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Jed R

The Future Is Now


The Humans.
There and Back Again, a Pony's tale by Lyra Heartstrings.

Lyra Heartstrings is a pony who believes with all of her heart that humans really, truly do exist, and one day she decides to go out and prove it for herself. With her friend Bon-Bon reluctantly in tow, she sets out to find humanity, never suspecting that she will also find friendship, insanity, and high adventure!


Based on an idea by my friend RoyalPsycho, used with his gracious permission.

Chapters (4)
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Comments ( 34 )

I like where this is going. Very detailed descriptions too! :raritystarry: Continue!

This seems... UNBELIEVABLY interesting.... I wish to read MUCH more.

Nice. The writing style keeps me amused and the plot engaged. Hope to see an update.

4953702 such was my intention with this piece: was aiming for a "the Hobbit" feel. :-)

Will there be a Lord of the Rings type sequel then?

And if so, who'd be Frodo?

Also, never been a huge fan of "human as big foot" idea. I always thought it more ironic for humans to be to Ponies what Unicorns are to us. Basically, when a Pony refers to something they consider to be impossibly rare, they you say "it's like finding a human!" In much the same way we use unicorns for similar purposes. Bonus points if it's a unicorn talking.

Also, after reading this, I'm definitely going to check out Albion now. Because boy, can you write!

4954154 Well, they're less big foot in this, more like the Elves to the Pony's Hobbits (to really stretch that Tolkien metaphor). Me and RoyalPsycho had long chats about what kind of humans the humans in this should be, and Volkenheim should hopefully be... interesting.

As for a LOTR style sequel, I'm not thinking overmuch about it. I have... ponderings, but that's about it.

As for Albion, I don't think I'd be exaggerating to call it one of my best fanfic's - though I don't think it's unfair to say it gets noticeably better as it progresses, starting from alright. That'd be me blowing my own trumpet though, and I shouldn't do that.

Well, this should be interesting. More interesting still will be when she brings back proof.....

I read the first chapter, instant favorite. No regular story can do that. You have a gift for storytelling, and I can tell by far this needs to be featured straight away. It's too bad that others don't see the epic potential in this story the way I do. I'll be watching this closely. You have my undivided attention.

the way this was written struck a kind of Twilight Zone vibe for me

Let's see where this goes, shall we? :pinkiecrazy:

Oh, my. This sort of thing could snowball......

Alright! Now that's more like it! Lyra and Bon Bon on another whirlwind adventure! :rainbowlaugh:

Did you really use knots? Knots are a maritime unit equivalent to 1.15 mph.

But it still makes no sense. There are plenty of other figures of speech that would've made more sense.

4964919 Well, that's a matter of personal expression as an individual writer, and we shall have to differ. :-)

Okay: normally, I wait until a story has at least three chapters before I make it a favorite. This one goes into that pile right now. I can't wait to see what happens next!

Unless it's a story point, Lyra should have stuffed a bag of bits in her saddlebags.

4968179 Should have. Didn't. She also should have packed better provisions, a sleeping bag and probably a few other things, but she went off rather half cocked and impulsively.

And then there were four......

Yay, now Derpy and Dr Whooves are on the journey! :twilightsmile:

the stallion looked... blazé

You might want to switch to 'blasé'.

5287692 That was a deliberate stylistic choice. I'm glad it worked. :-)

A little bit of the Ring too....interesting.

Holy cow, it updated! I thought this fic was dead! I completely forgot about it for a while.

Nevertheless, I'm happy that it updated. I forgot how fantastic the writing is! I eagerly await the next update. :pinkiesmile:

5697344 I don't let fics die if I can help it. This one's suffered from me spending a lot of time on AOA. :-/ Still, I should be able to update in... about a month, maybe a month and a half.

5697351 I'll still be waiting then. I'm a very patient person... :twilightsmile:

Lyra with a sword, nice! :rainbowlaugh: Glad to see this story's being updated again!

I wonder if the blade will glow blue... and what is a Wight? Some kind of zombie?

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