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    Thank you to anyone who ever read or is still taking the time to read. It means the world to me that you gave up part of your day to read and (hopefully) enjoy my work.

    I'm not going to officially shut down this account, but I think I am finished with pony stories. For good. Thinking on this next year I want to focus on a novel I've set aside for two years, but before that I want to polish several short-stories and publish them at the same time. It's nothing against this genre or writers in it, and I can credit some of the most important events of my recent life to the people I met through writing these stories. It's been great, and I'm not an advocate of just closing shop and packing up. So I'll leave the stories on here until fimfiction decides to do something with this page. I did delete the incomplete stories, I don't want to mislead anyone with those, but the rest will stay for anyone who wants to enjoy them.

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Prince Blueblood is caught between two fractured lives, the home life that formed him into the insufferable snob he is today, and the unrequited love of his heart whom he drove away.

Preview image commissioned by RusselH of DA.

First Published
10th Jan 2012
Last Modified
10th Jan 2012
#1 · 145w, 1d ago · · ·

I can´t exactly give a good review, but i know what i like, for example that Blueblood is being redeemed (way too little of that around), and how his inner conflict is described in a way the reader can feel it.

I also know that i will give this 5 stars

#2 · 145w, 1d ago · · ·

>>121845

Really means a lot. Thanks!

#3 · 145w, 8h ago · 1 · ·

5 Stars

I only happened to chance reading this, first on dA, and then I had to find it on here. Heh, this is one of those stories that makes my heart pang a little. While I'm sad that this story is a one-shot, it's also wonderful, and I enjoyed the ending. The confrontation between Shining Armor and Prince at the end was especially well-crafted, and I liked the wisdom of Shining Armor in that he pointed out he couldn't save Blueblood from himself.

People like Prince Blueblood don't deserve those like Shining Armor.

But the Bluebloods of the world need them the most, and are helped the most, if they are willing to listen.

#4 · 144w, 2d ago · · ·

What I like is that you didn't heave all the blame on Blueblood alone; Shining Armor is right, he's always tried to change Prince forcefully, make him choose and not giving him the freedom he needed. In a way, he was doing exactly what Blueblood's mother was doing: Trying to twist him into something he didn't want  to be. Honestly, this isn't about redemtion, this is about growing as a person.

#5 · 142w, 11h ago · · ·

Oh, this is fantastic.

Seriously, I absolutely love redemption stories, and the confession scene is very well done, very organic. Especially the way Shining comforts Blueblood.

5/5.

#6 · 141w, 6d ago · · ·

>>183010

Couldn't agree with you more. This is such a sweet story btw. :pinkiesmile:

#7 · 141w, 6d ago · · ·
#8 · 141w, 4d ago · · ·

A brilliant story and a stunning contrast to your more tragic and sad works.

It's good to see the character development that Blueblood has received here, how his inner turmoils have forced him to be what he is and how Shining Armor is partly to blame for manipulating his friend.

Kudos to you sir, you have earned all of my 5 stars.

#9 · 133w, 1d ago · · ·

dat story icon :rainbowlaugh:

Anyway, I'll read this later, as I'm working on my fic right now :twilightsmile:

#10 · 113w, 18h ago · · ·

So is this an AU because they're some hints that imply Shining's an orphan.

#11 · 111w, 10h ago · · ·

>>1136212

This was written when the rumors of Shining Armor were first appearing online. It was written long before he made an appearance on the show. Before people knew he was Twilight's brother, etc. Long story short, though, yes it would be classified as an AU now.

#12 · 106w, 1d ago · · ·

That was actually pretty damn good. Seriously, that was quite the satisfying read.

#13 · 100w, 6d ago · · ·

Pretty good read! I'm glad that you took some of your own time to write this.

#14 · 98w, 1d ago · · ·

Came into this story expecting gratuitous clop. This is just about the polar opposite of that.

Man, Blueblood is pathetic.

#15 · 83w, 4d ago · · ·

A damn good read. Exceptional in execution. Wish I could write this good. 5/5

#16 · 76w, 1d ago · · ·

It was great to see Blueblood in a different light this time. It was quite wonderful to read more depth in him than what is generally expected after his appearance in the best night ever. It's actually quite a shame this story doesn't continue as I would have liked to read a lot more about Prince Cartographer adventuring with Shining armor.

The relationship between Cadence and Shining armor felt a little strained here though. The affection they appeared to have within the cantelot wedding seemed replaced by mostly a sence of duty now from Shining's side anyway. It didn't distract from the story necessarily though and it did strengthen Shinings past with Blueblood.

Nevertheless this was a wonderful read. Well written and heartwarming.

#17 · 57w, 4d ago · · ·

A very interesting take on Blueblood.  You really should add an 'AU' tag to this story.  I was very confused until I read in one of the comments that you wrote this before A Canterlot Wedding was even aired.

#18 · 57w, 4d ago · · ·

Wonder if i can get just blueblood as a ghost for a story....

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