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I_Post_Ponies

Joined January 2012
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Stories (7)

  • His Heart Too Full For Words
    Spending too long in a hospital takes more than time from one particular pony.

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  • Hunt and Toll
    Designated as a guardian of death, one pony is forced to take on a task he never asked for.
    13,470 words · 691 views · 38 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Resolution
    A pony finds a strange anomaly which leads him far into the future.
    15,732 words · 1,044 views · 34 likes · 1 dislikes
  • I Dream In Notes
    A pony weighs the decision to go big, or stay true to the past.
    3,305 words · 266 views · 9 likes · 0 dislikes
  • His Other Self
    9,277 words · 133 views · 4 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Curious
    4,483 words · 151 views · 4 likes · 0 dislikes
  • In a Story
    14,192 words · 233 views · 5 likes · 1 dislikes

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All I can do is watch, now. Can you imagine what it's like? I can see everything, and do nothing. Where is the justice in this?

What's the point of me, anyways?

First Published
19th Oct 2012
Last Modified
31st Oct 2012

Comments ( 12 )

#1 · Chapter 2 · 78w, 2d ago · · ·

That artwork is awesome, did you make that yourself?

#2 · Chapter 2 · 78w, 2d ago · · ·

Wow... nice. I'll definitely be tracking this.

#3 · Chapter 2 · 78w, 2d ago · · ·

Oh, I remember seeing this on /fic/'s training grounds. I'll have to remember to take a look at it tomorrow when I'm more awake.

#4 · Chapter 2 · 78w, 16h ago · · ·

>>1465871

Nope, that was done by mrwoo6 on deviantart. I'm pretty happy with his work.

#5 · Chapter 2 · 78w, 15h ago · · ·

>>1477673 Also, pertaining to the story--This is so cool. If you're comfortable with doing so, I might suggest trying to get this up on Equestria Daily. This story's quality is certainly high enough for it to have a fighting chance.

#6 · Chapter 2 · 77w, 19h ago · · ·

This looks interesting. Will read.

#7 · Chapter 3 · 76w, 4d ago · · ·

This is different and getting very interesting.  I'm wondering who or what the Hunter is now.  If this chapter is leading to what I'm thinking...

:trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright:

It's gonna get far more interesting from here.

#8 · Chapter 3 · 76w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1536495

Hate to break it to you, but the story's labeled as being complete. The Hunt's basically a myth, there is no malevolent force going around killing all the Shepards.

#9 · Chapter 3 · 76w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1540843  Failed to see the complete sign.

But I know what the mythical Hunter is.  It's fate's cruel take on probability.  Perhaps almost like probability manipulation.  That's my idea.  Chances being manipulated by an unseen spell so that the Shepards don't live too long a life.

Sad to see it end like this...

#10 · Chapter 3 · 76w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1541183

Maybe... it's certainly up for interpretation. I took a more optimistic view of the ending. In fact, that's what I was aiming for throughout the story. But I won't sully other people's experience with my intentions. It's open-ended so people can make up their own minds about it.

#11 · Chapter 3 · 76w, 3d ago · · ·

Based just off of the last few paragraphs it seems that the hunt is the will to not sacrifice oneself to save the life of a stranger.

“I took a look at the hospital records: no foal died that night. The Hunt found him, in the middle of a hospital crowded with nurses, doctors and patients, and murdered him before he could Guide the foal. I have no idea what the consequences were; it can be hard to determine such a thing. Maybe we got lucky and nopony else suffered, or maybe, in a hospital in some faraway city, a foal never made it out of its mother’s womb alive.”

The wording might be a bit more obtuse than what would be natural for the sake of keeping up the plot, but it makes sense. The foal would not have died and the soul would not have been lost or passed on in any way if arrow had sacraficed himself. Honestly, the only part of the fic that I might be a bit confused on is when he's keeping an eye out for signs of the hunt. It might very well be that this is just to keep him busy and that there are no signs, but this would be the first lie he was told outright, rather than a lie by ommision.

Oh, and I'm at a loss for the whisper he hears "“So you’ve always been there.”" I'd love to hear someone's idea about that.

#12 · Chapter 3 · 56w, 2h ago · · ·

Finally got around to reading this story. Very well done! I love the twist in the end on what The Hunt actually is.

>>1543046

I think you got it backwards what The Hunt is (typo perhaps?).

It was Light who whispers "So you've always been there". He said that because it was at that moment that Light realized exactly what The Hunt was, which is the urge to sacrifice yourself to save another (not the will NOT to sacrifice yourself), and how all Shepards have that urge, especially, as was pointed out in the story, when foals or multiple ponies need to be Guided. Since they didn't know exactly what The Hunt was before that point, they were still on alert to whatever ethereal monster they believed it to be.

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