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The High Pope of Antagonistic Advocacy


As one man begins the process to become a pony, he ends up asking one very important question, one that will be answered in many ways. And the answers he finds will startle both himself and many others.

THIS WAS WRITTEN MAY, 2011. I just wanted to post it here. This is pretty much an average TCB story with humanity dropping everything to run to the ponies as saviors. I hadn't asked the 'why' of that yet, though I think I may have touched on it here. Here, instead, is a question about what the process (as explained to me in various stories I read) does to us. To the essence of humanity. It is also a bit misanthropic but at the time I thought that was the way to go with it. I've changed my mind since then. I also used a clip from another author's story, the 'dream' sequence during the transformation, and I may not have credited him. I THINK it was Midnight's story but I could be wrong. I'm sorry to the author for not crediting him, I wish I had saved where I got it from. If anyone knows, please PM me so I can give proper credit where it is due. Here's the clip from The Conversion Bureau compilation post on EqD.

As the Conversion Centers converts more and more humans into ponies, one question is answered in a multitude of ways. Why can be a very complex question.

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I remember this story from long ago, and as TCB stories go, despite your author's note, this isn't misanthropic in the slightest. You give a voice to history, pointing out that both good and bad has been done, and that wiping that all away would be a shameful thing. I've said it before, I'll say it again now and in the future - we should never forget the past, we really are doomed to repeat it if we do, and we should figure out how to make ourselves into better people. That means owning up to the responsibility of free will, but then moving on and creating something better.

For a fic that was written long ago, this one surely one hell of a good piece! :pinkiegasp:
I liked the way you described our seething hatred and fear. Even NMM couldn't beat that :pinkiecrazy:

Agreed with midnightshadow, you covered much of the both sides' perspective. Not a single misanthropic sighted :moustache:

me a black dude become a pony hmmmmmmm NAH
this is a very deep story

Dun dun dun!


I just used a random name generator pulling from the latest US census data to generate a name.

One of the best TCB stories I have read untile now. Its a really nice piece of work you did there.

Heeeere we go. This is the story that really hooked me into the conversion Bureau. Somebody choosing to stay human for the right reasons... something besides the interplay between the purity of the ponies and the awfulness of humanity. It isn't comedic, and it's serious, but thank god it isn't grimdark.

Great story glad to see one where the person questions.

hey Min. you should REALLY move your Cupcakes alternate ending here. it's really good.

Great story, me like.

I have no idea why this ended up getting so many down votes. A bunch of TCB zealots, perhaps?


I think it's a question we should ask more about everything, not just Conversion Bureaus.:facehoof:

78 million died in World War II not 70 million.


World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. Over 60 million people were killed, which was over 2.5% of the world population. The tables below give a detailed country-by-country count of human losses.

Estimates for the total casualties of the war vary, because many deaths went unrecorded. Most suggest that some 75 million people died in the war, including about 20 million soldiers and 40 million civilians.

From Wikipedia. The total numbers killed in World War II are atrociously hard to figure out. Numbers can go as high as over 80 million and as low as something like 50 million, depending on who you ask and that person's opinions. Compounding that problem is the fact that many of the dead are still buried in mass graves and we only have base estimation of them.

The most common figure given is around 75 million. But we don't know. And we will never know.

4000926 Fair enough but seriously don't rely on wiki for information. That's what I was told.

Well, that particular bit of information is corroborated through a huge number of sources. And while I wouldn't use it for research papers, for fanfiction research it suffices. I'm not looking for 100% accuracy in all I write here, just ballpark.

Alright makes sense. Sorry I called you out on it.

No worries, mate. Sometimes it's important to be very accurate but other times - especially when someone is speaking from memory in-story - it's actually better to be more vague.

But I ain't even mad.

Thanks and either way it was a good story.

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