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Raindrops clocks in and out every day for her job--ONE job, with set-in-stone expectations. Unfortunately for her, one of those expectations involves dealing with her coworkers. That's a trick in and of itself, and Cloud Kicker is far from an average coworker. With the worst storm in her career blowing in from the Everfree Forest, she has to face down unending rain, hail, lightning, and worst of all: Cloud Kicker's nymphomania. The question now is what will give first: her body, or her sanity?

A story in the Winning Ponyverse.

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And as I add a few things to me Read Later list, then cross a couple off, I end up adding another... yay!:pinkiehappy:

Regidar #2 · May 13th, 2013 · · 20 ·

They're multiplying
It's like that one horror movie from the 50's
Except instead of The Blob, it's The Winningverse
That horror movie would make me shit my pants

Banging, banging everywhere!

:yay:

Really glad too see Raindrops getting her story in the verse. :twilightsmile:

Nice to finally see some Raindrops point-of-view for the Winningverse. Nice job, as always, Ponibius.

SIXTH!!
Yes! Much Awesomeness was made here this day!

Yet I'm still left wondering how Derpy managed to set that tornado on fire. :derpytongue2:

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It's Derpy. Accidents happen.

Raindrops seemed to be channeling Lunaverse Raindrops here. :pinkiehappy:

That's quite a storm you got there. //dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/misc_Octavia_O_O.png Everfree, you so silly.

Hey, Roc, when you are getting your ass kicked, that's a good time to skedaddle. :derpytongue2:

Aw yeah! The long-awaited Winningverse invasion has commenced. Lay it all on meh!

One day I will read a fic where Derpy doesn't use a version of the line 'I just don't know what went wrong'! And on that day, I'll rejoice. :derpyderp2:

Definitely channeling the Lunaverse Raindrops here. Nothing wrong with that in the slightest! I'm always all for strengthening fanon interpretations of background characters. And the Lunaverse Drops is a very different, interesting character from the usual ubercheery ponies. I can certainly get behind that being her common fanon personality.

Anyway, cute story. Was a nice pick-me-up for my day. And we always need more CK, and more proof that she can psychologically wear down anyone to get them into bed. Or, apparently, on several walls.

Plus, hey, fight scene! I'm always up for showing how deadly ponies would be. Which, really, should be no surprise after seeing a scholar and a fashionista averse to sweating haul around Tom.

The only thing I could think of was:

A roc!? :raritydespair:

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Including Raindrops of Clan Drops, barbarian queen and roc-slayer. :pinkiehappy:

Banging! Banging everywhere! :rainbowlaugh:

That ought to be a t=shirt

2570172 I feel like writing an 8K long epic stupidfest named The Incredibly Rare Winningest Winning of Some Pony or some other such stupid name that sounds vaguely winningverse and watch it skyrocket.


It continues on and on

It's kind of like
Tribbles.

nice story from raindrops pov (side note, rainbow and raindrops have the same first name and intiials, would be funny if they were related)

loved the character developement, ive always been a fan of your winningverse stories ponibus, [Warren Vidic]I expect great things[/Warren Vidic]

Raindrops is the Element of Honesty in the Lunaverse, and For Want of a Something-or-Other, Cloud Kicker could easily have been the Element of Loyalty. It makes sense that they'd eventually get along. Cloud Kicker makes a great foil to Raindrops in this story.

Such a nice happy ending. :raritywink:

Absolutely brilliant!!! You really captured the Lunaverse interpretation of Raindrops to a 't' and I love her playing off Cloud Kicker. There's a Raindrops group somewhere on Fim Fiction, you should totally submit this to it.

A superb addition to Winningverse and a terrific story on its own merits. Love it!

2571666 The horror also nice trips

Why so much lez

Oh my god another one of these stories.

Alright! Glad to see this finally up.:yay:

Finally, some limelight for Dropsy!

The Winngiverse stories never cease to entertain, especially during the Great Pony Drought when decent stories are so few and far between.

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I once had a rough calculation, based on estimated pony size and worked out that Tom - depending on what type of rock he was actually made of - could easily have weighed between 4 and 4.5 tons[1]. And on top of that, RD smashing those tree trunks like they were nothing and biting through solid wood, Rarity kicking the manticore so hard it recoiled, Big Mac lifting a house, even Sweetie pulling that huge load of Rarity's camping gear... Our little ponies are hard core. Seriously!




[1]Ponies estimated at 28" (0.71m) at the shoulder, Tom being about twice Rarity's height and thus volumetrically very roughly 1.5 cubic meters and rock densities being in the roughly 2.5 to 3 tons/ cubic metre range; even assuming a really light rock (like coal at just over 1) gives Twi and Rarity the capability to lift a ton and a half!

When calculated via carrying capacity into Dungeons & Dragon's 3.5 rules, pony strength (well, unicorn strength, earth ponies are likely much stronger!) came out to about the same as a fully adult dragon! Eye-opening for sure...!

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How about The Incredibly Unpopular Opinion of Cynewulf?

I'd love to read these, but the extreme overabundance of F/F shipping and the lack of male characters in general has left a bad taste in my mouth. I'm okay with some F/F, but when you start using the "everyone is gay" trope? No thanks, sorry.

Of course, I do appreciate the effort that has gone into the "Winningverse", it's obviously something that a lot of love has been put into.

Lol Raindrops; awesome! :rainbowkiss:

That certainly was a fun little slice of life.
A few random thoughts as I was reading through the story:

“So, I really want to try out the Cthulhu model I just got the other day. The Empress is really good, but after a while you want to try something new.”

Eh? Empress? Cthulhu?! What does that have to do with anything? :rainbowderp:

Given Cloud Kicker was Ponyville’s resident sex maniac, I think I had a pretty good idea what type of instruments they were talking about.

* light bulb flickers on*
Oh god! ohgodohgodohgod! Mind bleach! :raritycry:

“So, when were you two planning on getting back to work instead of gabbing?” I glowered.
<...>
I crossed my forelegs over my chest. “I think it’d be nice to not have to be here until the morning shift showed up.” I had to resist the temptation to sit down and do exactly what she asked. Just landing and not flapping my wings anymore was more than enough to remind me how weary I was. I’m not a lazy pony. I like to think of myself as a hard worker, but even I got tired of twelve hour nights after a certain point.

I can certainly sympathise with 'Drops here. Through lack of communication and an angry, misplaced sense of responsibility, you take on more and more duties until you flame out in exhaustion. Then the simmering resentment bit starts in earnest until you unload into the nearest inanimate object (or unfortunate co-worker).

My reply was cut off by an explosion of wind and heat. The two of us turned to see a column of fire twirling out of the Everfree Forest, the fire tornado slowly making its way towards Sweet Apple Acres.

Only Derpy (and possibly Sweetie Belle) could hope to create a fire-storm in the midst of a monsoon... :facehoof:

What had resulted when we had gone to Cloud Kicker’s cloud-home had been ... spirited.

The two of us had barely woken up in time in what remained of Cloud Kicker’s home to race to work.

You know it was exceptionally good if you have to replace furniture afterwards. If you have to replace the entire house... :pinkiegasp:

Relax, Dropsy,

And take your break already, Dropsy.

Love you too, Dropsy.

Dropsy, your turn for monster watch

I am not sure if I would find a disfiguring medical condition a term of endearment...

2573887 Everyone's not gay. Everyone appears to be bisexual. Kicky's all about the cock too.

Edit; Anyway, what male characters do you wanna see here? All these stories so far use "canon" background ponies. They're mostly female. The only NAMED male characters we have are... Let's see... Big Macintosh, Thunderlane... Shit, are there any others that aren't kids in Ponyville? Braeburn isn't in Ponyville... Joe isn't in Ponyville... Then you've got the "fan named" background dudes. That ups the ante a little bit but not much. Caramel, Lucky (Clover?), Time Turner (already done in another story)... uhhh...

Ain't a lot of dudes in this show, mate.

Well I have to say that overall it was a good fic with nice bits of humor in it:pinkiehappy: ...
Though there was one fatal flaw that REALLY REALLY REALLY PISSED ME RIGHT THE FUCK OFF!:flutterrage:

Cloud Kicker gained altitude while I descended. I heard her yell down at me. “What can I say? I can’t turn off my swag.”

swag

swag

swag

THIS MADE ME WANT TO SHOOT YOU IN THE MOTHER-FUCKIN FACE!:twilightangry2:
But I continue reading and calmed down while noting to also rage about it.
THAT IS ALL:pinkiesmile:

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One of the reasons I chose to bring Turner in. I'm already getting requests for more and it's probably about time there was a male point of view.

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I have no idea. Derpy's ability to have accidents defies all explanation.

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This is very much the Lunaverse version of Raindrops. We here at Winning Pony love that Raindrops, and I like to think of this as a compliment/homage of the Lunaverse Raindrops.

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Ponies can get pretty crazy lethal. Check out something like The Immortal Game to see how dangerous these ponies can get.

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Thanks for the compliment! I really tried to capture the essence of the Lunaverse Raindrops for this story, because that Dropsy is awesome.

I'll go and submit this to the Raindrops group. No sense not spreading the love.

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It's more of a symptom of a lack of male characters in the show. There have only been a small handful of males with speaking roles, and lot of them are married. Most of characters are more bi then anything else. But when 75% of the population is female...

We also do have a CheeriMac story in the Winningverse that is on going.

ALL THE BANGING.:rainbowwild:

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Meh, that makes sense, even if I have heard that argument many times by now. Either way, I will just have to read the story one of these days and see it for myself. :pinkiecrazy:

Also, what do you mean by "canon" background ponies? Not many of the background ponies have much canon to them, they are mostly fanmade.

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Good thing the comments section isn't a popularity contest.

2575961 that's why it was in quotes. Only their appearance is canon.

Though some may have names thanks to toys and cards. Like Vinyl Scratch.

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You must be new here.

I'm definitely getting a little Lunaverse Raindrops feel from this. Or is grumpy and easily angered a common characterization for her?

You know, this subtitle for this could easily be The Mare She Couldn't Bang. So far, at least.

“So ... tornadoes today?” I said, looking out at the trio of growing funnels of wind that were approaching the ground near the edge of the Everfree Forest.
“So, how do you do this again?” asked Derpy.

:twilightoops:

A flaming tornado. Yeah, that's about what I expected.

Oooo, and now a Roc, awesome. Flying brick for the win!

Wait, never mind on that subtitle. :rainbowlaugh:

Y'know, I love Cloud Kicker, but when seen from an outsider's perspective... she's kind of a jerk. I mean, Raindrops is having a lousy night, is overworked and exhausted, then Cloudy comes along and zaps her with a lightning bolt because she thought it would be funny, and then doesn't even apologize! Dick move, Cloudy. :trixieshiftleft:

“Iron Hoof,” I said. “Been doing it since I was a filly. Helps with the anger issues. You?”

Krav Pega,” she replied.

What a coincidence, I do Krav Maga myself.


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The entire team had been on edge, Cloudy was trying to relieve stress of everyone, I think, including the pranked individual, she just didn't notice how close Raindrops was to her limit.

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I like The Blob, got it on DVD.

Perfect:pinkiehappy::derpytongue2::moustache: I love grumpy Raindrops!

2570493 Yea, normal clumsiness isn't that funny, but epic clumsiness is hilarious. For example my Derpy once dropped a cloud. Not as in she lost her grip on it and it floated away, but it hit the ground with a splash like it was a big water balloon rather than a mass of water vapor. This is also why my Derpy has a desk job, so the worst that can happen is a misfiling.

Martial arts banging... This fan universe officially has it all now. :pinkiehappy:

I loved this fic! The winningverse is seriously becoming my favourite something-verse series of fics on this site.

And poor Dropsy just couldn't resist Kicky's swag.

Dropsy was converted into the Bang collective.

Resistance is futile, you will be banged.

Also,

Cloud Kicker’s pained grimace slowly softened into a grin. “Dropsy! Did you just prank me?”
I wiped away the tears in my eyes. “Hey, you’re the one who said I need to pull the stick out of my plot.”
“And you chose to beat me over the head with it,” Cloud Kicker joked.

Was that a Mass Effect 2 reference?

Great fic, though is it just me, or was Blossomforth missing?

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