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Wave Blaster


I like writing. It's the thing that drives me. My goal is to reach others through my work and have a nice talk.


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This story is a sequel to Actually, I'm Dead


After losing control of the Alicorn Amulet, the Elements of Harmony sealed Trixie inside an obsidian statue. She didn't refuse. She didn't fight back. Trixie gladly accepted her penance in order to keep her friends safe from her own demons.

But some things come back, even if they shouldn't.

Now Trixie has to figure out her own position in the great scheme. Yet as she does so, she will also have to protect her friends, and she doesn't know if she's strong enough.

Co-written with Nightwalker

Cover art by Grandifloru. Used without permit until further notice (or the eventual C&D and/or stalking and murder, depending on the case).

Chapters (5)
Comments ( 121 )

So here we are, with the long awaited I, Monster. I don't have much to say at this point apart from the fact that I like the surrealist vibe that chapter one has going on. And Trixie's bout of surprise and denial of the situation at hoof was also great, It'll be interesting see how she digs herself out of that one.

I imagine this experience for Trixie is somewhat akin to non-linear existence in the void, except backwards. Her progression seems incongruent to actual order of events, yet takes pieces of some of her experiences at once?

Ahahaha finaly! Time to get me nerd groove on and get some quality reading.:twilightsmile:

Welp, that's one way for dealing with being stoned....:trixieshiftright:
I regret nothing!:trollestia:

There it is! There's the story we've all been waiting for! I'm excited to see how this progresses! :rainbowwild:

Also:

“Yeah, you see...” He then realized he didn’t care at all, and turned back, squeezing her tighter and producing the most adorable squeak. “Doesn’t matter, got my friend back.”

Best part of the chapter. :twilightsmile:

Well, that was psychological. Poor Trixie is going to have a rough time. :unsuresweetie:

:trixieshiftright:Where in the ever blazing hells have you two been?! Do you have any idea how long Trixie had been standing around here like this?!

Wave: Uhh.... seven months?

:rainbowlaugh:

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Really hope you enjoy where does this ends up, pal.

Not gonna lie, Discord is by a long far my not-favorite character. Still, after this long since "Keep Calm and Flutter On", I can enjoy the silly scene from once in a while and ended up agreeing in writing that one.

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Thankfully she didn't use the violin again.

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Yeah, btw, thanks a lot for the feedback in the early chapters. We put the oficial thanks in the A/N's of the next chapter, but you deserve the acknowledge now.

When it comes to surrealism, I like to mix it with Magic Realism imagery, as an homage to the Latin American literature of my culture. Also, ever since I started reading Grant Morrison (Doom Patrol, Flex Mentallo) that I enjoy surrealism as a whole, specially when it comes to externalizing a character's inner psyche. In Trixie's case, there's a lot going on in her mind, so a lot of things are going to happen.

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Well, the point we tried to bring home here is that she's amnesiac and only from the scene inside the library (the first part to have past tense instead of present) is where she's completely lucid. She does remember being out in the streets before (previous scene) and some pieces from when she was an obsidian statue.

We'd like to deep into that experience; explore what Trixie did there.

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It took a while, but hopefully it was worth the wait.

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Yeah, reading!
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To be fully honest with you, I've been exploiting that joke to every extreme since chapter 4 or 5 in "Actually, I'm Dead". Ask Nightwalker. He had to put up with "so, when we get Trixie stoned..." and "so, Stoned!Trixie gets free when...". It's been a riot.

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Oh boy, if you knew. As I usually say, Mare-Do-Well: Regeneration was very influential in my style, so take a guess on how hard will things become for Trixie.

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I have nothing to add.

Yussss! It is finally here! :pinkiehappy: Thanks for the sequel Wave Blaster! :twilightsmile:

Before I read this, what is the Horror and Dark tag for ?
And how bad does it get ?

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I'd say it will be in the same tone of "Actually, I'm Dead".

So Trixie is in a void, with nothing but her thoughts, memories, and imagination for company? Neat.

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Yeah, pretty much. I felt thta being stone would mean a total sensory deprivation, which reduces any form of perception to the inner mind, which is what Trixie is experiencing.

So, Trixie was released some time after Tirek? And she goes to the charred remains of the library? But at the same time, she' still in stone? Okay, I'm just plain confused.:applejackconfused:

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It's a little while after the prequel, and well before Tirek. The library got the way it did because... well, you did read the last chapter of Actually, I'm Dead, right?

Italics are meant to denote flashbacks to events earlier than the main narrative. Past events will have caught up to present in a few chapters from now. We can see she was in stone, but obviously now is not. You'll see why in a bit.

8358818 I actually skimmed through the last chapter and skipped the one before that.:twilightsheepish: I have a lot of trouble following some of the mental stuff (like this chapter).:twilightblush:

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Ah, that explains it. The second last chapter has a lot of character building for Trixie and Discord. The very last one... that has a lot of critical elements to where we are now and where we'll be going. Strongly suggest reading over.

Note is Trixie a Hell-spawn or something now? Should she be afraid of Clowns and Ice cream ponies. Somehow this fells like something like a time skip since she was frozen.

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I think Ice-Cream ponies should be the ones to be afraid. But good call. After the ending of "Dead", the similarities with Spawn were too many to ignore (some of them, like the necroplasm were present since day one), so we decided to finally walk that last mile and put her inside the suit.

Nightwalker: Regarding what you said about the time skip, I'd suggest you pay attention to the Lighting Dust part of the prologue. One thing we mention is she's wearing a spring jacket. It was fall when we last saw Trixie.

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Looking at your comment again... why am I now picturing Pinkie as The Violator? :rainbowlaugh:

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Ah but this feels like it's a even bigger time jump, maybe even season 5 or 6 with the destroyed library and all. Tierk may have come and gone..

I’m sooooo happy the story continues. Where in blazing hell indeed were you two? :trollestia:

Those references(not in order, all of these are just assumptions until confirmed otherwise):
MLP: Classic cast, Skyrim/Oblivion: College of Winterhold and The Fighters guild the two "most" disappointing secondary questlines that Bethesda has ever made, Spawn: the costume, The "Never Look Before the Quest" mentality that most people have when playing games(calling it that the moment in question is gonna get the "armor piercing question" trope), Pirates of the Caribbean: The Calypso compass(Jack's compass for those who forget it was a gifted artifact from Calypso herself), and Minecraft: The time it takes to build a "good" house and the mining for the materials to build said house(this has been confirmed otherwise, the reference was to Green Lantern's "Build a House in the Mind" scene from Superman: Red Son).

served her a generous tankard of nord mead.

Is it bad that the first thing my mind jumped to after reading this was the Nord Mead song by Miracle of Sound?

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Writing, mostly. I also had to deal with a raven constantly saying 'nevermore' above my room's door.

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I would suggest getting rid of that raven before you die. . . Nevermore. Nevermore. Nevermore, quoth the raven.:pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy:

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At the end of I'm Dead, the library got seriously damaged, but not enough to completely leveling it like during Tirek's attack, matching with how it looks now. The fact that it's still in disrepair should tip on how much time is between both fics.

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all of them on point except the Minecraft one. I actually based that "build a house in the mind" scene in Green Lantern's alternate origin story from the Superman: Red Son. It's a great comic and not too long, so I recommend the reading.

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Chug a mug of mead,
and another mug of mead,
chug another mug of mead,
till you fall down!

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I decided to call a group of experts. When I said I had a raven whose eyes that have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, they were ready to believe me.

In her place, there was the storyteller without a story to tell

That right there is a terrible feeling. The whole feeling of not having an identity is terrible to have. If you don't know who you are you rely on other means to define you, whether they be people or hobbies, but if that goes then what? A void.

This chapter's look at her desire to belong and the emptiness she feels on a daily basis was well done. You and Walker have certainly shown a lot of care for this story.

Just finished reading through this and the previous story. I'm a bit upset I've been keeping this on my read later list for so long, they're such good stories! I've definitely been missing out all this time.

Alright, so we're in the sequel now. Why is Trixie looking like some edgy crossing between Dracula and Zorro?

In the last chapter the wet books reminded me of Equestria Divided and how flooding of ponyville left the country in a fucked up state of grimdark war. I wonder it going by this analogy will we see Redheart's Refuge...

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I think one of the things that make my characterization of Trixie, well, mine, is that I enforce some kind of acting method with her. I'm not leaving my house and living out of magic acts, but I do try to see things from a first person point of view, which sometimes works also in reverse, specially when exploring Trixie as a storyteller.

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It did work.

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Well, I'm really glad you enjoyed the reading. This animal of a story, and its bigger sister have been my and Walker's pet project for a while now, and we've done all we can to make it an enjoyable ride.

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You mean like this?:
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Believe it or not, there's an actual, in-universe reason explanation.

In relation to the books, that's the aftermath of Discord encasing the library in a snow globe. Same with the scorch marks, which are the leftovers of Dark!Trixie blowing up her way out. (spoiler for Actually, I'm Dead's finale).

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Alright, so we also have Daredevil and Mysterio mixed into it as well...

Believe it or not, there's an actual, in-universe reason explanation.

I hope so. If that wasn't the case, it wouldn't be a competent story.

Ahh, I forgot how bad the library was buttfucked in the process. Sorry, remembering this is hard considering how long ago we read that.

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Daredevil I understand; Gothic imagery. But Mysterio? I get the Master of Illusion theme fits Trixie, but design-wise, the only common theme I see is the cape.

Also, dude, after all this time, if you don't trust me in not doing random references only for the sake of references, then at least trust in Nightwalker to hold me from doing so. There's a reason for all of this.

And finally, don't apologize. I'm the one who couldn't get to seriously work in the last months until lately.

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I just cannot imagine a superhero ilusionist without thinking abaut Misterio. Read too much spiderman and local comics had misterio in a lot of arcs.

It's not that I don't trust you - it's only that I have no idea where you're going with this yet and I'm just speaking ABSOLUTELY EVRYTHING that's on my mind reading this.

It appears that you used Underscore instead of Strike. Was that intentional?

Also tossing something into the ring: What if Spawn!Trixie is as stuck in Statue!Trixie's head as Story Teller!Trixie Is? It was that What (T.F.) Compass that that inspired this theory. It could be left over Chaos Magic hanging around for six months or so, but Chaos Magic isn't known for sitting around in stasis that long. And unless there has been a second time skip, Discord is too freshly thawed out to have placed it there recently.

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I know, right?

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And I really appreciate the honesty. Keep it up!

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I did what?

That is an interesting theory. It does call to relativistic existentialism. If Trixie already escaped her imprisonment through fantasy, maybe she added a second layer and managed to forget she's in a fantasy altogether. The suit would be the biggest red alert, as there's no reason for it to be present, unless it was part of an entirely new narrative, which could be Trixie's own.

We did see the compass in the previous fic (Discord gave it to Trixie in their first encounter and she decided to keep it out of curiosity). Although, by the finale, we lost track of it in the mayhem. Maybe she's remembering it?

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You're building quite a strong logical uncertainity here. Just don't overhype it because it'll hard to deliver on it. That is like the only fear we can have here. I'd say Trixie's look is already paying those bills but there still be people unsatysfied with this.

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Okay, now I have proper time to work, and after Nightwalker explained it out, I understood the underscore/strike part. No, it wasn't intentional. A screw-up I'm correcting. The moment was meant to represent Trixie's fantasy breaking down and she trying to hold it together. For example, when saying "coming up", it implies she's the narrator, so she 'edits' her train of thought and says "remembering", so the illusion of reality stays.

“You did this, Trixie,” Lightning whispered, her voice carrying an edge that had been honed over months of being grounded, of having doctor after doctor look her in the face and say there was nothing they could do for her. “The library, me. You did all of it.”

Now the sequel has a Trixie and Lightning scene that's just begging for some fan art, I must say I love it when a scene just leaps from the computer screen it helps makes the story particularly memorable.

Huh weird, the story poofed from my faves, thumb up AND read later.... dafuq?:rainbowhuh:

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