Ask Ditzy Ghoul
Er, what's this about you traveling through time?

In my youth I spent some time traveling traveling time and space with a stallion known only as The Doctor. He had a blue box what was bigger on the inside that could take him and his companions anywhere in the universe, at any point in time. Homage and her friend Jokeblue met him once as well.

So what has Fluttershy been up to now that she has been de-treed? I hope it something nice and doesn't require bringing out "the stare" in its daily requirements.
Anonymous

Fluttershy spends most of her time relaxing. She’s gone through some unimaginably bad things, worse even than what I’ve been through over the last two hundred years. She has some duties to the Followers of the Apocalypse, but for the most part Velvet Remedy runs that show. She attends therapy and goes to the Tenpony spa at least once a week. I think it was a custom she had with Rarity back in the day, and including it in her routine makes her more comfortable.

If you had a choice of preventing the Great War, living in a peaceful, wonderful Equestria but never having muffins again, or remaining in your current reality, which would you choose?
Anonymous

Absolutely I would. Muffins would be a small price to pay for so many lives not cut tragically short. However, it doesn’t do to dwell on what might have been. The world is what we’ve made of it, and we have to keep working to make it better.

Do you want to build a snowmare?
Anonymous

Something tells me you’ve never tried that during a nuclear winter.

So is there anything on your wasteland wish list that you want to find out there. A working auto-doc, a non-English muffin toaster, some comic books for Silverbell, some cool mecha that isn't trying to attack or toast you?
Anonymous

One of those hovering robots with the different arms would be nice to find. I would prefer a real doctor to an automated one, but a helper robot could rearrange shelves, work the cash register, and even help with pest control on occasion.

Hey there, Mrs. Hooves. I got three wartime questions here (don't worry, they're all related). When were PipBucks invented, who wore them the most, and how common -- or rare -- were they?
Anonymous

falloutequestriafluttershy:

askditzyghoul:

Pipbucks were an advancement that came about five years after the founding of the Ministries. Stable-Tec had already invented terminals, but Apple Bloom felt she could improve on them by making them portable. The majority of Pipbucks were put to use for Stables, but plenty of ponies on the surface still managed to get them. Mostly those who could get plenty of use out of them for their jobs, or those who had the most money to throw around. Most, or perhaps all Pipbucks that wasn’t in a Stable would probably have been destroyed in the megaspells. Stable-Tec builds things to last, but a leg mounted terminal isn’t tough enough for that.

Unless you became a Canterlot ghoul. I remember Pipbucks being popular among the elite as a status symbol, and I think I remember reading in Littlepip’s book that the ghouls in Canterlot still had theirs. Unless that’s just because the majority of them lived in Stable 1.

That would be part of the reason, but at that time it was the broadcasters that were the big status symbol, with Pipbucks being more common towards the end of the war.

Hey there, Mrs. Hooves. I got three wartime questions here (don't worry, they're all related). When were PipBucks invented, who wore them the most, and how common -- or rare -- were they?
Anonymous

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Pipbucks were an advancement that came about five years after the founding of the Ministries. Stable-Tec had already invented terminals, but Apple Bloom felt she could improve on them by making them portable. The majority of Pipbucks were put to use for Stables, but plenty of ponies on the surface still managed to get them. Mostly those who could get plenty of use out of them for their jobs, or those who had the most money to throw around. Most, or perhaps all Pipbucks that weren’t in a Stable would probably have been destroyed in the megaspells. Stable-Tec builds things to last, but a leg mounted terminal isn’t tough enough for that.

Hey there, Ditzy. I have another question about dragons. Since balefire is made from dragon fire, does this mean that dragons are immune, or at least more resilient, to its effects?
Anonymous

Dragons are fireproof, in a sense. They can survive temperatures hot enough to melt stone, and can literally swim in lava. They can even take it into their mouths and spit it out as easily as a pony can drink water. However, there are a lot of things hotter than fire. Plasma and Lightning are two good examples, and those two things tend to be what forms the basis of magical energy weapons. Balefire bombs, being magically enhanced dragon’s breath, could presumably harm a dragon the same way a magical energy weapon could. Even magically enhanced conventional ammunition can puncture dragon scales. Magic seems to be their weak point.

Have you ever pretended you're in a space capsule?

falloutequestriafluttershy:

ask-velvet-remedy:

falloutequestriafluttershy:

askditzyghoul:

We never had much of a space program here in Equestria, given that the two primary celestial bodies circling our planet were controlled magically by the Princesses.

Ah, but you did one better. You spent some time traveling through TIME! ~.^

and space.

YES! That too.

Yeah, but that was a very long time ago. I was being asked if I pretended, not if I’d actually been in one.

Have you ever pretended you're in a space capsule?

We never had much of a space program here in Equestria, given that the two primary celestial bodies circling our planet were controlled magically by the Princesses.