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'Sweetie Belle, you've been acting strange all week. I'm worried about you.'

'Don't be. I'm brand new.'

Sequel: The Changing of Sweet Apple Acres

(This story is set in Season 3)

The product of hours of lurking around DeviantArt.

Link to the beautiful yet oddly disturbing cover art by montag451: https://batjorge.deviantart.com/art/Arcimboldo-XLIII-738870312

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Umm... Can someone please tell me what this is supposed to be? Or is it one of those fics that are deliberately mysterious and cryptic? Probably is.

To me though, it sounds like some kind of weird mutating fungus epidemic.

It's deliberately confusing.

What it is remains entirely up to you.

Hope you liked it either way! :raritywink:

I'm not a horror fan. I'm very bad at not hiding behind a pillow, waiting for that horrible music that signals a surprise to stop playing :fluttershyouch:. But fanfics don't have graphic images, so I can read horror. Still not a fan though. :applejackunsure:

And although I may not like this story for what it contains, I can appreciate the thinking that goes into it. Words spun to creep you out, and yet pull you in at the same time; it's the place you know is dangerous, yet want to go to all the same. I can also appreciate the work required to make a story mysterious yet detailed at the same time, so there's that.

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is this: I don't like like it, but I appreciate it. Does that make sense? I hope so. I have a thing about trying not to offend anyone. :twilightsheepish:

Makes total sense.

Thanks for giving it a shot anyhow! :raritystarry:

You're welcome. Well, I wish you the best of luck. Go do your thing and thrill horror fans everywhere. Thanks for replying. :twilightsmile:

This sounds like some weird Lovecraft short story.

This is what happens if you go through puberty.

Absolutely. I vividly recall growing a second mouth.

Reminds me of Necromorphs a bit.

Hi, it's been quite awhile since I first read this story but it's still awesome! I did a reading of this story on my YouTube channel, I'll leave a link below if you'd like to check it out.


Hey, I'm really glad you enjoyed the piece enough to make a video about it! Also happy to see it was received so well on your channel.

I've never had a reading done on any of my stories, and of them all, I definitely believe It Curdles is the most deserving.

Thank you for putting the time and effort into making the reading, I appreciate it a lot!


That was quite the bite-sized lovecraftian-horror there. Very nice.

Change is good!


Nice. Kind of had elements of "The Thing". I really liked how it began to take over their minds right away. It spread and infected so quickly that it was terrifying. Very fun body horror. If there is a nitpick I have it's that Rarity succumbed almost immediately and part pf body horror is being aware of how grotesque and monstrous one is becoming. Being trapped inside a broken , sickened, or mutating body while still being able to understand the situation despite not being able to do anything about it. Still loved it, though. I thought it made it far scarier that in the span of probably .... what, 30 seconds to a minute, Rarity went from normal, dramatic Rarity to just a part of the beast. Also the last bit about the towering shadows of a burning Ponyville is great imagery. Loved it.

The Thing vibes were definitely what I was going for, so I'm glad that came across. Also tried to get some elements of cosmic horror in the mix as well!

Good to hear from you again dude, been a while!

Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :pinkiesmile:

Terrifying but also kinda gross :pinkiesick:

Good story :pinkiehappy:

So is it that the creatures outside psychically affected her or that when she tried to grab Sweetie in her magic she, in a sense got infected?

The changing of Ponyville was accompanied by the arrival of the creatures briefly mentioned towards the end of the story.

Direct contact with Sweetie Belle, who was 'infected', happened to spread the change to Rarity.

However, the change would have eventually affected her regardless, by nature of the invasion.

Rarity's metamorphosis was inevitable. :raritywink:

Is there going to be variations based on the other members of the six?

Well, that's certainly an interesting idea.

The main problem with doing something like that, is that I'm very much out of the loop in regards to the newer seasons of MLP.

I've been mostly detached from the fandom (asides from checking up on some older stories I used to follow, and replying to comments) for quite a while now.

If I were to do something along those lines, I'd probably have to base it along a season 4-ish timeline.

But, maybe. :raritystarry:

Loved the dramatic residing

Well, I actually ended up doing it afterall!

This story officially has a sequel haha!

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