Crap, I was about to make a thread on this, but I forgot I had already made one. Oh well. So here's what I've got so far, but it isn't fully fleshed out yet, and I'm still not sure if it'll ever happen. If you know of any other fanfic writers, I'd like their input/advice too.Background
The story takes place in the semi-distant future, but not like Star Trek or Fallout Equestria levels of future. At the same time, it's more than 20 minutes into the future. I guess you could say that it's like 20 years into the future, long after the show has ended. It would likely take place after most of the mane six, including Starlight Glimmer have passed away from natural causes. Princess Twilight is obviously still alive because she's an alicorn, and Spike is still alive because he's a dragon, though I'm not sure if he's going to appear that much.
At some point between the end of the show and the start of this story, the ability to synthetically create magic as a source of energy was discovered, advancing the possibilities of technology while at the same time, making unicorns borderline useless. It goes with the assumption that the semi-modern technology we see throughout the show, like cameras, EEG, etc, which would normally be powered by electricity are actually powered by subtle unicorn magic.
So with a mostly cheap form of easily accessible magical energy, this makes magicians, wizards, and unicorn labor in general borderline worthless, putting a lot of them out of work.Story
Enter our main character, one such unicorn. Between the end of the show and the beginning of the story, synthetic magic vehicles have been invented and completely replaced pony drawn carts. Earth ponies and pegasi are mostly unaffected, but the new technology can help control the weather.
Another technology that has appeared between the end of the show and the start of the story is synthetic-magically powered computers, especially inexpensive personal computers.
After being laid off of her job, our "heroine" becomes a computer expert and becomes sort of a homeless hacker, a-la Adrian Lamo
, minus the selling out/snitching part. She explores abandoned urban areas and uses her computer skills to hack into networks to survive.
And that's all I've got so far. I'm not sure what would happen next.
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