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Winter_Solstice


"If everything existed forever, then life wouldn't be so precious... It would be like a neverending winter—cold, weary and so very alone." -From 'Winter's Horizon' by DemonBrightSpirit

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To whomever finds this journal:

My name is Matthew Stone. I'm a fiction writer, but what you're about to read is the truth, every word of it. I have tried to remember everything as it happened, and make record here. Even though I experienced these events I still don't know if I'm crazy or not. I leave that for you to decide.

I now know we humans are not alone in the universe, for I have seen something that is both terrifying and beautiful.

Chapters (4)
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Comments ( 17 )

Off to a good start. I'm interested to see where you go with this.

My only complaint is the whole bacon thing. Give it a rest. Ponies associate with griffons for crying out loud!

I want to see a story where the human decides if he wants bacon, then he eats bacon!

Ain't no pony gonna get between me and bacon!

good story, but why.... cliffhangers....

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Eh, while in the early day's of the fandom the whole "ponies scared of meat" thing was vastly overdone, nowadays it's much more rarely mentioned in stories.

Besides, it's not too unbelievable. I mean we got vegan's throwing fits about people eating meat in our world, so an herbivorous species being a bit disgusted by a person eating meat seems a bit reasonable, even if many of them have pet's that clearly eat meat. I'd imagine it would depend on the individual. Kind of like how we have people in our world who are absolutely disgusted by some of the things other cultures eat, while other people are more open minded about it.

6957623 There is also the addage, 'respect the customs of the house you are visiting'. The pony is being a terrible guest.

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Sacred hospitality isn't really a universal rule, especially nowadays. Once again, I've known vegans who would bitch if I tried to cook up some meat in front of them, hence why I don't. Also you got to keep in mind that there is a language barrier here. It's not like the pony can ask what the heck the MC is doing. For all she knows that's a sentient animal he's cooking, and I'm pretty sure I'd freak the heck out if I went over to a friend's house and he tried cooking long pork in front of me.

6957811 good point, but I'm the sort of person who respects (or tries to) the rules of the house I'm visiting. Language barrier aside, it's polite until the hosts asks in consideration of the sensibilities of the guest.

I guess I'm old fashioned when it comes to imposing upon others. Their house, their rules barring unusual circumstances.

The pony has no right to judge someone who was kind enough to let an alien from another world into his home.

Rude pony. Period.

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I suppose I'd better chime in here.

You both make very good points, and TBH I didn't think of "Blue's" behavior as being rude, but I can see how that perception was reached.

It's my headcanon that, just like Human society, pony society has those communities that are more close-knit, and therefore do not interact with other races. "Blue" MIGHT be from one of these communities that do not interact with gryphons much, so she may not be used to seeing meat consumed, and so therefore it was a shock to her. Then again, she's gone through a major shock finding herself in Matthew's world, so some behavior out of the ordinary can be expected.

Rude pony. Period.

That made me laugh!

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Thank you, I'll do my best not to disappoint!
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Too funny!
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good story, but why.... cliffhangers....

Gotta keep the suspense up, and those pages turning!

Welp, that got mysterious.

I was thinking about this story just yesterday, wondering when it might update again. Thanks for reading my mind. :twilightsmile:

Look, an update! With complimentary feels!

aw, sweet. wonder what sort of backstory happened to make her like this?

The relationship feels rushed.

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Thank you! We'll find out more about "Blue" as we go along.
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Normally a week and a half would be too short of a time for two people to develop a relationship, but I tried to convey how this situation is unique. "Blue" does indeed have a tragic backstory of which I barely hinted in previous chapters and Matthew's situation is pretty clear. Still, I thank you for your input and hope you keep reading!

Wow, so I just kind of blew reading this, which is no surprise; because the story is only a few chapters right now, but let me say they were a great few chapters. I really look forward to reading more. Great job so far and the pacing has been great in my opinion, with the use of a time lapse here and there the story seems to have progressed at reasonable rate

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