It was a warm, bright day in Equestria. Too warm. Too bright. Twilight Sparkle felt herself being forced out of bed by the societal expectations demanding she do something with bright, warm days. She lifted a coin with her magic, preferring to bend reality through sheer force of will rather than to move muscles, and put a bit in the ennui jar. Thinking for a moment, she decided to put a second bit in the jar as a response to the first. Rather than create a perpetual loop and render herself destitute, she decided to do something. "Spike!" She bellowed, "bring me the list of novel actions!"
Spike put down his afternoon tea. "You never made that list, Twilight."
"What? Really? Well why not?"
"You said that listmaking itself had lost all novelty, proclaimed the action pointless and futile, then put a bit in the ennui jar."
"Oh right. Well then, Spike, without a list we're going to have to figure out something new to do. Do you have the 'Great Big Giant Book of Every Activity Ever'?"
"You read it four times and decreed everything in it is boring. I told you this the last two times you asked for that book."
"Well shit!" Twilight put a bit in the ennui jar. She had taken up swearing to pass the time. It didn't help. "Spike, we're going to go about town and find something to do!" She started trotting downstairs.
"'We'? Why we? Why do I have to go? What about my tea?"
"Forget the goddamn tea! I know it is not possible for me to have already experienced the totality of all activity in Equestria!" Twilight kicked open the door, noting that she must try a more unique approach on the next door she encounters.
Twilight opened Sugarcube Corner's door with Spike. All sorts of beautiful confections and baked goods greeted her eyes. She didn't quite care, she had had them all before. "Pinkie Pie!" She hollered.
Pinkie hopped down the stairs. "Hey Twilight, what's up? Want a bagel?"
"No, Pinkie, I'm here because of my crippling ennui."
"You shouldn't go to a bakery for that. If I were you I'd go to a doctor!"
"No, Pinkie, what I mean is I'm stinkin' bored!" Twilight stamped a hoof. "You're the best pony I know for solving boredom, so I need your help."
"Well Twilight, I can help with boredom, but you should take a bath first!"
"What do you mea-dammit, Pinkie, let's just go already!" Twilight took a bagel and walked out of the door and trotted down the street, apparently unaware Spike and Pinkie Pie were still in Sugarcube Corner.
Pinkie turned to the dragon. "Spike, what's up with Twilight? She's usually not this grouchy when she's bored."
"I'm not sure, but I guess that since she does so little normally that she decided she has done everything. She's been on an existential rampage caused by her own limited perception of the world. Also she's reread 'Philosophy For Beginners' and decided ennui was her new favorite word." Spike took another bagel.
"Neeeeeeeeeeeat!" Pinkie stared silently for a moment. "I just wish I knew what it meant!"
Spike took a bite from the bagel. "I've picked up on it if only because she rarely stops ranting. Now come on, let's go before she chews us out."
"Hopscotch?" Pinkie said.
"Nope," Twilight replied.
"Not worth it."
"Banishing a Vetala?"
"Only if you find one."
Pinkie just looked befuddled. It was a warm, bright day. The park was beautiful, and ponies all around were having fun doing any old thing. Only Twilight seemed bored. "Well Twilight, I think your problem is you don't want to try anything!"
Twilight shook her head. "Pinkie, I've told you a million times, it's because I've done all those things before. I flew kites and jumped ropes when I was a filly, and now I have nothing to do!" She tried to raise a hoof to stomp but only made herself stumble.
"So when did you go inline skating? You should've invited me!" Spike said.
"It was ages ago, Spike. It was fun then but it isn't fun now!" Twilight yelled, remembering to keep all four legs on the ground.
Pinkie was grinning ear-to-ear. "I'm having a blast Twilight! Wheeeeeeeeee!"
Rainbow Dash flew up to the trio. "Hey guys, what's so great?"
"Inline skating! You should try it Dashie!" Pinkie replied.
"So why does Twilight look so miffed?" Rainbow asked.
"Because nothing is new and everything is shitty!" Twilight screamed.
"She's bored, is what she means." Spike added.
"Ooohh, that's a tough one." Rainbow thought for a second. "Did you try Loop-"
"Oh. Well. Don't you usually read books at times like these?"
Twilight stopped skating and yelled. "Dammit! What do I have to do to find something entertaining around here!? I'm going home!" She stumbled off, tripping over every stone.
Rainbow and Pinkie merely looked confused. Pinkie hoped she could at least get her skates back soon.