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  • T About Last Night

    A night of drinking turns into weeks of...interesting antics.
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  • E Post Nuptials

    The wedding might be over, but emotions are still running high for many that were involved.
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  • T Families

    Spike and Scootaloo are acting strange, and Twilight and Rainbow Dash are going to find out why.
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  • T Honeymoon

    A quick peek at Shining Armor and Cadence after their wedding.
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  • T Direction

    The Mane Six have to work to save Equestria... without Twilight
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  • T Wedding Bell Blues

    A Canterlot Wedding gets really messed up
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  • 1w, 3d
    It's a Hard Knock Time...

    Okay, bottom line:

    My life sucks right now.

    There's been a long series of unfortunate events that hit a nadir with the death of my cat yesterday. She was old and lived a good life, especially for an outdoor cat, but letting her go was still painful.

    So, that's why updates are slow.

    Chapters and reviews should come within a week, however, if only because I need a distraction.

    Yes, I've heard of the theatrical feature film. I have no opinion of it since nothing else is known.

    9 comments · 137 views
  • 2w, 5d
    The Journal of the Two Sisters review!

    Here’s the sequel to the Official Guidebook, the in-universe journal. Well, here we go!

    Our first entry is rather eye opening. It seems to skip entirely how Celestia and Luna became Alicorns or if they were born that way. They were simply approached by Star Swirl and the three founders with the proclamation that they be the rulers, since they will look upon the three tribes without bias.

    Luna also offers a pre-coronation entry. She tries the Royal We, but gives up because she thinks it sounds silly.

    Both these entries show them very much like Twilight when she became princess: nervous and unsure. I like seeing the pair like this, given how little development they get in the show.

    There’s a shorter entry for the coronation, in which Star Swirl and five Unicorns lower the sun, showing the duty still isn’t theirs. Luna is simply a one sentence entry with several doodles.

    Celestia reveals two biggies: Alicorns simple age at a slower rate and are not immortal, and that they are still blank flanks even at their age. They vow to get their cutie marks soon.

    Luna’s entry reveals that Everfree is not the result of Celestia and Luna’s battles as I thought, but it was always like that. Luna thinks they should build there in order to have a place to be away from everypony. I kind of assumed the leaders of Equestria would need to be on hand at all times, but whatever.

    Celestia has a more practical reason: because they find the Tree of Harmony there, which is a legend even in this time.

    The next two entries prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that the two sisters are complete dorks: Luna gets excited about building traps, Celie about a secret room in the library. Guess that’s where Twilight gets it from.

    The next entry is the longest so far, detailing a run-in the workers have with a manticore and a reminder why building in the middle of a forest is stupid. Luna writes that she learned compassion. Yay, life lessons!

    Luna can apparently talk to animals, and uses it to finish the castle faster. Then they play hide and seek.

    Then, as it turns out, Princess Platinum didn’t lead the Unicorns, her father King Bullion did. And she apparently didn’t lose her ego. She and Luna end up not seeing eye to eye, and Luna pulls a prank on her. She immediately regrets it, but it seems to make her lose her ego, so alls well that ends well. This leads to the castle being decorated and the Equestrian flag being made.

    The next chapter is more pranks against Clover, Pansy, and Cookie. Other than that, Celestia’s meeting with them seems to go well. Then Luna tries hide-n-seek with Chancellor Puddinghead. She loses, because Puddinghead is smarter than she lets on.

    In the following entry, Star Swirl shows the sisters his library. Two things of note: first, the Alicorn Amulet is known, even this early. Second... Celestia talks about Alicorns that there are several of them, enough to have their own research in magic. I’m really hoping we get clarity on that. Star Swirl both talks about his time travel spells and asks Luna for help with another.

    Okay, this next chapter confuses me. Luna checks an area that Melvin the Manticore won’t enter and finds Zebras living there. Apparently they come from Everfree... how does that work?

    It turns out that the spell Star Swirl wants to try is moving the stars, but they start by moving the moon. And Star Swirl apparently masters his time travel spell.

    Commander Hurricane was apparently a boy. This information comes just as the Griffons declare war over territory disputes. It ends without bloodshed, thanks to Melvin cluing them in on a few griffon weaknesses.

    Then we get a long bit with this information: the Crystal Empire, ruled by a Princess Amore, a Unicorn with the same, or at least a similar, cutie mark to Cadance. What’s there connection? I don’t know, the book ever clarifies. The pair work to get the Crystal Heart back from a dragon. This time, they’re more aggressive. I guess this is to show there’s a time for diplomacy and a time for war.

    The next point has the Unicorns running out of magic, and Celestia and Luna needing to step up. They do (duh), and get their cutie marks (double duh), and realize they are the same as two symbols on the tree. They wonder about the third, and Star Swirl clearly knows something. Maybe we’ll see him in season five?

    And that’s where it ends.

    Then we get the entries the characters wrote during season four. It even has the right parts highlighted from the season finale. It’s mostly that, except for a few rambling entries from Pinkie Pie and a few short ones from Twilight.

    It doesn’t fix Bats!

    Well, this was a disappointment that brought up more questions than it answered. Still, I’ll look forward to the season five guide.

    Next time: Friends Forever #9

    9 comments · 198 views
  • 3w, 3d
    IDW Comic Issue #23 review!

    This one’s a bit hard to talk about, because I’m not sure how to summarize it. It’s told entirely in silence until the last two pages, and in comics that makes for a breezy read. The best you can critique through most of this is whether the no dialogue aspect works, and it does... mostly.

    Angel Bunny wakes up one morning to find that Fluttershy hasn’t made him coffee. Now, Angel’s an evil cuss, but he seems to be the only one who notices that Fluttershy is gone. And while the other animals freak out, he keeps a cool head and starts looking for clues.

    Angel suggests... something. His rubis balloon is a trophy and two butterflies, so I’m not sure exactly what. I think that it’s to look for Fluttershy. The others congratulate him on this, then kick him out. More on this in a bit.

    Angel looks around the town and finds it deserted except for the pets. Using Winona, Angel tracks Fluttershy’s scent to the outskirts of town. There he finds all the town’s citizens (and Trixie, Coco, Hoity Toity, and Octavia, because IDW needs their cameos) under the control of a mysterious song, and destroying the city’s dam, which would flood the city. Personally, I think the dam looks way too small to flood anything. It looks nothing like the one in The Mysterious Mare Do Well either. Yay! I have something to whine about!

    Winona, too dumb to know any better, just runs up to the hypnotized Applejack. This leads the pair face-to-face with our villain, a sea pony-esque creature. It orders the ponies to attack them, but they’re saved by Owlowiscious and Tank.

    They gather Opal and Gummy (in the best gag in this issue, Owlowiscious carries Gummy by the eyelids) and meet at Zecora’s hut. Angel fills them all in, which Opal does not care, and in fact seems amused, until she realizes she’ll get wet too.

    This is what I wanted to note: Angel and Opal tend to have conflicting personalities. Exactly how much of a jerk Angel is varies from whatever episode he’s in. Here, he seems to be the most sensible of Fluttershy’s pets, as opposed to the “It’s All About Me” attitude he usually has. And Opal, who acted as Rarity’s conscience in Sweet and Elite, is pretty amoral.

    Luckily, Angel has a plan that involves using Zecora’s potions. First, Winona lures the ponies away with a speed potion, then Owlowiscious drops in Opal to fight them off with a growth potion, then Tank drops in Angel to hit the creature with a potion that’ll destroy its voice.

    Sadly, the creature has Twilight catch him before he lands. But Angel has planned for that and tells Gummy (who has hilarious expressions again) to bite him in the tail. Despite having no teeth, this hurts it enough that it lets out a yell, freeing Twilight, who drops Angel and lets him administer the potion.

    Now free, the angry ponies gang up on the creature. The creature, finally identified as a kelpie named Cassie, begs for help, explaining she was trying to get a load of water sprites to the ocean. Twilight justifies this, proving that IDW listens to the fans and let’s all villains come with their leather pants already on.

    Seriously, why didn’t she just ask for help? Was she afraid they’d react negatively? Then just put them under your spell then. And why not just tell the ponies to do whatever it is they ended up doing while free? I wouldn’t mind so much, but with how much the villains are already whitewashed in the fandom, plus stuff like Wicked, Maleficent, and maybe the upcoming Dracula Untold turning established villains into the real victims, I’m starting to think this is a dangerous trend to follow.

    The ponies, not remembering anything, so the pets go unrewarded. But they’re friends, and at least that’s something.

    Oh, and the amoral one is now giant and is likely to do thousands in property damage. Yay.

    Next time, The Journal of the Two Sisters: The Official Chronicles of Celestia and Luna.

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  • 4w, 5d
    Rainbow Rocks First Review!

    SPOILERS!!!!!!

    Okay, I'll write my full synopsis review later, but I've seen it now, and I want to talk about it. Here's the bottom line:

    I want an Equestria Girls 3 now.

    ...Shocking? I know. Let's take a look:

    The Pros

    - Less Cringe Comedy. Always a plus for me.

    - The music rocks. The album can't do it justice, see it in context.

    - There was a discussion in my comments for the earlier reviews that Twilight was lead singer just because she was the title character when it should have been Fluttershy. Well, here's the answer: Rainbow Dash was lead vocalist along with guitarist, Fluttershy's stage fright meant she was happier in the background, and Twilight took lead singer to do the counterspell and because she didn't have time to learn an instrument.

    - I felt better about Sunset reforming in this. Part of the film is the uphill battle she faces in regaining the school's trust. She's always wanted love. In the first film, she is ruthless in her pursuit of popularity, and is angry at Twilight when she gains love and respect while going against every tactic she tried. Here, she has love from the others, and doesn't know how to handle it. It's foreign to her, much like it once was to Twilight.

    - I was right, Rainbow Dash's arrogance was a plot point here.

    - Maude. And Derpy. And Bulk Biceps.

    - The Dazzlings are excellent villains. Sinister and threatening while being hilarious at the same time. I'm a little disappointed they lost their powers, it probably means they aren't coming back.

    - Vinyl Scratch's role was a pleasant surprise. I'm glad they kept her as a mute, it adds a nice layer on her character to make her a music lover that can't speak.

    - The ending battle FTW.

    - That stinger...


    EqG!Twilight! And she seems suspicious about what's going on at Canterlot High! Equestria Girls 3 is confirmed! It's confirmed you guys!

    - Also, given that it's pretty clear EqG will be its own thing now, I no longer mind Flash Sentry. He had a diminished role here, only around to remind us he exists and still loves Twilight.

    The Cons

    - Still nothing to fill the plotholes of the first movie. No clue where Sunset's been staying or how she's been caring for themselves, or how she got info from Equestria to know the layout of the palace, or the time difference.

    - Do no one notice Photo Finish and Snips and Snails sabotaging the Rainbooms? Seriously, were Celestia and Luna asleep?

    Okay, now that that's over, my guess for the inevitable EqG series: The introduction of Equestrian magic has caused several other beings that were banished to the human world to regain their magic. Twilight can't be in the human world to round them up, so she leaves the job to the human Twilight and her friends. Boom: adventure and slice of life, just like the main show. If they don't do that... future fanfic.

    Next time, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #23.

    14 comments · 270 views
  • 5w, 1d
    Friends Forever #8 review!

    Well, in order to wash the bad taste of My Little Phony out, let us read one of the better Friends Forever issues, shall we?

    This issue works on the time honored principle that, if your characters are good enough, you only have to put them in a situation and watch the story write itself. A lot of this story’s charm won’t come out in my synopsis, because it’s all Applejack and Rarity’s chemistry. Well, let’s get to it.

    Our story opens with _____ delivering a letter to the Apples. It’s from the West Coast Oranges, saying they’re interested in selling their apples closer to their home. This leads to a good gag of the barn getting destroyed... again.

    Anyway, since the juvenile delinquents Cutie Mark Crusaders wrecked Applejack's saddlebag, she goes to borrow one from Rarity. However, upon hearing Applewood, Rarity insists on coming along, wanting to see the sights, despite Applejack insisting that it’s only a short business trip.

    On the train, Applejack announces a stopover in Salt Lick City, and Rarity insists on seeing the Largest Ball of Cashmere Yarn. Applejack foreshadows that what I’ve been doing with her in Direction is accurate by announcing she’ll be working on her business plan. Once they get to the ball, there’s a gag with a goat eating a season five script, but mostly Applejack gets bored and falls asleep.

    Naturally, she woken by Rarity saying the train is leaving soon. They race back and jump on the train that’s leaving. They then find out their train was delayed, and this one is heading to Seaddle. Rarity is unconcerned and offers to help Applejack with her business plan, but she refuses and storms out.

    The next morning they apparently have time to see a show, even though their train leaves in the morning. The show ends up destroying their cab, and since it’s apparently the only one in the city, they are forced to walk. They get caught up in the rain, and decide that breaking and entering is the best solution.

    After the rain stops, Rarity suggests that, instead of walking, that they commit a felony and steal a biplane. As they fly, Rarity asks when the meeting is. When Applejack says it’s whenever they show up, Rarity chews her out for being so irresponsible, and being in a hurry when there’s no deadline. This leads to her, of course, crashing into the most easily avoidable obstacle: Mount Monument, a mountain with the four princesses’s faces carved in. BTW, notice there’s a petition to add Chrysalis to it, with only Chrysalis’s signature?

    Applejack gets mad that they were going the wrong way. Despite losing all their bits, they manage to hitch a ride on a carriage... one that gets hijacked by bull bandits.

    This leads to a great two page scene where the two fight them off while arguing. Applejack calls Rarity a poor business planner, but when Rarity finally sees Applejack’s business plan, it’s simply “sell apples” and blows up on her for having poor business sense. Even so, she still wants to help fix it, because even with the little tiff the two are still friends.

    Also, Rarity mentions social media. What does that entail in Equestria?

    Later, after the two work out a real business plan and somehow get money from nowhere, it’s Applejack who suggests a detour... to a Disneyland rip-off. One made by someone who actually went to Disneyland.

    By the way, Applejack and Rarity getting excited about it is too funny.

    Afterward, they head to the Orange house. They’re surprised to see Applejack, since they never sent a letter. Back home, Granny Smith notices that she might have meant East Coast. Ha! She’s suffering the depressing ravages of old age!

    There’s a “Where Are they Now?” Epilogue. Applejack, Big Mac, and the Stranger have the best.

    A sub comic shows that Winona is every bit as evil as Angel Bunny.

    Well, there you go. Rainbow Rocks is out Saturday, expect some initial thoughts on that, then My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #23.

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In the wake of her failed assault on Canterlot, Chrysalis is left stuck in the desert to brood on her failures. Angry and bitter, she reflects back on the events that led to her becoming the Changeling Queen.

Takes place in the same universe as Post Nuptials, though you don't have to read it first. I promise none of my other fics are going to be this dark.

First Published
14th Jul 2012
Last Modified
14th Jul 2012
#1 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

Well, here's my attempt at Chrysalis' orgins. I'm not sure how this will go over, since most of the fics I've read portray the changelings as a fully formed society rather than mindless attack dogs, but this idea entered my head and wouldn't leave.

#2 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

Tragedy tag? Not sure if want...

I'll give it a read though, I enjoyed Post Nuptials too much not to :pinkiesmile:

#3 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

I'm excited!!! I can't wait to read it.....but not tonight, too much booze, and a need to sleep for work tomorrow....

#4 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

Eh... it's okay I guess. Kind of grimdark compared to your last fic. Still, the racism thing equaling to the self destruction was pretty good. I like it.

#5 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

It's all Discord's fault... Intriguing concept... I think I like it.

I wonder how it feels, knowing that your creations can beat you. I bet it's embarrassing.

(Also, I read another fic where he burst into song before getting friended; there it sounded tacky but your version sounded better and much more believable).

#6 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

This comment may contain spoilers:

The end of a race, the creation of another. How discord became ruler of Equestria if the 3 tribes were living in harmony, his first defeat and the reason of his appearance while a statue. The rise to immortality and transformation into alicorns of the princesses and what makes Candence any different from the sisters. All under 6500 words in a good coherent tale.

If anything the only thing that doesn't sit right with me would be that I never really picture Discord actually killing a pony, here he killed the family of Celestia and Luna, and several important figures from the original government of Equestria. While I wouldn't put that in any story I would write, I can see it happening the way you wrote it. So despite that little detail I still like this story, good work.

#7 · 119w, 6d ago · · ·

Well... shoot. :pinkiesad2: This story hit right in the old heartstrings, reading about your own theory on Chrysalis' rise to power, and how Celestia and Luna sort of came to power, I'm guessing? Not to mention all the death and misery, think I'm probably gonna feel sad all day, just thinking about this like another recent fic I read the first day after it was uploaded (though that had a lot more graphic detail in death and stuff). Definitely see why you put this as its own story, even if it's part of the Post Nuptials universe.

Though I have to ask: is the whole Changelings converted from Flutterponies thing a common thing in Changeling fics? As this is only the second one out of all that I've read (not yet knowing about some I have yet to get to reading), where it seems to imply or directly mention at some point with Discord being the one to taint Flutterponies (though in the other one, Chrysalis was one of them, not an ordinary pony) into changelings. Just ask cause not sure where that came from, if not a fanon thing. :unsuresweetie:

Anyway, nice story and definitely something that maybe leaves enough room for a follow-up, if you decided to do one, if the show won't do that in the eventual Season 3. Can't wait to see your next fic, Darth Link! :raritystarry:

#8 · 119w, 5d ago · · ·

Interesting. I like the idea that alicorn status is something anypony can strive for if they're willing; it explains a lot.

You write Discord and his dialogue fairly well, though as others have said, I can't picture him directly killing anypony. Death by transmogrification, sure, but plain old blood loss or suffocation or whatever just seems kind of lame compared to what he's really capable of. Nice work pinning the origin of the changelings on him, as well as Poison Joke... if only you'd gone for the trifecta and worked in the zap apples. I really liked his reasoning for the changelings especially- a hideously deformed creature known as a traitor to her own kind who needs love to survive? Brilliantly sadistic.

#9 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

I have to say that this indeed an original and thought-out origin story, in how it combines the history of Equestria and Discord's role, making him pretty much the soul cause of all this pain. You did a goob job on him here, though seeing the ways he actually killed some ponies such as the tribe leaders and others was quite well, brutal. You really brought out the sadistic side of him here. As for Chrysalis herself, can't say I feel all that sorry for her. She made her bed, she has to sleep in it.

These stories are proving very interesting. I am curious with what you plan to do with Scootaloo. I personally hope the ponies' fears of her parents being abusive don't turn out to be true, rather just neglectful and not making a good connection with her. An idea I figured considering Scootaloo's mom is maybe she is envious of Rainbow Dash, who Scootaloo looks up to and not her. Just a thought.

#10 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

A very interesting origin story.

#11 · 119w, 3d ago · · ·

Very interesting.

Funny how so many things seem to go back to Discord.

#12 · 119w, 1d ago · · ·

>>911201, >>911207

Well, be sure to let me know what you think.

>>911326

Yeah, this is why I didn't post this as a chapter to Post Nuptials. I promise that this is as dark as it gets from me.

>>911492

Thanks! In case it wasn't clear, he was singing "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.

>>911626, >>925556, >>926870

Thanks for your kind words!

>>911736

If that is a fanon thing, this is the first I've heard of it.

>>915640

Why would Discord make zap apples? Those make ponies happy.

And yeah, Discord pretty much royally screwed Chrysalis over. Truth be told, that detail just kind of fell into place.

>>922250

You're not really supposed to feel sorry for her. At least, not too much. All of her misery is self-inflicted, so...yeah.

#13 · 119w, 1d ago · · ·

>>935884

Why would Discord make zap apples? Those make ponies happy.

Sure they do... once you figure out the insane methods necessary to harvest them, and if you don't get fried in the process. It's like a mousetrap.

#14 · 119w, 1d ago · · ·

>>935884 I know. I guess I was kinda stating the obvious.

Still, a well-written and original story. Props to ya, amte.

#15 · 118w, 6d ago · · 1 ·

And need I remind you, even beforehand we relied on the earth ponies for food.

beforehoof

Sorry for the nazism.

The rainbow hit him as he struck a dramatic pose. “Somewhere over the raaaaaaain...

Ok that's the most uncanniest thing that I could've read while listening to Frank Sinatra's "Love And Marriage"

#16 · 118w, 6d ago · · ·

"There isn’t a single guard in this room that’s a pony...which makes what I have to do all the more easier.”

some possibly better phrases

*all the more simple

*that much easier

Good story though. I especially enjoyed how you explained why the changelings never showed up before the wedding.

#17 · 118w, 3d ago · · ·

sequel for the love of nmm sequel:rainbowwild:

#18 · 118w, 3d ago · · ·

wow! It all makes sense!!!!:derpyderp1:

#19 · 118w, 2d ago · · ·

When you shake hands with the Devil, you get burned.

#20 · 118w, 1d ago · · ·

>>935884

Well, that was just my assumption, even if I don't know a whole lot of the fanon theories when it comes to MLP: FIM and such. Like stuff about Flutterponies (assuming that's a common thing, can only think of this and a couple other stories), why most people pair ponies like Vinyl Scratch and Octavia, or make Scootaloo as an adoptive sister to Rainbow Dash. Not to say it's not an interesting idea, Discord turning a bunch of interesting pony-like creatures into mutated insects with transformation capabilities, the ability to feed on love, and abilities of an alicorn (in that can use both magic and fly). As he IS the God of Chaos, and would be child's play for him and fit his chaotic image with the show. But I digress.

#21 · 117w, 6d ago · · ·

I like how Discord changed Chrysalis and made Celestia and Luna immortals, but I agree that I don't see him as a sadic, more like a evil prankster (and I love his reaction when he is transformed into stone). It's a well written story :pinkiesmile:

#22 · 117w, 1d ago · · ·

Well....I liked this. I'm a bit sad it wasn't more well received.

Sorry, planned on reading this a while ago, but I finally got around to it.

On to your next fic. :yay:

#23 · 108w, 4d ago · · ·

I get the feeling discord gets joy from the confusion of his prey, not off killing innocents. He however created a great scenario in which his end was brought about. Otherwise it was awesome, I  hope people at mcd aren't looking at me for making noises

#24 · 106w, 1d ago · · ·

What I love about Discord is that he can be used to explain anything, for he is; The wizard who done it

#25 · 105w, 4d ago · · ·

The irony here is that the changelings feed off love. And Discord's sick twisted world would leave no ROOM for love. The worlds Discord and Chrysalis wish to have are fundamentally incompatible. Since changelings feed off love (like Chrysalis does now) Discord's world would be one they'd be sentenced to starve to death.

And while Chrysalis' motive fits with the idea of someone raised under how Hurricane used to think, and now feels betrayed when she sees her hate is meaningless. Being everything Hurricane inspired her to be.

But as soon as Discord enters the picture, she quickly becomes a generic villain minus her phrasing "you're the traitor" to Hurricane. And in her mind she is. After all, the Hurricane SHE knew would have never worked along side the other tribes.

She isn't just unable to let go of the conflict she's been raised in her entire life, nor let out of the prejudices that have been hammered into her as a matter of course, she feels like HER HERO stabbed her in the back by turning around on those truths. And when she THINKS she's doing the right thing by violently interrogating a former blood enemy (what WERE the trivial questions ANYWAY?) she loses her rank and everything else that mattered to her.

But suddenly she's being just a sadist psychopath like Discord rather than seeing all these horrors as 'for the greater good of the pegasi people.'

once sat were not attached to a bright pink ceiling,

once sat were now attached to a bright pink ceiling,

“I mean, hello, Master of Chaos and Disharmony here, like I need a reason to do anything.

And yet everything you do is to feed your own sadism and ego.

And every time you and your changelings do that, it will breed fear and mistrust among ponies.

Cutting off their own food source in the process.

“Because with or without your help, I’ll escape eventually, and believe me, you won’t like what I’ll do to you,” he threatened, leaning in toward you with glaring eyes.

I guess Chrysalis decided she had had enough of his abuse.

And the changelings we saw in the cartoon, while soldiers, showed individual expressions. And while Chrysalis has a mental link to her kind, the way their thoughts almost overwhelmed her at first here implies they still had their own egos.

And personally, I'm FREAKING SURPRISED CRYSTALS AND HER CHANGELING DIDN'T STARVE TO DEATH in the months Discord ruled.

'As queen of the changelings, it's my duty to find food for my subjects.' She told Cadence.

#26 · 105w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1485432

That's why Chrysalis has the ability to brainwash. She essentially mind rapes ponies into loving her. The downside is it severely dilutes the potency from true love. This is why Shining Armor and Cadence's love spell was able to defeat her. She's never tasted real, genuine love, only the hallow imitation she can force. Neither her nor Discord can tell the difference.

In my canon, the changelings do have a certain degree of individuality. They can act on their own to a certain extent, otherwise they wouldn't be much use in a big battle like Canterlot, but they're still functionally bound to Chrysalis.

On Chrysalis becoming generic after Discord shows up...my interpretation is that Chrysalis says she doing things to serve others, and she might even believe that, but she's really doing things for herself. She likes feeling like she has power, so she flaunts her wings and tries to make them seem better than strength or a horn. She just wanted to conquer foreign cities with a great army. Like Discord said, she has exactly what she wants, he just didn't dress it up. She genuinely feels betrayed by Hurricane, but only because she's not doing things her way anymore. Plus, after everything she went through her sadism is about bringing others down below her level so she can feel like she has some power. That's part of the reason why she doesn't get Twilight returning to save everypony, it doesn't fit in with her "it's all about me" logic.

Thanks for catching the spelling mistake.

#27 · 101w, 1d ago · · ·

>>922250

I get this feeling that scootaloo's parents are conspiring against celestia.

#28 · 96w, 22h ago · · ·

hello i was wondering if i can add your story to my group "villains of Equestria" you see i am the only member so if i add  your story the group might get some notice so i would love to have this story in the group . o and feel free to join if you want to or tell people about it

#29 · 95w, 2d ago · · ·

I kinda like it.  Though, I have one little problem.  In the show proper, there was no indication that Discord is even remotely sadistic.  At least, not to that level.  He liked screwing with ponies, sure, but he never killed or tortured them.

I think the saddest thing about this story is the fact that Equestria's first golden age of peace was so short lived.  I assume it was only a year or two, probably less, but certainly under a lifetime.  Then you have an entire race wiped-out.  

Then we have the Trials, which transform one of the lesser races into the supreme race, which sort of goes against the whole idea of the unification.  But it's an interesting idea that would explain a lot.

But like I said, I liked it.

#30 · 90w, 22h ago · · ·

“The Source would never make you an alicorn!”

Well, yeah. That could just be orbital wobble.

#31 · 78w, 11h ago · 1 · ·

I really love your Discord. If you really think about it, Discord can mess with reality any way he wants. And that's pretty scary if you portray him as a real villan not just a troll. He could do anything.

#32 · 68w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1488775

While the IDW comics have done some things that have rubbed me the wrong way. One idea I do like they introduced is that the rank and file changelings are individually sapient.

#33 · 51w, 6d ago · · ·

Competently written, but a bit too grim a look at Discord, if you ask me.

#34 · 47w, 1d ago · · ·

Attached to them by strings were a pegasus, an unicorn, and an earth pony, all wiggling just above the flames.

a unicorn

#35 · 41w, 13h ago · · ·

>>3579211 No it's an unicorn.

#36 · 41w, 5h ago · · ·

>>3800318

>> an1979 No it's an unicorn.

"An" unicorn might be a close friend of cuddly "alot" in a land of Erroria.

Now under attack from nasty grammar nazis.

Could you be "an hero" and save them?

:derpytongue2:

Comment posted by an1979 deleted at 5:30pm on the 17th of January, 2014
#40 · 41w, 44m ago · · ·

>>3802052 Sorry. I was confused on account of jokes are suppose to be funny.

#41 · 40w, 6d ago · · ·

>>3802105

>> an1979 Sorry. I was confused on account of jokes are suppose to be funny.

Well at least I had a good laugh, sorry that it was at your expense.

EOT.

#42 · 37w, 1d ago · · ·

This was one of the most tragic things I ever read.

I consider it "Greek" level tragic:

Evil deities

Traitors condemned to a horrible fate.

Other deities rising to put a stop.

Very well written.

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#43 · 20w, 2d ago · · ·

Am I right in thinking Sombra's origin is detailed in this as well? The unicorn whose horn turns red? And did I catch a Teen Girl Squad reference too? <.<

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