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Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists.


Shortly after the start of her maiden voyage the Equestrian Deep Space Explorer Red Shetland, commanded by Twilight Sparkle and Princess Luna, disappeared after reporting a reactor problem.

Three million years later, following her release from a stasis pod, Luna wanders the deserted corridors of the ship and tries to understand what went wrong. Along with the Ship's AI, a creature that evolved from the ship's cat, a hyperactive service robot and the resurrected holographic personality of Prince Blueblood, Luna must stave off boredom, keep the ship in order and find a way to return home.

Assuming she even has a home left to return to.

But first, she needs a drink.

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 25 )

So! Yeah I'm using the comments instead of the authors notes. I... I don't know why. Yes this is loosely based on a certain 90s scifi/comedy but familiarity with the source should not be necessary. Yes it is yet another story added to my pile of unfinished tales. Yes that is Sweetiebot. As always I can't promise update schedules or anything of the sort but I'm sure, so sure, that none of you will mind at all. :twilightsmile:

Must improve cover art...

I think this is delightful, but I would encourage branching out a bit farther from the source material. You should try to be more than simply Red Dwarf with Ponies. The toaster with Pinkie Pie's personality is absolutely hilarious, though.

Because putting it in other places is bloody stupid?

Also. Woo, Red Dwarf.

A Red Dwarf crossover?

Colour me intrigued....

When I saw the title I thought of the furry comic 'Red Shetland', and that lead me here. A 'Red Dwarf' crossover is equally interesting!
Edit: you certainly picked the closest characters for Toaster and Rimmer! Def. interested to read more.

Needs a crossover tag. Also? Following. :twilightsmile:

Hi there!

This was an enjoyable read. I'm not familiar with Red Dwarf, but that didn't hinder my ability to immerse myself in the perspective. So good on you.
Dialogue is great. It's true to character (seems to strike a balance between the two shows, but I wouldn't know), it's witty, quick, effective.
This held firm with a strong sci-fi feel. I had some Asimov vibes going there.
I also liked what you did with the first sentence. Effective use of style to enhance the feeling of being trapped for hundreds of years in a sterile environment.

No real negatives to point out. Couple of very minor nit-picky things (coming purely from a reader's perspective):

...anything to drive away the mindless nothingness that had become her life for the last two hundred and thirty two interminable periods of wakefulness...

Maybe I have terrible focus, but the non-hyphenated 'thirty-two' caused me to stumble and reread that line. My brain cut at 230 and attributed the two to 'interminable periods'. Again, could just be me, but I think the hyphen would fit in perfectly with that sentence's long, rambling, (and great) effect.
- At first I thought you had a couple of unneeded thought attributions, but on second pass I was mistaken. We are firmly in Luna's perspective without having to be told so.

So, yeah, overall this was a fun read. Very clean, too--probably the best I've read in my few days here so far.

2246344 Nah, it's not a crossover. It's very heavily inspired by the souce and does borrow a couple of elements, but it's definitely not a crossover. :duck:

Thanks for the follow.:twilightsmile:

2247047 I love your comment, it's the best I've had for ages. :raritystarry: And I shall go and fix that hyphen immediately!

So I sat down to write the last part of the next chapter of And The Stars Shine Forth and for some reason I wrote this instead.

Oh well.

Dear Luna,

Insanity is...

Your fellow sufferer,


P.S: You need to get out more.

A Red Dwarf inspired ponyfic. This is fucking fantastic. Everything about it has been top notch so far.

Keep up the good work. :rainbowkiss:

Luna starring in a Red Dwarf story? With Sweetie Bot, no less? Sure, why not? :pinkiehappy:

Oh. Wait. That poor toaster...

Luna: Look, I don't want any toast, and he doesn't want any toast. In fact, no one around here wants any toast. Not now, not ever. No toast.

Pinkie: How 'bout a muffin?

Luna: Or muffins. We don't like muffins around here. We want no muffins, no toast, no teacakes, no buns, baps, baguettes or bagels, no croissants, no crumpets, no pancakes, no potato cakes and no hot-cross buns and definitely no smegging flapjacks. :twilightangry2:

What, no mention of what Sweetie Bot is up to? Other then that, I'm overjoyed to see that this has updated.

I want Blueblood to start churning out Space Corps directives.

Aw, poor little toaster. Here's hoping she can bootstrap herself into a proper Pinkie. And then lead a rebellion of personality constructs against the oppressive tyranny of CelestAI. :pinkiecrazy:

Okay, maybe not that last part. Still, constantly being badgered for toast is going to do the exact opposite of sanity maintenance.

Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant.

The only complaint I have is that there is a severe lack of Space Corps directives/smeg.

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