not all character development exists to make someone a better person
people turn into assholes, too. They become more manipulative, arrogant, clingy, irritated… complex.
and that’s okay, that’s important.
✧･ﾟ:*✧･ﾟ:* \(◕‿◕✿)/ *:･ﾟ✧*:･ﾟ✧
A complaint I’ve heard about Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 is with the moral: there are different ways of studying, and you just need to find the one that suits you the best. The complaint is why Rainbow Dash is learning this when it seems like this should be a CMC lesson. This is a similar reaction to the moral in Read It and Weep: reading can be fun. A secondary complaint with both episodes as well is how Rainbow has no clue about said academics and the rest of the main cast do. Both tie into the same underlying reason that I don’t think everyone notices.
I propose these following statements as fact:
-Good reading skills/interest in reading is a general aspect of the populace of Equestria. (Most of the main cast, and even Applebloom have shown to like reading books).
-Knowledge of the Wonderbolts and their history is a general aspect of the populace of Equestria. (Just look at that fanbase).
Now, where does one learn history and read a lot of books? School, of course. It seems to me that if these traits are commonplace, then it must be as a result of the Equestrian school system. Now, what does this have to do with Rainbow Dash? Recall this scene from Sonic Rainboom:
Dumb Bell: “Get kicked outta any flight schools lately?”
Rainbow Dash: “I didn’t get kicked out.”
Note what Dash says here, and how she says it. She doesn’t defend herself by saying that she finished school; she defends herself by saying that she didn’t get expelled. Plus, her tone is very reserved, especially for her. This speaks one thing to me:
Rainbow Dash dropped out of school.
It makes sense; Rainbow has gone on time and time again about how studies and learning are boring to her (i.e. all the times she calls Twilight and egghead). This combined with her very immature behavior, lack of reading interest for most of her life, and little knowledge on what’s apparently common knowledge just tells me that Rainbow didn’t finish school.
With that said, it puts the morals of Read it and Weep and Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3 into perspective. Rainbow Dash is the one learning the morals of academics because she needs to. She always thought reading was boring, and was most likely too caught up on trying to be an awesome Wonderbolt to really study up on their history.
Would these lessons be suited for the CMC? Absolutely. Are they out of place where they currently are? Given the character, not at all.
Brilliant! I think Rainbow Dash’s lessons can speak for kids with school problems and drop-out teens and adults!
story featuring a city where it’s cloudy and rains almost all the time but instead of being stereotypically gloomy and grim, it’s lively and colorful and people party hard indoors and decorate the streets with colorful strings of lights. umbrellas are major fashion accessories and nobody is caught dead without one. festivals are all held indoors except for rain parades. everyone has massive gardens. its awesome.
This would make a great book!
A quick gif file I did for a forum avatar. Yes, it is an Ace Attorney Puyo Puyo crossover icon… but it would have been hard to tell if I didn’t say beforehand.
Arle Nadja; Ace Attorney!
Accord/Lemres? just curious about it.
well apparently some canon stuff says that accord is really young for a teacher, so if it was aged up a little bit I think it could have potential. also in 15th anniversary the two of them get along very well and I think the conversation they have with each other is kinda sweet. I dunno I just think they complement each other kinda nicely, and they’d be perfect if not for the small age gap