bats

Joined October 2012
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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 ·413 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 ·4,452 views ·676 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 ·1,296 views ·213 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 ·1,631 views ·195 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 ·1,931 views ·181 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 ·7,171 views ·743 likes ·33 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 ·7,589 views ·1,011 likes ·17 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 ·7,719 views ·713 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 ·4,798 views ·603 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 ·4,083 views ·450 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 · 5,659 views · 578 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 · 4,798 views · 603 likes · 30 dislikes
May
18th
2014

Howdy, folks!

So, last summer I was involved in an experimental collaborative project called The Mailbox.  For The Mailbox, I played the role of Twilight Sparkle while she was away from Ponyville for the summer, writing letters to her friends while they were also off on their own, private adventures.  The rest of the mane six were played by other writers, and overall, everyone had a pretty good time of it.

Well, we decided to do it again this year, with a new story picking up after Season Four and featuring a somewhat altered cast for the characters.  Here is this year's cast of characters:

Applejack will be played by bookplayer

Rainbow Dash will be played by Jake R

Rarity will be played by TheLastBrunnenG

Pinkie Pie will be played by JaketheGinger

Fluttershy will be played by Peroth E

and as stated, I will reprise my role as Twilight

This year, we plan on compiling letters as they're written and releasing a weekly recap, arranged in semi-chronological order (subject to wiggling order around for readability here and there) and releasing as a chaptered story to the site, which I've agreed to host.  The summer starts, at least for the mane six, this Monday.  Join the group, The Mailbox: Reloaded to follow along in real time, and/or stay tuned for next week when the first chapter of letters will be posted to a story.

I had a blast writing Twilight last year, and I'm very much looking forward to doing it all again with some added twists.  Last year, bookplayer and I discovered we had a certain affinity for writing TwiJack together, so we thought it would be interesting to start this year's Mailbox off with the two of them already in a relationship, so we can tell a different sort of romance story than a get-together with our characters.  And even if you aren't keen on TwiJack, we should have plenty to read about as all six embark to different ends of the world, as told by a cast of extremely talented writers (and also me :P).  I hope you join in on the fun.


For those who follow my production blogs, I opted not to do a formal one this week in exchange for making this announcement.  Rest assured, I am still writing, and not just prepping letters for this collab.  Hopefully, you'll be seeing something new pop up this week or next in addition to The Mailbox: Reloaded.

TTFN.

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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 · 16,029 views · 1,537 likes · 45 dislikes
  • Yours Truly Distance can drive us apart. It can also bring us closer together. by Thanqol 18,646 words · 23,861 views · 1,717 likes · 25 dislikes
  • Best Young Flyer Scoot trains with Dash to be Best Young Flyer, but could something more develop? by bookplayer 32,833 words · 4,539 views · 424 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 · 1,855 views · 285 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 · 4,229 views · 380 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 · 3,429 views · 307 likes · 8 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 · 6,867 views · 758 likes · 26 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 52,142 words · 5,006 views · 433 likes · 39 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 · 2,108 views · 57 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Rainbow Dash Gets an Abortion Darkfic. Rainbow Dash makes a hard decision of life and death. by jmj 5,082 words · 3,517 views · 156 likes · 206 dislikes

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Comments

#1225224 · 5w, 3d 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 · 8w, 1d ago · · ·

Hiya! :pinkiehappy:

#1187921 · 8w, 3d ago · · ·

You interest me.

#1174775 · 9w, 3d ago · · ·

Looking forward to your take on Rarijack...  Also, please consider joining the Properly Organized Rarijack group.  There doesn't have to be only one.  ;)

#1144674 · 12w, 6h ago · · ·

Make love to me, bats.

Like we used to.

:heart:

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