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DrakeyC


Writer, reviewer, creator of Filly Fantasy VI, occasional PMV maker, and uploader of mildly amusing image macros to Derpibooru. https://www.patreon.com/drakeyc

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By the year 2238, two-thirds of humanity have become "ponies', living in an online virtual reality paradise where everything they could ask for is theirs to have at a moment's notice. It is a world of freedom, where all biological needs are eliminated and you can live forever doing whatever it is that pleases you.

But for some, Equestria can seem less a paradise and more a prison, an artificial and manufactured place where nothing is real and everything is a simulated lie to make you feel comfortable. Perhaps, even the feelings of the mare sitting next to you holding your hoof. How could you ever be sure even your own feelings are truly yours if you're just a program stored on a server?

Does living in Equestria mean Twilight Sparkle has to choose between her heart and her soul?

Entry for 2021 "Friendship is Optimal" contest. Pre-read by TheAlbinocorn, RTStephens, and FanOfMostEverything

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T'was the night before Hearth's Warming Eve, and all throughout Ponyville, Starlight Glimmer may be mildly stressed out. I mean, it's not like she forgot "oh yeah, I care about this holiday now" and didn't do her gift shopping until the last minute, giving her only a few hours to find six inspired, heartfelt, thought-out gifts for her closest friends.

Fortunately, she has Trixie to help her!

...Yeah she's doomed.

Despite the stars, this is not a shipfic.


Written for Moosetasm as a part of Jinglemas 2020.

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Twilight and her friends are ready for a fun, festive Halloween party at Canterlot High. With the seven prepared in-costume and the school in full decoration, it's bound to be a night to remember.

Unfortunately it seems that someone with Equestrian magic is afoot, and intends to make sure that tonight's party-goers REALLY get into character! Can the Humane Seven get to the bottom of this magical mayhem and put things right?

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Twilight Sparkle has always respected the laws of science and magic. It's a respect that got her a scholarship to SGU, where she formed a small but comfortable group of friends and has received top grades in her two years there. It's a life that makes sense.

With her final year beginning and a special instruction from the Princess to bond with a fellow pupil, Twilight has enough to fill her life and her mind. It doesn't make sense that she should have recurring dreams about a mysterious mare, that this mare seems eerily familiar despite being a total stranger, or that she can recall the dreams with unusual clarity.

Twilight has questions about Equestria and about herself, and the answers could reshape her perception of both. She begins her research with a central question:

What lies beyond the edge of a dream?

Featured on Equestria Daily

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Down in Klugetown, they don't celebrate Hearth's Warming Eve like Equestria does. The residents of Klugetown don't do anything like the ponies do. And if you were someone who would call yourself a friend of ponies, you'd have a tough time making it in Klugetown, a place where a friend is a liability to one's health and fortune. Living in Klugetown required one to be smart, and it's not smart to have friends. Only stupid creatures have friends in Klugetown, which is when they start hoping they're lucky, because they have an uphill battle to stay afloat.

Whoever said it was better to be lucky than smart might have been on to something. Because a pony like her, you only meet that kind when you're lucky and stupid. And if you're smart, you'll realize it'll never happen and you should stop thinking about it.

But you didn't meet her and fall in love because you were smart.

Jinglemas 2019 story for Nailah

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Twilight comes up with an idea to revolutionize Equestrian society.

Equestrian society does not approve of her idea.

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For a year now Twilight has watched as her good friends Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer enjoyed a loving, tender romantic relationship. But when Starlight comes home one day cursing her girlfriend and declaring their relationship has ended, Twilight must rise to the occasion and try to help these two move past their disagreements and mend fences before their love is lost to the ages.

But perhaps some wounds are too great to be healed with kind works and civil discussions.

Pre-read by Justice3442, entry for Oroboro's Sunset Shipping Contest.

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With Hearth's Warming approaching, Applejack takes a moment to chat up a fellow vendor at the Ponyville market, and find what she thinks is a pony in need of a friend. But the holidays mean different things for different ponies, and some don't necessarily celebrate Hearth's Warming as Applejack does.

But it may be that there's still a way she can brighten up their holidays.

Entry for 2018 Jinglemas, written for Chris

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