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I know this is strange to ask, but how’s an adventure sound?

Dec
1st
2019

Story Notes: Mr. Jones Goes To Equestria · 6:34am December 1st


Source: https://derpibooru.org/164899

The first sequel to Business Trip, consider this a teaser for what's to come. There's more coming with Snowcatcher & friends. Much, much more.

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That we are! Slice of life domination! :heart:

Hey, we're feature box buddies today! :heart:

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First of all, thank you. I'm glad you're enjoying my fics!

It's not that I don't like this place. Like any corner of the internet, it has both perks and drawbacks. The comments on Mama Don't You Cry have been re-enabled; you should be able to post now. There was indeed a bit of a fiasco on that one. You'd never believe that it had only two dislikes from from reading the comments. And that's not even including the train wreck, which was what can only be described as one of the absolute dumbest internet debates arguments of all time. :facehoof: I'm ashamed I even got drawn into that one.

Unsurprisingly, you've listed some of my absolute favorite characters from the show. Rainbow Dash, Rarity, and Cozy Glow are all characters I feel I have a good grasp on (Pinkie Pie being the other one). One of the things I love most is the sheer diversity of characters available, but those are my favorites to write. No one is completely good, just like no one is completely evil. Rarity, Rainbow, and Cozy all have their flaws, but are better characters for them.

I wanted to post this on "Mama Don't You Cry," but you seem to have just now disabled commenting on that story. I've never been one to honor the wishes of others.

Generic praise about great dialogue and characters and whatever, because everyone does that on your stories and it is just objectively true.

What I've enjoyed about the couple stories I've read of yours is the ambiguity, and the way it exploits (and in some ways enhances) the inherent ambiguity of characters who play roles, especially when the character playing the role was already primarily a character defined as a role to be played (Dash, Rarity, Cozy). The author's note seems to want to not exist and wash the whole thing into the sea of "canon," but whatever. Canon is for clowns.

This story establishes Dash as a beauty queen who can put on the charm, as she does at the end and her desire for a challenge, which drove her away from being a beauty queen. Like Cozy, Dash's unwillingness to just back down even when it hurts herself and others is the most lovable part of the character. She has her reasons, and we're shown enough to see them as at least subjectively good reasons, and she won't relent just because someone deploys the schmaltz, even if we might, at least as subjectively, feel sadness for it. Perhaps the topmost layer of the role pile will bring some comfort to someone, but the deeper layers are still there and so remains the unrepentant anti-hero who doesn't believe they've done anything wrong we've come to love even if she's currently hidden beneath a smiling face.

It's good stuff, is what I'm saying.

And, of course, what ever trainwreck happened in May 2014 casts a most fascinating shadow.

I guess you don't like this place. Understandable. I like your horsewords anyway.

I know this is strange to ask, but how’s an adventure sound?

Explorers are we, intrepid and bold,
Out in the wild, amongst wonders untold.
Equipped with our wits, a map, and a snack,
We’re searching for fun we’re on the right track!
:rainbowdetermined2::scootangel:

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