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RarityEQM


Just a pony being fabulous. Writer of vignettes, clop, experiments, a great deal of trash and the occasional gem

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Trixie Lulamoon hasn't always been the nicest of ponies. She's done things in her life she isn't proud of. Things, she's afraid will one day catch up to her in the life beyond this one.
Twilight, like usual, has all the answers Trixie needs.


A 3 A.M. Rarity Short

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Glad to see you back.

10147039
Only due to insomnia kicking my pretty tail.

10147040
Finishing a story, sometimes, allows us sleep. Wrote a story called I Still Can't Sleep that, after days awake, composing that allowed me to slumber after submission. It's a wonderful and terrible—perhaps wonderfully terrible—feeling during those times. But they make for a unique experience.

Sometimes I think I write too much even in responses to comments.

F'naaaaaaaaaaaaa.
~ Yr. Pal, B

That was quite beautiful, dear Lady. My eyes are damp, I'll have you know.

Thank you. It really is a good place.

This reminds me of the time I dreamt of Hell as a little kid. I woke up, cried, and the relative whose house I was staying over at comforted me with the TV. It was Lilo & Stitch, if I remember correctly.

It was an experience traumatic enough to be one of the childhood memories I can remember with ease, and I believe it's an experience that is the reason I have a fear of death and, with it, the possibilites of the afterlife ― and speaking as an agnostic, the possibility of its lack thereof ― It's not always felt, but it's always there, lurking, ready to strike on those dark, lonely nights.

Never thought Trixie would have thoughts about the afterlife.

10147268
Fun fact: Hell's only appearance in the Bible is during what is explicitly an allegory, which gives it about as much basis for existence as your dream does. Satan has even less. Most of what we "know" about the place was invented by Dante Alighieri for his Divine Comedy. (Programme Note: this is "comedy" in the Greco-Roman sense of "has a happy ending")

Even more hilariously, upon further research the Divine Comedy clearly uses a spherical planet. Just more proof that this was a well-known fact to sailors and anyone who listened to them long before Columbus. (For the record, the sailors' actual objections were that he'd run out of supplies before he got even halfway to his destination. If you draw a line on a globe from where he started to where he was trying to go that passes through North America as if weren't there, and then recall that supplies ran low enough to cause a near-mutiny, you'll realize that they were right.)

10149206
Heh, lots of things have been added beyond what the Bible gives that we believe just like that, it seems.

As for the spherical planet, people as early as the Ancient Greeks knew that. Eratosthenes calculated Earth's polar circumference to be 44,100km, which, with its error rate of 10%, is very accurate for some ancient guy who relied on people who counted their steps and a stick among other things.

10149951
Again, just seeing a ship's sails come over the horizon is probably the most obvious example of the world being spherical. Kind of funny how motorboats are the reason the Flat Earth Society is capable of existing.

10150706
"We have members all around the globe."

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