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  • Mark Misconception Twilight whispered to us, "My special talent isn't magic." Suddenly, it was essential to Equestria that we make our special talent work, and quickly. by scifipony 3,315 words · 6,867 views · 771 likes · 33 dislikes

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  • E Prance

    On a bright spring day in Manehatten, Fluttershy taught me that if you put yourself out and do an extraordinary thing, extraordinary things happen to you.  · scifipony
    6,505 words · 89 views
  • T Sunset Shimmer Goes to Hell

    Completed! Ch 32 of 32: "Was it Satisfying Anyway?" Sunset Shimmer, while still Celestia's personal student, learns there's some places you don't want to go, but love will make you do strange things. That and time paradoxes and magic storms.  · scifipony
    92,447 words · 559 views  ·  22  ·  7
  • T Celestia and the Battle for Sunset

    When Celestia finds the Queen of Cliffside--a pony with a red-streaked yellow mane, somepony very much like her when she was a filly--she learns harsh lessons about the errors of her ways as she works to save Equestria from a curse: herself!  · scifipony
    21,172 words · 747 views  ·  36  ·  3
  • E Redemption Commentaries

    What did Starlight Glimmer really think when Twilight Sparkle wanted to teach a friendship lesson by setting a table? She might be forgiven. She may be considered redeemed. But... Is she changed inside? Appearances are deceiving.  · scifipony
    1,936 words · 476 views  ·  14  ·  2
  • T The Enforcer and Her Blackmailers

    Starlight Glimmer's past and future collide in Canterlot years before the 1000th Summer Sun Celebration. Starlight Glimmer, a teenage runaway, tries to reform herself but her past crimes and Sunset Shimmer make that difficult.  · scifipony
    64,882 words · 727 views  ·  40  ·  6
  • T The Forgiving Lesson

    After the crystalling, the banquets, and the private after-party, Starlight gets her chance to be alone with Sunburst. They realize that they share two things in common: their friendship and different perspectives of the day he got his cutie mark.  · scifipony
    2,385 words · 1,518 views  ·  54  ·  5
  • T The Alicorn, the Lord, and the Katana (A Ninja Twilight story)

    Princess Twilight finds herself summoned through the mirror for a difficult test of friendship versus violence as an old foe once again threatens her friends and the world. With no friendship magic available, can Twilight make do with a sword?  · scifipony
    5,236 words · 717 views  ·  37  ·  5
  • E More than Winning a Race

    Made a rainboom. Awwwesome. Won the race. Check. Where the heck is Fluttershy? This is the story of runaway Fluttershy and how Rainbow Dash ended up moving to Ponyville on her birthday.  · scifipony
    6,068 words · 575 views  ·  38  ·  0
  • T Bedroom Interlude

    Starlight Glimmer has returned to the present to find herself a member of the Mane 7. She is now a bearer of an element of harmony, and has a husband—her soulmate, Sunburst. So, what happens the morning after?  · scifipony
    1,633 words · 1,870 views  ·  41  ·  5
  • T Rediscovering Harmony

    Starlight Glimmer destroys Equestria when she learns how she actually lost her soulmate, Sunburst. Fixing her mistake, she learns time travel can lead to a revelation of the heart and the renovation of harmony. (An alt-ending to The Cutie Re-mark.)  · scifipony
    6,569 words · 2,048 views  ·  56  ·  4

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I write gritty stories that try to answer questions that the televised episodes do not.  Unless specifically indicated, the stories try to fit into canon—assuming that the characters in the show won't reveal "embarrassing" details about themselves, or things that are impolite or impolitic.  (Kinda like real life.)  Many of my earlier stories are follow-on stories to specific episodes.  The more recent works are original character studies that fill in the backstories of various important characters.

All my stories are written in first person because I think it allows the characters to be candid and forthcoming, and gives them a chance to convince you or to lie about things they don't want you to know.  I also write in first person because it is fun.  And if it is fun for me, I think you'll find it fun to read what I wrote.

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  • Celestia and the Battle for Sunset When Celestia finds the Queen of Cliffside--a pony with a red-streaked yellow mane, somepony very much like her when she was a filly--she learns harsh lessons about the errors of her ways as she works to save Equestria from a curse: herself! by scifipony 21,172 words · 747 views · 36 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Sunset Shimmer Goes to Hell Completed! Ch 32 of 32: "Was it Satisfying Anyway?" Sunset Shimmer, while still Celestia's personal student, learns there's some places you don't want to go, but love will make you do strange things. That and time paradoxes and magic storms. by scifipony 92,447 words · 559 views · 22 likes · 7 dislikes
  • The Enforcer and Her Blackmailers Starlight Glimmer's past and future collide in Canterlot years before the 1000th Summer Sun Celebration. Starlight Glimmer, a teenage runaway, tries to reform herself but her past crimes and Sunset Shimmer make that difficult. by scifipony 64,882 words · 727 views · 40 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Rediscovering Harmony Starlight Glimmer destroys Equestria when she learns how she actually lost her soulmate, Sunburst. Fixing her mistake, she learns time travel can lead to a revelation of the heart and the renovation of harmony. (An alt-ending to The Cutie Re-mark.) by scifipony 6,569 words · 2,048 views · 56 likes · 4 dislikes
  • Sisters in All but Blood At Moon Dancer's Party, Lemon Hearts, Twinkleshine, Minuette, Lyra, and I realized that only we stood between a cursed Celestia, a conspiracy in Canterlot, and the coming of Nightmare Moon. Could we, with Shining's help, save Equestria? by scifipony 28,948 words · 856 views · 50 likes · 5 dislikes

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  • Lesson Learned Starlight Glimmer's reputation proceeds her. Having made mistakes before doesn't mean she wants to make them now. by scifipony 4,346 words · 809 views · 34 likes · 2 dislikes
  • More than Winning a Race Made a rainboom. Awwwesome. Won the race. Check. Where the heck is Fluttershy? This is the story of runaway Fluttershy and how Rainbow Dash ended up moving to Ponyville on her birthday. by scifipony 6,068 words · 575 views · 38 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Four's A Crowd Every pony knew Fluttershy had issued a challenge to me. Even the Caterlot Downtown rag had run a transcript of my Gala performance. Problem was, I had to invite Tree Hugger, the only pony I knew who could see right through me. Chaos would reign. by scifipony 4,314 words · 562 views · 18 likes · 10 dislikes
  • Pinkie (re)Curses A Lot Inadvertently entrusted with the secret that Cadance is having a baby, Pinkie nevertheless blabs. Realizing her mistake and trying to fix it, she unconsciously breaks the laws of physics without a clue to the damage to time continuum she's caused. by scifipony 5,910 words · 269 views · 14 likes · 0 dislikes
Apr
22nd
2017

A member of my new FimFiction writing group, ScifiPony's Writer's Training Ground, asked me about deadlines, specifically about missing them.  Here is the advice I gave:

Completion is a goal to strive for.  It is not always possible.  Each person is unique.  Growing as an author sometimes means you don't complete this story now.  Sometimes it means you don't complete it later.  Or ever.  What is important is starting.  Better to start something new, discard the old, and try again.  Any specific story is nothing.  There will be untold many.  Your growth is everything.  What I mean by all this is to try to write constantly and don't fear.  Certainly, you need not fear anything from my deadlines.  They're to help you, if you chose to let them.

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#21 · 8w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2421508

Well, that is kinda doom-talking it before even just as much as simply trying to do it. All of these problems can be solved and are there to be solved in order to create a nice event.

But yeah, what you listed is probably what goes through their heads when they think about holding an event on Equestria Daily these days:

"There's so much to organize; we need a poster, we have to make sure they do their job and don't slack on it, we need to check views and if it's successful enough and this is all SO MUCH WORK! Meh, I just go and play some videogames....."

Both Sethisto and Calpain are highly unmotivated to run the site these days, which shows in more aspects than just this one.

Slowly, the site is winding down..... I'm not one for doomsday talk, but, with what I see on there since the start of Season 5 already, I don't think they will pull through for another year.

They will probably break in after the movie has come and brought a ton of new attention to the show and therefore, tons of new fans as well, who then storm EQD and expect content.

Hopefully, a competitor has risen until then, because the fandom needs a site like Equestria Daily that features artists and their work to survive.....

#20 · 8w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2421437 My recollection is that it was Pegasus Rescue Brigade that did the WTG.  My guess is that EQD isn't getting enough clicks on writer related pages.  Audiovisual media is king.  Something like WTG takes effort and follow-up, and if they add someone outside to handle the posts, they'd have to supervise and depend on them to submit, do damage control, etc.  Too little return on investment for doing themselves or letting in another poster.  I understand thoroughly.  I made the suggestion about a year ago, but scanning my email I can't find it so I'm not sure when.  Probably not long after WTG went AWOL for season 6.  I still like EQD, but I don't spend as much time with it as I used to.

#19 · 8w, 3d ago · · ·

>>2421205

That's really odd..... They just didn't even respond? When you made them an offer to help out the site?!

No wonder Equestria Daily is going down the drain these days..... It really shows that neither Calpain nor Sethisto care about EQD anymore. It's really sad.

And I don't know about the episode. It's a Sunset Shimmer fic and I'm not interested in her, so, I have no idea which episode could even remotely fit to her.

My only guess would be "Lesson Zero". No idea why, but I have a feeling that's an episode that you perfectly love. xD

#18 · 8w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2421112 BTW, since I know you love (and track) episode tie-in / follow-ups: Sunset Shimmer Goes to Hell ties-in to one of my favorite episodes of the series in S2.  Guess which one.  :pinkiehappy:

I hope you can prevail on the staff at EQD.  I even volunteered to do the posts for them, mocking up a few, but I got no response.

#17 · 8w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2421110

This sounds all very good! I sadly don't know about any other places that do Writer's Training Grounds. There's writeoff.me, but they don't do anything based on new episodes.

But I will ask Equestria Daily about this. The site is not too popular and well-frequented anymore these days, but, after they made a break during Season 6, I think they should give the WTGs another shot.

Whatever happens, I definitely look forward to read some nice S7 stuff from you! :scootangel:

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