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Moonlit tearsShe concentrated, as she had done so for so many years. Concentrated and focused her power, using all her magic to move the celestial body before her. Celestia stood on the balcony of the highest tower of the palace of Canterlot, performing a ritual and duty she had been bound to for as long as she could remember. The setting of the sun.
The sky began to dim as the fiery orb descended upon the horizon. Within moments, it was gone, and the land of Equestria was now deprived of it's light and warmth. There was a time when that would be the end of Celestia's daily duties, but these days, there was one final task she had to perform. Turning around, she now faced the east.
Closing her eyes once more, her horn began to glow again as she focused her power into moving yet another important part of the world. Slowly, the pale white orb rose above the eastern horizon until it hung gracefully in the night sky. What followed was a swarm of tiny dots of light which surrounded the orb and the blackn
Twilight Is a Bad LibrarianTwilight was sitting in the middle of the library and observed the books. Nothing unusual was going on but she was frowning all the time.
"SPIKE!" she shouted.
Her assistant ran into the room as fast as he could. "What, uh, happened, Twilight, uh?" he asked panting.
"Just look at these shelves," she said angrily.
Spike was a bit confused. "What? Are you gonna reshelf them again or what?"
"No, Spike! The shelves are full of books!" Twilight was getting more and more angry. She could easily explain to Spike what was going on but instead, she expected him to guess.
"Um, yeah, I see. Books. In the library." Spike rolled his eyes.
"I mean that nearly nopony comes hire to borrow books! It's the only library in Ponyville. Do you know what it means!?" Twilight shouted while looking directly in Spike's eyes.
"Um, that earth ponies have problems with turning pages? You know, because of the hooves?" Spike answered without much hope for a good guess.
"What? No! It means that these ponies prefer to
3 Days Regret - Part 8Nurse Redheart sat characteristically silent in the equally quiet reception of Ponyville's large, but mostly vacant hospital. The caring mare finished compiling the files of last weeks patients, once again filing the majority of the cases under mass paranoia, this time from the use of the word 'virus' in one of the Mayor's speeches. As the nurse closed the drawer she felt an all to familiar invasion nuzzling its way into her mane, breathing warm air across her pearly white coat. "Are you still on for Friday night?" The bold but comforting voice asked through the hairs.
"I don't remember hearing about another date." Redheart slowly turned her head to view the stallion smiling back at her. "Or accepting it for that matter."
Doctor Stable kept his gaze consistent, staring into the nurse's jewelled eyes. "I'll book us a table." The orange colt rose back to his hooves upon seeing his date blush before staring up at the clock, its barely audible ticking filling the silent room. "I take it th
I was Not a Bad RulerFor those who can hear me,
I am simply misunderstood,
For underneath my armored shell
I'm just trying to do good.
So I took over the Crystal Empire,
it's just a bunch of rocks
I didn't break their crystal heart
I let them keep their socks.
I chained them up so the wind
wouldn't blow them all away
And I made everything dark for Luna
what more could I possibly say?
I felt really bad for Princess Cadence, so
I let her stay alive.
Also I'm sorry for Shining Armor's horn
I really really tried...
I'm not a bad ruler, the ponies
just didn't like what they got
At least my song is less repetitive than
Queen Crysalis's, is that not?
Nobody expected my speech impediment
to stall my slow return
But I guess that's what you get
when your public opinion's underscored.
Seriously, give me another chance
and I promise I'll make things right.
Despite my sharp horn and fangs,
Don't worry: I won't bite.
How To Find a PrincessPrincess Celestia woke up. She did not, however, open her eyes and remained lying in bed for a while, frowning and biting her lip. Looking at her, one might have thought that she felt some kind of disgust.
Somepony entered Celestia’s chamber.
“It’s time, Princess,” a royal guard said, apparently worried about Princess. It was not often to see the ruler of Equestria with such a grimace on her muzzle.
“Five more minutes,” she murmured.
The royal guard pawed the ground, hesitating. He sighed and spoke, more confidently than before, “Princess. It’s high time you raised the sun.”
She opened her eyes and looked at him.
“No, not now,” she mumbled, looking at the white pegasus, who flinched, lowering his head.
“Yes, of course, Your Highness,” he said as he left the room.
Celestia stared at the ceiling. How many years had passed? She might have been omnipotent but this question bothered her all the time. She rose to t
Brony Advice: Your Questions Answered #91, 92, 93!
#91) Me and my boyfriend have been bronies from the beginning and we've been thinking about having a kid. We heard somewhere that they can inject animal DNA into the womb in the first few weeks to give the child animal-like features. We think this would be the coolest thing ever but we fear others will frown on it and our beautiful pony child will be looked down upon. What advice do you have for me?
Answer: I think your sources are quite credible. You can, indeed, inject animal DNA into the womb to create animal-human hybrids. That's why you quite often see dog-boys, cat-girls and giraffe-children walking around town centres. It's becoming more acceptable nowadays, but you might want to give it a few more years before you try it out, just to avoid the beast-baby facing ridicule at school. They may have an elephant-teacher, which would help the child feel more 'normal', but if all the class-mates are human, or another form of animal hybrid, it could be difficult for them
Friendship is Magic: The Crystal Empire ReviewAs a season premiere, "The Crystal Empire" both solidifies the growing visual decadence of "Friendship is Magic" and suggests that there isn't always a need for a two-parter at the start of every season. The growing tradition of attempting to become increasingly more 'epic' with every new season has, for the first time, failed to capture what the writers were undoubtedly going for with these two episodes. Nonsensical and lacking a focused direction, the "The Crystal Empire" struggles to channel its lofty ambitions into episode format.
While fans fell in love with Season 2's Discord, and an enormous PR campaign backed up the "Canterlot Wedding" episodes, those two-part episodes bookmarked the season quite nicely, offering up some interesting villains and stories that were a little over-ambitious but still reasonably well-paced, for the most part. With "The Crystal Empire" things have taken a turn for the narrative worst, sadly, and in part this is most likely because the episodes are sh
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
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