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  • 1w, 4d
    One thing I always found a good incentive...

    ...to write more and more was discussing stories. So, I'd like to ask my readers:

    Would you like me to discuss my stories, complete, incomplete, abandoned and other? I'm thinking sort of a Q&A talking about them, without necessarily having any spoilers or anything like that, but more in the sense of discussing motivation, themes, issues and challenges of writing them?

    If you'd like that, what story would you like first?

    16 comments · 423 views
  • 1w, 5d
    Bronycon 2017

    Alright guys...

    I've submitted my panel. What will you submit?

    Here's the deal, doing 5 to 6 panels is fun but exhausting and also kinda lands the message that it's become a bit of a niche. We need more new blood sharing ideas. A lot of you have a whole lot of things to say, things to discuss that we haven't and energy to spare... so why don't you step up and give it a go?

    Think up of what you want to talk about. What ideas or themes haven't been discussed? The only thing stopping you is yourself.

    Bronycon 2017 Panel Application

    34 comments · 431 views
  • 1w, 6d
    Okay, so following up from the last blog...

    35 comments · 678 views
  • 2w, 1d
    Oh hey.

    41 comments · 976 views
  • 5w, 3d
    Story recommendation: Three Gems and a Scooter

    3 comments · 259 views
  • 6w, 1d
    Next week!

    Hey guys! So, next Thursday I'll be a guest at the Good HiE Podcast!

    If you want to ask questions/clear doubts/show you care/buy me a drink, head over to the Forum Post!

    5 comments · 171 views
  • 7w, 4d
    Dear Sparkles No.1 Assistant Readers...

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  • 8w, 1d
    Merry Xmas

    Hey guys, your local neighborhood Latias/Mod here.

    So it's that time of the year when money flies out the window and we fall trap to the capitalist and marketing demons of our time, who exploit our faith/seasonal feelings/family issues in addition to some half-made up traditions stemming from the past 50 years so and presented as ancient.

    And yet. And yet... when you have family... a kid... parents and siblings in other countries, friends that care, other families that take you in... that's when the cynical becomes irrelevant and the actual joy of these days comes in fully. Regardless of what you think originated all of this, there is a true rewarding feeling to have people welcome you into their home and family, sit you down for a dinner with every member there afterwards opening presents one by one so that everyone can appreciate them (and surprising you and your kid with presents of your own).

    It's cliched, a little, to say that xmas is less about everything else and more about family. But it is. Religion might play a big part for some, but in the end the point is to not celebrate it on your own (even if I have had some lonesome ones). It's supposed to be shared with others, maybe within immediate surroundings, and sometimes far away, and yet thinking of you and you of them.

    Sure, presents are very cool, and I'll be the first to admit that when my little 6 yo opens his up and his face light's up with surprise and wonder, it's amazing... but never forget the warmth of those around you. Look back on years past and remember your family gatherings. Maybe it's not perfect, maybe you had an uncle you didn't like much or a cousin you competed with all the time... but sitting down for dinner together and just being there after in a room surrounded of people that care? That is what this is all about.

    So, yeah... merry xmas.

    14 comments · 348 views
  • 8w, 3d
    Gunsmoke—Complete!

    Woo! Finally!

    Between RL and scholarly endeavors I thought I would never finish this story! But here it is! And it is done! Thank you all for reading (those of you that did!) and waiting patiently for this last chapter. I hope it doesn't disappoint!

    4 comments · 194 views
  • 9w, 4d
    BH Survey!

    I should have posted this last night, but better late than never, right?

    If you have some time, help out Bad Horse by filling out his survey on Fimfiction Attitudes , the results so far are pretty interesting.

    3 comments · 134 views
  • 11w, 5d
    Bronycon Panels Videos! (2016)

    Hey guys, so while taking a short break tonight I noticed that Pascoite had posted the Advanced Writing video of the panel we did...

    ...and ye gods, I think if you watch the other videos you can tell I was exhausted by the time I got to that one. I sound awful. Punch-worthy. But, content was great, thanks in no small part to everyone else but me. I mean, I contributed a little, but the real worth was provided by the giants sitting next to me. In fact, all my panels were awesome because the right people were in them. It's like they sing in Spamalot:

    "In any great adventure,

    that you don't want to lose,

    victory depends upon the poeple that you choose."

    Also that hat made me look like a pilgrim. With a weird voice. Anyway... Here's the videos (almost) for all the panels I participated in!

    Writing Comedy: How to Make Horses Hilarious II - BronyCon 2016

    Worlds Beyond: Crossovers in Fanfiction - BronyCon 2016

    Advanced Writing - BronyCon 2016

    Original Characters - BronyCon 2016

    Sadly Thankfully my epic wrestling match against Oso during Pen Stroke's 1am venture wasn't recorded. But! I thought the idea of this other panel I'm linking below sounded awesome and I regret not having attended. I haven't seen it yet, and probably won't for a week, but you guys might want to take a look at:

    The Great Literary Game: Transformative Art and Purpose of Fanworks - BronyCon 2016

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  • 14w, 2d
    I find this show fairly amusing.

    Anyone else watches it? And did you catch the MLP reference from the latest episode?

    23 comments · 999 views
  • 14w, 5d
    Election

    No. I'm not happy.

    But the bottom line is that as much as I disagree with the views and political stance of those that would support such a person as Donald Trump—someone that I have seen express the most divisive lies and opinions as I've ever seen in any political arena across three countries, not only in hearsay but video, radio, social media posts—at the end of the day, the majority supported him. May the following 4 years prove me wrong, but fighting around and attacking either side shouldn't be something we do now.

    So try to keep it civil, guys.

    89 comments · 851 views
  • 15w, 1d
    Story Updates

    Hello everyone!

    "Aye," Princess Luna replied grimly. "That is true. But this magic did not come from her body. If it had, when you were right next to it, there would be no interference. Nay, this came from far off. It has a smell a... a strange taste to it. Much like when Sunset and you visited me together. It smells like something burnt. Like smoke and oil."

    Currently I am at work on the last chapter of Gunsmoke.

    After that, I plan to concentrate on Silent Jade and Young Amazons, but not before I work The Three Sisters: Like Fudge and Sparkle's No. 1 Assistant into some sort of schedule where I can finally finish them too. I don't think I'll be writing any new series anytime soon until everything I have left—or just about everything—is finished.

    I know many of you have been waiting patiently on The Sweetie Chronicles: Fragments... welp, it has reached the point where a rewrite of the current chapter might be necessary to finally finish the Bitaly arc without external input. Thankfully what follows after that is already written for a considerable amount of updates, and there's even one that can be done 100% by myself.

    Finding the Right Note and Gothic are on hold right now... Gothic I will finish for sure, it's a matter of getting a couple of free writing days. These holidays I might be able to write at work too, since demand for IT Administration lower considerably at those times.

    Anyway, here's the update, remember to vote, and enjoy the rest of your day!

    12 comments · 677 views
  • 17w, 3d
    And now for your occasional Cello blog..

    Because this is awesome...

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  • 17w, 6d
    Ah why not?

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  • 18w, 2d
    New Gunsmoke chapter is out...

    ...and life continues!

    Oh man, I have a lot less time to write lately, but it somehow makes it seem more productive. It's like the abundance of freetime was killing my imagination or something. Might sound silly but it's true.

    Anyway, Ch. 33 is out, finally exposing 100% who the villain is and including a little bit of seeing what happened to Sunset after the Glocken incident. Depending on how much I can write for it and how the flow feels the next one will be the last Gunsmoke chapter... :pinkiesad2: kinda bittersweet but it's nice to finish another longish project... probably around the same length of time that it took me to finish TER in the younger days of this fandom.

    For now tho, all is good... not to try and write that Nightmare Night piece...

    3 comments · 285 views
  • 18w, 6d
    And now for your occasional Cello blog..

    12 comments · 403 views
  • 19w, 1d
    That moment...

    22 comments · 565 views
  • 19w, 3d
    The Month of Spook is here...

    ... let's hope I can finish my horror story in time!

    2 comments · 204 views
Jan
25th
2013

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 · 10,308 views ·
#1 · 212w, 3d ago · 18 · ·

I like this idea.

#2 · 212w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

*raises hand*

#3 · 212w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Very nice.

#4 · 212w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

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

#5 · 212w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

You have my mental support.

#6 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#8 · 212w, 3d ago · 7 · 2 ·

There are girls who like ponies?!

#9 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#10 · 212w, 3d ago · 7 · 19 ·

I like girls.

They have boobies.

I like boobies.

#11 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

I 32'nd this:pinkiehappy:

Comment posted by NorthCrusader deleted at 7:03pm on the 25th of January, 2013
#14 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

Yes.

#15 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

I am with you on this

#18 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#19 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

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

Wanderer D
Moderator
#20 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·
#21 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

FOR QUEEN AND COUNTRY!

sorry, got carried away there

Wanderer D
Moderator
#22 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d 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:.

>>750822

Hon, you're not helping.

#25 · 212w, 3d ago · 3 · ·

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

#26 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#27 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

You have my support.:rainbowdetermined2:

#28 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

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

#29 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d 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.

Comment posted by RedScarWolf deleted at 7:10pm on the 25th of January, 2013
#36 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

>>750872

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

Wanderer D
Moderator
#37 · 212w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

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

#38 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d ago · 1 · 2 ·

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

#40 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

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

Pax
#43 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

You have my calculator.

#44 · 212w, 3d ago · · ·

The only help I can get you is bringing coffee.

#45 · 212w, 3d 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 · 212w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Yes, I'm with you.

~Syn3rgy

#47 · 212w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

>>750806

you're terrible :rainbowlaugh:

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

#49 · 212w, 3d ago · 2 · ·

I VOLUNTEER!

(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.)

Alexstrazsa
Moderator
#50 · 212w, 3d ago · 4 · ·

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

You're proposing a dangerous thing, D.

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