Twilight delivers a speech about chairs. But what really is a chair?
That was very thought provoking (I think that's the phrase xD) and it made me think quite a bit. Again this has been written very well and everything flowed really well. Good job :3
Wow, this fiction had me thinking for a minute about most of the things around me. Especially the chairs
This could be good to lecture to a class about reality and perception
I AM NOT SITTING IN A CHAIR! OH MY CELESTIA NO!!!!!!!!!!!!
I HAVE BEEN LIED TO!
Angry Chair - Alice In Chains
I liked it.
But who was chair?
Oh great. And now I'll be sitting on my chair and pondering about the universe for another four hours instead of sleeping...
So, does this mean that Twilight is supposed to be the first person to ever do philosophy? This exercise isn't exactly novel, or terribly high-level (as in, it should be taught no more than a year or two into a philosophy degree), so the idea that the Canterlot intelligentsia would never have even considered a similar idea is unbelievable. Also, it just doesn't feel like Twilight is talking. I can't explain it, but basically this doesn't feel like it has to do with MLP at all beyond name dropping Twi and Celestia.
It is well written, though. I just can't say I enjoyed it because it mostly felt pretentious, though I admit I have a prejudice against philosophy for just that reason.
>>10589851058985 I understand where you are coming from, and I'm not going to say that this was the best work I have done. I just had an itch to write about that, and decided to do a 45 min. challenge, so I put this out. I could have done more for the story, and I know that. I do thank you for the honest opinion and well thought out comment though. I think I'll stick to my sadfics... when I have another idea for one
I like this, and have often thought of things such as this when questioned on the things I believe.
Though I do my best to be courteous of others feelings and mind sets If something is true it is true, it does not matter what I say or feel it just is.
So if I come come to a place where I must tell something that angers or hurts them why is it they so often turn on me?
Would they prefer I tell them a soothing lie that will slowly taint and weaken them rather then a truth that burns like the removal of a cancer but in the end makes them stronger.
What friend would I be if I sought more for them to care for me then I do for there well being? Thus while I try to be as gentle and soothing as possible if in the end I must place my connection with them on the line to benefit them should I hold it back or be willing to set them free?
There is another note, even if I believe something to be truth how can I say for sure?
what is true is true, and what is false is false regardless of who we are, we do not decide truth, truth simply is.
But how do you know truth? Have we not all been deceived before?
So I also am careful to not only not hold from my friends what I believe to be the truth even if they may reject me for it.
I also remind them that they themselves are the only ones who can decide if they deem whatever information I have shared worthy of note.
oh, and also I forgot this
The fact that you (in your response to azore24) said that this was a "45 minute" challenge is rather self evident. But not in a bad way, mind you. I suppose, while short because of the circumstance that is was written in, it still has enough in-story context that it can stand up on its own and be counted for. Of course the start to finish is predictably linear, that doesn't make it bad either.
This is something short and straight to a point. Is good. Like sandvich.
When I saw the title and description:
When I finished reading:
>>10592991059299 I like your comment. And quite a bit at that.
*blinks several times* I...well...uh...my brain may have just encountered a minor explosion. Excellent.
Down with government! Down with Celestia! Down with oppressors!
... chairs... dictionary... the cake is a lie... thank you for listening
This reads like an author tract. That isn't necessarily a bad thing (as the TVTropes page points out), but you've written the issue as very one-sided. The only opposing viewpoint presented is an elitist jerk of a strawman, which I think detracts from the overall story.
Great story! Glad to see that I'm not the only one who sees things like this (Get it?)
What is a chair but a miserable pile of secrets? Bah, enough talk. Have at you!
Seriously though, a chair is best defined as a piece of furniture desinged for being sat upon as it's primary function, with a back rest.
And secondly this falls into other basic premises, where you overthink things. What is a mountain? An exceptionally large hill. Do mountain's exist? Yes, you idiot, mountains exist! The perception of reality does not change reality in and of itself!
Still a great story, if a bit one sided.
5 Pinkie + 2 for mind boom.
What are chairs? We just don't know.
I was away from fimfiction for three weeks (doing research with friends) and literally gave a speech about chairs to them sometime during the second week. I forget why.
I come back, and see this... wow...
>>10642631064263 Coincidence.... or something more?
My mind, has been blown my friend. This isn't the first story I've read by you...I'm going to favourite this story, and watch you.
Welp, that was fascinating! My only complaint is a small nitpick regarding consistency:
But because this session, they would think of everything around them in a new light even if the premise seemed a bit mundane.
Then later we see one of these ponies scoffing at Twilight's mundane premise. Again, this really is a monir nitpick, so there's nothing to worry about. Really interesting fic. It certainly got me thinking.
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