Notes and Reflections on Books and Media
by Hannah Leitheiser
The Numbers Don't Lie
' "Oh Applejack." Twilight smiled at her...I let myself get so upset this morning because I made myself think that the one thing you're good at is being honest and nothing else. But life is too complex, and so are you—though you might think of yourself as simpler. The fact is, there's more to you than just telling the truth, Applejack."' - The Numbers Don't Lie, shortskirtsandexplsions.
Story involved a magical spell that displayed a number incrementing after each lie. I don't think I lie very much, which is probably more than anything a lack of sophistication. People seem to lie knowingly for the sake of pride, convenience, or -- I expect most often -- to smoothly maintain relationships.