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  • Today
    Hey, so Pav Feira wrote a thing!

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  • Thursday
    Gah. Can't sleep!

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  • 1w, 5d

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  • 2w, 3d
    I've just realized...

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  • 3w, 5d
    Because it's awesome...

    Quoth the guitarist: See more after the break!

    (Also, writing blog tonight!)

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  • 4w, 11h
    New Story Appears!

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  • 5w, 2d
    So I finally emerge...

    ...from the fields of prose battle after almost 4 months of this.

    I'm talking of course about the OC Slamjam that Obs organized. Ye gods.

    Yes, it was fun, and yes it was challenging and we made a small community inside our small community but it was intense! I don't think anyone in this contest had it easy, and we were kinda vicious when it came to the votes. The back-and-forth debates were awesome at times, frustrating at others.

    There were a whole bunch of OCs that I would have loved to write against: Booster Bones, Luster Lock , Evergreen... the list continues, but yeah. As much of a challenge they would have been, the biggest enemies I had to deal with were writer's block, lack of time, and my own frustration at not finishing stories with enough time to do a thorough check on them in addition to just how insanely long this was.

    I'll be posting my entries soon as a single story, with an appendix containing the character sheets as well as my thoughts of each opponent.... in the meantime, I'd like to congratulate all the participants in this contest. It sure wasn't easy for anyone and the further you got, the harder it was! Like I told Obs at one point: It's less a writing contest and more of an Ironman competition.

    If anything, it really taught me a lot about condensing short stories into more effective narration. I sadly wasn't able to do my best each and every single time, but rest assured the lessons were learned.

    To my opponents, Candy Cane, Rachis Barbule, Haystacks, Summer Heat, Lilligold and—last but not least—Firefly... you were a tough bunch to handle and each round I was sure was going to be my last. And had I lost, I wouldn't have felt bad at all... you were all great opponents. Thank you for participating!

    Edit: I also learned that I'm really not made for competitions!

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  • 5w, 3d
    1st of September!

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  • 5w, 5d
    Anyone here works... Human Resources? If so, I'd like to talk to you. PM me!

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  • 5w, 5d
    A poll about blogging!

    If you're following me for whatever reason, this is actually relevant to you, since you get to choose what will appear more often in your notifications!

    So I stole this from a certain princess-loving, marsupial-entertaining word processor. He's an awesome dude and if you haven't followed awesome, you should follow awesome.

    In any case, I am trying to get back into blogging as a general thing. Although writing on its own is fun, blogging effectively is an amazing exercise, especially if it's not simply a "state of the author" or "come read this new story I wrote!"

    Not that there's anything wrong with those at all, but I read those more as announcements than blog posts.

    In any case, here's the poll:

    What should I blog about?

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  • 6w, 11m
    I should have blogged about this earlier but...

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  • 6w, 1d
    A story you might be interested in...

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  • 6w, 4d
    Seriously though...

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  • 7w, 11h
    What would you do if...

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  • 7w, 6d
    It took me until today...

    ...but I finally sat down with my son to watch Tonari No Totoro.

    That it took me so long is a great crime indeed. Without a doubt this has to be one of the best animations ever and definitely one of the best moments I've had sitting down and enjoying a movie with him. Next... I think I'll try Pom Poko or maybe Porco Rosso (Too bad in English, "Buta-yaro!" looses so much!)

    I have such a huge amount of really good anime to show him. And not the over-the-top, over-hyped, mass-produced BS that is flooding the world with pretty-looking-but-crappy stories. Attackon*cough*Titan*cough*

    I mean the real gems. Tokyo Godfathers, Millenium Actress, Summer Wars (for the fourth time), Whisper of the Heart, Nausicaa (yes, even if it's just a tiny fraction of the manga), Wolf Children, Paprika (when he's older), Memories, Robot Carnival, etc. Stuff that is so good we don't get crappy dubs from Saban Entertainment destroying backstories or meaningful things.

    In other words, things you can show to anyone with a modicum of taste and they will admit it's amazing, even if it's not their thing.

    I guess there's really no replacing the classics.

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  • 8w, 3d
    To the Bronycon Crowd!

    So Bronycon is over and it's back to the usual work days... but there are some words to be said.

    First of all, I want to give a huge thank you and shout-out to my fellow panelists:

    For the Advanced Writing Panel: the very evil indeed Bad Horse, and the lovely Bookplayer! Guys, this panel was amazing thanks to your insight, contributions and sheer personality. Wouldn't have wanted it to be any other way and the only regret I have about it is that we didn't have more time to discuss our craft. You both had excellent points to make on each topic and I feel I definitely learned a few things as well! Thank you again, and I hope we can be panelists again together in the future. Bookplayer, I loved your panel on Romance. Maybe next year, if you do it again I'll ask some questions, since I don't write it that often! Bad Horse, you need a panel dedicated to Evil. Make it happen.

    For the Crossovers Panel: ABagofVicodin, Cap'n Chryssalid, Aquaman, Cyborg Samurai and GaPJaxie. It was awesome! The timing sucked, let's face it, but we had a really solid panel, and had we had a decent time-slot, we would have kicked even more ass. As it is, even if we were competing with Ponies the Anthology vol V at the same time, at 10:30 PM, we had a pretty nice showing and the topics discussed were very interesting.

    Sizing Fanfiction to the Idea: (aka Short, Long and Epic) ABagofVicodin, Cyborg Samurai, GaryOak, and the relatively unknown Pen Stroke. Again, the time-slot could have been a LOT better and the competition was tough! But we managed to draw a crowd and keep them not only interested in the topic, but also engaged and eager to learn more! We did a great job guys and I wouldn't hesitate to join any of you in a writing discussion of any sort.

    Additional shout-outs go to the following individuals for being generally awesome people:

    Masked Ferret! Always cool to hang out! I'll give you some Mexican candy next time, I promise!

    Applejinx: My man. You are a legend. I enjoyed your panel and had we mustered a way to get together to talk I would have loved to discuss several points of it where I either disagreed or agreed. But I guess that's part of what made it great: it got you thinking if you paid attention! Additionally, I salute you for your efforts at Quills and Sofas! It was the most organized I have ever seen it!

    Midnight Dancer: Middy, there's never a dull moment with you, it's always a pleasure and I was so happy that you got to experience the convention this time around instead of being trapped in the sales floor!

    Arad: Dude, I was so hyped to meet you in person! It was great to finally put a face to all those hours of writing and chatting! You're awesome, man! And also kudos for finishing Mente Materia chapters among all the chaos of the con! That's some dedication!

    Sunchaser: Stepping up and organizing stuff like you did takes some skill dude, and the panels were great! Thanks for everything and contact me for future endeavors!

    Burraku Pansa : You are an incredibly generous, massively bearded, immensely awesome guy! Never change!

    Corejo: You are taller than I had imagined! Thanks for letting me stay at your place and also indulging my need for Mexican High Cousine and watching drunk people pass out on the table. Let's hang out soon! Sacre Bleu!

    Pav Fiera! You were there, man! I saw you! This time though, we barely chatted.

    Professor Plum: That british accent. So sexy. Also, sorry I kept taking pictures of you while you were sleeping. It's not creepy at all... seriously though, it was great to see you man, it's too bad distance and cash keep so many friends apart!

    ROBCakeran you have to be one of the most jovial individuals I have ever met! We will definitely hang out and drink a few hundred rounds next year. So long as we can keep Aquaman away from the alcohol.

    Razgriz you own the Cowboy Bebop look. Now all I need to do is teach you martial arts, get you in a funky-colored suit and give you a spaceship with a crew of misfits so you can make a ton of money hunting down villains.

    Parasprite - Girl, it was awesome to meet you. Next time hang out more and we'll trade fimfic stories for a while.

    Elusive Badgerpony Moderating fimfic and working behind the scenes can indeed be a pain as now you know.

    Flashgen it was very nice to meet you for the first time ever, you're a pretty cool dude, if you're around next year let's make sure to hang out, maybe play CaH or something!

    Captain Unstoppable: We need to sit down more often and talk about writing experiences and IRL brony stories!

    Archonix: You sir, have excellent taste in Scotch. One day we need to figure out if there's a bar down in Baltimore that has a good selection of Single Malts and have an appreciation night.

    Dusty Man, you'v been one of the best friends I've ever made. It's always, always a pleasure to see you and hang out! Keep being awesome and creating those amazing sculptures!

    Jake the Army Guy how is it that you're consistently awesome? Dude, thank you for all the effort you put into things and helping out when you can on the panels (adding your insight also is pretty cool!) I look forward to seeing you next time!

    RedSquirrel All that scampering. The bushy tail. The signed Celestia plushie. Wish we had hung out more man, but it was really great to meet you!

    Eldorado and Alexstrazsa guys we didn't have much time to talk this time around, and I just met El in person, but we should totally have a Fimfic Mod panel next year.

    FaughtDragon we keep having brief meetings. We need to catch up more, talk craft and you need to draw more and write more and everything more. More.

    Csquared you won't escape next time.

    Fangwarden/Cloudhammer and Noble Cause: Dudes, I'm sorry I skipped you! as I told you, I'm glad you both were able to make it, even if Noble could only stay for a little bit and I saw him all of 10 minutes. I was hoping for a Dunkin Donuts repeat this time around; less crowded, more talking and catching up being possible that way.

    And damn, I originally forgot to mention I met (to quote Vic) COLD IN MOTHER FUCKING GARDEZ. So much awesome in one person. He's a regular Kakashi if you guys can imagine such a comparison. Totally chill. And yet you know he can rip your heart out with words or fist.

    Oh man, and so many others! I don't want to forget them! I know I saw the Abyss walking around there somewhere, and Silver Quill and so many others! I'm sorry if I'm not listing you here, but it was an amazing thing to be part of once more, and I'm glad I had the chance to spend it with so many excellent people.


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  • 9w, 2d
    Baltimare here we come!

    Be ready. Are your bodies ready? Mine is. I think. I might have left it at home.

    Remember, there be panels ahoy.

    - Advanced Writing - Hall of the Stars, 3:30 - 4:30 PM (Friday)

    - Sizing your Story for Sucess - 10:30 PM on Friday - Hall of Stars

    - Crossovers - Hall of the Stars, 10:30 - 11:30 PM (Saturday)  :duck:

    Don't miss them!

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  • 10w, 1d
    Coming up next!

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  • 10w, 1d
    Can someone explain to me...

    ...the appeal of the stories where the "author" tells his story of how he was transformed from a regular, average citizen into say... Groucho. And ended up in Equestria?

    To me, as I've said before, it just reads like: "I wanna write human in Equestria/self-insert but I'm too boring as I am so I must simply get all the powers/abilities of some other character that is way cooler than I am without any effort whatsoever, and get to show how cool/deep/edgy I am in a world of ponies."

    But, maybe I'm missing something. What is the appeal of seeing Goku be not Goku? Why read a HiE story where the human is usually not even human anymore? Why must Tom have the combined powers of Ranma, Kenshin and Akira while looking like Wonder Woman to visit Equestria? What other reasons are there for this sort of behavior in writing?

    Please. Explain it to me.

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  • 10w, 3d
    SK Revolution!

    Alright so, as anyone following me knows, my Patreon (help always welcome) is set up to help me pay rent and such worthy, adult-like responsibilities, which means I have little money to send in the way of projects I would absolutely love to support.

    SWAT KATS Revolution is one such effort. Most of you guys will probably not remember Swat Kats:

    To explain things a bit, these guys were before Gargoyles when it came to adding some dark themes to cartoons. They were fun. They were better written and produced than most things those days. With adult eyes I can see many things that I didn't catch as a kid... seeing this series resurrect would be amazing, and I promise you, well worth the donation! I sent Christian & Yvon Tremblay a promise that I'd try my best to help, given that I have little money to send their way, and I know that this might interest you guys, I figured a blog about it would be the way to go.

    At the time of this posting, there's 23 Days left to go before the project is funded, so, if you can donate money to this worthy cause here's the link again:

    And I don't know if you can post messages when you donate, but if you can, do tell them ol' Wanderer D sent you their way, would ya? :raritywink:

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I've heard a lot of things...

I have marginally followed arguments about it, and honestly, what I will say below might have been said several times, but for now, bear with me.

I know that there are a lot of people angry about the lack of representation of our female bronies. And if you feel that way, you're right.

I don't dislike the documentary. Quite the contrary; I believe it went as far as it could with covering what it was aiming to cover: That the media perception of male bronies is erroneous. Whether they achieve that or not, is up to dispute, but I really believe that they never had the intention to go any deeper than media perception about the male aspect of our fandom.

Which sucks, mostly because that's not what we believed it would be about. I think, if we are to have a Brony Documentary, it has to be done celebrating what makes us strong: that we are inclusive. That we respect and appreciate all members of our community. From troll to outstanding bronies, we, in general accept who each of us are and what we love. Now, before you point out that we ban trolls for excessive attitudes, it is true that we do so, but, there has to be a limit on how much you can annoy people. If you want to argue this point, feel free to do so in another thread/blog, or PM with me, okay?

Anyway, back to the matter at hand.

Are female bronies, (or pegasisters) not appreciated enough? Yes.

Do people think that we, the male bronies, relish on the thought that we are special because we are males who like MLP? Yes.

Are we more special than our counterparts because of it? Hell eFFING no. Nope.

So, the documentary centers on media perception. Not in our history, or who we really are. Are we manly? Or are we Bronies?

I don't see "Brony" as a male word. Sure, the implication is there, but the meaning of it as we KNOW is not simply males. That's Fox News talking. Not Brony talk.

So, here's what I propose: Let's make our own, amateur Documentary FOR Bronies, BY Bronies.

Can we do it? YES. We can.

How? Simple. How many of us are in college? How many of us have editing skills? How many of us are studying communications, sociology, any sort of media studies? We can do it. We can use university cameras, we can cover the whole world BECAUSE we come from the whole world.

We have so much raw talent.

We have united as a community before, more than once to help any of us in need. Let's prove it. We can ask celebrities to help us, but we can do without. I KNOW you all have it in you. I know, IF we want, we can form some sort of cohesive project and make it work.

Are we going to let our sisters go away unsung and unappreciated? Hell no.

Who's with me?

Report Wanderer D · 10,006 views ·
#1 · 141w, 19h ago · 18 · ·

I like this idea.

#2 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

*raises hand*

#3 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

Very nice.

#4 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

That sounds like a fantastic idea. Honestly, I'm surprised it hasn't already been done.

#5 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

You have my mental support.

#6 · 141w, 19h ago · 4 · ·

I've never even thought of "brony" being strictly for guys, nor have I ever considered myself special for being a male audience member.   I mean shit, I'm pretty sure there are more guys that girls watching the show, so really that would make them more special than us.  I haven't seen the documentary, and I kind of don't want to because I'm afraid that they presented bronies as people who have thousands upon thousand of MLP dolls and sing all the songs on trains.

#7 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

Nah, I'll pass :applejackunsure:. But good luck nonetheless.

#8 · 141w, 19h ago · 7 · 2 ·

There are girls who like ponies?!

#9 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I shall support this! (I am amateur fan-artist. :3)

#10 · 141w, 19h ago · 7 · 19 ·

I like girls.

They have boobies.

I like boobies.

#11 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I'd be up for helping how I can, though I don't have much in the way of artisitc ability. I'm somewhat good at organization *pushes his chaotic room out of sight*

#12 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I 32'nd this:pinkiehappy:

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#15 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I'm waiting for the dvd version to come out so I can watch the special features. But as to your point I think the makers realized that Pegasisters were neglected as part of the fandom but by that time it was too late to add them to the documentary.

#16 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I am with you on this

#18 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

Edit: Ah, now I see, that’s much better. I don’t have the skills to help so I’m out.

#19 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I can write, I can voice act...I'm in!

Wanderer D
#20 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·
#21 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·


sorry, got carried away there

Wanderer D
#22 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

>>750844 Dude, thanks, that was completely opposite to what I was trying to say. I'm sorry I insulted you, but thanks again for catching it.

#23 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I should empathize, I would like to help in anyway I can, to whatever extent. considerding that my teaching puts a lot of effort on me, I'll try to do what I cna

#24 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

Thank you so much for this post. That's all my feels in written word. :pinkiesmile:

And I would definitely be onboard for assisting this to get off the ground. If I'm completely honest, I've felt a bit resentful about 'not existing' in some places despite having just as much stake in and love for the series. Not resentful in a 'rawr I hate guys' kind of way, because that's stupid. Just :fluttershysad:.


Hon, you're not helping.

#25 · 141w, 19h ago · 3 · ·

are not Paleosteno and Saberspark working on a brony documentary?  saber made "ballad of the brony" and paleo did something similar.

#26 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I have some editing and animating skills. I'm all for this idea. Let me know if I can help!

#27 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

You have my support.:rainbowdetermined2:

#28 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

This idea doesn't sound too bad. Very well, You have my editing.

#29 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

In short, IMO, the whole documentary was a circlejerk idealization of bronies.  I hate how they focused on fox news, there were plenty of other news outlets that ridiculed bronies.  I also didn't like how they painted conservatives as the enemy.  I am a conservative/libertarian and also a brony.  They completely skipped over and ignored the gritty, dirty origins and parts of the brony fandom (e.g. 4chan).  They painted the bronies like a bunch of "loving and tolerating" hippies.   "Ohhh~ just look at those poor little bronies they are misunderstood special snowflakes".

Don't get me wrong, I liked the documentary overall but that does not change my above opinion.

Edit: good luck with your documentary endeavor.

#30 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I'll help, as a female brony who dislikes the word Pegasister for those same reasons. I can do some art, write, probably voice act (never tried, but I can keep up a discussion with myself for hours, so why not?) , and don't have an Alicorn OC. I'm totally in.

So, what do you want me to do? Publicize, plan, draw? I'm off school for a week, so I've got pretty much almost nothing to do.

#31 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

Saberspark (creator of ballad of the brony) is already making a documentary that is going to do that and more. I saw the "official" documentary as a simple introduction. The brony cronicles (the name of the fan one) is suppose to look at the fandom more closely and more critically.

#32 · 141w, 19h ago · 7 · 3 ·

I don't see how female bronies don't receive the respect they deserve. I don't know about anyone else, but I can (in my own opinion) that the talent majority of females compared to males, only in ratio, is higher in the female range. There are more talented male bronies because there are more of them.

Point is. Women are better than men, and I don't care if anyone wants to try and argue this, I'll take it to my grave.

#34 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

I'm in.

One thing though... we should form a group for this and actually have some organization and formally, we should start AFTER season 3 because right now we don't know if Twilight is going to become Princess or not and how that might affect the community

a good example of a brony documentary is The Ballad of The Brony by Saberspark... its a one man work, but the editing is excellent and covers from Seasons 1-2.

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#36 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·


I agree with you in full. I would put something else intelligent here, but you already did.

Wanderer D
#37 · 141w, 19h ago · 4 · ·

>>750875 Then we throw in our support. But there doesn't need to be only one, right?

#38 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I kinda think a more critical and objective doc would piss people off a lot more. There are a lot of things in this fandom that are better left uninvestigated.

#39 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · 2 ·

But, but, D! There are no women on the internet! Only really effeminate men!

#40 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I may not have editing skills, but damn it, I have a web camera and things to say! Count me in!

And yeah, I never thought of "Brony" as a masculine term, despite the "bro" part. I just never thought about it that way.

#41 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

So a documentary focused on the fandom, male and female, and how we act among ourselves? I could get behind this. I don't know what I'd be able to add to it, but I like the idea.

#42 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

I'd be more than happy to help out in any way that I can!

#43 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

You have my calculator.

#44 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

The only help I can get you is bringing coffee.

#45 · 141w, 19h ago · · ·

oh, and I was under the impression that the term "brony" came about because the pony fad originated on the /b/ board, and b + pony = brony. I don't know for sure if this is true; either way I never considered it particularly exclusively masculine.

#46 · 141w, 19h ago · 1 · ·

Yes, I'm with you.


#47 · 141w, 18h ago · 1 · ·


you're terrible :rainbowlaugh:

I'm in!! :pinkiehappy: not that i have any talent with visual arts of any kind :ajbemused:

#49 · 141w, 18h ago · 2 · ·


(Yes, I do like this idea, not as a snub or anything but I just love this idea in general and would like to participate if I can.)

#50 · 141w, 18h ago · 4 · ·

Let's make our own, amateur Documentary FOR Bronies, BY Bronies.

You're proposing a dangerous thing, D.

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