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A Journalist is given a major scoop about a certain six ponies at the Grand Galloping Gala. But it seems that these ponies don't like the attention. Will he be able to get his story? Will he be able to go through writing it if he does? And what consequences await the aspiring writer's choice? Whatever the outcome, it is all Newsworthy.

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Good so far! I like how you've made a mostly unlikable OC. Most people aren't that creative.

The party scene was a bit random, but I liked the chapter. Especially the line "The Wonderbolts said we were going to hang! I'd saved Soarin's pie and Spitfire's life, and we were SO going to hang at the Gala!".
I like how you're keeping Ink Well complex instead of two-dimensional. The story's working pretty well.

Wasn't this... posted somewhere else?

I swear I've seen that image used for a story before, on EQD.

One of the first fics I read a few months ago that I loved. Great to see you put this up on FimFiction.net.

great fanfic! *presses favorite button*

371489 I posted it there first. Finally decided to actually post here.

Instant tracked so I can read it later. :pinkiehappy:

I loved this on EQD, faving this immediately.


then whose doing the sequel right now?

377300 That is also me. The story is mine, the sequel is mine, all me, I just posted on EqD before posting here

oh i know. i just cant wait for it to update :pinkiehappy:

377317 well, this I CAN guarantee: the next update won't take as long as the last. I have passed the 4th update curse and, though life is busy still, I am ready!

I must change this immediately, the only way I know how!

An upvote and a favourite for you!

Before I forget, I want to comment.
Wow. I've had this favorited for the longest time, but just due to the sheer length of it I've neglected to read it. So, on my excursion to D.C. Saturday, I loaded this up on my Kindle, and read in the car. This is about where I'm at so far, I've just finished this chapter.

Let me congratulate you on a job well done so far. This story kept me engrossed, and the length is honestly a benefit to this story. The characters are portrayed extremely well, and the scuffles between Ink Well and the Mane Six I find both amusing and a bit of a "feel" for Ink. I also enjoy the romance that appears to be blossoming between him and Rose. (Ha! See what I did there?)

A great read. I'd say keep up the good work, but this is done already! :twilightsmile: Can't wait to read more!

But later. It's past midnight here, and I have school in about seven hours. Goodnight.


Thank you! Nice to know it's still well done even when people aren't driven by wanting to see how it ends, and I'm very glad you are enjoying it!

Great story, I especially liked the part where Fluttershy mentions sending a bear to deal with the enforcers
that came to her house. The only problem I had with the story was that some of Viper's action's and
dialogue were a bit over the top and made her look like a complete lunatic which seemed to go against her
character. Otherwise a really great story.

at the part with spike ink wells voice turned to fluttershy's in my head part way though:heart::heart::heart::yay::yay:

Fantastic story! However, darn you. I was supposed to be studying for my APUSH exam, and instead, I've been sitting here for hours reading your story! :derpytongue2: Honestly, though, I loved this. It gripped me from the start, and I found I couldn't stop reading, even at risk of getting in trouble with my parents for not studying. It read just like a novel, and that's when you know something's good. :raritywink: I feel like this is a story I could have pulled off the shelf of a bookstore, maybe as a sidestory to a longer series (the actual TV show). It just has the fantastic element to it, that perfect blend of action, description, and dialogue.

The story idea was great, but really, it's the writing that got me hooked on this story. Yes, Ink Well is a well-developed character, and Viper was well-written but - and I'm being blunt here, so forgive me - I've seen it before. I've seen characters like Ink Well in other books, and I've read stories with characters like Viper as well. However, I loved the plot, and I still loved the characters, even if I felt like I'd seen similar before.

But those are tiny, tiny nitpicks, and you shouldn't listen at all, because whatever you did, I loved it, and I want to read more about Ink Well and Rose! (And I will, of course! "Source Material" is already on my Read Later list. Which is now at 70+ fics long...I'm going to be really busy over the summer.) Really, though, fantastic job, and you've definitely earned yourself a favorite - and a watch. :raritywink: I look forward to reading your other fics, and seeing what more you'll write up next! :twilightsmile:

Finally got round to reading this one, it's excellent. Now, you mentioned a sequel... :yay:

Oh my god it was amazing when Fluttershy pulled a Disney princess with the animals to clean.dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Cloudchaser_dealwithit.png

Ink Well looked at her as though she had suddenly sprouted another head. “You've read my book?”

Fluttershy responded by putting on her army helmet and screamed "YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD! I READ YOUR BOOK!"

Ink: I can show you the world, shining shimmering splendid!

I feel like the character was kind of a Marty Stu. However that aside it was well written and kept my interest throughout so really what else can you ask for from a story. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/shrug_Derpy_Hooves.png

743449 Well, I guess I'm glad you liked it, even if you don't like the character. I'd normally point you in the direction of the sequel, but I'm fairly certain it wouldn't help you opinion of the guy.

Still, thank you for reading!


I'm actually already reading the squeal since when I was searching for Dr. Whooves stories I found yours and ended up reading this to get to that dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Lyra.png .

But ya the character wasnt bad really. I liked his personality and his interactions with Rose and Fluttershy were believable. My only problem was that it seemed like he was a little too amazing. Managing to get all that shit done while being a burn broken pony. That and personally I kinda felt the reactions of the other main ponies from the show were off, like how Rarity was kind of a bitch and Applejack/Rainbowdash were really really violent dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Octavia_O_O.png

744124 One could argue that ponies under stress are not the ones from the show, and if anything the Gabby Gums episode could kind of be pointed to as an example, but you're right. They aren't the same as the show ones. It happens.

But if he didn't do amazing things, then the story would be boring. I mean, who wants to read 6 weeks of pony in bed healing from burns?


More like who wouldn't want to read about that amiright?dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/Derpy_Hooves_lolface.png

I mean just think of the possibilities!
Day 3: I have managed to bounce this ball of the wall for 300 consecutive bounces. Must remember to rub this in Rainbow Dash's face. e.deviantart.net/emoticons/t/trollface.png

*Dash, Pinkie and Fluttershy after reading this* :rainbowhuh: :pinkiesad2: :fluttercry:

> “Oh, I'm sorry... I was just curious. What little I read while cleaning was great!Even better than everything you did for the Equirer.”


But I'm enjoying the story so far, spaces aside.

860173 Thank you. If nobody points these things out, how am I to fix them?


Familiar with the concept of the mythological story plot? It's an incredibly powerful and common structure used typically by adventure novels and Viper and Inkwell both fit into it very well.


His recovery is believable given the show's background, the thing that kind of distanced me was how lawful good his ethics were. Maybe I'm just too used to antiheros.


Cute but I gotta admit the Mane 6 hauling off and attacking new ponies is starting to feel kinda tired. And seriously Fluttershy snoops in his damn house and doesn't even cop to it and apologize? Eh...Liking the development of Rose's character a lot so by no means don't take this as an indication of me not continuing to read just some minor annoyances.

I liked your stories though, very clever and funny. buI found myself sorta wondering if in Rarity's case the diamond dogs had stolen the gems and that's how she got them.

"the burned skin and charred fur beneath"

I think you in the wrong order put those. I know you probably meant it in context of both being under the bandages, but that context still works (and the sentence would be less prone to being misread) if it said "the charred fur and burned skin beneath" instead. Love this story, though. Just trying to help.

So _Medic, I just read the first chapter, and although I was skeptical about the topic (I don't really follow any kind of news outside of gaming /tech)
The cliffhanger ending of the first chapter has me intrigued.
I shall comment every future chapter on my findings / views
And you shall receive my final judgment thump up / down
Only when I am done.

Best (funniest) part of the chapter was reading the following in Pinkie's voice
“-please please please please please-”
“And I'm just bringing the party down by being here, and-”
“-please please please please please-”
“-you're not going to stop until I say I'll stay, are you?”
“-nope please please please please please please-”

Also, at first I thought rainbow was going to be the one shipped with Ink Well, then Fluttershy, then Rose, and now back to Fluttershy.
Later chapters will tell me if I am right or wrong

Change "drink" with "chapter"
and you'll know how I feel about the story at the end of this chapter

So conflicting, Rose Fluttershy Rose Fluttershy :twilightangry2: I just don't know who to root for.

A different topoic: Isn't Fluttershy's cottage closer to Cloudsdale than Ponyville?
Geography seems pretty confusing in Equestria.

So, I _Medicshy, I am now finally done reading (I presume) your first fic.
Here and there throughout the story there seemed to be a couple things that were... off.
I can't really explain it, maybe you had a typo, left out a word, or something.

Your description of the Ink v Viper fight was well... captivating.
I like how I had for the most part screwed up who to expect the pairing was for the shipping portion of the story.
Keeping me unsure 70% of the story is good way of going about it, it keeps me wanting to figure out if my guess is right or wrong (I'll admit I was wrong).

how Rarity was kind of a bitch and Applejack/Rainbowdash were really really violent
Well, in Rainbow's case, she's overly energetic in the show, and she seems to want to start fights
In AJ's case, she's such a natural brute that she's capable of being excessively violent that a little aggression turns out to be a lot.
And in Rarity's case: Being overly dramatic translates to bitch imo.
So, well Medic to me seemed to have gotten it right.

_Medic, overall opinion, worth a thumbs ^ and some promoting.

982725 Or is Cloudsdale closer to Ponyville than Fluttershy's cottage?
Don't forget she lives practically on the outskirts of the Everfree forest.

First up, I was struck with the insatiable urge to play 'Two Steps Form Hell: To Glory' during the fight scene and aftermath. It made an amazing scene superawesomazing!

Anyhoof, I loved this story, every little drip of it. Ink Well was, let's face it, an unlikable character at the start, but he changed, and you even got some shipping in, no matter how little, at the very end.
It was very well written, though a few little mistakes did crop up through this chapter and the last, it wasn't overly affecting of the story's flow, so I won't point them out. :twilightsmile:
The story was great, though Rarity did seem kind of OOC during the chapter before this one. Eh, whatever.

Keep it up, my friend! Onwards to the sequel(s)!

Your Benevolent Dictator,


1413350 I am very glad you enjoyed it, and I hope you enjoy the stories that follow! :heart:

“Plots? Me? Do I look like a pony who could plot?” Pinkie Pie smiled at him, a huge, lovable smile. Ink Well shook his head.

There is just so much... deceit in that sentence. For one thing this is Pinkie Pie, PINKAMENA. also if you have a dirty mind, this shouldn't be too hard to figure out

1458822 And it took this long for somebody to notice.

I originally read this on ED, and I am glad to have found this on here. I did not know that you even had an account on here, and had it not been for me just finishing reading The Heart if a Dragon, I would never have found out. Thiis is one of the greatest stories I have ever read. It is in equal parts thrilling, silly, romantic, and sad. This is truly one of the best works of writing I have ever read. Thank you for writing this!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::raritystarry:

1816770 I am very glad you enjoy it! Always makes me feel good to know somepony likes what I'm putting out here.

1817402 You are most welcome!:rainbowkiss:


Are you kidding? Have you seen her graphs? Positively atrocious. :twilightsmile:

Somepony is about to get fired!!!

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