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"[FoME] manages the impossible combination of being an actual legitimate nerd while staying unabashedly pleasant." —Aragón

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A Pinkie Promise is a dangerous thing. There are Tartaran contracts that are less strictly enforced. Making one before your first cup of coffee is just asking for trouble.

Based on a prompt by Bad Horse.

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My new head Canon is that pinkie is hunting down Liliana for breaking her pinkie promise with the demons.

Wow... my only complaint is there's no discerning between scenes. it's just blamblamblamblamblam, with absolutely no rest in between

"Every time I try to make a predictive model of her behavior, it’s less accurate than guessing."

Twilight clearly isn't thinking big enough here. If that's a reliable, reproducible effect, then all she needs to do is officially predict that Pinkie Pie will fail to solve all of the world's problems by tomorrow morning, and pow, utopia.

(A utopia with an alicorn Pinkie Pie ruling as some sort of transcendental Overprincess, yes, but c'mon, utopia.)

Whatever you do, don't let siege engineer Apple Bloom convince you to let her build a tree-bucket. You know she can't pronounce trebuchet.

:moustache:Yeah ! I'm getting a ride in a tree-bucket !
:raritystarry: Spike I thought you were with Sweetie Belle at Sweet Apple Acres, What are you doing in my bed?
:moustache: Tr-eeeeeeeeeeee - buuuuuuuuckkkkkkkk-it
:twilightoops: buck-et?
:rainbowhuh: He was caught in her bed ? buck WUT?
:pinkiehappy:short buck-it list
:yay:Just one on his list, sorry I want to be a tree-bucket
:duck:There can only be but one

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It wasn't a Pinkie Promise, but an Infernal Pact.
They both have repercussions for breaking one that no mortal dare contemplate but other than that they are nothing alike.

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But the problem with that is by expecting Pinkie to do the unexpected the unexpected become the expected and she'll just wind up making all of the worlds problems slightly worse some how.

Great little story FoM. If you don't mind sharing what was the prompt that, well, prompted this?

5615051 Also, a predictive model that's worse than random can be converted into one that's better than random. By taking its reciprocal distribution, horizon, Bradel? I'm not sure that the reciprocal distribution is guaranteed to be better than random.

omg somebody actually did it

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You gotta do it with at least one level of experimental blinding -- convince Twilight to predict that Pinkie will fail to solve all problems, while not letting her realize the implication or doing the prediction yourself.

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I dunno about formal functional analysis of predictive models, but intuitively it seems like this would work. The problem is that Twilight's models presumably produce specific, usable predictions like "Pinkie will bake 36 cupcakes", so when you invert it you get general, meaningless predictions like "Pinkie will do something other than bake 36 cupcakes", which could be singing a song or opening a door to an alternate dimension or baking 48 cupcakes. (Also there's a feedback problem in that Pinkie's unpredictableness will always react to the model actually in use in order to keep her unpredictable.)

>>FOME
earth pony skills blog post is when

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The thing is, "less accurate than guessing" can still be accurate at times. It's not a guaranteed NOT operator. Also, Twilight's guesses have gotten much more accurate over the years; she doesn't realize it, but she's developing an intuitive model that works much better than any of the ones she's made through structured analysis. And really, that's the only way a working behavioral model of Pinkie Pie can be made: by being her friend.
That being said, I welcome the rule of Party Princess Pinkie Pie. (Doo dah, doo dah.)

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And don't let her pour you a glass of fusillade, cannonade, colonnade...
Basically, if it sounds like a drink and isn't a potion, turn her down. Because there will be fire or angry columns or both.

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The prompt's right there in the story description, Vlad.

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Twilight tried that. It still didn't work. She suspects that Pinkie's behavior may be modelable only on the complex plane.

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If you haven't already, I recommend reading "Negotiations" for more on my earth pony headcanon.

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Submitted for your consideration: I have just gotten you to logically explain the failure of a proposal to use an illogical force to defeat common sense.

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Good game, gentlemares. *tips his hat; sweeps gravity, Gause's Law, and Ellsberg's Paradox off the table; and strolls away*

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When you sweep gravity off of a table, in which direction does it travel?

I started writing a comment snippet and it sort of ballooned.
Very cute fun.

“In two shakes of a lamb’s tail!”

Applejack scowled. “Now you know how Lanolin feels about that.”

AJ is wandering past the sheep pen, but pauses and glances over at a specific sheep.

"Hey Lanolin."

"Yeah AJ?"

"How'd you get your name? I mean lanolin is something in your fleece right? So why'd your momma name you after the stuff?"

"Oh hello Applejack dear, what brings you by? Lanny dear are you being a good boy?"

"Yess mooom. AJ just wanted to know why you named me Lanolin."

"Oh goodness yes! Well, it's a very funny story, you see-"

"Oh my gosh Mom! I can't believe you're doing this! I'm not a lamb anymore. I'm almost a full grown ram."

"Lanolin Loaghton Gansey! How dare you be so rude in front of Misses Applejack! You need to apologize right now or I will give you such a butting."

"sigh I'm sorry AJ. I know better and I should behave myself."

"Aww shoot Lanolin, it's not a trouble. I know Apple Bloom sometimes gets a mite touchy about things too."

"There's my good boy. Why don't you run along and we'll chat. I'm sure I saw Tsigai and Polypay over by the far side of the paddock."

"Thanks mom. See ya AJ."

"Children are so particular sometimes. One minute they're still stumbling around all knock-kneed and the next minute their horns are budding and they don't have any time for you."

"You raised a good one Misses Gansey. Don't worry about that."

"Oh, thank you Applejack dear. You always say the nicest things. Now, did Lanny say you had a question about his name?"

"Oh shoot, yeah I did. I was wondering why you named him like you did. Just a distinct name y'know?"

"Goodness yes. Well, I don't have to tell you my mother was very perturbed when I didn't decide to name him after my late father. Of course my father was a champion sheep and changed his name to his show name. He decided being Mr Afrare, wasn't good enough and he had to become Suffolk's Seven By Obvious. Hmph. As if he needed more ego boosting..."

"Uh, Missus Gansey?"

"Oh yes! I'm sorry dear, I just get sort of distracted at times. Anyways. When Lanoline was born, he had the sweetest softest little curly coat you ever saw on a lamb. The midwife said if you squeezed him like a sponge you would be able to see the lanolin oozing out of him. So we decided that had to be his name. He's a bit sensitive about it."

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The direction that gravity falls is "in love."

And let me tell you, a marriage proposal from gravity is a very weighty decision.

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Oooh, a commentfic! :twilightsmile: Are you interested in this being added to "Never The Final Word"?

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Well, I wasn't sure if it was the title or not. Just wanted to be sure.

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Hum, well played.

Though I'm not a mare, gentle or otherwise.

Excellent use of that prompt.

Yay! Apple Bloom got her cutie mark!

5618958 Bwa? Do you really think it's good enough? I mean, sure, if you think it'd be of value i guess >.<;

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I, and the upvotes, say yes. It's not a complete story per se, but not all of the ones I've posted are -- I just care that they have something cool to offer. :twilightsmile:

Drop me a PM and we can chat about things like your commentfic's title!

I write a review of this story. It can be found here.

Cute. Not "favorite" level cute, but cute.

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Yay story!

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Fixed. Two "to"s is too many.

Awesome. Really awesome.

“Cutie Mark Crusader Siege Engineers! YAY!”

Rogal Dorn and Perturabo have potential rivals. Quickly, get the CMC a regicide board and a regicide grand master!

This. Is. Genius. And very well written! :pinkiehappy:

When you read the prompt by Bad Horse did a bunch of people pop up and sing along?

Another very cute and funny one-shot from you, with an actually plausible scenario for Apple Bloom getting her cutie mark to boot. My favorite scenes however would have to be any with AJ and Pinkie interacting; some of my favorite bits with Pinkie in the show are when she's bouncing off of straight-man characters, and they don't get much more straight-man in MLP than AJ (which also explains why Pinkie's driving Twilight nuts is also so much fun to watch). Very good stuff, and thank you again for yet another enjoyable read! :twilightsmile:

There's a little part of me that wants to see this go down a little differently:

:applejackunsure: So you're really gonna hold me to that Pinkie Promise?
:pinkiesmile: Of course!
:applejackunsure: Even though I made it when I was half asleep?
:pinkiesmile: Uh-huh!
:applejackunsure: Even though I didn't rightly know what I was agreein' to?
:pinkiesmile: Yes!
:applejackunsure: And even though it'll probably ruin us?
:pinkiesmile: Yupperooni!
:applejackunsure: Well, an Apple never goes back on her word.
:pinkiehappy: Yay!
:applejackunsure: But I'm not sure we can still be friends after a stunt like this.
:pinkiegasp:

“Cutie Mark Crusader Siege Engineers! YAY!”

Well. I do believe Captain Jack Sparrow said it best... D:
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The recent airing of 'Crusaders of the Lost Mark' makes this story a little humorous.

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Yeah. Though the same could be said of any story where one or more Crusaders get their cutie marks.

Fall Finale is, naturally, the precursor to Winter Wrap-Up. It even has the same rhythm, so the song can use the same tune. (And there's obviously a song.)

I had been calling it Winter Start-Up in my head, but Fall Finale sounds so much better.
Anyway, this was a fun little story. It seems Applejack has a bad track record with Pinkie Promises.

Maud can contact a pony as long they're both on the same tectonic plate.

Moar headcannon! (Where do you get these ideas?)

7108903 A large gun somewhere in the back of his mind...

Hi, Applejack!” Pinkie said, bouncing up to the counter. “I had a counter-clockwise double-Axel tail twitch that told me you were coming! Did you come all the way from Sweet Apple Acres for one of my delicious new flugleberry-cinammon-raisin gobstoppers that I invented last night in my sleep?”
“No, Pinkie,” Applejack said.

And like that I like this story.

“Well, did you come all the way from Sweet Apple Acres because you had a sudden premonition that it would rain chocolate rain today and you wanted to warn me so I could get in my swimsuit and put out an inflatable swimming pool?”
“No, Pinkie,” Applejack said.

And like that I love this story.

“Hmm.” Pinkie scratched her chin. “Oooh! I know! Did you come all the way from Sweet Apple Acres to find out why your barn is upside-down?”
“Yes, Pinkie,” Applejack said.

And like that I'm favoriting this story.

“Pinkie. Is my barn upside-down and full of water?”

Tuesday already?

Ah just don’t wanna have to raise a new barn so soon after giant migratory termites ate the last one.”
Pinkie tilted her head. “I thought you tore down the old barn because the support beams were developing dry rot.”
Applejack nodded. “Right. What did Ah say?”
“Basically the same thing.

Given where they live, it pretty much is.

“I put the barn back right-side-up—“
Applejack quirked an eyebrow. “How’d you do that again?”
“Don’t change the subject

Yeah AJ. Geez, if you can't figure it out by now explaining will do no good. You just need to learn these things on your own.

Applejack adjusted her hat and frowned back. “First off, what the hay was that?”

Being possessed by Him from Power Puff Girls.

“Ah suppose it is.” Applejack sighed. “At least now those three’ll settle down some.”
“Cutie Mark Crusader Siege Engineers! YAY!”
Both mares’ eyes bugged out, and they galloped towards the fillies.

Cutie Marks or not, Ponyville's insurance premiums will never be safe!

Hi, Applejack!” Pinkie said, bouncing up to the counter. “I had a counter-clockwise double-Axel tail twitch that told me you were coming! Did you come all the way from Sweet Apple Acres for one of my delicious new flugleberry-cinammon-raisin gobstoppers that I invented last night in my sleep?”
“No, Pinkie,” Applejack said.

And like that I like this story.

“Well, did you come all the way from Sweet Apple Acres because you had a sudden premonition that it would rain chocolate rain today and you wanted to warn me so I could get in my swimsuit and put out an inflatable swimming pool?”
“No, Pinkie,” Applejack said.

And like that I love this story.

“Hmm.” Pinkie scratched her chin. “Oooh! I know! Did you come all the way from Sweet Apple Acres to find out why your barn is upside-down?”
“Yes, Pinkie,” Applejack said.

And like that I'm favoriting this story.

“Pinkie. Is my barn upside-down and full of water?”

Tuesday already?

Ah just don’t wanna have to raise a new barn so soon after giant migratory termites ate the last one.”
Pinkie tilted her head. “I thought you tore down the old barn because the support beams were developing dry rot.”
Applejack nodded. “Right. What did Ah say?”
“Basically the same thing.

Given where they live, it pretty much is.

“I put the barn back right-side-up—“
Applejack quirked an eyebrow. “How’d you do that again?”
“Don’t change the subject

Yeah AJ. Geez, if you can't figure it out by now explaining will do no good. You just need to learn these things on your own.

Applejack adjusted her hat and frowned back. “First off, what the hay was that?”

Being possessed by Him from Power Puff Girls.

“Ah suppose it is.” Applejack sighed. “At least now those three’ll settle down some.”
“Cutie Mark Crusader Siege Engineers! YAY!”
Both mares’ eyes bugged out, and they galloped towards the fillies.

Cutie Marks or not, Ponyville's insurance premiums will never be safe!

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In all honesty, I should note that everything up to "'Not yet!' Pinkie said." was Bad Horse's prompt, written by him and presented to all comers as an opening for which they could provide a story. Still I'm glad you enjoyed what I attached to it on top of the beginning itself.

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