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Monoboomatic


People tell me I'm just like Rarity. Except for the social skills. And the vocabulary. And the generous spirit. And the fashion sense and finesse. Actually, I'm nothing like Rarity.


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This story is a sequel to The Enchanted Library


It's easy to think about fairytales when you’re an ancient alicorn trapped in a library for centuries on end. It's easy to wonder how one would go about rescuing you, to think and devise and plot out how to free you in a blaze of glory, intrigue, adventure, and romance.

Or, rather, it’s easy until suddenly it happens and you’re forced to ask yourself the one terrifying question you’d yet to consider.

Now what?


PATREON!
Original story inspired by an old oneshot.
Chapter Art by Arctic Waters and lilfunkman// Graphic Design and Typography by Swan Song.

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 242 )

CHAPTER 1 WILL BE RELEASED SOMETIME AFTER MIDNIGHT OR TOMORROW MORNING.

That is all.

Also, thanks for reading, and as always, please let me know if you find any typos (preferably via PM)! Thank youuuuuuuu<3

CHAPTER 1 WILL BE RELEASED SOMETIME AFTER MIDNIGHT OR TOMORROW MORNING.

Translation:

CHAPTER 1 WILL BE RELEASED SOMETIME TODAY AFTER MY TRIGGER-HAPPY EXCITEMENT BOILS OVER.

Helllllllllllllll yeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

aaaa this is so exciting thank you for continuing!

And there was great rejoicing throughout the land, both near and far!

Noc

I got nothing new to add, so I’ll just upvote every happy comment to emphasize how I feel. :twilightsmile:

FAN FRONKING TASTIC

I AM ALL FOR THIS PLEASE MAKE MORE I LOVE YOU AND THIS SERIES

Yessss. I didn't want to sleep anyway.

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Surprising no one, a gorgeous start to what will undoubtedly be an equally or more gorgeous story.

The cadence of your sentences and the imagery are on point, as I have come to expect and love from you. I can see each bit of it—nothing is so over-described that I feel slowed down by them, but it's the little things. The little bits and pieces that bring it all to life.

Many would say that the earth pony was not elderly by any stretch of the imagination, and yet, he felt old.

Thirty-two years of travels had aged his soul.

There is such an elegance to these two sentences that spark an image of North Ridge in my mind. I not just see him, but I feel him—in the sense of I can empathize.

"Deader than my chances with the mare from the pub," the stallion bluntly replied. "And her daughter's gone crazy. Bad time to come back, old-timer."

okay WOW DUDE. NO CHILL.

A unicorn mare sat alone at a table in the corner of the bar, and though he'd long ago stopped caring for love, he could still appreciate her beauty despite the obscuring shadow of her chosen spot. The lights were off around her, and yet she did not seem to be bothered.

North, buddy. It's not that she doesn't seem to be bothered. It's that she doesn't want to be bothered. Like, everything about that setup says "leave me to brood!"

The mare smiled. "That depends entirely on what you seek to gain from sitting there, sir," she said, voice melodious.

Love that response.

"A daffodil and daisy sandwich should do."

It's silly, it's probably the last thing you expect feedback on, but golly gee, is it one of my favorite things to see this. I love ponies eating flowers. And flower sandwiches. It's just... so... so cute. But so simple.

Rarity looked up at him, suddenly amused. "Love makes ghosts of us all, it would seem."

:fluttercry: That is... a poignantly lovely line.

"Miss Rarity," he said, leaning forwards, "the conviction with which you say these lies is very impressive."

:rainbowlaugh: And that is a poignantly amusing line.

Oh, that ending. Rarity is, as always, perfect with her words... And I am, as always, hooked.

I cannot wait for more. :raritystarry: Thank you for sharing your words with us!!

Gosh darnit its good to be back! And in regular Mono-esque style we are thrown into the chaos with no idea whats going on. I have so many questions and I'm so exited and AAAHHH YES.
Another fantastic beginning to a no doubt fantastic story. I cant wait to see what happens next.
Keep on being awesome Mono!

A magic trick for a magical start. :3

I finished binge-reading the Enchanted Library not two hours ago, the high from that book hasn't even worn off yet and then you drop this bomb. I just about exploded when I saw the notification.

The hype is certainly real.

Oh wow, you actually finished that story? Now I just have to catch up on it.

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I took it very personally when people in chapter 1 of EL implied they assumed Enchanted Library would be like a lot of those multichapters that remained incomplete forever >:0

ITS HERE!

ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN! CHOO CHOO!

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:rainbowlaugh: Well, you can't blame them entirely. It has been around for a long time now. Still, good job on finally being done with it! Congratulations from a long-time reader.

Looking at this I see a couple of things:

A very interesting premise. I have, of course, heard mention of the Queen of RariTwi, but as far as I remember I've never actually read any of your stories. Seeing this pop up, I'm really encouraged to go back and read the first one.

I see devotion to a story. Your last story, the prequel to this, stands at over three hundred and fifty thousand words. That's pretty insane. You've got, what, an eight hundred page novel there? I've tried writing longfics since joining this site, but it's always been difficult to retain motivation and enthusiasm, you've clearly managed to accomplish both. Well done!

I see a lot of excited users, and that tells me I should be excited. I'm willing to bet that you're a writer I should have already been paying attention to, suffice to say that I will be now.

And now, I find myself wondering how I hadn't stumbled across the prequel sooner, nor read it. I'll be doing that as soon as I get a chance, and provided I enjoy it, which I'm sure I will, I'll be straight onto this one! I really love a long story.

Liked and followed. Hopefully by the time I'm done with the first one, this will have a fair few chapters up! (No pressure!)

AAIQU

(records the .6 seconds it took for me to see this upload and click on it)

lol, ditched my friends in pubg for this

edit: HYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPEEEEEEEEEE

.... new story out............ YEA YEA YEA YEA YEA *start saying yea over and over agian whiel jump up and down fro 15 mins].......ok i alright

good start, love it

Looks at release date, looks at date. Good I wasn't too late to the party.

I have to say. Though this didn't change much from the first draft, it is still extremely well written and I enjoyed it.

Yes! So hyped! And the prologue's already great. Enjoyed it even more on the second readthrough.

Rarity giggled, raising an eyebrow. "Isn't it obvious?" she asked. "She woke up."

This was one of the most beautiful prologue endings I've ever seen.
Also, need moar. Immediately. Pronto. ASAP. NAOOOOOOO :flutterrage:

Sees feed New Story Update: The Enchanted Kingdom

Proceeds to read...

Ooooo... The beginning is the end style prologue, where the story starts somewhere further in the narrative and then what we read is essentially the character "telling the story" to someone else until the story catches up to the "present". Very nice. Somehow I get the feeling that Rarity is going to have ponies calling her a liar for the rest of her life even when she manages to find and free Celestia, Luna and Cadance, even if they put out a country wide announcement proclaiming the truth. Her tale is just this side of too fantastical for the Pony-Joe-Everyday to believe because "that stuff only happens in fairy-tales".

I told you this would be the top story in the featured box.

Well now, that's very odd. Please, give me a moment to double-check the calendar.





Apparently, it's Christmas.

Mono, you seem to know JUST the right times to post new chapters. I am really excited to see how this goes.

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Nah, Halloween.
Tis the season for ghost time.

Rarity giggled, raising an eyebrow. "Isn't it obvious?" she asked. "She woke up."

OH. MY. GOSH. So simple, yet so resonant... Ahhh beautiful start Mono... yet my heart feels so heavy with those sad feels :fluttershyouch:

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As of writing this, it is currently 8:00PM.

Four hours to go to RariTwi BEING CUTE AF.

;LSRIONEOG OMG, I WAS FILLED WITH JOY ONCE I SAW THIS, SO EXCITED TO READD!!!! Ahhhhhh, going to be a marvelous adventure crafted by youu

*loud screeching*

It's back, it's back @_@ How did I not notice this five hours ago. Aaaaaaaa

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