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Mysterious Stranger

I'm 10% hydrogen, 18% carbon, 15% concentrated power of will. 3% nitrogen, 65% oxygen, and a 100% reason to remember the name.


Two outlaws get more than they bargained for when they kidnap a young Pinkie Pie for ransom.

(Fusion crossover with O. Henry's short story "The Ransom Of Red Chief" Featured on EQD 2/15/14)

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Comments ( 62 )

As soon as I saw this, I knew what you were going for. I can't believe no one's done this before!

That was hilarious. Almost a shame it wasn't longer.

Saw the title, thought “Red Chief”. After reading I must say you did not disappoint. I would however like some enlargement on the hereditary remark, that is an truck wide opening for a sequel.

Great read! You really captured the voice and style of the original well.

3523919 Heredity? Well, come on, how else do you make a living farming rocks? :pinkiehappy:

fuck my life this was funny. nice job, friend.

I just read The Ransom Of Red Chief in school a few weeks ago and this was bloody brilliant! A thousand times better than the original! Wonderful job, dude! :pinkiehappy:

They were utter idiots. Could you see what two grifters could do with Pinkie Pie along? Pinkie's powers could be abused soooo very easily.

I love this! The Ransom for Red Chief is a great O Henry classic! I really do like this!! :pinkiehappy::heart::rainbowkiss::raritystarry:

Brilliant, but "Hank" doesn't sound like a pony name. Maybe we could trade name ideas? Or you could even name Hank "Red".

I'm trying to think of a comment on chaos abuse, but I can't get the words right.

Sometimes I get an idea in my head and feel amazed when I find that no one has done it yet. Then I realize it's because the idea was stupid and could never work. This was not the case here.

That could be fun. Like a family curse or something.

Yeah, I first encountered O. Henry's work in school too. Your compliment pleases me, although I don't think people are going to be sifting through my fanfics for literary techniques like, ever.:twilightblush:

There should be stories about a non-gory Pinkie Pie becoming evil.

Thanks for the offer, but I like Hank for a name because reasons.

I'm trying to think of a witty retort for a comment about thinking about a comment, but I'm drawing a blank.


You see though, here it wouldn't be evil pinkie pie -- it would be being naive and purposely mislead pinkie. It would look a bit like the movie paulie where the parrot was being used in that way and did not know better for part of the movie.

3525968 Okay. Sorry, just hoping to help, but if you're happy with this I can't really blame you. It really is a great fic.:twilightblush:

Ha! I do declare I rightly enjoyed this delightful work of fiction from beginning to end. Indeed, this was just the kind of lighthearted fun I'd been looking for all day long. Smiles all around! :pinkiehappy:

How do pegasi make rainbows?

Wait a minute...

I like the story, but feel like it could be...I don't know...more. Seems to be over too quickly really.

"Snake Eye," Hank whispered fearfully. "What does hereditary mean?"

"I'll you later," I replied. "After we're far away from here. Very far away from here."


A story involving an initially naive Pinkie Pie and a wandering grifter could work quite well indeed.

This was a wonderful and engaging story. The humor really added to the over all appeal of this story. I hope to see more in the future! A job well done. I happen to know the author of this story and he indeed is a talented writer.

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I can die a happy man after reading this now. Thank you.

i love the story this was based off of:raritywink: now i get a ponified version of it the only thing left on my bucket list is to defeat a dalek with friendship:yay:

Despite what people are saying, someone HAS thought of this before: Lauren Faust and MLP's production crew. Does the title "A Dog and Pony Show" ring any bells?

Oh yes.

This was freaking hilarious. :rainbowlaugh:

How had I not thought of that before? :rainbowhuh::rainbowderp:

I like to think that the ending is suggesting that Pinke Pie is a descendant of Discord.
Anyway, the story was hilarious and very well-written.

"I'm Rock," I told Pinkie Pie. "And this is my friend, um, Roll."

I can't read this line without thinking of Mega Man. I'm sorry, I just can't.

Unintentional references aside, though, this was brilliant. I loved that comment about hereditary.

This story was WIN. Beginning to end. WIN.
I now realize that we need more stories on reality-warping!Pie-family.


The most original take on Ransom of Red Chief I ever read!! And did you just totally imply that Pinkie and her father are descended from Discord? :pinkiehappy:


So basically, both the show writers and I had the same idea of stealing a premise from O. Henry. Great parasites think alike?


Since you asked, I'll give you a straight answer. At the time of writing, I intended only to imply that Pinkie Pie inherited her abilities from her father. But after seeing you and one other commenter suggest a Discord lineage, I rather like the idea as well.

Has anyone else noticed the similarity between this story and the Dennis the Menace live-action movie?:rainbowhuh:

3535583 No, it's from that freaky juice in "Sonic Rainboom"

As a person who's read and loved "The Ransom of Red Chief", I can honestly say: well done! :pinkiehappy:

This was one funny story:pinkiehappy:

This was a fun read lol
Good work :3

If any one kidnapped me I'd be all
:fluttercry: waaaaaaaaaa! :pinkiehappy::rainbowlaugh::rainbowhuh: blablablablablablablablablablablablablablabla
And then I'd be all
:raritydespair::twilightangry2::ajbemused::flutterrage: RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *lunge*
Lol. Too much sugar today.

Hey, I wrote a review for this story. In case you are interested, it can be found here.

Overall, I found it a very funny and interesting story. Despite being a comedy, the style reminds me of an horror story. Loved Pinkie's dad.

"I am Princess Pinkamena Diane Pie!" Pinkie Pie declared. "Behold the glory of the rock kingdom!"

For a moment I expected it to take a very different turn. If the last part there had been something like "And I want to make some cupcakes!"


It's funny how one notorious fanfic can change the expectations for every Pinkie Pie story that would ever follow.

It doesn't just affect stories, There is a drawing out there titled 'Daring Do and the flying cupcake'. Care to guess what it's a drawing of?

But you have to admit, that last comment from pinkies dad leaves you wondering about what might have happened.

Did he just say, "Hereditary?"

I'm scared now. :raritydespair:

How do pegasi make rainbows?


Great story! I just read Ransom of Red Chief in my lit class, and this is a better version.


All classical literature can be made better with Pinkie Pie.

This is adorable and strange on so many levels. Have a ribbon:


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