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the parasprite


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What if Discord were God?

Skeeter the Lurker reads Thus Dwell in Joy!

Cover image is Arrivederci, love Discord by CountANDRA.

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˙ɟlǝsʇı ƃuıɥʇou sı ƃuıɥʇou puɐ 'ƃuıɥʇou sı ǝɔɐds puɐ 'ǝɔɐds sı ǝɯı┴

D̰͔̹̠̦͂̈͜ẘ̨̩͇͚͉̍ͯ̍͝ë͙͙̳͖̥̪̠̻͊̄l͓̩͗ͬ͌͆̿̏̃ͥl̵̟̘̩̝̙͆̓̓̄͑ͫ̂̚ͅͅ ̱̘̖̫̠̘̮̀ͥ̂ͨ̅ͤ͞͠ȉͤ̔̊ͬͮ̽͆́҉̺͖ñ͐̉͋̌̏̉̀҉̠̞̯͖̦̰̫͉ ̼̮͚͍̳̩̄͗͂ͩ̚̚̕J̷̯̤̱͙̪̰̋o̧͛ͩ̈́҉͚̘̼̬̮̱͙͜y̖̖͍̻̩̙͈̻͋̀̑̉͡

2436188 I wish I got that reference ;_;

2436443

i wish i had a million dollars
but we can't always have what we wish for T_T

2436486 Can you link me some context to 2436188? It looks interesting.

2436502

for the zalgo thing?
/confused

2436505 Yeh.

I'm 2lazy4google ;_;

Haven't read it yet, gonna read it later, but something in your short description on the front page sorta bothered me. I'm pretty sure it should read, "What if Discord were God?" Were, not was. Since it's a what-if question, you use the subjunctive.

Also, so I'm not just being a grammar nazi, I think this looks really interesting, and I definitely plan on reading it sometime in the near future.

2436527 No problem. Thumbs up for being a cool guy.

2436536

oh i thought you were pulling my leg
sorry
zalgo is pretty well known
so i assumed you would recognize it or something
whatever
google > my explains

2436764

fuck you i like long posts :rainbowkiss:
but thanks either way

2436891
The story's actually about existential terror. The incomprehensibility of infinity and the paradox of existence vs. nonexistence had the most description, but there was also insignificance, everything-is-a-lie, and helplessness against those more powerful.

There's also another level: This is Discord telling his story of everything to Twilight. Discord is telling Twilight that he created the entire world, the Princesses are basically powerless, and becoming a princess is the worst thing ever. Discord could be lying about some of what he says (or all of it) to freak Twilight out as much as he can. (And this story was written by mr.parasprite to freak readers out.) Heck, for void-spawned entities Celestia and Luna were apparently already in the shape of ponies, and that just don't add up. Also, there's nothing preventing ponies from making new worlds. Because fuck the void.

And BTW, infinity is a concept invented by humans.

2437103

you're assuming discord wasn't lying the entire time
(he wasn't)
(probably)

2437148

Discord could be lying

Parasprite used assumption! It wasn't very effective. :pinkiesmile:

Oh hell yes.

~Skeeter The Lurker

>>>But you would never freeze, as there were no particles to freeze, you silly scientific pony. There can be no particles in dead, empty space, after all—those came much, much later. It was just damn hellishly cold before the beginning.>>>

Mmmm, not so. If you were there, you would be composed of matter or energy, thus YOU would freeze as you radiated your own intrinsic heat into the void, which i should mention would function as a heat vacuum, cooling you almost instantly to the state of absolute zero assuming your component particles or waves weren't stretched to oblivion in the realm of emptiness devoid of even the foundationary structures of quantum mechanics.

Indeed, I would tend to postulate that an object or entity being placed into such a realm would instantly become the seed of a Big Bang. With no properties to get in the way, it's own intrinsic structure would explode outward into this limitless void.

I have always pondered absolute voids. I find them quite fascinating.

Do not for one moment, dear little Discord, assume that anything is beyond the comprehension of Lord Alondro, the Almighty Deux Ex Insert. :trollestia:

How did they have form in that which had no form?

How could they dream of that which was not and never was?

How does one hope for death when the concept doesn't exist?

Oh Discord, you're no God, but you are assuredly the Devil. For your lies are one and the same. And i have seen through them just as easily. *cold smile* I know of the Flow. The Neverending. The Quintessence. All that is and was and will be and never can be and never should be and must not be and will always be is within me and without me and through me. I AM.

(This is how ya God Mode to the EXTREME!!) :trollestia:

2437695

this makes me wonder what would happen if i caught up with the expanding universe and stuck my hand through the wall

would i create another universe?

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͎̠̲̺̣̄ͥ̌ͥͣͫ̐b̸̙͔̹̣̝͕͕ͦ̊́́̃͛e̊̑̇͏i͈̾͆͜n̲͎̘̭̚g͔̮̭̹̩ͅͅ ͈̱̙̅̓͐ͨ͛͗͆͜t̩͈̠̺͗͘ḫ͎̹̟̤̲̎ͭe̟͔̦̙̻̍ͥ̊̆ͅ ͬ҉̳͙̣̮̙̬̭w̰͟ṟ͕ͧͭ̈́̿ï͖̲̮̼͕̩̊ͧ̀ṯ̡͓̯̥͕͎̑̇͌ȇ͕̝̤̬ͦ̅͐ͫͥ͜ͅr͈̐̀̽̅͆ͅ ̙̩̐ͤ̑̅̋̂̕a̡̮͓ͤn̻̖̬͓̲̪̳̔̂̂̆̐̆̂͘d͇̅͑̆̽̀ ̟͎͚͉͐́ͤ́ͅa̧̩̪̐l̵̠͇̜̖̄ͬͩl̝̭͕̬̳̞ͣ̉͛

>>>"I can't help that I have attention deficit disorder," I told her with a shrug.>>>

And lo, Lord Alondro didst bring upon the Earth the divine drug Ritalin, and didst shove a fistful of the pills down Discord's gullet.

:trollestia:

>>>I might have tried to leave a little piece of myself behind to keep Equestria alive, but I just don't feel like it anymore. That’s what you get for being so rude as to trap me in stone for thousands of years. I had planned, you know, to stick around for a few billion years more; maybe a couple trillion, if the weather was nice; maybe wait for the planet to get a little too close to a black hole and start getting eaten up anyway, because I’ve always wanted to see that happen.>>>

You could always visit our universe, you absurd jabberwocky. That happens a million times or more every second here. Our universe is bigger than yoouuuuurs is! Nyah! :trollestia:

Now stop teasing Twilight or you're going to get a Vorpal Sword up your nose.

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Oh dear, you two will definitely entertain me for quite some time.

...but there's no such thing as time. I-wha-you-:derpyderp2:

cool story brah

2437811

:rainbowkiss:

well they did come up with the idea after all.

though i'd hate to think what would happen if the doctor went a little too far back

>>> Simply turning me to stone won't stop the march of time.
Only I can do that.>>>

And he thinks he's overcome hubris? With pride like that? Fool. What you can stop, I can begin. Turn out the lights, I just install a new bulb.

*smirks at Discord* To your Chaos, I am Order. Did you really forget about me? Your chaos emerged into the Nothing, where chaos had never existed before. As did I. We are equal and opposite, as with all things, arising simultaneously in diametric opposition. And we shall fight beyond forever, neither of us ever attaining absolute victory. For you, it's eternal frustration at your incapacity to eliminate me, for you have attained foolish MORTAL pride. As for myself, I am quite pleased that it shall be so. An endless battle with an archenemy is a delightful way to endure beyond enduring! And while we battle, an endless well-spring of worlds bursts into being where our weapons clash, the endless parade of creation and entropy of the omniverse.

(And thus, I have explained all realities, all creation, the Void and the emergence of chaos and order and the balance between, as well as placing myself as one of two Ultimate Entities... Supreme God Mode.)

Moral: Stop taking nihlism so seriously. It's the lazy answer for philosophers who don't know how anything works. As I have always said: philosophers ask questions, scientists find answers.

2437103

The story's actually about existential terror. The incomprehensibility of infinity and the paradox of existence vs. nonexistence had the most description, but there was also insignificance, everything-is-a-lie, and helplessness against those more powerful.

sadly, i think i failed to capture this the way i wanted to. the little outline i wrote for this (i may post that sometime) got it a lot more accurately, especially with discord's existentialistic wordplay, which is a much bigger element there.

There's also another level: This is Discord telling his story of everything to Twilight. Discord is telling Twilight that he created the entire world, the Princesses are basically powerless, and becoming a princess is the worst thing ever.

i got this a bit closer to how i wanted it... i've tried writing stories about the mane 6 living forever before, but they all came out shitty, so i'm glad this worked

Discord could be lying about some of what he says (or all of it) to freak Twilight out as much as he can.

i think i missed this because i saw my name in the next sentence. oops :rainbowwild:

(And this story was written by mr.parasprite to freak readers out.) Heck, for void-spawned entities Celestia and Luna were apparently already in the shape of ponies, and that just don't add up. Also, there's nothing preventing ponies from making new worlds. Because fuck the void.

And BTW, infinity is a concept invented by humans.

those damn mathematicians!

2437832 Aaaaaactually, our universe is FULL of stuff! Like quantum fluctuations and Higgs Fields and all sorts of other threads of the fabric through which the scenic tapestry of the universe was woven!

What we see is merely the picture. Without the base material to structure it all, it wouldn't be able to hold itself together.

The Higgs field, I postulate, is the in fact the explanation for the invariability of the universe and the source of dark energy.

Consider that the Higgs field interacts with all particles of the same type the same way, giving all the same mass for all of their type. And, no matter how close or far apart the particles are, the interaction must be the same without variation!
The instant the first quarks and gluons appeared, the Higgs began to act. And the infant universe at once was made indentical from end to end via the unvarying energy of the Higgs-particle interactions. As the universe expanded, and near-voids began to emerge, virtual particles which briefly pop into being (the universe does seem to abhore a vacuum!) and then vanish again may increase drastically in number in the thinning universe, and their transient interactions with the Higgs field would account for the increase in dark energy, accelerating the expansion, creating more virtual particles, releasing more dark energy, accelerating it even faster...

I strongly suspect if this Higgs-particle interaction could be confirmed if it is determined that virtual paricles have mass. The only way they can have mass is if they interact with the Higgs Field. And that requires Higgs particles, and that is energy! Energy which will increase in direct proportion both to the number of virtual particles appearing in the expanding universe and to the acceleration of the universe's expansion.

And so, as dark energy seems to be doing, it will exponentially increase as the matter of the universe drifts farther and farther apart until it becomes so great it rends space-time itself apart.

This also agrees with the idea that mass, while acted upon by the force of gravity, is independent of gravity! And it also segregates the Higgs field and dark energy from gravitational interactions, as must be the case if dark energy is able to increase independently of the force of gravity. The two forces seem to be utterly uncoupled, completely unrelated, and my postulate affirms this observation.

Hence, the Higgs-particle interface IS the long-sought cosmological constant!

Now, this still leaves dark matter... that one's a puzzle. It can't be the Higg's particle as it exists for only a tiny fraction of a second as it relays force between particles and the Higgs Field. There is the possibility it may be gravitons, as dark matter IS affected by gravity, and thus not an independent/novel form of matter. And that does make sense, as gravitons, to affect an attraction over such vast distances, must be quite long-lived, otherwise they would have to move as speeds trillions of times faster than light to convey the gravitational force between objects lightyears apart before they vanished (as with our galaxy being bound by the central mass).

Electrons, the elecromagnetic force-conveying particles have mass. As do nutrinos and photons (albeit a very tiny mass), so i believe we can conclude that all force-conveying particles possess mass, and thus interact with the Higgs field themselves! it's quite interesting to consider. All the forces therefore have an intrinsic link with the Higgs, while the Higgs field itself may be completely independent, as its particles only are affected by itself.... well, perhaps gravity in the brief moment they exist, buit certainly not by electromagnetism and the weak and strong nuclear forces.

I wonder if that indicates that the Higgs force and gravity are the two founding forces in the universe and that the others emerge only out of the structure these two forces create as they act upon the first fundamental particles.

(notices everypony twitching on the ground, bleeding from eyes, ears and noses...) Damn, not again! :twistnerd::trollestia:

Shiiiiiit.
At first I was like "I disagree that Keep Calm and Flutter On ruined Discord's potential as a villain"... but then I saw how far you were going with him, and... :rainbowderp:
Hot. Damn. I am impressed.

"Fuck you, Meghan McCarthy. I do what I want." Why do you say that, and who is Meghan McCarthy?

Beautiful story. Keeping in my favorites. Glad I followed ya. :twilightsmile:

Zadkiel, in his prison beyond the lands of Or and If, could only wonder why.

Then he sipped his bitter tea.

A very interesting interpretation of Discord, much more so than how he ended up being handled in the show. Though I have to wonder how reliable of a narrator he can be considered to be. It seems just as likely he would make this all up just to frighten Twilight, or change the story in any number of ways for any number of reasons.

Have you ever considered submitting this fanfic to Equestria Daily? You can find out how to do so here.

2437758

I'm being more pedantic than I have any right to be, but the universe (at least our universe, the universe can grow up to be whoever it wants in fictionland) doesn't have an edge. The exact mathematics are beyond me, but it has something to do with the overall spacetime curvature of the observable universe, and essentially space wraps around in three dimensions because there is no space and time outside of the universe. The proper term for this sort of space is 'finite but unbounded'.

Anyway.

Some really great existential horror here, and a great whopping helping of poetical descriptions of things that don't really make sense because sense? Ugh, snore! and so on. Especially liked your Discord, you have him down to a fine art, if fine art is all swirly and chaotic and I forgot where I was going with this.

Loved the story! Keep up the great work.

2474431

I'm being more pedantic than I have any right to be

its ok i like to walk a lot too

but the universe (at least our universe, the universe can grow up to be whoever it wants in fictionland) doesn't have an edge

Actually, the edge of the universe has been proven to be tripp pants. they are the edgiest shit ever

The exact mathematics are beyond me

anyone who can comprehend them is either a robot or a meat calculator

but it has something to do with the overall spacetime curvature of the observable universe

this is a lie because it does not mention xenu or thetans

and essentially space wraps around in three dimensions because there is no space and time outside of the universe.

:rainbowderp:

but what if you somehow made a hole in the universe anyway?

._.

it's going to happen someday
someone in some obscure lab will be like
"hey, we invented this thing and we think it can break holes in the universe!!! let's test it without telling anyone FOR SCIENCE and prove once and for all that atheism is the question to 42 lawl!!!!"
and then they will do that and oh god what the fuck
we will all get raped by tentacle monsters for the rest of eternity
jesus will get sucked out of heaven into and his robes will come off and he will be naked all the time
and god will be cthulhu's bitch forever

this is the inevitable path of science
naked jesus tentacle rape

The proper term for this sort of space is 'finite but unbounded'.

i think my aunt has a book called finite but unbounded
or maybe that's 'sluts of hell unchained' or something

Some really great existential horror here

maybe i will post the original draft
it's better
but stupider
and makes even less sense

and a great whopping helping of poetical descriptions of things that don't really make sense because sense? Ugh, snore! and so on.

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Especially liked your Discord, you have him down to a fine art, if fine art is all swirly and chaotic and I forgot where I was going with this.

we have a lot in common
it was like writing stream of consciousness

Loved the story! Keep up the great work.

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This fic made me join Fimfiction.
Parasprite, you are brilliant.
This fic is brilliant.

In fact, I suppose Hell, or Tartarus, would be the most fitting name you could have given this state of nonbeing. There was no death, of course, as there was no time—and where would your soul go, anyway? Detrot? No, in the Void, everything was immortal, and untouched by time. The first immortals were creatures that, again, were far beyond your comprehension. They were far more than mere omnipotent gods. They were greater than the gods, greater than the creators of the universe, greater than themselves.

I am fighting the urge to make a Chuck Norris joke right now. How about you?

2492852 How were you able to put that image on your comment?

2582396

there's a little button at the top of the comment thing, looks like a blue picture frame. paste the url of the image into it and it'll shwo the image when you post your comment

2518504

no i am not because chuck norris jokes are almost as old as the stains on your underpants

2474538 With the substantial difference between the writing quality of your stories and your comments, I'm beginning to think that your editors and proofreaders are doing a whole lot more to your work than you give them credit for.

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