Sweet dancing dolphins, when the heck did I hit 500K pageviews??? Geeeeez Louise, you guys know how to make a lady feel appreciated. Oh and speaking of good news, as of this morning, I've lost 41 pounds in 8 months. Now all my pants are way too big and I'm too broke to buy new ones! Yay...me?
Anyway, this calls for another round of Pandoraverse-Fun Facts!
-Pandora (along with Discord) is curiously immune to the typical effects of Poison Joke. Instead it induces a state of drug-like euphoria. Both Pan and Discord go a little loopy in the head and start rolling around and purring and generally acting like (really big)cats with catnip. This information came as news to Twilight when she brought a sample of Poison Joke home to study.
-Pandora was horribly afraid of thunderstorms as a kid, and remains skittish of them as an adult, especially ones that happen at night. Sure, she'll put on a brave face and pretend she isn't scared, but if a big thunderclap booms outside she'll fluff up and dart underneath a table/desk/Cupcake's legs. Cupcake usually remedies this by offering to sleep in Pan's bed with her, and together they make a cuddly noodle pile
-Pan is a terrible dancer. Think Twilight's spastic, flailing dance movements, then picture them being done by a 12 foot long she-dragon horse noodle beast. Still, she thinks she's the pinnacle of dancing grace
-Although Pandora generally stays away from meat, she is an omnivore, and her favorite food is sushi (bought from Griffin food markets)
-Little Panny and Twilight once entered the Ponyville Motherhooves Day Mare-a-thon. They didn't win (Pinkie and Cupcake did, they don't screw around) but it's one of their closest mother daughter bonding moments
-Pandora is officially banned from Ponyville's Winter Wrap Up. Discord is also not allowed anywhere near the activities (but of course this only makes the two of them sneak in anyway)
-Cupcake is something of an insomniac. She spends the night thinking, reading, cooking, planning...and watching Pandora sleep. Pan isn't aware of this
-In the Pandora humanverse, Cupcake boxes in her spare time, while Rosemary practices kickboxing. They get along fairly well and even teach a Wednesday night women's self defense class together. They have taken each other on in the ring just once (under Pandora's provocation). It was surprisingly violent and eventually Pan and Aerostorm had to pull them off each other
-Cupcake trained for two years at the Canterlot Elite Royal Guard Academy. As the only little mare in a platoon of hardened stallions, she was broken and battered after her first week, but pressed on anyway, with the goal of becoming the Head Knight of Princess Pandora. She graduated top of her class, and although Pan's princess plans didn't work out, Cupcake's guard/combat training is still really evident (and very useful)
-Cupcake thinks her cutie mark is somewhat bland, and constantly seeks to learn new special talents
-Bruce would never admit it, but he's afraid of Cupcake. As kids, Cupcake swoops in to protect Panny from Bruce's bullying, and he makes a flippant remark about her weight. All the schoolchildren goes deathly quietly, and Bruce figures out he's made a mistake, right before he becomes the recipient of a black eye.
Paradox and Beefcake
-Paradox loooooves Twilight. When he visits Pan's dimension he pretty much acts like a giant baby kitten around Twilight, giving her big cat nuzzles and unlike Pandora, is totally appreciative of her cookies and milk and hair brushing and general momma henning, because his own mother is crazy, zany Eris, so he never got the full "doting mommy" package that Twilight offers. It took Twilight a while to be okay with existence of Paradox (and she is not at ALL okay with his relationship with Pandora) but eventually she grows to love having SOME version of Pandora that appreciates her mothering, and comes to treat Paradox as an out of town son.*
-Beefcake's voice sounds like pure gravel. I've seen him compared to Nathan Explosion from Metalocalypse...and yeah, that's pretty much what he'd sound like. Paradox, though, in my head, sounds like Emperor Kuzco in Disney's Emperor's New Groove
-Beefcake has Cupcake's same subdued, dry deadpan sense of humor
-Paradox calls Beefcake "BC" for short
-Rosemary is surprisingly competitive at sporting events. She has all of her father's enthusiasm and volume.*
-Rosemary and Aerostorm have a secret best friends pegasus hoofshake. It's said to resemble a cross between a peacock strut and a chicken having a seizure.*
-Somewhat surprisingly, Rosemary is very good friends with Bruce, through Aerostorm. Bruce reluctantly considers her his best friend, aside from Stormy
-Like Aerostorm, Rosemary is a good singer, and they often sing duets
-In my head, Rosemary's voice sounds like Jennifer Tilly ( y'know, the voice actress behind Celia from Monster's Inc, Bonnie Swanson in Family Guy, Grace the cow from Disney's Home on the Range, Tiffany from the Child's Play/Chucky horror movies, etc)
-Discord LOVES Rosemary and treats her as a second daughter, and he is her most favorite uncle in the universe. They get together weekly for morning yoga and tea with Fluttershy and Discord often has Rosie read his dream journal. She has NO idea what any of it means, but its her goal in life to find out.*
Aerostorm, Ember and Misty
-Scootaloo is the godmother to Dash's kids. They all love her and see her as a big sister/honorary aunt, but Ember LOVES her. You think Scoots idolized Dash? That's nothing compared to how Ember sees her. She basically uses the "what would Scootaloo do" mentality when making hard decisions.*
-Aerostorm has a golden singing voice and carries his ukelele almost everywhere, so that he can play and sing when the mood strikes him. His singing often brings flocks of admirers
-Ember and Jasper are super bestie bros. The closest bros to ever bro in all of bro-dom. Even though they're little fillies, much of their interactions are loud yelling, hoof bumps, chest bumps, and dares. Misty often tags along with the two of them to make sure they don't get into too much trouble, but generally her presence only increases the property damage. They form a trio of trouble the likes of which Ponyville hasn't seen since Pandora grew up
-Stormy is a total momma's boy, much to Rainbow Dash's chagrin. Despite his mellow attitude he's secretly insecure about not living up to the image she built for him
-Jasper will be key in Ember and Misty getting their cutiemarks
-Both Ember and Misty grow up to be fantastic aeronautic flyers (a la Wonderbolts) and form their own flying duo
* denotes a submission by , who is my glorious character development bestie