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You gotta kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight.


Hey, I'm Closer-To-The-Sun (I'm also on deviantArt with the same name, follow me there), but you can call me Joseph. I enjoy writing fan-fics and I hope you guys can enjoy it too.

I have written over 200 fan-fic chapters on my deviantArt and I feel it's time to share them to more ponies out there. My writing encompasses many genres, but it seems I have a knack for writing romance, comedy, and sad. Feel free to drop a line, I read everything I get.

Milestones (for the story views, I'm not sure how well they work now with the new site):

-August 25, 2011 - Began writing My Little Pony fan-fiction (originally posted on deviantArt)
-April 24, 2012 - First fan-fiction poster done by Taco_Bandit (DespisedAndBeloved on dA) is completed (Made for "Whirring")
-August 13, 2012 - Created my account on FimFiction.net
-October 19, 2012 - Over 10,000 story views
-November 3-4, 2012 - Panelist on the Fan-Fiction Panel at the Equestria LA 2012
-January 6th, 2013 - Over 15,000 story views
-April 11, 2013 - Over 20,000 story views
-May 10-12, 2013 - Panelist on the Fan-Fiction Panel at Equestria LA 2013
-June 28, 2013 - First story turned into an audio drama ("Be Strong Now")
-July 4, 2013 - First story featured on Equestria Daily ("Be Strong Now", as part of the Flash Fan-Fiction event #3)
-July 5, 2013 - First written work ever published ("Rocking The Casbah: Trees Of Everfree" written for and published in the Everfree Northwest 2013 convention book)
-August 13, 2013 - One year anniversary on FimFiction (29,500+ story views)
-August 18, 2013 - Over 30,000 story views
-August 26, 2013 - Second story featured on Equestria Daily ("Pinkie Pie's Baking With Baddies: Birthday Cake", as part of the Flash Fan-Fiction event #5)
-December 23, 2013 - 50th Story submission to FimFiction ("I'll Be There" holds this honor)
-January 2, 2014 - Over 40,000 story views
-April 18-20, 2014 - Panelist at Fan-Fiction panel at BabsCon
-April 20, 2014 - Over 50,000 story views
-July 4, 2014 - Participated in the Iron Author at Everfree Northwest and received an honorable mention ("Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" was written for this event)
-August 13, 2014 - Two year anniversary on FimFiction (59,800+ story views)
-August 16, 2014 - Over 60,000 story views
-August 25, 2014 - Three years writing MLP fan-fiction (60,900+ story views)

Jack of All Trades, Master of None.

Explanation of the Names of My Fics Titles and Chapters

Okay, for those of who you are curious about the titles of my fics and what not, I feel I kind of owe you an explanation. Every title is taken from some form of music. I do this because I not only enjoy the music I use, but I also use the music give a feel of the story.

Anyway, here is the list of music used:

'Prolonging The Magic' by CAKE (album)
"Good Company" by Queen (song)
"Sweetest Thing" by U2 (song)
"Show Me The Way" by Peter Frampton (song)
"A Night Like This" by The Cure (song)

"Never Let Me Down Again" by Depeche Mode (song)
"Nothing But The Sky" by Ivy (song)
"Escape Velocity" by The Chemical Brothers (song)
"Love, Reign O'er Me" by The Who (song)
"Ágætis Byrjun [A Good Beginning]" by Sigur Rós (song)

"Youthful Expression" by A Tribe Called Quest (song)
"Morning Bell" by Radiohead (song)
"One Tree Hill" by U2 (song)
"Linger" by The Cranberries (song)
"Hey Jealousy" by The Gin Blossoms (song)
"Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love" by Van Halen (song)
"White Lips Kissed" by Mew (song)
"Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division (song)
"Sæglópur [Lost At Sea]" by Sigur Rós (song)
"I've Been Trying" by DJ Shadow (song)
"Home" by Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes (song)

"Love And Mathematics" by Broken Social Scene (song)
"A Horse With No Name" by America (song)
"This Charming Man" by The Smiths (song)
"Halfway Home" by Blackalicious (interlude)
"Heart Skipped A Beat"; by The xx (song)
"Such Great Heights" by The Postal Service (song), notably covered by Iron And Wine

"What You Know" by Two Door Cinema Club (song)
"Here It Goes Again" by OK Go (song)
"Why Worry?" by All-American Rejects (song)
"To Forgive" by Smashing Pumpkins (song)
"Date With The Night" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (song)
"Is This It?" by The Strokes (song)
"All Apologies" by Nirvana (song)

"Whirring" by The Joy Formidable (song)
"There She Goes" by The La's (song)
"Never Follow Suit" by The Radio Dept. (song)
"By Your Side" by Sade (song), notably covered by Beachwood Sparks

"Combat Baby" by Metric (song)
"She" by Green Day (song)
"My Beloved Monster" by The Eels (song)
"I Don't Like It Like This" by The Radio Dept. (song)
"For What It's Worth" by Buffalo Springfield (song)
"Modern Romance" by Yeah Yeah Yeahs (song)
"My Own Worst Enemy" by Lit (song)
"Orange Sky" by Alexi Murdoch (song)

"Fairy Tales" by Hypernova (song)
"Give A Little Bit" by Supertramp (song)
"Limelight" by Rush (song)
"Gratitude" by The Beastie Boys (song)
"Call And Answer" by Barenaked Ladies (song)
"Someday We'll Know" by New Radicals (song)
"Fortress" by Pinback (song)

"Green Grass And High Tides" by The Outlaws (song)
'Premiers Symptômes (First Symptoms)' by Air (EP)
"Little Lovers So Polite" by Silversun Pickups (song)
"Simplest Love" by Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeroes (song)
"In My Life" by The Beatles (song)
"Classic Girl" by Jane's Addiction (song)

"Over The Hills And Far Away" by Led Zeppelin (song)
"Dazed And Confused" by Led Zeppelin (song)
"Ramble On" by Led Zeppelin (song)
"Friends" by Led Zeppelin (song)
"Misty Mountain Hop" by Led Zeppelin (song)

"Heart Of Gold" by Neil Young (song)
"Sweet Talk" by The Killers (song)
"Please Ask For Help" by Telekinesis (song)
"The Nurse Who Loved Me" by Failure (song)
"I've Been Waiting" by Matthew Sweet (song)

"Plush" by Stone Temple Pilots (song)
"Can't Hardly Wait" by The Replacements (song)
"Times Like These" by The Foo Fighters (song)
"Give It All" by Rise Against (song)
"Blind My Mind" by Flunk (song)
"Do You Realize??" by The Flaming Lips (song)

"Hard To Handle" by Otis Redding (song), notably covered by The Black Crowes
"Mysterious Ways" by U2 (song)
"Bad Day" by R.E.M. (song)
"Last Dance" by Suburban Legends (song)

"Wandering Star" by Portishead (song)
"High And Dry" by Radiohead (song)
"Pitter Patter Goes My Heart" by Broken Social Scene (song)
"So Easy" by Röyksopp (song)
"Let's Spend The Night Together" by The Rolling Stones (song)

"Divine Intervention" by Matthew Sweet (song)
"Turn The Page" by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band (song)
"New" by No Doubt (song)
"Outer Space" by The Muffs (song)
"You May Be Right" by Billy Joel (song)
"You" by Suburban Legends (song)

"Love Spreads" by The Stone Roses (song)
"Borrowed Time" by Kaskade (song)
"Barricade" by Interpol (song)
"Just Like Honey" by The Jesus And Mary Chain (song)

"Memories Can't Wait" by Talking Heads (song)
"I Don't Wanna Grow Up" by Tom Waits (song)
"Scale It Back" by DJ Shadow (song)
"Steppin' Out" by Kaskade (song)
"Release" by Pearl Jam (song)

"New Slang" by The Shins (song)
"These Days" by R.E.M. (song)
"Believe Me" by Madness (song)
"The Background" by Third Eye Blind (song)
"Some Might Say" by Oasis (song)
"I Know There's An Answer" by The Beach Boys (song)

"Changing" by The Airborne Toxic Event (song)
"Time To Go" by Dropkick Murphys (song)
"Here And Now" by The Ernies (song)
"Drown" by Smashing Pumpkins (song)
"When I Come Around" by Green Day (song)
"Tones Of Home" by Blind Melon (song)
"Monster" by The Automatic (song)
"Run To The Hills" by Iron Maiden (song)
"No Shelter" by Rage Against The Machine (song)
"Hospital Beds" by The Cold War Kids (song)

"Lilac Wine" by Jeff Buckley (song)
"Hello There" by Cheap Trick (song)
"Take The Long Way Home" by Supertramp (song)
"Drunken Lullabies" by Flogging Molly (song)
"Have A Drink On Me" by AC/DC (song)
"The Piano Has Been Drinking (Not Me)" by Tom Waits (song)
"She Talks To Angels" by The Black Crowes (song)
"Underneath It All" by No Doubt (song)
"Fools In Love" by Joe Jackson (song)

"And She Was" by Talking Heads (song)
"In My Place" by Coldplay (song)
"My Friend" by Suburban Legends (song)
"Little Bit" by Lykke Li (song)
"Maps" by Hey Ocean! (song)

"Pretty Little Ditty" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (song)
"Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground" by The White Stripes (song)
"Pretty In Pink" by The Psychedelic Furs (song)
"Hurt" by Nine Inch Nails (song), notably covered by Johnny Cash
"Ugly" by Smashing Pumpkins (song)
"Helpless" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (song)
"Float On" by Modest Mouse (song)
"Good Feeling" by Violent Femmes (song)
"Heima [At Home]" by Sigur Rós (song)
"ハズムリズム (Hazumu Rizumu) [Lively Rhythm]" by PUFFY X Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (song)
"Little Talks" by Of Monsters And Men (song)
"Change Your Mind" by The Killers (song)
"Thank You Very Much" by Hey Ocean! (song)
"Snails" by The Format (song)
"Rock The Casbah" by The Clash (song)

"Ride On Shooting Star" by The Pillows (song)
"Worlds Collide" by Apocalyptica (song)
"Lazy Eye" by Silversun Pickups (song)
"The Time Warp" by The Rocky Horror Picture Show Cast (song)
"Let's Do The Things That We Normally Do" by Dido (song)
"Shadowplay" by Joy Division (song)
"Always With Me, Always With You" by Joe Satriani (song)
"Crying" by TV On The Radio (song)

"Freeze Up" by Operation Ivy (song)
"Cold As Ice" by Foreigner (song)
"Daylight" by Matt And Kim (song)

"Like A Stone" by Audioslave (song)
"Cities In Dust" by Siouxsie And The Banshees (song)
"Lost And Found" by The Radio Dept. (song)
"Cherub Rock" by Smashing Pumpkins (song)
"Gone Away" by The Offspring (song)
"Fix You" by Coldplay (song)

"Night Time" by The xx (song)
"Fly Me To The Moon" by Frank Sinatra (song)
"Burden In My Hand" by Soundgarden (song)
"Run" by Gnarls Barkley (song)
"Don't Follow" by Alice In Chains (song)

"Love Interruption" by Jack White (song)
"Rotten Apples" by Smashing Pumpkins (song)
"Blue Sky" by The Allman Brother Bands (song)
"Tangled Up In Blues" by Bob Dylan (song)
"Stop Draggin' My Heart Around" by Stevie Nicks (song)

"The Adventure" by Angels And Airwaves (song)
"Reflections" by Paul van Dyk (song)
"Unsung" by Helmet (song)
"Off The Record" by My Morning Jacket (song)
"Ready To Start" by Arcade Fire (song)
"The Seeker" by The Who (song)
"Nothing Much To Lose" by My Bloody Valentine (song)
"City Of Blinding Lights" by U2 (song)
"Open Book" by CAKE (song)
"Different Names For The Same Thing" by Death Cab For Cutie (song)

"Under The Milky Way" by The Church (song)
'Ghost In The Machine' by The Police (album)
"Lights" by Ellie Goulding (song)
"Two Hearts In 3/4 Time" by The Avalanches (song)
"Strangers In The Night" by Frank Sinatra (song)
"My Town" by Buck-O-Nine (song)
"Twilight" by Electric Light Orchestra (song)
"Waitin' For Superman" by The Flaming Lips (song)

"Just My Imagination" by The Temptations (song), notably covered by The Rolling Stones
"Shine" by Collective Soul (song)
"The World Has Turned And Left Me Here" by Weezer (song)
"Hard To Explain" by The Strokes (song)
"Stable Song" by Death Cab For Cutie (song)
"Svo Hljótt [So Quietly]" by Sigur Rós (song)

'Concerto For A Rainy Day' by Electric Light Orchestra (album side)
"Standin' In The Rain" by Electric Light Orchestra (song)
"Big Wheels" by Electric Light Orchestra (song)
"Summer And Lightning" by Electric Light Orchestra (song)
"Mr. Blue Sky" by Electric Light Orchestra (song)

"Wasted Hours" by Arcade Fire (song)
"Get It Together" by Beastie Boys (song)
"Nothing Better" by The Postal Service (song)
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen (song)
"Closing Time" by Tom Waits (song)

"Go!" by Plumtree (song)
"High" by The Cure (song)
"Little Wing" by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (song)
"Cyclone" by Dub Pistols (song)
"Aces High" by Iron Maiden (song)
"Last Place" by Broken Social Scene (song)
"Shadows Of Ourselves" by Thievery Corporation (song)
"Flying In A Blue Dream" by Joe Satriani (song)
"Rainbow In The Dark" by Dio (song)
"Speedway" by The Prodigy (song)

"Spread Your Wings" by Queen (song)
"The World Is New" by Save Ferris (song)
"Learn To Fly" by Foo Fighters (song)

"Reckless Abandon" by blink-182 (song)
"In My Dreams!" by The Aquabats (song)
"Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra (song)
"Storm In A Teacup" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (song)
"Summer" by Moby (song)
"Cloud Race Across The Sky" by Joe Satriani (song)
"Með Suð í Eyrum [With A Buzz In Our Ears]" by Sigur Rós (song)

"Dear Spike!" by The Aquabats (song)

"Apple Blossom" by The White Stripes (song)
"When I Grow Up" by Garbage (song)
"Strange Times" by The Black Keys (song)
"I Won't Say (I'm In Love)" by Susan Egan [from the 'Hercules' soundtrack] (song)
"On Your Porch" by The Format (song)
"17" by Youth Lagoon (song)
"Simple Kind Of Life" by No Doubt (song)
"The World I Know" by Collective Soul (song)

"Be Strong Now" by James Iha (song)

"Space Oddity" by David Bowie (song)
"Rocket" by Smashing Pumpkins (song)
"The Final Countdown" by Europe (song)
"Well Thought Out Twinkles" by Silversun Pickups (song)
"In The Meantime" by Spacehog (song)
"Aurora (Meet Me In The Stars)" by Anamanaguchi (song)
"Away From The Sun" by 3 Doors Down (song)
"Free Fallin'" by Tom Petty (song)

"I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab For Cutie (song)

"Life In A Northern Town" by The Dream Academy (song)
"I Melt With You" by Modern English (song)
"Dreaming" by Blondie (song)
"Hold Back The Rain" by Duran Duran (song)
"Obsession" by Animotion (song)
"Your Love" by The Outfield (song)

"Doll" by Foo Fighters (song)

"Cough Syrup" by Young The Giant (song)
"Goin' Out West" by Tom Waits (song)
"Do You Want To" by Franz Ferdinand (song)
"Only One" by Yellowcard (song)
"Floating Vibes" by Surfer Blood (song)

"Birthday Cake" by Cibo Matto (song)

"Cowboy Song" by Thin Lizzy (song)

"Fear Of The Dark" by Iron Maiden (song)

"Land Of Confusion" by Genesis (song), notably covered by Disturbed
"Falling To Pieces" by Faith No More (song)
"The Frayed Ends Of Sanity" by Metallica (song)
"Necrophobic" by Slayer (song)
"All Hope Is Gone" by Slipknot (song)

"Vanilla Twilight" by Owl City (song)
"Starlight" by Muse (song)
"Hanging By A Moment" by Lifehouse (song)

"Trying To Be Cool" by Phoenix (song)
"I Confess" by The English Beat (song)
"Honestly" by Zwan (song)
"Over The Pond" by The Album Leaf (song)

"Falling For The First Time" by Barenaked Ladies (song)
"First Time" by Lifehouse (song)
"All Mixed Up" by The Cars (song)
"Just A Little Bit Of Your Soul" by Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra (song)
"Fall Back Down" by Rancid (song)

"Hitch A Ride" by Boston (song)
"Roam" by The B-52's (song)
"Hold On Tight" by Electric Light Orchestra (song)
"Wander" by The Album Leaf (song)
"Stars" by Hum (song)
"My Friends" by Red Hot Chili Peppers (song)
"I Alone" by Live (song)
"Some Fantastic" by Barenaked Ladies (song)

"I'll Be There" by The Jackson 5 (song)

"Double Vision" by Foreigner (song)
"The Long Run" by The Eagles (song)
"Space Invader" by The Pretenders (song)
"Aliens Exist" by blink-182 (song)
"Police On My Back" by The Equals (song), notably covered by The Clash
"Doppelgänger" by Freezepop (song)
"Come Sail Away" by Styx (song)

"Silver And Gold" by Artists United Against Apartheid, covered by U2 (song)
"Optimistic" by Radiohead (song)
"I Think I Smell A Rat" by The White Stripes (song)
"Tiny Little Robots" by Cage The Elephant (song)
"Spaceman" by The Killers (song)

"All The Small Things" by blink-182 (song)
"This Too Shall Pass" by OK Go (song)
"Smile Like You Mean It" by The Killers (song)
"Accidentally In Love" by Counting Crows (song)
"Breathing Underwater" by Metric (song)

"Needing/Getting" by OK Go (song)

"Gimme Sympathy" by Metric (song)

"Trying Your Luck" by The Strokes (song)

"Wonderful" by Everclear (song)
"Closing Time" by Semisonic (song)
"Lingering Still" by She And Him (song)
"Sweet Disposition" by The Temper Trap (song)
"Real World" by Matchbox Twenty (song)
"Slide" by Goo Goo Dolls (song)
"Stars" by Hum (song)
"I'm Sticking With You" by The Velvet Underground (song)
"Black Sheep" by Metric (song)
"Skip The Charades" by Cold War Kids (song)
"Talk" by Coldplay (song)
"The World Is Watching (feat. Valentina)" by Two Door Cinema Club (song)
"Fade Into You" by Mazzy Star (song)
"Sea Of Love" by Phil Phillips (song) notably covered by Cat Power
"Waiting" by Smashing Pumpkins (song)
"Wonderful (The Way I Feel)" by My Morning Jacket (song)
"Hold Me" by Weezer (song)

"Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" by Jane Taylor (song), now known as Roud #7666

"Cavity Search" by "Weird Al" Yankovic (song), a parody of "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me" by U2

"First Date" by blink-182 (song)

"Jumper" by Third Eye Blind (song)

'Hurry Up, We're Dreaming" by M83 (album)

"If I Ever Leave This World Alive" by Flogging Molly (song)

"Stay Together For The Kids" by blink-182 (song)

"Digital Love" by Daft Punk (song)
"Arrival" by Daft Punk (song)
"Technologic" by Daft Punk (song)
"Contact" by Daft Punk (song)
"Teachers" by Daft Punk (song)
"Motherboard" by Daft Punk (song)
"Emotion" by Daft Punk (song)

"Vicarious" by Tool (song)

"A Jagged Gorgeous Winter" by The Main Drag (song)

"With A Little Help From My Friends" by The Beatles (song)

"Things Your Smile Gives" by Kemuri (song)

"This Too Shall Pass" by OK Go (song)

"Father And Son" by Cat Stevens (song)

"Goodbye Stranger" by Supertramp (song)

"Poison Oak" by Bright Eyes (song)

"Wrapped Up In Books" by Belle And Sebastian (song)
"Fiction" by Belle And Sebastian (song)
"Expectations" by Belle And Sebastian (song)
"Simple Things" by Belle And Sebastian (song)

"Sympathy For The Devil" by The Rolling Stones (song)

"Slow And Steady" by Of Monsters And Men (song)

"Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása (Good Weather For An Airstrike) " by Sigur Rós (song)

Will be updated as more are uploaded.

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Back from the dead · 3:01am October 19th

Feels like ages since I’ve done anything on this site. But, nevertheless, the finale made me do it.

In addition to the fic I just uploaded, I got two more in the planned, and then I think that’s it. Keep an eye out.

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Wow, well, thanks for reading something that wasn’t sure anyone would care about. Makes me happy to know I at least made some difference.

Strange to say this, but thanks for writing back in the day. Some of your works were what got me into writing in the first place.

So thanks for that.

I still watch for notifications.

You've got an excellent taste in music, dude

2430833 Ain't dead yet, so there's that.

How goes life for ya man?

2345907 Glad you like, and thanks for reading!

Goodness I love your stories! Keep up the awesome work friend!

2318009 Wow, I hate my phone even more now with it's autocorrect.


In a tea guy personally.

Blast the tea in my mouth upon reading that line. Lola.

Hope your writings keep going well.

Tea or coffee?

2256931 Thanks be cause it is an Ood.

Your profile pic looks a little bit Ood.

Comment posted by Super Trampoline deleted Jan 10th, 2016

1904128 The art was not done by me, rather they were all drawn by my good friend Taco_Bandit (at least, that's what he goes by on this site). My artistic talents are....much limited.

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