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FoE: War Babs

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''War is horrible. There's nothing good in it.''

''You may think that you're prepared for it. you can join the army thinking that you know what to expect, and that by knowing it, you're prepared to face it''

''But the truth is, nopony can ever be prepared for it''

''In the battlefield, you're no more a person; you're an object, a disposable pawn; you're not expected to survive in a battle, and if it happens, it's mostly for sheer luck than skills.''

''Same goes for your companions. It's not recommended for you or your companions to become friends; soon or later, you will lose or they will lose you.''

''And the worst thing of all.... is when you survive the war. The body may heal from the wounds, but the soul not; the scars of war remains, the images of your comrades dying like meat throwned in the grinder, the ghosts of the enemy soldiers and civilians vidiying your dreams, screaming for bloody revenge. Change what's already past is impossible, the scars will never leave.''

''Only two things left to do: remove your life with your own hooves, joining your companions in the endless abyss of despair, or.... moving forward.''

''Let not those scars be like a curse: take them as a lesson, an example for you and other ponies. Learn from them so you can teach others why war is horrible, why nopony should ever be treated like a pawn. If everypony say no about joining the army, there will be no more disposable dead meat; there may be no more war.''

"Live your life; learn from the past, but not be absorbed by it; make the others never forget what means be a soldier''.

''Major Babs Seed.... life is yours now.''


I.... don't know what to say, really. Since One Bad Apple I always had in mind a Babs like this, and now, thanks to the superb artist Kristy Sunshine [link] my dreams became true :love: .

Now, technically speaking, this is not actually linked to Fallout Equestria, more like a personal "what if" headcanon, where the war was concluded without Equestria and the Zebra Empire destroying eachother. Babs here is a survivor of the war, a veteran that survived the horrors of the battlefield.... but not without having her soul crippled by it.

Oh, and to who's dedicated that grave stone? Who knows, maybe a dead comrade, maybe her sister....

Draw and words in the description are also dedicated to all our war veterans; you're our heroes, don't give up your own life :( .

Oh and if Metal Gear is what you had in mind watching this piece of art.... you're so damn right ;).

Now, time for some comments.
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NickyW093's avatar
NickyW093Hobbyist General Artist
Kinda look like Babs Seed
kimba77's avatar
That's because she is XP.
ColonelBSacquet's avatar
"If everypony say no about joining the army, there will be no more disposable dead meat; there may be no more war."
Well, this would still leave problems to be solved. And not all can be solved by simple words. Humans have tried that. They failed, mostly.

Saying no more war is like blaming the symptom without caring even one second for the cause, the real cause.
And you don't treat the real cause by giving up all will to search and fight the cause.
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"If everypony say no about joining the army, there will be no more disposable dead meat; there may be no more war.''"

That will only make the enemy's task easier. Believe me, major. Back in my world, some used to think the same.
My country was at war, many decades before my birth. Then the war stopped, some swore "no more war, no more army".
Some were even veterans, former soldiers of profession. Despite what they swore, not to fight anymore, they were powerless when another evil rose near our borders. They were rendered blind to what was obvious.
And my country was on the brink of slavery because of that. Because of them.

To quote a writer and philospher, expert of politics, let me tell you this, major:
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth a war, is much worse. When a people are used as mere human instruments for firing cannon or thrusting bayonets, in the service and for the selfish purposes of a master, such war degrades a people. A war to protect other human beings against tyrannical injustice; a war to give victory to their own ideas of right and good, and which is their own war, carried on for an honest purpose by their free choice, — is often the means of their regeneration. A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares more about than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. As long as justice and injustice have not terminated their ever-renewing fight for ascendancy in the affairs of mankind, human beings must be willing, when need is, to do battle for the one against the other. "
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I vote getting her the nickname Big Babs.
kimba77's avatar
Not bad ;).
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Kida54Student Digital Artist
aww both cute and sad
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Auroramelody14Student Traditional Artist
i agree love your icon
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regolit's avatar
Seeds are awesome mare! Big. And sexy )
Snoopy20111's avatar
I can see Babs like this, just as a ghoul...I hope to god that they add that! Maj. Babs Seed would be EPIC!
ParastarSarasva's avatar
What would she do if she found the remains of her cousin?
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professorbuttersHobbyist Writer
Suck it up, kick some flank, go down fighting.
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