of Illusions

    Three girls encounter some unusual events at Canterlot High School.  · Jordan179
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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 151,377 words · 2,936 views · 126 likes · 5 dislikes
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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.

Now with its own master TV Tropes Page!

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  • 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 · 5,078 views · 368 likes · 19 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 · 1,477 views · 73 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Teacher Zero YOH 1501: In the aftermath of Twilight's mental breakdown, Princess Celestia considers her own mistakes. by Jordan179 7,473 words · 3,818 views · 325 likes · 31 dislikes
  • Post-Traumatic April, YOH 1505: Twilight Sparkle and her Companions have returned to Ponyville from Our Town. Now they must deal with the emotional price of their incomplete victory. by Jordan179 65,404 words · 1,486 views · 103 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Twelfth Equestriad Interview Two and a half decades after the final victory over the Shadows, Princess Luna records an interview for the Summer Sun Celebration by Jordan179 15,740 words · 1,182 views · 63 likes · 12 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 · 1,237 views · 73 likes · 6 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 · 986 views · 86 likes · 7 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 · 1,668 views · 118 likes · 5 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:

Undying Love (incomplete):  Takes place from around 2500 to 1500 years ago.  Discord and Celestia; how he loved and lost her, in a love that is undying, much as they might wish they could forget.

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.

"His Recipe For Love" (complete, 11,334 words):  YOH 1252, or 248 years before the Season One opener.  Aventurine Miter is very much in love with his wife Harmonia Pie.  Join them on the Hunt for the Ingredient of the Cupcakes of Life!  M-rated, NSFW, both sex and gore.

Collateral Damage (complete, 32,231 words):  In YOH 1481, some 19 years before the start of Season 1, ex-Guardspony Falcon Punch 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.

"Ruminations in Stone" (complete, 2,292 words):  Spring, YOH 1500, a couple months before Luna's Return and the start of Season One.  Wind Whistler, trapped within the stone statue of Discord, muses about her past and future.

Nightmares Are Tragic (complete, 32,976 words):  S1E1-2, June 21-22 YOH 1500, The Elements of Harmony (Season One opener), 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 (same time as the Season One opener): 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 (same time as the Season One opener):  Side-story to An Extended Performance, detailing how Trixie's old friend Piercing Gaze dealt with the Longest Night at his theater in Baltimare.

His Mark On History (incomplete, S1, June YOH 1500 (early Season One, from The Elements of Harmony to "The Ticket Master. but set on another continent):  Can First Strong Messenger make his mark on history by striking a blow for the freedom of the South Speaker Ponies of Taura?

The Romance of the Open Road (incomplete) early 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) early 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):  Early 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): early mid 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.

Royal Business (incomplete): Early mid S1, September YOH 1500, a bit after E7 "Dragonshy."  Spike is called away on royal business to meet with Celestia, but he winds up spending a while as Luna's guest.

A Robust Solution (complete, 11, 859 words):  mid 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.

"Teacher Zero" (complete, 7,440 words):  S2, YOH 1501, right after E03 "Lesson Zero."  Celestia and Luna react to the madness that has nearly claimed Twilight Sparkle.

"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.

Substitute Mentor (incomplete):  Pony Earth segment is between S4 and S5, January YOH 1505, while the Nightmare Delusion Humanoid Earth segment is AD 2016 and the Angel of Illusion Humanoid Earth segments are AD 2010 to 2016.  Can the Humanoid Trixies be saved from madness and their worlds from devastation by the Humanoid Piercing Gaze?

Post-Traumatic (complete, 65,404 words):  April YOH 1505.  Starlight Glimmer has been defeated and Our Town liberated.  Now the returning Mane Six must deal with the damage the Sameness did to their minds.  Sometimes, mere victory is not enough.

Fools and Drunks (incomplete):  April YOH 1505.  Snips and Snails decide to celebrate Snails' 16th birthday by gping into the Everfree doing something a bit more unwise than usual.  Will Snails finally tell Snips about Glittershell?  Will the two teenage colts even survive?

"Her Special Gift" (complete, 2,673 words):  May 4th, YOH 1507.  The morning after her wedding night, Pinkie Pie gives her new husband Cheese Sandwich a very special gift.

Love Amongst Monsters (incomplete):  Starting YOH 1508, concluding YOH 1512.  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.

Love Starved (incomplete):  February-March, YOH 1515.  Compound is reassigned to the Provisional Hive Defense Swarm, which she knows is a near-suicide post.  But in what she assumes to be the last days of her life, she makes two very good friends.

The Fall of Hive Hunger-Prime (incomplete):  April, YOH 1515.  Compound and her friends struggle to survive within the last of Queen Hunger's hives as it falls at the end of the Great Changeling War (1513-1515).

Twelfth Equestriad Interview (complete, 15,741 words):  June YOH 1548, 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.

"Audience Reaction" (complete, 2,867 words):  June YOH 1548, side-story to Twelfth Equestriad Interview.  During the historic interview TV broadcast, Rarity and Spike deal with an attempt to sabotage Rarity Enterprises' perfume campaign.

Apr
27th
2016

Last night I accidentally hit the "Publish" button on about 1000 words of Chapter 11, "Battling," of All The Way Back.  I don't mind that people read this, but the chapter is actually going to be about 5000 words long when completed, and will probably contain the climax of the whole story.  So, just that people know.

If anyone cares, here's the snippet.  I can't claim it's perfectly edited yet.


Luna launched herself into the air, remembering at the last moment to leap to the left, away from the entrance to the crevice.  As she jumped, wings spreading to grip spacetime, she projected a powerful shield forward, tilted slightly to the right.  Given what the Dragon was likely about to do ... yes!

A huge blue claw, each individual talon the length of a pike, came out of the dust cloud at the end of an arm that stretched out like a living construction crane.

This shall be like unto a game of ball, thought Luna, as the claw struck and flared light from her shielding.  She whuffed, as the fraction of the energy that penetrated drove the breath from her lungs.  And I shall be the ball!  

She was in midair, so naturally the claw -- driven by the tremendous inertia of the charging Dragon -- batted her back toward the tunnel wall.  But, because she had angled the shield to her right, the collision drove her to her left, away from her friends.

Luna projected an elastic shield backward, tucked herself in, and bounded off the wall.  She corkscrewed at the last moment, and a pair of jaws which could have engulfed a typical multi-roomed Pony house whole snapped shut on the space she would have otherwise occupied.

Luna put on a bust of speed, rose and lashed the Dragon with lightning.  She knew that this would be entirely ineffective against the great lightning drake; the whole point of this exercise was to anny him, dra his attention away from the two other Ponies escaping into the crevice.  As she did this she slowed, dropped and twisted unpredictably, the better to evade his expected counterstrike.

The Dragon whirled with surprising rapidity, squalling in indignation and swiping about reflexively with his right claw.  The great talons whistled past Luna's right wing and flank, missing her by but a few hoof-lengths.  The closeness of this call was no accident.  Luna was intentionally flying at the very edge of danger, tracking the giant archosaur's motions and skipping out of his way at the last moment.

It was a dangerous game she played, for all her power.  Luna, as the Alicorn Avatar of Gravity, disposed of more total energy than did the Lightning Drake, for all his great size.  Such was the supernal skill of her Sister, Fusion, in crafting the Alicorn Pony form in the first place.

But even the skills of Celestia, even when she was on the Cosmic Level, were limited by the fundamental laws of biology and physics.  Alicorns were magnificently-engineered, and they could tap the Cosmic powers of their Creators -- albiet but weakly and clumsily, compared with the awesme, star-smashing strength and aeons-honed abilities of the Cosmic Concepts.

However, Alicorns were small.  Large enough, to be true, by the standards of Ponies; but no more but the bare minimum needed to generate, tap and control their Cosmic-spawned powers.  They were most definitely not crafted for what the Cosmics would deem heavy fighting -- that was the job of the Cosmic Battleforms, those miles-wide living planetoids which wielded the reality-destroying Negation Bolts, the ultimate weapons of the Cosmic Concepts in this era.

The Battleforms were awesome, but they were poorly-made for action on an equine scale.  The purpose of the Alicorn incarnations among the Ponies, like that of the Angel forms in the Human worldlines, was to bear messages to and interact with ordinary organic lfe forms.  As Alicorns, the Concepts could become Ponies, living among and enjoying the delights of Love and Friendship with them -- while still retaining access to a small measure of their Cosmic might -- the better to protect their client races from harm.

The Alicorn form, therefore, was something of a compromise between Cosmic and Equine ends.  And like all compromises, there were necessary trade-offs.  Big, impressive, intelligent and powerful as she was, an Alicorn could only fit into Equine cultures at the highest social strata, which -- as the Royal Pony Sisters could attest -- was often more trouble than it was worth.  An Alicorn, to a considerable extent, lived her millennia-long lifespan in a world increasingly too small for her body and spirit.  Never dying naturally, and hard to kill, they often ended their lives by voluntary discorporation, owing to boredom and even madness, finally returning with relief to the larger spaces of the Cosmic Level.

Contrawise,the Alicorn Pony was by Cosmic standards a very small and weak being.  An Alicorn Pony was agile, quick-thinking and precise in the application of her powers.  She was very tough for her size, with both active and passive defenses against harm  most importantly, unless her form was entirely destroyed, she was hard to slay permanently; even then, the destruction of the Alicorn Pony form only released the small portion of the Cosmic spirit with which she was imbued to return to her greater Cosmic Self, bearing knowledge from the mortal world.  

But her force was inconsequential beyond her immediate vicinity:  making her utmost effort, Luna Selena Nyx could only emit a couple dozen TNT-ton-equivalents of energy per second, barely enough to level a moderate-sized city in a whole minute or so of application.  And she couldn't keep that up for more than a few minutes.  This was greater than the maximum destructive output of the great Lightning Drake, but not by more than a single order of magnitude.

In terms of brute physical strength, however, the Alicorn was much weaker.  Perhaps more imortantly, the Alicorn was far more fragile.  Their defenses all drained thaumic energy, and though they could regenerate with fair rapidity, they were made of near-ordinary flesh and bone clothed in horsehide and hair coats -- nothing like the magnificent metal and silicate polymer composite-armored sandwich that was Dragonscale and Dragonhide, and which, as grown by a full-grown Dragon, could shed all but the most precisely-crafted and targeted artillery.  Even a dazed Dragon was hard to harm; by contrast, once the thaum-thirsty defenses of the Alicorn were knocked down, the Alicorn Pony became terribly vulnerable.

An Alicorn was potentially more powerful than any Dragon ever hatched.  But to win against an ancient Dragon like the one Luna was fighting, and to do so without bringing the mountain down on top of the very Ponies she meant to protect, Luna had to fight with finesse, rather than merely raw force.

Thus, Luna's strategy was essentially to draw the Dragon's attention away from her escaping friends, preoccupying the great Lightning Drake while those Ponies escaped to the caverns far beneath.  She must be careful how she wielded her gravity lances, her most powerful form of energy-projection, lest she do major damage to the mountain.  However, she must also be careful to avoid letting the Dragon score a serious hit on her, lest she be stunned and lose the fight.

It was a nice tactical problem.

Luna was very, very good at tactics.


Hope ye all did delght in that snippet.

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#836 · 2d, 22h ago · · ·

Flutter brutter

When Fluttershy tries to convince her freeloading brother to move out of their parents' house, he moves in with her instead, forcing Fluttershy to stand up to him and help him get over his fear of failure.

#835 · 1w, 36m ago · · ·

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQmt8qY42vE

MLP take on on Auld Lang Syne

#834 · 1w, 12h ago · · ·

>>2180899 Indeed. i'm glad you enjoyed it.

#833 · 1w, 12h ago · · ·

>>2180893

I like that.  And yeah, they'd both have the same problem -- his youth -- and yet be attracted to him for who he was.

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