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I'm older than your average brony, but then I've always enjoyed cartoons. I'm an experienced reviewer, EqD pre-reader, and occasional author.


Long ago, a batpony made a promise to stand by his princess faithfully. It was the only mission he failed to complete. He can never make that up to her, but maybe he can ensure that she has a friend awaiting her return.

Bronze medal winner in the Writeoff Association's "Cold Comfort" event.

Entry in the Bat ponies and Thestrals 2017 contest

Thanks to Present Perfect for prereading.

Chapters (3)
Comments ( 14 )

Ah, finally a poem from you! And what a lovely poem it is!

Hey, I've written poetry before! There's a Pony Poems chapter in my shortfic anthology "Tanles of Interest!" There's a little poetry in (natch) "The Poetry of Politics," and there's a lot of it in "Friend of a Not-So-Different Stripe." That last one was a royal pain to write with all the constraints I put on it, and I swore never to do it again. So of course this story wanted out of my head with even more constraints. Plus there are some short song lyrics in a couple other stories, which are fairly poem-like: "Until Forever" and "Duet in the Folk Style," specifically chapter 4.

That's just a screenshot from the "Nightmare Moon wins" alternate timeline of the various futures Starlight Glimmer caused.

I think I might have read some of the anthologized stuff a while back, and I've certainly read Until Forever and Duet, but I don't think I've ever seen you do a full poetry story that I've been aware of.

"Friend of a Not-So-Different Stripe" is mostly poetry. There are two actual poems in it, one fairly long, and of course Zecora's dialogue is poetry. She talks. A lot. It took far too long to write.

Writing Zecora at length is a brave feat.

Incredible, this poet pone.
His words enthrone, his words in throne
Of sculpture, seeking to atone
For sins of heavy stone.

Right, that's quite enough of that. Great work, especially how you managed to work a homophone into every stanza. Thank you for an exquisitely crafted work.

I love the poem! Consistently clever, and the kind of story of devotion and sacrifice that tends to pull on my heartstrings.

Not a fan of poetry. I love hearing it, but reading it gives me a headache. Still I wanted to come offer my support for the idea of this fic as well as your efforts.
Thanks for sharing.

Oh, so I totally get poetry now. Nice.

This story was dark and chilling. And although I myself can't comprehend what type of poem form that was. I nonetheless enjoyed the story.

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