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Only mostly dead.



Discord has been turned to stone by the power of the Elements of Harmony, but his consciousness has been left uneffected. Now powerless, he can only observe the events around him and think on his past life.

(Want more Discord? This story has a sequel! Diary of a Pliant Tyrant)

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Discord's coming back in Season 3. Seriously. He is.
Anyway, favoriting. :pinkiehappy:

1506759 Thank you so much for the favorite! It's so rewarding when people like the story and comment on it. I love Discord, so I'm happy that he's back. I kinda hope they don't do too much with him, though. I like that MLP doesn't have a main villain that shows up all the time. Some Discord=awesome. A lot of Discord will be tiring.

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And so.... Favorited :pinkiesmile:

1506883 Your approval is appreciated! It was my pleasure to write it for you!

Fav, and thanks for a new story to read:twilightsmile:. Wonder were you'll take it from here.:pinkiehappy:

1507028 Thank you so much! I'm not sure. The diary format worked because he couldn't do anything else. I don't think he would continue it, but maybe I'll follow up with a new story. I have a lot to do on Out of Fashion, though. It's my neglected child!:twilightsmile:

Out of fashion? Another story of yours I'm assuming. I don't know any of your other stories I meant another story to read in relation to other stories I'm reading in general. But I'll check it out.:moustache:

1507150 Yeah, it's a long term project and it's been sorta draining to write. I've been drawing a lot more and I've put my writing on the back burner, unfortunately.:fluttershysad:

Lol the best I can draw is a stick figure. But if I have a reference I am a demi-god. Just last year I had to draw something for my 3-D animation class and I copied it so perfectly I got an F for tracing :facehoof:, I fixed that problem though. I hope to one day be able to draw ponies on a whim. (Fuck hands, hooves are where it's at!)

1507289 Come join me at the Reddit MLP drawing school! I went from not being able to draw at all to being fairly competent now. I still have a way to go, but I've improved more than I ever thought possible! The brony support is incredible!

Check it out my gallery you want. This has most of my progression, though my early, really terrible stuff isn't there.:twilightsmile:

Awesome :pinkiecrazy:

1507396Thank you very much! It's nice that people like it!:pinkiehappy:

Would love to see a sequel where Pinkie and him join forces!!!!!!!

1507488 Hmmmm....That may be a fun thing to write! It would be interest to see if Pinkie becomes more like Discord or Discord becomes more like Pinkie.:pinkiegasp:

Holy shit dude your colored boop is the background of mlp drawing school!!!! :pinkiegasp: I am not worthy of your presence!:fluttershbad:

I have joined and you are added. How you have so much karma is beyond me. I have only drawn one thing without a reference and that is my OC pony with no name.

1507696:ajsleepy: Aw, shucks. It ain't that good of a drawin'. Ah did put a lotta time into it, though.

Honestly, I was shocked that it became the background. It shifts based on some popularity formula.

1507855 The secret is to always use references. I started by just straight up copying images. Now I'm moving on to more original stuff. But no pony artist that I know works totally reference free. It's just like people that draw scenery. They go out into the scenery and draw it. They don't sit at home and imagine it. Well, most of them don't anyway. Ponies are the same. It's a lot easier to draw if you have a model.:pinkiesmile:

Check my first drawing out! And comment to tell me how I did!:pinkiehappy:


That made my hour. I should give writing Discord a shot.

1555212 Thanks so much! It was fun writing for Discord. He's mentally bent and it's fun to get into that head.

Congrats on getting on EPD! It's 3:00 am here so I'll be reading this in the morning but it is looking like a fantastic fic, always love a bit o' Discord :pinkiehappy:

Thoroughly enjoyed this! Besides one or two grammatical mistakes, it was great! I'm looking forward to seeing the next part! :rainbowkiss:

Oh, this is goood. I totally read that in John de Lancie's voice. :pinkiesmile:

1607425 Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy it!

1607576 It's awesome you enjoyed it! I love that!

1607899 Thank you so much for reading it and I'm glad you liked it, even with it's mistakes. Would you mind telling me what you saw? It's so hard to get every mistake out of a story. After a while, everything just looks correct because you are so used to seeing it that way.:applejackunsure:

1607915 And I wrote it in his voice! Funny how clearly you can hear it. Thanks so much for reading this!

Oh, just little things like tense changes,
"She seems enchantingly distressed and the slack-jawed onlookers gasped as she bounced from task to task."
I think there was one other small thing but I can't seem to find it. Nothing major, though :twilightsmile:

I loved this so much, best fic I've read in a long while. Thanks for doing this! :D

Not bad. I recently read something that had a similar format. Going from day to day and explaining what has been seen. I noticed once that you had him reflect on how order can breed from prolonged chaos and whatnot. I actually would have been more intrigued if there were more moments like this throughout.
That aside, I had a bit of difficulty getting into the sense of Discord's character at first but it got there soon enough.

Small errors here and there, but they don't bug me as much (unless its my own writing). Here is one:
"but I certainly don’t seem to hearing anything about the mighty Celestia crushing Queen Chrysalis under hoof."

I LOVE THIS :raritystarry:

It keeps Discord's personality perfect, and not turning him in some clichee pussy that sees the wrongness in his ways and turns good... and makes him keep the title of Master of Chaos.

Well done, good fic and can't wait for chapter two :D

I rarely favorite a fic since i like all, but this goes in my special book :D

I can't say I'm too surprised by the ending.

Geez, Celestia, it's almost like you WANT him to escape. The garden was at least isolated most of the time. Except no, you had to ruin that by allowing field trips in.

What I'm saying is this:

Dammit Celestia. Just PROPOSE already!

Discord is the best pony draconequus and we know it! I appreciate your points about Pinkie Pie and Twilight. The language and style is very fitting for Discord. I hope you will continue in this matter to comment from Discord's point of view the events of Season 3. I know his return will be my favourite episode!

Again, good job and good luck with your other projects. You sure have the writing skills for it.

>>>Where is the passion? The spice for life, liberty, and the pursuit of revenge? >>>

*Alondro stands before the statue, with a sadistic smile on his face* That'd be me. Unfortunately for you, you're the object of it all. *pulls Vorpal Sword off his back* Draconequus. Jabberwocky. The sword really can't tell the difference. *begins slicing and dicing Discord*

Discord is a bit of a hypocrite. If he were truly chaos, he'd never think at all. Those who know nothing of neurology cannot comprehend the irreducible complexity of the carefully regulated series of synaptic activations via numerous ion channels, voltage-gated and neurotransmitter-activated, and several types of varied-term potentiated, involved in each and every thought.

If I, as a scientist, were to describe the intense order going on in his mind at every moment, he'd likely destroy himself in frustration or become utterly random in action by banishing all conscious thought from his head, meaning he'd have no capacity to think about such things as stopping the Bearers from retrieving the Elements and sealing him again.

But even then, he would still have a physical form. And such a form must always contain order, lest it'd be unstable and fly apart.

And so, you see that he exists in spite of his supposed nature. It's the single greatest weakness of any chaos god, that they can never fully exercise the extent of their power or they will cease to be.

1608485 Oops! Good catch. Yes, that is the kind of mistake I make a lot and it's super-hard for me to see them for some reason. I sort of naturally speed read, so I tend to skip over the actual words and just absorb the favor of what I'm reading. It takes me four or five reads of a book to really say I have read it.

1608607 Thank you for taking the time to read it! Check out my other stuff if you enjoyed this one. I'll have a new Pinkie Pie story up pretty soon, as well. I'm about halfway done writing it.

1608918 The beginning is definitely the weakest part of that story. I totally understand not getting his character until later. It's like I had to warm up to writing him. I wrote that beginning several times, but for some reason he just wasn't very Discordish until the 5th or 6th entry.

1608981 Aww, thanks so much! That means a lot.

When it comes to Discord, or any villain, I hate two-dimensional, evil-for-the-sake-of-evil type characters. I think most people have motives for their bad behavior, so the key is just to look at it from their perspective. It doesn't have to be the right choices, but it should be an understandable choice.

1609043 I'm not sure Celestia is the best decision maker. A lot of weird crap happens on her watch.

1609424 I see Discord as having an over-inflated opinion of his own power. Like a child who is good at video games thinks they are the best player ever, Discord sees himself as the MASTER OF CHAOS, when he's just very proficient. He doesn't see that he needs order to play chaos into or it wouldn't be fun.

This is so awesomly chaotic and Discord-y that I think I'll celebrate by burning down an orphanage or maybe running through the street yelling "UPSIDE DOWN LEMONS". Who know what I'll do, thats the fun.:pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy::pinkiecrazy:

1609702 Exactly! And thus, why I SHALL BECOME LIKE UNTO THE MOST HIGH!!! MUWAH HA HA HA!!

*Alondro is banished to Earth with 1/3 of the angels who were deceived by his cunning evil evilness. He runs for President.. and wins!*

All I had to do was promise free Gak for everyone! *Thus proving Discord is trying to hard, when plastic containers of goo are all it really takes.*

(PS: I'm having some mountain whole leaf darjeerling tea. Would you care for some?)

And this is how we do chaos right. If yer goals don't change every 30 seconds at least, YOU'RE DOING IT WRONG!!! :pinkiecrazy:

1610012 Well, I'm very happy that you enjoyed the story, but don't burn down that orphanage unless they have had time to read it as well!:rainbowlaugh:

1609095 Thank you so much for your compliments. I'm considering a follow up story focusing on Discord and Pinkie struggle to win the other to their way of thinking. It's something I'm tossing around in my head, but I have to get through this Pinkie story I'm writing right now, first.

Interesting, very interesting indeed. i'd like to see where you take this from here.
I'd like to see Discord and Pinky face off in a Chaos battle.
Pinky is best pony!

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