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"Inspiration does not come to the lazy. It only comes to those who call it." - P. I. Tchaikovsky



Warning: The following story contains M/M shipping. If you don't like it, you know where the exit button is.

Also the picture is a real painting that I did several months ago.

On the way home from a stressful day for dinner on a rainy night, Fancy Pants and Fleur de Lis were riding in a cab when suddenly as they were passing the poorer part of Canterlot, someone threw a painting out of frustration into a garbage can below. Curious, the unicorn got out of the cab and pulled it out of the rain to find an painting done with impressive skill. As time goes by, his curiosity about the artist who paint it lead him to a stallion down on both himself and his luck by the name of Acrylic Brush.

A huge thank you to Isk for helping me proofread this story. And to Milo Chalks for finishing the last remaining chapters.

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The following story is unedited

But why?

7177964 Because I'm too impatient and my editor has been out for a month. Besides, at least I have the common courtesy of telling you what's wrong with it upfront.


Because I'm too impatient

Oh, I'm sure potential readers will love that line, impatient authors are very popular on this site you know. :duck:

That painting is really good. You should sell it!

7178020 Oh that? It's actually was a Christmas gift to my older sister. (Although the painting that was described in the story is still in my room collecting dust.)

Very good so far, I'm looking forward to more when it resumes.

Also, you are a very good artist, if that picture is anything to go by. I personally consider an artist myself, but I couldn't do anything like that! :pinkiesmile:

7178070 I'm working on another story you see so I've decided to posted this to get some of those ideas I have out of my head for the time being.

Besides, believe it or not, I've never been to an art class (at least as far as I can remember), besides, I only watched a couple YouTube videos on painting and I barely had any idea what I was doing.

7178081 hey, I've never been to an art class either, and I don't know what I'm doing. small world.

Hate to be nitpicky, but every time I read Privet, it should be spelled Private.

7194129 Thank you, I'll fix that immediately.

So Fancy Pants is bicurious and Acrylic Brush is gay...hmm...?:moustache: (stroking mustache)

7199708 Thought I mix things up a bit... (no pun intended.)

7199738 Just saying, if, for whatever the reason, I were the author, I might just make things a little saucy. :twilightsheepish:

7199749 Now now, we can't rush these things. After all, although I myself don't ever touch writing clopfics (for the simple reason that it's not that I don't want to, but rather I don't think I can pull it off), the sauciness must happen naturally in a story like this.:raritywink:

7199760 I know, you're the author. I'm only teasing. I barely even write anything (unless a standardized test calls for it)

This story is very great overall. I like it so far! Keep up the good work.


Ordinarily, I'm not one for M/M shippings, but this one seems to have caught my interest.

We all get jealous sometimes... When we like that special someone, even more so. If only Acrylic could see that he is indeed an amazing...err...pony. He somehow reminds me of Donna from Doctor Who. Like Donna, Arcylic puts himself down saying he's not special and always want to be more of a person. I can understand how he feels sometimes.

Good job InkWell,


I wonder if Celestia would want to know about what was happening, especially if it involved an attempted suicide. You know... just to talk about it? Or someone else... it's up to you Ink Well.


This chapter is really uplifting. If only I could experience what Acrylic is going through every time I publish my music.

The story is amazing, but I can't click the like button again.

So Riddle me this Mr. Ink Well, how did Hoity and his new coltfriend agreed into dating? was there a chapter I missed or is it just a coincidence? I honestly will never know

7253219 Have you ever heard or known anyone that is more interested in the sex then they do with actual dating where it's usually a one time thing? In real world terms considering Hoity, let's just say that the Grinder app exists for a reason.

Besides, I did leave a bit of a hint at the very start:

Sighing, I told her, “I know, I know. You’re just repeating the reasons why father wants me to marry in the upcoming years ahead. But the trouble of that is, with whom in particular? For one, it has to be with someone who can handle having such a stable relationship with; Celestia knows that Hoity doesn’t quite fit the bill.”

Fleur laughed again, “Tell me about it, I swear that he goes through coltfriends as quickly as one does with newspapers.”

What is it with you and Fancy Pants picking up homeless artists?:trixieshiftright:

You trying to write clop would probably end with the audience crying out of either utter joy or despair rather than, well, clopping...

Not that that'd be a bad thing...:derpytongue2:

Seeing that no one else has done this before, I'm gonna be the first to go


on this chapter.

Now I can die happy...

Yeah, but Acrylic doesn't kind-of-sort-of die at the end of his plotline, does he? Oh please don't let him. Please! I don't think I can handle another #moreSpoilers# Color! #nomoreSpoilers#


God I've been rambling again.

Oh no! Not Color all over again! (though slightly different) No sir! Uh uh! Nonono! Bad. Stop right there.

It will be my pleasure to introduce you to the works of the Last Impressionist


Roll the credits!

Love the feeling of catching up with a good story I missed before.:ajsmug:

Back to business, so far the story has made it into three out of five of my bookshelves. Not bad...

That last part...

*clears throat*

*blushing and giggling* soooo cute!

...and that there’s my wife, Fan.

Shit's gonna hit her.:moustache:

You’re dead to me!


I love the story, reminds me of right now in my life. Im pansexual and im not sure how to go about coming out to my parents. There Christian and I believe in science.

just finished editing chaptors 1-20. longest two days ever... I have no life....

7333294 Again, thank you so much for proofreading this thing. I promise that from now on, whenever I have a new chapter written up, you'll be the first to see it before it's posted on this site.

no problem, i like your writing so if you ever need anything else done ill try to help.

Yep. Ramen are tasty.:derpytongue2:
But why does it have to be mentioned that they're gonna eat ramen? That's all they have to eat over there. Ramen and rice.:trollestia:

7371666 There are a wide range of dishes over there other then noodles. I just put that in because it was the easiest to write about.

7383592 We're working on it, inkwells editor (me) has a broken arm at the moment so its kinda slow. Please be patient, thanks! :pinkiehappy:


10/10 points

Would buy this vase read this chapter again.

I really like the story so far. It really has picked up its pace. Good work. :twilightsmile: :raritywink:

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