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I sometimes write words on the internet. Occasionally, people really like them.


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Remember [left_insert] and [right_insert]? They were cool. Well, you can just about simulate them with [quote] inside [figure], like that.

Need to write literal BBCode in a post? Simply surround it with [code] tags (with the caveat that there’s no way to put a literal ending code tag inside a code tag). For example, if you need people to see [color=red]text goes here[/color], write [code][color=red]text goes here[/color][/ code] minus the space in the [/ code].

Stories You Absolutely Must Read

  • Pride of the Apples When Applejack's younger brother visits, she and her friends must learn more about him--and his condition--in order to make him feel welcome. by LightningSword 34,561 words · 2,500 views · 152 likes · 22 dislikes
  • Life Among the Living Fleetfoot struggles with depression as she tries to get herself to a better place. by Kamikakushi 5,373 words · 1,135 views · 103 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Dear Idiot After the gala, Princess Celestia sends Blueblood a letter to "explain" a few things... by The Descendant 2,809 words · 27,372 views · 1,622 likes · 40 dislikes
  • Pandemic The small Colorado town of Lazy Pines soldiers on through a bad outbreak of influenza in an otherwise typical flu season ... until the OTHER symptoms manifest. by ASGeek2012 419,908 words · 4,843 views · 555 likes · 27 dislikes
  • The Writing on the Wall Beneath the earth rests something beyond equine understanding. by Horse Voice 5,658 words · 26,358 views · 1,112 likes · 19 dislikes

Underrated Favourites

  • A Kingdom Divided For many years, Elements of Harmony were responsible for keeping peace in Equestria. But sometimes, magic of friendship is not enough... by Samey90 141,906 words · 2,170 views · 109 likes · 23 dislikes
  • The Infestation of Canterlot High School Chrysalis’s second invasion was an incredible success—Equestria has fallen, and it seems like there isn’t anypony left to save it. But when Chrysalis stumbles across a mirror in Friendship Castle, it might not be ponies she has to worry about. by Bonster 101,588 words · 632 views · 47 likes · 7 dislikes
  • sweetie.log Sweetie Bot lies half-built on a lab bench. by Shrink Laureate 4,811 words · 1,189 views · 141 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Star Trek: Pegasus Star Strider is the first pony to graduate from Starfleet Academy. These are the stories of her adventures, set in a galaxy twenty years after the events of "Where Nopony Has Gone Before." by Kane Magus 102,685 words · 1,990 views · 92 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Twilight's Library Twilight struggles to find meaning in the universe, which most ponies call 'the Library'. by ocalhoun 3,606 words · 932 views · 74 likes · 1 dislikes

My Introduction to Fimfics

  • Five Score, Divided by Four As a fan of the show, I always loved Rainbow Dash and her cutie mark, but I never wanted it to appear on my leg! Now that it has, all sorts of things are getting weird around here. I'm a guy, not a mare! Cartoon ponies aren't real... right? by TwistedSpectrum 285,557 words · 34,403 views · 3,617 likes · 191 dislikes
  • Friendship is Optimal Hasbro just released the official My Little Pony MMO, with an A.I. Princess Celestia to run it. by Iceman 38,698 words · 58,181 views · 3,249 likes · 115 dislikes
  • Sunset Shimmy Sunset Shimmer's happy, so she starts acting like the pony that she was born as. This can only end in adoracute. by shortskirtsandexplosions 3,568 words · 10,783 views · 1,124 likes · 36 dislikes
  • The Sweetie Chronicles: Fragments Sweetie Belle must find Twilight by travelling through different Fanfic worlds... by Wanderer D 466,316 words · 35,806 views · 3,042 likes · 60 dislikes

Latest Stories

  • T Rapid Blink
    Princess Twilight Sparkle repeatedly fails to think twice before teleporting. Fortunately, she does so often enough that those left behind can think for her. Part of ocalhoun's Blink bandwagon.
    michaelb958 · 1.3k words  ·  188  8 · 2k views
  • E Tailspin
    In which the Cloudsdale weather-industrial complex has an accident like never before, and the only ones who can pick up the pieces are International Rescue.
    michaelb958 · 5.2k words · 374 views

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Thanks for yet another fave! Glad you enjoyed "Never Again"! :pinkiehappy:

Glad to see that you enjoyed You Can't Eat Gold! Feedback is always appreciated!

Thanks for the favorite! I'm glad you're enjoying The Right Man in the Wrong Place :twilightsmile:

Thanks for the watch.

2323819 If it's anything like what's being advertised, I will!


As a very novice writer, I'm glad to hear that. When I eventually get around to writing the sequel, I hope you will enjoy it as well.

2323764 On occasion, I read a story and think "where has this been all my life". Into the Black met that high bar.

Thanks for the favorite on Into the Black and the follow.

2322730 The whole "seventh element" cliche aside, it was awesome. "Tonight, we party", indeed.

Thanks for the fave on Elementary Dragon! :moustache:

2312840 My view of what's worth reading has always been a bit different. Don't take my opinion as indicative of anybody else's, or of any objective measure (except perhaps spelling/grammar).

The Stars Did Aid In Our Escape is a piece of shit. Read something better.

Thanks for the favourite on When the Snow Melts :twilightsmile:

Hey, another fave! Glad you enjoyed "Always There"! :twilightsmile:

Thanks for the watch, friend-o

Thanks for another fave! Glad you're liking "Pride of the Apples"! :scootangel:

Thank you for the follow! :twilightsmile:

Holy cow, I literally just read "The Library of Babel for class; it was today's discussion topic, even. I am definitely reading the ponified version you linked to!

1957045 So what happened was I got around to some tabs of comments I hadn't properly engaged with yet (I have many of those), and one of them was Red Shoe Diaries (yes, some of those tabs have been in the queue for months), and I decided to check out that author's page since they seemed all right. Then I found you'd written Ciphers, and that was cool, but then at the bottom of your collection was The Furthest From the Tree, which I remember finding in a site blog post or something, and fondly(?) remembered reading, and that sealed the decision :eeyup:

P.S. From my moderately informed non-pilot's viewpoint: Airbus planes make the easy effortless and the hard harder; Boeing planes make the easy easy, and the hard merely challenging.

Thank you so much for the watch! :) (Bonus: You're watcher #250! Woot!)

As time allows, please feel free to check out my library of stories. I hope you'll find them enjoyable. :twilightsmile: Also, my profile page has some links to a wide array of other great works by some very talented folks, so do give those a look too. :yay:


PS: Nice avatar!
PPS: If it ain't Boeing, I'm not going! ;)

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