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I never make mistakes. I thought I'd made one once, but I was wrong.


Everypony knows the stories of Twilight Sparkle's adventures with the Bearers of the Elements of Harmony. Their heroism in cleansing Princess Luna of the Nightmare, their courage in facing Discord and his anarchy, their resolve to help Ponyville face its many disasters. What everypony doesn't know is that none of those stories ever happened.

This is Big Macintosh's story. And it is true.

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That was... Wow.

Just wow.

Not bad, man. Not bad at all.


What everypony doesn't know is that none of those stories every happened.

That makes very little sense.

~Skeeter The Lurker


[…] every ever happened.


I know that.

~Skeeter The Lurker

This is flat out one of the best stories that I've read that premise around a what if the events that had occurred in the show were false.

Well done. :twilightsmile:

Ah, I follow now... :twilightblush:

Wow, that was an engrossing read!

I was impressed by this story. It was well-written, feelsy, quite dark, and with an ending open to interpretation.

Liked and faved.

Oh god, the feels in this one.
It's always nice to find a fic with a original concept, and it's even nicer to find one that's written good.
Cheers! :pinkiehappy:

This story was very saddening, especially after seeing the part where Granny Smith had... oh Celestia... I don' even wanna talk about it! She was one of my favourite characters...

-but, I couldn't take this story seriously after Big Mac's dad wrote this in the letter:

Me and Ma

Grammar police. :twilightblush:

(Should be Ma and I)

*cue Fortune Apple*
Well, when y'all got the learnin' to write them fancy proper letters, that's all good. Ah started workin' the farm soon as I was able, never was as sharp at school as Summer.

But no, hoofwritten letters shouldn't be grammatically perfect unless the character knows to follow the rules, imo

3132831 I know. I realized that about... hmm... 10 minutes ago? yeah. I like country folk. Wish I was one of them. :twilightblush: I just really like their accents, for some reason, and they're just... awesome? Rainbow Dash is in for some competition. She needs to be about 20% cooler to beat the Apples!

Really, though. Poor Granny Smith... R.I.P. :fluttercry:

Aye, that part was really tough during drafting :raritycry:

Just for the sake of cushioning the fall of sadness, THAT WAS BEAUTIFEELS!!



Comment posted by Starry Skies deleted Aug 31st, 2013

I give you all the apples. All of them. It was that good.

This is a damn fine fic. It has great atmosphere, characters, and dialogue. I got sucked right in and didn't emerge until I hit the end. And you know what, I love it when a story can pull me in like that. You are damn good at this. Keep up the good work. You win my upvote, my fave, and perhaps before long, my watch.

Why is there a quarentine shield? And when did this take place?

Comment posted by Gustauve deleted Sep 1st, 2013

We heard something was found in the Everfree, some big artifact or something.

I dimly remembered somepony talking about whatever it was they found in the Everfree. I never saw it. Three days after it was found, the first ponies started acting strange.





I found this kinda dark. At least there was hope in the end.

Now you must ask yourself...did that really just happen? Is there really a cure? Or has the madness finally just claimed him?


We're all mad here.

Man now I'll think about that all night!

Now, did big Mac really get a letter? Or just go insane?

dam there a lot of good stuff hear:heart::heart::heart::heart::fluttershysad::fluttercry:

This was actually quite a good piece, ignoring the unfortunate abundance of tags. Very clever concept, and I feel that you could have pushed it just a little much to achieve far darker an effect, but it was a solid effort overall. No complaints aside from the initial confusion I had with your single quotes, and a good deal of appreciation for the quality of writing shown here - thank you for the read.

3137254 There's a tragedy tag there for a reason. I think we have our answer.

I didn't get any of this story.
Is that weird?:derpyderp1:

I think we all know that Big Mac has always been the calm eye of the storm, but this takes it to a whole new level of creepy. Well done. :twilightsmile:
3142937 As far as your inquiry goes I think it's up for grabs either way. :twilightoops:

A very sad, brilliant, and oh so disturbing story. Well done, sir. Well done.

I only have these words to describe how heart-wrenching this story truly is.
Welp, having that out of the way, I think that this story's ending is the most powerful part... It is left to our speculation whether Big Mac actually did get the letter, or if the madness finally claimed him...

The two, single most, heart-breaking parts of this story are when Big Mac's Pa mentions the family song...
"We're Apples forever, Apples together
We're family, but so much more
No matter what comes, we will face the weather
We're Apples to the core"

Feels intensify, able to put a knife through my heart :fluttershysad:

... and when Big Mac references to Granny Smith's old rocking chair, saying...
"Hold down the fort Granny"
... but we all know that she has long since passed away...

NUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu... :fluttercry:

Happen to need a bit of cheering up after reading this heart-wrenching and saddening fic? Yes? Then please just watch this video!

You can thank me later :moustache:

This was so unique and awesome, Well done! :pinkiehappy:

I really liked this one. Mac doesn't have enough characterization in the show aside from being a silent big guy, but, you really took taht and ran with it here.

Good job.

Damn. The question is if Mac is the crazy one or not, isn't it? Great story here. Loved the dark spin and Mac's characterization. Have a fave! :ajsmug:

I am going to be optimistic here. Mac is perfectly sane. His calm demenor is an anchor point in a Ponyville filled with madness. He quietly thinks through each situation he encounters and does not respond with the panic that other's do. More importantly, he is continuosly questioning his sanity. I've heard it said that a mad man is unable to see their own madness, and thus never asks the question, "Am I sane?" Yet a person who is able to question and examine their sanity has to be sane because they will face the question in the first place. This also makes Big Mac the strongest pony in Equestria on several levels beyond physical strength.
An interesting sequel possibility might lie along the lines of how Big Mac deals with ponies who think he's a victim, and/or how he helps others anchor themselves to the new reality they will soon face

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