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Let the child inside alive. Leave all who would slay them far behind.



Silver Spoon questions why she participates in the psychological destruction of the Cutie Mark Crusaders.

Inspired by the title image by the inimitable Rainbow.
Featured on Equestria Daily - 2012/05/29 -- -- -- Hungarian Version -- -- -- Reading by the Living Library Player Society

Chapters (4)
Comments ( 215 )

This is excellent. I demand an epilogue!

This is amazing. It really takes a look at that whole, "evil assistant," portrayal. An epilogue would be nice to see.

Likewise! We didn't see too much of Silver Spoon, so I guess some fanon character development is in order!

Upvoted, faved and tracked.

:twilightsmile: Thank you! I just might do an epilogue... or maybe one for each Crusader and Diamond Tiara... I don't quite know yet. :raritywink:

I was trying to pick a word that had the same impact, but "ponanity" just sounded too clumsy to me to be effective. :facehoof:

Okay, I was about to use that, but... well, I guess I'm glad I didn't now! :derpyderp2: The day is not wasted - I learned something new! :scootangel:

I like that one. A lot, actually... Minor edit go! Thanks! :twilightsmile:


Why not just go with a simple, "For the love of Celestia!" or something to that effect.

A nice, concise, touching read. I do hope you'll release an epilogue of sorts.

Wow, nice oneshot, buddy. Your expansion on Silver Spoon's character was very good. On a side note, I always thought that SS had the potential to break out of the whole "snobbish girl" thing, actually seeming to care for Diamond Tiara's feelings. :ajsmug:

You should make an ending to this :pinkiesmile:

I really liked it and this is my second favorite Silver Spoon bashing on Diamond Tiara and deciding she's tired of being a lackey/chronie fic. Let's face it DT is for a lack of better words an abrasive bitch and hell even Silver should stand up for herself. You do a good job at painting her as sympathetic and regretful for what she's done.

I wanna see a spinoff where Snails is done following Snips lead and stops acting like a moron. Kinda like like how Silver isn't a bitch, but this time Snails is actually a lot smarter than anyone thinks. He got a 2400(highest score possible) on the SAT's which blows everyone away.

Oh, Silver, why are you so misunderstood? :raritycry:

Seriously though, I love the idea of Silver Spoon just being peer-pressured and regretting her friendship with Diamond. This is very skillfully written; the word choice and style are incredibly intelligent, and one can really feel what she feels. Liked, and take these:

5/5 :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

What a fantastic read. Here's to another one hoping for an epilogue of some sort. :pinkiehappy:

Woot! 20 minutes in the Top Ten popular fics at number 10 earlier this morning! Thanks, FIMFiction!

And rightfully so, this is glorious. Favorite earned!

It's always nice to see Silver Spoon portrayed in a positive light and I think you did it very well in this one, I like the introspection and how she begins to think of Diamond Tiara as she does but also her thoughts on the Cutie Mark Crusaders. Very well done :pinkiehappy:

I'm also happy to find somebody else who thinks that Silver Spoon would make an excellent Silversmith, but am also kind of saddened because now it won't be an original idea in the story I'm working on. Still, you have my thanks for an excellent story :moustache:

Oh well. That's what happens when inspiration buck-slaps me. Glad to see a mind that agrees!

Upvoted so. Frakking. Hard.

Twenty-four hours in the Most Popular Fics.
The first twenty minutes at number 10.
:fluttercry::fluttershbad:Thank you, FimFiction!:pinkiehappy:

This has the potential to become a magnificent journey of friendship. I implore you to continue... please!

:applejackconfused: What the Feature Box!!!:pinkiehappy:


I agree wholeheartedly, this story is quite good and I would love to see more of it.:pinkiehappy:

Not to be a downer, but this is okay.
One redemption per fic seems excessive, plus there seems to be way more shipping than I would have expected on first glance.

Damn you Big Mac!!!
Not even school fillies are safe from thy swag!!!!

653546 Well, get ready for things to explode. Wish I had found this sooner.

60's Spiderman likes this. I would love to see more.

I think you should end it here.

Not because it's bad, but because it's a nice open ending to leave your readers wondering. I think it was excellently written, and hey, if you want to keep going, go ahead. It was just a thought. Thank you again for the excellent read.

The idea behind Diamond's jealousy is a tricky one.

More often than not, authors seem to look for ways to punish the character by making her special talent "useless"; blatantly going against everything cutie marks stand for in the first place.

I honestly don't believe Diamond Tiara's special talent is "wearing a tiara", but leadership. The school paper flourished under her supervision, and she had even the Crusaders fired up. The Gabby Gums escapade hurt a lot of ponies, of course- but it wouldn't have had so much publicity if that wasn't precisely what the readers wanted.

So, while that might work as a reason for her behaviour, it's also terribly unfortunate- because there are no useless cutie marks, and if she believes her's to be she should be pitied.

653654 What can you say, he's quite the stallion after all :eeyup:

I've always been interested in fics like this that take a supporting character and really flesh them out, and this is shaping up to be a good one. Spoon is mature enough to realize it will take time but can already tell that things are better for her. At least she's still childish enough to be distracted by a filly crush heh/

You deserve the featured box, this is just a really good story, no shipping and it harkens back to what the series is about: "friendship" I like that Silver can understand Sweetie and Scoot's mistrust of her after years of verbal abuse it'll take time. Plus I really like that you mention the amount of control the Apple family has in Equestria and how they are everywhere, not to mention the wealthy citrus tycoons that is the Orange branch of the family which resides in Manehattan.

I love this! The way you portray Silver Spoon as being more than a mook of Diamond Tiara's, and her wanting to make amends with the crusaders, is just fantastic. And the way the story is written, mostly as if she's writing a journal, is very unique and well executed. This is great. Don't give up!


I wrote it from the idea that Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara have yet to discover this meaning to DT's cutie mark.


You earned it, sir.

Of course, I may be biased, given that Silver Spoon is my favorite character in fanfic (because canon names her, gives her lines and importance, but provides so little in the way of actual characterization)...

:applejackunsure: Hmmm...

:ajsmug: Nah.

Not quite "Moving on: Silver Spoon's story"-level, but close enough. Keep at it!

I'm calling this story done. I've decided to let others continue where I began. I plan on doing more with Silver (I may even incorporate this into the Crashing Equestria series somehow), but this tale has reached its conclusion.

RariDash is best implied ship? :rainbowkiss::duck:

I just thought it would add a little... spark... to Silver Spoon's already-implied snooping characteristic.
As well as her love of romance and romantic scenarios. :pinkiehappy:
It also let me practice a little for a shipfic I'm thinkin' of writing... though in the end it likely will not be RariDash.

Well, I'm definetly glad that you included it! :pinkiehappy:
It gave us some more insight into how Silver Spoon thinks, and I think it added a welcome moment of levity to a rather melancholy (and really awesome!) story.
And a shipfic you say? :rainbowderp: I might need to keep a look out for that!

If this is truly the end of this delightful little fic, than, for its entirety... Huzzah!

:yay: Thank you!
It is. I feel that to write more than this would risk me butchering the art I've already made. Even the epilogue was only written after much careful and thoughtful consideration.
On that note, they should have Fluttershy say "huzzah!" as a cheer in Season 3!


Zytharros, my friend, you've done wonders with this fic. There's so much more that could be done, but I'd have to agree that what you've done is enough. Your piece is great and deserves getting featured. You deserve a pat on the back, dude! Great job!

Thank you! :twilightsmile:
Always appreciate my work being complimented… or critiqued!
Oh. Twilight is best smile pony. :pinkiecrazy:

Excellent story, and quite well written.

I particularly liked the silversmith part, and the musings about Big Mac.

Definitely worth a spot on my user page wall of favorite oneshots.

I want an episode like this.
Seriously, what the hell is Diamond Tiara's special talent anyway? I know the symbolism can get a little abstract with ponies but come on.


i think her talent is being a snobby, spoiled princess.

Amazing. I love fanfics about Silver Spoon and Diamond Tiara. You got Silver Spoon's voice down perfectly. Favorited!

I always thought that Silver was the mindless tagalong, and craved the idea of her going apeshit on Diamond and beating the tar out of her:pinkiecrazy:

This was a nice insight on Silver Spoons character, infact I wouldn't be surprised if they tried this idea on the show in the future.:raritywink:

Awesome story, makes me wish I could write stuff half this good.

Third time in the Popular Stories list. Second time in the Top Ten. First in the Top Five. Thanks, EQD and FimFiction!!:twilightsmile:

The voice is really inconsistent. If you want Silver Spoon to sound like she grew up reading letters between seventeenth-century aristocrats, go for it, but you should go for a consistent style throughout - the contractions and slangy words stick out like a sore thumb.

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