When you hide behind a mask of happiness and joy, who is there to help keep you happy?
Love it! Good work as usual!
Y'know... I've been trying to emulate Ms. Pie lately. And you've captured the essential problem very well. Keeping yourself happy, _all the time_, is exhausting. And frankly, there are days when I feel like I can't do it. But others are sad too, and it is a small comfort to see that I can bring some measure of happiness to others. But you have it exactly right. It's very, very hard to be happy all the time. So now I wake up, pull myself together, put on my mask, and head out. Maybe I need a cry soon. Either way, this resonates with me. Well done, my friend.
>>740796740796 Thanks for your kind words my friend, and if you ever need anyone I can be there. Just sayin.
>>740952740952 Thanks this guy: Chaotic Harmony he asked me to add in a happy ending :3
This story gave me feels beyond imagination...
I have always suspected, since 'A Party for One' that Pinkie had a darker side, a different persona that she kept hidden from the world around. I can't imagine anyone being happy all the time. It would mentally break down someone if they weren't able to let out the sadness and cry sometimes...
>>741000741000 Since you have been given a 'feel', my mission is accomplished. And that is the way I saw it - you can't be happy all the time without wearing a mask.
"Cross my heart and hope to die. Stick a needle in your eye."
Dead Space 2 reference caught. Like a baws.
Otherwise, this was a really great read! Everypony needs a shoulder to cry on from time to time.
>>741284741284 I remember that part, I'm like it cant be that hard - FACE DESTROYED BY NEEDLE MULTIPLE TIMES.
... WTF. xD
And on the story, thanks for reading and I'm glad that you liked it.
>>741288741288 Yeah, it's a pain in the flank to get that needle right...
>>741295741295 Overall though, it was a good game. Both Dead Space 1 & 2 were, and now I'm looking forwards to 3.
>>741301741301 Indeed! I have both for the Ps3, and I always get scared shitless in Dead Space 1... it's just got a so much creepier atmosphere than 2. I don't think 3 will be as much "Horror" as 1 was, but more action-packed like 2, which is sort of disappointing.
I mean, Dead Space 1 had that PERFECT Horror/Survival atmosphere around it, where you never know if there's a Necromorph around the corner or not... and then BAM! It's one in your face, and you just jump out of your seat. They kinda ruined that mood in 2, and will probably do so in 3 as well.
Whoops, sorry for derailing stuff. XD
>>741305741305 Oh well, not like this story was that popular. Some of my others were, but not this one But I didn't think any DeadSpace was that scary, and you should check out SCP: Containment Breach or Amnesia (if you have a decent PC with a video card) if you want an awesome horror game. Amnesia is epic because you can create custom maps and play others custom stories. SCP is still in development, but it is creepy and I have jumped quite a few times in it.
This is how I feel sometimes...I have a lot in common with Pinkie Pie and while I am genuinely happycrazypants most of the time and do genuinely wanna make other ponies smile, I still wanna be heard and be able to show my exhausted or "Pinkamena" face openly, too...~
>>807016807016 That's the thing about showing yourself to the real world if you do wear a mask; ponies will think you are a suicidal person if you act a bit depressed and its all stupid. I want to remove my mask as you also do, but society seems to frown upon emotion. But friends - real friends - are the ones you tear the mask down for and let in. Once you find someone you can tear down that wall for, then you have found the true meaning of someone who is there.
...And I was ranting again. But thanks for the read, and for another sad, check out "The Final Letters". The ending to that is one you may enjoy, seeing as how it has a happy Pinkie reference.
Disregard Society, Acquire Friends.
I'm unsure. She is supposedly very sad and depressed and so forth and she doesn't want others to know of this. This is understandable, and normal, for most. The part which I am having trouble with is that she experiences, clearly, very disruptive inner turmoil, how does crying make it all go away? It is often said that the best way to quell a stale thought is to speak of it, and as much as crying relieves built up frustration briefly, that is all it does; brief release of frustration. She thanks Fluttershy for being there but simply this seems, well, incomplete; although your 'complete' status will disagree.
Please help resolve my unease.
>>810235810235 And I take it you wish for another chapter, because if the fact that crying is only a temporary resolve?
That is correct. I don't know if you will add another chapter, but it feels unfinished. Do with that what you will.
>>810304810304 I would love to add another chapter, now that you say that I have ideas. but I have too many other stories to update ATM, so I cant do much right now. sorry.
You don't have to put in another chapter. Notice how I'm the only person to bring this up? This means that I'm the only one being critical. You have a 20:0 like ratio, you can take this fic where ever you wish. It was a good read even if I was unsatisfied, don't feel as though it needs to have another chapter put onto it.
>>813359813359 I get ya, but I now have ideas. Ideas in my mind stay there for a while. xD
Y'know, I always did wonder how Pinkie managed to be so happy all of the time. I think you've really portrayed her spot-on, a very nice read.
I agree. I also wear a mask most of the time, because I'm normally a genuinely happy person. But if I'm sad or even just a little tired, people think something's wrong. I'm like, "I'm not all gumdrops and lollipops, people!" I totally get it. Good work!
a tear of rivers
Got that one backwards there, chief
What about her welcome? Wasn't Fluttershy welcoming her, because it's her house?
>>19077441907744 Heh, thanks Sometimes I wonder how I can pass those by - and how most people come to. Thanks for the finds though.