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Dash makes a discovery by Baron-Engel Dash makes a discovery by Baron-Engel

Rainbow Dash has discovered that things cannot be unseen in my Equestria dreamscape. 

 After our little cloud top chat the day before link Dash was true to her word and dropped to say hi and to hang out at our cottage. While I was not weather working I had been commandeered into helping with the spring-cleaning of the cottage. Dash helped some but for the most part she just kept us company and reviewed her dance performance notes for the Best Young Fliers Competition. link

About three in the afternoon Petina elected me to fly into Ponyville to get snacks from Sugar Cube Corner for the mares. So after I gathered every mare’s order I flew off to retrieve snacks for everypony. In the meantime Petina got a pot of coffee going on the stovetop.

RD was lying on our bed keeping Carousel company as the mare swept under the bed and evicted the numerous dust bunnies that had accumulated over the winter. This task entailed pulling several trunks, chests, and boxes out from under the bed so Carousel could get the broom under it. At one point Petina called from the kitchen asking if Carousel could get her something from pantry? The earth pony mare trotted out of the room to help Petina. 

With her front hoofs dangling off the right side of the bed Dash stared down at the floor.  Her gaze settled upon a box with label Petina’s Toy Box No.1.  At this point Dash made the fateful decision and opened the lid. At that moment she accidentally had her knowledge of the world expanded.

To be continued.

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:iconadrian98-12:
adrian98-12 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
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:iconjinseikyuzai:
JinseiKyuzai Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Never mind the fact that she apparently has more than one of those......
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Dash. ;)

I'm not sure which is more unsettling.... the fact Petina has a box like that, or the fact it's number one of...?
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
or the fact it's number one of...?

It is number 1 of 4
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:iconcolonelyeo:
ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...Dare I even ask how you know how many there are?

Or should it just suffice that no less could be expected from the great Petina? :)
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
To my knowledge she has only 4 at this time. Stay tuned for changes in this though.
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:iconfiretronthehedgehog:
FiretrontheHedgehog Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wing boner!
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:iconbngjessie:
BnGJessie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I think RD just had mind blown. XD
I love how her wings "fwap" open at the sight of the items in the box as if to portray excitement.
More and more Rainbow Dash is maturing into an adult mare and it's SO cute and and entertaining to watch. :D

Wonderful work on this one! The detail especially on the last image is excellent. :clap:
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes the next month or so will be a very defining moment for RD.
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:iconbngjessie:
BnGJessie Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Looking forward to it. :)
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:iconthesmokingcrow:
TheSmokingCrow Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
BWAHAHAHAHAHA! XD that is excellent! lol poor dashie ;3
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:iconnuvolavolpe:
NuvolaVolpe Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
:D
LOL

:love:
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:iconhalpthiuian:
Halpthiuian Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing how someone like Dash can live such a fast, rough-and-tumble life and still come out seeming so "sheltered".
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I have imagined that Dash has been so focused on flying and the Wonderbolts that certain things have just flown below her radar.
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:iconhalpthiuian:
Halpthiuian Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's a safe bet that Petina'll show her what she's been missing.:icondashomgplz:
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:icontcpolecat7:
TCPolecat7 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well now, her act is about to get a whole lot more interesting....

- Polecat
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Fortunately for Cloudsdale, and the rest of Equestria, none of the toys in Petina's toy box no.1 will make an appearance at the Best Young Fliers Competition.
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:iconstarbolt-81:
Starbolt-81 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Repressing memories in 3..2...1....
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:iconscarletvye:
scarletvye Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
I feel like Petina needs to make amends and responsibly educate RD on the subject.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well there will be one follow posting to this but I'm not certain how much help it will be.
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:iconearlmcclaw:
EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
She'll want to whether she "needs" to or not.
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:icondgs-krieger:
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Number one! She has sex toys stashed all over Ponyville, in case of a random orgy! D:

I wonder if Rares owns a similar box...
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:iconastrocitizen:
astrocitizen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
"Open"?   Onomatopoeia is rather literal in Equestria, I see.
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:iconshaleclaw:
Shaleclaw Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BWAHAHAHA! I literally lol'd at this. I wish I could fav your comment! xD
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Talk about monsters under the bed, yeow!
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Petina looks over at you with grumpy expression. "They're not scary."
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:iconmouseanderson:
mouseanderson Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For a stallion they are.
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:iconearlmcclaw:
EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
"That large one with the spines looks more like a Medieval weapon or torture device."
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:iconcaptfox:
CaptFox Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
That is what I cal a religious moment - Oh my god! Holy !@#$%! 

Hehehehe  poor Dash she just got a real education. And it does make you wonder what toybox #2 has in it. ;)
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehehehe  poor Dash she just got a real education. And it does make you wonder what toybox #2 has in it

Or box# 3, 4. Remember Petina has four of them to my knowledge.
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:iconearlmcclaw:
EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Don't be surprised if she has (at least) one you don't know about.
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:iconcaptfox:
CaptFox Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
That's the one you really need to worry about!  ;)
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:iconfeatherthefurry:
Featherthefurry Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist
oh dear >.< poor dash! my heart goes out to her XD
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Things that can not be unseen.
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:iconuchihaninja:
Uchihaninja Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Ahahahahaha!! Oh, poor Dashie. She'll never look at Petina the same way again. In fact, since she knows that you sleep with Petina, I bet she'll never look at you the same way, Baron.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah this whole dream arc with her resulted in both of us looking at each other differently.
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Shaleclaw Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
And just because Petina has an incredibly uncanny knack for such things, I'm guessing she and Carousel happened to walk back into the room to offer Dash dinner, while said mare was in the process stuffing Toy Box No. 1 back under the bed and trying to get those rebellious wings of hers back under control?

Poor Dash. And so concludes the epic tale of the first (and last) time Rainbow Dash opened a "toy box" in Brick's house.

I'm curious about something, actually. I seem to recall you mentioning that sometimes perspective in your dreams bounces between third and first person pony. Do you happen to hear other characters thoughts in certain circumstances (like this one), or do have to sort of piece things together from interactions with the characters later?

Also, looking at your wing structure and detail in this piece, it looks like you've definitely been improving! I can clearly tell in this piece where Dash's primaries end and her secondaries begin, and the transition between them looks fantastic! I'm very impressed! :D
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
And just because Petina has an incredibly uncanny knack for such things, I'm guessing she and Carousel happened to walk back into the room to offer Dash dinner, while said mare was in the process stuffing Toy Box No. 1 back under the bed and trying to get those rebellious wings of hers back under control?

Not quite, but Dashie's wings were at attention for quite afterwards and no good excuse for the others mares.

Poor Dash. And so concludes the epic tale of the first (and last) time Rainbow Dash opened a "toy box" in Brick's house.

Yes, this was like the one bit of advice I got once from a friend. "Never ask a personal question, unless you are willing to the answer." No matter what the answer is.

I'm curious about something, actually. I seem to recall you mentioning that sometimes perspective in your dreams bounces between third and first person pony. Do you happen to hear other characters thoughts in certain circumstances (like this one), or do have to sort of piece things together from interactions with the characters later?

Sometimes I can but it is rare. In this case it was piece together bits of know information. Like the fact that Rarity has her own "toy box".

Also, looking at your wing structure and detail in this piece, it looks like you've definitely been improving! I can clearly tell in this piece where Dash's primaries end and her secondaries begin, and the transition between them looks fantastic! I'm very impressed! :D (Big Grin)

Thanks!  I'm glad it is starting to show.
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Ognimod Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
No comment...
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:iconearlmcclaw:
EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
So if this is "Toy Box #1," how many more are there?
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
In Equestria I know of four boxes. Of course back where she is a mouse in 21th century she has an entire walk in closet full of "toys".
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EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Closet? I suspect Petina could open her own store.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Petina rolls her eyes. "Okay I'll admit it is a really big closet."
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:iconearlmcclaw:
EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
And the Taj Mahal is just a memorial mausoleum.
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Petina looks grumpy. "Okay! So I have a spreadsheet program to keep track of my collection and a bar code scanner to remember where things goes, but really that is more Jackie's idea!"
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:iconearlmcclaw:
EarlMcClaw Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
"You're the collector and she's the archivist? Treat her well, Petina."
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Of course she's Jackie and love her!
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:iconbelvarius:
Belvarius Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
"Accidentally had her knowledge of the world expanded."

PFFFFT   HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Have to remember that one! 
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:iconbaron-engel:
Baron-Engel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Hang around Petina will do that to you.
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welltheponiesmademe Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
I am so amused  by this.
lol.
And what amuses me even more is that it's "Toy box #1"
I'm right there with you Petina! lol
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