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Onwards to the Next World by cat4lyst Onwards to the Next World by cat4lyst
I'm waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals
I'm breaking in, shaping up, checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse

I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones
Enough to make my system blow
Welcome to the new age, to the new age
Welcome to the new age, to the new age

"Am I dead?" Lights croaked, her voice hardly more than a whisper. The mismatched creature who accompanied her twisted around to see her. Jade eyes twinkled with a hint of- what was it? It was too knowing to be pity, but too soft to be mischief. The draconequuis knew something she didn't.
"Well, my little pony," Catalyst purred, "You're still here, aren't you?"
"But isn't this the afterlife?"
"After what? Why is it you ponies assume life ends after you body's gone? What makes you think this isn't just a different kind of life?"
Lights sat there quietly, eyes focused on these two strangers who appeared after.... everything went dark. The draconequuis was more than startling enough- she'd just battled Discord, after all. And then there was the cat. The silent, fire-eyed feline who was introduced to her as some type of cat-god. No other explanation provided. This Catalyst character was too damn cryptic.
"But," Lights began, "I just... I don't understand what's happening. Where's Shady? She... we went out at the same time."
"I suppose we'll find the answer to that soon. Now, come. Follow me. We're going to your new home."

Art (C) Me
Catalyst and Kit (C) Me
Lights (C) Me and also Studio B. Effing semicanon. So complicated.
MLP (C) Hasbro
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Array-71 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ok, this has been bugging me for a while and I have been over-thinking it. Probably because now I'm kinda tired, and it's late at night, but one thing I gotta know.
How is she semicanon? That pony in the trailer looks remarkably like her, obviously. I read the comic when you originally drew it (shame it's over) and noticed that you also made the ask tumblr, and have been making allusions to her name. Is she somehow an ascended original character? Or is it all a big coincidence and I'm over-thinking it?
Was she entered in that OC contest and failed? Is that also why all Genesis pages involving her were removed?
I fear that when the episode airs I'll only have more questions. She just seems to be popping up everywhere.
I may PM this later if you don't see this. I'm just tired and probably making connections over nothing.
NorthernLightsmlpfim Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is beautiful, this is perfect, this is why i love you! :)
:heart: You are epic.
Calicowhiskers Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I like this headcanon a lot :D
Indolent-Doodle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh this is beautiful. :3
Solis-Starweaver Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
so pretty, the whole thing. story image.. you my friend are fantastic
Crazypurplebat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Oh Lights, I really wish you had been able to finish the original plot line! I never really figured out what happened...
empireofshadow224 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Between the dusk and dawn
Between Chaos and Control
We hear the hero’s lament
Her iron will’s last song
She’s fought the world
Withstood their lies
And now at last she says
Her final goodbyes
But what is an end, but a beginning
To something oh so grand
A new world yet beckons
A new start, in a new land
HeroofTime2195 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
So true in so many ways. I'm putting this as my quote of the week. So I give credit where credit is due, may I have your name? I hate crediting usernames/screennames/pennames -_-
empireofshadow224 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Ummm Sure? I'm Gavin Goldizen, I'm real glad you liked my little snippet. Whenever I'm really moved by a piece, I try to put words to whatever emotion is being expressed. Thank you. :3
HeroofTime2195 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No, thank you.
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