- Pinkie Pie: Does that say Cupcakes? I love cupcakes!
Pinkie Pie finds a short book with a very tempting title. She reads it.
It was not what she expected.
"Pinkie Pie Reads Cupcakes" is a My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fancomic posted on deviantART by Musapan. It was begun as a reaction/refutation of the infamous fan story Cupcakes. Originally only a one-off, the artist continued the plot through six more installments (each can be linked to from the first comic's page).
It can be read here.
Tropes In this Webcomic:
- Clingy MacGuffin: The copy of Cupcakes teleports from pony to pony, avoiding all attempts to lock it away.
- Expressive Hair: Pinkie's Heroic BSoD is accompanied by the return of her Pinkamena hairstyle.
- Fainting: Done by both Rarity and Fluttershy.
- Heroic BSoD: Pinkie has a case of this when she sees that Rainbow Dash has read the copy of Cupcakes.
- Hilarity Ensues: The author/artist manages to find the funny in everypony's reaction.
- Non-Indicative Name: The chapter entitled "Fluttershy Reads Cupcakes". The others stop her before she reads any of it.
- Secret Test of Character: It's revealed in the end that Celestia was responsible for the copy of Cupcakes as a manner to test the bond between the Mane Six to make sure they'd be ready for what lays ahead.
- Security Cling: Pinkie's response upon reading the story is to immediately give Rainbow Dash one.
- So Bad, It's Good: In-Universe. Rainbow Dash's reaction to reading Cupcakes is that it's hilarious.
- This Means War!: Applejack's response to reading the book.Applejack: Whoever wrote this is getting bucked. IN THE FACE. REPEATEDLY.