>>33181452>>33181787>God, those puns are horrible, you'd have to be stoned to like them...>Damn it, now you're making me do them!
"What about Maud, then? It looks like Lemon Zest's having a blast with her.">"Oh yeah, Maud's a great conversationalist!">We make our way to Maud's group, apparently in the middle of a discussion between her and Lemon Zest.>"And that's why, though we have a minor fault line in the city, you're more likely to find sedimentary rocks compared to igneous.>Lemon's nods enthusiastically as Maud finishes her topic, surprisingly overly attentive to what she's saying.>"Wow, I'd never thought about that before, Maud. You're a real pro on rocks!">"And you are quite knowledgeable about music. Tell me again why it's called 'rock and roll'.">Before she can explain the origins of genre names to Maud, Rarity catches our arrival and waves us over.>"Oh, Sunset, Pinkie, so nice to see you visiting our little... social circle. How are you enjoying the party, darling?"
"It's pretty good, so far: you know how high quality Pinkie's parties are. It looks like you and Maud are pretty familiar with each other.">Rarity chuckles as she eyes Maud's average-looking frock.>"Oh, we mostly know each other for business purposes. You see, Maud's 'fashion' isn't normally produced by most markets, so Pinkie Pie requested I help supply her.">Maud nods slowly, admiring Rarity's handiwork on her.>"She always makes the best frocks.">"Though I must say, Maud, I bet I could make you even better styles of frocks. You know, if you let me customize them a bit more.">Maud mulls over Rarity's offer and hopeful grin, then shakes her head as she pulls out a tiny rock.>"I like the way you make these as is. They're nice and comfortable, and they have nice pockets for Boulder to stay in.">She pockets Boulder once more, as I turn to Lemon Zest with an odd look.
"I'm surprised you mesh so well with Maud. She's normally a bit hard to... get along with for newcomers."