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Novel-Idea


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


Total Words: 348,031
Estimated Reading: 23 hours

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The last believer in an ancient prophecy leaves all she knows behind to fulfill her people’s role, even if they have all long forgotten the promise they had made.

All to save the soul of someone who many believe will herald the doom of us all.


Original version winner of the "Most Controversial" Award for the March 2017 WriteOff!


Cover Art by OverlordNeon
Cover Text by Novel Idea
Zecora Glyph Mark by BlackGryph0n


Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill: Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Captain Croissandwich: Honorary Zebra Weaver
Corejo: Professional Nitpicker
Little Tinker: Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn: Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Cursori: Stolen Enchanted Library Editor


Word Count: 14,000
Version: 4.6

Chapters (5)
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In the middle of the night, sometimes waking up to a whimper is worse than waking up to a scream.


Cover Art: Little-Tweenframes (SciSetDaily)
Cover Text & Header Designs: Novel Idea
Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark: Millennial Dan


Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Corejo: Lavender-Unicorn-Syndrome Counter Agent
Little Tinker: Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn: Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Cursori: Stolen Enchanted Library Editor
Painted Heart: Wife of the Author :heart:


Word Count: 3,300 Words
Version: 3.3

Chapters (1)
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First Place in the 2017 AppleDash "Second Chances" Contest!


Rainbow Dash and Applejack have cherished the years gone by at one another’s side, but beneath the wear of time, the fuel that is love can turn to ash and smother the flames they hold dear.

Beyond the smoke rising from the cinders, they face an uncertain future. Now, they must come to terms with the harsh truth that, sometimes, love alone isn't enough to keep a marriage burning bright.

Historian’s Note:
Spectrum of Gray occurs about fifteen years after Princess Twilight Sparkle’s ascension.

Cast: Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle & Granny Smith

Entry into the AppleDash "Second Chances" Contest.


Cover Design by Novel Idea
Sweet Apple Acres Background by bronyb34r
Sweet Apple Acres Barn by Jeatz-Axl
Small Cloudiminium: Customized from Screenshot by Novel Idea

Header Designs
Twilight Sparkle Cutie Mark by Intbrony 
Applejack Cutie Mark by BlackGryph0n
Rainbow Dash Cutie Mark by BlackGryph0n
Granny Smith Cutie Mark by The Smiling Pony

Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill: Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Little Tinker: Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn: Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Cursori: Stolen Enchanted Library Editor

Special Guest Beta Readers & Editors
Monochromatic - Patron Saint of RariTwi
Oroboro - Expert in Emotional Devastation
Crystal Wishes - One Who Understood
Swan Song - Specialist of Sass and Snark
Corejo - Synopsis Nitpicker Brainstormer

Word Count: 18,000 words
Version: 2.3

Chapters (4)
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After going to Coloratura's concert, Sunset gets both good news and bad news.

Somepony stole her identity and is running around with her face.

That's the good news.


Historian’s Note:
Set in the Wavelengths timeline where the Sonic Rainboom didn’t happen, How Not To Use Your Royal Prerogative occurs about five years after Grading on a Bell Curve and about two years before the events in The Application of Unified Harmony Magics.

Knowledge of the previous tales is suggested, but not required.

Cast: Sunset Shimmer, Cheerilee, Moon Dancer, Minuette, Coloratura & Coco Pommel
Co-Starring: Spotlight, Security Chief Gateway, Vinyl Scratch and special guest star Octavia Melody


Stories set in the Wavelengths Timeline in chronological order:

Origins Arc
The Alchemy of Chemistry
Bards of the Badlands
Grading on a Bell Curve
Habits of the Equestrian Phoenix
How Not To Use Your Royal Prerogative

Applications Arc
The Application of Unified Harmony Magics
Princess Celestia: A Brief History
The Cloudsdale Report

Dreamers Arc
Tactics of Snowbound Unicorns
A Study in Chaos Theory (Coming Soon!)


Cover Design by Novel Idea
Coco Pommel Vector: DashieSparkle
Coloratura Vector: DashieSparkle
Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark: Millennial Dan

Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill: Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Little Tinker: Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn: Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Tchernobog: AppleDash Fanatic - My debt is paid
Cursori: Stolen Enchanted Library Editor
Painted Heart: Wife of the Author :twilightsmile:

Word Count: 64,000
Version: 12.54

Chapters (11)
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Dedicated to one of the brightest diamonds I know.


Heavy is the head that bears the crown. Light is the heart that shares its burdens.


Historian’s Note: The Tarnished Crown occurs three weeks before the events in the Season 4 Finale, Twilight’s Kingdom.

Cast: Rarity & Twilight Sparkle
Introducing: Amber Spark

Cover Art: Little-Tweenframes (SciSetDaily)
Rarity Header & Section Breaks Design: Novel Idea
Rarity Cutie Mark: Black-Gryph0n (Yes, that BlackGryp0n)

Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill - Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Cursori - Stolen Enchanted Library Editor
Monochromatic - Patron Saint of RariTwi
Painted Heart - Wife of the Author :pinkiesmile:

Word Count: 11,000 Words
Version: 2.6

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Interdimensional travel can be a dangerous thing. Especially when there’s a jumpy wedding planner just beyond the event horizon.


Entry in Jake's Horse Word Extravaganza "Obscure Shipping" Contest.
Finalist in June 2017's "Under the Sun" WriteOff - Winner of Best New Entrant!


Historian’s Note: Unexpected Hazards of Interdimensional Transit occurs a month or two after the events of Legend of Everfree, when those contractors finally get around to fixing the Wondercolt Statue.


Cast: Sunset Shimmer & Amethyst Star
Co-Starring: Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Honey Blossom, Cranky Doodle & Matilda

Cover Design and Section Breaks by Novel Idea
Sunset Shimmer Vector: Xebck
Amethyst Star Vector (Recolored by Novel Idea): Punzil504
Amethyst Star Cutie Mark Vector: The-Smiling-Pony
Daisy Cutie Mark Vector: The-Smiling-Pony
Starflower Vector: KibbieTheGreat

Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill - Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Cursori: Stolen Enchanted Library Editor
Oroboro: General Conspirator of Sunset Madness (and helped inspire the original story)
Painted Heart: Wife of the Author :twilightsheepish:

Word Count: 12,000 Words
Version: 2.9

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Through countless centuries, Princess Celestia has remained a steadfast beacon of benevolence, kindness, wisdom and grace. Everypony knows the Princess of the Sun cannot have a dark side.

Sunset Shimmer is about to find out just how wrong they are, and in doing so, find that Celestia understands Sunset more than she ever thought possible.


Contains Spoilers for "A Royal Problem"


Historian’s Note: Dreaming in Dawn's Light occurs several months after the events of A Royal Problem.


Featured on FimFiction for June 12-16, 2017!


Cast: Sunset Shimmer and Princess Celestia

Text and coloring design by Novel Idea
Princess Celestia, Sunset Shimmer and background by Jykinturah.
Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark By Millennial Dan

Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill - Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Cursori: Stolen Enchanted Library Editor
Painted Heart: Wife of the Author :twilightsheepish:

Word Count: 8,000 words
Version: 2.3

Chapters (1)
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  As an dark threat descends upon the Diamond Wall of Canterlot, an ancient treaty forces the deerkin to come to Equestria’s aid once more. To the Royal Five’s surprise, a single ambassador is sent instead of the army Equestria so desperately needs.
  And yet, this unique magic-wielding deerkin may hold the secret to Canterlot’s salvation… assuming she ever stops flirting with the young Astra Princess Twilight Sparkle.


"Unofficial" Entry in Monochromatic's "Interwoven Colours" RariTwi contest.
Featured on EquestriaDaily on July 4, 2017!


Historian's Note: Set deep within the infinite possibilities of the multiverse, this new world is completely unknown save for a very select few. Which is to say, that no knowledge of any other story is required to enjoy the whimsy of this tale.


Featured on FimFiction: May 28-31, 2017!


Cast: Astra Princess Twilight Sparkle & the Lady Rarity
Co-Starring: Aurorae Princess Sunset Shimmer, Starlight Glimmer, Trixie Lulamoon & Shining Armor with a cameo by Radiant Hope


Cover & Section Break Design by Novel Idea
Virtrung Deerkin Rarity and Princess Twilight Sparkle by Jykinturah.

Virtrung Deer based on and inspired by the original concepts by Sirzi.

Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill - Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Cursori: Stolen Enchanted Library Editor
Monochromatic: This is entirely her fault, just so you know
Painted Heart: Wife of the Author :scootangel:

Word Count: 29,000
Version: 3.0

Chapters (4)
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The first-ever SunLight Shipping Collaboration Story
Voted one of the Top 10 Sunset Shimmer Stories of 2017


  After Sunset Shimmer brings Sci-Twi’s strange magic-absorbing amulet back to Equestria, Princess Twilight Sparkle has a brilliant idea. If they combine the amulet and the magic of the portal, the two of them could hop between worlds at the push of a button!
  Who better to test out this fantastic new technology than two of the greatest minds in all of Equestria?
  They probably should have calibrated it first.


SunLight Sliders is the result of the Sunset Shimmer community's epic three-month collaboration project, where each author had three days to write a 500-1500 chapter in the ongoing saga of Sunset and Twilight Voyaging through the multiverse! Every author picks up where the last one left off... giving us one crazy journey in space and time!


Featuring the Talents of:
Novel Idea
NotSoWickedWitch
Tumbleweed
DrakeyC
Fuzzyfurvert
RQK
Marwile
TheNewYorkBrony
Sunsette
Oroboro
OddOneOut
Tchernobog
KalenNighteyes
Idsertian
ratedoni
Space Jazz
The Albinocorn
CoverArt
SciSetDaily/Little-Tweenframes
Dubs Rewatcher
Deathscar
EbonQuill
journcy
X3n0heart
RadiantBeam


Cover Art by the Astoundingly Amazingly Awesome SciSetDaily
Cover Text & Section Break Design by Novel Idea
Twilight Sparkle Cutie Mark by Intbrony
Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark By Millennial Dan


Editor Credits
Novel Idea - Lead Editor & Project Organizer
Ebon Quill - Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction

Special Thanks
To the entire Sunset Shimmer Group and all the commenters who embraced the madness of this crazy journey!
Tchernobog for constantly answering Novel's annoying questions about this exercise in lunacy.
The AppleDash Group for "At the Drop of a Hat" the original inspiration for this project!
Fahrenheit for his invaluable assistance in wordsmithing that fantastic synopsis and elevator pitch!

Word Count: 41,000
Version: 10.5

Chapters (29)
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  In a world where the stars shine through both day and night, a savage attack upon the Phoenix Tower of Canterlot Castle leaves the city in chaos, a princess abducted and the stars fading from the sky.
  Now, Princess Sunset Shimmer dons the legendary Solstice Raiment and the Flareblades of the Sunmother in a desperate quest to save the glittering heavens and the love of her life.
  Because if the stars die... her world will soon follow.


Entry for FanOfMostEverything’s Imposing Sovereigns Contest
Prompt: Princess Sunset Shimmer - Warrior

Featured on Equestria Daily on April 9, 2017!
Featured on FimFiction on March 19-20, 2017! :yay:


Historian's Note: Set in the distant reaches of the multiverse, this tale is loosely connected with the events of SunLight Sliders, yet requires no knowledge of that story.

Cast: Princess Sunset Shimmer & Princess Twilight Sparkle with Philomena & introducing Faerana


Cover & Section Break Design by Novel Idea
Princess Sunset Shimmer & Princess Twilight Sparkle designs by Overlord Neon
Sunset Shimmer Cutie Mark By Millennial Dan

Beta Reader & Editor Credits
Ebon Quill - Audio Director & Quest Designer on The Manehattan Project
Tchernobog - AppleDash Fanatic, Special Guest Beta Reader
Little Tinker - Master of Systems at Poniverse & Scripting Engineer on The Manehattan Project
Beltorn - Commenter-at-Large on FimFiction
Painted Heart - Wife of the Author :yay:

Special Thanks
Fahrenheit - For his invaluable assistance in creating an epic Elevator Pitch and Synopsis to fit the scope of this story!

Word Count: 15,000
Version: 5.2

Chapters (6)
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