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Ice Star


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Cadance and Blueblood try to stave off boredom on a snowy day. Or, at least they try to. Every time the matter of going outside comes up, Blueblood sure finds ways to come up with more excuses.

Some of them are far, far better reasons to stay inside than others.


This is an entry into Secret Moon's Self Isolation themed writing contest where it ended up getting an Honorable Mention for unique tone and characterization. You can read the spoiler-filled results here. The cover art has been edited by me, though there is the matter of that particularly stubborn 'S' (and the comma, but just ignore that I fiddled around with the art more than I would like to admit already). Contribute to the TVTropes page!

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I LOVE THIS!!! :pinkiehappy:
You made Blueblood likeable while keeping him in character. :pinkiegasp: That's no small feat. And new Alicorn tween Cadence was adorable. :scootangel: Really hoping Blueblood meets someone special, wouldn't mind a sequel.
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY UPVOTE!

Enjoyed this read immensely.

No hetero indeed

"mother doubting why her prized face was broken." Ouch!

Yay! I finaly read a story writen by Ice Star! Thats been on my to do list for a long time.
This was pleasant and heartwarming, all and all a nice read, the humour however was very subtle and almost non existant, but humour is subjective and it might have just been me. However, I do feel as though Blue Bloods character was accurately portrayed. Well done!

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Thank you! Blueblood is fun to write, and hopefully, I'll be able to write more high-quality Blueblood in the future. While there isn't a hard sequel to this one, I do have a romance story with him in the same continuity:

EToo Early
It's too early for everything in the mind of Donut Joe... especially a dramatic coltfriend!
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I'm glad! Thank you for reading!
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No hetero times two
Gottem
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"mother doubting why her prized face was broken." Ouch!

Okay, fuck Grammarly changing things randomly. That should have been vase. I fixed that.

Yay! I finaly read a story writen by Ice Star! Thats been on my to do list for a long time.

I mean, I had 101 other options before...

This was pleasant and heartwarming, all and all a nice read, the humour however was very subtle and almost non existant, but humour is subjective and it might have just been me. However, I do feel as though Blue Bloods character was accurately portrayed. Well done!

I do a couple of kinds of comedy, and this was always intended to be a much subtler dramedy type. Hence the tag combo. I don't usually do more traditional comedy writing, and it always tends to be mixed with another genre. Wishing Werelights and Morning Masterpiece are probably my best non-dark, non-drama comedies that fit what I'm guessing is what you're used to in terms of non-sublte comedy.

This was lovely. :twilightsmile: I'm a sucker for nice takes on Blueblood, and him being a closeted homosexual really puts the gala in perspective - not only was he was not interested in Rarity, he was somewhat resentful of what she offered and represented. And Cadence as the obsessive matchmaker was lovely.

Poor Blues, he must find love...:heart:

10187955 Thank you for reading! I'm flattered by all the compliments this is getting.

I'm a sucker for nice takes on Blueblood,

Blueblood wasn't that bad and no one can change my mind.

and him being a closeted homosexual really puts the gala in perspective - not only was he was not interested in Rarity, he was somewhat resentful of what she offered and represented.

I'm surprised that more people didn't come to that conclusion, although he might just not have been pleased to have another abrasive mare flirting with him.

And Cadence as the obsessive matchmaker was lovely.

Cadybutt is always shipping!

Poor Blues, he must find love...

I have a little fun fluffshot I linked in another comment with happy Blues!

“Canterlot still had snow in April” is canterlot in Illinois because it just snowed here a while ago.

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It's on a mountain. There's gonna be snow.

Also, it snowed where I am too, and I'm far away from Illinois.

I never really thought I'd get into a fic about Blueblood. I enjoyed reading about teenage Cadence as well. The dialog's got an air of English humor and wit, albeit with American-isms injected in there like "peanut butter and jelly" and "dingus." It makes me think of Pride and Prejudice.

I always imagined Blueblood to be a metrosexual character, not a homosexual. Perhaps if he were a closeted homosexual, it would explain his lack of interest in Rarity at the Grand Galloping Gala. Though on the other hand, I refuse to accept that being gay is an excuse for behaving like a plain jerk to Rarity. :raritydespair:

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April snow showers weigh down May flowers until they collapse and freeze to death. :fluttershysad:

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I never really thought I'd get into a fic about Blueblood. I enjoyed reading about teenage Cadence as well. The dialog's got an air of English humor and wit, albeit with American-isms injected in there like "peanut butter and jelly" and "dingus." It makes me think of Pride and Prejudice.

I never would have suspected that of my writing; I've admittedly never read Pride and Prejudice though. I'll have to stick it on one of my reading lists.

I always imagined Blueblood to be a metrosexual character, not a homosexual. Perhaps if he were a closeted homosexual, it would explain his lack of interest in Rarity at the Grand Galloping Gala. Though on the other hand, I refuse to accept that being gay is an excuse for behaving like a plain jerk to Rarity.

He's just a gay jerlk.

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Psst! Neither have I, I've just watched the movie. I'm a lazy ass when it comes to reading proper chapter books.

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Wow, cheating.

This was a fun little story! I loved the way you wrote Blueblood--not a terrible pony per se, but one who struggles with all ssorts of baggage that makes him more than a little prickly.

Have you written any more about either of these two? I'd be curious to learn more about both of them!

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I loved the way you wrote Blueblood--not a terrible pony per se, but one who struggles with all ssorts of baggage that makes him more than a little prickly.

Thank you so much! I thought that it would always make sense for him to be somepony who struggles with being good and is unpleasant (at times) rather than just an all-around villain.

Have you written any more about either of these two? I'd be curious to learn more about both of them!

Unfortunately, they haven't appeared together in a story like this I've written other than this one. If it's the specific characterizations you're looking for, I do have more of them in separate stories, particularly with Cadance. You could search this shelf by rating, character tags, and whatever suits your fancy to find more. My recommendations for starting points would be The L Word or Distance Beyond Any Measure.

The Snow talk dragged on a bit..
Yet it's nice to read Blue snobbing

It's been awhile since I've read a good Blueblood story. I like the interaction between him and Cadance. Have a like.:twilightsmile:

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Thank you for reading! Hopefully, I'll be able to write more Blueblood in the future, and knowing me there will probably be Cadance too.

"Ginger Vitalis"

And thus a new OC is created.

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Honestly, it would be a pretty good OC name. Probably ideal for an herbalist pony.

I really like the dynamic between Cadance and Blueblood here! Sounds pretty much exactly how cousins would talk to each other. Glad to see more fics where Blueblood isn’t an ass.

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They are the coolest cousins and need more love.

“Yeah?” Cadance laid both her ears to the side, ignoring a curl that fell in front of your face. “Well, you’re just a big ol’ brooding grumpy-grump and we are going to find you a coltfriend if it’s the last thing I do.”

The true twist.

For the last time, we are not going outside!” Blueblood’s eye twitched and he flailed his forehooves about for an attempt at serious emphasis. “You are straighter than that ghastly immortal trend of socks, sandals, and hideous cargo shorts! Or uncookable, unbreakable spaghetti! We have nothing in common that could possibly make you a good matchmaker, and I do not care if you have a heart on your hiney!”

Bluebode be sputtin'.

This was an enlightening read. You should write more!

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Bro I have 112 other stories bro

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Exactly as god intended 🙏

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