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Friday, February 10, 2012

Pony Couples: Rainbow Dash/Soarin'

Welcome to yet another edition of Pony Couples. All this month, I’m sharing my all-time favorite My Little Pony shippings. This week, I’m highlighting Rainbow Dash and Soarin’.

It goes without saying that the rainbow-maned tomboy is considered an ipso facto lesbian by most fans—even though Lauren Faust has stated that Rainbow Dash isn’t a lesbian. So of course she’s often paired with the other six, most often with Apple Jack and Fluttershy (No! She’s Big Mac’s Waifu!). I personally don’t care for these shippings (or any yuri shippings). Unfortunately, there are few colts in Equestria who are compatible with this 20% Awesome mare—save perhaps Soarin’ of the Wonderbolts.

Rainbow Dash has had very little screen time with Soarin’—though that’s more than one can say of Fluttershy and Big Mac. She did save him (along with the other Wonderbolts and Rarity) in Sonic Rainboom, and saved his pie in The Best Night Ever. It is very likely that the two could hook up—especially if Rainbow Dash joins the Wonderbolts.

But enough talk. Here are some of my favorite fan art of the Rainbow Dash/Soarin pairing:

MLP: Pink Clouds by *Mn27 on deviantART

The two pegasi smooching in the sky! Really love the textures here. Seems almost like spray art.

SxD:Uncomfortably Comfortable by *Mn27 on deviantART

The two fooling around in the clouds. Strangely enough, the art style is striking similar to the one above, but is done by a different artist. Go figure!

Catch Me by *NabbieKitty on deviantART

The two flying hand-in-hand in the night sky. Again, the picture reminds me of the first one, even if the art style is different.

Nothing Can Ruin This by =Veggie55 on deviantART

Not even a Derpy-induced storm can tear these two apart! I really like their manes (LOL! Sweetie Belle reference) wet. Reminds me of Rarity's wet mane in Sisterhooves Social.

Wonderlove by *Teengirl on deviantART

Looks like Rainbow Dash joined the Wonderbolts and found her true love at the same time! Isn't it just cute?

Laying in the summer sun by *Teengirl on deviantART

Rainbow Dash taking a nap under Soarin's wing. Dawwwww!

first blush by *Siansaar on deviantART

Just the two enjoying each others company in the clouds. Really love the lineart on this one. Seems more proffesional, streamlined.

Dash and Soarin' 2 by *ponymonster on deviantART

A human Rainbow Dash and Soarin'--at the Gala no less. Interesting how Rainbow Dash looks less like a tomboyish punk and more like an 80s pop singer--almost like Cyndi Lauper or Jem.

Welcome little one by *tinuleaf on deviantART

Here's the two married and with children. The newborn is White Whirl, the daughter is Cloud Puff, and the son is Sunrise Brisk. The artist, tinuleaf, maintains a Tumblr where you can ask the family members questions (and they answer). Lovely!

As with last time, I'm going to post some NSFW art. This one's a human version of the couple. It isn't explicit--in fact, it's rather tame, save for the fact that Dash isn't wearing any pants--or underwear. You can't see anything, but I'm posting this as NSFW anyway!

This one contains full-frontal. It's Dash trying to prove that she isn't "flat." Of course, Soarin' has to make sure--with a magnifying glass! (He's secretly elated!)