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I like stuff. I dislike other stuff. I frequently dislike stuff other people like, and vice-versa. I'm not a troll; I'm a contrarian. I also write stuff, sometimes. It's not very good.


After a busy day celebrating princess Mi Amore Cadenza's birthday, Shining Armor and his wife take time to wind down, relax, and talk. The topic of their conversation soon moves in an unexpected direction, and the couple finds that their marriage still has surprises in store for them both.

Cover image by naroclie. Used with permission.

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It seems I now have over 200 watchers. If you ask me, that’s way too many, so here’s a story I knocked out that will hopefully get that number down. :ajbemused:

This tale was written as a distraction from the story I’m writing as a distraction from the story I’m writing as a distraction from the story I actually want to write. :facehoof:

It’s also my answer to the ‘Cadence’/‘Cadance’ debate. I have picked my side, and to paraphrase a certain TV show: It may be the losing side, but I’m still not convinced it’s the wrong one.

Did you know it’s possible for MS Word to get so confused when you have two documents open that it will actually save content from one file in the second file, overwriting your document with another? I wouldn’t have believed such an epic cock-up possible if I hadn’t experienced it first hand. This story suffered such a fate, and I thought I had everything but the last few paragraphs lost for good. I was pissed, to say the least, and dreading the prospect of rewriting the whole thing. Luckily, I managed to trawl through Word’s AutoRecovery files (Located in C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Word by default for Word 2007 on Win7) and patch the story back together, though I lost formatting and a small section which I had to rewrite from memory. And, no, the standard AutoRecovery mechanism didn’t work correctly, either; I had to resort to opening hidden .tmp files with Notepad to get the story text back.

TL; DR: Fuck Microsoft and fuck its devil spawn Word and fuck that whole fucked-up piece of fuck-shit. :flutterrage: Save and – more importantly – backup often!

This was awesome, and hilarious.

you know... this is cute and honestly i'm glad somehow wrote something about this little thing about the name

You just earn youself a follower because I Found this amusing.

Haha, this is so cute! I really like the way you wrote the byplay between these two. And oddly enough, I find it easy to imagine Cadance with a slightly crooked smile. :twilightsmile:

Awww, this is just adorable.

We need more simple, sweet interaction fics on the site. Fimfiction has become overloaded with grimdark.

Adorable fic. More sweet romances like this are much needed on the site.

I will say this though: the F-bomb in the middle kinda ruined the mood I think. =(
Other than that, amazing!

Fun story.

It’s also my answer to the ‘Cadence’/‘Cadance’ debate. I have picked my side, and to paraphrase a certain TV show: It may be the losing side, but I’m still not convinced it’s the wrong one.

Until the show and Hasbro can agree on a single spelling, there is no wrong side. That said, I'm on the Cadance side myself.

1869090 1869104 1869131 Thanks! :twilightsmile:

1869098 I know, right? I searched for other fanfics about it but came up with nothing.

1869128 I really like writing this couple for some reason. :twilightsheepish: And everyone's facial expressions are uneven. You just have to know the person long enough to see it.

1869161 Thank you! I was recently thinking the same thing. We need more simple, happy stuff, like the show, but maybe a little more mature. And by that I mean for a more grown-up audience, not necessarily sex. (Although I don't mind that either. :trollestia: )

1869193 Ah, yes, the F-Bomb. :rainbowderp: That's what earned this story a Teen rating. Sorry, but I had to include it because it was the first element of the story I imagined. You can... I dunno, mentally substitute it with "bucking" or whatever you want.

1869194 "Cadence" is is winning in Google results, though. Sigh.

"Shrug" Seems fine to me without it, but it is, of course, your story.
Adorable nonetheless!


Don't get me wrong, I like grimdark. I also like ponies.

It's just, I like to keep my grimdark in my fandoms where the setting has "Life sucks for absolutely everyone and your soul is basically a CD that gets somebody else copied over it and sent back to Earth when you die." as an actual universal rule, rather than putting my grimdark in fandoms of "Friendship is Magic".

I come here to cheer up, not to get depressed.

Heh. Cute little one-shot.

This is alarmingly relevant to me, since I just finished A Canterlot Divorce, wherein I wrote Cadance a lot. A LOT.

I saw the toy's packaging use "Cadance" which was good enough for me, and stuck with it. I can probably never type Cadence again, though. The price I pay for pony fanfiction.

The beginning was what really got me. xD

That was nice. I especially liked that Shining's name was officially Armour on his documents. Haha! Take that American spelling!

And thank you for not including the 'buck' censorship. I swear I roll my eyes every time I read that.

This was awesome.

Deserving of its Featured status! Perfectly characterized and sporting entirely believable dialogue. Brilliant!

Holy crap, I finally got a non-clopfic of mine featured! :pinkiehappy:

1869249 I usually keep whatever idea was the core that started the story, even if it seems out-of-place after a while, just because of some weird sense of nostalgia.

1869256 You and I are on the same page, it seems.

1869425 Yep, thanks! As with all of my stories, it went longer than I anticipated. (I projected 2000 words originally).

1869479 I love these kinds of misleads and twists. You'll find them in all of my stories. At this point, I'm pretty sure it's pathological. :trixieshiftright:

1869472 Heh, I decided to go with what seemed more official, and Hasbro has apparently settled on "Cadance", so there. Also, I'm looking forward to reading "A Canterlot Divorce". :pinkiehappy:

Fair enough =) I can understand that.

Checking other work for same or = level of quality. :twilightsmile:
Good story,
EDIT: I'm already following you. ๏_๏

To quote the immortal bard: SO AWESOME!!!!! :rainbowkiss:

Seriously this got me out of my previous bad mood so insta-fav!

I envision Kheydinss's last words being filled with the barely-restrained need to choke her husband. I can't imagine why.

Hory Sheet. This story has no dislikes. I shall commence with the reading of this story. :twilightsmile:

1868862 Didn't read the story, but this comment made me laugh more than it should've, especially the first sentence.

Absolutely fantastic. I would have been slightly more impressed if you had had Kheydinss be her real name, but I suppose there's a limit to how much you can troll a fandom and not feel shame.

This is a good story. I especially like the end. Makes me wonder what he did for the first time.

1869684 Don't you mean

Anywho, I shall observe you my dear author. I wonder what else you shall devise.


I'm tempted to block you as a sort of anti-watch. The story's good, though.

Every kiss begins with K? :facehoof:

This story hit the featured box. Gratz Softy, I bet you get up to 300 watchers now :trollestia:
Also, so very true with word programs. I had to rewrite my chapter 1 three times because it kept dropping the save. WTF? I just write everything online now.

Oh my god this story was amazing. I was laughing pretty much the whole way through, and I just lost it at the end. Keep up the good work, Kheydinss!:trollestia:

Khool story bro.

My this makes me curious as to which stories are which. What's the one you really want to write but keep distracting yourself from?

pretty damn funny


I really enjoyed this. I got many a laugh and hope to include "aromatic hydrotherapy" in to my vocabulary. Being British, I often spell it Shining Armour too, so it's nice to see someone else do it, even for comedic effect. I also would have never been able to guess how Cadance thought her name should be spelled.

I can see me using these spellings now.

Either way, a good story that was very well written.

RE: MS fuckup.
Use google docs instead.

Oh, and an excellent story. Loved it. And as a brit, there are no words to describe how happy that there is a "u" in armour. F:flutterrage:cking americans and their irrational hatred for the letter "u".

Kheydinss and Armour are best spelled couple, it seems.

This is brilliant and left me giggling. Love it. :pinkiehappy:

That was insufferably cute.:rainbowkiss:

1869498 1870731 I mostly prefer British spellings, but there are a few which are just too silly even for me ("kerb", seriously?) As Canada's cultural identity revolves chiefly around being not-American despite looking, sounding, and acting very American, I celebrate my country's uniqueness by using spelling that I just know ticks off the Yanks. :trollestia: And, in truth, I really think it looks better. Shining Armor is a proper name, though, so it follows its own rules.

1869585 1869605 1870304 1870350 1869684 Thank you for reading! Glad you enjoyed! :pinkiehappy:

1869770 That means I succeeded! Yay. :yay:

1869931 I got one dislike now. :trixieshiftleft: You wouldn't happen to have anything to do with that, eh?

Kidding. :scootangel: Really, I'm surprised at the amount of likes I have already.

1870054 Oh, I considered it. :trollestia:

1870062 That I leave to the reader's imagination.

1870220 I got most of my watchers by writing a clopfic.:facehoof: I was wondering whether they would enjoy something like this. It seems... they do? :raritystarry:

1870254 :rainbowlaugh:

1870278 Thank you! And at this point, I'm probably just going to go with both online and local copies for extra safety.

1870416 The one I want to write is called "Night". I got distracted with one called [REDACTED FOR SPOILER IN TITLE]. I got distracted from that by one called "Surrogate". I got distracted from that by one called "Spelling" (which became this story.) Fun fact: the working titles for my published stories, in chronological order, are: "Macintosh", "Ritual", "Changeling", "Cadance", "Spelling".

1870823 I couldn't resist the "wet filly Twilight" bit. :twilightblush: :trollestia: And I was really hoping to lead the clopfic fans on for a while. Considering my last fic, the possibility that I was writing about sex was all too real. Unless, of course, you looked at the Teen rating.

1870899 I am thrilled by your response, as I have a vivid and strange imagination. :]


Fantastic, even if I stand on the other side of the Cadænce spelling debate. (And no, I'm not proposing that as a compromise.) A very sweet and funny little story.

yea i laughed long and hard with this one you get five moustaches :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache: and a rariduck:duck:

Wow. Changed my headcanon at least.

Following :rainbowwild:

1869241 All the toys an episode descriptions spell her name as Cadance, so that seems to be the decided spelling, though the musical term is cadence...


A lot of people aren't happy with gimmicky one shots getting featured. But this is another fine example of the indisputable fact that anything can be objectively good when done right and written well.:eeyup:

Although that innuendo squick at the start was borderline "no".:facehoof:

I lost it at "Alright, now you’re just fucking with me." :rainbowlaugh:

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