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Bon Bon reflects on her companionship with Lyra.

First Published
18th Dec 2012
Last Modified
18th Dec 2012

Comments ( 92 )

#1 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 11 · ·

The timing of my checking fimfiction for notifications was funny.

I find it interesting how I'm starting to see the way you act with people more and more in your stories. I'm not sure if this has more to do with my getting to know you better, or my having just studied a whole bunch of literature recently.

Of course, maybe it's because this particular story is so obvious about it. Yeah, that's probably it.

Ponky has your address though?! ^.^

#2 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 13 · 5 ·

The Featured box shall tremble.

Edit: and it did.

Comment posted by Tech Specs deleted at 2:23am on the 18th of December, 2012
#4 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 3 · 1 ·

Bring on this most beautiful tale..

#5 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 1 · 1 ·

Dammit, SS&E, I still haven't read half of what you've put up since Background Pony because I'm trying to work through my Read Later backlog and keep up with my follows! Stop adding moooooooooooooooooooore.

Just kidding, looks like fine stuff, I'll get to it when I can.

#6 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 5 · 1 ·

:happy marsupial:

#7 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

Lyra? I don't remember a Lyra Heartstrings...

Bon-Bon is best SS&E stand-in.  Your stories always bring such wonderful emotions to mind... :raritydespair:

Aufwiedersehen Ponky, you man with a mission you!

This was the best written sendoff I have ever read.  It was touching and I can't even properly describe how wonderful it was to see her/your/our spirits lifted up by Lyra.

PS. What Quylaa said- "Does the cold hoof..." should start with "could."

#8 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

Hm. Lyra/Bon. Alright.

grr
#9 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 7 · ·

I think I may have felt something.

#10 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 6 · ·

Oh, two years. Suddenly it all makes sense.

Goodbye, Ponky! I'm sure you're going to go through all the comments on here anyways.

#11 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

Oh gosh, that's such a wonderful metaphor.

I'll be sad when Ponky leaves, even if I hardly know him.

#12 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

Two things, it's a GRIMDARK UNIVERSE, and two, have you actually considered writing? You'd be phenomenal

#13 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · 28 · ·

For the first time in a long time, I don't know what to say.

I'm shivering.  I'm crying a little bit.  I had to stand up somewhere in the middle and walk around the house just to keep breathing.

I do know, Skirts.  I do know.  And back at ya.

Thank you so much.

#14 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

Reading this fic and watching Lyra, it makes me remember, this is the kind of person I want to be. Not necessarily annoying but sincere, all the same.

#15 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

T'is good. I expected no less.

#16 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1817781 Wait where is he going?

#17 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 6 · ·

I walked into this tunnel seeing the end clear as day, and with every step I smiled the whole way through.

Bah. Metaphors. Mine's one sentence and your's is a beautiful, heartwarming story. Godspeed Ponky, you will not go forgotten. Have fun in Italy, eats lots of food, and tell me if you see a guy wearing red overalls and sporting a bushy mustache. We'll be sure to keep your seat warm.

#18 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 26 · ·

This was, quite absolutely, the greatest thing I've ever read, and if anything tops it, I'm sure it will come from your hand.

What a selfish joy of mine to peek into your mind.  Haven't I told you a hundred times how kind you are?  Here's proof.

Again, and not for the last time, thank you, ya big lemur.  I'm glad we still have some significant amount of time before the real arrivederci rings.

I can honestly say I have never been happier than I am right now.  And if I thought I was crying at the end of the last chapter... well, let's just say I wish I was the only one home right now.  Tears really are wonderful things... I didn't realize that until now.

And guess who I'll think of, from now on, every time I cry?  ;}

#19 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

I hate to distract from this beautiful metaphor, but...

Does the cold hoof of death that holds so much absolution in my perspective be simply playing a practical joke on me?

...doesn't really make sense.

#20 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

Wow, when I saw this story, I wasn't expecting to get slapped in the face with hardcore Nihilistic philosophy. That was really deep. As usual.

#21 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

Just what kind of life is Bon Bon living? It's almost like she is preparing for death. I like Lyra's life, it screams "Carpe Diem!"

I think we are all called to live life to the fullest. Death will take our future, this is guarenteed. But the past is set in stone. Death may take away the adventure I was to have next week, but the adventure I had last week is forever mine.

#22 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

>>1817874

But Ponky, where are you going? And does this mean I won't get to see your shining face every time SS&E posts a new story?

EDIT: By the way, I am literally throwing small objects around the room in a fit of I don't even as I realize who Bon-Bon and Lyra represent, along with the fact that I can't even.

What the hell,  man?

#23 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · 6 · ·

:fluttercry:

I- just. Wow. What a goodbye.

#24 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

What a dark outlook on life. :fluttercry:

I suppose I'm a fatalist in a certain sense, but definitely not a materialist like Bon Bon here. I can't imagine what gives her motivation to live let alone run a business.

Any finite soul that lives and has the intelligence to perceive itself in an infinite world has no choice but to be depressed, I believe.

Interesting, I believe the exact opposite. I can't help but be amazed at the size, diversity, order, and beauty of the universe.

Great story :moustache:

#25 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 9 · 1 ·

Leave it to SSAE to take a goodbye and make it 6,000 words of deep thoughts and beauty.

Well done, my friend.

#26 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 3 · 1 ·

This is actually a very good story. It's interesting to see a completely different world-view from a pony than we usually do, and is done very well. And on top of that all, you manage to make it somewhat touching at the end (at least in my opinion). Excellent work, definitely glad I took the time to read this one!

#27 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · 7 · ·

"And you are...?"

    "Lyra." She smiled and said, "Lyra Heartstrings."

*gasp*

SS&E, dude...DON'T DO THAT TO ME.  I had a freaking flashback when I read that.  I had to stand up and splash water on my face before I could finish the story.  I just finished BP like last week.  I swear to god if you had colored the text I would be 1/2 way through an alcoholic drink by now.

ANYWAY...still a great story.  And it's so true.  If you don't shed tears sometimes, you won't smile sometimes either.


#28 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

What an amazing send off :pinkiesad2:

Good luck in Italy, Ponky. :pinkiesmile:

#29 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

I don't know what's going on, but my feels are everywhere and I can't hold them.

#30 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · 1 · 1 ·

"Lyra." She smiled and said, "Lyra Heartstrings."

background pony reference?:rainbowderp:

#31 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

I enjoy your happier works like this. Your style matches with pleasantly uplifting sadness very well.

#32 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

I have felt a feel tonight. BonBon reminds me of who I used to be a little too much... Eerie. Wonderful work, author.

Cynewulf
Story Approver
#33 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

That's a magnificent send off.

I'm sorry Ponky has to go. It's sad to miss a friend. Perhaps one of the saddest of things.

#34 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 3 · 1 ·

I don't know what to say. This is wonderful.

Best of luck on your mission, Ponky.

#35 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

That was a very interesting take on Bon Bon, I have to say. Loved every part of it. :twilightsmile:

#36 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · 6 · ·

Wow, I just... I don't even know how to respond. That was both heartwarming and yet sad at the same time. Just, wow. I don't know if I should feel sad or smile a bit at the... Attempted relationship.

I... Yeah. Good job. I'm going to try and sort these thoughts out now.

#37 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

Wow :fluttershysad:

#38 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 3d ago · · ·

good on you man, nice story, now i'm tired, at least i'll fall asleep with this in my head.

#40 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

I wish I could somehow express how deeply this story has moved me, has helped me cope with the changes in life and friends coming and going from my life. I wish I could somehow send these tears and through them express my gratitude to you, for being willing to share these things with us lucky lucky marsupials.

#41 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · 3 · ·

Dear god, Short Skirts, you make me want to be a better person. I would never do this for anybody.

A very impressive metaphor, I am amazed. You have practically everything down to perfection.

Especially the way everypony loves Bon Bon's sweet shop. Because we do, its one of the best sweet shops I've ever been to. I just tried its newest product, tasted so good, I got all kinds of feels.

#42 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

Wow. That was a really interesting decision... I've never seen the two of them portrayed like this before, and I have to say it's done really well.

Cynical Bon Bon is awesome; being quite cynical myself, I found myself agreeing with a few things she said.

Awesome!

#43 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>1818113

WHAT! This entire thing was a ... metaphor of SS&E and Ponky...

*dissolves into senseless gibbering.

>>1820411

If you compare the possibility that Lyra = Ponky and Bon-Bon = SS&E and sweets might just be "large bodies of text"...

P.S. Okay, these new buttons are seriously cool.

#44 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

It was beautiful

#45 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

I identify way too perfectly with this bon bon

#46 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

:raritycry:

#47 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

Aww, it's over

#48 · Chapter 1 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

Jeez, poor Bon-bon :fluttershysad:

We all need someone like Lyra in our lives to brighten the darkness, I believe.

#49 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

Bon Bon is such a relateable character it's unnerving. I think it's because the writing gives off the feeling that it doesn't try is what makes it so compelling. What goes unsaid is so powerful here. Is this a glimpse into who are like as well skirts? These two characters are both so good in they are portrayed. Of the hundreds of stories I've read here, this is def top 5 material in my book.

#50 · Chapter 2 · 88w, 2d ago · · ·

Not often can I say this but, I literally have no idea what to feel from this story and am sad to see it complete right now because I feel like it will stay with me since it didn't have the emotional closure I half-expected from it.

It was truly amazing to read and dwell on.

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