• Published 27th Jun 2015
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Fallout Equestria: TV-Y - David Silver



Hey, someone forgot this show was made for eight-year-old girls, but thankfully we can weave a tale of post apocalyptic survival without alienating our core demographic. Come and journey with me into Fallout Equestria, TV-Y.

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Friendship, Friendship Never Changes

Littlepip, a unicorn mare wearing the standard-issue blue vault clothing and her PipBuck on her leg, peeked out from under her covers. She kicked them off and came down gracefully on the metal floor of the vault. "Has anypony seen Velvet Remedy?"

Another equine head popped out from a bunk nearby. "She isn't back yet? She's gonna get in such big trouble!"

A third nodded as he walked past. "I bet she got lost again. You should go check on her."

Departing her bedroom and her roomie, Littlepip bobbed her head. She made her way through the vault at a light trot, moving directly for the door. Just as she reached for the controls, a strong and angry voice called it, "Wait right there!"

Pip looked around with a startled expression before yanking the lever, but a larger pony came into view before the vault could finish opening. "Now just one moment there, Littlepip. You know you have to be responsible when you go out to play."

Pip gave a soft snort and rolled her eyes. "Oh fine, if I have to. I'm old enough to take care of myself!"

The older stallion waved a hoof. "Be that as it may, safety first. And you have chores you can get done while you're out there." He handed her a little scrap of paper. "Did you pack lunch?" Pip displayed a small brown bag. "Is your PipBuck on?" She held it up and pressed a button, showing an icon of pony with some lines pointing at different parts reading 100%. "Well alright then, but be back by six." He pat her on the shoulder, and off she went, scurrying through the open doors out into the wide outdoors waiting for her.

The tunnel felt long. It always felt long, what with the theme music playing the entire time through it for the benefit of those watching at home. She emerged into the wastes and had a look around slowly, frowning at the dusty browns that made up the area around the vault. "If only ponies hadn't littered so much..." She picked up a bit of scrap laying nearby and tossed it into a trashcan, doing her part to clean the wastelands, one bit at a time.

"What do we have here?" Three ponies approached, two stallions and a mare with unpleasant expressions and equally garish attire. "Little vault mare come out to play. She's just in time too."

Littlepip recoiled back. "Just in time for what?"

One of the others grinned widely. "We had mismatched teams! You can play on Sun Flower's team, fillies vs colts!"

That sounded like fun, and Littlepip joined them for a game of kick ball, batting the ball around the field wildly until one of the wild ponies tripped and skidded their knee. He winced and held his abused knee, but he was a tough colt and didn't cry. Littlepip opened her bag and took out a bandage. "It's important to clean and bandage yourself when you get hurt."

She sprayed antiseptic on the boo-boo, and he hissed in pain, but he allowed her to get the bandage on. "There you go. Good as new! I really should get going. I have to find a friend of mine."

Sun Flower stepped forward. "Oh, are they lost?" Pip nodded. "We can help! We know the area around here real good, right boys?" The colts bobbed their heads and thrust up their hooves, ready to go.

One of the colts put a hoof to his chest. "I'm Free Wind, and if I was a filly, I'd head to Appleloosa, especially if I wasn't a wild pony. She's not wild, is she?"

Littlepip shook her head. "She's from the vault." She pointed. "Like me. Thanks for helping." With some new friends, Littlepip set off towards the closest town. On the way, her PipBuck softly chimed. She looked down at it. "Oh, they asked me to pick up some veggies while I'm out."

Sun Flower grinned. "We'll help you bring them back, but you have to share."

Free bobbed his head. "I love fried carrots. Are you gonna get carrots?"

Littlepip pointed ahead. "We can all have fried carrots, but we have to find my friend first. Safety first, then eating." With the proper order of things settled, they trotted as a herd into the town. The ponies that lived there seemed quite displeased at the appearance of the wild ponies, scowling at them with clear distrust.

Sun Flower shrank back from it. "Maybe we should wait, you know, outside?"

Littlepip huffed softly. "No way!" She turned to the lawpony standing guard. "They're with me, and they're good ponies! Stop staring at them like that! It's not polite to judge ponies just on how they look."

The lawpony snorted softly. "They can come in, but I've got an eye on the lot of ya." His gaze settled on Free Wind. "And don't think we've forgotten your last stunt."

Free looked quite sheepish as all eyes turned on him. "What? It was just a little joke..."

The lawpony crossed his forehooves, leaning against a post. "A little joke, huh? You goin' ta tell 'em or should ah?" At Free's hesitatint shuffling, he continued, "Well alrighty then. That colt covered one of our water tanks with pictures, chalk doodles."

Littlepip tilted her head. "What's so bad about that?"

He threw up his hooves. "They're all pictures of the townsfolk wit' rude comments. Ah'll have ya know I do NOT stink after a rain."

Sun Flower softly bopped Free Wind on the head. "Say you're sorry."

Free Wind ducked his head down, muttering something too quietly to be heard.

His other coltfriend chuckled softly. "Go on, Free Wind. He barely hear you."

"I'm sorry! OK!? It was just a joke..." He fell to his haunches with a mighty pout, but the lawpony seemed mollified.

They were allowed inside, and found Littlepip's friend volunteering at the first-aid center, putting bandages and wrapping ponies up in gauze diligently. When she saw Pip, she smiled. "What are you doing here?"

Pip giggled. "What am I doing here? What are you doing here? You didn't come home for dinner."

She waved a hoof. "They invited me to have dinner here. Who are your new friends?"

Littlepip eagerly introduced Velvet to Free Wind, Sun Flower, and... "I never got your name."

The colt put a hoof to his chest. "I am the colt with no name. Mysterious, huh?"

Sun Flower rolled her eyes. "You're not fooling anypony. He's Big Snout."

As it turned out, Velvet had forgotten her PipBuck at home and didn't get their messages, but now that they were reunited, all was well. After picking up some carrots, the whole group headed back to the vault. The wild colts shared in the bounty of carrots, enjoying dinner with Littlepip and Velvet's family, and they promised to play again another day.

End credits.

Author's Note:

I have not read Fallout Equestria. This was a challenge, and I did my best. How'd I do? Let me know!

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Comments ( 71 )

It's "Pip-Buck" not Pipcolt. (Side note Pip-boys and pip-bucks don't need charging)

6138890 Fixed the pipcolt thing already, yay for teamwork! Adjusted the battery scene. Hope you enjoyed!

That was silly, and fun. I greatly approve the concept~

Now I recommend you read the first few chapters of FoE, if only because I think comparison would entertaining, in and of itself. (Its good, too, so theres that)

6138937 It was a fun sounding challenge to make Fallout, with ponies, but remain TV-Y and friendship oriented, so bam, here it is. Glad you enjoyed it!

*foams at mouth*, *seizing in grim dark turned adorablness*, *falls of chair, twitching until OD's on the cuteness*

It's just so, adorable. There's no other way for me to describe it.

6139037 That was the purpose of this challenge. Glad it turned out alright and thanks for reading it.

I haven't read it either but this was cute and funny on its own. :pinkiesmile:

6139082 Mission accomplished! My personal favorite part was when the raider-ponies showed up.

Still a better story than Project Horizons.

You got a lot of fine details right for never reading foe. Great story, refreshing new perspective on the whole genre.

6139126 I feel bad, not knowing what that is. A search shows a lot of fics. Help?

6139150 Google was my friend for getting some basic facts down. It seemed the least I could do. Good satire should try to be faithful to the source even as you poke gentle fun at it.

6139151 Just walk away. Do not get on Somber's Wild Ride. You have a chance to just take the blue pill and forget all this happened. And this time, you SHOULD take the blue pill for god's sake.

6139156
It's one of the longer/more famous FOE Spinoffos, in its final act right now. I actually don't know why it gets the rap it does... no one seems to be able to point to anything more erudite than "its darker than FOE!"

I prefer Murky Number 7 for favorite side fic, though.

6139171 But the red pill is so much shinier and full of promise that is never followed through with...

~Crystalline Electrostatic~

This was... kind of bland, actually. It didn't really have a central conflict or anything, even a TV-Y capable one...

Also I think I'd prefer this with creepy undertones. That would be TV-PG, though. Also might already be Pink Eyes.

6139252 My complaint is that, indeed. it's darker than FOE. But the problem is that it's laughably dark at this point. It's edgy for the sake of being edgy.

Blackjack could get decapitated, then have her head used in case of an emergency shit, then have her body burned, and she would be just fine somehow because, I dunno, wizards? I lost track of all the bullshit after Chapter 37. Something like that.

Plus, it just reads like an anime now. I may be getting the exact details wrong, but Blackjack caught a fucking tank round. Fired at her. I think. But then it was toned down in an edit, in favor of a passive-aggressive in character rant that indirectly insulted the critics.

Yeah. I still can't believe it. I really hope I forgot all the details and this is just stupidity I made up for no reason. Not even CWC would stoop this low. Okay, maybe he would, but not Somber.

6139259
Red is a lousy color anyway.

6139275 Bland is the worst kind of thing :( I'd rather annoy someone rather than bore them. I'll try harder in the future.

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I really liked the part when the Wasteland was filled with waste.

The challenge to do a kid-friendly version of Fallout: Equestria is interesting, but I don't think there was much you could do without reading the story. To me, Fallout: Equestria's main success was its incredibly detailed amalgamation of the two worlds it crossed over, integrating a ton of MLP characters and concepts with just as many references to Fallout 3, New Vegas and its DLC expansions. So without knowing all the in-jokes and clever details, you end up with something of a Shallow Parody, as TVTropes would call it. Fallout: Equestria indulges itself by being overly long (and its spinoffs seem to think they are obliged to do the same), so I understand why it's impractical to read through it just for the sake of a writing challenge.

Whilst there is some humour in the way you set up the situation for danger, only to follow through with an innocent ball game, my recommendation would have been to turn the saccharine levels up to eleven. The story you're parodying used bloody action sequences so much you'd think the author confused them for paragraph breaks. I'd have suggested making the wasteland ridiculously cheerful, with ponies breaking into song about cleaning up radioactive sludge.

If you feel like writing in the saccharine-meets-survival genre again, you could always do a Mad Max/MLP crossover. No doubt some bright spark will have done a novel-length crossover of that by the end of the year to mass critical acclaim. :rainbowdetermined2:

6139799 Only so many details would have fit in a wee one-shot, I did consult a FO:E wiki if it helps at all. Ah well, they can't all be masterpieces I suppose.

6139283 I am red and this comment offends me. :applecry:

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Well, that was cute.

6140281 Cute was the goal. Glad you liked it!

I dunno...that skinned knee scene was pretty gory for TV-Y :trollestia:

If you censored all of the objectionable material in the original Fallout: Equestria, it would probably be about this long.

As a stand-alone work, this story is pretty directionless; the protagonist just sort of wanders into a few places. As a parody, it's pretty clever, although the style is a little off, no doubt due to you not having read the original. (For example, the original is first person)

6140646 It amazes me that either it's not mentioned or I just didn't notice that it was first person. That seems like an important detail, sheesh.

Ok, so this is a thing. Celestia knows why, but it's a thing.
...Good job, I guess? No, really, good job.

6140790 When did stories need a reason? Glad you liked it! I think.

Fallout and kid friendly are three words that should not be in the same sentence.

You sir, are brilliant!

6140146 Rejoice in your anger, my child.

This was...

Acceptable.

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was happily surprised. Very cute story!

6161147 Glad to hear! I thought it was harmlessly cute, though not my, er, deepest story by far.

Oh, wow.

This felt like Fallout: Equestria as written by the writers of MLP gen3.5 :rainbowlaugh:

Oh, on another small note, they call them "Stables" in FO:E, not "Vaults". Y'know, because, Equine Puns Everywhere :rainbowwild:

6204450 That sounds like a compliment to me! Glad you enjoyed it.

6204459
Yeah, it was fun :twilightsmile:

6204459

It was a cute, fluffy pony parody of fallout.

Your book has been advertised on the new facebook group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/foebooks/ :)

6577253 Oh, neat! Though I'd hardly call this a 'book', per se. Thanks!

Dude, why the hell am I finding you everywhere on this site now? I can't go ten stories without finding a "Similar" tag with your name on it somewhere.

6755629 I write horse words. It's one of my things.

6756563 You keep that up, and you will BECOME the horsewords. .. oh wait shit, what if you ARE typing horsewords and we ca all understand, comprehend it, and enjoy it B- ah crap my tires excuse for a nocturnal brain just exploded.

I'll get you next time Nuku! Next time...! *horse noises*
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Well, this was everything I ever wanted. :D

Huh. That was... I'm not sure what it was. I was entertained, at least.

Not that it matters much, but her name is actually "Littlepip", not "Little Pip". (In the prologue and Ch. 1, it was spelled "LittlePip", but then the P was de-capitalized for the rest of the story.)

6783717 Typos sent to wander the wastes. Glad you enjoyed the story.

This was hilarious, and quite an accomplishment considering you never read the originals.

I also think the simplistic structure and the lack of conflict made it even better as a spoof. Great job:pinkiehappy:

6784965 Thanks for reading. It's funny, since others have complained about that lack of plot.

6785037
I found it exhilarating in contrast to the hundreds of thousands of words of the original spent on treachery, alliances, plot twists and problems that compounded on each other.

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