Today, instead of my musings on depression or complaints, you are getting a nice dose of pony thoughts. This popped into my brain last night and just won’t leave. So I am going to inflict it on you all. Independence Day with ponies. It is such an easy conversion too. At least characters, assuming you don’t mind twisting things around a bit.. You’ve got Rainbow Dash the hotshot Wonderbolts flier (military pilot) with stripper girlfriend Pinkie Pie. On the other side of the protagonist you’ve got Twilight Sparkle, unambitious tech-head with ex-wife Rarity working with the president. Applejack is the alcoholic farmer who claims to have been abducted by aliens previously. With three kids (CMC of course) of various ethnicity.
I’m having a hard time fitting Fluttershy in though. There aren’t any demure characters in the movie as far as I can remember. Was thinking making her the president, but doesn’t quite work. Had the fun thought that she could be the slimy national security advisory, but instead of slimy she’s just really shy. “Why didn’t you tell me about area 51 when I became president?” “Um, you were really busy and I didn’t want to bother you with our little side projects that didn’t seem to accomplish much until now.”
Spitfire as the military adviser to the president. Soarin as Rainbow Dash’s buddy who tragically dies. Princess Celestia as president? Hmm… Could make it the two Princesses instead of the President and First Lady. Though that would mean Luna would have to die, if I remember correctly. It has been a while since I’ve watched it. Oh, and totally replacing the complaining Jewish dad that hangs around Twilight with Spike. Because baby dragon doing that would be hilarious.
- Of Dragons and Horses, Songs and Solace by 8686
Had a cool bit of worldbuilding involving the ice archery seen in the Equestria games episode. Used against dragons, arrow hits the dragon’s wing who laughs as even his wings are tough enough to shrug off attacks, but then he falls because there is a sudden chunk of ice fouling up his wing. Was a nice extrapolation from the show. Also explains why the Ponies in the story were bringing so many chariots. The ice bows need to be anchored. Some cool worldbuilding about hatching dragon eggs as well. Going to grab it for the ever in progress pony worldbook for sure.
This was a very good story. Something of a character study of Celestia, but mostly just a look at how the years pass for her. The story takes place at three points spread over the thousand years of Luna’s banishment, the first one two centuries after and the third meeting just a few decades before Nightmare Moon’s return.
So now I’m looking forward to reading the sorta sequel because now I have to know if Princess Celestia and Ragnarock meet in person a fourth time or not.