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Twilight Sparkle knows Rainbow Dash; the pegasus is her wife, after all. But ever since Twilight crashed in the Everfree forest on her way to Zecora's hut, something has been wrong with Rainbow. The mare is off, in a way Twilight can't quite explain. She's off in such a way that Twilight knows it's not the real Rainbow Dash. It's an imposter.

All she has to do is prove it, and get her real wife back.

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this must be finished. it must be!

Alright I'm going to guess that Twilight is right and Rainbow is an imposter and the whole town tells her otherwise and the imposter will try to get her when she is at her lowest point and most vulnerable. Or the crash caused her to suffer from Capgras delusion (i think that's what it's called) and she will only realize this after she makes a complete ass of herself and someone she trusts completely explains this to her. But regardless of what happens it's gonna be a hell of a ride.

Yikes, this was painful to read. Just from the description I thought of capgras delusion, and the story certainly seems to be heading that way. The lack of a Sad tag gives me hope, so I'll look forward to further updates.


Google it. Both spellings are correct.

as usual, an awesome story

Correct is a matter of a decision on someone's part, really, more than an absolute reality. Google seems to think, not sure where it's getting the data, that the original form was 'impostor' dating from some time in the 16th century. Based on what the loose reference here -> http://grammarist.com/spelling/imposter-impostor/ that both usages date from that period I'd say there's been a degree of disagreement for a while.

Hmmm, let's see....maybe this is like that episode of Deep Space 9, where Twilight is actually the one who's different, like a clone or something, and that's why Dash is acting different. Probably not but who knows

5149835 My iPad's spell check seems to disagree, but I dunno.

Either way, "imposter" just looks wrong to me, but I guess that's more of a matter of personal preference than anything else.

Unless you've written it really subtly, I don't think that Rainbow is an impostor here. This is all speculation, but my money's on something happened to Twilight when she went out to find that flower. Could've been an effect from the flower itself that's making her see something off with Rainbow that nobody else (including me) can see.

Or, Rainbow is actually an impostor, but given what you said in your blog about it, I'm kind of doubtful.

Either way, I call shenanigans.

epilogue will be out in 24 hours.

Okay, so I was kind of right. That was fun to read, and I'm looking forward to the epilogue.

Wait "epilogue?" Aw man I was so hopping it was gonna be longer. But your the writer so I shall respect your decision.

deep stuff right there... i don't even have a joke or a pun

I pretty much guessed that it'd have something to do with her concussion/head injury. I can only hope it works out in the end, even before going in I was assured it'd turn out somewhat alright due to tagging lol. Eagerly await the epilogue.

Also you might want to check your capitalization. I think it only happened once with Applejack (little a instead of big), and AJ herself seemed to randomly slip in and out if I's and Ah's, which was a little offputting.

And wow, I didn't actually think this was a real condition... despite seeing it on Scrubs once, but that's beside the point. What a heartbreaking thing to have to go through, for both parties.

Loved it! Glad to see you are back to writing! :scootangel:

Nice, decently sized, well written fic.

I'm glad Twilight figured out what was going on. Never having had Capgras Delusion I suppose I couldn't say for sure, but I would like to think that if someone explained it to me while I had it I would be able to accept that there wasn't really an imposter, no matter how felt when I looked at them. Then again I don't live in a world with changelings who really could be imposters, so that might be a factor.

It was very hard for me to write this for that exact reason. No matter how much research I did, I could find very little relating to people who suffer from capgras, but not dementia. In the end I gave up and used the line about telling someone what they see isn't real. Which, while that is true, doesn't exactly explain everything, especially in the case of someone like Twilight, who would be able to understand what was happening to her.

Great fic, love it.

Im not sure how it would exactly go in real life, as you said before, it shows up mostly in dementia patients and the like, but I truly do like the fact that you had Twilight figure it out herself. It feels like it's a great indicator of her recovery.

This was well done, and very entertaining. Great work mate.

Nice tale, earns the like. And for those that prefer a more 'visual' aspect of learning, I present the following! :pinkiehappy:
(Warning: Series can get a little... creepy at times. :pinkiesad2: )
(This site does not do time coding apparently. :pinkiesad2: Thankfully the reference to Capgras is the first bit in this episode)

Another well written and really well executed story. Well done!

I did catch a couple of really simple errors.

“Crazy,” applejack breathed

Applejack's name should be capitalized.

Twilight snapped herself out of her mind, smiling kindly to stallion.

To the stallion.

If anyone were to take advice from me, this is what I would wish it to be.
That it matters not what others may say. What matters most is your passion, day by day.

I have memory issues but I've read this before and I remember the plot and I think I cried. This story clearly impacted me. I hope I Reread it when I calm down.

I was guessing the flower she found gave her a TON of paranoia, but this is more interesting (funny how the only way I knew what the disease was was from law & order SVU)

I think it makes perfect sense for Twilight to figure it out after the fact. She's the smartest mare in Ponyville and practically has perfect recall.

I think it felt actually kind of like a twist to have it be a trauma related mental issue. In a world with magic and changelings it could very well have been exactly like Twilight thought at first and the story could have been another round of people not believing her like in A Canterlot Wedding, only for somepony much dearer to Twilight's heart.

Very nice, as usual some of the best slice of life TwiDash around.

I think the epilogue is beautiful the way it is. It works. This is a beautiful story and the condition was handled with a delicate touch. Thank you for writing this. It means a lot to me.

I am iternally screaming right now at how cute this was written. I sometimes don't really like it if they aren't exactly married yet but this seemed to work fine for my brain. Absolutely adorable. :rainbowkiss:

How do you come up with awesome ideas like this?!

Bravo! Have a like and such!

Comment posted by Fritzy deleted May 26th, 2018

Anyone else feel like it’s 50 First Dates with Adam Sandler and Drew Berrymore

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