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Obselescence


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If you think that your day is a little too short,
With too much to do for twenty-four hours,
Then you fall back on the final resort,
And go back in time with your magical powers.

Princess Celestia, in her infinite wisdom, comes to the conclusion that she doesn't have anywhere near enough time to do everything on her busy schedule. Not a problem for her, though. The solution to having no time is obvious: just make some more.

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This story is 480% Time Loop Approved

Wait how did Eakin comment on this story before it was posted?

WHAT SORT OF TIME TOMFOOLERY IS THIS?

TIMEFOOLERY???

3069474>>3073058 Dang, I was just about to reference this group.

Welcome, Celestia. Welcome to the world of paradoxes.

You can't escape now.

~Skeeter The Lurker

HAVE MY LIKE

I liked the story and it jumped from 5 to 8 :applejackconfused:

My likes are the strength of three because my heart is pure! :ajsmug:

:rainbowlaugh:

:applejackunsure:

Okay, must be some other reason :ajsleepy:

Oh Luna. You know full well it won't end well.

~Skeeter The Lurker

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When you click on it, the thumbs meter updates. Apparently, in the time it took from opening the page to hitting the thumb, 3 people have thumbed it.

I'm laughing my ass off at the continued antics she's getting into.

Poor Luna... A witness to it all.

~Skeeter The Lurker

:trollestia: Controls that rate at which the sun crosses the sky. Decides that the solution is time travel. :facehoof:

Nice ending.

Very well done. VERY well done indeed.

~Skeeter The Lurker

Just the title of this chapter alone was worth a read! :rainbowlaugh: Now I guess I'll read the rest.

Comment posted by Royal deleted Aug 20th, 2013

3073139 no It will end VERY well...for us the readers.

A good start. Celestia's off on a time jaunt still slightly impaired by consumption of ale. What could possibly go wrong? :trixieshiftright:

I wonder if she ever thought about ordering herself to have 10 or so hours of nap time.

Well. I'm impressed.

This is probably one of the most well-written fics I've read. Both Luna and Celestia's characters were perfect, and I laughed more than a few times at their antics and inner monologue. You nailed their speech patterns superbly, too.

The narration was spot-on. It was whimsical and funny, almost effortless in its execution. This story managed to be absurd, mind-bending, and surprisingly deep, all at the same time. I actually can't find any fault with this. I mean, I got a little confused at first, but that's more because I'm an idiot than anything else.

Also, time loops are awesomesauce.

All in all, I absolutely adore this fic, and would read it again in a heartbeat. You could say it's...

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...Timeless.

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(i'll show myself out)

35 likes and it made it to the featured box?
What sorcery is this? :trixieshiftleft:

Oh time travel. How we abuse you so. It's interesting at how Luna sorta switched places with Celestia.
Oh well, at least the minor crosseyes I get isn't as bad as theworstwriter's brain frying, blood melting "Double Rainbow." I still never understood the ending.

Well done. Short, but gets to the point. No unnecessary fluff, and it gets the job done.
Also, Hooray for more time traveling!

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Everything. :V

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Wow, that's a way more positive reaction than I was expecting. Thanks a bunch for reading, man!

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I thought it was made fairly clear that it was time sorcery.

Haha, but nah seriously. The featured box is all built on relative popularity, so if most of the fics in it are old and on their way out, it takes relatively less for new fics to get featured.

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Thanks for the read and praise, yo. Means a lot, you don't even know.

All hail more time traveling!

Broken loops end with dead Striders.
It was a good fic, got multiple chuckles out of me, writing was good and characters and their interactions felt realistic.
And this looks like a canned speech.

Future Celestias. Honestly. They acted like she was demanding the world of them.

I am reminded of a certain Homestuck character...

Luna set her tea down and stared at her. “There is a difference,” she said, “between something that can be done and something that should be done.”

Luna channeling Dr. Ian Malcolm here.

“Do I?” said Luna, looking back briefly. “Then kindly inform me when you intend to hold one.“

I think the term is "zing"? Or is it "burn"? I'm not quite sure.

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To be fair, making the sun travel across the sky more slowly wouldn't have actually given her more time to do things, just more daylight. Also, it probably would've caused a ton of other problems.

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Yeah, I had Homestuck flashbacks as well.

I loved this story. I loved everything about it. That is all.

“You... you hit me.” All the color drained from Celestia’s face. “You actually hit me.”

:trollestia: "Not even my own father ever hit me!"

I was pulled in by the cover art and made to stay by the laughs:rainbowlaugh:

My takeaway for this chapter? Star Swirl can't spell for crap.

Moving on!

Damn, I've bee reading way too much of Eakin's work, I totally expected Celestia to send her into orbit all under the guise of "It's in her best interests, I'm truly helping her.":rainbowlaugh: I prefer your ending.

Here's hoping that Luna doesn't scare her poor maids and attendants with her new approach.

Not unless the explosion gets to them all first...

Oh, and how the tables have turned. Sweet, sweet justice.

Now to see how this all ends. Can't wait!

Time shenanigans are the best kind of shenanigans. :twilightsmile:

Your portrayals of Celestia and Luna are perfect, especially with regards to Celestia's penchant for self-sacrifice. When you look at stories like this, it's easy to see where Twilight got her neuroses from.

I'm glad Eakin mentioned this fic!

With all the talk of explosions, I'm kind of disappointed nothing exploded. Still, a well written story of celestial shenanigans. Good work, Obs.

Aww, what a sweet ending.

It took some bitch slapping, but well earned in my opinion. It takes one to know one.

A great story! The paradox has been averted!

I have to say, I was a bit surprised at the quick resolution. It felt a little bit too neat and easy, and that the potential wasn't quite filled. Ah well, pretty good overall.

3073377 Plugging is magic.

If Celestia can time travel, why doesn't she simply sleep a few hours (or for an entire day), and then get back to fulfilling all of her requests?

What description should have been:

The solution to having no time is obvious: just make some more. Send it to the moon!

3074587 I find your statement... Logical.
I am Shockwave.

Oh, look, a pun for a chapter title! :yay:
I hate puns. :flutterrage:

Seriously, though, this was a brilliant start, and I got directed here by Eakin!

3073513

Funny you should mention that, since this fic was originally conceived (something like a year ago, I think) while I was still part of the Homestuck fandom. The fic's evolved a lot since then, but now that I think about it, the original concept may very well have had its roots in Homestuck time shenanigans.

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I am not as cruel a man as Eakin.

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Thanks, yo! Celestia and Luna are very interesting characters to me, and I've written a whole bunch about them by this point, so I'd like to think I've picked up a thing or two about their character voices. Good to see the fruits of my labor are sweet.

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More explosions next time. I promise.

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Hey, now, not all hope is lost! :yay:

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I am reminded of a certain Homestuck character...

And which one would that be? :rainbowhuh:

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Same happened to me, and I'm not even an element! :pinkiegasp:
We're just that special, I guess. :yay:

If for a couple weeks Celestia has several dozen copies of herself in the present then she must make up that time later. It will be more than "a few trips." She will have to spend approximately the next year in the past.

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But what if there were suddenly multiple realities running parallel to this one that she froze and then drew the other Celestias out of, thus negating the need to make up that time in her dimensional reality?

Why is the concept of time travel so weird?

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