[Crossover][Grimdark] A Pony Hitman crossover, who would have thought?
Description: One might think that not many people in Equestria have need of getting someone "removed." None know the contrary to that better than the greatest assassin in the world, known only as "47."Silent Assassin - The Final Word
Additional Tags: Violence, Stealth, Murder, Assassination
Crystal-Dream over on Deviant Art.
She actually opened up commissions on them if you guys are interested. Just note her on the DA page up above!
Author: A Fistful of Apples
Description: Rarity has decided to finally tackle her problems with obsessive compulsiveness, and at the same time is working on a project to expand her boutique.The Carousel Boutique Expansion Project Part 1
The Carousel Boutique Expansion Project Part 2
The Carousel Boutique Expansion Project Part 3 (New!)
The Carousel Boutique Expansion Project Epilogue (New!)
Additional Tags: Mystery, Grimdark, Psychological Thriller, Detective Story, Murder
Author: Denim Blue
Description: Families come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash learn over time just how much truth there is to this statement.Time Flies
Additional Tags: Family, Growing Up, Bonding, Flashbacks
You can find the link to it below! Now go get those prank calls rolling and send me the awesome ones! (Not that I'm condoning that but go ahead and send them anyway if you do for some reason)
Alright! I know I posted this in the nightly roundup a few days ago, but people keep emailing it, so grats on it's own post! It is really awesome anyway. Hope you don't mind the double post.
Also some really well done rap stuff. These stupid ponies are making me like rap. I always hated rap! But between these, and epic rap battles... I think I've been converted.
1.) Wtf Collective
2.) Wtf Collective 2
3.) Doctor Whooves - Allons-y
[Crossover][GrimLight] An Alan Wake crossover?! This has potential, especially with ponies heading the story!
Author: Pen Stroke
Description: A MLP FiM crossover with the XBOX 360 game Alan WakeCreeping Darkness Prelude
There is a shadow to all of existence, a place that all worlds are shielded from by a thin veil. A Dark Place, where a single presence plots and struggles to consume all creation with its darkness. The author Alan Wake is one who has defeated this Dark Presence, but to save his wife and his world Alan had to remain trapped in the darkness.
Now, through his struggles to return to his wife, Alan has unintentionally released the Darkness and an old villain upon Equestria. To fix the mistake, Alan starts a new story with Twilight Sparkle as the protagonist. Can the unicorn find the strength to face the darkness, or is all of Equestria doomed to be the victim in the dreadful horror story?
Note: Story assumes no preceding knowledge of the game Alan Wake. Written for any MLP:FiM fan to enjoy.
Creeping Darkness Chapter 1
Creeping Darkness Chapter 2
Creeping Darkness Chapter 3
Creeping Darkness Chapter 4
Creeping Darkness Chapter 5
Creeping Darkness Chapter 6
Creeping Darkness Chapter 7
Creeping Darkness Chapter 8
Creeping Darkness Chapter 9
Creeping Darkness Chapter 10
Creeping Darkness Chapter 11 (New!)
Creeping Darkness Chapter 12 (New!)
Creeping Darkness Chapter 13 (New!)
Creeping Darkness Chapter 14 (New!)
Creeping Darkness Epilogue (New!)
Creeping Darkness Alternate
Additional Tags: Ponies try to stand against The Dark Presence, Alan Wake, Horror
Cereal Tries His Hoof At A Discussion Post Edition.
So: I know there are a lot of fiction writers that visit this site. I know because half the news posts are stories. It's not hard to miss, guys. You can't sneak these things past me. Before you know it, it'll drive me to write fics, too, and... oh, wait.
Anyway, back to it. One of my favorite authors once wrote a long diatribe on the difference between fantasy fiction and science fiction. He brought up a lot of good points, and made a lot of good comparisons between the two genres, but I'll condense it down for you into something immediately useable: there really is no difference between the two.
Bullshit, Cereal! No, listen. Let me lay this out for you. Fantasy fiction and science fiction are both forms of what is called speculative fiction. That is, they're both about things that are not real at this present moment.
To put it bluntly: fantasy fiction is about things that could never happen, and science fiction is about things that could happen. Both explore human stories and human psychology in an alien environment. The only difference between the two is the methods. In fantasy, you do it by rubbing a lamp. In science fiction, you do it by pushing a button. That's the only thing keeping them apart.
So, here's the clincher. Ponies are fantasy, therefore I'm ready to assume that most of you also like science fiction to a degree. What do you think about the genre? Do you hate it? Love it? Have you written anything in it? Let's discuss!
Author: Skratch Okami
Description: A look at the prehistory and history of Equestria.Part 1: Era of Dragon
Part 2: Era of Alacorn
Part 3: Era of the Unicorn
Part 4: Era of the Pegasus (New!)
Additional Tags: Mythology, History, Dragons, Centaurs, Alacorns
Music! Music! Octavia! It's like they belong together. Probably because she's a musician. But that's not interesting enough for our writers. Or me.
Writers, listen up- I want a fic about Octavia where she was forced to learn to play an instrument when she was little and hated it. I want her to go through her childhood hating this instrument so much she wants to smash it, because she thinks she's terrible at it and it's clunky and it gets her beaten up at school because she's a nerd. Then, I want her to go to a classical concert that, of course, her parents drag her to. I want her to hear the most beautiful music she's ever heard in her life, and I want it to inspire her to keep playing that instrument of hers until she sounds as good as that orchestra. And then you can ship her with Scratch or something; I don't care, I just want that first part. Okay? Get on it! What am I paying you for?!
1.) Escape from the Moon
2.) Pinkie Pie's Exomix
3.) Giggle At The Ghostly
Have fun being shipped with absolutely everything now!
You can find the thread here!
I kind of regret taking chemistry instead now! Confound those high school advisers and their love of the fundamental elements of the world. They have stricken me with ponylessness!
Grats Physics Brony, you earned it.
You can find his Reddit where he reports that here!
Alright, I feel better now.
Golden Russet has tossed a tweet up on his Twitter page about the status if Season two! It looks like animation has officially begun!
Golden Russets Twitter Page
I'm sure a few of you know the process, how long until we get fresh pony awesomeness?
Otherwise it's defaulting to the Trixie, who is already the technical blog mascot. The choice is yours artists!
Anyway on with the news! After the break of course.
The Way to a Stallion's Heart edition. Love is in the air, everypony. Even if you're not a fan of shipping there is so much love to be had? And if that's really the case you are surely asking why. Well I'll tell you. We've hit 20 days! 20 days of you drawing ponies based on the whims of my fancy, 20 days of me staying up obscenely late to share the fruits of your labors. 20 days of me never quite lasting long enough to get that one last image up and causing a rift in the heart of a pony that I will never be able to heal, oh though I will try. And maybe not every theme is as strong as the ones that came before it, but I think we're having fun. I can tell, because tonight after nearly 2/3 of a month of doing this, I received 178 lovey dovey cutesy wutesy little ponies. That brings the grand tally up to 3,907. Do you know who I love?
LyraYou. Well... maybe both.
And then we do that part where I link you to the submission guidelines. And then I tell you (you'll never guess) to send problems and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org where I can handle them to the best of my ability. And then we move on to...
The Theme of the Day
Draw a pony laughing. We're keeping with the running theme this week of very very simple concepts with a huge amount of depth involved in interpreting and expressing that concept. Who is this pony and why is she laughing? Is it mirthful laughter? Derisive? Sarcastic? Hollow? What caused it? Keep these things in mind and you'll be able to produce another plethora of creative and unique submissions, and not 200 Pinkie Pies. As a special opportunity for bonus points - did you know that Sethisto is a pony trapped in a cube? I've been talking to our Grand Overlord, and he wants out. Release him into the world, if you dare. Have fun!