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For me? by Lopoddity For me? by Lopoddity
sequel doodle to this lil alt universe piece: Hello Stranger by LopodditySet in the "Dancerverse" AU, where Moondancer becomes an exotic dancer and is very successful and happy with it, and Butch, Bruce's brother, is alive. Also an illustration for a fic I received for my birthday, from the lovely :iconroseychickadee: We've got some amazing guest writing here today, folks!

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Butch huffed as he waited outside of a rather upscale club in the middle rung of Canterlot, ignoring the many indignant and sometimes lustful stares he got from passing mares and stallions. He didn’t know why he was even doing this… well, he did, but by Tartarus, he was never going to admit the actual reason to any living soul so long as he drew breath. His resolve had him huffing indignantly, his breath shooting forward in a fine fog that dissipated in the colder air.


What’s taking that stallion so damn long…? He glanced again to the door employees left out of, knowing that by now, the reason for his visit was usually off of his shift by now…

Butch rubbed his face quickly, trying to suppress the memories of seeing his lithe body on stage. How could a stallion -- a stallion, for Celestia’s sake -- move so fluidly? It was as though he embodied the grace and allure of the ocean itself, but also contained its raw power deep beneath the surface of the persona that Butch had come to know.


What had even started this..? Was it possibly the first time Butch had passed through this very neighborhood? The time that he passed the stallion is his full regalia?

Was it perhaps the sheer confidence with which that same stallion had noticed his gaze? To which he had simply smirked and brushed his tail underneath Butch’s chin? That sheer memory had Butch huffing again, denying that his deep sultry voice or those eyes more rich than any other shade of violet had anything to do with his current mission…

He jumped the next second when the door he had been monitoring opened, sighing in disappointment and letting his eyes drift shut when two mares came trotting out.

What was the use..? Even if this stallion noticed him, there was no guarantee that he wouldn’t view him as he was: rough, crass, loud… among other things. He’d likely look down on him in disgust if they met in a private setting such as this, with hardly another soul in sight to judge his actions or possibly tarnish his career.

With a heavy heart and a sunken spirit, Butch stood up, teeth carefully clamped around his gift, before taking that first step forward..

..and letting out an undignified bray of surprise when he nearly ran into the stallion that he’d been here to see in the first place.

That same stallion was obviously holding back some snickering at Butch’s reaction, but to the fisherpony’s relief, he managed to suppress that laughter and instead addressed Butch in a smooth voice.

“I thought I recognized you. You’re that strong fellow that I passed a few weeks back.” Butch’s heart thumped excitedly in his chest. Oh Celestia, he remembered!! His heartbeat was now loud enough to almost drown out his next words, but by some miracle, Butch still heard it all. “I thought I’d seen you around the club, but couldn’t be too sure.”

Butch couldn’t help what happened next. His mouth moved ahead of where his mind was trying to go, leading him to trip over his response. “I… I thought I’d give it a shot. Since yo-- the club looks half-decent..!”

…. Oh for fuck’s sake, Butch. He wanted to slam a hoof into his own face. He had nearly gone and spilled the beans to the stallion of his current admiration, a stallion whose name he didn’t even know. By the sisters, he would have looked so stupid if he had.

His ears suddenly flicked forward, the gruff stallion blinking in surprise when he recognized it as a soft chuckle…. and just like that he felt his infatuation come around full force. He didn’t care why the stallion was laughing, even if it was at him, if it meant he could hear it again and again.

“Is that right? Well, I’m glad you think so highly of the club~” A saucy wink, and Butch knew: the stallion had immediately known what he had intended to say. Before his stomach could drop to the pits of Tartarus, he continued on normally, thoroughly confusing Butch, who had been bracing for a much… different reaction. “So what brings you by tonight? Surely it’s nearly freezing cold, and you’d rather be somewhere warmer..”

Butch again stammered over his response, suddenly sighing heavily and retrieving the bouquet of roses he'd dropped in his panic. He awkwardly held them out to the stallion, who blinked in surprise.

“For me?” A soft blue light emanated from his horn, lifting the bouquet as Butch nodded. His gut suddenly sank out of existence when Moondancer gently examined the roses, as though caressing something precious. Compared to the stallion they was meant for, the flowers might as well have been weeds, even though Butch had paid top price for the florist's nicest arrangement-much fancier than anything Butch was used to.

He froze the next second though, when that same stallion smiled warmly, drawing out a rose and pinning it carefully in his mane. Those rich violet eyes met his, and Butch felt himself get lost in them in the few seconds, before that soft voice reached his ears again.

“Thank you. I will treasure this gift… um…”

On instinct, Butch blurted the first thing that came to his mind. “Butch. My name… it’s Butch.”

He turned his head then, almost wanting to disappear if it meant escaping from the sheer level of embarrassment that he felt.


“I’m Moondancer.”


His head snapped back to find a warm gaze on him, and he melted, realizing that despite knowing little outside of this-- outside of Moondancer’s profession, he would do anything for him.

Moondancer looked over the bouquet again, before looking to Butch. “I actually feel a little bad about the fact you had to wait so long to give me a gift… Why don’t you come home with me so I can make something to help warm you up?” Butch immediately turned bright red, Moondancer smirking a bit at the response.


“Although… something tells me you have a few ideas already on how you want to 'warm up'
~"


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i made some veeeery slight tweaks to RoseyChickadee's original (in it Butch gives Moony a scarf, not roses, but I goofed up remembering)


stahp it moony, you're doing butch a scare (and making him revaluate his sexuality and entire worldview, oy)



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:icontritos:
tritos Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2018
pretty stallion, nice. I want more of this ship~
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:iconlimelight221:
LimeLight221 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Please tell me there's a part three? Like please? I love your art by the way. I wanted to draw one of your AU characters from Pandoraverse. I'd give you credit of course, just wanna know that it's alright with you.
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JackalyenMystique Featured By Owner May 30, 2018  Professional Writer
Now this begs a major question for Moondancer in this AU where he an exotic dancer - does Blueblood continue to ignore his illegitimate son, or does he try to make Moondancer conform to his roots as an elite for the sole purpose of reliving his own lost youth? And what does Trixie think?
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SilverFoxThief Featured By Owner May 24, 2018
Oh my gosh, there's just something about these two in this 'verse I love so much! o.o Would you...maybe consider doing another drawing or two of them? Maybe...more of Butch's struggle to accept his attraction to Moondancer..? And maybe what some foals between them would look like..?

Dang, Moondancer's so pretty here, I don't blame Butch.. o///o
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Delicante Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist
Everything about this is just amazing!! Butch's expression is just so priceless, that alarmed bottlebrush tail, and Moony's outfit? So dazzling, so different from his somber Pandoraverse self! I really hope to see more of this AU in the future, it's got some really interesting character dynamics! <3
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:iconkrazyezzy:
KrazyEzzy Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so beautiful 
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Lopoddity Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Student Digital Artist
No to both of your questions. Moondancer is not and has never been heterosexual. He is canonically bi.
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:icontoomanyfandoms39:
toomanyfandoms39 Featured By Owner May 10, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't have it any other way.
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:iconjade-the-guilmon:
Jade-the-Guilmon Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Moony is so fuckin fluffy and wavey!!
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:iconsilverfoxthief:
SilverFoxThief Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
There's just something about these two I really, really love! I hope you'll consider doing a little more with them! X3
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:iconjendoes:
jendoes Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Student Artist
I like
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:iconminakoraisuki:
MinakoRaiSuki Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Student Artist
Can't wait to see Preggo Moony.
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:iconlgbtqlife:
LGBTQLIFE Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2018
Please make a sequel to this one~~~
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:iconpanur:
Panur Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2018
all your au's are great, but this has to be my favorite one, seriously hope to see more of this pair!
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:iconcrazyfanatic869:
crazyFANATIC869 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Reminds me of yurio
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:icondragonteeth42:
Dragonteeth42 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please continue this!!
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Benthehyena Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know, as Butch's legs hide his crotch probably not on purpose from the artist, I still can't help but think "hide the pleasure"
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Ink-Shira Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason Butch in this pic reminds me of Steele from Balto. I don't know what it is, perhaps the facial expression? Anyway, this is beautiful! Love the colors!
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royalwolf1111 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anyone who doesn't know who moony is probably thinks that's a mare...until they read the description. I love how you styled his mane and his outfit, btw ^^
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DoctorWhoHope Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he's hella gay for moony
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:iconminakoraisuki:
MinakoRaiSuki Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Student Artist
Lmao.
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:iconltty-bitty:
ltty-bitty Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
ohohohohohohohohoHOHOHOHO THIS IS WHY I READ DESCRIPTION'S YA'LL
ALWAYS READ DESCRIPTION FOR THE 'RULES' OF COMMENTING
AKA THE YES PLEASE GIVE ME THAT GOOD GOOD STORY!

Oh man on a serious note, that's some fabulous story telling. I was absolutely absorbed into the scene but then again we always get nice descriptions that make the picture 10x better! only reason I can connect to the characters at all who I dont know but i'm so entangled in this pony new gen thing
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puppydog119 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Can someone please explain to me what type of tail does moondancer has?
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:iconcristal0930:
cristal0930 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018
The long lion type tail that the descendants of Starswirl have, Twilight and Trixie have this trait and also Pandora in her pony form
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:iconpuppydog119:
puppydog119 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2018
That's not where that tail came from. I seen lots of drawing of horses with that
type of tail that has nothing to do with my little pony. this tail only exist on mythical
horse creatures but I don't know what type of tail that is or what it's called.
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cristal0930 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Ohu yeah , unicorns were depicted with long tails in the past. I failed to mention that, but still Lop took inspiration of that and applied it on the pandoraverse giving long lion like tails to unicorns that are descendants of Starswirl the bearded
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puppydog119 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018
Ohh~ i see. thanks for the info. you didn't have to help me
but you did! so thank you!! :)
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:iconprobablyyawn:
probablyyawn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
I love this sooooooooooooooooooooooo much
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:iconprobablyyawn:
probablyyawn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Professional General Artist
This is my favorite thing
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JordanAndDraws Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
moondancer is my seconed fave shes sooo preattyyyy!!!!1
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:iconegomachines:
egomachines Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hes a boy!
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:iconjordananddraws:
JordanAndDraws Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2018
Oh my bad lmao
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:iconminakoraisuki:
MinakoRaiSuki Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Student Artist
LMAOOO.
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:iconjordananddraws:
JordanAndDraws Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Lmao your profile pucture is perfect
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Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad there's one reality where Moondancer is happy and successful
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:iconcreamy-moon:
creamy-moon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
WHERES MOONY’S CM
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:iconbenthehyena:
Benthehyena Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
FINALLY I WANTED TO SEE MORE OF THEM TWO
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:iconcreamy-moon:
creamy-moon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
dat ass tho
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purplecruiser Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
MOONDANCER IS SO PRETTY AND FEMININE AND PRETTY MY JAW FREAKING DROPPED LIKE HELL YES I’D LIKE THIS SEXY STALLION TO TAKE ME ON A DATE THANK YOU PLEASE

SO GOD-DAMNED PRETTY
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Neonshi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this picture of Moondancer!!! His hair looks so good!!
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:iconsoraookana:
SoraOokana Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*nosebleed
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:iconminakoraisuki:
MinakoRaiSuki Featured By Owner Edited Apr 17, 2018  Student Artist
I absolutely love it, omg. You never disappoint! 
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:iconcreamy-moon:
creamy-moon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
YES YES FINALLY MORE OF THIS AU
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:iconfawniyt:
FawniYT Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Student Filmographer
If I hadn’t known any better I would have thought that moon dancer was a mare
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:iconrnko26:
rnko26 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
i wanna see moondancer meet his moodier other self that would be hilarious!
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Lateci-A-rtist Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Student
Can't wait to see more of the two~~ I'm dying, halp Pinkie Pie shocked and I love your art  by the way ;o; 
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:iconuninaga:
UniNaga Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oml, these guii horse lads
Kicking my heart
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:iconladysionis:
LadySionis Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
gosh damn...moondancer's gorgeous!:love: i'm loving his purple costume and eyeliner!
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SE4LPUP Featured By Owner Edited Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you draw the texture on Moony’s clothes or did you use a premade  overlay?

Either way it looks amazing and fits really well with him. I like that it matches his eyeshadow 
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