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JustAnotherEarthPony


Just your classic 18 year old college student, trying to practice English by reading and writing pony stories. Obviously, huge earth pony fan.

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Almost every brony that has ever been in Fimfiction.net has seen a 'HiE as pony' story.

They usually are fairly predictable, with a few plot twists perhaps, but the general pattern is similar.

A mystical force/accident sends a completely unprepared human into the land of the ponies, and he must then undergo a journey of self discovery/destiny, as a human OR pony.

So what happens when a human is actually prepared with all the knowledge he'd need from the first two seasons of the show? And when Equestria isn't quite as predictable as he hoped?

This is that tale.

Writer: JustAnotherEarthPony
Editor: I'mMrNoobHeadFU1

Chapters (12)
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Comments ( 182 )

You've fallen into yet another (although less common) trap of 'they have knowledge of ABC...XYZ...etc.

Hmm. What do you mean by that? I suppose you are obviously talking about the narrator's knowledge on the show?
If that's the case, how would I explain it better?

Interesting.. I'm going to keep my eye on this, looking forward to the next chapter!

Please more, I really like this.

This chapter caught my eye an i'll be following. However, both the summary and the first chapter are dull and will most likely draw more reader away from your story than to it. You should focus more on how he was born in an unicorn supremacist family as an earth pony than on his knowledge of the show. Honestly, if you plan to make the show different from cannon, it's superfluous at best for him to know it except trying to say"look guys! I'm not cliché!" by using another, even older cliché. The only raison you need him to be human is for him to not know pony society but to be capable of drawing conclusion like an adult.
I don't know what you have planned for this story, but i would recommend exploring the struggle of the character while he seeks to live the life he wanted, add a bit of denial on his part at being an earth pony. He doesn't seem to think they are all that interesting. Make him struggle against that lack of uniqueness, wether he succeeds to be more than an earth pony or if he accept the heritage of his race is up to you. The more important you make the fact that he was an human, the less interesting your story will be because he is not an human anymore and even if he was, like the hitchiker's guide to the galaxy said, man can barely makes himself a sandwich if separated from the technological wonders of modern society.

Counter magic? I have no idea where this is going but I like it!

“Goodbye, Lost Hope.”

That monster!

Thanks for all the comments! College is being annoying, but I've been working hard on Chapter 4, hopefully you all like it :twilightsmile:

Supposedly, Starswirl was the last to reach this point, but there’s some sort of crossed out name that starts with S alongside his.

I think it's obvious who that is!

Not bad. Kind of interested in seeing what he comes up with to be honest.

While that part is important I think seeing what challenges he faces and how he over comes them on a personal level is the draw here.

Although I guess I wouldn't​ be against him learning how to do something like magic. Runes, potions, some technomagic macguffin.

But I have a feeling it will mostly be his mind and theoretical knowledge as it had been pretty much said...

So,we have somewhat racist unicorn supremacists?

Ponies seem to be gullible in general. Hope could be a better stage magician than Trixie.

8183275 Yeah, probably! Although he sorta lacks the resources to accomplish that at the moment... :fluttercry:


8183268 Or does it? Maaaybe Emerald could keep a secret? What about the teachers though... :duck:

This story so far is actually really good. I do wonder how he'll pull it off?

Ouch, that's going to back fire... But hey, if he mixes magic tricks and fantasy games, books and tv shows in Equestria him being able to use magic that doesn't exist in Equestria would work for Earth Ponies.

Backfire. Meh. Wouldn't be a good story without tension.

A great chapter. Looking forward to the next one!

Wonder how it's going to play out...

like the tartarus spawn my parents thought I was.

Mmm, weeelll technically you sort of invaded a snooty but innocent mare's pregnant womb, devoured her unborn baby filly, and took its place. Whether you did so intentionally or not, that seems to be what happened. They don't know that, so they're only abandoning you because you're brown, but considering what really happened, you are pretty much technically the dictionary definition of Tartarus spawn. :twilightblush:

And so he found a couple of gangly redheaded unicorn colts with big dreams, and one thing led to another and well, we sort of have to bulldoze Sweet Apple Acres now, amid clouds of choking smog. Can't get in the way of progress!

nything outside your mother’s stomach

stomach

:twilightoops::facehoof:

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Whoops, slipped!

This is why we have comments, so we can all rejoice as spelling mistakes get fixed! :twilightblush:

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I honestly tougth it was a voluntary choice, it seemed in character with your character.

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Arguably it was but it also might confuse a reader, as the stomach and womb are... Quite different when it comes to internal composition.
I imagine being inside a stomach would be an extremely painful experience, acid and all. :pinkiecrazy:

There's something I would like to point out.

How is his name Lost Hope? Emerald found a foal just barely out of his mothers womb, completely abandoned, and she just decided to name him 'Lost Hope'? He very well couldn't have told her his name as a foal at the time and she just thought of the same name his father gave him after he slept through the night in front of the orphanage?

Wouldn't she have given him a different name after finding him on the stoop, he didn't exactly come with a note or even a sign or identification of where he came from, much less the name only a specific rich stallion and his wife would know. How did he still end up with that name and why would a caretaker that runs the orphanage give it to a less than a day old foal.

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Is it hilarious that we're seven chapters in and I just noticed that? Good catch, that's a big plot hole.
Since I'm quite late to go back and add in a paragraph explaining this and no one else seemed to mind the plot hole, I'll leave it here as a response :twilightblush:. Once he showed signs of being able to talk and understand her questions, she asked if he happened to remember anything. Remember that horses mature a lot faster than human babies and walk within hours of being born. It stands to reason that an MLP pony matures faster than a human and as such might actually remember his first hours/day alive. Despite disliking the name, he still told Emerald about it because it would both make her pity him allowing him to stay at the orphanage for longer and make her back up his story if he ever took the court case for 'abandonment' on Golden Watch and Silver Lining. He'd need proof of actually being their son for that though, and there's no convenient DNA technology in Equestria.

Since Hope is unlikely to ever learn of this, I shall tell you here. Golden Watch and Silver Lining, being the proud and wealthy unicorns that they are, bribed the hospital records keeper to keep Hope's birth off-the-books which is why it took him forever to get into CSGU, having no identification documents whatsoever.

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Most of that works, except for the fact that scrying spells could exist and should he ever have need to ask a unicorn as to where his parents are... well being of blood relation would help. You can use a spell to track those of a bloodline and it wouldn't be all too hard.

With the right magic spells, he could prove their his parents without technological genetic research... but what if magic can prove that he never had parents to begin with?

You could put most of that in a flashback and retcon the plot hole out of existence.

Well well, this is an interesting little gem. I'm glad I stumbled across it! Apart from that minor name plothole, I've got no beefs with this fic whatsoever and eagerly await more!

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The thing is we don't know so... the filly could be in a alt. universe

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yeah... plus you feel like your in a weird porno

Sir Bully, I would like to inform you that being a douche wont revive your parents.

Welp, that's one F$%#$ up welcome to Equestria, you got my attention. :moustache:

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If somepony's unborn filly were teleported into a weird alternate universe before she was able to survive outside the womb, that would be even worse! :twilightoops:

“Mr...Hope. Are you an earth pony or is my sight already failing me?”
“Yes, ma’am,” I answered respectfully,
She gave me a withering glare and said, "I suppose you think you're funny."
"What?" I asked face falling in confusion.
"That was not a true or false question. It was a call for you to resolve the ambiguity. You are an earth pony, or my sight is already failing me. Fact. Now Mr. Hope, which of those is true?"
"...I'm an earth pony ma'am."
"Very well then. Holly Dash!"
"Here!"
It was then that I knew I was going to hate math class.

You should tell us that he's debating on whether to click the link in the beginning. Otherwise all we know is he saw an email with a link to a website, and then decided that something might send him to Equestria, without telling us what it is. He then went to marathon the show before he went and did the... thing, the thing that he knows he's going to do but we're sitting here clueless about.

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Added an additional paragraph I had forgotten to put in :facehoof:
Hopefully it helps!

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That helps a lot, thanks!

I cant help it, This is the theme I keep thinking of for Lost Hope's school career

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That. Was. AMAZING.
I've never even watched Psych, and yet I loved that intro.
As to whether or not it's a good comparison to the story... Well, that would be telling.
:pinkiehappy:

I had to figure out a way to contribute, to change this world for the better so that no pony had to go by the horrible name “Lost Hope” ever again, if only because it was so incredibly edgy that it was really starting to bother me.

How do they know his name is Lost Hope? He was abandoned without anything that could tell them that and it's not like he could tell them that personally in the first few years... :rainbowhuh:

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Once he showed signs of being able to talk and understand her questions, she asked if he happened to remember anything. Remember that horses mature a lot faster than human babies and walk within hours of being born. It stands to reason that an MLP pony matures faster than a human and as such might actually remember his first hours/day alive. Despite disliking the name, he still told Emerald about it because it would both make her pity him allowing him to stay at the orphanage for longer and make her back up his story if he ever took the court case for 'abandonment' on Golden Watch and Silver Lining. He'd need proof of actually being their son for that though, and there's no convenient DNA technology in Equestria.

I still haven't found a good way to add this to the previous chapters... :applecry:

As explicitly stated in the newly revised introductory chapter, the protagonist has only seen the first two seasons of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Thus Hope doesn't know of Sunset Shimmer. I look forward to him freaking out, believing he altered the timeline, so much that he actually does alter the timeline.

Runes huh, maybe finaly something that he maybe could use. Now you made me curious if he could pump them up with hooves magic thingie.:twilightsmile:

Awesome chapter and great to see that he needs to find a way to use magic or else he is going to fail.... :facehoof:

Actually if he tries to use magic from books, movies, games, anime from Earth they might actually work for him in Equestria.

“Hello everypony, my name is Sunset Shimmer…”

Yay! it's Sunset Shimmer!!! :raritystarry:

Though I have to wonder... Does Twilight have her cutie mark? If so then the timeline has changed somehow which I have to wonder how'll this goes on when the grow up?

His show of Magic.

"I predict that a purple Unicorn will hatch this Egg. But not before her magic goes haywire. All will seem lost until an explosion of the Light Spectrum will reveal her destiny, and the destiny of the others.

She and they will be ELEMENTAL to the future of Equestria."

Signed with a picture of her Mark.

Post test.

"I think we have some things to discuss?"

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