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taterforlife


I love fluttercord way too much.

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Fluttershy and Discord were always connected...They just haven't remembered yet.

But they will. They always will. And they'll never say goodbye.

*Beautiful coverart by someyellowpony. Go to her tumblr to see more of her amazing work!

**inspired in part by Hubert the Butterdragon and the hit song "See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa. Because the fictional comic character and the celebrity singer that will never read this deserve credit where credit is due.

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Awww!
Adorable:heart: And while I do like the idea of reincarnation, I must ask...why? The story feels so empty because it's based around an idea the readers are supposed to believe. I'm not asking for the magic-science of having numerous lives, but...why Fluttershy? Was she just born to always be there for Discord? To keep the Lord of Chaos happy and with his first and best friend for all of eternity? In which case, I think her friends would have something to say about that.

Well that's one way to solve the immortal vs. non-immortal problem! :D Very original idea. Plus the idea that each time Fluttershy returns she is a little different but still with the same kindness and love Discord is drawn to would likely be enough to keep a chaos god interested.

Also do I detect your writing becoming a tad darker? I like it. :)

6422816 maybe its such that flutters as a butterfly became the element of kindness by looking after discord and when she died was reborn to be one of the elements of harmony. :yay: And i have an inkling that cadence had something to do about all the other times. :pinkiehappy:

Or i could be completely wrong :derpytongue2:

Wow, that was pretty good. Tugged at my heart strings a lil bit. :pinkiesad2:

The first reincarnation fluttercord I've read.. Very unique, and so bittersweet! Broke my heart a little. What a splendid idea, and brilliantly executed! Loved it!

This was so unique, and lovely. I maybe teared up.

Oh wow. That was super powerful (to me at least). The burden of immortality is always a tear jerker for me but this...this was special. I really really enjoyed this! It was a perfect combo of cute, sweet, sad and loving that left me smiling with tears in my eyes. Bravo!

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When I got your review, it took me a while to come up with an answer for you. You see, I've had this idea in my head for quite a while now, ever since I read the comic starring Hubert the butterdragon. I saw Discord standing there with Hubert and I thought...What if Fluttershy used to be a... Over time this 'what if' poked more and more at my brain, until one day I knew exactly what I wanted to happen and I couldn't wait anymore. I wrote this in a fevered frenzy, it seemed, finishing it in four hours in one day.
But I was quite concerned with your questions, because anyone who has a deep love for any character wouldn't like the idea of them being born for one specific purpose, whether they wanted to or not. It would be especially worse if this were to repeat, over and over again, like in reincarnation.
So of course, I don't see it this way personally. To me, Fluttershy has her own choices. She doesn't have to keep coming back to Discord--she chooses to. She actively went looking for him when she came back in her third life, arriving at the library to see Discord, Twilight, and Spike. And in my imagination, if Discord or the others found her and she decided she didn't want to see them again, then as much as it would hurt them inside (Discord would just break), they would grant her that wish. But she doesn't. She loves them, and she wants to be with them every time she comes back.
As for everything else...Fluttershy comes back simply because she was there, that first time, when Discord was being chased. She was a butterfly that happened to be nearby, and being who she is, she couldn't ignore her sympathy and compassion for the creature being chased and ignored her instincts to fly away. She was there, and she made a decision to stay with him, and that's why it's her. That's honestly all there is to it.
As for why she keeps coming back, and why she came back at that certain time...With that, I have no answer. I don't even know how she has the power to come back. That part I'm leaving up to the readers. I've heard that many good stories don't have to reveal every detail and can leave some things unanswered, so that's what I did. I don't even know if Fluttershy is in control of if she comes back. Maybe she is and she just doesn't know it. Maybe when she dies she goes into another world temporarily and makes that decision, but doesn't remember it when she comes back. I don't know. It's up for interpretation.
But I'm so sorry that you find it feels empty. I tried very hard to make this something a little different, all while paying respect to the various arguments considering reincarnation and death. But I'm not sure what you mean by it's surrounded by an idea readers are supposed to believe...Do you mean that the reader is supposed to believe that Fluttershy and Discord are right, that she really was the butterfly? Or is it just not believable at all? It can be tricky with fiction, because readers know that fiction in itself is a work of imagination. If you read a book with a ghost in it, you are asked to believe in the ghost in the story, even if you don't believe in ghosts in real life. So I'm a little confused by what you're asking me...
Nevertheless, thank you for reading and reviewing! Hopefully the next time I write a oneshot you'll enjoy it more. At least you thought it was cute, though. :pinkiesmile:

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Well that's one way to solve the immortal vs. non-immortal problem! :D Very original idea.

Haha, I know right?!? That was another thing that got this story out from my head and onto paper/computer/whatever. This subject is SO sensitive, and touchy, and it can be nerve-wracking to approach. But I was surprised no one had thought of this before, so...And I'm so glad you think it's original, that's what I was going for, and you know how much I admire you and your writing, so I'm super happy to read that!!!!

Plus the idea that each time Fluttershy returns she is a little different but still with the same kindness and love Discord is drawn to would likely be enough to keep a chaos god interested.

...Oh my gosh, I didn't even THINK of that!!! You're right!!! Her changing appearance WOULD be intriguing to him, wouldn't it??? Also, fun fact: Whisper Wing and the brown and orange combo is actually a headcanon of mine for her mother. I just reused it for this story. XD

Also do I detect your writing becoming a tad darker? I like it. :)

Well, even I can't write straight-up fluff all the time. I love angst and dark themes as well. And other fluttercord authors have influenced me as well, especially you, A M Shark, and Alara Rogers. You the most, really. Ooh, did you notice I wrote a french kiss too? I'd never done that before, haha. Hence the T rating.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! <3 I'm so happy you liked this!!! :D

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You know, that's a really good interpretation!!! YES, THE UNANSWERED QUESTIONS THING IS WORKING!!! :raritystarry: Thank you!

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Thank you so much!!! I'm glad that it was able to reach you in an emotional way. That's what any author wants with his or her writing. Thank you for telling me, it means a lot.

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*gasp* That's what I was hoping to hear!! The first, you say? Yes! I had never seen it either, so when it popped into my head like a year ago and it still never happened, I had to let it out!

Broke my heart a little. What a splendid idea, and brilliantly executed! Loved it!

I hope your heart has healed since then, but I'll be honest, it's an honor to hear my story affected you in an emotional way. I'm so, so glad. I wrote it in such a way so that it would get the readers emotionally invested in it. And I was worried about how I wrote it, so this was a great review for me to read. Thank you so much, you flatter me too much! :twilightblush:

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Thank you! Hopefully your tears were happy ones? But I'm so glad that my words reached you in such a grand way. Nothing's better than a story that gets you to feel something, right? I'm honored.

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*blush blush* This was such a kind thing of you to say about my little story. It really helps me and my confidence, since this one wasn't as received as well as my other stories, and this story means a lot to me as well. I'm very proud of it. And for you to call it special, for you to say it gave you tears and compliment it in such a way...I'm so happy! Thank you so much! Thank you all for reading it and feeling such things for it!!! Thank you!

6448362 what I mean is that it could use a little more explanation. I'm really glad you didn't tell us everything, but...I feel like you left a little too much out. It just doesn't sit right with me.
Sorry, I actually thoroughly enjoyed this, I'm just...if and when I try to review a brilliant story, I often bring up issues that only I see because I'm looking too far into it. I reread my comment, and...I didn't praise you enough for how good this is.
Oh well. I'm not going to repeat everything everyone else has said. They're right, by the way. Gah, I feel bad now!:facehoof:

Oh my goodness gracious, this needs WAY! more views, so beautifully written and put together, I loved it dearly and really hope this gets more popular by the second, love the take on Discord and Fluttershy being together forever, perhaps I will "See You Again" on the popular page. HAHAHAH ORIGINAL JOKE

Oh.... So that means...

Pinkie Pie was once a balloon! :pinkiecrazy:

Seriously though, that was astoundingly beautiful and eye crying, yet also comedic. I LOVE IT.

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Sometimes, even with a story I really like, I look 'too far into it', as well, actually. And it can be annoying sometimes because even if you like it, it takes something away from the story too. Now I actually feel bad, because I don't want you to feel bad! I'm glad you can be honest with me. Really, I do! I always say I encourage and accept constructive criticism, and I still want to say that now. Please don't be afraid to. Especially now that the story's been out for a while, I can better understand where you're coming from. Thank you. And you still let me know you enjoyed it in the initial review by saying it was adorable, and you were nothing but friendly in the review. Please don't feel bad! I'll remember your advice for next time if I want to do something really really out there again. :twilightsmile: Thank you for reading my stories and always leaving me comments, you're awesome, please don't feel bad. Your honest opinion is all I want, and you're always kind to me.

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Hahaha, the joke still made me smile! I...I won't lie, I was hoping it would get more attention then it did, but that's just because my last oneshot somehow got really really popular. :twilightblush: I can't get cocky, I must remember that! It's weird, really, seeing how random it can get with popularity...But it makes me super happy that you enjoyed it so much that you believe it should get more attention...Thanks so much!!! :yay:

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Thank you!!!

Pinkie Pie was once a balloon! :pinkiecrazy:

I fully encourage you to write this. That is brilliant. It' reminds me of the silent film The Red Balloon.

6452150 awww, okay:heart:
Thanks! I really needed that!

This is absolutely beautiful. A very original idea with great writing and a great plotline. Love love love it! Upvoted and favorited!!! :pinkiehappy:

Ok, this? This, was beautiful. Nothing more I can say about it. It was beautiful, plain and simple.

This deserves so many more likes than it has. I'm gonna share this story on all brony media I can get my hooves on.

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Thank you all! Your comments mean a lot to me, especially because this is one of my favorite pieces I've ever written. Thank you for calling it beautiful and nice, for sharing it with others. It means so much. I wrote this all in one day for four hours straight. It can be hard at times to get extremely excited to write, but it wasn't hard at all here. The words practically fell onto the page. All writing is a lot of effort, but I enjoyed writing it so much that it didn't feel like it. So thank you. To you four and all the others that have commented here or supported me at all with this story or others.

6801150 It's no problem telling the truth

6809985 ...Thank you so much. Truly. I'm so happy you feel that way. :twilightsmile:

I had read this before, but I couldn't remember where I saw it. Now I found it!!!! You did an awesome job with this story. GO FLUTTERCORD!!!!!!!!! :rainbowkiss::pinkiehappy::raritystarry::rainbowkiss::pinkiehappy::raritystarry:

This is one amazing story! You did such a good job, you even brought tears to my eyes! I'l have to make sure I can read this again.

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Awww, thanks guys, I'm glad you liked it. Happy to see more people are reading it. It's still one of my favorites of mine.

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Sorry for the tears, but I'm glad that I could inspire such feelings for you. I mean, it was supposed to be sad at first...But it all turned out okay in the end. :twilightsmile:

:unsuresweetie:*reads title* I sense feels... *reads*:raritycry::raritydespair::raritystarry::fluttercry::applecry::heart:
I love this.

Almost makes me cry, lovely story, Now this makes me asking about if the others reincarnate as well, just curious about it, don't mind me XD. This is going to favs. :heart:

IT'S BEEN A LONG DAYYY

WITHOUT YOU MY FRIENDDD

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Wow I typed that right as I saw the title, then I started reading and the first thing I see were those exact words..... :derpyderp1:

You have stolen my soul

Your story pulls at my heart in a really happy, warm kind of way. Not only is this idea very original as others have commented, but the emotion and word choices you input makes for a very powerful and moving narrative. Seeing that Fluttershy reincarnates and actively seeks out Discord and the others, I just think about a literal "soul mate," kindred spirits whose bonds transcends mortality. As such it's almost as if they were destined to meet up in special ways. ...I'm inspired right now to draw something Fluttercord-y of that caliber.

Also, I don't know if it's right to mention this, seeing that this is a work of fiction and some people believe and others don't, but you're actually right-on-the-nose when describing Fluttershy remembering past lives (I've been reading up on real-life experiences with this, and it turns out that when people remember a past life, they usually only experience a small, but significant, fragment of it as if they were there. Plus, they are able to identify others whom they know in their present life, even if the person's appearance is different. It's really interesting even if one is sceptical.)

But aaanywayyys, might I also add that I enjoyed the open-endedness of this? It's not everybody's cup of tea, since there are some fans who want clear explanations while others want to interpret things themselves, and then there are readers who simply want subtly hinted subtext. But, with a somewhat more ambiguous topic than not, I would think the open-ended method is preferable because readers want to see such a subject with their own interpretations. Then again, there are so many different types of readers anyways! :twilightsheepish:

Can't stop crying. Very beautiful.

I had so many mixed emotions while reading this first I was sad for young discord then happy for older discord and fluttershy, then confused y it was a thousand years later, then sad, then confused then happy…y r u doing this to me author?!?! :flutterrage::twilightangry2::fluttercry::fluttercry:

Absolutely beautiful. Maybe it's because I relate FLuttershy and Discord to Hawkman and Hawkgirl, but this story is simply amazing. The writing was beautiful, the character work was well done, the relationship between Fluttershy and Discord made me want to tear up a little. This needs to be mandatory reading for all Fluttercord shippers.

This is just beautiful!😍

“And I just feel...I just feel like there’s more to it than just a dream! Before tonight, I had no idea what you looked like as a child, and there’s no way I should have been able to know what you sounded like, what you felt like...And I could feel the pain, the butterfly’s pain as her wings were ripped and as she was stomped on by ponies…”

Was that eye BUSTED OUT ?

I love this concept that my favorite pony/ship will live on forever

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