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Maran


Earth pony enthusiast

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  • 1 week
    Pony Life is a regression to Season One

    Maybe it's just because the MLP stop-motion shorts lowered my expectations, but so far I think Pony Life is okay. I wouldn't call it good, but at least it doesn't directly insult older fans the way Thundercats Roar does (or so I've heard). I enjoy Pony Life's animation style enough to recommend watching five minutes of it. Plus, there is actual dialog spoken by the same VA's from FiM, and they

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    4 comments · 66 views
  • 7 weeks
    When Cozy Met Tirek PREVIEW

    When started writing my Cozy Glow origin story (which went through two title changes) for the Depth in Innocence contest, the deadline was so distant that it kept slipping my mind. On Mother's Day, I checked the contest rules to see how much time I had left, and noticed that the deadline to sign up for the

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    2 comments · 33 views
  • 9 weeks
    What's the deal with Cozy in Marks for Effort?

    Halfway through writing my fanfic that focuses on Cozy Glow's backstory, I re-watched “Marks for Effort” to get a better feel for the character. This was my first time seeing the episode after watching everything that came afterward, and it didn't help me understand the character any better than I had before. Viewed in this new context, Cozy's characterization in this episode seems like it

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    6 comments · 92 views
  • 11 weeks
    Update in the Crazy Times

    In the past few days I've had an increase of views, to the point where I wondered if one of the site admins had given me a plug. Apparently people just have more time to catch up on their Read It Later lists. So thanks to those of you who read my fanfics.

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    1 comments · 53 views
  • 19 weeks
    My Baby Pony

    I 've known about the stop motion shorts for a few weeks, and I finally watched one a couple of days ago to see how bad it was (specifically, it was “Cake Off”). And . . . Yeah, it was bad, folks. It wasn't even a preschool show. This was a show for babies. There was just giggling, laughing, crying, and no dialog. The short technically had a plot, but it was very simple and without substance.

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    3 comments · 86 views
May
16th
2020

When Cozy Met Tirek PREVIEW · 6:19pm May 16th

When started writing my Cozy Glow origin story (which went through two title changes) for the Depth in Innocence contest, the deadline was so distant that it kept slipping my mind. On Mother's Day, I checked the contest rules to see how much time I had left, and noticed that the deadline to sign up for the contest had already passed.

Oops.

Since I've written almost 10,000 words, I might as well finish this fanfic. Besides, I think it offers something unique to this website's library. Here's an excerpt to give you an idea of what's in store:


“Can't you fly any faster?” asked Tirek, trotting after her.

Cozy put just a little more power into her wing beats, intending to make the most of her time alone with Tirek. “Your friend isn't a pony, is he? And he can't be a changeling because he said he takes orders from no one. So what is he?” She glanced back to watch his reaction in her peripheral vision.

His dark eyes widened for a split second before narrowing, looking thoughtful. “You're right that he is no pony or changeling. Perhaps you've heard of Discord.”

Cozy opened the front door in the waiting room and flew outside. “Oh! I should have guessed. He's just pretending to be a pony so the real ponies will let down their guard. I'll bet he pretended to be reformed, too.”

“I'm not so sure,” said Tirek, trotting outside. “I suspect he has grown soft. He is part pony, after all.”

Cozy focused her gaze on him. “Aren't you part pony?”

Tirek drew himself up. “I am part horse. I shouldn't have to explain the difference to you.”

Cozy nodded. “Of course, how silly of me. That must be why you have no magic of your own, except the magic to steal from others.” She flew over the walkway that ran from the orphanage to the road. “And Discord must have more magic than all of us ponies put together,” she added pensively. “Which poses the question: Why haven't you taken his magic yet?”

“If you're so smart, why don't you tell me?”

“Because you still have use for him,” answered Cozy. “Once he stops helping you acquire new targets, you'll steal his magic.”

Tirek tilted his head. “You're not like the other ponies. Perhaps Discord was right about you leading me on a wild goose chase.” He straightened, clenching his fists. “Or perhaps I was right about you leading me into a trap. I should take you magic right now and return to the orphanage.” They were on the road at that point, and Little Hooves' was barely visible through the trees.

Cozy hovered and rubbed her hooves together. “It's not a trap, but there is a reason I wanted to talk to you alone.”

Tirek glanced up and down the road as if he expected a band of unicorns to teleport around him.

“The truth is, you already took something from me four moons ago.”

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Comments ( 2 )

Ok, now you have piqued my curiosity.

Most intriguing. A shame about missing the sign-up deadline, but I look forward to seeing what you do with this.

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