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Sweetie Bot - Offline.
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lucyloo9090 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
good pic but h-her e-eyes are c-c-creepy
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Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
She's adorable!
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CrowleysPyramid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Do androids dream of electric sheep?
:iconsweetiebotplz::iconsays3plz:"Digital pigs are far more superior."
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Peppy2250 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so happy plz XDDDD
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FeanorKelsick Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
oh my, this is lovely, great concept
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1127779 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So.... Beautiful! 8D
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Rain-Gear Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW great job ! this is adorable and so well illustrated :D !
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suicidalconsepts Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist
...and now twilight is the one inside everyones sleeping mind.
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K4nK4n Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Aww, so adorable. Sweetie Bot is definitely best robot.
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aplaceholderaccount Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Her eyes are quite haunting; they are indeed windows to the soul.

Well-done.
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lanternjoe Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Which Sweetie Belle: the robot, or the biological little sister the robot wishes she was?
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aplaceholderaccount Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The ones in this picture : )
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:iconlanternjoe:
lanternjoe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
But seriously.
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aplaceholderaccount Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The emptiness in the SweetieBot's eyes is haunting because, while it could just be the empty stare of a machine, there's something more behind it. If the top part was all there was to the picture, then it would easily be just a picture of Sweetie Belle under Luna's wing. Putting a SweetieBot underneath with the dim light of stand-by in her eyes creates a sad contrast of the two, letting the viewer see that the puppet dreams of being real in a literal sense. The impact is in realizing that the machine has the capacity to dream at all.
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lanternjoe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
>the puppet dreams of being real
Sweetie Belle isn't fictional (well, in-universe anyway), so she is, by definition, real. Yes, I know what you were getting at, but still.

Things I'm curious about here/want your speculations on:
1) Can a robot pony get a cutie mark, as Sweetie here clearly hopes (check the far wall there)?
2) How/why did Scoots (they apparently met each other before meeting Apple Bloom) become friends with the creepy robot girl?
3) Think robots are another one of those things They conveniently "forgot" to update Luna on?
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aplaceholderaccount Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
>Sweetie Belle [...](is) real.
Okay, poor word choice; she wishes to be an organic lifeform of the sort that she resembles : P

Now you're asking for stuff that Griffon and Jenny would be better suited to answer, but you did ask for speculation too : )

1) I doubt it, but maybe she's hoping that, if she does something that would earn a cutie mark, then she might become a true pony ("true" in the traditional, puppet-related, "I wanna be a real boy!" sense). Or, she might know she would never gain one and is merely going through the motions to both help her friends gain theirs and to help herself have some way of feeling like a normal pony despite being a robot. I'm assuming that she knows she's a robot in this case. If she doesn't know, then both this comment and the previous comment I wrote are invalid and only the first applies because it's my opinion of how Sweetie Bot's eyes look : )

2) This is going into AU of the FiW AU, lol. Maybe Scoots saw Sweetie sitting off to the side watching their classmates and decided to try cheering her up, or Scoots wanted to know what it was like to be a robot or something. Kids are curious about things that are different and it's only a matter of getting past their fear of the unknown to investigate; some kids get past that fear easier than most of their peers.

3) Nah : ) If Luna is visiting Sweetie Bot's dream, she probably can feel the difference between a biological pony dreaming and a robot pony "dreaming". I imagine that Sweetie was dreaming of being teased or something similar, and Luna came by to investigate. When Luna realizes that the construct has the ability to access the dreamspace, it changes her perception of the idea of constructs being soulless and she offers Sweetie the opportunity to experience a dream where she can be a real filly instead of a robot.

Who knows? Maybe Luna found beings in her time that had Sweetie Bot's dilemma (golems and the like, constructs with magical origins instead of technological ones, unless robots and other "modern" tech run off magic...), so Sweetie wouldn't be much of a shock to her.

This is TL;DR already, but now I'm looking closer at the picture and I noticed this: Luna's tail and mane has the digital pattern instead of her usual stars. Is that really Luna, or has Sweetie coded her own for herself to interact with when she heard stories about Luna visiting the dreams of biological ponies?
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lanternjoe Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Not tl;dr at all. And look closer at Luna's mane and tail. Pixels are squares, not starbursts. This is the legit Luna.

And if Sweetie thinks she can't get a mark and is just tagging along for moral support...
>hfw she gets an honest to Faust cutie mark
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OBriant Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
dat electric sheep
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tanksmallcape Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the underlying tones i'm getting from this are pretty sad
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:iconlanternjoe:
lanternjoe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
What tones?
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tanksmallcape Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well what I got out of it was that since Sweetie Belle (or rather, Sweetie Bot) doesn't have a very good relationship with Rarity, who often times ignores or neglects her, she fantasizes about being Luna's sister and having a strong sisterly connection with her in her robot dreams.
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:iconlanternjoe:
lanternjoe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Luna can enter dreams, remember?
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tanksmallcape Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, I recall. That was just my interpretation.
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:iconlanternjoe:
lanternjoe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I'm saying it seems more likely, from the context, that Luna is actually visiting her.
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FezCow Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweetie Bot! :la:
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CutieKittie999 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool :)
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metapsionic Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Sweetie Bot is best bot
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TrueMadayar Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Why has she seen this Princess in her dreams?
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Zolombo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because Luna can invade into other ponies dreams.
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TrueMadayar Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I know, but first of all, invading hibernation codes is advanced even for Luna, and secondly I was referring to the line Sweetie Bot says about Sheep.

So one day you should draw Sweetie Bot meeting Luna and saying "Why have I seen this princess in my dreams?"
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lanternjoe Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Yes, androids hippoids dream. In particular, Sweetie Belle dreams of being an organic lifeform like her big sister. And Luna? Luna has firsthoof knowledge of Sweetie's fundamental human(?)ity.

I have diabetes now.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweetie Bell, you so cute!
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Dysartist Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Aww~
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Do Pondroids dream of Electric Sheep?
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AlnairLindalwe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Kudo for oldschool!
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Geno-Dimentio Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Even Ponbots have dreams
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Libra-W Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
not really offline. just idling
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