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I come from the land of the green and unknown, from tenth page drop, where the horse words flow.


There comes a time in every earth pony mare's life, when they just feel like digging a hole and sitting in it. Anon doesn't really get it, but decides to keep Pinkie Pie company during this trying time.

{This story has two versions, the last chapter is the first person version.}

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Comments ( 30 )

It's very nice to see another story from you.
I enjoyed this one.
Thank you.

A cute and lovely story. I wonder how alicorns react when they have their "digging days".

To be honest, you aren't really sure if you should ask about the digging thing, you have no idea how to deal with normal depression, let alone horse depression. You mean, her hole, is just so big. You can't believe it's just so round, it's like out there. You mean geometric, look. It's just so, deep.

... Okaaaaaay.

"I remember that! You were on top of Town Hall and were all like, 'Wahahaha! Cower before me, unfabulous mortals!' "


I wanna know what Twilight did!!! :pinkiehappy:

Oh, oh! What will Flurry Heart do? She's an Alicorn!

This was silly, funny, and fluffy. Loved it. :twilightsmile:

P.S. I saw the π! You can't hide it from me!

Flurry would dig a hole on the highest peak of the highest mountain, line it with shinies and contemplate the universe.

To be honest, I'm not really sure if I should ask about the digging thing, I have no idea how to deal with normal depression, let alone horse depression. I mean, her hole, is just so big. I can't believe it's just so round, it's like out there. I mean geometric, look. It's just so, deep.

I like big holes and I can not lie
You other brothers can't deny
That when a mare in the street digs with a itty bitty shovel
and round thing in your face

Well, this was an interesting idea.
A nice bit of fluff to mull over, thanks!

Great story!

I totally see Rarity atop town hall and looking down on all the 'Ruffians'. Its just what she would do!

This was heccin cute dude.

Ponies sure got some weird cultural practices...

Fun story, very fluffy and sweet.

Heartwarmingly cute. And we all know how important rubber chickens are! :pinkiecrazy:

Nah shed bury all her parents shinies in a hole and then contemplate the purpose of what she just did

Huh. I was expecting the second version to be from Pinkie's point of view, which would reveal the "surprising history" behind the digging custom. That it dated back to ye olden times when mares would dig pits to catch stallions and marry them by force...which of course is not done anymore in these kinder nicer times...but that the tradition remains, and it's a way for a mare to broadcast, with the hope that some stallion who secretly liked her would see, and choose to "accidentally" fall in, the mares takes him on a date...and both of them have facade of circumstance.

Kind of like mistletoe. Obviously you only kiss people you want to kiss, but mistletoe gives you the "excuse" that you only kissed because of it, because of the tradition. It gives people a social excuse for doing something they wanted to do anyway. And if they don't like it, they can blame the tradition and avoid the feeling of culpability.

"I totally forgot abo-"

Hold up. She's saying you're cute. You blush, a hand automatically covering your mouth.

"Ehehehe, I spy something pink!"

The folks at immigration told you about this. They said the mares are clever and strike without warning. You should have listened.

"Th-that's not fair!"

"Oho, has somepony finally gotten the better of our favorite janefilly?"

Shit... even in reverse it's adorable. Also I love how Pinkie said 'this is really happening' like it was just a big leap for her that she didn't really even expect him to agree to. Kinda heartwarming. Shows even Pank has self doubt sometimes.

Sorry to disappoint. The first person/second person thing is merely because some people prefer not to read stories in the second person.

So earth ponies are antlions? Headcanon accepted.

And I very much appreciate the first person edit.
Second person is an abomination of a writing style that does nothing but muddy the narrative.

That said, it'd be fun if the story of the pending date was told first person from Pinkie's POV.

You realize ... that you just described Canterlot, to a t, right?

So does that mean everypony there is Celestia's suitor?

Delightful stuff, especially the hints of the other tribes' mating displays. (Though in the case of unicorns, it's not clear whether that's intended for finding mates or just venting the megalomania that constantly lurks just under the thin veneer of civilization.) Plus, it's always nice to see an Anon who's a genuinely nice person. Thank you for this.

That's definitely a unique way of attracting mates, but...

I think I can dig it.

Ponies thought that the crystal caverns were a natural geological structure? Nope! Celly just buried the shinies.

Do I spy a reference to Baby Got Back?

Okay, but, what if, hypothetically, you were to write more of this adorable story perhaps? And the strange pony customs?

Makes sense they do what the other tribes do all at once, they dig a hole in a high place, build a shiny nest and contemplate. Cadence has a Kingdom up North so she is high in a sense and her "nest" is full of shiny things includeing her favorite Shiny, her husband, and ruleing involves lots of contemplation. Twilight's Castle is a tree so it has a hole it rests in, is tall and made of shiny crystal, and what is obsessing but really hard contemplation.

This is just too sweet.:heart:

Please. Make a follow up to this. I-need-to know how this turns out.

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