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  • Wednesday
    Another quick blogpost with a really inane comment

    Just because I was thinking about it earlier, but just wanted to say a really silly hot take that i will dedicate an entire blogpost to because I can

    The Enchanted Kingdom is superior to The Enchanted Library in a lot of ways and I WILL DIE ON THIS HILL, i will DIE >:c

    Also have some super cute fanart my friend did of one of the chapters from it

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  • Tuesday
    Cancelling Some Stories!

    Edit: Just to clarify, Enchanted Carousel is NOT cancelled. I'm cancelling other stories specifically so I can focus on TEC!

    Hi everyone!

    Bit of bad news so I'll try to be quick about it.

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  • 3 weeks
    Chapter art!

    Hello!

    The awesome lilfunkman did art for the latest chapter of Sapphire!

    Putting it under the cut bc spoilers

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  • 5 weeks
    TEL One-Shot 7th Anniversary!

    GUESS WHAT IS TURNING SEVEN YEARS OLD NEXT SATURDAY!!!!

    EThe Enchanted Library (original one-shot)
    Rarity liked the tale of The Four Princesses as a filly, even if she knew it wasn't real. Princesses fighting against a spirit of chaos? A library under a tree? Please. But then she grew up and found out some bedtimes stories were quite real.
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    I had a rough past few weeks, which has kinda launched me into a "I don't care anymore" mentally, which in turn means this upcoming week I'm going to try and do cool stuff to celebrate TELverse!!!!

    And by that I mean

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  • 6 weeks
    Everfree Northwest Post Con Sale

    Hi everyone!

    We got stuff left over from our booth which we are selling/shipping to anyone who wasn't able to go to the con!

    Go HERE to buy while supplies last!

    Product pics below!

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Aug
20th
2021

THE GREAT BIG ENCHANTED SERIES RECAP + Q&A? · 10:35pm August 20th

Hiii everyone!

A reader sent me a PM earlier asking if I planned on doing a recap for the series because of the big hiatus, and the answer is YES AND HERE IT IS!

Enchanted Carousel is nearly ready to update soon (...again...) so I think this is a good time to give everyone a refresher and answer any questions y'all might have.


IMPORTANT POINTS TO KEEP IN MIND FROM TEL/TEK [GDOCS VERSION]

  • MONO HOW DID WE GET HERE 

    • Once upon a time, discord and the changelings fucked up equestria and the princesses were like

      • Stop that
    • So they defeated the changelings and they tried to defeat discord but they didnt have the elements 
    • Celestia was like “lets have twilight trick him into thinking we can defeat them”, twilight was like “let’s not”

      • They did it anyway

        • This was widely regarded as a bad move
    • They tricked him, he believed them, and he started reforming and befriended twilight

      • Ponies were shitty to discord, which to be fair he was a jerk to them
      • Twilight genuinely befriended discord and he liked her back
    • Discord finds out what happened and hes like I WILL SMIIITE YOU

      • AND ESPECIALLY U TWILIGHT FOR BETRAYING ME

        • FUCK YOU
    • He traps the princesses all over equestria and then, so the legend goes, he leaves all “yoloooo” 
    • A THOUSAND YEARS LATER
    • Rarity finds twilight, shes like, oh shit darling let me help u
    • Twilights like

      • No

        • But all emo and dramatically
    • Rarity helps her anyway
    • Discord, disguised as a book bringer, is like GO FIIIIND THE LOST BOOKS TO FREEEEE HER!!

      • We later find out they didn’t need the books for anything???

        • We dont know why discord lied about it????
    • Rarity goes on a quest to find the books, she finds some of them

      • She meets luna, and the rest of the mane six and spike and im not recapping all of that
    • Meanwhile twilight is all

      • Ah fudge i think i love her???
      • But shes also super traumatized by what happened  so she cant deal with this right now
      • Oh also they have cool love communication necklaces
      • Anyway
    • At some point they meet the dragons

      • Theyre pissed at ponies bc discord was a jerk to spike

        • This will be relevant in carousel so remember this
    • Halfway thru her bookquest, rarity gets cadance’s curse and she can’t find the library
    • She has a big meltdown about it
    • Meets with princess luna who tells her about what happened in the past
    • They figure out hollow shades is full off bad magic
    • They break the curse
    • They go see princess denza
    • They find out princess denza is actually cadance
    • Twilight loses it

      • Like really loses it, she blue screen of deaths, its really bad,
      • She's also deathly afraid of losing rarity and of the pain of it, and
      • OH MAN

        • In the original draft, i was gonna have this super oof line where rarity’s like “but twilight this isnt like you, i know you” 
        • And then twilight was going to be all “KNOW ME? YOU DONT KNOW ME. I’VE BEEN ALIVE FOR A THOUSAND YEARS, AND YOU THINK YOU KNOW ME??? YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A SECOND. GONE BEFORE I BLINK, YOU DONT FUCKING KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ME, YOU ARE NOTHING” 
        • It was going to be devastating
        • Anyway
      • She goes all chaos and evil and traps herself in the library BC SHE WAS TRAPPING HERSELF ALL ALLLOOOOOONG!!
      • Then we have a 2 year time skip and she realizes she hates this so she frees herself and reunites with rarity

        AND THAT’S TEL

        NOW FOR TEK

      • Ok so we pick up with twilight freed
      • Everything is great

        • Except for the fact that rarity is absolutely fucked up by what happened at the end of TEL
        • This will be relevant later
      • They go see Cadance and they write to Celestia
      • Celestia is all like

        • Go save luna!!!
      • So they go do that
      • Then what was supposed to be a ten chapter arc BECAME AN ENTIRE GODDAMN BOOK I HATE THIS
      • They go through this whole plot of saving Luna via dreams

        • Im not recapping that its too much but basically it works and its fine and they save her
      • Rarity and Twilight have issues the entire book

        • Twilights trauma made her be not great in TEL, and she hurt rarity, so now she has to deal with it
        • Rarity is too afraid to confront her
        • They end up going to trottingham for a thing and they meet a librarian dude
        • Hes relevant bc later rarity ends up having a dream where she cheats on Twilight with him
        • Twilight sees it and is like rarity what the fuck you dont love me??
        • We find out that its more like rarity is just like

          • REALLY fucked up by the fact that twilight can explode/lose herself and spiral at a moment’s notice
        • Later on we also find out that rarity is so terrified of losing twilight again or twilight dying that she’s willing to die in her place

          • Im sure she wouldnt really tho c: 
        • We have a big raritwi dramatic conversation about it where twis like I WILL GET BETTER AND BE THE PONY U DESERVE ;_; 
        • Its very emotional, and we all cried
        • Eventually they do and their relationship is all the stronger for it
      • THE ELEMENTS

        • Another plot point of TEK is the elements of harmony
        • We see them bond to some of the m6
        • Twilight is like oh shit!!! We need to figure that out!!
        • When luna is freed, pinkie gets her element
      • LUNA

        • Ok so i said i wouldnt recap but MAN
        • That part where luna is like no one believes in me ;_; and pinkie is like I DO!!!! ;__;
        • And then everyone in town comes together to help luna and luna’s like oh my god what have i done how can u forgive me
        • And twis like “princess we already have” 
        • GOD IM CRYING JUST THINKING ABOUT IT
        • And THEN WHEN PINKIE IS LIKE “princess, u have to get out… i really want to meet you… don’t you want to meet me too?” 
        • AND THEN THE CUPCAKE SCENE
        • WAAAAAAH
      • Anyway 
      • they free luna, raritwi is fine, and rarity is like I NEED A VACATION FOR ONE WEEK AT LEAST

        AND THATS THAT

  • WHAT NOW!!

    • They need to

      • Find the elements
      • Save celestia
      • Save cadance
      • Defeat discord
      • Also rarity gets a vacation
  • EXTRA INFO!!!!
  • DISCORD

    • Last we saw of Discord himself was in the end of TEL
    • Discord’s magic is spread all over Equestria; it was recently purged from Hollow Shades (TEK)
    • As of now, we have no idea where he is or what’s his deal
    • We dont know why he made rarity help twilight or why he lied about the books freeing twilight
    • Allegedly he at one point tried convincing twilight she could leave whenever (this was proven to be true)
  • LUNA

    • Luna has been freed (as of TEK ending)
  • TWILIGHT

    • Twilight is free
    • She dealt with most of her trauma in TEK
    • That’s probably it
  • CADANCE

    • Cadance is ghost
    • Cadance is not bound to Canterlot Castle, as explained in TEK’s earlier chapters
    • As of writing this, we do not know how to free her
  • CELESTIA

    • As of writing this, we do not know where Celestia is, and the last sighting of her was when that painter dude found her and was like “dude you look like hell” and she was like “lmao” 

      • She wasn’t like that but spiritually, she was
    • The last time anyone spoke to her was when she sent Spike that one dramatic letter all “THERE IS NO HOOOOPE FOR US!!” and when she told Twilight to go help Luna
  • NORTH RIDGE!!

    • Sometime in the future, Rarity is travelling away from twilight
    • We don’t know why
    • Apparently she’s been declared missing
    • Might involve discord???
    • Who knows!!!
    • For more info on north, there’s a sidestory called North Ridge’s Debt
  • EXTRA POINTS!!

    • Uhhhhhh???
    • Spike and cadance are friends again
    • The owls had babies
    • The plan rn is to go to ponyville??
    • Idk i think ive mostly touched the bigger points of the story so hopefully this was helpful
    • mwaaaa
Comments ( 22 )

Or TLDR: The power of horse lesbians will save the world. (And also friendship)

dont forget this has a group for anyone wanting to see the fics in order and all together :raritywink:

Honestly this kind of writing should be recognized as its own style of art

Working title:
Lesbian Horses Fix Everything

Somewhere the Bodyguard AU is sobbing quietly, totally forgotten...

5571847
Hmm funny you should mention that....

5571847
it's funny you say that because it just won the poll in my patreon server over what story should I update next LOL

I'm gonna work on getting that out this week followed by TEC

This Cliff Notes version of TEL/TEK is amazing - thank you for the review notes Prof Mono!

5571949
Mono does give excellent condensed versions of her stories!

Oh good, I have a workable format for covering all of the Oversaturated World in a single, easy-to-process summary.

Other recaps of TEK:

  • TEK Update + Recap (also linked in the A/N or header at the beginning of Act II, Chapters 13 and 14)

Ok so there's a 100% chance I'm just dumb but I still am not entirely clear on HOW they tricked discord and why he decided to still be evil.

5572057
they said they had all the elements so they could turn him to stone if he didn't reform (but they didn't), and he found out they lied so that pissed him off

5571847
Hey , now.


And nice summary, Mono! TEL books are on my bedside table and I’m hoping they don’t make me stay up all night like my first time through it.

Only you, Mono, can make a recap seem so random but make so much sense.

I wish I could put likes on blog posts.

How I missed this. Welcome back, Mono.

Rarity finds twilight, shes like, oh shit darling let me help u

Call the priest.
This is not supposed to be read at 3am.

Then what was supposed to be a ten chapter arc BECAME AN ENTIRE GODDAMN BOOK I HATE THIS

Nahnah, this is good :scootangel:

  • AND THEN THE CUPCAKE SCENE

I cannot believe a 5-word bullet point made me cry

I think Discord freed Twilight, but I might have forgotten some parts.
Also, how is the recap so positive, while half of the story is negative?
Great Job with the enthusiasm.

This sound like Rainbow has written it.^^

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