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Twilight goes downstairs for a midnight snack during a bout of insomnia and steps right over the edge of her own accepted reality into something inexplicable.

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Carapace #1 · 1 week ago · · 2 ·

The best story ever. Of all time.

This is fantastic! My favorite fic of yours so far!

I'm not sure what to think about this. It was really trippy, kind of like an Alice In Wonderland vibe, but it also didn't really do much else to entertain me.

I can definitely appreciate your writing ability, though. Some of your word use was hilarious, especially with Trixie.

Edit: As Carapace helped me realize, it was the point to not get the point, so I, therefore, got the point by not getting the point. Interesting idea, either way.

Now I feel like rereading Six Characters in Search of an Author. I like absurdity.

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Nah.

S'pretty cool tho.

Redefining the meta.

Wow... this... was an experience. It threw me off balance and kept me off balance and Twilight REALLY needs help. Like... seriously. Someone help this poor mare.

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Have a Danish

As a fan of The Twilight Zone, this tickles my pickle. :heart:
Thanks for writing it!

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...Have you ever seen the Cull Theory video?

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I give you a hamburger

So, that author's note reads like someone dosed Cynewulf with coffee shots and Red Bull after a heavy bout of insomnia. It's actually the perfect cap to the story though. Still not sure what that story itself was about, mind, but it was pretty well written at least :rainbowlaugh:.

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It's about danishes

One'd think that only Pinkie does that, but Maud shows that meta runs in the family. Or even gallops.

Meanwhile, the only thing galloping in Twilight's family is insanity.

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pickles are also good

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the enemy's gate is slightly to the left, take a right at albequerque, and then consult the spirits of Mt. Shasta

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its a show about nothing

its about we deal with problems and internal experience in unhealthy ways and create humor out of terrible situations but its unstable and not a good solution but thats okay because there isn't a solution.

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but only a cream cheese danish

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A bit over five thousand words written for danishes :rainbowhuh:?

Eh, I'll buy it, sure :pinkiehappy:. Wouldn't even be the weirdest thing I've ever read on this site :rainbowlaugh:.

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its also about nothing


its about we deal with problems and internal experience in unhealthy ways and create humor out of terrible situations but its unstable and not a good solution but thats okay because there isn't a solution.

If she were honest, and Twilight did try to be honest, she always looked forward to when Luna did that sort of thing. It was just so exciting and romantic, and--

In a year or ten I'll wonder why I added this to my file of TwiLuna reviews, so this comment can serve as a reminder to myself.

NOT THAT YOU ARENT BEAUTIFUL AND NOT THAT I DEFINITELY HAVENT THOUGHT ABOUT SHARING YOU WITH LUNA AT LEAST ONCE WITH LIKE A METRIC FUCKTON OF PREDICAMENT BONDAGE LIKE AT LEAST A DOZEN TIMES

That too.

This episode is as wonderful as a chocolate teapot on a flurglesmurmp.

“The Slightly Cold and Supernally Disinterested Trixie

I learned a word

Luna eyed her balefully.

I learned another word

A point of order. This was actually inaccurate, as Twilight actually in fact had an owl companion who did in fact blink, but his blinking was rather different from the blinking which she now performed in the presence of the rogue queen of the changeling’s greatest empire since Morrigan III’s deceptive sovereignty over the First Republic of the Earth Ponies and the Pegasi Hierarchy at the same time via an incredibly complicated and frankly kind of kinky amalgamation of disguises, enthralled lovers, less than-enthralled lovers, weak-willed sycophants, and ponies that just did not give a shit so long as the paperwork was done properly and their check was in their box on Friday.

I want someone good at writing comedy adventure stories to make this a thing now.

She looked to Maud. Maud was busy becoming God the Lord of Hosts and the Paraclete Beneath All Battles, and did not notice her. Cadance was busy explaining to a bewildered but mildly interested Trixie Lulamalumoon, and that has always been her name, the finer points of shibari knot-tying and its long and actually kind of interesting history. Chrysalis was trying to sneak her chair around to Twilight’s part of the table.

Paraclete

another word learned!

Also shibari is awesome and someday maybe I’ll work up the courage to actually go to a private club.

If you’re curious, it sounds kind of like an aged Riki-Tiki-Tavi having one last go at the mother of all snakes but set to [INSERT LINK TO YES’ ROUNDABOUT HERE] this song and like, super trippy but also deeply moving, if you’re on a lot of drugs. Also it was less guttural than Twilight expected.

Is that a JoJo reference? Just kidding. Let’s listen to Tales From Topographic Oceans on LSD some time.

Twilight sighed. “I’m a domme anyhow. What were you saying, Luna?”

Nah she’s totally a sub. Fluttershy and Rarity are Doms.

“SHE WILL BE FINE ALL THINGS WILL BE FINE IN THE LIGHT OF ETERNITY SPEAK OF ME OFTEN TO MALELDIL SING TO ME THE SONGS OF VENUS AND THE CHANTS OF OSIRIS”

MALELDIL

I had to look this up and it feels like the kind of reference Jedi Master Ed would appreciate.

I DEFINITELY HAVENT THOUGHT ABOUT SHARING YOU WITH LUNA AT LEAST ONCE WITH LIKE A METRIC FUCKTON OF PREDICAMENT BONDAGE LIKE AT LEAST A DOZEN TIMES.”

Hawt.


This whole thing is like if Fiddlebottoms wrote a Super Trampoline story.

Someone's meds ran out.

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Twilight loves ordering people around and getting them set up just so. Give her a little confidence and watch Luna and Celestia fall in line.

wait who put these shipping goggles back on my face

oh right, it was me

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Ironically I was very sober


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Rarity and Twi are doms. AJ is a switch. Flutters and Dash are subs. Pinkie is a benevolent eldritch abomination.

during a bout of insomnia

Yeah, insomnia is a bitch. Woke up at 2:30 this morning and couldn't go back to sleep. Maybe I should go to bed now even though it's 2:30 in the afternoon.

Dreadnought

I'm feeling very abstract right now.

haha I can relate to this. Im kinda waiting for an episode like this to happen at some point in the future.

And oh Twilight you're a very bangable poniponi...

INSERT YES' ROUNDABOUT

Well, this was certainly horrifying and i need to check up on some of my friends and make sure they aren't in dire straights.

I'll even buy the danishes.

also, i had to google maleldil the young. i dont get that part.

Comment posted by resonance deleted November 11th

I couldn't sleep last night. I was just sort of awake until about midnight, and then I pulled out my phone and started writing a poem. I got pretty far, but then I lost the meter and couldn't make the words do what I wanted them to, so I watched Whose Line Is It Anyway videos on YouTube until about 2:30 in the morning. And then I managed to fall asleep.
Life sucks, man.

SPark #33 · 1 week ago · · ·

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It's not a Cynewulf fic if you don't have to google at least one reference.

I had a night like this several years ago. I was working long, long hours. Very sleep deprived. Early one morning, I looked out into an empty field and saw and saw yard gnomes dancing and singing...on polka-dotted toad stools. I don't recall the tune.

This was a great story about what happens when one lets their fears and anxieties overwhelm them. I loved it greatly! It sounded just like me in my mind, most of the time.

Very good story. And very frightening.

I'm really worried toward the end I started to understand the story and the authors comment made sense and I'm going to crawl under the sofa with the cat now.https://youtu.be/hnzHtm1jhL4

Someone's been watching RosenSparkle and GildenMoon are only Metafictionally Alive. *


* Hopefully you understand that I'm having fun - there are so many seeming...? perceived...? allusions to the play. This story was excellent fun.

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Maleldil is from C. S. Lewis' space trilogy

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I love that play

This is...something. I'll probably even read it again at some point.

My thoughts on how this story makes me feel:

One plus yellow equals left, danishes are ok I guess, the square root of banana is pokemon, and sleep is very important.

Comment posted by lancore deleted November 12th

Yare yare daze...

Welp, here it is.
Time to let the speculations run wild.
Twilight Sparkle's Dreams, Is Someone There has increased to: 15
Luna's workload must be pretty heavy, because it seems to me she gathered up the lot and put them together because jeez these ponies are crazy!
Maud's coming up on graduation. She needs to finish her Rocktorate Thesis defense. She is running into a granite wall, and risking burnout. Pinkie is trying to help.
Cadance is a kinky adrenaline junkie who just became a mom and is grappling with the realities of being vanilla. And paint thinner.
Trixie is just there.
Or more specifically, developing an obsession with figuring out why her BEST FRIEND (Lyra approved) is sleeping with a gay Sunset recolor.
Chrysalis is dealing with the biggest case of empty nest syndrome in the history of forever.
And Twilight is having a pre-midlife existential crisis of which Device Heretic would be proud.
Luna's Fukit levels are at critical, and she needs to get this RESOLVED. Preferably before Discord notices.

Maybe they all need to get laid, Cadance. Maybe you all do.

The danishes are really good though. :pinkiecrazy:


But okay really Twilight's rant there was incredibly cathartic when I woke up feeling kinda the same.

It really made me worry about Twilight in the end. It also begun to feel more and more familiar to me the more I read it. Don't know if this is concerning but well...

Liked this story. Really unique (at least to me who hadn't read something similar like this before).

Well now we know it's not a good idea to write too much while you're tired.

Far too metà for my taste, yet oddly enjoyable.

Very well done.

And Pinkie woke up, looked around groggily, then pulled a pillow over her face. "No more sauerkraut before bed," she resolved. "I should stick to anchovies. Those always give me dreams about tentacles."

Comment posted by anon26182 deleted November 13th

I am confusion.

This story gave me the feels. Then I thought about why it gave me the feels, and it gave me the metafeels.

I'm going to go spend time with my friends now before this goes any further.

in 46-50 degree weather

I don't know for sure whether you are talking Celsius or Fahrenheit, but I choose to believe Celcius. I think the extreme heat made you delirious while writing this.

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