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Impossible Numbers

When you enjoy it thoroughly, there is no such thing as research for a story. There's just fascinating stuff which happens to be useful.

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A two thousand year old prank. wahaha


Oh yes. And now I'm wondering what would happen if Rainbow Dash and Princess Celestia ever joined forces. For starters, imagine whoopee cushions in the hooves of someone used to dealing with sunquakes. :trollestia:

Nice and melancholic, appropriate for Celly.


Thanks for the friendly comment! I'm glad you liked the story. :scootangel:

This is some nice light nostalgia. (Here via the Equestrian Historical Society add.) I may have to check out some of your other stuff. :trixieshiftright:


I may have to check out some of your other stuff.

"Through me you pass into the city of woe:
Through me you pass into eternal pain:
Through me among the people lost for aye.
Justice the founder of my fabric moved:
To rear me was the task of Power divine,
Supremest Wisdom, and primeval Love.
Before me things create were none, save things
Eternal, and eternal I endure.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here."


Have fun! :scootangel:

(Here via the Equestrian Historical Society add.)

Now there's a group I don't check as often as I should. Gotta remedy that some day.

:twilightsmile: Thanks for the comment. It's much appreciated.

sisal two-step

This is a rather odd choice for a Pratchett reference, what with it meaning "being hanged".

:applejackunsure: My first downvote? Oh dear. I was hoping it'd remain a purely good run. Ah well.


It is a deathly dull event, of course. :ajsmug:

More seriously, I had an "insert dance X" here, and thought I'd throw in a harmless easter egg. Since the phrase can be read as "a fictional dance involving sisal fibre" - assuming one knew what "sisal" was beyond an exotic word choice, which is hardly rare in fiction - and since it was barely a mention in the original source (by the way, good catch!), even users who have read Going Postal shouldn't be too bothered by it. In addition, I kinda like the way it sounds, at least when compared with "hemp fandango", which is also probably a little too readily identifiable as a euphemism for the gallows treatment.

At least, that was the theory.

:twilightsmile: I hope you enjoyed the fic either way.

I think Celestia should show these young whipper snappers how a real prank is done

*Laughs* Some jokes need time to age properly. A very sweetly done piece.


They do indeed. :eeyup: Thanks for commenting! :scootangel:

Sometimes it's good to reminisce. A nice little bit of filler, I think. I like how you incorporated the backstory to it - not at all gaudily done. Great work!


Thank you very much. :twilightsmile: It is indeed good to reminisce, but as Celestia herself learns here, sometimes nostalgia is (at least partly) a rosy illusion. :rainbowlaugh:

Appaerantly Celestia has learned one can't go home again.


Such is nostalgia: a ballad to a carefree youth, lost forever to time. So it goes.

Has any pony ever told you you have rather good diction?


Hey, thanks! :twilightsmile: An unorthodox way of reviewing indeed, (at least I haven't come across video reviews like that before), but to each their own. And I'm glad you thought the story worth recommending.

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