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Darth Atrox

I find your lack of faith disturbing


After strange occurrences with radios across the world Twilight does some research. What she finds, changes everything.

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The Beatles....


Now we just need to broadcast "Here Comes the Sun".
Or maybe just confuse them with "I am the Walrus"


Screw it, just send them all the songs!

703754 Send them Revolution #9.....


Hmmm....I don't want to know what they will think about that song...
Perhaps they would think we are trying to brainwash them?

Beautifully done.

703777 Perhaps....or perhaps they might find it as a beautifully well made psychedelic/avante-garde track and will eventually build up a bunch of conspiracies as to what the real meaning track is...



We send them Dragonforce and melt their faces off.

And Pinkie gets Andrew WK.

And thus the world ends.

I just had this small gleam feeling in my heart while reading this, & that ending? that just left me with a smile on my face.

...I like where this is going.

Incredible. I'm a die-hard pony-beatles fan. :pinkiehappy:

if it was me, i would continue this fic...
just sayin.

it's that good!

431 years...
talk about lag!

Contination to this beautiful piece of literature is hoped for, wanted and demanded.

But, ummm, whatever you want to do is fine.:yay:

EDIT: Wow, this was your first story no this site? Excellent work, fellow author. :pinkiehappy:

Your ending left me charmed.:twilightsmile:

Beatles are always awesome!

That was pure awesome, The Beatles and Ponys the perfect combination. :rainbowdetermined2:

My heart, I haven't felt so many feels ever since I read My Little Dashie.

Hello everyone!

Thank you so much for your support and kind words. My goal was only to get about 10 likes on this story. But, needless to say, it shattered that goal! 39 likes and 30 favorites!? Wow. It's an honor.

Now I'm kind of hoping to see this in the featured box. lol, a guy can dream, right?

And then a human starship apears in orbit around the planet. :pinkiegasp:

Gem Fido and the Dominion, eh? Love seeing subtle references to other fics. I also love the Beatles. :ajsmug:

Pretty neat story. Kinda old-fashioned sci-fi. I like it.

I want a continuation.

The though of the sophonts of Pony-Earth and the sophonts of Our-Earth making contact via songs would be amazing. Perhaps they send the Equestrian anthem?

704316 not 431 years 431 light years by the way very very long time

Sincerely the Doctor

yes but radio waves travel at the speed of light, so ergo 431 light years would take a radio wave 431 years to traverse.

Nothing's gonna change my world.

I feel lonely and sad now.

Comment posted by Xelak deleted Mar 31st, 2013

1436508 Why did you link to poker on facebook. :facehoof:

No clue. I honestly don't remember what picture I was trying to post.

Since no one has posted it in comments yet...

Complete? This just begs to be continued. Good job BTW.

Man, I remember the night scientists sent Across the Universe into space on the song's anniversary. I was young and it was the first time I had ever heard the song. It instantly sealed my love for the Beatles.


Well, sorry Author (The Reaper ), my suspended disbelief only goes so far and that's far less than 431 years. You see, Radio Waves are not an efficient transmitter of information over great ranges. To send a message (with our current level of tech) more than just one or two lightyears, would require special radio equipment to focus the radio signal into a much narrower beam. At the ranges you're talking about, I am skeptical if the signal would arrive as anything other than that annoying background static you hear between channels. You know what that is? Stars and pulsars, etc, banging out signals much 'louder' than we could currently hope to replicate.

I appreciate what you're trying to do here, but the basic premise here is fundamentally flawed. :twilightblush:

This was a very interesting read. It did have a moment where it lost me, but I got back into it as I read further. Nice story, nice tackle on the 2008 NASA song beaming (which I never heard about).

you must be fun at parties :trollestia:


So what would happen if the ponies got their hooves on something more concrete, like... the Voyager 1 or 2 space probe and it's golden disc?

I'm thinking Luna spots it first and brings it down safely without it burning up in the atmosphere first. Twilight and every other scientific pony goes bonkers over it. Then they all work together to try and backtrack the probe's journey to Earth (we did supply a nice map with it after all).

Considering distances involved and the pokey speed of the Voyager probes (only about +38,000mph), we (humans) would most likely be long since dead or moved on from Earth unless some cliched cheat is used such as a gentle wormhole that does simply tear it to pieces and spit the atomic sized particles out at relativistic speeds.



(rhyme time)

2941143>>2941143 I'm not good at that.

Just keep spamming Beatles stuff.


Hey man, he didn't make up the idea. NASA did, and they probably know what they're doing.

2941252 The principle (as I understand it) is, that societies on par with our own, with radio telescopes, would turn to the heavens, aim their telescopes at our star and hear these signals. As for its effectiveness...
*looks out window at the night sky*
Nope, still nothing. :applejackunsure:
The facts are, the program is a long shot at best. Those at SETI know this, they acknowledge this fact.

Now, I've got no doubt that this is an entertaining story (given its vote-counter), all my statement is, was that it broke my suspension of disbelief. The wonderful thing about magic - and also a lot of Sci-fi - is their authors don't explain sh*t. That's the trick! 431 years? Too specific, and it breaks the story for me, as someone who has a basic knowledge of working radio-transmissions...

My inner beatlemaniac is screaming for joy.

This should totally be expanded. Great idea there. Some hiccus in grammer and pacing, but that can be chalked up to it simply being a quick one shot.


Now I'd just like to see a sequel to the story where the ponies and humans meet up :pinkiehappy:

Somehow I feel that this Is just the right amount of "H" in an HIE story.
Also, you reminded me that The Beatles are a thing that exists. Thank you for that.


(sorry for the late comment)

431 years is exactly how long it would take for a signal being beamed at light speed towards a star that is 431 light years away.

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