1. Member Since 7th Mar, 2012
  2. offline for 1h, 3m

Actuary-in-Training and voracious fic reader. Occasionally edits/proofreads for people he likes, and even publishes story chapters once-in-a-blue-moon. Thinks he's a reneighssance pone.


For starters, I am seriously impressed by the tropes page. Like, it now takes a respectable amount of scrolling to get through. High quality work, that tropes page... If you haven't yet, you should totally take the time to check it out. Reading that page has made me want to reread Tastes Like Heresy, and I wrote the danged fic.

And to think that it's almost all been put together by just one (rather astute and observant) individual (who shall remain unnamed until they say it's okay for me to share their name in a public space).

Anyhow, that's enough burying the lede for now.

So this individual, having reached the end of Tastes Like Heresy, decided that he wasn't satisfied leaving well-enough alone and went on to expand the page to also cover Desert Spice. (Don't worry about the two fics' tropes being intermingled. They separated it out so that each fic has its own heading with its attendant tropes beneath.) However, the tropes page is still called Fanfic / Tastes Like Heresy, which might be considered to be misleading or confusing. It's been a while since I've been an active troper so I'm not entirely sure what the protocol for this sort of scenario is, but I think it might be a good idea to rename the page to refer to the entire trilogy.

(And yes, it is planned to eventually be a trilogy. I'm not about to leave the feeeelthy mud ponies out and let the boneheads and horse flies have all the fun forever. :derpytongue2:)

Only... one problem—

I have yet to come up with a name for the series.

I could call it The Amber Spice Trilogy, but that sounds terribly bland and not at all flavorful enough. Not fitting, you see. The Tastes Like Heresy Trilogy could maybe work, but it's kind of a mouthful and doesn't quite strike my fancy either. Perhaps something along the line of Spice's Flow could work... Actually, that would make an excellent name for the third book. Yoink!

But that still leaves me without a great name to call these fics in aggregate. :raritydespair:

And so, dear readers, I come to you. I'm still going to think about this myself, but I figure hearing suggestions from others on what to call this trilogy could be quite helpful. So yeah, officially open to suggestions.

Something silly-ish like Hearth's Warming Take II, How to Fry your Career, or The Horse Heresy? (Has anybody used that last one already to write a 40k crossover? If not, they should.)

Something more pretentious and mythical-sounding like To Wake the Dreaming Goddess, Terra's Components, or Recipe for Unity?

Something catchy, that rolls off the tongue well like Recipe for Revolution, Spicy's Story, or Three Tribes' Ascent?

Or I could conceivably call it something more descriptive of the universe like Hearthbroken, or Disharmonious Environment. Or Bugsydor's Headcanon Repository. :trollestia:

So, do any of the above sound good to you? Do any of them make you think of something else that could work? Do you have any suggestions to make that are just about completely unrelated to the ideas I spammed above? Please fire away in the comments below.

And yes, work continues on the next chapter of Desert Spice. Spicy's even met a new named character that'll probably be popping up again later! (I swear, I collect named characters in these stories like a proverbial sailor collects tattoos, or like a student collects debt.)

Latest Stories

  • E Ember, Hoardsmelter

    Garble had always seen Ember as "a little off", but now she was his dragonlord. What is Dragon society coming to? A lot more than it bargained for.  · Bugsydor
    3,422 words · 330 views  ·  87  ·  0
  • T Monster Hunter: Equestria

    Derpy lives the Equestrian Dream, and then goes on to fight monsters and an evil plot to plunge the world into darkness. Based loosely on Larry Correia's Monster Hunter: International.  · Bugsydor
    16,322 words · 441 views  ·  37  ·  2 · gore
  • T Desert Spice

    (EqD Feature 1/12/14) Sequel to Tastes Like Heresy. Horizon and Amber Spice. A broken stallion and an exiled mare. Each holds the key to unbreaking the other's heart, if only they would realize it. AU  · Bugsydor
    23,740 words · 595 views  ·  65  ·  1
  • E Tastes Like Heresy

    Hearth's Warming never happened: The three tribes went their separate ways instead of uniting. Royal Chef Amber Spice is a mostly model Unicornian citizen, but now she's getting exiled from the land. How'd she manage that? (EqD 1/8/13)  · Bugsydor
    40,138 words · 1,377 views  ·  128  ·  2
  • E Bugsydor's Cryogenic FicFrag Storage

    A miscellaneous pile of fanfic scraps that demanded writing down, but nothing more just yet.  · Bugsydor
    5,191 words · 830 views  ·  14  ·  2


48 members follow Bugsydor

Bugsydor follows 52 members

  • Viewing 46 - 50 of 50
#50 · 3d, 2h ago · · ·


Why thank you! :pinkiecrazy:

#49 · 3d, 3h ago · · ·

Excellent work, you cunning optimist.

#48 · 24w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2312528 You're welcome! I can't wait to see what you think of the many tales contained therein!

#47 · 24w, 3d ago · · ·


And thank you for helping me get my Ponies + MtG fix!

#46 · 24w, 3d ago · · ·

Thank you for adding A Cavalcade of Cards to your favorites! Feedback is always appreciated!

  • Viewing 46 - 50 of 50
Login or register to comment