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iisaw


It's pronounced "E-saw," and it's the Hopi word for "coyote."

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This story is a sequel to Waxing Gibbous


In the far-distant future, Luna doesn't reflect on the choices that have led her to keep watch over the last bastion of ponykind in a dark, cold, and lonely universe. After all, that would be pointless.

A congruent crossover with The Night Land, with just a little seasoning via The Inferno.

My entry in FanOfMostEverything's Imposing Sovereigns II contest in the Luna: Peace category.

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Comments ( 13 )

A very interesting dystopia.

Peace is a relative term, after all. There are still conflicts between wars. This whole category would be rather dull were that not the case. In Ponyville That is Forgotten, monstrosities such as these would just mean it was time to pay your insurance for the month.

No, the issue is the stagnant, unsustainable peace that Luna cannot stomach. The ponies and others gathered around the last light bulb in the world, that she knows cannot last forever. Light never can, as per the tyranny of thermodynamics. Only the night can. And every peace ends eventually, save for the final one. And even that can be interrupted.

Magnificent, haunting tale. Thank you for it, and best of luck in the contest.

That was pretty brutal :twilightoops:

This was awesome! Very atmospheric!

Giggles like a schoolgirl. :raritystarry:

I get this is a kind of end. A postponing of matters infinitesimal in the lifespan of immortality.
Yet, nothing differs here. There is no one thing that makes this unique among countless others in the final bastion of the dark. The words could have been said before, or could be said tomorrow.

It is a beautiful work in the way it flows as prose. Words sway, shift and move in pause and action.
Yet, all see is from a corpse that only knows it is not yet dead. And I suppose that is sad unto itself.

Yet the horror, we have the parsing of being, of their perceived nuance of darker shades yet. Of not quite the oblivion of an end, merely their threat. And the fangs come out.

I suppose others read far more into the enjoyment of all. But while this is a sad moment. I guess the horror of it seems passing, like a candle to finally burn out. The dark a true end to a tale run long.

Sorry.

Well that was... certainly something. Pretty cool, tbh

iisaw #8 · 1 week ago · · ·

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Sad? Not for Luna, I think. "Better to die in Hell, than live in Heaven!" That's metal, man! Milton's Satan was a wimp. :raritywink:

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Thank you! Eternal Peace, is peace, no? And thank you for getting me off my butt to write something!

iisaw #9 · 1 week ago · · ·

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I wish I could fave comments! :pinkiehappy:

Reese #10 · 1 week ago · · ·

I do wonder what happened here, what events connect the previous story to its sequel, and what world this is in relative to the two in there...
But this was interesting on its own. :)

There's alot of sci about what happens at the End of the World - this is a really good story about it.

Holy crap, I would never have imagined seeing a crossover between My Little Pony and The Night Land. Haven't read it yet, but I'm going to savor it tonight. :)

A timejump, I presume, in the world we saw in Waxing Gibbous. It is the waning of the world.

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