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A thirtysomething Brony from Pennsylvania with a library degree. I also have a Patreon.



This story is a sequel to Petriculture

It's been several months since Pinkie Pie made a stunning admission about her past that permanently changed her relationship with her friends, particularly Twilight Sparkle, but life seems to have settled back to normal (well, normal by Pinkie Pie's standards, at least). However, when an old nemesis returns and ensnares Twilight in her influence, it's up to Pinkie to make things right.

This is the second story in The Petriculture Cycle. There is a TV Tropes Page for the entire Cycle here.

Cover image by Page Turner; "Princess Twilight" vector by Nianara.

Chapters (7)
Comments ( 941 )

i was waiting for a sequel. kool


Wow! This is amazing. Can't wait to see what happens next! :raritystarry:

This. Is. AWESOME! Instant fave! :pinkiehappy:

"...although Twilight had posited a possible connection between Pinkie’s ability to pop out of all sorts of random places and her own exceptional teleportation skills." It's called Pinkieportation!!!!!!

6:28pm EDT... the ESTIMATE we were given was 6:30


Really? I couldn't tell, since I kept getting 502 and 504 errors.

"Kvakerjack has posted a new story" :pinkiegasp:

It's here! :pinkiehappy: :yay:


Another Pinkie and Twilight fic. *beats forehead against wall* :pinkiecrazy::facehoof:

I have about a dozen stories about them lined up to read, Petriculture included, but keep getting sidetracked by other stuff. At some point here, I need to just set aside a whole day and tackle them all at once. This and its predecessor look pretty interesting, so I'll try to get to that soon.

Petriculture was good this is better I cant wait to read more

Awesome, I have been waiting for this!

Nice start, looking forward to more.

Oh hell yes! I have fond memories of Petriculture, albeit not in any great detail. Perhaps now would be a good time to go back and reread it.

Another excellent story, Kwakerjak. I look forward to see where this goes.

You know, for a while, I thought that Discord was influencing Twilight. But the Nightmare works too.

Faved, liked, waiting with bated breath for more.:pinkiehappy:

What a great blast for this first chapter ! But... what happen to Twilight ? It is her frustration who cause the return of the Nightmare ? :pinkiegasp:

I hope to see the next chapter very soon :pinkiesmile:

Another ontological road trip into the MetaEquestrian Outback. I am so happy!

You mean the fact that Nightmare Moon is listed as one of the three main characters wasn't a big enough hint?

842512 *blinks, looks at characters* :facehoof: That's what I get for not looking at everything carefully.

Faved, starred, watched.

I should have done that when you wrote Petriculture. :twilightsmile:

This is indeed not good. Can they save Twilight?

Wow. Didn't see that coming. Hell, Nostradamus didn't see that coming. Update soon.

This is no good.... understatement of the milenium

all I can say about this is: Shit just got Seriouly Real

Holy mother of [Deity], this is going to be epic.

Oh, this is going to be so awesome :pinkiehappy:

So, is the Nightmare wanting the information to create "imaginary" friends so it can fashion for itself a body of its own?

:pinkiegasp: ...Holy crap. Now they have to defeat a Nightmare without an Element of Magic. I thought Twilight's corruption came on a bit too quickly, though. Anyway, great story and I can't wait to see what happens next!

very good!
only thing i didn't like was that i felt as if she just suddenly turned into the nightmare, with no previous hints/changes or anything at all, really feels as if there should have been at least one or two chapter before this (or making this one a lot longer) that gives something like a foreshadowing to this event. there might have been something in petriculture that i don't remember, if there was; do tell.

842512 Normally I avoid looking at the characters with these stories, so that I don't spoiler myself with villains or other main characters that could appear later.:twilightsmile:

For some reason, I can just picture a scene in which Spike and Pinkie wrapping Rainbow Dash in a huge hug and yelling "DADDY!!!!" at the top of their lungs.


That it was sudden shows Nightmare did a good job of hiding.

Very, very interesting so far, and I love the way you reintroduced the Nightmare, long forgotten after Discord ad the Changelings.

I just hope the story keeps itself within the adventure boundaries, and avoids any unnecessary dark and/or sad settings, so it can maintain the spirit of the show (something so many other fics forgot).

i don't think you see my point, even if she did a really good job of hiding; it doesn't change the fact that the story basically began with twilight going Nightmare, which is what i don't like. but on the other hand; we have only read one chapter, i have no idea what the author intends to do with this story, ill just have to wait and see, the opening may turn out to be really really good when i've read a couple of chapters

and as for what you said:
"Pinkie Pie /.../ couldn’t shake the odd feeling that she should have seen this coming"
what i gather from this is that pinkie did notice something at least.

Potentially unique take on Nightmare Twilight? Potentially unique take on Nightmare Twilight. :raritywink:

Huh, I saw this on the front page yesterday, but the part about it being the sequel to Petriculture must not have fit in the visible description, and I guess I didn't notice who the author was. The description I did see didn't catch my attention, though, and the name annoyed me by looking like you misspelled Inkscape, the program I use to make vectors, so I decided to pass on it.

Guess I'll be reading this after all, although "the Nightmare returns" is a theme that tends to make me hesitate a little, since I generally believe that Luna's transformation was a unique situation, and whatever caused it is resolved once and for all.

Related to petriculture? Instafave.




Dear Celestia...

Twilight has been captured by the Nightmare! Are you mare enough to rescue her?

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So Pinkie is the outgoing, party-loving imaginary friend for Twilight "bookworm" Sparkle while Discord is the chaotic whirlwind to Celestias boooring discipline and order.
I wonder who dreamed up the nightmare.:trixieshiftright:
Luna? Is there anything you would like to share with the class?

Huzzah! I was really rooting for you to get featured again. Glad to see it happened!


I second that emotion.

Edit: And let me add in a 'holy crap' in reaction to the first chapter.

843991 844168
That actually gets addressed in the next chapter.

The last paragraph was included there mostly to lighten the tension, since I don't want people assuming that this story will get dark. But in any case, I managed to keep Wild, Sweet & Cool from becoming a shipping fic, didn't I?

The title will make a bit more sense once I reach the end of the story.

844868 When she feels the super-doozy while talking to Luna, it's mentioned that this wasn't the first time she had felt a super-doozy. The first had happened a few months earlier (my hypothesis is that this was when the Nightmare entered Twilight) and recurred several times after that. Also, to me it sees that Twilight's extreme obsessiveness rather than just enthusiasm concerning Pinkie's origin is likely the Nightmare's influence. Just my two cents.

I really liked Petriculture when I read it way back when and when I read it again just before beginning this. I can't wait to see where you'll go with it!

My prediction.
Rarity: Does anypony have a plan? Just piling on top of her was admittedly a good short term solution, but she's ruining my mane!
Rainbow Dash: She's ruining my NECK! Get her off of me!
Luna: Sister, if you know of any suitable exorcism rituals, now would be a good time!
Celestia: But I don't! All the ones I know I tried on you the first time this happened, and none of them worked!
Pinkie Pie: The Nightmare only took over her mind, right? Not replaced it?
Celestia: Well yes, but I'm not sure what you're getting at here. What do you mean?
(Pinkie ties a rope around her waist and tosses the other end to Luna.)
Pinkie Pie: It means... I'm going back in!

"Wait a minute," I said. "Was this actually foreshadowed in Petriculture?"

So I went back to that story, read it again, and did several facehoofs. :facehoof:

I must admit, this is a scarily auspicious - or auspiciously scary - Chapter 1.

Well now. This has most definitely piqued my curiosity. Definitely gonna be looking forward to further chapters! Heh, Nightmare Twilight...




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