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.htmlNotes: 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.htmlNotes: 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-frightNotes: 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-BureauNotes: 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-CloudsNotes: 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-HeartNotes: 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/NothingNotes: 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-DollarsNotes: 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-DaggersNotes: 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-TricksyNotes: 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-AnthologyNotes: 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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