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🖤 i eat kids 🖤

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This story is a sequel to Wishing Werelights


Before she had her cult town, Starlight Glimmer lived her life as a wanderer with a decaying mind. The mare's self-imposed isolation increases the instability of her corrupt ideals by giving them the chance to fester. Her inability to reconcile the loss of her friend Sunburst outlines some of her worst parts, which she jots down in a series of journals.

Here is one week of Starlight's entries.


Set before the events of the show and a prequel to the above story. Vaguely inspired by Regidar's Hypnagogic Drift and You Left Me Standing At My Front Door by milesprower06, but this is related to neither. The title comes from this song. Contribute to the TVTropes page!

Chapters (7)
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Comments ( 31 )

How many children have you eaten so far

Will you specifically eat a certain species' younglings or are you nondiscriminatory towards your prey

If you eat baby rodents, do you swallow them like nutrition pills or do you chew them up first

Do you consider pizzas children

If you're a child when will you eat yourself

Oh, I'm always down for angsty StarBurst or StarBurst in general this chapter is delightfully dark, the beginnings of a truly twisted mind, leaves me anxious to see what will happen next.

That last paragraph made the hair on my arms stand on their ends.

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I have eaten an endless amount of children thus far.
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I hold some preferences.
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No, because when you consider the most basic classifications for life, pizzas lack the ability to respond to stimuli. I'm like 43% sure that those fuckers are made from single cells too.
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No, and please do not bring such slander to me.
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Bold of you to assume I was ever a child.
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Starlight Glimmer is honestly quite the yandere possessive little thing. I'm surprised most stories don't touch on how her twisted, pre-reform side would work in light of her Sunburst obsession. Thank you for the comment, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the story.
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To be honest, this Glimmy piece is more of a character study and piece to just play around with in that regard. Hearing that it's that effective thus far is excellent! Thank you very much!
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Please don't post comments unrelated to my story and any discussion already in the thread.

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I'm surprised most stories don't touch on how her twisted, pre-reform side would work in light of her Sunburst obsession.

Mainly, if they were to meet with her in that state, it wouldn't end well for Sunburst :pinkiecrazy: All things considered, he should count himself lucky that the most he suffered through was an age-regression spell...

Hearing that it's that effective thus far is excellent! Thank you very much!

Heck yeah! Keep them coming!

If these are Starlight's obsessive tendencies we never see "off-camera", is there an actual psychoterapeuthic intervention we don't see after her downfall?

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This is pre-show Starlight as the description says, so she wouldn't be putting herself in a position to willingly get treatment. Depending on if you want to read this as a standalone, or if you came from the prequel, there's some possibilities:

  1. You're reading this as a stand alone: Twilight Sparkle gets Starlight some help at one point. Or maybe somepony else gets it for her. Point is, she gets a professional intervention.
  2. You came from the story Wishing Werelights: Starlight is doing notably better in that story and is working towards atonement and recovery.

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Oh? It was more of a thought experiment, I had no idea there were stories related to this one.

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It's linked in the description. :twilightsmile:

Interesting to see how Starlight's ideas for her village are slowly taking shape. Interesting, but terrifying.

And I'm perfectly entitled to them because they hurt absolutely nopony.

For now :pinkiecrazy:

I think Sunburst would be the first to cry out against the destruction of a book...until he saw that it was propaganda and kindly throw it aside where no pony could read it (still might be an interesting historical record of the time though).
And what about the second one? Does is contain the spell she needs to achieve her crazy dream? For the sake of Equestria let's hope not...

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Thanks for sticking around! I always figured that she was a character with a gradual descent into disillusionment. Using Sunburst and further isolation as a starting point to her immersing herself in false ideologies works much better than just having her sad about her friend, especially when she would have to have effectively brainwashed herself to get to where she is in season five.

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Oops, I somehow missed your comment when it was first posted! Very sorry about that.

I think Sunburst would be the first to cry out against the destruction of a book...until he saw that it was propaganda and kindly throw it aside where no pony could read it (still might be an interesting historical record of the time though).

The book wasn't actually propaganda, Starlight is just crazy. The part where it mentions Nightmare moon/Princess Luna is the part that really touches on that.

And what about the second one? Does is contain the spell she needs to achieve her crazy dream? For the sake of Equestria let's hope not...

That's for the next chapter. :raritywink:

Ah, so communism is cannon in this story, that explains where she got the idea for her village, I like that!

Starvation and isolation would drive anyone crazy. I kind of snickered when she said comrades when in the end they were pretty much slaves to her whims.

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It is, just with a different name and history. I never thought that Starlight would have devised the ideology that her village ran on by herself. It didn’t seem within her skill set, especially with how she ended up reverting to her truer self and especially when there were real world parallels with her ideals. I felt it fit more to have her as the messenger instead of the message maker, and having her self destructive tendencies show in her brainwashing herself by falling to propaganda fit really well.

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Gotta love villain delusions! :raritywink:

...But Starlight, you're gay too.

Also, yikes. That explains Sunburst's silence in the end. This was an interesting piece, the ramblings of a madwoman and seeing how she falls in the end, like watching a train wreck in slow motion. Good work!

10248465 Thank you very much for your time and comments! This one didn’t get a lot of attention, but it was great having notifications from someone.
Sunburst is silent because it’s just Starlight writing a journal to him at that point, with no one else to send her loneliness to. Sunburst is the journal. Starlight is just crazy in thinking she can still have him read the journal in the same way he would have been able to read the letters she sent at some point in the past.


And yeah, she can be a little gay herself. She’s just got a fragile, childish mindset and possession issues.

Considering Sunburst wasn't reading and responding to anything from Sire's Hollow within the show, Starlight might very well be feeling Sunburst abandoned her by not answering any of her letters.

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There are going to be so many ponies that hate me, and even though I know that these bad ponies exist, the though to being hated is tearing me up inside. Should I want ponies to hate me more than ever, and push me away as you did?

With that in mind, I wonder how Starlight feels about the below ponified Sorabji quotation:

[Dedicated] to the everlasting glory of those few mares blessed and sanctified in the curses and execrations of those many whose praise is eternal damnation.

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...I've never had anyone with a name that was barely not 'Public Clop Account' comment on one of my stories before! I gotta say, that's what struck me first. :twilightblush:

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The origin of my username was that there were a ton of Reddit accounts with names like "MyLittleClopper" or "SecretClopAccount" so I made a spoof of them.

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Huh, I never dug into pony Reddit stuff but I know there are accounts on here with names like that.

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