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  • E You and Anon Duel the Dazzlings

    The Dazzlings have returned and the only thing standing between them and the world is you and that guy with the vicarious face.  · MyHobby
    5,129 words · 225 views  ·  19  ·  2
  • T DayBreak

    After an attempt is made on Celestia's life, Twilight Sparkle must assemble a team to track down the assassin and bring her to justice. Danger awaits as they delve into the origins of both the attacker and alicorns.  · MyHobby
    66,124 words · 433 views  ·  32  ·  3
  • E Braeburn's Ascension; or, The Courtship of Pinkamena Diane Pie

    A story about the ponies Pinkie Pie loves, and those who love her in turn. By the way, Braeburn's an alicorn prince now.  · MyHobby
    4,494 words · 157 views  ·  21  ·  4
  • T Scootaloo Will Fly!

    Late bloomer? Small wings? No magic? Bull. Scootaloo's decided she wants to fly, and nothing's gonna stand in her way. Except maybe gravity.  · MyHobby
    74,473 words · 933 views  ·  88  ·  1
  • T Lord Mayor Applejack

    Applejack, Lord Mayor of Ponyville, is invited to the minotaur homeland of Beefland. A new sapient creature has been discovered and, frankly, they need Celestia's help. Foreign relations ensue.  · MyHobby
    39,926 words · 1,483 views  ·  134  ·  3

The Man Himself!

Having been a fan since the first quarter of 2012, MyHobby finally decided that participating in the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fandom wasn't nearly as weird as he had at first thought. Deciding to share his not-weirdness with the entire Internet, he registered on to FIMFiction.net in order to publish his works without all of that silly "working with an actual publishing company" stuff.

He also decided that his best legal defense was to stick his head between his knees and kiss his portly rump goodbye. He hopes to this day that Hasbro will not notice the nerd currently making himself a nuisance around the Internet, and wishes them many a long season to come.

He seems to be physically unable to work on any one story at a time. Eesh.

He is an amateur author, cartoonist, and composer.* You can find links to his non-pony work on his Tumblr (he may start using that again someday).

Pinkie Pie is his hero, just saying.

So is Rainbow Dash, but slightly less so.

*Hahaha no. Not really at all.

Current Ongoing Stories

  • Braeburn's Ascension; or, The Courtship of Pinkamena Diane Pie A story about the ponies Pinkie Pie loves, and those who love her in turn. By the way, Braeburn's an alicorn prince now. by MyHobby 4,494 words · 157 views · 21 likes · 4 dislikes
  • DayBreak After an attempt is made on Celestia's life, Twilight Sparkle must assemble a team to track down the assassin and bring her to justice. Danger awaits as they delve into the origins of both the attacker and alicorns. by MyHobby 66,124 words · 433 views · 32 likes · 3 dislikes
Jan
14th
2015

My question is: How do you use your library? What's your bookshelf system?

I'm just the least bit curious. That bookshelf feature thingy. You've all seen it. You've already weighed in your opinion of it. But how do you use it?

It's stuck me ever since I saw that about a hundred(!) people were following Scootaloo Will Fly!, but it was featured in over three-hundred bookshelves! That means that most people put it in at least two bookshelves.

This surprised me. I'm a bit of a linear thinker and a traditionalist. It's my thought that I should only put one story in one bookshelf, to better organize. But it's obvious that a few of you are cross-referencing, multiposting, organizing, and any number of other things.

Me, I've got four bookshelves. There's the Read it Later, where I put stories I want to read but really don't have time to. This has about two hundred stories in it, sad to say. If I have a free moment, I take a stroll and pick out a couple that look neat. I made it private, because it's a little funny to see a new notification that just says "Hay, this looks neeto. Check it later. Maybe." :applejackunsure: (I ain't complaining about that, though. Just wanna be compassionate.)

There's the Favourites, default, British spelling and all. Stories that I've either completed reading and loved, or that have made me love them before being cancelled. These are the ones that make me laugh and cry and sit on the edge of my seat. This one's public, because heck if it doesn't flatter an author even a little bit.

There's the Tracking shelf, public. It's for stories where I've read up to the most recent update, but haven't made a decision to favorite it. Favourites being the pinnacle and all. If I love a story to death, at the end they go from Tracking to Favourites. If it was pretty great, it stays. If it offends me, I silently remove it and never look at it again.

Then there's In Progress, also private. I put long, completed stories in here. Usually novel-length. I don't put them in Tracking because I have most certainly not caught up. If I enjoy a story, it'll jump right into Favourites.

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#40 · 6w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1565255

:rainbowlaugh: Oh wow! That is fantastic! This is one comic I need, need, need to track down. Lord Mayor Applejack, the honest-to-goodness official prequel.

Thank you for sharing, Flynt. :pinkiehappy:

#39 · 6w, 2d ago · · ·

Hello MyHobby. I saw this and can't help but wonder whether IDW has been peeking into your notebook!

#37 · 10w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1518774

Oh, you are good. :raritystarry: I've been reading through your everything, starting with Scootaloo Will Fly!

Thanks! I'm glad to hear you're enjoying yourself! I tell you what, it's been great fun writing these stories. :pinkiehappy:

Just finished Lord Mayor Applejack, which is a rare combination of excellent worldbuilding, a consequential plot, and completely hilarious. You had me at "Beefland."

Keep an eye on it, I've been working on a late-written epilogue to really finish it off (you heard it here first!). I'll be the first to admit that it ended a little abruptly, but we can fix that. :raritywink:

Still, that story's one of my best. It even makes me laugh, and I already know all the jokes!

I hope you keep finding good reads!

#36 · 10w, 5d ago · · ·

Oh, you are good. :raritystarry: I've been reading through your everything, starting with Scootaloo Will Fly! Just finished Lord Mayor Applejack, which is a rare combination of excellent worldbuilding, a consequential plot, and completely hilarious. You had me at "Beefland."

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