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"r5h, your story was also weird in that you had like some of the cleverest jokes in the contest and also some of the dumbest" -Aragon


Pinkie has one month to throw a party that's out of this world. Which is exactly where she'll receive the training she needs.

Can she brave the trials of artistic integrity, heavy rainfall, an actual literal gun, and thinking too hard about why she went to Equestria in the first place?

Written as an entry for Aragon's Comedy (is Serious Business) contest.

Prereading and editing were done very graciously by Oroboro and Pearple Prose. Cover art by Lia Aqila.

Story is complete and will be updated daily!

UPDATE: Placed fourth in the contest!

Featured by the Royal Canterlot Library!

Chapters (8)
Comments ( 39 )

Was the cover art made by Lia?


It sure was! The link to the source was already on the image but I've added a link to the artist's DeviantArt page in the description, too.

I'm in love already. Let the shenanigans commence!

Cheese Sandwich? Discord? Somnambula?

Ohhh, dis gon b gud.

Some great lines here. :rainbowlaugh:

"But worth it! I've got muscles now—” she flexed, revealing an arm with the definition of a bent hotdog

“Clown college! But the admissions officer says I have to call it 'Princeton'.”




Glad you both enjoyed it so far! I hope you're looking forward to the daily updates!

Darn tootin' I am! The only other fic I'm following that updates daily is The Maretian.

On that note, I just published my second chapter of fanfiction ever. Feels good to get that done. Now if only I can do the same for my homework... Help me.

Daily updates, you say?!:rainbowlaugh::pinkiehappy:

And you have a similar style to FanofMostEverything?!

I'm in! :pinkiehappy:

Heh, Party Favor and his balloons.

That was a fun chapter. Only one problem:
Our Town is far to the northeast of Ponyville, on the other side of Foal Mountain. That's a mighty long way for a feral storm to travel from the Everfree. It might make more sense if the storm originated from the Crystal Mountains; it's already been established in the S6 premier that the weather up north is wild, similar to the Everfree. A storm could easily start out as a blizzard and change to heavy rain as it moves into warmer territory.

This isn't a huge issue, but my autism would never forgive me if I didn't point it out.


Eh, why not. Fixed it. Thanks for the suggestion!

Princeton's a party school? Why didn't someone tell me?

Well. That definitely happened.

having eaten the peel, he tossed the banana over his shoulder

Taking notes from Luna, are we?

Uh, that went dark quick.

:pinkiegasp: Pinkie, you got issues.

You'd better have a good explanation for this.

...Whoah. Nooses? Dark!

As someone who has two siblings with depression and anxiety, this chapter hit me hard. :pinkiesad2: Having just watched multiple Let's Plays of Doki Doki Literature Club just makes it even worse.

Okay, that was pretty sweet. Glad to see Pinkie and Limestone on good terms.

I wonder, should Pinkie need a license to use her powers? Think about it: a handful of sprinkles could blast a hole through a thick wall of living plants. Imagine scaling that up to a whole five-pound bag of sugar at the supermarket.


In this fictional universe, sure. Also, it's my god-given duty to take potshots at every university that's not my alma mater, and that includes Princeton.

I like to think I was alluding to it the whole time, actually.

Oof. Yeah, it was kind of personal for me too, though in a somewhat different way. It's tough to be a helper sometimes.

Where would she even sign up for that license?

Wow. I'm a sucker for technicolor humanoids in Equestrisa to begin with, but you took every character you selected and had them live up to their incredible potential. The comedy does take a bit of a backseat to Pinkie's emotional journey, but that's hardly a bad thing. Fantastic work from start to finish. Thank you for it.


Aw, thanks! The way I see it, there's a lot of comedies that benefit from getting serious eventually. Glad you liked it!

I enjoyed this fic so much I finally caved and made my own account here so I could comment. Fabulous work, R5h. We got hints here and there that something was pretty wrong, but it built to a good level of tension before letting us in on it. It's interesting to see how Two-Pie got frustrated with Pinkie Pie, too. Helps show there really are differences between them and makes me wonder how a younger Pinkie Pie would have handled the situation in inverse. I like that Pinkie Pie (both types) are not dumbed down, and that Two-Pie really has a serious role. That chapter with Luna was really intense, but also well done. Probably was my favorite chapter. In any case, right on, and fabulous job! Now I get notified whenever you post here, so watch your back.

“And no-good varmints,” he whispered. “In no-good varmint garments.”

Boss and Forsa stared, open mouthed, as the balloon saloon deflated.

Loving these rhymes.

And I see why this placed in the contest.

Nicely done.

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Limestone Pie: always a good choice. :D

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I'm glad you didn't spend too much time on Discord, because that could have worn out quickly.

Okay, but when is Marble not doing a 'not talking thing'? <.<

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I was wondering why Somnambula. :)

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This story was so good!

Aaaah the Blazing Saddles and the Dark Tower and :twilightsmile: leaving :pinkiegasp: at a loss for words for once!

I had serious trouble restraining the retard giggles.

I'm shocked at how short and to-the-point this all is without feeling too...well, short. But, quite to-the-point. :D

This fic is amazing. I went in because I like human-turned-pony shenanigans, and what I got was something different, deeper, and far better than I ever expected. Halfway through I was ready to put it into my Comedy Gold list, but after finishing, I feel like that label might be doing it a disservice. The RCL feature was well-deserved. :heart:


I disagree with the idea that it would be a disservice. It's not as though comedy is somehow lesser than drama, after all, and I was trying to be funny. Regardless, I thank you for the sentiment!

That's wonderful! I think that splitting the story into chapters helped a lot with that.


That's a dust explosion. Ever heard of rock candy exploding?

Yup, those were the references - not to mention Casablanca in the previous chapter. And indeed, it's an unusual story where Twilight is the comic relief sidekick with Pinkie as the main character. It makes the dynamic super interesting!


I like Somnambula's new pad. How are the other Pillars dealing with the new world?


Heck if I know. I used Somnambula for this because I figured that of all the Pillars, she'd be the most open to new stuff. So I imagine the rest aren't adjusting quite as enthusiastically.

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