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(You only need to post once on your character picking a balloon and popping it. I'll respond with Pinkie telling you what you've won! No need to wait in line, just go for it!)

 

Pinkie Pie was bouncing off the walls...literally! The pink mare was a whirl of excitement! It was a super special night! A super scary night! A super spooktacular, extra imaginary fun times kind of night! No night was more fun than Night Mare Night!

 

"Oh Night Mare Night, what a fright, give me something sweet to bite!"

 

Gummy blinked at his over zealous friend and snapped his toothless trap open and shut a couple times.

 

"Even Gummy's ready for a big candytastic treat! Aren't you Gummy?" The Pink mare brought her muzzle close to the tiny alligator who latched himself on the end of her nose. "Haha! Well, at least you're adding to my amazing costume!" She twirled about, making sure everything was in place.

 

Pinkie had gone all out on her costume this year making her look exactly like...a... KANGAROO!

 

The costume added even more bounce to the already most bounciest pony in Equestria!

 

"Oh my wow!" She pulled Gummy off her nose and twirled him around before settling him in her pouch. "You can totally be the prize gator Gummy!"

 

"Yaya yay yay!!!!"

 

Balloon floated everywhere in the room. Some clung near the walls, other hung in mid air. All had fun colorful ribbons tied onto them. All a pony needed to do was pick the one they wanted to pop. A quick nudge with the balloon popping stick that Pinkie would dole out to whoever was popping the next balloon. And BANG! Out pops the prize! Candy, more candy, trinkets, and maybe a pass for another pop!

 

"This is going to be SO MUCH FUN!!"

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Pathfinder sure was excited about Nightmare Night. So much candy all over the place! You could build a veritable mound of treats and then just live in it, building fortresses of sugar that would reject any semblance of rigidity the moment you set forth to venture inside of its delicious confines. Who could know the mind of Pathfinder when she was in the depth of a sugar high? Only the most excited of fillies and colts. Even they didn't have the vast potential for trouble-making she had if only because of her disconnect from reality and great love of adventure at all times. And on this Nightmare Night all of this stars crossed to create the perfect situation for Pathfinder.

 

It helped that she lived in what many called a costume so this night she didn't stick out like a sore hoof.

 

But what to do? She had been told about Nightmare Moon returning and thought it was totally serious no games at first and was kinda worried, so she was on her way to put a stop to it. Because of course she would, she was the very best. Upon arrival she learned it was a game. Oopsies. Well, still, Ponyville was a nice place and she didn't want to waste her time here just flitting around aimlessly when there was candy to collect. Besides, she was pretty happy there was some sort of adventure to be had by collecting all of these treats and delivering them to Nightmare Moon. A candy adventure was, in the end, still an adventure! Still, which place to go first was the real question...

 

The Balloon Pop sounded fun. She had never popped balloons before since she wasn't really invited to parties and balloons were too expensive for the orphanage she grew up in. The idea of popping them all sounded pretty cool. And there were treats inside and that was a real humdinger, as her best friend forever don't let her tell you otherwise Applejack would say. So she mosied on down to the room and boomb, bam, there it was. Very colorful room with very colorful balloons, and a bouncing kangaroo to compliment it. Because what goes better together than balloons and kangaroos?

 

Hmm, good question. Pathfinder didn't know what went well with balloons.

 

"Hi there Kangapinkie! Springy Springy Springy!" Pathfinder said, chortling wildly as she looked around. She grabbed a ballon. "So, do I hit it or squeeze it or bite it or buck it? Ponies don't allow me around fragile things. Usually."
 

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Pinkie was super duper excited to see Pathfinder enter the balloon pop area. If anypony new how to get up to some awesome poppin' it had to be her!

 

"Howdy doody Pathy!" 

 

The pink mare grinned. "You can pop one balloon however suits you! I do have this poppin' stick," She gestured to Gummy who held forth a short length of stick with a pin in the end of it.  

 

"What do you think would be the best method for ya?"

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Alright so Discord was having more fun than he thought he could with this little party of theirs.  It was not as boring as he first thought it would be. The bland hat tipping and boot tucking of a hoedown was wholly absent, even if a certain Apple was involved. The analysis retentive planning was not as intrusive thanks to a few healthy jump scares here  and there. Additionally, there was a sense of unpredictability that tempted him hither to what would normally be just another reason to avoid the overly merry ponies. The addition of candy prizes did help to entice the wandering spirit as well! So far he had succeeded in collecting some treats, his pail clattering in a dance as he skipped along. He had yet to cause any visible harm to the festivities. A few gourds were left behind in his wake as he visited each game. While hardly at the level of his old, cantankerous pranks, his tricks could end up causing the loss of many treats.

 

Arriving to yet another game the old unicorn arched his thin brow as he observed the area in question. Oh a lot of questions came. Like who was in charge of decorating? Who designed the terrible arrows that lead ponies through the castle (which he either fabricates or turned to get others lost in the castle… some old habits died hard)? Hoof coming to his muzzle he gave a thoughtful consideration at his thoughts as they considered. The floor was littered with balloons and a strange marsupial currently bound off walls defying gravity. He was sure he didn't turn off gravity, so it had to be another absurdly abstract reason that wasn't him! 

 

Tilting his head he would notice the other mare, who seemed dressed like an adventurer. There was always those types around this time of year, right? Adventurers, heroes? If Blueblood's gaudy outfit was anything to go by…. "My, my, so there is activity here?" He did declare it was quite a rabble of noisy mares. "Quite a collection of balloons." The older pony sat himself down, his little hood quite the makeshift outfit, but he was amused being a predator amongst the ponies. 

 

He listened as the, now obviously bouncy Pinkie Pie, declared it another game. How obnoxiously her. Such a noisy, disruptive game. If she weren't an insufferable do gooder encased in following the crowned princesses' every limitation and declaration of law, she could have been an apprentice. Alas as all things were, he flew solo for now. Folding his ears back beneath his spoopy hood the chaotic old pone grinned as the mares were quite energetic. It may make his job here a little easier. Securing candy from Pinkie Pie? Easy. He hoofed at the balloons only for his fur to bristle at the surprising difficulty the came with managing balloons without a paw or claw. So he was not quite as dexterous as a pony, but that was saying he was nimble with his wiggly digits in the least usually. Magic made his hoof-to eye coordination less important. It wasn't uncommon for the erratic gentlepony to lose grip on something and clobber his own noggin. The squeak the escaping balloon had startled him, but he played it off, looking this way and right to ensure there were no witnesses.

 

Glaring at the inflated object the stallion allowed his horn to light up beneath his mask-hood, but stilled when the kangamare offered pointy objects. ". . ." his jaw parted as if to express that giving ponies sharp, stabbing things without proper protective gear was dangerous… 

 

But then he remembered who he was.

 

Pish posh! He immediately held out a hoof for the pointy ended stick. What could possibly go wrong?

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Pinkie Pie greeted Pathfinder with all of the boundless energy that she seemed to store in the tips of her tail. That was dandy pandy because Pathfinder was one of the few ponies in the world who could compete on the energy front. Of course she tended to reserve her greatest acts of energetic dispersion for adventures and life or death scenarios where such energy was the difference between a proper end to her current book and in need of a serious rewrite. Pinkie was a good pony, always up for a party. It was hard to imagine her as anything more than a party mare but she was one of the Elements, and that made her a hero. Why didn't she get more focus? Huh. Oh well.

 

Pathfinder was gonna grab the stick but an elderly stallion took it. No biggie she supposed, he looked ancient and old and probably not good on an adventure. He could have the stick. She woud find other, more suitable means for balloon popping! Hooves and hooves and legs and teeth and pointed helmets with excellent poking instruments at the end of them, the options were limited by imagination alone. So, how was she gonna do it? Hmm...well, she wanted to still see the older fellow pop his balloon so she could see what he got, so face to him. That really limited her many ADVENTURE OPTIONS. Balloon popping adventure options but adventure options nonetheless.

 

So she reared up and gave a balloon a fierce kick as it was pressed up against the wall, hearing a big POP. She squealed and turned around quickly. "What'd I get? Huh huh huh huh huh huh?"
 

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Amongst the other ponies eyeing the balloons was googly-eyed mare dressed in an automaton costume. Well... that is putting it charitably, considering that said costume amounted to little more than crude marker drawings of automaton features on a cardboard box. But there was Derpy Hooves for you, always insisting on making Nightmare Night outfits herself. Like everypony else in Ponyville, she wanted her fill of candy and other treats, and her first stop was the Balloon Poppin' Room in Twilight's Castle!


When her turn came, Derpy picked a yellow balloon floating on the ceiling. One whack of the poppin' stick later (after several failed attempts due to the bulky nature of her cardboard-based costume), and POP! Time to discover what prize the pegasus won.....

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Pinkie bounced about in her kanga-costume, a huge smile on her features as balloons began to pop!

 

Pathfinder's balloon popped in an explosion of light blue confetti and two pieces of candy!

 

"Yay yay yay Pathy! You got two candies!!" Pinkie exclaimed.

 

When Derpy's balloon popped golden confetti rained down along with a small drawing of Gummy.

 

"That means the prize gator will give you what you won!"

 

Pinkie trotted over so that Gummy could give Derpy her prize! The gator appeared in Pinkie's kangaroo pocket with a ticket in his mouth! It was a ticket for a free cupcake at Sugarcube Corner! 

 

"Aaaand you get a piece of candy too!"

 

Pinkie spied the older stallion next. "Ok mister, which balloon do you want to pop?"

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Scootaloo was ready... no... more than ready. She could hardly stay still gazing at all the events of Nightmare Night! At first the filly didn't know what to dress as, but when in doubt she looked to her best friend and super awesome mentor: Rainbow Dash. After hearing how Dash went to a Daring Do con, the filly set to work creating a great costume of the famed adventurer! She she still looked like herself not dying her coat or mane, but that didn't matter. What was important was the fun she was about to have and all the candy! 

 

"Alright, where to first?" the filly said to herself looking about the town until her ears perked up at the sound of Pinkie Pie announcing her event. It sounded simple enough, pop a balloon and get what's inside. 

 

"Hi there Pinkie! Neat costume. Very...Bouncy!" Scootaloo greeted the energetic mare before spotting a mare also dressed as Daring Do. Oh well, the filly guessed that Daring Do was a popular character to play as. "Nice Daring Do costume.Guess great minds think alike, huh?" 

 

She surveyed the balloons and saw an orange, one of a similar color to her coat. It was time to deploy a prop that she had: an authentic Daring Do whip! Taking aim at the balloon (and making sure none were around her) she lashed out at it with a crack and a pop! 

 

"Yes! First try!" she said fluttering in the air before quickly settling back down, "So, what did i win?" 

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The old stallion took the stick. He was a little hesitant after Pathfinder had so graciously offered it up. He wondered, if she knew who he was, if she would be so kindly to him? His jaws parted, hoof pushing up the mask a bit so he could aee. Since it was wrapped around his skull like a hood, it had a tendency to fall over his face occasionally. He sat up on his haunches and let his ears pin beneath the cover of his mask. Little Derpy soon arrived in a most original costume. He had to congratulate the mailmare later. Pathfinder and Derpy both were able to secure and pop balloons for their rewards.

 

The spirit in hiding couldn't let them beat him out. Clutching the stick against his chest a smaller pony soon appeared. For a moment she was difficult to recall. Oh, it was little Scootaloo. Well it was unlikely that any of the residents would recognize him. While he much preferred playing games with the school foals, as they had a greater sense of adventure than adults, that may have seemed odd since he was, today, a total stranger.

 

"This one!" He spun around the stick to be cool and slam it down on the balloon that escaped him earlier...

 

But, alas, Dark Strifecord's hoof-eye coordination was infinitesimally horrendous! He smacked the side of his head with an audible cracking and fumbled. The thwack stunned him, causing the poking stick to fall out his hooves before he felt his eyes spin a moment. He had tried to catch the stick, and, miraculously succeeded! Alas.... failure wad imminent for though he caught the stick, he swept his own hind hooves beneath him and crashed to the ground. Watch your hip there granpa! 

 

 ¡ P O P!

 

He groaned and looked over the Pinkie. "Did I win?" he had landed on the balloon. 

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Alright, a free cupcake coupon! And a piece of candy too!!! Those two items were more than enough to satisfy Derpy Hooves, who was usually extremely easy to please. Her balloon popping affairs concluded, the cardboard-wearing pegasus now had to decide which activity in the Castle to do next. But... there were sooooo many to do! Why did choosing things always have to be so difficult.....?

 

*EXIT DERPY HOOVES*

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The next pony to approach the balloon stand was in fact a longma wearing his full samurai armor and chewing on the last piece of the apple he had pulled out of the basins of water at the farm. Xieye hummed as he saw the balloons, as well as Discord once again. Oh well, he was trying to enjoy himself with this celebration, so he would have to do his best to ignore that part.

 

The stallion inspected the balloons for a second before stabbing one in a flash of steel and popping it. "What does that win?" He asked, looking over to the pink mare/kangaroo questioningly. She seemed to be in charge of this, at least.

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Balloons were popping everywhere! It was just so exciting to see every pony having such a good time! Pinkie bounced up to Scootloo and Gummy hopped out of her pouch to land on Scoot's head!

 

"Hey ScootaDo! Awesome costume you've got there!" She smiled at her gator who seemed to be enjoying his pith helmet perch. "Gummy's a fan of your hat I think!" Pinkie grinned. "Oh! Look what you got!" Pinkie's eyes sparkled. "There were three pieces of candy in that balloon!"

 

The shenanigans of the old stallion caught the pink mare's attention next. "Oh my gosh! You're not hurt are you mister?" She offered a hoof to help him up. As she did so, she noticed what the old stallion had won... "Looks like you've won another balloon pop! You up for the challenge?"

 

Then the longma entered and Pinkie bounced to his side. "Wow wow wow! Look at you! So regal, so majestic!" She had a fascination with the samurai arts...a little known fact about Pinkie. The flash of the blade popped a balloon in the blink of an eye!

 

"Two pieces of candy for you!"

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"Three candies. Awesome!" Scootaloo said as she collected her candy, "Thanks, Pinkie! See you around!"

 

With that the Daring Pegasus set forth for her next adventure during Nightmare Night! 

 

(Exit Scootaloo) 

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The self-proclaimed Princess of Snow and Ice was having the time of her life. While Nightmare Night wasn't going to be her favorite holiday like Hearth's Warning, it sure was a close second! Now the filly directed her attention to her next event, and what an event it was! She had been to Surag Cube Corner before, as had practically everypony, but never id she see the place filled with balloons! As she stepped in, she heard Pinkie Pie explain that all she had to do was pop a balloon and win a prize! 

 

"Alright... one Balloon. I think I'll choose...that one," she said pointing to a light blue one that reminded her of her coat. She flew up to the balloon, taking care not to wreck her dress, and giving said balloon a big hug popped it in mid air!

 

"Do you know what I got from the balloon?" Snow asked Pinkie from above as she let go of the popped remains of the balloon and began making her descent, "I think I saw something drop fro it but I couldn't tell what." 

 

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That was quite a fall, and a fantastic hit with his body, but he was sure he popped his everything. Dark Strife, as he called himself in this shape, took her hoof, his hoof nearly taking the shape of his paw. It hardened into a hoof again as he grasped her. He felt a rattle in his head as he was helped out, room spinning in all different directions. His eyes were spinning, washing between white and yellow as his marbles rattled. He hoofed the side of his head and settled his eyes properly before nodding to Pinkie. He felt -- fine. He didn’t lose his shape in other ways but hopefully nopony took note of the abnormality. He gave an indignant snort and flicked his short, cropped tail. The pony looked to the stick and jabbed his hoof in its direction.

 

Yeah, I believe so. This stick has a mind of its own. I am quite impressed it was able to take me down!” Who was he to not be taken out by a stick?

 

Another try, huh? He supposed he did need candy for his pail, enough to take over Nightmare Moon’s position! Or at least interfere with her escape One miss wasn’t going to deter him, and if he lost his temper and patience he would be caught and his hard work of lying his traps would be for naught. He stretched out his limbs, popping them so he was a bit more limber. Shaking out his body he trotted toward the the stick and moved to pick it up in his muzzle. The male tilted his head to search for another balloon. Pinkie Pie was pretty fun, her antics making it rather worth having come.

 

He spotted a yellow balloon. Shifting his weight he move to fully face his target. His brow arched as the balloon drifted into a ‘sitting’ position. It’s plastic skin seemed to crease as if it was glaring at the sprit, a face forming on its surface. Dark Strife’s eye twitched at the silent challenge. His forehoof scraped against the ground, accepting the confrontation. He held place, a whistling sound playing in the back of his mind -- or was that out loud? Spitting out the whistle he snorted. A tumbleweed blew passed through before the old pony charged.

 

Ha!” With a good swing he would manage to pop the balloon and not fall.That alone was amazing. The spirit puffed up and pushed out his chest, proud and cheerful. “Simple! Anypony can do it.” Except, why’d he miss the first time?

 

What did he win? The spirit -- old pony looked over and spotted the snow blue pony again. Hadn’t he seen them earlier? Maybe not. He sees many things. It’s him after all. He was, too, curious. What did he win?!

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Xieye Looked at the two candies that the female gave to him, smiling at her words and giving her a bow of thanks. He then put his sword away again, looking at Discord briefly and spotting the momentary shift of his hoof.

 

"Thank you, goodbye." Xieye said, giving another bow to Pinkie before he began walking off to find something else to do in this festival.

 

(Exit)

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Multi color glitter rained down as the pale blue mare hugged her balloon to pieces.

 

"Woo hoo! A giant piece of taffy candy for you!" Pinkie exclaimed, holding up a rather large piece of taffy wrapped in a pink wrapper. "This should count as like three pieces!" Before she could get it to the pegasus  Gummy hopped out of her pouch and latched onto the treat! "Gummy! That's not for you!" But the gator was now lodged firmly on the treat! "Well, maybe you won a gator too?" Pinkie tried to un-stick her pet. "What am I going to do with you Gummy?"

 

Meanwhile the old pony had taken another crack! This balloon popped without a problem and out of the balloon came bubbles! Lots of bubbles!

 

"You got a bubble balloon!" Pinkie bounced about, booping the bubbles that didn't seem to want to pop. "The bubbles turn into bubble gum when you pop them in your mouth!"

 

Gummy noticed a bubble floating by and changed his position. He chomped a bubble as it floated by resulting in a mouthful of gum!

 

 

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The Pegasus was about to claim her prize when a gator of all things popped out and chomped down on the taffy!

 

"EEK!" Snow Dancer shouted more out of surprise than fear, "Glad it was the candy and not my hoof! Guess your friend has a sweet tooth!" 

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The grey, old pone flinched back at the pop. Turning his head he would spit out the stick, letting it clatter to the ground. He did his best to keep his hooves even, settling his form. His head snapped to the side as he focused on the blue mare's prize popping prowess. He pouted, feeling indignant on the matter. Everypony seemed to be having a better time than he in this balloon busting bonanza, except for him! He had tried his hardest, and did well not to burst from his second skin, but he was finding it harder and harder to just not cheat and rattle this room for all the candy it was worth. His powers could turn the possibilities in his favor, leaving Pinkie's efforts for tribute on a slab. His ears pinned back when his target released not candy, but bubbles…

 

His temper grew. What was the point of trying to play by these egregious limitations if nothing would come of it? Chaos was difficult to tempt in a form that had to appear ordinary! And chaos was what he lived by! Even with Nightmare Night in full swing shenanigans were at an all time low. He had considered not leaving some gourds behind for Pinkie, she was chaos enough. While she still faced a natural need for order, like chocolate milk needing marshmallows or predicting perilous events with a twitchy tail… her spontaneity wad limited by her mortality. His lips curled back, a fang filled muzzle hissing out an annoyed growl. He blinked and watched the bubbles turn to chewy bubble gum when snapped up. He calmed down abit, that bristling fur settling. He tilted his head and sat back. A hoof would be raised to snatched up a bubble in test.

 

"Well, that is all well and good... but I can't fill my pail with chewed gum." He needed pieces and if he had to rattle ponies out of their candies… He turned his gaze to the pink maned menace. "While I am absolutely beside -- you with your bubble induced excitement..." had he said beside himself he wasn't sure if he could resist making a doppelganger in the process. "I don't have to pop more do I?" As of he had places to go.

 

He did he had ponies to troll and scare the candy out of!! 


 

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