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alarajrogers


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Belongs to my "Next of Kin to Chaos" series, in which Discord is Q from Star Trek, but absolutely no Star Trek knowledge is required for this story.

Somepony seems to have thought it would help Discord with staying on the straight and narrow if he were required to send Celestia reports on friendship, like Twilight Sparkle does. Somepony was plainly out of their mind.

New cover art added! From the magnificent zabchan.

A page for this series now exists: Next of Kin to Chaos

A WMA Audio file of me reading this story is now up on my own site.

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I like this. The comedy and it is fun.

JAPH #2 · Oct 18th, 2013 · · ·

Q: How many surrealists does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: Two, one to get the giraffe and one to fill the bathtub with lime jello.

:moustache:

Well that was thoroughly Discordy. Bravo to you, sir, madam, or thing.

3362718 What about the Banjo player, how can anyone be expected to fill a tub with jello without the proper jello filling music?

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It's Discord. There won't be a banjo. There'll be an electric guitar. Played badly.

Or possibly a piano will fall on the bathtub.

This was a weird, but great experience. The frantic, humorous tone is hilarious, but what makes it work is probably the menace in the letter. Well done.

triskadekaphobia

Had to look it up. Now I know a new word! Who says fiction isn't educational? :twilightsmile:

What, just happened? :rainbowhuh: On second thought, I'd rather not try to understand how Discord thinks.

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What just happened is that shortly after Fluttershy reformed Discord, Twilight tried to get Discord to write Celestia a friendship report. She may have kind of implied that failing to do so would suggest that he was untruthful about his desire to reform and therefore might merit a rainbow cannon to the face.

Discord... did not take this particularly well.

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Yes, I'd inagine a rainbow cannon to the face would not be fun, but I doubt it'd work a third time, he was tricked into laughing his head off the first time, thought that the Mane 6 were still discorded the second time, it's hard to imagine it working a third time since, he's pretty much all powerful.

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That's basically the entire plot of Hit Me, which is one of the stories in this series.

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I know, I just finished reading it.

Do you make people fill out reports on the true meaning of the color orange? I think that would be a better use of my time, to wit:

THE TRUE MEANING OF THE COLOR ORANGE

Pfffffft... :rainbowlaugh: I admit that bit was probably funnier to me than it was to most other people here due to a certain story (which involved much navel gazing) that I wrote a while back.

I will say this, though: the entire letter was hilarious in itself. Bravo!

Yes, but I doubt many folks have done a friendship report like this.:rainbowlaugh:

Hifragginlarious.

I just realized my eye was twitching after reading this. I don't think anything has ever had that effect on me, except for the song that never ends.

I tried to keep track of this story's flow and....I think I might have sprained something in my brain...:derpytongue2:

But that just means it is a rousing success of discord...Clearly some minor brain strain won't end badly...hehe :pinkiecrazy:

Which is why the grape juice, but don't worry,

...Um...what?

Aside from that odd bit of wording, this letter is GLORIOUS.

5137790 *Intake of breath*
This is the song tha-

*Punches StarChaser*

I actually was able to understand this quite well... I guess ADHD is useful after all!

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There's a gang of foals running around the castle singing that song right now, in the story.

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He made it rain grape juice, in her room, on her head, to the point where her mane turned purple. The "sequel", Negotiating Terms, which is much less silly, actually explains most of what he's talking about in the letter.

5264707 *Sighs*

Well, if you can't beat them, join them!

*Helps StarChaser back up*

This is the song that never ends

Yes it goes on and on my friend!

Some people,
Started singing not knowing what it was!
(Pretend this next part is in all the previous colors) Now they'll keep on singing it just because!

5264720 because I just had an awesome day:

This is the song that never ends! It just goes on and on my friends! Some people started singing it not knowing what it was, and they'll continue singing it forever just because...

This is awesome. I just wish we could see Tia's reaction beyond the cover pic. :rainbowlaugh:

As a avid botanist I find it inulting that discord would find the word sporange impolite. Spore based reproductive life forms are a pleasant conversation piece in any conversation.

Brain.EXE has crashed. Initiating system reboot, insert caffeine to continue.

discord strikes again!

Ohjesus.
I have no words.

And THAT is why you always floss with silly string smack bullies with sea bass NEVER MAKE DISCORD WRITE A FRIENDSHIP REPORT! There! I finally said it!

:moustache: Well my good sir, you have officially written one of the best Discord stories ever. It was really funny though. :rainbowlaugh:

But two things that really got to me in this letter were Discord's random tendencies to go completely off-topic and his obvious grudge against Celestia for turning him into stone for a thousand years and threatening to do it again if he doesn't truly get his act together. Yeah, he seemed to be just a tad bit upset about that...

Twilight, next time Celestia asks Discord to write a friendship report - or anything for that matter - warn her about it. :facehoof:

Oh god this is just too perfect. Clearly, someone was indeed out of their minds. If I had to peg my favorite part (and there was far too much I liked to say without just labeling it "entire story), it would have to be Discord's little grudge against Celestia for turning him to stone for thousands of years. Which is completely understandable-especially considering he was awake that entire time. I don't know why, but that part just had me laughing the entire way through.

Anyway, great and hilarious story. Truly captured the feel of Discord-which, once again, is made that much more complete with his little grudge against Celestia.

The only way I can think to improve it would be to have Celestia's reaction to... whatever the hell Discord's letter was. Because, while we have a pretty good idea of her reaction, it would be just beautiful to actually get to see and read it.

Does anyone think it odd that I understood all of that? And I don't even have ADHD...

My god. That sincerely, tho.

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Today I learned that friendship is a little bird tweeting in a meadow on a giant tuba.

Being a Tuba player myself, this instantly made me give a like and fave!

:rainbowlaugh:

Hi there. I hope you don't mind, but a pal and I have put together a reading of this fic on YouTube.

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Understandable?
Well, I think Dissie had it coming.
Back then, he was the sworn enemy of Equestria and the Princesses, not their friend.
He was threatening to upset - understatement - the Harmony and, ergo, threatened Equestria as a whole.
So he's really, really ill-placed to bring this kind of "friends don't turn you into stone statue" or "I suffer head-aches and memory losses from having been a stone statue for 100 years" kind of things.
His own acts brought this whole ordeal on himself,
he should admit his own wrongs.

Plus, he berates Celestia for blackmailing him, saying that's against the law? Seriously?
She just stated that should he turn bad again, she would turn him to stone again.
That wasn't a blackmailing, that was just a fair warning from the n°1 pony in charge of Equestria's safety, doing her job the way she must.

And what about the mind-controlling, putting the castle asunder, bribing, messing with ponies physical appearance (poof! Your tail's gone. Just because I want to.)?
Passive aggressive statements about the Bearers of Harmony being teleported in the middle of the Ocean without any life jacket, horn, or wings? Now, that is against the law. And that's only an example, he has this kind of things all over his letter.
He knows how important the Mane 6 are to Equestria, as a mean of defence, and how important they are to the Princesses, as friends.
So he knows his words sound nothing like jokes.

He should rather be glad that the Princesses don't punish him for being such a nuisance for ponies around.

Bottom line:
Discord is behaving like a huge jerk here.


Sorry for the rant, or if I sounded aggressive.
That wasn't my intention.

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Heard it today.
The voice actor did a very good job. :-)

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Oh, so there's a sequel to this?

That's grand!

Well, towards new reading now! :-)

Just enjoyed the Scribbler version of this tale...and I enjoyed it immensely.

…KLINGON OPERA?! Oh good golly, that was too much.

This is probably the best story I’ve ever listened to from the perspective of Discord. It may be the only one, actually (well, I think Goggles of Shipping was from his perspective, and while entertaining, it didn’t capture his character nearly as well as this). You can definitely tell this is pre-Tirek Discord. It’s just so over the top, so random and perfectly Discord that I loved every second of it. Well done. Well done indeed!

The voice was damn near spot on. Snarky as hell, with just the right tones, the right bits of bitterness coming out in several different places. Masterful.

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No but this is p. great :D

Exquisite. XD Also, I want to try that sandwich.

Alarajrogers: writes best Discord. :yay:

Bribing foals was a good idea. The rest is just boring.

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Hap #50 · Nov 29th, 2016 · · 3 ·

I don't get it. This doesn't sound like Discord's voice at all. None of the things he talked about or did seem like the kind of interesting and funny things he would do. Just kind of pseudo-random.

Is this one of those things where you have to read all the way to the end, and the last sentence is a punchline? It doesn't seem like that, though, because it was full of what I presume are supposed to be jokes.

This goes in the bookshelf of stories I couldn't finish reading. Sorry.

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