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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

fluttershy

fallout equestria

kkat

2013

Link

2017-07-18

'"fluttershy wasn’t like the others. rainbow dash wanted to win the war. applejack just wanted to protect other ponies. especially after big macintosh died. twilight sparkle wanted to please the princesses, especially celestia,” steelhooves intoned. "but fluttershy just wanted the war to end. that memory is the moment she put her whole ministry to that purpose of finding a way to end the conflict. and she did.”

i felt a shudder.

"in a world where not everyone is sane, it is the height of insanity to believe you could create a weapon so devastating, so horrible, that no one would dare use it.”

oh no.

i looked at velvet remedy as she slept. the same urge that made me discard the memory orb from horseshoe tower returned, grown an order of magnitude. she loved fluttershy. modeled herself after the sweet, shy yellow pegasus pony. she couldn’t ever learn this.

"wait,” i said slowly, "you said no one?” his odd word choice reminded me of my first conversation with watcher.

steelhooves answered dreadfully, "perhaps the only thing more insane than believing such a weapon would bring peace is creating such a weapon… and then giving it to both sides.”

steelhooves turned to me behind his helmet’s visor. "that memory: that is the beginning of the end of the world. ultimately, fluttershy killed us all.”' - fallout equestria, kkat

oh, poor flutters. the danger of assuming others are morally similar...