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Twilight heard the noise and looked at her number one assistant, the dragon she had raised since she was a filly.
 
I don’t know why, but this sentence is annoying me. Maybe it’s because in fanfiction, we already know the audience knows as much about the characters as we do.
 
Other than that, though, better! Much better.
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Alright, so to set my epic aside and focus on my first story idea, I’m trying to think of what Screwball could do to try and rebitchify Sunset.
 
Dropping garlic balloons at passerby, smacking innocent folks with tuna fish, or even just pretending to be sick to piss off at beach with her, Screwball keeps trying to entice her into pranks to get her Cruelty Engine back in gear.
 
But I need one big blowup that not only gets back the Sunset we know and hate, but actually gets her to defend whatever Screwball does.
 
Whatever event that winds up being, the fic will end with:  
SugarCube Corner set on fire  
The huMane 6 broken up (again)  
Flash getting hit in the groin with a Nine Iron  
Sunny and Screwy returning home
 
P.S. Would this count as dark, adventure, and/or slice-of-life? I want to make sure I have the right categories tagged.
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The Fallen Brony
So I had this fanfic idea where it looks at a fictional Brony Club as they go through Seasons 2 and 3, with the finale of Season 2 dividing the house and the (by the time the endgame of the story comes up) upcoming Season 3 finale where it brings the very fans into question of why they’re in the club to begin with, though the finale would be them watching Magical Mystery Cure and discover what the writers up in Hasbro have in store. One more dawn, one more day, one day more. Though I think it’s because I could make a joke where one guy goes “That’s not [Rainbow Dash’s] destiny, Mrs. Rarity, that’s her job!” or something in reference to Turnabout Storm.
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@And Brother I Hurt People  
Yeah. No worries. It’s nothing like a Human in Equestria fanfic. The entire story takes place in the real world. Our world.
 
But now I have another idea based off an image I made where the Nostalgia Critic reviews Equestria Girls, but it slowly turns into a review of apocalyptic proportions where different sides want him to either love the show or hate it. I sort of have an idea about it where Satan reveals that he had no hand behind the third season, but that it was by the hands of “The Wiseman” (no points for guessing who he’s inspired by) who desires to drive the biggest fanbase to despair.
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@Ore-O  
Celestia and almost everyone else she has at her disposal.
 
They have a mysterious benefactor that assures them they have to earn their elements in order to stop an ancient weapon that Celestia has ordered unearthed.
 
A weapon with a mind of its own.
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Broken Ball of 💽TM21
If I could write clop that was heavily psychological, here’s one I would do:
 
Blueblood tires of his secret mate Twilight’s humbleness because he believes someone with as much going for them as her should revel in their nigh perfection at least once. To try and coax it out of her, he proposes they do it on Celestia’s throne while she’s away. She reluctantly agrees. He praises and worships her and her deeds as they screw, and slowly but surely, it goes to her head, her pride swelling until they both climax with her spouting the following line in full Canterlock:
 
I’M THE FUCKIN’ QUEEN OF HARMONY! AND ALL YOU SNIVELING LITTLE SHITS WOULD DIE WITHOUT ME! AHAHAHA!
 
And then someone walks in as they bask in the afterglow.
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Squidamouche
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Sounds fun. I was gonna think psychological clop too, that after a horrible loss, Trixie and Gilda start developing Munchausen’s and Oedipus’ respectively.
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Kind of at an impasse on where I want to take my story next. I already have got Spike clearing out Ponyville Market because Pinkie says that he has wings really loudly. So then he rushes back to Twilight and…what next?
 
I don’t think the ponies would surround the library, I almost want to use this as an occasion to bring in RD/AJ/Rarity.
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At a stage like that it helps to have had the story planned out ahead of time as opposed to bum-rushing in without much of a plan.
 
Speaking of which, I have something to plan out as well… nothing pony related though.
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I’m definitely going to plan out where it goes from here. I essentially already had planned it up to this point, may take a break to see what I can think up.
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Broken Ball of 💽TM21
(Just in case you haven’t gotten tired of my ramblings yet.)
 
You may or may not have noticed it, but I really like to write about Blueblood. For all the lack of anything he has in continuity, I really gravitate to him as a character. And because of this, I like to give him stuff. Like a sister, a dark destiny, and a kingdom of his own. To elaborate on each:
 
The Sister: Cadance. She’s been put down as Celestia’s niece. Blueblood is her nephew. The most logical course of action was have his parents adopt her, since she couldn’t for whatever reason (age limit?). Ad since Cadance alicorning/adoption happened when she was (about) CMC age, it’s feasible that they have known each other for a very long time. And I think they love each other. Which to me makes poetic sense.
 
Blueblood, a character, a creature designed to be hated, would of course be loved by the princess who had the had the most love to give.
 
Will explain the others in another post.
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Okay, moving on.
 
The Destiny: To become a king. I got thinking about dark magic the other day, and I realized something. Twilight will never be good at it. Think about it. It feeds off negative emotion like anger, fear, perhaps hatred and the like. Twilight would suck hard if she ever tried to use it.
 
So I thought, who would make a better user for it? Someone filled with bitterness, loathing, and a hidden contempt for the majority of his/her fellows? Someone rendered vestigial and unnecessary by the sheer amount of importance others have over him? Yeah, Blue was the obvious choice. He mocks Twilight for not even singeing her practice dummy with dark magic. She says to try it himself. A few seconds of her lecturing him on doing it correctly and he incinerates the damn thing.
 
So, he can use dark magic, an uncommon ability. What will he do with it? Ascend into a king, of course! This started as a joke that if becoming a princess required some magical feat, than becoming a king is much harder. I took this to heart and headcanoned that a king must ascend by defeating an alicorn with dark magic in battle (Sombra had to do something with the old queen, didn’t he?). How would Blueblood achieve this? Wait for Celestia to catch wind of his experimenting with dark magic and depend on her hating him enough to want to take him out with another alicorn, preferably Twilight. Then use a spell similar to the enchantment on Sombra’s fear door to cloud Celestia’s mind with hatred and make her attack Twilight, thinking she’s Blueblood. Once Twilight has been beaten to within an inch of her life, Blueblood lifts the spell and shows the princess her grisly deed.
 
With Twilight clinging to consciousness, Celestia apologizes profusely, but only gets a soft “Why?” before she passes out. Since he used dark magic to induce a KO on an alicorn, Blueblood ascends into a King. Specifically the King of Hatred, as opposed to one of fear like Sombra.
 
I’ve been working on that awhile, what do you think?
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(Just in case you haven’t gotten tired of my ramblings yet.)
You may or may not have noticed it, but I really like to write about Blueblood. For all the lack of anything he has in continuity, I really gravitate to him as a character. And because of this, I like to give him stuff. Like a sister, a dark destiny, and a kingdom of his own. To elaborate on each:
The Sister: Cadance. She’s been put down as Celestia’s niece. Blueblood is her nephew. The most logical course of action was have his parents adopt her, since she couldn’t for whatever reason (age limit?). Ad since Cadance alicorning/adoption happened when she was (about) CMC age, it’s feasible that they have known each other for a very long time. And I think they love each other. Which to me makes poetic sense.
Blueblood, a character, a creature designed to be hated, would of course be loved by the princess who had the had the most love to give.
Will explain the others in another post.
 
I personally like the idea of Blueblood and Cadance being (adopted) siblings, but I’m not so sure about them being in a romantic relationship; partially because I ship Trixie and Blueblood, and partially because romantic love between siblings, even adopted siblings, is all sorts of creepy.
 
“Why ship Trixie and Blueblood?” ,you ask? You know how “opposites attract”? Well, the opposite of that can be true as well. Sometimes, it takes a pony with as big an ego as you to see how much of a jerk you’ve been.
 
Trixie is not fazed by Blueblood’s money or status (like Rarity was. Seriously, the only reason she sought him out at the Gala was because “he’s a prince”.) Blueblood is intrigued by this, expecting this showmare to fawn on him and suck up to him for his money like everypony else. He’s…interested.
 
And Blueblood is much closer to Luna than Celestia. Luna knows what it’s like to have everypony hate you (the NMM incident), the bitter ache of a room-ful of fearful or angry glares.
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Yeah, I could see Blueblood/Trixie working out. In several ways, in fact. Kind of a crack ship but I think their personalities could work as characters.
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Broken Ball of 💽TM21
And Finally.
 
The Kingdom: I’ll admit, this idea started without Blueblood and I was just thinking of a secondary race for unicorns, what with earth ponies and pegasai having crystal ponies and bat ponies respectively. I thought: what frontier have we not covered? Then it hit me. The ocean. But what race could fill it? Then it hit me again. Seaponies. But they can’t just reuse them, they have to be different somehow. Then it struck me a third time. All the seaponies have evolved into an all-unicorn based race of Hippocamps!
 
So how would Blueblood come to rule them? The story, so far, is thus: Blueblood is attacked by a sea monster while out on a voyage. He defeats it. He’s then hailed as a hero by these strange, ponylike creatures that live in the sea. They explain that their several disconnected tribes have been “ruled over” by the monsters for just over 1000 years, and implore “the Great Prince” to help them liberate their race for good. He does. I don’t have alot planned for that.
 
Though I’ve given thought to Twilight trying to make it her kingdom on Celestia’s orders.
 
And wile I’m here, I’d love some critique on the stories I have so far.
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