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  • 15w, 2d
    Thanks!

    Hey everyone!

    Usually I go through my notices and thank everyone individually for watching my stories, but with a new chapter release, I try to give it a few days to let the influx die down a bit. Unfortunately, it looks like I lost most of the notices when I checked them (not sure how that works, but oh well), so I'll just say it here en masse:

    Thanks to all of you who read Road Not Taken: Going Home, thank you. Thanks for reading, commenting, rating, going to the stories, and for not doing horrible and stabbity things to me in response for all of the terrible things I do to Sparkler in the name of a good story.

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    "From the Mouths of Fillies" goes to print!

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    To everyone who wonders why I prefer the classical spelling of 'gryphon'...

    This is why.

    Also, a quick update for "Going Home." Proofreading is done, so all that's left is the cover art--and with finals over, that should be coming along in due time.

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This story is a sequel to From the Mouths of Fillies

Dinky and Sparkler have the most awesome godmom in Equestria--that's right, me! Rainbow Dash. Being friends with their mom means I've spent a lot of time with them over the past few years. They're pretty cool kids.

But then ... well, Ditzy got sick. Like, really sick. I've been watching them for her, but if she doesn't get better soon, they may be staying with me for a lot longer than I thought.

That's okay, though: I'm Rainbow Dash. I can handle anything life throws at me.

(Connected to From the Mouths of Fillies, Saying Goodbye, and Feeling Regrets)

First Published
22nd Aug 2012
Last Modified
12th Nov 2012
#1 · 113w, 8h ago · 3 · · 01 - The Visit ·

It feels wrong to click like for this story.  :fluttercry:

Ugh my heart hurts now.

But good story, things can only get better from here...  Right...?  Right?!

#2 · 113w, 8h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Sad. Just sad. :fluttershyouch:

#3 · 113w, 8h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Damn that was heart-wrenching. Hope you have a good followup.

#4 · 113w, 8h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I don't like this alternative part of the main story,

but you wrote it down well.

#5 · 113w, 8h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I'm looking forward to the next chapter! :twilightsmile:

I was surprised when a tear rolled down my face after reading the line:

“Shh.” Dinky snuggled closer against her mother. “Mommy’s sleeping.”

Especially after having read your other stories.

#7 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

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#8 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

This is fantastic. Unbelievably sad, but it's a great story so far. Can't wait for more.

#9 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

WOW, I really hope you write at least one other chapter that was just...wow.

Right in the feels.

#10 · 113w, 7h ago · 1 · · 01 - The Visit ·

>“Shh.” Dinky snuggled closer against her mother. “Mommy’s sleeping.”

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noononononoonononon!

#11 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

This story and some somber blues to set the mood...that was heart wrenching.

#12 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

This one loses out to "From the Mouths of Fillies". Spelling all the gut-wrenching details makes it another "somepony dies"-story, a really good one, but just another.

#13 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

That was incrediable. Your discription on how ponies of diffrent ages act during a tragic event such as this is very believable. I hope to see more soon.

#14 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Why did I choose to read this just as my friend was coming over?

#15 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Ouch. That one hit me right in the feels.

Amazing job with the emotion.

#16 · 113w, 7h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

:fluttercry:  more?

#17 · 113w, 7h ago · 1 · · 01 - The Visit ·

Oh god, I can already tell this is going to make me sad. :fluttercry:

EDIT: IT DID! IT DID MAKE ME SAD!:fluttershbad:

#18 · 113w, 6h ago · 2 · · 01 - The Visit ·

... I bucking hate you, bastard.

(In other words, you're doing your job, and I freaking hate you even more for it. :fluttercry::raritycry:)

Manly tears have been shed prior to Legal Research class...

Also, inb4 Feature

#19 · 113w, 6h ago · 2 · · 01 - The Visit ·

i want to hug dinky so much right now it hurts

#20 · 113w, 6h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I was sad before I started reading this. Now I'm sadder.

#21 · 113w, 6h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I feeL like I've been gut punched. Poor Dinky. Poor Sparkler. Poor Rainbow. :raritycry::pinkiesad2::ajsleepy::fluttercry:

Can't wait to read more...just let me get a tub of ice cream first.

#22 · 113w, 6h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I know how you feel Dinky, My mom died too, just six months ago. My eyes are watering now.

F*ck ye author for makin me cry, and for making the Derpster die.

#23 · 113w, 6h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I woke up with my chest in pain this morning, and now I know why.

#24 · 113w, 6h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

>>1135633

I'm so sorry to heard that. Please accept my condolences.

#25 · 113w, 5h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I can't hold all these feels. This story made me legitimately sad. I'm going to go crawl onto my bed and die now.

#26 · 113w, 5h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Not in the mood to feel right now, but I'm definitely adding this to my read-later pile.

Also, just as a note, in the cover image that isn't Amethyst Star Sparkler. That's Sea Swirl.

#27 · 113w, 5h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Oh, ouch. Right in the soul. I really hope I see more of this.

#28 · 113w, 5h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

That was a bit too powerful for me.  There was a lot of raw emotion and pain at a level that is physically disturbing.  Great writing moves a person, I suppose, but I can't help but shiver.

#29 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

.... I sorta put on happy music in the background so I wouldn't cry, IT DIDN'T WORKKKK!  :fluttercry:

#30 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

>>1135688

Eh, it's fine.

#31 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

OH GOD, THE FEELS! The fucking feels, man! Having just recently lost my grandfather to cancer only a month after being diagnosed, and watching the life fade away from him, this really hits me hard. I don't know what hurts more about this story, the death of one of the best background characters, or how suddenly we were thrust into this emotionally intense scenario. I'm anxious to see how Dashie handles this.

#32 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

>>1136037

I'm sorry to hear about your granddad, bud. I lost my own granddad as well a few months back.

#33 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

The writing is pretty good, so nothing jumped out at me that was bad.

Unfortunate,ly, it didn't affect me all that much. (maybe I'm just an asshole)

#34 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Celestia DAMN it right in the feels! :fluttershbad:

#35 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

wow. i can compare what i am feeling right now to how i felt when i read my little dashie :fluttercry:

#36 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I'm not gonna cry I'm not gonna cry I'm not gonna cry

....

GOD DAMNIT!!!!

#37 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

These feels man, they hit me hard :fluttershbad:

#38 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Never before in my life have I felt something like this. Never.

F.

Fuck you.

M.

#39 · 113w, 4h ago · · 2 · 01 - The Visit ·

Ditzy died because she was attacked.... BY THE STUPID!

#40 · 113w, 4h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

more, please. I kind of want to see the trials of Rainbow trying to be a mother.

#41 · 113w, 3h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Why would you do that?!

These feels, they hurt man. They hurt. :fluttercry:

#42 · 113w, 3h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

>>1135264 Jeez dude I was crying and u HAD to go and make me laugh. :raritycry::rainbowlaugh:

#43 · 113w, 3h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

>>1136289, I raged at My Little Dashie. I laughed at Cupcakes. I had Scoots kill Dash in the Rainbow Factory. I cannot cry, for I cannot feel sadness. I travel time in Warhammer 40K. I understand ALL of Doctor Who. I have CABAL attack SKYNET. I take the fungal infection in my foot and mix it with the virus that causes warts to make stone hard skin. I comprehend Pinkie Pie. I make a cure to Nurgle's Rot. I make magi-tech steam-punk androids. I build the T1000. I am a Renaissance man in thought. I am a mix of Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein, Pinkie pie, Twilight Sparkle and Trixie.

#45 · 113w, 3h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Congratulations on being the first FiM fic to straight up make me cry. :fluttercry:

Should have waited on this one for when I wasn't at work.

#46 · 113w, 3h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

This... this story just wrenched at my heart so much, you described it all really well (which i sorta hate you for) and i was crying all the way through :fluttercry:

#47 · 113w, 2h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Dead Island goes well with this...well it kinda goes well with anything sad and makes them 15 times more sad.

#48 · 113w, 2h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

Puts the whole Mare do well scene in a weird light.

#49 · 113w, 2h ago · · 1 · 01 - The Visit ·

"And then they all died. Of Cancer. In the Snow. Alone. as orphans."

Aren't I DEEP and MEANINGFUL?

#50 · 113w, 2h ago · · · 01 - The Visit ·

I feel horrible. Even worse is that I didn't cry. Maybe I'm just used to these.

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