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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2482937[View All]

Ok, everypony. I give you a challenge.
First, start listening to this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5Ih_Bvnjpc
Then, read this while the music is playing.
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/03/story-circle-of-friends.html

Try not to cry.

I can't...I can't do it.....
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AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511763

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This was simply amazing. And oddly enough I am kinda okay that i did in fact cry. Not a whole log, a few tears but it still caught me a bit. Simply amazing guys.

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Woah! Last night, I had tried this. I didn't cry, but I immensely enjoyed the story at the music. Very good.

It wasn't until just now, the morning after, that I realized I dreamed about this story! Interesting to say that I can't remember anything about this dream, but looking back I do recall that basically I was just dreaming that there was a whole lot more of the story to read.

And, I suppose, if only there was I'd be very pleased.

PonyhoboXxCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511775

I did it! HA! bow before my clod heartedness!
but in all seriousness it was sad.
although I didn't even cry during my dogs death so meh. Not really that much of an accomplishment.

Chavezery!hQlg2pHQ1wCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511776

So yeah, tried doing it.
Failed miserably. Got about halfway in and thought I was going to bawl my eyes out. Luckily though, only a few tears were shed.
Better bet those tears are going to build up and some day I'm going to drown in my own sea of tears.
Beautiful song, though. Did OP come up with this challenge or did he/she see it somewhere else and decide to mirror it?

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511778

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"'One last adventure,' they called it
GAME OVER

This made me sad AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511904

You are Mean :)
This made me sad.
I wanted to do some work.
No i can't.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511910

Meh, it was okay, quotable even.

I didn't cry because I think I've already accepted the fact that life sucks but you'll have to make the most of it, as it is the only one you get.

Aponylyptic !LkpOFO5esACountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511912

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Wow, not bad. Song is great and when it ended, I was still reading, but it stopped at a good place. Definitely a good, short read either way.

Not gonna lie, though, I laughed how she said Rainbow and Applejack got married. But other than that, I did get a bit sad.

But, not bad at all.

KelanichCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511913

I was about to cry.
Perfect combination with the music.

treblespark!!OyMwZ0LwMwCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2511917

it was getting good, then I read that applejack and rainbow got married, then i was like K, I'M DONE.

PredatorDuck!hW77s3wWwICountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2512327

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I got really into it, but the misspelling of PinkIE just ruined it.
I win.

Ponygod of TearsCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2512332

Read it all...didn't cry...

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>>2511917
Yeah, that bugged me too.

leictreonCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2512343

Pretty sad fic, one of the best i've ever read.

But i didn't like that Appledash bit...

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2512347

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I just...oh gawd...somepony hand me a napkin, that was beautiful

Neji666!bIffqtgKTgCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2512350

It was really great, though I would have liked if the story was fleshed out a little bit more for the rest of the mane 6. Still, close to tears for somepony like me...that's something special.

Marcoooootje1!yottPb1UvICountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2512639

Impossibru D:
Great story, manly tears were shed.

SvettCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2512646

It was a close call, but I passed the challenge. I did get goosebumps, but no tears, manly or otherwise.

BandanaBCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513640

MAN! I loved reading that, and the music made it even better! TBH, i didn't cry, but this put a HUGE smile on my face. This might have just made my day! :)

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513642

Fuck you, sir. That brought tears to my eyes. Time to go punch a lion in the balls to regain my manliness.

Dr. YogurtCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513728

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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED. I will report back with my results.

Dr. YogurtCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513729

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>>2513728
Alrighty. I didn't shed a single tear. Although, my eyes did water up a bit. And I got plenty of goosebumps, too. It was still a great story.

And OP, you're a wizard. That music fit so perfectly...It's like it was meant for that story.

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513809

New challenge:
Use this as the music while reading the fanfic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzKRuwKyJmY&feature=related
P.S. If you want a less sadder version (for me it is), try the Theme of Love which is MOTHER 3 music.

Spirit SereneCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513836

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Thank you OP.... That was the most beautiful experience. It is so hard to type right now, i'm bawling so hard. I need a hug....

Good night sweet ponys...

Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513837

Almost won, but didn't. D,:

You thought the OP"s song was bad... Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513839

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLqeQ1pYYuw

I dare you.
I'm still crying.....

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Didn't cry, so I guess I win. I live to be emotionless another day.

SeventhDementionCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513842

>>2513839
Damn you, don't make it harder!
I tried it with this... Didn't make me cry, but I got pretty close to it. (May have had to do with seeing the anime and the scenes with this song, but still)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nml29yeitgo

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2513844

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That was just unfair! So beautyfully bittersweet!
Brava, brava, BRAVISSIMA!

Redskull the knife master Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2514027

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ADD prevented me

Deep&Edgy (made into a beter person by mlp)!!L0Awt4ZJZ1Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2514523

I'm sorry, but is anypony else feeling that the fact that AJ and RB turned out lesbos kept the story from being god-tier?

PoniesGonnaPwn!sD7XnNJAdMCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2514527

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That was incredibly sweet, but not nearly as sad as I expected. I LOVE the song, though.

Spitfire IICountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2514529

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left me in tears

Thomas the Trainsformer!bZlppqKEX6Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2514532

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Fuck manly tears, I cried like a bitch.

I think this story has a great impact because it doesn't have to have the characters from MLP in it. You could replace the characters with other characters, or even people from your own life, and everything still makes sense. The lesson that Twilight tells her student is one of the most profound things I've ever read, and matches up very well with what William Wallace said in Braveheart:

"Every man dies. Not every man truly lives."

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Very moving, and the song adds amazing affect. A fantastic piece of art from start to finish. I will remember this like I did with My Little Dashie. Now I have to stop posting so I can go cry.

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My emotions are broken, I read and listened with a poker face the whole time.

feelsbadman.jpg

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Totally failed this challenge. Then again, I wanted to fail. I like a good Bawww story.

I think, if I had to put a finger on it, the sadness is not a base reaction to the spectre of death. I have been lurking through the entire thread (thanks for the archive, mods!), and most negative reactions decry the "all my friends are dead, boo hoo!" tone of the piece.

That is not how the story affected me, at least, not at it's strongest.

The thought that the five friends had been given life eternal only to choose to die anyway is bittersweet. Death is first recognized as our adversary; something to struggle against at all cost. Later, we develop an understanding that death is inevitable, and no amount of wishing will make it otherwise.

It is a sublime and beautiful thing to see one reach the point where death is welcomed. I hope to face mine with such courage. (Not right now, please) I resonated most strongly (and, yes, tearfully) with this piece because the death they faced was one that they had chosen. A final adventure. In the arms of a close friend or lover, should you prefer the ship . Under the leaves of a great old oak tree, surrounded by the natural garden you worked so hard to make perfect. It is made all the more moving, and beautiful beautiful beautiful, because we rarely get the chance to choose for ourselves.

ONE THOUSAND INTERNETS and a pony parade for the author!

TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT! TOOT!

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2516583

I got a small, manly tear in my eye, and very deep, sad emotions. That was probably the most sadly touching 7 minutes of my life thus far.

Sadly, unlike the others in this thread, I remember that song from an artist on newgrounds, so goosebumps and were no longer existent a possibility. I'm sure the effect would have been stronger if it was the first time I listened to the piece. Seriously, that song used to make me extremely sad.

?????§±???Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2516584

Nope, still no feels.

dthomashCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2516589

>>2482937

My first tear fell with the passing of Pinkie Pie, the fun-loving, happy-go-lucky, always-wants-everypony-happy pony that I connect with the most. And just 'to see what it was like.' I don't mean that to sound bitter, but with profound melancholic envy. That is the spirit with which I want to live my last day. But I shall live every day prior in the way that Pinkie did, with the goal of making the world a happier place.

Apple!Bloom61JfACountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2516959

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>>2482937
A single manly tear rolled down my cheek.

This is why I don't read fanfics. They give me feels.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2516960

The first time I passed

thought "meh it's just a story"

second time and I'm still crying

First Citizen (Kate's Lesbian)Country code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2516961

I'm contributing to the fandom!

http://youtu.be/JsUUEVGCSgo

AppleBloom reposted this in /chat/ and I did a reading set to Beethoven, because Beethoven is best pony.

AnonymousCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2516965

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Almost when they chose to start dying but...."That every Hello contains within itself the echoes of its own Goodbye." 1 tear...

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Oh wow, this got archived!

It made me cry back when this thread was made, and it still makes me cry now. Forget "manly" tears. I was letting it flow. It probably was the inspiration for a lot of things I do in /rp/ now.

Coming back to this was like washing away the stains and stresses of months gone by. A little more than a year, actually. I feel good. It's time for more ponies.

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>>2482937
I tried listening to that song, got bored of it, back to Sabbath! Also, I didn't cry. Because I'm a man. A MAN! I cried a little.

Maroon AuburnCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2516992

Thanks OP, been a long time since I cried tears of joy. I owe you one.

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May this song and this story endure forever, to remind us of the things which cannot,

I did not cry. I bawled. It felt wonderful. Those of you who actively tried to avoid it, I encourage you to actively seek it. This thread is catharsis sublime.

CarocrazyCountry code: ponychan.png, country type: customflag, valid: 2517646

>>2514523

I felt exactly the same way. But I enjoyed it all the same.


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