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Lamia


sup, am a new ponyfic writernever really written anything before other than roleplaying which prolly countswell there's a bio for you

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My name is Celestia. This is a kind of log, an epistolary detailing various portions of my experiences throughout my long life, and several analytical reflections that come to mind at times. Most importantly, it is a collection of personal thoughts as I struggle through my eternal life's hardships.

Now that my purpose has been discovered, I have decided to share these entries with everypony here; perhaps my own shared introspection over my lifetime could provide an alternative way of thinking to some. If not, then I hope I did not bore you. I realize much of it is pointless rambling, but I have chosen several entries that I believe may be of interest.

Enjoy, if you like.

Chapters (34)
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Comments ( 306 )

This comment box looks lonely... I'll remedy that.

First of all, I like the idea. It's really unique. I think making everything in italics is a mistake, though. It's just visually distracting. There are also some punctuation type errors that you should proofread for.

All that aside, I really like this a lot. It's so tragic. To be so full of love as an immortal and... so unable to connect with mortal ponies in a way to properly share it... It reminds me of my own romance-fic where Luna falls for a common unicorn. Nice work!

This beautiful piece of writing deserves comments.

WHY THERE IS ONLY ONE COMMENT?

With that out of the way, I really enjoyed reading this. At first I was little uncertain as to at which point in time this is happening. But the fourth chapter remedied that. Keep up the good work! Like and Tracked.

Celestia has had a bit too much time to think, it seems. Though her views on our very existence are interesting. I'm interested to hear what else she has to say.

Wonderful. I could find myself reading all of this in her voice :trollestia:

The joy and tears of an absolute monarch :twilightsheepish:

This right here is how you do a story

Lol at first i was like :ajbemused: here comes the religion bashing and then i was all like :pinkiehappy: THIS IS AWESOME

It's rather of intriguing what kind of religion they have when they got an immortal right at the top of the government :moustache:

I was expecting idiotic religion bashing, but this is brilliant. Celestia has a very nuanced and intelligent view of the situation based on her own unique perspective. As an immortal, she doesn't have the same view about death, fate, destiny, and the passage of time that her subjects have. At the same time, she is very aware of that fact.

She doesn't have to think about the future the way that mortal ponies do. Thus, the questions of "Why do I really exist?" and "I must have a higher purpose for living, or am I just a mere accident?" and so on that plague mortal ponies and lead them to spirituality mean something very different to her. The characterization here is fantastic.

One, this is remarkably deep and incredibly awesome, if not really sad. How cruel is it that the pony who's love is greatest can never feel love in return? All the time in the world is no time at all, as it were.

Two, I want to give her a fucking hug. She probably doesn't get a lot of hugs. :ajsleepy:

Somehow, this reminds me of the Princess Molestia tumblr page. In this one image, she's disguising herself as a statue in order to spy on the sex lives of her citizens. :trollestia:

Very nice, as I expected :yay:

I hope you're going somewhere special with this. Keep it up, please. :heart:

This makes me think that you might like my own stories in which Luna falls in love and wants to get married as well as have kids but she has to deal with the morality of those whom she loves. I'm sorry if I come across as a shill, but I'm just curious because you're writing the same kind of emotional stuff that I wrote.

I hope you get dozens more comments. This story rocks. :rainbowkiss:

Oh! Oh! Things started to get interesting :pinkiegasp:

This was just...so awesome

Motherly Tia is one of the best :trollestia:

Tia needs a hug!

My first thought was "Luna, come quick, she needs you!", but then I remembered... :fluttershbad:

it makes sense that shes attracted to her personal students. She already opened her hearts to them and spends a huge amount of time with them. With them she can be herself. But if you want to go that way i would recommend a romance-tag.
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For indiscreet resolves, stay true. :pinkiehappy:

The joy and sorrow of an immortal goddess :pinkiesad2:

This, I can agree to:ajsmug:

Wait... if it's once a year... does it mean that... thie diary spaned over half a centery at least?:rainbowhuh:

Oh, I can predict a bittersweet ending to this.

Definitely seeing how this progresses. :twilightsmile:

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! The ending is cute :rainbowkiss:

Luna is being terribly adorable here :pinkiehappy:

Royal canterlot voice detected :rainbowlaugh:

Dawwwwwwwww once again...

Also, come on Celly, you need to get yourself a coltfriend and some kids (or maybe I should say "more coltfriends and more kids") :trollestia:

Awwwwwwww. :twilightblush::heart:
I love this!

I've added this to my favs - it's very hard for that to happen! :twilightsheepish::raritywink:
Please update often! :yay:

A topic of idolizing...
I sense possible foreshadowing, yes. :rainbowkiss:

Why do I think the next entry is going to be about Lesson Zero?

I felt so damn sorry for her. Defeated by the power of love of all things? In front of everyone? After promising to protect them?

Ouch, goddamn.

She lost because of what happened in the last chapter. That is all :twilightsmile:

It must not have been a very good disguise if EVERYPONY saw through it in one way or another. That or everyone at the palace is a frugging idiot. :rainbowlaugh::heart:

Technically, of course, ponies don't have arms, not even the Princesses...but I find myself at a bit of a loss regarding how to express the same sentiment otherwise at the moment myself, so it's not really a major issue. Just a nitpick. :twilightsheepish:

My blood just turned into caramel.

Damn... words escape me at how to describe this. I honestly didn't think it would end up as Twilestia, but I am glad that it did. With all the crap that has happened, Celestia deserves to have her very special somepony.

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It not that it was a bad disguise, it that those she talked to are pretty damn observant or she purposefully let it slip out.

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I agree, thought equine anatomy gets a bit confusing since the upper part of their foreleg is called the Forearm...

Great story man. Thanks for sharing. :twilightsmile:

I just love how you managed to fit those episodes in this :heart:

Yes, this is not bad at all, so I too am surprised that not more are reading it. I fear I must agree with the person who said rendering the story in consistent italics is not advisable. If the intention was to vest it with some singular tone of import, the italics are actually unnecessary. Furthermore, you are effectively depriving yourself of one of the best tools for emphasis in a story, which is the italic typeface; the style of inversion, or of primary italic text with non-italicised text for emphatic points, hardly works as well.

I wonder how long this diary will go for. Perhaps we will see what she thinks of her life beyond Twilight? :applejackunsure:

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I know how long until the end at this point, I'll say that much

Ah, and she finally addresses the most disturbing thing about the show.

Are ponies born with their futures already decided, or do they define their own fate? I cannot imagine the former to be true, a life already decided isn't much worth living. That's a scary thing to think about, being born to do a certain task and nothing more. They'd be like machines. Not even Celestia and Luna would have any control over their lives, then; They'd be doomed to do the same thing, over and over, for the rest of their possibly horribly long lives.

The horror fridge is stocked with nightmare fuel.

:pinkiehappy: yay celestia is learning more and more this is awsome.

I can already see where this is going. Twilight is going to be a casualty, she will die, be maimed or be mentally tainted by the conflict. Whichever one it is, they're going to have an angry Celestia on their hands.
This story is a fun read, if rather predictable, I thought we had been thrown a curve-ball when Twilight said no but I was wrong.
So which will it be for little Twilight, death or pain?

Wow, that sounded really supervillainy... sweet.:pinkiecrazy:

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