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I don't want to forget this by Denial-is-Tragic I don't want to forget this by Denial-is-Tragic
The final choice... was it really a choice? To give up all that had become dear to her.
Her name was Lyra Heartstrings. We will remember her.

Fanfic is Background pony, get on and read it if you havn't.

Edited on 22/1/13
Touched up a couple of things.
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:iconjizzlizz:
JizzLizz Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
I bet you will never look at a set of rollerskates the same way again
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BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Perfect musical accompaniment...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GL9rSA…
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NicLove Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:? I don't get it.
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's based on a fanfiction. If you havn't read it, you won't understand this.
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NicLove Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please link the story 2 me. please. :)
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I will warn you first, it is very long.
[link]
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NicLove Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I jest finished "VIII - Everypony Is Made To Be Loved"! sorry but I don't think this story is 4 me. :( sorry.
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How so? Is it too sad?
Also you don't need to apologize to me xD
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NicLove Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's too long, not my type, no ofents but.. I... don't think your story is interesting, I know that there are bronies that will think your story is interesting, but I'm not one of them. sorry.
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, it's not my story, the author is shortskirtsandexplosions.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Princess A*********, "Do not fear. You will not be forgotten."
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matty4z Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
wow i like this i could see some good stories start from this pic ^^
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You have got it the wrong way round: [link]
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matty4z Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
cool.... 0_o' i think auto reader if gona
freak out when i select read all lol XD
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Haha, it is a VERY long story. Longer than most novels :O
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matty4z Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
r.i.p. pc auto read

you could not handle 400,000+
words in a single moment lolZ
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Karach0s Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Wait, are those Lyra's soundstones? They look more like gems from gameloft pony game. :D
And is this Alabaster? Wasn't he supposed to be orange? But it's dark in the cabin, so...
Yeah, sorry for being picky. ;)
Anyway, awesome pic. I just finished reading BP a few days ago, too. Man, was it ever a wild ride.
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
Yeah, the soundstones were described as 'dark crystals' and that is what i thought of. And now that you point it out, they do resemble the gameloft gems. xD
Also, Al is suppose to be orange. In the original I uploaded he was, but I realized the blue lighting turned him greenish. I'm still trying to learn colour harmony and how warm and cool colours relate to each other. You can still find the old copy with orange Al here: [link]
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Karach0s Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Well, I know nothing about coloring, but in the original picture I would recognize Al in an instant. ;) But yeah, he kinda seems to glow like an orange light bulb there. :D Gosh, I had no idea how many details you artists have to take into account while drawing such a complicated picture.
And me, I can't even draw a circle. :D

Also, Lyra's clutching to her own trademark Lyre, while the eternal one (geez, how was it called... The Nightbringer? Or am I thinking of something else?) is hanging above Al, right?
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yep that's right. The story has almost no indication on what the Nightbringer looks like, so i had to draw it how I imagined it.

I also can not draw a good circle :P
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Karach0s Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
True, the only piece of information smuggled into the story by SS&E was that it was gold. And he wrote it down long after mentioning the instrument for the first time. :P So for the longest time I imagined it like a black metallic cannon with strings. :D
Well, even after SS&E mentioned the color, that was the only thing that changed in my inner view. :D

You don't have to draw circles anymore. Not when you can produce pics of this epicness. ;)
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks again, you are too kind. :)

I had to go digging through the story to find anything about it. At one point i thought it glowed black (which is impossible, I must have misread it) And I was stumped how I would draw it, until I read somewhere else that it lit up the room in its golden effluence. The only other information about it was that it was a gold regular sized instrument, slightly larger than a lyre, more like a royal harp and that it had onyx coloured strings. I would be interested to see other peoples interpretations of this, might go looking for some now. =D
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FiMvisible Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Sorry to intrude, but I also happened to picture the NB as a "black glowing" object! I think I'll check out the part when Alabaster first sees it. xD

Your depiction is probably more accurate, though. And cool.
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FiMvisible Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
This is amazing. :wow:

And man, that ending. Hard to accept. (*spoilers*) The ultimate sacrifice, basically; Lyra gave up herself in such a selfless way it almost feels inconsiderate, but I suspect there's more than just one message to grasp. I can see why so many people feel discontent about it, and I'm still unsure how *I* feel; the story is awesome, though, regardless of its ending. :)
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
I'm not really content with the ending, but the ride was amazing. It was those small moments of hope that kept me going, like the hug from Twilight or Al coming back to her. But to have my hopes crushed at the end... i guess I was expecting it. :(
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FiMvisible Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I can thoroughly and completely understand you.

In my opinion, Background Pony would be fittingly described as a series of little, lovely and seemingly minor scenes summing up to yield the grand total that is the overall feeling surrounding the entire story, and that, I believe, is what makes the story itself so precious. If I were you - and I'm saying this to myself as well - I would try to get over the "hopes crushed" sensation (which is absolutely legitimate) and gather some sense out of the wholeness of the story (including the finale), cause even though I can't yet get my grasp on it, I feel such sense exists.

Oops, sorry, I feel I might have derailed to overly-philosophic. The fact remains that this is a great piece of art. :)
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I still feel as though the author completely dishonored Lyra and the readers. Investing so much time over so such a long period (I started reading this in April). Checking the story online daily to see if a new part was out... waiting for the ending only to have Lyra be stripped of a part of her soul to watch her rot in a so called 'ignorant bliss'. I would have preferred that she had just died and that she was remembered and appreciated.
Maybe I am missing something in the ending, but I am in no hurry to read it all again.
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BarryFromMars Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't see it like that, It's more like "Damned if you do and damned if you don't; Which do you choose?" "Neither!".
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FiMvisible Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I'm not gonna say "well, he is the author, so it was his decision to make", because some stories just trascend their authors, so that one can barely call them "their own" anymore. But SS&E wouldn't want to dishonor Lyra; the fact he had the story end that way probably accounts for a divergence of view amongst the two of you: he felt that it was best for the story to end that way.
Perhaps it's better to try and understand their position - on a side note, I'm eager to see :icondream0rdie:'s own interpretation of the story.

It's just a piece of advice from me, it's not like I'm trying to make you feel wrong for not liking it (heck, I still can't say I "liked" the ending!). Of course it's up to each reader to interpret the story their own way.
^^
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am keeping a very close eye on that comic, and I am loving what I am seeing so far. However, I am doubtful that the artist will see the story through, let alone the first chapter. It has taken 30 pages to get through 1/6 of the first chapter and about 1/200 of the whole story. If they do finish the first chapter, they will most likely be sick of it and won't continue. I am ok with that since chapter 1 was my favorite part of the story. =D

I should also get onto finishing his other epic End Of ponies, and while it isn't done, it's apparently going to have a slightly happier ending than this. Lets go and get my hopes crushed again...
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FiMvisible Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Lol! Yeah, the first chapter was what got me hooked in the first place. And yeah, it's going to take forever to just be through with it (and if I recall correctly it's NOT one of the longest ones); but he's a lot determined, he will go far.

I'm not planning to read EoP anytime soon, but I can expect greatness from that story (what, 500k+ words? X_X); I hope it does end in a slightly happier way. :D
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alCoren Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are great !
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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hyperfreak666 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
the ending upset me i wasnt expecting to much happy in the ending but i was hoping at least an ending where she was remembered by at least twilight
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's what I was hoping for too. My favorite moment in the story was her hug from twilight. It was heart wrenching. :(
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hyperfreak666 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
yeah gotta agree with you it put my hate of nightmare moon up a lot how could she be so crule as to do that to a pony
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MiteyMouse99 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
where can i find this fanfic ?
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
[link]
It's very long, but I loved it.
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julibugs Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think I'll read then when I've finished the one i'm on.
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HardCyder Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's right we'll never forget Lyra. It's very interesting to see Lyra's cabin through someone else's eyes (as it were). It has all the same elements, but I had envisioned it quite differently. Still, I think you did a great job. I'd have know where this was from even if you never said - and I think that's pretty awesome.

Background Pony was one of the best reads of my life (and I do read a lot)! After reading over the comments, I have to agree with you and *DarkFlame75 So far, the best analogy I have for the story is this: Imagine you've just eaten the best meal of your life. It filled not only your stomach, but your soul as well. As you clean the last crumb from your plate, the chef comes out and informs you that he has hidden a booger in one of your dishes. Thus, retroactively and irreversibly tainting one one of the best experiences you've ever had while also making sure you are forever untrusting of similar experiences in the future.
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RazgrizS57 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
Good golly gosh does that hanging lyre look mystical. I love it.
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! That was the look i was going for.
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opendoors4 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
GOT IT!!!!
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opendoors4 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wait...
:iconmlpbonbonplz:
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
=D
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opendoors4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Stardust (echoing trough thoughts): Remember the time I turned you human? you were so happy....
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opendoors4 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
*iconMLPBonbonplez*
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Denial-is-Tragic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Try again :P
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opendoors4 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
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F**K yea! Master of Icons!
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foxkristen Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
It is impossible not to feel emotions with a fanfic as amazing as this. Thank you for drawing something so beautiful and expressive.
Ho lyra you are the best pony to me :iconmlplyraplz:
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