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Routine day with a dirt cheap brush, then a week goes by and it goes untouched. Then two, then three, then a month, and the rest of your life you beat yourself up. - Aesop Rock, "Rings"

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Sweetie Belle has the grand idea. Silver Spoon has the cash to make it happen. And Rarity has both the spare storeroom and goodwilled ignorance to give two troublemakers the space they need to add an artificial addition to their rambunctious ranks.

Very very lean oneshot that is my first foray into pure comedy. It's also more of an opening scene for a longer story than the self-sustained vignettes I usually write. Consider it a filler upload while work continues on It Takes A Princess.


This is an entry in the Snippet Series, an anthology of old oneshots that I (and my good buddy Str8aura) wrote based around interesting pics I found. New ones will be posted every Thursday for the foreseeable future.

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First chapter suggests fun and interesting times ahead.
Following.
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awww, story is marked Complete ?
Oh well.
A good one-shot.

Enjoyed this story quite a bit. Sweetie Bot being a robot that Sweetie Belle can take control of is an interesting take on the Sweetie Bot concept.

I'd be interested in seeing it expanded into a larger story.

In Rarity’s experience, foals were best limited to duos. Once the number of fillies in a given venture went from two to three, shenanigans unfailingly ensued.

Even if two of those three fillies are actually the same one

My primary function is mischief.

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Like all my Snippets, this story is absolutely open for a continuation. I have a lot of other projects in progress at the moment, but the adventures of one-and-a-half Sweetie Belles will pick back up eventually.

Sweetie bot is still a great idea

There's like a 99% chance that robot was originally intended for after-hours use.

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No device in Equestria is too smutty to be redeemed by the pure intentions of a unicorn foal.

Should a school trip to the Canterlot history museum put Sweetie Belle in the same room as a guillotine, she’d assume she was looking at a sauce-stained can opener.

Instead I blew all your money on a life sized Skype toy.

"What's a Skype?"
"... Did I mention I'm not a human who snuck into your universe through Princess Twilight's castle?"
"Not today."
(Hey, you already referenced Get Rich Quick. :derpytongue2:)

Delightful silliness, and good use of post-"Lost Mark" Silver Spoon. Lovely snippet. Here's looking forward to the eventual continuation.

The real question of the hour, though:

...Can it walk down the stairs without tumbling forward like a Slinky? :trollestia:

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I was just as surprised as you were.

I could forsee sooooo much comedy from this start, if only it didn't have that discouraging "Complete" tag! :rainbowlaugh:

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At this point I’m just gonna change it to “Incomplete.” Seems a lot of readers want more, and more is what I’ll be delivering someday.

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:yay:

I'll definitely be tracking it, then! :raritywink:

Hehe cute and ready for trouble making!

needs a second chapter

Continue this please. I even made it to 69 likes for you.

A very interesting take on Sweetie Bot! I don't think I've seen anything similar before.


Been feeling really two-faced lately, not sure which version I front as is the real m-“

Am I seeing something that isn't here? OSDD-1b, specifically. I mean, I don't see "front" used as a verb often, not outside of people having multiple identities that is. Plus the "two-faced" bit. Plus, well… The other thing I see that might not be here.

And that other thing is Sweetie Belle controlling two bodies at once. While getting really good at splitting attention. And planning to study at school while doing completely unrelated stuff elsewhere at the same time, which will probably result in the two parts dissociating, getting their own separate memories, etc. if she succeeds. I think they may well get a "new" friend, after all.

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Whenever I get around to reviving this fic, it'll have the structure and tone of a proper episode. One that ends with an aesop about self discipline.

It takes place a little after Crusaders of the Lost Mark, so Silver Spoon is trying to break her mean girl habits. Right now she's over-correcting, not permitting herself to giggle at Sweetie's tomfoolery (even though she wants to). In her heart, Silver Spoon is no longer her old Beta B*tch affect. But she's not this initial chapter's rigidly good girl either. Silver isn't mentally ill, but she does need encouragement to loosen up and be herself.

As for Sweetie, you have a good eye for dialogue-driven foreshadowing. Right now, she's treating the bot as a sock puppet or a ventriloquist dummy. Cute and harmless, but she better be careful. The girls will definitely get their "new friend," but along the way Sweetie Belle will need Silver's help to defeat an enemy of her own making.

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Abous Sweetie, this isn't even much of "dialogue foreshadowing" for me. I've been curious about alters and tulpas for a while, and the whole situation just rings too many bells. I believe that if you somehow manage to get an avatar so advanced it is pretty much your second body, and it doesn't feel as "just a part of you" to a sufficient degree, and you try controlling it while using your own body, it would be much easier for the brain to treat it as a separate person as opposed to a set of extra limbs, so that's exactly what the brain will do, resulting in an alter / tulpa / whatever you'd call the second person in your head, in a few months to a year of using the avatar.

P.S. Apparently, Sweetie Belle is a supertasker! Somewhat rare (2.5% of human population), but such a boost if you dabble in tulpamancy!

“No,” the bot sighed. I don’t think this thing does much other than see and hear.”

Missin' a quotation mark :moustache:

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