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Mad Hattie

I write things. Sometimes they make sense.


Twilight Sparkle wakes to a wasteland. Equestria as she knows it has been destroyed. Her friends have scattered to the winds.

Twilight must find out what happened, where the Princesses have gone and what has happened to her friends. To do that, she must fight through a toxic gas that has changed ponies into something unrecognizable. Have her friends survived at all?

There's a dark secret behind all of this, and in a journey that heralds only pain and turmoil, does Twilight really want to know the truth? Or are some things best kept close to a pony's chest?

Chapters (8)
Comments ( 54 )

Do you mind if I do a dramatic reading of this? This is a great story so far, and seems like the idea came from one of my own fics :rainbowlaugh: I can't wait to read further, it's really reminding me of "The Dome" as well by Stephen King.

This is well written, intriguing and interesting. The premise is promising. I am hooked!


Haha, go ahead. Thanks so much! Yeah I gotta say, books like 'The Dome' and also 'Gone' by Michael Grant did give me some inspiration about the dome. :twilightsmile:

Great story so far. Can't wait for the next chapter. The setting of this fanfic so far reminds me of the Regrowth Minecraft modpack...

Apocalyptic Equestria (or at least something similar to it, can't say for certain in the first chapter)? That will always catch my attention, and it's well-written, so that's a big bonus!

All of the... Disturbingly yes?b:twilightsheepish:

Zomponies! Too bad they don't want coookiiies...


They were shinier too; not quite like the gleam of a Crystal pony, but close. Unnervingly close.

And now we see the title come into play.

so the plot think thickens :rainbowkiss:

This is amazing so far keep up the good work never give up and just so you know you just earned yourself a fan

I'm really liking this so far??

I love this. Though I honestly expected Twilight to be the only pony left.

Super dark, but this REALLY has me interested. The writing is great, and it kept me on the edge of my seat.. I'm really, really hoping there's more to come.

Well if there's one good thing about this cyborg thing it means there's no chance of this story having any Soarindash shipping.

Loving the story so far by the way.

I really like this. So many questions that need answering. So many.
So the husks are like zombies and the borgs are.. well cyborgs. It seems they're against each other. But how the borgs came about, we'll learn right? I mean, I think we just learned what turns you into a husk basically.

“Flesh eating, magic sucking ponies…” Twilight muttered to herself. “What next? Lycans?” She paused, shaking her head. “No Twilight… don’t even go there.”

I cracked up at this more than I should have.

I can't help but think that Twilight broke the 4th wall talking about the "Twilight Saga rather than talking to herself! :twilightsheepish:

There's that righteous fury I've been waiting for. Go get 'em Twilight.

Oh hell yes, I've been waiting for more on this, eagerly, and really look forward to seeing future chapters. I'm a bit.. finicky when it comes to Post-Apocalyptic stories, it's hard for me to find one that I enjoy and am curious about, but.. You got me seriously hooked, thank you!

i doubt war has changed this time, it never does

Am I always going to comment first?

Story's been great so far, can you explain a bit better how the dome works in terms of removing things that aren't ponies? Did the magic itself force them out, or were they all corralled to the open end of it and removed?

Well considering this story's list of tags, I think it's safe to say Rainbow Dash isn't dead. Hopefully she isn't a borg like the other wonderbolts we've seen so far.

As a famous quote from the intro of fallout 4 would say:

War. War never changes.

im calling it: lyra is going to come back and try to kill twilight later on

Daaaamn! This just keeps getting darker and darker, I love it!

twinkleshine was one of twilight's old canterlot friends, how does she not know her?

If you look at the way Twinkle Shine has been written and at the colours of her coat and mane you'll see that this is not the Twinkleshine Twilight knew from Canterlot. (It is also entirely possible I forgot there was a Twinkleshine to begin with but let's not focus on that:raritywink:)

You sir/mam need more views.
I mean, this is AWESOME!
Also, I think Rainbow is dead, Fluttershy is alive. Or the other way around.

But that wasn’t the worst part. The flesh on their bodies seemed to be rotted. The fur on their coats had fallen out in patches, leaving awful grizzly rashes on their skin. In other parts, the skin had peeled off; whole chunks of the creatures’ flesh were entirely missing.


. “Canterlot is a death trap, didn’t you hear that borg? They made that place their home base a long time ago. They might prefer grey meat to ours, but they’ll eat anything given the chance.”

Twilight frowned. “How does that work anyway? What about being part robot means they have to eat-”

It sounds like there would be less cannibalism and more cannibalizing.

Well I'll be danned. I completely forgot I tracked this story it's been so long. :rainbowderp:

Hopefully we'll see some more in the near future.

Oh my gosh, I thought this story was dead! :pinkiegasp: Nice to see that I was wrong!

Nice! Really intriguing so far. I was theorizing what was going on through the whole chapter. I ended up drawing the exact same conclusions as Twilight though! XD

Anyway, time to binge the rest of the chapters!

the story is a live!

I like how each chapter ends with a journal entry, it's not something I see very often (I read a lot) and it gives a look into Twilight's head that we otherwise wouldn't get. I'm also really liking the story so far! :pinkiehappy:

It's been so long that I completely forgot what this story was about and had to reread the entire thing. I don't regret it one bit. The only problem is now I'm waiting for more.


Aww, you're back

Every time I see this I can only think of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etwAYnwThoQ

I really want this story to continue

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