bats

Joined October 2012
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15m, 28s ago

Writer, blogger, group admin, occasional jerk

I am an admin for a number of groups, including TwiDash, The Mailbox, One-Shots, RariJack, High Quality Mature Fiction, 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)

Groups

  • The Mailbox: ReloadedThe 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!34,592 words ·447 views ·80 likes ·18 dislikes
  • Rolling With the PunchesTwilight'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.8,353 words ·4,700 views ·690 likes ·23 dislikes
  • Twilight's Hearth's Warming CarolOn 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.16,390 words ·1,365 views ·215 likes ·6 dislikes
  • Hummingbird HeartbeatRainbow 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.9,168 words ·1,769 views ·206 likes ·6 dislikes
  • Salting SnailsWhile 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?6,925 words ·2,037 views ·187 likes ·6 dislikes
  • Little WondersFollowing 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.11,753 words ·7,415 views ·761 likes ·34 dislikes
  • Spellbound FirefliesRainbow 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.77,162 words ·8,185 views ·1,053 likes ·18 dislikes
  • Fluttershy Kicks a PuppyWhile 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?4,155 words ·7,823 views ·717 likes ·25 dislikes
  • The TwiDash ProjectA series of vignettes depicting the budding romance between Twilight and Rainbow Dash behind the scenes of season two and onward9,966 words ·4,944 views ·605 likes ·30 dislikes
  • Twilight Holmes: Sabotage After SunsetSomething is going bump in the night in Ponyville, cutting a path of destruction through the quiet town. It's up to Twilight Sparkle and her marefriend Rainbow Dash to get to the bottom of this.6,881 words ·4,180 views ·456 likes ·13 dislikes

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 · 5,818 views · 582 likes · 15 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 · 4,944 views · 605 likes · 30 dislikes
Aug
20th
2014

Hey, everyone!

So last year I did one of these Ask Me Anything bloggaboos for my birthday, despite normally being sorta meh about my birthday in general, and I recall having a good time of it, so I figgered I'd do it again!  And since I've been kinda quiet lately, I thought I'd start out answering the two questions I've gotten around the site the most recently.

Q:  Where'd you go?  Are you okay?  Did somebody explode?  You didn't succumb to the drugs, did you?  I bet it was the drugs.

A:  I'm alive!  Really, I am, I promise.  I've been pretty damn quiet here for a while, because...well, I haven't really felt like writing.  I've been busy with other, totally not productive things (I'm super close to 100% complete on FTL), and just haven't felt much like writing anything, pony or non-pony.  I'm by no means done, nor have I lost interest, I've just been in a not-writing phase for a decent chunk of time.

Q: When are you updating Coming Back?

A:  

So, this gets brought up a lot, much more than any other story I've worked on (though that makes sense considering it's the second story I started on the site and it remains unfinished, while most of my others are, in fact, completed), and the answer is...I don't know?  I mean, right now I haven't been feeling like writing anything, but even factoring that out, I haven't really wanted to work on CB for a while.  It's pretty daunting a story to work on, what with the rewrites that are left and the bulk of story remaining to finish it, especially when I have an otherwise loaded plate of projects I want to focus on.  I don't really wanna disappoint anyone with it and I'd love to have all the time and inspiration in the world so I could just hammer it out and have it done, but more than likely it's gonna be a low priority project for me for a while.  So...sorry to those who are waiting for more of it.  If I was giving up on it, I'd cancel it, but I'm not going to do that because I'd still like to get back to it at some point.

And, to cut off the next question I foresee:

Q:  So how much closer are you to moldering in the ground, you old fuck?

A:  I'm 28 today, so you're stuck with me kickin' for a while yet.  :P

So with that outta the way, ask me anything!

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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 · 16,395 views · 1,576 likes · 45 dislikes
  • Yours Truly Distance can drive us apart. It can also bring us closer together. by Thanqol 18,646 words · 24,404 views · 1,753 likes · 26 dislikes
  • Best Young Flyer Scoot trains with Dash to be Best Young Flyer, but could something more develop? by bookplayer 32,833 words · 4,713 views · 438 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 · 1,948 views · 290 likes · 17 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 · 4,368 views · 386 likes · 21 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 · 3,532 views · 311 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 · 7,038 views · 768 likes · 27 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 · 5,403 views · 468 likes · 44 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 · 2,209 views · 59 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Rainbow Dash Gets an Abortion Darkfic. Rainbow Dash makes a hard decision of life and death. by jmj 5,082 words · 3,702 views · 157 likes · 207 dislikes

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Comments

#1365600 · 3w, 3d ago · · ·

I have challenged you, bats.

Here you go.

#1364479 · 3w, 4d ago · · ·

My shitty wifi is shit

Avenge my death

#1303657 · 7w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

If you're reading this I means my wifi shit out on me I died a horrible bloody death

#1225224 · 13w, 2d ago · · ·

"Hm, this challenge is too easy. I'm going to go total badass mode on it."

You, sir, have my respect and attention

#1190379 · 15w, 6d ago · · ·

Hiya! :pinkiehappy:

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