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A thirtysomething Brony from Pennsylvania with a library degree. I also have a Patreon.

Total Words: 441,242
Estimated Reading: 1 days, 5 hours

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  • Monday
    A recommendation.

    You folks know that I rarely make story recommendations, and when I do, they are ones that fulfill three criteria. First, they need to be good (duh). Second, they have to be sufficiently obscure to make my recommendation worthwhile, because what's the point of recommending something that's on everyone's radar already? Finally, they need to be short enough to complete in one sitting at the time of the recommendation.

    Ember, Hoardsmelter by Bugsydor fulfills all these requirements. Now, in the interest of full disclosure, I will admit he's one of my prereaders, but I feel quite confident that I'm not just being blinded by personal friendship in this case.

    2 comments · 72 views
  • Saturday
    This held my attention for much longer than it should have.


    Here's a rough translation for those of you who don't speak Japanese:

    This time... This time I will win!

    (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°)

    (°〇°) (°〇°) (°〇°) (°〇°) (°〇°)

    (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗜ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°)

    (°〇°) (°〇°) (°〇°) (°〇°)

    (°〇°) (°〇°) (°〇°) (°〇°)

    Why do I keep losing?

    Well then...

    Should I go with this one? This one?

    (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°〇°) (°ᗝ°) (°〇°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°)

    This one this one this one

    (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°) (°〇°) (°ᗝ°) (°〇°) (°ᗝ°) (°ᗝ°)

    Well then...

    (°〇°)

    Hooray! I'm done! Yaaay!

    1 comments · 110 views
  • 1w, 6d
    It's been the story of a girl.

    More Mouth Moods. This time, it's a fan video of the opening track, "The Starting Line."

    0 comments · 46 views
  • 2w, 5d
    Floor Corn

    Someone mentioned Brodyquest in the comments of my last blog post, which reminded me that I hadn't yet posted anything from Neil Cicierega's most recent mashup album. Well, time to fix that.

    7 comments · 79 views
  • 3w, 3h
    Only Shooting Stars Break The Mold.


    I wish I was sorry.

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Princess Celestia's reign as the sole ruler of Equestria has been a long one, and, for the most part, it has been a good one, as well. Even so, the specter of Nightmare Moon's inevitable return has been weighing on her mind. Although the looming deadline is still years away, Celestia can't seem to keep from dwelling on things to come, to the point where any change from the norm seems like it would be a welcome distraction. All that changes, however, when a young archaeology student arrives in her throne room with distressing news about recent events in Vanhoover. Her sister, it seems, is not the only imminent threat.

Image by Page Turner.

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30th Nov 2016
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15th Mar 2017
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It's been years since Twilight Sparkle has seen Spike—not that she's had any particular desire to find him since their friendship turned sour. However, with Equestria facing an imminent invasion, Twilight's advisors convince her to make a final effort to mend her relationship with her former assistant.

Artwork by Page Turner.

First Published
29th Sep 2016
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29th Sep 2016
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This story is a sequel to Let's Kill Tirek

No one has said ever said that being the Dragon Lord was easy, even under normal circumstances, but in the early days of her reign, Ember has been performing her duties admirably, walking the delicate balance of Draconian politics with aplomb. However, during a diplomatic visit to Equestria, she runs into a snag when she finds herself in the crosshairs of the lovestruck tail of the local chimera. It seems that it's not particularly wise to get between a viper and the dragon of her dreams.

Artwork by Page Turner.

First Published
16th May 2016
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16th May 2016
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This story is a sequel to Pandelirium

Things have started to settle down since Twilight Sparkle and Pinkie Pie were crowned as princesses of Equestria, but that doesn't mean that any semblance of normalcy will be arriving. The first major summit of Equestria's ruling princesses is cut short when a thief steals the Element of Magic and escapes to another world. However, because of Pinkie's rather unique skillset, Celestia sends her to retrieve it, rather than Twilight. But even though the other Element-bearers will be staying behind, Pinkie won't have to face this task alone....

This story is a continuation of the plotline begun in The Petriculture Cycle. The first story can be found here.

Artwork (and original story idea) by Page Turner. TV Tropes page by an unknown number of anonymous persons on the internet.

First Published
14th Jun 2015
Last Modified
2nd Aug 2016
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This story is a sequel to On the Courtship Behavior of Swamp-Dwelling Chimeras

Learning to read is rather challenging under normal circumstances, but it doesn't help when your other two heads would rather be courting or hunting. So far, though, Agatha has risen to the challenge admirably under the tutelage of Twilight Sparkle herself—or at least she did before the day she and her sisters walked into Ponyville to discover the burnt-out husk of the library tree. Worst of all, though, was that even though few of the books survived, the bastard who committed this unspeakable crime is still alive....

For now.

Artwork by Page Turner

First Published
5th Apr 2015
Last Modified
5th Apr 2015
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This story is a sequel to Apex

Finding love is hard enough under normal circumstances, but it's even more complicated when you're the tail of a chimera. As much as Irene may want a fairy-tale romance, her fantasies have so far been stymied by her sisters' rather different opinions on the matter, not to mention the limited choice of species available to chimeras (well, to chimeras who want to have children, that is). However, when the orange pony with the delicious pies gets herself cornered during a delivery, she claims to be the personal friend of a dragon... and apparently, he's single!

Artwork by Page Turner.

First Published
27th Feb 2015
Last Modified
27th Feb 2015
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It’s never particularly easy being at the top of the food chain, even under normal circumstances, but Eleanor’s circumstances are hardly normal: as one-third of the chimera who prowls the fire geyser swamp south of Ponyville, the tigress must deal with all of the usual stresses that come with being an apex predator, and she has to manage two bickering sisters who simply refuse to shut up and do as they’re told. However, she and her sisters face an unexpected challenge when they come across evidence that a new predator is trying to push into their territory.

(For anyone who's concerned about the gore tag, the violence in this story is of the sort that is typical of a nature documentary. If you can handle the stuff on the Discovery Channel, you shouldn't have too much trouble with this.)

Artwork by Page Turner.

First Published
30th May 2014
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30th May 2014
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This story is a sequel to π

After Twilight Sparkle made her biggest secret public much earlier than she'd originally planned, the lives of the Element-Bearers and their closest friends somehow managed to become even more complicated than they already were. Yet despite the flurry of all of the added activity this brings, Princess Celestia decides to undertake a particularly ambitious project: the reformation of Discord. She delegates the task to Penumbra Noctis, who, more than anypony else, can empathize with the draconequus' situation, and who is therefore best suited to showing Discord the magic of friendship. On the surface, it's a very reasonable plan.

Unfortunately, Discord has never had much patience for reason.

This is the fifth and final story in The Petriculture Cycle. Reading the first four stories, which begin here, is highly recommended.

Artwork by Page Turner. TV Tropes page by an unknown number of anonymous persons on the internet.

First Published
22nd May 2013
Last Modified
24th Dec 2013
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This story is a sequel to Avocation

Life in Ponyville has been relatively quiet recently, which is somewhat surprising, given that the town's librarian tried to usurp the Equestrian throne only a few months ago. Aside from the appearance of a grumpy pegasus who set up shop as a cloudsmith, the aftermath is so unnoticeable that most ponies aren't even aware that the incident happened at all. Unfortunately, all that's about to change, thanks to the return of a certain revenge-obsessed showmare....

This is the fourth story in The Petriculture Cycle; reading the first three stories, which begin here, is highly recommended.

The artwork was provided by Page Turner, and the TV Tropes entry can be found here.

First Published
2nd Mar 2013
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2nd Apr 2013
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It's been twelve years since Applejack's ascent to her current status as the Earth Goddess, Princess Mara of Equestria. In that time, she's gotten quite used to her duties, be they ceremonial, executive, or judicial in nature. But when she's called upon to rule on a particularly contentious lawsuit involving some of the most obnoxious ponies from her past, the results may end up altering the very nature of Equestrian law.

This story is a spin-off of Blue Print's Appleverse, however, it's not necessary to read his stories first (though I do recommend them for a more thorough explanation of the backstory).

Cover image by Page Turner

First Published
7th Jan 2013
Last Modified
16th Feb 2013