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deadpansnarker


Busy doing something close to nothing, but different from the day before.

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Diamond Tiara arrives at school one day with an, ahem, interesting new addition to her wardrobe. The other colts and fillies won't rest until they've discovered the truth behind her new look. It promises to be an interesting day.

Yes, very interesting indeed.

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Well that was a "Hat" trick.

ever since Twilight Sparkle's fateful arrival in a hot air balloon that sunny afternoon,

It was a carriage carried by guards in the first episode. Or are you referring to the theme?

and the wannabe bodybuilder Lily Longstocking, who had to keep up her dedicated regime of eating five dozen eggs every day. After all, she did want to grow up to be roughly the size of a barge.

"Noooo oonnnee, fights like Lily, douses lights like Lily! In a wrestling match nobody bites like Lily!"
"For there's no one as burly and brawny!"
"As you see I've got biceps to spare!"

Daww, that was cute. A little father, daughter bet that put the whole class in a tizzy for a day. Though I do wonder how Filthy would respond to exactly why Diamond wasn't questioned. Having everyone still too scared to talk to her about something even slightly out of the ordinary is not a particularly good trait. Though it will be a nice ice breaker for tomorrow when she has to explain why she as wearing the hat. Makes her a little more innocent all in all and eventually more approachable.

The fact that they use games and bets as a way to deal with Spoiled is also telling. Neither of them really being able to stand her antics gives them something to bond over. Kinda cute honestly. Also nice to see that Diamond is still a little materialistic and more than a little manipulative. She's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, she just won't blackmail you into Tartarus over a lunchbox anymore.

The style was interesting, taking what felt like a much more campfire, old legend-esque style than a strict story style. Not exactly the type of tale you expect to employ this certain style but it made a relatively mundane event much more epic. Which is exactly what school children tend to do. I'm sort of imagining this being told by someone very young, or someone reminiscing on being very young as the language doesn't give a young vibe really. Either way, I enjoyed it. One small nitpick was that for the length it took a little bit too long to get to the meat of the story. The first part was amusing, just maybe a touch too long. Though, again it does give the idea of someone really trying to hype up what is a pretty mundane day over a campfire for all of their peers. Heh. So it worked all in all.

That's about all I have to say. A cute little story in a refreshing style with some interesting references. Though if Lily does end up as large as a barge we'll need to watch her ego... might get bigger than Rainbow Dash's. No one lift's Merry Go Rounds like Lily indeed. Anyway! Have a nice day!

Hm.

Seems legit.

8138222 Don't you mean you... mckluved it? ;)

At least she wasn't wearing a saddle.

she bought the

Think it should be "brought"

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...Indeed I did. Thank you, good sir! :pinkiehappy:

A little weird but good.

Eh, the ending just didn't do it for me.

I think it would have been funnier if it turned out that nothing was wrong, and DT just felt like wearing the hat for a day because "Why not?", but that's just me.

Reminds me of a story by HavocHound called "What Is Marshall Doing?" and while I haven't read the entire thing, I always liked these types of stories. And your comedic writing was enough to make this an entertaining read throughout. Definitely deserving of a favorite and a reread sometime down the road.

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