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  • 4w, 2d
    A fanfic podcast.

    What have I been up to recently? Well, this to start with, a podcast anthology of short fiction narrated by various talented VAs. You can find more information about it here.

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  • 21w, 5d
    Jade Singer reviews: Glory by Rune Soldier Dan

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  • 21w, 6d
    The Fimfiction Anthem (a filk song)

    Lovingly dedicated to the mods who work tirelessly to make authors feel unwelcome and condescended to:

    Welcome to fimfiction, a preeminent fanfic site

    Where freedom of expression rules with all its might

    You can write everything you like, except for this...

    Or that... or that... and that won't do at all

    I told you you can't write PonyFall!

    Yeah, we have lots of funny rules but please don't fear,

    Just sing this song and you know what's welcome here:

    Safe & bland, safe & bland, all we want is safe and bland

    We don't like what we can't understand, just give us safe and bland

    (and lots of clop!)

    So never read outside of your comfort zone:

    Mindless porn of an old cartoon

    And if you you're scared don't hesitate

    To press thumbs down on things you hate

    Safe & bland, safe & bland, all you want is safe and bland

    you don't like what you can't understand,  saying: ”just give me safe and bland!”

    (and lots of clop!)

    Now there's nothing wrong with guilty pleasure

    Most of us just read for lesuire

    But when the mods treat us like we're dumb and fat

    We need to say ”no we're better than that!”

    Safe & bland, safe & bland, all they want is safe and bland

    they don't like what they can't understand, but I won't give them safe and bland

    (but maybe some clop, y'know, if I'm in the mood to write it, who knows?)

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  • 42w, 5d
    What Owlor has been up to...

    So, I haven't been active here a lot. Mostly this has been cus I'm running an ask blog called "From the desk of Mayor Mare" over here. I haven't given up on fanfiction entierly, but rather than writing them, I review them on another blog over here. Since that one is very fimfiction-centric, I've been thinking of simply reposting my reviews in the blog here, what do you think about that?

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  • 85w, 1d
    Dysphoria playlist part 1.

    Doing a little spring cleaning in our Google Docs. Since all of us writing on Dypshoria are big fans of music, it's beginning to overflow with links to songs. This is just the first half of it  Some of these songs are from the planning stages and do no reflect the tone we ultimately ended up going for, others aren't supposed to represent the story as a whole, but only a character or a moment in it. It's a mixed bag, basically, covering a variety of genres and approaches. I can't promise you'll like all of these, but hopefully you'll find some of them interesting at least.

    1. Holy Mountains - System of a Down

    2. True North - Bad Religion

    3. Killing Time - She Wants Revenge

    4. The Curse of Millhaven - Nick Cave

    5. Paper Planes - M.I.A

    6. Shell Shock - Noisia

    7. Battle without Honor or Humanity - Kill Bill soundtrack

    8. The Future - Leonard Cohen

    9. The Becoming - NIN

    10. Ocean Club - Yello

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So, me and Luce had this discussion about Pink Floyd and the rumour of Dark Side of the Moon syncing up with The Wizard of OZ. Being complete nerd, we of course started wondering how Dark Side of the Moon would sync up with other things, like friendship is magic. We ended up trying it with the first two eps and... holy shit! I did not expect it to sync up as well as it did.

first of all, the intro works absolutely amazingly, with the heartbeats and Luna appearing to rant "I've been mad, I've always been mad..." only to build up into breathe when she's defeated. There's also a funny moment where Spike gets smacked by a door at the lyrics "Look around..." Sound advice, too bad he did not take it.

Twilights visit to Ponyville is to the tune of "On the Run" and the manic laugh comes in not too far from Pinkie Pie. The bells of "Time" doesn't start when Applejack rings the dinner bell, but they are still going on when she does, sso I'm counting it. Actually, it appears as if she makes Twilight ring like a clock by shaknig her too hard. Time picks up speed when we're itnrouced to Rainbow Dash, and lyrics-wise it fits pretty well with the character, rushing by but not really going anywhere. It then turns into "Great big gig in the sky" just in time for Fluttershy.

Money plays us out with the first episode and into the next and also introduces Nightmare Moon. You wouldn't think this would fit, but it acually does. The cash register starts sounding just as ponies are getting unsettled and then Nightmare Moon appears to rant about he evils of capitalism.

The highlight of the second part is without question Brain Damage/Eclipse, which syncs up with the fight with Nightmare moon and cast the whole scene in an entierly different light. "You lock the door and threw away the key... there's someone in my head but its not me... you raise the blade, make the change, you rearrange me 'til I'm sane..." indeed.

Then the song builds as they ready their attack and the rainbow hits on precisely the line "I'll see you on the dark side of the moon..." Eclipse starts, fittingly enough, with Celestia coming in. The line that sticks out in this context is "and everything under the sun is in tune, but the sun is eclipsed by the moon..."

There's a closeup of Luna as the final line of the song is said: "There's no dark side of the moon, really. As a matter of fact, it's all dark..." and the episode ends as the heartbeats fade away. There's something of a story there, a very dark one about succumbing to madness and ultimately being defeated, and now I kinda wanna write this...

And I guess I should say this cus aftermore than an hour gushing about this, me and Luce almost  started wondering ourselves, but no, I am not high! But this excercise is entertaining enough sober, I imagine that if you smoked pot while watching it, it'd become the most genius thing in the history of ever! Of course, the fact that we where both on different stages of sleep deprivation might have contributed...

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#1 · 93w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

*Laughs* I recall reading an essay once that spoke at length about why dark side of the moon syncs up so well with stuff but damned if I can find it now ><:derpytongue2:

#2 · 93w, 2d ago · · ·

>>894729 That right there seems like an interesting article. If you find it, please share with us.

As for you, dear author. Where is that synchronization? I'd very much like to hear it even though I'm not a huge fan of Pink Floyd.

#3 · 93w, 2d ago · · ·


well, I think it has less to do with the album itself and more to do with human nature.We like to find connections, whether connections exist or not, cus who knows, they might be important? :derpytongue2:

If I where to guess why Dark Side of the Moon in particular it's because it straddles the line between a normal album and a concept album. There's definently something resembling a narrative in there, but its a vague an mostly internal one. So just about any story that fits it length could be mapped over it and the progression of emotions in the album would correspond with at last something in the story.

#4 · 93w, 2d ago · · ·


Me and Luce is working on putting it up somewhere now, but it's not going well. :ajsleepy:

#5 · 93w, 1d ago · · ·

>>895510 Definitely but the argument in the damn essay which I still cannot find *growls*here was that DSOTM was deliberately set up like a story. Traditional film media will follow specific pacing styles etc and they tried to mimic that with the album.

#6 · 93w, 1d ago · 1 · ·


Hmm, well, that was basically my guess as well. I espescially think the "hero's journey" might have something to do with it, cus both the wizard of Oz and the first episodes follows this trope to a T. Heck some of the common tropes of a heroic journey has direct pararells in the songs on the album.

Separation of the ordinary world: Speak to me/breathe

The call to Adventure: On the Run

Refusal of the Call: Time

Symbolic death/Meeting with the godess: Great big gig in the sky (Im counting it as both due to the themes of mortality and also the haunting female vocals,it can pull double-duty)

Woman as temptress: Money (it doesnt have to be a woman, temptation general, be it sex, money or power, but so much myth was shaped by a heterosexual male viewpoiny.:raritydespair:)

Atonement with the father: Brain Damage (You raise the blade, you make the change, you rearrange me 'til I'm sane...)

Apotheosis: Eclipse

#7 · 93w, 1d ago · · ·

>>898415 Exactly! That was the gist of the essay and I can't recall is it was deliberate on the bands part (Though the idea that it isn't sounds like too big a coincidence for me to swallow comfortably:derpytongue2:)

I have the hero of a thousand faces but it's one that I pick up and put down a lot since I find the author's writing style difficult to parse in spots.:twilightblush:

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