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I'm older than your average brony, but then I've always enjoyed cartoons. I'm an experienced reviewer, EqD pre-reader, and occasional author.


Dogs act like they love their families, but nopony will ever know for sure. More importantly, Winona's family loves her. She couldn't ask for more. But she does love them. She really does.

Second-place winner in the /fic/ write-off "Long Way Home."

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Nice twist .I'm not telling, Read it !:derpytongue2:

Had the chance to read this story before it went up, but it's still very good. It was a real punch in the gut when I figured out what was going on.

Though I still think the story is a lot darker than you intended. :applejackconfused:

Duuuuuuuuuuuuude. Fav' D for the concept and the execution.

5232134 I can see how it comes across that way, and I upped the ante on both sides of the spectrum in the rewrite. So maybe you find it even more creepy this time!


Actually, I found it a bit less creepy this time around. The changeling's plan to eventually replace a different pet suggested that it was more mentally together than in the first version, which removed a lot of the horror for me.

Be nice. You wouldn't want your votes to disappear, would you?

GMD #9 · Nov 6th, 2014 · · 3 ·


...Also, been meaning to ask you, is your profile pic suppose to be a Pokemon pony... or...?


But for real stop with this "lol first dislike" garbage. This isn't the first time you've done this.


...Sorry about my brother, he's an idiot.

GMD #12 · Nov 6th, 2014 · · 4 ·



I wonder if you can write a story about Apple Bloom and Winona.

I like this story. This changeling loves. She is very different than the other changelings. Also, it is interesting how she looses her identity. She is more Winona than not. It is different that she became a new identity rather than replacing another creature.

I bet the first version of this was a pretty ruff draft. It's good that you were dogged in your revision process. You mutt be proud of yourself.

I got to the very end with the slight feeling that I missed something... And then I saw what I had missed... Poor Winona....

Nice work there, a interesting take on events.

I'm fairly certain that, even though I didn't enter that Writeoff, I read through the original of this. And it's just as good, if not better, as it was back then.

Oh, my. This is sort of on the unsettling side.

5234741 I can't groan loud enough for this.

Although my Winona's more bad-ass than yours:derpytongue2:

Oh, wow, this was a good little story. My first thought was that Winona was hiding an illness. Then, BAM! Plot twist!

It was great!

Mission accomplished.

Whoa, that was a premise, alright. I dig it. The ambiguity at the end despite the twist was a nice touch. Makes you wonder how long it's been going on.

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Took me about two-thirds of the way through to finally remember what this one was about, but oh damn. You expanded on the end, if I'm not mistaken, and added in all the right stuff for a punchy emotional finish. :D

Oh yeah, I found an extra space in "I can’t do that".

Words fail me, an excellent read with a very much welcome twist.


Maybe Winona will forget the whole death thing and just be a miracle dog! :yay:

After all, there are so many good smells and shiny things...

I loved this, didn't see the twist coming!

I. Did. Not. See. That. Coming. :twilightoops:

I think that it was pulled off rather well, though. Thanks for writing! :applejackconfused:

Huh. See, I never got the impression that there was a real Winona in this story's continuity at all. I was wondering why nobody noticed the puppies vanishing, which was the only hint at a darker subtext that I noticed.

5261238 You're right that there never was a real Winona. She pretty much says that explicitly when she says that she never replaced anyone, thus the love she gets is earned, not stolen, which makes all the difference in her getting drawn into the role and actually loving them back. Though the puppies disappearing was just the litter being old enough to sell/give away. Nothing bad happened to them.

Well that was the easiest rubber stamp of the week :)

I love how you completely give away the ending in the story summary, but you don't realize it until you get to the end of the story.

I wrote a review of this story! It can be found here.

This is brilliant! When Winona hid the fact that she wasn't eating, I thought, Oh, this is one of those stories. Boy, how wrong I was! I didn't see that coming at all!

And I thought the short version was heartbreaking. :raritycry:

Aw...she's getting older! :'( No WONDER she's trying to hide it! Time for another form...:/

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