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Rainbow Dash had everything she could ever want at the Royal Equestrian Navy Academy. A great job and a even greater fiancé. But when tragedy strikes, Rainbow soon finds herself on the run and she becomes a pirate in order to survive. With a past that always haunts her day and night she wonders how she can move on without completely forgetting herself.

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Yay!!! I love the plot already! Quick question: Are the main 6 and/or Discord gonna show up???
Can't wait for more!!!

You did read the chapter right? The Mane Six are already in it, as for Discord, you'll have to wait and see.

Okay. This was intense. I haven't seen unicorn Twilight in a while, and fourth wall-breaking Pinkie feels just a little out of place considering the drama, but all in all, this was a good first chapter.

Spitfire sighed, "I want to believe you, Rainbow Dash… But Seaman Lighting Dust claims she saw you leave your room and when you came back you had two large bags…"

And only one witness is needed? And maybe one with a bias against RD? Spitfire, hon, you might want to re-evaluate your ranking.

Maybe the origins of the rest should have been trickle over this and the next few chapters.
But all in all, this is a story that I'll follow.


Aww! I'm so glad to hear that! And I hope you're recovering well. :twilightsmile:

Aw thanks! I’m recovering just fine! The doctors actually told me to rest when I asked if I could write but I talked them into letting me! Anyway, hope you update soon, no pressure, I know how unexpected life can be!:pinkiesmile: :twilightsmile:

Well, this was definitely a good chapter!

So Discord runs an island that seems to magically attract those who get shipwrecked or lost at sea and has multiple creatures and ponies? That sounds pretty neat, and the idea of a pirate story featuring an island that is essentially a safe haven for beings of all races free of prejudice run by a powerful being gave me quite the "One Piece" vibe, though I'm going to assume that's just a coincidence.

It was neat to meet various different characters here, and we now know where the likes of Soarin', Spike, and Big Mac ended up. That'll probably be pretty emotional when the girls eventually get here.

I am a bit curious how the likes of Capper and Thunderlane ended up on the island...I guess we'll find out later.

Also, quick question: is Skeedaddle an OC or is he an already established character?

Overall, this was definitely an interesting chapter and I look forward to seeing what happens next!

Yay! Discord is here!!! and the other guys too!!
Love the story so far!!
Keep going!!!

Insert dramatic Mushu here.

So Discord is an unintentional king of the island of misfits toys... Makes sense.

So how did the others get there?

Why do I get a Pirates of The Caribbien compass vibe?

So are Applejack and Big Mac siblings in this AU or are you going to go a Big Apple route?

Big Apple? As in... shipping them? :rainbowderp: :pinkiesick: Ew! No! No way! Don't you know by now I'm an AppleSpike shipper and always will be?! :facehoof: In that regard, yes, they're still siblings in this universe they're just separated right now. Why? That'll be revealed another time. Same goes for the others on the island.
And yeah, the compasses were inspired from Jack Sparrow's compass.
Love what you said about Discord, I never thought of it that way! :rainbowlaugh:

I meant Big Apple as Big Mac's original pitched name, with Sweet Apple Acres originally pitched as Big Apple Acres with Big Apple as Applejack's husband and Apple Bloom as their daughter, all before Hasbro's legal informed Faust that NYC already trademarked the name Big Apple for itself and the calls to make Apple Bloom the same age as Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo to form the CMC, etc I know your an AppleSpike shipper, but you can throw a little more variety, granted I do write a lot of shipping stories myself, and I am a FlashLight fan, but I know there is at least one SunSentry and SunLight story in me, heck with the right prompts a SciTwiber or TimberLight story too.

Ooooh! :pinkiegasp: That makes sense! And wow! Lauren was actually going to have the Apple siblings be more of a father, mother, and daughter family?! I had no idea! That really blows my mind!:applejackconfused:

And shipwise, okay, I will admit I was a Spirarity shipper at first before I switched over to AppleSpike, and I was a CheeriMac shipper before turning over to SugarMac and currently I am torn between Raripants and Caprarity, but otherwise I keep true to one ship that I believe works well for the potential couple. I'm just all for the one true love thing. :twilightblush:

Oh, Foxhelm, Foxhelm, Foxhelm. :ajsmug: When you're deep enough into shipping trash territory, the only shipping stories you WANT to write are about your OTPs. I mean, you probably can write stories about other ships, but you won't because you don't want to. :ajsmug:
Please take the term shipping trash with a grain of salt, CN12. I mean that as a compliment. Also, I totally empathize with your need to be loyal to your ships even though I don't quite agree with all of them. I'm that deep in shipping trash territory too. :twilightsheepish: Man, it felt good to admit that. :pinkiesmile:


And shipwise, okay, I will admit I was a Spirarity shipper at first before I switched over to AppleSpike, and I was a CheeriMac shipper before turning over to SugarMac and currently I am torn between Raripants and Caprarity,

Honestly I'm somewhere between Spirarity and Spimber (Spike X Ember), but likely to change with the upcoming season 8 dragon exchange student for Twilight's soon to establish Friendship school, I wasn't really a CheeriMac, more of a MarbleMac, but then again I started actually watching episodes of the show until after the CMC got their cutie marks. Up in the air about Rarity, but you are making a good case for Caprarity in other work.

Fair point.

:rainbowlaugh: So true! Besides until certain ships are confirmed canon I will stick by my OTPs in the meantime.

Hi, I’m back! Finally! I had a great time at camp, but I was ready to come home.

And because Fanfiction is working so slow right now for me, I’m posting my comment here.

So, Soarin’ survived? Yes! Hopefully, it will be a wonderful reunion with him and Rainbow Dash. And, the other guys are on that island as well, with Discord as its unofficial ruler or governor or something.

And Rumble, Pipsqueak, and Button Mash here too? Yay! Hopefully, we’ll have the CMC shippings soon.

I can’t wait for the next chapter soon!

Whoa! Dash and Scootaloo seriously butting heads? That's something I never thought I'd see.

Will Captain Celaeno appear in this story?

Celaeno scowled and lowered her face to the pony, "And why do you suppose that is, pony? We don't have any other choice since we are always denide service wherever ponies are concerned. We are a different species from them so therefore we must be evil…"

I get why this route was taken, but maybe a comment like, "And with the war over these last five years..."
But that's not really CartoonNerd12's thing
Fair point, Pinkie, but I could be jumping the gun.
That's easy, just put in on the ground and...
No, Pinkie, it's a racing expression meaning to start the race before the starting pistol is fired.
Wait, shouldn't you be greeting ready to meet with Rainbow in her cabin with the rest of her officers.

This courtship story is so Rainbow Dash. Awkward, not traditionally romantic, but sweet and loving all the same.

Whew! That's a relief! I was hoping it stayed true to her character. And it's reviewers like you that always give me the best input in my stories. :twilightsmile:

He smiled, "That's okay, you look good with or without a dress."

Well, he's not wrong. So many guys would tell girls that if they were allowed to. Seriously ladies.

"Hey, as long as it's not anything too romantic, I'm fine with it." She put the flowers in her room and asked, "So, where are we going?"

Rainbow, honey, we all know you want your romance so sappy you can make syrup out of it.

"I like paying for my own meal so you don't have to waste your bits on me."

, Rainbow, darling, as far a Sorain is concerned the only bits wasted on you are the ones not spent on you.

"And it's all the more reason I'm trying to get off this island."


This setup just keeps getting better and more intense. So, when is Rainbow going to finally read those letters? :ajsmug:

Rumble, don't do it, don't do it...

Okay, now I am picturing Rumble walking into Discord's place as the chorus of "I Knew You Were Trouble" plays in the background. :rainbowlaugh:

I wonder what Discord and Rumble will do?

Sorry for the late response. Once again, this is amazing. We got some background on the guys, and I’m eager for what Discord has planned, along with Rumble. Can’t wait for the next chapter!

Treasure Planet. :ajsmug: Also, :yay: Scoots and Dash are bonding.

Scootaloo retorted, "Well don't do me any favors then!"

Oh Scoots, you are a poor unfortunate soul.

Oh, feel free to us my OC in whatever role you want. Personally I don't mind an antagonist role, but it's your call.

I've never read a story that has made me cry 2 times in one chapter. It's hard to loose someone you love. I've lost people before, not on ships, but because of deceases. I'd rather not talk about that. This story is very good. I really enjoy it so far. Great job.

This is wonderful! I love the new cover art too! Soarin and Rainbow Dash look so adorable in it!

Hmm, I wonder what the two compasses glowing means. I can't wait to find out! :twilightsmile:

Oh, yes, Neighsay is beyond perfect for the role. :ajsmug: By the way, are you shipping him with Zesty? :pinkiegasp:

Well I saw a comment about how alike they are in terms that things should go their way and figured that Neighsay would use her for the first dance given their similar attitude. So maybe I do ship them a little. :twilightblush:

Dread Pritate...Rumble? Well that was a turn I didn't foresee.

But way to go Soarin in the end.

Again feel free to use OC if he fits in the narrative however.

:raritycry::fluttercry: Poor kid. It's a good thing he's surrounded by such nice people, err, ponies, err, creatures to look after him. :scootangel:

Aw, poor Rumble! I hope Thunderlane wakes up! :fluttercry:

The compass thing reminds me of pirates of the carraben with jacks campass ponts to what you want most. Im gessing the compasses are going to pont at each other and thats how they reunit that or point to what they want most which would be each other.

OMG poor rumble, I can’t imagine losing my parents and then nearly losing a sibling :raritydespair:

:pinkiegasp: she's gonna read the letters!

Kind of feel bad for Scoots, but those kinds of things happened, which would be why the navy RD joined was the size it is, to prevent, deter and respond to pirate attacks.

I wonder, when and how will the compasses meet... :applejackunsure:

:raritystarry: IDEA! but I will wait to be asked before I share.

Go ahead, I'm curious, because I'm okay with theories for the story here.

You know, the lyrics to "Time to be Awesome" sound kinda weird as spoken dialogue. :applejackunsure: Also, :yay: bonding.:twilightsmile:

Well, if I recall correctly the compasses that Soarin and Rainbow have are based on the compass from the Pirates of the Carribean films, assuming that, my theory: RD's compass is not directing Twilight's navigation towards where they intend to go but to Soarin.. But That's just a theory, a .... (gets smacked by OC)

'No, bad RL Personal. None of that.'

Hum... interesting development... let's see where this goes.

Hey, any bets that on Discord's island the plant that is the source of the anti-poison that Celaeno needs grows in abundance?

Oh, poor AB. :applecry: But yay, Scootaloo! :yay:

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