Of Fanfiction, School, and Chicken Man Men
I've got a couple of MLP fanfic ideas brewing in my brain. I don't know if anything's going to become of them, or if they'll just get chucked into the back of the fridge for who knows how long. Thankfully their only real expiration date is when I expire, so they'll still be good no matter when I eat them. Hopefully.
I've written a little bit in all three, but I'll refrain from posting any of them here.
First up is... a one-shot crossover. Well, sort of. It's supposed to link up with Dragon Ball Z Abridged, but it doesn't feature any of the cast we know of from there.
The story takes place at least a full decade (with emphasis on at least) before the start of FiM Season 1, and during Season 2 of DBZA. The ponies' homeworld is discovered smack-dab on the border between Freeza and Cooler's respective territories, and a lone grunt/scientist is dispatched on a suicide mission to determine whether the world is valuable enough to be purged for resources. As a side plot, the story would also focus on how Derpy gets her Cutie Mark.
Second up is... another one-shot crossover. This one's with the in-progress video game Totally Accurate Battle Simulator.
The story takes place during the Season 4 finale. Tirek has just gotten done absorbing all of Twilight's collected magic, but this triggers a failsafe in Equestria itself that summons a Chicken Man Man from the depths of the planet. Thus distracted, Tirek doesn't notice the Mane Six and Discord escaping, dismissing them completely until after his new foe is defeated---and is wiped out by Rainbow Power as per canon.
After everything settles down, Twilight conducts a brief investigation of where their temporary ally came from and the intentions of the being that created it, and that is that. I don't have it planned out much further than that, sadly.
This one is a self-insertion set in the EG-verse, before and during the events of the movies.
*sound of browser tabs closing*
And I wouldn't blame you in the least, but hear me out on this one.
As a kid in high school and college, I wrote my fair share of SI fanfiction. As you'd expect, they typically depicted me as having some sort of ability that was unique to me, or else would make me superior to the protagonists in some fashion or another. Towards the end of my college years, this mindset started to die down; and in recent years, it's reformed into something a bit different.
In the story---tentatively named "Clueless in Canterlot High"---my character would've started school there a full year before the events of the first EG movie. As a freshman he has no idea what's going on, has nothing really special about him, and has problems of his own to deal with---with the bulk of them revolving around pre-redemption Sunset Shimmer, along with everything that entails. Essentially, the story would deal with how a guy with zero impact on the overall plot and a mind that's unfocused at the best of times would be able to last in that environment from day to day.
And that's pretty much all I have. Again, I don't know how these'll go, but I guess time will tell, won't it? Ciao mein, everyone, and I'll see you in the funny pages.
-- Curtis Wildcat
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