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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Played with. Rainbow has only left Equestria for summer stays at Gilda' family ranch in Protocera, and doesn't exactly have to adjust back to Cloudsdale living afterwards. However, she's no longer living in Cloudsdale. Throughout the course of the story, it's established that she has just about ''no'' ground experience, and that includes in dealing with the ponies who live there. The final chapter has Mayor Mare saying that a lot of pegasi discover the most foreign country of all rests below their hooves.

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* StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Played with. Rainbow has only left Equestria for summer stays at Gilda' Gilda's family ranch in Protocera, and doesn't exactly have to adjust back to Cloudsdale living afterwards. However, she's no longer living in Cloudsdale. Throughout the course of the story, it's established that she has just about ''no'' ground experience, and that includes in dealing with the ponies who live there. The final chapter has Mayor Mare saying that a lot of pegasi discover the most foreign country of all rests below their hooves.


* ThePlan: Mayor Mare implies that in making her request for a new weather team member directly to the Bureau, she was looking for Passing Shower's future replacement: somepony young, determined, and willing to ''break'' rules when necessary in order to keep the settled zone safe. There's also a suggestion that in order to meet that goal, she'll be on Rainbow's side during most possible conflicts with Passing Shower.



* ThePlan: Mayor Mare implies that in making her request for a new weather team member directly to the Bureau, she was looking for Passing Shower's future replacement: somepony young, determined, and willing to ''break'' rules when necessary in order to keep the settled zone safe. There's also a suggestion that in order to meet that goal, she'll be on Rainbow's side during most possible conflicts with Passing Shower.

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* ThePlan: StrangerInAFamiliarLand: Played with. Rainbow has only left Equestria for summer stays at Gilda' family ranch in Protocera, and doesn't exactly have to adjust back to Cloudsdale living afterwards. However, she's no longer living in Cloudsdale. Throughout the course of the story, it's established that she has just about ''no'' ground experience, and that includes in dealing with the ponies who live there. The final chapter has Mayor Mare implies saying that in making her request for a new weather team member directly to lot of pegasi discover the Bureau, she was looking for Passing Shower's future replacement: somepony young, determined, and willing to ''break'' rules when necessary in order to keep the settled zone safe. There's also a suggestion that in order to meet that goal, she'll be on Rainbow's side during most possible conflicts with Passing Shower.foreign country of all rests below their hooves.


# RealityEnsues: No matter how many vapor constructs are within, there's always going to be something combustible in a cloud home: food has the potential to catch fire, as does the owner. And where wood will take high temperatures before bursting into flame, it doesn't take all that much to reach the point where a cloud will ''evaporate''. Heat management in a cloud house is actually a major issue.

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# * RealityEnsues: No matter how many vapor constructs are within, there's always going to be something combustible in a cloud home: food has the potential to catch fire, as does the owner. And where wood will take high temperatures before bursting into flame, it doesn't take all that much to reach the point where a cloud will ''evaporate''. Heat management in a cloud house is actually a major issue.

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# RealityEnsues: No matter how many vapor constructs are within, there's always going to be something combustible in a cloud home: food has the potential to catch fire, as does the owner. And where wood will take high temperatures before bursting into flame, it doesn't take all that much to reach the point where a cloud will ''evaporate''. Heat management in a cloud house is actually a major issue.


* WorldBuilding: A number of details about how pegasus society and magic function are revealed during the course of the story. In particular, this is the first major look in the Continuum at ''wonders'', the [[{{Magitek}} pegasus equivalent to unicorn devices]], and features a scene in which Rainbow attempts to enchant one of her one.

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* WorldBuilding: A number of details about how pegasus society and magic function are revealed during the course of the story. In particular, this is the first major look in the Continuum at ''wonders'', the [[{{Magitek}} pegasus equivalent to unicorn devices]], and features a scene in which Rainbow attempts to enchant one of her one.own.


* PreAssKickingOneLiner: From Applejack to Rainbow, just before bringing the apples down on the pegasus: "Hold that pose. Ah wanna remember you jus' the way you were."



* PreAssKickingOneLiner: From Applejack to Rainbow, just before bringing the apples down on the pegasus: "Hold that pose. Ah wanna remember you jus' the way you were."



* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Passing Shower is far past retirement age, set in his ways, and generally has declined into somepony too incompetent to be allowed to lead the Weather Bureau -- but he clings to power due to the connections he's made over his many, many, many, [[OverlyLongGag many]] years of employment. However, that same seniority is now turning against him, as most of the ponies who can speak for him have either retired or died, and the mayor heavily implies he's getting close to the point where he could be fired without repercussions.

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* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Passing Shower is far past retirement age, set in his ways, and generally has declined into somepony too incompetent to be allowed to lead the Weather Bureau Ponyville's weather team -- but he clings to power due to the connections he's made over his many, many, many, [[OverlyLongGag many]] years of employment. However, that same seniority is now turning against him, as most of the ponies who can speak for him have either retired or died, and the mayor heavily implies he's getting close to the point where he could be fired without repercussions.


* ThePlan: Mayor Mare implies that making her request for a new weather team member directly to the Bureau, she was looking for Passing Shower's future replacement: somepony young, determined, and willing to ''break'' rules when necessary in order to keep the settled zone safe. There's also a suggestion that in order to meet that goal, she'll be on Rainbow's side during most possible conflicts with Passing Shower.

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* ThePlan: Mayor Mare implies that in making her request for a new weather team member directly to the Bureau, she was looking for Passing Shower's future replacement: somepony young, determined, and willing to ''break'' rules when necessary in order to keep the settled zone safe. There's also a suggestion that in order to meet that goal, she'll be on Rainbow's side during most possible conflicts with Passing Shower.


* DIYDisaster: Rather than spend money she doesn't have on a fire system, Rainbow Dash attempts to use a D.I.Y book she managed to skim through before fainting from lack of sugar and her attempts at sensing the magic in an active model to try and make one from scratch with secondhand materials. Needles to say, this comes back to bite her.
* FishOutOfWater: Rainbow Dash has spent her entire life up until this point living in Cloudsdale, and so doesn't know the first thing about being in a ground-based settlement.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Rainbow Dash's attempts at making her own fire system actually work... but it's ''too'' heat sensitive, and ultimately ends up converting a large chunk of her house's floor into water to put out a fire that doesn't even exist.
* IdiotHero: Rainbow Dash may not be the brightest of mares, but when she thinks her house is collapsing, her ''immediate'' response is to shout for everypony to get clear whilst she tries to stop it from hurting somepony.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Zigzagged. Rainbow Dash is ''spectacularly'' ignorant of the way things work outside of Cloudsdale, but at the same time, in the fields she ''does'' know, she's genuinely skilled. She actually manages to get an "acceptable" rating on her cloud house from Mrs. Cruelneigh because she's addressed almost every single aspect, including most that other pegasi usually get wrong, except for failing to purchase a fire alarm & suppression system. Furthermore, she takes one of the implicitly very fault D.I.Y books from the town library and actually produces something that almost works from it.
* MyGreatestFailure: Rainbow Dash is wracked with guilt over Fluttershy's falling from the clouds during that long-ago race, and in fact secretly fears that she may have been the one who bumped Fluttershy off in the first place.
* MythologyGag: Mrs. Harshwhinney, the official games inspector from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E12GamesPoniesPlay "Games Ponies Play"]] is namedropped -- in the continuum, she's part of an extended family that crosses tribal lines, all involved in government work; the Earth Pony Harshwhinneys, the Pegasus Cruelneighs, and the presumably Unicorn Bleaknickers.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Both Mayor Mare and Filthy Rich, as revealed in the final chapter. Not only does Rainbow Dash not get in trouble for accidentally destroying her house, but Filthy Rich is willing to sell her the fire system she needs on credit.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Passing Storm is far past retirement age, set in his ways, and generally has declined into somepony too incompetent to be allowed to lead the Weather Bureau, but who clings to power because he has connections.

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* ADateWithRosiePalms: Not described, but heavily implied: Rainbow starts to feel stressed out over her new wonder's issues with sounding the alarm at lower-than-normal temperatures, and decides to do something which will help her relax. Unfortunately, said activity generates heat, so...
** '''''[[Funny/TriptychContinuum "OH, COME ON!"]]'''''
* DIYDisaster: Rather than spend money she doesn't have on a fire system, Rainbow Dash attempts to use a D.I.Y book she managed to skim through before fainting from lack of sugar and sugar, added to her attempts at sensing [[BizarreAlienSenses sensing]] the magic in an active model model, to try and make one from scratch -- with secondhand materials. Needles Perhaps needless to say, this comes back to [[EpicFail bite her.
her]].
* FishOutOfWater: Rainbow Dash has spent her entire life up until this point living in Cloudsdale, and so doesn't know the first thing about being in a ground-based settlement.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Rainbow Dash's Rainbow's attempts at making her own fire system actually work... but it's ''too'' heat sensitive, and ultimately ends up converting a large chunk of her house's living room's floor into water to put out a fire that doesn't even exist.
* IdiotHero: Rainbow Dash may not be the brightest of mares, but when she thinks her house is collapsing, her ''immediate'' response is to shout for everypony to get clear whilst while she tries to stop it the plummeting furniture from hurting somepony.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Zigzagged. Rainbow Dash is ''spectacularly'' ignorant of the way things work outside of Cloudsdale, but at the same time, in the fields she ''does'' know, she's genuinely skilled. She actually manages to get an "acceptable" "adequate" rating on her cloud house from Mrs. Cruelneigh because she's addressed almost every single aspect, including most that other pegasi usually get wrong, except for failing wrong: she's only conditionally failed because she forgot to purchase install a fire alarm & suppression system. Furthermore, she takes one of the implicitly very fault faulty D.I.Y books from the town library and actually produces something that almost which ''almost'' works from it.
* MyGreatestFailure: Rainbow Dash is wracked with guilt over Fluttershy's falling from the clouds during that long-ago race, and in fact secretly fears that she may have been the one who bumped Fluttershy off in the first place.
** There's also a confirmation that the campers deliberately got away from the counselors and safety staff before holding the race, knowing any adult awareness would have the whole thing shut down.
* MythologyGag: Mrs. Harshwhinney, the official games inspector from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E12GamesPoniesPlay "Games Ponies Play"]] is namedropped -- in the continuum, Continuum, she's part of an extended family that which crosses tribal lines, all involved in government work; the Earth Pony Harshwhinneys, the Pegasus Cruelneighs, and the presumably Unicorn Bleaknickers.
* PunnyName: Hearing that her weather coordinator is named Passing Shower makes Rainbow think of jokes about [[ToiletHumor trotting under hasty pegasi]].
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: From Applejack to Rainbow, just before bringing the apples down on the pegasus: "Hold that pose. Ah wanna remember you jus' the way you were."
*
ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Both Mayor Mare and Filthy Mr. Rich, as revealed in the final chapter. Not only does Rainbow Dash not get in trouble for accidentally destroying her house, but Filthy Mr. Rich is willing to sell her the fire system she needs on credit.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Passing Storm Shower is far past retirement age, set in his ways, and generally has declined into somepony too incompetent to be allowed to lead the Weather Bureau, Bureau -- but who he clings to power because due to the connections he's made over his many, many, many, [[OverlyLongGag many]] years of employment. However, that same seniority is now turning against him, as most of the ponies who can speak for him have either retired or died, and the mayor heavily implies he's getting close to the point where he has connections.could be fired without repercussions.
* ThePlan: Mayor Mare implies that making her request for a new weather team member directly to the Bureau, she was looking for Passing Shower's future replacement: somepony young, determined, and willing to ''break'' rules when necessary in order to keep the settled zone safe. There's also a suggestion that in order to meet that goal, she'll be on Rainbow's side during most possible conflicts with Passing Shower.



* TooDumbToLive: At one point, having been caught trying to steal an apple from Sweet Apple Acres, Rainbow Dash blurts out that Applejack can't even reach it anyway. Once she realizes the pegasus mare is serious, Applejack wastes no time in disabusing her of this notion.
* WorldBuilding: As the first story to focus extensively on Rainbow Dash, a lot of details about how pegasus society and magic function are revealed during the course of the story.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In the final chapter, Mayor Mare assures Rainbow Dash that she is far less of a messup than she fears, and points out she's actually managed some remarkable AchievementsInIgnorance.

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* TooDumbToLive: At one point, having been Justified: because Rainbow's spent the vast majority of her life in Cloudsdale (with some vacations visiting Gilda in Protocera), she's genuinely clueless about how most aspects of ground life work. Her first meeting with Applejack takes place when she gets caught trying to steal snatch an apple from Sweet Apple off the Acres, and Rainbow Dash blurts defends herself by pointing out that Applejack can't even reach the earth pony has no means of reaching the fruit to harvest it, so she might as well let Rainbow have it anyway. rather than let it rot on the branch. Once she realizes the pegasus mare is serious, Applejack wastes no time in disabusing her of this notion.
* WorldBuilding: As
notion -- by kicking the first story to focus extensively trunk and bringing multiple apples down on Rainbow Dash, a lot Rainbow's head, back, and wings, knocking her out of the sky.
* UnflinchingWalk: Applejack performs an explosion-free version after kicking the treetrunk.
* WorldBuilding: A number
of details about how pegasus society and magic function are revealed during the course of the story.
story. In particular, this is the first major look in the Continuum at ''wonders'', the [[{{Magitek}} pegasus equivalent to unicorn devices]], and features a scene in which Rainbow attempts to enchant one of her one.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In the final chapter, Mayor Mare assures Rainbow Dash that she is far less of a messup than she fears, and points out she's actually managed some remarkable AchievementsInIgnorance.


* WorldBuilding: As the first story to focus extensively on Rainbow Dash, a lot of details about how pegasus society and magic function are revealed during the course of the story.

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* DIYDisaster: Rather than spend money she doesn't have on a fire system, Rainbow Dash attempts to use a D.I.Y book she managed to skim through before fainting from lack of sugar and her attempts at sensing the magic in an active model to try and make one from scratch with secondhand materials. Needles to say, this comes back to bite her.
* FishOutOfWater: Rainbow Dash has spent her entire life up until this point living in Cloudsdale, and so doesn't know the first thing about being in a ground-based settlement.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Rainbow Dash's attempts at making her own fire system actually work... but it's ''too'' heat sensitive, and ultimately ends up converting a large chunk of her house's floor into water to put out a fire that doesn't even exist.
* IdiotHero: Rainbow Dash may not be the brightest of mares, but when she thinks her house is collapsing, her ''immediate'' response is to shout for everypony to get clear whilst she tries to stop it from hurting somepony.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Zigzagged. Rainbow Dash is ''spectacularly'' ignorant of the way things work outside of Cloudsdale, but at the same time, in the fields she ''does'' know, she's genuinely skilled. She actually manages to get an "acceptable" rating on her cloud house from Mrs. Cruelneigh because she's addressed almost every single aspect, including most that other pegasi usually get wrong, except for failing to purchase a fire alarm & suppression system. Furthermore, she takes one of the implicitly very fault D.I.Y books from the town library and actually produces something that almost works from it.
* MyGreatestFailure: Rainbow Dash is wracked with guilt over Fluttershy's falling from the clouds during that long-ago race, and in fact secretly fears that she may have been the one who bumped Fluttershy off in the first place.
* MythologyGag: Mrs. Harshwhinney, the official games inspector from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E12GamesPoniesPlay "Games Ponies Play"]] is namedropped -- in the continuum, she's part of an extended family that crosses tribal lines, all involved in government work; the Earth Pony Harshwhinneys, the Pegasus Cruelneighs, and the presumably Unicorn Bleaknickers.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Both Mayor Mare and Filthy Rich, as revealed in the final chapter. Not only does Rainbow Dash not get in trouble for accidentally destroying her house, but Filthy Rich is willing to sell her the fire system she needs on credit.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Passing Storm is far past retirement age, set in his ways, and generally has declined into somepony too incompetent to be allowed to lead the Weather Bureau, but who clings to power because he has connections.
* ThemeNaming: The three families heavily involved in government service are all named some variant of "Nasty-Horse Noise" -- Cruelneigh, Bleaknicker, and Harshwhinney.
* TooDumbToLive: At one point, having been caught trying to steal an apple from Sweet Apple Acres, Rainbow Dash blurts out that Applejack can't even reach it anyway. Once she realizes the pegasus mare is serious, Applejack wastes no time in disabusing her of this notion.
* WorldBuilding: As the first story to focus extensively on Rainbow Dash, a lot of details about how pegasus society and magic function are revealed during the course of the story.story.
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: In the final chapter, Mayor Mare assures Rainbow Dash that she is far less of a messup than she fears, and points out she's actually managed some remarkable AchievementsInIgnorance.

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When a young Rainbow Dash finally leaves her parents' home in Cloudsdale and moves to Ponyville, she's confident that she can handle everything. After all, it's just setting up her own house and moving to a new settled zone; what's the big drama?

Read it [[https://www.fimfiction.net/story/386775/a-series-of-egotistical-events here]].

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* WorldBuilding: As the first story to focus extensively on Rainbow Dash, a lot of details about how pegasus society and magic function are revealed during the course of the story.

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