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Greetings, I am Merlos the Mad. I am a dabbler of both words and wizardry in my free time. I also invite you all to partake in my musings. Take care though, as they are the product of a madman.


A Sweetie Bot Story

Stephanie enjoys a lot of things: reading, engineering, programming, advanced physics, and, of course, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The result of these hobbies and habits is a little robotic filly, named Sweetie Belle. It was a pet project, something she started for herself on a whim one night, and worked on since before she started college. She has a job now, and is a young adult with everything in order the way it should be.

That is, until something unexpected happens.

Author's Warning
I have been informed this story contains deadly levels of cute. Continue at your own risk. Those with weak hearts may wish to avoid.

Fan-art contributed to the story.
Sweetie Bot does not like cats! by Cannibalus

Author's Note

Greetings one, greetings all, greetings none, and some; greetings, everyone.

So, new story, folks. It's not a Madverse fic, just another little story I cooked up. It's sort of like an old movie called 'Short Circuit', but isn't a crossover or a remake. The only real similarities are of course there's a robot and a girl named Stephanie. Of course it is centered around Sweetie Bot. Please do enjoy!


Art is by the illustrious Cannibalus. Thank you for allowing me to base this story off your wonderful art, sire! By all means, I owe you.

Chapters (13)
Comments ( 1521 )

love storys about self-aware robots. plus its sweetie so even better :unsuresweetie:

:pinkiehappy: Johnny 5 is alive!

And soon, so will be designation: Sweetie Belle


L-love stories...? I didn't use the romance tag...? i.imgur.com/ZDhajdY.jpg

i mean i love stories about robots :twilightsheepish:

*cough* romance would be better *cough*

Aw, agreeing with Changeling 38, stories about AI's are interesting.

That last line was unexpected, haha, up till then everything sounded so calculated and considered, then you gave the AI some character.

An AI story? An AI story follwing AI's perspective? - Have a like and fav!

Oh, and, technicalities: the images at the start and end of the fic are broken, at least here, it says
"Image hosted by Tripod"

I'm intrigued, but you may want to use a different host for the section break graphics. I'm getting a "hosted by Tripod" image instead of what you intended.

Still, definitely looking forward to more.


very odd! They work on my side, guys. Nevertheless thanks, I rehosted the images on imgur, all better? :raritystarry:

Yup, fixed.
Edit: Removed stuff

Oh my god, yes!

I want one of my own, I don't even care if it eventually triggers the robot pony apocalypse. :unsuresweetie:

Stephanie changed color. Nice software! :unsuresweetie:

This sounds like a metaphor to life.

Great start, also this is a cute story so far. Can't wait for the next bit.:twilightsmile:
:unsuresweetie: "Why am I always being seen as a robot? I don't get it?"

Sounds like some defragmenting is overdue.

Unit Sweetie chose to deactivate the secondary computer. It would save power. Secondary computer was unnecessary.

Not a good idea. You don't want to reverse the polarity of your LiPos do you? :facehoof:



Heh, just thought this was cool. Hobby robots, gotta love uhm, guys.


[In other words, this is great.]

No blanket, so Sweetie Bot pantses Stephanie for power reaquisition. :rainbowlaugh:

Get featured. get featured, get featured!

Well, such a delightful menagerie of machines. When do we get to meet AM?

Holy S*** my text gives featured strength powers! :pinkiegasp: 3167944

You put the whole film? I think I love you.

I remember Short Circuit. Very funny.:twilightblush:

Aww sheet, Short Circuit, haven't seen that in ages. Is that your way of foreshadowing?:unsuresweetie:

Sorry, I don't really like ponified Fallout. No offense. 3168009

Add a human or two, and send them to Equestria or reverse that idea and I'm there! :rainbowwild: Also I really did not mean anything against your writing. I just don;t like to read Ponified Fallout, that's all. 3168055

:trixieshiftleft:Second, huh? No further questions.

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