Prog rock pony
I didn’t put much effort into this. I’m writing just to finally get my OC’s backstory out of my head and this probably won’t matter to me after I finish. There may or may not be obvious continuity errors in this fanfic. If there are, I don’t fucking care. It’s just a fanfic. I won’t be including anyone else’s OCs in this fanfic.
Starless isn’t like other self-inserts. He’s not who I want to be. He’s not a fancy alicorn, a gary stu, or whatever. He’s a flawed pony whose done some terrible things. Although Starless and I are alike, we are not the same. You’ll see that in some ways, Starless is even worse than me (for one, he’s done a lot worse), and in other ways, less bad.
Here is the first chapter of Starless’s story. This won’t be a long fanfic.
Starless was born around the same time as Twilight Sparkle and her friends. Not much else is known about his foalhood except he was friends with Coloratura before she became a famous pop star.Starless and Coloratura both attended the same schools. While Coloratura was popular among her classmates, Starless was mostly disliked by his classmates as he was horrible to almost everyone. Despite this, Coloratura still liked Starless, seeing some good inside him, and Starless considered her a friend, although it took a while for him to admit it and he was still mean to her a lot. The two would often hang out together and as time passed, Starless became a better but still hostile pony as Coloratura’s influence had softened him, and the other ponies began to tolerate him.Starless had a crush on Coloratura but wouldn’t admit it for three reasons: he believed he didn’t deserve to be with her, he was afraid she’d reject him, and he was paranoid that she would sell herself out and become famous, and Starless did not want to be a celebrity. He and Coloratura both aspired to become musicians one day, and Starless wanted to create and perform music he liked as opposed to selling out like Coloratura would eventually do. Coloratura was an amazing singer and pianist with a beautiful voice, Starless could play multiple instruments, and both were good songwriters with Starless even getting a cutie mark in songwriting.The last two years before Coloratura went away to Manehattan were Starless’s best years of his life. It was the last time he had Coloratura and hope for the future. He and Coloratura formed a band with Octavia Melody, Vinyl Scratch, and Neon Lights. They were all great friends and Starless felt great. Things went well for him until he did something he would never forgive himself for.The day before Coloratura moved away, Starless began having nightmares and panic attacks, having realized that he hasn’t changed at all and that he’s still the awful colt he was. When Starless, Coloratura, and their friends discussed their future plans, Starless called Coloratura a “sellout” for wanting to make it big, knowing that the record labels in Manehattan will force artists into changing everything about themselves for the money. Coloratura took this as an insult and the two began arguing. Starless, already worked up from his panic attacks, remembering that he’s been awful towards her, and realizing he may never see Coloratura again, decides to assault Coloratura and nearly kills her before stopping himself and leaving.Unbeknownst to Starless, Coloratura had developed a crush on him and was heartbroken after what he did to her. Starless was also heartbroken and became increasingly isolated from society. The band Starless and Coloratura were apart of broke up and they, Octavia, Vinyl, and Neon Lights all went their separate ways. He abandoned his dreams of becoming a musician, gave up his special talent, and began attacking and hurting himself, unable to move on from Coloratura or forgive himself for what he did to her. He became increasingly depressed and nihilistic, believing that he is completely beyond help and lives completely isolated from ponies somewhere in the Everfree Forest. He spent the next year completely alone until one day, while traveling, he came across a village.