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The Longingverse is an ongoing series of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fanfics written by The Myth in collaboration with Darth Link 22, author of The Nuptialverse.The series had its start with Longing set sometime after the season 2 episode Dragon Quest. After returning from the Dragon Migration, Spike begins to feel even lonelier with an empty space inside him (even though he proclaimed the ponies as his family)... All he wants is one thing really and the only pony who can give him that is a certain lavender unicorn. It is a feel good fic, filled to the brim with Warm And Fuzzy Feeling. It is complete.Since its completion, Longing has been given a sequel, Project Ascension, which is set six months after the original story. Scootaloo's tenth birthday party is coming up. It should be a happy occasion. But she still can't fly, and she doesn't have her cutie mark yet. But that's the least of her problems...Is she a runaway? An orphan? Stuck in an abusive home? She wishes. Nothing could be worse than what's really going on.. This story is Darker and Edgier than its previous installment. It is complete.A second sequel, Halcyon Hearts, was posted after the completion of Project Ascension. After going through so much, it's nice to have some quiet times. But quiet does not mean uneventful. Even in times of peace, ponies change, ponies grow, and ponies learn... It serves as a breather to the dark themes of Project Ascension. Is is complete.A third sequel, The Last Crystal Unicorn was posted after Halcyon Hearts. Rarity goes out to find gems in the wastelands again, but when she finds a giant crystal with her magic... she finds something that has no earthly business inside of it. Another feel good fic with a touch of Darker and Edgier. It has recently been completed.
Cloning Blues: Scootaloo was cloned from Rainbow Dash's DNA in order to learn how to make an alicorn (apparently she looks a lot like Rainbow Dash's mother). And while not a clone, per se, Spike is revealed to be just a stuffed toy dragon that Twilight accidentally gave life to. Both eventually get over it.
Heel-Face Turn: Red/Blaze (although he wasn't ever evil in the first place), Silver Spoon, and Diamond Tiara.
If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: When Princess Celestia meets Twilight's boyfriend, a recently paroled convict named Blaze, she takes him outside and tells him about the "Sun Run", a now defunct method of execution.
Celestia: Now, obviously, we donít practice such barbaric tactics in modern times. But if, say, somepony were to get me angry enough, through, letís say, upsetting a pony I love like she was my own child, I might be tempted, in a moment of irrational thought, to revive the punishment. Do we understand each other?
Blaze, (in a tiny voice): Yes.
Last of His Kind: Amethyst Craft is a Crystal Unicorn. The only one to survive King Sombra's culling.
Mama Bear: The Mane Six. More so Twilight and Rainbow Dash.
Orwellian Retcon: In Chapter 7 of The last crystal unicorn, Shimmering Ruby insults Shining Armor, calling him "retarded" behind his back. This was found to be offensive by many, so the insult was changed to "pitiful".
Overprotective Dad: Rainbow Dash's father, Rainbow Spectrum, was once this. This leads to her running away.
Parental Abandonment: Pipsqueak's parents abandoned him on the Summer Sun Celebration. Fluttershy ends up adopting him.
The Reveal: To Amethyst Craft's horror, King Sombra is his father. Ouch.
Voluntary Shapeshifting: After being transformed into a pony, it's mentioned that Spike may also have the ability to change into others creatures. However, it's more of an Informed Ability, since he has, so far, only tried to change his hoof back into a claw, and even then it was only for a few seconds.
Was Too Hard on Him: Rainbow Spectrum wonders this after he tells Rainbow Dash that she will never become a Wonderbolt. By the time he goes to apologize, she had ran away to Cloudsdale.
Wham Line: In Project Ascension, while discussing Spike:
Celestia: Do you know what was different about your test, as opposed to the others I have given?
Twilight: Yes, you used a real egg instead of a fake one.
Celestia: No Twilight... The truth is that there was no difference.
Wham Episode: Spike nearly dies in "Project Ascension", but when Twilight helps him remembers his true form, instead of turning back into a dragon, he turned into a pony.
In the Epilogue for "The Last Crystal Unicorn", we get a doozy: King Sombra Was Once An Alicorn named Sol. The Alicorn who broke Black out of prison is his father. Wow.