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Smoking Gun

Guy who writes stories when he's bored. And hey, I've got nothing else to do.


Name: Lyra Heartstrings. Occupation: Cartoonist.

Lyra makes a big splash in Equestria when she gets her new animated series for children on the worlds No.1 network. The show in question: Only Human, which centers around a group of these mythical creatures called 'humans', straight from Lyra's imagination, who become friends as they overcome life's obstacles together.

With the help of her executive producer, Bon Bon, Lyra starts to make an unprecedented impact in Equestria. Making friends, enemies and... other.

Can Lyra make it in the world of television? Will the Equestria take to these new 'humans'? You'll have to tune into the Pub network every Saturday at 1PM to find out!

Cover by Arby-Works

Edited by Spabble

Chapters (16)
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Comments ( 771 )

Am I the only one who saw the hand on top of the 'u' in 'human' as an "I'm?"

Hmm, interesting story so far. Tracked.

Wonderful. Absolutely wonderful. Fav'd.


“You’ve show this to four other studios?”

“You’ve shown this to four other studios?”

On your marks, get set, awesome!

I must say it's an interesting idea, a bit cliche but you pull it off well. I'm interested to see where this goes. Good luck. :ajsmug:

To quote Scoots " I'm liking this idea."

Where's that 'dis gun be good' gif when you need it?
Following with great interest, greatly enjoyed this chapter.
One mistake though, "You’re show, doofus." this should be 'your', not 'you are'.

Oh, this is going to be interesting. Awesome and interesting.

"This is NOT a humans in Equestria story"

Then why the fuck did you add an HiE tag?


There are still human elements in there. I wasn't sure if I should keep it or not.

1166274 Only add the Human tag if the story involves a human physically going to Equestria.


Fair enough, I'll get rid of it.

This. This turns me on in ways a fic shouldn't.


Or presumably if using humanised ponies?

1182863 Well written fics always turn me on.


No, he added a "Human" tag. There is no "HiE" tag. There are humans in the story in some way or another, thusly it should have a Human tag.

SG, do you have someone doing spellchecking and editing? If not, please consider enlisting some help on that front. This is a very interesting and original idea that's unfortunately somewhat marred by a hoofful handful dammit, now I'm doing it of easily-avoided errors.

I don't know. The whole HiE thing really is debatable. Technically there are 'humans' in 'Equestria', so i would leave it.

1182964 ha, and I WANTED THAT POSITION!
i always love to spell/grammar check people's work :)

I'm just not sure why this chapter is called "Development Hell" when the show hasn't even entered pre-production, but go on, we enjoy the trip!

Wait. . . the ponies are watching a show about humans and we're watching them watch it?! The next thing to happen would be a show about ponies in the show about humans being watched by ponies being watched by humans! HOW MUCH DO THEY KNOW!? Wait. . . is something watching us right now?!

1185308 AAAAAGGGHHHHH!!!!! -Jumps twenty feet straight up and through the roof-

"...with a wise ass smirk..."

I find this line interesting for two reasons:
1. The swear kinda came out of left field. I would consider changing it.
2. Are you from New York, by any chance?

That ending warmed my heart. :pinkiesmile:


Your comment warmed mine :twilightblush:


I'm so sorry.

“Hey, you’re only human.”



Anyway, as good as this fic is, it looks like it's heading for some serious Lyra/Bon shipping, and fast. Maybe it's just me, but it seems a little bit out of place (but it's probably just me).

People reading a story about ponies watching a show about people


Ohoho. Tracking this and reading it sometime I can actually read.

Sarah Wall, Claire Corlett, and Peter New must be three of the people.

This story is good! There are some grammar issues, but that's about all that is wrong. Also I c wat u did in the picture!

1185306 Go read the infinite alternate universe theory. :twilightoops: You can't ever unhear it. Ever.
On another note (the story's note, that is), I think this is good, and your 101 likes straight seem to think so too. :derpytongue2:

Really enjoying this concept, and the characterizations. It's been a while since I've read anything with a happy/funny Lyra, so this is a breath of fresh air for me.
You gets a fave and a like from me. Onward to the next chapter!:pinkiehappy:

You know the comments people give sometimes that consist of just the word 'more (sometimes MOAR) and a bunch of exclamation points? Yeah, I think I am starting to understand why they do that. This fic is just so charming and yet, there just isn't enough of it yet. So...more please. :derpytongue2:

1166279 Jeez, why'd you have to be a twat about it?

Forgetting the whole "LyraxBonBon is fanon" thing, sometimes relationships...just happen.


I likededed this.:yay:

"Bon Bon took one last bite of her muffin" That's the only error I caught.

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