Why won't everypony leave Cheerilee alone about being single?!
(Featured on EqD.)
In "Hearts and Hooves Day", there's a point where the CMC are asking Cheerilee why she doesn't have a special somepony, and she makes this face that says so much about her romantic life. I've been wanting to write something expanding on that 'cause Cheerilee is cool, and I've been writing (and thinking about writing) too many serious things, so this came out rather silly.
Derpy and Cheerilee being sly! Now that is funny!
This has got to be one of my favorite stories I've ever read on FIMFiction.
Pure gold, Hoof-ful, pure gold
This was absolutely pure genious. I love it.
The moment I saw that scene, I knew someone was going to make a story of it. Good work, sir.
That was a fabulous story; well done!
That was hilarious. With all the talk about shipping in the fandom, it's funny to see a writer approach it from a new angle - namely, that all the ponies on the show are just as obsessed with shipping. Plus, this fic stars Best Pony Cheerilee, always a major plus.
Liked and Favorited. Well done!
A brilliant resolution to a sticky situation, and bonus points for Derpy just knowing what went right.
hahahah that was great xD
“Derpy, how would you feel about us being single… together?”
At this point I had to stop and triple facepalm myself.
But thank you for highlighting the whole crazy shipping side of this fandom and making a hilarious story out of it
Genuinely funny and a good read. Thanks for uploading
That last part...
It's meta, disguised as a really funny Cheerilee fic, which there aren't nearly enough of. Great job, and I'm kinda hoping we get a glimpse of what being 'single together' entails. It's marked as complete, though, so I can't really say anything if you think it's done.
I think this is about as close as a story to get with toeing the line of what is meta and what isn't. There's certainly a couple of lines that are said directly to the camera, as it were.
And I have no idea what being single together means either. Maybe Cheerilee and Derpy hang out and have coffee and don't really define their relationship status to the rest of shipping-obsessed residents of Ponyville, leaving them scratching their heads.
>>905522905522 This face?
>>905522905522 Here's the url:
I think it would make a MUCH better cover pic. And since it involves (the parody of) shipping, try adding the romance tag. (Of coarse, if you're pretty stuck on the idea of this being an anti-shipping story, it's totally cool with me.)
That's the one exactly. But using that would mean it doesn't fit in with the rest of my silly cover images.
I never thought about adding the Romance tag. There's a case to be made for it either way, I suppose. But there's no real romance to speak of, it's just a comedy about romance, so... yeah, I don't like the tag system very much. Leads to weird ambiguities.
>>916023916023 BTW, you deserve to get featured. Have a mustache.
Rainbow Dash gets all the stallions. And mares. And other.
Rainbow Dash has got game.
Loved it! Laugh out loud funny! The line that killed me was "I don't even know who that is."
Oh my goodness, this was absolutely hilarious. Congrats on the EqD Feature! Well deserved.
(And nice Casablanca reference at the end there. )
" “Would you mind walking me through how you figured this all out?”
“Well, I saw you two talking just now.”
Cheerilee waited for something more to come, and when nothing did, she asked, “…And?”
“And that’s how I knew you two were getting together!”
“That’s it? We were talking?” “That’s it? We were talking?”
“Uh-huh.” Pinkie nodded vigorously. "
I've heard worse reasons for pairing
damn the whole town has gone nuts over getting cheerilee a date. and maaan is rainbowdash having a huuge afair
I laughed so hard I almost had an asthma attack. Good job!
Cheerilee you sly genius... That was really funny and entertaining. Especially since I as a brony don't really get the appeal of shipping in general. You probably have gotten this a lot but I LOVED the joke about Rainbow Dash being shipped with everyone. I don't even read shipfics and I know that... Anyways, great fun little fic. I give it 5 yays out of 5!
Ponyville is clearly suffering from a latent equine herding instinct.
Clever story. Bravo.
For some reason when I was reading this Bon Bon's voice changed in my head from her voice in call of the cutie to her voice inputting your hoof down. That was pretty weird.
Love the story though .
I really can't wait until the next part!
*dances around in excitement*
Cheerilee and Derpy, of to buck with the everypony's heads!
Had to leave another comment and congratulate you on getting this featured on EQD!
Stories like this absolutely deserve to be featured, and it makes me very very happy to see a story as clever and hilarious as this get the recognition it deserves.
Plus, with her image now on the front page of EQD, the righteous cause of "Make everyone realize that Cheerilee is Best Pony" gets another boost, and for that, I am extra grateful!
Dat Rainbow Dash scene. My sides. XD
I, I love it. I absolutely love this story. My feelings towards this are a mix of love, laughter, realization (this could possibly happen!) and SO. AWESOME!
Cheerilee and Derpy, being "together" to fool everypony, but maybe that fake love will becoma true one with time
Yes. One thousand times yes.
Cheerilee and Derpy are best moirails!
Wow, I think this is the only that's actually made me laugh out loud multiple times. Seriously, when they all claimed to be dating Rainbow Dash, I just lost it And when Twilight was mentioned as her special somepony I couldn't believe you went there, but so glad you did.
And I know what you mean about that face. I was always like, "No, there's something going on here. Something we're not being told. She has WAY too much disdain for that statement, and there has to be a reason for it."
Rainbow Dash! The fastest flyer in Equestria.
This fic gives this phrase a whooooole new meaning.
That was AWESOME!
I know you said this was just meant to be silly, but I actually think there's a really interesting story to be told about Cheerilee and Derpy being "single together". Not about how they end up hooking up after all, but how they maintain that relationship, what the boundaries are, etc.
Anyway, I enjoyed this, even if I have no problem with extremely speculative shipping (as long as it's well written).
Am I the only one who got the Chumbawamba reference? Strange to reference a song by an Anarchistic band that barley makes sense in context.
Brilliant. Just... brilliant. XD
“Because aside from some very basic biological incompatibilities, I’m pretty sure it’s illegal.”
*checks Equestrian law* Actually, while not advised on account of their eventual enormous size, pony-dragon relationships are not illegal! In fact, and I quote, "As per the command of the overwhelming majority of the brony overlords who control our universe, shipping between all species and all ages is hereby legal. Punishment for opposition will mean banishment to a really grimdark story for angst and torment."
A real giggle story. Very simple, very crazy, and very sweet.
Thank you, thank you so much for making this story.
Right before I found this story I was really down in the dumps, I was crying, and I really felt terrible.
This story made my whole day.
Short, cute, with shipping-that-not-shipping and nicely wrapped ending. Thanks :D
I think its more for the fact that spike is probably all of eight years old.
That pre-reader weren't wrong.
I noticed that face as well. One of the greatest expressions from the series thus far.
That was fantastic! Very funny. Just as the EQD pre-reader said: Short. Sweet. Hilarious. It captured the "just another normal day in Ponyville" feel quite well. :D
Asexuality is at least as relevant a sexual preference as anything else, just a slightly more boring one in terms of dramatic entanglements.
Still, I think it's fair to interpret Cheerilee's UGH OMG U FUCKING FOALS as "I am a lesbian in a show made for a civilization where being a lesbian means you're unfit to be a schoolteacher and thus can't say anything."
This is so meta.
>>929352929352 I'm glad somepony else caught that reference! Too many people of this generation have no idea what dramatic genius they're missing in Bogie and Bergman.
This was my reaction that episode. The minute I saw her face, "I know that feel."
Yes. This is good.
>>905522905522 When I saw her pull that face, I totally thought that the words going through Cheerilee's head were "You sound like my mother."
That said, I this fic so much! It had me laughing the whole way through, especially when everypony appeared to be dating .
May the Grace of the Valar Protect You
LOVE IT. Rainbow Dash is going to have a LOT of explaining to do...
Honestly, this could be expanded a bit it was so funny! (But honestly, the one-shot length is perfect for this.)
Thanks for writing this! It's things like this that energize myself to keep writing, and to keep trying to improve!
An anti-shipping fic. So great.
That expression alone made me love Cheerilee. You so rarely see a teacher reveal that she's a real, normal adult on a kids' show. I'm an Education major from a teaching family, so maybe I'm biased, but that one little moment really clicked with me. Cheeri's probably my favorite character to see written about outside the show; I hope she gets more "I'm a real person" moments like that in season 3
Damn rainbow dash is a playa!!!
Alondro I laughed so hard at your comment I think I broke a rib.
Yeeeeeah... I know that feel, mare.
Also, a pity you couldn't include the following line from Zecora:
"All of you ponies, cease and desist! A manticore's lair would be better than this!"
You could write a ton of fanfics based on that infamous look on Cheerilee's face in "Hearts and Hooves Day." Sadly they're few and far between. But when one comes around, its well written, clever and flawlessly captures her personality. I hope you write more Cheerilee stories, because you captured very well.
Heheheh, most amusing.
“Hey, everypony! Who wants to help me find Cheerilee a special somepony?!”
And then Dashie was dating the entire population of Ponyville.
Instant addition to my user page wall of awesome oneshots.
>>931081931081 You aren't the only one who caught said reference.
"where's the mares? There is no Mares, this is the good ship life style"
There was a movie reference at the end there... which movie was that... OH YEAH! It was Casablanca! Yay! Anyway, nice story.
Some days feel like this for me.....
Thunderlane and The Doctor? I am intrigued.
Loved it. I seem to be biased toward comedy fics as of late. I'm also single and I have my whole damn family constantly asking me if I've found anyone special, so this really resonates with me.
I'm pretty sure I'd like this fic on any day, though. Pinkie being Pinkie, Rainbow dating everypony, it's all great. The Cakes being an island of sanity makes perfect sense, and the ending somehow works, despite Derpy and Cheerilee being a really weird pairing.
Solid writing, and I only spotted one mistake:
"Cheerilee found herself wish she was still in bed" -- should be "wishing".
The part with Rainbow had me rolling, and I'm pretty sure I got a few weird looks.
Has anyone ever written a CheerileexDerpy fic before? I don't believe I've ever seen one ...
This is one of the stories i can suprisingly relate to,ive been *shudders* shipped with my friends and enemies and every time i make that face too
Im gonna try out Derpy's advice tomorrow and hope it works.
Rainbow Dash...y-you're a whore! A filthy, filthy whore!
Can't contain all these 'Wat?'s...
you, sir, have my undivided attention.
Grats on featured. You deserve it so much more than most of the crap that ends up in that box.
why is everybody dating Rainbow Dash
If it was any more obvious that you were trying to poke fun at shippers, it would literally rip through the screen and hit me in the face. Good story.
It was enjoyable. It wasn't the funniest read, but there were a few times that made me chuckle.
Excellent story. I caught the meaning behind it, the references, everything. And it was amusing, especially the RD-is-a-whore backstory. Or, Rainbow Dash has cloned herself. ... ... ... IDEA!
However, there was one teensy problem:
is married to Doctor Whooves. AKA Time Turner. However, Doctor Whooves is best name because a) it's a clever pun based of Doctor Who, and b) Doctor Who trumps Harry Potter.
Sorry to overanalyze, but DerpyXDoctor is one of my OTPs. LyraXBonBon, Scratchtavia, SpikeXSweetieBelle, and RarityXTom.
We need a picture of a ship.
I find myself in Cheerilee's shoes more than I'd care to elaborate on. Maybe I should find someone to be single with
Fantastic story, by the way! Short, sweet, and a joy to read. It's a nice break from the countless depressingly heavy stories that I seem to be reading all the time, and I thank you for that.
“Now,” she asked, “everypony raise your hoof if you are currently dating Rainbow Dash.” She put a hoof in the air. The entire crowd did likewise.
This made a thirty-hour day worthwhile. Thank you.
being single together
the ONLY way to get ponies off your back!
ClAp clAp clAp.
Rainbow Dash is bucked... In more ways than one
>>934402934402 Wait, Doctor Whooves is an earth pony, Derpy Hooves is a pegasus, and both Dinky and Sparkly are unicorns. If i hadn't seen the Cake twins I'd be freaking out here!
BTW: Rarity x Tom? What the buck?
Right now I have a hand-shaped bruise on my face. Hilarious really, I love the way it starts as normal gossiping and tale-telling, then it escalates to full-blown shipping madness.
Rainbow is the pony everypony wants
I could tell by the first two paragraphs that this would be good. My favorite lines:
"What’s a more obvious sign of love than wanton property destruction?”
"daisies were a popular food and Daisy’s daisies were the best."
" If Daisy’s smile had been impossibly wide, Pinkie Pie’s grin must surely have been touching somewhere at the back of her head."
“The Great and Powerful Trixie!” called a voice from somewhere in the back of the crowd. The voice received a smattering of boos.
“Now,” she asked, “everypony raise your hoof if you are currently dating Rainbow Dash.” She put a hoof in the air.
>>916562916562 Egad! I can predict the future!
Boring, uninteresting, OOC as hell and generally horribly stupid. Why is this featured again?
Then why did you read it again if you didn't like it the FIRST time?
Take your hate some-place else!
I got a good laugh out of everybody being claiming to be dating Rainbow Dash.
The type of pony you are isn't dependent on genes in some fanon.
Yes, Rarity X Tom. Remember the giant rock in Season 2's opening? That's Tom.
That face just screamed, 'not this again.'
>>932705932705 Dat was da plan!
I mean technically how do we know they aren't even sisters or something?