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My Little Dashie: The Visual Novel (link in desc.) by DawnMistPony My Little Dashie: The Visual Novel (link in desc.) by DawnMistPony
After 3 years of doing absolutely nothing, WE DID IT. Thank you to everyone who waited this long because I certainly wouldn't have. Friends were made, skills were developed, time was wasted, and now I'd like to present the My Little Dashie visual novel. :dummy:

Windows: :star:… :star: (just download, extract, click on the application)
Mac: :star:… :star:

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(make sure you see the credits because this was not done completely by myself)

MLP (c) Hasbro
MLD (c) ROBCakeran53
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AlicornCapony Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2016
This is fantastic. It's been a while since something's made me cry. It made me feel a little like I did when I first started watching MLP almost 5 years ago. Thank you. <3
Battlefield-Blog Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2016  Hobbyist
I came across with My Little Dashie today. It made me have feels, and I wanted to say thank you for making this fine peace of work.
Donsssssss Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the best! I love this! And I thought I was over the story, by the way...guess you really proved me wrong. Waaaah! 
DawnMistPony Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ;u;
sweetymimy22 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015
and where I can play it
Xeronik Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
okay, i have good and bad things to say, and dammit, i hate to be THAT guy who actually has standards, but i grill even Key/VisualArts for stuff they write.  i can't believe i am the only person who has critiques to express, am i just that analytical?  well, here we go, watch me as every fan of this VN crucifies me, here we go.

now, i'm not here to bash you, and i'm not here to put down your hard work, but there are some things i must address.  i have not made specific notes yet, but if you really need me to, i can make a more defined list, but as is there are

1: spelling errors
2: grammatical errors
3: bad pacing and plot progression during the bulk of the middle of the story
4: soundtrack cuts out for many scenes during the early mid, and late mid story
5: the way he explained his motives for moving seemed half backwards
6: plotholes: we get very limited information of backplot and world building, goes hand and hand with the pacing issue, but specifically: what job does he work?  what friends did he have?  how did he not have any close calls of having a rainbow colored pony?  how did RD earn her Cutie Mark in this world, a self-realization never really was expressed in this plot?

and a few more nitpicks, it seemed like the writer stopped watching the show after season 2, since A: no Twilicorn, and B: the idea that he couldn't go with her to Equestria (considering the mirror from EqG could have solved that problem).  i can understand for the drama element, that this contrivance was in order to make this more emotional, but that is just a personal issue i had i suppose, and not a big deal anyway.

another nitpick, which also makes me believe that the writer wrote this forever ago, The Hub is now Discover Family.

now granted, if i'm not already nailed to a crucifix by you all yet, i will say that aside from obvious errors, lackluster pacing and a weak contrived plot progression throughout most of the story, it does finish with a flurry, and what it lacks in substance early on, it picks up a mean punch towards the end that almost got a tear out of me.

but i'm sorry, i will not be a sheep, i gotta be honest, this story needs work, i would not pass this as a quality story, but there is hope!  fix the grammar and spelling as you find it, elaborate a more deeper plot progression, and then i'd say it's solid.  the last 20~ scenes work as is, but they lack the force behind a good story to make it that much more powerful.

but in this story, everything feels like you're flipping through a montage, there's not enough buildup and emotion in a lot of these early to late middle scenes.  i'm sorry if i'm busting you hard on this, but i hate seeing wasted potential  :(  i hope you can take my thoughts and opinions as inspiration to made a second version, and i'm not even asking for more art, i'm asking for more words, better elaborated words, spelled and grammatically correct words.

but really, i liked this concept, but i feel like you could have written it much better, or maybe it was ROBCakeran53?  whoever wrote the story could have done better, and i implore you to attempt an updated version with more heart and soul into a complete story, instead of putting all your energy in the final scenes, which this is what i felt like this was, a weak setup for a hard hitting ending.

that's my 2 cents, sorry that i didn't blindly love this story, but i hope that you can see my words as constructive, have a good day :)
DawnMistPony Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
(sorry for the super late reply, I haven't been here in a while)

Thank you, it's actually refreshing to hear actual criticism once in a while. xD
Just for the record, it was indeed ROBCakeran that wrote the actual story. I just did the art for the VN. But I think everyone agrees that the story has major problems on multiple fronts.
Although I'd rather stay as far away from visual novels as possible for now, I'll definitely take your points into account with my other projects. I'm glad you took the time to write this out!
Xeronik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
ah okays, well good work on the art mate, and yeah, i get the feeling that My Little Dashie was just one of those cases of "over-rated".  i want to see a quality story adapted to VN, like Under Her Wings by Karrakaz, but that is just me ^_^

have a good day though, you should read some of Karrakaz's fictions, they are not all brilliant, but i think the ongoing stories The Guardian, and Under Her Wings are well worded and paced <3
Xeronik Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
i'm gonna give this a check out and let you know what i think when i'm done, i haven't touched a VN since i got about 20% through Clannad, and like 6 hours into Rewrite (yeah, i have a thing for Key/Visual Arts, hehe)
SoulfulMirror Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only one left thing that need to be added is voice acting. With it, the experience will far more wonderful!
spaceman022 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
you did an awesome job with the drawings and music.thank you
MoppyPuppy Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Spank it.
Dying-At-Dawn Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
RainbowDash2222 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Finally, I lost hope there had not been an update on daily oat studios for like 3 years :D
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait to try it!
britton1999 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
That story actually made me cry.but just a little:/
GreenRaptor15 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just went through the novel and am amazed.  I really would've loved this back in 2012 when I first discovered the story.  I'm amazed with how many illustrations that you did, hope you didn't hurt your wrist.
LivonBrony Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015
I just finished the VN and... wow! That was so beautiful!
I have actually never read the original but I saw a couple videos and visualizations on Youtube and what you made topped it all! The lovely art style and the dang good music.
In the very end where everypony startes to cry I broke... I just couldn't hold myself anymore and I assume that's most likely what you had in mind.

I want to thank you all for what you made. Especially after all the time that's passed, I really am happy that you finished the VN at all.
To say it with EgonDaLatz words: "You [...] deserve every praise coming from the fans!"
I also want to thank you that you didn't encoded the music and the pics because it all is too awesome to be hidden and locked away.
DawnMistPony Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you for the comment <3
Ismalith Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015
WoW I never heard that this had been in production
EgonDaLatz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The moment near the end of the VN, when the narrator/father says goodbye to RD, and Dashie just stares at you, then starts to cry... It broke me.
It was sad, when I read My Little Dashie; it was very sad, when I saw the movie made from it by :iconstormxf3:; but I think the way you realized the whole thing had the biggest impact on me so far. Oh, why did you have to break my heart again MLD?!

OK, in all seriousness, this VN is fantastic in all its aspects: wonderful art, good background music, and last but not least, not lacking the emotional impact that made the source material famous. (even with the somewhat "altered" ending)
All I have to say is: thank you and anybody else working on the VN for this beautiful masterpiece! You deserved and deserve every praise coming from the fans! Überkudos :peace:
Nevel7 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015
Hi there. Just wanted to say that I did a live reading of this story using your VN. I have to say I loved the music, it was fantastic. The art was brilliant. Thank you for all the time you put into this. I was worried this would never see the light of day, but you pulled it off. :)

Gotta ask tho. Why? Why did you stop it where you did? 

Anywayz (With a z because that makes it cool) if you wanna hear a terrible live reading of it, here's a linky, but I don't expect you to watch it. I'm sure you wanna get as far away from this project as possible, haha.

Thank you again for making this. You're amazing! 
DawnMistPony Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always great to see people do this :D Thanks!

And we basically just wanted to get it done before we ran out of motivation, otherwise it probably would have taken another year to finish xD
RubberPique Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's was stream by the writer (ROBcakeran53) and his friends. And for each page, they took a shot and he passed out as it got to the part where they entered the house. XD
DawnMistPony Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
ohhh my god xD
Crelyous Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Damn it, just, damn it. Now I understand why everyone cried.
Still, it was very well done, and I congratulate you for making the story a visual novel.
Hope to see something like this in the near future, hopefully from you as well.
BigMarcy3000 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Student Interface Designer
My friend was beautiful , and I cried again , congratulations…
ElHombre1994 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This was the first time reading this story. This was so.... heartbreaking. I just cried.Pikachu Crying Plz 

Thanks for that wonderful story. THANK YOU!
Cloudy95 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cried when I read the fanfic.
Now I'm crying again. And it's almost impossible to make me cry.

Thank you.
7tails Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Nope. Not going to cry......."the feels, they are too strong!"
GpvASaaS Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Gratz on the release :la:
methenerd123 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Interface Designer
XSarrilX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Ouuu soo cute <3
Lord-Zelgius Featured By Owner Edited Feb 22, 2015
Again, after the fiction and the mini-movie, why I still cry to this? The feels... So sad now... :(
Anyway I absolutely love it, majestic work, amazing pictures (your style of drawing is amazing) and fantastic musics. :)
DawnMistPony Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
Crelyous Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Ok, now I'll find out in my own way why other people cry over this story.
dasprid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No Linux build? :(
dasprid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Or not… console is spammed with "python Audio sample format conversion failed", so game produces no sound at all and runs very slowly.
dasprid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And ignore this, was a bug in the python-renpy package in Ubuntu; downloading the SDK solved the problem, great project! :)
dasprid Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nevermind, the .py file shipped with the windows build works just fine when installing python-pygame and python-pyren :)
LightDragon87 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for this present, i'm cry again Cry run Pikachu Crying Plz Miuna Crying Icon Chisaki Crying Icon 
ServantPhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I've read this years ago. It was nice to relieve the journey. Thanks Dawn :)
DawnMistPony Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you enjoyed it :D
templar127 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
Poor Dashie...she needs a home!
XIIINyxigami Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
This was honestly the first time I had read this story. I had heard it was a heart wrenching story, but I didn't expect it to actually make me cry (I almost never cry) so all I can say now
alviniscute Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
this is gonna stress me out big time because sad things stress me out

i watch it only because it's cute but it's gonna kill me in the end i just know it!!
DemonKaizoku Featured By Owner Edited Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fanfiction made me cry.
The video adaptation by StormXF3 made me cry.
And now this visual novel made me cry.

Damnit all... :iconliquidprideplz:

The only thing that felt lacking was that the original ending wasn't there. At first I thought I might have skipped it by accident (having been someone who has gone through her fair share of visual anime novels), but I read the comments here and found out; as well about what the original plans for it were. Oh, if only that had worked out. D:

Still, even though there was no ending with the main character reading the letter Rainbow Dash left him with her things, it was still a wonderful journey to read and watch through. Fans that have read or seen My Little Dashie will know the real ending, either way. :nod:

A beautiful amount of effort was put into this, I can see that much, and it reminds me one of the reasons I love our fandom as bronies. :hug:

I am quite intrigued by the music, though. It was nice and all fitting the whole time. Chances are there may have been credits I missed, but I'll ask anyway: is all the music original, and who was behind it? Was the music all on the computer, etc.?
DawnMistPony Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much. And the music is all original work by mbulsht. You can find more of his stuff on his Youtube
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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