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Who's ready for a Rainbow?

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It's Dash Day over at Equestria Daily, and so it's time to get our party on in celebration of Rainbow Danger Professionalism Dash!  

This pony is such an entertaining mix of rough edges and heroic instincts.  In many ways she's near insufferable with her inflated ego, coarse attitude, and oblivious nature, but I find all of that just makes her more lovable when tempered with her fierce loyalty, buried insecurities and headstrong bravery.  It's a fun, classic mix in a character and Dash carries those traits better than most.  Of course, having such obvious flaws to her personality sometimes creates a stumbling block, and when the writers aren't careful her episodes can sometimes ring with the wrong note when all is said and done.  But when all of her appearances are taken collectively, she truly is as awesome as she thinks she is.
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GameUniverso's avatar
Oh look!  A dripping rainbow!
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LukecisMLP's avatar
Damn I wish I could make her this wet too haha Except you know, in other places ;)))  Great art as usual!
FireHeartDraws's avatar
Rainbow Dash is my favorite out of all the characters XD  Great artwork ^^
DragonKingAlpha's avatar
20% Way past awesome! 
ShiningDragoon107's avatar
Though Dashie is incredibly arrogant and hotheaded, her loyalty and good heart make up for it.
Which is why she's my favorite. :)
SWEET-MAYHEM's avatar
this is so pretty <3
mlpponydash360's avatar
nice  drawingTwilight Sparkle (Run) :fluttershy: *Free Icon/Emote* Twilight Hairball Pusheen Vinyl Scratch The DJ PON-3 Crazy seizurish Twilight GIF My Little Pony - Laugh 
Aurora-Chiaro's avatar
She has a totally amazing personality and you've captured that beautifully in this piece:heart:
Hoodie-Stalker's avatar
Fantastic work, as always. :)
SeriousJupiter's avatar
It's raining mares, hallelujah...

Excellent art as always. I agree with you, Rainbow Dash is one of the characters the writers seem to have most trouble with. She has never been one of my favorite ponies and many of her episodes have been among my least favorites. I'm not saying that her flaws make her completely unlikable - sometimes they can even be endearing. The real problem is the way her character development seems to get ignored all the time. (Now that I think about it, the same thing happens with Fluttershy too. I like Fluttershy, so it's extremely frustrating to watch episodes like Scare Master after all the times we've already seen her conquer her fears in various ways.) I know that no character is perfect, or more accurately, should not be perfect, but sometimes it feels like Rainbow Dash forgets everything she's learned just because the plot demands it. That's just outright bad writing. She can be humble and mature when she's preparing for the Equestria Games, but she can also blow up a weather factory for her pet tortoise and act like a complete douchebag to everypony with mean-spirited pranks? She should be way past that kind of stuff by now. She's one of Equestria's national heroes and an official Wonderbolt! Of course, Tanks for the Memories and 28 Pranks Later would have been terrible episodes in earlier seasons as well, but at least they would have made a LITTLE more sense back then, before Rainbow Dash became somewhat more mature.

All that said, Rainbow Dash has had good episodes too and I certainly don't hate her. She's reckless and self-centered, but also brave and loyal. I hope that season seven will treat her well, even though apparently all the old writers have now been replaced. Just give us more RD episodes like Stranger Than Fan Fiction and Top Bolt and I won't complain.
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I actually think S6 really fixed Fluttershy's problem and finally made her consistently show her growth (fixed Spike too but that problem wasn't so much "growth not being shown" and more "literally no one had any idea how to write him in a starring role nor seemed to really care about him enough to really try")

RD yeah... she's inconsistent and sadly always has been.
Santiblocks's avatar
MLP is now really bad
I stopped watching the show, but I maybe make more art about ponies
i am tired of the bad development of the story, like the dumb spa applejack ._.
SeriousJupiter's avatar
Good points, I agree. Season six was much better than most seasons in some areas.
Phenometron's avatar
I'm SO ready for a rainbow!
Tiger-Hawk's avatar
awesome as all ways
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Iv always been kinda confused as to why the writers have consistently have had so much trouble with Dash focus... when Rarity is almost equally flawed yet is probably consistently the show's best written character. I think it's mostly just that she more often than other characters has to basically has the lesson slapped into her or is portrayed as not really being repentent for her mistakes in the episode, so it makes her look more unlikable than she actually is. 
TheExhorsecist's avatar
Well, which kind of character do you think the kind of people who become cartoon-show writers would have the most instinctive understanding of and sympathy for:

1) a geeky book-lover
2) a zany fun-lover
3) a melodramatic artist
4) a hardworking straight-talker
5) an animal-loving introvert
6) a champion athlete?

See, "Champion athlete" and "person who gets a job writing cartoon shows" are a Venn diagram where the circles don't overlap much.  If at all. 

And now that I've talked myself into an XKCD Cartoon--LOOK!  IT'S HALEY'S COMET! *runs away* :-)
TylerFreeFlight's avatar
Dash all wet and ready for take off!
Awesome x2 image!!
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