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Titanium Dragon


TD writes and reviews pony fanfiction, and has a serious RariJack addiction. Send help and/or ponies.

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After learning that it is the anniversary of the death of Applejack's father, Pinkie Pie decides to throw her friend a party to cheer her up.

Too bad Applejack has no clue what's going on.

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Nicely done. Didn't quite see that coming. :ajsmug:

Huh. I'd forgotten you'd written this one. Still, good to see it on Fimfiction. It's still a very enjoyable story of Applejack being the voice of reason, with a good message about grief. Mourning is only natural, but it shouldn't consume every waking moment from then on.

Reading the blurb and seeing the tags left me :applejackunsure:

After reading I went :rainbowlaugh:

This was quite well done. Have a fave and upvote.

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Neither did Applejack. :ajsmug:

Glad you liked it!

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Yeah, a lot of stories about death are very melodramatic, even long after the fact, when in reality people have a variety of responses, and most people do heal.

Glad you liked it!

Also, when did you change your user icon? I hadn't noticed it before.

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Hehe, thanks. Glad you liked it! :twilightsmile:

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Maybe that's what I wanted you to think! :trixieshiftright:

Well at least there is coping, I'm impressed. :ajsmug:

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Applejack knows what's what. :ajsmug:

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You don't pay me to think. :derpytongue2:

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I know! You just give your thoughts away!

Heartwarming and thoughtful, with just a bit of wackiness. Loved it, dude! :pinkiehappy:

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Just what I was aiming for. Glad you enjoyed it!

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A few days ago, the evening of the 25th.

This is an amazing story. And actually, my grandpa would have said Applajack's dad's advice as well. If he would have. He didn't, but it sure sounded like something he would say.

At first I thought they had the wrong date, but this proved to be better :pinkiehappy: Liked how it kept it's lightheartedness on a dark topic...Applejack's a rock, for sure :heart:

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I'm glad. That's exactly the sort of thing I was shooting for with it. :twilightsmile:

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Yeah she is. :ajsmug:

Just as long as the animators remember she's a metaphorical rock, and not a piece of the scenery. :trixieshiftright:

I'm glad you liked it!

her parents are not dead

Applejack stepped over to the nearest table, glancing dubiously at the tray of cookies on top. “Are these… tombstones? They ain’t left over from Nightmare Night, are they?”

:facehoof:

“Havin’ a tree fall on him.”

:facehoof::trollestia:

Okay that came completely out of the left field :rainbowlaugh:
Good job

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Hehe, thank you! I'm glad it made you laugh. :ajsmug:

"You mean y’all didn’t realize that my pa was dead?" oh my god this is too funny
this story is adorable! I was wary clicking this, flummoxed at how you'd turn this into a comedy, but lo and behold: it is done! Applejack's confusion is palpable and her reactions are brilliant.
that ending though... :rainbowlaugh:

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Applejack has enormous comedic potential, and I'm always sad the show doesn't play it up a bit more. I'm glad this managed to make you grin despite your initial trepidation over the premise. :ajsmug:

6258998 I don't like to rule things out if I can help it, that's how we all grow as individuals. I agree, AJ is shafted that they pretty much deign to only give her semi non-sequitur one-liners and deadpan responses :ajsleepy:

Rarity nodded. “Yes. Applejack doesn’t like to let others see her cry. Getting her mind off things with a little party with just the four of us might be exactly what the doctor ordered.”

a little party with just the four of us

just the four of us

Rarity just made Rainbow and Fluttershy sad. :fluttercry::rainbowhuh:

Insert anti-pegasus "THAT'S RACIST!" joke here.

One thing that really stuck out to me was this line:

“Yes. Applejack doesn’t like to let others see her cry. Getting her mind off things with a little party with just the four of us might be exactly what the doctor ordered.”

What happened to Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash?

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Well, anyways, keep up the good work! I like reading stuff like this.

:moustache: Oh wow dragon scones!

:pinkiegasp::ajsmug::raritystarry: tomb stone cookies!?!

:moustache: Wut?

:facehoof: dragon scones. . .:raritywink: and Tea.

:moustache: wut they said.

:pinkiehappy: It's a DEATHIVERSARY ! :twilightoops::ajbemused::raritystarry::moustache:

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Not wanting to crowd the poor pony in mourning, clearly. :trixieshiftright:

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I had briefly contemplated titling the story "Happy Deathiversary, Applejack!" but ended up going with the present title.

6260250 Deathiversary would be a bit awkward (Bet Pinkie would try anyway)


:pinkiehappy:* HAPPY DEATHIVERSARY ! *??????

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And people wonder why ponies prefer cremation... :trixieshiftright:

Hah! Great punchline! :rainbowlaugh:

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Thanks! I'm glad you liked it! :heart:

Great story. One typo:

“Er… I kind of forget I had it, to be honest.”

I think that should be 'forgot,' rather than 'forget.'

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Thanks! Glad you liked it!

And thanks for the catch. Fixed it.

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One can only hope. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

He, that was fun. I always like to see how people handle AJ's parents' death.

This is supposed to be a comedy? I have a hard time believe that when everything is played so, straight. :unsuresweetie:

Don't get me wrong; it's a very good story with an insightful take on how Applejack deals with grief. And subversion is a very useful tool in comedy. But I'm sorry, this simply doesn't feel like a joke. Just because something defies expectations doesn't automatically make it funny. What's more, I'm not sure if there's any way to make it funny. Maybe if Pinkie was just completely tactless about her intentions instead of being reined in by Twilight and Rarity, that would've gotten a little bit of a laugh from me. But even then, everything else is just so straight-laced that I don't really see anything funny about it.

So, yeah. As a little Slice of Life story, this is an excellent character study for Applejack. As a comedy, it doesn't really work for me. :applejackunsure:

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I tagged it the same as KitsuneRisu's Barreled Up, which is a similarly slice-of-lifeish thing which is about a character's... well, character, and which ends on a punchline. But it isn't really a comedy in the same sense as something like Dying to Get There.

It is a character study on Applejack; you're right about that.

I took the advice of my editors and tagged it comedy as they felt that was the best choice, given what it was. And, as you'll note in the comments, people did find it funny.

I doubt anyone would have blinked had I tagged it the other way.

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They can hang out with Spike for once if they're that fucking devastated.

" Applejack stepped over to the nearest table, glancing dubiously at the tray of cookies on top. “Are these… tombstones? They ain’t left over from Nightmare Night, are they?” "

When Applejack did this I cracked up x3.
This is a really great story! Heart-warming and funny! Loved it. :heart:

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I really love writing Applejack; I'm glad you liked reading her antics just as much. :heart:

Oh god. That last line was brilliant, and I love this little story.

Rarity asked as she nonchalantly levitated a tea cake up in front of her snout before taking a single delicate bite.

I read this twice as "Rarity asked as she nonchalantly levitated a tea cup up in front of her snout before taking a single delicate bite." And I am somewhat ashamed to admit that this was what made me laugh the hardest, with the very last line being a close second.

Pinkie Pie asked as she pronked over to the table from her spot behind the counter.

I had no idea that pronk is a word, but it's so fitting and perfect. I thought you had coined it until I looked it up and found it's a loan word from Afrikaans of all languages. Neat.

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Thank you! I'm glad you liked it! :heart:

I read this twice as "Rarity asked as she nonchalantly levitated a tea cup up in front of her snout before taking a single delicate bite." And I am somewhat ashamed to admit that this was what made me laugh the hardest, with the very last line being a close second.

Clearly you must be onto something here. :duck:

Look at you, Shakespeare. Coining new words. To pronk. Pronking. Pronks. Pronk pronk pronk. What a wonderful verb.

It is a great verb, and is actually one of favorites! Alas, I cannot claim credit for it; it is an actual verb meaning... well, exactly what it sounds like. It is like they knew Pinkie Pie was going to come along and made a word just for her.

Comment posted by thecheshirecat1 deleted Aug 30th, 2015
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