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_The Washouts_ is a real mixed bag. The problem with doing the show was more a lack of practice and safety measures. Any real stunt performer would watch that in absolute horror. She could still pursue that dream. Probably best not to do things like The Washouts did, though.[/bq]

Some have proposed ending that episode by having Lightning Dust see the error of her ways (or having Scootaloo replace her), letting Scootaloo's next show come after they implement proper safety measures. Perhaps Rainbow Dash could help them with that. If anyone involved actually did want to go for the "accepting your limitations" moral with her wings, then that would have been the perfect way to do it.

[bq]And it's not really "understanding her limits" until it's explicitly shown that she wants to be a stunt pony like Rainbow _without_ technical assistance. If she's okay with the use of a glider or something then we'll finally know what the moral the writers _want_ her to have (overcoming adversity). [/bq]

Of course, they'd also have to unambiguously establish that there's no meaningful hope of her flying naturally (which the show's producers obviously weren't comfortable with).

As for the comic, the writer of issue 81 was pretty clearly aiming for "overcoming adversity" within the limits of the show's status quo. We'll see where Season 10 takes her, I guess.

Another possibility would be to split the difference: Have her strap on a glider-or-whatever and let her be somewhat disappointed that it's not _exactly_ like standard pegasus flight (though Wind Sock's glider looked like it'd be pretty damn close), but still acknowledge that it's *WAY* better than being grounded for life.

Either way, having Scootaloo work towards her goal of flying (whether by way of training or technology) would be a cool way to further explore her relationship with Rainbow Dash (potentially better than much of what we got after "Flight to the Finish"). I'm picturing an equal mix of "Scootalove" Rainbow Dash and "hardass coach" Rainbow Dash.
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"@Brass Beau":/forums/pony/topics/scootaloo-being-disabled?post_id=4971644#post_4971644
[bq="Brass Beau"] "@DoctorWTF":/forums/pony/topics/scootaloo-being-disabled?post_id=4971639#post_4971639
_The Washouts_ is a real mixed bag. The problem with doing the show was more a lack of practice and safety measures. Any real stunt performer would watch that in absolute horror. She could still pursue that dream. Probably best not to do things like The Washouts did, though.[/bq]

Some have proposed ending that episode by having Lightning Dust see the error of her ways (or having Scootaloo replace her), letting Scootaloo's next show come after they implement proper safety measures. Perhaps Rainbow Dash could help them with that. If anyone involved actually did want to go for the "accepting your limitations" moral with her wings, then that would have been the perfect way to do it.

[bq]And it's not really "understanding her limits" until it's explicitly shown that she wants to be a stunt pony like Rainbow _without_ technical assistance. If she's okay with the use of a glider or something then we'll finally know what the moral the writers _want_ her to have (overcoming adversity). [/bq]

Of course, they'd also have to unambiguously establish that there's no meaningful hope of her flying naturally (which the show's producers obviously weren't comfortable with).

As for the comic, the writer of issue 81 was pretty clearly aiming for "overcoming adversity" within the limits of the show's status quo. We'll see where Season 10 takes her, I guess.

Another possibility would be to split the difference: Have her strap on a glider-or-whatever and let her be somewhat disappointed that it's not _exactly_ like standard pegasus flight (though Wind Sock's glider looked like it'd be pretty damn close), but still *WAY* better than being grounded for life.

Either way, having Scootaloo work towards her goal of flying (whether by way of training or technology) would be a cool way to further explore her relationship with Rainbow Dash (potentially better than much of what we got after "Flight to the Finish"). I'm picturing an equal mix of "Scootalove" Rainbow Dash and "hardass coach" Rainbow Dash.
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