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Petal!FluffYVJB.Country code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 16458[View All]

I woke up and there they all were. Pinkie, Rainbow, Applejack, Rarity, Fluttershy and Twilight. I felt my heartbeat speed up immensely. I approached Twilight Sparkle, who looked up at me.

"Please," I began, "tell me that this is heaven. Please tell me that I died and now I'm here with you..."

Twilight, with an understanding and sympathizing look, replied, "I'm afraid not."

I knew what that meant, but I didn't want to accept it. "Have I transcended between our worlds? Am I here to stay?"

Twilight shook her head.

"Then this is a dream," I said weakly. And then I felt a great weight strike me all over my body. I couldn't contain myself. I fell to my knees and began to weep, hugging Twilight's neck.

She let this continue for a short while, and the spectacle had aroused the other ponies' interests. They approached, but I just clung to Twilight's neck.

"Why is it that you wish you were dead?" she questioned. "Why do you want to leave everything to be with us so badly?"

I attempted to stop and look at her. She was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen. "There's nothing for me when I wake up. The world is cruel and hard. All my life has become a string of tasks leading to the end of each day, and I'm no closer to achieving anything worth while than when I wake up at the beginning. The people all jeer and scorn and treat each other with all kinds of hate, and I don't want to do this anymore.

"I look at your world and my heart goes out to you. I feel happy again. Happy that there is a place, if only in our imaginations, where everypony is nice to each other. Where everypony cares. I want to give up. I want to be here..."

Twilight looked down at me and gave a small smile. "The fact that we even exist is testament to the decency of humankind," she began, "We may only be in your imaginations, but that in itself is proof that the world desires a place in which everypony can truly be themselves and be accepted. The reason the arduous tasks you complete are seemingly meaningless is because you connect no meaning to them. Look into your heart and find what you truly want. Now look around. If you want a world like this, you have to make it happen. People are cruel because they assume the worst in others as you are doing now. How many times have you turned your back on a peer because no pony was there for you when you needed them?

"We are here to help you. We are here to teach you. The way you long for us is proof that we are doing our jobs. It may hurt, but our purpose is to show you that something is missing and that you can find it."

"I don't think I can live much longer without you," I replied with tears running down my cheek, "I can just stay here. I can stay in my room and sleep and dream forever if I have to."

Rainbow Dash came forward and spoke: "You don't have to live without us because we're always with you. Every time you feel the warmth of a good deed. Every time you help another pony in need, that's us in your heart..."

"...And every time you see somepony else extend an itty-bitty, little-tiny smidgen of kindness to the world, that's us too!" Pinkie interrupted.

I smiled halfheartedly.

"Now look here, Sugarcube," began Applejack, "You can't just stay home and sleep yer life away. Imagine how that makes us look. Yuh gotta go out and put all those lessons about friendship we've given yuh to good use."

I didn't know what to say, so I just sat there on the ground. Rarity walked toward me and I continued staring at the ground.

"Darling," she started, "you need to buck up! When you wake up you need to look around and see everything that your unhappy with because if you cannot... well, how can you make it better? You can make the world beautiful."

I started to choke up. "But I can't. It's... It's too much to endure."

"You can do anything," Fluttershy piped up, "You have a voice, you just have to find it."

I don't know why, but after hearing Fluttershy muster up the courage to speak to a stranger, my tears stopped and I began to believe. "I can try everypony, but..."

"What is it?" Twilight asked.

"... will you be waiting for me? When I sleep, and when I die?"

"You'll see us again. And we will meet with you when your job is done if you remember us."

"Remember you?" I said, "I'll never forget you."

"Be that as it may, life is a long time. I hope you can find happiness that exceeds our limitations in that time. But, for now, I think it's about time you wake up."

I hugged them all and thanked them for everything.

"And remember," Twilight said, "You're not alone. You have us, but you also have friends..."

Then I opened my tear-filled eyes, sat up in bed, and started my journey.
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Petal!FluffYVJB.Country code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 16666

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Thank you very much :D

This is so exciting...

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AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 16931

You deserve it Petal, without a doubt =D

Daemon McRaeCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 16934

...I kind of wanted to use a cheap meme congratulating you on a good story, like "Awesome story is awesome," but I thought that might belittle it. So...

Good job, Petal. Keep writing.

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This helped me to get through the long and painful day, thanks for the story!

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 16943

This is just amazing.

Not to be condescending, but did you write this yourself, or did you really dream this?

Still, as I said, just amazing.

Petal!FluffYVJB.Country code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 16946

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I dreamed this and wrote it myself.

I had to embellish it of course for the sake of clarity, but for the most part it's accurate.

I have been lucid dreaming and keeping dream journals for a while, so my dreams have become very vivid. But regardless of your lucidity, your dreams can surprise and awe you. I cried when I had this dream, and have cried several times since then.

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 17337

Quite frankly, not only should this be archived, but also required reading for every brony. Then, once FiM has achieved the adoration of every citizen and world leader on earth, people will truly know what friendship and happiness is.

KiwiCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 17354

I cried, because lately just that's how I've felt. That story touched my heart. So thank you for it. Really. This story just made my day a brighter one.

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Everypony should see this thread. Buck.

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I'm going to say this here, too just in case you come back to read this. Petal, please, don't give up. I know that there are bad people in the world. I know that you feel like this place is becoming hard and unfriendly. But I beg you: don't abandon this place, the people that you know and that you love so much. Don't abandon us. I know that it's possible that this place will one day be like 4chan is now, full of hate and enjoyment of the pain of others. It is my firmest belief that that day will not come, that the people here will not leave this place to be corrupted, that there will always be a few who remain, and who endure the hatred of humanity. I plan to be one of them. I will not let hatred win. Not here. They can mock me however they like, I will not leave. I will endure. Please. Endure with me. Where would the world be if we never faced the evil in it? Be brave, like so many have before you. Be brave, and the dream you had will never die. I will not let it. Neither should you.

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Wish I had an awesome dream like that. The closest I came was meeting Pinkie Pie in the 50th dimensional time-cube when I k-holed the other day.

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...sorry, I had to say that

but yes, I agree completely. Apart from this show being constructed of pure awesome, I love to see people’s stories of how it leads them to love people who hate them, to tolerate others if they have different beliefs or even if they’re just general idiots, or just to believe in themselves or in humanity. Too many religious people have gotten the mentality of being ‘righteous’, but forgotten the things that really matter in life. They remember to study their scriptures and say their prayers but forget to actually try to live the way Christ did. The greatest irony is when wars start between people because of religion, entire nations fighting eachother just because nopony remembers what the purpose of religion actually is. MLP teaches the same standards of living that religion is truly meant for, and I think it’s wonderful that it’s causing so many people to understand what life is really about.

GeekmuffinCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2502340

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....and also

Petal, I noticed what appears to be implied self-shipping with twilight. I think that would be kindof awkward if you were still human, which it sounded like you were, but if I was a pony I would definitely go for it.
(I know this contrasts my last post... I'm only 17, don't judge me)

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2502791

...Man tears...
thats a badass dreams, and considering my life is a little somethin like that right now it makes sense. not that it feels right to cry about ponies but i goes beyond that to a deeper message about life and the world around us.

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And thus I decided to help people.
Being a doctor is my dream.

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good job brony, if you don't already you should right some fanfic. after something as good as that i assume you do already

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Ummm... no, not really

I don't right fics... I drawfriend.

pic is my ponysona :P

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Oh gosh...


I don't 'write' fics haha

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Jacks Wilde!mvlsFsb1tYCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2510793

This is definitely something I'm glad to have seen. My entry into the Herd was through Doctor Whoof (a fanfiction author I like wrote a story with him in it), and after a few months of "this show is intriguing me" I finally found a video of the entire first season.

And I have discovered that, since then, I've been doing much better at controlling my sins. Maybe after this I'll finally start going back to church! ^.^

But, yeah, I rather wish I had such a dream myself. Thank you for sharing this, and I hope things have remained good.

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Wow, thanks for this!

The summation of Pony psychology. SilvoxCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2510813

You very nearly made my cry my damned eyes out. You also tapped into one of the key emotional/mental aspects of the bronydom that I have been analyzing and attempting to understand. You have my respect, my sympathy, and my empathy. If this dream happened to me, my god, I would bawled.

It is reassuring to find that there are those who would have the same wish as myself, that these characters, these pastel, flash animated, human voiced pixels projected through a television set were real. I lost my faith in humanity long before finding My Little Pony: FiM, but damn it, you reminded me of one my purposes in life. Also, you nearly made me cry. Damn it. Thank you.

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So I'm not the only pony who wishes they can escape into Equestria from the real world. I can't remember the last time I cried.

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Indeed you aren't. The world is a cold, unforgiving place where innocence dies so fast that most children never even notice. Call it a weakness, but it is unavoidable that we would want to go to a better place. Ironically, if this reached the public media, we would be branded as insane.

Insane? For wanting to go to a happier, innocent world? Please.

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I have been laughed at by the people in my school for watching My little Pony.

I proceeded to smile back knowing that I had the power to make a difference in this world, keeping in mind the things that I had learned from the show.

Friendship is magic my bronies, don't ever let anypony convince you it is not.

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Thank you both for your emails. I don't check up on this thread very often, and you may have gone unnoticed had you not emailed me :)

You are both fine colts and wonderful additions to not only this fandom, but the planet Earth.

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This thread is proof that bronies are forever alone.

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I just finished reading your dream. Holy...shit...

I don't know what was going on in your life that caused you to have a dream like this, but I guess you could say it was a blessing that you did have a dream like this to pull you out of whatever negative feeling you had about your real life.

This proves just how much this show can affect us. You have earned my sincere respect brony, and I hope that you will continue to live your life with ZGAVIVFnL (as my 9th grade English teacher used to say). It stands for:

Animal Vigor
Intellecual Vitality

Also, copy, paste, and saved for future reference =).

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Email received and being responded to :D

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2511347

Jesus christ, it's just a cartoon!

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2511495

What's wrong with taking inspiration from a cartoon?

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I long for dreams this beautifully motivational. As of late, all of my dreams have involved my death, and my welcoming of it. In each one I die the same way, shot in the head, I live, shot again, and I wake up. But every time It's in a new place, almost like I'm seeing the deaths of past lives. I could use a hug, something to cheer me up. Ponies and Bronies give me that happiness, with the fan art, and music, fics, and posts like this.

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Agreed. I envy these sorts of dreams as well. We could all use a good laugh...

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2512880

This gives me hope that if whatever exists beyond this world, it is something beautiful, indescribable by human means. Thank you, Petal

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Thouroughly enjoyed reading through that.

My dreams are always too inconsistent to hold any real structure, but I know ponies have frequented several of them.

AnonymousCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2512892

Amazing ...

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I didn't think this was going to be as good as it was. Things have been a little rough for me lately, so for some reason I cried SO much at this thing. Felt really, really good. Now I'm listening to Winter Wrap Up on repeat, ready to start a new day!

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I can see you're the type of atheist that wasn't taught correctly how beautiful religion can be. You're ignorant. If you actually knew correct Catholic teaching, you can understand that Heaven is greater than Equestria, if not as good. I wager my right eye that there's no way you can legitimately say Equestria is better than anything Chrsitianity actually teaches about Heaven.
God, I feel stupid for talking about this on a pony board but I cannot let such ignorance go unchallenged.

Deep&EdgyCountry code: blank.gif, country type: blank, valid: 2512943

Jeez, I'm constantly amazed at how far multiverse theory has spread into the collective consciousness. Could you debate how you got to this theory/your reasons for believing in it? It interests me greatly why people choose to believe in such theories.

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That's honestly your hope for the afterlife? I'm going to practice some tough love and say you're very immature.

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I don't suppose the mantra Love and Tolerance has any bearing on you. Expressing a condescending tone and calling other's opinions and beliefs utterly incorrect certainly does not uphold that mantra. Of course, you may continue in whatever manner you deem acceptable. I merely hope you would consider what our community's belief means before so rashly judging others.

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This story was great and touching. I teared up a little.

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Your dream, as well as the show and brony community in general, are so motivational. While it may be a little far-fetched to believe so, I feel that this show has had an astounding effect on stabilizing my view of the world. It has encouraged me to keep strong my optimistic attitude and patient heart (both of which I am so thankful for). Thank you for sharing your story, it has again renewed my faith that there is always good in the world, sometimes you just have to do a little searching for it. And when you do find it, you need to amplify it to positively effect as many as you can.

Sidebar: I'm not sure exactly what stirs it, but whenever I see/experience negativity, my very essence changes, as if my soul is trying to reject the negativity that it just perceived...its kind of hard to explain, but it's similar to having 'butterflies in you stomach;' it just sets me ill at ease. It's an odd experience, but its almost as if my body simply has a low tolerance for negativity.

Sidebar #2: The only dream I can currently remember having was the second of two dreams (I had a dream that I can't remember, woke up, went back to bed, and had a second dream). I was wandering around a store searching for MLP merchandise, and was disappointed that I couldn't find any. Disregarding my previous failures, I just kept searching and searching to try and find some. (Random tidbit: At one point somepony spoke to me in French, I think I was in a French store. However, I am an american and English is my first language, so it was odd. Especially since she said that she liked my shirt, that was written in english). I'm not generally one for interpreting dreams, but they do come from somewhere, whether it be dormant emotions or unfinished thoughts. Anyways, I think this dream had a similar moral as yours, keep searching, keep moving, and keep doing in an effort to make the world a better place, and eventually things will change.

Sidebar #3: This only thing I can remember from my first dream is that at one point I was given an epic Rainbow Dash beach towel. XD

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This is from April of last year, and yet it still has the same emotional impact on me as it did then.

There are still no words...

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Yes. I find it odd. It's as though I'm always pulled back here. Every time a season begins or ends. Every time I feel lost, I come here and all of these feelings come rushing back to me.

I don't know if anypony here will actually believe me, but this dream has completely rewritten my future. Every choice I make; my entire outlook on life is the result of this dream.

I love you all so much I can hardly keep from crying.

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