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Out at sea, rockin' steam dreams and pilot valves... Deuces.


[CANCELED AS OF NOVEMBER 24, 2012] The Cutie Mark Crusaders have really done it this time. In yet another attempt to earn their cutie marks after hearing an adventurous guest speaker in class, they set out for the Everfree forest to search the old castle ruins. After the ground collapses beneath them, they find themselves in a mysterious cavern. The Crusaders soon discover a stallion who was turned to stone by a cockatrice. After taking him back to town, they manage to thaw him out with the help of Twilight Sparkle. The stallion, one Sir Buck "Buckshot" Apple, claims to be a resident of Ponyville... That is, the Ponyville of one thousand years ago. The Crusaders take him to Sweet Apple Acres to meet the current generation of Apples, as well as to give him a tour of modern-day Ponyville. Misadventures ensue as the time-tossed knight, now the oldest living earth pony in Equestria, shows everypony how the champion of the old school rolls, and attempts to find a place for himself in a world that's all too familiar, but all too different at the same time. Sir Buck must come to terms with the events his disappearance gave rise to, as well as how to relate with a family legacy one thousand years in the making.

Edited by Nathan Traveler
Cover Art by SchitzophrenicNeko12 of deviantart.com

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things just got interesting!!!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

this is more my writing style. I'm rather bad at dialog, so i'm looking around for an editor with some experience so i can learn

Wow, and to think I doubted you. This is excellently written and quite fun.


Awesome, can't wait to see where this goes.


Thanks mate. Honestly, i wrote the prologue like that on a dare, so i can't exactly say i put much effort into it. i might go back and change it up once i get farther into the story.

so far so good. this is quite good and i would love to see more!!!

The Fox McCloud part was Hilarious:rainbowlaugh:

Eh i like where this is going ill stick with it keep up the work :pinkiehappy:

I'm gonna feel really bad when Buck() gets turned to stone to find that his wife Leafdapple() and his daughter Apple Blossom() are both dead when he wakes up in the future. If seen this scenario before; at first he won't belief he's in the future till he sees the town, the farm, Celestia herself, and various family heirlooms that prove that he is indeed in the future. Then once the gravity of the situation sinks in, he'll break down emotionally and it will up to his descendants to get him through this. This a great story though and one of the best examples of this scenario.
I loved how you fallowed the Kurt Vonnegut Guide to writing a short story:
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
2.Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
4. Every sentence must do one of two things — reveal character or advance the action.
5. Start as close to the end as possible.
6. Be a sadist. Now matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them — in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
7.Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
8.Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Peace Out. I look forward to what happens next.

Hush, you'll give everything away! :flutterrage: Buck's made of strange stuff, tho. He might react differently than you'd expect. Besides, I've never been good at writing heavily emotional bits.
I'm gonna have to mix things up a little.
Anyway, to be honest, I've never heard of the Kurt Vonnegut Guide until you mentioned it! :rainbowderp: I just wrote down what I saw in my head! Whoever he was tho, he was a genius- his strategies seem to work for me quite well. Anyway, at the end of the next chapter I'll have a special announcement for everypony. It'll put you right into the thick of things... Mwa hahahahahaha! :trollestia:

Kurt Vonnegut JR.
1922-2007 was an American writer, artist and lecturer. He wrote mostly satire, gallows humor, and science fiction. His most famous work is Slaughterhouse-Five. He was great at giving humorous lectures about the art of story telling.
This is him illustrating the shape of a story. (here)
I love the way he simplifies everything into their basic plots.

Peace Out.

...Celestia's Nipple Hair? Congratulations, you nearly killed me with hahas. :D

Looking forward to what happens next! 5 stars, tracked and favorited :twilightsmile:

I'm liking this still, wanna see the CMC find Buckshot and see how they free him from the stone

As for an OC, I think it's fine the way it is, and the only OC I can think of right now is mine, and he's otherwise preoccupied at the moment haha.


There is no Ditzy Doo, but there is Derpy Hooves.

the name is in contest.
officially shes called Ditzy Doo, but the fans call her Derpy.
Im just trying to score brownie points with Faust should she ever read this.

Cast: Huge Jackman as Buckshot he's like the better Mel Gibson and we've got a deal. Swordfish was such a great movie. It had hacking, action, explosions, and Halle Berry's nips. God, reading this REALLY makes me wanna go watch Swordfish, you should go watch that movie right now.

Why I think I can make this fic better, is because I've worked on fimfiction.net user Winter Twister's: Purple Skies, Winter Skies, Applebloom's Vendetta, and I personally wrote Drago P.I and Hoity Toity Gets Possessed by Duke Nukem. Another reason I think I can make this fic great is that I'm familiar with the scenario.

The OC's I wanna see in this fic are:
Pale Hoof- he's the pony grim reaper that lives in ponyville he's from the fic "Near Death Experience" He speaks in the Royal Equestrian Voice(all caps lock), he's in a relationship with a pony named Pinwheel and because he's death he really shows no emotion.
Snowstorm from the fic, called "Winter's Howl" he's Scoot's older brother and dating Rainbow Dash in the last chapters of that fic and scoots ended up killing their abusive alcoholic father after he murdered their step dad. I like that OC because he isn't whiny, he's family orientated and has a strong moral code.
Smokey from the fic called "Purple Haze" and he's Twilight's stoner boyfriend whose funny, educated, charismatic and socially responsible.

Peace Out

Eh dont think my oc would fit in still shout out to the readers oc's (\(^o^)/) also great chapter:pinkiehappy:

Eh dont think my oc would fit in still shout out to the readers oc's (\(^o^)/) also great chapter:pinkiehappy:

74699 Her name has been officially changed to Derpy Hooves.
Don't belive me Check the MLP wiki and Equestria Daily.
Anyway good story.

Hmmmm.... So be it, I'll edit the name with the next chapter release

Nice, can't wait to see how he reacts to waking up for the first time in 1000 years

I found the whole thing with the Hairbrush hi-larious. I'd vote banishing it into a black hole!

I'm waiting to see what happens when he comes to. Future shock ho!

Another excellent chapter, though I wanna see Luna's full blown reaction to finding out who he is :pinkiehappy:

Actually, she already knows, but isn't letting on just yet. It's a bit of a shock for her as well, if you think about it.

80462 I figured that, but I mean I wanna see her reaction to seeing him in the flesh in the visible spectrum, and his reaction to seeing her haha

Ah, hell I love this story, found myself laughing several times uncontrollably. plus you've gotta love all the refferences. VERY interested to see what happens next. Continue on good sir!

That is all :moustache:

I forgot how crude Aussie language sounds to foreigners...

Then again, spend your entire life talking like Buckshot and you don't even notice untill they start giving you funny looks.

Doesn't help any Aussie who talks like that is pretty much suited to the element of Honesty either...

I actually developed Buck with the idea of him embodying all of the elements and all of the elements faults in some way. But I've always liked AJ the best so Honesty is kinda his thing more than the others.


how should he react? he doesn't even know that he was stoned for a 1k years.

The next chapter is actually more or less all ready to go, but seeing as this one is where Buck takes the hammer I'm putting a lot of revision into it. It'll probbably be out sometime later today.


aww, a very touching chapter... though methinks there's a little more turmoil in Buckshot's head then he's letting on. Looking forward to the next chapter mate! :twilightsmile:

he took that very well

The Loch Ness looks tranquil from the surface, mate. But apparently there's a monster down there.

And Bruce Banner. Sure, it seems like he's a normal swell guy, but all it takes is that one little push to transform him into a hulking engine of destruction.

I'm not sure 'Aged Wine' was the best term to use considering how the chapter openned.

Wheres the old timey piano when I need it?

it is christmas eve post now

Lol sorry dude I meant Christmas DAY. I can't post it now, it's not finished.

Thanks for the new chapter. Some misspellings here and there, but otherwise pretty good.

The image of Applebloom taking shelter under Sir Buck Apple is really cute!:twilightsmile:

Man! another cliffhanger? I'm gonna have to get you with the ending for my Chapter 4, is a real tear-jerker :rainbowwild:

Bring it!
I'm so manly that I dont cry. I sweat through my eyes.

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