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A series of videos created by StormXF3, the same creator behind the mini-movie adaptation of My Little Dashie. The videos, along with several others made by the user that aren't part of the series, blend together live-action footage with animation vectors of characters from My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, ultimately creating the story of a human (presumably StormFX3) who lives with the titular pegasus and constantly attempts to acquire her Daring Do book. Regardless of whether or not he manages to outwit her and acquire the book, every attempt ends with Rainbow Dash catching up and giving him a severe pounding.

There are 15 parts altogether (or 17, if you count the video celebrating StormFX3's acquiring over 20,000 subscribers), each ranging from 25 seconds to over a minute and a half in length. They can all be watched (in glorious HD) here.

Tropes that apply to Rainbow Dash's Precious Book:

  • Amusing Injuries: StormFX3 getting sent flying into a telephone pole is hilarious, if a bit painful looking.
  • Berserk Button: Do not take Rainbow Dash's book without permission.
  • The Cameo: Lyra makes a brief appearance in Part 6, reacting to Rainbow Dash's scream of frustration.
    • Fluttershy appears near the end of Part 1, where she reacts towards seeing Rainbow Dash charging towards Storm to get the book back.
    • During the airplane scene in Part 5, a filly, speculated to be Babs Seed (as well as Scootaloo, though she wouldn't count for this since she played an important part earlier in the episode) can be briefly spotted on the runway.
    • Part 8 featured Berry Punch meeting Storm, but since he's a human in Equestria, she sees him as a "hairless monkey". She also takes offense at the fact he doesn't have bits but Swedish currency.
    • In Part 9, we end up seeing the green screen Shia LeBeouf reciting the "JUST DO IT!!" meme
  • Deadly Prank / Absurdly Ineffective Barricade: In Part 3, Rainbow Dash puts a heavy weight on top of the door to her room to guard the book. It fails, but imagine if it worked.
  • Determinator: StormFX3 and Rainbow Dash. The former is willing to reserve an airline flight to halfway around the world and even teleport himself to an alternate dimension simply to escape with the book. The latter is willing to crash said airline flight and chase him just as far to get it back.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Though to be fair, you'd be pissed too if someone not only took something of yours without asking, but also slammed a door in your face.
  • Double Take: Rainbow Dash in Part 2.
  • Epic Fail: In episode 3, after the book is stolen, Rainbow Dash accidentally flies into the closed window rather than the open one (and didn't shatter it, surprisingly).
  • The Faceless: StormFX3. His face is never seen due to the series (and almost all of his videos) being mostly shot from his perspective. Some of the shots that aren't taken from his point of view feature him wearing a Ghostface mask.
  • Failure Is the Only Option: You can't outrun Rainbow Dash, and don't think you can fool her without suffering the consequences. No matter where you are in the world, if you stole her Daring Do book, you've dug your grave.
  • Food as Bribe: In Part 15, StormFX3 offers Echo a mango in exchange for her getting the book.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: A filly can be spotted on the runway in Part 5. It's speculated to be either Babs Seed or Scootaloo.
  • Hit Flash: Occurs whenever Rainbow Dash lays the smackdown. With the exception of Parts 4 (the hit occurs offscreen), 6, and 7 (both which cut the footage before we're shown anything).
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: In Part 2, StormFX3 grabs the Daring Do book from underneath a shelf, and then immediately puts it back when he gets spotted by Rainbow Dash. Doesn't spare him from getting pressed into jerk cider, unfortunately.
  • Made of Iron: It's implied that Rainbow Dash inflicts severe damage upon StormFX3, yet he always comes back for more. The one time it is shown, he gets sent flying into a telephone pole.
    • Rainbow Dash herself. The beginning of Part 6 reenacts the beginning of Read It And Weep. In the actual episode, she hurts her wing and needs to stay in the hospital for a few days. Here, she's merely dazed for a few moments.
  • Milestone Celebration: The otherwise-unrelated video of StormFX3 celebrating getting 20,000 subscribers features an appearance of the Daring Do book and Rainbow Dash, and can be considered an unofficial part.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: All parts end like this. Going to Equestria or booking an airline flight to another part of the world won't save you if you take RD's book.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: In Part 7, StormFX3 slams the door in Rainbow Dash's face. He immediately turns around to find one pissed-off pegasus waiting for him.
  • Roger Rabbit Effect
  • Scenery Porn: The outside shots look absolutely gorgeous.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Scootaloo, upon mistaking Rainbow Dash's snores for "the wicked whinny of the Headless Horse".
  • Shout-Out: Part 10 has StormFX3 intimidating and scaring Rainbow Dash out of the house using "Angels With Even Filthier Souls" from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. It's similar to a scene from that movie where Kevin tricks the hotel staff looking for him with the same movie.
  • So Much for Stealth: Part 2 sees StormFX3 attempting to stealthily obtain the book after Rainbow Dash hides it underneath a shelf. He's... not exactly successful.
    • Subverted with his more successful attempt in Part 5. It helps that Rainbow Dash was asleep.
  • The Voiceless: StormFX3 is never heard saying anything.
  • Wham Episode: Episode 14 features Storm and Dash finally fight off to get the book but after being defeated...he just throws the book back to her and runs off. Dash is just left surprised and saddened.
  • We Need a Distraction: In Part 7, StormFX3 sets up a hologram of Daring Do to distract Rainbow Dash.