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Friendship is Epic is taken from random craziness in pony-chats across the internet.  I have collated them into a story - but the ideas in general are fueled by the casual comments of dozens of random anonymous fans.

MY LITTLE PONY:  FRIENDSHIP IS EPIC
by Noir deSilhouette

It was a peaceful day in Ponyville.  The pegasus ponies had done a great job of clearing the sky to a beautiful blue with just a few decorative white drifting clouds.  The bright spectrum of pony colors strolled the streets as the inhabitants of Ponyville enjoyed the weather, the warm sun and cool breeze.

A tan pony with a dark brown mane came galloping through the town, the hourglass on his flank marking him as Doctor Whooves, Ponyville's resident mad genius.  Usually he was pretty sedate, just wandering around and helping out, but every once in a while he could be seen, such as now, galloping around as if Equestria itself stood on the brink.  His home was filled with all sorts of weird contraptions, and he himself was full of the most bizarre little facts.

Today, he was galloping haphazardly  towards the center of town.  He nearly upended the Sweet Apple Acres apple cart, even though there was plenty of room to go around, just because he was so frantic in his mad dash.  "Hey!" cried Applejack, the orange-coated blond filly running the cart.  "What in tarnation?"

He reached the door of the library, built into a huge, lush tree just off the town square, and his hoof clattered wildly on the door.

The door opened to show a lavender unicorn pony with darker purple mane, streaks of red running through it, and with a cutie mark of one large star with five smaller ones around it.  "Um ... it's the public library," said the unicorn, Twilight Sparkle, who lived in the library.  "You don't really have to knock."

"Right!" exclaimed Doctor Whooves.  He looked over his shoulder quickly, towards the edge of town where he lived in a little hut in the woods.  "You don't have to work to get into libraries, just to get out!"

Sometimes, Twilight thought, the strange stallion made as little sense as Pinkie Pie.  She stepped back and let the frantic earth pony into her library.  "Can I help you with something?" she asked.

"No!" replied Doctor Whooves, "Really no chance, far too complicated, sorry.  But you can let me use your equipment!"  Doctor Whooves was already past Twilight and pressing through the door into the basement.

"My -  ... what?" she asked, confused.

"In the lab!  Come along, Twilight, keep up!"

Doctor Whooves already had the panel off the side of her computer by the time she got through the door.  It was hooked into a magical aura detector, most recently used to try to determine the source of Pinkie Pie's strange "Pinkie Sense."

"Hey, that's delicate equipment!" Twilight shouted, hurrying down the stairs to try to stop him.

"Don't worry!  I won't break it!" cried Doctor Whooves.  He ducked his head into the innards and pulled, and came up with a nest of wiring in his teeth.  Sparks flew from the computer.

Twilight let out a cry.

"Perfectly normal!" cried the brown pony, nuzzling into his saddlebags and pulling out a small metal cylinder with a blue light on the end.  He squeezed it between his teeth and it let out a whistling noise as he pointed it towards the magic crystals making up the control matrix of her computer.  "I'd use my sensors but they're being jammed!  He won't have thought of blocking your equipment, though, cause it's too primitive."  He stated it very matter-of-factly.

"Hey, that's state-of-the-art!" cried Twilight, indignantly.  Doctor Whooves spared a moment to roll his eyes.  "What are you doing?  Who jammed your equipment?"

Doctor Whooves just let out a sigh of frustration, squeezing the cylinder over and over again, the tone of the whistling changing with each squeeze.  "Huh.  That's odd.  It's not working."

"Well, of course not!" cried Twilight, "You yanked half its wiring out!"

The intruder waved his hoof.  "Unnecessary," he said.  "Just was getting in the way.  Ah!"  He turned around and gave a good solid kick to the computer.  Twilight let out a wail of objection as she heard one of the magic crystals shatter inside the metal casing, but Doctor Whooves didn't seem to notice.  Rather, he let out a delighted noise as he peered at the screen, the tube in his teeth letting out that whistling noise again.  "There we go... oh, that devious stallion.  He really did it!"

"Did what?" cried Twilight, "What are you doing?  How are you going to fix my computer?"

Doctor Whooves blinked and stepped back.  "Oh, no, it's stuffed.  You'll need a new one."  He paused a moment.  "Sorry about that," he said insincerely.  "I'll replace it if I can.  But now I gotta go!"  He was already dashing up the stairs with the same manic energy he had arrived with.

Twilight chased after him angrily, up the stairs and out into the street.  "Get back here!" she cried, but he just kept galloping along through the town and out into the forest, towards his odd shack.

Doctor Whooves lived in a little run-down house in the forest, with all sorts of odd gizmos around it.  Some sort of big metal barrel with rows of big copper bumps down the sides rested against the side of his house, collecting rainwater.  All sorts of antennae were perched atop the house.  The bizarre self-propelled carriage was propped up out front, missing one of its wheels.  Thick wires ran out the front door to small dishes pointed up towards the sky all around the front yard.

Doctor Whooves ignored it all, running past his house to the small blue shed he had out back, the one with the light atop it.  "Derpy!" he called, "Come along, Derpy!  We're leaving!"

A grey pony with a yellow mane, and a spray of bubbles for a cutie mark, popped out the back door of Doctor Whooves' house.  "Coming, Doctor!" she called back, grabbing up her mail bag in her teeth and tossing it over her withers.  Ditzy Doo, the town's mail carrier, was frequently nicknamed "Derpy" for the fact that her golden eyes looked in two entirely different directions.

Twilight glanced at Derpy, curious, then back to Doctor Whooves, but he already had gotten the door to his shed open and had ducked inside, disappearing.  Twilight sighed and waited for him to come out as she demanded, exasperated, "Would you tell me what's going on?!"

Derpy ignored Twilight too, trotting past her merrily to enter the tiny shed.  There should barely have been enough room for Doctor Whooves, much less Derpy too.  They must be packed in there... the door started to swing shut.  Twilight sighed, and darted forward, lowering her head to force the door back open and make her way into the tiny shed...  "Would somepony tell me-"

Twilight stopped, her pupils shrinking as she looked around wide-eyed, her front hooves beating out a rapid, nervous pattern on the floor.  Derpy was trotting up to the middle of the large room, where Doctor Whooves was pulling levers and nosing buttons on a broad console around a pillar in the center of the bizarrely organic room made mostly of copper and brass.  There was no way this massive room could fit inside the tiny shed.

The door closed behind Twilight, and the column in the center of the room started to lift up and down, making that bizarre wheezing noise that everyone in the town had wondered after from time to time.

"Ah, Twilight!" cried Doctor Whooves.  "You decided to join us, did you?"  He grinned at Twilight's discomfort.  "Go ahead, say it.  I love it when ponies say it."

"It's ... bigger on the inside?" Twilight said weakly, eyes still wide.  Doctor Whooves grinned even more broadly, giving the console a fierce kick with a hind hoof, then a second and third kick.  He turned to peer at a display dangling over the controls.  "What's going on, Doctor Whooves?" Twilight asked.

Derpy turned around, a big grin on her face.  "We're going on an adventure!" she declared merrily.

"In a shed?" Twilight asked, still feeling a bit lost.

"In a blue box!" Doctor Whooves cried.  "Or The Blue Box, rather.  We call it the TARDIS.  And you can just call me Doctor.  It's easier that way."

"Right," said Twilight weakly.  "I'll ... just ... step outside, I think."  As she turned around, the pillar made that wheezing noise again.

"No, wait!" cried Doctor Whooves, clopping quickly towards Twilight.  Twilight's horn glowed purple as she tried to open the door, but it wouldn't budge - her magic just seemed to slip off of it.  The pillar stopped making the wheezing noise as Twilight lowered her head to grasp the door knob in her teeth and yank the door open, hurrying outside.

She stopped, again, receiving yet another shock.  It had been the middle of summer when she went in, the trees full of green leaves, the sky bright blue, the weather warm and gentle.  Now, though, only half a minute later, the sky was a sickly yellow, the grass and trees all brown and dead.  The weather wasn't just warm, it was outright sweltering, oppressive.  And Doctor Whooves' little shack was burnt nearly to the ground, nothing but a few black charred pieces of wall lifting above the dead grass around it, worn slick by the passing of years, as if it had happened long ago, rather than during the few seconds she'd been inside the shed.

Twilight sat down hard in the grass as Doctor Whooves peered out of the door over her shoulder.  "Ah," he said.  "Right.  Um.  It's a time machine, you see."
NEXT: [link]

Far too much fun to write this one. XD Everything I write in here is inspired by a random and crazy chat that happened in a google document chat. A lot of us brainstormed a whole lot of really crazy stuff. So ... here it is!

I'll be watching the comments here, and on equestriadaily.com, if it gets posted there, for further ideas on stuff to add. Let Friendship Is Epic be a compilation of awesome ideas from lots and lots of pony fans!
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Charmless-Crescent97 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So, how've you been?
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Charmless-Crescent97 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
How Did you get the guts to write this? I have an idea too for a story. Any advice?
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noir-des Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I have always loved writing.  My suggestion is to write a little bit every day, find other people who like the same thing, and bounce ideas off of them, to make sure it's as awesome as you think it is, and never, ever let anything stop you, just let all criticisms help you to refine your ideas into something better.  Don't worry about getting it right the first time - you won't.  That's what revisions are for.
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Charmless-Crescent97 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Well I have been sitting on this and well I think it's time thanks for the suggestions
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noir-des Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!

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smashbrawlguy Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!

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Saerif Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just introduced to this realm of crossovers.... And I have to say I'm impressed.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! I'm always glad to hear that people enjoy it!
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Saerif Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I look forward to reading more!
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nekobladen Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Writer
So dizy doo can talk in your story, how interesting.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
She spoke in the cartoon, too!
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frenchifries Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student
That is awesome! And you captured his voice perfectly; you can just feel that his brain is moving at a bajillion miles a minute, which is the most important quality of the Doctor... even if he is a pony!
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noir-des Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, high praise indeed! :) Thank you so very much!
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frenchifries Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student
Heh, no problem!

I'm looking forward to this season of Doctor Who. It looks... interesting so far. I like to be surprised, but not TOO surprised.

I was like, "Not ten minutes into the new season and he's already dead. Sure. 'Dead'. Whatever."
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noir-des Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A few too many unanswered questions, too many hints at bigger things... but i did like the episodes, nonetheless.
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frenchifries Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Student
Yeah, I guess we'll find more stuff out. I heard that we learn who River Song really is this season!
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DoubleMallow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
oh. my. CELESTIA!
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noir-des Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*grins impishly*
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DoubleMallow Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
First, i came. then, my mind was blown all over the room. then what was left of my mind in the very corners of the room was hit with flamethrowers. the i came again.
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noir-des Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! That's almost as good as exploding, then exploding a second time!
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EpslionBear Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Id love to a MLP refrence in an episode of doctor Who
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noir-des Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
That would be fairly epic, yes.
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Sithking-Zero Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Oooh! Oooh! This is a world that takes place after the Spiral Nemesis occurs in Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann!

... okay, I'll stop with the ideas now.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gurren Lagann. The show that redefined 'epic'.

Hrmmmm...

You make me think of ideas...
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Sithking-Zero Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Heh, I'm personally brewing an idea that after Simon is done wandering the world, he settles in Equestria.

Problem is, I don't really have much to add to that...

Oh yeah, fair warning: I watched the last 7 episodes of Gurren Lagann and then a marathon of MLP. Then I went to bed.

MESSED. UP. DREAMS. Giant robot ponies made of fire killing each other with drills.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Let's combine that with ... oh ... I forget what Gundum show that was with the "King of Hearts", where the Epic Final Attack was powered by the Power of Love, and shot a heart-shaped hole into the Devil Gundam.
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Sithking-Zero Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
G Gundam, and the attack was the "Erupting Burning Sekiha Love-Love Tenkyouken." I loved that show...
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Sithking-Zero Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Hmmm... why would there be a lot of dead stuff?

1. No one's taken care of the place since he left a hundred years ago, and the heat is explained by global warming.
2. Celestia passes down the title as sun-raiser to someone else, possibly twilight.
a. Twilight doesn't know what she's doing, and her sun-raising skills cause massive weather problems world-wide, to the point that this is a mad-max-style, after-the-end type Ponyville.
b. The replacement died, and no one else was qualified, so sun now rises and sets on its own. The organisms of the world, not accustomed to this, started to die off due to the new, unnatural hours of sunlight.
3. Something happened, and now the planet Equestria is in is tide-locked with the sun- it only faces the sun one way. Meaning half the planet is baked eternally, and the other freezes with a thin band of twilight in the habitable zone. Ponyville and the Doctor's house is on the edge of the habitable zone, towards the sunlit side.
4. Something about the Daleks, Sontarans, Cybermen, the Master, or some other Doctor Who creature (I hope not, though.)
5. The Pegasus Ponies haven't had large numbers for some reason for some time, so weather is now more unpredictable. Ponyville is fine, but in the middle of a drought.
6. The Doctor starts wearing a fez. The universe decides to punish him for it (this also retroactively explains the Time War.)
7. The art of controlling weather has been forgotten.
8. It's just a really, really hot day.

Perhaps the new Ponyville is the new capital of Equestria, or a neo-equestrian state? Maybe Ponies have gone extinct, and Dragons are the new dominant race in Equestria. Hostilities with the Griffens make it impractical and unwise to send people up into the air to control the weather? Apple Bloom becoming the new God-Emperor of Equestria, and this is a result of an Eldar attack?

Just some possible ideas. By the way, I go by Darkhawk1 on Equestria Daily.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
1: well... Celestia *can't* have given the role of sun-raiser to Twilight... because Twilight hasn't *been* there!

Dun dun DUUUUUUUUUUN!

2b: This is exactly what I'm thinking, actually...

3: This assumes the world is round! I personally suspect that the ponyverse is on a flat earth. And the sun really is a 'small' ball of flame that circles around it!

4: mmmm... yes. Why hope not? If Doctor Whooves is there, then a Master Pony has to be there!

6: I'm a pony now. Ponies are cool.
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Sithking-Zero Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Hmmm... the Master might be a good one.

Darn, I kinda wanted to see what a "Mad Max" type world would look like coming from a "Sugar Bowl," type world like Equestria.

What do you mean "Twilight hasn't been there?" Do you mean something to do with time travel? No, seriously, I have no idea what you mean by that statement.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
A mad-max type world...

...

I love the way you think. And I *did* say that I'd be shamelessly grabbing ideas from comments. :)

And yes, exactly, something to do with time travel. Doctor Whooves took her from her time and brought her to the future, so as far as the time line is concerned *so far*, she hasn't been brought back yet.
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Sithking-Zero Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
You know what's another idea that I want to see?

MANLY PONIES. We've seen girly ones like, "Twilight Sparkle," or "Glitter McCuttiemuffin," or ponies like that.

NO.

I want to see the Duke Nukem of ponies.

I want to see ponies like "Rockjaw Ironcrusher," or "Steelhoof McFightmaster." I want to see ponies that put HAIR on your chest, JUST BY VIEWING THEM. You know, like the King Leonidas' or the Kaminas of the pony world.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You're in luck! My second MLP series, that I'm working on, has just such a pony!
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Pimpslap-MeGee Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
We had the idea of a Smooze outbreak some time between G4 and this post-apocalyptic time, I think.
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Sithking-Zero Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
What's "Smooze?" I've heard the term thrown about on some of the older MLP fan fics, but it's not explained that well.
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ayame262 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
That was really good. Keep it up!
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noir-des Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Pimpslap-MeGee Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I knew saving that chat was a great idea! They thought it was awesome, they encouraged it to be saved, and now... Holy crap, I am just far too excited right now to contribute anything constructive other than the fact that you're doing an awesome job so far! Keep it up!!

BTW, this made it on the ED blog.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
So glad that you read it and enjoyed it! Thank you very much for saving that first log for me, and our brainstorming has been... well... insane.
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Pimpslap-MeGee Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Also going to drop this here, for those who read the comments and wonder which saved log in question this all happened in:
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EbonMane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Interesting, interesting. I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes from here.
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noir-des Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I hope to satisfy your curiosity!
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