To Friend Is Human

TAGS: Romance, Sad, Random, Human

RATING: Teen (swearing and sexual references)

DESCRIPTION: While walking home from work one night, I was nearly killed by a careless driver. But when I complained to him about it, I got more than I bargained for. Waking up in a new land, I soon found myself in the company of some unique individiuals — all of whom were ponies.

I soon found my counterpart in a lavender unicorn, and love blossomed.

But Fate is a fickle mistress…

READ ONLINE: Fimfiction


BACKGROUND: This was my very first fanfic, and – when first published – it showed. Chapters were far too short, and in places the story was rushed; the romance blossomed over the course of a few days. However, people still liked it, so I decided to edit it… twice. The first rewrite attempted to fix things by merging some chapters and lengthening others, while the second rewrite fixed all the problems caused by the first one.

To Friend Is Human started life as an Anonymous in Equestria (AiE) story on 4chan’s /mlp/ board, where I posted under the name ‘RedMane’ (though I use ‘GeodesicDragon’ now). The /mlp/ crowd accepted it, but then I discovered Fimfiction and realised that I could reach a bigger audience. So, I converted the story from greentext to prose and posted it on August 11th, 2012. It got a lot of positive feedback, and once completed people asked for a sequel — which I delivered.

The entire story was actually made up as I went along. So either people like randomness, or I’m a great author. My money, it has to be said, is on the former.

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