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Some people say that Celestia and Luna are useless. That they lounge in the castle while delegating all their responsibilities to hard working, underappreciated, exceptionally well-read students. That even when faced directly with threats to kingdom and country, they fold like cheap origami and wait to be rescued.

These people are correct. But there's a very good reason for it!

[Rated Teen due to a dark scene early on to set some backstory, and occasional comedic death]

Chapters (7)
Comments ( 260 )

This stands to be a glorious fic. My congratulations.

Oh, boy. This will be interesting.

Well, this is already great. My mind is open for a new headcanon to join in :3

Things can only get better from here :rainbowlaugh:

Well, this will be... interesting.

It really is kind of hilarious, the idea that Celestial Sisters just kind of bumbled their way into being the most successful ponies in the world. This should be fun to watch.

This was pretty good. Hopefully, you'll have Discord come too while the sisters are still bumbling around; maybe have him playing dead or something. I could definitely see Discord liking them for their antics and the chaos they spread unknowingly.

How Two Worthless Genetic Freaks Founded a Nation

or

How Luna and Celestia accidentally took over Equestria

Well, what else are you going to do with a bunch of glowy rocks? What, did you expect them to start spewing a happy-sappy rainbow of ~*friendship*~ or something? Pshaw.

8112912 - There was an interesting story somewhen that sort of delt with this issue. That by becoming alicorns, they likewise became useless. Still had powers, but fate or powers that be or whatever makes it so that they can't actually do anything. At least eventually... the effect grows as the alicorns age, that's why Celestia can't do anything, she's simply to old and thus useless on a practical level.

I like this already. Lets see where it goes

This can only end well :pinkiehappy:

Gotta say that I'm loving this story right now and i think the picture you decided to use is the perfect representation of how they act. Good Job!

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I love it when people satirize the 'you'll know what to do' cryptic bullshit. The chances of any one person, let alone two people, coming to the exact same conclusion as you, no matter how obvious it is, is ridiculously low.

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Well, it does make sense when you hand someone a gun or something. There's not a whole lot of options there. What exactly are people supposed to "just know what to do" with the ~Glowy Necklace Of Destiny And Fairies~, though?

The title alone makes me want to partake.

8113129 that's probably the one.

Before I read this. There's a grammar error in your story description:

That they lounge in the castle while delegating all their responsibilities to hand working, underappreciated, exceptionally well-read students.

hard
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*now goes to read the story*

You need to put an AU tag on this. Since this is an AU story. (In canon they weren't given the rocks by Starswirl, and Starswirl didn't say anything about 'knowing what to do'. They found the rocks in the Tree of Harmony. And knew what to do.). Still as far as AU's go. This doesn't look like it'll be a bad one.

The canon events of facing Discord (followed by the canon events of finding the Tree of Harmony / Magic Rocks).

Still I'll give this a follow and a like to see what happens next.

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Well they weren't always glowy necklaces. Until Twilight and Co activated them (as seen in the flash back and S1E1 showed) were simply 6 magical rocks. But yeah, handing over 6 magical rocks and saying "you'll know what to do" is kinda vague.

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Since that just makes them be glowy rocks more, I feel perfectly vindicated.

8113239 Good point, I completely forgot about that. I'll update it in just a minute. Thanks!

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You're welcome ^_^. I honestly love a good AU, and look forward to seeing what you do with this fic ^_^.

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How so? When they weren't glowy necklaces that they used in this fic? So how does being not glowy necklaces vindicate you saying they were glowy necklaces?

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Because it's funnier that way. Also, I said "glowy rocks," not necklaces.

This comment is dead serious. Like, so serious. You don't even know.

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Well, it does make sense when you hand someone a gun or something. There's not a whole lot of options there. What exactly are people supposed to "just know what to do" with the ~Glowy Necklace Of Destiny And Fairies~, though?

See you said necklace, not rocks.

Considering how only the Mane 6 were ever allowed to succeed at anything conflict-related until Starlight became everyone's Waifu Sue, I think it's fair to say that everypony NOT in the central cast is automatically worfed. :rainbowlaugh:

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Tildes are, naturally, international standard internet sarcasm code marks.

Tress regained their verdant hues.

Trees.

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Ah! Didn't know about that (since mostly noone uses them since people online are either 100% sincere or trolling. With no distinction between the two).

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"What the fuck is wrong with you two, why did you shoot him?!"

"You gave us the gun, what else where we supposed to do with it?"

"Threaten him into negotiating, not splatter his brains all across the rolling plains of Equestria!"

"Well excuse us for not being mind readers!"

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Just goes on to prove that if you come up with an idiot-proof plan, they'll just make better idiots.

That was a beautiful start to something likely to be glorious. I can't wait to see where it goes from here.

2Snacks, is that you? This really feels like some Matt and Patt level shenanigans. Fun though. Will track for great justice.

Also you took my colors, you bastard.

Okay, so this obviously isn't entirely Celly and Lulu as Matt and Pat but can I expect some tossing of axes into crevices or anything like that as it continues?

8113845 I think I'd better derail this train before too many people get led astray since I've seen a couple of comments along this line.
This is not "Celly and Lulu if they were Matt and Pat". M&P are not involved in this. I just really like 2snacks work, and thought that that frame did a great job capturing the tone for this story that I was looking for.

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But what if they instead interfered, and alicorns were objectively weaker than other ponies due to scrambled natural magic?

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that by becoming alicorns, they likewise became useless. Still had powers, but fate or powers that be or whatever makes it so that they can't actually do anything.

Like magical chromosomes then?

Having more than usual is not a good thing...

Luna is way too OP.
No one can defeat the Elements of Cheese and Baked Goods at the same time! :ajsmug:

Squish, Pwap! :rainbowlaugh:

Tress regained their verdant hues.

Heh, who's this Tress character? Fun times!

It's funnier if you read them in their voices

You threw our lunch at him, you ninny!

:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

So this is a story of two Scott Steiners?

How this story with a rather insulting title make it to as Top #1 in the Featured box, I'll never know, but kudos to you, I guess.

8115658 Half of what it takes to get into the featured box is having an eye-catching title. Of course, you need half-decent writing to then stay there for any length of time, but the hook is always important.

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Well, true but it could do without the insults. Of course, that's just me and my opinion.

"Yes, but didn't that seem a little too... easy? I expected the Mad King to put up a bit more of a fight."

no...

"Really Celly? Starswirl gave us those things specifically to defeat the Mad King, and your first line of thinking was 'let's lob 'em at his head' ?!"

No.

Leaping forward, she wrapped her forelegs around the Mad King's head and flipped him head over heels so he laid on his back.

no no no.

The pink maned mare returned to her sister and the body of the former Mad King,

no, that's not right.

How could they possibly prove they defeated the Mad King, without revealing that they killed him?

absolutely not.

What if they brought the Mad King's body back, and had Starswirl control it like a puppet from afar?

No! This is not viable! if you fight The Mad King you die. There are only three things that The Mad King won't kill post haste, Edgar, Edgar 3, and Molybdenum.

Dammit, I know there is not much crossover between these two fandoms but seriously, research a title before you use it please.

All hail The Mad King!

This is beautiful. It perfectly mirrors my relationship with my own younger brother.

For reference, behind his back, I mutter "Daikirai. Onegai, shinimasu."

For those who don't speak Japanese, I'm not telling you what that means.

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