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Zaid ValRoa

"Fanfic [has] been on the decline since the Aeneid." --Anonymous poster 18/03/15


"Oh, no, no, no. That’s not why I’m here, Twilight. But I’m kind of in trouble, and you’re the only one who can help me."
Just as Twilight was about to reply, Pinkie Pie spoke once more. "Like, trouble trouble.”

Rukuy Qhepa - Retrospective

Many thanks to Fome, and the other gentlemen of the FiMFiction threads who helped whip this story into a far better shape.
Finalist for The Writeoff Association's February 2018 event: "No Turning Back".

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Happy to help.


I applaud your creativity. A Twinkie for Twinkie. That is awesome!:pinkiehappy:

Also, another huge thanks to Fome whose help was immensely valuable in the process of editing this story.

But I didn't...

Oh, right, that guy.

In any case, I'm surprised more Twinkie fics don't involve runaway eldrich energies and surreal arcane forces invading a sane universe. (Though, really, that second one could describe either one meeting the other's parents.) Wonderful stuff, though I feel you went a bit too heavy on Twilight waxing poetic about Pinkie in her internal monologue. Still, thank you for this.


I'm glad you liked it!

You know how a lot of horror stories shoehorn a romantic subplot to "increase its appeal"? I've always wondered why the other approach isn't taken more often. Romance stories with a horror plot in the background.

though I feel you went a bit too heavy on Twilight waxing poetic about Pinkie in her internal monologue

And here I thought I did a good job in controlling myself.
Nevertheless, I'm glad you liked the story.

Honestly I think I would enjoy more of this. These two getting into Lovecraftian disasters together while in a relationship just seems to work to me. I suppose it is because both bring reality bending powers to the table to start with. One could probably make an entire series of stories of their relationship, dates, and so on and the potential end of the world scenarios they'd cause or get pulled into.

Wow. That's all I can say. Just... wow. I didn't think it was conceivable. I thought the very idea was ridiculous.

And yet, through some combination of madness and genius, you somehow managed to do the impossible.

You made a twinkie sound appetizing. Bravo, sir, bravo!

Oh, also the story was good.

There is nothing that would make me happier than to make more Twinkie stories. Plus, I love me some Lovecraft. I think I could come up with another worthy installment if I put enough thought into it.
We'll see. :twilightsmile:

It's the love put into it that makes it taste good. Also, all the butter.

I'm glad you liked the story! Thanks for reading.

Ri2 #9 · Nov 1st, 2018 · · ·

This was very good, but there's one problem:

Since when did the Cakes have an elevator?

How are Blankness and the Pi story coming along?

Eh, most restaurants have one of those little food lifts to carry ingredients and finished products between floors. It's not outside the realm of possibility that Sugarcube Corner has one.
Hell, maybe Inanna materialised one to move the plot forward. Who knows what goes through the mind of the ancient Suneighrian Goddess of War, Love, and Politics.

New chapter of Blankness before the year is over. I'll start the Pi story once my thesis course is done.
Hopefully I'll still be alive.

uuuuughhhhhh dude this is like the best and everything good and super gay and I love it

This was fantastic. There's so much creativity in the telling, effortlessly using and subverting the tropes that define the various genres. The elrdige monsters, the sudden confession, even the recipe. And that twist at the end... perfection.

Thank you so much for sharing with us!

I agree with this comment.
Glad you liked it, fourths.
That's some high praise. I'm glad you enjoyed this so much. I'll do my best to keep making good stories.
I may actually revisit the concept of romance and horror as a mean to do some character exploration. After all, we've only seen Twilight's POV in this story, I'd like to see Pinkie's side of the relationship.
Time will tell.
Thanks for reading!

You know, I don't usually read romance horror.

I should.

This was incredible. Thank you for writing. Also, I lost it at

"The Cakes’ dark magic insurance would cover most of the damages left"

I didn't realize The Cakes had dark magic insurance... I just mean financially, do you know how high premiums for dark magic insurance have been for any resident of Ponyville and the adjacent municipalities?!

I should write more romance horror, as well.
I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for reading. :twilightsmile:

Do you know how high premiums for dark magic insurance have been for any resident of Ponyville and the adjacent municipalities?!

I can imagine an insurance company arguing that since you've been through one cataclysmic world-ending event, you're at risk of experiencing another.

I don't usually agree with insurance companies, but in this case they'd be right, wouldn't they?

Well... They do live with Pinkie Pie.

'Tis dangerous, that.

This is some quality stuff right here, and god damn that Twinkie pun had me groaning and grinning when I saw it coming. Awesome job mate!

A Twinkie a day keeps the vengeful Goddesses away.

When it comes to fics, there's crying, and then there's bawling. I don't know what the equivalent, second word for groaning is, but I need it right now.

“Well, there is one recipe that did, but that one required two chalices worth of blood, and I was not going to do that one. I mean, I may be a bit crazy from time to time, but that’s just unsanitary.”

...Unsanitary? Uh, that’s all it is, Pinkie? :rainbowlaugh:

Right, right, last story for today, and we're going out with a bang!
When I started watching MLP, years back, I thought of Pinkie as... bearable. She was hyperactive in a way that had a tendency to quickly annoy me and even the show writers themselves didn't seem to be confident what or how her character was at times. But my, let's call it 'frustration' with her character was tempered over time, mostly thanks to the many, many talented artists of the fandom. Artists like you.
There's so many great versions of Pinkie. And while she does still seem to be one of those characters where unbelievably many iterations do exist - quite a lot of them still annoying and/or frustrating - there's also versions I quite like and cherish. Like yours. Your Pinkie does have this hyperactive energy, but she can also be... reserved and quiet, serious and warm, grounded. (And I'm very glad you didn't include any fourth-wall-breaking. It's a trait I actually don't like her to have.)
I really like your Pinkie. (... well that just sounds weird... :rainbowlaugh:)
Adding to that - I do love me some mythos horror as well. Coaxed a good chuckle out of me how Twilight was absolutely freaking out because of her visit of that dimension while Pinkie was just like "yeah, that was weird, wasn't it?" And yes, the dark magic insurance... seeing as Equestria is, well, Equestria, I wouldn't be surprised if that was a government-supported institution specializing in the Ponyville region... with quite the impressive yearly budget to boot. (Every bit is needed, really. Rebuilding houses from scratch 52 times a year does cut into even the sturdiest of coffers.)
Anyway, I had a lot of fun, the romance was sweet, the chaos was hilarious and I wanted to show some appreciation.

Thank you.

Chefs kiss ✨

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