History Fanfic / AVoiceAmongTheStrangers

23rd Mar '17 11:11:04 PM maddthesane
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* LanguageBarrier: The language gulf between human and ponies is a main driver of the story. Only after half-a-dozen chapters does Jessica learn more than a handful of words in the pony language.

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* LanguageBarrier: The language gulf between human and ponies is a main driver drive of the story. Only after half-a-dozen chapters does Jessica learn more than a handful of words in the pony language.
18th Mar '17 12:37:23 PM Xtifr
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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Unicorns?]]: Jessica's reaction to Doctor Carehoof, a unicorn stallion like her captors the Flim Flam brothers. Dinky doesn't {{trigger}} the same reaction from her, though, and she manages to get over it thanks to interaction with Twilight over the course of the chapter.

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Unicorns?]]: Jessica's reaction to Doctor Carehoof, a unicorn stallion like her captors the Flim Flam brothers. Dinky doesn't {{trigger}} trigger the same reaction from her, though, and she manages to get over it thanks to interaction with Twilight over the course of the chapter.
31st Jan '17 10:21:51 AM dlchen145
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Averted; the language gulf between human and ponies is a main driver of the story. Only after half-a-dozen chapters does Jessica learn more than a handful of words in the pony language.
** Luna has been learning English through Jessica's dreams, and Jessica is teaching Twilight as of "Preparations". In addition, [[spoiler: Starswirl became fluent in English during his time on Earth.]]
** [[spoiler:Jessica is finally able to understand and speak Equestrian passably in the last chapter. It's also noted that Minder and Bastion have started to pick up a few words of her language.]]



* LanguageBarrier

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* LanguageBarrierLanguageBarrier: The language gulf between human and ponies is a main driver of the story. Only after half-a-dozen chapters does Jessica learn more than a handful of words in the pony language.
** Luna has been learning English through Jessica's dreams, and Jessica is teaching Twilight as of "Preparations". In addition, [[spoiler: Starswirl became fluent in English during his time on Earth.]]
** [[spoiler:Jessica is finally able to understand and speak Equestrian passably in the last chapter. It's also noted that Minder and Bastion have started to pick up a few words of her language.]]
15th Oct '15 8:49:51 PM ClatoLawa
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: After Jessica rescues Dinky from a chimera, Ebony helps by leading the chimera away and into the path of the hydra she almost ran into earlier.
5th Oct '15 5:57:21 AM Theriocephalus
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* BreakTheCutie: Jessica's first ponies she meets are the Flim Flam brothers, who are running a monster horror show. They added her to the monster roster, treating her poorly. This left her with a fear of unicorns and their magic, and a general distrust of ponies.

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* BreakTheCutie: Jessica's The first ponies she Jessica meets are the Flim Flam brothers, who are running a monster horror show. They added her to the monster roster, treating her poorly. This left her with a fear of unicorns and their magic, and a general distrust of ponies.
13th Jul '15 6:36:18 AM ClatoLawa
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* TranslationPunctuation: Equestrian words Jessica learns to understand or speak are wrapped in tildes. The same is done to certain English words that the Equestrians pick up from Jessica, such as "Ebony".

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* TranslationPunctuation: Equestrian words and phrases Jessica learns to understand or speak are wrapped in tildes. tildes, starting with, "~Let home be where your heart lies.~". The same is done to certain English words that the Equestrians pick up from Jessica, such as "Ebony"."~Ebony~".
10th Jul '15 8:50:36 PM maddthesane
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-->'''Jessica''': {''What next, I pledge a personal vendetta against a toaster?''{)

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-->'''Jessica''': {''What (''What next, I pledge a personal vendetta against a toaster?''{)toaster?'')
28th Apr '15 6:28:18 AM ClatoLawa
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* EnmityWithAnObject: A running gag, with Jessica swearing vengeance against various objects - a tree that she bashed her shoulder into, stones on the path that she stepped on in bare feet, a staircase (again, due to her bare feet), and her own brain, after getting a headache from her attempts to rationalise the world around her.
-->'''Jessica''': {''What next, I pledge a personal vendetta against a toaster?''{)
16th Nov '14 5:48:03 AM ClatoLawa
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* BilingualBackfire: After returning to Ponyville, Jessica shocks a number of characters with the fact that she's been learning their language, much to Rainbow Dash's amusement.


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* LanguageBarrier


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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Jessica's reaction when she realises her anger is physically hurting the Changelings.
16th Nov '14 5:40:41 AM ClatoLawa
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* FantasticSlur: Jessica's arrival coincides with a series of inconsistent rumours of an unfamiliar [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti monster]] around Fillydelphia. Flim and Flam pass her off as the "Foal-Hunter", and the nickname takes a while to shake off.

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* FantasticSlur: Jessica's arrival coincides with a series of inconsistent rumours of an unfamiliar [[BigfootSasquatchAndYeti monster]] around Fillydelphia. Flim and Flam pass her off as the "Foal-Hunter", and the nickname takes a while to shake off.off, even long after she's proved she's sapient and not a threat to anyone.



* StalkerWithACrush: An as yet unnamed pegasus Guard who has been pursuing Aurora romantically ever since their families tried to set them up. He shows up several times in "Acceptance", but doesn't get the hint no matter how many lightning-filled clouds Aurora and/or Rainbow Dash throw in his direction.

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* StalkerWithACrush: An as yet unnamed pegasus Guard who has been pursuing Aurora romantically ever since their families tried to set them up. He shows up several times in "Acceptance", but doesn't get the hint no matter how many lightning-filled clouds Aurora and/or Rainbow Dash throw in his direction. [[spoiler:Iron Will]] also comes across as one for Jessica, but he did seem to take her rejection pretty well.


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* TemptingFate:
** Twilight walks into the library after a stressful morning to be met by an explosion in the kitchen. "How can this day get any worse?!" Rather hilariously lampshaded in the narration:
-->Seven words, seven innocuous words that when separated are as common as night and day. Many of the brightest minds had spent years researching the mystical power inherent when the words go together in the exact right order, and yet, none had ever come to a conclusion. It was even rumoured Clover the Clever had spent some of her years delving deep into their mystery but all to no avail. Twilight Sparkle, with all her past experiences really should have known better; at the end of the day she had no-one to blame but herself.
** Discussed in the narration when Jessica compares Aurora's stalker to [[spoiler:Iron Will's]] crush on her, and expects him to suddenly appear out of nowhere. He doesn't.
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