(read this first!)
(sorry if this shows up on your dashboard again, just bumping it back up to the top)
Welcome to Moonstuck! Moonstuck was a reader-driven adventure story based on characters from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, although it takes place in an alternate universe from canon (and is set in Luna’s childhood, not during her banishment). It’s suitable for most ages, aside from some minor swearing in the early pages.
The story officially completed on November 4th, 2012, and no more commands will be accepted — though it remains up for reading. You have a few options on how to read it:
1 - read it on the tumblr page (newer posts shown first)
2 - read it chronologically on the tumblr page (by clicking either here or on the ‘read chronologically’ button on the sidebar) — I recommend this method as it’s much less confusing than reading it backwards!
Please keep in mind that Moonstuck’s odd format means that it reads choppily in places — I’ve been told it’s fine as long as you keep that in mind, so just remember that 99% of it was made up on the fly based on reader commands and so the pacing is pretty hit-and-miss.
If I had to split it up into chapters, I would probably go like this:
- 1-13 - Prologue
- 14-69 - Observatory I
(The above were back when Moonstuck first began, when I was still figuring out where I wanted to go with it. From here on out it becomes much more focused.)
- 70-201 - Lunar Maria
- 202-280 - Bat Ponies I
- 281-344 - Maze I
- 345-411 - Bat Ponies II
- 412-434 - Maze II
- 435-479 - Observatory II
- 480-536 - Changelings I
- 537-595 - Rocs I
- 596-639 - Changelings II
- 640-666 - Rocs II
- 667-704 - Lunar Waterways
- 705-751 - The Smooze
- 752-781 - Tower of Jam
- 782-840 - Final Boss I
- 841-873 - Final Boss II
- 874-889 - Final Boss III
- 890-904 - The End
- 905-908 - Epilogue
Even though Moonstuck is over, feel free to leave comments (not commands) through disqus! Please keep comments in good taste and to a G/PG level; I do still keep track.
For more Moonstuck, here are the relevant tags for my tumblr and deviantArt. For my current pony project, you can check out Slice of Life, an ongoing timeskip comic about the Cake family - although please keep in mind that it doesn’t take place in the same universe and has nothing to do with Moonstuck.
Thanks for reading!
(this post has been blanked on account of unexpected Woona interference; click here to see the repost)
Quick note: there is now an option to read Moonstuck chronologically (older posts are shown at the top, and page 1 has the first posts instead of the newest). The navigation buttons should work properly now (thanks RedEnchilada!).
This is the reason why all posts also now have the ‘archive’ tag. If you see any posts that do not have that tag, please let me know! I think I got them all, but the mass post editor is kind of weird.
There’s a new button for it on the sidebar, or you can click this link. There’s also a shortened link you can use if you ever need one: http://mlpf.im/1EV
We are now entering the final level of Moonstuck.
This will be Moonstuck’s final full arc. From here on out it’s going to be heading towards its planned ending — the ending that’s been in the works since around post 15, when it stopped being random tomfoolery and started being an Adventure Story (with random tomfoolery on the side). There’s a lot of stuff I have planned, but also a lot of stuff that I’ve left completely open, so I’m warning you now!
What this means in practice: for the most part, Moonstuck will continue as normal. As we get closer to the ending (and the parts I have figured out in more detail), I will start actively leading the story — this is not to say that I’m going to start ignoring commands; quite the opposite! It’s a warning that Important Plot Stuff is going to start happening in full force, so directing Woona is more important than ever.
As always, I read every submission and take everyone’s input and ideas into account; I’m the one throwing things at you, but you’re the ones who react to it. I expect a lot of awesome stuff from you guys — let’s make this the best finale ever! :D
eta: Also, since we’re jumping right into the story here…if at any point you figure out what’s about to happen plot-wise, please be considerate and do not post spoilers in the comments. Thanks!
Back from BronyCon! Thank you to everyone who stopped by to say hi, it was awesome getting to meet people and say thank you for all the lovely comments. :D
This is a slightly-abbreviated version of the poster that was for sale, featuring every character as of panel 526 (give or take). The name guide can be found right here — or, if you purchased the print in either size at the con, over here.
Moonstuck will continue later this week, so stick around!