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Rarity's obsession with loving and protecting her little sister goes too far.

Pre-reading by TimberWolf65
[Now approved by Twilight's Library!]
[Based on a dream.]

Chapters (1)
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Just to be sure she killed Sweetiebelle right?

Well, I guess dreams are pretty random, huh? :derpytongue2:

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My dreams? Yeah, they really can be. :twilightsmile:

3681974 Yeah, for some reason my hands decided to forget that word... :pinkiecrazy:

How happy! I love a good slice of life fic! :rainbowwild:

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*Snrk* :derpytongue2:
Thank you. :raritywink::unsuresweetie:

Nice. That's one strange dream, though.

3682015 Welcome :pinkiesad2::pinkiecrazy:
I'm going to drink a gallon of milk now, if you'd excuse me.

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We're actually still working on a story for an even stranger one... :unsuresweetie:

3682024 Wha- HOW COULD IT GET STRANGER THAN CRYSTAL SWEETIE?!!:derpyderp2::pinkiegasp:

I have no mouth, and I must scream :pinkiecrazy: That's probably Sweetie's thoughts

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/AndIMustScream

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That phrase actually flashed through my mind when I was finishing the story. :pinkiesmile:

Not at ALL what I was expecting.

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Thank you! I try not to be too predictable. :raritywink: :unsuresweetie:

And this is my favorite kind of darkfic - no gore, no Cupcakes, just something terribly wrong with an otherwise Slice-Of-Life scenario that plays out to an inevitably grim (or sometimes, when done well, simply very somber) end.

I bumped it over to "Read Later" when it was still 50/50 on it's rating, and wasn't expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised by it, and am glad to see it's rating has been adjusting to reflect its real merits.

That said, two or three criticisms, depending how you want to count them. First, it dragged in the middle a bit, from Sweetie going to school through her finding Diamond Tiara. I just skimmed that part and was pulled out of the story when it should have been building suspense. Also, the dismissive tone from the doctor seemed very odd, as did Rarity's explanation regarding Diamond Tiara, and her father's discussion with Rarity.

Well, this gets an A for originality. This is "Creepshow" for ponies material. I like it so it gets an upvote and a watch.

o.o Well written, but... :fluttercry:

I'mma be over there... with my blankie.

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Thank you both very much! :twilightsmile:

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Actual writing feedback! Dear Luna, YES!! :raritystarry:

Great writing and quite scary

:twilightblush:

Might we get a second chapter to save Sweetie? :unsuresweetie:

It is kind of cruel to leave her like that. DT can stay though, she's kind of a bitch.

Good stuff, quite an enjoyable little story!
Inanimate TF is always an interesting read, and you captured the dark aspect of it really well. :rainbowwild:

Oh, and what was the deal with the orange juice? Any significance, or was it just supposed to resemble the opposite of milk, so it was the cure?

I'm a little torn with this one. On one hand, it's a terrifying concept and a good dark story because of that.

On the other, it has a few elements that just feel iffy. Cheerilee sending Sweetie out and making her apologise seems a bit out of nowhere, for one thing. The plot itself is scary and certainly memorable, but it has the problem of not being very likely.

Hear me out on this one, because it's not just a criticism of "could never happen".

If the milk had done something that other ponies would never notice, Sweetie Belle's torment would be lasting and new victims would keep piling in. As it stands, somepony will figure it out eventually and bring justice. Princess Luna and Twilight come to mind. The issue isn't that it's too far removed from the show, the issue is that dark things like this, scary stuff, is scary because it feels like something final and that could happen. While this story certainly lingers (I couldn't get it out of my head for a bit), it just falls flat when contemplating the next step. Someone else gets the milk, so what? There's a cure being worked on, the antidote is already there, at least three ponies will know something is up soon, and the milk isn't even what really caused it, going by the explanation. Unless there's spellcasting involved on the milk, in which case never mind. But to top it all off, there's evidence the culprit cannot get rid of by any means.

What I'm trying to get at is: in dark stories where there is a culprit, said culprit will have a means of getting away with it. For pure mind control (just as an example), that's a means of parading subjects in public without arousing suspicion. For kidnapping, that's erasing tracks and getting an alibi. For this story, either the crime needs to be covered up or the alibi needs to be solid. Right now it's neither. So faving for the deep dark feels, but not voting yet because of the execution.

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Well, hi, and thank you for your compliments! :raritystarry:

To your question: Primarily, Rarity wanted to keep Sweetie Belle drinking her milk. With my headcanon of the available drinks in her household being water, milk, and various juices, Sweetie Belle's response to juice after a month of milk, milk, milk, is like a child's (which she is) on Halloween.

There was also going to be an acid vs calcium thing (orange juice actually gives me acid problems, so it would be fun to play it as Coke vs egg shell), but that ended up not making it into the story.

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I'm sorry. I'll try to be nicer next time. :unsuresweetie:

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Why, thank you! :raritystarry:

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Whoo, well first off, thank you for the feedback. No, really. :twilightsmile:


I'm not going to respond point-by-point, as a critique is not a debate, but I do want to say:

1) I'm thinking and processing the feedback I've received so far quite a bit, this included. I consider it useful and important. :twilightsmile:

2) That this story is entirely from Sweetie's perspective makes certain things outside its scope. While there are various hints, this take on Rarity is not much of a gloater. There is no pony here who will go, "Ha ha ha, foolish victim, here is my horrible plan!" and so Sweetie Belle doesn't get the whole picture. She may never know.

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Good point on the perspective. Hadn't really considered the 'whole story' angle, but the overall remarks still stand. You know what? Have an upvote, regardless :raritywink:. It was only one thing that put me off, and I'm pretty sure I usally have a more forgiving policy regarding upvoting stories (blame the holiday confusion for the delay :pinkiecrazy:). Really, it's a niche story, but it's good in its niche. It says in the comments you're coming up with more weird stuff, and I, for one, hope you do. If there's any more remark I can give, it would be to add descriptions to your MacGuffins. The milk being drunk isn't described quite as much as it could be (cool, soft taste, very filling, apparently), and if you do go down the route of other strange TF stories, it's a good way to get the reader to feel what is happening to the protagonist.

tl; dr: for future stories, consider how much you make the reader feel for the transformation, and consider how much the reader has felt the things leading up to it. Basically ask yourself if you want the reader to be able to taste the poison.

Not that I have any experience writing things as deeply disturbing as this *whistles innocently :twilightsheepish:* just throwing out a layman's opinion.

:applecry:poor sweetiebelle!:fluttercry::raritydespair:

I bet Sweetie Belle is like

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"Poor Sweetie?" Oh, but she'll be ever so much safer this way, darling! Surely you understand.

... some warm milk for your tears, perhaps? :duck:

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I like another commenter's take on it.
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"I agre-"

'A shredding noise is heard.'

"Hey, who turned out the lights?"

I approach Rarity.

Holy crap, man. I'm a little torn about this. It's hypocritical of me to be put off by grim things happening to my favorite filly since I did that myself, but that was just cruel. This story was horrible in the best way. As in I felt it was a great horror story. I figured something was off about the milk pretty early on. When Sweetie got into the crafts room was when it all came together and I realized what was happening. Poor little Sweetie Belle.

I'm no critic, but I feel this was a well-crafted and sufficiently-creepy horror story that left me feeling a bit uneasy. Upvoted, but not fav'd because I'm not really into horror stories. Great work, as far as I'm concerned.

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Well dang, I'm pretty sure that's the most positive public response I've gotten to any of my stories. :twilightoops:


I'm flattered. Thank you! :twilightsmile:

Fuck, I just drank a huge glass of milk. :fluttershyouch:
I liked it. Slice-of-Life darkfics are great. :twilightsmile:

Whoa, this is pretty good.

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Thank you! :twilightsmile: I'm glad you enjoyed it, although I already told you this more personally. :derpytongue2:

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And thanks to you as well! :twilightsmile:

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I wouldn't worry so much about something as innocent as milk, my dear. :raritywink:

Lol rock joint

An interesting and creepy story. Good job :ajsmug:

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Thank you! :raritystarry:

p.s. Yes, Rockjoint was totally a Skyrim reference. :twilightsheepish:

Well written, but far too out of character for me to enjoy, with plot holes that utterly destroyed my Willing Suspension of Disbelief.

I adore what you've attempted though! Really!

It's just...

I mean, really, I got to the scene with the stiffness and called poisoning, though I initially expected Rarity to have the antidote so she could endlessly 'save' her sister, the title filled in the rest and Diamond just explained the gaps. That's not a bad thing, just because the 'twist' was predictable from a mile off, because what could have made that work would have been how creepily, perfectly in character Sweetie and Rarity were.

And they just weren't. Rarity was broken just to force this square peg into a round hole.

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Thank you. :raritywink:

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Well... you're welcome to your opinion. :duck: And I hope you enjoyed the story despite these perceived flaws. :twilightsmile:

One step off the deep end, Jesus Christ.

I normally don't like Dark fics, and this was no exception. My one complaint about this story was that I felt it was too exposition heavy in the end. We really didn't need to know the nitty-gritty of how Rarity did it.

That said, me not liking it does not make it a bad story. It is a fantastically creepy story, and one well worthy of this.

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Wear it with pride, crazy author;
-Lumino

Well shit first was Rainbow Factory i went scared of rainbow colors a week then Cupcakes i couldnt eat them for a month then this makes me be scared shitless of Rarity and milk
and thats my way to say great fic
random moustache :moustache:

Oooh, look at that pretty purple ribbon. You made it into Princess Star-butt's library! I'd be surprised if it didn't make it. Congratulations!:pinkiehappy:

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Oh, my! Thank you, thank all of you! :raritystarry:

Dang, just dang....

This is going on my top fave stories list.

Seriously, great job!

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