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My ability to see what others miss is matched only by my ability to miss what others see.

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This story is a sequel to Divine Labor


After the Equestrian Fluttershy offered her human counterpart some emotional support, the others asking questions about their own pony analogues was all but inevitable. But some are bound to obsess over their equine achievements more than others.

And at least one is going to do something about that obsession.

Part of the Oversaturated World.

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Pope Ruby Rose? The looper?

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Same soul frequency, different circumstances. It's unclear if she existed in this world before Sunset grabbed bits of nearby realities to patch this one, but she's the Bacon Pope (or, more properly, the Carnifex Maximus) by virtue of being the first one to ask Sunset if she could be.

(Doylistically, other folks slipped RWBY into the shorts and I rolled with it.)

Ever amusing in multiple ways, as per usual. As a thought experiment, I'm suddenly wondering which pair of multiverse counterparts are most different from one another in terms of personality.

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As I recall Ruby took the ordination home with her, but it's not as useful as you might think. As a pope of the divine Bacon Horse, Ruby's authority only applies in universes where the Bacon Horse is actually in residence. Thus, Ruby cannot bless a marriage or oversee any other business of the church while she is on Remnant.

Unless of course, if Sunset should happen to visit.

Your portrayal of RariJack gives me the warm fuzzies. :raritywink::ajsmug:

Sweetie Belle goes *splort*. :unsuresweetie: :facehoof: :rainbowlaugh:

Now I'm wondering if there are stories featuring the pony costume in the Applejack path.

Sunset's reaction to that was hilarious.

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As one, both Rarities threw their heads back and burst into mad laughter. All that was missing was a flash of lightning and thunder to complete the moment.


Sunset dismissed the scrying window hanging over her bed. "Should I tell them I always keep half an eye on the portal?"

For shame! How can Sunset call herself a good friend and goddess if she won't provide the flash of lighting and thunder for properly dramatic evil overlord moments? For shame!! :rainbowwild:

Now I'm waiting for P-RariJack to happen. Let's hope they can find happiness together :twilightsmile:

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Dakkafex or meleefex? Maybe even the legendary Winged Carnifex? :pinkiecrazy:

Nice to see Pope Ruby again, it’s been awhile since we’ve seen her. Just curious but did she ever figure out Pinkie has a crush on her? It’s was everywhere for a couple weeks last year and then it was never mentioned again

I kinda thought Pony Rarity was going to be jealous of Human Rarity because of the whole quasi-divinity thing.

Also, nice touch implying that while EQG Applejack is with Rarity, her Pony counterpart probably has feelings for Rainbow Dash. I imagine great confusion if either Applejack were to learn about others partner

How dare you compromise! She is the one true shade of yellow, and I will not be swayed!

"They're trying to decide if I'm yellow or orange," Sunset said flatly.

Mwahahahaha, you sneaky genius! :rainbowlaugh: This is great! You've done it again :raritywink:

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I feel I should point out that "Carnifex" happens to be the Latin word for a butcher... and would have had enough of the oomph Games Workshop was going for if they'd left it in English, if we're being honest.

That said, given that it's a sniper rifle scythe and not a machine gun scythe, probably melee.

This kind of thing is why the Infinite Carousel is inevitable. Even if the actual origin of IC is elsewhere.

I’ve been reading too much Cosmere stuff, I keep on thinking of Sunset as the local Shard. Which is why if Rarity is going to hide she needs Aluminum. Of course bringing in the Metallic Arts would be all this world needs. Or Spren for that matter.

Actually come to think of it manifesting Spren might do a lot to ground out the ambient magic. Hmmm...

“I’m the Pony Pinkie” was hilarious. In fact I loved that whole slumber party. Applejack being all “prove it” and Rarity wanting to punch and/or kiss her? Classic.

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Of the ones we've seen both of, Filthy Rich. At least according to the comics.

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Very valid point on it being melee. Now I have to buy one and paint it like her... Someday, I'm far from being made out of money.

With 9e having just come out I felt compelled to make the reference though :derpytongue2:

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In-universe? Probably Tempest Shadow. The human never met the Storm King (who's a different bundle of issues in and of himself,) never changed her name, and was living off the grid near the FSA/Caneighda border. Up until Sunset paid her a visit to make sure she wasn't planning any deicides in the near future, anyway.

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... Darn it, now I'm going to have to read through the RWBY Loops just to see if that's actually made it in.

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I don't even ship it that much; I'm just drawing on their canon interactions.

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It's one of those awkward situations where it's unclear whether Starlight caused the problem or minimized the damage.

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Let me get back to you on that, because goodness knows there is plentiful potential there.

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How can Sunset call herself a good friend and goddess if she won't provide the flash of lighting and thunder for properly dramatic evil overlord moments? For shame!!

See, that kind of thing would encourage evil overlord moments. Sunset knows better than most that that isn't behavior you want to reinforce.

As for P-Rarijack, the fates do seem insistent on another route for that Applejack... though the ripples of Sunset's ascension are sure to spread through Equestria as much as Earth as time goes on.

Also, Ruby is a pegasus aspect, so she definitely qualifies as a winged Carnifex. And probably makes for one heck of a Distraction Carnifex on top of that.

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I'm not the one sailing the good ship RubyPie. Honestly, I have no idea what's in store there.

I kinda thought Pony Rarity was going to be jealous of Human Rarity because of the whole quasi-divinity thing.

Rarity's never been one to long for raw power. ("Inspiration Manifestation" was more a case of raw power forcing itself upon her.) Besides, having the little demigoddess looking up to her adoringly undercuts any envy she may feel.

Also, nice touch implying that while EQG Applejack is with Rarity, her Pony counterpart probably has feelings for Rainbow Dash. I imagine great confusion if either Applejack were to learn about others partner.

That particular divergence is quite interesting, one of the less immediately obvious ripple effects caused by Equestrian interference in the human world. Among other things, I wanted to take the opportunity to explore the details behind it.

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You would go against the word of a First-Blessed? Who are you to question the judgement of the Bacon Horse's most trusted advisors?
For the record, I really don't care.

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Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to look for it. :pinkiehappy:

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Yeah, the moment multiple Rarities get together with insufficient oversight from their friends, that's when another multiversal corpo-state starts spinning...

I’ve been reading too much Cosmere stuff, I keep on thinking of Sunset as the local Shard. Which is why if Rarity is going to hide she needs Aluminum. Of course bringing in the Metallic Arts would be all this world needs. Or Spren for that matter.

While I haven 't thought about the local magic to Sandersonian levels of detail, I will say that the Equestrian aspects make up the local form of Investiture. They definitely work better than Stormlight or Breath would on this world. Sunset isn't putting up with planet-sweeping doomstorms or people trading souls like baseball cards.

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It's one of those awkward situations where it's unclear whether Starlight caused the problem or minimized the damage.

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Ah yes, the yellow/orange debate. There’s nothing more satisfying than informing disputing parties that they’re both wrong.

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Personally, I prefer carnifex of the Polistes variety.

Her first impression was a squeezable, horse-shaped marshmallow with an impeccably coifed mane and tail.

I mean… if the horseshoe fits.

If P-Rarity had been a huggable marshmallow of pony, P-Sweetie Belle was just asking to be the star of adorable cat videos. The greenish-gray slime matting her face and mane barely detracted from the sheer adorability.

She is unnaturally adorable, isn't she. Easily up there with Shy for sheer "cutie" levels.

That was fun. And the Rarities conspiring across dimensions can only lead to levels of fabulous that no mortal or immortal could ever comprehend.

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No planetwide doomstorms? But why? :p

The analogy holds up far better than I expected it too once I started thinking about it. Pedestria’s problems are very similar to what happened on Sel (Elantris) after the Shards there were killed and broken. So much power just blazing around in a storm and no direction. And since here it was so much easier to access it bled into reality and messed things up something fierce. Sunset Twilight and Discord picked up that power, codified the manner in which it can be expressed to something safer and more controlled, and Sunset is using her Absolute Cosmic Power to fix the damage already done. Pretty typical so far.

Of course, Sunset has been deputizing which is definitely a thing too. Generosity and Honesty and the rest all work as powerful splinters. Discord is his own thing, and infinitely preferable to Odium or someone.

So yeah, it still doesn’t quite hold up. But much more in parallel than I’d expect. Great minds and all that.

Covering your flanks is seen as being ashamed of who you are, if not deliberately hiding your identity."

...What about Maud? That doesn't sound like Maud at all, despite her, uh, coat covering her mark most of the time.

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Who are you to question the judgement of the Bacon Horse's most trusted advisors?

Historically? Any member of Sunset's religion that thinks they know wjat she wants more than she does, which is most of them.

"Also," said Fluttershy, "you've been wearing a shirt that says 'I'm the pony Pinkie' and a picture of yourself this whole time."

This is the most Pinkie Pie thing I have ever read.

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You do realize you're applying standards of normalcy to a member of the Pie family, right?

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Thank Masterweaver.

https://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/infinite-time-loops-rwby-loops.332085/page-283#post-28952473

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Define Ectoplasm? It is it just failed spell residue? Or does it relate to ghosts??

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Typo:

Peaking > peeking

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It was either Jaune and Pyrrha's wedding, or Blake and Yang's wedding. Can't remember which.

"Well. I have to say," said a familiar voice, "I know I have a tendency to be beside myself, but this is a bit much."

https://m.

It took Rarity a few moments to process that enough to say "I have several questions."

https://m.

Even though I was only reading all of that Rarity dialogue*, "hearing" so much of that Atlantic accent began to drive me mad. When I watched the TV show, I never appreciated the presence of a second voice to break up her lines.

That isn't a negative criticism of the story, mind you. Their entire interaction rang true to how the two Raritys would have responded to one another if they had ever gotten the chance to meet in official media. Including the ending, now that you mention it.

* Literally "Rarity dialogue"

She looked at her own arm, discomfort spreading across her features. "Now that they've raised the question, I'm actually not sure."

If sunset herself doesn't know and she's had to rebuild her body a few times, has she changed colour?

Plus does she tan in the sun? Orange in Summer, Yellow in Winter, Amber at points in-between?

Something tells me, if I want to understand more than half of what I read today, I should probably find time to read Oversaturated from the beginning.

Still, even without context, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the wonderful character interactions. I’ve always loved the idea of pony and human counterparts interacting, Rarity in particular, and you wrote them with such fidelity that I could easily imagine everything, even hearing their voices. Amazing!

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That does tend to be the answer when Starlight's involved...

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And the Rarities conspiring across dimensions can only lead to levels of fabulous that no mortal or immortal could ever comprehend.

Someone's got to cater to the eldritch market. Even non-Euclidean monstrosities that consume existence still want to look fabulous while doing so.

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It's like making things fit into a D&D alignment chart or Magic: the Gathering colors. Making the system work with something that wasn't designed for it won't result in a perfect fit, but it's still fun.

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Aside from 10409972's very salient point, Maud uses her frock as a sort of preemptive dismissal. When you're indifferent at best towards the vast majority of the population, it's easier to dress off-puttingly than have to actually interact with them.
Sassy Saddles, meanwhile, just wanted to reduce her recognition factor as the boutique killer of Canterlot. She's gone through twice as many outfits as she has publicist positions.

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The congregation will happily twist the word of Sunset and associates to fit their preconceived notions, but contradicting it outright is usually seen as poor form. (You know, other than Sunset telling them to stop worshiping her. That's obviously just a test of faith.)

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I consider this a compliment of the highest order. :pinkiehappy:

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Thanks for tracking down the snip. It's always surreal to see people discuss my work without me there to see it. :rainbowhuh:

Ectoplasm is undefined protomatter drawn from the Ethereal Plane (similar to but distinct from where Twilight ended up just before she got her wings.) Ghosts are made of it, but unicorns can also accidentally summon it if certain spell variables are left undefined.

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:rainbowlaugh: Sunset could definitely empathize with that particular Dash. At least no one's thought of some ridiculous symbolic weapon for Sunset to drag around. Yet.

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Experiencing St. Germain overload because of a work of written fiction is a strange sort of compliment, but I'll take it. Glad you enjoyed it aside from the Atlantic assault.

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She knows what color she is, but she'd never really thought about what to call it until the congregation brought it up. Her skin turns a richer golden-brown in the summer sun. EqG humanoids call the process "shading" rather than "tanning" since so few of them actually turn a color comparable to leather. (Note that those with literally white skin tones actually gloss, turning brighter to better reflect the UV wavelengths. By the end of summer, Principal Celestia practically acts as a light source even outside of the Oversaturated World.)

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What Shy Did and Divine Labor should cover most of the details of this story, hence why I marked its prequel as what I did. Glad you enjoyed it! There really do need to be more human ponidox stories.

This was delightful! I laughed, I lol'd. I even snorted. WONDERFUL!!!
So far today I've drank an entire pot of peppermint coffee and been listening to Slipknot on repeat.
My head is a strange place but it's the only one I have.

Mysterious Downthumber... You angry 'cause I didn't say something nice? And did a typo report?

Well, I had to work fast to get ahead of FOME ninja-ing me in info-drops. He already had a 3hr head start.

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Now, for nice things:

Cool having Pinkie Pie actually pronouncing H and P into their names instead of splitting it out like the rest!

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this was the only time that Sunset wouldn't notice what she was doing... hopefully.

Ha! oh wait. Wrong copy-paste. Still funny though.

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"I had hoped Twilight would handle this little talk."

"Mom already signed that permission slip for Miss Cheerilee."

"No, my dear, the talk about the multiverse."

Hmm. I guess P-Twilight already wrote it up, but just forget to tell the people.

I wonder who else other than the Norns' counterparts are gonna get that talk.

And if the Norns' canon BFs are also their pony counterparts.

I don't really know much about the Oversaturated World. In fact, that sentence in itself was a fallacy because I knew literally nothing about it before reading this, so a few things were pretty lost on me. But that wasn't enough for me to not enjoy it! I kinda got a hold of some things, though some bits still elude me, but the main thing I came for was the interaction between the two Rarities, and I quite enjoyed it. And I'll echo the earlier commenter in liking how Pinkie mixed the H and P into her friends' names rather than just pronouncing the letter separately. Very Pinkie-like :pinkiesmile:

Maybe I should read more into this universe!

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Someone's got to cater to the eldritch market. Even non-Euclidean monstrosities that consume existence still want to look fabulous while doing so.

In that case, Hastur will probably be their first customer. The entity does love its stylish, royal, yellow robes.

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I was going to point out that they're explicitly rags rather than anything a sane king would wear, but people sell jeans with holes already in them so...

Very nice. Though I wonder if they've run into the Infinite Carousel yet? Because they're most definitely Not the first interdimensional business.
Nice story, very wholesome.

Next to her, Twilight giggled. "That depends. Should one of us tell P-Rarity that the first outfit the portal gives you seems to become your default for all future trips to this universe?"

"I think we'll let her figure that out."

*Insert evil/amused laughter here*

Hooooo boy...
Ok, at first I was like: "Not sensing Pinkie's essence? What? Then I was like what was it with the Pope debating about the skin colour of Sunset? Is it one of those head cannons where the Humane 7 is "canonised"?
Reading further and yep, you really did went full homestuck and anime...
Not really my cup of tea TBH but I appreciate the effort on the universe elements, I can tell a lot of good effor went into it.

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The sequel label, AU tag, and link to said universe's group are all there for a reason; this one requires a fair amount of background reading. Starting a continuity-heavy series with what is roughly its fortieth installment won't end well. If you'd like context for what the crap is going on, you may want to begin at the beginning, with Oversaturation.

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Yeah, I kinda thought of that when I noticed that it's a sequel to something. :derpytongue2: I also think that I have read one of the other stories in the series a while back.
As for checking it out... :twilightsheepish: Thanks but no thanks it feels a little to "alternative" for my taste.

Aside from the comedy, the worldbuilding, and the characterization that you consistently do well despite (or because of?) the sprawling Verse that is the Oversaturated World, the story's actually heartwarming. H-Rarity being jealous of P-Rarity only to realize that not only does she have good advice to give but is also jealous of H-Rarity too (to some extent)... and to see a friendship blossom between the two of them as the ice breaks from idolization to just being themselves: it's thought-provoking.

Thanks for the good story here!

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