(( MOD: I feel like there’s a lot of unexplored things about Ickle that I haven’t gotten to share yet—she’s like an onion that’s slowly being peeled away!))

((But here are some things that Broadsword, her teacher/coworker/confidant has learned about her in their time together:

  • ((She speaks french and portuguese fluently, but she understands the basics behind a handful of other languages. Mom and Dad wanted her to be affluent in being able to speak with other business owners as a representative of the store!
  • ((She did, in fact, take ancient runes and a handful of other courses taught by Techno Wizard, her second-favorite professor.
  • ((Passed Notes, Ickle’s dad, is very eccentric with the knowledge he wanted his daughters to acquire…and he loves themed parties so she’s learned a great deal of things by the parties her dad threw for her as a filly. Two of them included wilderness survival.
  • ((one big difference between her and fluttershy (a pony she’s often compared to) is that Ickle is entirely okay with the idea of killing animals for the sake of eating them. In general Ickle has a well-adjusted way of viewing death, but I’m rambling. ))
((Some old doodles of Grimdark Ickle and Broadsword back when that was still a thing! It was a weird little moment where, in this universe, Broadsword hopped back into the grimdark universe after meeting Ickle and he comes back to actually find Sickle! The dynamic between these two would be VASTLY different if they were in grimdark situations… but hey! Just posting it for fun. I feel like sharing some old doodles with you guys.))

((Some old doodles of Grimdark Ickle and Broadsword back when that was still a thing! It was a weird little moment where, in this universe, Broadsword hopped back into the grimdark universe after meeting Ickle and he comes back to actually find Sickle! The dynamic between these two would be VASTLY different if they were in grimdark situations… but hey! Just posting it for fun. I feel like sharing some old doodles with you guys.))

((I didn’t want to spoil the fun mood in the summer sun celebration picture, but I was really tempted to put this candid picture in the post, a moment for Ickle, at the beach, reflecting on the situation with Penwright.))
((Not only that, but Ickle, every once in a while, allows herself an allowance to feel sorry for herself about not having a special somepony, when she goes to events like the Summer Sun Celebration and sees all the happy couples. But rest assured, the moments only last a flicker of a moment! But looks like the photographer caught her in the middle of one?))

((I didn’t want to spoil the fun mood in the summer sun celebration picture, but I was really tempted to put this candid picture in the post, a moment for Ickle, at the beach, reflecting on the situation with Penwright.))

((Not only that, but Ickle, every once in a while, allows herself an allowance to feel sorry for herself about not having a special somepony, when she goes to events like the Summer Sun Celebration and sees all the happy couples. But rest assured, the moments only last a flicker of a moment! But looks like the photographer caught her in the middle of one?))

What is your exact eye color? It looks like a blueish color, but I'm unsure...

I believe it’s light blue..?

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Oh but please, don’t stare! It’s embarrassing.

In a letter addressed “to one ‘Musical Notes’”

Forgive the suddenness of my correspondence, but I find myself too curious to introduce myself to you properly.

My name is Arc, lieutenant within her Majesty Princess Celestia’s solar guard core, and I like to think of myself as a bit of a scholar in my spare time, and an interesting concept has been brought to my attention concerning you Miss Notes.

I have heard of you, though not by your true name, labeled as an ‘inspiration’, and many even boldly stated that that was your special talent, to be inspiring, or to inspire. Being a muse, as some might say. This idea intrigues me, as it isn’t often you find somepony with such a curious powerful widespread fascinating skill. I had thought to ask you of it, and meant to via this message.

How is it that such a talent exists? Do you have conscious control over whom you inspire? Does it make you believe you exist only as an object to be fawned over? I only ask because many would wish to hoard such a skill, to keep it for ones self. That raises another question, can you inspire yourself? A curious idea, but not one that’s impossible, I’m certain.

I do hope you can reply in good time. 

Sincerely.

Arc.

To Mister Arc,

..      ..      ..      ..   Thank you so much for your introduction!  It’s quite comforting to know that our royal guard is one that concerns itself in the affairs of the ponies they protect.  If I might ask, I’ve never heard of the Solar Guard and I’m uncertain what sort of work that entails?  Either way it’s rather surprising to find that I, an average pegasus of Ponyville, have managed to capture your attention, Mister Arc! 

On the topic of your question, I find myself curious as to how you’ve heard of me and my talent?  I’ve some friends in Canterlot, certainly, but I’m curious which of them might’ve been in your company long enough to speak about me.  I’d be delighted to, at a later date, meet you and explain my talents at Summersong Cafe, when I might be able to meet you in person. 

Please, in your next correspondence, if you might be able to provide a time you’ll be available I would be delighted to schedule a time to meet with you and discuss this at further length.  I look forward to hearing more from you!

..      ..      …      ..       …       Signed, Miss Musical “Ickle Muse” Notes