Description: Friendships don't always last, time isn't always well-spent, and not everyone gets a happy ending.
I'm not sure I'd call this "light", it's pretty intense, I cried quite a lot after reading this. Especially the last section :-(
Light refers to the ammount of shipping, not the tone of the work. I'm sorry if that wasn't clear.
That was beautiful, tears in my eyes. So sad for poor old Twilight.
I was happy earlier today. I finished some projects to make the library I volunteer at a better place. I think some of the job apps I sent out might have a chance for once. I did a bit of decent writing. I felt productive and slightly fulfilled. I was having a GOOD day. And now I read this and end up extra super depressed. I seriously don't know what I can do that might cheer me back up. I feel like I'm doomed to go to bed sad and then have nightmares about by cat dying or something. It's like noting matters now, and I should just sit around in the dark, drinking and listening to mournful country music.
*sniff*This was beautiful, if very bittersweet.The ending was heart-wrenching.
Oh my goodness gracious me. That was... transcendent. Echoes of JD Salinger's "A Perfect Day for Bananafish", in tone and spirit if not in plot line. Melancholy and beautiful; easily one of, if not THE most emotionally charged piece on this site. I am in awe.
Man, that was beautiful.....The ending was just sad...but very loveable story....
The Ships That Pass in the Night was a great short story that simply mad me sad. But this is just too much.One of the best stories on this site. Hope you write more.
ive read tons of pony fanfics. mostly about love. they make me feel emotion. this is the only one ive ever cried to. amazing story :)
You don't have to apologize for posting shipping fics.
This was pretty sad. Good job.
That is quite frankly. The best story I have ever read. Its just so... Deep and emotional.I still can't believe what I just read, its just so amazing.I haven't felt like this since... Ever. Thank you.
Thank you for your overwhelming response, everyone. There's so much I want to say, and no good way to say it.It's hard to put to words how I feel about having written this. Sometimes, it seems the right thing to do would be to apologize for inflicting such a sad story on you guys. Other times, I'm just shocked by how well it all came together, and I read it and think 'this was clearly created by a better writer than me. I just don't write this well.'But when I read these comments, it gives me hope that one day I can be the effective writer that you all seem to have confused me with. It makes me want to keep writing. Just, nothing so sad. Not for a bit, anyway.So again, thank you all for reading.
This.... This is the first fanfic that made me feel like crying...Well done;_;
Wow. I left a comment on the "ships" story because it was so good. I rarely comment. And I'm leaving one on this one too-- Because it is so good. Congrats on a very very deep story. The scene changes and characters are well done.Boy I have been wondering about paths not taken myself lately.
This... How to describe this in a way that does it justice? I'm not even sure words, in any language, are able to perfectly describe the majesty of this work. This may be the most gut-wrenching, heart-string pulling, and thought-provoking work I've read. This work goes beyond mere writing. This is an emotional experience. You perfectly capture the emotions involved so that the reader FEELS the pain that the characters are feeling. That is the mark of a truly great writer. All I can really say is...Bravo. Bravo my friend. I can't wait to see more of what you have to offer.
This was an excellent story. I admit, you stabbed me right in the heart with that last sentence. I don't know whether to love your work or curse it.
Manly tears, they're manly tears... Oh who am I kidding.My day is now sad.Ausgetzeichnet.
It is a sad story for sure, my girlfriend cried for almost an hour.
I read the first part, and was all like "aww... Who says unrequited love isnt beautiful"Then I read this and was all "awwwwwwwwww... Thats... not even... awwwww..."
This was like getting punched in the tear ducts with a saudering iron.Made me wanna break the fourth wall and smack both of them
This one was pretty good. I stumbled across it psyching myself up to start Merely a Mare, and I'm glad I did.
... I bucking hate you right now... You didn't just make Trevor manly tears, you made one bawl his eyes out...~ Magical Trevor, Minstrel of Equestria(p.s. If you have any other fics here, could you link me please?)
Shouldn't this be 6-star? It has 4.9 stars as of 12/30/11.
This fic deserves more than 37 ratings and 24 comments. I'm guessing the [shipping] tag, especially with the pairing being TwiMac (not particularly popular), caused a lot of people to just look past it, which is just unfortunate.This is still one of my favorite stories on this site (and possibly my favorite [sad] fic), even 11 months after being published. It definitely stirred up some emotions and made me think about myself in relation to the characters in the story, and for that I thank you.
All the stories on this site fill me with emotion. They all do, whether it be delirious happiness, giddiness, and sometimes a bit of sadness.But never depression.I knew what was gonna happen. The second that the young foal mentioned a note, I knew. I knew I was in for a whopper.But oh my god, I never thought it would hit me this hard. The tears just won't stop flowing, and I'm crying freely.Twilight Sparkle is my favorite pony. She's the only one even remotely similar to me, and when I say that, I mean she's pretty darned similar. I stay cooped up in my house all day, reading books and browsing the internet. I socialize plenty with my friends, and I cherish them more than anything in this world. But none of them quite approach the intellectual level I have(I don't like to brag, but I'm being dead serious), so I can never discuss scientific stuff, and I've learned to stay away from religious topics with them.In a way, you can say Twilight Sparkle is what I would be like as a pony, albeit in female form.And I think that's why this story hit me like a brick wall. Thank you for writing this, Ebonmane. A beautiful, tragic, heartbreaking story. But a good one :')