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Meridian Prime


Your friendly local terrifying, hollow eyed demon baby.

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The Cutie Mark Crusaders try and summon a demon.

Unfortunately, they get something far worse.

On the bright side, this may finally get them their cutie marks.


Written for the Everfree Northwest Pre-Con Contest, using the prompt "Making New Friends". Pre-read by Carapace and auramane, and edited by auramane.
Special thanks to OleGrayMane for volunteering to give additional and very thorough editing.

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Comments ( 44 )

Have a pleasant little ditty to go with this uplifting story of love and friendship. :twilightsmile:

Holy... crap. This was both hilarious and disturbing to read. I am in a state where I am just... don't feel anything... just simply stunned.

Well done, Meri... well done.

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Glad you enjoyed (cuthulhuawakens). :twilightsmile:

I'm so disturbed but I can't stop laughing. The CMC's total flippancy towards the entire summoning ritual, finding Sombra's horn (it was his, right?) in the trash, the reoccurring Cutie Mark Crusader Bureaucrats trademark shenanigans... This cracks me up.

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(whatisdeadcanneverdie) :twilightsmile:

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I'm so disturbed but I can't stop laughing.

Mission accomplished. :ajsmug:

finding Sombra's horn (it was his, right?)

DINGDINGDING! WE HAVE A WINNER! :pinkiehappy:

reoccurring Cutie Mark Crusader Bureaucrats trademark shenanigans

Haha, thanks, I'm pretty proud of that one. I'm glad you enjoyed it! (repentbeforethevoidconsumesyou) :twilightsmile:

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:ajsmug: (theeyesTHEEYES)

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Do come again, good sir. :derpytongue2: (theworldswillburnineternalflame)

I regret nothing!

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That's the spirit! :pinkiehappy: (hecomesHECOMES)

I am so glad I read this while high.

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Ha! I suppose that's one way to enjoy it. :ajsmug: I'm glad you did, whatever methods you used. :twilightsmile: (rEvEl iN tHe gLoRy)

the clapping of her hooves together quite possibly signalling the death knell for all that she had ever known or loved.

Oh man here we go!

And I found this in a trash can!" the orange pegasus interrupted again, holding up a blood-red curved horn from which faint wisps of black smoke and the screams of a thousand tortured souls emanated.

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it was amazing what Sweetie could convince her sister to do if she brought up those pills under Rarity's mattress.

Oh yes.

but after the first three blows to the head she stopped moving so much,

That one got a legit shocked reaction out of me.

While there had been many bad lies throughout the history of Equestria, when the final judgement rained down upon the land and all turned to ash and sorrow, the lie that Scootaloo had just told came in the top 100.

Holy crap man this one really got me laughing,

The pink filly immediately began to shriek through her gag, as the liquid fire seared her flesh, and the runes carved in her skin caught aflame.

When you mark a story "dark" you really go all in!

she whimpered in a hoarse voice.

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stabbed her through the heart with the red horn

HOLY CRAP DUDE

Everything exploded.

Blood and body parts sprayed everywhere, coating the walls and ceiling, as well as the coats of the three fillies standing directly in front of the creature.

This is deliciously sick.

it said in a wavering voice that sounded like the deaths of athousand splendid suns, something that might have vaguely resembled a smile stretching across it’s fascimile of a face. His tentacles surged forwards to embrace the three fillies, and somewhere across the multiverse a professor committed suicide as his life's work, a machine to measure the cuteness levels in neighbouring realities imploded. The only thing that interrupted the heart-warming moment was a rogue bit of Diamond Tiara falling with a plop from the ceiling.

This entire sequence was MASTERFUL!

“You can join the Crusaders.”

Dude 10/10. I loved every moment.

although it was never confirmed exactly what the yellow liquid dripping down the Royal Sisters thighs during the ceremony was

ewwww.

I... I have no words for this. Surprisingly good way to end the day after marathoning volumes 1 and 2 of Gregory Horror Show. Cthulhu Fhtgagn!

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Glad you enjoyed mate. :twilightsmile: (iaiacutiemarkfhtagn)

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Proto, your comment had me grinning the whole way through. :pinkiehappy:

That one got a legit shocked reaction out of me.

I consider that a compliment of the highest order. :moustache:

When you mark a story "dark" you really go all in!

HOLY CRAP DUDE

This is deliciously sick.

I tend to be a non-combatative and generally pleasant person, both in real life and online, so I think people tend to be surprised by how dark my sense of humour can be. :ajsmug:

ewwww.

Hehehehe :trollestia:

Thank you so much for both the fave and the recommendation, and the awesome comment. I'm really happy you enjoyed it so much! :twilightsmile: (thebeastandhisarmiesshallrisefromthepittowagewaragainstgod)

Official EFNW 2015 Pre-Con Contest first round grading

Yeah... This is just a little too dark and gory for the PG rating. Sorry -- disqualified.

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Oh well. I had fun writing it at least. Thanks for reading! :twilightsmile:

5805607
For what it's worth, I did enjoy reading it. ^.^ Just not a good fit for the contest.

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Yeaaaaah, I probably should have looked a little closer at the guidelines, but I was kind of a last minute entrant. I am glad you enjoyed it though! :pinkiehappy:

I'm much more interested in the first idea personally; I just searched Cthulu and got dick all from the website, so I think it's relatively new territory. Could you do that in < 3,000 words, though?

Hell yeah I can. :ajsmug:

I.... was I responsible for this....? :pinkiesad2:

......awesome.............

For real though, that was funny. I especially liked you traded doing jokes inside and outside of dialogue. You've got a good balance going here. Sometimes the narration was a bit overbearing, though.

...and you’re the pony the search party will stop quickest for.”

*golf clap*

Nothing could possibly go wrong.

I mean, from their perspective, everything went pretty swimmingly, so I can't fault you.

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I.... was I responsible for this....?

Indeed you were. Think upon your sins. :derpytongue2:

...and you’re the pony the search party will stop quickest for.”
*golf clap*

Hehe. :pinkiehappy:

I mean, from their perspective, everything went pretty swimmingly, so I can't fault you.

iknorite :trollestia:

Thanks for reading Miller, and I'm glad you enjoyed it - especially as the one responsible for it!

5810184 Except I led you astray! I didn't realize efnw would disqualify for mature content, the fascists.

Or did I? Hahaha... Muahaha.. MUAHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAAAAAA-

nah, I didn't.

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I didn't think it was that bad, I mean it's only got a little bit of gor-

Blood and body parts sprayed everywhere, coating the walls and ceiling, as well as the coats of the three fillies standing directly in front of the creature.

...Forget I said anything.

Unusual and enjoyable.

6056575
Why thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :twilightsmile: I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I think I did a decent job of it, if I do say so myself.

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

This is the funniest story about child murder I have ever read. :D

6078747
High praise indeed. :moustache:

In all seriousness, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't expecting to see any of the reviewers grace my story with their presence! As something of a novice author, your stamp of approval is certainly heartening. =)

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

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You'll find out who to thank/blame come my next review blog. :V

I thought that this was a well written story that was a pleasure to read.

-Frost:pinkiesmile:

6171003
Thank you! :pinkiehappy: I'm glad you enjoyed it.

The ending killed me. Not "killed" as in "dead like Diamond Tiara", but as in "I laughed a lot. Unlike Diamond Tiara, because she is dead."

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That she is, my friend. That she is. :ajsmug:

Certainly one of the cuter uses of Great Old Ones and pones I've seen around here! :rainbowlaugh:

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Thanks! For both the comment and taking the time to read my story - I'm a big fan of your works, and one of the greatest things about this site for me as an author is having people whose work you like coming over and giving a comment on something of yours.

So yeah - thanks mate. :ajsmug:

6078747 This is a perfect description of this story

It's been a long time since I read something on FimFiction. Whoo boy this was a fun way to get back into the site! :rainbowlaugh:

I ansolutely adored the descriptions of how eldricth the things were, it was awesomley atmospheric.

I also loved how long it took before you find out they have Diamond Tiara and how gradually things become super dark. I almost wish they could have innocently summoned something without outright killing something for the hilarity of someone unintentionally doing something apocalyptic like that, but there really is no reasonable way to summon such a horrific and powerful entity without some blood being shed.

Overall a fun albeit twisted and enjoyable story and a great way to get back into the website! Thank you. :twilightsmile:

Σετ πηασερσ το ηυγ. Ι αμ συπερ ξυτε ανδ αδοραβλε ανδ νο ονε σηουλδ τακε τηισ στορψ σεριουσλψ. Φριενδσηιπ ισ μαγιξ βιτηξεσ, σο γετ ρεαδψ το ταστε τηε ραινβοω μοτηερφυξκερσ.

It took me a false start at Google Translate before I saw what you did there. Well done, and ow. :facehoof:

(I think you may have swapped a couple of letters in "βιτηξεσ", also.)

je ne sais pas

While this does literally translate to "I don't know", you might have been thinking of "je ne sais quoi" ("I don't know what"), which is much more common an expression for the situation where you used this.

Even Princess Celestia and her sister turned out for it’s official initiation into the Crusaders – although it was never confirmed exactly what the yellow liquid trickling down the Royal Sisters thighs during the ceremony was.

I hate myself for saying it, but this line was the funniest in the fic for me. :twilightsheepish:

Well done.

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I think you're the first person to get what the "Greek" actually was! Congrats, I suppose? Not sure if you want congratulations or an apology, it is pretty silly. :twilightblush:
And you were right about "βιτηξεσ" - it should actually be "βιτξηεσ" (I think).

While this does literally translate to "I don't know", you might have been thinking of "je ne sais quoi" ("I don't know what"), which is much more common an expression for the situation where you used this.

Damnit, I knew this felt off! Thanks for pointing it out - I really should have picked up on that. :facehoof: I actually found a couple of little mistakes going through elsewhere when I fixed that, so future readers have you to thank for slightly better grammar!

I hate myself for saying it, but this line was the funniest in the fic for me. :twilightsheepish:

Well done.

Confession time: that was, weirdly, the line I was most concerned about prior to publishing. Not the stuff about torturing DT, or the Crusaders' emergent sociopathy, but that line. So it's pretty relieving to hear someone liked it.
Looking back on it all this time later, I do cringe a little at this story - but for what it was (a first attempt at a genre, and a one day rush job) it's not too shabby. Thanks for reading!

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Hey there!
Man, I am late on replying to this. Sorry about that!

On to what you thought of the story - wow! I'm glad it was a good reintroduction to stuff for you, and thank you for the praise and the feedback! I am definitely telling people that it's "awesomely atmospheric" next time I try and bully a friend into reading it. :derpytongue2:

I'm glad you liked the pacing of it, and the slow descent into darkness - that was my main driver behind writing this, the extreme juxtaposition between the Crusader's attitudes and what they were doing and what was happening around them. A mix of Lovecraft and A.A. Milne, if you will.
As for this:

I almost wish they could have innocently summoned something without outright killing something for the hilarity of someone unintentionally doing something apocalyptic like that, but there really is no reasonable way to summon such a horrific and powerful entity without some blood being shed.

I could have gone the route of making things turn out completely fun and okay, but I think that would have sucked a lot of the darker humour out of it. I've seen a bunch of stories about nice, fluffy eldritch beings - hell, that's exactly what Discord is in canon - but I never really saw something that tried to do something that was really pretty dark, but dress it up in more comedic language.

Anyway, mini-rant over - glad you liked it! :twilightsmile:

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You're very welcome. I'm glad to give you a fun new phrase. Also, happy new year!

For untold ages, this story has slumbered undisturbed. What horrors has my hubris unearthed? What wonders? I fear I can no longer tell one from the other.

Iä! Iä!

(And I see what you did with the Greek. :derpytongue2:)

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You fool! By commenting here, you have awoken him from his great slumber! Quick, flee now before it's too la-

S͏̳̺̙orry, a friend of mine got to the keyboard first. I think that was a prank or something h͍̟̰͚̱̕ah̥͎̥̺̤a̯͢. No eldritch abominat̗̞̫͘i̹͔̠̮on̝s͍̯̥̰ ͟h̬e̞͟r̰̮̝̗e̶͚̫̗͉!̡̣

Anyway, it's certainly a novel experience to be replying to your comment on my own story! D̴͈̘͎̲̣̪e̤f̣̜initely a good one. Hope you enjoyed it! :twilightsmile:

(Hehe. :trollestia: It's a little silly, but then so is t̸̬͈̙h͇̱is̡̭̳̫̙ whole fic. herisesfromthedeeptodevourourdreams)

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