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Survivor Shy - Nightmares Can't Hurt Me by Mattatatta Survivor Shy - Nightmares Can't Hurt Me by Mattatatta
"I bolted upright as I was yanked out of my nightmare. For a few moments, I simply stared out across the room, not making a sound or movement, as the beating of my heart slowed down and allowed me to relax.

"The images of my nightmare burned themselves into my memory, and guaranteed that I was not going to sleep any more for the night. I glanced outside through the window, looking at the stars and how the Moon had progressed across the sky, but I couldn't tell how long it was until dawn, nothing seemed right in the sky.

"Before I could allow my mind to wander, I rose up onto my hooves and stretched, and went over to take a good, long drink from my canteen. A chilled breeze came through the room, and I sat beside my saddlebags as I focused on the route I was going to take to reach Canterlot. I wasn't going to let a nightmare get to me, when I was a foal, my parents had taught me that they couldn't hurt me.

"'Nightmares can't hurt me.' I reminded myself aloud."


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This was cut from the animation so that it could loop. But I didn't want to entirely scrap it after spending so long on the whole thing.

Be sure to leave your thoughts in the comments section below, especially if you haven't left anything in the comments of the other recently uploaded scene!
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MegaPatron Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
poor Flutters. Thank god it was just a nightmare
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I picture Fluttershy to surprisingly not be extremely afraid of nightmares. I feel that she would've learned how to deal with nightmares when she was filly, so having nightmares now do not scare her as much.
Of course, there will always be a nightmare that is way too scary. It's happened to me. I'm not bothered by nightmares, but one time I had such a horrible one that I somehow woke myself up, only to realise I was in sleep paralysis.
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MegaPatron Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
ahhh ok i understand. Shoot least you never had a night terror :/
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DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
"... but Granny Shy said that wasn't the way to deal with fears at aaaaallllllll!"

Sleep paralysis sucks. After a few recurrences you learn not to be so freaked out by it, but it is still aggravating.
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It wasn't a pleasant experience, I was lucky to have been spending the night with my girlfriend that night. Because she actually shook me fully awake after I started panicking and hyperventilating.
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Sammykh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Writer
i love these so much. i always look forward to see a new survivor shy in my inbox :)
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Mattatatta Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I need to start cranking out more updates to make up for lost time, so with any luck, you'll get a couple of new updates soon!
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Sammykh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Writer
YAY!
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