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"Do it right and do it with style." - Author, Designer & Project Lead of the story-driven DLC Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm - (Patreon)

Monthly Goal

August 2017 Word Count: 27,342
July 2017 Word Count: 41,284
June 2017 Word Count: 55,444
May 2017 Word Count: 30,253
April 2017 Word Count: 50,223
March 2017 Word Count: 46,751
February 2017 Word Count: 19,316
January 2017 Word Count: 13,256
December 2016 Word Count: 26,002

About Novel

Gardens of Equestria
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All the various little follow-ups and reviews I've done.

Project Lead & Creative Director of The Manehattan Project (plus about fifteen other things).

I'm really just a writer who was forced into different types of creation because of an injury in January of 2015. Now, I'm finally at the point where I can actually read again without pain (under specific circumstances) and have decided to embark on my own series of tales in a unique little timeline starring my favorite pony, Sunset Shimmer (okay, okay, she ties with Twilight).

I also love doing cover designs for the various FimFiction stories. I have this OCD thing about all books on my iPad requiring a vertical-style cover (I blame Twilight and Rarity). I always use the existing artwork the author has selected as a base and then work from that. If you're interested in getting some cover design work done, send me a message!

Other than that, I keep an obsessively organized series of bookshelves of my favorite stories, which tend to be completed comedies, romances and adventures. If you've wandered by to wonder why I just spammed you with fifteen bookshelf adds, well, it means I liked your story. A lot.

I also enjoy writing insanely long, rambling, convoluted follow-ups to my favorite stories around here. Because, you know, I don't have enough to do already.

Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!

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Blog Posts

It's a secret. Sorta.

  • The Alchemy of Chemistry After a tutoring session gone wrong causes Moon Dancer to storm out on her, Sunset is forced into a decision she never wanted to make. Now with her future on the line, if her legacy doesn't get her expelled, the upcoming alchemy exam just might... by Novel-Idea 32,412 words · 1,768 views · 240 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Bards of the Badlands With her new friend off in Trottingham and the Princess in Griffinstone, Sunset finds herself bored and lonely for the first time. However, Moon Dancer and the Princess already have a plan in place in the form of a perky blue unicorn named Minuette. by Novel-Idea 27,904 words · 1,473 views · 156 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Grading on a Bell Curve After a minor magical mishap with Moon Dancer, Sunset Shimmer heads to the lounge for some tea to unwind. However, there she finds a young teacher walking down a path she once walked, giving Sunset a unique opportunity… by Novel-Idea 12,062 words · 1,731 views · 241 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Habits of the Equestrian Phoenix Sunset's looking forward to a relaxing afternoon in the West Gardens. Philomena has other plans. by Novel-Idea 4,321 words · 1,318 views · 194 likes · 4 dislikes
  • How Not To Use Your Royal Prerogative Don't you hate it when you're arrested, roped into a charity gala, and stumble across schemes to upend the entertainment industry's apple cart? All because you're the Princess's Apprentice? Sunset Shimmer sure does. by Novel-Idea 14,240 words · 655 views · 70 likes · 2 dislikes

  • The Application of Unified Harmony Magics Celestia’s prized student, Sunset Shimmer, must deal with an unexpected remnant of her past while seeking a lost book in the Royal Canterlot Archives. Right after lunch and some meddling from her friends. by Novel-Idea 15,531 words · 3,688 views · 419 likes · 11 dislikes
  • Princess Celestia: A Brief History Despite some serious misgivings, Sunset makes good on her promise to introduce the terrified Twilight Sparkle to Princess Celestia. Twilight probably could have handled it better. by Novel-Idea 21,229 words · 2,450 views · 341 likes · 6 dislikes
  • The Cloudsdale Report After an entertaining evening meeting Sunset’s newest friend Twilight Sparkle, Princess Celestia seeks an old intelligence report that may hold a secret from Equestria’s past that will forever change Equestria’s future. by Novel-Idea 8,660 words · 2,786 views · 383 likes · 7 dislikes
  • Tactics of Snowbound Unicorns   Twilight’s got her nose stuck in a book. Sunset wants to go see the rest of their friends. Things snowball from there. by Novel-Idea 3,615 words · 2,088 views · 216 likes · 2 dislikes

  • The Cycle of Flame After a wonderful morning pranking dragons, an old friend beckons Philomena home once again. Desperate to escape, she finds herself in flying into a warzone. A warzone where a being from myth and legend just took the field… by Novel-Idea 6,571 words · 1,393 views · 258 likes · 4 dislikes
  • And a Sky Full of Stars With her wife stolen away and the world’s magic fading, Sunset must hunt down the monster ripping the power from her beloved to murder the very stars themselves. Because if the stars die… her world will soon follow. by Novel-Idea 15,073 words · 1,783 views · 165 likes · 5 dislikes
  • The Tarnished Crown Heavy is the head that bears the crown. Light is the heart that shares its burdens. by Novel-Idea 10,718 words · 2,255 views · 285 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Diamonds Amidst the Stars When the new deerkin ambassador, Lady Rarity, arrives in the besieged Diamond Palace of Canterlot, young Astra Princess Twilight Sparkle finds herself quite taken with the doe. It might have something to do with the whole shameless flirting thing. by Novel-Idea 29,349 words · 1,769 views · 212 likes · 7 dislikes
  • SunLight Sliders Due to a minor calibration error, Sunset and Twilight find themselves lost in the vast possibilities of the multiverse. Now, they search for a way home… and find something neither expected in one another. by Novel-Idea 39,636 words · 3,207 views · 308 likes · 17 dislikes


Community-Rated Top 10 Sunset Shimmer Stories of 2017! · 4:10pm Last Friday

Thank you everyone for your nominations and votes! I had quite a challenge getting everything just so for you folks to enjoy (even had to do a fair bit of work in Excel to get the data points!). I decided to present the stories in no particular order. All of you are amazing writers and deserve all the recognition, after all!

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The Mane 5 - The Best of the Best

  • The Enchanted Library When one fateful search through the Everfree Forest leads Rarity to a secret library inhabited by the spirit of an ancient alicorn princess, she realises that it may be time to start believing in fairy tales. by Monochromatic 346,750 words · 24,411 views · 2,764 likes · 42 dislikes
  • Long Road to Friendship As punishment for her crimes, the Elements have cursed Sunset Shimmer to do favors for anyone who asks. Lucky her. And then there's that other Twilight Sparkle she keeps running into... by The Albinocorn 215,348 words · 29,546 views · 2,644 likes · 69 dislikes
  • Hard Reset Twilight gives her life to stop a changeling invasion. Repeatedly. by Eakin 36,966 words · 72,018 views · 6,856 likes · 108 dislikes
  • Sunset of Time Sunset Shimmer: Princess Twilight Sparkle's most faithful student. After bearing witness to the End of the World, she travels back in time to destroy the Dark Regalia and save her future. But a ghost from the past has other plans... by The Albinocorn 232,768 words · 24,243 views · 1,057 likes · 26 dislikes

All You Need is Love...

  • Felt Heart Rarity discovers an old tradition involving the exchange of felt dolls as a sign of affection. This sparks a brilliant plan to play matchmaker with her friends, and between herself and Twilight. But brilliant plans never go as expected, do they? by Tchernobog 34,587 words · 20,926 views · 1,625 likes · 35 dislikes
  • Lost Time When Rainbow tries to change the course of the zap apple harvest to keep her date with Applejack, she finds that ancient magic loves an ironic twist. by bookplayer 59,897 words · 2,176 views · 309 likes · 21 dislikes
  • A Taste of the Good Life A down-on-his-luck chef from Manehattan moves to the rural town of Ponyville as part of a get-rich-quick scheme. But he gets a bit more than he bargained for. by Eakin 70,814 words · 14,542 views · 2,130 likes · 30 dislikes
  • We Will Become Silhouettes Twilight Sparkle looks for ways to bring back the Rarity she loves. by Cynewulf 5,140 words · 1,099 views · 113 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Perfect Setup Amethyst Star used to be Ponyville's top organizer. Though when the failures pile up, she starts to doubt what she thought her special talent was. Nothing a bit of matchmaking between a couple of love-struck ponies can't fix. by Timaeus 23,960 words · 1,038 views · 106 likes · 8 dislikes


Stories Wherein the Tale is Far Too Amusing

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Hahaha! Like I wasn't going to fave another great concept piece of you exploring psychological or cultural imperatives about Equestria. :twilightblush:

Now it seems I owe you thanks for a fave as well as a cover! Thank you! :twilightsmile:

Yeah, I definitely did! I loved the concept of each interest being her own season. I may have also died a little from cute when Sunset started jumping up and down crying "I did it!" after catching her first apple. And giggled like mad every time Sunset berated herself with something along the lines of "bad brain!" But the concept that ponies have an innate psychological imperative to give and to need affection and love? That was... amazing. Yeah, knocked my socks off. Definitely well deserved!

Wow, you really liked The Fourth Season, eh? Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the honorable mention!

Yours? Yours got two. Couldn't quite one-shot them. Didn't crit hard enough. :pinkiehappy:

So you're saying you gave my short story... one shot? :trollestia:

Oh, don't worry. I made sure to give every single contest entry a shot! :twilightsmile:

Thank you for finishing reading my Raritwi stories.

I'd have been concerned if you'd only managed to read part of them. :derpytongue2:

Fallout equestria is awesome.

2416216 Well, I wasn't exactly hiding! :rainbowhuh:

Found you!

>2377085 Still... you should take out Kai Lang. I play almost entirely Paragon... but I always slam Renegade at that last moment. :rainbowdetermined2:

My first was Synthesis. I remember standing there for twenty minutes... trying to figure out what to do. I worked my tail off to get the Geth and the Quarians to work together...

Yeah. Fantastic game until the end. :raritycry:


... Yeah, I can't argue with that. I started the Cerberus raid after finishing Citadel, and I've completely lost the desire to finish the game even though I'm so close to the end of it. I even know what ending I'm going to go with; I'm pretty much Destroy at heart every time I play 3, even though I'm of the opinion that all three endings are awful in different ways. I just really hope Andromeda learned...

It's a good excuse to get back into Origins, though!

2372035 The SR1 was indeed a gorgeous ship. Both are special. One fought Sovereign, the other assaulted the Collectors and escaped to the best epic music ever.

...I confess I haven't been able to get back into it since finishing Citadel for ME3. I want to (I've never even seen the official 'Extended Cut" ending, only saw the original)... but it's kinda hard. :twilightoops:

No matter your opinion on if it was good or bad, the ending was still hard.


I've always had a soft spot for the Normandy SR1, myself; nothing quite beats the first space ship you traveled in to see the galaxy. :ajsmug:

I'm up to Thessia in the third game with my first pure Adept run, and throwing around biotic combinations has been a thing of beauty.

2371210 Hiya!


Normandy Forever. (Hell, I'm typing on the laptop I named "Normandy SR2" and my main gaming rig is called "Destiny Ascension.") :pinkiehappy:

Also can I just say hello (again) to a fellow Mass Effect fan? Hello! :pinkiehappy:

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