Yes! Adorkable Twilight incoming!
WOO! More Dashy!
I wonder how she ends up in hospital... >.>
Okay, time for RD to win back some hearts and minds! Seth is right, amazing incoming.
hmm, More Dash this season? Hopefully this episode redeems her this season...-wait, In the hospital? I sense some tears upcoming...
Butterfly in the sky I can go twice as high Take a look It's in a book...
Rainbow book fort.
Get well, Dashy!And a link to my earlier post. ;-)
I was sort of expecting a Fluttershy episode. I like Dash, but she's been my least favorite main pony this season. I guess poor Fluttershy will have to wait for an episode that centers around her.
>RD episodeAw man, another one?>dat summary...All of my want.
Rainbow Dash in hospital?!I love Dashie episodes but this might have me a little sad D:
Character development for Dash? wow.takes out an idea i had for a TwiDash fic, too... =| well, at least it's canon, now. :D
the idea of Dash reading, not TwiDash.
Well well well... This will turn out to be an interesting if not unique episode...Rainbow Dash and books? In the words of Apple Jack, "Nah..."
I REALLY hope Scoots is in this one. I'd say I'd be disappointed if she wasn't, but that'd insinuate that this show can disappoint me, and that's just silly.
Can't tell if new episode summary or Twidash fic.Also, all of my internets to Filiecs.READING RAINBOW!!!
No way. Rainbow Dash...reading?! The world must be ending. Awesome episode coming up!
Reading Rainbow! Ba dum tss!...That was bad. Sorry.
Rainbow Dash in a hospital i wonder why.
Poor Rainbow, always getting injured in fics, and now in the show, too.
If its broken wings...Also, needs more Scootaloo
@Select Fewshe's a tough pony.though, Dash reading always seemed odd. She's too much of a fast pony, or so it seemed.this should be interesting.
Is she going to make excuses to stay in the hospital just so she can read without "negative" judgement against her?
First her wing was crushed by a boulder, then she gets showed up by ALL of her friends just to teach her a lesson, now THIS?! The amount of Dash-Bashing the writers can do in the span of a few episodes is AMAZING. >:C
I hope their doctors are more proficient than normal pony doctors.Otherwise Dash may not get out of this alive.
This sounds like several fanfics I've read... AWESOME!
Oh wow sounds awesome!RBD weeeee!
Sounds interesting, but I'm still waiting for FS episode:<Also im betting on Dash having broken wings.
At first I was gonna complain about another RD episode, but this sounds pretty cute.
Most likely weeping cause she reads My little Dashie....
RAINBOW SPARKLE EPISODE INBOUND! BRACE FOR FANFICTION!
MY BIRTHDAY AND I STILL DON'T GET A FLUTTERSHY EPISODE? FFFFFUUUUUUU
Prepare the ships! Shippers of deck now!
Y'know, whenever anypony gets a turn in the spotlight, they usually end up humiliated and forced to learn a lesson. I think the writers are REALLY trying to teach Rainbow Dash humility by injuring her or putting her in other terrible situations. They probably thought Rainbow Dash had far little comeuppance for her arrogant behavior in the 1st season so they're trying to correct her flaws in this season. Basically, just because Rainbow gets a lot of episodes this season does not necessarily mean the writers are favoring her over the other Mane 5.
@Sirrus^My first thoughts exactly
I'm just fucking ecstatic that Dashie is getting CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. :D it makes me so happy. Too happy to sleep.
This episode sounds like its going to be amazing!
This sounds pretty hilarious. Bring it on, MLP team!
@Filiecs READING RAINBOW! If it wasn't so hilarious in relation to the episode, I would be upset for having that song stuck in my head now..
I think Rainbow is going to become a love or hate character by the end of the session.I don't like her that much to begin with. O well I'm hoping Scotaloo gets an episode this session.
@OvercastNo, that was hilarious XD
Well, I would say "Yay, another Dash episode!" But then I remembered I hated Mare Do Well and was kind of disappointed in May the Best Pet Win, so I'm not sure I want another Dash episode. Every single one of them thus far has been bringing Pinkie closer to toppling Dash as best pony.
Rainbow Dash discovers the joy of reading?BEST. EPISODE. EVER.
I suppose Rainbow Crash strikes again?
This sounds like an awesome episode... But I'm completely hung up now about why she's in a hospital. If she has a broken wing I fear I may RAGE UNCONTROLLABLY!
'secretly'? cant make out a friendship lesson from dat :D
Urgh, I just want a Fluttershy episode >:C
I have the urge to call a Twilight & Dash duet song for this ep. Yeah, I'm calling it. This ep sounds epic.
This sounds like it'll be fun.Now let the waves of Reading Rainbow references and Rainbow Dash/Reading Rainbow PMVs flood the internet and beyond.
YES.This sounds so good.
omg! its funny how scared I got for her well being
rainbow dash can read?
SUPER POWERED BROKEN WING TWILIGHT X RAINBOW DASH SHIPFIC GOOOOO!
Pegapox?Anyway, time for a Sonic Brainboom!
Another Rainbow Dash episode? What the hell...
Hospital? you mean horsepital imma right? guys? guys?
@Sire Swordhoovessince when was Dash butt fucking retarded?jesus.
Suddenly in one fell swoop, the broken wing dash fics returned in vast stride. Empowered, and back with canon! Dun dun dun!
"Read it and weep"?RAINBOW DASH READS... Rainbow Factory.DUN DUN DUUUUUNNNN....and then she weeps.
So, RD has made bullets, tanks and now hospitals canon.
I want this so bad. This sounds like the most adorable episode yet.
so, what Fanfic should we give Dash while she's in the hospital?I guess she would like "Dangerous business going out your door" where she is quite important. Or maybe "Off the Edge of the map" ? She's also champion of "the worst bakers of equestria" but has a less important role there.Any other fanfics you think she would like to read?
Either they loved my Idea or I can predict the future!Reading Rainbow Dash:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQe8nw6ZlbY&list=UUtjLnMyQHFkxCosaYBCqMnA&index=30&feature=plcp
I love to read. I hope thise episoden will make other to read more
This should be pretty awesome, Dash needs an episode like this.
She rain nuked a barn. how did she get hurt unless shes sick?Gah the shows own canon isn't canon half the time. this drives Fic writers nuts.
@Deft LeopardHey, misery builds character. And as much as I love Rainbow Dash, I'll be the first to admit she could use some more humility.You know, this sounds like a decent fan fiction idea that will simply be fantastic as a full episode. So I'm really looking forward to the episode.... except that I may or may not be shipped out to OSC depending if certain things pan out.
This season has been about showing all the character flaws of Dash and correcting them one by one.
@TDRNot necessarily true. Also, there's a different between being tough and being invincible. Just because she can rainnuke a barn doesn't mean she's invincible. Remember the boulder in May the Best Pet Win? It's not too surprising that pegasus wings might be a little sensitive to weight or something.
@Acriaos AS someone said up above, "My Little Dashie". Oh, wait, that she would like to read? Uhh... Fallout: Equestria?
@FlutterfanI know! Isn't that awesome! It's like taking my favorite character and helping her become a better person.Though I do hope to see more of that with the others.
@Flutterfan Not really. Compare how she behaves in Hearth's Warming Eve to earlier season 2 episodes. Still extremely self-absorbed and arrogant, to the point of cheering herself on and claiming it should be the "Rainbow Dash Show"; seems to me like the lesson of Mare Do Well didn't have an effect.
@FreezingShockI viewed that more as inconsistency with writers and with her just getting herself in the mood.
@wackyponyWell, either that or not every episode is strictly in order.Also, for all we know, her over-confidence might be a mask for insecurity. Maybe, maybe not, but it would be something I would like touched upon if Sonic Rainboom was any indication since she appears to have a fear of failure.
@Batty Gloommaybe. also, i think we look a little bit too deep here. this IS a kids show after all.
Rainbow Dash! Y R U so similar to me? ^^
Oh no, she's going to break her wings, isn't she? We're going to be submitted to another wave of dash and her magically exploding wings of shame...honestly though, this - if they do what I hope they do - is going to be awesome.
And still no Fluttershy episode...I feel bad for her now.
It's getting boring - where the frack are Fluttershy and Pinkie episodes episodes?
Ok with the valentines episode, we're up to 17 episodes and still no Fluttershy in sight.The depressing lack of her is getting ridiculous
still no fluttershy :(
@Stardust The episode after the one today is a Pinkie Pie Episode.Though Fluttershy has none in sight yet...
@Batty Gloom That's how I always interpreted it.
Episode 16 Season 1: Sonic Rainboom, Rainbow Dash episode, widely regarded as one of the shows best episodes.Episode 16 Season 2: Read it and Weep, Rainbow Dash episode, can it happen again?
RBD... In the hospital. How does this not surprise me?
This souns more like the Dashie I know and love. If this episode is as good as it sounds (ie Sonic Rainboom standard) it looks like Fluttershy and Rarity are going to get some comeption from my original "best pony".
Holy moly Twilight is going to be over the moon about this.
@FiliecsReading Rainbow... WAIT...you.... you just win... ALL
Hmm... I don't think it will be a broken wing or leg... A broken bone usually gets you a cast and sent home... either she's sick, minor surgery like appendicitis or tonsillitis, or she got it so bad EVERYTHING's broken.Also I hope it's notfrom some dumb stunt if it IS an injury. I would hope it's like her saving the whole town from a crazy storm or monster.
@wackyponyYes, that is very true too. I do try not to take the show too seriously (which is why I don't rage when an episode isn't all that grand) but even I'm prone to over-analyzing. The fact that I'm writing a long Rainbow Dash-centered fan fic isn't helping much. XD
Rainbow reading AND a hospital ?Wow xDI hope they make somekind of reading rainbow reference.
Do they have national healthcare in Equestria?
lol. Reading Rainbow anyone?
Brace Yourselves....Smile Smile Smile Song
@ElNormoGood question. Maybe we'll find out. I would like to know if they have insurance, health or otherwise.
@Deft LeopardI don't think a perceived "lack of comeuppance" or trying to teach a character humility has anything to do with it. After all, Pinkie's still not answered for starting a war back in Over a Barrel and Twilight got off scot-free for that business with the doll in Lesson Zero. There are plenty of other examples like those as well, from all of them.
duh, they have nurses (redheart), why wouldn't they have hospitals?
@FlutterguyPeople have predicted this for every episode since the leak... one day it has to be right.
That plot sounds an awful lot like many of the "Dash breaks her wings" fanfics floating around the internet. I doubt we will have Twi-Dash moments that will lead to shipping stories, though you may never know. I really like this plot, and the fact that both episodes 16th of seasons 1 and 2 are dedicated to Dashie.
Another dash episode, I like dash but we had far too much Dash in S2 so far. ._. Also hope Tank shows up this episode.
I swear I just clapped like a gay man for like 5 seconds
This is so creepy. I've been seeing stuff about Reading Rainbow and Ponies for the last couple of days.Needless to say, as a huge book fan, I approve this episode.
Mother of God...They're taking every basis for a fanfic ever made and putting them into the show.BRILLIANT!
I'm wondering what the Scootaloo's reaction will be.
Katawa Shoujo anyone? >_>
-Rainbow Dash has an injury-Rainbow Dash has a secret revelation-Strong possibility of interaction with TwilightThis sounds an awful lot like some fanfics I've seen...not that I'm complaining! It was bound to happen someday! :P Totally looking forward to this one!
Does anybody feel put off by the way they worded that? "...Discovers the joys of reading." I've faith the show can still amuse and impress, but wow, that almost sounds pandering. Like we're watching a kids' show! =PStill... Hope she actually does get some kind of character development. She was in my top three but is now battling Pinkie Pie for #4. So he were are again. High hopes, low expectations. Let's do this!
*crosses fingers* Please have a Discworld reference.
This episode: "This... is... the... BEST... possible... thing!"
Forget the joys of reading, we need the joys of painting so we can have a ponified Bob Ross
We'll just put a happy little tree over here. *paints a fluttertree*
Oh boy. What did she do to land herself in the hospital? Yeah, I know. You guys already mentioned it. I just had to say it myself. I am dying to know how this is going to turn out. I'm expecting craziness as usual. I don't know why some of you are dreading this episode. This may very well be the best one yet. But we won't know until we get there.
Okay, I'm thoroughly convinced at this point that Fluttershy isn't getting an episode this season.
Awww. Twilight & Rainbow bounding. Maybe Rainbow can be seen in the library without having crashed into it. I approve of everything that makes characters less one dimensional. - Nerdy Twilight is a not a bad runner.- Happy go lucky Pinkie grew up on a rock farm. - Fluttersy can be assertive when push comes to show.Cant think of one for Applejack and Rarity.
*New Rainbow Dash Episode*Meh*Read Description**squee*Take a lookIt's in a bookReading RainboooooowExpect no shortage of these parodies.[Ask Filly Twilight beat this to the punch]
She's survived worse than I can imagine happening to somepony in Equestria. (Namely throwing herself into an old shed at high speeds, blindly running into a cliff, and having a boulder fall on her. ...Though admittedly that last one did ground her for a few days and require bandages.) How does she end up in a hospital? Guess I'll find out in a few weeks....TWO boulders fall on her.
The third Dash episode of the season? Why writers!?!?!She'd probably end up in hospital by crashing into something.
Hmm... Rainbow Dash tries a dangerous stunt and breaks her wings? This doesn't sound familiar at all... 0.0
>Rainbow Dash secretly discovers the joys of reading when she's laid up in the hospital.>That's until she discovers a story called "Cupcakes"...
So, how long until this plot device is turned into a Misery parody?
This. Sounds. EPIC.
While Twilight *has* to be central to start Dash reading... I can't see it being only Twilight doing that.For one, this otherwise just becomes "May the Best Pet Win", instead of Fluttershy, it's Twilight. Yes, I'd love to see more adorkable Twi going "you need a book to read?!!?!?!?!" and going genki over that, but Twilight's pretty much going to only have non-fiction (how-to books), boring stuff not only to pegasi but *incredibly* boring to Dash.But it will likely be Twilight that starts the reading trend the other ponies will join in on, giving her books more akin to action and adventure suited to their own tastes, that gets Dash involved.
@anthroponyCountry Applejack went and lived the cultured life in Manehatten as child, while image-obsessing Rarity has dunked her head in garbage for Pinkie, coated herself in mud for Sweetie Belle and cut off her own tail for a stranger. Honestly, for me it's harder to find easy examples for those two because they're already less one-dimensional than some of the other ponies.I'm looking forward to some Dash-Twilight bonding too. They really haven't had any that I can recall. Dash has always treated Twilight with a bit of good-natured, teasing contempt (if there is such a thing... more amusing than offensive.)
Oh, this will be good. Hopefully it might pull some heart-strings (sic).
I'm hoping this will make up for Rainbow's characterisation in the past two RD centric episodes. She needs to project something more than just arrogant egoism to live up to her popularity. Interestingly, this is also directly opposite to Sonic Rainboom in the first season, so hope springs eternal for this season's Episode 16 to offer something new for RD as well. Call me interested.
Are you serious? C'mon they're not my favorites, but more Fluttershy and Twilight! Or at least more Pinkie or Aj!
@Filiecswhat you did I see it.and to complete it: . . . Reading Rainbow(dash)
darn... i miss those Twilight episodes. Or the ones with all the mane 6 together
Rainbow Dash starts wandering the hospital as she gets better and discovers the children's ward. She starts reading to them.Boom. There's your weep. It doesn't even have to be a dark episode.
Well I love the idea of it, my Dashie and she reads.Massive death from ya would not describe how I feel...SHE'S IN THE HOSPITAL!! I just got out if it with my last knee surgery
@ChaosDX1Obvious cause of hospitalization:Flying stunt goes wrong... injures a LEG!Kiddified cartoon cause of hospitalization:Pegasus-only disease: Outflewenza.
@roting_CORPSE/facehoofI have a feeling Reading Rainbow will come close to twilights level of adorkableness. I'm actually more excited about this than the Applejack episode. Which makes me a little sad.
The adorkable is strong in this one...
Rainbow Dash: I never got my X vaccine because I'm scared of needles.Pinkie: Come on A C Slater.
I see a major TwiDash shipping support episode upcoming...Also, lots and lots of Reading Rainbow puns.WHERE ARE MY FLUTTERSHY AND APPLEJACK SHOWS?!And Scoot. Yes. Everyone's favorite chicken needs her own episode now.
@MasemI'm fairly sure Twilight has a slew of fiction books. she runs a PUBLIC LIBRARY mind you.
Nice! Cant wait to see it!
ANOTHER one? Y U NO MAKE PINKIE EPISODE?Meh, interested anyways.
@pokemonmegamanBecause Dash is best Pony
This should also answer the question of how non-unicorns read books in this universe. Since we've only ever seen Twilight actually read a book in the series (although Pinkie Pie has managed to find a number of pages in books as well.)
New episodes always makes me over exited for the moment then I'm cool till air date when I remember what episode it will be X)
God damn it.... More RD? She's SO ANNOYING.
@Mr Mailboxbecause nobody at the studio knows how to write Dash. they think they have to be brash and bold with their stereotypes, but they don't. all they're doing is hurting characters.
I just hope the setup for her being in the hospital is challenging Fluttershy to a challenge in which Dash doubles the other's flight altitude.
in before the second flood of "RD breaks a wing"-fics
Equestria is a totalitarian diarchy. Ponies don't get socialized healthcare when that money could go to adding another tower to the Royal Palace. /end trolling :D
If they want to continue to make this sound like a shipfic cliche storm, the book she gets interested in needs to be Spitfire's autobiography.
@wackyponyI like to think that Dash was simply getting herself ready to perform. She has been known to completely lose it to stage fright (Sonic Rainboom), so perhaps her overly abrasive behavior then was her attacking her stage fright head-on.@pmcollectorboyYou cruel son of a pony. Children's wards are always tear-jerkers in fiction. The B'aww potential of what you just said is huge
I am excited for this one.Will we ever get any Fluttershy episodes this season? It seems like the writers are putting her on the sidelines this season.
Rainbow Dash likes reading? My headcanon has come true for once :D
@wackypony She is exactly what the studio writes her as and not what the fandom wants and what she is made to be is an egocentric idiot.
My prediction:It says that Rainbow Dash secretly discovers reading while in the hospital. Maybe that infers that she might be a little ashamed of liking to read? I mean, she is supposed to be the "tough" one, and she might be afraid that she will lose that persona if her friends find out she likes to read.The moral: Don't be ashamed of the things you enjoy doing.Sums up the brony community in a nutshell don't you think =)?
Y U No make Fluttershy episode?
I haven't been this excited for a new episode since the Hub released clips from Luna Eclipsed before that aired. My two favorite ponies being awesome = AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME. DO SO VERY WANT. I CAN'T SPEAK.
@Mr Mailboxof course she is what the studio writes her as. doesn't mean they know the best way to write for her character stereotype.
I can already feel the tidal wave of fanart that this will inspire... yes, I'm a -little- bit disgruntled that we're not seeing a Fluttershy episode, but that's being neatly balanced out by the anticipation of an episode that'll raise my opinion of Dashie by a good few notches. She seems to be characterized mostly as an arrogant jerkass with a heart of gold nowadays... only the heart of gold is only occasionally shown. And, well, for that reason she's always been my least favorite of the Mane 6, because she tends to rub me the wrong way.
So where are the rest of the Elements' episodes? They haven't had one specifically for the Elements of Kindness, Laughter, or Honesty, and I thought that the Element of Loyalty had their episode? And of course my sister's apprentice is out of question since she not only had an early and memorable episode, but also has almost every other episode not dedicated to a single pony.
@snowfi6916I was just about to reply to the post above you and say that Dash may be egocentric, but she's never been portrayed as an idiot, but being ashamed of reading? Who is she afraid is going to find out think she is less cool for being literate?
@wackypony I guess they are doing it wrong, still doesn't make me hopeful for this episode. Except for the sonic rainboom, all her other episodes have been extremely weak imo irritating and only tolerable due to the involvement of the rest of the characters... More episodes focused on her is not a good thing.
@Princess LunaSeriously, putting it simply, SHUT UP AND BE PATIENT. We're barely halfway through the season, you expect them to do EVERY KIND OF EPISODE in only half the season?Shut up. Be patient. We've still got 14 episodes to go.
Omg. Rainbowdash Hospital? It reminds me of a fanfic called MLP Genisis. Rd's Daughter tryed to break the sound barrier to prove worthy of her mom and like flew right into the ground, making a hole in it. She had to go into the hospital. Just O-O I wonder if RD will try and escape too.
@Joe That...wasn't...nice...*sobbing and tears*
And here come the Reading Rainbow Dash jokes. I saw a PMV combining the two recently.
@Mr MaiboxDash's character is writtin to be the one who is always ready for fight. But you need to remember this is a kids show so they haft to incorporate that she is brave but also just a normal teenage(we believe) pony mare with flaws.Most of us like the way she is writtin, do if you don't care for her then don't blast her with hate.
@JoeDude not cool
@Mr MailboxAdmit it; you just don't like brash tomboys, do you? :P
I'm not particularly excited for this one in all honesty... we've had what, three Rainbow Dash episodes? Also, I never watched Reading Rainbow as a kid. I'm not sure we get it in Canada.
@AppleDashShe wouldn't pay Fluttershy her ***king money. >:(
I think if the show is trying to show her humility and whatnot then giving her this many episodes probably isn't helping. This season needs more Pinkie.
@Mr Mailboxor they could be, as long as they don't get new writers to write them.Mare Do Well had a brand new writer to the team.this episode has a ton of potential, since it doesn't directly involve Dash's ego at stake.also, she's only had like 3 episodes. unless you're counting FWF.
Awesome! Poor fluttershy though. Not a single episode featuring her yet.
Scootaloo gives RD her clopfic about her.
@JoeI second this motion. We've had two rarity episodes, we're going to have two Applejack episodes, and I'm sure we'll get more *insert pony name* episodes later.My question is, will we get a Celestia and/or Luna centered episode. We've only seen Luna once so far and I swear we've only seen Celestia appear, what, twice not counting the two-parter opening?
@Batty Gloom I do, but I strongly dislike anyone who spends their entire time talking about how great they are, insulting everyone, acting like a complete moron and being completely egocentric. How is someone like that possible to like?
@wackyponyFWF would count as a split episode that ended with Twi stealing the show
@Mr MailmanIt's useally because they are insecure about themself, so they need others to feel good about themself. Otherwise they become highly depressed and don't want to be around any one.
An RD episode right after two AJ eps not to mention FiW 5 yesterday? I was wrong, it did get better than before. :D It's a good time to be a joint AJ/RD fan.
"You like books, don't you Rainbow?"*Huge Grin*
@Joe...could I please have an apology?
@Mr MailboxWhat character are you talking about? Dash talks herself up, but she doesn't insult people or act like a moron? But as for how anyone can like a character such as the one you described, ask the Trixie fans.
@Mr MailboxFor one thing, she does things BESIDES the very flaws you mention. You're talking about her during her worst moments; this is about, I don't know, 10% of her screen time. Really, and I mean, really pay attention to her and you'll see her not do this plenty of times in other episodes.For example, she never evens brags herself once in "Sweet and Elite". Nor did she really during "Return of Harmony".I hate to be the one to tell you this, but you're only paying attention to her during her worst moments and forgetting about all the times she doesn't act the way that way.Also, every character, no, every PERSON will have their dumb moments. This is what it means to be human and even good characters aren't immune to this. Fluttershy stealing a royal bird or Twilight enchanting a doll due to stress, anyone?Also, can you clarify, with specific examples, what you mean by "acting like a complete moron"? I hate it when people say blanket comments like that but never mention one specific moment. It's like making a "you momma is so fat" joke when the momma in question is actually quite thin.
and then TwiDash became canon XD
oh bleh not again -_-Where is my flutterwin Saving the best for last I guess :/
Yes, the pic is cute, and sounds like an interesting episode. I wonder if she's going to try hiding it from her friends in order to avoid being called an egghead. :P
@scienceandponies Look at around 8:45 of "may the best pet win" for the best example... Also how she keeps insulting the tortoise for extremely shallow reasons whilst it's still helping her. As for trixie fans, I guess it's because she's only seen once and that's not enough time for her to become annoying. If she was given several episodes, she would be.
Oh. My. Celestia. Do you guys know how many TwixDash shipping fics came from this type of story? Shipping is gonna be cannon soon!!
@Mr MailboxSo your saying if you went to find a pet, you'd pick something other than one that followed you around the place?