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thehalfelf


thehalfelf, otherwise known as The Black Wizard, is a strange, humanized cactus whose only intention is to 1) play all of the video games and B) ship all the ponies

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Siblings. Many of us have them, and those who don't have heard stories. Of the laughter, of the teasing, of the jokes played, and the battles won and lost. Celestia and Luna are no different. If anything, their friendly sibling rivalries are tempered by their positions and power. So, when Celestia plays one prank too many, Luna declares an ancient rite not seen by anypony in a thousand years.

A royal prank war.

With the newly-reformed Discord and Captain Shining Armor as judges, the two sisters swear to not stop for a full month, or until one sister surrenders.

The question is: will Equestria survive when its very ruling body is trying their best to prank the other into submission?

Awesome cover art used with permission by 1100Soulite

Chapters (13)
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Comments ( 111 )

Le Baby is Terrifico.

When a good man goes to war.

OH GOD WHY.
Let the TROLLING BEGIN!:trollestia:

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I have... no idea what you just said.
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Bow ties are cool...?
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They all be trollin. This is gonna be fun.

I like it and i am looking forward to more. Just one thing: isn't shining armor in the crystal empire? You know... That place where he is a prince? It would be funnier with a common door guard anyways.
Pranks

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Well, I wrote the beginning of this in the midst of Cloudy's depression. I didn't have time to develop an OC and all that, but I don't really care honestly. Shining will be fine, and I'll either explain away his presence, (he is part of the Royal Guard, after all,) or do something else clever if needed.

2138444 that is the wrong attitude. Making an oc is easy, especially when their entire purpose is to make gag lines.
Name: white spear
Traits/personality: the whole protagonist package except being the protagonist (honest, dumb, hard headed and all that stuff)
Looks: he is a guard, go figure.
And if twi is needed in the story, he could have been a floorwasher at the palace before he became a guard, making him know twilight as needed.

Boom. O-fuckings-C.

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Shhhhhhh, shhshhshhshhshhshh. Trust me, I have my reasons for using Shining, Like, why would they have just a grunt in their private dining hall, let alone ask him to officiate a prank war alongside Discord?

2138601 because they are princesses and can do whatever the buck they want?

I hope something like this becomes an episode in season 4. Heck, the opening started to play in my head after Shining fainted.

ALL MY YES! This is bucking great!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

ALL MY YES! This is bucking great!:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Why is Shining wimping out? He's married to one isn't he?

I have feeling (by which i mean i know) this will escalate quickly.:trollestia:

This went on my favorites list when I finished Chapter One. I want MORE!

Prank ideas: (I am trying to make these workable for either princess to pull on the other.)
-feed them poison joke
-fake Nightmare Moon/ Solar Flare
-gender swap spell
-turn the sun into Sunny D or the moon into Cheese.
-'summon Pinkie Pie' spell, then glue Pinkie onto the princess's back and have her talk the princess's ear off.
-Get Cadence to use love magic

-more elaborate: both sisters are attached to Twilight. Temporarily brainwash Twilight to ignore one princess and focus on the other. Most effective against Celestia, if she thought that Twilight didn't want to be her student anymore. (might want to save this for later in the month, when the war escelates, as we all know it will.)

Lol, Discord's been spying on Shining. He's probably going to be kicking at empty air every ten feet now.

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Damn, kid, you've done more for me in, like, five minutes than my editors did in a week. Awesome.

As for the ideas themselves, the one with Cadence isn't going to be used, I have other plans for her. Same with Twilight. The rest, however, are very nice.

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Maybe, maybe not. We shall see... :trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright:

2241899 I call it having an active muse. My muse is like a second person living in my head. It is awake now, and wants to create more art. Even if the art is being writen by somepony else.

(BTW. Have you ever called someone in real life 'somepony'? I have had to stop myself from using words like somepony or anypony while talking to other humans.)

Comment posted by Zocarik deleted Jun 6th, 2013

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I feel there are better places for this than on my story, friend. But, considering my levels of fuck-giving for this fic are next to zero, I'll let it slide.

Put it on another, and I'll rip your eyes out though. :pinkiehappy:

For Luna, Koolaid powder in the showerhead. A pink and sticky Celestia.
For Celestia, ejector seat throne, into a banana creme pie.:trollestia:

2243129 PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT Hah! :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

I'd like to see that happen...

2245183 :D *Le Gasp!* Teh authors! :pinkiegasp:

Comment posted by TheCloudtop deleted Jun 6th, 2013

Princesses + prank wars = the best use of my time. Really, this is a great story, much better than my princess prank war story. I'll be awaiting more updates! :pinkiehappy:

I can see Equestria revolting against the Princesses if this continues

Well played Luna. Well played.....

Added to Twilight's Library by contributor recommendation.

Need more prank ideas for the future? Tell me if you do. I will try to provide a list like the one I gave you on chapter one.

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Couldn't hurt. I can't say I'll use them, but you never know.

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More Ideas:
-Write a message on the moon (Either princess could do it as Luna would be angry if Tia marked up her moon {remember, Tia has had a thousand years of experience moving the moon} and Luna could write the message to mock Tia)
-(Luna Only) If Luna can change the position of the stars, she could make a massive, sky wide constellation of Tia doing something embarrassing, like kissing Twilight or a royal guard. (Luna might not do a pic with Twilight because of not wanting to hurt Twilight's reputation)
-illusion attack of Changelings
-itching powder in bed.
-Swap the princesses regular glass of juice in the morning with a mug of Sweet Apple Acres Hard Cider: 200% proof
-Mess with Luna's saved files on her games.
-Gender-Swap spell.
-Have you read Enter Nurse Luna? There is a female night guard who convinces her fellow guard to play a card game. Read the story. Maybe you could integrate the card game into this. (Trust me. Enter Nurse Luna is funny)
-advanced illusion spell to make the princess's regalia invisible. she will spend a day without the crown, chest piece, or shoes.

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Can't do the cider one, the breakfast nook is a safe zone, remember? The gamer Luna one is kinda cheap (I'm a gamer, and I would flat out kill someone for fucking with my saves) And I've already messed with the regalia. As for the rest, I'll take it into consideration. Thanks.

2700144 I am a gamer too. I thought Tia might do it because she does not understand how important the save files are to a gamer. Whatever you do, it is fine with me.

This seems boringly one-sided where Luna racks up points with all the good pranks whereas Celestia's pranks backfire or attack someone else.

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We know, don't worry. It shall be fixed. We have, shall we say... a plan or two in the works. This chapter was just very spur of the moment, based off that picture.

Hehe. Good one by Celestia. Unorthodox landmines.

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May I bring your attention to 7:10 of this video....

I like Celestia's perfect prediction of Luna's trajectory.:pinkiehappy:
Spitfire is not paid enough for these shenanigans!:trollestia:

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Okay, I'm not sure if that's supposed to be a thinly-veiled insult or not, but it's given in the form of Two Best Friends, so I'll let it slide.. This time.

Are you still writing this or did decide to stop?

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Writing this story has always been a weird one for me. It's not one that I consciously plan out, so it really only gets updated when I have a good idea for it. I'm actually sitting on half a chapter right now that just hasn't been finished because I've been working on my other stories, and school and other various things.

In short, it isn't dead, but it never really was alive either. Updates come when they do, and I never make any promises about it ever.

What 'little secret'?

“Bad call, Celestia,” the reformed Lord of Chaos said. “The prank itself was genius, but... you hit the wrong pony.”

And thus I learned for sure you are a good writer as you took the obvious fake name for Luna and didn't make it her

4548665 I think it is more of a situation like when military pilots name their planes, or ship captains name their ships. Or the occasional redneck and their gun(s, yes plural).

If you think about it, it does make sense on some level.

~Crystalline Electrostatic~

Ha, and you thought something was going to be accomplished this chapter.

I don't know. I have a strong suspicion that filly was a certain white pony whose name will not be mentioned. (:trollestia:)

4548665

Luna is an Italian name, literally translating to moon, and is often given to females.

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