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Joined February 2012
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I should probably put something here, shouldn't I?

Latest Stories

  • >Dat Hivemind Chrysalis has been fired as Changeling Queen, but now the Changeling Hivemind must do something even harder than attack a shielded Canterlot filled with the weaponized love of its inhabitants: hire a new queen.5,725 words ·3,305 views ·553 likes ·8 dislikes
  • ComplianceAn OHSA Compliance Officer inspects the Rainbow Factory. Bureaucracy ensues.4,148 words ·771 views ·97 likes ·12 dislikes
  • RegentCongratulations, Twilight. With the Princesses on vacation, you're in charge of Equestria. Perhaps it's a bit early to congratulate you. After all, whether it's a jealous nobility or an unhappy military, your reign will be anything but33,568 words ·8,046 views ·1,246 likes ·23 dislikes
  • Cutie Mark Crusader Alicorn HuntersTwilight has a secret. A winged secret. And the crusaders are determined to uncover it.1,134 words ·3,381 views ·414 likes ·5 dislikes
  • AscendCheer up, Twilight. It's not every day somepony changes species. In fact, no pony has ever changed species. Or dealt with the results of that change.61,412 words ·18,248 views ·2,499 likes ·45 dislikes
  • StereotypicalI've heard all the insults, and every one has only furthered my sadness. Why? All because of my fur1,851 words ·1,336 views ·140 likes ·14 dislikes
  • StatisticsSometimes, all we need are a few stats to shed light on a subject.1,042 words ·8,210 views ·1,015 likes ·24 dislikes

Twilight Becomes an Alicorn

  • Expectations Twilight gets wings and must adapt to a changing life. Outcast. Fear. Acceptance. by Beige Monkfish 71,208 words · 19,642 views · 863 likes · 28 dislikes
  • Not My Destiny Twilight refuses to accept her ancient alicorn heritage by Smayds 37,412 words · 19,860 views · 1,551 likes · 47 dislikes
  • On Wings of Change An Ali!Twilight story that doesn't revolve solely around Alicorn Twilight. by Kobalstromo 74,119 words · 15,189 views · 1,257 likes · 50 dislikes
  • Rites of Ascension Twilight makes a new spell and starts the gears of fate with her ascension to alicornhood. (Writing started before Season 3.) by CvBrony 146,266 words · 12,876 views · 1,547 likes · 30 dislikes
  • Cry for Eternity After Celestia's death, Twilight must take on a role she is woefully underprepared for. by asylum1388 111,923 words · 11,300 views · 1,971 likes · 50 dislikes

2012 Fanfictions of the Year

  • The Moonstone Cup Twilight is invited to Canterlot to compete with some of the greatest unicorns in Equestria! by Cyanide 61,073 words · 19,965 views · 2,158 likes · 31 dislikes
  • For Want of a Dawn Sometimes, in order to discover one's own self, they must venture into the depths of hell. by Ciroton 225,592 words · 5,630 views · 635 likes · 21 dislikes
  • The Immortal Game Princess Luna leads the Elements of Harmony against the corrupted Twilight Sparkle by AestheticB 297,261 words · 27,951 views · 2,353 likes · 51 dislikes
  • Taken for Granite Tom X Bloomberg, written as a postmodern tragedy. Or something. Why did I write this. by tajjetone 1,094 words · 812 views · 65 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Upheaval: Reckoning Sequel to Breaking Point. The barrier is no more and the Legion is on the move. What happens next? by Visiden Visidane 267,291 words · 5,965 views · 1,114 likes · 26 dislikes

Current Story Progress

Regent

Projected story length: 100,000 words.

Current length: 33,568 words.

Estimated time to completion: Early 2015.

Chapter Six: Lobbying- 447 words (11.2% Complete)

Cutie Mark Crusader Alicorn Hunters

Projected story length: 20,000 words.

Current length: 1,134 words.

Estimated time to completion: Heat Death of the Universe.

Chapter Two: Skepticism-  33 words (1.7% Complete)

Apr
16th
2014

With another fresh layer of snow (after being able to wear shorts on Monday), this year has officially been the snowiest on record. Now, when I grow old, I can recount the tale of how I survived the winter of '14. With such stories like the time I nearly crashed my car into a snow bank while pulling into the neighborhood while Sugar Rush played in the background. If it wasn't for that last second jerk of the wheel... I might have had an excuse for not writing.

What Choice Do I Have updates with Twilight crossing the Moral Event Horizon and bringing the story one step closer to a true grimdark ending. Hoofington's insurance premiums must be insane with the number of times the place has been fucked over in fanfics. Probability of [Grimdark] ending: 93%,

Like so many fanfics before it, Miss Sparkle, Psychopath stumbles and falls flat on its face with the reveal of a villain that makes absolutely no sense and isn't connected to the rest of the story in the slightest. Yet another fanfic has tripped up near the finish line. I really wish fanfics would stop doing that. Probability of [Grimdark] ending: 05%.

The Lunar Rebellion updates with the slow beginning of the titular event. Politics and war preparations ensue. Did I ever mention how much I love fanfics that have politics and government in them?

Rites of Ascension updates with Celestia shedding some light on her politics and motives and playing the “screw technology because it screwed us” card that can only spell trouble for civilization and society.

The One Pony You Never Prank updates with the absurdity being ratcheted up to near crackfic levels. Let's hope it really is all just a prank. Otherwise, jimmies might get jammed.

Re:Harmoney updates with a glimmer of hope that maybe, just maybe, the Crystal Empire arc is finally at its end.

A Device for Divine updates with an incredibly confusing chapter. I have no idea what's going on and can only hope that the murkiness fades soon before we hit Double Rainbow levels of confusion.

Possible favorites? Where?!

I decide to scratch the “everyone dies” grimdark itch and favorite Hypernova. Hilarity, “who wants to live forever,” and type II supernovas will no doubt ensue. Probability of [Grimdark] ending: 100%.

And that's all I read for the day.

# of story updates remaining: 132.

# of “Read Later” stories remaining: 865.

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Comments

#1076449 · 3w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Pphhhfffffffft

#1065868 · 4w, 3d ago · · ·

Tweyelight. :twilightoops:

#1058147 · 5w, 14h ago · · ·

Happy one away from 1k! :B

#934570 · 14w, 2d ago · · ·

>>934512 I guess I'd have to read the story again, as I remember there being a bit more lead up to his actions than a matter of hours. I thought I recalled him building up his reasoning over the course of about 2 days, eventually convincing himself it was his only option, for the "good of humanity." I'm not a big fan of Grimdark either, I was literally nauseous by the end of the story, but I just found it compelling, I guess. Especially the scene in which he gets rid of the evidence. I could really feel the characters continued confliction over his actions, and his remorse.

As for the author's "shock value" comment, I would hope he meant it as an attention grab, to add gravity to the overall message of the story. Otherwise, Douche move.

Regardless, seeing as how I doubt I'll ever put myself through reading the story again, I can only rely on my imperfect memory for my conclusions. The Grimdark was harsh, but not overly sudden or unexpected in my opinion, and it served a purpose in telling the story the author wanted to tell. To me, this was a story that evoked strong (terrible) emotions in me, and made me think (about how crappy humanity can be). That's what I look for in a story, so I can say I thought it was good, even if I'm maybe a sadder person today for it.

...And I don't know why I'm spewing all this up onto your comments section. Sorry? Yeah, probably sorry.

#934512 · 14w, 2d ago · · ·

>>934202

The main issue I had with the story is that it shoved a [Grimdark] ending where one didn't belong. Take the unnamed main character. He goes from a rational, calm character who rolls his eyes at the antics of his slightly deranged comrade, to full blown paranoia that culminates with a murder in a matter of hours. I don't mind if you do a [Grimdark] ending--even if I'm not in the "misanthrope" camp--but you at least gotta have it make sense.

Comments by the author that he wrote the ending for "shock value" certainly didn't help, either.

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