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I'll make my own multiverse! With ponies! And friendship!

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Silver Sparks - Wizard.
Lost things found, broken things fixed.
Various other spells, just ask!
No love potions or turning lead into gold.
Yes, I do birthday parties!


A collection of short stories about a unicorn on Earth and her friends.

Inspired by the Dresden Files and Admiral Biscuit's not-a-contest.

Updates occasionally.

Chapters (2)
Comments ( 84 )

“Almost certainly! Just to be sure though, was a poltergeist, demon, or other malevolent entity trapped inside it?”

Silver Sparks knows the important questions to ask.

“My mum made a fresh batch of cookies this morning, you can have some of those, too... if you want.”
“Hmm... what kind of cookies?”

Bribing ponies with baked goods is always a valid negotiating tactic.

Protip: it also works on mechanics.

I like your theory on where Earth leylines are, and I also like the summoning circle; we don’t see that too much in ponyfic. I think they’re kinda canon, but I’m not entirely sure on that.

Also, the birthday party scene . . . I’ve got a couple of ideas on the back burner involving unicorn magicians doing magic tricks (and the styles and tricks that work for human audiences); there’s some technique stuff that maybe wouldn’t work with pony audiences but would work with humans, and other stuff that might not.

The scene in the park reminded me of Special Operations. If you’ve got some Equestrians on Earth. . . . It’s good when there’s a pony for that.

I do hope your muse inspires you to write more about Silver Sparks, I’d really like to learn more about her :heart:

Huh you know this story felt like it was set in Australia before I even got to the part where silver spark said she was in Melbourne nice story hop it becomes something more

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I'm so glad you like it! I definitely have more ideas, but considering how long this chapter took (probably close to a year), don't expect anything anytime soon. :heart:

"Hey Elsie, how come Mrs. Bowen got this weird look on her face and giggle-snorted when I told her that I'll put on my robe and wizard hat?"

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I'm an Aussie myself, maybe that shows in my writing?

I'm glad you like it, there will probably be more eventually! :twilightsmile:

This is a very point take on Dresden, a very cute one at that too. I like it! :twilightsmile:

Curious to see more if it happens, it's bound to be quite more light hearted without losing the spirit.

It's also about cute ponies being cute, so always a plus! :yay:

Given the calling card, I think Mrs Bowen got off pretty lightly with her flowerbed being a little crushed, as opposed to the house being on fire (but it wasn't my fault!)

Classy stuff, gotta love the balance between whimsical and light, and dangerous.

I hope to see more! :pinkiehappy:

Why Norse? I thought it was cool. Humans seemed to expect magic words anyway, for some reason.

Legit.

I got more stares than usual as I hurried along, but I ignored them. Most immigrants from Equestria stayed in England, near the portal at Stonehenge – one of Earth's major leylines.

I like the logic here!

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Thank you all for the kind words! :twilightsmile:

There will be more eventually, but I make no guarantees as to when.

That was lovely :)
Really good action scenes as well. Nice job!

Good shot, friend. :pinkiehappy:

(Some other chapters will be wonderful of course :pinkiecrazy:)

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Thank you! :pinkiehappy:
My pre-reader described my action scenes as "pretty heccin dope", which I thought was pretty funny.

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:pinkiecrazy: All right, I get it, everyone wants more chapters! Guess I need to update the description.

Thank you though, glad you liked it. :twilightsmile:

This story is cute and has a lot of world building hinted at. I can dig it. Upvote and favorited. :moustache:

Admiral gave this a shout out and I'm glad he did! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Please may I have another?! :duck:

I like that she taught that kid the value of business and bargaining.

Very, very good start.
Will be tracking this, good work. :raritywink:

I see we are both on team "Equestrian portal at Stonehenge because leylines!" :rainbowlaugh:

This was a great story and Silver Sparks is an absolute gem.

Cracking up. Hehehe, Stormlight got that pointy face.

Anywho, this looks promising. I'll keep a sight organ on it.

Yes, I do birthday parties!

this got me chuckling...
i have doubts about being able to enjoy it myself.
but it doesn't seem bad on first impressions.

No lead into gold? I really hope that’s leftover from when she worked in equestria because humans aught to know why that’s very obviously a very very horrible idea. Unfortunately my faith in collective human intelligence is to diminished to truly trust that this is the case.

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Yeah, I've seen various theories about Stonehenge in fantasy, such as a map to a great machine, or a fairy pizza parlor. I personally think those big arches look like doorways, though.

Happy to hear you liked the story, thank you! :twilightsmile:

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I think Silver is probably pointier, seeing as how she's a unicorn. :derpytongue2:

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It's okay if you don't enjoy it, I can't please everyone. I am glad you got a laugh out of it, at least. :twilightsmile:

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...because it'll wreck the economy?

Also yes, humanity is pretty stupid sometimes. :fluttercry:

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My first concern is surviving the reactions commonly involved in breaking down one element into another.

That was fun and cute. And cool, too.

Nice username, by the way.

Favorited. I love Dresden Files and I love the "Yes, I do parties" bit. Story is well written and flows well for a short story.

I'm a slow writer.

I'll say. That not-a-contest is a year and a half old.

Yeah, I could just see timberwolves in Melbourne.

Nice story :)

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Thank you! :twilightsmile:

I didn't want Silver to be a pony clone of Dresden, and I figured one of the best way to do that was to flip Harry's "No parties or other entertainment" rule around.
Also, I thought that a unicorn entertaining a bunch of kids would be pretty adorable. :pinkiehappy:

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I think I actually started writing this a few months after the not-a-contest post, but still, yes. I am slow. I got a bunch of comments asking for more, so I just wanted to make sure people didn't expect weekly or even monthly updates.
Hopefully I'll get another chapter out this year, but I make no promises. :scootangel:

This was a fun read. I can see the Dresden nods/inspiration, and still being it's own unique thing. The choice of Norse for the verbal magic was fresh to see too, without the usual inundation of Norse mythology but simply chosen for it's linguistic sound.

Cute horse Dresden is yes :moustache:
Truly refined taste 🍷

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I think Silver summed it up best. :derpytongue2:

Why Norse? I thought it was cool.

I'm not planning on having Thor/Heimdall/Fenrir/etc. show up as characters, but I'm not opposed to Silver using their names as magic words if I have a cool reason to do so. :pinkiesmile:

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Heh. Unfortunately, it is Game Theory and Tragedy of the commons. If a few people used it, it would honestly have minimal impact, but if a lot of people used it, it would, at least, crash the gold market. Of course, knowing the impact for a few people using it, it is easy to ignore the cumulative effect of lots of people doing it. Same as the issue with pollution or fishing.

Not that crashing said market is necessarily a bad thing, seeing as I am pretty sure the Aluminum market crashed the same way when it became cheap and easy to mass produce. Gold is useful as well, just relatively expensive.

I have to wonder if there will be any backstory to that, although I don't think Dresden got one for that. Hilarious to imagine though.

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I’m not so concerned with the financial implications. As you said gold l, and just about any other rare earth element for that matter, has a number of industrial applications such that a market crash would likely be more beneficial than not. I’m more concerned with the more concerned physical dangers commonly associated with manipulating elements.

What dangers? All I can think of is that since real life transmutation is a nuclear process, it would likely result in a lot of radiation being produced, but I doubt that is what you mean.

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Unless the baked goods turn into... baked bads. :pinkiegasp:

Then, I put on my robe and wizard hat. Showtime!

I know that reference. And it is not one you should be making in regards to a kid's birthday party :rainbowlaugh:

A few of the kids tried to catch it, but had they been quick enough to touch it, their hands would've passed right through the illusion.

Honestly the safest option when kids are involved :unsuresweetie:

And probably doubly so if she also did that stuff in Equestria. Kids with hooves vs a rabbit... *shudder*

Instead, I put on a sapphire earring, and a pair of silver bangles – one set with a large ruby, which went on my front-left fetlock, and the other studded with small diamonds, for my front-right.

I'm guessing, magical energy batteries to use in battle?

“Gotcha! Come on, Silver, open your eyes! How often does a ground-pounder like you get a view like this?”

“Ideally, never!”

Nice :rainbowlaugh:

My horn and earring started glowing as I gathered the magic, and released it with a loud cry.

Well, either batteries, or at least some kind of focus item.

A wall of ice sprang into existence around the girl as I ripped the heat from the air and dumped it into my ruby for later.

Oh, efficient!

“Oh wow! I really like your mane!”

That's her reaction after being saved by magical beings? :rainbowlaugh:

“Ooh, a pegasus! That trick with the lightning was totally badass!”

“I know, right?”

lol, pegasi. They're alll showoffs :rainbowlaugh:


Remarks and corrections:
> with it's leyline under Easter Island
Should be "with [its] leyline"
> “Of course dear, just follow me.” She said, ushering me inside.
That's a "s/he said" construction. The quoted part should end on a comma, and the part after that should not have a capital letter. See the Writing Guide (under "Help" in the top sidebar of the site) for the full rules of these things.
Also, "dear" is an addressing term. You should always split that off from the rest of the sentence with commas, at both sides if possible/applicable.
> and the nearest timberwolf found it lodged in his throat
Missing period at the end.

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Woah, that's a lot of commentary. :derpytongue2:

Thanks for the corrections, it seems like no matter how many times I proof-read something, stuff still slips through. :pinkiecrazy:

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You're welcome :twilightsmile:

I always give stream-of-consciousness commentary while I read through. Authors seem to appreciate it since it shows them what specific details get picked out and what jokes work :pinkiehappy:

And... I dunno, I've preread so much stuff that I spot all those errors anyway while reading, so I might as well list them up so you can get stuff fixed, right? :raritywink:

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