Firstly let me say I thought this was going to be all a dream Rainbow get hit in the head or something (she crashed into a tree with birds flying around her head, P.S cute Fluttershy scene but isn't that the MOTHER'S job?) but turns out it wasn't. So Daring Do is REAL huh she's 100% real and write all her adventures into books? AWESOME!~ And sorta funny as to be honest one of my friends had a theory/headcanon where Daring Do was a real pony but she wrote everything into her book series so wait until he sees it epic moment when a thing you like to believe/think is REAL IN THE SHOW! XD
So Daring goes by another name "Yearling" so is that her "real" name and Daring Do is the fake name or the other way around? She also has a address that the Mane6 used to find her, yeah she might wanna remove her address...the episode starting out with Rainbow having to wait 4 months for the brand new book and during Pinkie's random party (that's the name the party is random) she learnt it was pushed 2 more months and gets in a little thing with Twilight about her being Daring Do's biggest fan but even tho Rainbow Dash is more into it so much it could be the only thing she cares about Twilight knows all the other stuff like where the writer lives.
The Mane6 went to the writers' house (P.S cool map scene but why was Pinkie making a red line? So they could use it to get back?) as Rainbow thought they could help her with whatever is keeping her from finishing the book, and I gotta say seeing the writer I knew right away she looked exactly like Daring Do but figured "that's just because she imaged the character after her" but when she put on the usually gear and seeing Rainbow's and Twilight's reaction I was caught by surprised a little, I thought tho about what making her real would do as not only was she real but so was all the characters some even thrashing her home just to get a ring she got and hid in a book that has a locked with numbers in it.
I sorta like Daring Do being real however...we now know ever single book (probably) was a real event and like this one, the whole place was almost doomed and Daring Do saved the world more then once. Btw Ahuizotl is real and so is his ARMRY OF CATS! XD Funny to resee them even the small one, but since the books are real events (or not we never got a clear answer if they were or not just that the characters were real) how come Celestia hadn't you know, put a stop to Ahuizotl as well as everything he tried to do? Shouldn't she be aware of him and Daring Do likewise being aware/seeing the past events like Discord's first return/the season 4 episode? Wouldn't she go and try and figure out what was going on? (Yeah making her real sorta makes the adventures the Mane6 go on not all that cool anymore as other ponies like Daring Do herself had saved the world more then they had probably really how come no pony figured she was real up to now as well as the villains wondering why they are in boo-WELL maybe that's how they found her house?)
As much as I enjoyed Daring Do being real I...feel/think as if this episode should've been just a dream by Rainbow and here's why. Since Daring Do and Ahuizotl are real they sorta give more questions, like they have old temple ponies like we used to have and may still have? If the ponies who broke into her house know where she lives and if the Mane6 could get her address so easily why hasn't Ahuizotl (or any of her fans) tried to go there and get her in her sleep or something? Also now fans will be wanting to see Daring Do even more and unless she gets a spinoff her fans will be annoyed I know I will as I wanna know and see more of her she's a cool character and to know she's real is awesome they can't just never show her again, and no reading her book in a episode doesn't count that would annoy some fans who want to see her outside the book again SSSSOOOOO we may not get to see anymore of books as we may just get her herself from now on unless it's a slight nod to past episodes.
When I saw the Mane6 finding her house I was reminded of a Hey Arnold episode the one where Arnold goes to meet his hero who is a book writer to do a report on her, but she isn't the person he thought she was and was pretty terrible. But at the end when she found out even tho as awful as she was she was still his hero which inspired her to write a new book with I guess had them as characters, I thought "man that would be a great route for this episode" and I thought Daring Do did look sorta cute in her outfit that covers her wings and forehead up but anyways they went the route where she was real and the writer herself.
While that wasn't bad it probably wasn't the best choice per-say...wow just lost my train of thought ANYWAYS by making her real and all her books are based from her real life adventures they missed out on a great chance of the route "people aren't always what you think even tho they make stuff you enjoy so much" while they could've done that they sorta didn't as Daring Do was just like she was in the book we saw her in last...wow rewatching that episode is gonna be weird knowing it's true.
I still think they should've made it where the writer isn't what Rainbow was expecting and in fact she disliked her and it almost ruins her love for the book but it gets fix later, the writer could still look like Daring heck it could've still BEEN Daring Do but retired no longer a adventurer and she just lives quitly alone for some peace and quite but Rainbow Dash being one of her if not her biggest fan gets on her nerves but when her old biggest rival (AKA Ahuizotl) returns Rainbow Dash helps her get back into her old days of glory to save the ring, or whatever. XD
Also does this mean Rainbow Dash would not read the books as often because she knowa and probably is friends with Daring Do now so sure she could go and talk with her hero, btw at first Daring Do rejected any help but later it was revealed she got caught on purposs so she could get inside the temple where she let Rainbow Dash help her take down the whole place with her friends' help, um it was pretty clear Daring Do "didn't want" wany help and in fact it was shown she was very annoyed at Rainbow with her line "I can't believe I'm talking with her..." with all her rejecting help and saying she works alone at the very end where she clearly saved herself before Rainbow flew in grabbing her (really give a sec and she could've flew to safety but be heavy/hard RD only helped her to get to land faster) it was just very sudden when she ya know changed how she acted and was nicer to her like she did.
Also the hug at the end as cool and sweet as it was why did Daring Do suddenly decided she liked Rainbow Dash enough to add her to the new book? Her change in behavor was very sudden and maybe forced Idk? Again blame the time it had to tell the episode, also it appears the journal (same exact journal from before as it's in Canterlot) is gonna be the new letter system, but why in the world get Rainbow Dash wait...let's see it was 4 months then 3 where Twilights said it was pushed back 2 more so 3 plus 2 =5 FIVE MONTHS to write that lesson down!
I know it's been that long as Rainbow after she got the new book mailed to her by Daring Do herself (cool she's on the cover btw GREATEST FAN DREAM EVER!) she said and quote "SWEET the new book a week before anypony else!" so it's one week until it's released date even if it got released a few months early knowing how long writing takes she had to wait a few days at least before it was finished which means she didn't write that lesson on the same day she learnt it and that just begs the question "why"? Also what was wrong with the Mane6 having their own journals or a journal at Ponyville why go all the way to Canterlot probably once a day just to write in it? It's in a museum ain't it? SHE'S WRITING IN A VERY OLD HISTORY NOT TO BE MESSED WITH OTHERWISE HISTORY IS RUINED BOOK! XD Yeah they neededto give the Mane6 a new journal not write into the old princess sisters' journal and completely mess up whatever h istory was in it (journal of a princess that's over a 1000 years old yeah YOU SHOULDN'T BE WRITTING IN IT!!!!!!! Twilight said a journal of your own not to use the old 1000 year old journal! Is this a mess up on the writer's part? Idk but it's very stupid.)
Aw well that aside what else? Well the action was good I guess and good to resee Daring Do and the villains are SO STUPID if they couldn't tell that was her! What just a beard made of leafs and your fooled? THAT'S A OLD ADVENTURES OF SONIC THE HEDGEHOG TRICK! XD Or maybe all the gold blinded them to her features, my real only complaint and probably biggest issue is...it was too short something like this needs more then 22 mins but it was OK I guess, awesome Daring Do was real and her adventures were real too but was this the right route to go? I'll leave that up to you guys atm I can't tell, but dear goodnss they missed a great chance here (again having Daring Do retired and needing to come back would've been awesome) but aw well let's hope Daring Do will return!
Also the way Rainbow Dash acted was just like a fan meeting their hero for the first time, she got exicted seeing her hero was real and wanted to help so badly she got in the way and ruined stuff which was Daring Do's plan all along but she wasn't aware so got crashed wanting to go home until her friends' got her back to normal, but was she out of character? Probably not really but let's see about the score now.
I'll give this let's say...3.9 Daring Do hats out of five it was good but wasn't entertained a lot I don't know why...basically "meh" atm guess need this to set in more. I missed the stream as had to go Christmas shopping with my dad so that may have something to do with this, I guess I was just disappointed about the route they could've took but oh well that's what fanfics are for! (Guess having my OC teleported inside the books wouldn't be as cool now that she's real)
If Daring Do does return maybe she'll help out Rainbow with...her key maybe..? Hhhhhmmmmmmmm.......OK fan thought aside this was pretty cool so hoping she'll return (maybe Ahuizotl will go after Rainbow and her friends now to get payback? BE AWESOME!) in the future!