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17th Apr 2018, 6:00 AM
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Newbiespud 17th Apr 2018, 6:00 AM edit delete
Newbiespud
I had always wondered about the "Pinkie's fixation on chocolate rain" gag from the outside (especially because there was the faint whiff of meme about it), but now that I'm sitting in the writer's chair it makes perfect sense.

At this moment in time, Pinkie's worldview has just been dramatically expanded. For somepony who has a shall-we-say tenuous relationship with reality in the first place, that's no small feat. But nevertheless: This is now a universe where chocolate milk can rain from the sky. Pinkie's reeling mind is still processing the implications at this moment, weighing the pros and cons. We can't act too rashly, because what if it never rains chocolate milk ever again?? What will we lose in the process just to restore the status quo? What else can we get from this? This is a profound moral and ethical conundrum in Pinkie-think, which is why I think she comes across as so fixated on that one idea.

Or maybe I'm taking the opportunity to indulge in some fanfic on the side because I have no idea what else to put in this Author's Note.

38 Comments:

Wulfraed 17th Apr 2018, 6:12 AM edit delete reply
While Pinkie's focus on chocolate rain is understandable -- that /she's/ the one to suggest reforming Discord and not Fluttershy (though one has to wonder about Fluttershy's focus on gender -- foreshadowing of the later relationship?)
Wulfraed 17th Apr 2018, 6:14 AM edit delete reply
<sigh> Closed the comment too soon...

I'd meant to say that Pinkie suggesting reform seemed out of place...
Digo Dragon 17th Apr 2018, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
It's not out of place considering she has selfish reasons for the reformation idea--chocolate rain on demand.
Emtu 17th Apr 2018, 7:08 AM edit delete reply
Pinkie suggesting it makes sense, she's the one closest to him in personality.
Guest 17th Apr 2018, 8:14 AM edit delete reply
I think Fluttershy just finds it surprising that the concept of disharmony has a gender.
Fire Flyer 17th Apr 2018, 11:55 AM edit delete reply
Ah, but the fact that no one would expect the embodiment of chaos to have a gender means he's all the more likely to have one, all the better to defy expectations with.
Needling Haystacks 17th Apr 2018, 8:56 AM edit delete reply
It would seem out of place in a fanfic set at this point, sure, but remember that this is them playing a D&D game, where players are meta-savy. :P
cmndrhurricane 20th Apr 2018, 9:40 AM edit delete reply