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A thirtysomething Brony from Pennsylvania with a library degree. I also have a Patreon.



In an effort to keep her mind occupied, Twilight Sparkle decides to delve once again into the grand mysteries of Pinkie Pie. This time, Twilight's focus is on her claims of growing up on a rock farm: like so many things related to Pinkie Pie, the idea that somepony could grow rocks as an agricultural product makes absolutely no sense. However, the investigation eventually leads Twilight to a rather... surprising discovery.

This is the first story in The Petriculture Cycle.

Artwork by Page Turner. Now with a TV Tropes page.

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This is the kind of story that makes me want to jump for joy -- and at the same time, makes me feel entirely inadequate as an author.

You have The Magics! :coolphoto:

That could work...I mean only an imaginary friend could be like Pinkie.

And I think the statue Celestia was looking at was Discord...who knows..

Zute #3 · Mar 6th, 2012 · · ·

This is without a doubt the cleverest fic I have ever read! :pinkiegasp:

Wow... just... wow! :pinkiehappy:

:| ....Goddammit, this is now my headcanon. This story is AWESOME.

Love it:heart:
To good for a oneshort, needs more.

Headcanon accepted.

They were referencing Nightmare Moon or Discord at the end. (Im sexy and) I KNOW IT!


That's what I had in mind.

My god. I love you. You're a genius and I love you.

That was awesome.

Oooooh... that was clever. You are a very clever pony and you should feel very clever.


What an idea! An amazing concept coupled with some really heartfelt emotional conflict-- the tings I enjoy the most in a story. Wonderful, wonderful!

And that end... was actually perfect. I shivered a little bit, imagining a sort of camera-pan towards Discord in the garden. Discord as an imaginary friend would make perfect sense. He seems relatively benign for something that embodies chaos. I mean, no one dies, no one is seriously hurt directly by him, and he even surrenders the location to the only weapons capable of defeating him. He's a mean imaginary friend of a god playing a game. A mean game... but still a game.

I love this idea so much. I want this to be canon is how much I love it.

I'm not going to induct this into my headcanon, but only because I already have a complex setup in place involving Pinkie's sisters, parents, and the various occupational perils of petriculture. Rest assured, I still think that this is still a fantastically thought out and written origin story. Well done!:pinkiehappy:

I've seen Pinkie as a standard pony... Pinkie as a cyborg clone from a colony of outer-space Pinkies... Pinkie as the embodiment of primordial chaos and a danger to all of Equestria... As the grand-daughter of Loki, or as the assistant of Death from another realm, as a killer, as an amnesiac, as an inventor and as a Great Old One...

And now I can add 'imaginary friend' to that list as well. She Of The Many Origins. :pinkiesmile:

Shivers at the last part. Thank you for writing this, you are a genius. I shall be watching you.

This story is good and you should feel good for writing it.

Pinkie-as-imaginary-friend is fantastic, and the Surprise reference is even better.

I want to hear about Celestea and lunar making an imaginary friend into a real pony:trollestia:

really good story, and wonderful ending, i hope there will be a story about luna and celestia creating discord ,too

and, mind fuck

.....Mind blown

I`m impressed.

Well done.

Wow. That was amazing! I love the way you structured the revelation and made it make sense.

This is the coolest fan-fic I have EVER READ. :pinkiehappy: Have my thumbs and stars.

:pinkiegasp: Wow, that was good! :pinkiehappy:

Well crap. I don't know what to say about this. It's heartwarming, and a little sad at the same time. That'd be so strange. To have created your best friend, and not have her be merely imaginary.

I only got the part about Discord after comparing some comments and the last few sentences, but that one actually almost brought a tear to my eye. Because that's kind of heartbreaking, because what if he was benign at first, but they got bored in their godhood-ness and forgot about him, only for him to become angry?

That was absolutely brilliant. I'm so glad I decided to take the time to read this. :pinkiehappy:

I really don't even know right now. Surprise=Pinkie=My poor brain's utter confusion. Beautifully written though, so congrats on that.

First impression:
Huh, Pinkie must have a sad past or something.shop4lol.viralprints.com/system/photos/4745/large/cerealguy.png

By the end:

This is... plausible, almost. Yeah, damn a mindscrew and a half-and I love it!:pinkiehappy: And the end with Discord and the Elements? Perfect capper.

Wow just wow.


Course, this makes TwiPie an incredibly awkward ship. But still, I think this'll become headcanon for me anyway. Also makes Discord more tragic, which is a sad plus. :fluttercry:

at first i was all like: this is funny and it's a really good book:pinkiesmile:
then i was all like: hmm so pinkie's just twi's imaginary friend from her fillyhood? well that makes sense.:duck:
then after the end i was just all like: wow they created Discord? and....... 3........... 2..........1 ..... aaaaand MINDFUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:pinkiecrazy::rainbowlaugh: GOOD NIGHT EVERYPONY!!!!!!!!!!!:twilightsheepish:

My closest theory/prediction was Pinkie coming from the 4th wall. Others included Twi's sister, orphan, and spy from the Griffan kingdom. I was blindsided by the 'Twi's imaginary friend' origin.
Thumbs up and favorited!:pinkiehappy::twilightsmile::raritystarry::yay::ajsmug::rainbowdetermined2::derpytongue2::scootangel::twistnerd:

:pinkiegasp: I will never look at Pinkie Pie the same way again!

And I LOVE it! :pinkiehappy:

3/5. While an interesting idea through and through, the actual content needs cleaning up in several places. I recommend reading a style book.

Try harder. Don't just push for excellency. Push for perfection.




Can they still date? :pinkiehappy::twilightblush:

This was shear BRILLIANCE.

5/5 for sure.

Wow... This is... New. BUT IT MAKES SENSE! :pinkiegasp:

Mind = blown.

3, 2, 1, headcanon updated!

Niiice. Not quite up to being incorporated into my headcanon, but still a good story to have and an interesting and original take on our favorite pink cluster of highly-localized insanity singularities.

Very, very good show, sir. Quite lovely.:ajsmug:

O.O ........:derpyderp1::derpyderp2::rainbowhuh::twilightoops::applejackconfused:
This is incredible! I................
words are inadequate here. I need something stronger...... Nope, I've got nothing.
Your story is awesome and brilliant.

What were they smoking to come up with discord?

Great overall....much better a reason than 'Pinkie Pie is an escaped mental patient' reason more commonly used.


I've seen all sorts of explorations of Pinkie's childhood and her family, but this one's unique. Mind-blowing! :pinkiegasp:

O.O it's all so clear now


This is now my headcanon. FOR-EV-ER.

Dear Twilight Sparkle:

tl;dr :trollestia:

This is.... wow......
Way to make my Fics look like crap :fluttercry:

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