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taterforlife


I love fluttercord way too much.

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Set directly after the Tirek incident, Fluttershy and Discord are suffering, alone and apart. Fluttershy may have forgiven him, but she feels that she has failed her friend, and longs to understand Discord. Why wasn't she good enough, why did he betray them? Why hadn't he cherished their friendship as much as she had?

Discord, on the other hand, struggles from the pain of his own guilt, and doesn't even know who he is anymore. He doesn't want to lose the closest friend he has either, but he's positive that their relationship will never be the same again. He can't stand it.

They're falling apart, and the magic of the earth isn't happy about it. Then a cloaked stranger comes into the picture, and plants a mysterious flower...

Fluttershy only utters a simple request. "I wish I could understand you, Discord..."

Little does she know that such a wish entails much more than just an understanding...and her wish is granted in the most chaotic of ways--and the only one who can help her is the very friend she is trying to understand.

Image by trehcedasil!!!! :D

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Interesting idea! I can't wait to see where this goes!

5186033 Thank you! :pinkiesmile: I'm very excited for this one, so I'm glad you like it too! :pinkiehappy:

5186143 :rainbowderp: Woah, really? Wow, and I haven't even finished it yet! Thanks! :D I'm glad you like it that much! :twilightsmile:

5186248 Well, thanks! :twilightsheepish: Just wait til we go on the rest of this wild and crazy journey! XD

5186282 I eagerly await it, and look forward to it and many chocolate milk rainstorms :pinkiehappy:

Excellent. Love it already. :pinkiehappy:

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This is going to have Fluttercord, right? RIGHT?! The ROMANCE tag is for that reason, correct?! :flutterrage:

I'M FREAKING OUT :pinkiegasp:

Send another chapter quickly to save me. :fluttershbad:

One quick thing, I'm assuming the instruments Discord smashed on the moon were the trumpet and saxophone playing the blues, given that no other instruments were mentioned. Trumpets and the majority of saxophones are made of brass; despite being a member of the woodwind family, the only wood in most saxophones is the reed. Neither instrument has cords.

5186533 Oh my goodness, I'm so silly! :pinkiegasp: Thank you for bringing that up, I'll go fix that right away. Thank you! I have no background in music, but I know that those don't have cords. I think I was just imagining Discord with a different instrument, a guitar or something. Thank you! I appreciate it!!! :twilightsmile:

5186402 Yup, it's fluttercord! I'm so glad you're excited!! Yes, the chaos will be everywhere, two times the chaos! Just imagine Discord having another Draconequus around! Thank you! I love all this support, and yours especially! I'm thinking I'll update this one soon. I know I have another story that hasn't been updated in a while, but this one is going to be so much easier and smoother...And the concept is exciting to me too, so you may just get your update soon. Maybe, I'll certainly try!


5186495 Well, thank you! I like your review! :pinkiesmile:

*steeples hooves together* Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees. Let us see where this delightful little harbinger of Pandemonium takes us! Though a minor side-note. From what I recall, tis Tartarus that holds Tirek and the rest of the evils of the world. Unless Tiberius is a sub-section of Tartarus, then that makes it reasonable. Like a cell-block, a nasty neighborhood, or that one burger joint that flies in the face of convection ovens.

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Chaos-born instruments can be made of whatever. Personally, I would have gone for a Styrofoam grand piano that broke apart like a frag-grenade composed of drunken bees who just came home from a late night at the dance club.

5186711 To your first comment: Oh, did I get the name wrong? I'll go fix it! Thanks! Wow, this story is getting such good feedback! Thank you!!! :DDD
To your second comment: You. Me. We must talk one day. I'm liking what I see with your imagination. You, my friend, are good. Thank you for all the ideas!!! And yes, may the pandemonium ensue! XD But of course, there's one thing I really look forward to writing on...
I'll go ahead and give you a spoiler alert.
Fluttershy's gotta walk. On two feet. She ain't no pony no more.
That will be so much fun.

Hmm, an interesting premise. It reminds me of this story, except of course here it actually happened. Well, will certainly be looking forward for all that fun chaotic chaos to happen. No, that's not redundant if you think about it. And when you don't.

I LOVE THIS!!! :pinkiehappy:

I am looking forward to reading more of this! And I really like the cover pic that you drew, Tater! :pinkiesmile:

“I mean, look, Discord! I have a pouch! On my stomach! I’m part kangaroo!” she exclaimed, holding the flap of her large pouch open, staring at it as if it were the most gruesome thing in the world.

“Yes, I know, and I’m extremely jealous of the fact!” he said, poking at her stomach with furrowed brows. “Why don’t I have a pouch? It would be so much easier to have for carrying my things! That is just not fair.”

Hee hee... :twilightsheepish:

You're a Wizard Harry! :pinkiehappy:

Good story, i was actually expecting an episode one day where this would happen (Discord switching bodies with her to be more precised) so i was kind of suprised that some people read my mind.

Amazing! A really well written and beautifully paced story. You had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Such a clever premise, and you pull it off magnificently. The characterization is spot on, and I love how you write both Discord and Fluttershy. I must be clueless because I have no idea who the stranger is. :derpytongue2: Now I want to see some cover art with Fluttershy as a draconequus. That would be epic! The romance aspects were woven into the story in just the right way, and as a romance author, I know how hard that is. Plus, your descriptions were just long enough to give me a picture without going overboard on the detail. I could gush about this story all day. But I'll have to stop myself. Great job! I can't wait to read more. :pinkiehappy:

Why isn't there gravity on the moon? You just state it and don't provide any explanation.

haha brilliant storytelling my good sir I can't wait to see an image of Fluttershys new form you get the front page. /)

I really like how this started, and I'm already looking forward to how this will go. The writing had a smooth flow, and I can imagine everything happened in my head. I actually felt really bad when Fluttershy went on about how she failed to be his friend, more upset with herself than anything. That's exactly how I thought she'd feel after this, because it's so her.

While I figured out some things rather quickly, but I nonetheless enjoyed the ride. I was thinking, "C'mon, Fluttershy, you don't even notice you might feel a little... taller than usual? How about now--no? 'Kay," but having her be clueless about what was happening when Discord arrived added a hint of drama for that. Or something like that.

And apparently, the world needs Fluttercord. Hey, hey... I'm okay with this.

Also i imagine Fluttershy look like this?
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5186896 I read that story! So cute! That story helped inspire this in my subconscious mind, most likely. I love the fanart on it; so adorable...But yes, the chaos shall be so chaotically chaotic! Redundancy is fun.


5186904 :raritystarry: Thank you! I'm so glad you love it! I edited it so much and made it the best I could make it, so comments like yours really make the effort worth it! And you like my art???? :raritystarry::raritystarry::raritystarry: THANK YOU!! That means so much! You're an angel! :scootangel: I'm an amateur, but I wanted to try...I'm sort of proud of it...And yeah, it took me forever to decide how I wanted Fluttershy to look. But I wanted her to be part kangaroo for some reason, because kangaroos are cute. I almost just gave her a kangaroo leg and a bunny leg, but I didn't want her hopping everywhere, I want her to walk. So I thought...Give Fluttershy a pouch. THAT = CUTE! :DDDDD So I'm glad you liked that!!


5186973 Thank you!!! More will be on the way!


5187390 Hello, Conred, my friend!!! However....:ajbemused:I knew someone would say that! I KNEW IT. That's why in the author comments....LOL :rainbowlaugh:
And yes, switching bodies may be quite fun, but this way, you can have two draconequui, with Fluttershy being her own kind of Draconequus and her own chaos, rather than looking like Discord. Besides, we get to see Discord react to having not only his best friend changing form, but also having another of his species around, because in my stories, he kind of just came into being one day, with no mom or dad or other draconequui around.


5187839 I love all my reviews, but this one was just...just wonderful! It's everything an author wants to hear. I wanted this want to be written with all the things I've learned about my writing incorporated. See, I wrote Nuzzle, and I got a ton of great feedback on how to improve. I wanted to show such improvements here. So the fact that you found the characterization (something that is always so hard to do, especially with Discord) spot-on and having the romance put in just right...That's music to my ears, thank you so much!! I would love to hear what you think of my chapters as it goes on, and encourage any advice you give me! I don't expect to get praise all the time, after all, though I certainly love the feeling I get when I do. Yes, there was only a little bit of romance in here, enough of a hint, but not too much because there's the potential for it, but they're still friends. And my favorite part of your review was that there was enough detail, but not too much. That was one of my biggest problems with Nuzzle . I explained and narrated too much, so the fact that my efforts to improve seem to be working...Makes me so happy!!!! :yay: Also, I have a drawing of her that I made. It's not the best, but I think I will put it in the next chapter so people have an idea. I also have a teaser-trailer for this fic on my userpage on this site, and the picture is on there. I just don't have it as the cover picture because I didn't want what would happen to be easily apparent, and it has no background. Thank you so much, a billion times!!! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy: P.S. It's okay if you don't know who the stranger is, I still did my best to make it vague anyway.


5187968 I looked back at what I wrote, and all I said was that despite the gravity on the moon, Discord was using his magic to keep him on the moon without floating away. I thought perhaps that was enough explanation, but I can ask others to see if perhaps I should explain more? I don't know. What does everyone else think? Thank you for the question though! Feel free to tell me yourself if there's something you think I should ask. I'm open to suggestion. :pinkiesmile:

5188313 Why, thank you, my good man/woman/human! :moustache: I think I can put images on the documents itself, and I actually made a pic of her before I uploaded the story, so I will put it on this site eventually. It is found on a teaser trailer I have on my userpage on this website though, so if you watch the video you can see it in advance! :twilightsheepish:


5188339 Hey there, Missy! If it isn't one of my fave reviewers! :scootangel: How ya doin'? I'm so glad you read this!!! And I'm glad you liked it. I wanted some of what would happen to be apparent, but not all. I'd love to know if you figured out she'd be a draconequus? The title, I thought, might give that away. I didn't want it to be too obvious though. Just a little bit, maybe. Lol, am I even making an iota of sense right now? lol! :rainbowlaugh: And I feel the same way about Fluttershy. I imagined her beating herself up over the entire thing, thinking that she was enjoying her friendship with him so much that she perhaps neglected to ask him how he was feeling. But she really didn't do anything wrong...But she thinks she did. It's very, as you said, her. I'm glad you agree. And yeah, I just made her a bit clueless that she was different. I basically tried to make it seem like she was so busy getting ready for her morning that she didn't even think about what was different about herself. She never focuses solely on herself anyway, but on her animals. She got out of bed thinking immediately of what she needed to do for her animal friends, and waking Angel up. She wasn't focused on herself. So I tried to make it seem that she didn't notice basically because she just wasn't thinking about it.. That, and you're correct. Her not noticing her own differences helps make some juicy drama. Haha! Thank you for the awesomeness! I hope you stick with me for the journey. I'd love that. :yay: And I'm also happy to hear that you thought it was smoothly written. I've been trying to work on that. :twilightsmile:


5188429 It's actually quite remarkable how she has a lot of body parts from animals I used for mine. I have a picture of her, I'll put it up in the next chapter. And it's in the teaser trailer too, so check it out if you want. :raritywink:


5188511 I know right?!? ^_^

This was fun, totally smashed most of our preconceptions going in (that's a good thing! ).
For some reason we think the stranger was Zecora, but I think it's intentionally not clear, right?
In any case, watched and faved!
Keep going! ;)

5189509 Gosh, that's nice and all, but really, I'm just someone who likes to ramble about fanfics. Fluttercord fics, most of the time. :twilightblush: Anyway, the title helped a little, but the description just made it all click in my head. How can someone better understand someone else? Put them in their shoes. Or in her case, his... hoof and claw. And knowing magic, why not make this literal and turn her into a draconequus?

And yeah, that part does make plenty of sense where she focuses so much on feeding her animals, that she doesn't quite notice something's off. Heh, poor innocent thing.

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How can someone better understand someone else? Put them in their shoes. Or in her case, his... hoof and claw. And knowing magic, why not make this literal and turn her into a draconequus?

That's exactly what I thought, and thus this story. Goodness, I think you just read my mind. Wow. :pinkiegasp: *mindblown*
Should I make the description more vague...? *rubs chin thoughtfully*

5189590 Yayyyyy! I was hoping to 'smash preconceptions', as you said! :yay: Thank you for such nice words on my story. :pinkiesmile: And for the watch and fave! ^_^ And it's always great to hear my story was fun. It does have Discord in it, after all. :rainbowlaugh: And yes, it's supposed to be vague on who the stranger is, but....:pinkiehappy:

5190148 Thanks!!! And for those of you that know the reference...If Fluttershy was wicked, then on the moon, Discord was defying gravity!!! Well, more like he was defying the lack of gravity, but whatever...
:D
Anyways, thanks for the compliment!!!! 'Wicked' is certainly a most appreciated adjective when used in a positive light. :pinkiesmile:

Discord...I want a pouch to but we can't all be winners...

5191279 Discord: I am not a loser either. I am the champion of chaos! I can have a pouch if I want one! No one can stop me!!! :pinkiecrazy:
(I don't know what I'm doing, lol)

HA HA! This is great. You have taken a premise that I was half-sure I would hate (the "change species"-plot are 90% manure, at the very least) and have made a very promising start. A big part of it is that you made Fluttershy unique. Most of these plots swap bodies or otherwise take the easy way, but you made something great with it by really going to town on making Fluttershy her own Draconequus. And I seem to see some significance to her features. Antenna, Breezie or butterfly, limbs of bear and bunny, and otherwise good ideas that tie in to her animals.

Great, simply great.

One thing, it just strikes me as odd that Discord would use the expression "my signature" of magic. It's just slightly off for some reason. Also, a few of the thoughts in italics kinda spell out what is already said in the normal narrative.

But still, very well done. More now please, happy writing.

5193277 :pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp::pinkiegasp:
I will respond in a moment, but please, gimme a moment to do just one more thing...
FRAZZLED!!!! THERE YOU ARE!!!!! :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:
Hi!!!!
Thank you so much for your critique! You know how much I love your reviews (along with others, of course, like MissyAngel's). I'm so glad you liked my plotline! If you look online, you'll see some art that turns the Mane Six into draconequus(es/i/I have no idea, but you get the idea it's plural). And some of them are amazing! But I also remember one day seeing a post by someone saying to these artists "Guys. Stop making them look like Discord. You have so many animal options. Be unique!"
And well, I'm no top-notch artist (thought I did attempt a picture that I'll insert in the next chapter), but I did like the idea of Fluttershy as a draconequus. And I saw that no one else was writing a story like that. Sooooo I did. And I took that advice and made her into her own draconequus, with ties to her own animals thrown in. It took me a long time to think of a combo I liked, and the kangaroo pouch was the final touch.
Have there been stories about Discord and Fluttershy switching bodies, or something like that? I haven't seen them. But I'm not a big fan of body-switch fics. They can be good if they have their own flavor to them, but for the most part, they're very unoriginal and badly written. Not to mention, I don't like the idea of Fluttershy and Discord switching bodies. I suppose it could be funny (if you're a really good comedian), but Discord is already able to transform into whatever he wants...So Discord as a pony isn't anything new. The only difference would be he would have no magic..And then what would you do? How would they turn back? A kiss?!?
Good lord, no thank you. Not only is that an overused trope, but you're also pretty much kissing yourself at first. Weird.
But I really liked the idea of Fluttershy somehow turning into a draconequus. It gives her an opportunity to understand Discord more, and I liked the idea of Discord giving her a hand on coping with her new form. Not only that, but I get to explore how DIscord feels about this. In my headcanon, he's the only draconequus. How will he react to having another of his kind around? One whose true identity is as a pony?
The idea was too good to pass up, so despite my other story, I tackled this, and I'm happy with the first chapter. Thank you for pointing out that some of the thoughts were unneeded. I'm still working on trying to trim things down and narrate less and show more.
As for the signature thing, well...I'll see what I can do. I'm basically playing around with my own theory of magic. After all, Discord is able to sense magic and magical imbalances. And I believe I've read books where they used terminology as such, but I can't remember exactly what books they were and what. Basically, I'm trying to convey that every user's magic is perceived differently, based on whose it is, and that's how you can recognize who's magic it is. I'll see if I can find a way to word it differently, and I'm open for suggestions.
Thank you so much for visiting my story again! I'm going to start the next chapter soon. I know I should work on Going Backwards, but this one is just coming to me so much easier. I'm not going to abandon it, but...I think GB is one I may just have to outline before I can continue it. I can't just roll with it anymore. Not for that one, at least.
:heart::heart::heart:

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I completely get why you used the word "signature". It makes perfect sense in that meaning. It just seemed, I don't know, too clinical, too professional a word for Discord. Going to an extreme, "signature" in this sense is a word I'd expect from a machine or something, as in "Chaos magic detected, signature matches that of subject Discord". Of course, I could also easily see Twilight or Celestia use it, but for Discord it just seems a little too professional. Hope this gets my point across.

And I'm not saying that this pair exchanging bodies have necessarily been done before, but I've read fanfic for years and freaky Friday plots are both overdone and usually crap. And there are a lot of fics where people get transformed, often, it seems, to get the characters to be more compatible species or just because the fangirl wants the companion to be hot, and I personally hate that. Unless the form is a curse, I don't think one should have to give up their body for love. So I thought it worth mentioning that you are doing great so far, because it is so rare among this type of fic.

Now get writing. (That's half to myself as well.)

LOVE IT!!! I haven't read too much Fluttercord fan fic yet but this is by far the best I have read! LOVE the idea! I really think this would make a completely believable episode for season 5! I would so love to see this animated. For now, I look forward for more installments! BTW, you inspired me to draw your version of draconequus Fluttershy. Hope you like it:

http://trehcedasil.deviantart.com/art/Discorded-Fluttershy-color2-492485326

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Please.
PLEASE.
PLEASE LET ME USE THIS FOR MY COVER!
OMG. OMG. OMG.
I. Am. So. Thrilled. Right now.
I love it.
I FREAKING LOVE IT.
It's got the pouch and everything.]
I....I am not worthy. I am not worthy! I haven't gotten much farther with the chapter! Omg. OMG.
I must start getting back on that thing. For you. FOR YOU.
YOU GLORIOUS WONDERFUL PERSON.
Just...Thank you so much for your support. Your art and your words mean so much to me and I just ....This is the best thing that's happened to me all day, in the last week! I drew a picture, and I'll still post it, but that...That is utter perfection. I just. I. I can't.
Can I please use it for my cover and put it on my blog? Credit will be given, I guarantee it.

5234029 I have so many school assignments, but I am working on it little by little, I promise you! I'll try to have it out as soon as I can, when I'm both not busy and my brain has a stroke of writing brilliance. :rainbowlaugh: Thanks for your support and request for more! :scootangel:

5267733 Awww, thank you. That's so sweet! I'm working on the second chapter. :twilightsmile:

I will tell you that this idea isn't completely new, but it isn't on FiMFiction.net.

You have taken the first step to a more brilliant idea. :twilightsheepish:I'm So excited!

Ask Fluttershy Draconequus

It's Dangerous to go alone, take this...
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Whoops, I mean this...
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Whoops.
-The Character

5272898 Thank you! And that blog looks fabulous, I pressed "follow" almost immediately!

I hope you don't mind me gushing over another one of your stories again. :twilightblush: I absolutely love this, as usual. You keep getting better and better with every story and chapter. I did notice one small mistake though:

A jolt of electricity, the beat of his heart. It thumped against his chest, and his brain seemed to jump out of his brain. It was a red alert.

I think you meant head. :P

Anyway, this is an interesting idea. I can't wait to see where it goes. I've always thought about Discord as a pony, but never Fluttershy as a Draconequus. It just never crossed my mind for some reason. This should be a fun journey. xD

Also, please never stop writing! You have no idea how much your stories brighten up my day. ^_^

5276468 Awww! Never apologize for giving me a review! And I ramble all the time, so that kind of thing never bothers me when others do it. Unless it's someone in real life I don't know who rambles about some interest that they know I'm not into. You know what I mean? But I digress.
You are just too sweet! Thank you so much, those kinds of reviews make this all worth it. I am maybe more than halfway done with the next chapter. Have no idea when it'll finish, because college is just handing me assignment after assignment and I don't know what to do with myself, and I just want to procrastinate all day and that's bad, and I have a huge test coming up that has so much material to cover and it makes me wanna scream...
Remember how I said I ramble all the time? yeaahhhhh....
OMG what a silly mistake, thanks for pointing it out! Although, I can see Discord trying to freak someone out by having his brain pop out, only for a smaller brain to pop out of that...He would so do that. But I will fix it, thank you so much!
I'm glad you think I'm improving. That's one of the reasons I like fimfiction so much. We all actually help each other, while on fanfiction.net you are either praised or not reviewed at all. It's helped me immensely, and I thank not only you for all this amazing feedback, but all the ones who have read my stuff. I only hope to keep improving, for both myself and for all of you who support me and enjoy the stories.
I don't know how long my update will take, but it will happen, for sure. I will not stop writing, I promise. Thanks, friend. :pinkiesmile:

... This. This right here. This is the biggest reason i read fan fictions, of anything.
This is truly a stroke of genius, but it leaves me wondering.....

...... Who else can we Draquinify? :trixieshiftright:
Is that even the right term for this?

5302625 Oh, gosh, thank you! You flatter me, really. :twilightblush:
We can draquinify anything, friend. Anything.
The sky's the limit!!!! No, not even the sky! The universe!

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Why stop there? There are entire multiverses just waiting to be conquered! :pinkiecrazy:

This is a really creative story!!! I love what you're doing with the characters!:derpytongue2:

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