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LDSocrates


Just another writer that aims to entertain. Nothing to see here, move along. Though yes, I am very feminist. Don't like it? That's nice.

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It's been a while since Discord's reformation. Most mortals are still intimidated by him, scared of him, but that's only to be expected. But Discord isn't looking for their approval; they'll come around, in time. He wants someone else's.

Mortal life is too short to hold a grudge for long. Immortal life is a different story. And even the greatest of the great have sore spots.


Featured on Equestria Daily on October 4th, 2013. Thank you all so much, and please tell me what you liked and what I could do better!

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Comments ( 44 )

Wow... just wow. That was amazingly good. I had never even thought of that possibility.
That ending was perfect by the way.

Outstanding. This is one of these fics that you'd desperately like to want to see continued, but don't because it was immensely satisfying as is. Also lots of feels were felt.

That title, just so fitting. Love how you formed their relationships.

top notch.
definitely a relationship ive not read before.

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Really? I... I thought this was one of my more "off" pieces. :rainbowderp: Lack of readers certainly seems to back me up on that. :twilightsheepish: Glad you liked it, though! :pinkiehappy:

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Thank you; most of my one-shots have quite a few people demanding more when I just don't have it. :raritydespair:

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It wasn't my original title, but when it hit me I thought it'd be criminal not to use it, given the story. :pinkiehappy: Glad you liked!

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Wow, it took four posts for it to happen. :rainbowlaugh: PS: oh my god I love that game.

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So glad you like. :pinkiehappy: Though I am surprised that apparently nobody's done this before. :twilightoops:

Did... Did Discord raise them? I've never thought of it like that. It also makes a lot of sense cannon wise.

Hmm...
Fitting. I like it.

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That's what I was thinking, too. I also have a personal headcanon that Celestia and Luna weren't always saints; they grew and developed over the centuries, and before they grew up they could be likened to a pair of Caligulas. But, well... no way I'm writing that headcanon out. :twilightsheepish:

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Glad ya do. :twilightsmile:

Never thought Discord was the one who created Celly and Lulu, but it doesn't really fit to me.
Besides that, it's a good concept.

I hate the fact that Celestia would use him as an asset or in other words a tool to the crown but can't forgive him its dirty. Not saying he don't deserve it but it still using a living being for your own gain I think that is worse than anything.

Did I ever tell you the definition of insanity? :pinkiecrazy:

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Well, we're all allowed to have our own headcanons, since no actual canon exists. :twilightsheepish: It just makes sense to me that he made them since Celestia and Luna's history before Discord has never been mentioned - and an alicorn seems like a pretty unnatural thing. And the sort of bizarre creation that would cross Discord's mind one day.

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Ah, what we'll do to put up with people we hate but are too essential to just kick out of our lives.

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Somebody beat you to it. :rainbowwild:

Ooooh, new socrates story. :raritystarry:

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sorry, haven't slep t yet and it's noon and i'm watching favorites come in on my new story... I'll read soon i promise Socrates. :twilightblush:

Good job Celestia, Discord, your father basically, wants your forgiveness and he's doing EVERYTHING he can to get it, and what do you do? Prove his efforts futile and that he'll never have your forgiveness, this one thing have driven stronger men to MADNESS and made them resort to murder.

Well, glad to see I'm not the only one who indulges the "Discord is Celestia's father" theory. A very interesting take on it. Well done.

This is certainly a new take on Daddy Discord.

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Thank you! Just sort of popped into my head one day, though to me it makes a lot of sense. Didn't even originally have the AU tag, but the EQD pre-reader said that it might be a good idea. :twilightsheepish:

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let us make an analogy: what if a parent has repeatedly abused their own child, sexually. (Discord probably hasn't done things as bad as that, but still).

Years later, when the child is grown up, a cure for paedophilia is found*. Maybe it suppresses sexual urges, maybe it enhances empathy, whatever. The parent then goes to the child (now grown up), tearfully announces this, and asks forgiveness for what happened in the past.
It doesn't sound strange for the child to never actually give it, does it?
Forgiveness cannot be owed to someone else; that's the whole point of forgiveness, and why it's special.

*since, you know, it's technically a mental illness

3301291 Okay, fine on that point, but Discord is the incarnation of Chaos you know? Can you blame him for doing things that's just as natural to him as breathing to us?

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A living being who can DESTROY CONTINENTS WITH A THOUGHT.

Sure, it's neither nice nor pleasant, but....needs of the many vs needs of the few, and all that. And before she attempted the reformation, he was in stone. And could have remained there for conceivably ever.

I mean....imagine a man, who's also a nuclear bomb. At all times. What do you think would happen, and how would the government react, to the news that he was mentally unstable?

Wow, great concept and great execution. Really leaves me wondering if she'll ever forgive Discord...

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If his natural inclinations hurt others....then yes, I can. Unfortunately, there's not nearly enough in the canon to make us understand him :-/

3301318 Hurt?
HURT?
His definition of 'Hurting' people was pretty much *I wounder if I can make a chocolate tornado...*
Treating other's like trash. Check
Father > Daughter Behavior Check
You see, did he ever kill anyone? Not as far as I remember, the worst pain i've ever seen him cause someone was when he made Twilight lose faith in her friends, people do that all the time!
Chaos is in his nature, but he's still keeping it so low that i'dd say it would be perhaps 0,5% of his power, I mean if he wanted to why didn't he hide the Elements of Harmony in the sun and kill off the bearers, leaving him in complete power? Because his nature isn't to be evil, it's to spread chaos.

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Thank you very much! :pinkiehappy: And you'll find out soon enough; I'm planning on a sequel sometime within the next month or two. :rainbowkiss: Hopefully it will get on EQD as well; working title is "Definition of Divinity."

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I appreciate that my work is bringing about discussion, but could you kindly keep it civil? :twilightsheepish: How to treat people with a destructive nature or sociopathic tendencies are both very good questions with pretty complex answers, but I don't want this to turn into a shouting match.

Excellent tale. Now I want Discord to earn Celestia's forgiveness and live happily ever after. But I'm something of an idealist.

Anyways, this goes straight to my favourite list. Thank you!

3301358 I usually don't shout that much, sometimes I just ROYAL CANTERLOCK FOR THE FUCKS OF IT!
But usually I do not.

A very subdued portrayal of Discord, and an interesting interpretation of their relationship. Personally I don't quite see them that way (and Celestia's coldness here doesn't really mesh well with the end of Flutter On in my opinion, where she seemed happy enough to be around him), but I like the uniqueness of the idea because of that.

3301304 You're right but that doesn't mean I have to like it though. Not to say I don't like the story its good and a fresh take on it. I was thinking lately about this relationship for the past couple days. Then someone brought up what if Celestia was the mother of Discord? Would Discord hate Celestia for trapping him in stone ? But the point is there relationship is very rocky and sometime being in a relationship like that makes you do stupid stuff and all that. I might be a tad biased with this story though my dad died when I was like ten so I guess I see it as she is being mean to her dad and remember you only have one dad.

This was very good. You've EARNED that spot on Equestria Daily.

P.S. That made me very sad. i1.ytimg.com/vi/bCrNIMRCb_E/maxresdefault.jpg

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As I've said below, I have a one-shot sequel planned, so you might get your happy ending then. :raritywink: And thank you for commenting; glad you like it! :pinkiehappy:

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Perhaps, though sometimes you have to bend canon a tiny bit for the sake of a good story. :twilightblush: I'm sticking to the theory she was being amiable because she was in public. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :trixieshiftright: Glad you liked it all the same!

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One, I'm flattered that this has gotten you thinking for days. Ohmygosh. :raritystarry: Two, Discord as Celestia's child instead of the other way around would be an interesting angle. :duck: Three, so sorry you had to go through that. :fluttershysad:

I suppose I might be biased in my own way because my relationship with my family has been rocky for a long while, both immediate and extended. Long story short, they're not very good people... at all. In fact some of them are downright horrible, while still playing at a loving family with a dog and a white picket fence in a pleasant suburb. I suppose it's colored my view of the world, and in such a way that I find familial relationships to be brittle and sometimes just plain toxic.

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Thank you very, very much!
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And I guess I did my job, then. :twilightsmile:


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In fact, I do believe Celestia should...maybe not forgive him outright, but at the very least speak, interact with him more.

Unfortunately, these are all choices she can make on her part...or, rather, Discord isn't owed forgiveness

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Teacher, lover, friend or relative, I often imagine Discord having some sort of connection to Celestia.
I do not know about the alternate universe tag. It feels like it would work just as well without it.

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Agreed. I think that "alternate universe" should be reserved for things which go explicitly against canon (the Lunaverse, for example), and while this does...a bit (the fact Celestia is so cold to Discord when at the start and end of his reformation in the show she was much warmer) it still doesn't deviate that much.

This is feelings and character interaction done oh so right. Loved it.

My mind is full of feeling. :fluttercry:

Hmn, interesting. I've seen Discord as the Princesses' brother before, but never their 'father'.

I love the idea of Discord adopting a Ritual – it is really significant to the idea of him trying to change and redeem himself. Still, execution could have been better, and the vagueness of the writing didn't work all too well in the story favor.

Really cool story. I love it.
Even though I've always seen discord as a childhood friend of the princesses. Now he's their father.:applejackunsure:
So... Yeah.

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