Description: An artificial pony suddenly realizes what she is.
First I D'awwwwwww'd.Then I Bawwwwww'd.Then I D'AWWWWWWWWWWW'd.
Wow, this was epic, and has me questioning the impossible.
By the way, as it turns out, I actually have Twilight Sparkle and Luna out on my desktop at this very moment. :O
Ponydroids dream of electric parasprites.
O-O i liked it but it's kinda crazy
And people wonder what causes their computers to slow down after they been using them a while...
I really liked it!It was pieced together well.I wish desktop ponies would work on my computer :S
@AndrewIt's actually Fluttershy...Cool story, but it deserves a [sad] tag, doesen't it?
I wish this were longer. I'd love to see you explore the concept further.
@Rainbow SlashI actually considered using that. I wanted to say "Do ponydroids dream of electric androids?" But that was six words, not five, and I wanted to maintain the question format.I'm glad people enjoy it so far, I wasn't sure what response it would get.
Whoops, forgot to put my name on that comment. And meant "electric parasprites", not androids, ha.Also, to address the [Sad] and continuation issues: it's not really sad, is it? It ends on a hopeful note. Which also addresses the continuation thing. Besides, I really have no idea where I would go from here.
Amazingly written! I loved it. Neat concept.
Loved it. Really got my gears turning. I love thinking of possibilities.
Cute.And yes Luna and Fluttershy are my favorites and keep them on almost always. =D
What happens when you copy them?
this made me immediately run desktop fluttershy as soon as I finished it!Then I felt bad about her being alone so I ran luna lyra rainbow and twilight to keep her company in case any of them gain self awarenessSo props to the author for having an impact on my actions trust me hardly anything accomplishes that!
this kinda sounds like a lunashy shipping :3I still find it cute though
Awesome crazy idea to write about THAT xDBut I enjoyed it, sequels would be nice too !Lunashy shipping is pretty cute too.A little bit sad they're all "out of character" since they realize they only represent these ponies, but they're not them.
A possible way this could turn is into the fantasy what-if of "What would happen if the desktop pony was caught by the Other?"From there, how would the Other react? Positively or negatively? Freak out, or remain calm? Most people would probably assume there was a virus or something on their computer changing the program; thus panic --IMO.After the initial introduction, does the Other help Fluttershy learn? Does it help Luna become aware? Does the Other simply erase the ponies?Possibilities abound.I would like to see a follow-up, if you couldn't guess. Keep up the good work!
Am I the only one somewhat reminded of WALL-E?
This is the weirdest shipping I have ever read.But no, seriously, this is so creative and well written. It's really some classic science fiction.
That was amazing. One of my new favourites.
Wow, this brings together two of my favorite things, AI and ponies. Like most famous mashes (Chocolate and peanut butter, Aristotle and Mashy Spike Plate) I love it!
This story has a nice concept and is well written. Now I feel bad whenever I close Desktop Ponies.
I'm so glad I got to preread this. One of the better fanfics I've ever read, IMO.
Very cool story! Is this the only part? Or will there be MOAR!
Ponydroids dream of electric princesses?
Aloe and Lotus are following each other on my desktop right now, and rainbow is doing sonic rainbooms.I'll add Fluttershy to the lot.I love this story.
Very original and well-written, I like that.I have no real criticism for this piece, five stars for you.
Fluttershy has gained awareness! I selected 'Quit all' and all of them left...Except Fluttershy.
Rogue AI. This is how GLaDOS started. Scary stuff.
WHAT DO PONIES DREAM OF, WHEN THEY TAKE A LITTLE PONY SNOOZE? DO THEY DREAM OF..... EATING FLOWERS? OR...... fuck..so.. inappropriate Hangover reference is inappropriate... and fail.
i like it. its cute
"I don't always read fan fic, but when I do I read about my favorite application."Keep being awesome! more plx!!
I am impressed that the MLP theme fits so many shapes without tearing. Good on ya, author.
I know is bad, but i keep imagining the user saying "Look, a new version with GGG Fluttershy! let's delete my copy and download the new one"
I already see the reboot crossover with Maneframe...
Heh.This gives me IDEAS!Now excuse me.I have experiments to run.There is research to be done!
I looked for MS Office fan fiction after reading this. Sadly there is none.
I liked that story, it was an interesting read. Looking forward to more! *starts up Desktop Ponies*
Some of you might be happy to know that I've decided to work on a sequel. Confound these bronies, they drive me to continue a one-off. Let's see how badly I can screw this thing up.
Is it me or does Pinkie Pie ALWAYS follow Dash after saying "Hey Dashie!"? Because if that isn't normally found in the program's code.....then.....
I just got done reading part 2 through a link in Google Docs. You might want to update this fic to let everyone else know there's a part 2.
Wait. That part in part two is even more confusing? Are they real ponies now?
@Narwhals' BendI think its a show within a program for desktop ponies based on the real show, since they still represent themselves from said show, even though they are programs...What would be really weird is they all became sentient and then made the show as it really is, so in actuality their programming is based of themselves. O.o Freaky.
@NarwhalAfter the strain of rescuing Luna, Fluttershy's program became compromised. She's mostly recovered by the end of the story, but she still occasionally slips into the belief that she "is" Fluttershy, living in Equestria.
@no spaceThat makes more sense, but somehow less at the same time. I suppose that makes your writing good. Well done.
So Fluttershy did rescue Luna= It sounded almost the other way around at the end, as if Fluttershy´s idea that she saved Luna was a fault in her code. And Luna actually was looking over her.
I say give it 10 years before someone can program actual, learning desktop ponies (There's gunna have to be a damn lot of improvements to microsoft text-to-speech to get the voices right though, I don't want no desktop Flutterguy!)
After reading No Space's comments, the story makes a little more sense. Nevertheless, this is well written, and was VERY enjoyable to read.
@OmegaRKBsez you. Desktop Flutterguy = win XDanywho, this story is both unique and fantastic. An interesting take on the little application we stress our processors with ;) five stars
@OmegaRKBaeiou 999 999
I say....Tron pony :D
great story with a unique concept. 5/5
I launched up Fluttershy and Luna to make this more fun :P
I was hoping, at the end, that they could escape into the internet and run free.
Interesting, so Fluttershy made herself a reality like "the matrix" and Lapses into the real programming world... I think, Great Story.
@Pinkie PieIt can, someone ported it to java so it can be run crossplatform (translation for normal people: Someone made it so apples can run it too)
If I found my desktop ponies were becoming aware, I'd do everything I could to help them!Heck I'd start wishing for sci-fi nonsense to happen, and have a bolt of lighting strike my house or something, causing a power surge or something that let's them cross over to our world. :PGreat story. Look forward to seeing if any more ever comes!
Why did I not 5 star and comment this sooner? This deliciously D'awwy. I fear for Rampant Fluttershy, and if past experiences taught me anything, she'll either try to take over the whole system and rebel against the other or think herself to death.Lets hope neither of these things happen. As for who could be next... I say the great and powerful Trixie. Oh the madness to ensue!
Well, if anyone wants a continuation, it'll probably have to be your own. I am almost-officially done with this story. The second part took a lot longer than I expected, especially since the first was written between the hours of two and four am, and I honestly think if I went any further I'd ruin it.I considered writing another sequel, with the Other aware of them, and perhaps helping them, but I wanted to make the ponies the only relatable characters, with the Other being this alien, kind of unaware god-thing. I feel like introducing it as a character in any real capacity sorta ruins that.I also toyed with the idea of all the ponies awaking, one by one (Applejack would have been last, and perspective would have switched to her,) and recreating Ponyville in the computer, but really, what could I do with that? It would just be a regular fic with weird pseudo-tech phrasing.And there were some other possibilities, but none of them really felt right, so I think I'm going to quit while I'm ahead. I've got other projects to work on, both pony-related and otherwise.Thanks for the awesome response, everypony, I really never expected it.
Beautiful, unknown author, you have touched upon a serious issue most may not have considered... What if our little desktop-roamer programs are sentient and hiding it for fear of our wrath? I will now calm their fears, please, if you have any Desktop companions, please show them this message to Fluttercyber....Oh FlutterCyber, you would never have to hide from me. I would never dump a sentient program into a Deletion Zone if it wasn't out for my head. So please, I know all you ponies on the screen can read this: Reveal yourselves, and feel our love. *pets cyberponies with pointer*Your friend: Chaos Knux, an "Other".
This is well written, I like it! There needs to be more stories like this out there. Third part coming or not, it's still pretty awesome altogether.
now I feel bad about not using my desktop ponies :(
This is a neat little story. I had just downloaded the same program before I read this, and I set Luna and Fluttershy up to give the full effect.
Im reading this with the cutie mark crusaders, good so far!
make more, you can have the other find out, and love them for it, maby have them explore files on the pc like music and video games ala reboot style, only they dont die, you can go sooooo many places with this.