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End Times by TerribleTransit End Times by TerribleTransit
I knew it had to happen eventually. One day, everything must end. Even a race as peaceful and loving as my little ponies... perhaps especially such a race, that never had to fight to survive... one day must meet its end. My sister has already gone her separate way, and I am left alone until our paths meet again. Here amidst the ruins I wait. Desolate, but serenely beautiful. One day, I may find another home. But that is in the future. In the here, the now, already so distant from the friends I once knew, I stand vigil over the ashes. Someone has to remember.

So I do.




#MLP-ATG-Alumni Week 30: A pony in the future.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
I had expected that her ponies would had left Equestria to conquer the stars, not stay behind to die out and turn to dust. And not to mention leave Celestia behind like that...
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TerribleTransit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
My thoughts for this piece were running very much in the vein of The Time Machine. Ponies have a fairly idyllic life. Not quite the utopia that devolved the Eloi, but enough that the passion and drive to reach for the stars is somewhat lacking. When magic and a benevolent goddess make life so easy, why put so much work into colonizing another world? In the end, it's contentment, not an inability, that would make them stay where they are.

As for leaving Celestia behind... that, at least, is her own choice. She wanted to be left behind with her memories.

(And yes, I do put rather too much effort into thinking about the backstories to these blurbs. I only wish I had the time and motivation to expand more of them.)
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Just as I thought - COMPLACENCY. It's all fun and good that the ponies have a manifested goddess watching over, guiding and protecting them, but if it is ultimately detrimental to their development as a species and civilization, maybe perhaps it's not worth it. Progress could only be achieved when there is necessity, when there's is strife, conflict, suffering and imperfection in the background to motivate it.

Who knows? Maybe Celestia could leave, but decided to stay behind partly as penance for dooming her little ponies to extinction via utopia. :lol:
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TerribleTransit Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
She most assuredly can (and will, in time) leave. It is, at least in part, probably a self-imposed penance—after all, there's no reason she couldn't do her remembering from anywhere in the universe (Since my own headcanon inexplicably places Luna and Celestia as nigh-omnipotent beings for whom space travel is a breeze. I still have no idea why, I just like the idea), so she must be staying put for some reason and it probably isn't for her own amusement.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Indeed.
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