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Closer-To-The-Sun


You gotta kick at the darkness until it bleeds daylight.

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"I see them everyday, we get along so why can't they?/If this is what he wants, and it's what she wants, then why is there so much pain?" -blink-182, ‘Stay Together For The Kids’

Diamond Tiara addresses a very sensitive topic that had a big affect upon her. She tries to wrap her head around her parent's separation, but she is unable to figure out one key aspect: why?


Dedicated to Regidar. We're here for ya when and if ya need us.

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Very simple and sweet. I think that a sequel would be very nice just to see and clear up what happens.

:applecry: Wait. Do I feel... SORRY for Diamond Tiara?! :pinkiegasp:

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I will try my best to comment this story here. I hope the author finds this comment great and dandy.

So....the subject hits real close to me, I had the luck to have parents who endured through their marriage for my own sake, but tensions were high, and there were many times where I'd find myself peeking at their screaming at each other. As I grew older I tried to separate them, I too started to yell.

"That's enough!" - I'd say, or even "EVERY DAY!".

I still love them both dearly, and there's nothing that can change that, but I mean geez!

As you can imagine the subject hits pretty close to home to me. While my parents still remain together today and had more kids (my two sisters), I think they ressent each other, I think that they feel stuck with one another, and they just have to grind through with their teeth clenched for the next two decade or so, until the kids are out. I think it's hard for them, and while I appreciate their sacrifice, I feel kind of guilty for having them endure this.

My parents always tried to tell me how much those things were "Grown up" stuff, and I would understand them as I got older, they told me it was complicated. I'm reaching maturity, and adulthood in less than two years, and I still don't get it.

I just wanted to give some sort of small background to my feelings about the story. They hurt...kind of, but I think that there is importance in discussing the subject.

I feel for Diamond, this may just provide her a freudian excuse for her behavior, guilt often turns to rage, which turns to violence, I think you portrayed those feelings in a majestic manner. And I thank you for putting the cat out of the bag.

I have read many stories detailing the origins of Tiara's nasty attitude, and this is one of my favorites, if not my favorite of them all. I greatly enjoyed it.

Thank you for writing it!

4811075

First, I would like to say that I certainly found your comment truly wonderful.

When I wrote this I knew this would be a very touchy topic and I knew it would be a tricky item to write. I am really grateful that you shared your story and gave insight about why you felt how you did upon reading this fan-fic, thank you. I'm really sorry to hear about your predicament with your parents and I completely feel for where you are coming from. Heh, sometimes I wish I had a fic that I didn't add some sort of personal touch to.

I am really happy that you enjoyed this fic and thanks for your comment.

4812161 Not a problem. I should be thanking you.

This was certanly hurtful to me, I came close to not reading the story right after I read the description, I was afraid I'd burst into tears. It's a very sensitive subject to me.

Despite that, I'm glad I did, no matter how counter productive it may seem, with all the dread and anxiety I was feeling as I read, I actually think it helped me out. See, I started to write to vent out my feelings. I focused on writing in english mainly because most people around me don't understand it well enough to worry about me. if I write something that'd sound suicidal and angsty (I learned the lesson the hard way, a friend of mine pushed a story I had shared with her to the counselour at my school, and I was forced to talk about my feelings, though talking about it, sometimes helps, repeating why and how I wrote such stuff, made me really feel self conscious about my own writing).

Most of the stuff in my profile has the "sad" tag, and you will notice, if you do check it (not that I'm telling you to) that most sad stuff is about Scootaloo, because well...the whole "no parents thing and self conscious about it" kind of speaks to me. Ya know?

I by no means am saying I don't love my parents, or that they mistreated me or anything, Not at all. I'm proud of the way they raised I'm just saying, I feel her.

I write to vent out, to shake a feeling out of me. My mood tends to vary wildly. And that's the reason you can see short colt and filly and colt on colt, and filly on filly, innocent romance, and Scootaloo self harming and Wailing out due to her lack of parents. I believe emotions are complicated, and if I can find a good way to expose them and take them out, that's swell and fine and all that.

As I was saying I read the story and then I made that comment. It hit me pretty hard, but it also made me appreciate just how much my parents love me to stick on together, despite the hardships.

I will admit something, I'm on my summer vacation, I spend my days just broswing random websites, and reading tv tropes, and playing flash games, and even checking some youtube videos. My mom and my dad arrived home, they rode together from work, and from the expressions on their faces it was obvious something was not right.

They try to contain themselves around me they really do, but with my sisters in a scout's camp (I'm no scout due to not having a religion, but that doesn't matter), I guess they saw fit to argue.

They didn't really offend each other, they just refused to listen to one another, I learned in philosopy that the point of arguing (ie) debating is to try to weight the two points of view and to get a consensus. They didn't do that.

I closed the door to my room, and heard the muffled screams, as I checked fimfiction to see if there was anything I could read to distract myself. I was feeling such anger, such guilt, such shittiness, in regards to myself, for once again forcing them to go through with this, that I seriously was about to run up to them and curse them out.

Long story short the story gave me some perspective, and it made me fell thankful for what I do have, I have one slightly disfuncional family, yes, but I do know that we all love each other (even my parents do love each other, even if that is obscured by their bad mood, after a hard day of work)

And ...hamburguers (I replaced a swear word) This comment is freakishly long, and I'm sure you don't want to hear about my angst teen life, but all I could say, if you don't read the rest of the comment.

Thank You

It's completely fine for your lengthy comment. To be fair, I have written a lot of stuff in a stream of consciousness and it turned out well ("All The Small Things", "I Will Follow You Into The Dark", and others).

And don't feel weird about just writing stuff to vent. I do it all the time. I shared some personal stuff that made me unable to finish the fic at the time due it being too much for me (particularly two fics, "Never Let Me Down Again" and "Jumper"). I hate to admit it, but there is a personal item in each and every story and I kinda hope somepony will figure it out. Maybe one day.

Anyway, there is nothing wrong with writing to just get emotions out. You're right, emotions are powerful, particularly raw emotions and that's what I love writing about. And those emotions in young characters (Spike and the CMCs, mostly) create good stories.

So, yes, thanks for reading again and, again, I'm really happy you enjoyed it.

(Also, I do hope you get a chance to read my other stories. I do have a Scootaloo fic in the works soon. And, if you'd like, feel free to message me if ya like)

This was really emotional for something so short. You really handled this subject really well. I actually didn't think the question I saw coming would have as much impact as I thought it'd have. But it was worked up to in such a fine way. Short and respectfully sweet. Bittersweet, but sweet.

Not much I can say that hasn't been said, but thanks for writing this. I fully agree that subjects like this are worth telling. It was a nice way to end the night. Have a like and a well earned fav.

4812984 Thank you for your kind words and for reading!

It's sad to see how kids think they're the problem in a bad marriage. They think they're the ones who cause all the problems, it hurts to hear how they think they caused everything to happen.

No wonder Diamond Tiara is so unpleasant in the show.

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