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Twilight Sparkle is concerned for her friend and assistant Sweetie Belle. After all it must be hard, being the only AI in all of Equestria.

Warning: contains Sweetie Bot!

Cover art by 1APEEPA.

Edited and added a new chapter.

Chapters (2)
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I think my brain blew up.

AHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I love Twilight's last little freak out.

3699157>>3705591 Time travel shennanigans, that is what happened. And they tend to have that effect. :pinkiecrazy:

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I actually had a fic I was going to write called "Chess Game of the Gods" which revolved around both Twilight and Celestia cheating their plots off at chess with timetravel. Not sure if I will ever write it though, for fear that chess players might read it and realise I am talking out my ass (the only chess I've ever played was shot-chess, and I don't recall a lot of those games.)

The end of this chapter came out'a left field. :rainbowderp:

"SPIKE! wait, no… SWEETIE BELLE, WHERE'S MY CHECKLIST‽"

"Ahh yes, that would be the temporal paradox you are no longer under the threat of," new Celestia chuckled, as old Celestia finished off her slice of cake.

... Could someone point out the paradox for me? Is it Spike not being there to tell her where her checklist is? Is it the checklist? :rainbowhuh:

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Yeah, this one has always kind of been a bit of a divisive fic, some people liked it when I first wrote it, others didn't.

Originally the second chapter didn't exist, that was written to try and explain what had happened.

I love Sweetie Bot, and have been playing around with the idea of a prequel to this story. The sequel to this one is a massive mood whiplash from this one.

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The temporal paradox was that as she was Sweetie Belle's creator, the younger Sweetie Belle (let's call here YSweetie) could not be different, or improved on from the older Sweetie Belle (OSweetie from here on)

For example, if OSweetie did not have, lets say, a wifi antenna, but the YSweetie did, when Celestia took the YSweetie back in time, OSweetie would have to have the wifi unit, else there is a paradox there. As they were one and the same, until the paradox was resolved, no new innovation could be made.

Once the timeline was no longer under threat of paradox, Twilight was flooded with ideas for improvements to OSweetie.

I don't think I will write Time Travel stuff anymore. Douglas Adams I ain't!

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Oooh, that's why Celestia's line was in response to Twilight yelling for her checklist. That was the only part of this that confused me, lol. Aside from what originally instigated the paradox — but thinking too deeply on time travel shenanigans is a path to madness, so I'll just mosey on away from that.

Would this possible prequel involve the initial discovery that Sweetie is a robot? I haven't seen many of those, but I haven't exactly looked... what few stories I have seen, though, never finished. It's an interesting topic, and it'd be awesome to see it done to completion.

P.S.: I really like the word "OSweetie", if only for the pun. I wish my computer ran on that OS; browsing the internet would be much more adorable.

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OSweetie/2: Warp
The most adorable OS ever.

And yeah, the prequel would be how they find out she is a robot. I originally was thinking, but forgot when it came to writing, that Rarity's parents always going on cruises was actually due to Celestia messing up the memory spell that they had Sweetie while they were on a cruise.

I've read a few Sweetie Bot stories too, some of them were damned good (Minuette's Lesson, iirc) and others either lost my interest, or like you said, were never completed.

I also had in mind an idea for a DADOES inspired Sweetie Bot fic, mostly because I wanted somepony to say "I've seen things you ponies wouldn't believe. Griffon Attack Ships on fire, of the coast of dragon sound. Cerberi howling in the night at Tartarus Gate. All these moments... lost in time, like... tears in rain. Time... to die."

Edit: Also, Roy Batty would totally have to be a Nocturne pony.

But one reference to a movie does not a story make, so that kind of went by the way side.

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If you do end up writing this prequel, I'd suggest going easy on that messed-up-memory-spell-causing-lifelong-obsession-with-cruises thing... that's entering into some incredibly immoral territory, and while it wouldn't be the topic of the story, and could easily never even come up, you seem to have a history with unintentionally stumbling onto topics that push people's buttons. :twilightblush:

I would seriously love to read this, though. Even if it's super sad, this prequel sounds far less likely to have all my favorite characters be dead than the sequel does. :yay:

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Hahaha, yeah... that is true, I do have that habit. So probably a good idea I forgot to put it in :raritywink:

The prequel likely would be more slice of life with a little bit of humour, but not expressly comedy. I don't think it would be grounds for a sadfic (though there have been plenty that have covered that).

Oh I see. Reading a character origin story for Sweetie Belle by setting it in the future was certainly interesting. :rainbowlaugh:

3758648 It's partially resolvable, assuming that Present!Sweetie is physically larger than Newborn!Sweetie.

Twilight attempts to replicate a baby version of Sweetie in order to duplicate Sweetie's formative years, but finds out that there is not the room in the smaller unit for all the improvements she's been able to add to Sweetie since first discovering her nature. In fact, there's only room for the same basic systems that Twilight originally discovered in Sweetie. Sweetie herself could have originally 'grown' either through a chassis-expansion system Twilight built into her, or her parents could have known about her and commissioned new bodies built around her unchanging core (her core being too complex to tinker with) over the years.

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NUCLEAR WARHEAD ARMED
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ERROR: CONTAINMENT BREACH DETECTED
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I don't know why I commented this. I don't. :pinkiecrazy:

Please wear a condom before fucking my mind.

Don't worry, baby. I've been tested. *pets 4817098's hair soothingly*

† The baby comment stands, even if you are a man.

Nice fic.

There was just one little, teensy weensy, common misconception though... :twilightblush:

Machines don't actually last that long. It would probably be about twenty five years before Sweeite's CPUs malfunctioned and had to be replaced, and about six years before the hard drives had to be replaced, so if there was no one to upload her software to newer hardware, her software would fade away after a few decades.

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I claim fantasy rules. Though really, Sci-Fi barely ever sticks to reality either :raritywink:

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:rainbowwild:

Rottin' cheatin' solar alicorns :trollestia:

I understand but don't all at once

Hello there! I enjoyed this fanfic, so I narrated it! Hope you don't mind :twilightsmile:

" Wait! " Twilight exclaimed, dropping her quill and spilling ink across the page. " SO THAT'S HOW SHE'S ALWAYS BEATEN ME IN CHESS! "

Priorities. Twilight might or might not have them...

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