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I'm a long time science fiction and animation fan who stumbled into My Little Pony fandom and got caught -- I guess I'm a Brony Forever now.

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  • T Undying Love

    Celly and Dissy have fallen in love. But another is jealous of their happiness, and dark dreams threaten their happiness. Can Love conquer all?  · Jordan179
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  • T Fools and Drunks

    Spring 1505. Snips Fields and Snailsquirm Carrot do something a bit dangerous to celebrate Snails' sixteenth birthday. What could possibly go wrong?  · Jordan179
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  • T Love Starved

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  • T Can You Go Home Again?

    A Pinkie Pie who lost her way comes home for the holidays, bringing her best friend and dearest love for moral support.  · Jordan179
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  • T Ruminations in Stone

    Wind Whistler, trapped within Discord in the form of a stone statue in the gardens of the Royal Palace of Canterlot, muses on many things.  · Jordan179
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  • T The Fall of Hive Hunger-Prime

    Theoretical-Infiltrator Compound, pressed into service in her Hive's last desperate need, muses on how it all went wrong as she awaits her end.  · Jordan179
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  • T A World of Illusions

    Three girls encounter some unusual events at Canterlot High School.  · Jordan179
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  • T His Mark On History

    Across the Stormy Seas to the east of Equestria, on the continent of Taura, the ponies of the Running Water are oppressed by their Griffon overlords. Can young First Strong Messenger strike a blow for independence and change history?  · Jordan179
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  • E Royal Business

    When Spike is called away to Canterlot on Royal Business, he expects to have to do something for Princess Celestia. Instead, he winds up being interviewed by Princess Luna and fed a lot of gems. Life can be tough for a young Dragon!  · Jordan179
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  • T Substitute Mentor

    Wise Dreamer was the mentor of the Pony magician Trixie Lulamoon, but he can't be everywhere at once. When the Humanoid Trixie is fated to fall into Nightmare, Wise Dreamer, busy in another dimension, must find her a substitute mentor.  · Jordan179
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  • T Divine Jealousy and The Voice of Reason

    Late Season 4: When Discord discovers that Fluttershy has another love interest, will he attempt a traditional solution? Or can a Voice of Reason stay his hand?  · Jordan179
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  • T Dragonshyness

    Fluttershy endures one of the most frightening experiences of her life. (It is a testament to the utter terror that can be Fluttershy's life that confronting a full-grown Dragon counts as only "one" of the most terrifying days of her  · Jordan179
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  • T Pinkie Sense and Sensibility

    When a young mare happens to be both her own pony and the Pink Daughter of Paradise, love and life can get complex and strange  · Jordan179
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  • T Collateral Damage

    Ageing ex-Guardspony Falcon Punch takes a dangerous escort mission to prove he still has the right stuff. Will he succeed, or meet his end?  · Jordan179
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  • T A Robust Solution

    Fluttershy comes to terms with a mistake from her past, and learns how to handle herself in the future, with the help of her good friend Rarity.  · Jordan179
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  • T The Romance of the Open Road

    Fleeing Manehattan after saving the city, the Great and Powerful Trixie experiences the joys of life alone on the open road!  · Jordan179
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  • T An Epistolary Legal Consultation Between Princesses

    Princess Twilight Sparkle faces a knotty legal question and writes to her former teacher for advice.  · Jordan179
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  • T Love Amongst Monsters

    Can Ill Wind conquer his fears of personal inadequacy and succeed on his vital engineering project -- and perhaps find a love he never dreamed of winning?  · Jordan179
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The "Shadow Wars"

The machinations of the Cosmic Concepts have shaped the history of the Ponies for ten thousand years.  But now their mistakes have cracked the Cosmos, and the Shadows seep through to claim our own Universe for their dark and predatory purposes.  If they can gain a bridgehead on Equestria's Earth, this will be but the first step in a war of extermination against our continuum, a war which will end in the destruction of all life in our own Universe.

Can Celestia lead the defense of the Earth and save, not only her little Ponies, but all Earthlife, from utter annihilation?  Can Luna be redeemed from the Shadows and return to her former greatness?  Will Discord prove a powerful ally, or betray them all to damnation?  Can a new generation of powerful beings aid them enough to bring victory?  Or will the Earth die, drained of its vitality by the sinister Shadows?

List of stories in the Shadow Wars universe further down the page.

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  • Collateral Damage Ageing ex-Guardspony Falcon Punch takes a dangerous escort mission to prove he still has the right stuff. Will he succeed, or meet his end? by Jordan179 32,227 words · 270 views · 31 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Nightmares Are Tragic Nightmare Moon spends a thousand years banished to the Moon, then returns to seek her revenge. From HER point of view. by Jordan179 32,977 words · 3,575 views · 277 likes · 13 dislikes
  • An Extended Performance The Great and Powerful Trixie gives the performance of her life during the Longest Night in Eqeustrian history. Start of Season 1. by Jordan179 26,641 words · 1,228 views · 65 likes · 4 dislikes

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  • Dragonshyness Fluttershy endures one of the most frightening experiences of her life. (It is a testament to the utter terror that can be Fluttershy's life that confronting a full-grown Dragon counts as only "one" of the most terrifying days of her by Jordan179 38,857 words · 885 views · 53 likes · 3 dislikes
  • A Robust Solution Fluttershy comes to terms with a mistake from her past, and learns how to handle herself in the future, with the help of her good friend Rarity. by Jordan179 11,859 words · 686 views · 62 likes · 4 dislikes
  • Fluttershy Is Free Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy go to see a butterfly migration. Mid-Season 1, immediately after "Call of the Cutie." by Jordan179 10,460 words · 1,146 views · 89 likes · 4 dislikes

List of Stories in the Shadow Wars Series

Here are the stories of the Shadow Wars, roughly in order, including major incomplete and projected works:

Undying Love (incomplete):  Takes place from around 2500 to 1500 years ago.  Discord and Celestia; how he loved and lost her, in a love that is undying, much as they might wish they could forget.

Corruption at Nightfall (incomplete):  Takes place over a thousand years ago.  The tale of Prince Crimson Quartz and Lady Tourmaline of the Crystal Empire, and Princess Luna of Equestria; and how the Empire fell into darkness.

All the Way Gone (projected):  The story of how Princess Luna of Equestria fell into the Nightmare.

Collateral Damage (complete, 32,231 words):  In YOH 1481, some 19 years before the start of Season 1, ex-Guardspony tries to deliver a vital package from Appleloosa to Canterlot -- but unknown to him, an elite Changeling Infiltrator is on his trail!  Characters include Falcon Punch, Princess Ceymi, and a 9-year-old Cheerilee.  Dark tragedy, with gore and (very limited but horrifying) sexual content.

Pinkie Sense and Sensibility (incomplete):  The birth and early life of Pinkie Pie and her sisters.

"Ruminations in Stone" (complete, 2,292 words):  Spring, YOH 1500, a couple months before Luna's Return.  Wind Whistler, trapped within the stone statue of Discord, muses about her past and future.

Nightmares Are Tragic (complete, 32,976 words):  S1E1-2, June 21-22 YOH 1500, The Elements of Harmony, from Luna's perspective.  The core story of the Shadow Wars continuity, introducing its interpretation of the Mane Six and especially of Princess Luna and the true nature of the Shadows.

An Extended Performance: (complete, 26,639 words) S1, June YOH 1500: Side-story to Nightmares Are Tragic, detailing how Trixie defended her show against the Shadow Coven in Manehattan on the Longest Night, and what Celestia was doing while all this was going on.

A Long Night at the Hippodrome (incomplete) S1, June YOH 1500:  Side-story to An Extended Performance, detailing how Trixie's old friend Piercing Gaze dealt with the Longest Night at his theater in Baltimare.

His Mark On History (incomplete, S1, June YOH 1500:  Can First Strong Messenger make his mark on history by striking a blow for the freedom of the South Speaker Ponies of Taura?

The Romance of the Open Road (incomplete) S1,  YOH 1500:  The Great and Powerful Trixie leaves Manehattan and takes to the road to win her fortune -- a road that will lead her to Ponyville.

All the Way Back (incomplete) S1, YOH 1500:  How Princess Luna, purged of the NIghtmare, recovered her power and sanity, making a place for herself in the strange new world of modern Equestria.

Least Noticeable and Little Flappy (incomplete):  S1, YOH 1500, contemperaneous with E5 "Griffon the Brush-Off"  How "Least Noticeable" Claire Pie, Pinkie's gigantic invisible twin sister, saved a little flappy creature and made a new friend.

Dragonshyness (complete, 38,854 words): S1, YOH 1500, contemperaneous with E7: "Dragonshy."  The most terrifying day of Fluttershy's life, as she must finally face the creature she most dreads -- a full-grown Dragon.

Royal Business (incomplete): S1, September YOH 1500, a bit after E7 "Dragonshy."  Spike is called away on royal business to meet with Celestia, but he winds up spending a while as Luna's guest.

A Robust Solution (complete, 11, 859 words):  S1, YOH 1500, just before E12 "Call of the Cutie."  Fluttershy reveals a shameful secret from her past to Rarity, who helps her friend understand and surmount its emotional legacy.

Fluttershy Is Free (complete, 10,464 words):  S1, YOH 1500, after E12 "Call of the Cutie."  Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash go to see a butterfly migration, and Fluttershy reveals a dark secret of her origin.

"A Meeting by Moonlight" (complete, 2,932 words): S3, YOH 1503.  Princess Luna visits Twilight Sparkle one night and tells her a tale of the Age of Wonders, revealing more than she means to in the process.

"Feeling Adrift"  (complete, 4,938 words):   S3, YOH 1503,  right after "A Meeting by Moonlight."  Princess Celestia tries to help her sister deal with her feelings of alienation and loneliness.

Divine Jealousy and the Voice of Reason (incomplete):  S4, November YOH 1504, right after "Equestria Games" and before Twilight's Kingdom.  When Discord discovers he has a rival for Fluttershy's love, he consults his inner Voice of Reason for advice.

Substitute Mentor (incomplete):  Pony Earth segment is between S4 and S5, January YOH 1505, while the Nightmare Delusion Humanoid Earth segment is AD 2016 and the Angel of Illusion Humanoid Earth segments are AD 2010 to 2016.  Can the Humanoid Trixies be saved from madness and their worlds from devastation by the Humanoid Piercing Gaze?

Fools and Drunks (incomplete):  April YOH 1505.  Snips and Snails decide to celebrate Snails' 16th birthday by gping into the Everfree doing something a bit more unwise than usual.  Will Snails finally tell Snips about Glittershell?  Will the two teenage colts even survive?

Love Amongst Monsters (incomplete):  Starting YOH 1508, concluding YOH 1512.  Ill Wind, a brilliant Pegasus scientist, works to complete a vital engineering project for High Commander Windvane, and may find romantic as well as professional success.

Love Starved (incomplete):  February-March, YOH 1515.  Compound is reassigned to the Provisional Hive Defense Swarm, which she knows is a near-suicide post.  But in what she assumes to be the last days of her life, she makes two very good friends.

The Fall of Hive Hunger-Prime (incomplete):  April, YOH 1515.  Compound and her friends struggle to survive within the last of Queen Hunger's hives as it falls at the end of the Great Changeling War (1513-1515).

"Twelfth Equestriad Interview" (incomplete):  June YOH 1548, 48 years after Luna's Return and 24 years after the final victory in the Shadow Wars, Luna and Twilight are interviewed on TV on the night of the Summer Sun Celebration.


Introduction:  I've been thinking about the roles the Cutie Mark Crusaders will play in the Shadow Wars Storyverse.  Here are the results of my speculations, some of which I've obviously had in mind since I started Twelfth Equestriad Interview.

Scootaloo's destined for glory in battle, which is not always the happiest destiny, as Luna could tell her.  It means that she's going to fight a lot, and live to tell about it, and it's very likely that many of her battle-comrades, among whom she will have made dear friends and possibly even found lovers, will fall around her, leaving her to wonder why she was spared.  The real reason, of course, are her quick wit, her excellent combat reflexes and her special flightfield (which will let her execute defensive maneuvers impossible for most pilots).  But she's going to see the wars end with the final victory in 1524, a field officer with the Aerospace Guard at 34, emotionally-burned out, loaded with survivor's guilt and utterly unsure how to handle the sudden peace.  

She turns to keeping the peace as a general officer of the Aerospace Guard in the 1530's and beyond.  After having lost more than one beloved during the War, and becoming certain that happiness is impossible for her, she finds love afterward, marries and winds up fulfilled in both her professional and personal lives.  She has several children, some of whom follow her into the Service, carrying on the military traditions of the Fleetwings and Feathers, the families of her long-dead parents.

Sweetie Belle has a less combative destiny, though it's also tied to the war.  As she grows to marehood, her great singing Talent develops.  Glittershell, who also wants to be an entertainer, is increasingly her best friend in their adolescence, and both of them become good friends of the Great and Powerful Trixie, who brings them to the attention of her (eventual) husband, the theatrical promoter Piercing Gaze.  With Piercing's promotion, their singing career takes off -- they do duets, with Sweetie singing soprano to mezzo-soprano (she has a wide range) and Glittershell contralto.  In their twenties and thirties, they entertain the troops in the War and afterward are iconic voices of their generation.  

She is forever haunted by her memories of the many friends she made among the troops, good Ponies who loved her and went off to die in battle.  Future generations of the Guards sense this, and even as she ages, she remains their darling.  She marries once, but it ends in divorce; a child results.

Apple Bloom has the longest-term influence on the future of Equestrian civilization of any of the Cutie Mark Crusaders, for she becomes an engineer, scientist and interplanetary pioneer.  Her talent is to encourage growth through chemical engineering; she studies alchemy, botany, biochemistry, chemistry and engineering, graduating from Manehattan's Gather College in 1511 and the Morgan Institute of Technology in 1516, doing graduate work in the field during the Great Changeling War.  She marries in 1518, but decides to delay having foals until the end of the War.  

In 1524, she's the life support chief officer on a transport on which her husband is chief engineer, heading for the Moon to establish an outpost there against possible Shadow infiltration through the Lunar portals.  Enemy fire destroys the bridge and damages the powerplants; she has to flush the main sunfire reactor to avoid the destruction of the ship.  The engineering crew was trapped in there, and so she basically has to kill them -- including her husband -- to save the ship.  She then manages to repair the auxiliary controls and crash-land on the Moon.

She establishes the outpost, and cannibalizes the transport in the process, using the additional resources to set up not merely a small outpost but a self-sustaining colony.  This colony becomes the nucleus of the Equestrian Lunar colonization of the ensuing decade.  Apple Bloom bears the child of her dead husband on the Moon -- the first foal to be born there -- and leads the colonization first of the Moon and then of other worlds.  She eventually remarries, and becomes the matriarch of a large family -- the junior branch of the Sweet Apple Acres Apples, the one not led by an Alicorn Princess.

Conclusion:  The Cutie Mark Crusaders have bright and special futures -- which is one reason why their Cutie Marks took so long to come in.

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#505 · 3h, 23m ago · · ·

Thanks for the watch! :pinkiehappy:

#503 · 3d, 1h ago · · ·


Braveheart losing his hand, though this is not the way that Trixie imagines the characters.

#502 · 3d, 1h ago · · ·


Oh, and Piercing Gaze is going to lose a forehoof in the last climactic battle he and Trixie fight against the Manehattan Nightstallion.  Sometime in the future of where the main show is now.  Not sure if it's a coincidence or a dangerous side-effect of Trixie's, and hence the Alicorn Illusion's, fascination with the tale of the Nightingale and Braveheart.  Sucks for Piercing ... but then he hasn't been doing sleight-of-hoof much for years now.

#501 · 3d, 1h ago · · ·


I've thought, for the sheer beautiful rightness of the scene -- if I ever actually get to write about the Lunatics, that there should be a scene where the Amulet nearly claims Trixie again ... and Delver saves her.  Without biting any of her body parts off.  But then, he's a lot saner now.

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