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    Zap Apple
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    Applejack
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    Silverstream
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    Princess Luna

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  1. Hippogriff

    Zappin' Apples! (Closed: River)

    The explanation of the Everfree's lack of natural light satisfied Zap's growing intellectual mind, but gave his psyche a level of anxiety that was mostly unexplored for a colt his age. As his imagination raced of thoughts of the unknown, his eyes bounced around looking for clues in the shadows of the terrain. Despite his best efforts to discern he could not make out anything that would alarm his need for safety. However, other than the unbreakable bond of his mother's love and care, there were no indications that this was any place for a small pony to roam at his leisure. "Okay," he said softly in angst. As Applejack hopped from one stone to the next crossing the stream, the light jostle would not break Zap's grip of his mother's neck but it would encourage him to clinch slightly harder until both of them had made it to the other side of the water. Through the experience of crossing, Zap wore a worried expression, none of which was due to lack of trust in the strong earth pony he rode. When the short ride was over, his expression lightened to the attitude his mother presented as an achievement. Like the emotional roller coaster a young foal would have during their first brave attempt to go on scary rides at the fair, Zap fell into the trap of enjoying his temporary moment of distress. "Yay! Yeeehaw. Dats, howee doit... on the farm," he stuttered as his relief from the stream ended but his masked fear of the continuing darkness maintained. When Applejack asked about Zap's flying lessons, he wasn't sure what to say at first. "Ummmm." He thought for a moment trying to relive the experience he had with Rainbow Dash a few days ago when they spent the majority of the day in the park outside of Ponyville. "Yeah, Mommy Dash flies really high," Zap expressed himself by holding his hooves high, "and really fast!" Zap hopped off her back and started circling around her, his wings buzzing and his hooves dragging. He didn't really answer his mother's question, but he told his experience by replaying what he felt was his best memory of the event, which was watching his pegasus mother show off her moves. Whooo! An owl interrupted. Zap zipped back onto his mothers back, lightly grabbing onto the blonde locks on her neck. Applejack asked him if he was hungry and having fun. "No. I'm not scared." He said with a nervous whimper, answering a question that wasn't asked.
  2. 6 more days...  #SpyroIsMyBro

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    1. tacobob

      tacobob

      Imagine if they did an MLP game.....:kissy:

    2. Hippogriff
  3. Silverstream had spent enough time with Gallus, about half a semester of mostly common friendship classes, to know some of the subtleties the griffon possessed. She typically overwhelmed others with her outgoing nature, but Gallus' cool demeanor kept her honest, her outwardly expressions hitting the cap on potential comprehension one of her behavioral illustrations presented. And this interaction was no different. Silverstream was excited for a multitude of reasons, not the least of which was the presence of a friend from school to bring home and share the festivities with! And even though not everycreature understood Gallus' true intentions underneath his thick blue feathers, she would carry with her the benefit of the doubt that Gallus' company with her was welcome. She had gone a long time since that was not the case. She responded to his thanks and his teases with a perky smile, holding her train of thought for only a moment. Silverstream had a habit of always thinking several minutes ahead, always wanting to say things to empty her thoughts, but never able to actually catch up with the race of her mental capacity. And now, her being excited only elevated this sensation. She would have to continually remind herself to speak in the moment in order to keep whoever she was speaking with engaged. "No book? Oh, that's okay. Yeah, I know the whole thing by heart anyway." She said modestly. "And since you'll be with me the whole time, there is no reason to think you'd get lost." Her voice cracked and she chuckled. It was not lost on her how valuable her time with Gallus would likely be, and how it might drastically change her relationship with her griffon friend, probably for the better. And though she was slightly nervous about the challenges that would bring, her nerves were layered over by her never-stopping progression of thought. "The water is where everyone is at right now! The first day is already half over, Gallus. We could join the waves on the third day, but then we'd miss out on the whale-singing and the shell-stringing." She pshawed. "You're not going to want to miss it. Last year, the whales that performed for us were generous to give us an encore. It was a-maz-ing!" Silverstream had noticed Gallus' hesitation about the water, but hadn't been able to address it until she was finished explaining the importance of spending the rest of the current day in the sea. She knew Gallus' catlike instincts prohibited him from voluntarily getting wet, but she hadn't seen him make a huge fuss about it before. Perhaps he just didn't like it until he was already in the water and there was nothing he could do about it. "You're not afraid to get a little wet are you?" She asked half joking, half sincerely.
  4. Hippogriff

    Ya'll Got a Problem!

    It's definately a show that would have been better if it was more sequential. I do love some of the episodes that are slice of life though. The world gets bigger as the seasons go on, i would say season 5 is where it starts to really open up in terms of the world, but I would just watch them in order.
  5. Started a new RP thread, in need of hippogriffs, PM if you're interested.

  6. "What a relief! First, an unfortunate series of events where a mysterious student would sabotage the decorations in the school's main hall originally had us all kept there cleaning up the mess until one of us had confessed. And even when someone did eventually confess, the lessons learned meant that instead of spending the entire holiday in Ponyville away from family, the party would get to spend Hearth's Warming Eve dinner with the professors at the school... and we get to travel back home for two weeks of more holiday! And to top it all off, today is a Tuesday!" Silverstream said as she bounced up and down on the soft jives of the Friendship Express. Sitting across from her was an azure-colored griffin with a flat expression on his face. Gallus was invited by Silverstream to come to Mount Aris with her during the break from school since he had no official holiday to really look forward to in Griffinstone. As Silverstream recounted the events out loud to anygriff nearby that could hear, the train they were riding began to make view of the Aris Heights on the horizon. It glowed a magnificent yellow hue, reflecting the midday sunlight. "I'm so glad you decided to come celebrate the Three Days of Freedom Celebration with my friends and family. You're going to have so much fun! And thanks for taking the train, too." Silverstream sprung from her seat and started randomly dancing to no music. "You're gonna want to save as much energy as possible to get your feet moving for all the dancing we're going to be doing!" It was already the first day of the celebration, the majority of the hippogriffs transforming into their fleeing nature as seaponies, the festivities taking place far below the waves. Because of this, the air traffic normally seen around the mountain was very clear. If it hadn't been for the train full of hippogriffs making the trip to return to their own families, it would have appeared to have been abandoned. As soon as they get off the train, Silverstream would not want to hesitate to make a dash for the ocean and participate in the annual festival. "We need to make break for the ocean as soon as we get off. We can throw our luggage into one of the storage shells. And remember, don't eat the kelp unless it's being sold by one of the seaponies with the turquoise stripe on its fin. They make the best kelp sandwiches!" Silverstream looked at Gallus, remembering his lack of understanding. "You did bring that book with you right? The one Queen Novo made for the Mount Aris board of tourism."
  7. Hippogriff

    Ya'll Got a Problem!

    Hi! Welcome to Canterlot.com and congratulations on having a chance to watch the entire series (probably) for the first time. I'm actually incredibly jealous of that. Eight seasons, 195 episodes, and yeah the brony craze has died down for many, but several of us are still obsessed with Equestria, mostly because our love for it is based on the setting and potential for story creation the show introduced to us. Being able to craft stories in RP become a hobby I discovered only after I started watching it in 2011. I have changed a lot since then, but thanks to Canterlot.com and the friends I've made here, my writing has improved significantly and my fascination with role play matured. I came for the ponies, but stayed for the friends and stories. Some of us love to craft original characters while others insist on playing established characters from the show. And some do both! The greatest thing about the lore of MLPFiM is that you can go hard and be meticulous about it, but even if you're not that familiar, the basics are really easy to understand and it's mostly all you need to properly earn the context. We're all a bunch of cartoon characters in written form and even original characters earn the respect of others once they hang around long enough. Other than things RP-related, you can join our discord to chat it up with those of us who chose to hang out there. https://discord.gg/xr44tzX I can't wait to see what Passion Pure is like. And if you have any questions about the show canon, feel free to ask here or in discord. See you on the forums!
  8. Changed my nickname.

  9. Hippogriff

    Zappin' Apples! (Closed: River)

    Zap's delightful squeaky melody started to simmer as he stopped singing imaginary lyrics but continued humming the catchy tune. Though his mother complimented his singing, he only responded with more musical noises. While his head bobbed up, down, and side to side, his eyes danced around inside of the dank forest. With the sunlight being more inhibited, his eyes dilated with the adjustment the environment required. His expression fell from entertained to slight concern and he went silent from his bouncy musical mood. His ears clear of his own hum, he could now hear the intricate noises of bugs and mystery animals coming from deeper in the woods. His legs began following the beat of his mother's steps more religiously. When she optimistically presented her opinion of the weather in a question, Zap did not reciprocate. "Why is it dark?" He asked plainly seeing the light escape the shadow of the trees. Upon reaching a stream, the odd noises in the forest were drowned out by the slow rushing of water. Zap wanted to do as he was told and attempted to climb on top of his mother's back. After a few slips of the flank, he unfolded his wings and attempted to hover on-board. It took a few seconds, but leaving the ground, swaying back and forth to manage his own control, and then using gravity to fall where he needed to, his body fell not-so-gracefully onto her back. His feather light body not flinching a single vertebra of the mare's spine. He wrapped his hooves around her neck. He assumed just as if this was similar to when they would play rodeo-pony in the living room.
  10. Hippogriff

    After Party (Open)

    Applejack limped onto the property. Though completely exhausted from the race, she was also impeded by the medium-sized barrel she adorned on her backside. She smiled with a grimace as she approached the tomato farm commons and set down the barrel on the table with the prepared treats. "Whoowee. I nearly killed myself tryin' to get this over here. And now we can try to kill ourselves by drinkin' it." Applejack chuckled, knowing how high of a proof and strong a flavor profile the apple mead she laid down was. "But first, let me see what kind of vittles we got goin' on here." She walked around the table and reached for a couple of the pastries, the ones in her grasp looking like some kind of fritter. But before she could endulge and sink her teeth into what would amount to her first meal since this morning, she got a waft of the aroma coming from the house. "What amazin' imaculations are ya'll conjurin' up in ther?"
  11. Hippogriff

    Silverstream [Ready]

    Roleplay Type: World of Equestria Cast Name: Silverstream Sex: Female Age: Young Adult Species: Hippogriff Eye color: Purple Coat: Pink Mane/Tail: Both light blue with powder blue highlights; tail casual straight, medium length; mane long but stands light and round, ends of mane fall passed shoulders Physique: Average size for her age, has a light slender posture. Colors: https://mlpvector.club/cg/pony/v/381-Silverstream Residence: School of Friendship students' quarters, Ponyville; Seaquestria when school is not in session Occupation: Student of friendship Unique Traits: Silverstream wears a shard of the Pearl of Transformation around her neck, which allows her to magically transform into a seapony and back to a hippogriff at will. She can share this magical power through body contact. Like many other hippogriffs her age, Silverstream has a naive and optimistic view of others and the world around her which often makes her curiosity overpower her fears. She likes to investigate and is persistent to question everything, even the self-explanatory. Though at times she is dense, her willingness to find the peculiar qualifies her to be a great candidate for a creature who discovers. Though she is fully enrolled into the School of Friendship, her quest to find her own purpose in life remains to be thoroughly discovered. History: Silverstream was born in the heights of Mount Aris. Her father is Sky Beak, and her mother is Ocean Flow. She has at least one sibling, a brother named Terramar. Silverstream's first years as a hippogriff were spent on Mount Aris, but before her earliest childhood memories could be made, the Storm King threatened the hippogriff kingdom's magic. To hide from the Storm king, Silverstream's aunt Queen Novo used the Pearl of Transformation to magically change all the hippogriffs into sea creatures that could hide deep under water. Now Seaponies, they founded Seaquestria where Silverstream and her family would then live for a few years. It was during this time that Silverstream started having her earliest calfhood memories. Separated from her hippogriff nature, she became acclimated with the water and learned most of her development through aquatic physics and understanding. Though her subconscious originated from flight and land of the hippogriffs, her bring-up was cemented by life underwater. When the Storm King was defeated, the Queen separated the Pearl of Transformation into thousands of shards they could wear around their necks so that seaponies could change to hippogriffs if they chose. However, many seaponies who had made a good living under the waves decided to stay in the water. This harmonious and dividing nature of the hippogriffs caused a generation of fledglings to have a special experience that involves two completely different environments at once. For this reason, Silverstream's overly curiosity and naivete is the result of having been removed from typical hippogriff traditions from yesteryear. Silverstream spent most of her adolescence with her mother, who chose to stay in the water. However, she kept in touch with her father on a regular basis and was fluent in hippogriff gestures and flying experience. Her brother had a harder time adapting to two environments and often felt excluded from one or the other. Silverstream may have had this same dichotomy but at this time she began attending the School of Friendship, where she would be the quasi-ambassador to represent the hippogriff kingdom in Ponyville. Having been a seapony most of her life, she immediately spent her first days at the school discovering would-be friends and interesting novelties like stairs and plumbing that she had never heard or seen before. During her first semester, she became close friends with Gallus, Yona, Smolder, Sandbar, and Ocellus, who all developed a close relationship with each other possibly because of their similarities of not being ponies. One day, when she decided to skip class with her friends, they caused trouble which fused an order of events which would lock the school up for not meeting educational standards. Though Silverstream did not want to leave, she was powerless to stay. Once she returned to Seaquestria and Mount Aris, she ran away to meet up with her schoolmates at the Castle of the Two Sisters. When the friends were attacked by monsters from the Everfree, Twilight Sparkle and her friends showed up to save them, representing what the camaraderie of friendship can do. Instead of being sent home, Twilight offered them to enroll back into the school under different circumstances, one without the previous regulations that caused the students to become disinterested in the classes they skipped. Silverstream made lots of friends during her education at the School of Friendship, but her biggest bond was probably made with Gallus. Both being creatures capable of flight outside of Equestria, they relate with one another while also contrast from differing personalities. Silverstream's bubbling curiosity and Gallus' veiled joy and subtle sarcasm repeatedly cross with each other and create a dynamic unique to only them. As an example of their connection, Silverstream was the first to volunteer to stay with Gallus during holiday friendship lessons he needed to attend for punishment of his dishonesty and mess he made in one of the main halls of the school. She otherwise would have flown home to Seaquestria to participate in the Three Days of Freedom Celebration, a hippogriff and seapony holiday that remembers the events of the Storm King's threat and defeat. On one occasion during a rigid study session for a test on friendship's effect on the course of Equestria's history, Silverstream and her friends discovered a hidden magical cave underneath the library. When they met an incarnation of the tree of harmony, Silverstream was isolated to test her biggest fear, that being the possibility of the Storm King's return, and the effect it would have on her kind's way of life. With the help of her best friend Gallus, she was able to overcome her fear of the Storm King by facing his image and yelling her honest displeasure of his nature. After threatening the projection of her fear with the courage of the entire hippogriff country, the Storm King's appearance crumbled. Silverstream, now calmed, hugged Gallus for giving her the encouragement to stand up to her fears. As she met with the rest of her friends, they learned that friendship is in their nature and that together they can overcome anything. When Cozy Glow betrayed the trust of everycreature at the school, Silverstream and her friends investigated a way to help solve the mystery of the disappearing magic from Equestria. In the magical cave they had found before, they discovered Starlight Glimmer imprisoned by Cozy using the legendary magical artifacts. While trying to fight off ponies who had been convinced by Cozy that they were enemies, they were trapped inside the magical bubble that trapped Starlight. But then, the elements of the students' courage and friendship freed them from the magical bond and they were able to grab the artifacts unhindered to save Starlight and restore magic in Equestria. Silverstream was a part of a successful representation of the power of friendship, but she had not learned enough yet to graduate from the school, and continues to attend the school in order to learn as much as she can about friendship and the magic she shares with her friends. In fact, she has yet to understand the full details of the magic that coursed through her and how she might be connected with the elements of harmony. Character Personality: Silverstream's personality is eccentric and excited. Her curious nature derived from her bring-up in Seaquestria, but also by her enabled privilege through Queen Novo. Because of her naivete of the world around her, she has adapted learning and social skills that put her in a position to attract the attention of others and bemuse them. She is not dense, but she often seems confused about simple things. Though she can sometimes question the unknown she is not often discouraged from trying to understand, unless it is evident that the struggle to comprehend is common among her friends. She is very agreeable which makes adventures more fun for those around her. Her bubbly sense of humor is sometimes unintended but she is aware of her own silliness and thrives on others entertainment of her presence. Unfortunately, because she is curious and always open to other's knowledge of the many things she is unaware of, she can be gullible, tricked into doing things that do not line up with her desires. In addition, her level of trust with strangers is not initially high, but it does not take long for her to gain the faith of someone who might not have her best interest at heart. Silverstream is extremely innocent, only now learning the temporary advantages of being dishonest or selfish. Her exploration of what happens when she fails to procure the elements of friendship is still ongoing, and will surprise her until she is well versed in it. Silverstream's personality revolves around her manipulation to make others around her excited about the thing she is already excited about. Even when others fail to connect to her enthusiasm, she is not afraid of their rejection of her demeanor. But what she does fear is the trampling of her environment. Anything that could disrupt the status quo of her situation, whether it be at the school or in Seaquestria, she is always afraid of change brought on by malice. She can never trust the adjustment needed to survive a difficult scenario. Her occasional nightmares are about the things she knows and loves disappearing from existence. When talking to Silverstream, she will listen intently but will sometimes interrupt based on information that strikes her curiosity. She can spend minutes pondering the reality that involves something that may be commonplace. Though she appears to have an attention deficit disorder, she is only truly excited when coming in contact with a new discovery. Until she grows older and wiser, she will be wide-eyed and her lack of unsophisticated banter will be the type of company she will give to others, for the betterment of joy and the detriment of ignorance. Character Summary: Silverstream is a hippogriff that grew up in Seaquestria and moved to Ponyville to study at the School of Friendship. Her quest for learning is her number one priority while maintaining and gaining friends through the school. As she grows closer to her friends, she continues to explore the world she has little experience with. She can be ignorant to her surroundings and is always outwardly curious about common things, but her naivete does not impede on her ability to relate and connect with others. Her positive outlook on everything can be infectious and is the root of why others might want to spend time with her. As she learns more about who she is in a world she now understands is way larger than she had originally realized, she will be discovering what it means to be active in the elements of harmony and what kinds of potential the magic of friendship can yield. Only through the magic of friendship does Silverstream think she can find her true purpose not only in the worlds of ponies and hippogriffs, but all worlds that she may eventually discover.
  12. Now that RotL is done, what should I do?
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    2. tacobob

      tacobob

      I do like Smolder. She's so sassy! I've never felt comfortable with an show character...But I've done all the things I need to do today in RL..So I shall look into it!

       

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    3. RainbowFoxxy

      RainbowFoxxy

      After party!!! :D 

    4. szalhi

      szalhi

      Ocellus you say?

  13. Hippogriff

    The End: Final Standings and Aftermath!

    "Under the stars, huh? You know, I'm thinkin' this might work out a lot better than either of us had hoped. Minus you winnin' of course." Applejack snickered, happy to know that the big bad wolf seemed more interested in being friendly with competitors and had appeared to enjoy his experience spending time with those around him. It surely made whatever deal he had with Discord only the icing on the cake. When Applejack overheard Heart Shield timidly respond to not being invited to Boulder's after-race party, she was quick to grab his attention. "Nonsense, you're a runner just like all of us. You are more than welcome to come hang out with us. Since we just met, you should tell me all about your guard duties in Canterlot. I bet you got some amazing stories." She slapped him on the back. "But not now, let's do it over some cider and tomato sandwiches." She yelled out to everycreature within an earshot. "Alright ya'll, let's all head on over to Boulder Dash's farm. Last one there's made of molasses!" Applejack took a few accelerating trots, but as soon as the pain set in her stiff joints, she slowed to a normal stroll. "Uh, on second thought, let's all just walk there." Applejack would continue talking with others and laughing at jokes and remembering the crazy moments during today's race. She would always remember the day she finally won the running of the leaves, and she would revel with her friends about it until the sun set through the now naked trees.
  14. Hippogriff

    The End: Final Standings and Aftermath!

    When Taira revealed everything about his true form, who he was and who he was not, Applejack's mouth fell ajar. She knew that the lead competitor was a bit odd, but she had never expected the kind of finish her primary race adversary would come out as. Was she being pranked? "Wait. You mean to tell me that I not only won the race, but that I beat an immortal spirit-canine who uses magic and is capable of shape-shiftin' to whatever he desires?" Applejack's overabundance of humility was currently being buried by her own realization that she was the fastest pony by a lot, but her extreme effort pushed her to beat a being that won a bet with Discord. With Discord! Who wins a bet to Discord!? Applejack nearly fainted at the idea and was pretty sure she was dreaming, until she saw all the other ponies react in unison to the reveal of the okami and the rush of the finishing results. She shook her head to gain sense. "Well, Taira. You did lose our wager." Applejack chuckled. "But you ain't sleeping in my barn for a month, you're working in our orchard and doing chores that would otherwise be done by Apple Bloom and Big Macintosh. And then maybe if you finish them every day, then you're get to sleep in the barn." Applejack winked, but was she joking? No other expression on her face as she spoke this gave any credence that she was being sarcastic, honesty was always the mare's scariest feature. Boulder congratulated Applejack as did others, and asked about a rematch next year. Applejack had already thought about this. She knew that winning the race was a very important goal in her life, but now that she had done it, she felt like she could focus on other things involving this event. "Actually, I don't think I will run next year. If I do, I'll probably just be on stampede control, maybe we can get even more than 80% of the leaves down. I ran faster than anypony else today. I think next year I'll give that opportunity to somecreature else. Maybe it'll be you." Applejack winked at Boulder Dash, taking a second to think, and then reminding herself of a very important agenda piece. "Hey, when's that hoedown at the Boulder 'Mater Ranch startin'?" She asked loud enough so that everyone could also be reminded of the post-race festivities.
  15. Hippogriff

    The End: Final Standings and Aftermath!

    Applejack crossed the finish line and the tape snapped. She felt the tape, but didn't immediately think of what it meant. Everypony was cheering but her intense focus had muted everything but her heartbeat. And she would have seen them if her eyes hadn't been closed for the last fifteen seconds. She started to slow, but was unaware of the impact of the finish, still enveloped in her adrenaline, her psyche attempting to dig herself out of her hypnotic state. When she stopped running, she attempted to gain awareness of her situation, but instead collapsed to the ground because of fatigue. Only until a heartwarming voice squeed over her, would she come to. “Ya won! Applejack, ya won tha race!” It was Apple Bloom. Applejack opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the blurred skewed image of her little sister smiling wide, her face darkened by shadow in front of a blue sky above. "Apple Bloom!" She gasped, still breathing very heavily. Applejack bounced her eyes around to gain her surroundings and her direction of thought. She slowly came to the realization that her streak was over. "Ah... won?" Applejack picked herself up slowly, dusting off her hooves, though in vain of the extremely filth she had all over her. Her emotion continued to elevate. "I won!" When Applejack looked around, she could see everypony who came to see the finish excited to see all the racers cross the line and took notice of a large group of ponies who were all holding flags with her face on it. It seems as though the Apple family rented out an entire section of the stands. She fell back and took a seat on the ground, an ungraceful thump as she spared her strained legs. She cupped her hooves over her face in disbelief, pulled them away and then exhaled contently. "I won." Apple Bloom gave her a hug where she sat, Applejack giving back a loving embrace postured in such a way to prevent extra aches and pains. She pulled Apple Bloom out of her wrap and looked into her eyes. "There ain't nothin' more satisfying in this world, Apple Bloom, than seeing your hard work pay off. And no one can give you that feeling. But we can help create it." Applejack's breathing was still heavy but was starting to catch up to her body's dramatic finish. She picked herself up again. And started walking towards the event podium. While she slowly walked, other racers were dashing through the finishing gate, all of them desperate for water, air, and the little fillies room. Not too much longer, Coloratura trotted through, her expression one of complete exhaustion. Before Ra-Ra could catch her breath, fans surrounded her asking for autographs, and the musical mare was unable to refuse. Applejack then decided to come to her rescue. She gave a side hug to an unsuspecting Ra-Ra, and pulled her away. "Thanks ya'll, the Countess needs a breather." Applejack would not take no for an answer, attempting to block the view of any camera pointed in her direction. She thought it was pretty humorous that even in victory, avid fans would still rather gain the attention of a celebrity pony. "Ra-Ra, you finished!" Applejack didn't think Ra-Ra would be able to finish with as good of time as she did. She knew that other ponies with no athletic experience had finished the run with reasonable effort. But considering the time Ra-Ra made was impressive, she finished among some pretty fast racers! "I'm so proud of you. I know right now you're wanting to forget the pain and suffering, but after you sleep tonight, you'll never forget the time you ran the leaves!" Applejack walked her towards the podium, Ra-Ra limping slightly, but so was she. Neither of them would run for a week. Applejack stood up on the podium, taking the steps to get to the top center. When she reached the maximum height, she felt so accomplished. She had seen first place perspective at rodeos and cider festivals, but she had never seen it here in Ponyville's town center. Being able to be hoisted in this setting made her orange pelt glow golden, her smile radiant with satisfaction, no regret in her expression. As the mayor presented the medals, she reflected on all the friends that helped her get her to this point, in the race, and in life. She was also thankful for the new friends she had made, including this new interesting kirin character Taira, who seemed very on edge. Not everycreature could come to a rest as easy as Applejack. When Mayor came to Applejack, she lowered her head, and hung the medal on her neck, the shimmer of the golden medallion reflecting all of the animated cheering going on in front of her. A tear prepared for deployment. But before she could have another sentimental moment, Taira had a raging fit of sneezing, one that involved a magical spray of nasal excrete. When the mist fell away and the kirin was seen again, he wasn't seen at all. Instead in his place was a much larger creature, something like that of a wolf but with a mane like a princess. A wolf prince? "What kinna kirin are you!?" Applejack yelled, everypony around her also remarking on the creature's reveal. It looked like he had tried to escape, but his constant sneezing would not allow him to control his motion. Pinkie seemed to think she knew all along. Would have been nice for her to share this pinkie sense with her before. "Pinkie, you knew? What else do you know?" She wondered if she didn't actually win the race but was instead hallucinating everything, the best griffon racer speaking Applejack's thoughts into existence. It certainly wouldn't have been the first time she blacked out.
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