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scoots2


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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In the magical realm of Good King Sombra, two magistrates dispense justice with a smile on their lips and a song in their hearts.

Inspired by the stained-glass windows in the AU Mirrorverse in the IDW comics arc 17-20, “Reflections.”

Starring those paragons of impartiality, Justices Flim and Flam, the Elements of Fairness, with an appearance by the benevolent rulers of two worlds, Good King Sombra and Princess Celestia. Good Sombra/Celestia. Comic book canon up to issue 18.

Note: The lyrics are all original. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad one is up to you.

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Comments ( 49 )

I like Justices Flim and Flam. I'd sit in that courthouse to hear them sing.

This was flipping fun and adorable. :pinkiehappy:

...and this is why you're one of my most favoritest authors. :rainbowlaugh:

While I dislike Flim and Flam as canon characters in the regular universe, there's no denying that their musical numbers are well written, well performed and quite catchy. Taking their alternate sides from the Reflections arc and actually doing something quite fantastic and original with them makes for an entertaining short read. I was actually wondering when someone would do this. Alexmagnet already wrote about Princess Trixie, now Justices Flim and Flam have their own special treatment.
Here's hoping someone does something with Scholar Derpy and Chrysalis, the Queen of Hearts.

Take my upvote and have a shiny gold star.to go with it. :twilightsmile:

Fantastically done. Mirror universes are always entertaining, and this one especially so. Thank you for a look at the strangest yet fairest court in all the land.

i love Flim/Flam! :scootangel:

Loved the songs. Now all we need is for someone to animate this.

Now I'm imgening mirror world Cheese Sandwich. Gosh darnit.:ajbemused:

Thanks, guys!

4431496 Yeah, I'd sit there, too! That's one reason I wrote this.
4431769 Aw. The songs, or the glimpse of Good Sombra/Celestia at the end? ( I still can't believe that you're the only one who's written that, and with a clashing OTP, yet.)
4431798 Thank you so much! Great compliments, wow. The possibilities stuck out to me right away. I hadn't read the Princess Trixie story yet. I wasn't aware that it was based on the Mirrorverse, so I'll have to do that. I'm hoping that after next week, we'll see more.
4431808 Thanks! This universe has the extra appeal of being canon, sort of, and it was such a mind-boggling concept that I had to do it. I suspect that Cook and Price enjoy Flim and Flam--they drop them in everywhere.
4431871 Me, too!
4431952 This really requires one of those "so awesome" faces. Here's the best I can do. :rainbowkiss: But that really would be so awesome. Honestly, I wasn't sure I could pull off musical numbers that were simply written out.
4431997 I thought about him, too. Obviously, he's a traveling mortician who carries a drum and plays funeral marches. He travels all through Equestria, depressing ponies wherever he goes.

4432123 All of it.

Your stories are always just so darn sweet, and no matter what, whenever I'm done reading, I always have a smile on my face. There's something about you, and I'll be shocked if you don't get very popular soon.

(...and I have no idea what is up with this fandom :P. And that comic gave me feels. I had to make zee magicks.)

I only wish I could have seen more of their cases. Otherwise, you know I love it! All of it. :heart:

You keep writing good stories!:ajsmug:I might have to follow you to keep track of what you write.

4432133 Aw.
Frankly, I'm waiting to see what next Wednesday brings. If there's good material, or even nothing that blocks it, I may write one myself. Derpibooru pops up a few images, and that's it.
4432370 You have NO IDEA how hard I had to work to come up with the two cases I had. It was the worst part. No kidding, the song lyrics were easier than that. (Also, I hope this fic brightened your day, 'cause heaven knows, you helped me brainstorm it enough. I should really pop in a credit for that.)
4432388 Feel free to consider it. :pinkiehappy:

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Well considered it done! Keep up the good work.:twilightsmile:

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(...and I have no idea what is up with this fandom :P. And that comic gave me feels. I had to make zee magicks.)

I think more of us just need to read the comics. :trollestia:

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You have NO IDEA how hard I had to work to come up with the two cases I had. It was the worst part. No kidding, the song lyrics were easier than that. (Also, I hope this fic brightened your day, 'cause heaven knows, you helped me brainstorm it enough. I should really pop in a credit for that.)

Crime is hard. I mean, ponies! What? They were naughty? And it actually reached a judge? How? :raritydespair:

And yes, it very much brightened my day! Your stories always do. :yay:

Hee hee, you don't have to credit me, but that would be sweet. I'm always happy to inspire ideas! :pinkiehappy:

4432579 I'd strongly endorse reading the comics. They're not all equally good, at least I don't think so, but some of them are musts: the Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Celestia and Luna micros, the Shining Armor arc, the Big Mac arc, and the current one. Anyone who is actually interested in EG, which I know everyone isn't, should definitely read the EG annual, which includes a short piece on Sunset Shimmer.

Trying to think of a mix of crime and ponies is definitely tough. Elric of Melnipony had an idea for an evil twin of Flash Sentry named Slash Defenestrate, and it's almost impossible to resist writing about him. He might well be a criminal--or simply a criminal waffle-stealer. If there's a sequel to this, he might well be in it, as long as Elric doesn't mind.

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Yes, I need to buy the graphic novels so I can read those. Or visit a library. Something to read them. You're right, they aren't all good, but those particular story lines are priceless. :yay:

Also, I approve dis pone! Except I demand more Justices. Maybe he steals waffles from them?! Almost waffles! Close enough waffles. They don't have waffles, their permanent glorious bachelorhood lives on, but the closest thing to waffles are pancakes, and I can get them some apple pancakes. :rainbowhuh:

That was amazing, Scoots, I could hear those songs in my head as I read. And I always have a quiet little squee when I find another author who reads the comics. Not enough stories included them.

4434228 Thank you! That's what I was shooting for, and I wasn't sure I could pull it off. The comics are a gold mine of stuff for fan writers. It's not the first time I've been inspired by the comics--the Pinkie Pie micro has wound its way heavily into my CheesePie fics. Ponyacci is Cheese's former mentor, and passed on a lot of his knowledge of juggling and pyrotechnics to him. (Pinkie, of course, is a self-taught genius.) I think this is the first time I've written anything based almost totally on the comics, though. I'm glad you liked it!

Amazing work! As usual!!! :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart: :twilightsmile::twilightsmile: I've been keeping up with the comics too what do you think of the official sort of ship between Celestia and Sombra from another dimension?

4437129 Honestly, I adore it. In my opinion, Good Sombra has a much more fully-rounded personality than Evil Sombra ever did. (I'm not counting fanworks, of course.) I'm very curious to see where that goes next, and I wish there was more fan writing or fan art of Good Sombra/Celestia, but I haven't seen much.

4433677 Actually, that sounds kinda kewl!:)

4437201 Are you going to write more fanfics based on the glass stained windows? Because I would love to see that! Also, are you thinking of writing a Good Sombra/ Celestia fanfiction? Because that would be amazing. One more thought. Since Celestia and Luna are evil and we know the mane 6 are evil too, who else is evil or good that used to be the opposite? Man the possibilities!!!!!! :twilightblush: sorry that's just how my brain works.

4433920 Actually I found a YouTube link where you can read all of them! It's free and the pacing is good. Here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8SoFo8l6CM
Hope this helps!

4440328 I am! I'm waiting to see the next issue before I commit to it, because it would make a difference as to how I wrote it. I suppose I could ignore things like how long the door between the worlds was closed, etc., but considering it's only a few days until the next one, I'd rather wait. I glanced ahead at some spoilers -- the first few pages--and it is going to be amazing if the rest of it follows through.

As far as everyone else who is flipped--I'll stick to those I don't know about. I don't think *everyone* could be flipped, or it wouldn't be interesting. I mentioned Cheese Sandwich, above. They don't necessarily have to be good to evil, either. Maybe the Wonderbolts could be competent? I dunno.

4440574 Yeah it would be boring if EVERYONE was flipped. I'm just imagining a fan fiction where Big Macintosh finally gets to talk all the time and A.J. is the quiet one! How weird and cool would that be?! Lol in all seriousness though, I'm glad you are waiting for the next one so you can kind of stick to this sort of Canon ship. I can't wait to see what happens next! ::pinkiehappy:

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Thanks! I think I stumbled on this before but didn't really give them a proper look over. Even so, the MirrorVerse would be worth owning. But yeah, better to save money where possible. :pinkiehappy:

This was a good story!

Are you planning on maybe writing one for the other three windows? Derpy (wisdom) Trixie (Humility) and Chrysalis (Love)?

4446390 Thank you! I hadn't planned on it, exactly, although when the new issue comes out, I might change my mind. I'm rather taken with the Justices, though, and if I do something with Good Sombra and Celestia, any of them might come in for a cameo.

Dear Lord, that was amazing~! And I love the SomLestia undertones(I'm actually liking the pairing a lot now)!

An interesting concept and definitely a super interesting take on the comics. But gosh I need to catch up. :twilightsheepish:

I loved the way in which you showed that the Mirror Flim and Flam have exactly the same style as their Main Universe selves -- down to the rapid patter and the singing -- but apply it in the service of Truth instead of Fraud.

Their arch-enemy, of course, would be the premier con artist in all Mirror Equestria, Abigail Jacqueline Apple, aka the notorious "Applejack," she of the silver tongue and lying heart.

(By the way, did you notice that the main show strongly implies that Flim and Flam are Apples? Look at their Cutie Marks ...)

4446390 It looks as though I just did! It's called "The Glass Council."
4440328 Yup. "The Glass Council." It's new. And of course the last issue comes out tomorrow, but then, that's why I wrote it.
4507511 Ah. AH. You've already read "The Glass Council." And that is a REALLY INTERESTING QUESTION (and also probably will have been answered in a few hours, and will be proved unquestionably incorrect.) On the other hand, walking back and contradicting former canon is what comic books are FOR.

Somehow, I feel as though the Flim & Flam of the ManeVerse also spend much time in court too.

I'm going to be singing that song all night. This was awesome!

5343215 Thank you, and also for the fave!

Silly songs with Scoots? I am ok with this:
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You are quite welcome:twilightsmile:

Very nice to see a story about the Mirrorverse Flim and Flam! I like how you handled their singing, which to me would be the hardest part of writing them; I have a tin ear and could never manage lyrics like these. Heh, I could enjoy reading a whole series of these two deciding on (and investigating) various cases brought before their court. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic meets Judge Dee!

Makes me wonder what characters like Discord would be like? Hm, maybe instead of driving the world mad, when things get too stagnant, he appears to shake things up a bit in a nice way, chaos for good instead of evil. Also, these Flim Flams are awesome!

may i feature this fic in my somblestia fanblog?
http://reflectionshipping.tumblr.com

5487683 Yes, of course!

This was both entertaining and unique. I am grateful I read this. I wish to see more of this story:heart:

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That was delightful. :D Heck of a place to go for a date!

Great fun!:pinkiehappy: I enjoyed it a lot, thanks for writing.

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