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Daring Do Done It by dm29 Daring Do Done It by dm29
"Daring Do is real... I've seen her..."

I found the premise of "Daring Don't" (4x04) absolutely far-fetched. They didn't even pick up the chance to glob comic-canon with episode-canon. Could've made Twilight's mom or at least somepony the author and then introduce Daring Do as real, but no. Daring Do is author and adventurer all in one. 

In this regard, I have deemed that Rainbow Dash lost it after she was informed of the delay and the events of the episode were all in her head. Rainbow Dash is currently seeking treatment at Ponyville Hospital.

(Comic-canon, which was in fact popular opinion debunked by Andy Price, stand falls. But other points valid.)

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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner May 19, 2015
Yearling, "Well, I guess I don't need a cover story after all."
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superchao101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fn36l… this comes to my mind
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kacript Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Be strong Rainbowdash, something even better awaits you in the near future, a meeting with the real Daring Do.
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DragonCount Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with the episode's concept, hence it's my least favorite of season 4 up to what I've seen (I'm really falling behind on episodes).
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kacript Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Be strong Rainbowdash, your patience with be well worth the wait. You'll get something better than a Daring Do book, Daring Do herself.
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Espeon-Master-Espo Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014

Funny thing is

Daring Do actually covers three different people from three different locations

JK Yearing, - named after JK Rowling
Adventure Style - Done after Indiana Johns
Writes about it and is late on book - Female Leader Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

 

But as it was.... it was okay... ish

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ridgegirl Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I thought that Daring doo was actually written by an old friend of Rainbow Dash and R.D didn't remember the friend and the friend based D.D on Rainbow!  and Daring Do was real...in another way
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Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:nuu:
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Lost-Our-Dreams Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
rofl yes xD
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nielsolofbouvin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
This is indeed far superior to the episode. Incidentally, my combination of Comic and Episode canon in this case is that Princess Twilight Sparkle’s mother is Daring Do’s editor, hence the ease with which her address was acquired.
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Sandvichguy1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! I can finally have a use for this clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Fn36l….
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
They didn't even pick up the chance to glob comic-canon with episode-canon.

That would've set a dangerous precedent. People would've started to assume that the comics are indeed canon, and DHX would've ended up bound by any random idea that any random comic writer might come up with. There's a good chance that they'd have found themselves painted into all sorts of corners very soon.

This way it's been made abundantly clear that the comics are not canon, and the canon world of Equestria's left to those that know it best. I think it's for the better that way.

Cute picture, though. :) I could totally see this happening.

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Jarkes Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Well, Andy Price DID say that it's possible that Twilight Velvet had simply won an award called the "Daring Do Award," so it IS still possible for at least some aspects of the comic to be canon.

Personally, I'm taking the "optional canon" approach with the comics: If I want it to be canon, it's canon in my mind. If I DON'T want it to be canon, it's not canon in my mind. I took this same approach with the "Twilight Sparkle and the Crystal Heart Spell" chapter book; in my mind, nothing in that book is remotely canon.
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iceblueflare Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Well said. I also consider expanded universe material as optional canon. And yes, this means I see nothing wrong with fanart of Cadance younger than in the show and having a horn.
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Jarkes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
 I think you meant "not having a horn."
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iceblueflare Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
No, I mean "having a horn in adition to wings", instead of "some book said Cadance used to be a pegasus, so if you're drawing a picture of her younger then in the show with both, you're violating the law".
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Jarkes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Even though a lot of filly Cadance pics that were like that came BEFORE that book...
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iceblueflare Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Yes, but even with these pictures, a lot of people on this site start bitching that "Cadance was a pegasus, the picture is wrong". Plus, as I said, expanded universe material is optional canon for me.
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karkovice1 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
This was probably how some bronies ended up during the long wait for S4 to begin. :XD:
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tinypanda2208 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many waits but some of them died... (not really)....
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HighRollerHydra Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just freeze her like Cartman did.
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zombiegubber262 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Lolz
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Sora200 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Dude, it's a show about talking technicolor ponies able to do magic. An author of an Indiana Jones like book actually being the character she writes about is pretty tame compared to that.
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Matth361 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Rainbow Dash was way too annoying in this episode IMO.
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FALG31 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Well, in the end, anyone would have acted just like her if they met their idols in person. I identify with her...
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a better explanation. :p I was kind of hoping for "they were all actors helping Yearling to come up with the finer details of her next book" but it was not to be!
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HeavenShipperArtist Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always thought it was a dream.
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magicalpony5585 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is going to cause arguments for ages...
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MLPmichael Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
this would have been on hell of a pot twist. it would have been so genius not even M Night Shyalaman could see it come.
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eagc7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
*reads description*

Andy Price confirmed that Twilight mom was not actually the writer but her award was from an awards named after Daring Do "The Daring Do Awards"
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dm29 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
unaware of that. description updated.
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Kool-aid2 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I have just one critique of this: RD's hair. I'm pretty sure gravity should be pulling her hair downwards. But then this is based off a show about [well animated] Technicolor ponies, so gravity probably works a bit oddly there.
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DeJiKo07 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Poor Dash...
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iced-ninja Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm. I thought it was odd that Daring Do had the same eye color as Rainbow Dash and the same mane and tail style, not to mention almost the exact same personality. Could Daring Do be Rainbow Dash's mom?
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dm29 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dundundunnnnn
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Inarjollyhound Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Its a good thing season 4 wasnt delayed, otherwise this would be a world wide epidemic...
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Princess-Level-Up Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I have a theory about the whole comic vs show canon thing.

In my head, Daring Do and Twilight Velvet are longtime friends who write back and forth. Sometimes, Daring writes about her adventures, and Twilight Velvet secretly publishes them under the pen name A.K. Yearling. To hide the fact that she was basically betraying her friend's privacy, she made all the facts about A.K. Yearling point back to Daring Do. She was so good at it, not even her daughter knew the truth. However, Daring Do figured out what was going on after Rainbow mentioned the books, and that's why she was so determined never to trust anypony again. Later, she and Twilight Velvet made up, and the latter was given permission to publish The Ring of Destiny.
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1021108 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
lo
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frans97 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everybrony waiting for season 4 in a nutshell :P
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KonyJay Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I can't even think about if season4 got delayed for 2 months...
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MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Twilight's mom is either Daring Do's publisher, or Twilight's mom is a hardcore plagiarist.
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MillennialDan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh good. This is an explanation I can live with.
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DalroththeWarlock Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
The doctor's cutie mark also looks like the icon for Ubuntu's system monitor.
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Seeker900 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"They didn't even pick up the chance to glob comic-canon with episode-canon. Could've made Twilight's mom-"

Aren't we just "TMZ-ing" it a little? Just because something was seen somewhere in the background doesn't always mean it has any importance to the story. It's like how South Park has an alien in the background. It's something like that is what we call an "Easter Egg!"
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Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
TMZ what?
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Seeker900 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
"TMZing"! It's a slang for "Acting like TMZ" the show! That show does nothing but stalk celebrities and points out small things that shouldn't be important and act like they are a big deal!

Just listen to what Nostalgia Critic says about the South Park episode "Britney's new look" and he'll explain why (for the most part).

If that's not enough, then maybe check out his review of A.I.
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Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
OK, but what's the TMZ show? Never heard of it.
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:iconseeker900:
Seeker900 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's a S***y News show!
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Rainbow-Gale Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Oh really? Didn't know those existed.
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MillennialDan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist
It would have been better than what we ended up with, at least.
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