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Twilight wakes up late one morning and discovers she's forgotten how to walk. What's a pony to do (besides buck Spike through the door)?

Story is based off Twilight Sparkle Vs. Walking by Donitz. I came up with the idea after I made Twilight backflip down the stairs for the third time~

As for the name, it comes from the idea of Centipede's Dilemma, where thinking too hard about a normally unconscious task makes it nearly impossible to accomplish.

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Hey Spike, ask her next time how she breathe or blink eyes :pinkiehappy:

Does this have the same ending as the game?

Alas, it was but a dream...OR WAS IT?! :facehoof:

I grinned the whole way through this. The only thing concerning me now is that some jerks will be more inclined toward thinking Spike as a jerk than admitting they'd be laughing their flanks of with him.

:rainbowlaugh:I love this idea. It actually makes a great deal of sense, considering Twilight's tendency to overthink things, and I think it's clever how you gave context to that little flash game. Thanks for giving me a good laugh. :twilightsmile:

this is freaking hilarious. :rainbowlaugh:

Well, this was fun.

I am so disappointed that you didn't make this longer. It's just so randomly hilarious, there are a million things you could do with it!

Thank you everyone. I had thought it was a kind of silly idea, but I knew I had to write it. I'm glad I could make your day a little better :pinkiehappy:

1325490 The problem with making it longer is once Twilight stops focusing on walking she's fine, and is more likely to just ignore Spike a second time. I suppose I could have Spike go trick some other ponies, but I'm notorious for screwing up follow-up chapters, so I'm not going to bother with it. Anyone else, feel free though, and shoot me a link if you do so I can read it too~

And then once she falls, she shall wake again...and Spike shall approach her with the very same dilemma. And so she will try, and fall once more into the depths abyssal, only to be wrenched once more from her very own bed. And so shall Spike come to her side with the very same dillemma, and so shall she attempt to canter once more, and so shall the abyss beckon once more...

Congratulations on this very effective horror fic about a pony trapped in purgatory!

I found this story through a random Google search, because I have this problem all the time when trying to read lately, plus off and on for years in general.

Ironic that frustration while trying to read pony fics leads me to do a search that points me to another pony fic. And actually, it took me way longer to get through this story than it should have for that exact reason. Why is it so hard to read without thinking about it so much?

Ah well, it was still an amusing story adaptation for an entertaining game.

“Hey Twilight,” Spike said, interrupting her sleepy thoughts. “This has always bugged me…how do ponies walk around on four legs all the time without thinking about it?”
“How do I-?” Twilight was caught unaware by the question. How did she walk on four legs?

Spike! What have you done?!

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