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We are Insaneponyauthor, and so can you!

Not actually a pony, and not actually one author. Possibly insane, though.

Insaneponyauthor is a single alias shared among a varying number of brony tropers. They collaborate (in the loosest possible sense) on Round Robin fanfics. Specifically, these fics are Exquisite Corpses: anyone who contributes to a story is only allowed to read the section immediately preceding their own. Naturally, this results in stories full of plot holes, Character Derailment, and similar nonsense. Hopefully, it's amusing nonsense, at least.

Though none of the stories are direct sequels, the number of Call Backs and Continuity Nods means that they do all take place in the same universe, even if the continuity of that universe is a bit slippery.

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The series as a whole provides examples of:

  • Alternate Universe Fic: This version of Equestria is a bit off from the original show. Applejack has been fighting a Secret War against a Cultist (who has some kind of connection to Pinkie Pie) for years. One of Cheerilee's students is actually a changeling, making Cheerilee an unofficial ambassador to her hive. There are time travelers hiding under every rock, constantly at work to maintain the timeline. And Twilight's library wasn't destroyed by Tirek.
  • Book Ends: With the exception of Tealove's Steamy Adventure, each story's first and last chapters are written by the same person, leading to this effect.
  • Running Gag:
    • Use of the phrase "The drugs were beginning to wear off."
    • The Apple family have to show up in each story. If an Apple isn't a major character from the beginning, then at least one of them will abruptly show up in the third act or even the climax.
    • Titles (either for the whole story or just one chapter) in the form of <Character>'s <Adjective> Adventure.
  • Stylistic Suck: The cover images are always deliberately crude photoshop collages.

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