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Put the cart before the horse, mix things up, and look at them in a different way.


Rainbow Dash severs her spinal cord, paralyzing her from the neck down. Now, she must cope with the hard, depressing reality of being disabled.

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I was hoping direly wondering when this would happen. Good for her.

Yes, it's amazing what a different tone can do for a story. This throws into light what I'm sure it would be like irl.
2 greens in 5 minutes for you. Good show, sir.

4614619 Thanks, glad that you liked 'em both!

:rainbowkiss: :twilightsmile:


Good story. Can't stop laughing.

Interesting contrast. Also, apparently friendship and loyalty are a one way street where Dash is concerned. :rainbowderp:


Hate to say it, but me too.

I think it was because it's so over the top.

I do have a question: If Rainbow was trying to break a flying speed record, then why was she flying at such a low altitude that she hit a building? Was it a skyscraper?

4614864 Well yeah, you know how much technology has progressed. :ajsmug:

I felt a feel somewhere in there

Didn't feel a (negative) thing here, and I couldn't...
for two reasons:

Read the "comedy" one first, so I knew half the lines and associated them with something funny, and also this was way over the top
in so many ways that I could not take it serious even if I tried...

So many mistakes too... for example: Sure Dash did not even shrug anymore, it is pretty hard to shrug when you can't move your shoulders
in that condition... Twilight just giving up? Her friends leaving her completely for over half a year after just two years?

Oh yeah... and Rarity making her a hat after the accident? really?

I see what you wanted to try/ do here... not down-voting but not up-voting either :applejackconfused:

Puncturing the spinal column wouldn't really do anything. That is pretty common in medical practice these days. Epidurals, spinal taps, etc. You would actually need a partial or total severance or compression on the spinal cord to cause paralysis easily.

Just a FYI :twilightsmile:

Not a bad short though.

4615480 No problem :twilightsmile: Keep up the good work.

> Just read the Twilight version before this.


In a more serious note, this shows the effect of how twisting ideas to suit a certain tone to be a very alluring and clever idea. I like it.

Fantastic job. :twilightsmile:

What, no Scootaloo moment in this one ?

I mean this would be a unniuqe time for a Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash moment, considering Scootaloo ccannot fly. :rainbowderp:

I definitely liked the other one more, but I think that was more of because I read the comedy first and I prefer funny to sad any day of the week.

I still felt sympathy for Dash but considering that this story brought nothing really new to the trope of RD hurting herself I really can't bring myself to up vote this. :applejackunsure:

What's the opposite of Christopher Walken? Christopher Reeve!

Pegasi UP. Hasbro plz buff.

Good story, but can't say I felt much from reading it. I thought the paraplegic idea was pretty unique, I've seen Dash injury herself from concussions to losing limbs in fan fiction, but never to this length and I applaud you for the plot. It was also deliciously sad, but it still felt like it needed another factor to make it... complete.

4617400. That was in terrible taste! ;)

4614619 Hey, are you that rich CEO from Yip's new story?

I'd like to be a rich CEO :yay:
Alas, I am not. :fluttershysad:

4625669 What an odd coincidence, then.

:pinkiesad2: Poor RD! Very nice story!

So no magic can help? Maybe no normal magic... but there is one that might be able to help... if they could convince him...

I always wondered what happen to people who becomes paralyzed from the neck down. I really don't want to imagine the hardships though :applecry:

That was beautiful....

4633677 discord.... i think they tried chaos magic first i doubt she would ever move more then her head ever again anywere but her dreams.......

The contrast between the two stories is about as large as it could possibly get. Great job.

make more what happens next who takes care of her now that she's broke

The feels in this... it hit so hard:applecry:.

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