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Champagne to my real friends, and pain to my sham friends.


Toby was looking forward to a very interesting project for his English class: writing to a complete stranger somewhere in the country to learn about them. However, through some anomaly, his letters make their way to Twilight Sparkle, an alicorn princess in the land of Equestria.

Though confused over how this is possible, Toby and Twilight decide to continue writing to each other, getting to learn all about each other and developing a strong friendship through only their written words.


Inspired by the movie Her as well as a short story I read in middle-school, along with a since-deleted story called Pen Pals by user Justin Daniels.

Just something I’d update now and then.

Chapters (101)
Comments ( 819 )

This is interesting looking forward to more

Very different, a great concept, and a fun read.

Keep up the great work

Thumbs up!

The Monk

Woah, that's one unique fanfic, please continue.

This is interesting indeed. 👍

Because the chapters are so short, the system does not mark them as read. I'm not sure, but I think there is a 500 or 1000 word minimum for at least the first chapter.

I suggest putting the Earth letter and the Equestrian scroll response together as a chapter.

9085542 No, you just have to have 1,000 words at time of submission.

Really like what you have so far. Nicely written and looking forward to more.

Twillight Sparkle treathning to call the cops on a foal for sending her letters.
I think something is wrong here.:applejackunsure:

I had the same thing happen but you can just mark them manually.

9085542 9085551
Had the same thing happen.
Regardless, I think it may be more interesting to group the letters rather then having one very short text for each chapters.

Neat concept, interesting execution. I look forward to seeing where this goes.

Interesting. I'll follow it.

Curious. Has potential and I shall follow it. Have a complementary like.

I'm going to follow this. Seems like a fun read ^^

As the others have said, this is an interesting story and I look forward to reading more of it.

This reminds me of Dear Twilight, and Celestia was that a sad story. The comment section was flooded with onion-cutting ninjas.

Anyways, as I said before, loooking forward to seeing more of this; hope you update soon.

P.S. Congratulations on the feature!

Yeah, this and the previous response do seem to be a bit too harsh, considering who we're talking about; it's entering OOC territory.


Congrats on the feature! I really enjoy this concept and I look forward to more of this. Keep up the great work.

are you an extra-terrestrial trying to contact me?

Isn't "extra-terrestrial" a word for alien things as from the viewpoint of Earth, and not Equestria? Yeah, see this:

Extraterrestrial: "originating, existing, or occurring outside the earth or its atmosphere" — Merriam-Webster

Personally, I think that extra-Equestrian or something of that sort would fit better.

I honestly was about to ask you the same thing. I want to take this [missing] as [missing] diplomatically as possible. I’ll begin by introducing myself. My name is Toby Cray. I’m a species known as a human being from a planet called Earth. I’m a sophomore at [missing] the [missing] University of Chicago, in the state of Illinois, which is a part of the United States of America, the country I live in.

Heh, Twilight would definitely correct these mistakes and tell Toby about it if she ever saw it. Pinkie Pie, on the other hand, would tell her to send the correction to the author.:derpytongue2:

And Twilight will be confused. Just like everypony is when Pinkie's involved. :pinkiehappy:

Yes, is good, We like!
Such interesting, would like more!
Impatience (but natural, no anger), waiting!

9086596 Considering that there’s a character in the show, named Terramar, the concept of earth (as in defined by land and not necessarily a planet) shouldn’t be foreign to an Equestrian.

Moar pls!

Repeat of chapter 1??

Edit: LMAO

9086903 Compare the wordings between the two chapters. This was absolutely intentional

Oh no, I got that once I went forward a bit. Thanks though.

Aww that's adorable.

Will definitely be following this story

9086171 I mean, stealing/opening another person's/ponies mail is also very much illegal.

I like this story, it has captured my interest.
I am annoyed with this story cause it won't tick of my favorites number because the chapters are so short

well this is adorable

ponies don'tdoesn’t have cameras

Other than the above, this is an awesome story!

quite cute ^.^


MY wishes have been heard! Another letter. Thanks to all gods listening!

yes thank all of the gods

This reminds me of the story: 'Goodnight Twilight Sparkle' by ty500600
Other than that I'm looking forward toward this story

This is so freaking amazing. I have the happiest smile on my face I've had since Bronycon. I really want more of this. Thank you moviemaster.

Nah, all planets use a term for "earth" in their language unless they're ocean dwellers then they'll use some form of "sea" or "ocean." "Terra" is simply Earth or Land in Latin and has been translated into "English" from its ancient Equestrian equivalent. I'm sure there is a Pony equivalent of "Rome." Twilight is just showing off her education. In the past ALL well educated people read and wrote Latin and Greek. Many native Peoples in their language called themselves "The People." It's self referential. Another tribe can't tell the first tribe that they can't refer to themselves as "The People" because they are the "The People." So "Terra" is going to be correct in world. This holds true unless the planet has been colonized through space travel, then of course they have to name it something else to differentiate it from the 'original' "Earth." It's simply a descriptive term. Don't worry about this when two different worlds/universes can read each other's "letters?"

I wonder if sending money through would work.

I don't remember what story it was in, but I saw the best rebuttal from Applejack: "You basically named your planet 'Dirt'?"

I've only read these two chapters thus far, but I love the idea. It feels very unique! Good show!

I also don’t remember but I know i’ve seen that line from AJ before:rainbowlaugh:

Comment posted by Seirs deleted Aug 4th, 2018

Nice to see more on this story today. Also congrats on hitting the top of the feature box!

9087935 And all it took was ten years and several dozen crackfics.

Comment posted by Yutah123 deleted Aug 4th, 2018

So, using these meanings?

Terrestrial: "of or on dry land."
Terra: "land or territory."

I concede that, technically, extra-terrestrial isn't incorrect if you split it into 'extra' and 'terrestrial', since they would mean – using the above definitions – "not of the land". However, when you consider the context of extra-terrestrial, the 'terrestrial' in it by default refers solely to the Earth and not to land, thus "not of the Earth" is its meaning. Besides, you have to admit, regardless of whether or not it is right, extra-Equestrian does sound better in a Fimfiction story.

In any case, to each their own, and I shall go on thinking that extra-Equestrian is more fitting. Unless you'd like to have a friendly debate about it, I which case I'll be willing to discuss it. :twilightsmile:

I've seen many disagreements devolve into petty fights complete with name-calling and derogatory remarks, so there's a reason I italicized 'friendly'. Just wanted to make sure that there won't be any such thing. Not implying that I think you'd be unfriendly... gah, I'm overthinking again.

Nah. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I just thought I'd throw my two bits in. Don't mean to cause a row.

Can't wait to see Toby's reaction when he finds out that he's writing to a real princess. One of the de jure heads of state and government. Complete with her own castle. Made with crystal.

I eagerly anticipate the look on his face. *rubs hands together*

Are you thinking of the Avengers crossover story? Applejack: Marvelous

That's the one. It's a bit slow to start, but it's a good story.

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