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Bookish Delight

I've moved on from Fimfiction. New works on AO3!


[Second-place winner of Everfree Northwest's Iron Author Contest!]

Such is the law of the universe: the story of anypony's exploits eventually must end, and fade into legend.

But Twilight Sparkle isn't ready for her book to be closed. Not yet.

Chapters (1)
Comments ( 17 )

Gonna read the story now..

Oh wow. This is really deep and sad. Lovely, in it's way of conveying a really simple, deep message. Still, poor Twi.

IT is a very cool story, and please write more.
:raritywink: Rarity approves this message.

In time all heroes must fall huh?

I wonder why she never turned to teaching in this story.

Some of these old ponies are just set in their ways, and nopony is going to persuade them otherwise.

Being old and set in my ways, I like the premise. Let's see how it goes.

Poor Twilight, all she wanted to do was make things better.:applecry:

Hmmmmm.....her dictionary is defective. It lacks the word 'delegate'.

Bravo. An excellent one-shot.

It's nice as a one-shot, but seems kind of incomplete.

Unavoidable, I'm afraid. There were stipulations. :)


This actually wouldn't be a bad jumping off point for an ultra-future timeline to my stories--but one thing at a time. :twilightsmile:

...oh Celestia, "Poor Twi"'s starting to become the motto of half my output, isn't it? :rainbowlaugh:

Aw. So good. Please continue. I was a bit surprised at Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash's current activities, but still.

really nice, i loved it


I was surprised that Fluttershy was dead, if that's what you mean...

I feel like this story could continue, too.

Twilight's line about making a difference reminds me of Kirk in Star Trek Generations:

Kirk: Captain of the Enterprise, huh?
Picard: That's right.
Kirk: Close to retirement?
Picard: I'm not planning on it.
Kirk: Well let me tell you something. Don't! Don't let them promote you. Don't let them transfer you. Don't let them do *anything* that takes you off the bridge of that ship, because while you're there... you can make a difference.
Picard: Come back with me. Help me stop Soran. Help make a difference again!
Kirk: Who am I to argue with the captain of the Enterprise? What's the name of that planet? Veridian III?
Picard: That's right.
Kirk: I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim?
Picard: You could say that.
Kirk: You know if Spock were here, he'd say I was an irrational, illogical human being for going on a mission like that.
Kirk: Sounds like fun!

I can feel Twilight's dilemma, though not from the standpoint of someone nearing the end of life, but rather, someone who hates to feel useless. I always feel like I have to be doing something productive, to the point where I will work even when I'm not able to function. I can't even enjoy taking breaks because I feel like I could be doing something more worthwhile.

And to be replaced... That's the worst feeling. I hate when I try to do something and someone tells me, "Just get someone else to do it." It hurts, because it feels like I can't do anything.

This story is marvelous and I enjoyed reading it.

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