So McCarthy ships AppleDash……….but since she wrote some of the best TwiJack angst in existence I’ll forgive her.
I KNEW IT.
I’ve been suspecting that the sudden upswing in shippy moments this season is the result of the animators and writers trying to insert said stuff on purpose since they know their corporate overlords will never allow them to insert an actual queer relationship into the show. So it’s a case of wink wink nudge nudge and getting stuff under the radar.
I’m going to declare that McCarthy just confirmed that.
deihiru asked: Lalochezia/Sunset Shimmer/MLP/PinkShimmer (Human Pinkie x Human Sunset)
Sunset Shimmer clutched her leg in the deserted backstage of the auditorium, rattling off a string of profanity so long Pinkie was sure she’d have detention for a month if any of the teachers heard her.
"Oh my gosh, Sunset!" Pinkie knelt down and wrapped her arm around Sunset’s shoulder. "What happened? Are you okay?"
"What the fuck do you think happened?!” Sunset hissed through clenched teeth as she rocked back and forth, cradling her leg. “I broke my fucking leg, that’s what!”
"But, how?" Pinkie ran her hand along Sunset’s injured leg, only to have it smacked away and a fiery glare aimed at her face.
"I fell, okay?" Sunset glared at the ceiling. "I was climbing the rafters and I slipped and fell. Probably lucky I didn’t break my fucking neck."
Pinkie Pie pulled out her cellphone. “I’ll text Rarity so she can bring a doctor, okay?”
"No!" Sunset slapped the cellphone to the ground. It clattered away and slid underneath a raised floorboard. "Fuck no! I don’t need one!”
Pinkie drew her lips into a stern pout. “Sunset…”
Sunset squeezed her eyes shut. “… right, I’m sorry, Pinkie. I just… this fucking hurts, okay?”
Pinkie hugged her. “Here, will this help?” She placed her lips on Sunset’s injured leg in a brief kiss.
Sunset’s lips twitched into a small smile. “Heh, a little, I guess.” She flashed Pinkie a strained wink. “Can I, uh…”
Pinkie grinned and sashayed her hips. With a flourish of her arms she placed her hands on Sunset’s cheeks, planting a big kiss on her lips. “There you go, silly. Want me to get the doctor now?”
Sunset nodded. “… please.”
So I just got into an argument with someone re shipping the Mane Six versus “actual” ship teases like Sparity or whatever, and his argument was that because the Mane Six are best of friends, shipping them would be like saying everyone’s best friends are lovers and therefore they shouldn’t be shipped.
And that just baffled me because he doesn’t seem to get a crucial point. If you’re not best friends with the person you love romantically, you’re doing it wrong.
What do I think about my friends? Truly? Are you sure you wish to know?
That is why you came to see me, Miss Rarity, so you could talk about—
Yes, yes, of course. Just… just give me a moment.
Whenever you’re ready.
All right… all right. What do I think about my friends? Hmm…
Fluttershy is the most darling mare I’ve ever known. She is absolutely gorgeous, with the softest hair and primary feathers you’ll ever see on a pegasus! She’s always there for me, whenever I need a shoulder to cry on or a partner to visit the spa with. She and I go weekly, you see, every Thursday. It’s very… intimate. Every time I’m there with her, my heart won’t stop racing. If it weren’t for the spa treatments, why, I think my lips might dry out! She also… oh my heavens I can barely speak the words…
She… makes the most delightful little noises whenever she’s being massaged! Sometimes I want to be the cause of those noises, to feel her under my hooves, to take away her aches and pains and give back to her at least a tenth of what she gives me each and every day!
So I wrote this earlier today after a super rough day at work, and I think it really showed in the quality of the writing here. This was not at all what I was kinda picturing it would be this morning when I was considering the idea. Pale shadow, etc. But it’s still okay, I guess? I dunno. Enjoy, or don’t, as you will.
Specifically DB is exactly right about the telling. Far too heavy on it. I pictured a lot more showing than what we actually see.