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LightningBass94


Dying. Funny thing, that. It never happens how you expect it.

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With the death of his mother hanging over his shoulders, Prince Blueblood is conflicted. Before, he couldn't even imagine not being absolutely perfect. After all, he's royalty! And blood royalty, at that! Now, however, he begins to wonder, "Was I wrong?"

Inspired by "How Soon is Now" by The Smiths as well as past and recent life events.

Dedicated to my mother, Jamaica Leree Munson.
January 23rd, 1977-June 28th, 2015
RIP

Chapters (1)
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Comments ( 137 )

Very nicely done.

Wow. This is a very touching story. How many times I have heard, seen, and read about the last regretful words said to someone? I wish you the best.

4783926 Do you have any constructive criticism to give?

4784091 I know. It's very cliche, but the thought really is frightful. :twilightoops: Thanks for the compliment too. :pinkiesmile:

4784092 Nope, didn't catch any mistakes.

Constructive criticism? Pfft. I saw one tiny flaw: the modern author's tendency to end a sentence like "What good would either decision do" with a period instead of a question mark has long been a pet peeve of mine. That's literally the only speedbump I hit throughout the story.

Now, um... I have so much to say, but I've been trying to write this for an hour and I still haven't figure out how to say any of it. I know you're passionate, but I can't see you ever trying to hurt those you love over something as petty as a disagreement, no matter how big a disagreement it may be. I can't see your mom being the type to let a grudge get the best of her either. Am I reading too much into the fact that you chose Blueblood of all ponies with whom to identify? Quite a compliment to your mum, though.

Okay, words aren't really working for me, so
Time for a group internet hug! *glomps*
Now's not the time for nerves or second-guessing. She loves you, Bassie; an argument won't change that. I know you can do this, hon. Be strong, and be good to her.

A touching story where a character has internal and external conflict with a misunderstanding on whether they have a strong grip on their identity. Meaning, I love this story. :twilightsmile:

4784248 Thank you. :twilightsmile:

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Constructive criticism? Pfft. I saw one tiny flaw: the modern author's tendency to end a sentence like "What good would either decision do" with a period instead of a question mark has long been a pet peeve of mine. That's literally the only speedbump I hit throughout the story.

That...was a typo. My bad. :twilightsheepish: Thanks for pointing that out.

Now, um... I have so much to say, but I've been trying to write this for an hour and I still haven't figure out how to say any of it. I know you're passionate, but I can't see you ever trying to hurt those you love over something as petty as a disagreement, no matter how big a disagreement it may be. I can't see your mom being the type to let a grudge get the best of her either.

.....Both have happened. :unsuresweetie: I'd like to point out again that I wasn't always the man I am today.

Am I reading too much into the fact that you chose Blueblood of all ponies with whom to identify?

A bit... :twilightsheepish: I'm really big on metaphors. Also, it fit with the song. Have you heard it?

[And here Bassie forgot that Adda doesn't have audio and almost posted a video. :facehoof:]

Time for a group internet hug! *glomps*

Gha!!! *Is gomped to the floor...hugs back* Lol. You're a dork.

4784521 I'm glad you liked it so much. :pinkiehappy:

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.....Both have happened. :unsuresweetie:

The important word here is 'have'. It doesn't mean it has to happen again, and if it does, it doesn't mean you can't make things right.

I'd like to point out again that I wasn't always the man I am today.

And now you are! :pinkiehappy: I can understand why you'd be worried, but I think the man you are today deserves more credit.

Have you heard it?

In fact, I have. I love the Smiths. You're right, he does fit the mood and circumstances rather well. So, did you plan to submit this to deli73's Writing Challenges group or was this just one heck of a coincidence?

Lol. You're a dork.

I'm in good company. :raritywink:

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The important word here is 'have'. It doesn't mean it has to happen again, and if it does, it doesn't mean you can't make things right.

True...

And now you are! :pinkiehappy: I can understand why you'd be worried, but I think the man you are today deserves more credit.

Also true. :twilightsheepish:

In fact, I have. I love the Smiths. You're right, he does fit the mood and circumstances rather well. So, did you plan to submit this to deli73's Writing Challenges group or was this just one heck of a coincidence?

:pinkiegasp: I do now. :pinkiehappy:

I'm in good company. :raritywink:

Lol! You sassy bitch. :rainbowlaugh: You're right. I'm a dork. :ajsmug:

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You're right. I'm a dork. :ajsmug:

You say that like it's a bad thing. :twilightsmile:

4785263 I said nothing of the sort. :rainbowkiss:

4784517 Internet hug? Don't leave me out of this! :pinkiehappy:

4785422 *Pulls Deli into the now awkwardly long hug* :rainbowwild:

You have good taste in music.

4785422
*SUPER UNICORN GLOMP GO!*

4785460
It's only awkward if you make it so.

I can relate to this fear so much. I'm always afraid I'll eventually say something to someone I care about that I can't take back.

That aside, however, I have a major problem with one aspect of this story: Celestia's role in all this. Mostly that it doesn't make much sense. You could have easily made a random OC be Blueblood's mother and nothing would have changed except for maybe having to reword the argument a touch. This is especially weird when you factor Fancy Pants into all this and his "we met at a cheese convention". Ignoring the mere existence of a cheese convention, what was a Princess even doing there? I'm pretty sure she would have had better uses for her time.

Even with the AU tag I don't buy it.

4785467 Thanks. :pinkiehappy:

4785492 Well, it has been going on for 5 hours now. :rainbowlaugh: At this point, the three of us are cuddling. :duck::trollestia:

4785498 I like thinking of my mother as Celestia. That's why Celestia is his mother. The cheese tasting convention was something hoity toity I came up with at 3 in the morning that I thought a princess may need to make an appearance at, just because royalty must make appearances at stupid events like that.

4785498
I just want to point out that the cheese industry has conventions just as any other industry does, and they're exactly the kind of business event a business-minded Princess would be expected to attend if they take place in her capital. After all, the Princess must stay up-to-date on all aspects of various industries if she wants to keep the land's economy running smoothly, and what better way to do that than to witness the changes firsthand at the annual or biannual convention?

Read that you dedicated this story to your mother, and saw the 'passing on soon' bit.

Instant faved. Such a wonderful considerate commemoration to your mother. She'd be very proud of you, madam.sir...

4785637 Thanks. :twilightsmile:

...and I'm a dude. :derpytongue2:

4785660 Whatever, you're still cool regardless of gender. :)

Well, I already told you my feeling in my PM earlier, but just figured I'd say that this was beautiful. You're a good man and a good writer Bassie, keep it up, mate :rainbowkiss:

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Well, it has been going on for 5 hours now. :rainbowlaugh: At this point, the three of us are cuddling.

I'm okay with this.

4786231 I never said I wasn't. :rainbowkiss:

4786401 This virtual hug is almost real, that's how awesome it is.

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4784517
You know elsewhere on the internet there are flame wars and people using derogatory terms for insults, here, we hug :twilightsmile:

4787054 Right? I love this site.

4787317 me too :twilightsmile: BRONIES ARE MAGIC :pinkiehappy:

This is homnymous to an upcoming story I've been waiting for months. You can't imagine my happiness when I read "How Soon is Now?" on the popular stories list.

This always helps during problems during life for me.

4787630 It's on the popular stories list? :pinkiegasp:

4787471 Damn skippy! :rainbowdetermined2:

4788255 That was a great song, and it cheered me up quite a bit. :pinkiehappy:

4789474 You know, that work even better 'cause I'm Australian
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4789474
Yes, it is! :twilightsmile:

4789562 true :twilightsheepish: but MY country's animal can box, so bleh :rainbowwild:

4789619 I don't see it. :rainbowhuh: Do you have your mature filter on?

4789849 Yeah? Well... I got nothin' :rainbowlaugh:

4790404 Lol. I assure you a room will not be needed. :eeyup:

4792399 ha ha, score for the aussies :rainbowdetermined2:

Hey I was just wondering, have you seen the new transformers movie? I haven't seen it, but i heard of a certain someone who made a cameo in it, let's just say she makes the movie... 20% cooler :raritywink:

4792501 I'm not a huge fan of what that director has done to transformers, actually...

4793013 yeah michael bay sucks, but that's not the point, Rainbow Dash is in the movie!

4793091 Her voice actor, I presume? :derpytongue2:

4793285 If that was the case I would Ashleigh Ball... or RD/AJ's VA (I love AJ :ajsmug:), but that is not the case, check out this screen shot (from what I hear, she transforms into an assault rifle :rainbowlaugh:)

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