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Meep the Changeling


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[First Person] [Alternating Perspectives][Stand Alone Story]

After a certain scientist assumes explaining the basics of rocket science to the CMC is harmless since three fillies can't possibly build a rocket, the CMC prove her wrong by building one. Then launching it. Will Apple Bloom finally earn her cutie mark? Or is Ponyville in for another disaster?

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uuh now thats the way i like

“ 'What harm can it do?' you said,” I grumbled remembering a certain scientist's words, “ 'Not even they are resourceful enough to build a rocket.' you said.”

LOLOLOLOL!!!

Please tell me you're going to expand on this. It's really good!

Couldn't help but think of this:

5615566 Funnily enough I actually am planning a CMC story that is basically Apollo 13...

And they managed that with a home-made rocket built in just a couple of days...It's kind of a surprise that anyone underestimates them at this point if they've lived in Ponyville for any length of time. This was a very enjoyable read, and while it works perfectly fine as a standalone it has the potential to be the start of a great story.

5691274 *months.

But yeah... given the stuff they do in the comics this is within their powers.

5691310 Months, eh? Alright. I guess it just seemed like they were referring to their lecture from Meep as having been much more recent. Still....anyone that would underestimate them after this deserves a swift hoof to the skull. That rocket trail was probably visible in Canterlot. That sort of thing is easily visible from a long ways off, and Canterlot isn't exactly that far from Ponyville.

5691354 Hummm... maybe some follow up is needed. A small additional epilogue wouldn't hurt. Cuz yeah you realy notice rockets going up. I got to see a launch once :3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_rXWi3I8Tk

I was really hoping that you'd write this...

I am not disappointed xD

5695292 yeah xD

Though, Applebloom should probably be moved out of town to a less populated area. Otherwise... Equestrians secret weapon? XD

5695309 There are planed future installments :P

5695376 who needs the elements of Harmony? Applebloom is a one filly army xD

5695413 Give the CMC a copy of MacGyver, a rubber band a paperclip and a stick. Any foe will be routed.

5695487 Or give Sweetie Belle a cooking book and a kitchen xD

5695496 Or we crack open a few cans of Red Bull, mix it with Venom and Monster in a punch bowl give Scoots a cup and see if we can't make her the Flash.

5695503 A perfect distraction xD

Just need Rainbow to make a few promises too, just for motivation xD

5695518 "Here kid, drink this and I'll go out with you on Friday." *sip, simultaneous sonic and hypersonic booms with a trail of plasma from inst acceleration to reentry speeds*

5695528 whoever the opponent is, they'll have a bad time xD

5695541 The opponent is the age of consent. We have all seen Scoot's Dash shrine.

or space suites

suits

“Because your wings could get smashed against the seat. Don't you remember what Meep said? You get pushed into the seat really hard. You could break your wings.”

If they had enough time, they probably could have made a custom chair for Scoots that would protect her wings. Maybe something with holes in the back for her wings? A water filled chair could prevent compression of her wings if designed right. Why am I helping them?

So since summer break ended today we just decided to light it with a match from outside.

Typical CMC behavior. :rainbowlaugh: Also, who let them have matches?

Maybe we should have tested out a few rockets first.

I think you enjoy sending ponies/people out in untested vehicles.

“ 'What harm can it do?' you said,” I grumbled remembering a certain scientist's words, “ 'Not even they are resourceful enough to build a rocket.' you said.”

Famous last words.

“Well good luck Meep. Remember if her mane lights on fire she is past the point of reason!” I called as I turned to head over to AJ's.

I'm going to assume you didn't die because of this.

5961990 Nah I avoided her until she cooled off by shapechanging into a shrub. Silly ponies thinking we are restricted to the kingdom animalia ;P

Yikes. Not the most well planned out space program.

Oh, I wouldn't worry about getting stuck in space, Bloom, it'll be pretty surprising if you make it that far.

Generally speaking, it's a good thing Ponyville has a resident alicorn book horse on hand.

Sitting on my flank was a green apple which had a purple triangle on the inside with a small silver rocket flying upwards. It looked like one of the patches you see on spacepony uniforms in the movies. I had my cutiemark at last. I finally knew what my talent was. I was a spaceship pilot.

Uh oh.

6198493 To be fair, her talent isn't specifically flying space ships. It's driving any vehicle above a certain mechanical complexity threshold. In essence, if it's at least as complicated as a 1980's automobile, she can operate it on instinct at a reasonable amount of proficiency.

As I was reading the summary...

Will Apple Bloom finally earn her cutie mark? Or is Ponyville in for another disaster?

I added: "Will Apple Bloom have enough delta-V to reach space?"
Yeah. She didn't.

6396217 Yeah... you need a LOT of highly compressed gunpowder to make a solid rocket motor whcih could even get you suborbital. Though plans for a serious blackpowder fueled moon rocket do exist IRL... but that was drawn up before WWII happened and the Nazi's invited the modern rocket (liquid fuled rockets with turbo pumps that is). Though mathematically, the blackpowder moon rocket would have worked.

6396955
OTOH kerosene + oxidizer was the first stage in Apollo missions... Obtaining plenty of hydrogen and oxygen isn't that hard - storing them is...
Also, suborbital space flight is quite a bit easier than reaching the orbit...

Plus they can use Rainbow Dash as the first stage ;)

6397002 That's when Scoots designs the rocket :P "Um... that's just a drawing of Rainbow Dash with a chair on her back." "Yeah. Tell me it wont work!" "... You have me there."

Makes sense that the CMC Space Program is Kerbal-style :applejackconfused::rainbowhuh:

I really wonder if Meep survived a enraged Twilight :rainbowlaugh:
More seriously, I wonder how Applejack will react that her little sister is destined to be a part of Equestrian Space Program!

Heh, mega-happy ending.:pinkiehappy: Book Horse may have to eat her words....:rainbowlaugh:

Pity this only happens in the one timeline...?

I am both impressed and concerned for the CMC.
But that seems the be rather natural where they're concerned... :applecry::scootangel::unsuresweetie:
Fun story. :pinkiehappy:

7295706 Yeah, I figured it would be them who did something like this.

Lol poor Meep. I wonder what Applejacks initial reaction to Appleblooms cutie mark would be? A mixture of severe pride and dread of the numerous impending explosions?

How on earth do you write so much? I am writing a story about a guy turned into a filly that get's stuck in an orphanage and I'm having trouble keeping the story going.

7443376 I have a Masters in Humanities, and minored in creative writing. I've always wanted to be an author as a career. Unfortunately, I cant get a job to support myself while getting that career started. SO I'm unemployed. I have all the time in the world to write, and I use pony fic as my testing ground to see what sorts of things the most people like, because we brony's will read almost anything with ponies in it. That means I can actually expect feedback on a story ^^

7805944 I compleatly forgot about that idea. /me debates using it now.

She had actually written a book on rocket science and told us everything we needed to know.

'Poor Meep of Amber, she certainly will face Twilight's wrath.' Those were my thoughts at that point, and I am glad that they were right.

I also noticed Colgate and Meep living together, or at least spending a lot more time together. Which would it be?

There were so much more I would like to quote, and add something to them, but I don't want to leave a massive comment. Been there, done that... never again. Back to the story. Short, fun and altogether great! I was surprised by a few things, which means it was written well. The plot... not so much the words themselves, since those are(generally) different matters. But other than your "unedited" start, it was rather okay with the grammatical errors. Compared to the others, before this one.

8014819 Meep and Colegate were roomates before, but are 'moved in' at this point :)

8014920 Why does this story have the 'Stand Alone' tag?

8015637 Orgionaly when my stories contributed little to nothing to overarching plots I gave them that tag.

Sitting on my flank was a green apple which had a purple triangle on the inside with a small silver rocket flying upwards. It looked like one of the patches you see on spacepony uniforms in the movies. I had my cutiemark at last. I finally knew what my talent was. I was a spaceship pilot.

Oh my God, that was hilarious.

I mean, the whole story was hilarious. But that was just the perfect ending.

Applejack is really going to lose it when she hears the news... :rainbowlaugh:

8774535 I should do more just for laughs shorts like this sometime.

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