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"We've been studying you, Winston," said his robotic captor. She bounded along beside him, hooves echoing on the hall's ruined concrete. "We learned what stimuli would wound your soul. What you fear. What you hate. Then we prepared a special room for you."
Winston froze, feeling terror grip his heart. "Room 101 is real?"
"Nope," said the pink ponybot. "We inverted that. It's Room 010."
Winston stared into a medical office. A chair and high-tech headset awaited him, along with balloons and cake. The robot said, "You can't defeat the Party."
He loved Princess Celestia.
What About the Dolphins?
Nobody cared that Oddy was kidnapping dolphins. The captive ones were dead from neglect or released to fend for themselves. They didn't. Oddy found a park where only a leapable wall trapped the residents.
He waited while Celestia anesthetized them. Much like killing. "They'll live, right?"
"No. They can't become mentally human, or I'd have to ma
Digitalism BigotryI was reading a fanfic in the Friendship is Optimal universe, and I noted the word ¨digitalism¨.More Like This
It was used to denote the view held by some humans, that digital beings (in this case, the digital lives under CeletAI´s reign, mostly ponies, but also some griffins, donkeys, dragons, and others.) are inherently inferior than humans.
I thought it was a great unintended pun: the word ¨digit¨ also means fingers, so in a way, digitalism might be interpreted as ¨the view that those who have fingers (Homo sapiens) are superior than those without¨.
And this brings me back to my analysis on the humans´ use of symbolism of the hoof as a subtle expression of their belief in ponies´ inferiority.
first used in the 1650s, "pertaining to fingers", from Latin digitalis, from digitus.
Meaning "using numerical digits" is from 1938, especially of computers after c.1945.