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24th Oct '15 2:38:08 PM WanderingBrowser
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''Daring Do and the Ruby of the Blank Village'' is the third book in the ''JustForFun/DaringDo'' ExpandedUniverse, written by Gusty Lulamoon. This book is notable for unwittingly launching what would become known as the ''Tinker's Series'', thanks to its introduction of the Blank Village and Greyhoof. Lulamoon dedicates the book to her equinology lecturer [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks Donitz]].

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''Daring Do and the Ruby of the Blank Village'' is the third book in the ''JustForFun/DaringDo'' ExpandedUniverse, written by Gusty Lulamoon. This book is notable for unwittingly launching what would become known as the ''Tinker's Series'', thanks to its introduction of [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks the Blank Village and Greyhoof.Greyhoof]]. Lulamoon dedicates the book to her equinology lecturer [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks Donitz]].



* AscendedFanon: To ''VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks''; when ''The Cutie Pox'' aired, many fans of ''Story of the Blanks'' began speculating that a Cutie Pox outbreak may have been behind Sunny Town's hostility towards those who bear Cutie Marks.



* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Starlet dies moments after getting a cutie mark that represesnts her talent for [[AxCrazy sacrificing other ponies]]. Then Roneo gets his for [[WebVideo/FamiliarFaces irony appreciation]].]]
* [[spoiler:EverythingsDeaderWithZombies]]

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* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Starlet dies moments after getting a cutie mark that represesnts represents her talent for [[AxCrazy sacrificing other ponies]]. Then Roneo gets his for [[WebVideo/FamiliarFaces irony appreciation]].]]
* [[spoiler:EverythingsDeaderWithZombies]][[spoiler:EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: The Nightmares are walking corpses. Crosses with OurZombiesAreDifferent; they're intelligent, they're born from a curse, they can feign life, and in their real form, they're blackened skeletal creatures.]]



* TownWithADarkSecret

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* TownWithADarkSecretTownWithADarkSecret: Sunny Town, of course.
20th Jan '14 10:12:30 AM Thornfield13713
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13th Dec '13 6:52:45 PM jeez
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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:Mitta holds herself personally responsible for Ruby's death due to her failure to intervene and prevent the other townsponies from killing her.]]

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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[TheseHandsHaveKilled These Hooves Have Killed]]: [[spoiler:Mitta holds herself personally responsible for Ruby's death due to her failure to intervene and prevent the other townsponies from killing her.]]
19th Oct '13 7:31:23 AM ZarbiNerada
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* AFeteWorseThanDeath: A subversion. [[spoiler:The townsponies never ''intended'' to kill someone during the party, but Ruby's Cutie Mark appearing forced their hooves. The arrival of Daring's party of explorers forces their hooves again.]]
* BewareTheQuietOnes: [[spoiler:Starlet. Calm and reserved when we first meet her in flasback, insanely quick and AxCrazy when it comes to chasing down Ruby.]]

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* AFeteWorseThanDeath: A subversion. [[spoiler:The townsponies never ''intended'' to kill someone during AuthorExistenceFailure: Lulamoon was working on a sequel when she died in the party, Everfree in mysterious circumstances. Her death remains yet unsolved, but Ruby's Cutie Mark appearing forced their hooves. The arrival there are signs of Daring's party of explorers forces their hooves again.]]
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* BewareTheQuietOnes: [[spoiler:Starlet. Calm and reserved when we first meet her in flasback, flashback, insanely quick and AxCrazy when it comes to chasing down Ruby.]]


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* AFeteWorseThanDeath: A subversion. [[spoiler:The townsponies never ''intended'' to kill someone during the party, but Ruby's Cutie Mark appearing forced their hooves. The arrival of Daring's party of explorers forces their hooves again.]]
7th Oct '13 10:43:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* [[spoiler:[[BloodOnTheseHands Blood On These Hooves]]]]: [[spoiler:Mitta holds herself personally responsible for Ruby's death due to her failure to intervene and prevent the other townsponies from killing her.]]


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* TheseHandsHaveKilled: [[spoiler:Mitta holds herself personally responsible for Ruby's death due to her failure to intervene and prevent the other townsponies from killing her.]]
11th Apr '13 6:56:53 PM Peteman
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* TheOathBreaker: Mitta swore to Ruby that she would keep her safe, no matter what. But when Ruby manifested her Cutie Mark, Mitta hid her, only to almost immediately betray her location to her pursuers. Mitta would grow to become disgusted with herself.



* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: With the exception of Starlet, none of the Blanks pay any attention to non-ponies like Storm.

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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: With the exception of Starlet, none of the Blanks pay any attention to non-ponies like Storm.Storm and Ahuizotl.
6th Apr '13 11:53:59 PM Malitia
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* VanishingVillage: The village is little more than ruins most days of the year. Only days and nights of the full moon does it reveal itself, leading to speculation that Nightmare Moon was involved in its creation/cursing.* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, Gladstone and Three Leaf always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.

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* VanishingVillage: The village is little more than ruins most days of the year. Only days and nights of the full moon does it reveal itself, leading to speculation that Nightmare Moon was involved in its creation/cursing.creation/cursing.
* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, Gladstone and Three Leaf always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.
6th Apr '13 12:14:30 AM ClatoLawa
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* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, Gladstone and Three Leaf always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Greyhoof and most of the villagers are acting out of fear of a Cutie Pox outbreak.
* [[GroundhogDayLoop Winter Wrap Up Loop]]: It's heavily implied that every year [[spoiler:the town's last party is acted out as it happened then, and everypony (except Mitta) just pretends that nothing is wrong in order to entice new visitors in.]]



* VanishingVillage: The village is little more than ruins most days of the year. Only days and nights of the full moon does it reveal itself, leading to speculation that Nightmare Moon was involved in its creation/cursing.

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* VanishingVillage: The village is little more than ruins most days of the year. Only days and nights of the full moon does it reveal itself, leading to speculation that Nightmare Moon was involved in its creation/cursing.* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, Gladstone and Three Leaf always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Greyhoof and most of the villagers are acting out of fear of a Cutie Pox outbreak.
* [[GroundhogDayLoop Winter Wrap Up Loop]]: It's heavily implied that every year [[spoiler:the town's last party is acted out as it happened then, and everypony (except Mitta) just pretends that nothing is wrong in order to entice new visitors in.]]
6th Apr '13 12:12:53 AM ClatoLawa
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''Daring Do and the Ruby of the Blank Village'' is the third book in the ''JustForFun/DaringDo'' ExpandedUniverse, written by Gusty Lulamoon. This book is notable for unwittingly launching what would become known as the ''Tinker's Series'', thanks to its introduction of the Blank Village and Greyhoof. Lulamoon dedicates the book to her equinology lecturer [[VideoGame/StoryOfTheBlanks Donitz]].

!! Short Summary

While Daring and Storm Talon are with a group investigating ruins in the Everfree Forest just outside Ponyville, they find a village where nopony has a cutie mark. Two of the party are killed for having cutie marks, and that is not even the village's deepest secret.

!! ''Daring Do and the Ruby of the Blank Village'' contains examples of:

* AFeteWorseThanDeath: A subversion. [[spoiler:The townsponies never ''intended'' to kill someone during the party, but Ruby's Cutie Mark appearing forced their hooves. The arrival of Daring's party of explorers forces their hooves again.]]
* BewareTheQuietOnes: [[spoiler:Starlet. Calm and reserved when we first meet her in flasback, insanely quick and AxCrazy when it comes to chasing down Ruby.]]
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Daring's rescue of Sunset from Nightmare Starlet and the bone fiends.]]
* [[spoiler:[[BloodOnTheseHands Blood On These Hooves]]]]: [[spoiler:Mitta holds herself personally responsible for Ruby's death due to her failure to intervene and prevent the other townsponies from killing her.]]
* CallItKarma: [[spoiler:The entire town is cursed into becoming Nightmares for what happened to Ruby.]]
* CrapsaccharineWorld: Sunnytown.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast: [[spoiler:Albeit in a different sense. Ruby's magnifying glass cutie mark, based on her knack for finding things, triggered the village into killing her.]]
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Starlet dies moments after getting a cutie mark that represesnts her talent for [[AxCrazy sacrificing other ponies]]. Then Roneo gets his for [[WebVideo/FamiliarFaces irony appreciation]].]]
* [[spoiler:EverythingsDeaderWithZombies]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: [[spoiler:The Nightmares and Ruby, although the latter is a red herring.]]
* KilledToUpholdTheMasquerade: Part of the terms of the agreement with the dark power of Sunnytown is that the memory of their past was to be suppressed. When Mitta starts to feel remorse for betraying Ruby, she also starts to remember. Greyhoof has her killed immediately.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: In the flashbacks, only Mitta and Greyhoof remember anything substantial of their lives prior to the founding of Sunnytown beyond the plague. Greyhoof's reaction indicates that not only was he responsible, but he was scared that the information might spread.
* TheLostWoods: Everfree Forest.
* LostWorld: Sunny Town.
* [[NoManOfWomanBorn No Stallion of Mare Born]]: Near the climax, Ahuizotl taunts Daring after she steals the artifact that the Nightmares will not listen to "Those who would bear the Curse Marks". Completely nonchalant, she passes it to Professor Storm Talon.
* TheOathBreaker: Mitta swore to Ruby that she would keep her safe, no matter what. But when Ruby manifested her Cutie Mark, Mitta hid her, only to almost immediately betray her location to her pursuers. Mitta would grow to become disgusted with herself.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: While the others fear Cutie Marks because of their experiences with the Plague, Starlet seems to hate anything sentient that isn't a blank Earth Pony. While the others killed their victims and burned their bodies to prevent the spreading the disease, Starlet took pleasure in cutting off their horns and wings ''while they were still alive''.
* StealthPun: Roneo's cutie mark, resembling an clothing iron - see Death By Irony above.
* StepfordSmiler: Greyhoof was pretty brutal in suppressing Gladstone and Three Leaf's memories.
* TownWithADarkSecret
* WelcomeToCorneria: In the modern time, Gladstone and Three Leaf always repeats the same static dialog. It's unnerving.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Greyhoof and most of the villagers are acting out of fear of a Cutie Pox outbreak.
* [[GroundhogDayLoop Winter Wrap Up Loop]]: It's heavily implied that every year [[spoiler:the town's last party is acted out as it happened then, and everypony (except Mitta) just pretends that nothing is wrong in order to entice new visitors in.]]
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: With the exception of Starlet, none of the Blanks pay any attention to non-ponies like Storm.
* VanishingVillage: The village is little more than ruins most days of the year. Only days and nights of the full moon does it reveal itself, leading to speculation that Nightmare Moon was involved in its creation/cursing.
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