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PRONOUNCED: sem ee yawn || they/them || any character i ever write, ever, is 18+ unless explicitly stated otherwise


Ocellus wakes Gallus up, claiming to have solved the secret to painful Hearth's Warming Eve get-togethers through a reinvented version of old changeling tradition. He just needs to follow her back to the hive, and drink a goblet of bug magic mixed with his own blood, and relive his worst memory of the holidays.

This was written for GapJaxie as a part of Jinglemas 2020! For more information about Jinglemas, checkout our group!

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Yay! You're still writing bugs. :yay:

the implication that all the gallus ships happened is strangely tolerable
much like a polyship between all 6 of them

The changeling equivalent of a Holodeck/Danger Room is quite an intriguing concept.

Ooh, and Ocegall friendshipping, too. Cool stuff! :pinkiehappy:

This was pretty great :pinkiehappy:

“Then what’s so painful about all of this?”

...that it ended? :trixieshiftright:

I liked how they all apparently ended in divorce regardless--like it's the universe's way of spiting the shippers. :rainbowlaugh:

and yet it somehow remains in-character for Gallus

I know, right? :rainbowlaugh:

Email is faster, cheaper and easier but mail has the personal touch when you can't meet face-to-face

A gift? For meeee? :pinkiehappy:

I love the ideas on display here: Ocellus growing up, changeling holodeck, the antics of the Student Six, the little bugs trying to impersonate Gallus's memories to varying degrees. But while those are all fun, the real treat is the idea that Gallus's worst Hearthswarming was the last one he spent with all his friends just being young and happy. That was delightful.

Also, did you really ship and break up Gallus with everycreature? :duck:

I mean... Ocellus and Smolder weren't explicitly listed?

This was... very much not what I expected. And by that I mean it was unexpected kind of unexpected! If that makes sense.

And yes, TearBreaker is better than Chloroglorp!

Reading this, I think Ocellus is going to be the next. :trixieshiftright:

I'm happy you enjoyed! Also, yes. Yes I did.

Reading these comments reminded me that I was planning on Ocellus being like "You're not gonna ask me to marry you, are you?" somewhere in the ending but I totally forgot :twilightsheepish:

You know it :heart:

Bug Holodeck Bug Holodeck 🎉

It's too easy to bully Gallus, even the universe can't help itself

Gallus feels like a super best big brother to Ocellus and I am totally here for that! ~<3

Hey man, your Good Shit is showing. Zip up.

hell yeah

i'm scared of zippers :ajsleepy:

Man you write these guys so well, both older version and younger. The idea of changelings creating a whole environment is amazing and extremely creepy. The twist of it being more for Ocellus’s benefit and not Gallus’s was also very great, and added a lot to the dynamic of the two.

Gallus going through 3 divorces was a little weird, but honestly I can kinda see it with how impulsive he can be sometimes. Not not mention being the element of magic for the group shows his equal bond with all of them, and I think then being so close on the couch is there to imply that there all in some hodge lodge poly relationship anyway, which I think is both hilarious and extremely sweet

Fantastic work as always dude, your stuff is always interesting to read

“We’ve invented, like, the greatest form of therapy to ever come to pony, dragon, hippogriff, kirinkind! And everyone else except the yaks!”

I bet in yak therapy you're told to STOP WHINING and then given easy things to smash until you feel better and I'd like to know where I can sign up.

Great story, great characters, great you. Happy Hearth's Warming, Semillon!


I definitely got some flashbacks to the kelpie chapters of Never Seen. You really like making characters live out their memories, huh? At least this time it isn't traumatic! I love the little bits about how Gallus has divorced three of his friends and how he thought it was kinda hot to be drinking Thorax's blood. It's just a little off-kilter and that makes those comedic moments shine. Good stuff, man :)

This was super crazy, but ended quite sweetly. Life with changelings, I suppose. :3

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