History Fanfic / EakinsHardReset

10th Feb '18 5:43:01 AM Troper1430
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* BadDate: Twilight, after a minor argument with one mare, ends up in retaliation dating another. It doesn't go well. Then again, given Twilight's experiences up to that point with mind-altering substances, it was inevitable. It leads to the InsultToRocks moment below.

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* BadDate: Twilight, after a minor major argument with one mare, Azalea, ends up in retaliation dating another.another mare. It doesn't go well. Then again, given Twilight's experiences up to that point with mind-altering substances, it was inevitable. It leads to the InsultToRocks moment below.
10th Feb '18 5:12:18 AM Troper1430
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* BookEnds: "Well, that worked."


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* BookEnds: "Well, that worked."
28th Jan '18 11:09:35 AM RacattackForce
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Twilight isn't having a very good day. An experimental spell blew up in her face, [[BugWar an army of changelings is attacking Canterlot]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick she just died]]. Yet somehow, it looks like it's going to keep going downhill from here. Now trapped in a time loop and given the chance to correct what's gone wrong, Twilight swears [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong she's going to fix all this]] even if it kills her. Which it will. [[TheManyDeathsOfYou Frequently]]. A DramaticReading can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE8nLEHdZ4o here]].

''Hard Reset'' is notable in that, unlike many GroundhogDayLoop works, the author elected to continue the story beyond the point where the loop ends due to feedback stating the original ending felt too abrupt. Additionally, it has since spawned two direct sequels, forming what the author refers to as ''The Time Loop Trilogy'':

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Twilight isn't having a very good day. An experimental spell blew up in her face, [[BugWar an army of changelings is attacking Canterlot]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick she just died]]. Yet somehow, it looks like it's going to keep going downhill from here. Now trapped in a time loop and given Given the chance to correct what's gone wrong, Twilight swears [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong she's going to fix all this]] even if it kills her. Which it will. [[TheManyDeathsOfYou Frequently]]. A DramaticReading can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE8nLEHdZ4o here]].

''Hard Reset'' is notable in that, unlike many GroundhogDayLoop works, the author elected to continue the story beyond the point where the actual loop ends due to feedback stating about 2/3rds into the story. While that was the original ending ending, reader feedback stated that it felt too abrupt.abrupt, leading to the final third of the story tackling the psychological ramifications of what Twilight experienced. Additionally, it has since spawned two direct sequels, forming what the author refers to as ''The Time Loop Trilogy'':
27th Jan '18 10:37:31 PM RacattackForce
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Finally, there's an AlternateUniverse re-imagining of the story called ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/145711/hard-reset-2-reset-harder Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder]]'', written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/horizon horizon]] with Eakin's blessing. It takes the same idea, but rather than Twilight being the sole looper, other characters begins to join the loop as well...for better and for worse. Sadly, the author abandoned it and the story [[DeadFic stopped updating in 2014]].

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Finally, there's an AlternateUniverse re-imagining of the story called ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/145711/hard-reset-2-reset-harder Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder]]'', written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/horizon horizon]] with Eakin's blessing. It takes the same idea, but rather than After looping for several months, Twilight being discovers that she isn't the sole looper, other characters begins to join looper; both allies and enemies have been repeating the loop day as well...for better and for worse.well, making things a bit more complicated. Sadly, the author abandoned it and the story [[DeadFic stopped updating in 2014]].
27th Jan '18 10:28:07 PM RacattackForce
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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109290/the-reign-of-queen-twilight-sparkle The Reign of Queen Twilight Sparkle]]'', a DarkerAndEdgier story which explores the AlternateUniverse shown throughout the trilogy, in which [[spoiler:Twilight's "perfect run" did not succeed, eventually leading to her becoming an insane Changeling Queen]].

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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109290/the-reign-of-queen-twilight-sparkle The Reign of Queen Twilight Sparkle]]'', a DarkerAndEdgier story which explores the AlternateUniverse AlternateTimeline shown throughout the trilogy, in which [[spoiler:Twilight's Twilight's "perfect run" did not succeed, eventually leading to her becoming an insane Changeling Queen]].and that Twilight [[SanitySlippage ends up going insane]]. [[BoredWithInsanity Then sane again]].
27th Jan '18 10:14:22 PM RacattackForce
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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109290/the-reign-of-queen-twilight-sparkle The Reign of Queen Twilight Sparkle]]'', a DarkerAndEdgier story which explores the AlternateUniverse shown throughout the trilogy, in which [[spoiler:Twilight's "perfect run" did not succeed, eventually leading to her becoming a Changeling Queen]].
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/127038/changing-lives Changing Lives]]'', a POVSequel entitled starring Cloud Kicker and Azalea, taking place during the main trilogy. Currently in progress.

Finally, there's an AlternateUniverse re-imagining of the story called ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/145711/hard-reset-2-reset-harder Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder]]'', written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/horizon horizon]] with Eakin's blessing, but it has [[DeadFic stopped updating]]).

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* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109290/the-reign-of-queen-twilight-sparkle The Reign of Queen Twilight Sparkle]]'', a DarkerAndEdgier story which explores the AlternateUniverse shown throughout the trilogy, in which [[spoiler:Twilight's "perfect run" did not succeed, eventually leading to her becoming a an insane Changeling Queen]].
* ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/127038/changing-lives Changing Lives]]'', a POVSequel entitled starring Cloud Kicker and Azalea, taking place during before, during, and after the main trilogy. Currently in progress.

Finally, there's an AlternateUniverse re-imagining of the story called ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/145711/hard-reset-2-reset-harder Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder]]'', written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/horizon horizon]] with Eakin's blessing, blessing. It takes the same idea, but rather than Twilight being the sole looper, other characters begins to join the loop as well...for better and for worse. Sadly, the author abandoned it has and the story [[DeadFic stopped updating]]).
updating in 2014]].
27th Jan '18 9:11:11 PM RacattackForce
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->'''Spike''': Well, that didn't work.

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->'''Spike''': [[ArcWords Well, that didn't work.
work]].
27th Jan '18 7:01:15 PM RacattackForce
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Twilight isn't having a very good day. An experimental spell blew up in her face, [[BugWar an army of changelings is attacking Canterlot]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick she just died]]. Yet somehow, it looks like it's going to keep going downhill from here.

Given the chance to correct what's gone wrong, Twilight swears [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong she's going to fix all this]] even if it kills her. Which it will. [[TheManyDeathsOfYou Frequently]].

Notable in that unlike many GroundhogDayLoop works, the author elected to continue the story beyond the point where the loop ends due to feedback stating the original ending felt too abrupt.

A DramaticReading can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE8nLEHdZ4o here]]

Due to the story's positive reception, it has since spawned two sequels: ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/82419/a-stitch-in-time A Stitch in Time]]'', where Twilight tries to fix the damage her spell caused to space-time with the aid of Star Swirl the Bearded, and ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/112831/you-can-fight-fate You Can Fight Fate]]'', in which Star Swirl discovers a problem with the Elements of Harmony.

It also has a DarkerAndEdgier companion story ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109290/the-reign-of-queen-twilight-sparkle The Reign of Queen Twilight Sparkle]]'' which explores the AlternateUniverse shown throughout the trilogy.

A POVSequel entitled ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/127038/changing-lives Changing Lives]]'', starring Cloud Kicker and Azalea, was being written.

Finally, an AlternateUniverse re-imagining of the story called ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/145711/hard-reset-2-reset-harder Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder]]'', written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/horizon horizon]] with Eakin's blessing, also exists (but has [[DeadFic stopped updating]]).

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Twilight isn't having a very good day. An experimental spell blew up in her face, [[BugWar an army of changelings is attacking Canterlot]], and [[BreadEggsMilkSquick she just died]]. Yet somehow, it looks like it's going to keep going downhill from here.

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here. Now trapped in a time loop and given the chance to correct what's gone wrong, Twilight swears [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong she's going to fix all this]] even if it kills her. Which it will. [[TheManyDeathsOfYou Frequently]].

Notable in that unlike many GroundhogDayLoop works, the author elected to continue the story beyond the point where the loop ends due to feedback stating the original ending felt too abrupt.

Frequently]]. A DramaticReading can be found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE8nLEHdZ4o here]]

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fimfiction.net/story/82419/a-stitch-in-time A Stitch in Time]]'', where Twilight tries takes place a few months after ''Hard Reset''. Twilight's attempts to fix get past the [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]] caused by her looping and regain some semblance of normalcy are tempered by the fact that all the alternate timelines created by her spell are slowly causing the space-time continuum to tear apart. Fixing the damage her spell caused to space-time with the aid requires a pony that is capable of understanding time magic just as well as she does: Star Swirl the Bearded, and ''[[http://www.Bearded.
*''[[http://www.
fimfiction.net/story/112831/you-can-fight-fate You Can Fight Fate]]'', takes place immediately after ''A Stitch in which Time''. Receiving a bloodstained letter from an older Star Swirl Swirl, Twilight discovers a problem with that not only are the Elements of Harmony.

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Harmony sentient, but that they've been creating multiple timelines for some malevolent goal. Twilight must now reunite with Star Swirl and travel across space and time in order to stop them.

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also has a DarkerAndEdgier companion story two side stories within the same continuity:
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''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/109290/the-reign-of-queen-twilight-sparkle The Reign of Queen Twilight Sparkle]]'' Sparkle]]'', a DarkerAndEdgier story which explores the AlternateUniverse shown throughout the trilogy.

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trilogy, in which [[spoiler:Twilight's "perfect run" did not succeed, eventually leading to her becoming a Changeling Queen]].
*
''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/127038/changing-lives Changing Lives]]'', a POVSequel entitled starring Cloud Kicker and Azalea, was being written.

taking place during the main trilogy. Currently in progress.

Finally, there's an AlternateUniverse re-imagining of the story called ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/145711/hard-reset-2-reset-harder Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder]]'', written by [[http://www.fimfiction.net/user/horizon horizon]] with Eakin's blessing, also exists (but but it has [[DeadFic stopped updating]]).
4th Jan '18 4:59:53 PM BobSaget9
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* ShoutOut: Of sorts: the Author's Note at the end of the first chapter reveals that the WebComic/SkinHorse arc "Choose" inspired this story.
20th Dec '17 9:48:06 PM BobSaget9
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* MercyKill: In what is perhaps the darkest moment of ''A Stitch In Time'', Twilight discovers [[spoiler:Luna. Under the effects of Queen!Twilight's mind-control venom, she has become little more than a Sex Slave]]. Twilight's traveling companion makes the decision to euthanize said pony.

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* MercyKill: In what is perhaps the darkest moment of ''A Stitch In Time'', Twilight discovers [[spoiler:Luna. Under the effects of Queen!Twilight's mind-control venom, she has become little more than a Sex Slave]]. Twilight's traveling companion makes the decision to euthanize said pony. [[spoiler:[[FromBadToWorse Said traveling companion was Starswirl, who is Luna's husband.]]]]
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