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Ezn Writes! Ezn!RAopYJNHZ6 564

#Author

Hey, I'm Ezn. You may know me as the author of http://derpy.me/EznGuide or as an occasional TTG reviewer or as "the guy at the place". I also write fanfiction about ponies! I figured I'd give this author thread thing a swing on this shiny new board, largely because of all the OP editing I'll need to do to satisfy my OCD.

About my stories: They often have OCs in main roles with canon characters in supporting or cameo roles. I'm big on world-building and the weird ideas/subversions that buzz around in my brain. In my more serious moments, I write adventures. In my less serious moments, I write punchlines.

About me: I've been writing for a number of years now, and ponies represent my first foray into fanfiction. I started watching the show in May 2011, shortly after the conclusion of the first season. I read a lot of ponyfic.

EQD author tag: http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Ezn
FIMfiction profile: http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ezn
Spiffy Tumblr fics page: http://eznwords.tumblr.com/fics

And here's what I've written so far:

Long Distance
#Adventure | Complete – 18 parts | Writing time: 14 months
"A communication scholar from Canterlot, a mailmare from Fillydelphia, and a zebra diplomat in training, brought together by a hunger for knowledge, embark on a journey of discovery to the mysterious homeland of the dragons."
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/09/story-long-distance.html

Notes: My first work of fanfiction and the longest thing I've ever written (also the focus of my previous thread). It's got its flaws, but I'm proud of having written it.

I Dream of Daisies
#Sci-Fi #Adventure | Incomplete – 2/8 parts | Writing time: still ongoing
"Daisy Dreams, master of lucid dreaming and a rare earth pony in the field of subconscious investigation, enters the dreams of troubled ponies to help them overcome their troubles and get to sleep at night."
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/story-i-dream-of-daisies.html

Notes: The episodic adventures of a dream-raiding pony and the patients she helps. The first part, "Nightmare Audition" came fourth in the second /fic/ Write-Off and I decided to make it the start of a series. Set in the same universe as Long Distance.

Stage Fright!
#Slice-of-Life | Complete – 5 short parts | Writing time: a few weeks over a few months
"Sweetie Belle loves to sing and make up little songs when she's feeling down When her sister hears one of them, and finds out about her beautiful singing voice for the first time, she suggests Sweetie Belle audition for the Sapphire Shores Singer Search. Now Sweetie Belle will have to sing and make her sister proud in front of hundreds of strangers. Gulp."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/70102/stage-fright

Notes: Bronze medallist in the Hearth's Warming Care Package write-off, this is my attempt at writing an episode-like children's story.

The Humanification Bureau
#Dark #Human | Complete – 4 parts | Writing time: a weekend
"In the dark future of Equestria, a ponykind that has turned its back on the ideals of friendship and love faces the threat of extinction. Their land is corrupted by twisted dark magic, and scarred by countless wars.

"But when a mysterious race of aliens armed with amazing technology arrives in Equestria, ponykind is given another chance at survival. Will they take it?"
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/2984/The-Humanification-Bureau

Notes: It’s a reversal of Blaze's infamous "Conversion Bureau". Instead of having ponies come to dystopian Earth and convert humans, I had humans go to dystopian Equestria and convert ponies. Written over the weekend of "May the Best Pet Win" and not touched much since.

Rainbow Dash Watches Clouds
#Slice-of-Life | Complete – One-shot | Writing time: around three hours
"One lazy afternoon, Rainbow Dash, too sleepy to practise or manage the weather, lies back and watches the clouds drift by."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/44120/Rainbow-Dash-Watches-Clouds

Notes: After a chat on the /fic/ IRC, my brain belched this forth fully-formed as a short cooldown exercise the day I finished writing Long Distance. It's not very substantial, but not very long either.

The Holder of Heart
#Dark #Crossover | Complete – One-Shot | Writing time: a day
"Diamond Tiara follows the directions of a mysterious and ratty piece of parchment to find the Heart of Diamond.

"It is 1 of 100. They must never come together."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/46743/The-Holder-of-Heart

Notes: Thirty Minute Pony Stories was responsible for this one – prompt #84, to be specific. It wasn't an official entry because I only found out about it after submissions closed, but I was compelled to subvert the shipping-orientated prompt with a creepypasta crossover, because that's just the kind of guy I am.

Nothing
#Romance #Tragedy | Complete – One-Shot | Writing time: a few days
"I just arrived in Ponyville. It smells good. I'm hungry."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/54562/Nothing

Notes: An extended version of an entry into the minific write-off "What Lies Beneath". This is one of my few sincere attempts at writing a story involving romance in some way, and it probably shows.

Thirty Dollars
#Comedy #Tragedy #Human | Complete – One-Shot | Writing time: an hour or two
"'Step right up, folks, for the journey of a lifetime! Happiness, adventure and friendship can be all yours in the magical land of Equestria, and all for the low, low price of just thirty dollars.'"
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/56254/Thirty-Dollars

Notes: An extended version of an entry into the minific write-off "The Price of a Dream". It's short, silly, and pretty much exists solely for the sake of its ridiculous punchline.

The Ballad of Davvid Daggers
#Comedy #Romance | Complete – One-Shot | Writing time: three hours over ten days
"Lunar Army Field Marshall Davvid Daggers is consumed with hatred for the most narcissistic and beautiful unicorn in Ponyville – Rarity. However, his feelings may run deeper than even he realises…"
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/4796/The-Ballad-of-Davvid-Daggers

Notes: So I have this friend who really hates Rarity. And he has an OC. This is something most folk will probably want to skip – it's silly, OOC and targeted at a pretty narrow audience.

It's Tricksy
#Comedy | Complete – One-shot | Writing time: around three hours
"The Great and Powerful Trixie's first performance in Zebrica becomes a war of words."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62234/It%27s-Tricksy

Notes: The mashup of an idea I had for a since-abandoned longer fic about Trixie in Zebrica and the silliness that is rapping ponies. It was quick and fun to write, and good practice for my rhyming skills after three months of not even thinking about zebra dialogue.

Brief Glimpses – An Anthology
#Random #Collection | Complete? | Writing time: ???
"A collection of flash-fiction stories about ponies, ranging in tone from weird slice-of-life to speculative tales of possible future Equestrias."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/45800/Brief-Glimpses---An-Anthology

Notes: I love short story anthologies, and the FIMFiction rollercoaster's "your fic must be at least this long to ride" sign is my excuse to make my own and fill it with all the titchy flashfiction pieces I write when the mood takes me. Some of them are inspired by Thirty Minute Pony Stories prompts, others by minific competitions. I've marked the collection complete with ten stories.

This thread is going to be for posting rough drafts of new stories and new chapters of old stories and new chapters of new stories and old chapters of new stories – I may also toss in some other things I do that aren't stories. I welcome any comments about any of these fics, but keep in mind that some of them are pretty old and not really things I'm working on at the moment.

Hello MLPchan, it's nice to meet you.
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Trixie Rhymes Ezn!RAopYJNHZ6 948

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(pic stolen from alexmagnet or wherever he stole it from)

This is somehow the second story I've written about Trixie being a rapper (and entirely unrelated to the first).

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ozzg_65gvnzHeCzhNvYc1X2yQEu6rMGHzhPeV_QZCAs/edit

#Comedy about Trixie having a slam poetry tournament with a zebra. Just over 1k words. First draft. Will probably touch up a bit and then toss to Fimf.

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Heh, I actually made that gif along with this one, and another some folks from #fic may have seen.

This story sounds amazing though. Trixie rapping? Sure, why not? I'll check it out when I'm not busy with stuff.

Aaand... done! Ezn!RAopYJNHZ6 1038

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It's Tricksy
[Comedy] | Complete – One-shot | Writing time: around three hours
"The Great and Powerful Trixie's first performance in Zebrica becomes a war of words."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62234/It%27s-Tricksy

Changed the title from the Pony Verbs "Trixie Rhymes" to something more inventive that works on a number of levels (really a good practice in general).

I do enjoy these little flash-fictiony pieces. This one kind of stems from an idea I had while writing Long Distance last year – Trixie wears out her welcome in every town in Equestria and goes to perform in Zebrica. I didn't think I was ever going to actually write it, mostly because I couldn't really come up with anything worthwhile for her to do in her show, but lately some combination of that ridiculous Kanye Trixie fic I tormented the Story Forge with, some Homestuck updates and a dude rapping somewhere in my building just slammed that final piece of the puzzle into being, so hard that the rest of the puzzle pieces burnt up in the atmosphere. This is a silly little idea that gets to the point and doesn't overstay its welcome.

Demetrius!WDFBcC5x22 1039

>>1038
I really need to catch up on your work; I enjoyed this nice little story. More Zebrica!

Not-So-New Story Ezn!RAopYJNHZ6 3626

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Stage Fright!
#Slice-of-Life | Complete – 5 short parts | Writing time: a few weeks over a few months
"Sweetie Belle loves to sing and make up little songs when she's feeling down When her sister hears one of them, and finds out about her beautiful singing voice for the first time, she suggests Sweetie Belle audition for the Sapphire Shores Singer Search. Now Sweetie Belle will have to sing and make her sister proud in front of hundreds of strangers. Gulp."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/70102/stage-fright

This was my entry into the Hearth's Warming Care Package write-off, but it's been changed a fair bit since then. Children's stories are quite outside of my comfort zone, and while I think I learnt a fair bit from writing this and getting it reviewed, I'm not going to call it an unqualified success. But it's time to move on.


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