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  • Dawn Celestia raises the Sun for the first time. by Titanium Dragon 5,435 words · 2,001 views · 195 likes · 3 dislikes
  • The Collected Poems of Maud Pie Maud Pie has written thousands of poems. Here are some of her poems. They're about rocks. by Titanium Dragon 1,017 words · 5,992 views · 724 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Temptation Rarity can't sleep. Applejack had the audacity to fall asleep facing Rarity, and now she can't get kissing her friend out of her mind – and isn't sure if she wants to. But kissing your friend while she's sleeping is wrong... by Titanium Dragon 2,999 words · 5,786 views · 362 likes · 16 dislikes
  • Shotgun Wedding Applejack and Rarity spend the night together. Applejack's family approves a bit more than either is comfortable with. by Titanium Dragon 14,680 words · 4,862 views · 480 likes · 20 dislikes

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Other Recommended Stories - because 15 slots just isn't enough.

My full list of recommended stories can be found here.

Stories I have called out in particular:

Short stories:

A Lot To Think About - In the aftermath of the ruined wedding of Shining Armor and Princess Cadance, Celestia and several others maintain a vigil at Canterlot General Hospital. AU.

A Million Things To Do - Pinkie Pie comes to Rainbow Dash with shocking news; the world is going to end, and they have a million things to do before it does. Although Rainbow Dash agrees to play along, she obviously doesn't take her seriously... but as the day goes by, the true meaning of Pinkie's warning becomes clear.

Who We Are - Twilight receives a letter informing her that one of her friends is - and always has been - a changeling. But who, and what does that mean for their friendship, when they cannot even tell their best friend what they are?

Variables - Spike talks to the statue of Discord, shortly after he was turned back to stone.

The Numbers Don't Lie - When the Cutie Mark Crusaders dig up an ancient magical artifact, they unleash a spell on the town that allows everypony to see a "lie meter" floating above each other's heads. While attempting to solve the mystery, Twilight Sparkle has to analyze the tenuous balance between friendship and honesty. She doesn't like what she finds.

Storm - A storm of epic proportions sweeps over Equestria, leaving the ponies of Ponyville to try to piece their lives back together.

Plucked from the Air - Lyra and Bonbon want a kid, but the adoption agencies are less than eager to hand a child over to fillyfoolers. Soarin gives them "another option". Clop with class.

Dance Til We're High - Twilight Sparkle, lonely as her friends all begin to find their special someones, goes to a masquerade ball with Rarity to meet new ponies, but wasn't expecting to dance with the pony of her dreams. But who is this handsome masked pony?

Mood Wings - Twilight learns about pegasus body language and goes around town ogling every pegasus for research purposes.

The Glass Blower - A pony fairy tale.

The Light in the Darkness - Pinkie Pie has a horrible nightmare about murdering all her friends; Rainbow Dash helps her deal with it.

Diamond in the Rough - Applejack gets drunk and lets Rarity know how she REALLY feels.

The Cough - In the darkness, somepony coughed.

Cumuliform and The Next Day - Rainbow Dash doesn't know what day it is. This bothers her greatly. She decides to go talk to Celestia about it. She doesn't know either.

Rainbow Dash Gets An Abortion - When Rainbow Dash wakes up with morning sickness a few weeks after a big party she is forced to make a hard decision.

Long Stories:

Tiny Wings - Scootaloo gets some flying lessons from Rainbow Dash. But lessons don't give you bigger wings.

Hard Reset - Twilight isn't having a very good day. An experimental spell blew up in her face, an army of changelings is attacking Canterlot, and she just died. Yet somehow, it looks like it's going to keep going downhill from here. Given the chance to correct what's gone wrong, Twilight swears she's going to fix all this even if it kills her. Which it will. Frequently.

Arrow 18 Mission Logs: Lone Ranger - Humanity has detected a star orbiting a planet and sends a ship to investigate. Science fiction meets Equestria.

Ongoing stories:

Hooves Holding Hearts - Lyra and Bonbon's trial and trevails in adopting a child.

Playing With My Heart - Octavia is in a coma, and Vinyl is waiting by her bedside until she wakes up.

Changes - Derpy dies, leaving her two children in the care of Rainbow Dash.

A Terrible Reason To Be Unhappy - Rarity loves Applejack. Applejack loves Rarity. But Rarity can't stand Applejack, so they break up. After all, love is a terrible reason to be unhappy, right? But will breaking up make them any happier?

Can be found on archive.org at https://web.archive.org/web/20150320115529/http://www.fimfiction.net/story/148361/a-terrible-reason-to-be-unhappy

Latest Stories

  • T A Thousand Roses

    After Pony Magazine declares Twilight Sparkle to be the most eligible bachelorette in all of Equestria, Twilight's friends help her sort through the flowers and love letters sent to her by ponies all across Equestria.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • T Lord of the Dragons

    Before the Gauntlet of Fire, Celestia, Luna, and Dragon Lord Torch meet to discuss the future of their kingdoms – and how to ensure that the next Dragon Lord is exactly who they want it to be.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • T I Can Explain!

    Rarity explains to Sweetie Belle what the Cutie Mark Crusaders saw when they walked in on her and Applejack. It was totally innocent. Really!  · Titanium Dragon
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  • T My Fluttering Heart

    After the birth of Cadance's fourth child, an adorable little pegasus filly, Princess Flurry Heart wants to know why none of her other brothers and sisters were born as alicorns. Her parents claim not to know why she's different. They're lying  · Titanium Dragon
    10,158 words · 6,671 views  ·  671  ·  33
  • E The Fated Hour

    Twilight casts a spell to determine when she will meet her true love. It goes as well as you'd expect.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E May Those Who Step Through This Door Know What it Means to Rule

    Luna thinks it is high time that Twilight learned what it means to rule.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E Ice Cream Sale

    Applejack offers to keep Rarity company on Hearts and Hooves Day. Rarity is thrilled that she has someone to commiserate with about being single; Applejack is happy to have a date. This may be a problem vanilla oat swirl can't solve.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E The Wishing Pool

    Rarity goes to a wishing pool to wish for a boyfriend. It goes as well as could be expected.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E I Have This Friend

    Twilight asks Celestia for romantic advice. You know, for a friend.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E Hearth's Warming Turkey

    Scootaloo is angry after being assigned the role of the Hearth's Warming Turkey in the school play. She's no turkey! Pinkie Pie tries to encourage her by telling her the totally true legend of the first Hearth's Warming Turkey.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E Recurring Nightmare

    Luna is through with Celestia making excuses for why ponies don't love her. A dark monster appears, promising to change that. But who is this Nightmare Moon? Why does she bear Luna's mark? And why is she so confident in her vision for the future?  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E The Perfect Cure for the Common Cold

    Winter has come early this year, and after a long night out rounding up her animals, Fluttershy is oh so cold. But Rarity knows there is some other pony that her friend wishes was trying to warm her up...  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E Why Don't You Tell Them?

    Why doesn't Princess Celestia tell everypony in Equestria how ascension really works? After all, it isn't like knowing could hurt anypony, right?  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E Thanks, Mother

    Diamond Tiara and Spoiled Rich discuss Diamond Tiara's plan to befriend the Cutie Mark Crusaders.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E The Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Jonagold Apple

    After learning that it is the anniversary of the death of Applejack's father, Pinkie Pie decides to throw her friend a party to cheer her up. Too bad Applejack has no clue what's going on.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • T As He Lay Dying

    Jonagold Apple made his family swear on their hats that they wouldn't come to see him, not in the state he is in. But Granny Smith doesn't wear a hat, and she isn't about to let her only son die alone in the hospital.  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E Forever and Again and Again

    When Twilight visits Celestia's private hall of stained glass windows, the portrait of an ancient astronomer catches her eye. Who was this pony? Why was she so important to Celestia? And why does she look so familiar?  · Titanium Dragon
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  • E Dying to Get There

    None of Twilight's friends would be silly enough to believe a newspaper article that claims she was killing herself every time she teleported, right?  · Titanium Dragon
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Apr
10th
2017

Cleverpun came up with an idea for a collaborative story project, as noted in this post:

So I had this idea for a collaborative story project. After researching the Alicorn Amulet, Twilight has discovered something important. Every time someone rejects the amulet's promises of power (whatever form they may take), it weakens the Amulet's magic. In theory, if enough ponies should be tempted by it and reject it, it would destroy the amulet forever. Of course, the reverse also appears to be true: when a pony falls to the amulet's influence, that strengthens it.

So the idea here is that each chapter covers a different character's temptation and (theoretical) rejection of the Alicorn Amulet. What it shows them and how they react is completely up to authorial discretion.

In order to help illustrate this, I have already written a rough draft of the prologue and first chapter. You can find them right over here. Obviously, not all chapters need to conform to a specific tone or idea.

I don't want to dress this up as a contest or impose some sort of deadline. I just thought I would ask if anyone was interested. If there's enough people to cobble together a complete story, then I can start a group or something for people to discuss ideas. Depending on how many people are interested (if any), I would also personally edit/preread all chapters (so if you have ever wanted to experience my criticism in a more intimate way, now's your chance :raritystarry:). I also don't necessarily want to dictate how any of them should be written, but obviously I'm expecting some level of grammar and literacy :derpytongue2:

And of course, if no one is interested, that's okay too.

Comments discussing the merits/de-merits of the idea, constructive criticism, and other advice are also welcome. This is the first time I've ever seriously considered any sort of collaborative story effort.

I ended up writing a proposed chapter two about Twilight's own attempt at dealing with the amulet, because apparently 1 am on a Monday morning is totally the best time to write a random chapter for a collab project.

Anyway, if any of you are interested, feel free to drop on by and drop a proposal in the thread, talk about it, comment on people's proposed chapters, ect.

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#362 · 10w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2394884

Because it skips around and doesn't give the reader the time they need to grow into the relationship.

#361 · 10w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2394882

Because it is too short, which is why you wrote a 120k word rewrite of it?

#360 · 10w, 5d ago · · ·

Allow me to make a prediction: you are going to find The Gentle Nights horrendously lacking. I know I did.

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer
#359 · 14w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2376993

You fool! You have not yet begun to experience the multiverse! >:V

#358 · 14w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2376982

I have a metacritic account, but there are other Titanium Dragons out there.

All changelings, of course.

EDIT: Oh, Sentinels of the Multiverse or whatever? The card game thingy? That was probably me.

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer
#357 · 14w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2376920

I guess there's more than one TitaniumDragon out there. :B Unless you have a Metacritic account and were poopin on Sentinels. :V

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer
#355 · 14w, 4d ago · · ·

r u poopin on sentinels :V

#353 · 22w, 1d ago · · ·

why though

#352 · 27w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2317162 Ah ok, I tried to see if it was there but couldn't find it so cool. I haven't read Lord of Dragons but good luck nonetheless!

#351 · 27w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2317161

Yeah.

I think the following stories have all made it there:

The Legend of Falling Rocks, Buffalo Brave

Dawn

Dusk

Through Glass

Ruin Value

Dying to Get There

Forever and Again and Again

Why Don't You Tell Them?

Recurring Nightmare

Hearth's Warming Turkey

The Fated Hour

My Fluttering Heart

I ended up submitting Lord of the Dragons.

#350 · 27w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2317108 Has 'Dying to Get There' gotten on there yet? That's a really good story and quite highly rated too.

#349 · 27w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2317107

Thanks! I'm always happy when my stories make Equestria Daily.

Not sure what story I'm going to submit to them next.

#348 · 27w, 6d ago · · ·

Congrats on getting your story 'My Fluttering Heart' featured on EQD! Definitely well deserved :pinkiesmile:

#347 · 32w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2290279 Got it. Why do you like the idea of her still being evil? Also, I'm not sure if I'd call it evil, more like morally grey.

#346 · 32w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2290246

Sure. But not evil in the same sense as, say, Queen Chrysalis or Sombra or what have you.

There's always the possibility to do better.

#345 · 32w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2290245 So she's still evil?

#344 · 32w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2290240

Being extremely self-serving is one of the two primary types of evil in my mind. This is one of the reasons why evil is not one big happy family.

#343 · 32w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2290232 Ok, got it. Do you intend Diamond Tiara and her mother to come across as evil, or just self-interested?

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