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Dear Princess Celestia,

I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while. I guess I don’t exactly learn anything Princess-worthy every day. I don’t really think the others do either -write letters that is- but I haven’t exactly talked to them in a while. You can understand why.
I... don’t want this to be a sad letter. I don’t think you need any more sadness in your life, and I’m good too. So this is just a normal letter.

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Subtle, I enjoy subtle. The end was great! :pinkiehappy: Keep writing!

This. This. This is THE BEST 1-1.5 K story, err, letter I've ever Read on this site. Ever. And I've read a lot. This was brilliantly executed and felt like I had somehow gotten this letter from Celestia and was reading it. The only part I didn't quite understand was Apple Bloom and that memory spell:rainbowhuh:. Help? Anyway. Never leave your keyboard, because I will always need more from a writer of your prowess. *bows*

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Oh my goodness, thank you. This honestly the nicest comment I've ever received! Don't worry, I won't stop!
The only clue I'll give you is that Applebloom and the memory spell are in no way connected. I like being enigmatic. :trollestia:

3619240 The only advice I can give is to add a bit more to a story and don't just shoot for the 1K mark and call it done. I've seen too many brilliant plots fall to a lazy writer (no pun intended). This was great at exactly 1K, and if you write better that way, great! In Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, it beautifully developed each character and made a plot arc smoother than a baby's bottom in only 29K words which can be read in three hours as I have proved. I hadn't seen a writer pull that off until I read this masterpiece. I'm still trying to get over this. I haven't read anything else you've written, but I will.

I'm confused... :applejackconfused:

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Can I help?
I will admit that it's designed to be rather confusing.

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I loved the letter, it was awesome. But, I found myself trying to imagine the prior goings on that lead to this letter. I couldn't concentrate so well on the current events :P

I'm not criticizing, at all. It's just my silly brain :pinkiehappy:

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I'm glad. That was intentional. I was my intention to make the reader feel sort of like Applejack- dwelling on the past, and trying too hard not to.

3619385 Absolutely brilliant.

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I can honestly say that I've never read a story that's made me actually stop and try to figure out what had happened :rainbowhuh: It's a nice change of pace from the normal set plot line. :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

MOAR!!!!!

Please tell me there will be more!!

I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!!!!

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Probably not, sorry! I might be persuaded to change my mind eventually, though...

Amazing! :heart:

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Maybe. If you don't spam any more "please" :ajsmug:

Man, some of the best writing I've read today. Love the reminiscing, the subtle hints, making you wonder what happened. It's stuff like that that makes you really think, and what makes a story different for pretty much every reader- and you executed it perfectly. Well done. :ajsmug:

Favorite, upvoted, and watched. Keep up the good work. :twilightsmile:

... WTF?

It's so good... but I'm a little confused :twilightoops:

Ahh :( Poor Applejack. Can't imagine what went so wrong between her and her friends. Nice writing Plu, hope to see more from you :)

maybe write a prequel to this explaining what happened and the reason she wants to forget Twilight?

From the writing, my best guess is after they lost the elements, perhaps one of them died (Pinkie I bet) and they all just went their separate ways. Dash joins the Wonderbolts, Rarity's career takes off and she moves to Canterlot, Twilight takes over more responsibility in the monarchy etc. This is just a theory though, but I suppose her life has suddenly become so mundane that she simply can not cope with it anymore, and would rather just forget her glory days.

Poor Applejack :ajsleepy: It was absolutely beautiful. I think that you portrayed her character very well. She always care about her friends and couldn't just forget about them and their adventures, even if she should. She must be really desperate, if she writes a letter for Princess. Applejack isn't usually the one to ask for help.


(sorry for my english)

This isn't a sad letter AJ? Then why am I close to tears?:applecry:

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That's along the lines of what I had in mind. I never actually decided on anything specific about what happened to anyone else, to prevent that from leaking into the writing too much. I love that people are coming up with their own theories! :pinkiehappy:

Strange. Yet lovely... And I love how you made it exactly 1000 words :rainbowwild:

3622240 I figured one of them would have to take a dirt nap to actually break them up.:ajsleepy:

*gives you an enormous ice sculpture made of my tears* Good job, these were because of you.

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Aww, thanks! Just curious, was it you who put this in the feels group?

3624592 My feels. My feels made me do it.

I think I'm broken, because this made me smile. Then again, this isn't a sad letter.:trollestia:

Yay I'm the 50th like!

That was profound, plumander. You're really excellent at creating an entire narrative in a reader's head while leaving much of it unsaid. I tend towards the OCD end of the completionism spectrum so it's difficult for me to accept, but this is good.

So thanks for that.

I don't get it. However, "Pinkie promise" had me gulping.

I don't see Applejack as being one to have her memory swiped. I think she's stronger than that, and a lot more honest with herself.

4610242 Something happened that made Rainbow abandon Ponyville. That made Twilight leave her friends. Pinkie's name is crossed out, so she's gone too.
Something happened that was so bad that Applejack wants to forget.
I don't think it's that far reaching that she'd abandon her element.

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Your profile pic goes wonderfully with that comment.

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