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"I will forge my own way, then, where I may not be accepted, but I will be myself. I will take what they called weakness and make it my strength." ~Rarity, "Black as Night"



How do you deal with the unexplainable? Some just accept it for what it is. Others seek tirelessly for the truth, examining every possibility. And some decide it doesn't actually exist. Only Twilight could have the sheer gumption to decide that magic is impossible... and be right.

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Cute -- somepony finally questioned it -- oops.

Way to go, Twilight. Now Equestria's going to burn to ashes because Celestia can't move the sun any more.
And she's already working on destroying flight, too.

If she applies the transitive property to the phrase 'Friendship is Magic', it's just game over.

Two things of note: First off, I don't think it needs a 'Random' tag (but that could change with coming chapters)
Second, you have Twi stacked on the books when she stops using her magic. However, earlier on you mentioned Twi's wings. Could she not have flown? Or have her wings disappeared due to her no longer believing that they existed?

In any case, I find this a fairly amusing concept and I have a few possible endings in my mind. I'm curious as to where this goes. I hope Luna and Celestia are prepared to deal with no longer being able to be stewards of night and day :twilightsheepish: And who knows what would happen if she interacted with Discord.

Thanks for writing,

Just as long as Twilight doesn't have to do math, I think everything's gonna be okay.

Honestly? I keep forgetting. Therefore, Twilight keeps forgetting, too.
That's my answer and I'm stickin' to it! :twilightblush:

I just read the whole thing on PFA. Hilarious! :pinkiehappy:

Ah, that's sort of the secret. The whole thing is up on PFA, but I'm releasing it chapter by chapter here.
Don't spoil it! :pinkiegasp:
EDIT: But in any case, I'm glad you liked it! :raritystarry:

Well, this can only get better. :ajbemused:



Twilight knows she has wings, she just doesn't believe she can fly.


What's PFA, and does she even still have her horn and wings? Also, I think the title of chapter 2 doesn't match the chapter. Great story, though!

Pony Fiction Archive.
And... I don't have any other good name for the chapter, so... nyeh. :rainbowderp:

EDIT: Also, Twilight hadn't disproven flight yet at that point.

Well, this is an interesting twist :)

I like it :pinkiehappy:

Final chapter's coming up this evening. Hope you're super-excited! :rainbowkiss:

hopefully they'll be more entertaining since that ending was not

They are, I promise. Tell you what, I'll put both of them up tomorrow. How's that sound? :twilightsmile:
(And yeah, I guess this one was supposed to be kind of depressing. Just the way it had to go, I guess. :pinkiesad2:)

I would like to think that since Twilight is no longer capable of having higher level abstract thoughts nor capable of communicating them to others (who wouldn't understand them anyway) the Logical Edifice she has created that is changing everything collapses and everything returns back to its normal impossibility.

I cannot think therefore I am.

Who says the Logical Edifice had anything to do with it? It was obviously hypnosuggestive cave gas. :derpytongue2:
(Bonus points if you know what that's referencing. :raritywink:)


I figured that was how the one and only ending would go. Maybe ending with Princess Celestia, who'd be to smart to fall into the trap to actually spell it out to her

Would you like me to write an extra-special ending just for you? :trixieshiftleft:
...Actually, I'm not being sarcastic. If you'd like, I could write another alternate end with that in mind. Would you like? :eeyup:



Well, considering it's similar to an idea another poster had, go for it.

I keep forgetting you are two different posters. :derpyderp1::derpyderp2:
So, an extra-special ending for both of you. :trollestia:


This reminds of Eddsworld Zanta Claws II. "Hey, cars can't fly!" *crashes on a plane* http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXWI_2XK5IA

I like the story. Awesome dark humor. ^_^

Also, nitpick: elephants are capable of self reflected sentience, and they are herbivore.

No no, I like this ending. My friends who are reading over my shoulder don't, but I like it. :twilightsmile:

I only mention that because I've heard that theory before: that only carnivores could be as sentient as we are. Frankly, I think it's ridiculous, but then again, I'm not a biologist. :twilightsheepish:

It´s... weird. Just weird.

Written completely extemporaneously in 30 minutes using the idea, "What if it was all just a dream?"
So in a sense, I'm glad you think it's weird. :derpytongue2:
EDIT: Oh, and technically, you can choose which of the five endings you want to be canon. My personal favorite is actually AE 1. The only reason the Prime Ending (with everything ceasing to be) is the one in Chapter 3 is because I felt it was the most natural. (It also has the title as the punchline. :raritywink: )

They formed together into shapes: triangles, squares, hexagons, dodecagons, rapidly growing more and more complex until finally they bound together into polyhedra, pyramids, cubes, dodecahedrons, icosahedrons, and then those shapes began to fuse together until they were the shape of a massive pony, purple, she realized with a sudden jolt that she was looking at Twilight Sparkle, no longer a princess but a god, formed from a trillion universes, infinitely huge and powerful yet understanding and loving and she watched as the massive Twilight Sparkle trod slowly out of her view, and she suddenly felt so lonely, and she tried to call out, "No, Twilight! Come back!" but nothing came out from her voice, she realized she had no body, no vocal cords to speak, but she didn't feel afraid, no, she only felt lonely, she wished for something to fill the void again, she was nothing among nothing, then who was she?

I think you broke the grammar universe with this run-on sentence :twilightoops:

actually i meant all the endings

Ah, okay. Then thank you for confirming that I should keep the Random tag. :rainbowlaugh:

I don't think the universe can tell Pinkie to lay off, considering she can already bend reality.

I was yelling at my laptop how things fly the entire chapter.

All right, I'll admit I'm not an aeronautics expert. :twilightblush: Would it help if we know that pegasi don't taxi, and that they don't buzz their wings like bees? :rainbowhuh:

I'm sure you don't want me to explain the boring details of how a bird flys so I give you this i.imgur.com/rrxr4Oq.gif

This is some surreal shit. This is just what I'm dreaming. My dreamd are like LSD trips on crack and coffee.

How about Twilight is about to disprove everything and then Chrysalis flies in for revenge and captures her?

As a healthy skeptic, she wasn't about to admit some metaphysical aspect of the system.

The system... of magic. As in the explicitly metaphysical. :facehoof:

Also, Twilight's proof his flawed. Nothing contradicts magic, and countless testimonies, historical events, magical items, and cosmic mechanics support it. Just because she can't detect or explain it doesn't mean it doesn't exist, only that her equipment and theories are insufficient to the task. It's like an illiterate person declaring that written language is impossible.

Of course, as long as the princess of magic is convinced magic is impossible, the flaws in her logic don't matter. She believes it, and therefore magic is not permitted to exist. Magically. Best not to think about that too hard, lest the universe poke you in the brain.

Still, a most enjoyable story of the dangers of shoddily constructed and hastily applied logic. Thank you for it. :twilightsmile:

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