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The deepest sighs, the frankest shadows.


Rarity wants to dye.

An entry to the ROB-pocalypse speedfic challenge. Originally conceived and written in an hour. Presented on Fimfiction with a slightly better ending.

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Pretty good story.

A few grammatical errors, but good nonetheless

Ah wordplay. You know I am actually surprised this is the first time i read about Rarity dyeing. Surprising since she works in a fashion boutique.

Yes, but who's on first?

I'm a sucker for puns. 10/10, give or take half a point.

I glance over words, so it took me a little while to get. Nice :)

I don’t even have to read this to know what happens. Rarity Dyes but not dies

Well, this was darkly hilarious.

Okay, you know what? Here's a like for the title and description alone :rainbowlaugh:

Now I'm gonna read it.

Alternate titles:
"Live and Let Dye"
"Tomorrow Never Dyes"
"Dye Another Day"
"Dye Hard"
"Dye Hard 2: Dye Harder"
"Dye Hard With a Vengeance"
"Live Free or Dye Hard"
"A Good Day to Dye Hard"
Oh, I could go on...

Pretty good little snippet. The only thing I would've changed is Rarity not getting at all why Sweetie was upset. By the end, she probably would've caught on.

Given Rarity's age, she is probably too old to dye young:

(Brother Dege - To Old To Die young)


Now I'm trying to imagine a Pinkie Pie version.

I'm asking YOU! What's the guys name on first base?

The way Rarity spoke just seemed a tad forced in order to make the whole joke stick. The first line was fine, even the second but after it felt like she would have most likely added some more descriptive terms. But overall it gave me a chuckle.

I don't know... THIRD BASE!

Isn't it "dyeing" instead of "dying" when you're talking about using dye?

My mom makes this joke all the time.

Funny enough, at a young age, I went through this with my older sister. I remember when she first thought about dying and how dying it would be fun or cool. This was about 7 years old, I had just understood the concept of death that early on so for a whole day I cried to her about I didn't want her to die. I actually hugged her and didn't let go until they brought the bottles to show me whyat dye meant.

I should show this to Super Trampoline. He would like this...


You Only Dye Twice.

Live and Let Dye.

Dye Anoth-

9846371 (All the everything Alondro was thinking of.)

HOW DARE YOU BEAT ME TO TROLLING?! There shall be a reckoning, I tell thee! A RECKONING!!! Once all the stars are aligned, I shall wreck insatiable vengeance upon- (a small ball of foil rolls by) OOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! (Alondro scampers off the bat the ball around)

"You may thank me later," says the Mysterious Voice hidden in the all-concealing shadows. :pinkiegasp:

I lol'd. This was cute. XD

Seems more appropriate for an earlier season episode in some ways, but still, I had a lot of fun reading this story of puns and misunderstandings. :yay:

Live free or let me dye?

Sorry, couldn't resist from adding on somehow

Breathes in heavily


Eh, I'll give it a like just cause I haven't seen a "Wordplay Misnderstanding" story in a while. Prob would have given it a fav if it was done from Sweetie's perspective and the punchline wasn't in the title. Would have been more impactful IMO. Good read regardless.

A+ You Magnificent Bastard. :)

:duck: Come along Spikey Wikey once again we shall dye together....
:twilightoops: Wut?!?
:moustache: Yea the first time is always the hardest

And so she now introduces the (not) bran Dye Son. Popular among married couples.

For farmers there's Dye a Beet E's. Used mostly to bring some colourful variety to their farm life.

Also handling the branded food Dye Corn, flown from Neighpon. Goes well with soup.

Did I really read that ?
What a colorful choice of wording.

Rarity took a step forward, biting her lip. She took the swatch in one hoof, placing the other atop the trembling filly’s head. The rest of Sweetie sagged with her curls. “How about… how about we got downstairs and make a fresh pot?” Rarity suggested. “Would that sound good, Sweetie?”

just right here may want to take out the t in got downstairs to make go downstairs.

other than that I love that wordplay

BOO! BOO! BAD PUNS, good enough story

Expected the punchline to be that Sweetie knew all along exactly what Rarity meant, and found that equally terrifying as what we thought she thought it meant. :trollestia:

I'd made a joke abt this a few years ago, after a family member saw a new article that mentioned someone dying. Turns out the entire article name claimed that someone had dyed their hair a different color. Reading this instantly time-traveled me back then.
This one was hilarious-- definitely another favorite !

I would love to actually see that. Rarity comes into the library/castle and Twilight is just in the next room. When she hears Spike say 'yes', she comes charging in and a big misunderstanding happens. If Rainbow Dash and Pinkie where to see it, they would make so many jokes.

Here's how good that was. I could feel Sweetie's indecision and apprehension when Rarity suggested they dye together. Like, I could picture the turmoil in her head. Very nice.

All I think about seeing this story

It took me some time to figure it out. Then I grinned like a madman. :rainbowlaugh:

P.S. Your portrayal of Rarity is amazing!

Fun story

Punstories like this are best contrasted by subtle colorations of wordplay.

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