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My name was Razorbeam, and I am retired. (From Fanfiction)


Love comes in many forms: love for your family, your friends, your country, and your people. Twilight Sparkle has experienced it all, except one kind. True love, the love you stake the rest of your life on. As the royal wedding of her dear friends draws nearer, she begins to feel the desire for a love of her own.

Troubled and lonely from the newly-revealed gap in her life, she discovers that sometimes love is found in the strangest of places.

Takes place in the years after the epilogue of Visionary. Special thanks to _Medicshy for his editing and feedback on each chapter!

Chapters (16)
Comments ( 768 )


Steampunk, Twilight, and more of the Visionary Universe. Oh, Razorbeam, you spoil us so.

Edit: Congratulations on the feature box, my good man. *pops the cork on a champagne bottle*

Ooooh, I wonder who Spike is shipped with... Please be Celestia, please be Celestia, please be Celestia. *Cough* Anyway, this is intriguing, and I can definitely relate to Twilight, though I bet a lot of us could. Best wishes you brilliant writer you!

Lover your stories and i can't wait for more but... Applejack does know someone, a certain stallion who is in possession of her childhood doll
Just saying

...and there's the inevitable anti-shipping Dislike.

1211319 Really?! is that all it takes now. Author: somepony finds love in an OC. Parasprite: Ships are evil! dislike!!! :facehoof:
I'm interested in this goggled unicorn inventor though...
edit: thought just hit me... Where is spike?! he's been left out again!

Is it a robot she falls in love with or that guy?!:pinkiegasp:

Yes, YES! I have been looking forward to this one!

Very nice, the beginning part with A.J. made me have some feels bro.

I love your work. If you every feel the need for some cheap laughs go ahead and check out my story. It's nowhere as deep as yours, much to my chagrin, but cheap jokes are cheap jokes.

You know, shipping is where you pair objects into a relationship
Relationship could be romantic like most people consider it, kinship with family, brother/sisterhood of a group such as a Fraternity / Sorority (I know Razorbeam is a FIJI brother), ect....
To be honest, Shipping as it is normally perceived is too over done, but why can't we see more of the later I listed?

And I hope you weren't the one to dislike it out of annoyance from its shipping tags.

Hey.. Hey.. Hey, Razorbeam, is that pony's name with the liquor, by chance named, "SteelMyst?"

Dude, check the comment I made before that one.

THEN ask me if I was the one to dislike it.

Also, why did you feel the need to explain what shipping is to me?

'12th Annual Steamtech Festival'

That removed all doubts immediately! Steampunk has always been interesting to me, so a story with steam tech, one of my favorite ponies, and written by one of my favorite authors... no question that I'm going to love this story as much/more than Visionary!

Look interesting. I defiantly want to read this but first.... Homework. :ajsleepy:

I completely image comments and whomever posts them. Didn't realize that was you.
Because I thought you were the one to dislike this from the sole reason it has one of the shipping tags.

We are all here right from the beggining! :pinkiehappy:
You better update regularly :pinkiecrazy: !

I zoomed in on the cover art, and read STINKERMANE.:rainbowlaugh:

Ohh! Twilight focused steam punk story? Best day ever!

Please update soon?


And out of the bushes came another Razorbeam story that got more comments in a few short hours than it deserved! The above is the look on my face when I realize that my lack of sanity in story form is what people find entertaining. :pinkiecrazy:

Comment replies, engage!

I enjoy spoiling you! It costs me no money, and I can do so frequently. :pinkiehappy:

Thank you for the congratulations! I'm not sure it deserves a feature with just one chapter, but you won't hear me complain about it! I will gladly take a glass of champagne, my fine fellow.

It is a secret! You will have to read other stories to find out. :twilightblush:

I'm glad you can empathize with it; that's the biggest part of this story is being able to understand Twilight's feelings and her decisions. At least until the adventure tag revs up. Thanks for the read, and for the compliment! :twilightsmile:

Don't make me slap you. :ajbemused:

This happens every time; you get used to it after a while. Seems like the number's been going down though. Visionary got it bad, cuz it got hit by the guys who hate shipping and the guys who hate changelings, lol.

Yep, that really is all it takes. Preconceptions are easy to make, and fun to use in the eternal anonymity that is internet. Anyways, as for where Spike is, I actually declare in passing that he 'moved out'. To say why would spoil some of the other stories I have planned right now though, so vague is what you get, lol. :raritywink:

Glad it got to you a little; it wasn't meant to be overbearingly heavy, just a little pitiable, something that maybe the readers could connect to, so I'm glad to see it worked for you! I actually have read quite a bit of your story, and I admit that I've used it for a pick-me up and some nice, easy laughs when I've been having a long day man. Glad you wrote it, it's a blessing in the form of humor. Keep up your work!

An apt description, much more concise than some of the ones I've used. I may have to steal it.

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Woah guys, calm down, lol. It was all a misunderstanding. :scootangel:

I had to do a steampunk fiction, and Twilights was the first that came to mind. With a brain like hers, only she amongst her friends would truly appreciate it! Flattered to know you count me amongst some of your favorite authors, and I certainly do hope you enjoy it as much as you say you will!

Homework and no gif? Are you feeling okay, man? :rainbowhuh:

But seriously dude, get to it if you desire and when you can. It'll only get more content while you wait! Good luck with the homework, friend!

If you think I won't, you're just being silly. :unsuresweetie:

I knew this joke would happen eventually. Whoever invented the alphabet should have put a different letter before 'T' so that my ticker wouldn't have jokes made about it! :raritydespair:

And you... stop it. :ajbemused:
But seriously, jk, and I hope you like the story!


Welp, it has happened again. I have stumbled upon a sequel to a fiction I have yet to read, and now the only thing stopping me from diving head first into this is the fact that I haven't read the prequel. I would ask whether or not I need to read Visionary for this to make sense, but I might as well just go read that one. I mean, it's been in my too read list forever anyway.

Okay, I'll be back soon enough, and I'll be commenting on the way, too.

Hmm... Give me about a day or two, maybe you'll have another chapter up by then? That'd be nice...

Well, see you soon :twilightsheepish:

I like where this is going. It's also great to see more from the Visionary universe.
Keep up the good work, I know this will be quite a pleasant experience :twilightsmile:

It is a robot. She is going to this machine convention where she meets a robot with a soul. Or maybe!:pinkiegasp:
She falls in love with the creator of the robot and it gets jealous. A huge love triangle emerges!
It's briliant, Razorbeam! I love it! You are so smart!:pinkiehappy:


Behold, ye ole pony paffendorf!

Fantastic start, Razorbeam. I quite agree, Twilight is the only one of the Mane 6 who would be able to really understand Steampunk. Eagerly awaiting more. Knowing you, you are not one to disappoint!

EDIT: Ya know, I really really wish I could write like you, and a few other favorite authors. My writings are too bland and boring. Blegh.


But... but, you know... you still never answered my question:
Is this stallion's name who drinking at the place Twi went to: "SteelMyst"?
It would make sense since a steamgineer would probably work with steel, copper, bronze, and the sorts, and since its steam, it would eventually cause a mist...


You're thinking too hard, my friend. While perhaps it would be fitting, it is not the one I've chosen. Things are a little more simple than that, lol.

What does it mean? Releventarentabent.... Sounds like a very complicated term. :twilightoops:


I was really :rainbowdetermined2: to see a cameo of you

What's in a name? It needn't be mine to be my character. Just sayin'.


Roughly the equivalent of a hearty me gusta.

YOUR MISSION: Get Twilight laid.

Twilight, Steampunk, and Visionary sequel all in one? Epic.

*Jaw drops to the ground* Oh... EPIC!!! :pinkiehappy::raritystarry::twilightsmile: I'm ready. For. The. Awesomeness. That. Will. Possess me. :rainbowdetermined2:

You make my convalescence better by continuing to write awesome stuff like this. I mean seriously. 3rd time in 6 months I've screwed up my ankle on a set of stair. At least this time I have ponies to look forward to. And in this case, STEAMPUNK PONIES!!!!! :twilightsmile::rainbowdetermined2: (note the Steampunk goggles on Dash. Best Steampunk emoticon...dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/Rainbow_Dash_lolface.png )

So, I'm liking where this is going so far. Doesn't hurt that I'm a sucker for Twilight ship-fics. and the Visionary verse. Now, time to reread Visionary. Again.

Looking forward to the next one!:twilightsmile:

And now I have to read 108,000 words before I can read this.
Great. :ajbemused:

Well, this seems mildly interesting. I usually avoid shipping stories, but I'll see how this turns out. *faved*

1213531 Read Visionary. Now. It is an amazing story, one that easily deserves to hold at least 7th in the feature box for the rest of eternity. Eight, and ninth would be the sequels that currently exist, while the tenth would be reserved for HoaD. Although I do enjoy that one arguably more than Visionary, I will lock in those placements.
Oh, and this is amazing as well. I feel like taking a college level writing course just so that I may properly and thoroughly convene my love for Visionary and its sequels to you.

I must agree that Twilight is the logical choice, and I feel that an author such as yourself deserves such praise (while I'm not going to go cooky and say I worship you (or even idolize you (you shouldn't idolize people you don't know decently (and I have only seen a facet or two of you)))) you are an excellent writer that is writing about some of my favorite topics, and even got me to read a story about a character I dislike in a happy tone, & that takes skill.
^^too many parenthesis...
You don't need to read Visionary, but those thousands of words are worth it! :pinkiehappy:

I wanted to read this, but saw that it was a sequel to Visionary... So I read Visionary in four hours and then read this. :twilightsmile: Visionary was great, and so far, this looks just as good; can't wait for more.

Have you started reading Wings of Courage? It's another story of his that takes place in the 3 year gap in the Visionary's epilogue. So far it's really good imo :pinkiesmile:

Dash...I don't ship much so I'll take a guess she'd be romantically involved with Soarin'.:rainbowhuh:
Otherwise...I'm interested in your stories now...TIME TO READ VISIONARY! :rainbowkiss::rainbowwild::rainbowdetermined2:

PLEASE a love triangle, please make it a love triangle , but a good triangle not a cheesy love triangle like twiligth(you know which one):pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy: plz

Woot a kinda sequel!

Drinking on an empty stomach?
"Just one more"?

She's gonna get so drunk.

She was eating, I think. :twilightblush:

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