Hilarious in Hindsight /Harsher in Hindsight /"Funny Aneurysm" Moment: G3 Rainbow Dash is, shall we say, uncomfortable telling the other ponies where rainbows come from...
Minty: Wow, you know so much about rainbows!
Rainbow Dash: Of course I do, darlings! If I don't know all about rainbows, who would?
Pinkie Pie: Do you know how they're made?
Rainbow Dash: (uneasy) Ah, well, darlings... there are some things we're not supposed to know!
- It's made all the more comical given that it's Pinkie Pie asking Dash that.
- And it's Hilarious in Hindsight in another way too. In-show the ancient pegasi are compared to the Classical Greeks, especially the Spartans, who were quite proud of their laws mandating the destruction of 'unfit' children. Think about that and read the story again.
- Score another for Hilarious in Hindsight. The song, by virtue of not elaborating on the exact nature of for-mentioned 'fears and horrors', is quite compatible with the 2013 horror movie The Purge. To an extent, the fic is comparable for the shared plot-devices that the main targets of the murders are the less desirable parts of the respective societies (the poor in The Purge, the weak in RF) and that it has at least been suggested that they harvest the bodies from The Purge for power or some such thing.
- Many businesses in real life use Rainbow Factory as their name, most notably, a sandal store in San Clemente, California. Have the song and fanfic boosted its popularity?