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Ultra-the-HedgeToaster


It's up to us to tell their story now. Let's make it a happy one. :twilightsmile:        The ending has loopholes. Use them. Make an even brighter future. :raritywink:


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Tips for a brighter, happier future

It took years, and Twilight hadn't even expected it to happen anymore at this point.

Out of all her friends, Rainbow Dash was the first to ascend.

"Dragon Science, Immortality, and how to save the ones you love in a world of magic."


A villain reformation story doesn't need to take place decades in the future.

A few months in stone can be enough. This would still be plausible:

In the future, we never saw their statue - they could've already been reformed ages ago.

Twilight's big on reformation - don't you think she'd have tried sooner rather than later? :raritywink:

Here's an example of how a "6 months in stone" reformation-fic could go. :twilightsmile:

I'd hate to lose the opportunity to see positive stories written about these characters interacting with the ponies we know in present-day Equestria. :unsuresweetie:


Twilight seeing her friends only once a month... it's just too sad. :applecry:

But it doesn't have to be. That's not the full story. :derpytongue2:

There are plenty of ways Twilight and her friends could visit each other more frequently. Teleportation, the EEA-medallion[1], Discord...
[1] Mentioned by name in the s8 finale. Apparently a unique item.

Not to mention - if you can build a permanent two-way gateway between two universes (Equestria Girls), then building one between Ponyville and Canterlot Castle should be trivial. Especially with Starswirl's help, who built that first mirror. :raritywink:

Once the distance is moot, Twilight's friends could visit her, even on days when she can't leave. Even if it's just for a quick chat, or to deliver snacks and a hug. :pinkiesmile:


The only hindrance is Twilight's busy schedule. And yeah, some months would be busier than others. :twilightoops:

But I'm sure, Twilight would always find time for her friends. Even if, on some days, it would just be for her 30 minute lunch break. :twilightsheepish:

It doesn't have to be the last sleepover. Twilight could invite them to stay the night at Canterlot Castle, and be back in Ponyville come morning. :twilightsmile:

Their moonly meeting is still, when they all meet up, for the whole day. It's just that there's no reason some of them, if not all at once, couldn't irregularly drop by and hang out a little, every once in a while. :raritywink:


And who's to say such a promising technology couldn't improve the lives of others? :pinkiegasp:

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"Sometimes, friendships take a lot of work. But it's worth every second, every bit, every drop of sweat, just to spend a little more time with your friends." :twilightsmile:

"Wait..." Luster blinked. "Is that why you created the international gateway system?" Her jaw fell slack. "The system that allows instant travel between seven different nations, right here in Canterlot? That sparked the greatest cross-country migration of creatures in history?"

"Well, it wasn't international, originally. Just between Ponyville and Canterlot Castle." :twilightsheepish:

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What are Celestia and Luna up to these days?


Vector sources: Celestia's cutie mark,Luna's cutie mark, Cutie Map from a screencap

The Call to Adventure

Free from their duties, Celestia and Luna are summoned on a friendship mission.


Vectors used: Luna, podium, Background

Vote Luna for Mayor!

Bored, Luna decides to run for mayor of Silver Shoals as a hobby.

How hard can running a town be after running a country?

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DO NOT ABANDON YOUR PRE-SEASON 9 STORY IDEAS!

WRITE THEM ANYWAY. Treat season 9 as the "alternate continuity". :raritywink:


Your readers will understand if you put a "diverges from canon after season 8" sticker on new stories published even years from now, because it's all about reader immersion.

To this very day, you can still read a fic with black changelings in it and instantly understand the inherent dilemmas a disguised changeling faces, instantly accept a continuity where the "metamorphosis" does not occur, and a different solution must be found. You can do this, because we've had a lot of pre-s6 changeling fics, and many that still continued afterwards to this day. :twilightsmile:

And if they can keep going for years after, then so can you! :pinkiesmile:

And I do mean that your readers will understand a "ignores season 9", not just a "takes place before season 9". We've had 8+ years of lore and fanon before season 9. If you read an older story, your brain just flips a switch. :raritywink:


Good examples for deliberate canon breaks include a certain quote from an s9 fic by FanOfMostEverything (though I won't give away which fic):
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"On the subject of lessons and alternatives, are you truly sure you wish to pursue this 'School of Friendship' idea, Twilight? It seems a waste of your considerable talents."

"Well, we are getting quite a few new students [...]" Twilight laughed. "Besides, what else would I do? Try to fill your hipposandals?"

Both sisters smiled at that, or at least drew back their lips. Celestia cleared her throat. "Heh. Yes. How ridiculous."

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And Kris Overstreet, who wrote an entire chapter in "Changeling Space Program" that's all about distancing himself from the s6 finale by spinning it as a ludicrous nightmare Chrysalis had. :derpytongue2:


I hope this was helpful and inspiring to some. :twilightsmile:

We can make this a better future, both with, and without outright contradicting canon. :rainbowdetermined2:

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Thanks. Made it myself. Trying to send a message with that.

Be sure to also check out my "tips for a brighter future" right here on my userpage. :twilightsmile:

I like your avatar pic.

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I'm an artist, I drew it myself! :derpytongue2:

Here's the full picture: https://www.deviantart.com/ultrathehedgetoaster/art/Ultra-the-HedgeToaster-400820402

EDIT, November 1st, 2019: That referred to my old avatar, of course. Though the new one's still my own art as well.

Where did you get the icon for your avatar?

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