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Twilight floated a second fritter up to her mouth when she realized the first was gone. “What is in these things?”  “Mostly love. Love ‘n about three sticks of butter.”

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 · 31,092 views  ·  2,460  ·  34
  • 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 · 34,804 views  ·  2,863  ·  41
  • 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 · 11,010 views  ·  1,270  ·  16
  • E Hoardsmiths

    They are the Hoardsmiths. And they are completely insane.  · Skywriter
    2,670 words · 3,693 views  ·  547  ·  5
  • E Yours Truly

    Distance can drive us apart. It can also bring us closer together.  · Thanqol
    18,646 words · 28,857 views  ·  2,028  ·  32
  • E Tiny Wings

    Scootaloo has always been a filly with big dreams, but can they all come true?  · DeadParrot222
    35,581 words · 16,055 views  ·  1,007  ·  14
  • 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 · 5,628 views  ·  593  ·  11
  • E The Gathering

    In the stars, a hundred years' journey away, the alicorns gather, to mourn, mate, and birth. Celestia hears their call. Dotted Line wants her to review tax rebate applications.  · Bad Horse
    1,172 words · 1,998 views  ·  361  ·  6
  • E Who Makes the Wind Blow?

    I've always wanted a cloud  · Church
    3,509 words · 1,190 views  ·  99  ·  0
  • 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 · 3,532 views  ·  344  ·  8

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 · 790 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 · 3,762 views · 549 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 · 1,831 views · 191 likes · 20 dislikes
  • AppleDash Group Collab Mini-fics written by AppleDash members. by DbzOrDie 174,005 words · 3,463 views · 306 likes · 48 dislikes
  • This I Believe What do you believe in? A series of shorts. by The Collab Cage 4,276 words · 717 views · 91 likes · 3 dislikes

Fics For Shippers and Non-Shippers Alike

  • A Guide to Magic Apple Bloom and Spike find out that opportunity isn't always easy when Apple Bloom is offered the chance to be the first non-unicorn to take the entrance exam at Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns. by bookplayer 9,411 words · 4,194 views · 793 likes · 12 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 · 2,935 views · 322 likes · 4 dislikes
  • 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 · 2,513 views · 335 likes · 8 dislikes
  • The Importance of Being Earth Ponies Applejack and Pinkie Pie teach Apple Bloom what's so special about being an earth pony. by bookplayer 2,345 words · 6,960 views · 505 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Dubious Enchantment Old Gob isn't just selling dubiously enchanted items, he's selling an experience. Unfortunately, it's not an experience Twilight and her friends particularly wanted. by bookplayer 5,852 words · 3,299 views · 601 likes · 10 dislikes

AppleDash Shipping

  • Lost Time When Rainbow tries to change the course of the zap apple harvest to keep her date with Applejack, she finds that ancient magic loves an ironic twist. by bookplayer 59,897 words · 1,402 views · 237 likes · 20 dislikes
  • Moonshine Dash has a problem. Applejack has a solution. It ain't exactly legal, and it ain't exactly safe, but for a friend like Dash, Applejack is willing to risk her reputation, her neck, and, if the cards fall right, her heart. by bookplayer 24,161 words · 691 views · 77 likes · 19 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 · 8,023 views · 982 likes · 31 dislikes
  • The AppleDash Project A series of AppleDash scenes related to episodes. by bookplayer 32,044 words · 7,650 views · 586 likes · 21 dislikes
  • Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry Applejack has brushed her mane, put a ribbon on her hat, and there's a sway in her step. Most ponies want to know who the special pony is, but Rainbow Dash has a more important question: Will AJ ever play horseshoes with her again? by bookplayer 7,402 words · 7,893 views · 707 likes · 29 dislikes

TwiJack Shipping

  • 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 · 3,327 views · 376 likes · 20 dislikes
  • 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 · 3,342 views · 413 likes · 16 dislikes
  • A Fact for Twilight When Applejack asks Twilight on a date, Twilight realizes something about AJ that she never noticed. by bookplayer 5,173 words · 12,645 views · 1,272 likes · 29 dislikes
  • Fit for a Princess The gold necklace Applejack's father gave her mother when he proposed wasn't expensive or flashy, but she loved it anyway. Now Applejack just has to convince herself it really is fit for a princess. by bookplayer 4,685 words · 3,502 views · 411 likes · 19 dislikes
  • 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 · 4,412 views · 653 likes · 49 dislikes
Aug
27th
2015

So, after my blog post the other day, I decided to start a group: The A.K. Yearling Society for Original Writers

Yes, there's no link there. The group is invite only, but non-exclusive (I'll explain why below.) Anyone can ask for access on this post or PM me. Bradel, bats, Jake R, and Piquo Pie are also admins with the power to send invites, so PM them if I don't get back to you in a day or so.

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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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#382 · 2w, 5d ago · · ·

Um...happy, um...happy...happy...

...joy joy?...:pinkiecrazy:

#381 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2184777 Don't worry, I understand that, and doing a good job takes time. We all can wait for now :p

P.S: thanks for replying so fast!

#380 · 4w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2183933

Among my unfinished fics, The AppleDash Project is easily the most likely to be continued. However, I have a bunch of non-pony writing projects going on (and an almost-two-year-old daughter) not to mention some other fics I'd like to write. So I can't make any promises, or even begin to guess when I might get to it. Sorry!

And thank you so much for the congrats!

#379 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

First, I "found" you a month ago, and I've been following you just a few weeks ago. I want to congrats you!, for your Fimfiction anniversary (sorry, a bit late heh), and for your work. Man, your fics are the best I've read since I started reading fiction. Today I finished "The Appledash Project" (loved it, btw), and saw the sequel is incomplete, will you continue it at some point?? Maybe you've posted the answer already, I don't know :rainbowwild:

Congratulations again!  :heart: :heart: :twilightsmile: :pinkiehappy:

#378 · 4w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

>>2182186

I meant to post something, but I couldn't think of anything worth posting!

But thank you, and all the internet hugs!

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