> Rarity: Wait a minute. Sister missing? Dreams from each of the Elements of Harmony? That is very suspicious... changeling suspicious even! Ask Sparkler something a potential impostor wouldn't know, or see if she confirms a made-up story/event.
> Rarity: Contemplate your dream visions, with the added knowledge of the possibility of changeling influences.
> Everypony: Be suddenly gripped by changeling paranoia. Especially Lyra. You knew this all along, didn't you.
> Pinkie Pie: Discreetly feed your changeling pet/friend.
Speaking of Pinkie Pie, I think we can confirm her use of a break canon/party cannon strife specibus.
As for her capthalogue deck... may I present/suggest to you: The Ludo modus. (A.K.A. "Mensch ärgere dich nicht" modus)
Or if this is all too confusing/complex to use, here's an alternate, sillier version: The Bait-and-switch modus!
Note: Both use pop-o-matic bubbles, beacause of obvious reasons.
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You only indicate two sides (light and dark pink) in your Ludo modus and Ludo uses four.
>Rarity: "My dreams are actually full of visions of the future, including various apocalyptic events that me and my friends end up stopping."
Honesty is the best policy.
Well,say Pinkie chose to take two positions on Ludo she could then risk having access to up to eight cards at the risk of two items being violently ejected.
I do like the Dice rolling idea because of the old joke of pulling out tons of useless crap to get a single key, but her chances are much worse for getting anything she actually wants. However, that gag gets old quick.
How about a hammer-space modus that only works if she can reach into a place that the reader doesn't have direct line of sight with, like her emergency supply of eye-patches.
Better, a bartering modus. To get things out you must put stuff in of equal or greater value. Haggling is the game, and Pinkie is very good at it. Also, the merchant will trade most items in exchange for cake, small children, and inferior modus operandi regardless of the item's true worth.
Also, I couldn't think of which the other "opposing colors" would be, or how her mood could manipulate them. The modus as it is certainly allows for up to four players, but that only makes the odds less likely in her favor (1/2 chance for two players vs a 1/4 chance of winning with four player), so she rarely does it unless she wants to manipulate the system.
@Onbackorder: She can only "win" with one player (since only one player can win, no teaming up with two others), but she could do something like assign a balloon to every color, so that even if she loses she at least has a balloon to use, at the risk of it being ejected if it's the "winning piece". She probably wont be able to assign the item she wants multiple times unless it's something like confetti.
Whatever Pinkie's modus is, it should be maximum silly / random / impractical to anyone that isn't Pinkie Pie.
Ooh I just though of another silly modus: The "Tomba!" modus
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Another variation of MEJN (Ludo) modus: It's shared between users, only one player wins at a time.
How about a Gag Modus? Pinkie has to come up with something funny about the item she wishes to retrieve in order to do so.
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I think Pinkie Pie would like a Pin the Tail on the Pony modus. I imagine it would work by Pinkie Pie selecting the item she wants, then the modus would give her a picture of a piece of it. It would then blindfold her and bring up an image of the item with the piece missing. The rest is obvious, and there should be lots of streamers, confetti, balloons and a ton of noise. It sounds like something Pinkie Pie would enjoy, seeing how much she mentions that it's her favorite game. Plus, I see her finding it in the modus store(or however you get modi(moduses?)), and flipping out.
>Rarity: Use this chance to find out who's awake.
She probably knows who is awake on Prospit, but she might not know who is awake on Derse.
Oh, and +1 Reader, I suppose.
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>R: Be outraged.
You are outraged. "Sparkler," you say, "how could you? Are you seriously trying to take advantage of my distress and generosity?"
She looks startled. "Oh, no!" she says. "No, of course not! I swear, I'm really very interested in dreams and I'm truly sorry if I was pushing too hard with the studying you thing..."
"You were pushing a trifle too hard," you answer, "but I can handle that. Celestia knows I've experienced worse. However, you were being very disrespectful of my friends, and that is something I cannot allow. Rainbow Dash trusted you with what might be among her most deeply held secrets, and that does not give you the right to tell it to me without her consent! And if Fluttershy doesn't want you to visit her dreams, then surely it is your duty as a lady and a scholar to respect her privacy!"
"You're right," she says. Her eyes are starting to water a little, and you feel a touch of remorse for speaking to her so harshly. "Oh, gosh, Rarity, you're right. It's just, all the stress from losing the kids and I guess I just let my mouth run away from me a bit. I'm sorry I was so pushy, and please don't tell Rainbow Dash I mentioned that to you, if you think she wouldn't like it."
That last clause strikes you as a little iffy, but you are beginning to feel more sympathetic to her again. Clearly the poor dear didn't mean anything hurtful by it. "My lips are sealed, dear. Now, how about we put this whole awful argument behind us, go find Sweetie Belle and her friends, and maybe we can talk about dreams some other time?" This is kind of a vacuous promise, to the extent that it's a promise at all, since you have a feeling that you and your friends are going to be helping in the war between Prospit and Derse very soon indeed -- probably today, even. By the time that whole adventure gets finished, your dreams are probably going to be a lot less interesting. One way or another, given how interested she clearly is in the subject, it should be fine for Sparkler to hear about them by then.
She wipes her eyes and smiles. "Thanks, Rarity. That sounds good. Do you mind if I cast a quick perfume-freshening spell before we get going?" A few green sparks begin to gather around the base of her horn.
"Of course not! A lady must always look her best, after all."
Sparkler says you look very pretty and asks if she can hear about your dreams.
You tell her you'd be more than happy to sing about them for her.
>Sing loudly and very off-key.
Well... anyone call that?
Avatar by Morphimus! Rock on, cAlAverA!
> Readers: Quick! Horse puns!
>Rarity: Sing very "elegantly". You are a lady after all.
Violet, you magnificent bastard.
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>Violet CLM: Change adventure subtitle to "Or Making a Pony Cry: The Adventure"
>Rarity: Sing as impeccably as always, providing merriment and exposition about your dreams on Prospit.
>Rarity: Sing about something *really* embarrassing.
>Sparkler: Be impressed with Rarity's singing voice. This has nothing to do with anything, but whatever.
> Sparkler: No homo.
> Sparkler: Contemplate your feelings of / / towards Rarity after tricking her like this. Expose on changeling relationships as you consider your "friendship" with Rarity.
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Sparkler -- your Sour side is a monster. Has she been rewritten after the wedding, or is this just a nod to it? I suppose we'll see in time.
Rarity -- Start your song upbeat and positive. As it goes on, increasingly find it burdensome and depressing. (Seriously, I count two solo songs. "Making the Dress" and "Pony Everypony Wants to Know" both follow that pattern.) I suppose she could fight the suggestion spell by inverting the order. I also suspect Violet CLM has already written the bulk of the lyrics and we're just at a pause for anticipation.
Art of the Bed -- neat thought.
Rarity: ask Sparkler to tuck you in.
The Prequel story looks interesting. Thanks Iyestorm.
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P.S. She switches between sweet and tart, not sweet and sour. There are two or three pictures out there on the web that name her "Sweet Tart" instead of (more common fanon) "Sparkler" or (toy canon) "Amethyst Star," as if she doesn't have enough to be confused about already, so it's in reference to that. Honestly Sweet Tart would be a much more practical name for her, since it wouldn't invite confusion with this lady, but there's nothing to be done about that.
(It gets worse when you consider that part of Twilight's name is Sparkle. There's a story -- Substitute Harmony, I think -- where you briefly have to keep track of G4 Sparkler, G1 Sparkler, G4 Twilight Sparkle, and G1 Twilight all at once. It gets messy.)
(But yeah, that's why Sparkler's name appeals to Rarity for some undefinable reason.)