So being the insane son of a bitch I am, I decided to partake in another monthly ARTIST TRAINING GROUND CHALLENGE!
Starting in June!
This theme is:
A MOMENT THAT MADE YOU DISAPPOINTED - Daring Don't
Pretty much this whole episode just gave me more questions than answers with how off it is and the plotholes!
I'll just copypasta my rant on this episode from a previous journal.
"This episode can be summed up with this: SELF INSERT MASTURBATION! I'm still a little miffed by Daring Do being real, however the one thing is how faulty the writing in this episode was. It just left so many plotholes and unanswered questions. Daring Do says she works in SECRETS, but why the balls would you go onto publish your adventures for anyone to see, specifically your ENEMIES?! Also why would you keep the golden rings around if you knew they were bad news? Wouldn't it be a better idea to DESTROY the damn rings, not wait around for your enemies to steal them and trigger doomsday?! "
This episode and two others really did not sit well with me. Ugh.
(I pretty much discount the entire episode and refuse to accept it as canon. I have to go to elaborate lengths to fantasize the episode into making sense, and it was really just abysmally done... Which is a pity. I hate it anytime I have to say yes, this is horrid, about anyone's writing and story structure.)
Two simple answers: Her books are presented as fiction, and are probably either highly exaggerated or don't actually tell the full story. Plus, she probably thinks that presenting her books as fiction under a pen name would actually KEEP readers from finding out, because as fantastical as Equestria is, she probably doesn't think that other ponies would believe that such adventures actually happened. I actually figured that Daring Do is actually some kind of agent for Celestia, who takes care of problems like the ones in her books and presented in the episode, since Twilight and her friends can't be everywhere at once.
As for the rings, well,. maybe she had already tried that and found that they couldn't be directly destroyed.
That...... doesn't explain how her enemies could FIND the books and go after A.K. Yearling instead, just to get to Daring Do, but in the process eventually learn that she IS in fact Daring Do and she'll STILL screw herself over.
Well, those enemies probably saw the books, and realized that A. K. Yearling might have some connection to the hero that has beaten them before. They probably looked for her to lead them to Daring Do, then found out that she is Daring.
In other words, there was no hole in the plot. They were all in Daring Do's idea to write down her adventures.