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7th Sep 2017, 6:00 AM
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Etiquette of Contempt
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Newbiespud 7th Sep 2017, 6:00 AM edit delete
It begs the question: What kind of upbringing led this Prince, a nephew of Celestia who has been shown to be laid-back and hooves-off to a fault, to hysterically scream about apple fritters being too "common" for him?

There are moments where "It's just a cartoon" and then there are moments where "Hey, wait a minute..."


Digo Dragon 7th Sep 2017, 6:15 AM edit delete reply
Digo Dragon
What kind of upbringing? Probably one where Blueblood has gotten served all his meals by lavish fancy chefs of specific classical cuisine. He got spoiled, big time.
Evilbob 7th Sep 2017, 3:17 PM edit delete reply
Naw. You can eat lavish fancy meals of specific classical cuisine and be spoiled your entire life and still enjoy good food that's "common fare".

You'd need to specifically think that anything "common" is "beneath you" for whatever reason...
evilauthor 7th Sep 2017, 5:45 PM edit delete reply
Or he's paranoid about being CAUGHT eating "common fare" because his title is an empty formality and he knows it. Blue Blood is afraid that if he gets caught eating commoner food, people will start thinking that he really is a commoner. Which is not helped by his only claim to noble status being an empty title that only has as much status as ponies think it has.
Theory 8th Sep 2017, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Well... There is always the mad theories....

A) It was a changeling disguised as Blue Blood

B) He was acting poorly to make Rarity and other mares that are after the 'perfect prince nephew of Celestia' instead of Blueblood, the pony
Archone 11th Sep 2017, 12:32 PM edit delete reply
Probably one where Blueblood found himself being accosted by, and this is putting it delicately... gold diggers, even while he was still a colt?

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Rarity. But let's face it, she was there specifically to meet and capture the heart of a handsome prince. Not Blueblood the stallion, not Blueblood the person that she knew anything about, but Blueblood the wealthy prince whom she had never met before and knew nothing about, except his appearance and the fact that he was a wealthy aristocrat.

Rarity really was in the wrong there.
Dusk Raven 13th Sep 2017, 4:54 PM edit delete reply
It wouldn't surprise me if much of Canterlot high society is like that.

Although I still think Blueblood's behavior is specifically to drive away Rarity. Note how he only objects to the apple fritters et al after he tries one, despite having had several seconds to look over the food. But, it's also after Applejack established herself as a friend of Rarity's. Thus, if Blueblood is dismissive of Rarity's friend's cooking, perhaps she'll leave him alone...
Rastaba 7th Sep 2017, 6:18 AM edit delete reply
Celestia is a laid back princess yes. Doesn't mean all those noble sorts of canterlot are with some such as the prince I would guess taking pride in distinguishing themselves from the 'common' caste by their diets and lifestyles. Simply to make themselves feel superior because they are however distantly related to their Princess God-monarch. Raised in such an environment, Blue Blood is a privileged jerkwad who is perhaps willfully ignorant to how he isn't that special.