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A Fistful of Apples


I am A Fistful of Apples.

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I love it!
Deploy Mustache of approval!
:moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache: out of :moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

Now this brings back memories. This is one of the first fics I read in the fandom, way way back in the early days of EqD. Back when the blogponies (Actually, it was just Seth) allowed incest.

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Oh hey Ebon Mane! Don't act like I don't remember you! I see you been kickin it since this story was new! Been keepin in real.

That was fantastic.

To be honest, I only clicked on this because you had an interesting author name, one that usually suggests good writing.

Boy, how right I was.

The prose, the elegant simplicity, the mellow and moving tone that keeps the story going to its end was all great. I'm envious of your writing style. Really I am.

Hats off to you, Fistful. You have DEFINITELY earned my like, favorite, and watch. :twilightsmile:

First off, Fistful, AppleMac is one of those ships where I cringe, tilt my head, and say, "Ohh...fine. I'm not into the ship, but I won't knock anyone that enjoys it."

Secondly, you made it plausible, which makes my head spin.

Thirdly, you made it a good read, despite my first point.

I still feel iffy on the concept of AppleMac, but it was a great read, and it deserves my upvote, and (again, despite my reservations for the ship) my fave.

One thing, though: At one point, you missed the 'L' on Bloom. I saw 'Apple Boom'. Might want to check that.

Could have been better, what with the telling and the punchline being a bit too long, but it's still very good.

It's good to know that good oldfic exists.

edit: since I might be confusing with what I mean by 'punchline', I mean that this:

Maybe, maybe one day, she could tell her friends. Maybe one day, she could feel that they'd understand and be okay with it. Then she share her relationship with some ponies, like normal. But that day was definitely not today.

could easily be truncated to something more poignant, like this:

Maybe she could tell them, one day, and have them understand.

Just not today.

Not bad at all, very heartwarming.

I...I'm really sorry. I have a strong negative reaction toward incest-pairings. I don't know why. It's just kind of a thing I have, I guess.

I'm sorry. I won't leave a thumbs-up or thumbs-down, since I haven't actually read it, but I thought I should just get this off my chest. Thank you.

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Probably a good idea, except I'd have to put the word "normal" in there since that's kind of the theme. I do like minimalism!

I had serious concerns as soon as I realized this story was an Applejack/Big Mac pairing, but i was pleasantly surprised. Very well written, good at drawing out emotion. As crazy as it sounds, it makes sense too (as far as why AJ would go after Mac). Superbly done.

It probably also helps a lot that it's a Teen-rated story and not Mature... let's you avoid the problems of the physical aspects of the relationship (outside of nuzzling/brief kissing)

very nice chhapter i hope you make a sequel

Ah I remember reading this back in the day. Still good.

Just as good as I remembered it!

I loved this, sensitive and thought provoking

Wow. Incest? I wouldn't doubt if the author itself was a bastard child from the product of inbreeding. That's disgusting, and it's right up there with zoophilia. I'm fine with sadism, but this is just unbelievably depraved. I've already thought of several delicious ways to tear humans apart piece by piece, in the most painful way possible. Just hope I never find out where anyone who writes shippings lives. You'll be surprised how thoroughly a house can be covered with the blood and entrails of one human. The Shadow of Vide has spoken.

Not into incest shipping, but this was well written for a little slice-of-life story. One typo: "Then she share her relationship with some ponies, like normal." Should be "she would", or "she could" or "she'd".

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I love it when people say "back in the day" about a show that's barely two seasons old. Sweet merciful crap, do I feel old now.

I liked this story. Please, do go on. :3 I wanna see how this develops. :ajsmug: :eeyup:

1259055 Mutilation and murder are okay, but loving your sibling is bad. Seems legit. :facehoof:

So well written that it's not ick.

what the :twilightoops:
not the worst out here. Definitively not the worst :rainbowlaugh:

i am just going to ignore the fact that they are close relatives.

4 of 6 spikes for you.
wait, 1 more for sheer creativity
that makes it 5 of 6.
:moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache:

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Eh...okay then.

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:facehoof:

Go away. I'm not into incest, but this was beautifully written and has given me a small insight as to why and how it happens.

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It repulsed me from the comment the waiter made, and just got worse from there. I couldn't read three more sentences.

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And...who gives a shit? As I said, I dislike incest and am slightly uncomfortable about it, but this is a show about acceptance, love and tolerance.
So when you go commenting on something displaying just that...

:facehoof:

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Dude what is up with you? You need to calm down and like another show if you react to a story like this with threats of murder. Sheesh:derpytongue2:

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While I am sure that your opinion is perfectly valid, a publication more suited to you might be the Daily Mail; perhaps you should read it instead of a bit of fan-fiction that shows its colours quite openly? To be perfectly honest, as it is you're being a bit horrid. :twilightblush:

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It repulsed me right from the comment the waiter made, and just got worse from there. I couldn't read three more sentences. For the sake of Heaven, Big Mac sounds at least six or seven years older than Applejack!! Really? They are brother and sister! That's like, zoophilia, incest and statutory rape all rolled into one!!! It's gross! You can NOT justify something like this. It doesn't anger me as much as disappoint me that people believe this is okay, even IF it's fiction. That's no excuse.

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If you don't understand my threats of murder, read my bio. I'm sure that'll do it, as if it's not obvious enough what I portray.

Awww...That's sweet.

Sad, but sweet. I dare say....sadsweet.

Very good job. Bravo.

Yeah, this's been one of my favorites since a long time ago.
Top shelf.

I hate that no one writes good romantic incest stories like these. It's all just clop, clop, clop.
No appreciation for complexity and romantic tension, man.

Anyway, I'm super glad to finally see this here on fimfic. Nice.

An excellently written and rather touching story. The examination of the romantic side of the relationship is refreshing, as has been stated, and the intense desire they have to be normal is quite poignant.


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Tsk tsk. Isn't it past your bedtime somewhere in the world?

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Well, interestingly enough, and although I am ashamed to admit it, I am an American citizen... So, no it is not my bedtime, thank you.

Comment on the story:
From a writing standpoint this was a great story, it was well done and got the point across. I hope to see you make more good work like this in the future.

Comments towards psycho:
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Your more disturbing than this story will ever be...
As for incest itself, the only reason we as a society hate is so damn much is because in the event that you have a hereditary genetic mutation it will be more likely to pass on to offspring and such. That and as far as I can tell most people don't usually like their family THAT much.

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Zoophilia applies if they were having sex with animals, seeing as they are the primary sentient species I see no reason for it to be considered such. Statuatory rape may or may not apply, although from what I can tell they haven't gotten to that point in the relationship in regards to the story. And as a last note upon this comment, the point of fiction is to live out fantasies, whether they have the ability to come to fruition or not.

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What bio, I tried reading it but all I saw was how long you've been part of this website and when you were on last.

To wrap my point up to you, why did you even begin to read this in the first place if you don't like/ can't stand it? I'm sure you could be doing something else more productive with your time instead of threatening people with death. :trixieshiftright:



:heart: & :rainbowkiss:,
~Mines5

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Fool. I came to this story expecting it to be normal, a brother treating his sister to a nice dinner because they shared such a close bond. But of course, you fools dont know the true meaning of love...

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

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You're an idiot bro.:unsuresweetie:

I really like how this story is written. I would like to see you continue with this.

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2 things.
1. Did you even bother to read the tags?
2. I used scientific thought in my words and you throw something completely different back at me, and even then your in a self-defeating pose with that:

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

The story is showing that, just not in a way your willing to accept.
Use that intellect you've been given, try and think of what you just said there, and then tell me you don't have your head shoved up your butt. :ajbemused:

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Incorrect. What they are doing IS DISHONORING each other.

Leviticus 20:17 “‘If a man marries his sister,the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They are to be publicly removed from their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.

Leviticus 20:7 “‘Consecrate yourselves and be holy, because I am the LORD your God. 8 Keep my decrees and follow them. I am the LORD,who makes you holy.

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You disgust me. :twilightangry2:
If we must have an argument about this, I would prefer to do it more privately.
There are many things I wish to say that I shall not say here.

You would do well to remember the saying "love is blind." :eeyup:

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Shoo boy, arguing with a 16 year old. That must make you feel so good about yourself. What, does this give you a power trip or something? Picking on teenagers? I bet those nads of yours must be darn near shriveling up with all that testosterone you got pumping through you. Thank the Almighty that I'm grounded in my Christian beliefs, I might say some things I'm not supposed to. The Word of the Lord is my Truth. That's why you hate me. That's also exactly what Jesus said happens to those who follow Him.

John 15:18 “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you. 20 Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the one who sent me.

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I'm not doing this to feel better about myself, I just wish you wouldn't deflect my reasoning.
I'm at the point where I don't honestly know what to do with you, so as of this point I shall cease to speak further on such matters.
You don't seem to want to listen, so I won't talk. :ajbemused:

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Fuck you, okay? Who the hell do you think you are? You're the lesser here, stop acting like you're the top man. You seriously need to get a life or something instead of commenting on an amazing story calling it disgusting. How do you think the author feels? You've come out of nowhere, acting damn similar to a certain Blueblooded prince, and basically insulted everyone that liked this series.

Just above, is saw you tell someone they don't know the true meaning of love.

Incest isn't love?

Fuck you, man. Fuck you. :facehoof:

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And, to add on, this is why I'm an atheist.
I suppose you're against homosexuality, too?

Saw tags and characters: "Nopenopenopenopenopenope...."

Saw reviews and number of thumbs up: "Hmmm...."

After reading; "Eeyup." :eeyup:

Stories about incest generally make me cringe. That said, you did something beautiful here. You stayed focused on the emotional aspects without clopping it, and you gave AJ legitimate, honest emotion here. You also did a nice job into delving into the societal aspects that I imagine such relationships have.

You've done well here and you should be proud. It takes skills to do this without falling one way or another off that tightrope. Well played and well done. :moustache:

1262467 Thank the Almighty that I'm grounded in my Christian beliefs, I might say some things I'm not supposed to. The Word of the Lord is my Truth. That's why you hate me. That's also exactly what Jesus said happens to those who follow Him.

Yet ten hours earlier, you wrote:
I've already thought of several delicious ways to tear humans apart piece by piece, in the most painful way possible. Just hope I never find out where anyone who writes shippings lives. You'll be surprised how thoroughly a house can be covered with the blood and entrails of one human. The Shadow of Vide has spoken.

:rainbowlaugh:

I suggest you re-read Exodus 23:1 if you are such a devout Christian. Either that, or you simply aren't a very good troll.

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“‘Do not have sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman; that is detestable. (Leviticus 18:22)

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error. (Romans 1:24-27)

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If you look in my bio, you'll understand. I am in no way contradicting myself or providing insufficient arguments against you. I WILL refute anything that comes from the mouths of fools with the Word of the Lord.

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...
I just...

Okay, you have a problem with incest? According to your god, we are all related! Adam and Eve theorum, bitch!

also fuck you. http://sunrisetehvulpix.deviantart.com/journal/Sweary-rant-time-Alt-title-fuck-this-guy-326777783

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Leviticus 20:17 “‘If a man marries his sister,the daughter of either his father or his mother, and they have sexual relations, it is a disgrace. They are to be publicly removed from their people. He has dishonored his sister and will be held responsible.

1 Peter 3:10 "For, whoever would love life and see good days must keep his tongue from evil and his lips from deceitful speech."

James 3:9-12 summarizes the issue: "With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in God's likeness. Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers, this SHOULD NOT be. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring? My brothers, can a fig tree bear olives, or a grapevine bear figs? Neither can a salt spring produce fresh water."

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