Listening to: KMFDM - A Drug Against War
Reading: math textbook
Playing: Battle Garegga on MAME
Eating: BBQ chicken salad
Drinking: yerba mate
Just got a random idea for new mil-themed MLP fanfic, and no, it's *not* another Starlight Run crossover. It's current title is The Mirror Wars, and it focuses on a hypothetical war between ponykind and the ponies' human parallels seen in the Equestria Girls movies. One of the main reasons for this fanfic is exploring something I highly doubt the EqG movies will ever touch on: whether or not Sunset Shimmer has a human parallel (since at the end of Rainbow Rocks we were treated to a few seconds of human world Twilight Sparkle, AKA "Science Twilight,") and if she does, is her human self good or evil?
Basically The Mirror Wars follows human-world Sunset as she learns about Equestria and how her other self (AKA the "real" Sunset) is not of her world, she is a pony from Equestria. Human-world Sunset, who for now I will call "Sunset Zwei" ("Sunset Two" in Gratuitous German, huehuehue,) hates her un-magic human body and wishes she were a pony. Eventually she learns of real Sunset's original plan back when she was evil, to go back through the mirror portal and invade Equestria with an army of brainwashed human teenagers, and decides to achieve what that Sunset was never able to achieve before she was reformed: amass an army, and invade Equestria. Zwei wishes to pursue the elusive Tree of Harmony or other magical artifacts which would turn her into a living goddess of black magic, powerful enough to overthrow the four princesses and rule Equestria with an iron fist. Needless to say Sunset Zwei is the main villain and the "big bad" throughout the story. In this story she is older (in her twenties instead of a teenager) and is a top commander for the military force of the humans. She wears an eye patch sorta like Big Boss from MGS and is a ruthless and corrupt military official who is not afraid to get her hands dirty.
The actual story focuses on the lives of the brave soldiers on both sides of the conflict, highlighting the unique advantages and disadvantages the two species have. For instance the humans can't use flight or magic or any other well-known pony ability, but make up for that with their advanced technology and cutting-edge, modern military (in my headcanon the EqG humans are inherently more warlike than the ponies, because in both movies we saw they are prone to arguing, fighting and other un-harmonious activity,) while ponykind has neither the high technology nor the numerical superiority of the human military, but makes up for it with the ability to use magic and magitek, the inherent abilities of pegasi and earth ponies to fly and be very strong and sturdy physically, respectively, and overall quality over quantity.
For instance pegasi are many times smaller, faster and harder to hit than the conventional fighter jets and helicopters used by the humans, earth ponies have at least 5 times the endurance of the best human soldiers, and unicorns fill the "elite" role, serving as both leaders and specialized "psychic" units comparable to Terran Ghosts or Imperial Psykers, as well as the main manufacturers of the magic-storing crystals used as an energy source by the entire Equestrian Defence Forces. The pegasi also manufacture a rainbow-colored liquid distilled from thunderclouds that serves as the main source of fuel for their various magical fighting machines.
That's it so far. Tell me what you think.