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I am a Scotsman who writes stories, not all of which are of the self-insert variety.


Twilight loves Rainbow Dash, and she plans to tell her as such in a typical Twilight fashion — through the wonder of science. But when Rainbow Dash doesn't react in the way she was expecting, it leaves her feeling heartbroken; it then falls to Starlight Glimmer to pick up the pieces, as well as make Dash realise the truth.


I know the whole 'copper and tellurium' joke has been done to death, but I wanted to do my own take on it. And then there's the fact I've never actually written any TwiDash before, despite constantly going on about how I think it is the best ship.

So, I decided to rectify that.

Cover by HiccupsDoesArt; used with permission.

Chapters (1)
Comments ( 33 )

Are you made of copper and tellurium?
Because you are
Cu Te

Haha! I laughed! xD

But, anyway. Nice work on the story! :)

Is this story made of copper and tellurium?
Because it's
Cu Te


Took the words right out of my mouth

Dash studied the blackboard carefully, reading each line aloud. After the third time, her eyes shrank to pinpricks and she gasped.

:rainbowlaugh: loyal she may be, intelligent she is not

Aw! Cute!

The best part was when I'm from Argentina and I have no idea what a "dork" is.

I googled it.

this story is adorkable.

like and follow just for the adorable art


The artist has plenty more adorable pictures available on deviantART.

Ergh, today you have brought out the chemist in me. Yttrium Uranium doing this to me?

Nerdy cute! I love it!

I really enjoyed this, but I don't get the "Copper and tellurium"/"Iodine Livermorium Uranium Aluminium Sulphur Oxygen." parts.
How does that equal "Cu Te"/"I Lv U Al S O"? :rainbowhuh:

May the TwiDash be with you :rainbowkiss::heart::twilightblush: (OTP)

Periodic table of elements.
It's science/chemistry.


I would recommend looking at periodic table of elements.


Fun fact: Exposure to even small amounts of tellurium will leave your breath smelling strongly of garlic for days.

Spelling it out for you.
"I" is the symbol for elemental Iodine
"Lv" is Livermorium's symbol
"U" is for Uranium
"Al" is aluminum/aluminium
"S" is Sulfur
"O" is the symbol for Oxygen.


The chemical symbols for Copper and Tellurium are Cu and Te respectively, so the joke is: "Are you made of copper and tellurium? Because you are CuTe."

The chemical symbols in Dash's reply spell out I Lv U Al So: "I love you also."

Hope that helps. :twilightsmile:

This story is MINE now!


Nuuuuuuuuuu, is mine! :fluttercry:

Aww, what a cute story!

daww i'm not normally a twidash shipper but you have made those ships sail today

Oxygen Oxygen Oxygen Hydrogen Hydrogen Hydrogen! I see what you did there!

Comment posted by EmberLight deleted Aug 7th, 2017

This is full of Beryllium, Gold, and Titanium...

What are Hydrogen, Argon, Molybdenum, Nitrogen, Yttrium?
The Elements of H Ar Mo N Y

Ah. I get it now. Thanks for explaining it to me :twilightsmile:

Nerdy, fluffy Twidash; I couldn't ask for more :twilightsmile:

Perhaps, but only if you literally put that element into your mouth, right? XP


No, can happen just from skin contact, actually.

Yes, one of my favourite ways to convey hidden messages. The look of confusion makes me laugh everytime.

Honestly, Rainbow's first reaction ruined any chance this story had of my upvoting it. Read the whole story, but Rainbow being an asshole ruined it.

ive been playing warframe too much. i thought it said coprite and tellurium. tellurium and coprite

Aww, this is so adorkable!!! I'm glad I know the Periodic Table now XD
I needed this fluff.

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