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I like Ponies, especially pegasus ponies.



Scootaloo is a young pony who has endured quite a bit of hardships, but has made the best of her life, even if it hasn't always been so easy. The little filly from Port Mane shares, in her own words, the ups and downs of her life, and just what it means to endure.

Find out how Scootaloo has endured through love and loss. See her thoughts on Rainbow Dash, her family, the crusaders, Featherweight, Pipsqueak, Diamond Tiara, Silver Spoon, Princess Luna and more.

Thanks to user sqarishoctagon for helping me edit. Soundtrack added via YouTube.

[Image is deceptive, it's not always as sad as the image implies, there's all kinds of moods, but this is a pic I'm proud of, and it's relevant in parts. Also check this description for more pics as the story unfolds.]

THIS IS A SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT UNIVERSE. I wrote this, starting during late Season 2, so I had to make judgment calls based on the information I had. As such, certain episodes thereafter do not match up, or fit in different places. Consequently, it is a very similar alternate universe. Many events happen in both this and the show timeline, but do not always match. I tried to stay consistent when possible, but certain things were lost to disagreements in interpretation. I like how I wrote my story and will not force it to match what came after I started writing. I've also decided to consider this fluidly finished. I still seem to make updates, but I no longer guarantee them.

[Please, if you read this, let me know what you think. PM me, comment, whatever. I just really want to hear people's thoughts!]

Pictures of the OCs:

Auntie Raincloud: http://fav.me/d57lxyk
Rosy Fields: http://fav.me/d57lxsb
Thunderclap: http://fav.me/d57lxv5
Miss Golden Posey: http://fav.me/d57m7on
Shooting Star: http://fav.me/d57mfah
Lucky Buck: http://fav.me/d57mf6t
Shutter Speed: http://fav.me/d57vow5
Ocean Breeze: http://fav.me/d57ly1b
Maple Woods: http://fav.me/d57m5dq
Sandy Shores: http://fav.me/d57m5gl
Cherry Tart: http://fav.me/d5mb5ch
Blazemane: http://fav.me/d57wlua
Thunderbolt: http://fav.me/d57wm42
Winter Winds: http://fav.me/d57wlwl
Wild Wisp: http://fav.me/d57wm2h
Jasmine Tea: http://fav.me/d6hb1kx
Golden Manchet: http://fav.me/d6hazp7 (Turned out greener than I intended.)

*THANKS TO EVERYONE who has given this a 95+% positive rating after over 3000 views 800 comments and 550 votes! I'm so thankful for your enjoyment of the story!*

Story events/characters that could spoil things:

http://fav.me/d8upn3c - My own art
http://fav.me/d8upn2w - My own art
http://fav.me/d8upf61 - My own art
http://fav.me/d8un0gx - My own art
http://fav.me/d8uqb91 - My own art
http://fav.me/d8urrbn - My own art
http://fav.me/d8uwzxl - My own art -- SPOILERS
http://fav.me/d6h2xa6 - Commissioned :heart:
http://fav.me/d6fvi4w - Commissioned :heart:
http://fav.me/d6fspin - Commissioned :heart:
http://fav.me/d6fp5eb - Commissioned :heart:
http://fav.me/d6h7t30 - The photograph from Entry 35. Faded as found. :heart:
http://fav.me/d6gcugr - Scootaloo's Family Portrait ca. Entry 43. Commissioned and lovely.
http://fav.me/d8y4c5t - Commissioned art portraying an event from the final two chapters. (Spoilers.)
http://fav.me/d53luw1 - Legitimate fanart. GREATLY appreciated. :heart:

http://fav.me/d8wy111 - a picture of Lucky Buck created from an art prompt "Starstruck"

Chapters (46)
Comments ( 962 )

Curses! A good looking story, but I have to read it later. :fluttercry: Darn you school! :flutterrage:

Wow. This is really touching. Poor Scoots and her self-esteem issues. Hope she can work that out.

First comment of chapter 1.

I have yet to read it, but i will have about 2 hours tomorrow where i dont think I will be busy, i will print it and check it out then

Sorry, i lied... i ran out of computer paper. It is on my printer que for when i do get more paper, as the first thing i will print.

638285 No rush X3 I just hope you enjoy it.

First! Holy crap, this chapter updated not 5 minutes after I finished the last one. keep up the good work Tails_155!

I like her little insights, sketches, and added personality and how she keeps wondering if it's somehow her fault for everything. That sounds like something she would do.

I'm glad you like it. I definitely had to think about things before I wrote it. It wasn't until I had a lot of these ideas already sketched out that I ever considered writing any of it. In fact, until I wrote my first fic (Not All is Set In Stone) I had no belief that writing any of it down was worth anything. After that one somewhat bombed, I figured I'd give a shot at a diary-like fic from Scootaloo's perspective. I was amazed how easy it was to make the episode references. Things just fell into place so well. I'm really happy with it! :yay:

I like the story but there is some problem that I wanted to point out I don't know if it is intentional but I wanted to point this out
I felt that it was a little quick to give FS and RD coltfriends rather quickly or having that RD adopt her before Season 2. The main problem is that I fell it will not blend well with the story and will get rather confusing for incedents like read it and weep but it is still very good and heart retching and I think you can pull it off.


I''m in the process of figuring out how to handle season 2. It's worked well, so far. I have some that I know are significant.

I like this and you do a pretty good job of capturing the mindset of children and the way they think. Do you work with kids or something?
There were a couple of minor issues with entry 51: the second paragraph is kinda muddled, and it sounds like you got luck and shooting mixed up somewhere.


Could you point them out to me? Sometimes having written something makes it hard to see when it doesn't make sense.

"Shooting Star really knows his way around. He says..."

So the section starts with how Shooting Star knows his way around, and every "He" afterward is then presumed to be Shooting star, until you get to the last sentence which says: "he hadn't gotten to talk with me or Shooting Star or Rainbow Dash much." at which point Shooting star is talking to himself. :pinkiecrazy:
I think you meant to say Lucky and RD instead.

Another excellent chapter. I'm really surprised at how fast you're getting these out. Guess I'm just used to stories that take weeks for one chapter.


HAHAHA! Oops! Good catch! :derpyderp2:


Well, I had a lot of the ideas before Entry 46 already planned out way before I started writing. Somewhere in the posts here I explained the "history" (if you can call it that) of this project. :derpytongue2:

Jesus! How fast is this fic going to update? It's great! :pinkiehappy:


Thanks! :heart:

I kinda just have to keep going when I start or I fear I'll stop writing it.

Scootaloo brings up a very valid point in the cider incident. I was wondering that myself, actually.
I like the little throw-away lines. "Apple Bloom almost went through a window."


The Cider Incident episode was my second least favorite episode (Pinkie Keen being my least favorite. I found the "moral" absolutely awful.) I figured Scootaloo would also find the way the town treated a close-friend-family very upsetting.


On my deviantART I have a breakdown analysis of why I found the cider incident episode to be the worst of the season.

Poor Applebloom, everyone has a coltfriend but her :applecry:

Just noticed How Cuuuuuuuuuute do Featherweight and Scootaloo are together. :scootangel:


It actually came to me during writing of this. I think so, too! :heart:

I'd have wanted to buck her in the face too. I think that tiara spends alot of time up her c-REDACTED-

i love it.i hope you add more soon.:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy:

Holy Buck, How fast is this Updating?! :pinkiegasp:

Nice chapter. I guess your first fic wasn't that great because... Well, It was very ambicious to a First. I Guess. :twilightblush:

Damn you get updates fast. This chapter was pretty good, though I feel I need to read the other story to get a better understanding of everything, but it was still good none the less. I still wonder why we bronies seem to pick on Scootaloo more than any other character.

lol, printed first few segments, this is great. Not too dark, but not stupid at all, good balance.


Define: pick on. <.<


I, personally, adore her.


Oh I do too. Scootaloo is my favorite pony. But as for pick on, almost every story I read about her, she's orphaned, sad, beat-up, and Celestia knows what else. She gets happy endings all the time, but she's always the one thrown into the crappy spots. I just find it weird sometimes.


Well, conflict is necessary for a story.

As far as orphaning. It's easy. She doesn't have any known family in true canon. Many people overlook that technically Apple Bloom is also orphaned, because she does, at least have family role models.


True, and I'm all for it as well, but really the only true canon families are the Apple's, Twilight's, Rarity's and Pinkie's. Maybe its just female pegasi that don't have families :rainbowderp:. It would explain a lot.

What do the scriptwriters have against female pegasoi? D:

Man, you are just cranking these things out. This is almost a scary pace. :pinkiegasp:
Still, great writing and I can't wait to read more.


Sadly, unless I am like "OMG IDEA" tomorrow, I may stall it for a while, POTENTIALLY all the way to Season 3. I doubt that long, though.

I honestly wouldn't mind... Hopefully you'll have more Scoots to play with in S3. Season 2 was depressingly deprived of Scootaloo

647584 Of all the things that could happen, this is... THE...WORST...POSIBLE THING! :raritycry:

Im in tears after the last chapter....:fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry:

The romance tag has me hesitant... Dunno if want. But the synopsis seems so interesting at first glance.

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