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DougtheLoremaster


You can't give up your laughter, cause you're scared of a little pain~. Writing to relieve PTSD. Enjoy my misery <3 you all. Discord: dougtheloremaster#0390

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In a memorial museum inside the futuristic city of Ponyville, lay the memories of what is considered the greatest ruler of Equestria to date. A collection of memoirs left by the long-gone Princess. Of the millions of letters and thoughts recorded by Twilight, seven have achieved infamy. Believed by many to be addressed to the legendary bearers of Harmony themselves, scholars have long debated the meaning behind the strange words.

Who were they? What was their relationship to her? Nopony knows anymore, all that's left are the myths and legends, and of course, Twilight's Heartfelt words.

Check out this wonderful audio rendition done by Straighttothepointstudios on youtube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfpz0Zq0yyE

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I still see that shy, butter-colored Pegasus you used to be. Time has gone by, and the memory is still as fresh as though it was just yesterday I met you and Angel Bunny. What I wouldn’t give just to sit on a picnic blanket with you, just once more. And it’s not just

Heh couture, I only know that word because of you, you know. What would you say seeing your fabled home in such disarray? I wonder sometimes, what it would be like to order a dress from you, just once more. I would gladly trade my entire kingdom, just to hear you say ‘Darling’, again.

Even now, I can feel your warm fur against mine as I read my old Daring Do books, huddled under this old blanket. The storm outside is quite loud, though not very exciting. I keep glancing out the window hoping to see you light up the dreary storm-filled sky with a blast of your sonic rainboom, right now. How awesome would that be?

Once I finish penning this little letter, I’ll pin it in the usual spot...the one we used to...oh you know what I mean. Even though I know you’ll never see it, I still do it once a week. Maybe it’s silly like my advisors tell me, but to see that old stetson on your head and that sparkling smile, I would gladly give away every book in my collection.

Hey Pinkie, when we see each other again...Do you think I could finally try that chimicherrychanga you were always going on about? I keep hoping you’ll pop out of nowhere, like always, and answer me, but those days are long gone aren’t they, my party pony?

It’s been one year since you left. Don’t worry, your cave and treasure are just as you left...left it before you went. I go there sometimes just to...just to feel closer to you once more. I miss our talks, I miss my number one assistant. I miss...my little baby dragon.

Hey girls, I know it’s been a while but I have good news. I found a promising heir to ascend the throne. I guess that means we’ll be seeing each other soon. Well, no not exactly; you see, I have more that I need to do before I join you. Even now, thousands of years after you left, my work still isn’t done. I know I said it would be soon, but don’t give up on me. I promise when we get together it'll be a reunion for the ages, but they still need me here. You know how it is. Oh, please don’t cry, when the time is right, I promise we’ll be together, forever.

Geeeze, every entry a new blow. I cry opendly.
So beatiful writen T-T

This was very sweet yet sad, seeing all these things slowly fad is something we all go through. It’s never easy.
Think Spike’s hit me the hardest, the bond those two share was so important to them, and from the sound of it he’s only recently gone as opposed to the others

God damn, really well written and I could practically hear Twilight writing all those things.

Why do stories hurt my heart so much?

What happened with Tia and Lulu? Did they just leave Twi alone all those years and or did they "join" their loved ones as Twi did? if they did, kinda cruel, as an immortal, the only timescale that ever matters is forever, and they had each other, Twi had nopony.

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I have a theory that when Twilight inherited the throne, she inherited the gift of immortality, or rather the enchantment bestowed on them by starswirl (though we never had clear reasoning of how) so they only held immortality as long as they held the throne.

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<3 I'm glad you enjoyed it. Time never stops and perhaps that is the cruelest reality of them all.

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<3 I'm happy you were able to 'see' it for yourself. When I write, my goal is to make my reader 'see' the scenario my words paint for them.

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Not a happy scenario but really evocative, it's fantastic for sure dude. Can't wait to see what else you write

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Dont call imortality a gift. Its always a curse...

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You've misunderstood. I meant gift as in a literal gift. It was given to tia and lulu by starswirl. I never meant it as a blessing.

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Very true, while I’m never been one to say Twilight’s immortality=Bad, I can imagine Twi feeling sad from
the nostalgia that her friends would bring her in later life. Especially on her bad days, which like I said is probably why Spike’s hit the hardest. Probably reminded her of all she had lost as her oldest friend joins the rest.
This was wonderfully written

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I wonder if there is a limit to how many can have this enchantment at once. We know of Celestia, Luna, Cadence, and Twi all having the throne at one point.

If there is no limit, in that case, I can imagine Twi making all ponies immortal Actually no, if it took her so long to find and heir, I can imagine her just being tired and eager to return to her friends…

Damnit, now I’m sad. :fluttershysad:


Whhhhihihahiahh have you done this to meeee:raritydespair:

This story hits all the notes I think you played - very bittersweet, very sad, just a hint of an end peaking over the horizon when Twilight's weight will be lifted from her shoulders.

Well done.

It is rare that I read a story that pulls me to the verge of tears... you've done it. Take my like, you cruel person.

Beauty, elegance, and so much more describes this very emotional and well-written fic! You certainly know how to pull on some heartstrings and I love that! Hope ya didn't mind, but I really couldn't resist making a reading of this amazing fic of yours!

Audio Linkyloo!: https://youtu.be/qfpz0Zq0yyE

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

This was beautiful with just the right amounts of sad to hit the feels.
Excellent work. :pinkiesmile:

Now I interrupt this fan fiction to bring you a special message from the Princess of Friendship's voice actress herself!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzqmvInMsVU

I like how it is implied that something happened to Twilight Sparkle but we don't know what it is. Maybe she is with her friends again.

Finding this was one of the best things I did. Don't regret it one bit.

I think my heart broke… :fluttershysad:

This story almost put me in tears. I wonder if Twilight is in heaven with her friends today. If she is, maybe her old subjects still talk about her reign...if she has any.

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The description gives hints to the answers. Glad you enjoyed it. <3

This pair up with Chant of Imortality by 4everfree really well as I see it as Twilights form of remembering her friends and not letting them go like her advisors want her to. It’s a really good story that pulls on the heartstrings.

Ooh, another one that tugs at the heartstrings. It’s really rare that I am pushed to the verge of tears, but here we are. Beautifully written, amazing.

how to put in words how l feel about this story
it like watch old home movie of your life well you seat drinking
and think of what was
the good time with your friends and how one day you hope to see them again

well read this l was said to myself l will not cry ,I well not cry
but by the time I get to the last two I was in tears

I'm not crying, you're crying!

This...this fic is one I have found to be sad, yet it seems like your crying more than me by a tad.

Well, this is the second one of yours in the Featured box that snagged me this morning. There's practically always an onion ninja hiding nearby when I read, and he came after me with both of them. Really well written.

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Oh God, Chant of Immortality is the perfect pair-up for this. Great call.

It's a bit odd that Twilight let places like Fluttershy's cottage and the Boutique fall into ruin, if they were important enough that she protected them against being re-zoned. Wouldn't she have either made them heritage sites (as the Wonderbolts did with Rainbow's place) or moved important mementos to a purpose-built museum?

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Her advisors were telling her to tear them down...but put simply...even magical preservation apparently has its limits over the course of eternity. The world continued on, and she saved what she could...but only for so long.

When the cottage fell apart and finally crumbled, she attempted to preserve the next thing, as time passed eventually all of it turned to dust or was replaced, and all that was left...were the memories of what was, with names and relics lost to the winds of change. Just as it is in our world.

The museum that houses these memoirs, exists in a world long after our immortal Twilight, long after the mane 6, or Celestia and Luna. There are no traces of that world left, that is except these memoirs. I hope this answers your question.

And yes, the Twilight here, is an immortal alicorn, as to why she is no longer there. I guess we could say she finished her work and well, she joined her friends, as she promised.

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even magical preservation apparently has its limits over the course of eternity. The world continued on, and she saved what she could...but only for so long.

It might be worth tweaking the prose, then. The "EOF" dates imply that the letters are from 50-100 years after Twilight's ascension (which is peculiar because they sound like they were written well after the relevant bearers died). Also, if a near-eternity has passed, it's odd that a preserved copy of O&O survived.

One would also expect the "relocate to museum" option to be even more attractive once the buildings themselves could no longer be preserved; some of the artifacts inside could have been (and some of the furniture was, both based on the various bed comments and the fact that the Wonderbolt site has held up well despite frequent use).

So, as-written it feels like Twilight is making some odd decisions. You've gotten enough upvotes that your target audience seems to like it, at least.

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It might be worth tweaking the prose, then. The "EOF" dates imply that the letters are from 50-100 years after Twilight's ascension (which is peculiar because they sound like they were written well after the relevant bearers died). Also, if a near-eternity has passed, it's odd that a preserved copy of O&O survived.

One would also expect the "relocate to museum" option to be even more attractive once the buildings themselves could no longer be preserved; some of the artifacts inside could have been (and some of the furniture was, both based on the various bed comments and the fact that the Wonderbolt site has held up well despite frequent use).

EOF- Era of Friendship, and yes. That is exactly the course of events (after the relevant bearers died) however, I feel you missed an important detail: These are seven memories out of millions as shown in the description. What she did before or after these memories is never explained or shared. She DID try to protect them, and in doing so, left them behind, no longer visiting them as her heart slowly healed over time and yet she never could see them. Now, when or how these events happened were set in the many other memories and memoirs of the museum housing them.
An eternity has passed since the Equestria we knew. The names and objects...turned to dust.
I hope this clarifies what happened.

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