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Mannulus


I'm a musician, songwriter, and erstwhile actor and improviser, with a BA in theatre and a minor in Latin. That's the short version.

Nov
29th
2015

Against All Odds Submitted · 10:20am Nov 29th, 2015

As of about a minute ago, I submitted Derpy's final "Misadventure" story.

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I'm in the middle of moving, actually, so it's not the greatest time right now. I suppose I'm doing okay overall, though.

Hi fellow musician! How are you? :pinkiehappy:

1792324 Of course. Pointless violence is what makes certain grimdark fanfics, Cupcakes for instance seem so distasteful. I'm going to read Sun Eater, and I'll be sure to let you know what i think

1790966 I don't know about that. I think violence should always serve a purpose in a story. It's just that when it's serving that purpose, I sometimes wonder if I'm not too vivid in my descriptions of it. On the one hand, I feel that dumbing it down to "So-and-So stabbed Such-and-Such, killing him," isn't making the point of how horrible it is for someone to be stabbed. On the other hand, going into the degree of detail I sometimes do seems excessive even to me.

Either way, I hope you enjoy the story.

Looking back on it now, it's not nearly as well-written as some of my later work, and certainly nothing that I've done on FiMFiction is as thought-through or fastidiously edited as the book I'm working on for self-publication, right now. Still, "Sun Eater" is pretty fun as weird alt universe fanfic goes, I think, so have fun. Also, leave a comment and tell me what you think of it.

1790081 Awesome, thank you. And btw, you can never have too much violence.

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The Misadventures of Derpy Hooves

  • The Greatest Day of Her Life Derpy delivers a package to the Everfree Forest. Things get way, way, WAY out of hoof. by Mannulus 12,835 words · 1,461 views · 80 likes · 2 dislikes
  • A Nice Cup of Tea Derpy has to make a special delivery to Princess Celestia. Little does she know that before it's over with, she'll run afoul of pirates, question her own conscience, and even sit down to a nice cup of tea. by Mannulus 10,293 words · 492 views · 36 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Change of Hearts Derpy doesn't care for Hearth's Warming, and this delivery for Chrysalis isn't helping, at all. The last thing she wants at this time of year is to examine her own heart, but faced with the changeling queen, how can she not? by Mannulus 13,530 words · 757 views · 54 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Of Purple Dragons, Great and Small Spike still wonders who his real parents were. By coincidence, Derpy Hooves finds out, but the whole experience leaves her with a question: Does Spike need to know? by Mannulus 23,999 words · 713 views · 42 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Ordinary Nightmares Princess Luna insists that Derpy's nightmares are ordinary. If that's so, why is one of them chasing her into the waking world? For that matter, why has the waking world's Ponyville turned into an evil version of itself!? by Mannulus 24,757 words · 369 views · 20 likes · 1 dislikes

Sun Eater Primary Continuity