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ChaoticKindness


Hi! I'm a Christian female who loves My Little Pony! I have a somewhat unhealthy obsession with Discord.

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Lately, Discord had taken up gardening.

It was, admittedly, an unexpected hobby for the spirit of chaos and disharmony to pick up. But he'd easily justified it to himself--and everypony else who dared question--with the answer that chaos is being unexpected, and that true chaos is doing things that no one would have guessed, and so he was living perfectly up to his own nature.

He had created six unique varieties of flowers; they were completely unique to his little garden. Nowhere else in Equestria did one grow.

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DON'T WORRY IT WILL GROW BACK DISCORD STAP CRYING! WHY IS THIS SO SAD?!

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Poor Flutters...

My first thought - Hey! Discord is Little Prince! (from book Petit Prince). He take care of his flower, like Discord. He love her, but he realized it when he lost her.
Good job, like some story for kids.

Why would you write something like this?! *loud sobs heard in the distance*
Good job though

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Mwhahahaaha! :trollestia:

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Seriously though, Discord's immortality (or extreme long-livedness) is always looming. He's bound to outlive the Main 6 unless they get extended lifespans from the Elements of Harmony. Twilight's immortality is questionable. (Which is one main reason I ship him romantically with Celestia; their lifespans are probably pretty comparable)

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Oh, I love that book! It's been so long since I read it. And thank you. :twilightsmile:

Very nice dude, pretty emotional. Loved it.

So beautiful and well planned, esp. when Spike got Twilight's flower.
Plot twist: Discord killed them by turning the Mane 6 into flowers to always have them by his side.
That was dark.

5899244 The thing is though, Discord's never been confirmed immortal. It's always just assumed that since he's so powerful, he must be immortal. For all we know, the natural lifespan of draconequis is five years. I did like the story.

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Thank you :twilightsmile:

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Thanks :pinkiesmile:
Wow...that is dark. That sounds like a horror fic. :rainbowderp:
Though, technically, they wouldn't be dead since plants are living...

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Hm, you make a good point. I suppose that we don't really know anything concrete unless the show decided to explore Discord's mortality a bit, which is kind of unlikely but still possible. I guess that I like saying that he is immortal/has a very long lifespan because he got turned to stone for a thousand years and I hate to think that he's spent most of his life turned into stone. :twilightoops:

5899683 I wouldn't say it's that unlikely they'll explore his mortality, or give more explanation as a side note at least, actually; Hasbro said no to comic about Discord's origins in the villain comic series, and the editor doing them in an interview said that in his experience that typically happens when the company already has other plans for the character.

I prefer thinking that the stone-state was hibernation state of sorts myself, since the idea that anyone would have to spend that much time in a sort of solitary confinement is probably the worst torture there is.

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I'd absolutely love to see an episode or comic focusing on Discord's origins. And while I do personally find it unlikely that they would make it front and center (The show seems to stray away from subjects like death and mortality, or it has in the past with the scant explanation on AJ's parents. The show gets darker with every season, though, so who knows), you're right in that there's a very good chance that it could be mentioned as more of a side note. (That is, his mortality)

I'd like to think that, too, and I agree on the fact that it really does sound horrific, but a line from Discord in Keep Calm and Flutter On kind of sticks out to me:

Being turned to stone doesn't keep me from hearing every word Celestia says.

So, Discord has openly admitted that he was at least conscious enough while being imprisoned to have heard the ponies speak. I'm of the opinion that Discord is a pretty mentally scarred from his imprisonment and hides the fact from others. He isn't really one to dwell on deep subjects too often (unless in drastic situations like in Twilight's Kingdom), after all. I kind of borrow my headcanon about this from the fic "Light Rain".

Wut...
Did he...? Did he...
Did he turn them all into flowers? What the hay!

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Nooo! :twilightoops: They all...er...died of natural causes, and Discord is only trying to keep their memory alive.

5899244 We don't really know if he is as long living as Celestia, he might have just born few dozen years before attacking Equestria. So he might have a lifespan of the mane6. And if he's not and he is immortal, then he will outlive Celestia anyway, since she gets older in canon (in The Journal she was a teenager, now she is acting like 30+) so the age thing shoudn't be a reason to ship him with anyone.

5900415 u bein sarcastic or wut?

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I respect your opinion. I think that's a good point. I just interpret canon a bit differently. And age isn't the only reason I ship Celesticord, but it is one reason. :twilightsmile: Everyone has their own shipping opinions, and that's okay.

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No, I wasn't being sarcastic.

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Hehe, thanks. :pinkiesmile:

Poor Discord! What a sweet, yet sad, yet beautiful story.

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When you think about it, MLP:FiM is pretty dark!

Bahhh, I'm a bit sad now. I liked the description of the flowers and what made them special, that was a nice little touch. But then it got to the end and just "uuuuugh." :fluttercry: Good work.

Wow, what a powerful and thoughtful story. It pulls on the heart strings and then some. Such a sad, yet happy story at the same time. I enjoy it when authors can pull multiple emotions out of one person.

thanks again for the great, and I mean great, read.

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He made flowers in their honor that reflected their appearance and personality.... They're all dead from time.

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Yeah, it is. :twilightsheepish:
And thank you for posting that song! I really like it.

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Hehe, well, the objective was completed. The story gave you feels, just as I intended. :raritywink:

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Thank you so much! :pinkiehappy:

Right in the feels

Ow. That hurt to read. But that was because of the sadness, not the quality of writing, which is pretty high.

Kinda on the fence about the ending though. I think I would have liked it as just a metaphor and not "just" flowers made in the memory of friends. It's good either way. Well done.

Because you never mentioned other character's names (plus a few other wording choices), I get the feeling that this is sometime after the mane 6 have passed on.

Very interesting. I like it.

This was heartbreaking.
The way you wrote this was brilliant. Instead of outright telling us what happened, you let us figure it out for ourselves. Never stating the obvious, only implying. The fact that you never mention any of the other characters' names, only using phrases such as "her" or "the dragon", really give this sense of isolation for Discord. He's alone. He's lost the only individuals he could ever truly call "friend", and this is the only way he can keep their memory alive. These aren't just flowers to him. To him, they're the closest he'll ever get to seeing "them" alive again.
It's a whole new kind of chaos for Discord: emotional chaos.

Have a like, you've earned it.

... This is a story taking place in the future of Equestria, isn't it? Where the Mane Six have long since passed away, leaving those closest to deal with the loss.

One of the best stories I have ever read... Right in the feels. :pinkiesad2: (First story I have ever favourited)

5903575 Want to have a conversation?

Hate to the party pooper after everyone else is praising it, but... eh. This is by no measure a bad story, but it didn't wow me.

From the summary I correctly had the story pegged, "six flowers" makes it pretty obvious what the symbolism is, and it didn't take long from there and surmise Discord had created these flowers in memorium of the Mane Six. The story itself focuses on describing what the flowers are like, and it's kinda sappy how they mirror the Mane Six so exactly they may as well have their faces in the middle. Pinkie's smells like cupcakes, Applejack's grows fruit in its roots, etc. The descriptions are very straightforward and didn't evoke any emotion from me, since again I already got the symbolism once you said there were six flowers, this was just making the symbolism overt.

I did like the nod to Spike with Twilight's flower, though. And the ending is strong, with Discord remembering Fluttershy and then accidentally destroying her flower. It makes me wonder if he did something to Fluttershy in the past, or if in a dark twist, he turned the Mane Six into flowers to keep them with him forever. But that is a good aspect of a story, to keep the reader guessing and curious.

Again, not a bad story. I just feel the first half was dull with the obvious symbolism of the flowers and the straightforward explanations of that symbolism. Some more emotion from Discord in this segment would have made it stronger, or some of his thoughts on how he cares for and treats the flowers.

Write "Six Weeds" next, for the background six!

As a whole, very well done. A lot of the points were pretty obvious, as was the twist at the end, but it didn't detract from it all.

Thumbs up and keep the good work coming.

I didn't get what the flowers meant until the very end. Not until the line where he had his paw or whatever in her hair.

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Well, I'm just kind of a descriptive writer, so I apologize that my descriptiveness took away some of the charm for you. Plus Discord is so powerful that the flowers being so similar to the Mane 6 isn't really a stretch, especially considering how thoroughly he's grieving them. If he wanted to, I'm sure he could recreate the Mane 6 themselves, but I have a feeling that they wouldn't feel and act like a real pony would; they'd just be carbon copies, lifeless and unanimated. He really couldn't make them.

I'm sorry if the memorium thing was a bit too obvious, but that was really the point of the story for me; Discord trying to keep the Mane 6's memory alive.

I'm glad that you noticed those little things I added in about Spike's flower and Discord's guilt. There was a gentle hint there that Discord had done something to Fluttershy by accident or that he was unable to save her from an accident, or just from death itself. It's supposed to be open, though, so you can interpret it as being anything you want it to be.

Thank you for your constructive review, and I appreciate your thoughts on how it could have been better. :twilightsmile:

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Thank you. :twilightsmile:

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Haha, that would be funny. :twilightsheepish:

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What would you like to talk about? :unsuresweetie:

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Thank you! :pinkiesmile:

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Eeyup. :eeyup:

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Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed it. :pinkiehappy:

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*insert evil laughter here*

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Thank you! What kind of metaphor do you have in mind? I don't quite understand. You mean, you would have liked the flowers to have been a metaphor for how Discord percieved them?

Flowershy... I wonder if she'd be happy being a flower or if she'd be disappointed that she wasn't a tree.

This was pretty interesting. I had no idea this was the future or a memorial until the end. I thought it was "present day" with the mane 6 around, then when he started meeting how the flower was just like fluttrshy did I realize this was a future thing. Then that made more sense, and sadness. Spike part noted too.

Odd idea: With the mane 6 gone, we needed a new elements of harmony. Insert some contrived plotline, and then it seems discords flowers transform into the new elements of harmony, to be welded by the new bearers. Imagine discords plight then? Like post of him knows they'd want this, part of him grieving the loss of his most mementos of his dear friends. His first. That'd be epic and feelsy, if someone could pull it off.

Wow, that was interesting! I was completely lost in the vivid imagery. The in-depth descriptors of each flower was fantastic. I hadn't even considered it being a future story until after the yellow flower. Amazing stuff. Absolutely love it.

This was depressing ;w;
But nice, I loved it.

Nice work.

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Haha, I love that :rainbowlaugh:

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Thanks, I'm glad that you enjoyed it! :twilightsmile:

Well, at the moment, the Elements of Harmony are still in the Tree of Harmony, though I suppose that could change in the future.

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Thank you so much, I'm glad that you enjoyed it! :pinkiehappy:

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Hehe, thanks. :twilightsmile:

5905891 PM me with a question and we can talk about nothing, something, and/or everything!

Waiting until midway through to reveal how long it had been worked so well. I was feeling all warm and fuzzy and then felt like I was stabbed.

5907124 Still a little rusty on that detail. I mean it opened the box and made them go super saiyin, before vomiting a crystal castle later on. So is the tree of harmony still it's own thing? I figured at that point the bearers were sort of bestowed the powers of harmony themselves.

You just made me realize I don't know how exactly they'd summon the evil cleansing rainbow of harmony after the Tirek incident...hmm. So much to think about.

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My sides have left my ribcage :rainbowlaugh:

*Deep Breath*
HolyCrudsc***youmotherofallcliffhangersWhydidyoudothistomeomigoshIwasalreadysadthanksalot.

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