Subject: Permission Request, Finally
Posted on: 2021-10-23 23:41:06 UTC
Hi! You might not know me if you haven't been around much on the Discord, I've mainly been active there.
Anyway, that's right, I finally got around to writing my Permission Request! Well, really it's been done for a while (thanks to Damian Thorne and Helsinki for betaing it!), I just couldn't find a good "first mission"-type fic (my actual planned first mission is already in the unclaimed badfic section of the wiki).
So, yknow what? Have a "pretty far along the pair's character arc" mission. Friendship is Optimal is a My Little Pony "rational fanfiction" that attempts to explain to the reader the dangers of artificial intelligence (no, not those. They mean Skynet, not Facebook algorithms.) by using a Conversion Bureau knockoff plot. Not only is the general premise questionable, the writing style preachy and somewhat grating, and the author someone who hadn't actually watched much of any MLP (no, really!), but it's of particular concern to the Special Operations Division because. Yknow. AI!Celestia's entire characterization is "smarter than you and wants to turn the entire universe into ponies". That's certainly a bit of a safety concern, and one that requires quite Special Operations.
Anyway, I won't keep you waiting any longer. Meet the RC 8 pair, from the Department of Floaters, Special Operations Division.