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Shadow_8472


I'm a practising Seventh-Day Adventist Christian trying to improve his stroy writing and drawing skills.

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  • 94 weeks
    "Equestria, My Home" Extended Lyrics

    Good Morning from my Writing Lair! This is Shadow_8472, and today, I am sharing my extended lyrics for "Equestria My Home." Let's get started!

    Equestria, the land I love
    a land of harmony
    Our flag does wave from high above
    for ponykind to see

    Equestria, a land of friends
    where ponykind do roam
    They say true friendship never ends
    Equestria, my home!

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  • 99 weeks
    Pulp Crossover: Fluttershy Joins the Dark Side

    Good Morning from my Writing Lair! This is Shadow_8472, and today, I am exploring a crossover my sister suggested. I had a false start writing it as a first draft, but it didn’t feel like it could go anywhere. I’m iterating ideas faster than I can record them. Hopefully, I can come up with something worth someone editing into a story. Let’s get started!

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    2 comments · 99 views
  • 102 weeks
    Blog Reformat

    Good Morning from my Writing Lair! This is Shadow_8472, and this month, I've stepped back from weekly posts here. Let's get started!

    As I said before, maintaining both a robotics blog and a writing blog is just a little too much for me long-term. I still want to do a little writing, so here I am, now on a monthly basis.

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  • 109 weeks
    KSC's New Manager Reconsidered

    Good morning from my Writing Lair! This is Shadow_8472, and today, I am continuing thinking about my KSP crossover. Let's get started!

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    0 comments · 74 views
  • 110 weeks
    KSC's New Manager

    Good Morning from my Writing Lair. This is Shadow_8472, and today, I'm going to try writing a scene for a prospective fanfiction I want to at least toy around with without committing to a full first chapeter. Let's get started.

    I've recently gotten the DLC for Kerbal Space Program. I want to try writing a scene or two and see if it turns into anything.

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Apr
2nd
2020

"Equestria, My Home" Extended Lyrics · 12:20am Apr 2nd, 2020

Good Morning from my Writing Lair! This is Shadow_8472, and today, I am sharing my extended lyrics for "Equestria My Home." Let's get started!

Equestria, the land I love
a land of harmony
Our flag does wave from high above
for ponykind to see

Equestria, a land of friends
where ponykind do roam
They say true friendship never ends
Equestria, my home!


Equestria, where I adore
our skies teaming with life
Above the clouds on wings to soar
loyal against all strife

Equestria, a land of friends
Where kindness holds its own
On friendship ponykind depends (Through/In friendship ponykind extends)
Equestria my home!


Equestria, a gift I prize
with magic all around
The spell of friendship does arise
Where ponykind abound 

Equestria, a land where friends 
Share song and scroll and tome
A glowing future friendship tends
Equestria, my home!


Equestria, the home I need
of nature we're a part
When friendships strain, we plant a seed
And offer a new start

Equestria, a land for friends 
To reap what they have sewn
Ponykind's honesty defends 
Equestria my home! 


Equestria, the land I love
a land of harmony
Our flag does wave from high above
from sea to shining sea

Equestria, a land of friends
I feel with every bone:
When ponykind a hoof extends
Equestria, I'm home!

When ponykind a hoof extends 
EQUESTRIA, I'M HOME!

The song "Equestria My Home" was one of my favorite songs in the show. It has that strong sense of patriotism one might find in a national anthem. Yes, I know there was "The Heart Carol" appearing earlier, in season 2 that was supposed to serve the same purpose, but it registers as more of a carol before it registers as a song to establish a national identity. Admittedly, their national formation day (can't very well call it independence day, now can we?) is in fact a parallel to Christmas, so it'd make sense that ponies would blend those two concepts and that song does convey that feeling.

Nevertheless, I believe that if this other song were the national anthem, the Elements wouldn't have been much of a revelation for Twilight all the way back in the pilot. If my version were the full length song, yes it references the elements, but it's more subtle about it. Twilight would be excused from not knowing the full song because they only start showing up in the second verse. (Now that I look at the lyrics to "The Heart Carol," they don't start showing up there either. But they are still a bit more prominent than in my lyrics.)

Final Question: What are your top picks for songs patriotic to Equestria in MLP?

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Why, thank you. It took me about a week and a half of off and on effort.

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