How does this make me feel?

Two silhouettes on the shade

 Two silhouettes on the shade

“How does this make you feel?” asked jesting Sethisto. Of course, it reminded me of the goodbye scene in Chapter Six of The Sparkle Chronicles: “…the old man and the young unicorn engaged in what had to be one of the all-time great kisses.” And of course, that’s a pegasus in the picture, but no matter; I know how my mind works.

And a quick browse of the comments reveals something I knew, but chose to overlook: a small but substantial portion of the fandom doesn’t want Homo sapiens anywhere near their little ponies, thank you very much, and they are steadfast in that stance. I can’t really blame them, either: the squick factor is discussed in the story itself. (And, come to think of it, on a non-pony-oriented site I write.)

Still, I’ll defend what I wrote, if only because I am wise enough — or fool enough — to believe that love conquers all.

7 Responses to How does this make me feel?

  1. TheGreatAndPowerfulNick says:

    Ah, love. A favorite subject of mine. I’m always thinking, and when I think; I THINK. I think why does something this crazy exist? It’s like Pinkie Pie, no real explanation, just go with it. And no matter how hard I try to figure it out, nothing comes of it. And I’m loving it. I feel like nowadays many confuse sexual attraction with love. I ponder on that as well, why are sexual acts so appealing? How can something so simplistic, truly be so complicated? And when you put those two crazy things together, boy is it something beautiful. Attraction and love though, I feel are two different things. I believe at first sight, there’s attraction. Then after much work, going through thick and thin, and being together, love is made. Yes, love truly conquers all.

  2. DS says:

    On one level, it exists to continue the species — but obviously, a human and a pony aren’t continuing either species.

    I saw this in the Twitter feed last night: If it doesn’t break your heart, it isn’t love. I may yet work that into the story. (I can imagine Cadance saying that.)

  3. TheGreatAndPowerfulNick says:

    Ah, just had my coffee. Anything I write is pretty much unintelligible when I haven’t had it. How do you like your coffee, black or with cream? I enjoy both. But getting on topic, yes, it’s definitely very useful for continuing the species, of course unless, like you said a pony and a human tries. Unless he turns into a pony of course. I just don’t understand why it has to be so complicated. Maybe it’s our way of separating ourselves from the “lesser, unintelligent” species. They have sex, kids, survive, help the kids survive, die. Well, now that I read back maybe we aren’t too different. Maybe their love is just as complicated as ours and we don’t see it. I couldn’t know though as I’ve never asked a pony. I agree, I could definitely see Cadance saying that. Maybe after Twi and Brush have an argument and Cadance tells Twi about the times her and Shining Armor hurt each other. I don’t know, just a thought. Are you working on anything new now? Or, are you thinking of continuing the TwiBrush series? I read Dead Pony Flying before I went to bed last night and couldn’t sleep thinking about it. It was very thought provoking, made me think about the afterlife. Whether there is one or not. I don’t know, I’ll deal with it when it happens. :)

  4. DS says:

    I have had maybe seven cups of coffee in my entire life. (I prefer my caffeine cold and fizzy.) When I drink it, though, I drink it black.

    The fourth TwiBrush story, The Life That Late He Led, is up on Fimfic — at least through chapter 4, in which they actually get married. But there are some harsh words before that.

    I have a backburner project, Guilt-Edged, about a stallion who hits the road rather than pay foal support.

    And separate from all of these is The way she used to be, the story of a middle-aged stallion who comes to grips with the fact that he still has a crush on a filly he met forty years ago.

    The standard for all human x pony stories, if you ask me, is For the Love of an Earth Pony, in which a wandering human takes a job as a laborer at Sweet Apple Acres, and he and Applejack eventually become an item. I recommend it highly; in fact, I don’t think I’d have had the nerve to go public with TwiBrush if I hadn’t seen it.

  5. TheGreatAndPowerfulNick says:

    Ah, so what’s your favorite cold and fizzy drink? I find myself switching between Dr. Pepper and Coke all the time. I’ve seen Guilt-Edged on here but haven’t read it yet, will give it a read before I go to bed tonight. Now that I think about it wasn’t there a part in The Twilight Chronicles where Twilight was talking about a stallion that ran out instead of paying child support? Thinking of putting a connection in there? I’ve made an account on FIMFiction by the same name as on here. I might write something soon when an idea sprouts. I’ll check out For the Love of an Earth Pony soon as well. Well, as always Dusty, looking forward to your response.

  6. TheGreatAndPowerfulNick says:

    BACKBURNER PROJECT?! That was great! I like the direction it’s heading. And I’m fairly certain you can turn it into something beautiful. Whelp, I’m tired so I’ll be heading off to bed. Looking forward to your reply.

  7. DS says:

    I haven’t decided whether I want to connect those up or not; the time frame might get in the way, though I like the idea of Derpy being slightly older than the usual Ponyville denizens.

    It’s possible for The Life That Late He Led to run 40k words or so: I have that much of an outline in mind.

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