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    Blast from the Past

    So I was going through some of my old PM's, just out of curiosity, y'know? Anyhoo, I found a VERY interesting little PM between myself and my old editor. We would critic each other's work and get opinions. I cut out the majority to get rid of the actual critic part, but I found a VERY interesting little footnote at the bottom...

    (Footnote) I've decided to make a fic about Too Many Pinkie Pies (Yeah, I know your opinion, but it's not about the wrong Pinkie being sent back)

    What I plan on doing is making a thoughtful fic about one of the clone/duplicates being left behind and not going to the paint drying thing. I'm trying to write about her maybe gaining a personality of her own, and addressing the matter that a lot of guys brought up about whether Twilight was right to send back the clones, or if that was considered murder.

    Interested at all? It's still a rough thought, but I'm planning on drafting something in the next few days, so give me a message!:rainbowkiss::twilightblush:

    65w, 2d ago

    piedol said:

    Love. That. Idea.

    I'll respond once I check out what you have so far.

    Then I found this one. It seems that even in the crappy as hell early stages, I had the magic fingers... :|

    Jorofrarie said:

    This is becoming my favourite pastime, it really is.

    Now, you may not have noticed the response that I sent you regarding your chapter, but if you read that you'll notice a small footnote that I'd written up.

    I had nothing better to do, so I got a hammer, a keyboard, introduced the two and let them write the initial chapter for a story. It's still in a rough stage, and I'm still re-wording/cutting parts of it, but I'm not asking for that. The real question is on the premise, what is your opinion on the idea so far, you interested?:pinkiesad2::twilightblush::duck::applejackunsure:

    65w, 2d ago

    piedol said:

    Alright, I took a look at it. Concept? YES. Emotive description? YES. Dialogue? UNREALISTIC.

    That needs some work. To be frank, it's a bit of a weakness that I notice, where the characters speak too much what you want to express to the reader, and not what they'd actually say when they want to display a certain emotion or description.

    I imagine the conversation going down on a screen, and I get what you want to say, but it just doesn't have that MLP 'Vibe' going on to it at parts where they start to panic.

    That aside, her internal thoughts were nigh flawless. I really felt like I WAS the Pinkie-clone early on. GJ on that, and... Oh, right:

    MOAR.

    So there ya go. Humble beginnings for everything. I'm not entirely sure WHY I'm posting this. Maybe it's some sort of last farewell before I publish the final chapter and send this fic on its merry way. Whatever it is, I hope you guys like seeing the mess that is me in my creative process...

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"YOU ARE NOT THE REAL PINKIE PIE!"

"You probably shouldn't even exist."

"You're only a clone, you don't HAVE any feelings!"

Who was she to believe? She was barely a day old, and already she'd seen the disappearance of her mirror images, all but her. Was she just a clone? A disposable unfeeling analog?

What would happen if she became her own pony? If she became real?

Is it possible for one of the Pinkie's, the only copy left behind, to develop? To become an entirely different pony to the one that she was modelled after?

Oh, and before I forget, thanks to the amazing WerewolfNobody for the (At one point) cover art!

First Published
20th Nov 2012
Last Modified
21st Feb 2014
#2 · 100w, 3d ago · · · Fun ·

seems interesting... will read later

#4 · 100w, 2d ago · 1 · · Fun ·

>>1650557

cuz is.... fun?:pinkiecrazy:

#5 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

This is amazing.

MOAR!

#6 · 100w, 2d ago · 1 · · Fun ·

Ah, now we see the violence inherent in the system.  And it's all Twilight Sparkle's fault.

Given the disturbing manner in which this problem was "solved," this story simply had to be written, if only to acknowledge that there may have been  -- must have been --- a better way.

#7 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

This had to be written. I wonder, how good it will turn out.

"read later" for now - a busy evening ahead.

#8 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

I was waiting for this :rainbowkiss:

#9 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

WELL WELL WELL

#10 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

Ok, done.

1 Emotions done very well but the implied empathic link creates a plot hole - the other Pinkies didn't seem concerned with their copies disappearing.

2 It reminds me of 7 of 9's experience of being disconnected from the Borg. :coolphoto:

#11 · 100w, 2d ago · 2 · 1 · Fun ·

>>1650528 twilight looks creepy as fuck

#12 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1652056 i thought about that too

then i realized, i dont give a shit

it gives the story a bigger impact on people's weak emotional state

#13 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

I really enjoyed this, I mean I knew there would be stories spawned from Too Many Pinkie's especially one like this. And I love it, this isn't one where Twilight accidentally zapped the real Pinkie Pie, this is one of her Dopplegangers who watched Twilight kill about say... 40 or more Pinkie Pies. It adds understandable fear and motivation for the character to escape and survive. Suddenly the fun and friendly world of Equestria that she was born into looks a lot grimmer.

I look forward to seeing how this story progresses. :heart:

Comment posted by Mashmaster deleted at 5:42am on the 29th of May, 2014
#15 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1650528

Wow! That is a heck of a picture. Someone who isn't me should write that.

#16 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

Run, Pinkie #50, run!

#17 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

hi hi

One of the real tragedies of that episode was that Pinkie Pie's clones didn't have any friends of their own, no one to care for and no one to care for them.  The only exception was Fluttershy and her little mouse that offered a piece of cheese to Pinkie Pie's first clone.  Where was the magic of friendship then?

The look of terror on the last clone's face right before she failed is gonna stick with me...

I was touched by how well this story portrayed the mind of someone who had only been alive for less than a day.

#18 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

:raritycry:

#20 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1654358 Just no dude...:flutterrage:

#21 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1654370 But why not?

#22 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1654511 Cause it's all very depressing.

Same reason I can't bear stuff like My Little Dashie and Background Pony.

#24 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1650528 were did you find that?

#26 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

Since the Pinkie clones only knew her friends names and not their histories couldn't Twi have just asked them something about the return of Discord or another of their adventures?  Whoever knows the answer is obviously the real Pinkie.

#28 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

*sniff* First chapter actually nearly made me cry. I kind of want the next chapter to finish the job.

#29 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1654584

Dashie isn't depressing. It's ending is a little sad. but it's not depressing. If you haven't read it, you really need to. It's one of the greatest Fics in the fandom.  

#30 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

You have capped my interest and hit my issue with the episode on the nose.

What really gets me is the ambiguousness of it all. Would it really have killed the writers to add a shot of the clone-pinkies bouncing around the inside of the mirror pool or something?

#31 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1655626

They probably forgot that this fandom loves to overthink things to the point of making up stuff.

Seriously, the entire point of this story falls when you realize that there's no reason to think Twilight was murdering them. At all. :facehoof:

>>1650528

Yeah, because that's obviously what was happening.

This is why I don't go to Equestria Daily when new episodes come out. Hearing all the pointless complaints being thrown around about made up issues just ruined it for me.

#32 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

mabye the clone that survived was the first clone and therefore had an innate connection to the ones that came after?:trollestia:

... anyway this is really good...looking forward to more:twilightsmile:

#33 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1655769 Snow Soar Snow Soar Snez Smog Smell Fog Bed Bug Dung Pocket... Wait, where was I going again?

Oh right...

Are you a fortune teller? Oracle? Anything?:twilightoops::duck::unsuresweetie::trollestia:

#34 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

And thus, the season 3 fics begin in earnest!

#35 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656201 WOOO! FORERUNNER!

In all seriousness, I'm not sure how nobody else had this idea before me, it's a big one, and it's great fun to right as well, which makes everything better.:pinkiehappy:

#36 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656214 It takes effort to write quality work. The fact that you got this up when you did is rather impressive, really. Cheers!

#37 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1655422

Ok Im gonna ignore the Scootaloser thing But yeah I agree MLD isnt depressing so much as a raging case of the feels. basically its :fluttercry: and not :raritycry: :raritydespair: ya know.

>>1656214

I think not many people want to portray Twilight as a cold logical killer. Even though we all know twilight is quite possibly the most likely to become the true face of a Psychopath. :twilightsmile:

By the way absofrikkin lutey love this fic. I cant wait to read more.

#38 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656421 Well you shan't wait long, I've already got the next chapter waiting in the wings, and I'm fine tuning it. Tomorrow maybe?:trollestia:

#39 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656424

Delicious. all I want to do is take the Pinkie mirror images and give them the world

#40 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656430 Don't we all...

Don't we all...:pinkiesad2:

#41 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656440

I suppose you are right... But we all know that there was a better way than to absolutely eliminate them from existence. We all know this. I mean in all honesty they could be the organizers of the Crystal Fair. or am I the only one who thinks of that.

#42 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656447 ...

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...

Coconut. That is all.:unsuresweetie:

#43 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656450

Yall may need ta explain that one there a little bit better. To which thing is your disdain pointed towards.

#44 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1656451 Just confusion, not disdain.:twilightsheepish:

#45 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

ok I do tend to dothat to alot of people. I have adhd which makes for amazing creativity but not much else:ajsleepy:

#46 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1654989 What's wrong with not reading Background Pony? I'm not. Dem chapters is too long.

#47 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

I've read Background Pony... it's gotten too depressing for me.

This, however, intrigues me.  We have a surviving clone whom didn't participate in the boring paint-watching, one whom wasn't distracted by the silly challenge, one whom was able to watch the destruction.  Even if all they think of is "fun", when you witness others like you being slaughtered, supposedly, I sure it would be quite jarring.

So, please, more when you can?

#49 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

Okay, read later. Also, this premise reminds me of Blade Runner. I could be wrong, since most things remind me of Blade Runner, but this time I'm pretty sure.

#50 · 100w, 2d ago · · · Fun ·

>>1655690

Ok, you tell me. What happened to those clones. No, not "They were sent back into the pool". What happened to the clones after that? Were they vanquished into nonexistence? Did they go to an alternate universe? Is the pool its own mini-world and now they're just back inside? Or were they magic and therefore just converted back into the mirror's magic? If the latter, those clones still had sentience -the ability to feel- and thus had some kind on limited cognizance that was destroyed when they were converted into magic. Or maybe it was something else. They never tell us in the episode. That's what I mean by ambiguousness.

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