• Published 14th Jan 2020
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Twilight Tries... - Peni Parker



There are many things Twilight Sparkle has never tried, but she's going to try some of them with you in her new vlog!

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Bungee Jumping

Hi, everypony, and welcome to another episode of Twilight Tries!

So you’re probably wondering why I’m outside right now. Well the reason is that today, I’m going to try…bungee jumping!

That’s right, I am going to tie an elastic cord around my back hooves and jump off the famous Sierra Marevada Mountain Bridge, which you can see behind me. Why am I going to try bungee jumping, you ask? Simple: Because I’m a grown mare and I can bungee jump if I want to, dad!

Oh, did I say, ‘dad’? Hehe, sorry about that. I should probably explain.

See, I’ve wanted to try bungee jumping ever since I was a filly. It just always looked so…exhilarating to me. Plummeting to the Earth at 124 miles per hour with only a simple cord to keep you from hitting the ground, ooh, just thinking about it gets the adrenaline pumping.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not now nor have I ever been one of those adrenaline junkies who goes out looking for ways to tempt death. I just happen to think bungee jumping is fun-looking activity that can offer some unique thrills.

I’m getting off point here.

So anyways, when I asked my parents if they’d take me bungee jumping my dad told me no because, and I quote, ‘It’s too dangerous for young mare like you’. So okay, maybe I was too young at the time, but when I asked again a few years later, the answer was still ‘It’s too dangerous for young mare like you’. And guess what? When I asked again a few years after that, I got the same answer! No matter how old I got the answer was always, ‘It’s too dangerous for young mare like you’!

Well guess what, dad? I’m all grown up now and I’m going to bungee jump whether you like it or not!

Sorry, I did it again.

Look, I understand perfectly well that my dad was just concerned about me, but you know how it is; you’re young and you want to do something, but your parents won’t let you, so that just makes you want to do it even more. Well, that’s just what bungee jumping became for me; a forbidden fruit that I could never taste.

Well now, I’m finally going to taste it. So, let’s get bungee jumping!


Okay, I just paid the fees, signed the waiver, and got weighed, so now I’m all set to head up to the top of the bridge! Before I go any further though, let me just say one thing: Don’t even think about asking me how much I weigh.

As you can see, I’m headed over to a nice little lift that will take me all the way up to the top of the bridge. And yes, I know I could just fly up there, but I want to take the lift. I don’t know why, but going straight up in a lift gives me a better sense of just how high up I am relative to the ground. I guess it’s because of the fact that it’s a slower ascent than flying.

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Alright, I’m in the lift and ready to go. I’ll just push the button and…we’re off.

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Oh yeah, definitely getting that feeling of vertical ascent as the ground gets smaller below me. Yep, going up.

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And up.

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And u-up.

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T-this didn’t seem so high up from the g-ground. I think I should s-stop looking down now.

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*Ding*

Oh thank Celestia we’re at the top!

I mean, oh look, we’re at the top. I’m just going to step off the lift and keep my eyes facing straight forward.

Yep, just walking across the bridge towards the instructor pony, not looking down at all.

Hello there!

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Nervous? Oh no, I’m not nervous. I’m just…excited!

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Oh, um, leg harness I guess.

So apparently, there are two types of harnesses; leg and body. I’ve only ever seen ponies bungee jump with a leg harness before so I didn’t even know there was a body option. Not sure if there’s much difference between the two, but I’ll stick with leg.

Oh, hang on, the instructor pony wants me.

Sorry, what was that?

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My mane? Alright.

So the instructor pony said it’d be a good idea for me to tie my mane back so it doesn’t hit my face as I fall.

Can’t argue with that logic.

Aaaaand done. Mane tied back.

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Step over there? Okay.

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So as you can see I’m getting strapped in now. The padding has just been wrapped around my fetlocks and the elastic bands that the bungee cord attaches to should be next.

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Yep, there’re the bands.

And there’s the bungee cord.

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Now I’m having my wings tied down.

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Wait, is that a magic suppressing ring?

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Oh really? Interesting. I guess I’ll take it then.

So get this; it seems that in some instances unicorns have involuntarily teleported away mid-fall because of some kind of survival reflex, so they offer magic suppressing rings to keep that from happening. I think I have enough control over my magic that that won’t happen with me, but I’m taking the ring just to be certain.

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Really?! Oh yes, please!

I’ve also just been offered a special helmet that I can attach the camera to! Originally I was just going to ask the instructor pony to take the camera and record my jump from the bridge, but now you’ll all get to see it from my perspective!

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Okay, helmet is on and camera’s attached. I’m all set. Let’s do…

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I looked down again. Why did I do that?

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Just breathe, Twilight, you can do this. Just close your eyes…take a deep breath…and…ju

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That…was…AMAZING!

Oh my gosh, what a rush! When I started falling but then I sprang back up just before hitting the ground, it was so terrifying but so invigorating at the same time! I know I said I wasn’t an adrenaline junkie before, but I might be one now!

Whew, it is going to take me a while to come down from this high!

Anyways, I think this is a good place to end this episode, so thank you for watching and I hope to see you again soon on Twilight Tries!

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Oh, one more thing before I go; See, dad, I’m perfectly fine!

Author's Note:

Special thanks to Donnnnn for suggesting this chapter!

If there's something you'd like to see Twilight try, please let me know in the comments!

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