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Benman belongs to a class of bipedal ape notable for its use of tools and clothing, highly adept at symbolic communication such as language and art.

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Unlikely Crossovers: Royal Canterlot Library Edition · 6:05am Mar 2nd, 2014

“An Imaginative Performance” Or “Expectations”: Apple Bloom has the lead role in her school play, and her performance will be perfect. No matter what.

The Tyrant And The Detective: Fetlock Holmes attempts to prove that Discord was responsible for sabotaging the Tree of Harmony. With the exemplar of deductive logic pitted against the draconequification of chaos in an epic battle of wits, only one thing is certain: There is absolutely no sexual tension. None whatsoever. Move along.

Tired From Chaos: I'm Worker. I can make anypony smile.

The Colour Quixote Bleeds In Their Highnesses' Clandestine Corps: The RCL decides to publish only Blueblood stories from now on.

Five Hundred Little Murders And What Came After: Now that the invading deer have been driven back, somepony needs to make sure they never threaten ponykind again. But when it comes time to do what must be done, no one has the courage to go through with it. No one except the strongest pony in the world.

Lost Cities Are Where The Harp Is: North of Canterlot, in the far marches of the Equestrian lands near the border with the Griffon tribes, there is a mountain that flies. It is covered in Smooze.

West of Canterlot, beyond the Galloping Mountains and a desert painted in the pastel hues of a faded rainbow, a tower sits at the edge of the world. It is covered in Smooze.

South of Canterlot, past the Everfree forest and the desolate badlands, a city of gardens waits to be born. It is covered in Smooze.

That's Allabaster: An aging Pinkie Pie forgets where she put Applejack's hat.

It Is My Fate To Fight For Cranberry Hill: It's winter, when snow covers the earth like frosting and the days are short and bright—the perfect time for a snowball fight! The Cutie Mark Crusaders tussle with Diamond Tiara and her accomplice, Typhon the Father of Monsters.

The Arbitrage of Monsters: Twilight Sparkle has a really bad day.

(Previously in this series: stuff, things, and miscellany.)

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Comments ( 12 )

Umm... are these usernames?

These are awesome! I totally forgot that you did these!

This is why we love you.

Okay, there are other reasons too, but this. This.

CMC vs Typhon: Whoever wins, we lose.

Magnificent. Always glad to see these are still a thing that happens.

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I'm not sure which of these is the best.

All I know is that I have missed these journals.

I'm still hoping against hope that the "The Flight of This Platinum Alicorn -- Rarity accidentally schedules two badass epic adventures for the same day." suggestion in the original thread comments happens so that I can read it.

And Horizon's suggestion of "The Best Hard Reset Ever" is a little extra hilarious now that we are part way through Hard Reset 2.

Wait a second, there's an extra, as yet unidentified time looper in Hard Reset 2...

1887515 I'm onto you!

Well, how else did you think Rarity was going to fit them both into her schedule

um … look, a crossover! **points and runs away**

I wish these posts included links to the stories they mash up, so that I could get more than one or two of the jokes. A lot of these I’ve only heard of one of, and most of those just fail to be funny to me. Though the ones I have read both the sources of, from previous threads, are great. I would consider it worth it to try reading any linked stories just so I could get the joke.

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You can find all the stories in this installment at the RCL.

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