• Colgate 3
    • Sci-Fi 5
    • Drama 7
    • Mystery 3
    • Sunset Shimmer 6
    • Princess Cadance 4
    • Equestria Girls 3
    • Shining Armor 3
    • Comedy 16
    • Human 10
    • Teen 21
    • Random 8
    • Rarity 3
    • Slice of Life 15
    • Crossover 8
    • Alternate Universe 11
    • Princess Luna 7
    • Adventure 12
    • Rainbow Dash 4
    • Main 6 9
    • Sex 3
    • Gore 3
    • Everyone 13
    • Other 8
    • Princess Celestia 8
    Total Words: 99,513
    Estimated Reading: 6 hours, 38 minutes

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    Apple Bloom gets a rare chance to spend the day with her friend (and possible relative!) Maud Pie. Of course, she knows there's more to Maud than it appears, but her special talent means helping Maud to figure that out, too.

    Cover art by tikrs007.

    Thanks to Themaskedferret for pre-reading feedback.

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    Somepony has raided the border of the desolate Badlands, abducting every musician, singer and bard in the realm. Now, four brave adventurers will journey to the depths of this forsaken land to seek the meaning behind these strange disappearances.

    ...assuming they don’t strangle each other in the real world first.


    Historian’s Note:

    Set in the Wavelengths timeline where the Sonic Rainboom didn’t happen, Bards of the Badlands occur about two months after the events in The Alchemy of Chemistry during the summer after Sunset’s first term as an aide at Gifted Unicorns.

    Cast: Sunset Shimmer, Minuette, Lemon Hearts & Twinkleshine.


    Stories set in the Wavelengths Timeline in chronological order:

    Origins Arc

    The Alchemy of Chemistry

    Bards of the Badlands

    Grading on a Bell Curve

    How Not To Use Your Royal Prerogative (Coming February 2017)

    Applications Arc

    The Application of Unified Harmony Magics

    Princess Celestia: A Brief History

    The Cloudsdale Report

    Infatuations and Other Lies Arc

    Tactics of Snowbound Unicorns

    A Study in Chaos Theory (Coming March 2017)


    Cover Design by Novel Idea

    Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark By Millennial Dan

    Dawn Break component of Garnet’s Cutie Mark by Sankam

    Garnet Gem component of Garnet’s Cutie Mark by zutheskunk

    Epic Hydra Artwork by Zilvart

    Special Thanks

    Roll For Initiative by Prak - A big part of the inspiration for this tale. Go read it. It's hysterical.

    Beta Reader & Editor Credits

    Ebon Quill - Quest Designer & Worldbuilding Writer on The Manehattan Project

    Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project

    Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction

    Painted Heart - Wife of the Author :ajsmug:

    Word Count: 28,500

    Version: 7.0

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    Losing a child is the most terrifying thing that can happen to a parent.

    Sunset Shimmer had been gone for years. Celestia had never really given up hope that she would see her again, but the doubt had always been in the back of her mind: what if she never returns? The echoes of their last fight followed her all those years.

    And now that Sunset Shimmer has returned, Celestia wants to see her again. She has an offer to make, to a filly she raised as a daughter.

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    When Twilight suggests she and Rainbow Dash visit an old crime scene, Rainbow leaps at the opportunity. Murders, mystery, drama, action -- who doesn't love that? It's sure to be a riveting story for the ages.

    Sadly for Rainbow Dash, bad puns ensue.

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    Colgate, of the British Dental Association, is rather more forward than most oral hygienists.

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    Fluttershy regrettably decides that it's time for her to get a haircut, so she goes to Rarity for assistance.

    Humor

    Heartwarming

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    This story is a sequel to The Smartphone

    Rainbow Dash from Equestria has decided that she would like to have a smartphone. The Rainbow Dash from the human world has one. When Equestrian Rainbow Dash steals the human Rainbow Dash's phone, the two hold a competition to decide who keeps it. But, more importantly, the contest will determine which of them is better!

    Sunset does not approve.

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    It happens all the time, ponies suddenly acting obsessive and reclusive, snagging random junk from around the fortress and spending weeks working on their personal masterpieces. Well, the time has  come for our favorite fashionista to have a Strange Mood. Needless to say, hilarity (sort of) ensues!

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    Originally intended for a longer Dwarf Fortress/MLP crossover, never got around to writing the rest, thought this was kinda fun. Maybe I'll write the rest one day.

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    It was supposed to be a routine thing. Stop Talon from destroying King's Row for the umpteenth time. Sweep the rest of the city for Talon threats, eliminate them as necessary. Unfortunately for pilot Hana Song and her mech D.Va, nothing about that night was routine. Talon was far better equipped and better prepared than ever before. No matter what Overwatch attempted, Talon was there and at least two steps ahead. After a long, drawn out battle, Talon was eventually routed and London was safe. Or so they had thought. Wounded previously in battle, Hana Song stumbled upon a final Talon gambit: Yank open a portal that lead to who knows where, get some evil to come through, and trash London for them. Song would have found it funny if it hadn't been so real. Left without any way to call for back up or further orders, Song charged in there alone with her damaged MEKA, D.Va. Things quickly go awry, and Song finds herself unable to escape the malfunctioning portal. Sucked into an alien world with three other agents of Overwatch, the four comrades soon come to the realization that this world might just be in as big of dire straits as earth is. With no way home as of yet and driven by the desire to aid those in need, Hana and her friends are determined to set things right before they leave.

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    Fighter. Wizard. Thief. Healer.

    When a group of friends from DragonCon get thrown across dimensions against their will, they are excited to learn that their costumes now match their characters'. The problem is nothing else does. Zach, Carl, Brian and Amy are officially in over their teenage heads.

    Now they have to survive in a world far more dangerous than they thought it could be.

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    Rated "Teen" for language (real people talk like this) and "Gore" for realistic injury and the treatment thereof. I'm not trying to shock anyone, broken bones and cuts are just kinda gross, man.

    Let's answer a question. "Displaced stories: can they be good?" There's been some debate, I'd like to make my arguement.

    I say its all in the execution. I talked the talk, now I'll walk it. This is as compliant with the "lore" as I can make it, hits all the clichès I could manage, is supposed to be a good, enjoyable story and yet it's NOT a parody. Make of it what you will.

    I must request that any corrections be sent to me as a PM, not in the comments. Please do send them, though. Otherwise I LOVE FEEDBACK AND COMMENTS.

    What the f*** am I doing with my life?

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