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I run ran the Pony Fiction Vault! I also write occasionally.


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My Stories

  • Old Friends She noticed the pony for the first time when she was young, not long after she'd received her cutie mark. He became her oldest friend. by RBDash47 2,368 words · 3,014 views · 474 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Home As Hearth's Warming nears, Applejack celebrates in her own private way. by RBDash47 1,877 words · 551 views · 100 likes · 0 dislikes
  • PONY Legacy Rainbow Dash is accidentally transported to the Grid, where she finds that friends may be enemies. by RBDash47 18,213 words · 2,328 views · 259 likes · 3 dislikes

The Big Three

  • It's a Dangerous Business, Going Out Your Door When an accident leaves Twilight Sparkle seriously ill, Applejack, Rainbow Dash, and Rarity must undertake a perilous journey to find her a cure. What adventures await them beyond Equestria's borders? by Jetfire2012 146,524 words · 1,324 views · 757 likes · 24 dislikes
  • The Writing on the Wall Beneath the earth rests something beyond equine understanding. by Horse Voice 6,207 words · 7,274 views · 330 likes · 6 dislikes
  • The Games We Play Somepony is once again masquerading as Mare Do Well, and it's up to Rainbow Dash to figure out who. by AbsoluteAnonymous 137,602 words · 22,123 views · 1,842 likes · 51 dislikes

Jetfire is not only alive, he's posted Dangerous Business here at FIMFic... along with the first two chapters of a sequel.

It means I can finally do this:

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#1121544 · 1d, 5h ago · · ·


Stumbled across this by chance just now:


#1121376 · 1d, 6h ago · · ·


Fair enough!  I commend you for that self-reflection.

#1121371 · 1d, 7h ago · · ·

>>1121283 For what it's worth, the comment 'I can't pretend that I don't [...]' is meant to indicate that it's not a trait I am happy with or proud of—just me being human.

#1121283 · 1d, 7h ago · · ·


Stumbled across this by chance just now:

Horizon commented on a story of mine where I use rhyming for a pony married to a bard: "It seems a little odd against canon, given that it felt awfully Zebraic and that seems like cross-cultural contamination [...] "

I can't pretend that I don't mentally put black marks against people that compare an author's stories to their headcanon as if their headcanon meant anything.

All I can say is that I didn't think I was trying to make it mean anything: it was a random aside in parentheses after "There are some nice touches along the way, too, like … the stealth poetry."  But you're entitled to your opinion, and your judgment, and I'd like to think we've both done enough good work that the black mark ends up washing out in the final tally.  No hard feelings.  :twilightsmile:

But to speak of poetry: calling it "Zebraic" was shorthand for a constellation of ideas inside my brain, almost certainly overbroad, but meant to reflect that the one unambiguous example the show has given us has been in a context that I found dissonant with yours.  I tried not to judge you on it, and stars know it was enjoyable even from across a headcanon fault line, but I felt it was worth mentioning.

If I did have a solid headcanon on Zecora, it would be that she's not representative of zebrakind in total (which is silly, but defensible given the novelties MLP has thrown at us), but of some subgroup, probably job-related, which she maintains despite separation with her tribe and cultural context.  Of course, any such headcanon at this point has been supplanted by the idea of GOH that >>1098031 mentioned.



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#1120652 · 1d, 13h ago · · ·


Thank you!

I honestly don't have much time for ponyfic these days, but if I ever get to it I'll be sure to comment and let you know.

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