• Member Since 5th Oct, 2013
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Yildun


Discord Devotee, Princess Worshipper, Mane Six Enthusiast, and somehow Sombra's Submissive.

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Misery loves company is a lie. Applejack's bad day just gets worse when a moping Discord shows up, but for once he sounds sincere... So, what's the catch?

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It depends on where am, doesn't it?

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Eeep! Thank you. :pinkiegasp: :pinkiehappy:

3802424 Glad to be of service. *continues reading*

*Finishes* Well that was lovely, I've never been so determined to read something. :rainbowdetermined2:

Well, the intro successfully left me dazed - it wasn't painful - just very very explanatory, and I like that. In fact throughout the whole story there is a very consistent amount of detail. That was very good, first chapter of the first story of yours I've ever read and it was excellent. Thank you!

“You can't leave until I get a practical solution!” Discord said. “I heard you're good at that!

I am incredibly confused. What the hell was the problem in the first place?

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Thanks! I try. :twilightsheepish:

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Applejack is best Engineer! :ajsmug:

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Umm... well. Getting a hold of Discord isn't easy? And he was unhappy, thinking that no one really wanted to get in touch with him? Then he realized what the problem might be... he goes where ever he wants and there's no telling where he might be at any given time.

Applejack was just having a bad day, Discord was making it worse by being demanding, and Pinkie Pie was trying to help out while having fun. :fluttershysad:

I am open to suggestions about how I can get that across better. :twilightblush:

Or was it just because the story was pointless to begin with? :unsuresweetie:

I knew when you made a story it would be great. Knew it.

's gud. I don't know what else is to tell.

3802595 No no, this premise is actually something I never considered before. Many people who travel can sympathize with Discord, although telephones and the Internet make it much easier for us. He's also not too far off the mark when pointing out that nopony really wants to be in contact with him. If he doesn't maintain good relations with Equestria, he risks going back to his old ways out of boredom if nothing else.

However, I shudder to think what will happen when Discord thinks up chain letters and spam mail...

So Pinkie will prevent Discord from causing evil with the letters? Besides for spam, which Pinkie can't actually stop, what evil could Discord cause with the lettering system?

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If he doesn't maintain good relations with Equestria, he risks going back to his old ways out of boredom if nothing else.

Yep! It's also why he expected Applejack to react differently, when he showed up. He messed with her cart, but he really didn't do anything that bad and she overreacted.

Naturally his reaction was "WTFBBQ? Don't you want me to remain your friend?" :applejackconfused: :ajbemused:

It doesn't help that he gets offended pretty easily and doesn't take ill treatment lightly. :flutterrage:

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Oh, there's no telling what he could really do with the letters, other than upsetting random ponies, but he has much better ways of doing that. Discord was being mostly honest about what he wanted for once, hence why he became so angry when Applejack was unsympathetic and dismissive. But Pinkie would never willingly play the patsy and she was just reassuring AJ and Granny Smith of that. :pinkiesmile:

Plus, herald can also mean 'a person or thing viewed as a sign that something is about to happen.' So the Herald of Discord could be taken, out of context, as a bad omen. :twilightsheepish:

Discord could always harness the power of narrative causality to appear when wanted, such as when called by name.

Seriously, for a being that thrives on chaos, a magical effect that lets Discord know when he's being asked for by name seems plausible.

I predict a potential tummy-ache in Pinkie's future, should he be hosting a shindig.:pinkiesick:

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Yes, but what about when they don't want face-to-face contact while imparting that information? There are situations like that. And he wasn't necessarily looking to be summoned for a full conversation every time. That would assume Discord isn't busy doing whatever it is that he likes to do. :raritywink:

Besides, yelling his name and expecting him to appear is kind of demanding. I think he'd grow to hate it, since he couldn't know what they wanted unless he went there. If it was something stupid or which he didn't think needed his attention, he'd be annoyed. Like butt-dialing! :trollestia:

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I think he might have some mercy on her and just show up with a pile of written invitations though. Or he'd handle it himself. :rainbowlaugh:

Remember, everyone else has the postal service! Discord just likes living off the grid. In theory, Pinkie could send a mailpony to him, but only if she already knows where he is. Like she did for Twilight at the train depot, in Princess Twilight Sparkle. :pinkiesmile:

Good one. Good Discord, and pretty good AJ and Pinkie.

Little hard to follow what exactly Discord does to the cart at that point where something get's wedged in the dirt and AJ faceplants. Also, at least in one place, you use "it" without clarifying what it refers to, though I can't find the exact place now.

Lastly, it might just be me, but the destruction of the cart is treated a little lightly in the end, considering how AJ talks about it as a sturdy, proud part of the farm.

Still, fun read. Well done.

Aw, I wish there was more. :pinkiesad2:

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Good one. Good Discord, and pretty good AJ and Pinkie.

Any suggestions for what you think would make them better? :applejackunsure:

Little hard to follow what exactly Discord does to the cart at that point where something get's wedged in the dirt and AJ faceplants. Also, at least in one place, you use "it" without clarifying what it refers to, though I can't find the exact place now.

I'll look at that section and see if I can clarify it some more. I'll also see if I can find the stray "it" but that might be harder to find. :twilightblush:

Lastly, it might just be me, but the destruction of the cart is treated a little lightly in the end, considering how AJ talks about it as a sturdy, proud part of the farm.

Hrmm. Well, I wanted Pinkie's line to be a zinger (Discord's interest in being reached meant he was going to get complaints when he angered them.) I also wanted Pinkie to try and pass it off as nothing much, because she was going to help make it all better, but I can go back and add more of a reaction from AJ, before that happens. I did kind of gloss over it. (I need to work on my endings more; I'm bad at them.) :fluttershysad:

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Sorry, I always planned on it being rather short, but I will write more in this vein in the future. I love Discord when he's trolling, regardless of the motivation behind it. I have a WiP where he's at a slumber party, hosted by Pinkie and attended by Alicorn Twilight and Rainbow Dash, but that's one of the ones on serious back-burner right now, since I started running out of steam about halfway through writing it. :trollestia:

I enjoyed reading your story! In fact, I featured it in a blog post of mine. It's not much, but I hope it'll get you a couple of extra views. Keep up the good work! :ajsmug:

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Oh wow! Thank you. Also, my read later pile is about to get bigger... Oops. :applejackconfused:

I liked it. The lack of indentation didn't annoy me as much as I thought it would either.

Pinkie! Herald of Chaos! Nothing can go wrong with this.:pinkiecrazy:

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I liked it. The lack of indentation didn't annoy me as much as I thought it would either.

It might sound dumb, but I've never indented my work before. Where is that sort of thing supposed to happen? I don't know the rules for it. :unsuresweetie:

Pinkie! Herald of Chaos! Nothing can go wrong with this.:pinkiecrazy:

Nothing at all. :trollestia:

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I don't think there really are rules for it, but generally I prefer to see indentation in authors works, since I unconsciously equate that with an author that cares about my eyes. In this case however, with the way it read and the way the paragraphs were spaced, it didn't bother me that much. It's just a personal preference I suppose.

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Yeah, I personally prefer double spacing, because I think it's easier on the eyes. But I guess I'm indentation blind. I didn't even realize you indented your stuff until you mentioned it. :twilightsheepish:

Good to know it wasn't hard to read because of that. :twilightsmile:

What's this? A story added to rage reviews by a popular member that won't for once make my eyes shat blood? Fun! Let's light this up. :rainbowdetermined2:

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Feel free! :pinkiehappy:

I could use some pointers, I'm sure. :twilightsheepish:

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