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Ice Star

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At the Grand Galloping Gala, Cadance finds something unexpected: somepony who looks like they don't want to be there at all.

Contribute to the TVTropes page! This is the third story in stand-alone Four Loves of Cadance continuity: (Agápē/Storge/Philía/Érōs)

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First view yeet

Kinda Messy but You get 3 out of 5 mehhs

 If Auntie had a consular or advisor of some kind, I would play a similar role to that, but for now, I was Princess #3, having previously been Princess #2, or Celestia Junior.

Dang, that's a rough feeling, and it's nice to see that Cadance is a good enough sport to look beyond it and still try and befriend Luna. She has every right to feel a little peeved, but she doesn't even think to act on it.

Caddy Being Cool is always good to see.


Truly poetic insight yo.

Very good story - but abrupt ending!

Peeved is a bad word.
That was intentional on my part. I wanted to focus on Cady's thoughts, and before writing this I debated who I wanted to be the narrator. I settled on Cady, and since I'd written these two as friends in other stories - as well as mentioned this event before as kind of a Spaghetti Indicident - I wanted to focus not on the aftermath - them being friends - but what came before: Cadance's thoughts, especially since Luna being the narrator could've lent a different tone to the story entirely.

Nice nice
Cady is always nice to have some insight on

Cady is perfect and you know it

I rarely upvote stories, but even though it ended right as it became interesting it really got me hooked. Really looked forward to hear them converse. You got that part right and then slammed the ending into my face (rude as buck). Had to recheck if this story was completed or ongoing.
You better continue this story to y-you nice person monster!!1

You have my attention! This looks like it's going to be fun.

I always like the more introspective looks at Cadance. She and Shiny are often portrayed too close to perfect and with no history of trials and tribulations.

Hey, can you post Luna's dress? (because Luna is best pony) Love your story!

Nice take on Cadance's internal monologue.

and Stolas had Tartarus.

Somepony needs to tell Stolas to get off his rump and DO HIS FRIGGIN' JOB!!! He didn't even notice Cerberus wandering off or Tirek escaping! What a bum!


This is complete, but I've written more friendshipping stories about these two. If ya want, I can PM them or something. The reasons it's so short is said here 8420222 cause Word of God and shit. Also, authors love support, so upvote galore 'n' shit. Thank you for reading.
Thank you! Cady and Shiny are a blast to write, and I've loved working with them in my other stuff.
Luna is indeed a best pony~. I linked Luna's dress in the A/N. Links aren't green anymore so it's sorta hard to see.
Hipsterprincess has some interesting thoughts.
In the stories of mine where Stolas shows up, he's a friggin' ass who could care less about what others think his 'job' is, so maybe that's a thing that explains a thing. Also, never had you comment on a story of mine before despite seeing you everywhere else. Hello!

Thanks for contributing to the almost 40 notifications I logged in to see everybody! If you liked this story, I have other Cady and Luna stories as well as just more stuff with this Cady in general.


It wasn't terrible but I couldn't make it through more than a few paragraphs, too many completely unnecessary commas and other flow-interrupting errors. A few examples:

Wherever, I walked, what was essentially a

cascaded out from where I'd pulled it up, moved gently

though of been encouraging

I really hoped that I saw Twilight

(Internal monologue + past tense = ???)

I slip through large, stately wooden doors

Present tense now?

That last one was a typo, so I fixed that one.

A very entertaining story.

I really liked it.

Thank you for reading! If you want to check out more stuff about this Cady, she's appeared in nearly everything else I wrote.

8420932 I tend to only read a story if a) it gets into the feature box or at least shows up in the first 20 Popular stories.. b) if it has a topic I might find interesting or looks so god-awful I must witness the disaster for myself. Then rip it apart. :trollestia:

I've only been featured a few times before, so that might be why.

Haven't read this yet, but, uh:

At the Grand Galloping Gala, Cadance finds something unexpected: someppony who looks like they don't want to be there at all.

Oh wow. Sorry! That's been fixed.

goodie goodie give me that booty

Actually, 56, I like to think that I have a pretty keen eye for these things, and I didn't see many other totally uncalled-for commas, though I did spot a good few that should have been semicolons or something other than a comma. It's just unfortunate that that one sentence in the opening scene had two such errors.

Wherever, I walked, what was essentially a sweeping royal-quality cocktail dress swished with me, and my mane that cascaded out from where I'd pulled it up, moved gently.

The comma after "Wherever" doesn't make sense to me on any level. Even the most die-hard nineteenth century writer, determined to use commas, at every possible place, where it's grammatically allowable, wouldn't have dreamed of doing it there. And neither does it work as a purely "reflecting speech patterns" style of comma—or at least I cannot imagine such a comma belonging there, though I would happily accept correction with evidence.

The comma between "up" and "moved" only seems out of place because it marks the end of a parenthetical phrase and the beginning of that parenthetical phrase wasn't marked with a matching comma. Parenthetical phrases (like this) that don't use literal parentheses should be marked, like this, with commas on both ends. Alternatively, not using any commas like this is also acceptable. But it's prohibited to, like this use only one end unless there is a different grammatical reason for the comma to be there like this, or if the parenthetical phrase is at the beginning or ending of a sentence, like this.

P.S. Giggling at an old memory, I slip through large, stately wooden doors
It's not fixed

P.P.S. stressing a lack of friend's like a worried hoofball mom
Please no apostrophes on plurals

"Hey, wallflower."

And thus began the First Annual Grand Galloping Gala Brawl. :pinkiehappy:

More like they ditched he Gala before the main six showed up.
That's, uh, pretty in depth. Anyway, those have been fixed.

The one in front of the "and" really doesn't belong there, either. I tend to use Oxford Commas myself and that definitely isn't one.

You can make that a rule, by the way. Grammatically, a comma is already a separator equal to an 'and' or an 'or'. You nearly never want to use both. People talk that way, in terms of pauses and such, but it doesn't properly belong there.

That's not true according to what I know. [edit: never mind the struck-out: For one thing, that's definitely not a list, so it's pointless to mention the Oxford, or serial, comma.] The first thing I found on Google said

In sentences where two independent clauses are joined by connectors such as and, or, but, etc., put a comma at the end of the first clause.
Incorrect: He walked all the way home and he shut the door.
Correct: He walked all the way home, and he shut the door.

Some writers omit the comma if the clauses are both quite short:

Example: I paint and he writes.

Even if you treat this type of comma as optional in all circumstances, it would still not be incorrect to use it.

Where did you get your information?


Where did you get your information?

School. It's how I was taught to use commas.

Well, all I can say to that is that commas are used for many purposes, so I wouldn't be surprised if one of the uses slipped through the cracks. Or perhaps you were taught a more journalistic style; they tend to drop as much as possible for the sake of brevity.

Might be. English grammar is one hell of a beast and different regions treat it very differently. All I can really say is that I was giving advice best as I know it. Personally, I think it looks better, but that's just me.


Personally, I think it looks better, but that's just me.

How can that be true? You used the same type of comma right here! (And, or, and but are equivalent in stature AFAIK.)

Well, as I was taught it, commas come in front of but and because, 'cause those are indicative of accessory clauses - but never in front of 'and' or 'or', because these are conjunctions that specifically don't require it and replace it. I'll be first to admit that not all grammar rules make consistent sense. We just follow them best as we can anyway.

I admit I have no idea what an accessory clause is. Expect an edit to this reply in a few minutes.
edit: All I can come up with on short notice is that it's another term for what I called a parenthetical phrase earlier, but I don't understand how that would mesh with your description.

A subclause. An accessory sentence. I may have screwed up the nomenclature, but I'm spontaneously translating from my school memories, which was like 25 years ago. I'm pretty sure the parenthetical phrase is what I mean there, just delineated by a comma instead of parentheses.

No problem. I understand what you mean now. However, "but" is commonly accepted as a standard conjuction.

Interesting to know. It's not how I was taught to do it, but then again, it might have been the simplified "for children" version and I've certainly seen it used that way. Might depend on sentence specifics. I certainly didn't learn about the Oxford Comma until I was nearly in my thirties. :rainbowlaugh:

I would agree that using a comma with "but" seems more advisable than it does for "and" and "or", but that's different from saying you shouldn't use it there. Perhaps that was where you got that memory. Anyway, good talk :twistnerd:

 though of been encouraging

we have

Hm, a repost perhaps? I remember seeing a story with this EXACT same synopsis a little over a year ago...

Either way, this time I'll give it a shot! :pinkiehappy:

Oh heh, you can write stories. Neat.

I really enjoyed this. Great work.

"Hey, wallflower."

sorry, but I didn't get it :rainbowhuh:

"a shy or excluded person at a dance or party, especially a girl without a partner."
using google in 2017, ikr.

I don't know of it, so no, this is not a repost.
What's that supposed to mean?
Check this. Cadance presumes Luna might be lonely.
Well, thank you!:twilightblush:

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