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History records that Nightmare Moon was sealed away inside the moon, but there are some who tell the story differently. They claim that she was banished not into it, but onto its surface.

If that's the case, what did she do on the moon? How did she keep herself entertained? How did the stars aid in her escape? And when the answers to those questions are revealed, can she ever live them down?

Cover image by KP-ShadowSquirrel.

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this was strangely satisfying to read..

I really liked this! It was a fun read. :pinkiesmile:

That was surprisingly entertaining.

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I'm glad you guys were entertained. :pinkiehappy:

Okay, that was hilariously amusing!

Very entertaining.

You have earned a like, a favorite, and a mustache. :moustache:

aaand all neatly tied in with canon. Jolly good show, sir.

That was sort of the goal. I wanted to see how ridiculous a story I could tell while keeping it mostly compatible with canon. Well, aside from NMM being on the moon instead of sealed inside it.

This story has the Frission Seal of Approval! :pinkiehappy:

...I really need to get someone to actually draw me one of those. :trixieshiftleft:

That was hilarious! :rainbowlaugh:

Your profile picture reminded me of this :twilightsheepish:

Sheesh. That was awesome!

What could possibly go wrong?

She has never heard of Murphy, has she?

Well this kind of explains Nightmare Moons behavior in Ponyville :rainbowlaugh:

I’ll call him… Rover.

I see what you did there. :facehoof: :rainbowlaugh:

EDIT. Gone.

You have created a masterpiece here, good sir!
One of the best things I have read in a while :rainbowlaugh:

This I can identify with since doing nothing drives you absolutely bonkers.

Still, farting on the moon. Why do I want a GIF of that?

I figured someone would notice that, eventually.

Fixed that. Thanks for pointing it out.

I’ll call him… Rover.

I cracked up. So retardedly simple.

They convey all my emotions perfectly: disdain,

Something missing?

And yes, this particular piece of headcanon is one of the stupidest. Top marks for the lampoon.


Dang, you're right. The rest of that line vanished somehow. Easy enough to fix.

EDIT: Actually, in retrospect, that line was a pretty poor joke that doesn't really work unless you're looking at the design on the moon, so I just cut it entirely.

I swear, going in, I thought this was going to be the pony version of The Martian.

'Nightmare Moon looked across the lunar landscape. ""I'm pretty much @#$%ed. That's my considered opinion. @#$%ed."'

Well, even if it wasn't quite what you expected, I hope you found it entertaining.

Couldn't resist. :trollestia:

I would've liked to see Celestia's flank on the moon as retribution. :3

5070252 How did you get here, Skippy?!

Oh I'm just... birthdays and barbecues... I'm just wanna hang out with you!

Oh Skippy you're the best! So what's the good word Skippy!

Your parents are SO DEAD!!!


I have the title image as a shirt.

It's adorable. :rainbowkiss:

I’ll call him… Rover.

No, you'll call him Skippy.

This was probably the best thing I've read today! Really loved the beans joke at the end, it was just perfection. I also adored the headcannon on how Luna's face got on the moon. All in all, great job!:twilightsmile:

Stupid stars. Ruining everyone's fun...

I didn't know it was out there as a shirt. Maybe I'll try to find one for myself. Thanks for the info!

Well, that isn't exactly my own headcanon. The whole premise was essentially a send-up of the "Mare on the moon" stuff I've seen in far more serious stories.

Anyway, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :pinkiehappy:

Ahahaha, the writing was kind of shody, but it was still super fun to read. XD

5075951 One of the designs in the We Love Fine collection. You're going to have to search for a while... they have a lot of Pony shirts. :twilightoops:


I was laughing and giggling all the way as I read this to the end.

Good story. Comedy indeed, and though it may not be a perfect fit to the canon of Nightmare Moon's banishment, it's a good fit for a fanon, like 95%.

(The Mare on the Moon portrait on the surface on the Equestrian moon was instantaneous once Nightmare Moon was banished to it. But for the sake of this story, I just rule that out as some sort of "time" shift thing and continue to read and laugh.)

But putting all that technical babble aside, what's important is:
1. Awesome comedic take on the subject of the story
2. with GENUINE HAHA MOMENTS! I barely stopped laughing at one before I reach the next funny moment.

A winner in my book. Read it, and faved it. Thumbs up.

PS: It does good to listen to a few dialogues of Nightmare Moon in S1E1E2 when reading this fic. It makes for funnier moments if you imagine Nightmare Moon saying those lines in her own voice.

It was still very, very good.

This was funny and interesting. It made me think of these two videos. Well, it made me think of three videos but someone already posted the other one.

This made me laugh, so you get a favorite and a like.


5075951 This fimfic explains everything... 0_0

So the 'stars' were actually energy beings Luna/Nightmare mistook for stars and threw rocks at, so they got angry and evicted her from the Moon... IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE!

Beans are the most magical of foods known to ponykind!

Thousand years on the moon and only seven rooms on the hovel? Good story and funny, best part is if Celestia had kept her yap shut she wouldn't have been banished herself to get a hotfoot on the sun!

You just went...





Take this ribbon, and we'll never speak of this again:

Luna is so funny. Especially with the explanation where Celestia went. I laughed my head off. :pinkiehappy: :rainbowlaugh: :twilightsmile:

ahh yes, what could go wrong?

:rainbowlaugh: Delightful from start to finish. I'm glad I finally got around to reading it. Thank you for one of the more entertaining answers to that particular question I've seen thus far.

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