Yeap, this is my main OC, Shimmer! No, not SUNSET Shimmer. Just Shimmer. Yes, she is an alicorn. No, she is not a Mary Sue (I HATE Mary Sues!)
To give you a little background, she was raised for the first 6 years of her life alone with her mother (you can see a drawing of her mother in my gallery). Shimmer never knew who her father was, since whenever she asked her mother, she simply stared off into space and always avoided the topic as much as possible.
They never had a specific home, and they spent most of their days in forests, Shimmer's mother teaching her advanced magic, since they are both alicorns. However, Shimmer has always had a very difficult time with magic, and always seems to get super tired even when doing a simple levitation spell, and her mother was never able to figure out why.
Well, one fateful night, Shimmer's mother seemed to be really sad, and the young alicorn filly, being all naive and ignorant, could not figure out why. Her mother led her into one of the darkest parts of the forest. They walked for hours, and Shimmer didn't know what was going on. Finally, they came to a stop. Shimmer's mother turned to her, a tear streaming down her cheek. "Shimmer," she said solemnly. "I want you to stay here. I'll be right back." Shimmer, being a good filly, stayed put as her mother walked away. She waited...and waited...and waited some more. Yet her mother never came back. By the time a few hours had passed, Shimmer was panicking, as the forest was really dark and uninviting, and she was scared that something bad had happened to her mother. She ran in the direction her mother had disappeared, and searched for her. She searched for days, not once finding her mother. Eventually, she gave into despair, accepting the fact that her mother had abandoned her.
Since then, she's been living on her own, trying to stay away from other ponies, afraid that they might reject her and mistake her for a Changeling or something worse. At first she can come off as socially awkward and silent and shy, but once you get to know her, she's really kind and gentle, but still socially awkward.