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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

nuclear fallout

fallout equestria: pink eyes





'"today is august 4, 2026," said a second voice from the kitchen ceiling., "in the city of allendale, california." it repeated the date three times for memory's sake. "...eight-one, tick-tock, eight-one o'clock, off to school, off to work, run, run, eight-one! but no doors slammed, no carpets took the soft tread of rubber heels....the entire west face of the house was black, save for five places...' - there will come soft rains, ray bradbury


'"... healing potion. inoculating -healing potion-. inoculating -healing potion-. warning. healing potion doses left: three. concentration of pink agent at 35.0%. inoculating..."

like an abandoned doll, puppysmiles slept as her suit sang its clinical chorus of programmed procedures. hazardous atmosphere, suit compromised, medical supplies exhausted. she heard none of it as minutes flowed into hours, hours into days...months stacked up in seasons, and season gave way to years; the suit continuing to sing its lullaby of medical emergencies.

year upon year the voice of the suit became lower and lower, starting to crackle. the transparent helmet covered in dust hid the tragedy of the world outside from the filly's face as she took her longest ever nap. sealed inside her suit, tainted by the cloud, decades passed until they became a century, then two...

the house bore the years without a single repair; it was a good house, built by earth ponies in the old pony way: brick by brick, with a solid roof and strong foundations; but everything has to meet its end.' - fallout equestria: pink eyes, mimezinga

(confess the story got a little ridiculous, so i didn't finish.)