History FanFic / TheDresdenFillies

2nd Aug '16 12:35:04 AM M84
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* SmallNameBigEgo: The missing person Sean was an example. He was convinced he was going to become a famous rock star someday. His advisor at the university noted that he had a talent for wordplay but was hampered but had [[CantTakeCriticism an inability accept criticism]] that left him "creatively shackled". Sean's former bandmates were even harsher and flat out tell Harry that Sean couldn't write a decent riff to save his life, though his lyrics were good. [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense Sean also spent money like he was going to become a big star someday even though his frustrated father had cut him off]], and ended up in serious debt and stuck in an expensive lease on an apartment he couldn't afford as a result. Sean's father tells Harry that Sean was finally starting to face reality, and during their last dinner together Sean told him he had taken a new job to help pay the bills. Sean went missing after that.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: The missing person Sean was an example. He was convinced he was going to become a famous rock star someday. His advisor at the university noted that he had a talent for wordplay but was hampered but had by [[CantTakeCriticism an inability to accept criticism]] that left him "creatively shackled". Sean's former bandmates were even harsher and flat out tell Harry that Sean couldn't write a decent riff to save his life, though his lyrics were good. [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense Sean also spent money like he was going to become a big star someday even though his frustrated father had cut him off]], and ended up in serious debt and stuck in an expensive lease on an apartment he couldn't afford as a result. Sean's father tells Harry that Sean was finally starting to face reality, and during their last dinner together Sean told him he had taken a new job to help pay the bills. Sean went missing after that.
21st Jul '16 2:16:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Harry and Pinkie.



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Novel Notion was able to fool ''and'' sacrifice the entire [[AncientConspiracy Order Triune]] to summon a demon. After doing so, he doesn't monologue because he knows the ponies were merely stalling for time, so he used some Order spies in the Royal Guard to make sure they would never get there in time. He knows his magic circle matches that of Harry and the Mane 6, so he takes the Mane 6's family hostage to [[SadisticChoice force them to surrender the Elements of Harmony.]] Unfortunately, he didn't forsee Princess Celestia disguising herself as Luna, and the real Princess Luna arriving to free the hostages. Still, he proves himself to be quite dangerous.]]
--> Harry: We’d dropped plenty of opportunities for him to monologue, but he wasn’t taking the bait. Just my luck to run into a guy who actually followed the EvilOverlordList in a world where they’d never even heard of it.
** [[spoiler:The epilogue reveals that he also had the foresight to have several unofficial members of his "Council of Thirty" hidden away just in case anything went wrong.]]



** Twilight decides to [[GenreSavvy play this up]] when she's trying to convince Harry to let her use her transformation spell on him.

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** Twilight decides to [[GenreSavvy play this up]] up when she's trying to convince Harry to let her use her transformation spell on him.
11th Jul '16 10:23:19 PM M84
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* FantasyForbiddingFather: Sean's father refused to pay for what he considered a useless music degree and thought little of Sean's dream of becoming a rock star. He wanted Sean to pursue a degree that would help him find a good job with a future. Sean's father ultimately turned out to be right -- Sean wasn't a very good music writer since he couldn't take criticism, meaning there was little to no chance he would ever become a star.
11th Jul '16 10:16:58 PM M84
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* ADegreeInUseless: Sean's father felt this way about Sean pursuing a music degree and refused to pay for his schooling. Even worse, Sean's inability to accept criticism kept him from improving, making it even less likely that he would be able to make a good career out of his degree. Still worse, he was fiscally irresponsible, living far beyond his means and taking out student loans. When Sean went missing, he was facing serious debt without a degree that could help him find a job that would allow him to actually pay it off. The police think Sean simply ran off to avoid dealing with his debts.
11th Jul '16 8:08:16 PM M84
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* SmallNameBigEgo: The missing person Sean was an example. He was convinced he was going to become a famous rock star someday. His advisor at the university noted that he had a talent for wordplay but was hampered but had [[CantTakeCriticism an inability accept criticism]] that left him "creatively shackled". Sean's former bandmates were even harsher and flat out tell Harry that Sean couldn't write a decent riff to save his life, though his lyrics were good. Sean also spent money like he was going to become a big star someday, and ended up in serious debt and stuck in an expensive lease on an apartment he couldn't afford as a result. Sean's father tells Harry that Sean was finally starting to face reality, and during their last dinner together Sean told him he had taken a new job to help pay the bills. Sean went missing after that.

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* SmallNameBigEgo: The missing person Sean was an example. He was convinced he was going to become a famous rock star someday. His advisor at the university noted that he had a talent for wordplay but was hampered but had [[CantTakeCriticism an inability accept criticism]] that left him "creatively shackled". Sean's former bandmates were even harsher and flat out tell Harry that Sean couldn't write a decent riff to save his life, though his lyrics were good. [[RichInDollarsPoorInSense Sean also spent money like he was going to become a big star someday, someday even though his frustrated father had cut him off]], and ended up in serious debt and stuck in an expensive lease on an apartment he couldn't afford as a result. Sean's father tells Harry that Sean was finally starting to face reality, and during their last dinner together Sean told him he had taken a new job to help pay the bills. Sean went missing after that.
11th Jul '16 8:05:50 PM M84
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* BigEater: The Wendigo, as befitting a spirit of insatiable hunger possessing a human host. During its meeting with Harry it eats three raw turkeys then gets ready to go to dinner when they party ways. It also demands two deer and a dozen meat-lover's pizzas as compensation for its time.
11th Jul '16 8:02:24 PM M84
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* SmallNameBigEgo: The missing person Sean was an example. He was convinced he was going to become a famous rock star someday. His advisor at the university noted that he had a talent for wordplay but was hampered but had [[CantTakeCriticism an inability accept criticism]] that left him "creatively shackled". Sean's former bandmates were even harsher and flat out tell Harry that Sean couldn't write a decent riff to save his life, though his lyrics were good. Sean also spent money like he was going to become a big star someday, and ended up in serious debt and stuck in an expensive lease on an apartment he couldn't afford as a result. Sean's father tells Harry that Sean was finally starting to face reality, and during their last dinner together Sean told him he had taken a new job to help pay the bills. Sean went missing after that.
26th Jun '16 8:34:21 PM nombretomado
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* CerebusSyndrome: Not to the point that WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic's LighterAndSofter feel is lost, but it ''is'' a crossover with TheDresdenFiles.

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* CerebusSyndrome: Not to the point that WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic's LighterAndSofter feel is lost, but it ''is'' a crossover with TheDresdenFiles.''Literature/TheDresdenFiles''.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: In-universe. Harry notices that Twilight's magic shield protects not just against kinetic force, but heat as well. He idly considers beefing up his own shield in the future, but apparently forgets, since "Strange Friends" takes place right before TheDresdenFiles novel ''Blood Rites'', [[spoiler: in which flamethrower-wielding vampires cripple one of Harry's hands when his shield fails to protect it from the effects of convection]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In-universe. Harry notices that Twilight's magic shield protects not just against kinetic force, but heat as well. He idly considers beefing up his own shield in the future, but apparently forgets, since "Strange Friends" takes place right before TheDresdenFiles Literature/TheDresdenFiles novel ''Blood Rites'', ''Literature/BloodRites'', [[spoiler: in which flamethrower-wielding vampires cripple one of Harry's hands when his shield fails to protect it from the effects of convection]].
13th Jun '16 11:06:03 AM Theriocephalus
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* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]: [[spoiler: The Nightmare, the same demon that turned Luna into Nightmare Moon, possesses Trixie and aids her in petty revenge on Twilight and the others. After they beat it, it possesses Harry and turns him against them, until he sees through its mental manipulations and finally destroys it for good.]]

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* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession]]: DemonicPossession: [[spoiler: The Nightmare, the same demon that turned Luna into Nightmare Moon, possesses Trixie and aids her in petty revenge on Twilight and the others. After they beat it, it possesses Harry and turns him against them, until he sees through its mental manipulations and finally destroys it for good.]]



* {{Tykebomb}}: Harry cynically wonders if every member of the Order is one of these after hearing that [[spoiler:Bon-Bon]] was literally born to join the Order. [[spoiler:Novel Notion's]] frustration with being one [[spoiler:kicks off the entire plot, culminating in a mostly successful attempt to slaughter the Order.]]
* [[spoiler:VaguenessIsComing: Keen Vision warns Twilight of this, specifically that the coming "darkness" is centered around her and Harry.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainHasAPoint: His complete bastardry aside, Novel Notion makes the point that the Order Triune was horrible at recognizing genuine threats and understanding when a threat has truly passed. He's right, they waited 1200 years for Obsidian to come back and he never did, because he was already dead as the general public rightfully believed. Celestia also acknowledges that he's not entirely wrong when he called her a tyrant.]]

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* {{Tykebomb}}: TykeBomb: Harry cynically wonders if every member of the Order is one of these after hearing that [[spoiler:Bon-Bon]] was literally born to join the Order. [[spoiler:Novel Notion's]] frustration with being one [[spoiler:kicks off the entire plot, culminating in a mostly successful attempt to slaughter the Order.]]
* [[spoiler:VaguenessIsComing: VaguenessIsComing: [[spoiler: Keen Vision warns Twilight of this, specifically that the coming "darkness" is centered around her and Harry.]]
* [[spoiler:VillainHasAPoint: VillainHasAPoint: [[spoiler: His complete bastardry aside, Novel Notion makes the point that the Order Triune was horrible at recognizing genuine threats and understanding when a threat has truly passed. He's right, they waited 1200 years for Obsidian to come back and he never did, because he was already dead as the general public rightfully believed. Celestia also acknowledges that he's not entirely wrong when he called her a tyrant.]]


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* {{Wendigo}}: These creatures (the Earth version, not the Equestrian one) are some of Harry's early suspects on Sean's disappearance. When one shows up, it uses shapeshifting magic to look human -- until it takes its true shape to eat Harry's offering of three raw turkeys, which has the traditional appearance of an emaciated giant with a deer-like head and a mouth full of fangs. They're specifically described as spirits that possess and corrupt humans, plagued by insatiable hunger for meat that drives most of them insane, although some possess enough self-control not to succumb to madness. They like their meat raw and preferably human, although all-you-can-eat buffets and meat lover’s pizzas are acceptable substitutes.
25th May '16 4:07:47 PM digiman619
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* HilariousInHindsight [[spoiler:Bon Bon being a secret agent turned out being more accurate than the author ever would have guessed.]]
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