Some ponies say that living well is its own reward. But there comes a time when living well is no longer reward enough. Originally written as a submission for Prompt #51 of Thirty Minute Pony Stories.
Transcience (dunno if good word) fuuuu
Easiest way to make everything sad D:
Woefullly sad. But the last part with Spike was sweet in its own regard. Good story.
I lost it and cried One Piece-style (i.e.: Messily) at the part with Twilight's experiment...
Any child of one of them would be the child of all of them...Dammit!
I hate stories about somepony outliving the others... They make me feel all dead inside.
I still adore this. Well done.
Look at it, look, you made fluttershy cry. Otherwise good story .
Oh, the tears that were shed
I wouldn't want anyone to live that long. This was a really good story btw.
Huh. The way I've heard the saying, living well is supposed to be the best revenge.
Huh. Didn't expect that. That was wonderful.
~OH GOD~ ~THE SADNESS~
and since I like Fluttershy, more of these
I've occasionally heard it that way myself. In this case though, that meaning doesn't quite apply to the situation.
Thank you all for your kind words. I'm glad my story had the impact I hoped it would. (And if it makes anyone feel any better, trust me, I feel just as sad about the situation. I was almost tearing up writing of that dialog...it's not a fun thing, putting any pony through this sort of situation, let alone Pinkie.)
Perhaps an epilogue or semi-sequel is in order? One showing Pinkie having a party with her surviving friends, making the best of her new life. Besides, Future Equestria sounds like an interesting place.
In truth, I'm not sure I have enough of a real concept for the future Equestria, at least in this story, to really be able to flesh out any kind of epilogue or semi-sequel without watering down this oneshot. However, I'm not against the idea of trying to develop something. I'll consider it and see what, if anything, comes to mind over the next couple of weeks.
Manly tears were shed.
Huh...My polyamory-related continuities seem to always come back to you Donna Noble-style, Kyronea. I write a speedfic for 'Sexty Minute Ponies', and one reviewer of my submission for a prompt involving the entire mane Six sends me back to you.
...On that note, this got me pretty hard, man. Immortality (or a ridiculously long life, at the very least) does have its downsides, and seeing the happiest one of the six be the last one alive, well...that's just downright cruel, mate. It was a great read, to be sure, but damn, that's just cruel.
What on earth? I do believe i have found a new source of water. For some odd reason after reading this my face became covered with water.
Looks like I accidentally missed replying to you in my original reply to everyone. Apologies for that. I am glad you found the story so emotionally gripping. Norse was a big help in pointing me in directions to add more emotion to it.
Heh, well, I am interested in polyamory myself, so maybe that has something to do with it. In any event, I'm glad you enjoyed the story. (And please, keep up the good work in terms of submitting to SMP, and don't be afraid to submit to TMP too.)
Why, thank you. It is always good to hear I have evoked tears.
Theres somthing about pinkie being sad and not pycopathic at the same time it makes me cry...