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RubyDubious


Eyy, I'm writin 'ere!

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Rarity agrees to go on a date with Trixie. It goes better and worse than you think.


Tagged with 'sex' for some rather raunchy comedy, but nothing explicit.


Story includes: A vending machine date, unconventional romance, polyamory, gremlin trans Trixie, and Flash Sentry mention. Enjoy!

Proofread and edited by Fidd and Jay!
Cover by the lovely Opossum_stuff!

Chapters (2)
Comments ( 29 )
TCC56 #1 · April 5th · · · 1 ·

Ooooh, RariTrix. An uncommon but always disastrous interesting pairing. This should be interesting.

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I certainly aimed to be both disastrous and genuine! Hope you like what you've read so far!

ReedHoarse #3 · April 5th · · · 1 ·

Part elegant, part trash goblin, the best kind of Trixie 👌 Can't wait to see how this goes!

Seer #4 · April 5th · · · 1 ·

This was cracking stuff Ruby! Really enjoyable and I can't wait to see where it goes!
Your Rarity was very on-brand, but while sticking to her established cues you also managed to put your own spin on her which was both noticeable enough to make an impression, but subtle enough not to be too in the face, which is a pretty bloody hard balance to walk
Your Trixie, however, was definitely, and fittingly, the story's showpiece. Her comedic lines were well delivered, you had her smugness down to a T, and never crossed into making her outright obnoxious which is, once again, hard to do.
Overall I thought this was a super funny and charming first chapter and I can't wait to see what you do next! :twilightsmile:

Huh. This looks quite a lot of fireworks with a cunningly woven fuse. Looking forward to the explosions.

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You both flatter and fluster me! I'm super excited to see your name on a comment as I don't think any of my stories have yielded them before, but in any case, you'll have to excuse me while my heart nearly beats out of my chest! Super excited you liked it so far! I put a lot of work into the other chapter, and it's in my highest hopes that you enjoy that one too! Thank you so much for the comment!!

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THANK YOU!!! The bulk of the work on this fic was balancing a lot of things simultaneously, which became harder the more things I took within my grip. To see you say that I did all these rather deftly really makes me feel fulfilled and that all my toiling was worth it! Thank you so so much!

Shady Nail #8 · April 6th · · · 1 ·

What the help is gremlins trans?

gremlin trans Trixie

Is there any other kind of Trixie? :trixieshiftright:

I don't know if Starlight is going to be cool with an open relationship with anyone who isn't Sunburst, or maybe Maud. You absolutely nailed gremlin-mode Trixie. I am prepared to wince at her behavior the whole way through.

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This looks pretty amusing so far, looking forward to the next one!

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AaAaaA!!!! Thank you so much! I'm happy you liked it! I'm leaning more and more into writing a sequel that explores their budding romance as time passes!

Nice story. I admit to wondering if all the downvotes are because you use the phrase “gremlin trans Trixie” in the description.

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Thanks!! I'm truly overjoyed at the reception of this story, er, the positive side of it anyway. I remember hearing how stories with trans characters have to pay "The Trans Tax," and I guess my fic isn't above that. It's unfortunate, but as they say, Illegitimi non carborundum. In any event, I'm glad you liked it! Thank you so much!

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It always happens with explicit trans representation, except when it's fetish bait.

I want to let you know. This paragraph??

“So uh…” Trixie started, turning the dial up on her radio as Rarity retrieved her bag, making the shrill notes of whatever passed for music in her deranged mind that much more intrusive. “You into noise music?”

It was the first time I heard of noise music, so understandably, I was like "what the f*ck is noise music?". 15 minutes later and I'm watching a music video of a "song" called very noise by igorrr and now I'm traumatized.
Wtf

Task failed sucessfully.

This was amazing, I look forward to a sequel!

Some excellent chemistry between unexpected partners here. The key to any good pairing, improbable or otherwise, is to explore both the commonalities and differences between the two characters. See how each attracts and/or repels, how they react to those initial reactions, then to those reactions, and so on and so forth. This may seem obvious, but people manage to botch it time and time again.

You did not. Lovely disaster of a first date as both girls let their masks slip. Looking forward to future installments, especially once Starlight gets added into the insanity. (Given that this appears to be specifically human Starlight, it should be interesting to see how she may diverge from her pony counterpart.)

Me: Huh, noise music? I've heard that term before. I should look it up, maybe it's a new genre to listen to.
*Ten minutes later*
Yeah, no :pinkiesick:

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Yeah, that was the great difficulty with getting this fic to work! Trixie and Rarity are in a lot of ways similar but in a great many others different. They both have huge egos, they're both very vain, and neither of them are super ready to admit they're wrong. However, they're also both genuine. We see both of them in the show letting their guard down and having heart-to-hearts many different times. So it's not a stretch to think that these two, who have known, and seen the highs and lows of each other for years, would have such a conversation. I'm glad that came through as natural and believable! It was a great fear of mine that for all the things I was trying to do within this fic, I'd fumble the most important ones such as making the relationship work.

This is more of a personal aside, but I know what you mean when you say that other authors fumble a bit when it comes to writing crackships. To me, a great relationship is one that is open, that's honest, that has clear communication and complete respect for boundaries, space, and conflicting desires. That is, you and your partner aren't going to want the same things at the same time, and you probably don't have the same goals for life either. You're different people, and I love it when fics show that and make it a functional working relationship. Where this goes wrong is forcing characters into common ground, or hamfisting commonalities as an in-road to the start of a relationship. These not only feel odd and limited to the reader, but unrealistic to people experienced with this kind of thing. So when writing a ship, and especially a crackship, you have to find the differences and find the common ground, and blend them through natural chemistry and fluid interaction.

To circle back from that tangent, I'm really happy that you enjoyed this fic and noticed the ways it could've gone wrong, but remarked upon how I didn't fail in those. It was a tremendous amount of work to revise and sharpen them up to make it feel real, and I'm glad my work bore fruit! I hope to get the sequel planned and out sooner rather than later, but who knows how long it can be. Thank you so so much for the comments, and the follow as well! They mean the absolute world to me!

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I based the album Trixie was listening to off of Oneohtrix Point Never's album called Rifts! It's definitely not a sound that's for everyone, and I'll admit seeing both of your reactions made me laugh harder than it should've. I felt it was a very Trixie thing to listen to. Honestly that or some kind of band like Paramore.

Neece #22 · April 7th · · · 2 ·

I liked the crackship. And how natural it felt! You earned a like and a follow, intrigued to see what you'll come up with next :twilightsmile:

You had me at the content warning. This will be the next story I read.

This was really cute! It was sweet how Trixie tried to make things work with Rarity and somehow managed to succeed. It was interesting seeing the public faces they put on interact and how they shed them with each other. Which is to say the characterizations were great!

I really enjoyed this. Great work, Ruby.

Octoskan #26 · April 22nd · · · 2 ·

Trixie is such a chaos gremlin! It's magical how natural hers and Rarity's relationship evolved.

Aw, this was a lot of fun. XD

It was a really, really neat twist to learn Rarity's sense of failure and collapse is 1,000% in her head given the clues offered by Trixie. Who is a shid, but I love her. Just a fun story all around with them.

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I'm extremely humbled and stoked that you both read and had fun with my fic, Dan!! My aim was to make Trixie as much as a little critter as I could, and I'm always very flattered when people say that she was! Thank you so so much!

Rather enjoyed this, though Trixie felt a bit more Rainbow Dash then Trixie to me. Also not quite sure about Trans Trixie? In the sense that nothing in the story really required/hinged on her being a trans woman. Obviously that also means nothing stops it, just seems an odd thing to highlight when its not really relevant or brought up in the story (save perhaps some vague descriptions ?)

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