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Admiral Biscuit


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Working at the front desk of a hotel has numbed Kaia to the variety of guests, at least until the ponies arrive.

Written for the Passports and Portals Not-A-Contest

Now with a reading by StraightToThePointStudio!

Chapters (6)
Comments ( 551 )

Love this idea, and this is an adorable start. Hope to see more!

besides teh hassle of looking up reservations, ponies might be insulted by people getting their name wrong.

Oops.

I always look forward to seeing more of these stories.

Comment posted by Ted89 deleted Aug 25th, 2020
Comment posted by Ted89 deleted Aug 25th, 2020

Ponies on Earth + Novelty Factor is always a fun combo. I'm looking forward to seeing where this story of yours will go.

Im wondering how many not Spike dragons there are by now, given all the hatchlings? The closest thing to the plastic decorations, for dragons at least, would be various sulphur allotropes found around the volcanos and hotsprings etc of the lands?

Given Spike ate Baked Bads, we still havent truely come to an effective canon consensus on what Dragons can and cant eat, as Im going to have to go for only Dragon Sneeze trees and similar, very rare magical items can affect them, due to lava swimming mainly?

Kirin? Thats going to be costly on the extinguishers and sprinklers if theres any idiot prankers in the place. Oh. Its a convention.

Better get the airport tenders parked round the corner.

Given the ultralightweight build of such buildings, all spaceframes and float floors, one Yak would be lucky not to end up in the Lobby when Stomping on the Roof.:twilightoops:

Those revolving doors can be a real problem especially for mobility scooters etc. Seen designs where the vanes are sliding doors. In high load, or emergancy? They lock the shaft and slide the vanes open, leaving the door fully open, as well as opening the bypass and even the emergancy doors either side. UK buildings apparently dont get designed for UK weather or loads.

If the flyers are landing on the patio, someone needs to put up a redirection banner or sheets behind the door glass with directional arrows etc?

Main thing though. Call in ALL the maintenance teams. The toilet facilitys alone are going to get hammered. And thats even before the Frats.:moustache:

Absolutely delightful! I'm breaking my previously ironclad rule about never-ever reading incomplete fics.

(I'm also nearly done with a "Flurry Heart Family at Disney World" fic, so my brain is SO in this story-space...)

The visa, she noted, had her name listed as Bottle Cap, while the passport simply said Bottlecap.

My mom has two words in her first name and she has this problem all the time.

Your stories are interesting. They're nothing jarring, nothing that really POPS out...but yet it's so pleasant and relaxing to read. It's almost like slice-of-life ASMR. We replay an experience that many or us have gone through before (checking into a hotel), but in the eyes of the pony character.

Love the premise, and a great first story for this not-a-contest.

They have to take a shower, right? I can't wait to see the look on the plumber's face when they're called to fix a drain clogged with giant wads of pastel-colored fur.

Kaia had no idea who Fonzie was.

Kaia has no goddamn taste.

~Skeeter The Lurker

Looks like I stayed at this very hotel for a work conference.

I'm pretty sure the ponies aren't there for the same conference I attended.

Dan

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Yeah, the Muppets were awesome.

Come in, come all, prepaid over all!

Promising. Proceed further!

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To be fair, that program aired 1974-1984. This is probably before she was born. It is possibly before her parents were in grade school.

How much do YOU know about, say, "Howdy Doody" or "Roy Rogers"?

Dan

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I can't imagine anyone doesn't remember that video on the Windows 95 disk to show off the new Media Player features.

The paragraph about buses is in there twice.

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You're texting to one. I went from Windows 3.1 to Windows 98.
Never went online until 2014 & never even HEARD of it until now

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Plenty, actually.

~Skeeter The Lurker

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You are either older than most Bronies or
Were they on Nickelodeon?

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Nah, mate, I'm in my 30s (as of writing this) with a family who had great appreciation for the classics.

That and the wonders of all access satellite, and then cable. 500+ channels and most the good stuff were classics.

I mean, you just can't find that kinda writing very often these days.

~Skeeter The Lurker

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Love this idea, and this is an adorable start.

Thank you! :heart:

Hope to see more!

And you shall!

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Oops.

Correction made; thank you!

I always look forward to seeing more of these stories.

Thanks! It’s for a not-a-contest (not my not-a-contest), so there’s every possibility that other people will produce works, too.

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Ponies on Earth + Novelty Factor is always a fun combo.

It is, isn’t it?

I'm looking forward to seeing where this story of yours will go.

Possibly not well for the hotel :rainbowlaugh: Although ponies are more likely to behave than college students.

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Im wondering how many not Spike dragons there are by now, given all the hatchlings?

I dunno, probably a few.

The closest thing to the plastic decorations, for dragons at least, would be various sulphur allotropes found around the volcanos and hotsprings etc of the lands?

Just keep pools of lava around. Heats the place, you can cook dinner on it, and it keeps non-dragons from trespassing where they shouldn’t.

When dragons play ‘the floor is lava,’ it literally is.

Given Spike ate Baked Bads, we still havent truely come to an effective canon consensus on what Dragons can and cant eat, as Im going to have to go for only Dragon Sneeze trees and similar, very rare magical items can affect them, due to lava swimming mainly?

Probably anything carbon-based is safe for them.

Kirin? Thats going to be costly on the extinguishers and sprinklers if theres any idiot prankers in the place. Oh. Its a convention.
Better get the airport tenders parked round the corner.

Presumably, reformed kirin that don’t get all flamy at the drop of a hat. Presumably.

Given the ultralightweight build of such buildings, all spaceframes and float floors, one Yak would be lucky not to end up in the Lobby when Stomping on the Roof.:twilightoops:

Heh, I hadn’t even though of yaks. Yeah, that could be problematic.

Those revolving doors can be a real problem especially for mobility scooters etc. Seen designs where the vanes are sliding doors. In high load, or emergancy? They lock the shaft and slide the vanes open, leaving the door fully open, as well as opening the bypass and even the emergancy doors either side. UK buildings apparently dont get designed for UK weather or loads.

That particular Hyatt has a revolving door and at least one normal door next to it, and at the lobby level it’s also got a back entrance with normal doors. There is also a second-floor exit that leads to overhead walkways to the convention center and across the street to the inner harbor.

If the flyers are landing on the patio, someone needs to put up a redirection banner or sheets behind the door glass with directional arrows etc?

Could be there’s a pony up there directing traffic. Probably sitting at the bar, sipping on mojitos, and pointing all new arrivals in the direction of the front lobby.

Main thing though. Call in ALL the maintenance teams. The toilet facilitys alone are going to get hammered. And thats even before the Frats.:moustache:

Yeah, you ain’t kidding.

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Absolutely delightful! I'm breaking my previously ironclad rule about never-ever reading incomplete fics.

:heart:

(I'm also nearly done with a "Flurry Heart Family at Disney World" fic, so my brain is SO in this story-space...)

Ponies at Disney World is a great genre. I’ve got one section in one of my stories of ponies exploring Disney World, and I was thinking of writing a story about ponies working there, but haven’t done it yet. Too many other projects. :derpytongue2:

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My mom has two words in her first name and she has this problem all the time.

I could see that. A lot of government documents are set up for the naming conventions of the native population and have trouble accounting for anything that doesn’t fit in that category.

Now that you mention it, I’ve seen (but not studied) my cousin’s birth certificate . . . she was born in China, so most of her birth certificate is in Chinese, as you’d expect, but she has a typical American name . . . they might have had some trouble with that (or that her father was a Jr., I don’t know if they do that in China).

Your stories are interesting. They're nothing jarring, nothing that really POPS out...but yet it's so pleasant and relaxing to read. It's almost like slice-of-life ASMR. We replay an experience that many or us have gone through before (checking into a hotel), but in the eyes of the pony character.

Thank you! That’s sort of what I aim for with most stories. Something comfortable, pleasant, and relatable, and with cute ponies doing cute pony things.

Love the premise, and a great first story for this not-a-contest.

:heart:

They have to take a shower, right? I can't wait to see the look on the plumber's face when they're called to fix a drain clogged with giant wads of pastel-colored fur.

I would assume most of them would, yeah. IRL equines don’t shed a lot AFAIK, except when they’re switching from winter to summer coats. So it might not be so bad . . . of course, there are a lot of ponies. Down might be an issue from the winged Equestrians.

And never mind the showers, imagine what’s gonna happen to the pool.

Nice story!

Whenever I’m traveling, I do sometimes wonder how I’d react if there was a pony either staying at my hotel or on the same train as me. It might be something I write out eventually.

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Kaia has no goddamn taste.
~Skeeter The Lurker

:derpytongue2:

(Honestly, though, Fonzie is kind of a cultural thing . . . I’ve never seen Happy Days, but I know who he is and what he looks like.

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Looks like I stayed at this very hotel for a work conference.

You shoulda stated there for Bronycon :rainbowlaugh:

I'm pretty sure the ponies aren't there for the same conference I attended.

You say work, so probably not. Later chapters may or may not reveal what conference they’re at the hotel for.

I was expecting a one-shot. Glad to be disappointed =D

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Promising. Proceed further!

Thank you! I shall :heart:

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Yes, it’s supposed to be.

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Possibly not well for the hotel :rainbowlaugh: Although ponies are more likely to behave than college students.

Still better than a little league team.

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Nice story!

Thank you!

Whenever I’m traveling, I do sometimes wonder how I’d react if there was a pony either staying at my hotel or on the same train as me. It might be something I write out eventually.

You should. Chance meetings with a pony are always fun stories.

One of the things I often do is consider how a pony would view something. Could be a news report, a day on the job, something I come across while shopping, whatever. For pony/human fics, that’s good mental practice, I think.

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I have the same rule, and I also broke it for this one. :pinkiegasp:

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Just joined the group. :scootangel:

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:heart:

Also, your avatar is adorable

Oh they think the have it bad... How much trouble is the Hotel hosting the Yaks and Buffalo going to have? I assume this one is hosting Ponies, Zebra, Kirin, Griffons, Hippogriffs, Dragons and Abyassians. That leaves Yaks, Buffalo, Changelings, Diamond Dogs, Minotaurs and the Deer(though they might just take over a park). So one hotel's biggest concern is Fire(Kirin and Dragons!) The other structural damage (Heavyest and most rowdy race with Yaks, and Diamond dogs dig!)

There were ponies with cloven hooves, jagged horns, and leonine manes and tails; there were small bipedal lizards, bird-horse hybrids—hippogriffs, which they both knew from Harry Potter—and even a strange bipedal cat who reminded Miriro of Fonzie. Kaia had no idea who Fonzie was.

I imagine they'd probably get weird looks if they asked him to try jumping a shark. :rainbowlaugh:

The sixth-floor patio’s door wasn’t locked from the outside, because why would it be? A large number of winged guests arriving via the patio was a valid reason to re-think security on that door.

Just wait till they notice changelings and/or diamond dogs coming up from the freight elevators or storage access.

"Your basement was very confusing."
"Wait, you came from the basement? How'd you get in there?"
"Uh, the basement entrance, of course."
"We don't have an entrance down there..."
"... You do now, I guess."

There’s something so wholesome about well meaning people engaging in wild culture clash.

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Still better than a little league team.

As often as not, they have those at the Trotcon hotel. I never had a problem with them, but then I look like a sasquatch awkwardly stuffed into human clothes who’s seriously considering wrecking up the place.

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I have the same rule, and I also broke it for this one. :pinkiegasp:

:rainbowwild:

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Oh they think the have it bad... How much trouble is the Hotel hosting the Yaks and Buffalo going to have? I assume this one is hosting Ponies, Zebra, Kirin, Griffons, Hippogriffs, Dragons and Abyassians. That leaves Yaks, Buffalo, Changelings, Diamond Dogs, Minotaurs and the Deer(though they might just take over a park).

There aren’t any nearby local parks to take over, sadly. Not in easy trotting distance, anyway (that I’m aware of). Yaks (and buffalo) seem more budget-conscious, so perhaps at the end of the convention one wing of the Holiday Inn is going to be well-smashed crater.

So one hotel's biggest concern is Fire(Kirin and Dragons!) The other structural damage (Heavyest and most rowdy race with Yaks, and Diamond dogs dig!)

This story isn’t going to go the route of ‘Equestrians totally destroy human building,’ although that would be fun. Not to say that they’re going to escape unscarred, though, both physically and mentally.

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I imagine they'd probably get weird looks if they asked him to try jumping a shark. :rainbowlaugh:

And yet, Vinyl Scratch can jump a shark.

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Just wait till they notice changelings and/or diamond dogs coming up from the freight elevators or storage access.

“Foundation? What’s that?”
<wall cracks ominously>

"Your basement was very confusing."
"Wait, you came from the basement? How'd you get in there?"
"Uh, the basement entrance, of course."
"We don't have an entrance down there..."
"... You do now, I guess."

So, legit.

Human mapping is generally done of the surface (obviously). Marine maps do concern themselves with depth, and tend to have limited coastal details (you’re in a boat, you don’t need to know the streets in the town). Aviation maps concern themselves mostly with airports, controlled space around airports, and tall things that you could bump into. If ponies do comprehensive surveys of Equestria, they would have to have some way of denoting Diamond Dog warrens and other underground features which are of concern to ponies. Likewise, they would probably have some way of denoting cloud cities and other aerial features.

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There’s something so wholesome about well meaning people engaging in wild culture clash.

There really is.

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but then I look like a sasquatch awkwardly stuffed into human clothes who’s seriously considering wrecking up the place.

Are you? :trollestia:

And thus the chaos begins. I pray for mercy on the hotel staffs’ souls.

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Two days after the ponies arrive, the entire hotel staff calls in sick.:rainbowlaugh:

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