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Hustlin Tom

Just a simple guy who likes to write and stumbled into this strange but wonderful fandom.


What makes a good mare become a monster? More often than not, it is a slow progression of many decisions and unfortunate events over a long period of time. Nightmare Moon is one of the most powerful and feared beings in Equine history, but what ultimately caused Princess Luna to embrace the darkness and try to blot out all light with eternal night?

This is an appendix to A Journey Unthought of: A man's life in Equestria, however it can be treated as its own separate story that enhances the established canon of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. This story was written before the Season 4 Premiere took place.

Chapters (15)
Comments ( 25 )

I'm baaaaaaaack! So here's the good news; I get to write about one of my favorite ponies! The bad news is I have to completely destroy her life. Well, piss. How exactly do you get people to enjoy tragedies anyway? 'Shrugs shoulders' Well, I hope you can find some way to enjoy my story!

Sounds good so far. Reads as if it should have music behind it as the old skald recites
one of the old tales. Up vote and will follow.

Thank you very much! I wanted to make the structure of this story very much like an old fairy tale, so I tried to draw from one of my favorite authors, J.R.R. Tolkien, for reference. I'm also trying to drawing from what I remember from reading Shakespeare's Macbeth to get the tragedy element down.

Have to ask, was this based on Wicked in any way, shape or form?

And is Orpheus going to fall in love with Luna and then die tragically and then she'll have a big nervous breakdown and then turn into Nightmare Moon, am I right?


I personally never saw WIcked, but my sister loved it and I picked up some of the basic plot from her. It is rather ominous how the plots parallel:trixieshiftleft:

It does seem like the natural thing storywise that Luna and Orpheus would fall in love, but I wanted to avoid 'Luna x OC romantic shipping'. I'd say that the two of them are very good friends, and that they are close, but not romantically involved with each other.

1899146 So much going on here, I have to use bullet points:

1. So it is based on Wicked.:ajsmug:

2. The word "parallel" doesn't even begin to describe it lol. Check out "Defying Gravity", the awesomest song in the show and a near-perfect song for chapter 4:

3. So no Fiyero then?:fluttershysad: Well, they're well and truly shipped in my mind at least.

4. He's still going to die, right?:pinkiesad2:

5. You should watch Wicked, it is my favorite musical ever and I love it more than life itself and almost as much as MLP and btw, my handle on ff.net is keylimelphie.

6. I've been wanting to make a Luna Defying Gravity PMV for some time now but never really found the time. You gave me the inspiration I need to get going! It should be up in a few days and I'll make sure to credit you for inspiration.

7. I would love you forever if you named one of the Antrozi Doctor Dillamond or Chistery. See if anypony else gets the reference. ;D

8. I'm making a Wicked group soon. Wanna join?

9. Awesome fic starring one of my favorite characters. Liked and favorited. Keep up the good work.:pinkiehappy::raritystarry:


1. I didn't consciously try to homage Wicked in my story, but now that I've taken a look a summary of the extended plot it is extremely eerie how they so easily relate to each other. I'd call this a very happy coincidence!

2. Thank you for sharing this video! The musical piece was spectacular.

3. I'm afraid there's no Fiyero here. You could try down the street maybe!

4. :pinkiesad2:

5. I'll see what I can do about watching Wicked. I haven't actually decided whether or not I'm going to make the jump to fanfiction.net, but at least I'll know one person there!:pinkiehappy:

6. I hope that you can do it! I'd absolutely love to see it when its finished.

7. I'm afraid I actually just finished the major content of the story yesterday, and now its just down to some minor editing. The story will be filled out to fifteen chapters ( so you know how many to look for ), and there is a pony with a name that references to a certain famous dark romantic Virginian's work.

8. Once I've seen the musical, I'll see about joining.

9. I'm so glad that you're enjoying my writing so far! I'm afraid, though, that things are going to be turning much more tragic very soon for our Princess in another castle.

And here it is!

PS. Notice what ponies the camera lingers on at the lyrics "Everyone deserves the chance to fly":twilightsmile:

Copyright laws are a butt! :flutterrage: I really do wish it could have worked though:fluttercry:


Strange, it's working fine for me. What country do you live in?


I submitted a copyright dispute and it's working now!!:pinkiehappy:

1909430 PS. Luna starts flying at the same time Elphaba does in the original show.:twilightsmile:

...That was so awesome!:rainbowkiss:
Princess Luna is greatly pleased with your PMV!

Called it!:ajsmug:

And more Wicked:

PMV to that coming as soon as I get some fanart drawn.:twilightsmile:


Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
Let his flesh not be torn, let his blood leave no stain!
When they beat him, let him feel no pain!
Let his bones never break, and however they try to destroy him
Let him never die!
Let him never diiiiiiiiiiiiiie!
Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka nahmen
Eleka nahmen nahmen ah tum ah tum eleka- eleka- Ugh!
What good is this chanting?
I don't even know what I'm reading!
I don't even know which trick I ought to try
Orpheus, where are you?
Already dead or bleeding?
One more disaster I can add to my generous SUPPLY!!


No good deed goes unpunished, or so I'm told. :pinkiesad2:

The story is done, and the transformation is complete. The stage is set for the most titanic battle ever witnessed by ponykind, and you'll get the chance to witness it! Princess Celestia vs Nightmare Moon; I'll just go ahead and say that I can describe it in one word: epic.

Look for a new story tomorrow morning from me, my first one shot. The fate of the world lies in the balance as two enemies and former sisters bring their all to the forefront. It is the end of everything as we know it. It is Apocalypse Unbound.

Also, if you like, I've provided the music that inspired me as I wrote the last chapter. Enjoy!

1927835 :raritywink:

It's just such a great theme song for the last five chapters.

I've been trying to make a tribute to this amazing fanfic (guess what song?), but there's not a lot of clips of Luna to work with, so would you mind if I recycled some shots from the Defying Gravity vid? And I'll work on getting the copyright issues with the other one worked out.:ajbemused:


Oh no, I wouldn't mind! It's your video after all! Also, be sure to read the story of how the actual battle between Princess Celestia and Nightmare Moon took place! It's pretty darn epic!

Comment posted by Indigo Roses deleted Jul 1st, 2013

Just wondering, have you seen today's episode?

Unfortunately no. I'll probably get a chance to see it tomorrow if there's a copy on Youtube. Now I'm very curious as to what's going on!

3697204 Well, I haven't seen it either, but I heard this song and I thought it fit:

Probably not a deliberate shoutout,but you never know. :raritywink:

Oh I doubt the writers have ever heard of my stuff, but it is nice to see one bit of my fanon semi-justified!:yay:

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