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The Rainbow Blunderbolt



Rainbow Dash isn't having a very good day. First she was in some dark place, then it turns out she's in the hospital. Oh, and she's apparently blind now.

Eventual Twidash!


Inspiried by the cover art, which belongs to the awesome 8-Xenon-8 on deviantart! Also inspired by the Ask Blind Rainbow Dash tumblr blog by Jykinturah.

Youtube reading, by the awesome L0RdZovChAoS, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6S23CkL48EM

Chapters (19)
Comments ( 1417 )

I remember seeing the blog this was based off of.
Equally depressing.

You're a changeling correct? Okay, I have a question. Why do all changelings have a horn and wings like an alicorn?:rainbowhuh:

Why do Humans have baby toes?
Like your question, I have no idea.

I rember a certain story story being featured a while ago dealing with the same topic, only that one was about twi being blinded. PLease tell me it is just a coincidence :trixieshiftright:
Secondly, RD is extremely OOC! I am pretty sure she would freak out then be mad at herself for getting herself blind :facehoof:
Everypony sound flat when it comes to personality.
I think i wil wait and see before i decide in which direction my thumb wil point.
don't dissapoint me :flutterrage:

Not a bad start. Hope to read more.

sidenote: where the heck does that instant downvote come from? I've seen maybe 1 fic in 50 that don't have it within moments, which is weird considering the usual ratio of positive to negative votes.

D'aww. I hope this goes places.

EDIT: inb4 featured.

The angst! The draaaaaaaaaa-*cough*

Okay it's well-written and it looks promising. I shall follow where it leads for a while.

Oh, god. Did Lyra get to you? I'm no human. I'm an asssassin. Besides, only dragons(:moustache:) got toes. I got no toes, I got hooves!

(I bet he didn't even call you a human..)

Shaddup, Pinkie!

I love Jyky's blog!
I thought that this story is well written so far. I will certainly be keeping my eye on this one; keep up the good work!:twilightsmile:

1486925 because some does it simply because it is "a rainbow dash story" or " it is clop". that sort of stuf.
i have to say that i am not surprised. the charracters sounded a bit flat to mee.

1486955 yay I'm your delirious :pinkiecrazy:

Lol joking but seriously blah goop (I have no idea dont ask)

Don't ebpven reply to this

1486915>>1486955 I may have an answer for you.
Changelings have horns, like unicorns, as a focus point for their changeling magic (feeding on emotions, shape-shifting.). Like some insects, they have wings because they may need to travel long distances to search for food. (Like bees) Both I think came about due to evolutionary demands, but are not actually related to ponies or alicorns at all.

I cant wait for the next chapter, this was perfect, keep writing.:rainbowkiss:

Wow. And suddenly I wept a bit for Rainbow. *hugs the Rainbow* ;_;


I wasn't really wondering about this story in particular, but why all stories get one immediately. People are so conservative with downvotes it seems, yet every story gets one ASAP

I have wondered about that myself too. i also got 1 on my story, and i got it pretty fast. anti-bronies lurking arround? :trixieshiftright: get the shotgun :flutterrage:


No, I'm just kidding. Thank you so much for all this...attention! I love you all!

1486924 Oh don't worry, she will. Just wait for it. :pinkiecrazy: Also, I'll try not to. And, regarding the story you mentioned, that exists? I had no idea there was even a fic in existence like that until you mentioned it, so you don't have to worry about that.

Once again, thank you very much!:pinkiehappy:

That's ok.
It's just that whenever a typ of fics succed a lot of half-good writers try to indirectly copy their work :twilightangry2:

YOu know that the first reaction is either anger or ging into a shock? wel, i have to read this through.

1488285 Just so you know, the other one was called Bright Eyes. You should probably check it out so that, if noting else, you don't accidentally duplicate it.

1488449 Oh, okay. Thanks for telling me. I'll try my best.

One question, What is with people and making rainbow dash blind? It all of a sudden becomes a huge thing.:rainbowhuh:

I had an oddly relevant ad below this chapter:
Great start to this story! I'm keeping an eye on it.

Beautiful Please tell me you will update soon?:pinkiehappy:

1488869 :rainbowlaugh:

I just dropped my phone. Holy crap. That is relevant. Dash should try that.:rainbowwild:

1488850 Coz we're all dicks! Well I'm one anyways.:pinkiecrazy:

1488942 Why thank you! I'll sure try!

1486924 do you remember the name of the story?

1489093 I do believe it's in the comments somewhere. I think it's called Bright Eyes or something.

1489106 now i feel stupid,:facehoof: i always rush into things

1489109 No worries, man. We all do sometimes. :ajsmug:

Like others have said, Rainbow seems oddly compliant to follow the doctor's orders... Not sure how OOC that is or not, but I know I would freak if I was blind/couldn't see. Still, you claim you have that taken care of in the second chapter, so I'll give you the benefit of the doubt for now...

Nice, man. Love the premise, much like I love the emotional anguish and heartbreaking despair of cute, colorful things. Needless to say, I be trackin' dis.

A little thing, though:

a sense she no longer acquired

"Acquire" means to learn or get something. I think you meant to say "possessed" or something similar.

Other than that, good. Continue, or I will incinerate your corneas!


I haven't read this but already I feel attached to this story. I have a feeling the pic has something to do with it...It makes me think about what I would do if I ever became blind.
BTW loved the description of the story, again, It hit me hard.

...Wow, I sound like a pussy, I'm not always this philosophical :derpytongue2:

I have an answer for you...
You have it backwards. Alicorns have wings and horns like Changelings. changelings came first, and Alicorns began to arise some time afterwards, possibly as a cultural response to a rising Changeling threat.
After all, what better way to keep such mighty forces at bay than to invent and create literal gods in your midst.

Actually, there's at least one more called A Rainbow in the Dark that has a pretty similar basis, right down to the dragon attack. For both this fic and that one I am withholding judgement until the story is further along.

1489177 Ohoho, will you now~?:trollestia:

Thanks so much!

1489114 Yeah, I know, I know. I'm definitely going to try to get her character down for this one.

1489198 Ah, I see. Well, I'm going to try and make this story a bit different from the others, if I can try.

I give this :yay::yay::yay::yay::yay:
MAKE MORE FLUTTERSHY COMMANDS!:flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage:


The story everyone's talking about where Twilight is blind is IN THE COMMENTS!

1489114Hey, why'd you stop the whole third-person thing that you did? I found it rather entertaining. Anyways, I should probably read the story now. Onwards, for great justice!

Comment posted by XxTestName69xX deleted Dec 23rd, 2018

Not bad, but I can tell this could be a bit better. I'm not a hater, I'm an aspiring critic, and I am actually impressed with this first chapter. By the way, when I mean "it could be better", I'm only refferring to how I have an odd sence of literature. This DOES seem to have promise, and it does have Rainbow's emotions splayed out all over it. Nicely done, but remember, not TOO good. 8.7/10 :pinkiesmile:

(Congrats, you just got a surprisingly high score from a very difficult-to-please analyst. Mustache for you.):moustache:

Changelings do NOT have wings and horns like Alicorns do.

Alicorns have Pegasus wings and Unicorn horns, whereas changelings have Changeling Horns and Changeling wings.

An Alicorn's wings are birdlike, they have a bone structure, a muscle structure and feathers. Changeling Wings are insect like, designed for quick and accurate movements.

An Alicorn's horn is it's gateway to it's magic within, it enables the Alicorn to manipulate the world/universe around them by transferring the energy of their magic supply through filters known as 'Spells'. A common changeling horn is more for attack, as the common changelings don't have the magic reservoir in order to filter the right amount for spells, the only 'spell' they have is their natural changing (ing not ling) abilities, through a fire-like method. The changeling can also manipulate this fire-like ability in order to form a cone around them, so they can ram more efficiently.

The common changeling relies on natural ability rather than their own magic. However, this, is for the common changeling, not the queen.

It can be implied that the changeling race runs on a 'hive-mind' system, with their Queen Chrysalis at the top. The love that the changelings gather is their life support and their energy, but all this energy goes right to the queen, whom then disperses it the way she pleases. As the queen is the only changeling that is able to tap into the reservoir of magic, she is the only one that can filter it.

Accusing the Changelings of having Alicorn features is like accusing a Lemon of having Lime features.

>> I stopped it back quite awhile ago when I realized just how much easier it was for me to come off as arrogant, and/or open my mouth and insert hoof. Yeah, it was fun, but it kind of also stopped once 'Magical Trevor' was no longer R63 Trixie. Despite my having made the character, Conner Cogsworth used the name 'Presto' instead, so fewer people were willing to believe that Magical Trevor was the REAL R63 Trixie, even though I had made him months before that chapter in On a Whisper of Wind, just because his fic was so widely read. ~_~ So yeah, between people calling Magical Trevor a rip-off/wannabe, and having people misunderstand my comments, I just decided to give up. It just... wasn't worth it...

Why isn't Chapter 2 up yet? :scootangel:

Of course Discord would be the one to know this. After all he is the one who got himself encased in stone.

If you have the ability to, change your description. It is simply not good for a serious story like this. The tone you wrote in isFdescF more suitable for a comedy.

1489310 Yes. Yes it is.:derpytongue2:

1489315 Yay! :yay:

1489358 Because I haven't written it yet. But have no fear, it shall come up. sooner or later.:twilightsmile:

1489316 Seems legit.:duck:

1489373 Hmm, I'll keep it the same. It goes into more lighthearted material a little bit later. Thank you for your input.

Ohgosh, a story that was half based off of a picture I drew is in the featured box.. damn
That's just amazing :rainbowkiss:

Happy to see this is getting so much attention now, it is really well done <3

And yeah, this is 8-Xenon-8
in case you were wondering :rainbowwild:

1489380 AMGHAI!:pinkiehappy:

And thank you very much! Glad to know you're on here!

1489396 Heyy xD
You're welcome! And yeah, I'm secretly all over the internet >u>
I'm always on FiMFiction, I need my daily dose of fanfics :pinkiecrazy:

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