• Member Since 5th Jun, 2015
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Shrink Laureate

Oh, did I say that out loud?

Currently writing

The Fishbowl
EqG, AU, Mystery, Vinyl Scratch, Octavia, Trixie
Chapter 20

My stories

Admiral Shimmer verse

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  • 3 weeks
    Signal Boost

    aka "Under-appreciated stories: nepotism edition!"

    MitchH has published some stories lately that warrant more attention than they've had. One of them just got an RCL feature too, so I'm taking this chance to give him a boost.

    A Requiem For Lost Libraries

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  • 12 weeks
    Spirit creatures

    “Miss Gilda,” said the fortune teller ponderously, staring into the bowl of water, “I do believe your spirit creature is a gryphon.”

    Rainbow Dash reacted quickly. “You’re a gryphon? That’s awesome.” The fortune teller tried hard not to give her a harsh look.

    “That’s like a lion with wings isn’t it?” asked Gilda, cautiously.

    “The body of a lion, with the head, claws and wings of an eagle.”

    “Sounds pretty strong.”

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  • 12 weeks
    Three tribes

    “…the due deference to you both as the rulers and representatives of the three pony tribes,” he eventually finished.

    Celestia and Luna both regarded the ambassaor for an uncomfortably long moment.

    “Did he say three?” asked Luna of her sister.

    “He did,” replied Celestia thoughtfully.

    “Surely he meant to say four. Unless he remains unaware of our nocturne?”

    “Nocturne? Oh, you mean the thestrals?”

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  • 18 weeks
    On scientific progress and cutie marks

    I just published a minific called The Truth, on the subject of cutie marks, progress and ultimate truth. It's not really developed well enough to be a fic in its own right - I'd need to do more to put the characters in context - but I think it works as a "what if" story.

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  • 20 weeks
    Don't be Fluttershy

    This is a public service announcement on the subject of bees.

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  • 21 weeks
    On the state of my soul

    A few weeks ago, I was idly scrolling through my usual feed of news, chatter and nonsense, and saw a headline:

    Neo-nazi mauled by lion

    I didn't read the article - I had no desire to know more details. But what arrested me was my reaction to seeing this headline: for a brief moment, I laughed. It was over in less than a second as the horrible reality of what the headline was saying reasserted itself, but that reaction has been bugging me ever since.

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  • 21 weeks

    Sneak peek at the beginning of Voyage of the E.Q.S. Ember.

    Facet fidgeted.

    “Stop that,” said the unicorn. “You don't want your space suit coming open, not this high.”

    “Yes, Sir,” said Facet quietly. Deprived of the distraction, he had little to do but look out over the edge of the platform. The lower part of the sky at least looked blue as it should. If he looked out horizontally, it was nearly black.

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  • 23 weeks
    On why the guard never seem to be there

    Luna burst into her sister's bedchamber. "Sister, what is't? Truly, I am not to blame for any nightmares that afflict thee."

    Celestia clutched her sweat-covered sheets to her barrel. She shook her head, breathless. "No, dear Luna, this was no mere nightmare."

    "Another premonition?" Celestia nodded. "Was't bad?"

    "One of the worst. I don't know how she's going to get through this one."

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  • 25 weeks
    Turns out I'm Irish

    Got home from the Czech Republic to find this had arrived. I now serve two masters. This means, when Brexit finally flushes Britain for good, I get to work in a country that still has an economy and some human rights.

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  • 25 weeks
    A journey of a thousand miles...

    • It is possible to drive 1,450 kilometres (900 miles) in a single day. I don't recommend it, though, and I think H (1) is quite insane for being willing, nay eager, to undertake it.

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