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Pennington Inkwell

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Every town has one: the store that nobody goes into. The one that doesn't sell anything ponies want. In Ponyville, this store is "Inkwell Commissions," run by a reclusive writer-for-hire. Trying to befriend this reclusive pony, Twilight asks for a story about Changelings, thinking that the two of them can bond over the writing process. Little does she know that she is about to get swept up into an adventure straight out of a Daring Do novel! One with the REAL Daring Do: small-time author with a big-time attitude named Pennington Inkwell!

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Another brilliant story Pennington! Another fave! That makes three out of four. Wow. So good sir do continue!


Thanks! I thought that I should do a story to give some background to my OC, and I really enjoy writing his character! :pinkiehappy:

Since Pennington is an author, Twilight seemed like the natural choice for the pairing. Not to mention, Twilight's all-around great, and one of my favorite ponies! :twilightsmile: I've had trouble writing about/as Twilight before, so this will be good practice for stepping into a new character. :yay:

BTW: what are you doing up so late?

881542 Oh! You know talking about the internet show Tabletop with my brother then somehow ending up on what would happen if Texas receded and what crazy new tech there is. You know stuff. Also berating myself for not finishing the next chapter of Spheres! Ah, too many fics too little time. Am I right?

ahh sleep deprivation i know thee well keep it up dude its really good so far

Onward with everything! Also: Why didn't he just eat the cupcakes?

889225 Dude, don't spoil the story! :fluttercry: You're right on the money with your guess, so I've gotta give you credit! :ajsmug: But... Your comment has to be deleted to prevent everyone else from getting spoilers. :twilightoops: I don't mean to be a comment nazi, I'm just trying to keep the surprise a secret for the not-so-great guessers among us. :twilightblush:

Seriously, though, good job! You figured it out more quickly than I expected! :unsuresweetie:

I've seen enough movies and I read a lot. Seriously, I think the movies Finding Forrester and Big Fish along with the artistic style of Guillermo del Toro and little bits and pieces of other things I've read, come to mind concerning the fic.


Well, I must admit that I'm flattered, despite that fact that I've never personally seen any of those...:derpyderp1: I'm glad that you're enjoying it! :twilightsmile:

I recommend them.
Finding Forrester, I already explained in the my previous comment, but yeah It's a movie about an author(Sean Connery) lives in a run down condo in the Bronx as a recluse, one day a teenager breaks into his home, leaves his back pack there and said guy find his bag on the ground with his own story marked with notes and thus begins a friendship between the two of them.

Big Fish is film by Tim Burton(one of the few I really like) and that is about a man who's father is dying and recounts his youth to his son(Ewan McGregor) about these fantastic tales believed to be fiction and the son attempts to relive these events, but only finding out the stories told to him are real events blurring fact and fiction.

Let this be a lesson: Always close the blinds when you know you're getting stalked!


Dear Princess Celestia,

Today I learned... that Twilight Sparkle is stalking me. HELP!

Your faithful subject,

Pennington Inkwell.


903749 Typo: Is suppose to be 'Dear Princess Luna'. Keep up yo canon boy!


Lol I just figured he would write to Celestia about a problem with Twilight. :trollestia:

And he hasn't actually met Luna yet... These are comments on Chapter 3! Anachronisms FTW!!! :rainbowhuh:

Dear Pennington Inkwell,
You're on your own.
Princess Celestia.

903810 True, true. And also I'd think Celestia would do this too.

Dear my faithful student

You are learning the arts of trolling well.

Your teacher

Dear Princess Celestia

I learned that it's perfectly okay to interfere with someone's personal life and stalk them in order sate my own curiosity.

Your faithful student,
Twilight Sparkle

Hmmm...given Twilight's track record on keeping secrets, Pennington is screwed. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/sillyfilly_Twilight_Sparkle.png


She nearly gives away his identity in Chapter 4! :pinkiegasp: Not to mention, ponies start thinking that she's his marefriend/stalker... :twilightangry2:

BTW: how did you get that emoticon?? That's hilarious!!!

Twilight is the smartest dumb pony I know. Twilight! You're suppose to know what you're doing before you do them! And she doesn't even have Spike!

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Thanks for the advice! Makes me kinda sad that I use google chrome. :twilightoops: Oh, well.


Chrome has built-in support for userscripts; you don't even need an addon to install them like you do with FF.

Anyways, looking forward to reading more about Twilight+Pennington's adventure! :twilightsmile:

Well, at first I was like:
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Then I found the blog post with the download link and I was like:

dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/Luna_lolface.png The awesomeness has been doubled! dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/Luna_lolface.png

Then I read comments saying that it didn't work in google chrome, and I was like:
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Then, I saw that it DID work in chrome, and I was like:
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Super chapter! Sorry I didn't read it earlier.

So... he's crazy Twilight's crazy on a level. They should get along great once they clear this up!

I know what you're all thinking... dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/sillyfilly_Derpy_Hooves.png Where's the adventure??dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/sillyfilly_Rainbow_Dash.png

Don't worry. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/shrug_Twilight_future.png Our insipid (I mean, intrepid) heroes will soon be on their way to meet the changelings!dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/shrug_Queen_Chrysalis.png

This story will earn its "Adventure" categorization very soon. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Rainbow_dealwithit.png dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Rainbow_dealwithit.png

Fun facts!

1. Sleep Paralysis is a real problem. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Soarin_dayum.png

2. I, like Pennington, am a non-narcoleptic sufferer of chronic sleep paralysis, though it has been months since I last had to deal with it, a streak I hope not to break!dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_YouDontSay2.png (Certainly explains how I wrote his description of it so well, doesn't it?) dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Fluttershy_umad.png

3. There is no white pill. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Redheart_gasp.png There are many tactics, however, such as sleeping on your stomach, not eating or exercising before sleeping, and having a regular time to go to sleep, that can prevent sleep paralysis. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Redheart_smile.png

As an author, I strive to give people a glimpse into my own dreams (of both night and day) and experiences. That means that in moments like this, I need to put a piece of myself into my writing. This is MY experience with sleep paralysis as the real-life Pennington, not just the character.

Really like where this is going! And the pace is good, you're not just jumping into the adventure you're actually settling everything in! So far everything is fantastic! Continue please!

Seems to be a filler chapter with a fair bit of story progression. Though it feels off a bit it's really good!

995227 One: Hope the family vacation goes well! Two: Thanks! I felt something was missing. I'll work this into my story yet!

DUN DUN DUN! This is getting good! I really like the way you do Pennington in the story, he is a very interesting character!

1085463 Thank you! :pinkiehappy: I came with the idea to put the New Lunar Republic :pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp: in there a while ago, and that's what made me keep writing this. The two newest chapters were actually one chapter that I decided to split up! :applejackconfused:

Golf clap? Golf clap. (does a golf clap) Now we enter the part where things get awkward!

1104613 Every relationship has that awkward stage.dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/shrug_Twilight_Sparkle.png The point where neither wants to tell the other how they feel out of fear of seeming foolish or being rejected. dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/sillyfilly_Twilight_Sparkle.png I'll do my best to move on from the awkward and into the action quickly.dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/Derpy_Hooves_lolface.png Or at least get their relationship moving....

1104751 'Action'... If you know what I mean...

Good things! And I like how Pennington listened to Twilight and didn't call her out on calling him Penny!

1282800 Thanks! :rainbowkiss: Twilight's starting to get under his skin in a good way, so she can get away with more and more now...:twilightsmile::twilightsmile::twilightsmile: Just wait until you see what happens later... But I'm not gonna give any spoilers! :eeyup:

1284106 Thanks for the praise! :yay: I really appreciate when people leave comments, even if they're a simple "Good Job!" :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Was there anything in particular that you liked or disliked? Anything I should fix? (that is, um, if you don't mind telling me... if you do, that's okay, too... :fluttershysad:)

((BTW: the number of sad fluttershy icons is too darn HIGH!))

New pic! I finally know what he looks like now!

1314130 Yes, I was lucky enough to win this artist's weekly giveaway! http://www.facebook.com/#!/GinaDrawsPony

So, I requested a pic of Penny~ :twilightoops: I mean, Pennington!~ Enjoy your new ability to visualize the story!

Here we go! The fight of the century! And it's funny that I'm listening to Wily's castle theme remix from Megaman Power fighters! Perfect battle music!

1347365 LOL that's hilarious! :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

I think that I'm going to listen to Guile's theme while I write this next part. It goes with everything.:pinkiehappy:

Yes! Amazing! And another great chapter! Now the awkward relationship begins!

It's great to see Penny and Twilight finally opening up to one another :twilightsmile:

1361029 Honestly, this was a relief. The tension was KILLING me! :pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy:

Now, I can sit back, relax, and watch "The Angels Take Manhattan." Or write. Or both! :pinkiehappy:

YES! A great chapter filled with romance adventure and a use of The Great and notsopowerful Trixie!

1615789 Thanks! I worked in a tiny Trixie reference :trixieshiftright:, I'm glad you caught it! :pinkiehappy: :trixieshiftleft:

Yes, the romance really started to heat up in this chapter... :twilightblush: And I really enjoyed writing it! (Maybe I'm just living vicariously through my character: I have no girlfriend. :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:)

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I would have ended the last scene a little earlier, but every time I tried to find a good cutoff point, it all seemed to end poorly.:unsuresweetie: And by poorly, I mean I was worried about readers thinking that they had $3x afterwards. :twilightoops: So, I fininshed out the scene to the end. :yay: :scootangel:

1617292 The sad truth of the interwebs. I spend half my time on youtube, here or on video games when I should make the new chapter to my new fic. Mainly cause so many people like it! But creepypasta draws my attention. (darn you Someordinarygamers and your haunted gaming!) (and that my laptop is going to war with me... I literally want to, as Yzmaa(?)(Emperor's new groove villain) says, smash it with a hammer! luckily my brother is going to fix up a computer with parts he has


Why not just pull the lever? Pull the lever, Kronk!!!

... Wrong lever. :rainbowwild::rainbowlaugh::rainbowkiss:

I occasionally find myself strangely attracted to creepypasta. (Can you feel the sunshine? Does it brighten up your day? :pinkiecrazy:) ((Brownie Points if you get the reference!))

Good luck getting your computer fixed!

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