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    After being framed for something she didn't do, Sunset Shimmer is bullied, shunned, and alone. Her only remaining friend is a glorified pen pal. When she reaches her lowest point, she meets three people who are almost certainly going to be bullied, shunned, and isolated for something they didn't do.

    Adagio Dazzle, Aria Blaze, and Sonata Dusk are three human teenagers who have never even heard of Equestria. They don't know magic is real, they're new to Canterlot, and they're transferring to CHS. They have no idea what they're getting into.

    At another time, Sunset Shimmer might have been the one person who could convince the students of Canterlot High School that these three are not the Equestrian sirens who recently terrorized the school. Right now, no one is listening to Sunset.

    Being associated with Sunset will make Adagio, Aria, and Sonata suspected cyberbullies, and being associated with them will further convince the student body that Sunset has reverted to her old ways. That doesn't change the fact that, going forward, the four of them will only have each other.

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    A life spent seeking power, in which she viewed others as only tools or obstacles, left Sunset Shimmer a smoking wreck in the bottom of a crater.

    Now she has to figure out where to go from there.


    Alt description: The Elements of Harmony can turn a life around in a single blast of rainbow magic, but that's only the beginning of the journey.


    This is a "filling in the gaps" story. It takes the Equestria Girls movies as canon then tells a story without the the discontinuities caused by the gaps between movies or, sometimes, between scenes.

    This picks up where Equestria Girls left off and will follow Sunset's life at least as far as the ending of Rainbow Rocks. The early focus will be on how she went sobbing and alone at the end of Equestria Girls to reasonably well adjusted at the beginning of Rainbow Rocks. After that it will follow the plot of Rainbow Rocks to the point where she was no longer a pariah.

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    A villain in the future changes Kim's past, as a result life and death collide and the entire world changes.

    In 2029 Kim's daughter is forced to work with her arch-nemesis to survive a hostile and unfamiliar world where neither was ever born. In 2004 with Kim missing and Ron unconscious, Tara and Josh (later joined by Bonnie and a recovered Ron) step up to face the starting catastrophe. In an unfriendly region of the afterlife, Kim finds herself completely alone and without her usual tools.

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    Kim has lost everything and everyone, the experience has changed her, and she sets out to bring down those who did it to her, but even she isn't sure if she's seeking justice or retribution.

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    Shego creates a clone of Kim; she won't say why, but she also won't lie to the clone. Inspired, with permission, by Blackbird's "All I Really Want" and the question, "What if Shego had been honest from the start?" Eventual Kigo, after a fashion.

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    Ten prisoners awaken to find themselves in an abandoned cryogenic prison on the moon.

    Based, with permission, off LJ58's "Fallen Heroes". If I have world enough and time this will be the central story of a five story series, which is part of why this starts where it does instead of somewhere analogous to the beginning of "Fallen Heroes". It won't start to _really_ diverge from its inspiration until they get off the moon.

    Eventual Kigo, so if that drives you away don't read, but it's never going to be the focus. It's a gen story that, when all is said and done, will have had relationships in it without being about the relationships.

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    Ben travels to Washington from Arizona and meets up with his mother. A very short piece. (Less than a thousand words)

    One of the problems with writing in fragments rather than a single chaptered narrative is that they tend to leave gaps (some of them huge), but since the gap between "And so it begins" and "Charlize tells Ben about the Truck" was so small I figured I'd fill the gap. Plus it lets one reflect on the incredible silence about why Ben/Bella suddenly left a life behind and went to Forks on the part of people whom one would expect to care.

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    First, in this continuity Caspian needs to read the spell. Apart from that, before that can be done, in this and in canon, the Dufflepuds throw a dinner party. In this continiuty the heroes find that somewhat odd, given that there's a magician they wish to avoid who knows where.

    This is that dinner party.

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    The heroes, encounter the invisible slaves known as Dufflepuds on a seemingly deserted island after Lucy warns them that she overheard the invisible people planning to cut them off from their boat.

    The basic premise of this continuity is that the the protagonists treat the voyage of the Dawn Treader as an opportunity to be heroes, not as a tourist cruise.

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    In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader the heroes down't act like heroes so much as tourists. They come somewhere, look at something, and move on. Or worse.

    On "Deathwater Island" they come across a body turned to gold, and in spite of being quite familiar with transformation of people into statues being reversible (though in that case stone), they make no attempt to rescue the body. This is how the story might have gone if they did make such an attempt.

    It's worth noting that, though the water the body is in turns everything to gold, the body is the only golden thing around when they reach that water.

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    In canon-Twilight the only thing Edward is initially concerned about when it comes to the possibility of him killing Bella is the minor inconvenience it would cause to him and his family. The implication that this is likewise the only thing his family cared about. The fact that Bella would, you know, die didn't seem to perturb any member of the family.

    This one off is a mildly different take where one member of the family does think that killing Bella would be bad, and takes steps to stop it.

    It's also an opportunity to title drop "Twilight" with roughly equal anvilicious force as when Meyer title drops.

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    Basically, this alternate beginning of Prince Caspian I wrote demands an alternate ending to accompany it. One in which Susan has a bit more agency. So I finally got around to writing it.

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    In the third book of the Left Behind series one protagonist has access to a secret conversation in which the Antichrist proves that he's not the man of peace he's sold himself as but someone planning nuclear mass murder. The second protagonist, who happens to be the first's son-in-law, is at the head of a global One World Media network.

    One might think the two protagonists would team up to get the information to the masses. They don't.

    This is a story where they do but it doesn't matter.

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    In book three of the Left Behind series, in the aftermath of an earthquake, Nicolae asks if anyone has a working phone. Rayford, disgusted, pulls Nicolae out of a helicopter and slams him up against the side of it. Then we have the beginning of the exchange below, but after Rayford speaks Nicolae shrugs, Rayford shoves him again, and they go their separate ways. That doesn't seem very evil overlord like to me.

    Hence the rewrite.

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    This would be the scene in Prince Caspian where the Pevensie children realize the ruins they're in are in fact their old home and thus they are in Narnia again, just many centuries after they left with all that that entails. Written somewhat differently than it appears in the actual book.

    Also, Susan takes issue with something the narrator says.

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    A lot of what I write is premised on the idea that little things matter. This particular piece is a very little thing. Probably appropriately so since it corresponds to about one paragraph of Twilight.

    In canonical Twilight we're told that Charlie hangs up his loaded gun in plain view of Bella without a word passed between them. It gives an opportunity for Bella to mention suicide and depression in the narration, but what's more noteworthy to me is the total lack of communication on the topic of the loaded gun in the house.

    In Edith and Ben, Charlize and Ben do not act the same way.

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    In theory a Zombie Apocalypse Team is to be composed of, in addition to yourself, the main characters from the last three things you read, watched, and/or played. A slightly more detailed explanation is here.

    Sometimes getting everyone in the same place at the same time is simple, other times not so much. This would be the recruitment of me. Snarky Bella, whose truck is a time machine that is bigger on the inside, would be the first member of the team. JC Denton and Tsukasa to be picked up at a later date.

    (Next two posts to cover general overview and timeline.)

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    On the drive home from the airport Ben Swan is told about his new truck by his mother Charlize, as well as how she came by it.

    The astute reader will note that these are not the normal genders associated with those characters. They also have somewhat different priorities than Bella and Charlie, their canonical counterparts.

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    Skewed Slightly to the Left is based on the idea that Left Behind could be a much better story with a few tweaks. If the heroes actually tried to oppose the Antichrist, if the Antichrist actually seemed villainous, that sort of thing. This is actually the most recent installment as of this posting, but porting over fragmentary work can be complicated.

    This is Nicolae explaining to Rayford why Rayford (someone dedicated to opposing all that Nicolae stands for) will return to work as Nicolae's pilot.

    Lack of warnings because none really fit. But at the same time it seems inaccurate to say that none apply, no violence will take place, but threats will be made in detail.

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    Remember the part where the Witch came to demand Edmund and it was revealed that if he was not handed over to her the Deep Magic would destroy the world killing Edmund anyway, along with everyone else? Remember the part where Susan asked if there was anything that could be done against that magic, which demanded the execution of a nine year old boy? Remember when Aslan responded by asking, "Work against the Emperor's Magic?" in a way that made it so no one ever asked him that question again?

    What if, instead of asking the question in a way to shut down conversation he'd asked it in a way that started conversation.

    This is one possible outcome of such a thing.

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