The Idea Exchange 244 members · 29 stories

Writers seldom work with every idea they have. Sometimes the concept is too far outside what they normally tackle. Maybe it's the wrong rating, subject, character, or even the wrong universe. Whatever the reason, that concept will never become anything more. And that leaves a perfectly good story idea with no text to call its own.

This group is for writers to openly post ideas -- ones they have no intention of using -- in the hopes that someone else might try them out. On the flipside, that also makes it a place to hunt for story launch concepts when you're having trouble coming up with a starter idea on your own.

If you want to use someone's idea, post your claim in public. If you have one later on which you don't want to try, leave it here for the benefit of others.

The Idea Exchange. Because this thing needs to get written -- by someone...

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Hey there, you just got a new member:scootangel:!

I call this idea "It's all about ME!"
In the pilot the legend was

Legend has it that on the longest day of the thousandth year, the stars will aid in her escape and she will bring about nighttime eternal!

IMO,
"the stars" refer to Twilight's Cutie Mark
More than 1 "her" escaped that night, including Princess Luna -and most of Ponyville. Various ponies are convinced that the prophecy refers to them

I've had a few ideas before. Mostly crossover ideas, but since I almost never want to try because I'd be horrible at making stories like those, I never go through with them.

One is a crossover idea I had with My Name Is Earl. It'd have Earl, named Fire Pants, and Randy, Husky Pants as the only characters. (Both Pegasi) They weren't transported into Equestria, it's a story where that is their world.

The story would start similar to the show, Fire would get a lottery ticket, some FlimFlam Cider and a salt lick (Those last two things would be the replacements of beer and cigarettes) in Canterlot before stealing stuff from a families carriage and galloping off. Then soon enough, he'd get run over by a runaway wagon.

He'd be taken to a hospital where ponies were being given awards in motivational speaking. And after Iron Will announced a famous name that Fire had heard of before, he heard the pony say that his success was because of Karma.

From there, Fire makes the same list that Earl had made and realizes that most of his list is centered around his hometown, Ponyville. As the story would go on, he'd start doing list items around characters in the show.

"Called a filly in Flight School 'Rainbow Crash'" He was the reason behind Rainbow's bullying. (Rainbow would originally go nuts, but eventually befriend him and help with his list.)

"Put somepony's address on fake flyers about babysitting" The address was Cheerilee's, which is how she found her love of children. (But when Fire tells her, Cheerilee will at first abandon teaching because she'd think her love of children was all a lie. To which Fire would have to help convince her to start teaching again.)

"Set fire to a small orchard of apple trees." Yep, Sweet Apple Acres. (He'd have to make it up to all four of the Apple Family, even Applebloom.)

Tons of the items on his list would have to do with characters from the show, and maybe random made up characters whether inspired from other stories or not. I had plenty of other ideas for this story, and I had so many high hopes for the idea, but I couldn't get around two things. I've always had trouble with starting stories and I couldn't figure out how to make the writing-style for it.

The ideas free for whomever may wanna use it, and if by any chance you need my help as a consultant or something, I'd be more than happy to help out.

-Zeke

"Meanwhile in a Parallel Universe"

Discord explains the multi verse to the main six. To further explain, he takes it upon himself to conduct an impromptu tour through different universes with himself as the guide. In one of them, they happen upon a flora predominant world in which...
-ponies are sentient plants.
-herbivores are feared and predators are adored. Bunny stampedes are actually dangerous.
-Lunas night is not loved STILL due to photosynthesis.
-cutting flowers is considered plant abortion by some ponies, leading the flower sisters to become controversial entities.
-the main six are lost and hopelessly screwed.

Just a concept with a possible first chapter. I don't have time to write anything due to work...

I Really enjoy this as an idea. I sometimes come up with ideas I want to run with and decide against it or put it way off on the back of my to do list. I might just throw some of those ideas here so maybe they don't go to waste

Comment posted by ShippingIsMagic deleted Sep 14th, 2014
Comment posted by Maskweaver deleted Nov 18th, 2014

Hey, one of stories inspired here is in the hot box. Way to go, Scootalift!

Comment posted by RaylanKrios deleted Jun 22nd, 2014

How about a story for the pets. tell the adventures of the my little ponies' from the perspective of each pet. everyone but Luna has pet, and she has one the books....

Since I have 31 published stories, and 63 unpublished ones, most of which are just ideas at this point, I do believe I shall contribute heavily to this endeavor. Thanks Estee! :twilightsmile:

Comment posted by Exhelah deleted Jun 8th, 2014
Comment posted by Exhelah deleted Jun 8th, 2014

363308 THAT'S SO... exciting.

Equestia and Earth have reached each other. There isn't much drama involved, until Rarity becomes a contestant on Project Runway.
Featuring an Omake of Pinkie Pie on Sweet Genius.

The Sixth Element: a Fifth Element/MLP Crossover, in a X replaces Y format.

Necromancers || Concern Mares.
^This is an anagram that needs to become a story. Remember: You can't spell Necromancer without Romance!

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