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Thinking Horse Noises

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As Applejack manipulates Rainbow Dash into participating in four challenges devised by their friends to test them in new and unusual ways, Rainbow finds the path to winning is tougher than she expected.

The stakes only get higher as Applejack reveals her hidden attraction to Rainbow Dash.

Contains Appledash, for the third AppleDash competition. Again.

Chapters (10)
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Remember, when your friend proposes a shiny multicolored food to eat, always say yes :eeyup: .
Also, helmets are females. True fact. :moustache:

DIS GON B GUUUD!

This series of challenges will be most excellent indeed.

I can easily see RD being good at maths and physics. the art thing... well, that was surprinsing!!

5122614 I hope in a good way. I didn't want the contest to be fair from the get-go. I love Applejack to bits, and I don't see her as a stupid character, far from it in fact, but for incredibly long winded reasons, I often view Rainbow as being clever by birth, but lazy by choice, as opposed to Applejack who I always saw as less talented by birth, but far more hard working by choice, which in many respects is far more important.

It's really weird. I have my reasons, though.

OK, how much do this vacation last? because she spend a week lazing around, and another week with the contest... end then 4 days left? yeah, my math sucks that way, that was why I got a career in med school!:twilightblush:

5122657 It's in a good way! weather is not science? last I remember it was a science :rainbowhuh:

5122922 Where I live, in the heat of summer, there's often around two weeks of no rain. I modelled Rainbow's holiday off of that time, but by your maths it's gone a bit over too weeks.

Oh well. Hopefully nobody else will notice... :twilightblush:

Except you've gone and pointed that out, now. *gulp*:twilightoops:

And supposedly weather is indeed a science. Meteorology. Not that the news people on TV seem very knowledgeable about it sometimes: we still haven't gotten any sunshine here, despite what they've been saying.

5123024 nel, they only read a piece of paper given to them, and point to a green screen. You have 2 weeks without rain I got 40 days in the middle of hurricane season! we call it: "calendula"... it's kind of confusing thing.

Sorry, I like to read the fics more than once to understand everything (english is not may first language), that's why I only say it!. Sorry again! And maybe I'm wrong! Hope so!

5123271 I was just joking really:twilightsheepish:, and I'm perfectly aware of what it's like reading in a language you are not born with (I'm british but have lived in france for the past decade, so I've dealt with not understanding a goddarn thing before. That being said, your english isn't half bad. Better than my german in any case).

Also, Your maths isn't wrong, I just overestimated my two weeks. More the fool I, I suppose. I can't say it was something I paid a lot of attention to when I wrote it.

That was a very interesting approach with those challenges!

I often view Rainbow as being clever by birth, but lazy by choice, as opposed to Applejack who I always saw as less talented by birth, but far more hard working by choice,

And that... gave me something to think about. An interesting perspective. I never really considered Dash being into art that much, what was both surprising and funny. You made it believable, though.
It's always a bit difficult to decide how to value a story. To give the 'thumb up' was no problem at all, a favorite, too. I just wasn't sure if this is something I would recommend to others to read. At least, I wasn't until Pinkies challenge. From the moment of the first explosion onwards, you got me laughing. I tried to read further nonetheless and, to my misfortune, succeeded. When they presented their, let's call it 'work', to Pinkie and Rarity, I couldn't hold it anymore. I laughed so hard for... I don't know. Half an hour? I couldn't restrain myself. If my life would've depended on that, I would've failed. Hard. I tried to tell some friends who heard me laughing and asked for the reason, why I was entertaining the whole house, but I just couldn't stop long enough to actually tell everything. Sooo... yeah, thank you for that. It was hilarious. :twilightsmile: I needed that and hadn't laughed that hard for a couple of months.

Thank you.

5382339 Thanks a lot for the comment. I'm glad Pinkies challenge gave you something to laugh about: it was one of the wilder things I wrote since my very first story, and I'm glad someone else liked reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

As for RD and AJ and what I said there, well, it's part of why I think they work so well together. They're very alike, but in dissimilar ways. They have so much fun conflict to write about, but it's rarely so drastic that it removes the possibility that they'd stick together.

As for the art and mathematics, well, that was partly because of me seeing RD as a genuinely smart pony, and also partly because I do both of those (art for lolz and maths for my degree), and I'll be damned if I'm not going to force mathematics upon the internet.

yay finaly i see people comment after nearly the other chapters plus i really feel sorry for aj with the math im like her i dont get math

5427419 I wrote that chapter during revision period for exams. My head was absolutely full of maths, and I was both sick of it, and impressed with my own progress, which is why I wrote it in there. One of Applejack's comments is one that I often mutter under my breath at lectures: 'if it's so important, why haven't I seen it before?'. Twilight, by contrast, takes the form of a less than helpful lecturer unable to put her work in context, and it's a problem pure maths suffers from a fair bit. Of course, later on I find it all to be relevant, but it's hard to take things like complex numbers seriously when nobody is showing you any concrete application for it, and unfortunately my degree suffers a little for that very reason.
But enough side-tracking: Applejack's frustration is a very real one I felt at truly not understanding something, and I can imagine that not everybody understands how to invert a square matrix or find the argument of a complex number. Unless you're looking for a degree that involves maths, I wouldn't worry about those too much: they don't come into real life all that often outside of engineering and scientific applications.

Aww, this was so sweet <3
Especially pinkies challenge. Especially because you can feel that rainbows feelings are mutual, when they both were standing on the roof =)
And I felt so sad for aj when she didn't know how to solve the test :( Shame on you, twilight!
(I was surprised at (b)rainbows skills in art and math, though ^^)
Anyways, great work, so thumbs up, fav and everything of that sort.. xD

5942548 Why thank you. It's nice to see some of my older stories get a little attention.

I'm not reeaaallly a big fan of AppleDash, buuuuuuttt this is undoubtly a great story~! :twilightsmile:
Surprised at Dashie's hidden artistic + mathematical abilities, heh :rainbowderp:
And Twi's "failed" challenge-I do pity her a tad :applejackunsure:
Overall, tis was worth my time ^w^ (Plus the moment when AJ & RD were standing together on the roof? Yeah, I had a hunch about their relationship status :pinkiehappy:)

6047100 Thank you. It turns out I am a big fan of AppleDash, and it always makes me happy when people enjoy my stuff.

If you want to check out more of my AppleDash-y things, I have a good few in my library. My personal favourite is The Gift Shop.

If you want more AppleDash, regardless of whether I wrote it or not, try looking around this group. There are some stunning stories there that got me interested in writing in the first place.

I wasn't too surprised with Rainbow's math/art skills.I kind of figured that she learned that kind of stuff in flight camp and needed to know more about physics/math because of the Wonderbolts (the Wonderbolts would probably need to know about that to give their best performance)It also seems like Ponyville has only one school, which is why I think Applejack wouldn't be the best at math.It seems like Cherilee(Don't know how to spell her name lol) only teaches them what they would need to know in life, basic math, what a cutie mark is, etc.We don't really know what Dash learned in flight camp but, its flight camp so you would probably learn about things that have to do with flight which is part of physics .Sure AJ needs to know some math for her business but you wouldn't need to know anything about a matrix, you would just need to know the basics.Dash just seemed like she would have a better education.

So anyways, good story I enjoyed all of it and there were defiantly good moments in every chapter.I liked how Dash wasn't too oblivious to AJ liking her, and Pinkie's challenge was amazing(I think 95%-100% of the people who read this story would agree with me there)I still wonder how they managed to make the muffins change color and how they accidentally made a sugar helmet, guess I shouldn't question it though since it is the Pinkie Challenge.I know this is kind of late(Story is kind of old now) but I enjoyed this story and would recommend it to my friends if they liked reading/ponies, none of them like the kind of stuff I like so :P.Off to read another one of your stories!

Loved the story! I have to admit, i was surprised a little at RD's math skills..... and a little at the multicolored muffins. Now i want muffins that change color. :facehoof:

7001359 If you leave them alone long enough, they do actually change colour. They go kind of green and fluffy.

I wouldn't eat them, though.

7001371 Hehe, yeah, ditto on that one pal:raritywink:

I'm like RD, and I ironically hate math yet I am pretty good at it. I do also call it eggheady. If so,done were to put a physics/ math portion into a competition I thought was physical, I would call them out. :rainbowhuh:

I give comments away all day!

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good applejack.

NOT THE FACE!:raritydespair: ANYTHING BUT THE FACE ON AJ!:ajsleepy:

I say 50% chance of rainbow losing on purpose.

7476767 I feel the same way... speechless.

Listening to Yoshi's Island theme (Melee) while AJ was gettin' 'em rabbits was a joy. Also, 'maths'...? :trixieshiftright: I like it. :ajsmug:

Loved that story !! Im a big fan of AppleDash and i really like the way you turned their relation ! Also, I always knew RD was good in maths, but i didnt expect her to be good in arts ! This was great idea ! :pinkiehappy:

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