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  • 141w, 2d
    Assumptions XI: The-one-that-nearly-broke-me post-chapter notes

    Dear Reader,

    I apologize for the three-week gap, but with life catching up with me, I've had very little time to work on this chapter. Now, I may have finished a chapter of "Demise" (which, I think most of you won't like, since it's a tad sad), and devoted around 45 minutes every night to doodling ponies. I'm improving, very, very slowly, and have been at it for a week. Nevertheless, Here's the story you've all been waiting for.

    Now, before you murder me about my incorrect explanation of radiation (there is no such thing as cold radiation, it is simply the hot objects lose their heat to the night sky, etc...) or drowning, or shock, remember: I am an architecture student, so I'm pretty much useless in about everything. I also think a proper explanation would have been far too complex, and Twilight would have tried to dumb it down for her friends. And also, I have poetic license, so your argument is invalid.

    When I started writing, I honestly never thought my chapters would ever break the 5000 word barrier. How wrong was I? The length was also a part of the reason the story took such a long time to write.

    Also, I'm not overly fond of the plot devices I used in this chapter. Caramel is unlucky, again. Snakes; Bronius Maximus used them way better in at Home On The Range. Well, I decided to bite the pillow (what?) and just be done with it. Please don't hate me.

    The one character I really like though is nurse Redheart. I think she'd be very nice until about 5 PM, and the later her shift would drag on, the more pragmatic and cynical she'd become. Also, why aren't there more nurse Redheart fics. Not even good ones, it offers itself very nicely to a self insert. A strange pony is found beat up outside of Ponyville (he was probably a traveller) and falls in love with the mare who nursed him back to health. Or something... (I promise never to write it, though).  

    I also hope FlutterMac is to your liking, and RariPie makes sense. I refuse to idealize relationships. They're probably never perfect anyway, but that doesn't mean they're not worthwhile. I wouldn't know though.

    The next two chapters I promise will be simpler, with very little FlutterMac or RariPie drama. I hope to release them short after one another, so it might take two to three weeks to get it done.

    The sequel-o-meter currently stands at 1, which means one of you suggested it. I wouldn't write a sequel, but an extra chapter/epilogue could be in the works if there should be demand.

    Spoiler: The next chapter will contain 20% more coolness courtesy of the Wonderbolts and 40% more of pegasi questioning the direction in which Caramel's barn doors swing. It will be called: Asumptions XII: Up To The Sky, Down To The Ground.

    The guess the artist whose lame song lyrics EG uses to name his chapters is still open (they're not the actual song names, though).

    Also, I inserted some Bjork lyrics into last chapter, they were: “As much as I definitely enjoy solitude/ I wouldn't mind, perhaps/ Spending a little time with you/ sometimes, sometimes” from the song Possibly Maybe (It's a nice song, listen to it).

    Before we go: My Dumb Tumblaar

    TV tropes page for Assumptions

    Peace out!


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  • 144w, 4d
    Assumptions X: Post-chapter notes

    Wow, what a week that was.

    Thanks everyone for the comments on the last chapter.

    Anyway, have some trivia:

    I called Cheerilee's mouse Mickey. I truly have no imagination. Why a mouse? I really don't know, but I mentioned it elsewhere.

    In two weeks, I managed to write one new paragraph of Demise. YAY!

    I wanted to join the Write off, but I haven't the time nor any ideas. But I'll definitely check out the results. And so should you!

    Three more chapters you guys, the next one will be called "Call My Name"

    By the way, the chapters' titles are all random pieces of lyrics taken from songs of a rather famous artist. Any guesses (it's not my favourite artist at the moment, though)?

    I decided that while I work on Demise, which I hope will only be 4 chapters or so, I will start a very small parallel project. It will be a saucy comedy featuring Fluttershy, with chapters no longer than 1000 words, with the readers deciding what happens next in the story (much like Moonstuck, but then in a written form). Ask me about it if you're curious.

    FlutterMac will be left open-ended, but hopeful, while RariPie will still have a bit more resolution.

    The greater portion of the last chapter was written under the influence of red wine.

    There's a Bjork lyric hidden somewhere. See if you find it. And let me know if it isn't the sweetest thing ever.

    The next chapter should be out within two weeks.

    Hint: I really tried to make it clear that Applejack is asexual in this story. There! I'm not going to repeat myself.

    Self promotion: My tumblr, in case your life isn't meanginful enough.

    Poptard's amazing TV tropes page, which I still can't get over!

    By the way, is anyone reading these notes? Just wondering. Leave me a comment if you are. Even if it's just to let me know you were here!


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  • 145w, 6d
    Assumptions IX: Post-chapter notes

    This chapter took me too long to write. Initially, I had how to continue this chapter, especially since the first scene and the last paragraph are essentially the most important things. Otherwise, it's a bit of a filler, really.

    Anyway, onto notes:

    After seeing the spoilers on EQD, but also after much deliberation, I have decided that this story and my WIP "Demise of Kindness" don't necessarily have to be connected. I want to write Demise anyway, regardless of whether FlutterMac happens or not in this story depends on the Hearts and Hooves Episode. Demise will happen regardless, and could therefore become a sort of AU story within the Assumptions Universe (as in "What would have happened if Fluttershy and Mac did not get together in the end?").

    The story is constructed around the episode "The Last Roundup", in case you haven't noticed. I think I'll refrain from using canon too much, except the CheeriMac thing (should that happen). All of the episodes are too summery, and it's really tiring thinking up a story around them.

    Also: DERPY!!! Still keeping her a mailmare, but with a cheerful, Forrest Gump-esque disposition. Deal with it! I'm actually surprised I haven't seen a fic like that. It's begging to be written (not by me though). Someone fund it!

    In my headcanon, Lyra is a yaoi fangirl. Deal with it!

    But, sticking to the episode finally gave me a reason for Rarity to kiss Pinkie Pie: to get her to shut up!

    I have my private theory as to why Applejack likes to call everypony "Sugarcube". Let's just say that just because she's a farmer doesn't necessarily mean she only listens to country music.

    Next chapter: Maybe on Valentine's, maybe a bit later. I don't like Valentine's Day, but that's just single person's whining. But yeah, I'll have tons of work this semester, but I'll do my best.

    Also, thanks to Poptard for making a Tv Tropes page for my fic. It literally made my weekend. Read it and see if you have anything more to add!

    Also, I has a tumblr, so if you want to see me reblog one lame picture a day, this is your chance!

    The next Chapter will most likely be called: You've Always Known, but I might change my mind on that one. Just four more chapters guys (and gals)!


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  • 148w, 1d
    Assumption VIII: Post chaper notes

    I have already expressed my wish to stay true to canon, as much as possible. Which might mean no happy ending for FlutterMac. I'll also be in the middle of a rather busy time now (moving my stuff from place X to my parents' place, the going skiing next week, and then moving to a new place. This might sound trivial, but the whole operation covers three countries, and skiing with my fanatical uncles (ski-till-you-drop) is no picnic. Yeah I know. First world problems. So while I'll do everything I can to finish Chapter IX in time for next week, please understand that my writing, while mediocre at best, still requires attention, so that it doesn't suck.

    Also, Chapter X will be released a few days after Hearts and Hooves Day episode (11 February). Maybe Valentine's day. That would be symbolic...

    But don't worry, If CheeriMac does indeed become a thing, I have a very sad ending planned for Fluttershy. The story, which I have roughly plotted out would be called "Demise of Kindness" and follows Fluttershy dealing with her unrequited love, leading to her downfall. If anyone is interested in helping me out (my brother/pre-reader flat out refused after reading the prologue, saying it was "not his thing"), send me a mail. I promise I don't bite (or rather, can't cause, you know, internet). In case there is no CheeriMac, it will be cancelled, but I'll give y'all access to it on Google docs.

    Also, Assumptions is now planned for 13 Chapters. Chapter IX is not written yet (the first scene is, but that still means I need around 3000 other words), so no preview... I can tell you that it will be called "Nothing Equals Nothing".

    Also, regarding some headcanon in this chapter... I consider zap-apple to be a winter crop, since they're so magical and stuff.

    Also, I has a tumblr now, which you can follow. Ask me stuff, send me stuff, whatever. Tumblr is fun (another way to kill precious time).

    Also, many of you might have read on EqD about the Smile charity thing. My brother is one of the co-organizers from Bronies for Good, so if you haven't donated yet, please do so now. They already raised something like 21+k dollars, but every extra bit helps. It's HERE! The fundraiser ends 25 January.

    Also, I welcome our new canon Derpy overlord and would like to point out, that as a fanfic writer, I could be extremely valuable in her new world order.

    Thanks a lot for sticking with me, and for all your kind comments.


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  • 149w, 1d
    Assumptions Chapter VII: Post Chapter Notes

    Did you know:

    I wish I was a way better writer. That walk that Dash and Caramel took could have been the most romantic vision ever in the hands of a skilled artist/writer. I imagined a winter date in Paris when I was writing it, to be honest.

    There was a time I felt really bad for making Caramel straight, since he’s become a bit of a mascot for the colt-cuddlers out there. So yeah, I made his big brother into one.

    You notice that despite his size, Chance-A-Lot isn’t exactly the dominant pony we’d expect him to be. Yay for subverting stereotypes, I think...

    Even though Dash is very dere is this chapter, it’s only because it’s Hearth’s Warming. She’ll be her old self before the end…

    I’m really starting to like this ship myself.

    I’ve already decided on a “song” for Caramel and Dash as well as Fluttershy and Mac. Especially the FlutterMac one is very sweet, sentimental, although somewhat explicit. I'll post it later, or you can ask.


    Cheque out my tumblr for extra ramblings from yours truly.

    Preview Assumptions Chater VIII:

    “At least Ah don’t treat ‘im like dirt half th’ time.”

    - Applejack (kind of)

    “You… you burnt the tea… I didn’t even know that was possible…”

    - Caramel


    - Big Macintosh (several times)

    “Angel bunny, could you please fetch the first aid kit?”

    - Fluttershy

    “It should be so effortless.  Like, like talking to you.”

    - Caramel


    -Rainbow Dash

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Not all assumptions are malicious, but even the most innocent rumours can be unpleasant, if they actually effect ponies' lives. Rainbow Dash knows this all too well as she tries to confront the stallion of her dreams. A bitter-sweet kind of hilarity ensues when she meets another pony with similar problems.


First Published
3rd Dec 2011
Last Modified
10th Mar 2012

Please rate and review! I'd love to hear everyone's comments, be they positive or critical.

this is amazing! you've got yourself a track sir! :pinkiehappy:

>>49456 Thank you. I was worried about that one star rating. Probably a troll.

A very good start, I'll keep my eye open for this.

>>49523 Thanks. There will be a bit more dialogue and inside jokes in the upcoming chapters I hope y'all will like!

quite decent, I will track this story and see where it goes

Quite interesting so far. Tracking.:twilightsmile:

I came across this story by accident, but it was wel worth the time I took to read it. Good job.

As usual, please rate and review and ask questions if you have any.


terrificwas there a rufi in it or can Dash just not hold her cider

was there a rufi in it or can Dash just not hold her cider

Damn, everyone is acting like such a prick to Caramel.

>>57737 yes, Dash accidentally a roofie.

>>57762 well, Caramel does get the short end of the stick often (is that an idiom? Now it is.) mainly because he's such a pushover. (Do I sense potential character development for later on in the story?)

they friggin spiked the glass!!!! frigging A!!! THAT'S BUCKED UP!

>>67493 Quite correct. As we know, spiked (:moustache:) drinks are not unheard-of in Equestria.

Thankfully, as far as the story is planned out, there will be no more substance abuse (that plot-device gets old easily), although I do promise a fight scene almost at the very end of the fic. It's supposed to be tragically funny more than anything (sorry if I failed).

>>67560 That was just my attempt at the :moustache: Drink joke. At least it was recognizable.:twilightsheepish:

Ugh....getting a little bit impatient waiting for the next chapter:ajbemused:....Any ideas on a due date?


>>71895 Thanks

>>71968 Next update in about 14 hours. Ideally, I'll update once a week, but I was busy editing chapters 1 and 2, and stuff at uni, and X-mas shopping and stuff. I know, a lame excuse...

>>72052Oh. Ok, Thanks! Now I can put it into my regular schedule! And No, it's not a lame excuse. It's Xmas, after all.

Rate, review, ask! Thank you.

Sweet! Even better, I just was hoping to read this before I left a few hours from now, I went to the bathroom, came back out an BAM! NEW CHAPTER!!!!!:yay:


I can relate to this story. People have always thought I was gay, despite the fact I'm not, and aren't willing to hear my side of the story.

Admirable story.

The "Rainbow Dash is gay 'cause she's made of rainbows!!"-thing is a good bit more offensive than most people realize.

Very well-written story, great storyline, and just overall awesome.  

5 stars, tracking and I also reward you with mustache Spike :moustache:

>>73068 Hope you liked it

>>73157 Which is partially what this story's about. Hope you'll like the rest of it.

>>73551 It is somewhat similar to "Caramel lost the grass seeds and was seen whimpering next to Big Mac, so he's gay" or even "Big Mac is the big quiet farmer type, and one of the few stallions in town, so he must be a player."

>>73573 Why thank you! I'll try to keep it up!

Thanks everyone. We authors love hearing comments/constructive criticism, so don't be shy!

6 paragraphs in, I found a typo.


Caramel, upon hearing the accusation in her voice gave a little sigh, and explained, as precisely as he could. “Those stallions from last night spiked the cider. It was meant for me, but you chased them away before they forced me to drink it. It pretty much knocked you out right there and then. I carried you over to Nurse Redheart. She gave you a quick inspection, but said you’d beFIN and you just needed a good night’s sleep.


You just missed the E.

Ya know, I may just go through the whole story and check for more typos.


>>73670 Typos, my arch-nemesis! Thanks for spotting it, should be fixed now.

Also, author's notes are up on the blog now for extra unnecessary trivia!

Well this is certainly interesting, tracking and rated five stars. :rainbowdetermined2: But I have just one question about it:

Will the Wonderbolts be making another appearence? Or were they there just to get the ball rolling?

Not bad and good use of gossip and prejustice. Tracking.

Rainbow dash is such an asshole and jerk.

>>73919 They were there to kept the ball rolling... but will make another appearance almost at the very end. I think they might get their just deserts.

>>73992 She is! But she has a heart of gold. Tsundere Dash is best Dash!


Nah, Caramel is god but I don't like this Dashie. Such a bitch( Even Trixie was way nicer.

>>75969 Patiece, patience. Character development doesn't happen overnight!


Well, duh. That's why I'm tracking this. You obviously wrote her such a bitch in purpose, and we can expect character development any time, and I think when Dash will understand how to be nicer she'll be nice and maybe even befriend Caramel. Don't mean I like her now, thought.

I think I have a hunch as to who this mare is that Mac likes.

Not telling, as it is a hunch. :rainbowwild:

If I'm wrong, I'm still gonna keep reading. :eeyup:

>>86943 Ah, yes. You are lucky, good sir, because I will post chapters IV and V at the end of the day. I hope not to disappoint. Although I am afraid that the Mac ship is somewhat more boring than your ideal preference (yes, I look up everyone who comments and tracks, hope that's not considered creepy).

By the way, loving your Blues story.  


Thank you. And good luck to your own story.

Very nice! I really can't wait to see how you flesh this out, I don't think I've ever seen a CaramelXDash fic before, so this one should be pretty awesome! :D

I lold at the Chamber of Secrets reference cuz I was just watching that movie!

Please, for the love of God... Don't make this a fix where every single mare wants to do it with RD. You are making something unique and it would be a shame and a waste if you used such common tropes in this fic.

Please, for the love of God... Don't make this a fix where every single mare wants to do it with RD. You are making something unique and it would be a shame and a waste if you used such common tropes in this fic.

Oh, so there has been a lot of Scootabuse rumors aroun Ponyville lately?:rainbowderp:, I do wonder if there's some knind of "Cupcake Killer" rumors around:pinkiecrazy:

>>87587 Thank you. I'll do my best. I kind of like their constant bickering. Much more interesting than this "love at first sight" I keep hearing about.

>>88017 I hope it wasn't too distracting, I was told these things need to be handled delicately. Then again, this story is mean to have its funny bits as well.

>>88098 Although that was never my intention, I can see it might seem that way now (Spitfre, Mayor, Pinkie, Rarity). In any case, there's only one mare that's currently interested in Rainbow Dash. The others are quite over her, and, in the words of our marshmallow friend "have moved on to better and bigger things".

>>88139 In Chapter V, there's a passing mention of a book by everyone's "favourite" wizarding celebrity. The name is ponyfied, of course, but should be easy to spot. Good luck!

Thanks for the comments.:twilightsmile:

>>88366 Thanks for noticing. I like putting in references to some of the more ridiculous fanon beliefs, though I hope it doesn't distract from the story. If it does, I'm not doing my job properly. By the way, there's no cupcake killer (I think I would write very boring gore), but feel free to make your own headcanon.

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