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Once Upon A Cutie Mark by herooftime1000 Once Upon A Cutie Mark by herooftime1000
Canterlot is a wondrous place where art, magic, and knowledge evolves under its culture. However, deep in the roots of high society lies systemic prejudice against any pony that isn't a unicorn. While both of Octavia's parents were both unicorns, she was born an earth pony. This didn't stop them, however, in pushing Octavia towards a higher class when she received her cutie mark. There was no celebration when she got it, no cute-ceañera to speak of. That was the moment that Octavia's childhood fun was severely limited. Her father pushed her to aim towards new heights, almost unrealistically so, while her mother teaches her to be more lady-like in front of company. While her parents may have high hopes for their earth pony daughter, there are surely other ponies that will look down on her based on whether she has a horn or not.
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Paradomix Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
I guess her parent are the reason why she is so uptight and picky but I guess I can't blame her
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
She was born in high society, but that doesn't always mean that high class ponies are polite. In fact, the might be the vile. She's gonna learn that lesson real fast.
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Paradomix Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
I don't like the sound of that but at the same time I can't wait for it :D
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018
Don't worry. It will end with friendship.
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Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
This backstory seems familiar...
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Oh? In what way?
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Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
The fanfic "A Puppet to Her Fame" has literally the same parent narrative just cranked up a bit for edge factor.
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Yeah, ok. I just read the synopsis of the story you referred to. It's not the parents who are "racist" in my story. They love their daughter very much, but they want her to have higher standards of behavior earlier in life. However, this is still a misguided attempt to make children behave like adults in order to put aside some values for higher social status.
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Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
Yeah so it's actual parents who are just misguided rather than racist evil people because rich & artsy.
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Right. You know, realism.
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Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
A foreign concept to many indeed.
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
Bleh. If anything, this is kinda a reflection on my own life. Octavia's dad is a reflection of my dad, who has pushed me with very high expectations, even though I struggle due to my Asperger's Syndrome. I owe him a great deal, though. If I wasn't pushed, I wouldn't be working with Bachelor's Degree.
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Dusk-Ealain Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Professional General Artist
I see...

I mean that's better than what the alternative was XD
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MrSpanyard Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
This looks like the kind of thing that could happen in the show too.
Maybe just like your "issue" with "thorax".
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herooftime1000 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018
We shall see. Even then, I don't think they will release the parents of BG ponies.
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