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Nothing says I miss you quite like war poetry carved in your door with a stanley knife.

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  • T 80 Days: Under the Waves

    The aristocratic and well-to-do unicorn Flash Fog has made a wager that she could circumnavigate the globe in only eighty days. With the assistance of her loyal valet, Porter Stout, Madame Fog is ready to face any adventures the journey may lead to.  · Sharp Spark
    17,695 words · 287 views  ·  26  ·  1
  • E Pair the Spares

    Twilight Sparkle is dating Applejack. Pinkie Pie is dating Rarity. In fact, it seems like everyone in Ponyville has a special somepony, except for Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy! So they join a bowling team.  · Sharp Spark
    3,964 words · 1,592 views  ·  190  ·  10
  • T Do Changelings Dream of Twinkling Stars?

    It's no easy job, tracking down changelings on the cold city streets, but I'm good at what I do. These days though, things are different. Something's rotten in the city of Canterlot and I intend to get to the bottom of it. Even if it kills me.  · Sharp Spark
    40,455 words · 1,182 views  ·  181  ·  3
  • T トワイライト・スパークル・シュッド・ハブ・ゴン・トゥー・ホグワーツ・インステッド

    Twilight Sparkle is a really awesome ninja, but things aren't always as they seem at Ninja High School.  · Sharp Spark
    1,012 words · 1,130 views  ·  175  ·  32
  • T Pros and Cons

    Spike sets out on a heroic quest, taking him far away from home to brave the dangers of... the Manehattan Comic-Con!  · Sharp Spark
    7,459 words · 1,222 views  ·  117  ·  3
  • E Opportunity in the Community

    Flim and Flam find themselves down and out in the Fire Swamp after another failed attempt at entrepreneurship. Turns out the inhabitants there aren't their kind of typical customers either...  · Sharp Spark
    1,155 words · 462 views  ·  54  ·  2
  • E Safe

    Apple Bloom has a very important classroom duty, at least according to Miss Cheerilee.  · Sharp Spark
    1,006 words · 3,467 views  ·  332  ·  5
  • T Only the Good Die Young

    Immortality isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask someone who would know. Like... Apple Bloom, for instance.  · Sharp Spark
    5,728 words · 8,055 views  ·  1,063  ·  22 · gore
  • T Spark Notes

    A collection of shorts, digressions, and abandoned works.  · Sharp Spark
    27,429 words · 379 views  ·  37  ·  1
  • T Rough in the Diamond

    Rarity and Rainbow Dash aren't exactly close. After all, they're very different ponies with very little in common. Or so Rainbow Dash thought. A trip to Canterlot reveals that Rarity isn't exactly the pony that Dash thinks she is.  · Sharp Spark
    4,829 words · 5,524 views  ·  737  ·  51

Greatest Hits Collection 2013-2015

  • Authored for Adoration When Rarity's secret hobby is discovered, suddenly all her friends want her help in completing their own writing projects. But why do they all need to be done by Hearts and Hooves Day? It's only a week away! by Sharp Spark 9,402 words · 9,313 views · 694 likes · 8 dislikes
  • A Stallion for the Time Being Minuette wants a date to actually go well for once. Princess Twilight Sparkle wants her to stop screwing around with time travel. by Sharp Spark 21,026 words · 7,957 views · 967 likes · 20 dislikes
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ponies As a train heads west into the wild frontier, six different mares have their sights set on its valuable cargo. When they collide, old grudges come to bear and bullets begin to fly. by Sharp Spark 23,206 words · 4,867 views · 453 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Bonafide Bon Bon and Lyra's life together in Ponyville was perfect - and then Bon Bon showed up. by Sharp Spark 11,111 words · 16,173 views · 1,697 likes · 27 dislikes
  • Only the Good Die Young Immortality isn't all it's cracked up to be. Just ask someone who would know. Like... Apple Bloom, for instance. by Sharp Spark 5,728 words · 8,055 views · 1,063 likes · 22 dislikes

B-Sides and Rarities

  • An Apple Sutra Apple Bloom has a conversation with a llama. by Sharp Spark 7,233 words · 1,133 views · 176 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Apple of my Lie As a young Flim and Flam travel the countryside, they must make ends meet however they can. A particularly good opportunity knocks when they stumble across a family reunion in the middle of an apple orchard. by Sharp Spark 2,455 words · 1,420 views · 71 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Do Changelings Dream of Twinkling Stars? It's no easy job, tracking down changelings on the cold city streets, but I'm good at what I do. These days though, things are different. Something's rotten in the city of Canterlot and I intend to get to the bottom of it. Even if it kills me. by Sharp Spark 40,455 words · 1,182 views · 181 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Safe Apple Bloom has a very important classroom duty, at least according to Miss Cheerilee. by Sharp Spark 1,006 words · 3,467 views · 332 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Pros and Cons Spike sets out on a heroic quest, taking him far away from home to brave the dangers of... the Manehattan Comic-Con! by Sharp Spark 7,459 words · 1,222 views · 117 likes · 3 dislikes

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Jan
8th
2016

I suppose it's not particularly unexpected, but I'd like to more officially announce that I'm retiring from ponies. It's been a long time since I've had the opportunity or inclination to write ponyfic, and I don't particularly expect either of those things to change in the future. My enthusiasm has waned for the show, and this isn't a sudden or new change. For quite some time, the only thing really keeping me going was this site, and the supportive culture here.

And along those lines, I would like to thank so very, very many of you who have helped me along the way... The writers who have delighted and inspired me with their work, the editors who have helped hone my skills into something I'm proud of, and the readers--each and every one of you who have read any story of mine and left a thumbs up, or a comment, or even a criticism. You mean a tremendous amount to me, and to each and every other author on the site, even if I'm naturally somewhat reserved and uncomfortable in expressing that on a regular basis. I also must make special mention of the Writeoff group, as I found my experiences there to be invaluable and tremendously enjoyable. I recommend any aspiring author to try and connect to that great community.

There's some bittersweetness to finally closing up shop, but I don't think this is truly a sad thing. My time here has given me a new-found appreciation for writing, and I hope to be able to explore that more in the future, perhaps in more original settings. There are lots of people here I'd like to stay in touch with, many of whom I already have shared contact information with through Skype. If you're someone I know and would also like to exchange information, feel free to send me a PM on the site. I still get notifications from those directly to my email.

As somewhat of a going away present, I've combed through my googledocs and compiled my remaining unpublished and unfinished work to be released in Spark Notes. There's likely some good reasons why it never made it onto this site until now, but I figured there's still material of interest. If for some peculiar reason someone wishes to continue any of my unfinished work, send me a PM and we can discuss it in more detail.

So once again, thank you. I never imagined I could write some of the stories I have, and I'm intensely proud of my better work. I've enjoyed other stories that have truly amazed me and still stand head and shoulders above the majority of published work I've read. I've made friends here that are near and dear to my heart and who I regularly rely upon. I don't write this post to be dramatic or to seek goodbyes... I just want you--any of you who care enough to take the time to read these words--to know that you are important and wonderful to me, and that I cannot truly express the depth of my appreciation.

Ponies have been very, very good to me, and for the rest of you still exploring this fascinating universe, I wish you the best of luck and the happiest of trails.

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#63 · 36w, 4d ago · · 1 ·

Are you a fan of spike the dragon and list any spike ship that you faves?!?!?!?

#62 · 85w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1929233

Oh, wait. That was you, too. Yeah.

Nevermind. Just ignore everything I said in my previous comment. :moustache:

#61 · 85w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1929111

Aw, thanks. :twilightblush:

That means I need to write Pair the Spares II: More Pairs, Less Spares next, right? :trollestia:

#60 · 85w, 4d ago · · ·

I need to give you more credit as a writer. This is about two writeoffs in a row that you've kicked out nearly every story I loved. This time, you topped my prelim slate and when the [REDACTED] voters refused to put that story in the finals, another one of yours topped my finals slate. It's getting uncanny.

#59 · 87w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1912480 I'm always glad to find that I am not the one who listens to the strangest music

That was an experience

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