The Fanfiction was quite a bit more sad then expected, but was still quite cute indeed.
When I first started, the fanfiction had this Children's Book feel to it, and I'm also kinda thinking about reading to children one day.
But as cute as the story is, there was quite a few sad and dark things in the background. 'Mommy' seemed to have hate poor little Ditzy, and fed her Muffens to fed her and make her shut-up. And she takes 'medicine' to make herself feel better. Honestly, this may not be in first person, but it seemed to have been in Ditzy's perspective anyhow.
This story reminds me of Forest Gump, because of all the sad and dark things it showed in the movie, but according to his perspective from his narration, he appears to be completely oblivious too all of it. He appeared to understand things, but he could never really get the depressing details.
I thought 'Daddy' managed to change Mommy's mind because she was showing her bubbles and played with her.... but it was only a desecration so she could abandon the poor little Filly.
I suppose the reason why she was extremely upset about Ditzy was because she 'couldn't move too good' and 'couldn't see too good', so it was quite obvious enough that she was mentally challenged, and Mommy hated her for that.
The ending was just far too sad. As I had said earlier, I at first thought Mommy had changed, but then I found out the truth as I had read further. I didn't have the 'Why am I not crying' reaction, more like just 'No... this can't be...', I wanted to doubt, I wanted to find some other conclusion, but it was far too obvious.
So, the question remains; what happened after that? Did Ditzy eventually wonder where Daddy was, and tried to find them; but to no avail? Did she eventually give up, and raised herself, and became a Deliver Pony? Or perhaps she tried to find many a job, like helping Rainbow Dash with fixing the City Hall or whatever that was. I suppose sense Bubbles was the only thing she was good at, that's why it was her Cutie-Mark. Perhaps maybe she dose that all the time, wondering where Mommy and Daddy had gone.
You know, a while ago far before I found out about this, a song called 'Where Rich Ponies Go' by SimGretina inspired me to write a Fanfic about it, based off of the lyrics. The cover had Ditzy Doo on it, so I worked with her as the main character. Perhaps maybe I can consider that a sequel to Bubbles. No, it IS a sequel to Bubbles, this shall be what happened to Ditzy AFTER the events of Bubbles.
The author's note said that anyone can do anything they wanted, so I'll do that. I'll re-make that Fanfiction one day! One day...
This Fanfiction was great, and the author ever so Brilliant- so why did he\she decided to be Anonymous? Is it that Anonymous relates to this, and feels far to deep and depressed to let anyone know who created this? Perhaps Anonymous is simply modest, and doesn't want any glory about it- perhaps it's both.
All n' all, Bubbles was cute, heart warming- yet dark, and touching. It is a Fanfiction that at first looks like a simple cute Slice-of-Life, but turns out to be far more. It had also given me inspiration for my earlier Fanfic; Where Rich Ponies Go. Thank you, Anonymous, for writing a very heartwarming, touching, inspiring story.
All My Best,
- Leonardo Oliver Osborn