I would very much like to see a series of the mane six being shown in different time periods, Twilight from ancient Greece, Rainbow Dash from World War two, Fluttershy in the hippie movement etc.. We'll just say Discord changed history, and Doctor whooves fixes it later on.
In the midst of a crippling, economic depression the once proud nation hasn't experienced since Equestria's founding, another nail has been hammered into the coffin: the banning of sales of alcoholic products. This put the Apple family in a serious predicament. Their biggest income was from their locally famous Sweet Apple Acres cider. They don't make enough money off of selling apples alone to keep afloat. They aren't the only ones; Taverns all across Equestria were closed down, most by force. Realizing they might near bankruptcy and the potential foreclosure of their ranch, the Apple family was down to an ultimatum; Either sell their cider under the nose of the enforcing guards responsible for the removal of alcohol, or lose their home, and their livelihood.
Choosing the former option, they began selling the cider in secret. By day, they sell their usual apple products. But when night falls, and the patrols have booked for the night, they open their secret tavern to sell their cider, albeit at slightly higher prices than they usually sold it for. Being largely successful has also put them at dangerous rivalries with other taverns who have begun doing the same thing. Not seeing as many customers as the Apple family, some of the taverns have attempted stealing their recipe, which has been met with failure at the end of a .45 caliber submachine gun. Not normally used to this way of living, they coped through right up to the end of the depression and the repealing of the alcohol ban, and were finally able to sell their cider publicly once again. Now, they sell their services as hitponies, if the price is right, and also offer protective services. Again, if the price is right.
Aye, you should! It's just like this--the Apple family starts bootlegging cider after prohibition. And Octavia loses her job as a musician and gets hired by them to protect their cider wagons. It's a really good blog, you can find it on Tumblr
Applejack: Sum'day, n'that day may nevuh come... Ah may call ya upon to do eh service for me. But, uh.. Until that day, accept this, as eh gift. Big Mac: We hav'n offer ya can't refuse! Scootaloo: Buonasera!