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Ok, don't worry yourselves everyone. This is not a drill. Due to Deviant Art's word cap, I realized a bunch of edits going into my story have not been getting updated. So, I made a Google Doc which you can follow here docs.google.com/document/d/1Nw… or an actual hyperlinky thingy below in the description. I was gonna just delete this and re-post something about it, but with so many of you commenting I was just overcome by your words. So, I wanted to keep them so that I can remember you all! Thanks!

Also, for additional fan work (art, writings, etc) check out my favorite gallery called "My Little Dashie Fan Work" here robcakeran53.deviantart.com/fa…
IMPORTANT OVER THE REST! Here is the link to the google docs version. I'm not sure how commenting works in that program, but you can simply comment here if you'd like. [link]

Edit 12/04/2011 Well, some people have been having problems with gdocs, so I now have it up on FiMfiction.net, here ya'll go! [link]

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This story, though it's original intentions were not existant, has opened my own eyes to how I write a story. It's not always about the details, or how much content is in it. It's about finding that right tone for the story; nailing down the emotion as it fills your mind with it's words. And, most important about this story, I do not give you, the readers, a full ending.

Why?

It's simple; if I gave you guys an ending, say I whether Dashie remembers her memories or not, then that means the story is done. That's it, so you are done worrying about it. With leaving this open for you, it sticks in your mind longer. You think about it, what could have happened or what you want to happen. That, is this stories goal. It is to keep you wondering, thinking, about what could happen.

I know there will be many people who wish to continue this story. Give closure to it, and make it happy. That is fine. That just means that is how they want it to end, but does not mean it is officially how it ends. I leave that up to you, my readers, to question, ponder, and wonder what becomes of Dashie and her adoptive father.

Thank you, again, for reading this. It has meant a lot to hear such good about this simple writing.

On another note, I'd like to give a huge thanks once again to my editor, and he has even graced us with some words, so if you'd like here you go! Copy/pasta'd from the chat with him.

:iconsirpeppermintjam: Hi there! I'm Peppermint Jam, editor of "My Little Dashie." I just wanted to say a few things, since, well, editors rarely get thier voice heard(as far as I know).

Anyway, a while ago, ROB sent me a note over Deviantart, asking me to edit this fic of his. He told me it was based off of that one comic that is linked in the story. I had seen the comic, and that made me a little wary.

Then I read it. Oh Celestia, the emotions I felt while reading...I broke down in a Starbucks. I had to be a part of this. I told him I'd edit it, for great justice.

One week, many arguments, a few revisions, and three nights without sleep, and here we are. I'm  not surprised at how popular this is. I knew this would be something great.
I've noticed that the ending has a bit of a love/hate relationship. I want it to be clear that it was left open like that on purpose. We wanted the reader to come to their own conclusion. I still have about four different endings sitting on my desktop. They will probably never be posted.

I've learned a lot this past week or so. A lot about writing, and a lot about myself. It's been a pleasure being a part of this.

I just want to say thank you. To everyone. This fandom never ceases to amaze me. It's the first one I've been a part of, and the first one that's changed me for the better.

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Hope you enjoy this, it's based off of a comic I saw on Equestria Daily a day or so ago. [link] by this amazing man here: [link]

For additional fan work of this story, check out my favorite gallery here: [link]

If you make something and wish it to be shared in the folder, please don't hesitate to let me know. I'd love to have it in there!

:iconsirpeppermintjam:, :iconcthuluigi: and :icondelta-pangaea: thanks guys, and I hope to continue to get this fine tuned when needed.

Shit, how could I forget? My Little Pony, the pony characters used, and Equestria in general all belong to Hasbro. I hope you guys don't get mad over this and send it, or me, to the moon.
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FiretrontheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A fan-made, live action mini movie has been made based on this fanfic!  Congratulations, man, bro, pal! 
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Okami-Sarachi Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
*Crying* This story....has....changer my life.......Huhuhuuhuh
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gogeta17 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
u seemed to have it right, but i couldn't help but laugh. then i came down and cried in the mirror. then i went to school with allergies and had to make too may witty puns to keep myself upbeat.
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Vanellopehtf Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Writer
Dear god, that story was powerful! I cried
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MetroXLR99 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is the Perfect song for this fanfic: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY_BMq…

I just dare you to read 'My Little Dashie',
while listening to this song..and, NOT cry (if somehow you CAN, then you have no soul.)
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gogeta17 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i luaghed through the whole mini movie, then came down off of the mlp high and cried in the mirror for a minute or 24601.
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Kool-aid2 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I rarely ever get teary eyed, much less cry. With that said, this is a story that actually got me to cry at the end. The letter is what finally got me.
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RoadieTurbo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
hey man I know I commented in Gdoc but the fact you kept the main character nameless is brilliant because it means at times you can put yourself (meaning both the reader and the creator) into the story.
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RoadieTurbo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
and I do honestly hope you find a way to continue this work, there's already a few sequels off your stories (as you may have already seen and possibly read) and maybe work with the other writers who have been inspired by your awesome work, I've read one in particular that shows especially high promise.
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andrestar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
amazing , you sir are AMAZING!!!!!
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