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Sometimes, all it takes is a letter to let them know...

First Published
30th Aug 2012
Last Modified
30th Aug 2012

Comments ( 327 )

#1 · 107w, 1d ago · · ·

Have some sad :fluttercry:

This idea popped into my head a little while ago, and I just couldn't shake it. I took a much longer time than I should have to write it, just because I couldn't make myself think about all the emotions involved...

Well, maybe you'll have some feels anyway. I don't think I really did this justice.

So, now I'm going to write something silly for a bit.

Then it'll be back to a serious story after that. A proper one, for once.

For any of you who didn't pick up on this, Starfire is Twilight and Rainbow's daughter. She was conceived through magic in the epilogue of ImJustAnotherBrony's story, The Scootaloo Diaries, and there's a picture of her here.

However, note that this is not supposed to follow on from that story, since the timeline wouldn't make sense.

EDIT: Blog with some things you might be thinking of asking

#2 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

I loved it. You did an excellent job with what it's meant to be. I've read a couple fics that are told through letters before, but you executed it much better.

And well, here's this.

[[[SPOILERS BELOW!!]]]

First off, I want to say that I really liked the fact that you told the story backwards. It kind of reminds of that one thing that we talked about that one time. You know, the thing with the memories and whatnot. Anyway, have some of the things that I thought about while reading this. I guessed that Twi was dead before finishing the first letter, although at the time I kind of thought that Rainbow was meant to be insane or something. After a couple letters down, and rereading the first letter after I finished the story, I've concluded that she was only finding it impossible to cope, but is moving on like normal. A letter or two down, I began to think that Twi was not dead, and that she had left Rainbow alone with Starfire to go do something else, and that Rainbow was clinging to their lost relationship by sending letters to no real destination, and an unknown reader (us) was meant to be reading then, and unsure who Rainbow Dash is. That was when I felt the most sad by far. Imagining that scenario broke my heart, and I imagined pretty far into it. I kind of want to write my own story based on that misconstrued scenario. :rainbowwild:

All in all, I really did enjoy this, and I'm glad you finally got around to finishing it. So thanks for the good read. This can be my top recommendation for now. Hooray for being different! (Referring to the backwards letters, which is something I haven't seen until now.)

#3 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Woo, finally hit the front page! :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

I-I-I... Yeah, sad... Pretty much... Good writing though! Right? right? ...

#5 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·
#6 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187260 I actually want more from the diaries thing you made... I mean if that's okay with you :fluttercry:

BECAUSE IT WAS GOOD!

#7 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

i... what... FEELS HAVE BEEN HAD

Really good story, i found i t quite sad, and that last (first?) letter got me the most

INSTA FAVOURITE AND WATCH

#8 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

:pinkiesad2: that hurt me in the feels. i don't know how to properly word how i felt about this story, just know that it was very good.

#9 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

because this combo of so many twidash where one of the two die, I'm in depression mode for a week now

Despite of that, great job, nicely done

#11 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187277

Thanks! And

that last (first?) letter got me the most

was exactly what I was hoping for

#12 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

have a freakin' like.

I love letters and diary sort of stories. This was well done.

lotsa likes already...

Off to more fics. SUPERHERO! DUN DUNANA!

#13 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

So did Twilight pass away or what? Is she lost on their planet and can't find her way back or has she moved to a different city. I'm confused, but I started to tear up throughout the whole thing. Thanks for the amazing story.

#14 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187302 Apologies to your feels, but I'm glad you enjoyed it :twilightsmile:

#15 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187318 :applejackunsure: Sorry about that, thanks for reading though.

Have this cute Dash gif to help a little

#16 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187389

Thanks :pinkiesmile: I enjoy the letter format too, if it's done well

#17 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187392

Hopefully this sentence will clarify things a little:

The funeral was today.

Regardless, thanks for reading :pinkiesmile:

#18 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Read.Cry.Watch,fav,like.

#19 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Just one question, did you base this off of the song Gunnin by Hedley? Because it talks about writing letters to yourself like Rainbow is and how she waits for Twilight to come back. I was listening to the song and I got the strong idea that this is based off it.

#20 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

What do you mean by "The funeral was today"?

#21 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Damn it Twi......:fluttershysad::fluttercry::raritydespair::raritycry::flutterrage::fluttershbad::fluttershyouch:

#22 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Oh god....

Dem feels.

Y U DO THIS TO ME AT MIDNIGHT?

Faved, thumbs up-ped, and cried.

#23 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Wow. I don't know what to say. I'm thinking about it after I read it, and it's just making me more sad. This makes me want to continue writing my fic right now. I've been having a bit of a block, on the chapter I'm currently working on, but this inspired me. Thank you.

#24 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Now i get it.:ajsleepy::applecry::fluttercry::raritycry: :pinkiesad2:      I :heart::heart::heart::twilightsmile:

#25 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

I didn't feel sad. Just pity.

#26 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

I didn't understand it, was I meant to read it from the bottom up? It was slightly sad, but my emotions are always along the lines of "sad - normal" from life. Oh well, the writing seemed pretty legit.

#27 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

This better get more views

#28 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Wow That's beautiful man :fluttercry:

#29 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

  I felt sad, but I didn't understand what happened. :rainbowhuh:

#30 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

This was a wonderful read. I didn't feel sad but that's only cause I'm a cold person but still a good read. You got my fav.

I better see this featured or all hope in humanity that I have left will be gone.

#31 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187434

Nope, never heard of it :applejackunsure:

Well, till now anyway. I listened to it when I saw your comment. Sounds nice, but no this isn't based on it. Sorry.

#32 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187478

You're most welcome my friend :pinkiehappy:

Best of luck with your story

#33 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY FEELS!! :ajsleepy:

That last letter nailed it. Well done!

#34 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187540 >>1187610

It's a series of letters, in reverse chronological order, mostly from Rainbow Dash to Twilight Sparkle.

It's read in the normal way, but just realise that each new letter was actually written before the one you just read. So the first you read was the last written and vice versa.

If you still don't get it, give it another read and I'll try to explain in a bit more detail. I'd just rather not spell it out, if you know what I mean :twilightsmile:

#35 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187659

Thank you, and hopefully! Though I doubt it will, Past Sins is still up there :rainbowwild:

#36 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187761

Thank you :pinkiesad2:

That's what I was hoping for

#37 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

I cried so freaking hard. :fluttercry:

#38 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

Pretty good. That was a good few minutes well wasted.

#39 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

I like this, although I would like some context.

Should I've read another story to make sense of this?

#40 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

It confused me that it was backwards at first, but it makes sense if you are just reading through the letters as if they were stashed somewhere like a drawer (putting the most recent on top or something).

It was good, I can't really say anything that ImJustAnotherBrony hasn't said already, the flow was good and the feels were there (not full force but they were there).

#41 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·
#42 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

All of my tears.

:fluttercry:

All of them.

#43 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187805 *Sniffles* It's okay, it proves that you're good writer, since I rarely cry over fanfics. :pinkiesad2:

#44 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187796

No, it's not related to any other story. Most of the context is left up to you to pick out from the story, but if you can't get it, give it another read and I'll try to explain it a bit more thoroughly.

I'd just rather the reader figured it out than having to spell it out here in the comments, if you know what I mean. I'm happy to do so if necessary though :twilightsmile:

#45 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187798

Thank you, glad you liked it :pinkiesmile:

#46 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187812

It's more the fact that my brain is buzzing with theories what happened to twilight (why was she alone? How did she know she wouldn't return?)

that I want to know what happened, The letters tell the amazing story of the aftermath.. but I feel like needing to know the story before this.. if that makes sense:pinkiecrazy:

#47 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

That is a very interesting way to set-up the order, a good one, well done sir!

#48 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

It kinda confused me at first, the whole writing backwards thing. I got it figured out, though. And now I has a sad. Brb.

#49 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187843

That 'why' is alluded to in one of the letters, although I tried not to make it too plain.

If you'd like, I could PM you what I imagined happening. I'd prefer not to post it here, as some people might form different interpretations, and I'd like that not to be swayed by me.

#50 · 104w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1187852

Thank you my friend. :pinkiesmile:




Gotten over the self-cest yet? :rainbowwild:

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