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"Sleep is like the drug of our generation--we claim we don't need it, but we always find ourselves entangled in it's hopeless temptation."

When seven ponies wake up in a large mansion, unknowing of their situations and the others themselves, they find that they are involuntarily thrown into a game of endurance, and survival. The rules are simple: Do not fall asleep.

The last one awake gets to walk away, free.

The other six will never wake up.

Just how "overrated" is sleep, anyways?

Coverart and character "Sketch" created by Sketch-Pad

Chapters (11)
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Comments ( 104 )

There. Now that's out of the way, I shall delve into this mystery....


Also, this too, is relevant:

I think I'm gonna Iike this... :pinkiegasp:

This should be interesting. Already you've got hooked for more. :pinkiecrazy:

holy shit, at least FINNISH one of your others, man


Don't tell me what to do.


Aw yeah! Can't wait to see this one in action.

~Skeeter The Lurker

I'm so excited for this, Ohmigosh ~


I have so many great plans for this. Just don't hate me afterwards. Haha.


4416881 pfft I can't hate you man ~

Are they gonna go for the pony spirit and actually help each other survive so they can all make it through? Hope so...

This is the only time I've been scared to read a story.

Cyneryk, you magnificent bastard.

I'll read it anyway.

After reading:


Bottom row, second from the left.
*Looks at cover art*
*looks at profile pic*
*looks at cover art*
*looks at profile pic*
Is it? No... It can't be... IS IT?!


Me want more.


I assure you, its not a conspiracy. What it is, however, is just a huge coincidence! Honest. I made the character before I saw your OC.


This looks amazing, and I haven't even started reading yet!

After reading: Holy shit, this is amazing. Such a good concept, and you're a great writer too, so it didn't feel...wrong(?). Can't wait for later chapters!

4422377 I know... But it looks just like him!
...Do you think Sketch did it?


I gave Sketch a small description of the design for each character. He simply drew the picture. Like I said, this is a giant coincidence, and I apologize...


4423846 No, no, it's fine!
All it does is give me a rather interesting head canon for your story...

I like your work on secrets shine brighter, and I'm looking forward to this one, too. Though it's just a little bit wordy, perhaps because you spent a lot of time describing environments.

Now that I think of it, this reminds me of a movie called 13 Ghosts. Strange childhood memories, for sure...

Thank you for your honesty! I agree, it is wordy. I'm still trying to find a balance between setting the scene, and being descriptive. Haha, from one extreme to the next. Ill make a note of that! Thanks.



4424144 No problem, sir. Glad I could help. :pinkiehappy:

I'm new here, when we get more?

I'd say Sketch because he's so hyperactive. But knowing Mr. E, he'll through a few spanners into the works to keep things interesting and unpredictable.

I love this so much, fantastic work!

I feel real bad for Miso seriously, but if I know unexpected plot twists, I'm guessing she will win. Maybe.

I also think Buttermilk and Tenor will be the first to go for 2 reasons.
1) They seem like the kind of characters who are constantly blowing hot air
2) They don't seem really interested in giving or accepting help.

There's my two bits at least. A great read up to yet.

Tenor and buttermilk could never be the first to go in stories like this. They provide social tension because a group of nice ponies waiting to die isn't fun at all unless it is like the cube and they freak out.

Will this story keep switching POVs by the way?


Yes, it will switch POV's.


Darn, still looking forward to it though ^^

I really love what you did with Sketch, by the way. I was laughing at him almost every time he did something, aactually. He's like a super carefree version of me. He will be very good for comical relief with how you're portraying him. :twilightsmile:

My guess is that Buttermilk will be the first to go. Sketch has too much energy and shouldn't sleep for a while. The punk girl (I'm totally spacing on her name) said she's used to staying up. Swallow seems like she would just be too scared to sleep, and Alloy will probably find a way to preserve his energy for. A while. The commander will also probably be able to hold his own for a while. Miso is the wildcard, and she should make it at least a little far (I was also surprised you changed her name, btw)

Super excited for this story, and I can't wait for the next chapter!! :pinkiehappy:

I want misos point of view next


Sorry, don't speak Japanese. o3o



Thanks, Sketch! I try my best!

Also, I plan to thoroughly... ahem, go deeper into Sketch's character in the next chapter. Look forward to that!

Oh, and I wouldn't be too rash to start picking who will go first... I got things planned.

Bad things.


I think sketch will. But only because he'll hit his head on something and get knocked unconscious.

I don't know. I'm thinking either Swallow or Buttermilk.

I'm going to say Miso, since she's doesn't understand the situation. :ajsleepy:

I would say buttermilk, but he seems too important to the story to be gone that fast. I'll guess either the science guy, or Tenor.

I have a feeling that Buttermilk would knock Sketch out in a fit of anger. Bonus points if someone else says, 'He thought you were his friend.'

Or possibly Swallow. She seems the weak and jumpy type. The type to sleep early. I can easily imagine her fainting if something scares her too much.

I'm not usually that into stories based ENTIRELY around OCs, because it usually means there was no point for it to be based in Equestria.

However, I'm actually quite enjoying this one! I'm going to say that Gallant is actually going to be the first out. Just a guess!

Good chapter, I'm very happy with it. I'm shocked with how well he's turning out. Just little lines that you throw in there are 'oh my gosh.' It was nice being able to get into his mind and understand more about him, especially seeing that while he is upbeat and bubbly, he is just seeking approval and wants a friend. There was one line about him keeping his sadness locked up inside of him~ I gasped, actually. In happy disbelief.
Oh well, like I said, Good job. The part with the door was pretty funny btw ~ I applaud your work.
Keep up the good work, this is the story I'm following right now!. :pinkiehappy:

I have no idea who will be going first, actually. I'm like starting to worry that you're going to knock out 2 ponies at once, or 'two brids with one stone' as they say.

4465175 :rainbowlaugh: Ha! Your comment is killing me.



Thanks for the feedback, bro. I tried my best to make Sketch an extremely complicated and delusional character. I feel like I did pretty well. Don't worry, there will be more Sketchiness.

Also, two birds with one stone? What am I, a cheap hooker?

Don't answer that.


4466459 Yes. He is turning out to be pretty ... interesting.


Okay, I have put this off for far too long. I will now take the time to read this new story of yours.:twilightsmile:

And now I have another story in my favorite folder. Good story so far. I'm curious to see where this goes.

Wow. This sounds fascinating.

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