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Member Since: 11 Jan 2012
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I write what and how I feel like. Suggestions welcome, demands refused.


Let me talk a bit about myself. I joined the herd sometime late last year, October or November. Right after the season finale had aired, methinks. Consequently, after watching one episode, expecting to have a laugh because it'd be so terrible, I got hooked and, using the power of YouTube, watched ALL dem ponies. So I ran out. Some time later, I discovered fanfics. And I loved them.


I'm a pretty fast reader, so a fairly short time later, I was finished with the Archive (Excluding HiE because those ALL suck). That put me in the same position as before. I was just consuming content faster than anyone could supply.


I happened to get an interesting idea which I hadn't seen here on the Archive so, eventually, I just wrote it down, then, over time, made a story out of it. I don't advise you read An unknown sensation because it sucks.


So I was a writer and I loved that too. Over time, while I was still reading a lot of ponies, I found my own style and did some pretty neat stuff.


 


Excursion about OCs because I need that to wrap the story 'round!


Glimmer. When I designed Glimmer, right as I was at the first dream scene in Aus, I had the goal of creating the single most desirable pony. At first, I wanted her to actually be a prophecy to eventually become true and get into a relationship with Twilight after she and Midnight break up for whatever reason.


However, tacky romances and breakups, then getting another partner, just don't fit.


 


Midnight. Originally, I wanted to just copypasta her from Esperderek. Over time, though, I made some adjustments, until no more than her coat color and name are shared. I mean, she dyes her mane magically, she's incredibly cynical and also a bit insane...


Yeah. Not his anymore. Really, I could tape another name over every Midnight there is in any of my works and things would be just the same. (Except for maybe that Splitting aDawn the Light... wait, this actually kind of fits. New side project idea acquired!)


I know the irony of shipping Twilight with Midnight, but I don't care. The only thing is, I giggle or at least want to every time I remember how lil Midnight... um... was created. Look up ED's works to know what I mean.


Other than most characters of mine, which are literally living in a world filled with good-as-jesus ponies who eat clouds and fart rainbows out of their nonexistant holes (literally relating to the living, not the ponies.), Midnight's world actually is pretty much screwed up. Her mother's dead, she's losing her mind over that...


So what I'm trying to say here is that the ponies in Midnight's world actually can have bad sides or just be general meanies, even when there are other stories playing at the same time in the rainbow soft candy type of world. And no, I'm not talking about that Soft Candy with Rainbow.


I created both of my two little OCs to, obviously, be able to avoid having to use BG ponies where they just don't fit. I mean, like, srsly, TwilightxColgate? Look at what I did with Colgate in SatN, that's what I think of that. But enough angry ramblings. The point was that I could have two already cut out characters with somewhat fixed, but a bit flexible, personalities, names and settings. Like that Midnight is always a nurse. Coming to think of it, this really sounds like the old italian Commedia dell'arte. So that I could throw those characters in to fit almost any role whenever additional characters were needed, without having to characterise BG ponies or additional OCs each time.


While it's the series as a whole coming together, Splitting aMid the Night will be some kind of hub for every story of The Midnight Universe to come together and be referenced. When I'm done, there should be at least some kind of a live Equestria, where many ponies' perspectives string together to form one whole world.


 


Back to what I was saying. My style, next. I write in past tense, third person, locked onto ponies so I'm only showing what my current main character can see and think. I know I've broken that rule before, but those are exceptions.


What style I'm using right now feels like it's at least close to the most professional style. What are the odds of a Human in Equestria story in first person and present tense getting printed into a book?


Zero, like everything else on this Archive. Don't get me wrong, if well executed, both first person and present tense can be very satisfying. It's better than second person, at least. But it doesn't create the feel that I want.


Some people wonder why I write my ponies the way I do. Because that's the only way there's gonna be any difference! There are more tacky pony romances out there than the number of colors in Rainbow Dash's mane to its own power. So why should I also be producing them? If you're standing in a mass of thousands of people, all wearing silly hats, waiting to be recognised, you might as well wear a different silly hat. Or, to come back to the point, if you're at a pony convention where everyone's ponies are lesbian and making out with each other, your pony could just as well me mentally broken and trying to kill itself every five chapters.


 


I've mentioned this in Perception before already, but I'll just put it in here anyway. Because nothing is normal, I possess the gift to empathise with people extremely well. Not too long ago, I've perfected that into the Bleeding Effect. Kind of like Assassin's Creed, wherein I can actually, and I'm not exaggerating right now, take the mindset of somebody I know very well and who is similiar to me, allowing me to think and act like what I know of them would. As you can probably guess, this is very useful when you're an author.


Because I'm a scholar, teenage and cynical all together, whom I can bleed into most easily and reliably are Twilight Sparkle and Midnight. Oh, guess why most of my works include either of those. Actually, I counted, and I can't outright name any of my works that don't include Twilight.


Not that it'd be self-insertion of course. There are quite some major differences between both me and Midnight and me and Twilight.


 


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Stories by Toraka
Characters: Mane 6, Original Character(s)
Canon: None
Genre: Romance, Slice-of-Life
Pairing: F/F
POV: 3rd
Status: In Progress
Warnings: Death, Sex, Violence
• Teen • • 107096 words

Somewhere in Canterlot, a young unicorn mare has to work hard to keep her place at Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns while her body appears to have other plans and a terrible incident in the past is threatening to tear her mind into insanity.

Somewhat dark, especially in the first chapters.

[Reviews - 1]
Characters: Cutie Mark Crusaders, Mane 6, Original Character(s)
Canon: None
Genre: Tragedy
Pairing: F/F
POV: 3rd
Status: Complete
Warnings: Death
• Teen • • 2173 words

Terminal. Eight letters, three syllables. When you take it apart, you see it's just a meaningless bunch of sounds. Still, it can crush lives and ruin ponies with ease. Facing your personal world in shards, what can you do to reassemble it?

[Reviews - 0]
Characters: Mane 6
Canon: S2
Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Pairing: None
POV: 3rd
Status: Complete
Warnings: None
• Everypony • • 8047 words

Ancient runes and the spells they can create have always fascinated Twilight Sparkle. However, when she uses one of them to create a copy of herself to help keep the household running, things get a little out of hoof. Now Shadow Twilight is on the loose and she has to stop her before she does... something evil. 

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Characters: Applejack, Cutie Mark Crusaders, Original Character(s), Rainbow Dash, Twilight Sparkle
Canon: None
Genre: Tragedy
Pairing: F/F
POV: 3rd
Status: Complete
Warnings: Death
• Teen • • 5447 words

When somepony else's world is at your hooves, what do you do with it? In times of need, we all need somepony to lean on, but who is that somepony's somepony, and so on? 

From the Griffon Kingdom, a plague previously unknown to Ponykind is imported. Within five days, they say, the victim is either fine or dead. How will the Mane 6 (plus Midnight!) cope with Apple Bloom's infection? Will Twilight manage to find the cure in time and stop this madness? Only one way to find out. 

[Reviews - 0]
Characters: Fluttershy, Original Character(s), Rainbow Dash
Canon: AU
Genre: Slice-of-Life
Pairing: None
POV: 3rd
Status: Complete
Warnings: Death, Violence
• Teen • • 4310 words

Some Dashassin backstory. A younger Rainbow Dash learns about how things are and how we want them to be the hard way.

[Reviews - 0]
Characters: Cutie Mark Crusaders, Rarity, Spike, Twilight Sparkle
Canon: S1, S2
Genre: Comedy, Slice-of-Life
Pairing: None
POV: 3rd
Status: Complete
Warnings: None
• Everypony • • 3568 words

Sweetie Belle finds a dictionary. That's about it.

 

[Reviews - 1]
Characters: Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Scootaloo, Twilight Sparkle
Canon: AU
Genre: Comedy
Pairing: None
POV: 3rd
Status: In Progress
Warnings: Death
• Teen • • 4342 words

This is where I dump all of my non-serious short works.

Perhaps you can get a laugh too, eh?

[Reviews - 4]
Characters: Mane 6, Princess Celestia, Princess Luna
Canon: None
Genre: Romance
Pairing: F/F
POV: 3rd
Status: Complete
Warnings: Death
• Teen • • 17660 words

When Twilight is approaching final exams that she didn't expect to have to take as Celestia's personal student, she also finds out about what she has felt up until now but was too busy to notice.

It's a better love story than Twilight, starring Twilight!

[Reviews - 1]
Characters: Mane 6, Original Character(s)
Canon: None
Genre: Romance
Pairing: F/F
POV: 3rd
Status: Complete
Warnings: None
• Everypony • • 16445 words

Yet another Appledash fic. Plays in the same universe and at roughly the same time as my first story, An unknown sensation.

... Yeah. I've got nothing else to say, really.

[Reviews - 0]
Characters: Mane 6, Princess Celestia
Canon: AU
Genre: Adventure, Romance, Slice-of-Life
Pairing: F/F
POV: 3rd
Status: Complete
Warnings: None
• Everypony • • 8918 words

Discord escapes yet again, but this time his approach is very different. He doesn't steal the Elements, nor does he hypnotise the ponies. Technically, it should be a matter of minutes for Twilight to stop him again, right?

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