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MrNumbers


The magical psychic socialist

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Twilight Sparkle, Princess of Equestria, is still, above all else, a dedicated librarian and bibliophile. Books must be cared for. Books must be returned on time.

Books must be respected.

Now with dramatic reading!

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Great idea you got there. Though I have seen a much darker fic about late fee before, this one's quite a fun(and funny) read.

I laughed. Nice story.:rainbowlaugh:

Mr. Wiggles sold it for me. Awesome job.

This. Is. Awesome! If this is what your humor is usually like I'm going to have to read your other stories. :pinkiehappy:

I was worried that this would become a darkfic, but you managed the strike a good balance between dark and comedy. Cheers

Haha! Late fees! I guess Caramel is banned from the library now. No books for you!

This is probably why Dash is so careful with the Daring Doo books she checks out.

Yes. Today isn't a good day to be him.

Very entertaining, I liked it.

~Skeeter The Lurker

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Mr. Wiggles is Best Eldritch Abomination.

Wow I didn't think Twilight could ever over react so much! :applejackunsure:

Hey! The same thing happened to me the last time I opened an interdimensional gateway through my kitchenware, too.:pinkiegasp: It's nice to know I'm not alone. Also, I gotta get me some of that omnipresence. Could be useful.

Hehe, poor Caramel, could have been worse though...

Mr Numbers! :pinkiehappy:

Was delighted to see you had posted a story! :rainbowlaugh:

Totally adored it! :twilightsmile:

Twilight and I share the same ideals about books. Books are SACRED and in no way must they ever, EVER be mistreated!

As always, this was an enjoyable read infused with that whiff of comedy that is ever present in your writing!

MORE would be jolly lovely! :pinkiehappy:

Tally ho!

Good characterisation.
I liked!! :pinkiehappy:

Now that's a librarian you can count on.

Good narration. I liked these lines;

'She couldn't even stop to take a cup of tea, most days, without some tentacled monster swarming from the teapot and snatching the clotted cream from the scones tray,'

'and, if Pinkie Pie asked very nicely, party tricks, because the look on Rarity's face would just be far too good to pass up,'

'In Twilight's short, though industrious, life she had grown so desensitized to eldritch horrors beyond mortal ken that, currently, she kept an extra butter knife near the tea set should the tentacled monstrosity, recently dubbed 'Wiggles', feel the need to have a scone with his cream as well.

Being a gracious host is imperative to being a good friend,'

'she looked upon the victim of the horrific, inequine crime before her,'

'The stallion, for his part, looked at the floor, whether out of shame or fear it was impossible to determine,'

'"Assuming, one, that the breeze hasn't picked up, which I sincerely doubt because you delivered this back to me during a scheduled electrical storm, and two, aforementioned storm," Plink, "hasn't reduced the pages into an amorphous grey mush,"'

'It also had the pleasant side-effect of giving him a rather fetching new mane style.

'At least,' he thought, 'I'll leave a wicked corpse,'

'Caramel started backing slowly away to the door, to freedom, to continued living,'

'How do you plan on harming a poor, defenseless book like this you monster,'

'Indeed, somehow Twilight had managed to boom at the precise resonant frequency of Caramel's skull, which I can assure those of you not as versed in physics as she, is far worse than conventional decibels,'

'Caramel shuddered, too terrified to do anything about the parts of his mane that had just caught fire other than hope his panicked shivering somehow caused them to extinguish out of pure pity,'

'I mean, sure, I might broken the spine, lost most of the pages, forgotten about it for months and once, when I ran out of toilet paper, it was-"' where you forgot 'have' before 'broken,'

'"Caramel Apple, I would like you to meet a good friend of mine. Wiggles, care to meet our new guest?"'

'There was an almost imperceptible eye tic on the Princess, gone before you could even see it if you weren't looking for it.

Caramel, however, was looking for it and tried vainly to scoot to the opposite side of the hospital bed'

and

'She stormed out of the building leaving Caramel desperately attempting to try to blow out the small fire that had sprung up on his hind leg's bandage.'

Great story! I have the feeling that Caramel will, in addition to avoiding calamari, have the shakes anytime he sees the entrance to the library as well..... :twilightsmile:

HA! Take that Caramel! :yay:

I don't like him very much, he is a butt. :derpytongue2:

A tea bath. I can think of a certain beleaguered bureaucrat who would probably approve of that idea. :pinkiehappy:

Wiggles is best eldritch horror.

Very nice, that was hilarious.

"Not the bits. How do you plan on harming a poor, defenseless book like this you monster."

You've left out a few words after 'on' -- something like 'atoning for'?

Cute story! A surprisingly believable Element-of-Righteous-Fury/Twilight!

I'm a big fan of Sonnets by the way. Be confident in your writing, you're very good at it!

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That means more to me than it has any right to. I would like to thank you with haiku.

How do I put this?
All I know is it should be...
Appreciative!

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There once was a writer named MrNumbers,
Whose stories kept pushing fav numbers,
Given some time,
And some very strong wine,
I'm sure his words will make wonders!

2934205 "He who destroys a good book kills reason itself"--John Milton

Over-the-top Alicorn Twilight is quite possibly best Twilight. A most excellent read.

Reminds me of this one hilarious comic:

Rainbow Dash: "Hey Twilight, I'm, uh, really sorry about dropping this book in a puddle."
Twilight: "It's okay, you should see the smudges all over this book."
Rainbow Dash: "I don't see any smudges..."
*Twilight grabs Rainbow's head and SLAMS it onto the table*
Twilight: "How about now?"

holy gods i haven't read anything this damned hilarious in YEARS.
as a bibliophile and book collector myself boy do i get where twily is coming from.
fucking mr. wiggles. brilliant.:rainbowlaugh:

2940592 That sounds funny! Could you post a link? :derpyderp2::pinkiehappy:

I was feeling kind of crappy. Thank you for posting this! The one great thing about this site is that you never know when you'll find a gem.

That was quite amusing, I shall now be forced to read your other stories if simply to acquire more of this interesting sense of happiness...

"Celestia," Luna murmured as she stared at the fleurescent mushroom cloud erupting from Ponyville,

You misspelled 'fluorescent'.

Otherwise, great story.

Cheers

Today was not a good day to be Caramel

:rainbowderp:

Books mus be respected.
I don't know what that means, so i'm guessing i should put some mustard on a whole buncha books.

I did a dramatic reading of this, if I was meant to ask permission before hand then I apologise. (and if somehow it's a problem I will erase it from existence)
I may not be very popular but I try to give great fan-fictions the recognition they deserve
Keep up the good work. A very entertaining story. :twilightsmile:

http://youtu.be/fNBPpvUMrZ8

Twilight is going to be rich at the point of those books :twilightsmile:

2945693 i been meaning to ask is that techonaly a Pokemon referance?

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Yeah. Her going off like that is a reference to the 1st gen Pokémon, Rapidash, the evolution of Ponyta.

Oh.

I have to say, poor Twilight! She wasn't told that she might over-react a little lot. Though the crime of defacing a book in that way deserves some form of punishment. :twilightsheepish:

2955998 you did a pretty good job. the voices were a bit too similar, but the mannerisms you gave each of the characters helped distinguish them. i am a bit curious about the accent, though. are you from Britain?

oh, and to MrNumbers: well done! perfectly in character for Twilight and the Wiggles stuff had me chuckling every time he was mentioned!

2983760 Thanks, I am in fact British.

2983804 what area? i thought Cockney at first, but that didn't seem right

2983823 Brighton, Sussex.

I normally avoid stories like this one, as they tend to over exaggerate Twilight's reaction, and forget that she is in fact, a kind pony. THIS story, however, had even me grinning in the end :twilightsmile:

The particularly destructive nature of that defacing, combined with the justification presented via the mood swings of ascension, and Twilight's attempts at keeping calm, her feeling genuinely bad afterwards, and Caramel honestly doing NOTHING to make the situation better make the situation that much more plausible. The result? The humor isn't forced, but genuine :twilightsmile:

"it's just a book!"

Oh Caramel, you should have known that you had signed your own death warrant the moment you spoke those blasphemous words :twilightangry2::facehoof:

This story was a lot of fun. Really liked how you wrote Twilight. Thanks for sharing!

To quote Don Vito Corleone: "Some men are just begging to be killed." Change 'men' to 'stallions' and this certainly seems to be the case with Caramel. I mean, look at it this way:
FACT: Twilight is into books in a very special way; anyone who knows her even casually can tell you that;
FACT: Twilight was already one of the most powerful magical beings on the planet; she's now ascended to demi- or possibly full divinity;
FACT: You've destroyed at least two of her precious darlings.
Now, based on that, why would you do anything except go to her on your knees with piles of gold and burnt offerings and beg for your soul not to be cast into the infernal regions? I really think that Caramel was demonstrating that he is simply unfit for continued existence. Darwin would understand. :twilightangry2:

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I didn't see any overreaction.

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