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Shrink Laureate


“Trixie hates to interrupt a good monologue,” said Trixie, interrupting a good monologue, “but maybe we should continue it somewhere not on fire?”

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Anonymous, yes. It's a perfectly ordinary name where I come from.

My father was Anonymous as well.

I'm sorry, Mrs Mayor, but I didn't catch your name?


This originally appeared in my anthology, Crackship in a bottle.

I won't spoil it for you, suffice to say it's funny and clever. (And, unless I miss my guess, based off Carabas's Palaververse!)
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I had no idea what to expect, and I usually avoid Anon stories like they were contagious, but here I took a risk after some positive comments and...
Well, this is splendid, hilarious, and was a wonderful investment of my scarce free time. Thank you for it.

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Any contribution towards the mockery of the institution of Anon is more than welcome.

Now how about that seduction of Purple Smart, Anon?

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Ooh, a promotion! :D

I like this because I can just get a free review in with no effort

What is Carabas's Palaververse?

Now, this is cute! And kudos for all the cameos!
It says complete, but this almost reads as a jumping off introduction to something longer, say a series of stories detailing Anon's misadventures in Ponyville?

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A hilarious mess of diplomatic... "ineptitude" isn't quite the right word, but it's somewhere close.

Basically, it's the result of asking "What countries are near Equestria", and worldbuilding out a few answers we haven't seen in the show, and whose leaders are all dysfunctional in one way or another. The stories are centered around the major political events that happen in canon, and these leaders attempts at dealing with them, while remaining as show-compatible as possible. So far, there's three stories, dealing with Nightmare Moon, Discord, and The Wedding.

I highly recommend them.

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coder65535's answer is spot on. The name comes from the first story in the sequence, Moonlight Palaver, which is worth a read. I find the character of The Crown to be particularly fascinating; it takes a lot to make readers hate somebody that well.

In addition to stories, Carabas has written a wealth of blog posts detailing the various lands surrounding Equestria, their culture and systems of government. If you need potted worldbuilding to lift and build on, it's a useful resource. For example, I borrowed the ideas of Zebra necromancy for one scene in my story Princess Celestia's Private Library. It doesn't quite fit the show canon any more, but that's fine.

I'm touched by the reference to my stuff. Thank you so much.

This is a lovely story! Thank you for sharing it!

I had no idea what to expect, and I usually avoid Anon stories like they were contagious, but here I took a risk after some positive comments and...

Well, this is splendid, hilarious, and was a wonderful investment of my scarce free time. Thank you for it.

This is what I never knew I needed.

I fondly remember this from the anthology. Marvelous bit of metahumorous madness. Glad to see it stand on its own.

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