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Bad Dragon


I write so that one day I may finally stop writing and be free, but these damn new ideas keep finding ways into my brain. I need to write more to vent them out!

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Twilight Sparkle handles her responsibilities to the best of her abilities. However, according to Future Twilight’s memories, that’s just not good enough. The future mare returns to the past to distribute some tough self-love.


This story participates in Sci-Fi writing competition.

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“She did, but I was wronged. How can you not see how super unfair this is to me? No, of course you can’t, oblivious tard. You can’t even see an unpaid bill.”

That's absolutely, positively, 100%..

The single most sickest roast I've ever heard :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh:

11900715 It's also the most out-of-touch roast. She presents herself as a victim, not realizing that she's being the exact abuser she complains about at that very moment.

Ereiam #3 · May 10th · · ·

I recall reading this a while ago and it's as funny and confusing as I remember.

Kinda wish you'd have expanded the ending a little bit since then though (at least kept it going until Future Twilight goes back to her time period after wrapping up her past self, who's then left alone to try — and fail — to deal with her constrictive predicament and realize that, for all that her future self was mean about it, she certainly wasn't understating how unbearable it was).

11900797 If you want the continuation of the story, just read from the start but from the perspective of Future Twilight who's trying to deal with her predicament while bitching about what Future Twilight did to her.

11900797
Is this story really as confusing as you say it is?

11900859 Having Future Future Twilight pop in on Future Twilight probably doesn't help.

But the thing is, confusing stuff happening is the point of the story. Imagine you going to sleep, just for the older version of you crashing on top of you and start busting your balls. You'd be confused as well.

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11900925

It seems like the comment you received is a string of random characters and emojis. This could be a case of “keyboard smashing,” which is when someone types out a random sequence of characters, often out of frustration or to express an emotion that words can’t quite capture. The emojis included might be an attempt to add a playful or whimsical touch to the message.

This comment doesn’t make sense in the context of your story. It’s possible that it was left by someone just having a bit of fun or by a bot.

No I left it for fun because I’m bored and have nothing better to do this Friday night than lurk around this site that saw its heyday in 2012 lol.

I am a real person like you.

11900859
I mean, unlike with the stable time loop of "It's About Time", here Future Twilight's changing the past by successfully reminding Twilight about her unpaid water bill (and it getting paid retroactively nullifies the reason for the warning, thus creating a grandfather's paradox), not to mention how she got put into her bodysuit by another older Future(r) Twilight who sought to remedy to her vein problems, so she decided to try and avoid it by making it her younger self's problem instead (and put her in a worse predicament with a set of even more restrictive and uncomfortable garments, so the time loop is clearly not stable here).

11900936 I'm glad you managed to find some entertainment, a real person.

11900977 The history may not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.

¡2 weeks! ¡That is an whole fortnight!

I suspect that some of your uses of tart (prostitute) should be 'tard (retard).

Schools should teach foals to wear CompressionStalkings. They instead tell foals to get up hourly —— ¡I have to stand 12 hours daily! ¡I developed varicose veins from standing 12 hours, which progresses to veinous ulcers requiring surgery for removing the damaged veins! As somepony who has to stand 12 hours daily, I have no sympathy for white-collar workers who get to work sitting who forget to stand every hour and die from heart-disease.

11900977

Indeed, this time-loop is unstable; if we follow the path of causality through the loops, I suspect that it will change every iteration. Eakin wrote a story about the origin of the stable time-loop of "it's about Time":

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Twilight tries to return to the past and warn herself of Tirek's escape
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Initially, no time-loop existed. Twilight Sparkle had to make a change to the past for preventing a catastrophe. The temporal interdiction lead to time-loops which converged onto a stable time-loop. It solves the problem of a predestination-paradox nicely.

¡2 weeks! ¡That is an whole fortnight!

Sawing is a whole science of its own. The way you cut the pieces and the stitches you have to choose to saw them back together. I have a respect for the tailors. I still hate Rarity, though.

I suspect that some of your uses of tart (prostitute) should be 'tard (retard).

I was going for tardy.

After the expected or usual time; delayed
"tardy children are sent to the principal"; "always tardy in making dental appointments"

Schools should teach foals to wear CompressionStalkings.

When AI takes over, everyone will be forced to wear skintight clothing because it will be easier to mass produce.

They instead tell foals to get up hourly

Nobody ever cared enough to even tell me that.

—— ¡I have to stand 12 hours daily! ¡I developed varicose veins from standing 12 hours, which progresses to veinous ulcers requiring surgery for removing the damaged veins! As somepony who has to stand 12 hours daily, I have no sympathy for white-collar workers who get to work sitting who forget to stand every hour and die from heart-disease.

At least I know how I'll die.

Though, I do stand up quite often for various reasons.

Indeed, this time-loop is unstable; if we follow the path of causality through the loops, I suspect that it will change every iteration. Eakin wrote a story about the origin of the stable time-loop of "it's about Time":

That was actually my headcanon, even though I didn't read about self-stabilizing time loops yet.

I could have made the story with a fixed time loop, but that would make Twilight look too dense for not recognizing the very time loop she'd been exposed to.

Initially, no time-loop existed. Twilight Sparkle had to make a change to the past for preventing a catastrophe. The temporal interdiction lead to time-loops which converged onto a stable time-loop. It solves the problem of a predestination-paradox nicely.

An idea I had was also a progressive time loop where Twilight visits the younger and younger self so many times that she ends up waiting to be born with a latex cocoon in her hooves. That's another reason why I didn't settle for the first-shot stable time loop at the get-go.


11901953, my friend. Can I ask you for a favor?

The deadline for the writing competition is in a day. I can't put this story into the contest folder because I'm banned from the group, for some reason. I also can't contact the organizer because I'm blocked, for some reason.

I've tried to contact other judges, but they either have me blocked or haven't been online for a long time.

Can you please add this story to this folder:
https://www.fimfiction.net/group/216150/folder/82417/science-fiction-contest-iii-2024
for me?

I'll owe you one.

11902030

If we assume that initial conditions are random, cause-&-effect exist, and time-travel is possible, going to the past should have 2 results:

  • A simple change without a time-loop (one kills one's grandfather, returns to the future finds that one never existed, but that a stranger killed the man who was one's grandfather in the past).
  • An unstable time-loop (the initial modification leads to more modifications, but things change each iteration).

In the latter case, the time-loop might break, change chaotically forever, enter a grand cycle, repeating itself every x-number of loops, or settle into a stable time-loop. If it settles into a stable time-loop, one might be confused because everything seems predetermined.

I added your story to the folder.

11902233 You know your chronology well.

And thanks for adding the story. I don't have much hope though, given that I'm banned from the group and blocked by half of the judges. Still, I'll let myself be surprised.

Edit: I did, indeed, get surprised. Very negatively.

Apparently, I as a person (and not my story in any way) am in violation of some arbitrary personal policies of the contest founder:
https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/924269/

I could have written the best story the world has ever seen, and I'd still get disqualified just for existing.

It's funny since I'm not even on das List:
https://ponepaste.org/9926

Walabio #17 · May 13th · · 1 ·

11902285

¿Do you remember we conversed about how some young UniversityStudents, not knowing how society works, try to silence fascists without understanding that they give fascists weapons to use against them (if the fascists gain power, they can cancel the UniversityStudents —— ¡hoist them by their own petards! The solution is the Archie Bunker:

Archie would says something racist and Michæl (the son-in-law) debunks.

The fascists took the high ground by decrying CancelCulture while censoring libraries, which is rather hypocritical.

The solution is to counter the propaganda of the fascists ArchieBunkerStyle and not censor libraries.

John Oliver on "Last Week Tonight" takes on censorship of public libraries:

1 of the biggest organizations in the business of censoring libraries is Moms for Liberty —— ¡they are illiberal! They are in have a scandal:

They are supposed to be against premarital sex and sex outside of marriage, but their President and her husband turned out to be swingers. This came out when of the SwingPartners did not feel like sex and the husband of the President of MFL raped her.

Since we both like Dust, I found this:

1 of the 1st comments demonstrates FreeDumb:

We have a saying:


"Your right to swing your arm ends at my nose."


A commenter states that being asked to not spread disease is like burning books. by that logic, we should release all of the rapists and murderers because locking them up tramples on their freedom:


YouTubeCommenter:

"¿Why is mine house ablaze?"

PrisonWarden:

"Because we released an arsonist."

YouTubeCommenter:

"¿Why did you do that?"

PrisonWarden:

"Because incarsonating her constrained her freedom to burn whatever she wants."


¿Do you remember that I never started using addictive substances because I do not wish to become addicted? Dust have another reason not to use addictive substances:

¡I am a Goody-2-Shoes!:

11902993 My view is quite simple. Truth is factually not a lie. If you release everything into the open, truth will eventually find its way on top.

The moment you have some organization combating misinformation, manipulation starts and truth suffers.

Walabio #19 · May 13th · · 1 ·

11903009

Truth is truth. As skeptics, we can combat misinformation by stating the truth.

11903099 Indeed, it's best to let people sort it out. Those deserving of the truth will get to it.

11903110

I just remembered a video about InnerSpeech stating that most InnerSpeech is abusive:




Timecode To The Segment


That reminds me about how the future Twilights, rather than suggesting to past Twilights to please use CompressionStalkings; instead, abuse Past Twilights in your story.

Also, the video states that some people do not have an InnerVoice. ¡That is as weird as coming across a sighted person without visual imagination! ⸘Can you even visually imagine a sighted person without visual imagination‽


11911384

I just remembered a video about InnerSpeech stating that most InnerSpeech is abusive:

That reminds me about how the future Twilights, rather than suggesting to past Twilights to please use CompressionStalkings; instead, abuse Past Twilights in your story.

It would make sense in the sense of this story. Future Twilight doesn't talk to Twilight like she talks to other ponies. She talks to her with 'innerSpeech'

Also, the video states that some people do not have an InnerVoice.

Actually, I don't really have personal innerSpeech. My mind is like stories. It's a simulation of either reality or a conceptual worlds. Sometimes it's like playing chess and sometimes it's like a dialogue between characters.

¡That is as weird as coming across a sighted person without visual imagination! ⸘Can you even visually imagine a sighted person without visual imagination‽

Actually...
https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/901787/i-have-congenital-aphantasia

11911401

I remembered your Aphantasia. It was a private joke between us. FiM did an whole episode about a private joke:



S05E22, "¿What about Discord?", ——, Neal Dusedau, 2015-11-07

11911419 Your insinuation was quite on the nose, but I didn't make the connection that it's sarcasm and a private joke. I must be getting old.

11911432

We all get old. Unfortunately, gradients even out. Thus is life:




Eyes Do More Than See
——
Isaac Asimov



The Last Question
——
Isaac Asimov


11911455 We have successfully managed to scan a portion of the brain. With that, it could also be simulated. In the simulation, you could live eternally without aging. Alas, you would need a nuclear power plant to run the simulation.

We have the technology for immortality, it's just that no human is worth preserving.

11911462

⸘Eternally‽ ¡No! Even CelestAI must die:


EMemory of Forever
CelestAI did an optimal job managing the matter and energy of the universe for all her little ponies, giving them incomprehensible satisfaction. Yet entropy remained, and sooner or later Equestria Online would finally run down.
Starscribe · 12k words  ·  187  18 · 1.9k views

11911474 I'm glad I'm not the only one thinking about the Universe's end.

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