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I am an admin for a number of groups, including TwiDash, The Mailbox, One-Shots, RariJack, Intelligent Shipping Discussion, TwiJack, ScootaBelle and Ponies Love Tentacles, so if you have any concerns or questions regarding those groups, feel free to send a PM.

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Story Collections

I have a handful of stand-alone stories that are either set in the same continuity as each other or thematically related in some way.  Here are the collections:

Twilight Holmes

These stories are set in the Twilight Holmes continuity.  Here they are in chronological order:

     It's Elementary, My Dear Rainbow

     Twilight Holmes: Sabotage After Sunset

     Salting Snails

Heat Trilogy

A trilogy of saucy tales covering the starts of three heated relationships within the mane six.

     Heat of the Moment (Twilight and Rainbow Dash)

     Finding Her Smile (Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy)

     pending (Applejack and Rarity)

Variety is the Spice of Life Challenge

A shipping challenge of epic proportions, which I am going to play in hard-mode: all fifteen prompts, all fifteen ships.

     TwiDash: Little Wonders (Prompt: A Kiss)

     AppleDash: The Great Cider Heist (Prompt: An Anniversary)

     RariDash: (Prompt: A Gift)

     FlutterDash: Hummingbird Heartbeat (Prompt: An Apology)

     PinkieDash: (Prompt: A Game)

     TwiJack: (Prompt: An Illness)

     RariLight:

     TwiShy:

     TwiPie:

     RariJack:

     AppleShy:

     ApplePie: (Prompt: A Reunion)

     RariShy:

     RariPie: (Prompt: A Date)

     FlutterPie:

Variety is the Spice of Life Challenge Extra Spicy Edition

Because I'm crazy, I'm playing on hard-mode twice.  The Extra Spicy Edition is the challenge again, only for these the stories are erotica.  Fifteen prompts, fifteen pairings, fifteen stories filled with ponisex.

     TwiDash:

     AppleDash:

     RariDash: Tap That (Prompt: A Proposal)

     FlutterDash:

     PinkieDash:

     TwiJack: Home Grown (Prompt: A Birth)

     RariLight:

     TwiShy:

     TwiPie:

     RariJack: Unnamed Heat Trilogy Conclusion (Prompt: A Wedding)

     AppleShy:

     ApplePie:

     RariShy:

     RariPie:

     FlutterPie: Finding Her Smile (Prompt: A Date)

Latest Stories

  • T The Mailbox: Reloaded

    The Mane Six have left Ponyville for the summer, each traveling to a different part of Equestria for different reasons. But a few months and a little distance can't stop their friendship!  · bats
    34,592 words · 590 views  ·  85  ·  20
  • T Rolling With the Punches

    Twilight's plans for a sleepover are tested when most of her guests have to cancel, but Applejack convinces her they can have fun together with just each other's company.  · bats
    8,353 words · 6,181 views  ·  767  ·  27
  • T Twilight's Hearth's Warming Carol

    On Hearth's Warming Eve, Twilight is visited by three ghosts, who take her on a journey across time to show her what she's almost missed.  · bats
    16,390 words · 1,872 views  ·  240  ·  8
  • T Hummingbird Heartbeat

    Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy have had a rocky relationship, with ups and downs over the course of years, and Rainbow thinks she's ready to call it quits for good.  · bats
    9,168 words · 2,326 views  ·  224  ·  6
  • E Salting Snails

    While Apple Bloom is on vacation, Scootaloo and Sweetie Belle struggle to find something to do with their time. An innocent question is raised: what does Snails' cutie mark mean, anyway? It couldn't mean that, could it?  · bats
    6,925 words · 2,412 views  ·  203  ·  6
  • T Little Wonders

    Following the coronation, Twilight Sparkle and Rainbow Dash are both troubled by regret. In the face of irreversible changes, they search for solace in solitude, but instead find each other in the small hours of the morning.  · bats
    11,753 words · 8,800 views  ·  806  ·  37
  • T Spellbound Fireflies

    Rainbow Dash teaches a preteen Scootaloo how to fly, strengthening their bonds, both to each other and the ponies around them. A story about love, family, and growing up.  · bats
    77,162 words · 11,648 views  ·  1,277  ·  20
  • E Fluttershy Kicks a Puppy

    While she's providing veterinary care at the park, Fluttershy runs afoul with one of the more domesticated critters. Fluttershy would never kick a puppy on purpose, would she?  · bats
    4,155 words · 8,299 views  ·  738  ·  27
  • T The TwiDash Project

    A series of vignettes depicting the budding romance between Twilight and Rainbow Dash behind the scenes of season two and onward  · bats
    9,966 words · 5,612 views  ·  636  ·  30

Incomplete Stories

  • Coming Back Peace in the world beyond proves elusive to Rainbow, and she'll never let her friends down when they need her. by bats 94,318 words · 6,717 views · 616 likes · 20 dislikes
  • The TwiDash Project A series of vignettes depicting the budding romance between Twilight and Rainbow Dash behind the scenes of season two and onward by bats 9,966 words · 5,612 views · 636 likes · 30 dislikes
Aug
18th
2015

(Warning in advance: this is long, rambling, somewhat personal confessional followed by incomplete and probably useless advice—ie a typical bats blog)

Hey everyone!  Been a while since I’ve blogged, or…done…much of anything on fimfic.

I am sorry about that, because there’s a tremendous amount of what comes along with being involved on this site that I truly miss, but I rather hate showing up here empty-handed and boring, and quite frankly I’ve been empty-handed and boring for a very long time now.  Not just with pone, but in general as I’ve sorta mucked about being all unproductive and miserable for months, struggling to find a desire to just get the hell on with it in some capacity.

This aimless wandering has been punctuated at points in the past with periods of particularly potent productivity (whee, alliteration is fun), but if I had to describe the last year or so of my life as a writer, I’d say I’ve been a fish pulled out of the water and thrown in some particularly sharp grass.  Lots of flapping and gasping, with a few accusatory eyes cast around at the fisherman for being such an unrelenting douchebag.  Of course, that fisherman is me, and the cause of this slow suffocation rests on my shoulders.

Hi, my name is bats, and I am a procrastinator.

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Top Romance Favorites

  • A Bluebird's Song Rainbow Dash is struggling against her own past. Is it time for her rising star to fall? by Ardensfax 205,887 words · 18,443 views · 1,712 likes · 49 dislikes
  • Yours Truly Distance can drive us apart. It can also bring us closer together. by Thanqol 18,646 words · 27,250 views · 1,930 likes · 30 dislikes
  • Best Young Flyer Scoot trains with Dash to be Best Young Flyer, but could something more develop? by bookplayer 32,833 words · 5,710 views · 490 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Daring Dash and Rosetta Sparkle in the Jungle of Perils Twilight and Rainbow enter a Daring Do novel to collect first-hoof insights on Rainbow’s favorite romantic pairing. by elPossenreisser 35,423 words · 11,363 views · 477 likes · 7 dislikes

Top Romance Favorites

  • The Homesteading After their wedding, Twilight and Applejack move into a newly converted barn on Sweet Apple Acres. But when strange things start happening, Twilight will have to discover the cause before they can call it home. by bookplayer 22,718 words · 2,673 views · 332 likes · 18 dislikes
  • No Matter How Dark Attacks and destruction in Ponyville occur on top of Twilight's recent incidents of memory loss by Picardy Third 86,018 words · 5,204 views · 391 likes · 24 dislikes
  • The Gift of the Magi Rainbow Dash and Twilight give each other the most important gift of all on Hearth's Warming Eve. In the end, it's the little things that matter most. by The Wizard of Words 11,673 words · 4,134 views · 335 likes · 9 dislikes
  • Growing Pains Action-Adventure with Romance and a hint of Horror, features all the Mane Six and some Backgrounders by Peroth E 375,589 words · 7,734 views · 792 likes · 35 dislikes

Top Dark Favorites

  • Then Tomorrow Came Twilight falls for Rainbow Dash but finds herself on the wrong end of a love triangle. by PonyAmorous 50,676 words · 6,662 views · 523 likes · 52 dislikes
  • Pinkamenace II Society Twilight is sent to learn about the magic of friendship and ends up in the ghetto that is Ponyville. by jmj 155,268 words · 2,830 views · 61 likes · 7 dislikes
  • Rainbow Dash Gets an Abortion Darkfic. Rainbow Dash makes a hard decision of life and death. by jmj 5,082 words · 4,685 views · 172 likes · 253 dislikes

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#283 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1945366

Jeeze, thanks, that's a really nice thing to say.

:twilightblush:

#282 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

Wow! I just realized that three of the best stories I've read recently were written by you.  I guess that officially makes you my favorite author here! :twilightsmile:

#280 · 8w, 3d ago · · ·

Well It might be a while before I publish my first one on here (it's a long one) but eventually I will. Heads up it's an TwiOC ship but there is a ton more to it. Bats your story and how well it was written kind of inspired me to actually write it down, Though it honestly wont be out for months since I don't like publishing incomplete stories. At this point though the story in my head seems to be about as long as War and Peace.

#279 · 15w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1818654

Well, I'm still around and haven't strictly 'fallen away' from the fandom or ponies in general.  It has indeed been a long while since I've written anything for the site, though.

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