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DougtheLoremaster


Writing to relieve PTSD. Enjoy my misery <3 you all

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My Little Pony is over. Gen 4. The Show has ended. As they stand together before the gate into what awaits them next, Twilight asks "Did we matter? Did we make a difference?" The answer is not what she expected.

Based on a True story

EDIT: I encourage anyone interested in being interviewed for an anthology branch of this tale to hmu on discord. dougtheloremaster#0390 . Your story matters too! 9/20/19-12/30/2020

Someone did an audio reading of my chapter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ohzcvjzBi0

Chapters (5)
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Beautiful man.
You and so many others.

9838310
<3
Ponies forever.
Thanks for reading it. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Never forget what the Mane 6 and all the characters in the show gave us, and make sure those lessons never die.

This show helped me become a better writer.
So, it helped me too.
Thanks for writing this store it was a fun read.

9838343
That's wonderful! There's always hope. /)
I'll be sure to check out some of your fics!

9838347 Thank you, I got to meet a lot of people too and I hope to keep up with them too.
I also read a lot of great fan fiction that allowed me to expands my horizons as well.

Before I read this, I must Know: What was the true story?

9838375
exactly what was written minus the talking ponies.

Wonderful... absolutely wonderfull... :fluttercry:

Twilight, dont worry. You and your friends have changed a lot of things. You definitely made a difference.

9838393
I'm glad you enjoyed it.
<3 /)

9838395
Definitely.
Always (prepare your pitchforks now) 20% cooler in our book.
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This should be more of a thing, I feel most fic writers should do this now that MLP is ending~
Makes me want to do one for myself if I have the time :twilightsmile:

When you think about it, as long as the fandom stays strong, it’s never really over.

9838409
Absolutely.
<3 you however may not use a pitchfork against me statz.
;)

Twilight’s eyes widened as she observed the man talking to Princess Celestia about his day. “Hey mom, today I learned…”

Why does this remind me of the relationship between the man and the ball from Cast away. Did the man (irl), talked to Celestia (in the screen), as if she’s his mom? :pinkiegasp:

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In the words of DWK: The ride never ends.
I personally plan to keep writing and socializing with bronies I mean if we consider anthology 7:
"Gen 10 just came out but everyone is still crazy over gen 4."
<3 /)

Applejack was on the screen and the man was calling her sister “Hey sis, today I was thinking of baking some potatoes, what are you having?”

The applejack on the screen could be heard replying almost as if to him. “Nothing like a heapin' stack of apple flapjacks.”

This really reminds me of cast away, aww

9838425
True story: I've told AJ everything I was cooking for dinner for the past 5 years. She still insists on apples no matter what I suggest she try however.

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Can I use an ice cream instead? :derpytongue2:

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Not sure that'll have a result you're expecting.
<3 /)

This so reminds me of Kirk's death scene in Star Trek: Generations. He wanted to know his end meant something as well, and it did.

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Everypony, person, or what have you, wants to know their lives meant something. That there was a reason for them to suffer the pains and experience the joys of life. I wrestle with this question mentally many many nights.

Man, this one got the waterworks going :raritycry: (but they were mostly happy tears). Like it evidently is for you—and so, so many others—MLP has been the one pretty constant bright spot in my life, especially in the darkest times. I got into ponies in early 2012, and since then I've gone through two dead-end jobs, the break-up of what I had hoped was a promising relationship, and several suicide attempts. I don't mean to bore you with my sob story, though; my point is, through all this, MLP remained a source of comfort, and a way for me to feel loved even when I wasn't able to love myself. Even if I can't say MLP saved my life (though I think it did), it certainly changed my life for the better in ways I'll always be grateful for.

So, to echo your story's sentiment: Yes, Twilight. You and your friends made all the difference in the world, and you could never possibly be forgotten.

But yeah, all in all, great story, and one that got me bawling like a baby. Of course, I already watched the leaked finale, so I'm in a bit of an emotional mood, anyway.

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I saw it too and it really ended on a high note. My excuse is no TV so literally the only way I could even see it now that netflix screwed up their contract for season 9. I am glad you were inspired to tell me your story. Don't cry. Rainbow Dash might call you a "baby". <3
Never forget: Bronies and Pegasisters have changed the world a few times. No reason to stop. Let the Fandom reign!

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Well said :ajsmug:. I mean, I have no illusions about our fandom lasting "forever," but I do think we still have a good long time left ahead of us. FiM, through both the show and the fandom, has left an indelible, undeniable mark on the world.

(And, by the by, my excuse for jumping on the leaks is similar to yours. No TV right now, and intermittent internet access. Ergo, I have to jump on new episodes as soon as I can, because I don't know when I'll have the chance to see them.)

9838635
Eventually like all things, MLP will end, even in the fandom. Nothing is truly forever. However if we continue to carry their message to the world..perhaps on day it will not be needed to be said and harmony will truly reign. Until then, I say we do our damnedest to love and tolerate and teach others to as well.

<3 not judging you. Promise. However, let's not spoil it for those who haven't yet.

This was a wonderful little read.

I love this... my heart is wrenching right now because it really affects me on a personal level.

I became a brony early 2013(aka Season 3 Episode 9 that aired on January 19th, 2013), but during a weekend on the month of September or October of that year... my grandfather George H Robinson(he's a veteran for the Vietnam war) died of Cardiac Arrest at the age of 81. If it hasn't been for MLPFIM... I would of killed myself.

This fandom itself gave me hope. I'm still fighting myself not getting depression since my grandfather's death back in 2013. I was living in Graniteville, SC from 1997-early 2014. And now I'm living in New Ellenton, SC currently.

9838786
*hugs tightly* There, there. I'm proud of you for sharing your story and glad you are still around to hug.
trot on /)

Wow...sure is raining a lot inside my room...good story man!

9838800
aww, poor kamen rider. *hugs* glad you enjoyed it! /)

Fandoms never truly die, they just become academia. Shakespeare's been dead for centuries and we still rewrite Macbeth every now and then. In one corner of society or another, there will always be bronies.

If Star Trek can still keep going after so many decades and books like Dracula and Frankenstein can continue to influence people even centuries after they were released, then this series and it's legacy will endure.

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yes but one day maybe there won't be a need. Maybe one day everyone will be in the fandom and the marching will end. And forever never ends. But we as people eventually will. May we pass that legacy to those who come after.

9838815
There are plenty of fandoms that will never die, despite their origins being long dead. MLP is very likely going to be one of them.

"Ends are not bad things, they just mean that something else is about to begin. And there are many things that don't really end, anyway, they just begin again in a new way. Ends are not bad and many ends aren't really an ending; some things are never-ending."

-C. JoyBell C.

Reminds me of when I first stumbled upon this fandom, cept the first thing I saw was the .mov series on YouTube. A massive amount of confusion lead me to where I am now.

This should be an anthology story. Have a bunch of authors all submit a chapter detailing how the show affected them personally, then post it all at once. Really get a sense of the scope.

You know, it was actually someone... very close to me who got me into the show. Course, she spun it as a little more mature than talking ponies, but I digress. I think... I think that was the first time I ever really started to feel properly. That sense of wonder that had been lost to me for years just... came back, and I could genuinely look at myself in the mirror without loathing what stared back at me. Like all of us were taught by these wonderful, beautiful ponies, Friendship is Magic.

Let the rainbow remind you that together we will always shine.

I'm not gonna lie. The show actually helped me (probably) save my relationship before it was in trouble. "On Your Marks" was the episode. It had never occurred to me that I could actually do things by myself. I thought we had to do everything together so I'd wait for him to want to do something, or I'd see if I was interested in a game he was playing.

It was like an epiphany to me that it was okay for me to do stuff by myself. I was allowed to! I didn't have to wait for him to want to go out, I can do this by myself and it's okay!

Fast forward several years later and one of our friends' brother breaks up with his... husband? boyfriend? for the very same problem. It could have been me in that situation, thinking that we have to do things together when things are being done, when one of us wants to go out.

Granted, I still have the same problem when it comes to getting food or going to the gas station, I want him to come with me, but I actually go to the local game store by myself to play card games.

... Erm. I just realized how long this got... I'll uh. I'll stop typing now...

I have no words to describe how wholesome this is.

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“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” :heart: :twilightsmile:

-Dr. Seuss

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That's a really good idea, although not sure Fimfiction rules allow it :rainbowderp:

I can't claim to have any special memories regarding the show, but all the same I'm glad I let Crescent Pulsar (another Fimfiction author) talk me into playing Touhou games some years back. If it weren't for that and my subsequent discovery of One Minute Melee, Death Battle, and Turnabout Storm, I wouldn't have expressed any interest in FiM at all.

(Yeah, try to make sense of that connection. :twilightblush: )

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I would gladly consider doing this if everyone's on board. I would be willing to hold interviews and document their journeys as well. An anthology sounds like a lovely idea.

i just really don't have the words to say.

a grate short.
:ajbemused: :yay: :pinkiehappy: :rainbowdetermined2: :raritywink: :twilightblush:

Beautiful story. :pinkiesad2: It's so heartwarming to hear how these six ponies and all their friends and this epic fandom have touched so many lives. Even how the stories we share on here bring us all closer together and like you said, will always remind us of the lessons they taught us.

They mattered and they will matter until the end of time. And as long as we keep telling our stories about them. The show will never end. Here's to the future, may it be as bright and happy as Twilight and her friends always have been and continue to be!

This image of them popped into my mind as I wrote this comment:
i.pinimg.com/originals/f3/01/13/f301132b1460c549c5044df469304827.png

Have a thumb up and a fav. Thank you!

Jesus Christ I’m actually tearing up at the ending there. That friggin rare for me! Good job!!!

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