About Me

A few words about me:

I’m a writer, blogger, and group admin here on FimFiction. My favorite characters (and the ones I tend to write about) are Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Scootaloo, and Twilight Sparkle. My writing tends to be heavy on dialogue and I often give the characters a sense of humor in dramatic situations.

I often blog about writing, shipping, and fandom news. There’s a list of some of my most popular or interesting blog posts below. Make sure to glance at the comments, I have some brilliant folks reading my blog and some of the discussions have been better than the blog posts.  

Recently I've run into some financial trouble, and have been asking folks to voluntarily subscribe to my blog in exchange for regular blog posts and some extras to show my appreciation.

You can find most of the info here: Open for Business

You can see the thank you gifts and sign up to subscribe monthly at Patreon, or offer a one time donation through paypal (and receive the same gifts.)

I’m also active in some of the shipping communities here on the site, and I’m an admin for the AppleDash and Intelligent Shipping Discussion groups. I tend to ship AppleDash, TwiJack, and a handful of other ships. I’m outspoken about ships I don’t like, but rest assured that I know those are just my opinions, and I’m friends with people who love even my most hated ships.

If you’re curious about AppleDash fics, or aren’t sure if you’ve given the ship a fair shot, this list is the place to start.

Top Fics of All Time

  • T Whom the Princesses Would Destroy...

    Behind the scenes of a perfectly normal visit to Canterlot lies chaos. Also, custard.  · GhostOfHeraclitus
    19,758 words · 22,860 views  ·  2,002  ·  26
  • E Keeping Your Hooves On The Ground

    Dash tells what happened to her and Fluttershy immediately after her first Sonic Rainboom.  · InsertAuthorHere
    8,035 words · 29,021 views  ·  2,495  ·  38
  • E Yours Truly

    Distance can drive us apart. It can also bring us closer together.  · Thanqol
    18,646 words · 24,695 views  ·  1,778  ·  27
  • E Tiny Wings

    Scootaloo has always been a filly with big dreams, but can they all come true?  · DeadParrot222
    35,581 words · 12,778 views  ·  937  ·  13
  • E Hoardsmiths

    They are the Hoardsmiths. And they are completely insane.  · Skywriter
    2,670 words · 2,701 views  ·  469  ·  5
  • T So Long, and Thanks for All the Ponies

    A re-imaginining of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy... with ponies naturally.  · Sir Ginger
    58,995 words · 4,647 views  ·  548  ·  11
  • T See White

    Rarity is dealing with a crisis, due to her latest fashion line being misinterpreted during the Canterlot Fashion Week. With her friends absent, Vinyl Scratch steps up to give her some support—though not quite in the way Rarity's used to  · AcreuBall
    10,607 words · 2,620 views  ·  277  ·  4
  • E Who Makes the Wind Blow?

    I've always wanted a cloud  · Church
    3,509 words · 918 views  ·  95  ·  0
  • T Left Behind

    Rainbow Dash needs to show Applejack that she is just as special as her friends.  · Gold
    23,577 words · 4,252 views  ·  358  ·  8
  • E A Door Jam

    Twilight, Applejack and Fluttershy end up on an adventure when Pinkie develops a strange obsession with Sugarcube Corner's back door.  · xjuggernaughtx
    10,904 words · 4,033 views  ·  265  ·  6

Short Fics I Wrote

  • Tunnel of Love The Tunnel of Love is a magical and romantic place in the Everfree Forest, and Twilight intends to find out about it first hoof. But Twilight's hopes and dreams are tested when she tries to get Applejack to go there with her. by bookplayer 5,727 words · 2,316 views · 350 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Daring Do and a Place Called Home Every time Daring Do visits the zebra she loves, she finds it harder to leave. by bookplayer 6,554 words · 1,848 views · 158 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Somepony's Daughter Applejack and Rainbow Dash have a heart to heart while waiting for a train. by bookplayer 2,450 words · 4,052 views · 370 likes · 4 dislikes
  • Of Cottages and Cloud Houses Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash both move into their first homes, and they aren't what they had in mind by bookplayer 4,641 words · 1,723 views · 182 likes · 1 dislikes
  • The Only Applejack On Sweet Apple Acres Some ponies know that every day is a new chance to be the best pony you can be. The ponies at Sweet Apple Acres sure do, that's how Applejack got her name. by bookplayer 2,300 words · 1,071 views · 169 likes · 3 dislikes

Chapter Fics I Wrote -- Complete

  • Good Ponies Don't... Do They? Applejack and Twilight have been dating for months, and they know that some things are worth waiting for. But when Rainbow Dash reveals that she and Rarity only waited two dates, both couples have to figure out what good ponies do when, and why. by bookplayer 8,400 words · 3,306 views · 554 likes · 44 dislikes
  • 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 · 2,040 views · 294 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Best Young Flyer Scoot trains with Dash to be Best Young Flyer, but could something more develop? by bookplayer 32,833 words · 4,795 views · 442 likes · 7 dislikes
  • The AppleDash Project A series of AppleDash scenes related to episodes. by bookplayer 32,044 words · 5,938 views · 500 likes · 20 dislikes
  • Wet Feathers Applejack knew that long distance relationships are hard, but Rainbow Dash's dream-come-true is turning into a nightmare for her. With the newest Wonderbolt on the cover of magazines and tabloids, AJ decides if love is enough to hold them togeth by bookplayer 12,375 words · 6,598 views · 906 likes · 27 dislikes

Collabs I'm a Part Of

  • Collab Cage Mini-Monthly January -- "What the hay happened last night?" The New Year can bring about great celebration and hope for a brighter future--it can also bring a little too much partying and forgotten memories. Join a variety of ponies and non who really just want to know... What the hay happened last night? by The Collab Cage 41,707 words · 549 views · 39 likes · 3 dislikes
  • The Album A collection of 'snapshots', short stories that represent Moments in the lives of various ponies by Peregrine Caged 102,654 words · 3,155 views · 535 likes · 10 dislikes
  • At The Drop of A Hat A particularly strong gust blows Applejack's hat away. What follows is a chaotic chase across all of Equestria to retrieve it. by Tchernobog 23,906 words · 1,257 views · 167 likes · 17 dislikes
  • AppleDash Group Collab Mini-fics written by AppleDash members. by DbzOrDie 122,099 words · 2,547 views · 269 likes · 44 dislikes
  • This I Believe What do you believe in? A series of shorts. by The Collab Cage 4,276 words · 543 views · 87 likes · 3 dislikes

Blog Posts I Wrote

If you’re looking for my most recent blog posts, click here!

I blog, a lot. And I know there are a few blog posts I wrote that people like to link to or refer back to. So here's a list of posts I've made that seem to get attention, or that I'm proud of and think people should read.

On Writing:

bookplayer states the obvious - in which I give myself (and anyone else who needs it) a lecture on what a writer can control.

To the reviewers and the reviewed- Writing advice for reviewers, about how to make authors want to hear from you, and for writers on when you should consider ignoring a review.

Tell, Don't Show. Yes, you read that right- Examples of some times where showing isn't the best thing for your story (no matter what EqD might tell you.)

How to Win Friends (And Influence Ponies?)- On why you should be writing blog posts, too.

The Writing Skill that Nobody Talks About- How to sell out in a way that's worthwhile.

Names for OCs and Background Ponies- A collection of pony names taken from paint chips. Paint colors make great pony names.

On Shipping:

The Gone With the Wind approach to shipping - Where I explain why I really don't like FlutterDash, and am not nuts about RariJack, and list the ships I do like and why.

The one thing all romance/ship fics need to have - in which I discuss the importance of talking about stuff in a relationship.

How to recruit people to a ship- Where I admit that any ship can work, and explain how.

The intangible character in a romance- What if the ship itself is a character? Some thoughts on a different way of looking at ship fics.

Similarities and Differences in Shipping- A sequel to “The Gone With the Wind Approach to Shipping,” that goes into how various kinds of similarities and differences are important.

Bookplayer’s Guide to Shipping Etiquette- My guidelines for what to post where, when it comes to the controversial subject of shipping.

On the MLP:FIM Shipping Survey:

Shipping Survey Results: Round 1- The Ships!

On Ponies and Fandom in General:

You like a girl show and that is SO AWESOME! - In which I compare ponies to classic girls book heroines.

My unsolicited thoughts on Rainbow Dash being gay - In which I rant against people who insult other people for thinking that Dash is/isn't gay, and give my own view on the subject based on Dash's personality.

My thoughts on canon, fanon, and Word of God- Um, what it says on the tin.

A thought about Twilight's change I haven't seen a million times before- My opinion on why Twilight might have needed wings.

Why Applejack is Awesome and Deserves More Fanfic- Where I outline how many interesting things there are about Applejack, so that people stop saying she's boring.

Five good reasons the best fics in fandom are not on EqD- Without bashing EqD, I point out why it misses a lot of good fanfics.

My Probably Incorrect Unified Magical Headcanon- A take on magic in Equestria that tries to take into account and explain everything we know from canon about magic and history.

Fanfic News That Doesn’t Affect MLP Yet- My reaction to news that Amazon.com is going to start legally selling certian kinds of fanfic.

Things You Said

#1381059 · 7w, 1d ago · · ·

I love your championship of Applejack. She is the least liked of the Mane 6 because a lot of others believe her to be the least exciting.  However, she is an integral part when solutions to problems need to be presented even with her own flaws.  :ajsmug:

We all have our way of paying homage to her and mine is a bit more passive with my group.

#1361018 · 8w, 4d ago · · ·

It seems I haven't been following one of the more insightful bloggers around here. Time to fix that. :raritywink:

#1355420 · 9w, 16h ago · · ·

Thanks for the follow!  Compliment returned.  Now we can both stalkerish each other! :raritywink:

#1312380 · 11w, 4d ago · · ·

I have yet to read your stories,  but I love your blog! You got a follower! Now, what to read first....

#1308995 · 11w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1308668

Just fine! Every doctor who looks at her can't believe what a quick recovery she made. She went to her first visit at her normal pediatrician today, and she's right on track with any other baby. :pinkiehappy:

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