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There is nothing as liberating, or terrifying, as a blank page.


It's official. Rainbow Dash, the coolest mare in all of Equestria, is just plain average. How can this be?

Written for the A Most Delightful Ponidox contest.

Featured on October 19th and October 21st!

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I love the fact Dash didn't get bummed out by this, and even seems to be having alot of fun with all of her parallels! Fun story!

that was fun

Enter the Dashiverse

“Well,” said Doctor Dash, “there was a fifty percent probability that he would be male in his dimension. Assuming that Discord is pulling randomly, then there is an increasing probability that he would pull from a male dimension.”

The statistician in me demands clarification concerning the bolded parts, because it's a potentially misleading statement. :twilightsheepish:

The statement should require two things in order to be true:
- Discord is pulling randomly
- There is a finite number of universes to pull from

If the number of alternate universes is finite, then it is like taking things out of a jar. The more females Discord takes out, the more males there are proportionally remaining (and thus have an increasing probability of being selected).

But, if the number of alternate universes is infinite, then it is like flipping a coin. Your previous outcomes have no influence on the next one. Getting heads ten times in a row does not make your next toss more likely to land tails; it is still a 50% chance.

“Interdimensional scissors, very popular with the kids these days.”

Star vs. The Forces of Evil ref! NICE!

The mirror rippled and a lavender alicorn and purple dragon arrived in the library. “Wow, I’m glad that’s over. I hope we don’t have to deal with an interdimensional crisis again for a long time.”


Discord leaned down from behind and said with a wicked grin, “Rainbow Dash is getting to know herself.”

Wink wink nudge nudge.


Wait, so even the current Rainbow Dash isn't the fastest? I wonder what the fastest looks like. Although, that might be the Macho, or the Princess.



Rainbow dash > Rainbow Dash

She could mean it in the sense of the more coins you flip the more likely it is that you are to going to get a heads at some point. So it's a valid statement, just easy to misunderstand, given the way it's worded.

great !:rainbowlaugh:

This story absolutely bombarded me with best pony, and I love it.

oh, you mean the Flash?

Welcome to the Multiverse Rainbow Dash, where everyone is special except you because you're the original.

Adjusting her glasses, the pegasus said, “Actually, it’s Doctor Dash.”

"I didn't work my wings off on that thesis to be called 'Rainbow' by every chimera with a cheap pair of planecutters."

Assuming that Discord is pulling randomly, then there is an increasing probability that he would pull from a male dimension.

I was going to say something here, but 10488796 beat me to it.

Well, that's certainly one way of approaching an existential crisis. Congrats, Rainbow Dash. Of all the Rainbow Dashes in the multiverse, you're the Rainbow Dashiest.

Fun little tale. Thank you for it, and best of luck in the judging.

cute story. me likey

Cute little idea, Discord, but ignoring the fact that we only have your word that you're truly pulling out the extremes (not to mention that you're actually pulling from alternate realities in the first place and not just making ponies out of nothing) you still haven't proven that Dash is average in any way, just that she's not at either extreme of any of the demonstrated sprecta... which should usually be a given even if Dash's ego would say otherwise.

After all, on a scale of 1 to 10, 7 is not the average just because it's between 1 and 10. You wanna show she's average, you're gonna have to show some hard numbers. And what a coinkidink, you just happened to have pulled out the perfect pony to check your calculations right at the start.

Go on, get your figures together. We'll wait.:trollestia:

Hmm...whetjer or not it wins the contest, but I think this one may carry the prize for most versions meeting.

As the old saying goes, "Quantity has a quality all its own."

totaly love it...:rainbowlaugh:

I like how Doctor Dash was sticking up for her counterpart that she just met.


Wait, so even the current Rainbow Dash isn't the fastest? I wonder what the fastest looks like. Although, that might be the Macho, or the Princess.

This one.

“Ah, so my parallel self is still in stone? Maybe I’ll have to arrange a prison break.”

Given what one Discord did, I have to wonder how the multiverse is still intact.

There is another draconequus in this story.:ajsmug:

This is a fun mental image to imagine :rainbowlaugh:

This is very well written, and pretty amusing. All the characterizations seem solid.

I love it when Discord does this sort of thing. Excellent work.

Interdimensional scissors? Did Discord steal them from Hekapoo? :ajsmug:

Not much of a statician myself, but I'm pretty sure that for it to be comparable to a coin flip, it would also have to be equally likely for a given instance to be male as female, which, based on the gender ratios of MLP, represented versions of RD, and the sex of the purported "average" Rainbow Dash, we can reasonably - though not definitively - assume that it is not.

True. I based it on the assumption that there was a 50% chance of an x chromosome and a 50% chance of a y chromosome, as we have in humans. And I assumed that the multiverse is astronomically large, but finite. Hence Doctor Dash's remark.

Rainbow Dash considered her words for a moment. She shot into the air and spread her forelegs wide as she proclaimed, “I’m average!!!”

Huh, that's not the kind of result I expected from the description and the cover art.

Good story!
I enjoyed reading it.

This is a fun story, and I like the message. Nothing wrong with being "average". :)

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