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Held Together By Misery
#15037 · 9
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Good luck all!

Here's hoping to a weekend of creativity and non-procrastination!
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Prompt submitted!

Time to procrastinate!
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This round for sure.
#19941 · 5
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Uh oh, spooky prompt. Incoming Luna stories.
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How to win the art round: Draw waifus.

Great job.
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>>Cassius
1 Post every 5 years in September.
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"Quill X Eva Vortex"

Now that's a prompt.
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>>AndrewRogue


Just Monika!
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All aboard the hype train.
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>>Bremen
>>Fenton
>>Haze
>>Orbiting_kettle
>>moonwhisper
>>regidar
>>AndrewRogue

Thanks guys, for all the reviews.

I am surprised at the decent response, never expected this story to perform that well since, as others noted above, it's a take on the 'Celestia Immortal' type of thing that is more than worn out in the fandom. Especially with a lot of them being 'woe is me'.

I'd just finished writing Sanitation and realized, "this is hot garbage," and the idea just suddenly popped into my mind. All the scenes were there and I was almost feverish in writing it, which is probably the reason for the spelling mistakes pointed out above.

In all honesty, I'm not sure if I intended the story to be angsty or not. I wrote it intentionally with the whole universe starting over, and these elements are being set in stone in Celestia's life. It really didn't cross my mind much. I was trying to show that Celestia appreciates all the time she spends with her students, even in the most boring and mundane of matters, because this amount of time is such a small, finite amount in comparison to the rest of her existence. Regardless of if that makes all the rest of her being alive worth it for Celestia, I never really decided upon that.

I was originally going to have the entire thing repeat, with all of existence reforming and basically being the same, but changed it last minute to have small differences, enough for readers to realize that things were slightly off-center now. I played with the idea of even having someone else other than Twilight be the student, but figured that would have been too far of a jump into a new reality, and just maintained some small changes, such as her hair and the different throne room guard.

If I had more words, I'm almost sure it would have strayed into angst territory, and I was initially planning on having a scene a little bit into the future to break up the jarring shift to Celestia drifting in space, but the room wasn't there to expand.

Overall, I'm glad you guys took the time to read and review the story, and thanks for pointing out the shortcomings. It's always nice to have feedback to improve your work on.