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After their argument with Fluttershy, Rarity and Pinkie return to Sugarcube Corner in tears.

Are they really following pointless pursuits? Are they worthless?

As they ponder these questions, Rarity decides to stay the night.

If they are to be frivolous ponies, can they be frivolous together?

A Raripie one shot taking place during the episode Putting Your Hoof Down.
Proof read by Matcha Cheesecake
Inspired by the fan art of the same name by Raikoh-illust.

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Raripie is an extremly rare character pairing. And one that has a lot going for it. :raritywink::pinkiehappy:

3803137 I know it's crazy rare, and has completely no canon backing ... but I can't help but think it's cute. :rainbowkiss:

3803162 There is some canon backing, if you know where to look.

Oh, yes I've thought of one.

"Pinkie, you were suppose to secure the rope!"


*Commence hug*


I like most Rarity pairings. Come to think of it, I like most every pairing. Except LyraBon, straight ships, incest, RariShy, and RariDash.

I said most Rarity pairings.

:pinkiegasp:you should make a sequel! :pinkiehappy:


I laughed at "straight" there. :rainbowlaugh:

Yeah, I don't care much for Raridash either. I'm kinda bias though, Rarity being my favorite pony.

3803246 It seems like a crack ship to me. At least RariPie has some canon backing (Over a Barrel, anypony?) but RariDash has nothing.


I totally agree. I think their personalities are too different. :ajbemused: Plus, no canon. I think they had one moment in the Crystal Empire episode though.

Didn't really think much about pairings outside of RariJack, but this made me give other ships a chance to sail in my vast ocean of a mind. Since it's made by you, who's writing style I adore so much, wrote this, I figured I'd give it a shot.

Not. Disappointed. :pinkiehappy:

Now get back to work on We'll Meet Again... please :raritywink:.

3803529 Haha. Thanks alot. If you really want to consider this ship. I highly recommend Seeking Beauty by Donnys Boy. It's fantastic.

HAHA. As you command :)

More Raripie! Woo!

The prose is a little awkward in places, but on the whole this is very well written. And so, so sweet.

One thing I had realized about Rarity, is that she often surrounds herself with things like clothes, and accessories that are colored pink, perhaps as stress relievers since it's been known that the color pink helps one to feel calm or something like that. And well Pinkie being all pink, she is the best stress reliever.

Heck, when Trixie comes into town the second time and messes with Rarity's dress, Pinkie enlists AJ to "get her into a nice, soothing pink, STAT!!" So yeah, it's canon. And this was a lovely little piece of delightfully sensitive shipping. Thanks for writing and sharing it!

I also disagree with you that there's no canon backing for Raripie. This episode, as well as the fact that, say, Rarity plays tic-tac-toe with Pinkie while waiting for Fluttershy in Dragonshy, plus Pinkie's involvement in Green is not your color, limited as it was, are all great little nuggets of RariPie interactions. Like the shipping itself, finding canon moments of RariPie is a nuanced, complex process that brings out happy feelings. And I really, really like the way you interpreted it. Seriously, great job here. If you write more I will not complain in the least.

Ooo :pinkiegasp: Raripie! You don't find that everyday
Nice! :pinkiehappy:

Let me educate you :ajsmug:

I was hard for the earth pony not to shed more tears.

Did you mean it?


Awesome! I'll give it a little looksy. :twilightsmile:

It’s called Chai Tea.


Chai... means... tea... :pinkiecrazy:

3803753 OMG. What's that a ... Beauty and the Beast reference? My life is complete.

3805434 Really? That's awkward 0_o

3803663 Oh yes, now that I think there is a lot. Of course "Rarity catch me!" is the best. I think they should have an episode together, would be hilarious. Thanks :)

Thanks for reading. I saw your super long comment, so I thought i'd share my thoughts. Since, I'm kinda in the same boat (ship?) as that other guy. :rainbowlaugh:

While It lacks an episode we can grab shipping fuel from, the characters provide plenty if you look close.

I think you had a good argument on why this ship can potentially work. I can see this factor being a really good reason for them to find common ground. What stands out in my mind is that this masculine/feminine divide might be too big. But, that might just be me thinking that if Rarity was in a "opposites attract" situation, Applejack would be a better fit.

Rarity and Dash are both driven and confident individuals who excel at their respective talents.

Yes, yes and yes. This a really good point that I never thought of. I couldn't agree with you more on the AppleDash front. I really don't understand why people adore this one. This is a perfect example of personalities being too alike.
I like the idea that the pair are similar in attitude, despite their goals being completely different. Plus, I totally forgot about that episode. I loved their interaction with each other as well, so yes, maybe not as far-fetched as I thought.

You could also mention the scene in the new episode Bats! when Rarity says "I'll go see how Rainbow Dash is doing".

I think the only way I can get behind a ship is when I've read a really good fan-fiction about it. It really does work for me. For example, I didn't really care for Raripie or Rarishy until I read:

Green by Steel Resolve for Rarishy


Seeking Beauty by Donnys Boy for Raripie.

I was completely converted after that. The problem is a have yet to find/read a really good Raridash chapter fic. If there was one that showed a believable relationship growth and story, it would be 99% likely I would like this ship, but until then I still find it mediocre

I think I got carried away too. :pinkiecrazy:


No problem. Ooo. I will definitely read these. Thanks :pinkiehappy:

:rainbowderp:Right from the moment when I met her, saw her~
:rainbowkiss:I said she’s gorgeous, and I fell~
:rainbowdetermined2:For in town there’s only she~
:rainbowwild:Who is as beautiful as me~
:rainbowkiss:So I’m making plans to woo and marry Rarity!

Thank you, thank you! I'm here all night! :pinkiehappy:

:raritystarry:♪Look there she goes, isn't she dreamy?~♫
:raritywink:♪Monsieur Rainbow, oh she's so cute!~♫
:raritydespair:♪Be still my heart, I'm hardly breathing.~♫
:duck:♪She's such a tall, dark, strong and handsome brute.~♫

Good! Anyone who recites Disney songs (most of all Beauty and the Beast, because it's my favorite) I COMMAND to say. :rainbowkiss:

It's good that you recognize the obvious fact that the biggest lesbian in Equestria will obviously go for the hottest mare in Equestria :raritywink:

But it's even better that you recognize the undeniable fact that B&B is 'best disney movie' :pinkiehappy:

3807495 Is it bad that I think Rainbow Dash is straight and the more "girly" ponies are gay? :applejackconfused:

Anyway, anyone would go for Rarity because ya know, she's the best.

Hahaha. Yeah it is! But I love any Disney movie, so it's a pretty hard choice.


Is it bad that I think Rainbow Dash is straight and the more "girly" ponies are gay?

She's a walking pride parade :rainbowwild: (also, closet girlies (like Rainbow Dash) are the girlest of girly) :rainbowkiss:
AJ might be straight though by that logic... :applejackunsure: but like you said..

I don't think there is anypony straight enough NOT to be attracted to this:

But you're right. That was presumptuous. Let me correct myself:
It's good that you recognize the obvious fact that the most competitive pony (ambiguous gender and sexuality, but still results in Rainbow Dash) in Equestria will obviously go for the hottest pony (ambiguous gender, but still results in Rarity) in Equestria

3807734 I dunno I'm goning off show canon here, but if they were to bring relationships into the show (they probably never will, except Flashlight *shudders*), I think they would go for the anti-type of sexuality. So, the most masculine pony (Rainbow) being straight, and the most feminine (Rarity) being homosexual. I know it will never happen in a kids show, but I think MLP is like that, by giving a massive middle finger to stereotypes. They could just imply something. That's how I think they should handle it anyway.

Wow, that picture is great, and kinda seductive. :rainbowwild:

If she was gay, she probably would. Maybe Rarity is like the Emma Watson or Johnny Depp of pony world in that no matter what your sexual orientation, who have to admit they are attractive.


So, the most masculine pony (Rainbow)

Please observe this picture of Rainbow Dash's pweety sleeping bag and cuddly teddybear before you label her as masculine
Also, explain to me how Rainbow is more masculine than Applejack :rainbowhuh:

3808110 Awww. I love that episode.

Well, as masculine as my little pony can get.

Hmm. Good question. Well, I think it's the fact Rainbow comes across as more into sport and athletics, which is considered a "masculine thing". That's just nit picking. But, you could argue AJ does more physical labour, but that is her farmer responsibilities I guess. :rainbowderp:

There's no doubt that AJ is masculine, but I think she has a more balanced feminine side. For example, she isn't fazed as much by the spa, like in Ponyville Conventional and Rarity Takes Manehattan. Also, I think Rainbow's mannerisms make me think she's the more masculine of the group, like "it's a'ight" and such. :rainbowlaugh: AJ uses pet names like "sugarcube".

I dunno, that's just the way I think of her character.

Why do you think AJ is more masculine? :pinkiehappy:

Acting masculine ≠ Being masculine:rainbowderp:
It's pretty obvious Rainbow is girly and hides it to protect her daredevil reputation she've earned over the years. She's a big softie though who loves musicals, dressing up and getting hoofacures. (But if you tell that to anybody...She'll deny it!)

As for Applejack, she acts like a man, spits like a man, has the strength of man and has that overall manly assholeishness that's typical for a man :ajsmug:


Have a moustache for this comment. :moustache:

The way I see it, it's in AJ's nature to act more masculine like this, and Rainbow tries her hardest to act tough and tomboyish while we all've come to know that she has a softer, girlier side.

I guess it's a family trait or a matter of upbringing on AJ's part. Just look at Applebloom. :rainbowkiss:


It's pretty obvious Rainbow is girly and hides it to protect her daredevil reputation she've earned over the years.

Hmm, very good point. I can see where you're coming from. You've made me question which one is more "manly?" now. If the show showed her secret feminine side more, I would deffo change my mind. :twilightsheepish:

Oh god, you're right about Applejack in that sense. I still think some part of it is just her country attitude, but hay. :pinkiesad2:

That last GIF, YES! :rainbowlaugh:

It really is. I've got carried away writing again. :ajbemused:

I think i'm trying to defend AJ's femininity so if my theory is correct (states below) happens, Rainbow will be straight, so that leaves the possibility of Rarity being into a mare. (Applejack)

The shame. :rainbowlaugh:

What an utterly charming story.
There's a surplus of fics featuring two ponies brought together on both hiding some hidden attraction each have been harbouring, so it's nice to read one wherein the characters are brought together by insecurity and sadness. Makes a welcome change.
Keep up the good work :twilightsmile:

3808871 Thanks a lot. Isn't that the best way to get a ship a floatin'? :rainbowlaugh:

I'm sure you're the guy that posts all the discussions in the Rarity group, no?

What gave me away?

3808945 I think you started a group discussion about Simple Ways synopsis or something. Or maybe it was Rarity Takes Manehattan. You're pretty active on there. :rainbowkiss:

Ugh ... I mean ... I'm psychic! :trixieshiftright:

Yeah, I really love Rarity.
I think she takes a lot more flak from fans than any other main character. People calling her bitchy and selfish and whatnot.
I like to talk to other people who can actually appreciate her character so that's why you're probably getting constant Spam in your notifications about me posting shit.

Then again you probably already knew all of that... you know. Considering the whole 'Psychic' thing :duck:

such a lovely story <3

i don't know if it's been pointed out to you by somepony else, but there are some kinks here and there-- misspelled words, mistyped words, etc. i'd point where specifically, but i'm using my ancient mobile phone at the moment so that'd be difficult. perhaps later.

on a more con-crit note, there are a few parts that i feel would work better if shown, instead of told to the reader. i also noticed a couple instances where the POV shifts abruptly, i had to reread the part a few times to know whether it's Rarity's PoV or Pinkie's.

putting all those aside, i love the tone of this piece. i think you captured the inner turmoil these two ponies must've felt after going through New Fluttershy. and the end gave me a lot of warm fuzzies. very good job. =)

3809358 Grr. I will take another sweep over to get those. :ajbemused:

Thanks, glad you liked it.

3808976 Yeah. Well, she is best pony. I know I hate when fans bash her all the time because she's "bitchy". What does that even mean? :rainbowhuh:

Of course! :twilightblush:


I think i'm trying to defend AJ's femininity

What femininity? Has she ever show an ounce of it in the show? :derpyderp1:
(If so I must've blinked :rainbowderp:)

that leaves the possibility of Rarity being into a mare. →Applejack←

Rarity's attracted to the representation of filth and roughhousing? :rainbowhuh:
And Applejack's attracted to the embodiment of neat and tidy? :applejackunsure:

... I think I'm speaking for both of them when I say that they would only put up with each other if they were the last living souls on the planet. It's pretty obvious they can't stand each other and if weren't for the birth of Apple Bloom or Sweetie Belle I doubt they'd share anything in common. :rainbowderp:

If the show showed her secret feminine side more

There's so much foreshadowing though~
:rainbowkiss:-"Thanks for making me feel pwetty, Rarity! ♥ I'm feeling better already ♥♥♥"


What femininity? Has she ever show an ounce of it in the show?

Sure she has.


Rarity's attracted to the representation of filth and roughhousing?
And Applejack's attracted to the embodiment of neat and tidy?

Well think about it? Couldn't that same phrase be applied to Rainbow?
Rarity is attracted to extreme sport, being messy and brashness?
Is Rainbow attracted to dress-up, being pretty and high-society?


Sure, but in Look Before You Sleep. But, I'd wouldn't say they hate each other. You could say they both have common ground in the sense they both are hardworking, independent mares. Just on different points on the spectrum. Similar to your theory about Rainbow creating art with her flying.

There's so much foreshadowing though

You are very right. Rainbow and Rarity do have a lot of those moments. I know this isn't really related to my point, but the idea of foreshadowing.

I present exhibit A.
Seriously, I didn't believe she'd said that. :pinkiehappy:

Dr. Fayz are you trying to sink my ship? :rainbowlaugh: (I kid)

Seriously thought they both have similarities.


Rarity is attracted to extreme sport, being messy and brashness?

Yes. She watches Rainbow Dash practice in awe and joy. She watches the wonderbolts when she visited Canterlot. She's a kung fu master so obviously she's just as brash as Dash. (rhyme, yes!)

Is Rainbow attracted to dress-up, being pretty and high-society?

Yes. She's wants to be a wonderbolt; that means dressing up, being pretty and high-society. It's an elite group.

Dr. Fayz are you trying to sink my ship?

I'm just questioning it. :ajsmug: You're allowed to like any ship on a biased opinion, like: I think they just look cute together : but making statements that their some kind of logic that supports a ship is an open invitation to discussing it (which we're doing right now) :twilightsheepish:

I'll admit that Rarity and Applejack do share the special bond of 'sighing in sync' as their younger sisters drive them to the point of insanity, but beyond that I can't see them doing anything but complain about each other 'unacceptable lifestyle' choices. :derpyderp1:

3811038 i could do a sweep too and mail it to you, if you like. :) anything for RariPie.

3811352 Sure, if you feel up to it. :) Go ahead. :rainbowkiss:

3811350 Okay, I have to agree about the secret kung fu master thing. Yes, she enjoys watching. Not participating, I think that was my point.

This is the point I really don't understand I'm afraid. Sure, I can see where you're coming from, but I don't think that's in Rainbow Dash's character. The reason she wants to join the Wonderbolts is because they are the best flyers/aerial team in Equestria, not their fashion choices. Rainbow's passion is flying, and i'm sure she'd wear a paper bag or frilly dress if it got her into the team. Being a Wonderbolt is just part and parcel of having to go to high-society events, which means looking "pretty". That said I think she would enjoy the popularity of being within high-society and being adored, but that doesn't mean she "enjoys" what is necessary to be part of it. Such as, being presentable, looking good, having nice clothes etc. She just wants to fly, man.

Oh don't worry, I was just kidding. I know what you mean. I like a good discussion as much as the next guy. I'd rather hear it, than those fans who just rage when you don't agree e.g. "AppleDash is the OTP! FUUUUUU!" :pinkiecrazy:

Very true. But, you have to remember we haven't seen them fight since season one.


She just wants to fly, man.

I totally disagree. Rainbow Dash loves two things:
1. Competition
2. Fame
She's doesn't enjoy the process of flying or sports but rather the aftermath of it. She doesn't fly for fun, she flies to win. She wants to be the best and she wants to be loved and famous for it; that's the fun part. List of things Rainbow Dash loves to do in ranking:
1. Standing around being praised and loved
2. Showing she's the best by beating the competition so she can stand around being praised and loved
3. Practicing her moves so she can beat her competition which would result in her standing around being praised and loved.

She's not a surfer. She does not fly for fun and wouldn't care for it if it didn't earn her all that fame she so desires.

you have to remember we haven't seen them fight since season one.

that's because we haven't seen them together alone since season one :ajsmug: (Who knows perhaps they learned they don't get along?) :scootangel:

Also, don't you think there's somepony much more suited for Applejack than Rarity? Someone who's supportive, love animals and the outdoors, respects nature and has amazing skill of animal communication that could aid in keeping Applejack's farm safe from infestation. Someone who'd willing wipe the sweat of her brow and keep her bed warm at nights ♥ I think you know who I'm talking about... :ajsmug:

Aww very sweet, loved it:twilightsmile: I don't know much what to say about it now, but I'll try to make a better comment in the morning.

No, no. I didn't need my heart today anyway. Here just take it, take it I say.

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