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I Can't STAND Rainbow Dash by PerfectPinkWater I Can't STAND Rainbow Dash by PerfectPinkWater
My first try at animating a simple .gif into a stamp. It was pretty fun, even though I need to stop being distracted and work on other things... :P

Yeah, in case you haven't noticed, I'm one of the 3 ppl who can't stand that annoying braggart, Rainbow Dash.

Before commenting, please note the following:

1. This is my opinion, and I am entitled to it
2. Re-read Number 1
3. No stupid shit like, "Haters gon hate". Excuse me for thinking outside the box here
4. If you like Dash, fine; we can agree to disagree
5. You can't deny that Dash is a loud, obnoxious, rude, self-absorbed jerk, even if you like her. Hell, that's WHY some ppl like her, apparently

*waits for onslaught anyway*
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crazyguy562 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
I don't exactly "hate" her but she needs to experience some embarrassment too much pride.
orangeei Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like seeing how RD fans are as butthurt as RD 
ianolivia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
you sir, are awesome. have an internet.

but yeah rd sucks
DJHiryu508 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I'm sick of everybody saying that because she can pull off a sonic rainboom, I'm supposed to like her. The sonic rainboom isn't impressive! At all!
PerfectPinkWater Featured By Owner Edited Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As insightful and informative as this video was, it has one major flaw: it's full of speculation.

According to the reviewer, Dash's attitude is justified because "that's who she is" and because "she has low self-esteem" or something. And well, that's not enough for me.

If Dash has some inferiority complex, it needs to be shown. We can't just assume that's why she acts the way she does because of some emotional, deeper conflict we've never seen. The show needs to prove it. She needs to have weaknesses, to be humbled, to be shot down, so she can climb back to the top and show she has the balls to take the good with the bad. It's really not fair to any of the mane six is Dash is ALWAYS the center attention and is ALWAYS right, and cool, and NEVER does ANYTHING wrong without even a little remorse. That's insanely unrealistic. 

Besides, isn't making a spectacle of yourself so people will pay attention to you a bad thing? Isn't that something people frown upon and tend to avoid? Maybe it's me, but protagonists whose claim to fame is to be the center of attention are very detestable. It's okay to have pride, but to remind everyone else they're not as cool as you and let it make your standards higher than theirs is really childish. Like he said, the mane six have personalities that're double-edge swords, but Dash's is the only one's who's constantly painted in a bad light.

There's many examples of the whole 'character is a nice guy until they receive power/praise and then they become an asshole and shun their friends' plot in media. That's what Dash is all the time. Sure Rarity may be vain, but it's not as extreme as Dash's pride, i.e., not enough to make her seem unlikable. Diamond Tiara and Silver Spoon are more along the lines of 'so vain, it's villainous'.

That scene in particular where Dash goes, "Baw, nobody likes me" is what we need more of. Humiliation, uncertainty, defeat. AJ did a good example when she ran off after losing a contest, Twilight did when no one believed her about Chrysalis. And Dash... just kinda wallows and whines about it. 

Dash needs to have an entire episode where either she messes something up and has to fix it, or wins a contest by cheating and looses a lot of respect and fame because of it. She's nothing without others slobbering over her and giving nothing but praise, but when the praise stops, she's like that one artist who can't take constructive crit and goes on tumblr to whine about it to others. She only wants to get good things from others, not bad.

Besides, if the way Dash acts is because she craves attention, how does it justify her for doing things like:

- Being too lazy to help a friend who asked for help. (The Ticket Master)

- Trying to CHEAT to win a contest. TWICE. (Fall Weather Friends, The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000)

- Insulting your friends for being who THEY are. (Read It and Weep)

- Causing mischief on purpose so others will give you a pat on the back when you fix it. (The Best Night Ever, The Mysterious Mare Do-Well)

- Defending someone only to show off. (Call of the Cutie)

- When it's no big deal if your friends are slandered, but it IS a big deal when you are. (The Cutie Mark Chronicles)

- Making others look bad as a joke, especially when they already have a bad reputation. (Nightmare Night)

- Unfairly judging a book by its cover, and only giving praise when they succeed. (May the Best Pet Win)

TL;DR: If Dash wants to be more likable, stop acting like a spoiled Mary Sue and fall down from grace a bit.
No such thing as tl;dr when that amount of thought goes into it.

Brilliant rebuttal.

I've got to find a way
to make this all okay.
to get this to Jesse Wood (Drowning in Horseshoes)

Edit: She shows her inferiority complex (or something like it) in 'Sonic Rainboom' when she's curled up in a ball of anything but confidence.
AnaTheMotherOfRandom Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconrainbow-rplz: is for retard
:iconrainbow-aplz: is for Ass whole
:iconrainbow-iplz: is for idiot
:iconrainbow-nplz: is for Nigga
:iconrainbow-bplz: is for Bitch
:iconrainbow-oplz: is for obsession/ Stalker
:iconrainbow-wplz: is for What the fuck

:iconrainbow-dplz: is for Dumb ass
:iconrainbow-aplz: is for Ass Ass Whole
:iconrainbow-splz: is for Shit
:iconrainbow-hplz: is for Hell lot of drugs

:iconrainbowdashplz: A very Fucking messed up pony and friend :iconrainbowdashplz:
orangeei Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nitro-Speed15 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my reasons for hate.
1. She is a mary sue.
2. Loyalty? Psh, she tried to leave fluttershy out in dragon shy and dash would prefer to be in the wonder bolts any day than be with her friends.
3. 20% cooler? I would prefer bitchier
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