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"[FoME] manages the impossible combination of being an actual legitimate nerd while staying unabashedly pleasant." —Aragón

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Twilight Sparkle's new friends took some time to adjust to the human rather than the pony, but they can tell her current behavior is unusual, even for her. The question is what's wrong. The answer...

Well, that'll be a bit harder to figure out with her avoiding the subject. But there are some forces no one can ignore.

Cover image by Raccoon-san, used with permission. EqG skin edit by DrakeyC.

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Comments ( 62 )

Well, it has been said that your greatest weakness is your greatest strength pushed too far. Happy to see Sci Twi understands that those traits aren't inherently negative, just the amount of them was.
And the lack of morals. Having morals is somewhat important.

Thanks for the story FoME, it was a fun read.

Inside Baseball Alert: The story's title is a Magic card. This is probably not a coincidence, at least insofar as FoME does this on purpose with his blogs.

DrakeyC #3 · 4 weeks ago · · ·

Sunset could have easily proven she wasn't turning into Midnight Sparkle.

- Twilight didn't have a horn, Midnight did
- Twilight doesn't know how to flirt. Look at Midnight; she needs no help
- Twilight's voice struggles to register higher than a 4/10 on the Ham-o-Meter. Midnight struggles to register anything lower than 10
- Twilight has probably not experienced an increase in bra size, a clear sign she is not Midnight Sparkle

That was certainly a very Twilight train of events.

TCC56 #5 · 4 weeks ago · · ·

"Were you really so afraid that you forgot how skin works?"

Yup. That's our nerd.

I would like to remind Twiggles of Occam's Razor. I get that there's a negative association in her mind with darkening of her chromelanin, but automatically assuming demonic transformation when sun-shading is an explanation is a bit out there. Then again, this is Twiggles we're talking about, and she's got trauma, so, eh, not entirely odd to have her mind go there.

Bit of narrative confusion on my liquidy mind. Twiggles mentioned in Rarity's section that she's with Timber ("I have a boyfriend"), yet the implication at the end is that she's with Sunset. Is she dating both, or is she with the former, but share's mutual attraction with the latter that both of them have yet to act on?

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Twilight's been a shut-in most of her life, so she likely never even considered her own sexuality to be something she should explore.

BRB losing it at “Oh, bread.” :rainbowlaugh:

Ah yes, the chromelanin. Lovely concept that, and one I quite enjoy.

I forget, are you the one who said Applejack and Macintosh essentially suffer from systemic vitiligo due to an incident with dodgy soap?

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I can say with 99.9% certainty that this story has nothing to do with Nicol Bolas or the Planar Bridge.

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:twilightsheepish: "Midnight was my idealized self-image. More idealized in some areas than others."

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Twilighting makes for some very fun storytelling.

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Mutual attraction that neither's acted upon. It remains to be seen whether Twilight Velvet's upcoming tale of a naive young mage and the summoned demon who goes from familiar to very familiar indeed will help or hinder any developing relationship between the two.

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Masterweaver came up with that one. Doesn't completely line up with how I intend the chemical to work, but it is a neat idea in and of itself.

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"She also played the violin like Lindsey Stirling and had perfect grammar."

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Maybe that's what the "herd" joke was about?

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Ah yes. So many stories so little time. After a while it all starts to blend together a bit.

Hah, nice. :)

Seems as if this is my 100th favorite on this website. Pretty neat!

This was a very cool story, and I could totally see this as something Twilight/SciTwi would do. As always, you have a knack for writing some great quips, but this one—

"I just ain't gonna hear no one badmouthin' spuds."

—definitely takes the cake. Great stuff as always!

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Mutual attraction that neither's acted upon. It remains to be seen whether Twilight Velvet's upcoming tale of a naive young mage and the summoned demon who goes from familiar to very familiar indeed will help or hinder any developing relationship between the two.

Twilight: Mom, about the draft of your latest novel…
Velvet: Yes, dear, what about it?
Twilight: It's just… the characters and story seem awfully familiar…
Velvet: Really, how odd.
Twiligth (deadpan stare): I ask because… you didn't happen to find that flash drive that I lost a couple weeks ago, did you?
Velvet: What flash drive?
Twilight (blushes hard): The one where I put all of my fantasy fiction about me and Sunset!
Velvet (predatory smirk): Oh, so that was you and Sunset in all of those stories.
Twilight (horror): No… wait… that's not what I… (runs away in embarrassment)
Velvet (whistfully): So innocent…

Aww! Concern!

And everyone's Sunlight shipping!

Twilight offered a smile so fake that Pinkie Pie might have had to smack her on principle.

Wow.

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Not that anyone could prove anything.

The sound of a camera shutter challenged that.

:rainbowlaugh:

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So, did Rainbow Dash just leave off screen?

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"You haven't had friends over since you were twelve."

"There's a reason for that!"

Velvet was Moonlight shipping! :rainbowlaugh:

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Nice opening!

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I was thinking it was some weird magic thing, but no. Sweet though. :heart:

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Yeah, you've stated before that Nicky stays as far away from Pinkie as he can.

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I would very much like to see that story. Preferably with reactions from Sunset and Twilight. You have infected my mind with Sciset, and now you must feed the demon that you have conjured.

Huh. Worldbuilding, Twilinanas, hugs, and shipping. This really ticked all my boxes at once.

I can't applaud this work.

As in I can't applaud this work hard enough. What's not to like about both individual parts and the whole delivery?

Now onto the next question. Is Velvet going to survive her meeting with Windy Whistles? Or is she going to wind up needing to have a very awkward discussion with Nightlight?

It seems that Velvet is just as much of an adrenaline junky in this world as she is in Equestria.

This all felt very in-character for Twi. Who's a silly bookworm?

"She asked me for help with flirting." Rarity shook her head. "Her. Twilight 'Seductive as a Potato' Sparkle."

Applejack frowned at her. "Hey now."

"Look me in the eye and tell me I'm wrong."

"No, yer right that Twilight ain't the type t' sweep folks off their feet, Timber or otherwise." Applejack's gaze darted to Sunset for some reason before she scrunched up her face and turned back to Rarity. "I just ain't gonna hear no one badmouthin' spuds."

I gotta side with Applejack here, there’re some pretty seductive potatoes out there.
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Is Twilight still going to jog with Rainbow and do farm work with AJ after this? She was completely right that she should be in better shape. If she’s going to keep superheroing it’s a line of work where people who rely exclusively on their powers and don’t pick up basic fitness and self defense inevitably regret it.

Somewhere, even though she is Human, SciTwi has the metaphysical Unicorn tendency to make things more complicated than they need to be.

Given an opportunity, she would find a way to make a trip to the corner store involve a hang glider, bungee cords, and an accordion.

Ah yes, that's advanced stupidity; the kind of stuff only someone very, very smart can manage! :facehoof:

Another hilarious story, FoME!

Ri2
Ri2 #27 · 4 weeks ago · · ·

Sunset blinked as she looked from mother to daughter. Part of her mind found herself considering what she had to look forward to in a few decades. "Uh..."

Is Sunset thinking about how Twilight will grow up to be a MILF like her mom, or something else?

So the activities were just for friends bonding but why her lab was dusty? Doesn't she use it anymore? And the gardening?

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Mutual attraction that neither's acted upon. It remains to be seen whether Twilight Velvet's upcoming tale of a naive young mage and the summoned demon who goes from familiar to very familiar indeed will help or hinder any developing relationship between the two.

Please. Tell me. It's gonna be a thing.:fluttercry:

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I think she was just trying to avoid things that she thought might strengthen her Midnight Sparkle side. Doing lots of magic, pursuing knowledge so hard that maybe it's too hard...

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'tis a FoME story, and he cannot go against his own nature. The star nerds will be together, however it may come to pass.

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Velvet: Why ship my kid with a boring young adult when I can ship her with the magical unicorn from another dimension?!

clever adjustment of the normal biological terms to match the colorful denizens of that world

So what's with the picture of Sci-Twi in that?

Spike just uses the video editing software

The heck is Spike doing that invloves vid...On second thought, I'm fine not knowing.

Regardless of whatever Spike's doing, this is a great story! Twi's Mom is honestly my favorite character here.

This is too awesome not to love :rainbowlaugh: Seriously, this needs to be its own short :3

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Oh, I definitely know how that feels.

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Applejack will defend the honor of anything even vaguely apple related, from pineapples to pommes de terre. Especially the one Naiad posted.

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Some time later, the flash drive reappeared, with every file annotated in red. The comments ranged from "Repetitive use of 'crimson' in this paragraph" to "Oh, Twily. I don't know what you're looking at on the Internet, but prepare for disappointment."

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So, did Rainbow Dash just leave off screen?

If anyone knows parentally induced embarrassment, it's Rainbow Dash. She kept as far away from that ending incident as she could.

Velvet was Moonlight shipping! :rainbowlaugh:

"Twily's the one who said she wanted to marry Moondancer."
"I was nine!"

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Darn it, this is why I try to avoid dabbling with the Lower Planes... If nothing else, it's on my idea list.

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Any Twilight-focused story that doesn't fill out a checklist is clearly doing something wrong. :raritywink:

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I'm not sure if anyone is prepared to meet Windy at maximum fangirl intensity. She's the one who mentored Dash in the art of the squee. At least Velvet enjoys a good adrenaline rush.

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There's definitely a sense that both Velvets live vicariously through their daughters. Or at least use them to generate story ideas.

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She'll probably keep up the jogging. The farm labor not so much. Everyone benefits from endurance training, but physical strength's kind of redundant for the team's telekineticist.

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The thing about living in a world so closely linked with Equestria is that a lot of equine foibles will show up in the humans. (And possibly vice versa.)

Given an opportunity, she would find a way to make a trip to the corner store involve a hang glider, bungee cords, and an accordion.

That's easy: Go there with Pinkie Pie. You'll check off everything on that list before you're even halfway there.

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Speaking as someone who's personally performed such brilliant foolishness, I know exactly how Twilight feels. Glad you enjoyed it!

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That was in fact what I was going for. To paraphrase the song, Twilight's mom has got it going on.

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As 10332803 said, Twilight abandoned the lab in her efforts to stave off Midnight's return as long as she could. (Which ended up having the opposite effect, since it meant spending more time outside in the sun. :twilightblush:)

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As several people have noted, the locals of the EqG universe definitely aren't humans as we know them. More gracile, more colorful, and the question of how cutie marks work in that world still hangs over all of it. Exploring their unique biology can be just as fun as plumbing the unexplained depths of pony magic.

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Depending on how you look at it, the image is either Midnight at the beach or Twilight with a tan. Which is, of course, the point.

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Spike actually has a canon reason for using video editing software. And I'm glad you enjoyed the story. :twilightsmile:

"I mean, I have a boyfriend," Twilight said as though just realizing that.

FoME? Are you okay?

"No, yer right that Twilight ain't the type t' sweep folks off their feet, Timber or otherwise." Applejack's gaze darted to Sunset for some reason

Ah, there it is.

She opened a folder labeled only as "The Hypothesis." [...] "I'm the only one who looks at these files." [...] Twilight highlighted and opened a number of image files named only with numbers.

Oh, so that's how she hides that folder.

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It remains to be seen whether Twilight Velvet's upcoming tale of a naive young mage and the summoned demon who goes from familiar to very familiar indeed will help or hinder any developing relationship between the two.

I predict no effect, as Twilight Sparkle won't find out about the plot specifics. No teenage girl would read romantic fiction penned by her own mother. Of Twilight's friends, Rarity is the only one who might pick up the book, but the fantasy elements would probably turn her off from it. (Maybe Fluttershy would read it, but if she discovered the connection, she wouldn't dare mention it to Sunset or Twilight.) Unless Windy Whistles is really invested in the personal lives of her daughter's friends (Rainbow Dash tunes out any time she raves about the latest book), who else would recognize the similarities and be bold enough to mention it to the two girls?

Which is good, as it means that Sci-Twi won't have to question what kind of mother imagines her own daughter doing what Lavender Spark did with Evening Radiance in chapter twelve.

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As several people have noted, the locals of the EqG universe definitely aren't humans as we know them.

I generally assume that they're essentially elf-shaped ponies. Not as heavy-set as humans, more willowy.

Ah, the most intelligent do tend to be the stupidest, don't they?

And Velvet has definitely got Plans. Telling you, she ever meets Stellar Flare and the world is doomed.





DOOMED, I SAY!

The best part about kids is embarrassing the crap out of them in front of their friends. Caaaan't wait. *Grins wickedly*

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True. The hard part is convincing her to leave the sousaphone & aubergines at home.

Rarity had called it "very fitting" the first time she'd seen the place, shortly after the Fall Formal, and hadn't offered her thoughts since.

OUCH. Oh DAMN Rarity, that's cold...

No one could call it sinister, but Pinkie still tried her best to make the term work, sitting in Sunset's computer chair and stroking Gummy like an evil mastermind's cat. "So, you're probably all wondering why I called you here today."

Sunset quirked an eyebrow. "For one, I called us here. And it was explicitly because I'm worried about Twilight."

The Pinkie Pie has many layers to her master plan.

Well, if you've been anticipating this, I'm sure you have a lesson plan in mind.

Twi is gonna Twi

Rarity raised an eyebrow. "This is because they're 'apples of the earth' in Prench, isn't it?"
There went the face scrunch again. "Maybe."

She CAN talk Fancy. She just doesn't out of principle.

"It'd help if'n you did. Granny says anybody who just says they got their reasons usually don't got good ones."

Sage advice.

"Like, I get you're a unicorn, but that's like if I stubbed my toe and shouted, 'Oh bread!'"

Clearly Applejack in disguise, laying on truth like that... But she's failing to consider the deep and abiding love ponies have for puns.

Her mother shook her head. "Twily, I've written too many horrible webs of lies to help you with this one."

Just a few paragraphs after her introduction and I already like her.

"Uh huh." Sunset wanted to punch that smug expression off the spoiled little monster's face. She took that as a sign of her growth.

Ah Sunset, using violence as a solution to Friendship Problems may be cathartic but it's hardly productive. Next time use rainbow death beams fired by manifestations of cosmic principles. Much safer.

"Twilight." Sunset didn't know if she wanted to laugh or scream, but she knew she had to end this. "Shading."

DAMMIT TWI!!!!!

White chromelanin doesn't shade, it glosses. Rarity becomes more reflective to ward off UV light.

Silly concepts I really love.

"I think she put all her magic into sheer size."

Nah. Her escalating magical psychosis gave her a delusion that her wish was fulfilled, thus cutting the Discordant feedback loop short and leaving her with just a size boost. But that's beside the point.

"She asked me for help with flirting." Rarity shook her head. "Her. Twilight 'Seductive as a Potato' Sparkle."

Well, I'm dead.

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Mutual attraction that neither's acted upon. It remains to be seen whether Twilight Velvet's upcoming tale of a naive young mage and the summoned demon who goes from familiar to very familiar indeed will help or hinder any developing relationship between the two.

Okay, real talk though, I had this story idea bouncing around, and part of me really wants to act on it.

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Oh, so that's how she hides that folder.

Bold of you to assume that she leaves that folder accessible through anything other than the command prompt.

Unless Windy Whistles is really invested in the personal lives of her daughter's friends (Rainbow Dash tunes out any time she raves about the latest book), who else would recognize the similarities and be bold enough to mention it to the two girls?

Hmm. Fantasy romance novel. Who would be interested in that, personally know Twilight and Sunset, and mention the connection to their faces? :trixieshiftright:

Which is good, as it means that Sci-Twi won't have to question what kind of mother imagines her own daughter doing what Lavender Spark did with Evening Radiance in chapter twelve.

It's no worse than what Burnished Breastplate did with the mysterious and exotic Passione two books ago.

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Oh goodness. Imagine if Twilight and Sunburst had met at Celestia's school. Their mothers would've had the whole wedding planned out the moment they got wind of it.

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Okay, real talk though, I had this story idea bouncing around, and part of me really wants to act on it.

Just the demon-summoning part, or also the "Twilight Velvet writes a Sciset-based bodice ripper" framing device?

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OUCH. Oh DAMN Rarity, that's cold...

Her silence since has been a blend of shame and the "If you can't say something nice..." adage. It's not like Sunset's picked up the place since.

She CAN talk Fancy. She just doesn't out of principle.

She had to take several years of a foreign language. Rarity convinced her to go for Prench back in middle school. "Pommejacques" has been an inside joke for the two of them ever since.

Silly concepts i really love.

By the time school's back in session, Principal Celestia can make a parabolic reflector just by cupping her hands.

Nah. Her escalating magical psychosis gave her a delusion that her wish was fulfilled, thus cutting the Discordant feedback loop short and leaving her with just a size boost. But that's beside the point.

A viable explanation. I like it!

That was amusing:pinkiehappy:

A fun little fic with a lot of witty dialogue. I enjoyed the line about Twilight being as seductive as a potato especially 😄. Poor girl can't catch a break.

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