• Story: Twilight's Opus (Update Chapter 2!)



    [Normal][Shipping][Adventure][Comedy] "A cleverly written mix of humor, learning, and... wait, Pinkie Pie wrote a thesis? What?"- Slightly Confused Pre-Reader #2

    Author: EconomistBrony
    Description: Almost two years after first arriving in Ponyville, Twilight suddenly receives word that her 'field studies' must soon come to an end. Needing to prepare a final report for the Princess, Twilight must collect all the wisdom she has gathered from being with her closest friends in an attempt to truly understand the Elements, true friendship, and the nature of magic. However, as she plunges herself deeper into the subject, Twilight begins to realize that the underpinnings of their friendship is far more complex than anyone, even Princess Celestia, ever knew.
    Twilight's Opus -  Chapter 1
    Twilight's Opus -  Chapter 2 (New!)


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    Additional Tags: Epic, Thesis, Music, Dr. Pie

    26 comments:

    1. FIRST!!!

      Nice story so far.

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    2. I was the first person to comment on this fanfiction.

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    3. Not a bad start at all... but I swear, the language centre of my brain cried out in agony at the word "libraricorn."

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    4. ... I see Pinkie's waiting for Gravekeeper to update too, huh?

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    5. Also, the fanfic's all right so far.

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    6. Am I the only one who wants to see Pinkie's thesis?

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    7. Pinkamina Diane PieJuly 25, 2011 at 1:23 PM

      @ Shingo

      No, I kinda want to see it too.

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    8. A good start! I don't think I've read enough to make a final decision on it yet, but it passed the first test of leaving me wanting more. I'll be back for the next chapter!

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    9. I haven't read it yet, but Pinkie writing a thesis doesn't surprise me. Nothing does anymore after I learned that Heavy has a Phd in Russian literature.

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    10. I am forced to question the dire rating this fanfic has.

      Otherwise, great start! Eagerly looking forward to more.

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    11. I wonder what kind of doctor dr. Pie is...

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    12. Odd, this fic is alot less melancholy than I thought it would be. I'd think Twilight would be saddened to leave her friends, but then again, maybe she hasn't really thought about what leaving Ponyville really means.

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    13. @Anonymous

      I got the impression from Celestia's letter that she wasn't expected to leave at all. Instead, Celestia seemed to be wanting Twilight to wrap up her 'learning phase', so to speak, perhaps to help Celestia hammer a few final lessons home, or to make room in Twilight's life for some other duties she may have for her student.

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    14. What the hell happened in the chat? It's like someone linked this thread on /b/ and let in a bunch of idiots.

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    15. @Pinkamina Diane Pie
      As do I! All of them!

      I also want to meet the poor review board. :3

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    16. Dr. Pie...
      Officially a "must read"

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    17. Kimba the White LionJuly 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM

      Is that a reference to The Ballad of Twilight Sparkle in the beginning? Also, who'da thunk Dash would be into BDSM.

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    18. I definitely see a Ballad of TS reference. It couldn't be much else.

      Even if this doesn't mean that Twilight is leaving Ponyville, she should have shown a little more concern for her future.

      Pinkie Pie is random, but I don't think she is forward enough to tell kids about sex/baby makin'/strange devices or whatever that was about. Applejack should have been way more upset about the CMC getting horrible ideas, but she just shrugs it off. If she wasn't concerned about Big Mac being tied up, why did she even mention it?

      Applejack says, "It's about that whole element of honesty thing." So she knows that being honest is what she needs to do before Twilight says anything. So how did Twilight help at all?

      This story seems to have all the pieces, but they are all from different puzzles. In the end, they fit together, but don't make much sense.

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    19. @ Krizak - "Libraricorn' is obviously a very scientific term. ;)

      @ Storm Vision - Isn't everypony?

      @Shingo, Pinkamina, Professor - Somehow, I think you'll get a glimpse at the whole affair at some time or another in the rest of the fic! If not, well, I smell a spinoff...

      @ Everybody else - Thanks for the responses, feedback and so on! I'm glad that so many enjoyed it. 2nd chapter is in the works, if I can manage to find the time to sit down and actually do the writing!

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    20. Looking forward to the next chapter. A nice start.

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    21. I Liked Honesty more than Generosity. On the other hand it certainly was funny. Normally I don't post any comments (not just here but generally) but since I recently defended my bachelor Thesis in economics and econometrics, I decided that this story is good place to start.

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    22. Wait what... O.o I hope those fillies truely gave up on that specific cutie mark from last time!
      Spike might be in for...
      Eugh.

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    23. My first though at the end of Chapter 1: Or perhaps a cowbell?

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    24. When Rarity says "why you little..." I read that with the voice of a famous yellow hunanoid character.

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