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Why 'Inquisitor'? Because 'Forty two': the most important lesson I ever learned. Any answer is worthless until you have the right question. Author, editor, critic, but foremost, a philosopher.

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My Main Stories

  • Shades of Grey Luna and Rarity, with the help of a few of Celestia's elite guards, must fight to make peace with themselves before they can make peace with the past, and Rarity must learn to overcome the harshest enemy she has ever faced: Herself. by Inquisitor M 107,005 words · 1,871 views · 106 likes · 7 dislikes
  • Bitter-Sweetie With her final breaths, Twilight discovers some unexpected truths, and that some friendships will last forever. by Inquisitor M 7,184 words · 4,213 views · 149 likes · 18 dislikes
  • Every Mare Needs Her Stallion A new, confident Fluttershy has a secret, and Rarity isn't above using a few tricks to find out what it is. by Inquisitor M 7,967 words · 9,780 views · 344 likes · 41 dislikes
  • The Boy Who Cried Wolf Everyone knows the old fable, but deep in the past, in the lands beyond the fledgeling Equestria, one pony took a very special interest in its origin. Now that she tracked it to its source, she has a plan, and all she needs is wit and word. by Inquisitor M 4,453 words · 4,111 views · 206 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Three Solos, One Cadence Cadance, Discord, and Fluttershy set off in search of something buried in the frozen north. But it's going to take teamwork to find it, and it's not the Princess of Love or the Lord of Chaos that are holding all the cards. by Inquisitor M 9,512 words · 1,944 views · 143 likes · 6 dislikes

Other Stories

  • Eclipsed When darkness and despair comes to claim you, it doesn't matter what you fight for so long as you fight for something that matters. by Inquisitor M 1,124 words · 1,121 views · 90 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Movements of Fire and Shadow A pony very close to Luna notices that she's been sneaking off after nightfall for some time. When that pony has all the tact of a battleship, the only thing for sure is that things are about to get heated. by Inquisitor M 5,525 words · 2,603 views · 224 likes · 7 dislikes
  • I, Paladin The reformed Luna stands strong among trusted fellows that laugh, and grow, and bleed alongside her. They are all flawed, and they are all hopeful, but they are equal. They are Paladins: One path. One destiny. One whole heap of trouble for Luna. by Inquisitor M 6,184 words · 349 views · 23 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Pride It should have been a simple raid on the ponies’ livestock, but they had prepared some kind of ambush. There had to be some reason he had been spared, and whatever that reason was, he would probably need all his strength to face it. by Inquisitor M 12,570 words · 1,268 views · 70 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Empty Sometimes the words ring hollow. Sometimes the ritual feels shallow. Sometimes it's hard to tell if the gifts we are given are from the heart. But sometimes, actions betray our feelings with a power that neither word nor ritual can capture. by Inquisitor M 1,056 words · 377 views · 49 likes · 0 dislikes

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  • The New Crop With the Apple family deep in debt, Big Mac climbs into the ring once again to save the farm. Now all that’s between him and the two-thousand-bit winner’s purse is some unicorn named Blueblood. Things are about to get ugly. by xjuggernaughtx 15,885 words · 1,122 views · 168 likes · 6 dislikes
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Reading: Three Solos, One Cadence · 11:02am Oct 28th, 2016

I may have assumed that this project had fallen by the wayside since it's been so long. And, of course, I have been somewhat otherwise-occupied recently. Imagine my surprise when fifty-eight minutes of some of my best character writing popped up in my inbox. The background music choices make this absolutely sublime. Whether you have read the original or not, this is well worth a listen.

WARNING: Fluttershy sneezing is dangerously adorable!

Written by Inquisitor M
Read by S Ninja

Cadance, Discord, and Fluttershy walk into a blizzard, but it's no laughing matter: there's something out there, buried beneath centuries of ice. But it's going to take teamwork to find it, and it's neither the Princess of Love nor the Lord of Chaos that are holding all the cards.

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2429855 Dammit, FIMFic never tells me when people post down here!

You are, of course, absolutely welcome. The learning I started with your help has become profoundly useful, even if I have no significant desire to use to to write fiction anymore. Aside from the practical value of superior language skills, it changed the way I see the challenges that lay ahead of me. I wanted to learn, and with a sizeable push, I mastered as much of the craft as I felt I wanted to. Now I have moved on, but these skills will remain with me always, an indelible testament to the power of people who just want to be better than the day before.

And you know that if you ever need a hand with anything, I'll be around... somewhere.

(Probably correcting someone's comma use abuse)

Well, look what just came in the mail!

I saw your name on the list, and dropped in to personally thank you. It's a lovely plushie, and I hope that knowing you were part of making my day/week/month/forever puts a smile on your face even a fraction as large as the one on mine.


I have no idea what I was talking about.

2019486 A year later I find my interest piqued. Perhaps I was wrong to assume you were trolling?

Why would you ask a person who has not claimed to be great why they are great? It seems weird, to me, and a little disrespectful – which is perhaps why I so quickly abandoned any hope of getting anything sensible out of you at the time. In retrospect, however, I suppose my behaviour was no more bizarre than yours.

I do not and have never considered myself great, so your question was, in fact, directed to the wrong person. I do not answer loaded questions and thus I dismissed you as a fool. To be honest, I still think you're probably a fool exactly because the question is loaded (you know, like 'Have you stopped beating your wife?' and so on). After all, wouldn't it make sense to find out if someone thinks they're great before asking then why they think they're great? Even outside of the logical minefield, it seemed somewhat lacking in charity to just assume that someone thought they were great. I mean, maybe you do have a perfectly good reason to suspect I'm a bit of a cunt – and to be fair, you'd probably be right – but it seemed odd to just assume that kind of arrogance of me. But you know... live and learn and all that.

I mean, maybe you think it's normal for people to think they're great? Hell, maybe it is normal for people to think they're great. I wouldn't know. I'm not normal. or maybe it's a cultural thing. Do you think you're great?

Comment posted by Inquisitor M deleted Dec 12th, 2016

2193134 Haven't kicked the habit of checking in yet. I don't really do anything here.

You're still here! Quiet, though.

Word on the street is that you're a shitty orange.

2020781 That's no better than saying "Neener, neener, Queue, you're wrong!". I don't think I'm the one making poor dodges here.

What's so great about you? You keep building the suspense!

2020653 And that's a poor dodge to a perfectly reasonable response. You can ask as often as you like. I have no answer for you.

2020574 That's a naive simplification of how objectivity works. All standards are subjective, but things can be objectively measured against standards.

An apple is a shitty orange, for example.

I'll ask again: What's so great about you?

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