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bookplayer


I tell stories as a hobby. Some are written, some are improvised, and all are true for someone, somewhere.


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 · 24,316 views  ·  2,087  ·  27
  • 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 · 29,790 views  ·  2,560  ·  38
  • E A Filly's Guide to Not Making Headlines

    PRINCESS SPARKLE IN CAMELU DUSTUP – Reports emerged Sunday that H.S.H. Princess Twilight Sparkle slammed Griffonstan over Camelu water rights. "I mean, they have plenty. It's not a 'threat to their sovereignty' to ask—  · Bradel
    8,218 words · 9,049 views  ·  1,116  ·  14
  • E Yours Truly

    Distance can drive us apart. It can also bring us closer together.  · Thanqol
    18,646 words · 25,455 views  ·  1,829  ·  30
  • E Tiny Wings

    Scootaloo has always been a filly with big dreams, but can they all come true?  · DeadParrot222
    35,581 words · 13,474 views  ·  949  ·  13
  • E Hoardsmiths

    They are the Hoardsmiths. And they are completely insane.  · Skywriter
    2,670 words · 2,860 views  ·  485  ·  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 · 4,802 views  ·  558  ·  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 · 2,775 views  ·  289  ·  4
  • E Who Makes the Wind Blow?

    I've always wanted a cloud  · Church
    3,509 words · 953 views  ·  96  ·  0
  • T What Would Daring Do?

    There are two types of ponies; those that read love stories and those who write their own...  · CommissarAJ
    124,433 words · 10,755 views  ·  817  ·  28

Short Fics I Wrote

  • In the Service of The Princess of Friendship Twilight knows what her role is. But her friends have roles to play too... maybe one too many. by bookplayer 1,762 words · 1,099 views · 219 likes · 4 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 · 2,161 views · 168 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Apple Potpourri An anthology of scenes and short stories I've written that I didn't want to publish on their own for various reasons. They smell strongly of apples and spices. by bookplayer 6,366 words · 277 views · 51 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Wisdom is Just Being Old Applejack is the last element left. But that's just life. by bookplayer 2,173 words · 1,677 views · 181 likes · 2 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 · 1,139 views · 172 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 · 3,508 views · 578 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 · 2,385 views · 303 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 · 5,067 views · 455 likes · 7 dislikes
  • The AppleDash Project A series of AppleDash scenes related to episodes. by bookplayer 32,044 words · 6,310 views · 520 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 · 6,891 views · 918 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 · 600 views · 40 likes · 3 dislikes
  • The Album A collection of 'snapshots', short stories that represent Moments in the lives of various ponies by Peregrine Caged 104,710 words · 3,268 views · 538 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 · 1,347 views · 174 likes · 19 dislikes
  • AppleDash Group Collab Mini-fics written by AppleDash members. by DbzOrDie 139,543 words · 2,787 views · 278 likes · 45 dislikes
  • This I Believe What do you believe in? A series of shorts. by The Collab Cage 4,276 words · 559 views · 88 likes · 2 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.

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#338 · 1w, 3d ago · · ·

Thank you for the lovely story. :yay:

#337 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1607852

Uhhh...! I know I don't get much to say in that decision, I just wanted to mention that I really like those blogposts and would love to read more of them. :twilightsmile: If you want to keep this up, that is... no pressure and stuff. :pinkiesmile:

#336 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1607746

I'm considering doing another set. Maybe the CMC, Celestia, Luna, and Discord. But I haven't asked anyone else yet.

#335 · 1w, 5d ago · · ·

Good evening! I just read your latest "Who is...?"-blogpost (again) and was wondering... will this series end with Fluttershy as she's the only one missing, or do you intend on maybe writing more of those? Celestia, Luna, Trixie, I don't know - I'm just asking out of curiosity.

Have a good night! :pinkiesmile:

#334 · 2w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1601050

I recognise a lot of them as well. It looks to be off to a pretty good start, since to have it trending with 124 new members, it can't be that old.

It reminded me a bit of what we were talking about earlier, too, Sometimes an idea is just in the air, I suppose.

--arcum42

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