Earlivee is a farm pony with sort of a tragic story. Well, a recent tragic story.
He grew up on a farm whose entire livelihood was dependent on one crop: corn. The family was able to do quite well for some time, in fact. Soon, Earlivee took over the family farm with his girlfriend (who he never married), and started a family as the others left to have their own farms elsewhere in Equestria. He was doing well, had two kids who helped him on the farm, and everything was going his way.
However, one day, an industrial farm bought out a huge plot of land upwind of his farm. For a few years, he paid them no mind, but noticed an increase in the corn harvest since they arrived. Suddenly, without warning, he was sued by the corporate industrial farm ponies for using their trademarked genetically modified corn. He swore he never stole their corn, but evidence showed his corn had cross bred with the company's. The insects must have done this. But, the case was won by them, and he lost the farm, having to sell it to the company to pay off the fine.
Soon after, he begged his girlfriend who he still never married to take the kids and find someone else. She refused to leave him, but he insisted, not wanting to make her and the kids suffer from starvation and homelessness like him.
Currently, he wanders the land, doing whatever he can to get by. He has no permanent roof over his head, and everything he didn't sell to pay the company is in his small saddle bags: precious family photos and a couple toys to remind him of his children.
Came up with him while researching for a paper on the causes of world hunger. Situations like this are NOT made up. Though this specific instance is.
4 years, 9 months ago
14 Nov 2013 19:46 CET
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