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LickleSoxy


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Researching the history of Discord's time as ruler of the land, Twilight comes across something strange that piques her interest. Looking further into it, she discovers a piece of information that changes the dynamic of not only her own, but everypony's relationship with the mysterious draconequus.

Discord is utterly bemused by the apparent turn of events. Why in Equestria is everyone suddenly being so nice to him?

Chapters (6)
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Comments ( 362 )

That one premise explains so much about Discord. He really is a petulant child being a little rough with his toys. He is more of a child than Spike or the CMC. Thought, what happened to mom and dad. Good start up vote and faved. to follow

Awesome. I saw someone try to handle this particular concept on fanfiction.net, but as much as I wanted to like their story for the concept... the way it was executed was an utter abomination and nearly unreadable. I am so happy to see someone who can write tackling this idea.

I take it he doesn't actually know, does he?

I am CRYING of laghter! I thought it was going to be something sad like Discord is not imortal and is going to die soon, but this is so much better! Please update soon, i simply CAN'T wait!

I had an idea similar to this, but he was using a magic disguise to look like his current appearance, and it was torn off when he was defeated by the mane 6. This story looks to be very good, can't wait to see where it goes.

I'm intrigued to see where this story is headed.
Thanks for writing! :twilightsmile:

By the way, I happened to notice a minor error in that last line - "need" should be "needed."

4907873 What story was that? I would love to read it.:derpytongue2:

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I'm glad it's got your interest. And thanks for spotting that! Has been edited. :pinkiehappy:

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Haha, don't worry, I would never kill Discord off. I'm happy you like it!

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Thank you. Ah, it is a shame when you find something you like, then can't get through the reading. Again, thank you. :twilightblush:

You'll find out whether he knows or not very soon!

Her talk with celestia about discord will be an interesting chapter to read. Keep up the good work.

4909149 It's not a story, it's just an idea I had. I'm no good at writing. Sorry.

I always did have a theory that Discord was like a child or a rebellious teenager, creating chaos to make a statement...I don't know! I can't wait to see what happens next!

This is really good :yay: update soon

WRITE MORE! I was disappointed when there wasn't any more to read. This is such a cool idea! :pinkiehappy:

me encanta tu historia porfavor continuar

:pinkiegasp::rainbowderp::pinkiegasp::derpyderp2:I .... need......MORE!!!!!!

no oh noooo

I really like this story, so I'm going to do the ridiculous marking system we did in my school, two stars and a wish.

Star- Excellent grammar
Star- Brilliant idea
Wish- There isn't a chapter two.

As you can probably already tell, I BUCKNG LOVE it.

I love where this is going! I'm always interested in explorations of discord's more childish nature

You updated! I love you:heart:

I... have I told you how AMAZING you are? This is GOLD, I tell you, gold! Update ASAP, please. :heart: :heart:

Oh, I knew it was a good idea to track this story! :pinkiehappy:

Ha! I loved the scene with Luna and Discord! I can definitely see a prank war happening... :derpytongue2:

Her gut feeling was wrong in this particular situation.
"Celestia?"
"Yes? Did you find what you were looking for?"

I'm probably just being a little too nitpicky here, but wouldn't Twilight use the "Princess" honorific when speaking to Celestia?

waiting a moment before becomiing satisfied that Twilight's rant would not continue.

One letter "i" too many in becoming.

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Hehe, thank you. I will update as soon as I can. :pinkiesmile:

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:twilightsmile: I'm glad you liked that scene!

Oh, by all means, be as picky as you want. I completely agree. No idea why I didn't use Princess, when I used it in the first chapter. :twilightoops:

Thanks for the spot! For some reason it wasn't underlining some of the mistakes when I put it through the editor. I got most with proofreading, but I always seem to miss something. So, again, thank you.

MOAR! :flutterrage: I love this! Update soon plz! And I love the idea of kid Discord.

And with this, my mind is blown.

Discord...essentially a child by his kind's natural standard...and moreover, Celestia and Luna having imprisoned a child, further denying him the chance to grow and mature, so making him more around 2000 years in age mentally for his kind. ...yeah, this got deep!!:heart:

Love it, can't wait to see more!!

The chapters feel a bit too short but, they are good. Perhaps I am too used to reading 9k+ long chapters here.

See, when Twi started talking about Discord in connection with other creatures, I went "Discord totally created ponies. This plus the description? Called it." :pinkiehappy:
I have failed. This is what I get for trying to make predictions... :fluttercry: :twilightsheepish:

But seriously, awesome story.

I typically abhor Slice of Life fanfics, finding them boring... but this is good. Really good. I particularly liked the emotions and scene setting for the end of chapter 2. Really felt authentic with your presentation of Celestia from her mirth about his age to her sorrow about his age and the physical descriptions were enough to add life to the characters without being burdensome to the scene.

Well done LickleSoxy and thanks for sharing this. I'll be looking forward to what comes next.

P.S: Didn't they seal Discord away for 2000 years though? I think that's the only error I saw. Discord is sealed, 1000 years later Luna goes to the moon, 1000 years later all the craziness hits the Twilight fan.

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Sorry about that. I generally do chapters that are around 2000 - 5000 words in length, so these two are definitely on the shorter end of my normal chapter word counts. Thank you. Glad you're enjoying regardless. :twilightsmile:

"It's that moment of dawning comprehension I live for."

-Hobbes, Calvin and Hobbes

you know, most discord fics are kinda cookie cutter. this is a plot point i have never seen before.

Can anyone point out any other fics that use discord's age and draconequus life-cycles?

I love this story!!!!!!!! Please update faster!

I really like the angle this is taking.
Though one thing kinda puts me off. Because of how the book describes a draconequui, I think we can safely assume that when it says "maturity", it's talking about when the body has fully matured, saying nothing of mental maturity. So the "Celestia is a monster because she froze a 'child' in stone for a thousand years" kinda loses its edge.

You had my interest.

Now you have my attention.

I look forward to seeing how this progresses.

*faved and upvoted*
I have never seen this before.

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It's never established how long Discord was sealed for. We know it was more than 1000 years because Luna was free when he went in and free when he got out and she was exactly 1000 years, but it could be any amount of time beyond that. I've seen as low as "Luna was sent to the moon within months of Discord being sealed", usually in the context of "Discord turned Luna into Nightmare Moon", putting Discord's sentence at more like 1001 years, and I've seen as high as 10,000 years.

Your unique premise of a child discord a very original take to explaining his personality. Twilight's and Celestia's horror at the realization that they essentially abused a child was well executed and cant wait to see how they will deal with this new information.

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Right, but if species mentally mature at the same rate as they physically mature, it becomes the same thing. There are biological reasons why teenagers have poor judgement, for instance; an adult who was turned into a teenager with all of their same memories and experiences would still have much worse judgement than they did when they were an adult, because the teen brain isn't fully wired to connect actions to consequences. Even though teens are smart enough to intellectually know there are consequences, they can't *feel* it the way adults can... so an adult with a teen brain would also be unable to feel it.

On the other hand, Spike is more mature than a baby, and in some regards more mature than the teen dragons he encountered. But Spike was raised by a very, very buttoned-up, careful planner who is almost paranoid about checklisting everything, so even though he is more lax than Twilight, Spike's maturity and ability to think things through has been shored up by his education. Whereas Discord does not appear to have parents, and possibly has been living for centuries under the belief that he is an adult, and has no one who can check his power. He hasn't had much impetus to grow up or become more mature, so it's all on the physical maturation of his brain; if anything his upbringing should lead to him being more immature than a draconequus his age would ordinarily be.

So actually yeah. They more or less put a 9 year old in stone. On the other hand, if his sense of time passage is also affected by his life span, 1000 years is about 3 draconequus maturity years, so maybe it didn't harm him as much as it would have a shorter lived being.

Interesting premise so far, but I have to know: how exactly does that book even have that information? Who could have been around that long ago to know how long it takes for them to mature, or that Discord wasn't the only one, or really any of that? How could written knowledge have even survived the 7000 years it takes for one to be of age so the author, or more likely authors, would know it occurred? That book doesn't make sense.

Or, really, just that one article. It's pretty likely that they got the information from another book and added it to the encyclopedia of chimeric subspecies. Still, how does that information even exist? Where'd the other draconequui go, especially since it talks of female ones? This is information I need to know! Twilight, put that realization to the side and get on this mystery. Knowledge demands it!

This is a good story, Imma go make popcorn.

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I got most with proofreading, but I always seem to miss something.

Don't worry about it. There's always at least one that slips by everyone...

Congrats on making it to the Featured Box, by the way! :twilightsmile:

Wow. Can't waste time telling lulu, now!

Now that... is an interesting premise :trixieshiftright:

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There are even worse implications if we assume that Celestia was once in love with Discord ...

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I count it at 1500 years, but I like the idea of a history rhythmically-tied to millennial cycles for aesthetic reasons.

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The primary source document might have been written by a draconequus. If Discord's a kid, then we can't actually judge anything about what the adults were like; it's entirely possible that as a race they were friendly and scholarly enough to write about themselves for the consumption of shorter-lived races. Then most of that documentation was lost, but the small amount that survived was collated and the author of the chimera encyclopedia had access to it. Since then probably the source documentation was lost as well, so all that remains is the chimera encyclopedia.

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