History Fanfic / EarthAndSky

27th Nov '16 9:32:46 PM N1KF
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* ShoutOut:
** Sweetie Belle is apparently playing Princess Celestia in Wagoner's ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung The Ring of the Neighbelung]]''.
** Twilight's test flights are right out of ''Film/IronMan''.
*** For another ''Iron Man'' shout out (this time for the [[Comicbook/IronMan comics]]), Diamond Tiara's secretary misstates Flim's full name (Flim Flim Flam) as "Fing Fang Foom".
** Two of Tootsie Pie's middle names are [[Discworld/CarpeJugulum Margaret and Esmeralda]].
** Pip Squeak's introduction in chapter 7 reveals he's living with his parents on [[Music/TheBeatles Pony Lane, between the barber shop and the fire station.]]
** We find that Flam Flim-Flam has dyed his mane and mustache black and changed his name to Professor Destiny, a nod to Professor Fate from ''TheGreatRace''. His sidekick Otto Bomb is pretty much a pony version of Professor Fate's flunky Max.
** Pip's compliment to Apple Bloom on her opera dress is a reference to Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science".
** According to chapter 19, Diamond Tiara employs the legal services of [[MarxBrothers Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel]].
** With flying creatures of all types vying to join the Grand Pegathalon as of chapter 22, the story ends up turning into an homage to ''ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'' and/or ''TheGreatRace''.
** At the end of chapter 29, Blueblood tells [[spoiler: Chrysalis]], who he's discovered has [[spoiler: replaced his wife]], that it looks like "[[Film/{{Casablanca}} the start of a beautiful relationship]]".
*** And not too long before, in Chapter 28, Rarity raises surprise that Fancy Pants isn't getting in on the betting action. His response? "Why my dear Rarity, I'm shocked... shocked that you would insinuate such a thing."
** Applejack and Soarin' [[spoiler: get engaged]] in the middle of a fight, ala ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''.
** Strongheart has to convince one of her fellow buffalo that Flies Like Thunder isn't really a legendary buffalo messiah: "He's not the White Buffalo, [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian he's a very naughty boy!]]"
** Apple Bloom remarks in Chapter 32 "[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 I'm an engineer. I solve practical problems.]]"
** Flies Like Thunder and his companion Long Range are obviously based on Franchise/TheLoneRanger and his Native American companion Tonto, with the roles reversed.
** In Chapter 33, Destiny and Insanity accidentally set the Appleloosan jail-house on fire, and Austrian-accented Negasi Fleidermaus is tasked with escorting some of the prisoners out through the smoke. He tells his charges "[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Come vith me if you vant to liff.]]"
** Also in Chapter 33, Sheriff Silver Star's deputies are Trigger and Nutmeg, AKA Nutsy. Nutsy and Trigger were two of the vulture {{mooks}} from Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''.
** During their argument in chapter 35, [[spoiler: Chrysalis]] silences Blueblood by threatening to "[[Franchise/{{Alien}} crawl down [his] throat and burst out of [his] chest]]".
*** Alternately, it's a reference to a similarly graphic riff from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 The Movie''.
** Sir Concord is turned into a [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory blueberry]] (or [[StealthPun a grape, at least]]) by Poison Joke.
** In chapter 38 we encounter Sergeant Skyway of the Los Pegasus Police Department, whose cutie mark is a [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} police badge with the number 714]].
** This [[Film/TheBluesBrothers familiar]] exchange between Insanity and Destiny in chapter 39:
-->'''Insanity''': It's several hundred miles to Canterlot. We've got two days worth of food and water, a dozen rocket engines, and when it gets dark, we'll be wearing sunglasses.
-->'''Destiny''': Hit it.
** In chapter 41, after all the mares give Soarin' good luck kisses for his duel with Redtail, Shootin' Star drolly comments "[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger I ain't kissing ya.]]"
** Chapter 42, after slamming into a rainbow in Cloudsdale, Professor Destiny screams "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The goggles, they do nothing!]]".
*** Later in the same chapter, Celestia comments on how the Wrong Brothers' B.A.T. 20 was [[Film/IronMan built in a cave, with a bunch of scraps]].
** Chapter 44 features [[WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance an adorable filly actress named "Lollipop Dimples" who's secretly evil]] (in this case, it's because [[spoiler: she's Queen Chrysalis in disguise]]).
** Lulong the kirin has apparently spent his time since getting grounded in the Pegathalon "wandering the land meeting its ponies, doing good deeds, and [[Series/KungFu getting in the occasional kung fu battle with bandits]]."
** In Diamond Tiara's nightmare, it's pretty much clarified that the horrible prank she pulled on Silver Spoon at the prom consisted of [[Literature/{{Carrie}} dumping a bucket of spaghetti and marinara sauce on Silver Spoon's head from the rafters]].

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* ShoutOut:
** Sweetie Belle is apparently playing Princess Celestia in Wagoner's ''[[Theatre/TheRingOfTheNibelung The Ring of the Neighbelung]]''.
** Twilight's test flights are right out of ''Film/IronMan''.
*** For another ''Iron Man'' shout out (this time for the [[Comicbook/IronMan comics]]), Diamond Tiara's secretary misstates Flim's full name (Flim Flim Flam) as "Fing Fang Foom".
** Two of Tootsie Pie's middle names are [[Discworld/CarpeJugulum Margaret and Esmeralda]].
** Pip Squeak's introduction in chapter 7 reveals he's living with his parents on [[Music/TheBeatles Pony Lane, between the barber shop and the fire station.]]
** We find that Flam Flim-Flam has dyed his mane and mustache black and changed his name to Professor Destiny, a nod to Professor Fate from ''TheGreatRace''. His sidekick Otto Bomb is pretty much a pony version of Professor Fate's flunky Max.
** Pip's compliment to Apple Bloom on her opera dress is a reference to Thomas Dolby's "She Blinded Me With Science".
** According to chapter 19, Diamond Tiara employs the legal services of [[MarxBrothers Flywheel, Shyster, and Flywheel]].
** With flying creatures of all types vying to join the Grand Pegathalon as of chapter 22, the story ends up turning into an homage to ''ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'' and/or ''TheGreatRace''.
** At the end of chapter 29, Blueblood tells [[spoiler: Chrysalis]], who he's discovered has [[spoiler: replaced his wife]], that it looks like "[[Film/{{Casablanca}} the start of a beautiful relationship]]".
*** And not too long before, in Chapter 28, Rarity raises surprise that Fancy Pants isn't getting in on the betting action. His response? "Why my dear Rarity, I'm shocked... shocked that you would insinuate such a thing."
** Applejack and Soarin' [[spoiler: get engaged]] in the middle of a fight, ala ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd At World's End]]''.
** Strongheart has to convince one of her fellow buffalo that Flies Like Thunder isn't really a legendary buffalo messiah: "He's not the White Buffalo, [[Film/MontyPythonsLifeOfBrian he's a very naughty boy!]]"
** Apple Bloom remarks in Chapter 32 "[[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 I'm an engineer. I solve practical problems.]]"
** Flies Like Thunder and his companion Long Range are obviously based on Franchise/TheLoneRanger and his Native American companion Tonto, with the roles reversed.
** In Chapter 33, Destiny and Insanity accidentally set the Appleloosan jail-house on fire, and Austrian-accented Negasi Fleidermaus is tasked with escorting some of the prisoners out through the smoke. He tells his charges "[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Come vith me if you vant to liff.]]"
** Also in Chapter 33, Sheriff Silver Star's deputies are Trigger and Nutmeg, AKA Nutsy. Nutsy and Trigger were two of the vulture {{mooks}} from Disney's ''Disney/RobinHood''.
** During their argument in chapter 35, [[spoiler: Chrysalis]] silences Blueblood by threatening to "[[Franchise/{{Alien}} crawl down [his] throat and burst out of [his] chest]]".
*** Alternately, it's a reference to a similarly graphic riff from ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 The Movie''.
** Sir Concord is turned into a [[Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory blueberry]] (or [[StealthPun a grape, at least]]) by Poison Joke.
** In chapter 38 we encounter Sergeant Skyway of the Los Pegasus Police Department, whose cutie mark is a [[Franchise/{{Dragnet}} police badge with the number 714]].
** This [[Film/TheBluesBrothers familiar]] exchange between Insanity and Destiny in chapter 39:
-->'''Insanity''': It's several hundred miles to Canterlot. We've got two days worth of food and water, a dozen rocket engines, and when it gets dark, we'll be wearing sunglasses.
-->'''Destiny''': Hit it.
** In chapter 41, after all the mares give Soarin' good luck kisses for his duel with Redtail, Shootin' Star drolly comments "[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger I ain't kissing ya.]]"
** Chapter 42, after slamming into a rainbow in Cloudsdale, Professor Destiny screams "[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons The goggles, they do nothing!]]".
*** Later in the same chapter, Celestia comments on how the Wrong Brothers' B.A.T. 20 was [[Film/IronMan built in a cave, with a bunch of scraps]].
** Chapter 44 features [[WesternAnimation/CatsDontDance an adorable filly actress named "Lollipop Dimples" who's secretly evil]] (in this case, it's because [[spoiler: she's Queen Chrysalis in disguise]]).
** Lulong the kirin has apparently spent his time since getting grounded in the Pegathalon "wandering the land meeting its ponies, doing good deeds, and [[Series/KungFu getting in the occasional kung fu battle with bandits]]."
** In Diamond Tiara's nightmare, it's pretty much clarified that the horrible prank she pulled on Silver Spoon at the prom consisted of [[Literature/{{Carrie}} dumping a bucket of spaghetti and marinara sauce on Silver Spoon's head from the rafters]].
11th Sep '16 8:06:06 AM rafi
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* BornLucky: Pretty much the only reason the Flim-Flam brothers are still in the race. Every time the authorities try to punish them for their blatant cheating and lawbreaking, something happens that lets them escape. [[spoiler: Finally runs out when they reach Canterlot.]]



* LuckyBastard: Pretty much the only reason the Flim-Flam brothers are still in the race. Every time the authorities try to punish them for their blatant cheating and lawbreaking, something happens that lets them escape. [[spoiler: Finally runs out when they reach Canterlot.]]
10th May '16 4:59:04 AM erforce
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** In Chapter 33, Destiny and Insanity accidentally set the Appleloosan jail-house on fire, and Austrian-accented Negasi Fleidermaus is tasked with escorting some of the prisoners out through the smoke. He tells his charges "[[Film/{{Terminator}} Come vith me if you vant to liff.]]"

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** In Chapter 33, Destiny and Insanity accidentally set the Appleloosan jail-house on fire, and Austrian-accented Negasi Fleidermaus is tasked with escorting some of the prisoners out through the smoke. He tells his charges "[[Film/{{Terminator}} "[[Franchise/{{Terminator}} Come vith me if you vant to liff.]]"
20th Dec '15 4:55:15 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* CultureClash: Late in the story, Spike's new dragon lady friend Quillina and Twilight Sparkle sit down for a meeting. Twilight expects that Quillina will want to marry Spike and is prepared to give her blessing, only to be offended when Quillina treats the idea as ridiculous. Fortunately Quillina realizes Twilight is upset and explains that it would be ''way'' too soon for marriage and makes it clear that [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan she thinks Spike is a total gentleman]] and that she's looking forward to courting him.
7th Nov '14 4:46:02 AM Schismatism
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** Otto should be a character familiar to anyone who's seen ''Film/TheGreatRace'', and Pip Squeak's character (including his inability to see the obvious) is part and parcel of the hero of that film, too. Professor Destiny is clearly a nod to Professor Fate, and so on.
5th Nov '14 10:03:59 PM Gallimaufry
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** In chapter 12, [[spoiler: Luna makes reference to a joke about a changeling trying to infiltrate Blueblood and Diamond Tiara's household, and turning itself in to the authorities after it nearly starved to death. In Chapter 29, Diamond Tiara ''does'' get replaced by a changeling…Queen Chrysalis herself, who has been starved for love ever since her expulsion from Canterlot, to the point of physically shrinking down to Tiara's size. She complains that since Diamond Tiara is, at best, tolerated, she's STILL starving.]]

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** In chapter 12, [[spoiler: Luna makes reference to a joke about a changeling trying to infiltrate Blueblood and Diamond Tiara's household, and turning itself in to the authorities after it nearly starved to death. In Chapter 29, Diamond Tiara ''does'' get replaced by a changeling…Queen Chrysalis herself, who has been starved for love ever since her expulsion from Canterlot, to the point of physically shrinking down to Tiara's size. She complains that since Diamond Tiara is, at best, tolerated, she's STILL starving. Also, Diamond Tiara gets taken to the hive and imprisoned... for about an hour, after which the changelings kick her out due to being, essentially, inedible.]]
5th Nov '14 10:00:15 PM Gallimaufry
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** Flim may be willing to take his lumps from his BadBoss Diamond Tiara... but he won't let her badmouth his brother.
16th Sep '14 9:55:03 PM Andyroid
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* DraggedOffToHell: Princess Luna plays with this as she gives Diamond Tiara a nightmare that has the RichBitch [[YourWorstNightmare face her sins and the consequences.]] Diamond Tiara is sinking in a sinkhole in the desert as limbs pull her further down.

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* DraggedOffToHell: Princess Luna plays with this as she gives pays Diamond Tiara a nightmare visit in her dreams, which turn into a [[SelfInflictedHell guilt-ridden nightmare]] that has the RichBitch [[YourWorstNightmare face her sins and the consequences.]] consequences, including Diamond Tiara is sinking in a sinkhole in the desert as monstrous limbs pull her further down.



* SelfInflictedHell: Diamond Tiara's guilt-ridden nightmares in Chapter 43. On seeing them, Princess Luna decides that [[ThePunishmentIsTheCrime the spoiled princess has learned her lesson]] and lets her off with a firm warning.

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* SelfInflictedHell: Diamond Tiara's guilt-ridden nightmares in Chapter 43. On seeing them, Princess Luna decides that [[ThePunishmentIsTheCrime the spoiled princess has learned her lesson]] and and, after a philosophical dialogue on forgiveness, lets her Diamond off with a firm stern warning.
22nd Aug '14 8:21:35 AM Andyroid
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** And things just get worse for him in the final chapter, as [[spoiler: Diamond returns, divorces him, and leaves him with so little that he'll have to move back in with his mother (an apparent FateWorseThanDeath)]]

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** And things just get worse for him in the final chapter, as [[spoiler: Diamond returns, divorces him, and leaves him with so little that he'll have to move back in with his mother (an apparent FateWorseThanDeath)]]FateWorseThanDeath).]]



** In chapter 42, after an epic crash landing, Professor Destiny mutters "I don' wanna be Perfezzer Desdummy anymore..." before losing consciousness.


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* PartingFromConsciousnessWords: In chapter 42, after an epic crash landing, Professor Destiny mutters "I don' wanna be Perfezzer Desdummy anymore..." just before passing out.
18th Aug '14 6:43:43 PM Andyroid
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** In chapter 42, after an epic crash landing, Professor Destiny mutters "I don' wanna be Perfezzer Desdummy anymore..." before losing consciousness.
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