Whew! Here it is. Hopefully I've done enough editing. This thing is an absolute beast. And you want to know something? It's slim. I trimmed the story down as I wrote it because I realized it would have hit triple digit page numbers in my word document if I didn't. I am very proud of this, though I know there's probably a few things I've yet to tweak. To be honest, I can't any more, it's just too much pony to reread time and again! Hope you all enjoy. Oh, and by the way the chapters are, to say the least, a little longer than before xD
Summary: "While Rainbow Dash is an avid Daring Do fan, she has no merchandise outside of the books to show for it. Now, staring at a Daring Do wallet, she plans to beat her phobia of publicly purchasing "childish" items.
This is a story of my OC SnapShot and his life of adventure and misery. This is only chapter one and i am creating the 2nd as fast as i can! Please tell me anything that is wrong in my story it would be great help in the future. Also if you wanna be in the story note me info and i will add you in somewhere as best as i can! Thanks for reading
Twilight and her five friends are transported during a botched spell, across dimensions to... Ponyville, Equestria? But not the same one that they knew. Sitting on a bench is Harpsy and Babar. The Doctoress avoids apples from an aspiring Applebuck. And in a library across town, six stallions join their forces as they try to decipher the appearance of filly look-alikes of themselves around Ponyville!
I'm going to be uploading this very slowly. I've got it everywhere else, I might as well get it on up here!
Based off of, and inspired by, the Genderswap works of Preview image art is all credit to Go show her some love allready! With many thanks to my editor, You may be seeing some changes to the document still!
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I realized pretty early on, that “the Crystal Empire” finale wouldn’t really be that interesting as a narrative epic. Most of my epics have focused on the duality of villain and hero, and I’ve found a lot of fun in depicting the villains of MLP FiM in a dramatic heavy metal sense.
Crystal Empire, however, was different. Sombra was a different kind of villain, who had indirect presence but no direct character to go with it. The focus was clearly more on the heroes… and the victims, Crystal ponies. It was clearly more natural to depict the villain too more indirectly, through the eyes of his victims. The slavery aspect helped it even further: the real conflict of the story would be the search of identity for the crystal ponies, finding the way from the shadow of Sombra and rediscovering the past life and happiness they had nearly forgotten in their time of slavery.
Writing a song about a personal catharsis was a project I've wanted to do for a while, and the episode provided an excellent symbolic framework to explore such themes. Thus these lyrics are probably the most universal stuff I've written so far.
Stratovarius’ “Elysium” was an interesting song to me personally, as I've never been much of a fan of Stratos. However, their later works without Tolkki have grown on me, due to having some feeling of Symphony X and even Kamelot.
The Crystal Empire Trilogy Blind Greed (Fall of the Empire) [link] Anthem (Memory of the Empire) [link] Rediscovery (Rebirth of the Empire) here be you!
Before writing this story, all 65 episodes of ‘My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’ have been re watched and researched for accurate analysis of Twilight Sparkle, Applejack, Fluttershy, and Pinkie Pie, all combined into Mare Do Well and Rainbow Dash by herself to interpret as accurately as possible who could beat who. After taking everything into consideration, the following should explain why one of them won while the other lost:
While Rainbow Dash had a huge advantage in the sky and close combat, Mare Do Well had a much greater arsenal and variation of powers, being able to use Twilight’s levitation spell to throw anything at Dash, even an entire building if necessary. Mare Do Well also had Applejack’s strength, endurance and agility to help her last against Dash’s Black Belt in Karate. Not to mention she was smarter and much more strategic than Dash, and had decent knowledge of what Dash is capable of, thanks being the combined pony of Dash's friends, minus Rarity of course.
About Mare Do Well’s explosion of fire; as should be recalled in the Episodes, ‘Feeling Pinkie Keen,’ and ‘A Friend in Deed,’ Twilight was able to combust her hair into fire and Pinkie can explode with overwhelming energy up in the sky. Combining these together with Twilight’s raw Magic Power from ‘The Cutie Mark Chronicles,’ Mare Do Well was able to create an explosion of fire and energy that added over Dash’s tornado fused with the speed of her Sonic Rainboom, making a spiral of devastation that would've easily burned away anything within the battleground and its surroundings.
Also, it should be recalled that Twilight Sparkle can use a spell which allows her to travel back in time. This would explain why, at one point, Mare-Do-Well was burnt to a crisp, but then reappeared in decent shape. She was able to give herself prep time by having her future self take her place in the tornado as she went off to get something to use the ‘Want it Need it’ Spell on, then teleport away for the time being until the tornado of fire was gone.
With that spell in mind, it was made clear in ‘Lesson Zero,’ that every pony who sees the item of target is unable to focus on anything else accept getting that item. This means even if Mare Do Well didn’t think to get a Daring Do book, she could’ve easily used anything else, like her hat or the cape she threw at Dash.
There is still a sort of paradox which is in topic here. Although technically, Mare Do Well won by throwing off Dash’s focus with the ‘Want it, Need it,’ Spell, it was herself from the future who got burned to death from swirling in her own combustion of fire, thanks to Dash’s tornado fueled with the speed of the Sonic Rainboom, which would mean she dies in the future.
MAJOR EDIT: I just recently took some further research on Rainbow Dash and found that she does in fact have a choice of Armor. In EP 14 'Suited for Success,' Rarity made her an outfit completely out of her customization. That outfit was obviously a Helmet and hoof shaped Gauntlets. The cape with a strap-on zipper vest isn't really armor, but it's still part of the outfit, so it would be necessary to include it as part of Dash's suit of Armor.
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So now you know. Trixie lost her parents at a young age and was raised in Las Pegasus by a nice elderly family. Her weak magic powers are explained. And most of all, her intense distrust of wheels! She now travels the world in search of her parents. Comment and tell me what you thought
Rainbow Dash takes Fluttershy out for a little practice in flight techniques, but when the Ponyville weather patrol doesn't follow Rainbow's set orders for the days weather, the two pegasai are stranded too far from home to make their way back to safety.
Alrighty, this isn't originally my idea. The picture used for this story was created by the lovely I recommended that the idea would be made into a one-shot or something, and after a small talk...I ended up writing it.
My version is different from her rough draft with can be found here- [link] I wanted to think of a new title for this version, but I couldn't think of one...so, I used the original.
Overall, I hope you enjoy the other version of, "Rainbows Can Be Lonely Too"
[SPECIAL NOTE: The even- and odd-numbered chapters contain two storylines running in tandem. Depending on the Group you've come from, there's a small chance you haven't seen the previous chapter. If not, go for it. ^_^]
Original Synopsis: Years ago, two unicorn prodigies attended the same school without knowing it. One became changed by friendship at an early age--the other far later in life. At a fashion show gone wrong, the two prodigies at last meet. Being who they are, it's impossible for them to resist comparing notes...
What Is This?: Part 2 of Unison: Spectacles and Shades, wherein Twlilight Sparkle and Vinyl Scratch find out they have quite a bit in common, and enjoy each others' company for it. However, reasons are very much behind this chance connection. Reasons which lie in the past... (Title pic is here. Used with permission and much gratitude!)
Text by Bookish Delight, 2012-2013. My Little Pony belongs to Hasbro, not to me. This is done completely bereft of profit.