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Impossible Numbers

Fiction serves you, not the other way around. But nothing says it can't do so intelligently.

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(vector courtesy of Razor Blade the Unicron)

Fics By Year of Publication, 2011-2018


  1. Calendar Chaos
  2. Impossible Numbers' Flashfic Anthology, Volume Two
  3. Guard Flutter (incomplete)
  4. Jailhouse Rock – EQD
  5. Somnambula and the Demon of Dreams
  6. Adventure Belongs in a Book
  7. Music is the BEST!
  8. Zip and Zing and Azaleas Too
  9. Now The Wind Has Changed Forever
  10. Lure of the Flower (incomplete)
  11. Sell Me A Lemon (incomplete)
  12. When Space Met Time
  13. Dame Trixie and the Countess of Wyrd (incomplete)
  14. Impossible Numbers' Flashfic Anthology, Volume One
  15. Eldritch Fun Times


  1. Upside-Down Cake (incomplete)
  2. A Very Merry Commission
  3. Why the Gift is Given
  4. The Science of Hugging (incomplete)
  5. Didgeridoo (incomplete)
  6. Thieves, Spirits, and Romantics (incomplete)
  7. Knitting Encouragement
  8. Here Comes the New God
  9. Rarity's Genesis
  10. Sunset in the Otherworld
  11. Unworthy of the Sun – EQD
  12. The Mare in the Magic Hat (incomplete)
  13. The Nightmare Stigma (incomplete)
  14. Valuable Time, or Dolce Far Niente – EQD
  15. Metal Celestia (incomplete)
  16. Transient
  17. Beautiful Lives
  18. As Winter Dies, So Spring Is Born – EQD
  19. The Web Untangled – EQD
  20. Stinging The Trail – EQD
  21. Raven Night School – EQD
  22. The Icing on the Hearth's Warming Cake
  23. White Lightning and the Elite Pony – EQD
  24. Petalback (incomplete)
  25. Her Song of Jubilation
  26. Friends of the Ponies


  1. Eights Week
  2. Floral Issues
  3. Magical Deathmatch (incomplete)
  4. Hive Versus Hive – EQD
  5. Practical Nightmares Only – EQD
  6. Splash Dash – EQD
  7. Villainy Abroad
  8. The Literary Hypothesis
  9. Work and Play – EQD
  10. Banal Evil
  11. Lapidify: To See And Die – EQD
  12. Rejuvenation
  13. The King and the Changeling – EQD
  14. Rise of the Solar Wind – EQD
  15. Windbags
  16. Southern Front


  1. Diminished
  2. An Old Tale in a New World




  1. Braeburn's Ambition
  2. The Adventure of the Five Apple Cores
  3. Laurels (cancelled)
  4. Rarity Ever After (cancelled)
  5. Monster Catchers (cancelled)
  6. Insecta Non Grata (cancelled)
  7. The Last of Lapis Lazuli (cancelled)
  8. Pinkamena Diane Pie


  1. Flitter's Night
  2. Jungle Tricks
  3. Redstreak Jack: Orchards of Time (cancelled)
  4. One Apple Short (In Which Twilight Learns Never To Underestimate An Apple Tree)
  5. Dare To Be Awesome
  6. Griffon a Load of Bull
  7. Horse Apple Turnover
  8. The Campaign for Extra Trixie, and other unlikely experiments
  9. Through the Eyes of the Hurricane – EQD


  1. Cutie Mark Espionage Agency (cancelled) – EQD
  2. Baking for Humble Pie (cancelled)
  3. All of a Fluttershy – EQD

Stories which have been accepted by Equestria Daily and which I think are the most polished fanfics I've written so far. This list mainly focuses upon my most recent entries.

RAVEN NIGHT SCHOOL combined three things: a character exploration for someone who didn't seem to get much attention at the time; a chance to use some neat "sleep science" I'd picked up here and there; and a cheer for the Dark Is Not Evil trope that also looks at isolation and self-identity.

STINGING THE TRAIL was an expansion of Sky Stinger's side of the relationship: specifically, his cultural background, his prejudices on class and education, and how both influence his new understanding of Vapor Trail's deception. The poor guy doesn't get a lot of focus himself, being somewhat overshadowed by Vapor Trail at times, so this was an attempt to give him his dues. It was also an opportunity to add some world-building elements to his home town of Stratusburg.

UNWORTHY OF THE SUN was an experiment in worldbuilding, casting Celestia as part of a pantheon of gods and Sunset as one of her most devoted - and conflicted - worshippers. Romance is not usually my genre of choice, so the emphasis here is mainly on the inner demons of the two characters, their history together, and the strong emotions that these experiences evoke.

THE WEB UNTANGLED was a tribute to many things: to some much-maligned creatures; to a spectacular BBC nature series I much love; to Fluttershy, obviously; and to both the laid-back, contemplative slice-of-life genre and the speculative, playful "xenofiction" genre. Both a look at the wonderful world of spiders, and a consideration of how even two alien outlooks can still find some common ground, if they give it enough time and patience.

WHITE LIGHTNING AND THE ELITE PONY aimed to provide some depth and character to a background pony who didn't receive much fandom attention. After seeing her tag added to the roster, and finding that one moment in "Hearts and Hooves Day" which showed her at a table with Ponet, I thought I'd find out what was known about her on the wikia and then work on those starting points. From there, I went on to add some unicorn-and-pegasus ideas of mutual envy, and the result is this fic.

Museum of Unnatural History: Free Admission


Just Poking My Head Round the Door · 8:53am September 3rd

Blog Number 42: Checking the Answering Machine Edition

Over the next few hours or days or however long I take doing it, I'll be going through the messages people have left since my last blog post and giving them a long-overdue answer. Much as I'd intended the hiatus to be a break, breaking off to the point of radio silence is a bit extreme and rather rude of me. So I'll at least give a few people their dues.

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Confessional: I Am Just Going Outside. I May Be Some Time. · 1:58pm July 4th

Blog Number 41: Indefinite Leave Edition

:ajsleepy: I need to take a hiatus. This is now officially the point when writing has ceased to be a pleasure for me, and has instead become a miserable experience.

Trust me: at no point did I want this to happen. It just did, and I have to take a timeout at the very least, for my own sake.

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To Write For Love of Writing · 1:58pm June 1st

Blog Number 40: "Stop and Smell the Roses" Edition

:twilightsmile: Hello once again, my fellow writers! Impossible Numbers here with a minor update on my progress.

True, May could have gone better: 28,369 words written in total last month, and no stories published. :applejackunsure: At least I think I know what I'm doing wrong; in my haste to keep up the standard, I've been neglecting an important principle of mine...

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Huh, I know the feeling. I've lost a few followers over the years and out of the blue, which is understandable given people's interests and priorities change all the time, but still...

Yeah..... It is unsettling when that happens. Especially because there's never a reason to unfollow an author if you lose interest or spend some time away from the site. There's no disadvantage you have from just keep following and if you ever return, you can find the author again much easier if you still follow them. Not to mention that unfollowing means doing an, albeit small, effort, which makes it all the more weird if someone does that.
But I can pretty safely blame it on my own inactivity.....
2017 has been rough for me, with barely any writing as a result, and I'm still a little busy with recovering from that horrible year, so my output is not yet back to where it was in 2016. :ajsleepy: And I'm fatally slow with writing lately, which resulted in a few broken promises regarding release dates.
It happened a few times lately that I had a certain amount of followers and then suddenly dropped down by one and I can very safely say that it happens out of frustration over me being so slow with the stories I announced. It's a rut I need to get out of soon, otherwise, I fear for my reputation that I built up in 2016. :fluttershysad: It already suffered a lot last year.....

You're welcome! :scootangel: There's interesting stuff you've written, for sure. Besides, us background pony writers gotta stick together.

Thanks and you're right.^^ Although, I'm not giving myself that title just yet. I have written very little for background ponies, so far, compared to my total story repertoire here. The stories I've written for Dinky and for Crackle Pop in 2016 and Brown Sugar's story from this year are the most notable examples of my background pony writing.
But I want to write more about background ponies in the future, a lot more.^^ There is one particular idea I have sitting around since early Season 7, which I couldn't write yet because of the issues last year, and I've gotten an inspiration for a horror story on Saturday, for which I will likely write about background ponies and which I hope to be able to write in time for October/Nightmare Night.^^


Huh, I know the feeling. I've lost a few followers over the years and out of the blue, which is understandable given people's interests and priorities change all the time, but still...

You're welcome! :scootangel: There's interesting stuff you've written, for sure. Besides, us background pony writers gotta stick together.

Thanks for the follow! :scootangel: You actually saved my 200 follower milestone with that, because someone stopped following me, but you brought me back on that number.^^


Whoops! Sorry for the late response. I almost forgot to check the comments section of this page, it's been so long. :facehoof:

In brief: Yeah, I was a bit unsure, and tried to say so as plainly as I could. I just worried I came across as too hostile. It's happened to me before, so I thought it best to rephrase my original statement.

I don't think that was overly curt or impolite of you. Seemed very direct but cordial to me. And for my part I can see why you'd be leery.


Apologies for the tone of my original response; I reread it, and it sounds far more curt and unfriendly than I'd intended. I'm sorry if I came across that way.

That said, I'm still not sure why you're asking me this all of a sudden, given that we don't appear to have interacted at all prior to now. And I would like to know ahead of time what the purpose of the quiz is, before I even consider answering anything. Maybe I'm being too reserved, but I generally try not to charge into things without having a good idea in advance of what's going on.


I don't know you and have never interacted with you before. This has come out of the blue, as far as I'm concerned. So before I proceed, may I please ask what this is in aid of?

Salutations, Impossible Numbers! How are you doing today? Got time for a random survey? If so, then splendid! Answer the follow questions below.

-On a hot dog or hamburger, do you prefer ketchup, mustard, or both?

-I don’t know anything about your personal life, but I assume you are always on a tight and exhausting schedule that leaves you feeling stressfully tired. With that in mind, how much would you be willing to pay for an extra hour of sleep in the morning?

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

-What is your favorite season? (As in winter, spring, summer, and autumn)

-Congratulations! It’s your birthday! Even if it isn’t, I’m still going to give you a present in the form of a giant mech suit! Which one would you like?

Death Egg Robot (Sonic the Hedgehog): Want a mech suit with a charming cartoony style? Then look no further than the Death Egg Robot. The Death Egg Robot is a large mech suit that comes with the ability to fly along with rotating drill-like claws that can be launched. Comes with the option for lasers and can take some punishment, though its ground speed is a bit slow.

Metal Face Mechon Suit (Xenoblade Chronicles): Want something really cool that will intimidate your enemies? A bit of a tight fit, but this mech suit has ultra smooth and precise controls, and is very powerful. The Metal Face Mechon Suit comes with strong and sharp claw hands, a powerful laser cannon, is capable of long distance flight, and is made of extremely strong and durable metal. Also comes with a cool voice.

Megazord (Power Rangers): Do you have friends and want something to do together with them? Then this is the mech suit for you. This Megazord is made of several different robots that is completely customizable with all sorts of looks, styles, and weapons. Not to mention it’s huge! Requires multiple people to operate, as well as effective teamwork, coordination, and communication.

Armored Personnel Unit (The Matrix): While it may not protect the person controlling the mech suit, this Armored Personnel Unit is perfect for those who are very gun-happy and favor smooth controls.

2583759 Thank you! I'm glad to hear somepony appreciates my site. You're free to copy any aspect of it you like.


May I just say your user page is full of fascinating material, like the tracking map for visitor hits, the gifs (I especially liked the "overpowered Princess Twilight casting magic" one), the links to other pages, and the lists of projects and contests? Definitely worth keeping an eye on. As of this moment in time, I'm looking at that "lie-lay" educational poem blog post. Neat stuff!

Also, will do what I can to continue justifying that follow, which is largely to write and blog and hope for the best! :scootangel:

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