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After one of Pinkie's clones wins the paint-watching test, she slowly finds that "being yourself" is never as simple as it sounds. Especially when everypony has a different idea about who you are, and who you should be.
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She's the original. She won the paint-watching test, fair and square.

So why do the townsponies keep avoiding her? Why do all her friends keep whispering around her? And why does Twilight keep insisting that she isn't any good at baking or throwing parties?

She's the original. The best Pinkie. She won the test, fair and square. She's not some copy, not anymore…but perhaps being a copy would be easier than being herself.


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Partially inspired by Quadrophenia by The Who. The [Pinkie Pie] and [Other] tags together represent Pinkie Pie's clone.

Editing and prereading thanks; Kuroi Tsubasa Tenshi, CDRW, Sereg, JapaneseTeeth, MidnightRambler, and especially Nonagon. If you liked this story, be sure to check out their pages too!


Now I'm to begin

The life that I'm assigned

A life that's been used before

A thousand times

—The Who, "905"

Teen
Complete
Slice of Life
Sad
Drama

23,773 words: Estimated 1 Hour, 36 Minutes to read: [Fimfiction.net] [Cache]

16 Chapters:

  1. 1. This Can't Be the Scene [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 20th, 2013
    889
  2. 2. I Can See That This Is Me [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 20th, 2013
    805
  3. 3. If I Speak Without Emotion [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 20th, 2013
    865
  4. 4. Now I'm to Begin [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 20th, 2013
    799
  5. 5. How Many Friends [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 20th, 2013
    1,820
  6. 6. Let Me Be Stormy [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Oct 24th, 2014
    1,513
  7. 7. Help Me Sleep at Night [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Oct 24th, 2014
    2,609
  8. 8. Can a Detail Correct Your Dismay? [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 20th, 2013
    1,481
  9. 9. Plagiarize Something Old [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 20th, 2013
    583
  10. 10. Nothing Ever Goes As Planned [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 20th, 2013
    3,158
  11. 11. Inside Outside [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Dec 24th, 2013
    1,643
  12. 12. I Set the Words Up So They— [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Jun 30th, 2014
    1,764
  13. 13. My Heart Felt Like— [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Jul 3rd, 2014
    1,882
  14. 14. Just a Figment [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Jul 4th, 2014
    1,774
  15. 15. Is It Me, for a Moment? [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Jul 5th, 2014
    1,109
  16. 16. My Pride It Makes Me Sick [Fimfiction.net] [Cache] Jul 6th, 2014
    1,079
Published Feb 18th, 2013
Last Update Jul 6th, 2014

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