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Cast-Iron Caryatid


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Featured Stories

  • Sharing the Night Twilight becomes alicorn of the stars. This is sort of a problem, because Luna kind of already was alicorn of the stars. Oops! by Cast-Iron Caryatid 197,614 words · 40,230 views · 3,479 likes · 82 dislikes
  • A Sparkle-ling Perfection Changeling Twilight Sparkle and her number-one assistant, Sunset Shimmer, try to study magic without learning any wholesome lessons of friendship. They fail. by Cast-Iron Caryatid 35,304 words · 3,215 views · 334 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Cast-Iron Cast-Offs A collection of vignettes which are, on occasion, based on, but not canon to, other stories by Cast-Iron Caryatid. by Cast-Iron Caryatid 8,335 words · 1,008 views · 112 likes · 0 dislikes

Writing Progress

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Updates, excuses and whining can be found on Twitter.

Current Interests

Favorite Alicorn Stories

  • Rites of Ascension Twilight makes a new spell and starts the gears of fate with her ascension to alicornhood. (Writing started before Season 3.) by CvBrony 491,773 words · 29,336 views · 2,589 likes · 68 dislikes
  • Myths and Birthrights Twilight has to deal with new powers and troubles as an Alicorn. by Tundara 267,994 words · 15,442 views · 1,822 likes · 64 dislikes
  • Equestria's Twilight This is the story of the end. This is the story of the death of Equestria. by Sapidus3 140,052 words · 15,196 views · 987 likes · 25 dislikes
  • Becoming Twilight Twilight has recently become an alicorn. But being reborn isn't all it's cracked up to be... by RandomGreymane 80,154 words · 5,001 views · 255 likes · 16 dislikes
  • Ascend Cheer up, Twilight. It's not every day somepony changes species. In fact, no pony has ever changed species. Or dealt with the results of that change. by xTSGx 61,412 words · 24,670 views · 2,844 likes · 59 dislikes

Favorite Changeling Stories

  • Of the Hive After the royal wedding, a new changeling hive makes its presence known and wishs to open diplomatic relations. Twilight decides to use this opprotunity to learn more about them, but ends up getting far more than she bargined for. by Law Abiding Pony 77,658 words · 25,666 views · 2,602 likes · 52 dislikes
  • Princess Celestia: The Changeling Queen Thanks to the love bomb at the Royal Wedding, Princess Celestia is revealed to be a Changeling Queen. How will Equestria, deal with this? And why is Celestia a Changeling Queen in the first place? by vren55 167,932 words · 27,332 views · 3,378 likes · 85 dislikes
  • Mirror's Image Twilight never was a unicorn. And she didn't even know it. by Evilpresident 224,822 words · 37,964 views · 2,990 likes · 72 dislikes
  • Winds of Change A deal between rulers, a bargain that seems too good to be true, and a unicorn caught in the middle of it all. Between Celestia, Luna, and Chrysalis, how is anypony supposed to stay sane? by ClanCrusher 67,908 words · 14,648 views · 1,507 likes · 26 dislikes
  • All for You It was never supposed to end like this. Princess Cadance has saved all of Equestria from the changeling threat. What comes next isn't going to be half as easy. One wedding may be cancelled, but a new engagement has begun. by Stryke 66,873 words · 6,877 views · 536 likes · 63 dislikes

Favorite Dramatic Stories

  • Inscape When Twilight is taken by the Nightmare, it's up to Pinkie Pie to rescue her. by Kwakerjak 29,281 words · 24,667 views · 2,534 likes · 39 dislikes
  • Apotheosis Twilight and Luna explore a land that appears on no map by Daetrin 46,300 words · 23,869 views · 2,551 likes · 41 dislikes
  • The Moon's Apprentice Twilight Sparkle failed her entrance exams for Celestia‚Äôs school. Worse, she is a danger to both herself and others, resulting in her magic being suppressed. Dreams crushed and now one of the weakest unicorns, a nightmare comes to her. by Forthwith 412,134 words · 25,854 views · 3,083 likes · 127 dislikes
  • The Sweetie Chronicles: Fragments Sweetie Belle must find Twilight by travelling through different Fanfic worlds... by Wanderer D 466,316 words · 35,842 views · 3,043 likes · 60 dislikes
  • The Wizard and the Lonely Princess We all have imaginary friends when growing up, right? Harry's turns out not to be so Imaginary... by Harry Leferts 161,810 words · 26,485 views · 2,146 likes · 83 dislikes

Favorite Adventure Stories

  • Through the Well of Pirene [Now EQD Featured!] A young girl must travel to Equestria to rescue her kid sister from the clutches of a terrible magician. by Ether Echoes 367,054 words · 20,036 views · 1,353 likes · 78 dislikes
  • The Wind Thief A Tale of the Dragonborn by Cold in Gardez 72,221 words · 18,484 views · 853 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Scion of Chaos Sweetie Belle plans on learning the basics of magic, but what she discovers is so much more. by SilentBelle 70,111 words · 19,236 views · 1,862 likes · 26 dislikes
  • Fallout Equestria: Pink Eyes Fallout Equestria side story - A young filly begins her adventure looking for her mother. by mimezinga 134,575 words · 44,908 views · 2,671 likes · 68 dislikes
  • Gears in the Void The living have lost, and the last survivor's luck can't keep him alive forever. He can escape if he survives long enough to finish one last project. by Lab 161,875 words · 10,273 views · 966 likes · 39 dislikes

Favorite Short Stories

  • Walking Through Fire Princess Celestia is sometimes an enigma. What is it with her and tea? Why doesn't she drink cider? And how will she react when Twilight Sparkle confesses that she has a crush on her former mentor? by SPark 7,113 words · 13,815 views · 1,538 likes · 23 dislikes
  • The Longest Night On the first night of Luna's banishment Celestia finds two alicorns in a crater. by Tundara 6,218 words · 26,925 views · 2,320 likes · 31 dislikes
  • Necro-Semantics After what happened with Tirek, Twilight has some questions regarding Celestia's immortality. The answers are a bit of a shock, even to her. by Wise Cracker 6,468 words · 12,073 views · 1,351 likes · 26 dislikes
  • The Monster Mash Six characters. Six encounters with the supernatural. Happy Nightmare Night. by FredMSloniker 44,406 words · 24,714 views · 547 likes · 7 dislikes
  • The Combinatorics Project In this story spanning five parallel universes, the Mane Six get shipped in every possible way. That's fifteen combinations! It's not just romance, though - there's actual substance and story behind these pairings. by Ringcaat 109,894 words · 6,154 views · 408 likes · 20 dislikes