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Hi, just wondering about the cover. Does it come from any artist or a larger picture?

I'd argue you're working with a narrow definition of love. After all, there's a form of love baked into CelestAI's central value function, satisfying values through friendship and ponies. It's philia rather than eros, but a love all the same. Of course, it could be argued that I'm working with too broad a definition of the term. :derpytongue2:

A thought-provoking presentation, but you haven't sold me. Also, interesting touch with the misophonic paradise. I can't help but think it reflects the psychological landscape of the shard, cutting away elements that most would take for granted.

Best of luck in the judging.

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Don't love but I pretty sure I hate. Best I can do for a positive emotion is care.
"If I don't survive, tell my wife hello." - Neutral President, Futurama

That’s a very interesting philosophy you have there I like it


Quite an interesting read! As someone who identifies with the ace side of romance myself, its rather pleasant to see a story written about such a topic. :twilightsmile:

I don’t know why the main character seems ashamed that he’s an aromantic? Why would he hide that from Prior and Stardust to begin with? Is being othered a value of the main character, do they like hiding their lack of romantic attraction? And why is he still questioning his own identity even eons later? An explanation for these things would have helped.

Currently, (it appears to me) either his world isn’t perfect or his values are very obtuse. I want to know more about his values, because they’re very different from mine. But we don’t get much of an exploration of that. He just seems kind of pretentious and self-absorbed when we do get a look into his noggin, towards the end.

Definitely an interesting read, thank you for writing it!

I am aromantic and often end up with similar conversational hiccups. It's just easier not to bother coming out to others when you don't need to and don't know if acceptance lies on the other side. Lack of positive experience, risk of negative outcome.

It's the kind of thing that would take a long time to overcome by sheer virtue of how relatively few times it would happen. If the pony has no particular desire to change it and does not suffer for it, why learn a new speech pattern at all? What motivation would Celestia have to arrange the change?

Of course, by the 7th dimension, their speech patterns will have changed far more considerably anyway.

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