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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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  • E No Trouble At All

    How much trouble can 10-year-old Apple Bloom get into, playing alone in the Everfree?  · Jordan179
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  • T An Incident on Sentry Duty

    YOH 1409: Cadet Guidestar Flight is on sentry duty at the West Hoof Arsenal when he encounters an intruder!  · Jordan179
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  • T Malign Spirits

    YOH 1269: An angry riverboat captain and a filly who is older than she seems team up to fight bandits!  · Jordan179
    18,600 words · 117 views  ·  13  ·  1 · gore
  • T Mismatched Hearts

    February 1503: Strains threaten to tear apart Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy. They have loved each other since they were fillies -- but might they be incompatible? And what of Fluttershy's own dark secret, the one she's never been able to reveal?  · Jordan179
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  • T Advance Warning

    Oct, YOH 1503 (Season 3): Celestia tells Luna about her new and possibly dangerous plan.  · Jordan179
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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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  • 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 · 3,091 views · 129 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Lost Cities North of Canterlot, in the far marches of the Equestrian lands near the Griffon tribes, there is a mountain that flies. by Cold in Gardez 11,045 words · 7,174 views · 905 likes · 13 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 · 16,047 views · 1,576 likes · 27 dislikes
  • Traitor The story of "Twilight's Kingdom" from Discord's point of view. by alarajrogers 29,255 words · 2,842 views · 224 likes · 4 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 · 3,361 views · 171 likes · 8 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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  • 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 · 5,467 views · 404 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 · 1,577 views · 76 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 · 4,542 views · 354 likes · 34 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 · 1,797 views · 122 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 · 1,295 views · 67 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 · 1,334 views · 83 likes · 7 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 · 1,053 views · 91 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 · 1,817 views · 125 likes · 6 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.

"Advance Warning" (complete, 6,001 words): S3, YOH 1503.  Princess Celestia tells Princess Luna of her plan to redeem their old mutual friend, Discord.

"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.

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Some writers want to write Equestria as a sexually-promiscuous culture, one at least as promiscous as our own.  Sometimes, they assume that because Equestria isn't Christian, the Equestrians would have pretty much no sexual morals whatsoever.  (In doing so, of course, they pay Christianity an inadvertent and probably undeserved compliment -- they wrongly imagine that non-Christian societies are sexually amoral, which was precisely the mistake of the bigoted 19th-century Christian missionaries in dealing with native cultures in Polynesia and Africa).

This is possible in part because the Show only indirectly depicts sexual morals (though what it indirectly depicts implies a culture with reasonably high moral standards).  Because the characters never explicitly discuss the subject, it's possible to imagine them very sexually-active (which suits the purpose of porn).

However, anyone who has watched the first two Equestria Girls runs into a problem with this theory, which is that Twilight -- while amost certainly a full adult in her culture -- reacts to Flash Sentry not like an experienced woman considering merely the latest in her long series of Pony and the City sexual adventures, each no more meaningful than the last -- but rather, and very obviously, like a rather innocent young woman who has little if any sexual experience.  (This may also explain some of the Flash-hatred, too).

I've noticed that those who want to envision Equestria as the culture of Brave New World have come up with a solution for this.  Plainly Twilight is so focused on academic studies that she has no time to engage in the mad whirl of orgy-porgy that all her friends and everyone else around her participates in as a matter of course.

In the typical "Poor Pitiful Naive Little Twilight Sparkle" story, Twilight Sparkle has her face shoved in the fact that some characters (often friends or relatives) are having sex out of wedlock.  Twilight is terribly shocked by this and runs to her other friends, only to learn that everypony is having Lots and Lots of Sex, including not merely non-marital but even loveless sex, and that Twilight Sparkle is foolish to think that life can or should work in any other manner.

Usually the way that this is resolved is that Twilgiht comes to realize the absurdity of her former sexual morals, and also starts having casual or semi-casual sex, which makes her much happier.  Now that she knows about sex, you see, she can never be nor would she want to be chaste again.

The implied assumption here is that nopony really exercises sexual self-restraint out of morality, but only due to ignorance.  When their foolish outmoded assumptions confront reality, they must be discarded, along with their morals.

The main theoretical problem with this assumption is that pretty much every Human civilization (and the Ponies are strongly K-selective childbearers and raisers like Humans, so this applies to the Ponies as well) has or has had stricter sexual morals than the proposed system of universal casual sex (and, if your embodiments of Virtues practice casual sex, it's safe to say everypony else does as well).  This is a problem because, when a custom appears again and again in disparate civilizations, it is a safe bet that it has major cultural-evolutionary value, meaning that its absence would be what requires explanation.

The main evidentiary problem with this assumption is that in-Show we see a culture that appears to regard sexuality as romantic, special, exclusive, and generally linked in some way to either courtship for marriage, or marriage itself.  Mr. Cake is horrified at the implication that his wife may have cheated on him.  Flurry Heart is conceived and born after Cadance and Shining are married.  Rarity is jealous of Trenderhoof's attraction to Applejack, the obvious casual-sex solution of the sharing him is not suggested by anypony.  Spike is jealous of Rarity's attraction for Blueblood and Trenderhoof.  Rarity is jealous of the possibility of Spike's attraction to Ember.

These aren't as obvious as Twilight Sparkle's getting all flustered at the most minor innocent physical contact with Flash Sentry, but what they tell us is that -- while Twilight may be less romantically-experienced than her friends -- her friends aren't just having sex willy-nilly either.  Some may have some sexual experience, some may be virgins, but all of them view sex as something special which springs from   love, not as just "relieving tensions."

Furthermore, it's very obvious that Twilight Sparkle could have lots and lots of sex any time she wanted, if simple sex was what she was aiming for.  She's a single Princess and  national heroine.  All of her friends are single national heroines.  Any of them could bring home a different stallion every night, if that was what she WANTED TO DO.

The complete lack of even circumstantial evidence in the Show that any such thing is happening (and the Show writers are masters of getting things Under the Radar) strongly implies that this is not what any of them want to do.  Instead, what we see is circumstantial evidence that some of them are too prudish (Twilight, Applejack,), concerned with reputation (Rarity), or just plain inexperienced and afraid of getting hurt -- no matter how much they put up a bawdy front (Rainbow Dash) to behave promiscuously.  In two cases (Fluttershy and Pinkie) they are so weird that most stallions probably don't have enough emotional points of contact with them to appeal to them.

But let's get back to the original question.  Why is Twilight Sparkle so sexually-inexperienced?  Is it out of naive and foolish ignorance, or out of informed and wise caution?

And here we get to the main reason why I don't believe in Poor Naive Little Twilight Sparkle.

She grew up at the Royal Court of Equestria, under the direct tutelage of Princess Celestia, who is a centuries-old super-intelligent being.

Let's pick this apart.

What do you think of when you think Equestrian Royal Court?  Yes, pomp and pageantry, luxury and wealth.

But also:  the center of political power for a continent-spanning empire -- the Realm of Equestria.  A place where leaders representing major national factions jockey for influence over the Autocrat.  There is a lot at stake.  They would lie and cheat and steal -- do whatever they believe they can get away with - to improve their positions.

Celestia is morally good.  Very morally good.  But she's not at all "innocent," or "naive," or anything of that sort.  If she was, they'd eat her alive, despite all her magical might.  They would do this by seducing her to this or that cause with various emotional lures.  Some of these lures would be romantic or sexual.  Celestia knows all about such lures -- and why it's important to avoid them, why one can't assume that somepony who claims to love you really loves you, rather than that million-bit trade monopoly you're about to dispense.

And what is true of Celestia is true -- to a lesser degree, because Twilight is very young while Celestia is very old -- of Twilight Sparkle as well.  Not only would Twilight have observed cut-throat politics and all manners of seduction and treachery, Celestia would have directed her attention to them, to prevent Twilight from being vulnerable to such strategems.  She would have done this all the more because she loves Twilight, and would not want Twilight to suffer use and betrayal.

Twilight Sparkle is morally good.  Very morally good.  But she's not an innocent, though in terms of personal sexual experience she's probably the most virginal of the Mane Six.  She can't be, or she would have drowned in the stormy seas of the Royal Court.

What Twilight Sparkle may well be is Oblivious To Love.  And that may in part be a defense mechanism, a pretense to avoid seduction by those who would make political use of her without offending and making enemies of them.  That's the sort of skill Celestia would have mastered many centuries ago, and would be glad to teach Twilight.

This lady, who was neither naive nor promiscuous

could tell you a few things about that.  

In conclusion, I do not believe in Poor Pitiful Naive Little Twilight.  Instead I believe in a powerful, intelligent and sophisticated Princess, who has high moral standards.

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#905 · 3d, 8h ago · · ·

Good afternoon Jordan, how are you doing this afternoon?  Also have you seen the any of the latest DTV Scooby Doo movies?

#904 · 2w, 17h ago · · ·

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Oh yes.  I'm glad that I put out two chapters of Dancing Alone lately.  I just work full-time Monday-Thursday, I don't get a half-day until Friday and am not fully off until Saturday and Sunday.

#903 · 2w, 22h ago · · ·

Hope you're doing okay.

#902 · 2w, 4d ago · · ·

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Indeed they are. If I ever get a dog, it has to be a husky. Or maybe a Labrador Retriever, but I'm really aiming towards a husky. Wolves are my favorite animals, arctic ones especially. :twilightsheepish:

#901 · 2w, 4d ago · · ·

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Why, thank you.  It's the White Wolf that I've used for many of my profiles.  Wolves, and especially white ones, are special to me.  Though the actual canid in that picture may well be a husky.  It's hard to tell, since huskies are a breed very close to wolves anyway.

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