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Inner demons are a pain in the Celestia, aren't they?

Especially since they don't stay inner long.

Good work, SSaE.

Sometimes I like to hear it as 'My Swedish friend.'

I'd say most people use a mirror for this sort of external monologue, but mirrors can't hug back. Excellent little gut punch. Thank you for it.


Got beauty. Got emotions. Lovely. Deserves rating to tell people, if it is good or bad.

Correct errors, though:

“Not with them!” your teeth shows.

It must be "show", since "teeth" is in plural;

You're entire life is nothing but stopping.

It seems, the implication is "your entire life";

The the day has died further.

Obvious one.

Travel far enough and you'll eventually meet yourself.


Hello again, vicious cycle of regrets and inertia. I hope everyone gets out of that sooner than later.

focus on the hug...

All you need to do is step right in and start again.


I prefer Eric.

I’m not even sure what this comment means because I haven’t read the fic yet, but I just gotta say, your avatar just brightened my life so thank you:rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

I am in this story and I really, really don't like it.

Well that was fun. I'm gonna go feel bad and do nothing about it. Maybe someday I'll do something. Maybe not. Good fic though. Thumbs up.

Aight, who’s cutting onions

I focus on the pain.

Skirts, who Hurt you?

I have little idea of what I just read but I like it.

His blogs explain it

Man, this really hit deep in the kind of level that is just absolutely breathtaking! The way this was written was well-paced, not too overbearing, and just overall; a great read! My god this is fantastic! Hope ya didn't mind, but I made a lil' reading on this story!

Audio Linky!:

(I don't mean to offend anyone with this comment!)

Really? Which blog? I don't see it. Care to give me a link to that blog? Thanks in advance!

A skirts blog that explains something? Heresy!

To see if I still feel.

I focus on the means of production, the only thing that's real.

I booped myself today.

To see if I still feel

Inner monologue arguments with oneself are used so often. I'm amazed I never thought of this scenario with a duplication spell before. But of course, even if someone DID think it out, and put it to page, they couldn't have written it like SS&E.

Starlight needs some serious therapy.

My empire of dirt...


No, friend. I was acknowledging the song reference he was making.

I'm in this story and I don't like it

I don’t really understand.

Man, Starlight needs a hug -- these kinds of thoughts suck like hell. But I can't help but think about if the opposite happened: what if her duplicate became like any good friend, offered her words of positivity and encouragement? After all, we are most honest and willing to confide anything to ourselves. The world would be a much better place if we were all our own #1 hype man.

This story makes me want to kick in her door and stride in yelling: "Shut the fuck up, I love you!"

Basically, it's Starlight duplicating herself to have someone to vent her self-loathing to (and, given that she and her duplicate are of the same mind, that doesn't help her feeling better, so they resort to physical comfort in the end — hence the title).

Speaking of the title, because of it (and the assorted summary), I just had to read that fic while listening to an instrumental of Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt".

Masterful use of Second Person, if I (an amateur) do say so myself.

“When... will ever you stop stopping ... and start starting?...”

This was the most powerful part, I would argue, but the whole story was a heartwrencher. Let's just say, I've been there, done that, and don't plan on goin' back.

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