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The Doctor takes to the stars in this fourth installation of the Doctor Whooves Series.

When the TARDIS is unexpectedly pulled off course during her first foray into the wider universe, the Doctor, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, and a somewhat-reluctant Twilight find themselves brought to the doorstep of a utopian alien city. While Rarity and Pinkie immerse themselves in two opposite ends of the local culture, questions that have gone unasked for centuries draw Twilight into the shadowy labyrinth of intrigue and deception that sustains a delicate balance of power in this "perfect" society. A balance that some will go to any lengths to preserve.

And as the mystery surrounding the cryptic messages left in the Doctor’s path continues to unfold, will the growing schism of distrust between Time Lord and Friendship Scholar over unspoken secrets cost both ponies more than either of them are prepared to lose?


"Only Skin Deep" is my fourth Doctor Whooves Episode and the sixth in the expanded "Number 12" continuity begun by the inspirational Squeak-Anon.

It is strongly recommended to read the following fics here on FIMFiction.net before proceeding with "Only Skin Deep."

1- Number 12by Squeak-Anon
2- Traveler by Squeak-Anon.
3- The Pinkie Conundrum
4- Game of Stones
5- Along Came a Spider

Comments and critiques are very much desired and let this crazed writer-pony know that the herd does indeed care.

Elements of Number 12 & Traveler (c) Squeak-Anon
Doctor Whooves Intro posted on Youtube by: Cshep99
Cover & Concept Art provided by FoxInShadow from Deviantart.com
Number One Assistant & Proof-Reader - 2dextreem
*Rated T for some Doctor Who level violence.*

Chapters (6)
Comments ( 521 )

Top of featured box in 3... 2... 1...

I have added my view and like! TO THE FEATURE BOX!!!

Now, how about a little turnabout?

Thumbed upped. Faved. Went to click the watch button but found I already clicked it.:pinkiehappy:

Yes the Doctor and Pinkie together again!

Darn nobles!:twilightangry2:
A good prologue, though.:twilightsmile:

Feature Box Reached: There was much Rejoicing!

Rarity: Doctor, get me out of here.
Doctor: Certainly, Rarity, where would you like to go?
Doctor: *blink blink*
Doctor: ...
Doctor: ... *grin putting Pinkie to SHAME!*

Why are we only allowed to thumbs up once? Come on people, this story needs fuel!

Wooo It's here it's finally here!! WOO HOO!! *Dances in celebrations!*


Great characterization with Rarity and her parents, I can't wait to read the rest of this. You continue to impress me with your ability to write stories that feel like believable episodes of both My Little Pony and Doctor Who, and I say this as someone who is a big enough fan-dweeb about both things to have added to the TV Tropes for them.

I rather enjoy the differences between Rarity and her parents, and I like the way she finally snapped at Talk Down. She's better than I, I would've snapped much earlier. Either way, a good beginning to the story.

Huh? Whoah whoah whoah!

I READ this already! I know everything that happens! I know what happens in.. at least the next 2 chapters, if I remember correctly.

How do I know all this? DID I SEE THE FUTURE?! :pinkiegasp:

Thank you everypony. You know what? I'm so excited, I'm gonna do a little dance.

*Takes a good breath: :yay:
I haven't started reading yet but I already know it is gorgeous :twilightsmile:

Oh Dear sweet Celestia its coming!

I will not be able to do any work for the next 4 months... I will be too anxious for this story! ^^

Liked and favorited even before I opened the chapter.
Normally, I'd wait until a couple chapters in, but I'm more than confident in your ability to deliver a story that goes above and beyond.
I await further chapters with an impatient glee. :twilightsmile:

:rainbowlaugh: absolute awesomenesss s ...sss.s if that even is a word lol:rainbowhuh:


YEAH!!! I'm liking how this started. Lets see where it goes but with you it's sure to be brilliant.

...I'm so excited :pinkiehappy:

YAY! More Doctor is always a good thing. Now if you'll excuse me I need to go arrange an industrial accident for some members of nobility. The Doctor wouldn't approve but that's the price I'm willing to pay to ensure that Rarity life isn't ruined by those petty morons. Now where did i put that industrial strength adhesive?

There's one thing I just don't get: why did you continue the series when you haven't even completed "Traveler"? I think you should finish that before continuing this story.

Nevermind, 2dextreem explained it to me.

Are you even paying attention? Traveler was written by another author entirely... These stories are just based off his work.

1294313 Oh, I didn't write Traveler.
Please allow me to clarify. Number 12 and Traveler are both by Squeak-anon, who has graciously given me permission to branch off of his stories into a separate continuity while he focuses on his audio-plays, which can be heard on Celestia Radio and Youtube. My series and his continuing series share the same roots, but diverge after the events of Traveler. While I took some vague liberties with the 'as of yet unpublished' ending of that fic, The Pinkie Conundrum was given full approval by Squeak before it was posted almost a year ago.

Hell, yeah !!,. pinkie pie will be in this one :twilightsmile: !! :pinkiegasp:

1294969 And I do believe he still approves of me. :pinkiehappy:


I do indeed, still need to find time to read Along Came The Spider, but love, the previous two, you'd done a fine job continuing my universe.

Wanna write a Doctor Whooves Adventure short by the way?


Actually make that two Loyal2Luna, Pinkie Conundrum made it in the feature box as well, but I don't know if its still on, but congrats on the new chapter and your victory :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::trixieshiftright:


1295482 Along came a spider did as well

I'm loving this. AND it made the feature box! I'm happy for you L2L!:pinkiehappy:

Oh, Booyah! Back in business!

Lookin' good. Wish there was time for me to read your other DW stories, but there're just too many fanfics on my plate, so I'm-a gonna start here. And I can already tell this is going to be a fun ride.

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