Story fragment

22 Nov

Twilight wiggled a bit in the gooey green slime she was trapped on. Not that she had a plan even if she did break free. Her wings certainly wouldn’t be any good covered in the goop and she was stuck upside down on the ceiling with only her head uncovered. She looked down at the Changeling with a slight yellow tint to its dark carapace.

“I’ve given it a lot of thought, and I’ve got an answer.” Twilight said in a reasonable tone of voice. “Yes. Yes it does matter.”

Hee. Just popped into my head. Anyway, today I want to ramble about the season ender. Spoilers ahead. Minor ones. You should go see the episodes if you haven’t anyway.


So, changeling hive in the badlands (I think?) was pretty neat. Lots of fun worldbuilding in the episodes. The combination of nothing but changeling magic works, only changelings can find their way around the hive, the throne being the source of the magic block, and the fact that changelings are apparently changed or corrupted somehow. Oh, and that friendship-affected Thorax gets lost in the hive. I think the rock of the throne is what happened. The changelings were going about their brightly colored ways when it crashed into their land. It absorbed all power so that the only magic that could work was its own, and using that corrupted the changelings into big meanies. I found it interesting that even Discord’s power wouldn’t work. This is the first time his magic has ever actually been shown to have limitations. I mean, besides the fact that he could get defeated by the Elements of Harmony.

I think I’m totally going to toss most of the changeling stuff into my worldbook. As soon as I figure out a way to mix it up with the idea of multiple hives. It did seem to be a sort of one hive sort of deal. Maybe the throne is why Chrysalis was driven to attack Canterlot? It keeps draining the power of her changelings so she needs more and more love to keep things going.

The other cool part was when the changelings grabbed Princess Luna in the dream. The fact that they could block/stop Princess Luna’s dream magic, and the fact that it took the form of a whole bunch of them grabbing her. Would be a indication of some kind of hivemind situation. At least for suppressing Princess Luna’s power.

Huh. That’s an interesting idea I just had. What if the reason this time was more successful was that Princess Luna was around? Like the previous invasion was planned before Princess Luna’s return and so when executing it Chrysalis just made sure to put a silence spell or sleep spell on Princess Luna to keep her out of the way during the invasion but otherwise went with her original plan. Then she finds out that Princess Luna has dream magic and uses her hivemind powers to invade Luna’s mind while she sleeps and then through her keeps the other princesses asleep as she sneaks in to capture them. Or just kidnaps one and lures the others to the area around the hive where they can’t use magic. Nopony seemed to know about the magic nullification effect after all.


Posted by on November 22, 2016 in My Writing, Ponies


3 responses to “Story fragment

  1. iisawiisaw

    November 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    “This is the first time his magic has ever actually been shown to have limitations.”

    Actually, Twilight’s shield spell nullifies his magic just before the Elements of Harmony petrify him again. Where her shield intersects the ground as she lowers her friends down, it turns from checkerboard back to normal grass. The fact that she was able to pull her friends out of his magical grasp in the first place, might also be significant.

    • Griffin

      November 27, 2016 at 3:15 am

      Huh. I had thought that was Elements of Harmony at work, but I checked the episode and that happens before the Elements do their plot-device magic.

      • iisawiisaw

        November 27, 2016 at 11:56 pm

        Yeah. I hope that was intentional on the part of the staff.


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