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I'm a writer of fluff, kibitzer, and especially interested in canon AU: Equestria Girls, the comics, etc. They are fun to play with.

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At last Pinkie Pie is getting her chance to run the Canterlot Cake Festival, but, to her annoyance, she isn’t permitted to run it on her own. None of her four best friends can be her assistant, so she’s forced to take on Cheese Sandwich, a geeky accordion-playing new student, who is both very strange and very familiar. Cupcake exploits, explosions, aunts, obscure branches of magic, swing dancing, and other typical high school hijinks ensue.

A Pinkie Pie/Cheese Sandwich story, set in the Equestria Girls universe. EG canon-compliant up to Rainbow Rocks.

CheesePie. Hoof to heart, there will not be any other ships that you do not bring yourself.

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Comments ( 463 )

YESYESYES!!:pinkiehappy::heart::pinkiehappy:
The best ever...eggzotic and wonderful...a pefect ship:pinkiesmile:

I remember saying you needed more human Pinkie/Cheese, and you have delivered! :pinkiehappy: I actually like how they're already hitting it off, but she's doing her best to keep aloof just out of pride like a normal person would. Can't wait to see how this all turns out.

You are definitely right in that the world of Equestria Girls would be much better with Cheese Sandwich in it. :raritystarry:

First chapter, and it's already a fun read! Can't wait for the next one! :yay:

Great story. I really like the first chapter. I can't wait for the next one. Keep up the great work.

*grabs Cotton Candy* I'm in for the ride :pinkiesmile:

Whoooo! I am ready! Let's get this party started! :pinkiehappy:

Cheese, don't lie about the bus. That is unbecoming. But I suppose taking AJ up on her offer would have been awkward too, so I'll let it pass. :raritywink:

I love that Rarity found him first, and his instinct for detecting party favors. At least there aren't nearly as many people asking him to help move their couch, huh? :pinkiesmile:

... That could be a short story in and of itself. Cheese helps to move a couch. Up six flights of stairs. I'll bet it's Sombra's doing, though Sombra wouldn't be on the other end and lifting it. Or would he? I think that might be worse though. Better if he disdainfully watches. Hrmmm... If Pinkie was assisting, the stairs wouldn't survive. I can't imagine who else it would be though. Or anyone, really. Pfft... maybe Flash Sentry? :trollestia:

Flim and Flam move a couch would also be amazing. As would Trenderhoof, Braeburn, and Bulk Biceps. It could be a series of short stories of EQG men moving couches. AJ and Big Mac would have to be in there too. Because.

Hrmm... or ponies. Ponies moving couches. I dunno which would be better. It's so hard to choose. :raritywink:

4222446 Pinkie Pie/Cheese Sandwich. Says so right in the description!

4221533 Yup--although the bitter pill is that the Cakes, etc., aren't letting her run the Cake Festival by herself. She'd be a little annoyed with anyone in that role, but it's Pinkie, of course, so her drive to be friends with everybody wins out almost 100% of the time. And thanks!

4221586 I hope so.

4221944 Thanks! I should mention that I am enjoying your fic SO MUCH. Dang. I'm not a giant fan of Equestria Girls, but with CheesePie--definitely.
4222001 Thanks!

4222093 Don't you think it's a little mean to eat Pinkie Pie's hair? :pinkiehappy: Seriously, thanks.

4222273 Oh, you mean about preferring the bus? Well, there's a way in which it's true. He doesn't want to accept favors right now, and she'd know more about him than he really wants anyone to know at this point.
I. . . kinda don't know what to say about the couches, since there really aren't any couches involved, except for the one they were sitting on, but I'm sure Flim and Flam would pull some kind of Tom Sawyer thing where someone would pay them for the privilege. If all Cheese were ever asked to do was move a couch, he'd have had a less exciting educational career. Scratch that. It's a heavy and potentially funny item, so---anyway, hope you liked it.

4222497 Hmm... I would love to have some cheesecake and lemon meringue pie... Wow, the pair is making me hungry already.

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Oh, you mean about preferring the bus? Well, there's a way in which it's true. He doesn't want to accept favors right now, and she'd know more about him than he really wants anyone to know at this point.

Fair enough. It'd be an awkward ride, even though AJ is perfectly nice. I just wanted to tease. :pinkiecrazy:

I. . . kinda don't know what to say about the couches, since there really aren't any couches involved, except for the one they were sitting on, but I'm sure Flim and Flam would pull some kind of Tom Sawyer thing where someone would pay them for the privilege. If all Cheese were ever asked to do was move a couch, he'd have had a less exciting educational career. Scratch that. It's a heavy and potentially funny item, so---anyway, hope you liked it.

Ha ha. Well, I'm just thinking of the stereotypical "can you help me move" that guys tend to get. Moving big heavy furniture especially. It could be a fantastic comedy sketch, potentially. Cheese moving a couch couldn't be anything but that. If Derpy was the person on the other end, the building would suffer. If Pinkie was helping Cheese, the world might end, but in a good way.

Flim and Flam... oh man pulling a Tom Sawyer would be amusing. Especially if they're all "we don't work for free" but considering how they coordinate everything? If they did it without fuss or if they argued, it'd be awesome either way. If they turned it into a musical number, I'd die.

But I thought for a moment and if they're ponies, they'd just use telekinesis. So it'd probably be funnier if they got roped into it as humans. Although they would certainly get the better of who ever asked them, unless they were doing it for themselves or because they liked who ever it was. And they'd still probably weasel something out of it, for a job well done. :trollestia:

Sorry, I'm just doofy. And yes, I enjoyed the first chapter! I can't wait for more. :yay:

Cheese in the EQG universe. Now this I gotta see. :pinkiehappy:

4224410 After what I saw in "Pinkie Pride", same here. :rainbowlaugh:

Well, this looks promising. I look forward to the Warp overtaking the party planners. Or however that particular magic works. :raritywink:

I love how Cheese was persistant in NOT helping plan the party UNTIL he saw Pinkie. :rainbowlaugh:

"No way am I going to help plan a part- Wait that's a hot girl! I'M IN!!!"

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Hope you enjoy it! Have to be honest: I thought Pinkie and Cheese would jazz things up a lot.
4227548 Hope you enjoy it!
4228950 Well--he is a teenaged boy, after all.
4230584 AWESOME.

I've read the whole chapter and your author's note and I must say that the story is going to be really interesting. In my opinion of course. :yay: And it's not only because of the CheesePie ship. I really like the concept. It's nice to read more mature story for a change. :twilightsmile:
Oh and btw it's funny that you're calling Cheese "skinny boy" here. I don't know why but it actually made me smile anytime I saw that phrase. :derpytongue2:

Oh man I can't wait to see more of this.

Great set up for the fic so far, I can't wait to read more!!

4221480 My friend hijacked my comment.:applejackconfused:

4233659 Thank you! I've always thought Cheese looked a little bit--well, the word actually is "coltish"; long, skinny legs that eventually the rest of his body catches up to. It's a human-ish world, so of course it's going to have some of the real-life qualities that Equestria doesn't, but if it diverged too much, it wouldn't be a Pony fic. So I hope you continue to like it.

4253443 Hopefully not too long! I've been at BABSCon, but I have the next chapter (and the next) pretty well outlined and big passages written. I may plan to release chapters two and three fairly close together, or otherwise some readers may be teeny bit annoyed with me.


4254893 Thanks!


4261593 Well, Cheese, it's no giant secret that you ship it, too!

4228950 lol I didn't think of that. Im fizzing slow!:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

This, is fun. I came for the picture, but I'll stay for your sweet romantic comedy. Good job!

4266622 Aw, thanks! I'm so glad I commissioned that piece. It seems to be doing its job, but even when I felt discouraged, I thought "at least I have that picture," and I agree that it's gorgeous. I hope you like the new chapter, too.

Nice chapter. I like it. I wonder what Cheese's relation ship with Trixie. Best of luck with the next chapter.

Cheese: It was great catching up with you again and I'm glad we could put all of that messy, horrible business behind us. By the way, have you got any gunpowder or something else similarly explosive? :pinkiehappy:
Trixie: For you? ...Oh, why not. *hands him a drawstring bag* :trixieshiftleft: :trixieshiftright:
Cheese: ... ... ... Okay. Thanks! :rainbowderp: :pinkiegasp:
Pinkie: What did she give you? :duck:
Cheese: I'm too afraid to open it now. :twilightoops:


Pinkie: So... you know Trixie?
Cheese: Yeah.
Pinkie: Did it involve lots of property damage?
Cheese: Uh huh.
Pinkie: But after the dust settled, everyone was okay, right?
Cheese: Yup.
Pinkie: You're never opening that bag, are you?
Cheese: You got that right. :raritydespair:
Pinkie: *takes it from him*


4301792 Yeah, it gave me a smile today. I love lighthearted writing, and you're in good form here. Thanks for the update, and don't get discouraged! I'm really liking your 'headstrong' Pinkie and 'long-suffering' Cheese; they make a great pair so far. Similar, but not identical. I hope you break Sunset out of her funk, at least a little; she was awfully harsh in the movie, and it would be nice to see her mellow a bit. Your characters seem qualified to spread smiles!

Poor Mr. Doodle. :rainbowlaugh: Can't blame him -- I think I would act the same way if two kids like that were in my class. :twilightoops:
Regarding Sunset Shimmer, though. :trixieshiftright: I'm very curious about her. You'd think she would act nicer after the whole magic mirror incident. :trixieshiftleft:

Well, this continues to be fantastic. I particularly like what you've done with Sunset. She's trying, she really is, but she doesn't quite get the whole "friendship" thing. Apparently, she's trying to approach it from the "magic" side of the equation... which is going to be difficult in this low-magic universe.

Eagerly looking forward to more. Especially if Trixie and Cheese team up for epic pyrotechnics.

So far this is incredibly awesome! I love how well you portray Pinkie and Cheese and I'm
Interested about his back story at this point.
Great job as usual! Quick question though, have you considered writing a R63 CheesePie?

4302590 Thanks!
4303293 You know, I totally forgot who wrote something with Cheese and Trixie and an explosion? I have forgotten my own fanfic. Should I be worried?
4303914 I have nothing but sympathy for Mr. Doodle, although I think he's probably very fond of Pinkie Pie deep down. I can understand Sunset Shimmer. Even if people don't remember that giant battle and the morphing into a demon-thing and being turned into zombies, they're still going to remember that she was a giant bully and that they hated and feared her. She's hardly going to be popular. And I thought it would be nice to draw out the academic side of one of Celestia's best students.

4304462 Thanks! Yeah, see above. Come to think of it, she's got a similar instinct to Twilight Sparkle's--when in doubt, read a book. If there's magic in this world--and the shorts suggest some leakage or something--she'll want to know all about it.

4304688 Thank you! I hope you'll like his backstory. And hers, too. I hadn't planned on an R63 CheesePie. It's partly because I have such a clear image of them in my head and it would involve a zillion tiny shifts--for example, a mare traveling all over Equestria to throw parties is subtly different from a stallion who does so. But I think a major reason is because of what R63 means in this particular fandom. To me, the purpose of AU is to free things up. What if they were on a space ship? What if X never happened? What if they were all different genders? But if you do that in Pony fandom, you're locked into the characterizations of On a Cross and Arrow. I couldn't think up my own ideas of what Pinkie would be like. It would have to be Bubble Berry. And he'd have to line up exactly with everything else every other writer has done with Bubble Berry. That's more restrictive, not less so. That's not to mention freaking out the shippers whose OTP is Pinkie/Bubble Berry, and who complain that Cheese is only R63 Bubble Berry with a less colorful design (and therefore hate him.) I don't think I'm gonna go there, but maybe someone might like to try.

Thanks again, everyone. I'm hoping to have the next chapter up more quickly. I've already written some big chunks, and I have fewer things I need to set the stage for.

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You have too much awesome lying around. You're practically tripping over it now. :ajsmug:

I have nothing but sympathy for Mr. Doodle, although I think he's probably very fond of Pinkie Pie deep down. I can understand Sunset Shimmer. Even if people don't remember that giant battle and the morphing into a demon-thing and being turned into zombies, they're still going to remember that she was a giant bully and that they hated and feared her. She's hardly going to be popular. And I thought it would be nice to draw out the academic side of one of Celestia's best students.

Come to think of it, she's got a similar instinct to Twilight Sparkle's--when in doubt, read a book. If there's magic in this world--and the shorts suggest some leakage or something--she'll want to know all about it.

Makes sense to me. Also, she's like Discord, Trixie, and anyone else considered reformed. She has to truly want it first before she can learn anything, even though she professed to wanting it. I have the feeling she is uncertain how useful it can be when no one really likes her and even the protags haven't exactly jumped the distance (though I'm sure they're trying to give her some space.) She also seems to be considering going home, so she might not understand it's a universal skill?

I'm not saying she's unwilling or they're not doing enough, but it isn't a rift that would heal immediately, so that makes it harder? :derpytongue2:

It would have to be Bubble Berry.

Sometimes I hate fanon so much. I don't hate Bubble Berry, since I know nothing about him and really don't care either way. If he's rule 63 Pinkie, then that's what he is, and that's fine.

I hate that some ideas are supposedly the best things ever and should be repeated endlessly. It stifles creativity. :unsuresweetie:

I don't think I'm gonna go there, but maybe someone might like to try.

I think the only way I'd try it might be Pinkie/Female Cheese or Male Pinkie/Cheese. It's not that swapping them both couldn't be cool, but only the little details make it interesting. They're already way cooler because of their current genders, IMHO. Like many good comedians, they kind of defy gender stereotypes. Or maybe I'm just insane and assuming stuff. :trollestia:

*pokes you* I don't get it -- how come you never run out of d'aww?! Tell me your secrets!

“It is simply reprehensible,” Rarity said severely, “to use charm of manner for personal gain. Thank you,” she added to the pimpled and nervous freshman who had come over to bus her tray for her.

Moving on, an good chapter. It could be argued that introducing and resolving a conflict between the party planners in the same chapter had little point, but it better established Cheese's character, gave an excuse for Trixie backstory, and Pinkie just doesn't usually hold grudges.
Also, I quite liked the commiseration over being two of the most magical beings in a low-magic setting. It's rough.

Oh, and that one-to-ten scale question was perhaps the worst way Sunset could've phrased that question. How is one supposed to answer that without understanding what one and ten feel like? Think like a Muggle, girl! :facehoof:

In any case, looking forward to more, especially since we've both met the story's antagonist and may be getting some insight into why pony Cheese ran away from home.

( This is actually me not me pretending to be Cheese Sandwich ) The whole not being able to make people smile, well, not allowed, technically, that's kinda depressing.:fluttercry: What is his life at home exactly?:unsuresweetie:

I agree; however the lyrics to that song are perfect and I love how Pinkie and Cheese are usually on the same page. :ajsmug:

Creepy guys are creepy though. Nothing more disturbing than cutting up cupcakes into tiny pieces and critically assessing their qualities. I really hope they're OCs or something. I don't want to guess who they are. :derpytongue2:

4364499 They're Flim and Flam!! OK, probably not!:rainbowlaugh::rainbowwild:

4364203 I have a D'aww machine. It runs on chocolate, insomnia, and a certain kind of mad bomber enthusiasm. "The fools! They didn't believe me when I said it could be more adorable! Mwah hah hah hah!"
Seriously, I don't know, but one reason I like this ship is its potential for d'aww.

4364292 That's about the size of it.
Good point. I absolutely hate it when authors say "but this will be explained in a future chapter!' because = author phail. In this case, though, it's setting the stage for future stuff, and it jumpstarts them from talking at a certain level to another one. It's more about the kind of stuff they're talking about later, and as you say, further establishing Cheese's character. (And rescuing the story from high school love triangles. Good golly.) Plus the high magic characters in a low magic setting was probably the main reason I'm writing this!
4364297 You will see what his life is at home, but you won't be surprised to learn it's not exactly sunshine and lollipops.
4364499 Well, creepy guys don't exactly correspond to anyone you've seen, no.

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Yeah, I can't imagine Flim and Flam cutting up a cupcake to explore its secrets. They strike me as much lazier than that. I also can't imagine either of them wearing a full business suit and a necktie. I'm assuming that's what it was and not a bow-tie. They could, but personally I have trouble seeing it. And while I could be wrong, I can't imagine Flim and Flam being that terse either. They tend to be pretty gabby, when they do have a reason to talk.

Not to mention, I imagine if it was them, their nigh identical appearance would be duly noted. That's pretty much a dead give away right there. :trollestia:

I therefore have no idea who those guys were and I'm rather afraid to guess. If Pinkie and Cheese are concerned, then there is probably a reason to be. That doesn't bode well.

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I absolutely hate it when authors say "but this will be explained in a future chapter!' because = author phail.

Yeah. That tends to be a sign of either bad pacing or bad foreshadowing. If the readers are asking you now, it's usually, but not always, a sign that the question needs to be answered now. If it's proper set-up for something coming up immediately, it's fine, but readers don't usually question that. It's usually when a writer accidentally glosses over something important, that shouldn't be glossed over, when this sort of rally cry comes up. :twilightsheepish:

Well, creepy guys don't exactly correspond to anyone you've seen, no.

I had a feeling that was the case. I'm interested to see what they're up to, but I'm sure it's not important yet. They haven't put any plans into motion, I'd wager. They're still in the research phase of "screwing other people over." :trollestia:

Creepy cupcake cutters. I honestly did not see that coming. I admit, it was also kind of funny. :trollestia:

4364979 I can already teltell it's not sunshine and lollipops!:ajbemused: But that would be better to keep his hair from going flat.:pinkiecrazy:

Nice chapter. I really did enjoy this one. I hope Pinkie and the Gang can help Cheese out.

4365603 But, you do have to wonder how much of a masscre it would be.:pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy:

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