Look, I heard you the first time! Yeesh, I wish you'd stop staring at me, as if you're reading my thoughts. 'Cuz if you could, then you'd know that while this is the first thing I'd want to do, it's also the last! I mean, horseapples, things would be a heck of a lot easier if I'd known ahead of time that Twilight and the rest of the girls had only packed three sleeping bags instead of six for this mountain hike! For realsies, if you had any friggin' clue how many restless nights I've spent thinking about you, fantasizing situations like this, then you'd know... you would freaking know how impossible it is for me to actually... sh-share a sleeping bag with my totally not-sexy-in-any-way best friend... (*ULP*) ... overnight... s-so that we could keep our bodies warm in the cold, cold forest. Grnnnng! Alright... alright! I'll do it! Of c-course I'll do it! I'm awesome! I'm not afraid of anything! Okay... I can do this... I can totally do this... I can... I can... I-I...

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Lol, this seems interesting. Though I'm a RariJack fan... :pinkiecrazy::heart:

D'awwww You just confirmed why I love this ship so much

Fucking hell, man.

When you do mushy Rainbow, you sure do her right. This one was fantastic.

Who knew SS&E had (at least) three alternate accounts? Or that Best Lemur was such a big fluffy-shippery-softy?

Wow, that was deep. A very touching read in the end. Good job

Very very rambly. A bit different, but an interesting take on the emotional bonds that can form. Definite upvote!

eeeeeeeee, Appledash!

If in nearly 11 thousand words a character has one paragraph, they're not a main character and they shouldn't be tagged.

I don't approve of anti-canon ships (ships that would never happen with the canon characters), but this is totally the kind of crud that I think that all of us have imagined at least once in our lives with someone we "liked".

You nailed it. I'll ignore the fact that the shipping doesn't work for me to say Good job. :twilightsmile:

I love your AppleDash stories so much :rainbowkiss: More! I demand more!
It was absolutely cute story and I love Dash in your fiction. You always show us that soft side of her character.

To quote you: Duaaaaaaaaaah...

This was absolutely fantastic. I wish I could write with this sort of skill!

This is friggin' poetry. I wanna cry and laugh all at the same time. This is fucking poetry!!!!

Dang, this is really sweet. I can even begin to describe it. Well I could but I am too lazy to do so. Bur you, you described so much, and there was so much feeling!

So thank you for that. It was a splendid read.



Somehow... when I clicked on this, I thought it would be funny. Instead, it's sweet as <swearword removed>.

I am not in the least disappointed. Moooooooooooore?

5181758 >non canon ships
Sorry, there is canon shipping...? What, all 3 of them? 1 of which is married, one being a kid crush and the other being in EQG?

No offence but you got bad taste m8.

EqG doesn't count. You also forgot Cheeramac, Cheese Pie, the love quadrangle from Simple Ways, Mr. & Mrs. Cake, Shining x Changeling Queen, etc.

I'm a purist. My taste tastes good to me. ;)


lost my shit

Lovely! Nothing else to say! :heart:


This kind of stuff is why Appledash is the greatest ship that ever has been and ever will be. An epic introspective look and the mind of an Applejack crazed pegasus.

Awesome job :ajsmug:

I love it.


That was awesome :twilightsmile:

I loved this so much.
I don't even like F/F ships!
But yeah, this is absolutely one of the best portrayals of Dash I've ever read.

I really love this writing. This is a truly excellent in-depth exploration, finding all the rich depth and significance that a single brief scene can have.

Well done!

It's hard to imagine Rainbow having such eloquent words for her feelings, but they show an understanding of the subject matter that can only come from experience. In terms of the dialogue, you captured the characters' voices so perfectly I could hear them.

I completely loved this. Every bit of it. This is friggin' art! Poetry. Absolutely astounding!
There was not a single moment where I did not enjoy this.

I'm not kidding when I say this; this is one of the best (AppleDash) fictions I've ever read so far through my reading experiences. I'd certainly love to see more AppleDash fluff like this in general. :pinkiesmile:

And everything about this falls into place in just the right way. It shows the beauty of simplicity and complexity in such a gorgeous light, you can't help but yearn for more afterwards.

You, sir, have achieved greatness this evening. You deserve an epicness reward.

Loved this. Love you. To put it simply,


:moustache::moustache::moustache::moustache: :ajsleepy::heart::rainbowkiss:


Since when is CheesePie a canon ship? It is about as canon as PinkieDash or AppleDash as in you have one or more episodes with situations that make some people think they see shippy moments but are not actually confirmed in the show at all. Heck between PinkieDash and CheesePie in show you could make the point that there is more evidence for PinkieDash than CheesePie and it still is not canon because nowhere do the characters ever mention being attracted to each other outside of being friends for any of these couples.

Also CherriMac only has evidence during a use of a potion. Outside of that you have one scene of her swooning while he is singing on stage but that is actually a common trope for a male pop star so that is not as conclusive as you may think. Like the others though it does lend itself to that kind of thinking.

We're all SS&E alts. Aaaaaaalllll of us.

Gonna have to say, this is the cutest fic that I've read so far. Besides my almost screaming, "Just kiss!" I realize that wasn't really the premise of the story. Of course, it's an effect of a cause, but the cause has to happen before the effect. And I love the first and second person (one-and-a-half person?) this is written in. It almost seems like a letter.

One of the cutest things I ever read. I think it's totally worth a hoof up as well as a favourite. So there you go. Have a nice day!

Wow. Dash's inner monologue is unexpectedly...loquacious. For some reason I kept thinking of this (0-1:36).

Great high grade Appledash.

Very nice.

I need to read some Rarijack though.

This felt kind of long for what it was; it was 11k words long, but I'm not really sure that it needed to be nearly so long. It didn't feel like it really went all that far for having so many words spent on it, and all the digressions ended up feeling a bit excessive.

I died a little when I saw it for reasons that HoofBitingActionOverload and a couple other editors of mine would understand.

Are you looking for some RariJack?

If so, there's the somewhat bittersweet On the Care and Construction of Bridges, the generally fun Barrelled Up, and of course Diamond In The Rough. There's also A Terrible Reason to Be Unhappy, but that isn't a very happy Rarijack story (though it is a very good one, if you enjoy melodrama and romantic angst). EDIT: There's also Home Grown. Unfortunately, all of my favorite RariJack stories written by other people... don't actually involve them being together for some reason, but them kind of falling towards each other.

Of my own RariJack stories, both Temptation and Crêpes are reasonably well liked; if you liked this story, you'd definitely enjoy Temptation, which actually has a very similar premise.

Sadly, I actually don't have that many RariJack stories favorited, despite it being my favorite ship to write about. Though maybe that's why I'm always driven to do it. I have three half-finished ones lying around because I'm lazy. :ajsleepy:

There's at least seven canon married couples actually (ones where we've seen both ponies and they're both most likely still amongst the living) . Twi's parents, Pinkie's parents, Rarity's parents, SA+Cadance, the Cakes, the Oranges, and Jet Set + Upper Crust. Most of those have lines for both spouses to boot. We've also seen Granny Smith's parents, but I rather doubt they're still alive.

And for dating couples, there's at least three, with H&H's day having Caramel and Sassaflash (though given how Caramel seems to be a mack and the scene in MMC, it most likely didn't last), Canterlot Wedding has Lucky Clover and Wild Fire (the couple Cadance zaps), and the most prominent dating couple of them all (if you don't count Cadance and SA pre-marriage): Matilda and Cranky.

I've always wanted to see more things like this from you, but from Applejack's standpoint. Maybe one day.

Wonderful job, nonetheless. :heart:

This is true, but almost none of them are actual characters. Only Shining Armor + Cadance and the Cakes have character to speak of; the rest are very much bit parts, flat characters without a whole lot of depth to them.

Anyone else is practically an OC, or relies on you to put on your shipping goggles (CheeriMac). And even there, we really don't know Cheerilee or Big McIntosh all that well. What are Big Mac's ambitions? What drives him? We know even less about Cheerilee.


Ummm... CheesyPie isn't canon? Hello? Where in the episode did they confess to each other? And if anything, Simple Ways hinted that Applejack was a lesbian, and Rarity's passion for Trenderhoof went unreciprocated, so there's nothing there either. :facehoof:

The only "canon" ships in MLP are Mr. and Mrs. Cake, Shining Armor and Cadence, a brief bout of CheeriMac (unknown if it's still happening), Pinkie and Twilight's parents, and that's about it.

In any case, loved this story. You certainly are wordy though, and never like giving us the payoff, do you? *Sigh* Ah well... Maybe in another story we can have Rainbow nut the hell up and finally see what a confession from her looks like from your vantage point on high.

C'mon, Appledashery. Daddy needs to hear a confession... :pinkiecrazy:

Well, that was a fantastic story. Loved pretty much every part. Thumbs of the upward kind and all that comin' at ya.

I never said that they confessed their love. I just meant that they would be a valid shipping because it makes sense with what the show has given us. :rainbowkiss:

Anti-canon means it goes against canon. That doesn't include everything that isn't canon simply because it wasn't shown. Only those things which would never happen, even off screen. :trollestia:


5180779 I think it's the most valid shipping.


Well, I'm sorry, but it's not canon, then. If it is, then by your logic, half of all the popular shippings are. There are plenty of inter-Mane Six ships with far more going for them than any CheeseyPie ship. I'm not anti-CheeseyPie, but you certainly seem very selective in your criteria. It's almost like you were saying in your original post "straight pairings are okay and can be considered canonized with the slightest hinting, even if they've only shared one episode and showed no outright romantic interest in each other; lesbian pairings, not so much, regardless of how much sense it might make or much they may have in common or shared screentime". Every "canon" pairing you've listed so far is canon because it's represented in the show as such. Shining Armor and Cadence and Mr. and Mrs. Cake are actually married. Big Mac and Cheerilee dated, even if it hasn't been mentioned since, but it did happen on the show for however briefly, so that makes that canon too.

CheeseyPie, though... nothing happened. Not canon. Just another ship. Biiiiiig difference.

Well then, any explanations I give will be invalid to you, because what I think is possible with the canon characters apparently isn't what you think is possible. *shrug*

It's an opinion. No need to be uptight or riled up about it. We're here to enjoy fics. Come on, relax. Have some fun. :yay:

Who/what is SS&E? Because if its an alt account of yours, I wanna read the fics.

Also, this story. So cute. So very very cute. Dash's internal monologue, surprisingly verbose.

This never really went anywhere, but it was... Pleasant to read.
Just, a nice time. Enjoyable, if not much else.
Fluff gonna fluff.

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