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A short one-shot set after the events of TF2 Analysis Anarchy. Commander Firebrand tries to muster the courage to ask out long time friend Ink Rose.

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Amazing. :rainbowlaugh:

Everyone swore to never talk about Ink's death during "A Lethal Halloween"? Also...

I DON'T CARE! I SHIP IT!

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Thank you very much.:pinkiehappy:

5599252 You know, I didn't actually consider A Lethal Halloween.

Though now that you mention it...

Picture this. A battle between Lethal Aurora and Antichrist! Quill.

Cute. :twilightsmile: And I'm glad Josh likes it too.

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Lethal would that one hands down. Mage even told me multiple times Lethal can't really be killed or harmed.

someone, PLEASE right a full story shipping these 2.

5599296 Well i know what i'm reviewing the week before Valentines Day. And let me say I'm looking forward to a nice and short review!

5599734 I've actually had a few questions about Lethal's invincibility.

Oh my :trollestia:... this is everything I expected it to be and more. And Joshcorcher himself approved this one shot, so you'd better know this is awesome.

5603442 Thank you for the compliment.

5599984 I'm considering it.

Ah, the comical enjoyment out of this was glorious. :rainbowlaugh:

Genius, good work.
Just the kind of thing Ink would do relay.
~Tobben

A fun story with some great jokes. And yes, I have long suspected they might try to replace me with Voice's hat.

... but not if I get to it first!

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Ah! Lord Silver Quill! Quite the honour to see you here.
You might want to stay tuned because the next chapter is going to be about the aftermath of "The Shipping Game" and the chapter after that will focus on how Silver Quill met Stephanie.

KABOOM!!! -earth shattering explosion-

5696237 DAMNIT!!

I KNEW I missed something!

I'd love to hear an audio version of this.

"... Silver?"
...
"Silver?"
...
"Silver!"

ITS NO USE!

But seriously, this was hilarious! Here is your ticket to my hall of approval!

Firebrand let out a loud groan and slammed his hoof against his forehead. Two hours of practice and he was still no less of a complete dork than he was when he started. He had tried to keep in mind Engineer Wolf's advice, but every time he tried to think of something to say, the result was a muttered mess of half-formed gibberish.

So this is in the TF2-verse. Neat.

HOW was he supposed to do this!? How was he supposed to ask out the most amazing pony in the world and NOT look like a complete idiot? Yes he and Ink Rose had been friends for a while now, but that was just it. He loved the time spent with her. Her energy, her optimism, it was infectious. What if he said something really rude by accident and made her hate him? What if he wasn't the right partner for her?! What if-?!

What if it went well?

He turned around in a hurry. Silver Quill, the team's heavy weapons expert... user... carrier of-... The team meat-shield, walked into the room where Firebrand was.

Best Hippogryph, yay!

"Ink Rose?" Silver Quill looked surprised. "Is this about that time on Halloween when she-"
"No!!! We swore we'd never speak of that again! No, it's... I wanna ask her out. But every time I try to think of something to say, it all comes out as garbage. She's funny, beautiful, and I really don't want to mess this up."

Ah yes, A Lethal Halloween, creepy as hell.

"Well not to worry my young friend. I, Professor Silver Quill 'Amore' M.D, am here to help you with your heart's woes."
"Okay, first: You're not a doctor. And second: What?"

Hearing this in their voices makes this infinitely funnier.

"Hey, hey! I might not be the best fighter on the team-"
"Silver, Wolf and I have seriously been considering if Voice of Reason's HAT might be a suitable replacement."

It is an awesome hat.

"-But I've had my share of relationships in the past. This isn't exactly new territory for me."

I think I know how they ended. In slapstick.

Firebrand let out another breath of air. He wasn't sure about this, not at all. But he had to admit, he trusted Silver Quill's judgement a LOT more than most of his other team members (a disturbing thought in and of itself, but still..).

I know.

"Well, if you're going to ask out Ink Rose, what you're going to want to do is..."
...
"... Silver?"
...
"Silver?"
...
"Silver!"
"... Yeah, I got nothing. Best of luck!" Silver Quill said. Walking out the room and leaving Firebrand to head-butt the wall in peace.

See why I love Silver?

"Right through the jugular, yes!" she squeaked in triumph. reloading her pistol as she continued singing to herself.

I am now terrified of Ink Scout.

"Oh! Right in the arm! ...too bad it's only a dummy though."

:rainbowderp:

Firebrand tried to swallow the lump in his throat. He was so nervous, his knee's were almost buckling.

knees.

"You don't want to be friends with me?! B-but I, I thought you liked me."

Should have seen that coming.

"Yeah! I'll ask if Voice wants to come along, and you can bring Wolf and-"

Should I add The Ditz to Ink's TV Tropes page? No offense, Miss Rose.

"Yeah, I know."
Firebrand sighed.
"I'm sorry I bothered- wait what."
"I always knew you wanted to ask me out silly."

Figures.

"Well duh. I've been flirting with you for years now. I would certainly hope it payed off."
"Wha- but, you... I... you were..."
"Hmm? Oh, you mean how I was acting before? Yeah, I just wanted to watch you squirm."
Firebrand's jaw hit the ground.
Ink Rose giggled again.

Troll.

"Great! See you then!" She said, before softly kissing Firebrand on the cheek.
As Ink Rose trotted away, joyously humming to herself, Firebrand finally found the faculties to speak.
"YOU-!!"

Well played Ink, well played.

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Ah, greetings ShadowLDrago. I've enjoyed reading your commentary for the Pony POV Series, so I appreciate you doing it here.

Ah yes, A Lethal Halloween, creepy as hell.

You're the second person to say that. To be honest, I wasn't even thinking of A Lethal Halloween when I wrote that. It was meant to be a comedic Noodle Incident.

I am now terrified of Ink Rose.

Welcome to MY world!

knees.

Thanks.

Should I add The Ditz to Ink's TV Tropes page? No offense, Miss Rose.

Hmm... that's actually a good question. I kept them in character and this WAS given Ink Rose's seal of approval, but since it wasn't written by her, I'm not sure it would qualify as canon.

Troll.

The entire inspiration for this oneshot was me thinking about those cringe-worthy scenes in so many romance movies where the shy protagonist awkwardly tries to ask the love interest out and the love interest is frustratingly oblivious. I thought it would be a hilarious twist if the love interest was only faking being oblivious just to Troll the protagonist.

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Ah, greetings ShadowLDrago. I've enjoyed reading your commentary for the Pony POV Series, so I appreciate you doing it here.

Really? Neat! Someone other than Alex enjoys my commentaries. Well, I have fun making them, usually. You can just call me Shadow, pretty much everyone does.

You're the second person to say that. To be honest, I wasn't even thinking of A Lethal Halloween when I wrote that. It was meant to be a comedic Noodle Incident.

Oh..

Welcome to MY world!

Thank you, it's a nice place really, very colorful.

Thanks.

No prob.

Hmm... that's actually a good question. I kept them in character and this WAS given Ink Rose's seal of approval, but since it wasn't written by her, I'm not sure it would qualify as canon.

We'd probably have to ask her.

The entire inspiration for this oneshot was me thinking about those cringe-worthy scenes in so many romance movies where the shy protagonist awkwardly tries to ask the love interest out and the love interest is frustratingly oblivious. I thought it would be a hilarious twist if the love interest was only faking being oblivious just to Troll the protagonist.

And it was a nice twist. I don't mind the usual tried and true plotline, if done well, for example, Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time, (Yes that was on purpose) but it has been done very well, for example, Disney's version, however, it's also easy to screw it up, a certain "vampire" based series of "movies/books" comes to mind which I shall not name.

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Thanks again for the commentary. If you're interested in something else pony related I was a part of, I'd suggest checking out the four part "Sword of Amicitia" arc by the Emerald Comet. A series of four reviews with an overarching narrative in the style of Atop The Fourth Wall. I wrote the dialogue for and played the main antagonist in the Cupcakes review:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL18zvb5X4UqKwgSTJ7M0wni38girFPMTJ

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All right, I'll have a look. Also, by the way? I saw a quote of yours in josh's tumblr about how the true path of the troll is the trickster not the thug and to that I say this: replygif.net/i/280.gif

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Not a problem. I know it's possible that a lot of modern internet trolls are unhappy in real life and the Internet is a way to vent, but, that's not really an excuse, there are a lot of healthier ways to try to vent. Namely, anything else. Some light hearted ribbing or just mildly annoying some people is one thing, actively being a :yay:hole is another.

I love it! They really need to animate this!

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You just spoke my unsung dream.

PS: There's a sequel.

Dang looks like Firebrand has got trolled by Ink Rose heheheheheheheh...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!

A funny chapter followed by a half funny, half serious and touching chapter.
I demand more!

This was a great story. That ending was perfect.

Though the story could have been longer at the beginning and middle. The beginning could have started where TF2 Anarchy left off and Firebrand is going to try to ask Ink out. He chickens out initially and ask Dr Wolf for advice. He says ask for a second opinion leading to him asking the rest of the team for advice leading to a ton of dialogue full of comedy and references and ending with him asking Ink out.

Otherwise good job!

-MixMassBasher

The jokes and heart here are quite good though I'm curious what exactly happen with this Lethal Aurora.

This story is starting to feel like a series of stories centering around TF2 Analysis but main focus is Ink Rose and Firebrand. So the story title being Asking Out Ink Rose may not be a proper title if that's the case.

Huh. Could have sworn I'd read this already. Guess not. *shrug* It was a fun read.

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You're the guy who reviews the Pony POV Series right? Goes line by line almost?

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ReviewED. And if anything, they were running commentaries, but yes.

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Yeah, you did review this. I just redid it to combine the two short stories into one multi-chapter story.

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Actually, your review is still here.

Wow. You got their characterizations absolutely PERFECT! I cousl actually see Firebrand and Silver having that exact same exchange. Well done good sir! Kudos!

*KABOOOOOM* ....... To quote Ink Rose herself: Damn. I think my "D'awww" Meter broke!

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