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It doesn't take Rainbow Dash long after her promotion to the upper Rainbow Factory to figure out just how tough the work really is. There's a lot to learn about weather manufacturing, a lot to learn about the culture of where she works, and a lot to learn about herself in the process. Her most important lesson, however, is the value of songs and those who sing them.

Much thanks to Holtinater (<3) and SunlightRays for editing, and Silent Whisper for inspiration and the cover art.

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Ouch, poor Melody.

I don’t really know. We had a falling out years ago that we never recovered from, and the Elements themselves stopped responding to us.

Wonder if that'll ever be elaborated upon.

All in all, good fic, though I'm still hoping for seeing what Dash's early days working with the failures were like, not just the Factory as a whole.

I really got into the mood and atmosphere here. Absolutely wonderful, and the final song gave me chills.

The last song is a parody inspired by The Chemical Worker's Song by Great Big Sea.

A person of culture and impeccable taste I see. I was thinking of Great Big Sea's Process Man cover when I read the title, and imagine my pleasant surprise when I saw your parody

Oh ouch, that hit right in the feels...

That was really powerful story.

what perfect timing for me to sneak a peek back to this site. the writer that brought me here to begin with posts a new thing. let's see what this is.

Giving the musicians lyrics, this time around, eh?:twilightsheepish:

I love this origin story. It explains more about the factory than we’ve ever seen before. I like seeing firsthand all the dangers in the factory, and I loved Melody.

Also, I love seeing Work Songs getting represented in this story, I do like myself a few of those. In addition, I wouldn’t worry, the songs are so old that they’d probably be in the public domain,

I like this way better then the original Rainbow Factory (which I notice you also wrote) Both have an equal amount of gore and heartache, but this one has more of a soul.
But in some ways, it feels like they're telling the same story.
Exploiting down on their luck pegasi to make Rainbows...

For a story that short, and a character we barely saw it really hit me much harder that I have expected.

It did not take Rainbow Dash long to come up with her answer.

Oh honey. Look what you got yourself into.

Anyway. Noooo, Melody! This one hurt. Hurt in a way I didn't expect. Damn, Aurora. Pain. Although, I do wonder what kind of falling out the Mane Six had? i guess it doesn't matter. Jeez.

idk if it was intentional, but the way rainbow has a warped perspective on work and loyalty and the hints that she'll go on to rainbow production is very haunting. This is a great prelude to the occult horror we think of in this AU

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