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Undome Tinwe


After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in esthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are always artists as well.

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A collection of various drabbles and short stories that did not make it to publication as individual stories.

Chapters (26)
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That was cute. And slightly hot near the end. Now I want to see a full homage to the Illiad and the Oddyssey in pony form, though.

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This guide to Quenya pronunciation has some good audio files on how the language should be pronounced. http://tolklang.quettar.org/pronlo/pronguide.html

TL:DR, "par-mah qwen-ta-ron sin-teh oon-d'oh-meh-o"

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Huh, I got most of it right on my first try. Cool.

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That will do for now.
I’m already imagining how all of Ulysses trials could work in pony.

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The transliteration to English is relatively straightforward, so it's not that hard to figure out pronunciation from writing. One advantage that comes from being a conlang, I suppose; you get to dictate how it gets transcribed to other alphabets and can actually make it make sense.

Also, I'm not entirely convinced that all of Odysseus's trials don't exist somewhere out there in Equestria. Scylla doesn't seem that much different from your garden-variety Hydra, we've got Sirens running around doing Siren things, and transformation magic is rife in Equestria, so turning someone into a sheep shouldn't be hard.

One day, Rainbow Dash is going to get swept up in a storm, and have the most epic adventure home.

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One day, Rainbow Dash is going to get swept up in a storm, and have the most epic adventure home.

That's basically Admiral Biscuit's Lost At Sea, except with an OC.

This was fun. It feels like a practical married couple, rather than a random ship.

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That's what I hoped to write. I've always been fascinated with what happens after "I do," and I wanted to capture the moments that make you think "yup, they're married."

The Princess of No Boundaries. Of romantic mind control... :ajbemused:

Hee, this was really fuzzy.

Uh, yeah....

Has Mr. Mojo Rising been through town? Maybe about an hour ago, see which way the wind blow?

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Derpi source is https://derpibooru.org/1596975.

I actually have a print version of it because it was used as part of the 2018 Brony Thank You Fund calendar, which I own.

I am loving this already. Liked just for this, can't wait to see what else you've got.

Memory is long in Equestria, but not eternal. But, as it says, love persists.

Very nice. I always like things with early Equestria.

Very nice, it's always interesting seeing visions of the future of Canterlot

Poor Spike, doomed to be lost to history. Unless, of course, he is still around, hibernating in the mountains near Neo Ponyville.

Cute!
Twilight shouldn't ask Sweetie for a recipe next time.

I remember you posting this somewhere. Still good.

That title makes it impossible for me to think of anything except Zap Rowsdower and Troy.

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The title is actually from the song "I Vow to Thee, My Country"

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no questions, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar, the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

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Wow, those lyrics are even more sinister than Satoris.

The owl's plaque declares his name to be "Spike."

I'm dying. :rainbowlaugh:

Wonderfully atmospheric showcase of how legend fades to myth, even in the Information Age.

And rest assured, I'm reading all of these, but I don't want to bombard you with a bunch of comments that boil down to "This one was good, and this particular line was my favorite."

And I'm caught up. Quite the note to end on for now. And really, Twilight, magical surveillance networks never end well.

A mare who, when presented with a fork in the road, will choose the road less travelled, and one that may take Equestria to new heights.

"And who, when presented with forks at the table, keeps choosing the wrong one. That's for artichokes, darling."

Lovely look into the political ramifications of Twilight's coronation. And I do appreciate the explanation for why the princess's personal student doesn't already have some grasp of etiquette.

This is a great look at Discord after Fluttershy passes, and at his relationship with Twilight. Twilight having a bubble of order in his realm is pretty inspired.

Magnificent take on a post-Shy Discord, and the most important lesson he could possibly learn from her. Though I kind of wish he'd turned the tables and checked on Twilight. She seems to be taking this well, but how much of that is the "my ponies need to see a strong leader" mask she inherited from Celestia? Still, the moment when she drops her shield and plays along was fantastic.

Thank you for this.

"Darling, I once had to trim your mane while you were reading because you refused to take time out of your schedule to visit a barber."

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I am Twilight Sparkle, apparently.

I kept putting off reading "Lost Cities." This finally convinced me to read it, and hot damn, was I missing out. Thanks for that.

As for the story, it brings this to mind: “The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass, leaving memories that become legend. Legend fades to myth, and even myth is long forgotten when the Age that gave it birth comes again.”

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Carai an Calera Mashiarai! Carai an Car'a'Cadin! Al Deyenieye'a'Sai!
"For the Beloved Purple Ones! For the Chief of Clothes! The Majesty of Power/Magic!"

Ok, I've caught up on these short fics. Now I've got to ask - is it "Twilight's Book of Known Stories?" As I mentioned earlier, my Quenya grammar is super-poor. My wife learns conlangs better than I do, but I somehow handle natural language better. Go figure.

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So "sinte" is actually the plural form of "sinta" ("short"). It just happens to overlap perfectly with "sinte" ("known" in singular form), though since "quentaron" is plural "known stories" would be "quentaron sinti". You are otherwise correct. It's "Twilight's Book of Short Stories" (well, technically, the Undome refers to myself, but since I named myself after her that's what the translation is).

Would you like to come with me to the cellar to pick it up? I've got a bottle of Amontillado from before Sombra's reign waiting there just for us.

I'm sure this will end well.

Yeah, you do not break the hearts of those close to the Princess of Love. It will end about as well as you'd think.

A brilliant form of rubber-ducking. I may need to borrow the method myself.

Lovely stuff. Thank you for this touching bit of beauty.

Clover took the charter and rolled it up, ready to begin the founding of a new nation. "To a future more worthy than our past."

That's a very good line.

PlatinumBeauty: ah, but a lady likes to hear that she's wanted. Hex: In that case, it felt like I was standing next to a black hole while you were gone. PlatinumBeauty: oh, because all the light in the world seemed to fade without me? Hex: That, and time felt like it had slowed to a standstill. You know, because time dilates around a black hole.

Now THAT is the Twilight who wrote Naked Singularity.

This is still a fun AU, having read the speedwrite before.

Would you like to come with me to the cellar to pick it up? I've got a bottle of Amontillado from before Sombra's reign waiting there just for us.

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Nicely done. Only issue is that you made no attempt to emulate Poe's prose, but speedwrite and all.

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