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Sketchy Changeling

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This story takes place in a continuity where the human and pony worlds have been in contact for three years. Our main character is Eric, a human who lives in Canterlot as an aspiring writer. He's relatively new to the pony world, and he loves everything about it.

Well... almost everything.

There's one thing that never fails to get under Eric's skin: his next-door neighbor, and our second main character, Discord. The guy constantly comes into his house uninvited, eats all the food, and, well, causes chaos! His venting about his never-ending on-and-off relationship with Celestia doesn't make things any better, either. Eric and Discord have lived next to each other for a year now, and the two still maintain a complicated frenemy relationship.

To add to Eric's complications is his crush on Azure Gem, a mare that works across the street from the bookstore where he works. His goal of getting her to like him is second only to his worry that Discord will screw everything up.

This story contains anthro ponies and modern technology since the humans and ponies have been in contact for a while. I won't go all-out though. Ponies still write letters from time to time, and they won't be driving cars everywhere.

Oh, and enjoy!

Cover art drawn by me. The background is a stock vector.

Chapters (9)
Comments ( 159 )

Cover art? Full of win. Prologue? Can't wait for more.


Thanks. You can check out my other MLP art on my deviantART page.

I also post speedpaints on my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmnf-jWDiwnA_JKFk7pJwQg

How much will the story focus on that crack pairing of Celestia/Discord?
One being it is a running joke that never makes it into the actual story, and five being that there will be entire chapters focused on it.

I don't plan on making a Discord and Celestia's relationship a main plot point. It'll be more like a running joke, and if I ever decide to dedicate a chapter to it, it'll only be ONE chapter. Maybe even half a chapter.

Cool. That is a relief to hear. Not a really a fan of that over glorified crack pairing.
Thank you for letting me know.
I will leave a real review when I am done reading the chapter.

Well this certainly seems like an interesting story. You should add some world building though. Maybe even a flashback, like when he an Luna first met?

Anyway, I will be keeping an eye on this.

Good luck with all of your endeavors.

Meh, I don't mind the pairing much. Looking forward to your review.

Just left it as an edit in the last one. Just look up.

Thanks. I'll keep those critiques in mind.

Awesome story so far. I'll definitely be following. :rainbowlaugh:

not bad, thought when I looked at the title it reminds me so much of Kids Next Door, heck even the character if he had brown hair and some sunglasses would like almost like a sensible Nigel... that's just me. can't wait for more updates for this. :pinkiehappy:

and that ladies and gents is the beginning of a beautiful and very painful friendship. Have fun with that shit Eric.

Eric, more formally known as: Gen-Eric, or Generic Genericson.

Welp. Eric is gonna quit his job and commit suicide.

Normally I don't care for Celestia X Discord stories, but this is actually quite good. Keep going, I look forward to your next update. Also, that ending :rainbowlaugh: man, that's just too funny.

“The difference is that little space between the words ‘mare’ and ‘friend’. A little space called the friend zone.”

Discord knows the score in any relationship. Comedy is going great mate, sitcom with words and I would not have it in any other way.


Unfortunately, Eric suspicion was confirmed when Discord looked at him through the glass and held up the shirt in front of him with a happy smile. Eric’s initial feeling of surprise and suspicion slowly became one of dread and horror.

The shirt read: “STAFF”


I think it would be awesome to have Discord as my neighbor, even though I would have to put up with him messing up my house and teasing my pets :ajbemused:

There needs to be some Discord emotions :fluttershysad:

Don't worry, there'll definitely be some of that in later chapters.

Oops, I meant the pony emotions that you use for when you comment, these sort >>>>> :pinkiehappy:
But that is still a good idea :raritywink:

The cover art is a win! It's the one that got me hooked in the story without even reading it. :pinkiehappy:

REALLY hope Discord gets his comeuppance eventually.

“Check the shirt,” the human said. “I’m assistant manager, which means I have the power to fire you if I want to. Step out of line even once, and I’ll kick your ass to the curb!”

Awww Yeaah! :rainbowlaugh:

there was one thing that he overlooked: The weekend.

bugger :ajbemused:

I love the humorous Luna jokes, every one made me laugh. I also look forward to the results of the possible romance you have planned. Another great chapter. *sigh* there are still no Luna emoticons. :applecry:

3287655 Ending. It's a good pace for the story if it's going to be a shorter one. If not then...eh.... it's done a lot but I just like the way it was presented. No beating around the bush and straight to the point.

Thanks. As for how long the story will be, I'm thinking it might be three to five more chapters, epilogue included.

3287700 Good pace then. I'm a bit saddened by this though. It's a kind of interesting premise.

I love the Luna you did, reminds me of Ziva David. :pinkiesmile: Keep it up. I am so close to the edge of my seat that the chair is practically irrelevant at this point.

I sense cold stone prison awaiting Discord in the near future. :facehoof:

Irrelevant chairs...

America is imploding.

Oh shit... I feel awkwardness coming in the future

Altering his mind? Way to ruin what little friendship he has to you, Discord. :facehoof:

I would have expected Luna's errors in modern language to have become tedious by now. But in actuality, they are still funny. :rainbowlaugh: Also, next chapter, so much chaos. Hey, why is it there are no Luna and no Discord emoticons. I need Luna emoticons for the ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE, and a Discord one for when I spout random nonsense like this. :facehoof:

Ahhhh...Discord, you dickweed :D Hah hah, thats just eevill!!

Somepony is getting Falcon Punched and its Discord once Eric get back to normal

FUCKING CLIFFHANGER! POST MORE NOW :flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage:

Not gonna lie. I feel kinda bad for Discord. Granted he brought it on himself but damn it hurts thinking of what he just lost...
What will he pull off to get them back I wonder? :moustache:

Feeling sorry.... for Discord. :applejackconfused: What have you done to me???

My mind is telling me that Discord decerved it :ajbemused:, but my emotions feel bad for him.:ajsleepy: CAN NOT PROCESS! :applejackconfused:

Maybe you should try rebooting your system. :derpytongue2:

Damn it! Too short! This fic is so much better then I thought it was going to be! Want moar! (If u don't mind...)

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