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** When Rainbow Dash discovers the show for the first time, the author implies that it has been a while since the show concluded after its eighth season. In 2018, Creator/{{Hasbro}} announced the show would be renewed for a ninth season.

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** When Rainbow Dash discovers the show for the first time, the author implies that it has been a while since the show concluded after its eighth season. In 2018, Creator/{{Hasbro}} announced reality, the show would be renewed for concluded after a ninth season.


It has been known to be up to par with ''[[{{FanFic/Cupcakes}} Cupcakes]]'' in terms of notoriety, and is often considered to be the ultimate [[{{Bittersweet}} bittersweet]] literary contribution of the MLP fandom. It can be found both on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-my-little-dashie.html Equestria Daily]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1888/my-little-dashie FIMfiction.net]], and a plethora of readings have been released under Website/YouTube. It has also been heavily parodied in [=FiMFlamFilosophy=]'s ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries Rainbow Dash Presents]]'' series, found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH1U87rNR7Q here]].

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It has been known to be up to par with ''[[{{FanFic/Cupcakes}} Cupcakes]]'' ''FanFic/{{Cupcakes}}'' in terms of notoriety, and is often considered to be the ultimate [[{{Bittersweet}} bittersweet]] bittersweet literary contribution of the MLP fandom. It can be found both on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-my-little-dashie.html Equestria Daily]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1888/my-little-dashie FIMfiction.net]], and a plethora of readings have been released under Website/YouTube. It has also been heavily parodied in [=FiMFlamFilosophy=]'s ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries Rainbow Dash Presents]]'' series, found [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH1U87rNR7Q here]].


* DeweyDefeatsTruman: A possibility; in 2014, G4 has been confirmed to have 5 years left to live, which does not leave much room for the 8 season-lifespan the author predicted, especially since G4 does not include only the show. However, in 2017, Creator/{{Hasbro}} confirmed an eighth season to be at works.

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* DeweyDefeatsTruman: A possibility; in 2014, G4 has been confirmed to have 5 years left to live, which does not leave much room DeweyDefeatsTruman:
** When Rainbow Dash discovers the show
for the 8 season-lifespan first time, the author predicted, especially implies that it has been a while since G4 does not include only the show. However, in 2017, show concluded after its eighth season. In 2018, Creator/{{Hasbro}} confirmed an eighth season announced the show would be renewed for a ninth season.
** The author also makes the reasonable assumption that the show would continue
to be at works.air on The Hub. While technically true, the station was rebranded as Discovery Family in 2014.


* DeweyDefeatsTruman: Could possibly happen; as of 2014, G4 has been confirmed to have 5 years left to live, which does not leave much room for the 8 season-lifespan the author predicted, especially since G4 does not include only the show.

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* DeweyDefeatsTruman: Could possibly happen; as of A possibility; in 2014, G4 has been confirmed to have 5 years left to live, which does not leave much room for the 8 season-lifespan the author predicted, especially since G4 does not include only the show.show. However, in 2017, Creator/{{Hasbro}} confirmed an eighth season to be at works.

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* AbandonedPetInABox: The premise; a man finds a filly Rainbow Dash in a box and adopts her.


* ExtraStrengthMasquerade: Even though there's mention here and there of the man taking precautions, it's amazing that a blue talking Pegasus - let alone one that's a main character in one of the most popular television programs in the United States - can live on Earth for ''fifteen years'' and never, '''''ever''''' be seen or noticed by anyone else. The only reason this doesn't happen is because the author didn't want to address the ramifications.

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* ExtraStrengthMasquerade: Even though there's mention here and there of the man taking precautions, precautions as well as the fact that the setting seems to be a dying town where not a whole lot of people live anyway, it's amazing that a blue talking Pegasus - let alone one that's a main character in one of the most popular television programs in the United States - can live on Earth for ''fifteen years'' and never, '''''ever''''' be seen or noticed by anyone else. The only reason this doesn't happen is because the author didn't want to address the ramifications.


It has been known to be up to par with ''[[{{FanFic/Cupcakes}} Cupcakes]]'' in terms of notoriety, and is often considered to be the ultimate [[{{Bittersweet}} bittersweet]] literary contribution of the MLP fandom. It can be found both on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-my-little-dashie.html Equestria Daily]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1888/my-little-dashie FIMfiction.net]], and a plethora of readings have been released under YouTube. It has also been heavily parodied in [=FiMFlamFilosophy=]'s ''[[MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries Rainbow Dash Presents]]'' series, found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH1U87rNR7Q here]].

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It has been known to be up to par with ''[[{{FanFic/Cupcakes}} Cupcakes]]'' in terms of notoriety, and is often considered to be the ultimate [[{{Bittersweet}} bittersweet]] literary contribution of the MLP fandom. It can be found both on [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/10/story-my-little-dashie.html Equestria Daily]] and [[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/1888/my-little-dashie FIMfiction.net]], and a plethora of readings have been released under YouTube. Website/YouTube. It has also been heavily parodied in [=FiMFlamFilosophy=]'s ''[[MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries ''[[WebVideo/MyLittlePonyTheMentallyAdvancedSeries Rainbow Dash Presents]]'' series, found [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PH1U87rNR7Q here]].


My Little Dashie is a popular ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'' fanfic by [=ROBCakeran53=], based on [[http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5121/happybirthdayrd1.jpg this art piece]].

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My Little Dashie is a popular ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic]]'' fanfic by [=ROBCakeran53=], based on [[http://img269.[[https://web.archive.org/web/20120217124358/http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5121/happybirthdayrd1.jpg this art piece]].


* AdultFear: The man's reaction to [[spoiler:Celestia and the other Mane 5 showing up to retrieve Rainbow Dash]].
* ApologeticAttacker: "Attacker" isn't quite the right word for it, but before she [[spoiler:erases Dash's memories, Twilight breaks down and apologizes to her and her father for having to do it and insists that she wishes there was another way]].

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* AdultFear: The man's reaction to [[spoiler:Celestia Celestia and the other Mane 5 showing up to retrieve Rainbow Dash]].
Dash.
* ApologeticAttacker: "Attacker" isn't quite the right word for it, but before she [[spoiler:erases Dash's memories, memories]], Twilight breaks down and apologizes to her and her father for having to do it and insists that she wishes there was another way]].way.



* ForegoneConclusion: From the very moment he finds Rainbow Dash, the man knows that [[spoiler:the other Mane 5 will come back for her someday]], and never lets himself or the readers forget this fact.

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* ForegoneConclusion: From the very moment he finds Rainbow Dash, the man knows that [[spoiler:the the other Mane 5 will come back for her someday]], someday, and never lets himself or the readers forget this fact.



* TheGlomp: [[spoiler:Pinkie Pie does this, first to Rainbow (who doesn't recognise her) and then the protagonist, to thank him for taking such good care of Rainbow]].

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* TheGlomp: [[spoiler:Pinkie Pinkie Pie does this, first to Rainbow (who doesn't recognise her) and then the protagonist, to thank him for taking such good care of Rainbow]].Rainbow.



* HopeSpot: Throughout the story, the man keeps reminding us of the aforementioned ForegoneConclusion, [[spoiler: but later in the story it eventually slips into the background as he stops bringing it up. ''Then it happens''.]]
* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler: Somewhat anyways. The man is hesitant to even let Dashie watch TV let alone go on the internet at all, worried about the depths humans can sink to and how readily visible it can be. When Celestia and the other 5 ponies show up, Celestia is surprised and relieved that, not only was Dashie over here for a whopping 15 years, but she wasn't tainted, abused or harmed, and was fortunate enough to be shown the best of humanity. To think what would have happened if he never went back for that box.]]
* InnocentlyInsensitive: [[spoiler:The man accidentally upsets Rainbow Dash when she considers trying to get a job by saying that she can't because she's a pony and chuckling. Cue MyGodWhatHaveIDone?]]
** [[spoiler: Pinkie Pie and Rarity are also this when the Mane 5 come for Rainbow Dash. Pinkie due to wanting to check out the "alien house"'s kitchen, and Rarity when she feels the man and Dash have gotten friendly quickly (at this point, none of them know the time difference between the worlds).]]

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* HopeSpot: Throughout the story, the man keeps reminding us of the aforementioned ForegoneConclusion, [[spoiler: but later in the story it eventually slips into the background as he stops bringing it up. ''Then it happens''.]]
happens''.
* HumansAreBastards: [[spoiler: Somewhat anyways. The man is hesitant to even let Dashie watch TV let alone go on the internet at all, worried about the depths humans can sink to and how readily visible it can be. When Celestia and the other 5 ponies show up, Celestia is surprised and relieved that, not only was Dashie over [[spoiler:over here for a whopping 15 years, years]], but she wasn't tainted, abused or harmed, and was fortunate enough to be shown the best of humanity. To think what would have happened if he never went back for that box.]]
box.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: [[spoiler:The InnocentlyInsensitive:
** The
man accidentally upsets Rainbow Dash when she considers trying to get a job by saying that she can't because she's a pony and chuckling. Cue MyGodWhatHaveIDone?]]
MyGodWhatHaveIDone?
** [[spoiler: Pinkie Pie and Rarity are also this when the Mane 5 come for Rainbow Dash. Pinkie due to wanting to check out the "alien house"'s kitchen, and Rarity when she feels the man and Dash have gotten friendly quickly (at this point, none of them know the [[spoiler:the time difference between the worlds).]]



* ModernStasis: Although no exact dates are given, the numbers of years that pass between events combined with pinpointing the beginning of narration to premiere of [=MLP:FiM=] second season indicate that the story takes place [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture between 2011 and 2026]], yet no changes in technology or lifestyle are mentioned.
* RecursiveFanfiction: [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/01/the-more-most-dangerous-game-writing.html The More Most Dangerous Game]] contest on Website/EquestriaDaily challenged authors to write stories based on other stories. One of those stories is My Little Dashie.
* NoNameGiven: The man Rainbow Dash is found by goes nameless until the threequel. Until then, he is referred to as "I" or "me" due to the first person perspective, and several variations of "Dad". His name is [[spoiler:Brian.]]
** The lack of name is probably done intentionally to allow the reader to feel more like they are the protagonist, this also might explain why we find out so few details of his personal life.
* [[spoiler: RetGone]]: [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash when she's taken back to Equestria. However, the photo album containing pictures of their life together explicitly remains behind and intact.]]

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* ModernStasis: Although no exact dates are given, the numbers of years that pass between events combined with pinpointing the beginning of narration to premiere of [=MLP:FiM=] second season indicate that the story takes place [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture [[NextSundayAD between 2011 and 2026]], yet no changes in technology or lifestyle are mentioned.
* RecursiveFanfiction: [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/01/the-more-most-dangerous-game-writing.html The More Most Dangerous Game]] contest on Website/EquestriaDaily challenged authors to write stories based on other stories. One of those stories is My Little Dashie.
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NoNameGiven: The man who finds Rainbow Dash is found by goes nameless until the threequel.threequel, presumably to allow the reader to feel more like they are the protagonist. Until then, he is referred to as "I" or "me" due to the first person perspective, and several variations of "Dad". His name is [[spoiler:Brian.]]\n** The lack of name is probably done intentionally to allow the reader to feel more like they are the protagonist, this also might explain why we find out so few details of his personal life.\n* [[spoiler: RetGone]]: [[spoiler: Rainbow Dash when she's taken back to Equestria. However, the photo album containing pictures of their life together explicitly remains behind and intact.]]



-->[[spoiler:'''Celestia:''']] [[spoiler:Twilight? Do you still remember that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory spell?]] From the Discord incident]]?
* [[spoiler:YearInsideHourOutside]]: [[spoiler: A day in Equestria is a year on Earth]].

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-->[[spoiler:'''Celestia:''']] [[spoiler:Twilight? -->Twilight? Do you still remember that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory spell?]] From the Discord incident]]?
incident?
* [[spoiler:YearInsideHourOutside]]: YearInsideHourOutside: [[spoiler: A day in Equestria is a year on Earth]].



* [[BLAM/FanWorks Big Lipped Alligator Moment]]: [[spoiler: For no apparent reason, there is a brief appearance by [[Series/DoctorWho the Doctor]] and Ditzy Doo.]]

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* RecursiveFanfiction: [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2015/01/the-more-most-dangerous-game-writing.html The More Most Dangerous Game]] contest on Website/EquestriaDaily challenged authors to write stories based on other stories. One of those stories is My Little Dashie.

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* ApologeticAttacker: "Attacker" isn't quite the right word for it, but before she [[spoiler:erases Dash's memories, Twilight breaks down and apologizes to her and her father for having to do it and insists that she wishes there was another way]].


* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: Rainbow Dash by the man.]]

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* [[spoiler:HappilyAdopted: TheGlomp: [[spoiler:Pinkie Pie does this, first to Rainbow (who doesn't recognise her) and then the protagonist, to thank him for taking such good care of Rainbow]].
* HappilyAdopted:
Rainbow Dash by the man.]]

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* WhamLine: Curtesy of [[spoiler:Celestia]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Celestia:''']] [[spoiler:Twilight? Do you still remember that [[LaserGuidedAmnesia memory spell?]] From the Discord incident]]?


* CreatorBacklash: The author has since become disillusioned with this fanfic, feeling that it's far from his best work and wishes that it hadn't overshadowed everything he wrote afterwards.

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* CreatorBacklash: The DeweyDefeatsTruman: Could possibly happen; as of 2014, G4 has been confirmed to have 5 years left to live, which does not leave much room for the 8 season-lifespan the author has predicted, especially since become disillusioned with this fanfic, feeling that it's far from his best work and wishes that it hadn't overshadowed everything he wrote afterwards.G4 does not include only the show.

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There is now a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiBohDujLPs Mini Movie on Youtube]].

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