I mentioned the other day that I had just finished a very long story. Well, it’s done, and currently on FimFiction. It is, again, a different kind of story. It’s tagged [Dark] but don’t let that scare you. It contains some darker elements, but it isn’t grimdark. [Alternate Universe] is another tag, but unlike “A Love Letter,” you’ll find this world is very much Equestrian, aside from its more serious themes.
It also contains coltcuddlers, and while the main plot of the story doesn’t revolve around that, homosexual relationships are prominent. So, for those of you who aren’t into that, please take that into account when deciding whether or not to read.
It’s also an odd story in that it had a very strange genesis: A facetious comment from the Ask-A-Pre-Reader thread on ponychan/fic/. I read the comment about the scenario, and for some reason, my muses in their usual fickle, finicky manner, took an interest. For the next several days I found myself compulsively writing and rewriting. Here’s hoping that the story which came out of it is worth the time reading.
The image is the cover-art, which may change if I edit it/fix it up more. I couldn’t afford a commission this time around, so I decided to try my hand at making my own. It’s the result of 2 days worth of work just in itself. It’s not the best, but, it turned out better than I expected. My apologies to the more art-inclined of my followers if your eyes burn, hehe. I’m an amateur, and I’m sure there are a dozen and one things wrong with it.
Thank you all for being patient with me and watching my work. I really do appreciate each of you.
Okay so… before you click the link, there are a couple things you should know. The first is that this is a #Sad fic. Sad doesn’t mean hopeless, but still sad nonetheless. Next, I’m going to paste the warning that I put at the top of the story for those on the actual site.
“There are a few things to forewarn you of. This story deals with anti-homosexuality in a political/religious setting that closely parallels some of contemporary society. In this story there are lingering “religions” that arose before the princesses ruled and the founding of Equestria. The princesses are accepted as rulers but are not universally worshiped as supreme deities. Be aware that none of this is explicitly stated in the story as its focus is on the social dynamics. If you don’t enjoy stories that mix ponies with politics, are ethically targeted or introduce elements that wouldn’t fit in show-like Equestria, then this probably isn’t the story for you.”
The type of situation depicted in the fic is not singular to just one person. It’s something that quite a few people face. It’s my hope that someday people will realize, “It doesn’t have to be this way,” and for the people this story touches, it gives them an understanding and some hope.