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Majin Syeekoh


We’ve got dents and we’ve got quirks, but it’s our flaws that make us work.

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Rainbow Dash walks in on Twilight pondering her existence.

Like, really pondering her existence.


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I love your take on how ponies think of genderbending:rainbowlaugh:

Took me a second to realize what you did there, but then I grinned. That was interesting, to say the least. Dash is right, I think; we're all a cosmic coincidence, and there's no use getting freaked out over it.

Oh man, this is a clever fuck you to people who question every single outcome of causality when discussing time travel. As the editor of a story with time travel at its roots who sees intense debates about this sort of thing, I heartily approve. :rainbowlaugh:

Ah, time. The very thing that drives by, constant and eternal. An endless number, coming and going, fading off into the vast, endless space of nothing, and yet, everything.

Time is good.

I love this.

Clever.
And I was a bit hesitant to read this as this borders way to close to my own existential issues.

Syeekoh, the title of your story combined with the picture makes it seem like Twilight had a different kind of accident.

Well, I enjoyed it. A nice blend of deep and zany. Thank you for it.

Is it bad that if I had time-travel powers, I'd totally do what Discord just did there?

Well, then. That was certainly interesting. It was a little... odd, but the moment with Discord meeting himself made it all worth it.

Also, silly Twilight! That's what alternate universes are for! There is a 0% chance you weren't going to exist because this is the universe where you exist. ...I choose to interpret the Dusk Shine moment as either masterful editing or Discord messing with Starswirl.

“Well, I got what I came here for,”

I enjoy the simplicity of that line immensely. I've kind of learned the same lesson at the end of this story myself, but I still forget it from time to time. :derpytongue2:

Thanks for writing! :twilightsmile:

Twilight grasped Rainbow Dash in her magic. “No. Someone’s going to listen to this, and it might as well be you.” Twilight took a deep breath. “Do you know how babies are made?”

That's what you get for visiting your friends, Dash, that's what you get.

Great story.

Rainbow Dash nodded and pat Twilight on the back. “I’m positive. Anyway,” Rainbow Dash said, “what brought this on, Dusk Shine?”

You magnificent bastard.

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...I choose to interpret the Dusk Shine moment as either masterful editing or Discord messing with Starswirl.

Her changing to Dusk was because Starswirl was messing with time. But it was fixed, so no harm done. At least, no noticeable harm done to Twilight and Dash. Who knows what else could have been messed up.

I believe this is the first you story I have read so far! I figured I should take a break from reading stories to finally read a you story. It was cute! :pinkiehappy:

I secretly wonder if my currently-FP and uncomfortably-controversial fic was an inspiration. Secretly. Shh!

"You can't change the past... No matter what you do, you already did it."

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Alec: Time travel's not possible. The paradoxes--
The Doctor: Resolve themselves. By and large.

Of course with chaos magic anything is possible. Four time three could equal chair.

~KBO.:twilightsmile:

Rainbow Dash chuckled. “I think you’re overthinking this, Twilight,” she said. “I think if anyone time-traveled and changed us, we’d notice by now.”

Wiser words have never been said.

You know that last post?

Forget it.

I see a time traveling story about Discord and Starswirl trying to fix the timeline in your future.

I think you've got a great idea here, but it was really too confusing for me to really get a grasp on. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to try again later and try to add more word and beef it up a bit, because I can see this making a really great story instead of a little blurb. :scootangel:


I really hope it wasn't just me missing the point completely xD I would do that. And ofc no offence meant to you or your story!!!

It took Rainedash pointing out why rainbow called twilight duskshine, I havent read any of your stories till now so I thought you were making rainbow talk to you, like she was breaking the fourth wall. So ty rainedadh lol.

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I know what the author implied happened. I just wanted to spin it towards my theory. :rainbowwild:

This was hilarious! :yay:

:rainbowhuh:What got you thinking this egghead stuff ?
:facehoof: I don't want to talk about it,
:rainbowlaugh: You caught Rarity & Spike didn't you !
:raritystarry::moustache: babies?
:twilightoops:SPIKE !
:twilightoops: Oh Skittles!:rainbowhuh: Accidents?

So uhh. :rainbowderp:

Yeah. Time is fun. Discord has begun to know Pinkie at the end as well.

Yay ponies thinking existentially

yeah i was like wtf


5765707 also it is my personal prefrence to stay away from time travle stories because there logic will break you and leave you a gibbering drooling mess huddled in the corner of your room trying not to go mad while figuring out how point C influence point A by changing point Z while points D,G,H are ignored because of logic

Don't ask questions? Why shouldn't we ask questions? ...I just broke the rule.

Well, you are taking quite a few presumptions here:
Firstly, Twilight, you presume that each individual sperm would carry a very specific set of DNA instead of say, copies of all the others, and the raffle of genetics then happening during fertilization. Further more you presume that in this case of time travel being possible that there only exists a single timeline, streamlining the universe somewhat. Beyond that, you presume that only your material substance, and your experience up to this point make you who you are, as in every single experience. And I think its a bit radical to claim that every experience is essential to create the general feel of Twilight Sparkle. Of course it would be a bit off, but not too off.
Further more!.....
Ah fuck it, fling off the Philosophy, this was a fun read. :twilightsheepish:

I want more Discord and Starswirl shenanigans. Those could be a story in and of itself. Kind of weird seeing Discord being the sort of straight man, though.

So, Twilight's having a philosophical moment dealing with the Butterfly Effect? Otherwise known as Chaos Theory?

thumbs up solely for the Discord at the end. Such great portrayal.

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Hey, I have that comic! :D

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It looks to me like you're pondering existence itself.
Like, really pondering existence.

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Well, Uni Philosophy will do that to you. :twilightsheepish:

:rainbowhuh:
That was... intersting.

But why have I the picture of "Starswirl the Bearded == Dr. Emmet Brown" lingering in my head?

Anyway - nice read. Could be a scene of a multichapter story about Starswirl and Discord...

One name change for a few lines speaks volumes all by itself here. Brilliant.

Oh God...I wanna see the story behind this occurrence! How did Starswirl mess with the timeline? What happened? How did they fix it!?

5765761 You think you have existential issues? My logic has led me to some pretty wonky stuff. I've cried over what I've figured out.

A story hitting the feature box with 1k words? must be rainbow bob or pen stroke writing clop or...
nevermind, carry on
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Dvorak would be proud

5767125 No, she's pretty much right. Any small change could have resulted in her being a completely different person than she is today. Like, say, a change that gives her brother amazing magical potential first, and he becomes Celestia's student instead. Or maybe she has more confidence and doesn't freak out and unlock her true potential at Spike's birth, meaning Celestia never takes her in as her personal student.

Twilight was kinda born lucky and obscenely powerful, and that's one of the major reasons she is where she is.

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Would you mind pm'ing me some of it?

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But those are not minor issues, those are major choices/incidents of her life. That has nothing to do with luck. Unless you wish to boil everything we do down to luck.
Minor choices are things such as choosing wither or not to have breakfast one day.
Wither or not She or Shining became Celestia´s student is not only not minor, but also out of Her power, and into the power of others, who then had to make decisions.
If you wish to chalk everything up to luck, then suddenly people are lacking responsibility, because their actions was no their fault, it was just "Bad Luck".
And I dont know about you, but I would prefer an indeterminate universe with consequences rather than a determinate one in which we are merely observers.

5767674 I feel you on that.
And am somewhat curious as to you conclusions.
Thats also one of the reasons why I hardly sleep anymore.

I'm so glad I already got all of my existential horror figured out, or I would probably be useless for the next week or so after reading this.

This story is just way to confusing to understand, sadly. Why were Discord and Star swirl time traveling? What the heck is with the gender swapping? And lastly, why is Twilight acting stupid...

5767901 How she was born, which was extremely lucky and obscenely powerful, is not a choice of hers.

She was born powerful, and so she became Celestia's student. That's it.

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