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TacticalRainboom


I wrote some stories for you. I hope you enjoy them.


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  • 6d, 2h
    I deserve an extension on the writeoff for how badly I got schedule-fucked.

    Ugh. And I dedicated myself to it, I really did.

    The kicker is that this thing sucks!

    I'll still work on it, and hopefully I'll be able to love it and make it work. I'm trying to look at the silver lining: even if this thing never sees the light of day, I outlined it, and I wrote a quite nice opening scene for it, and if I can do that means I did the writing thing that I wanted to, and now I can keep on doing it. I'll share that opening scene shortly. I really do like it.

    Ever forward.

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  • 1w, 1d
    Why do you people like vague non-prompts so much?

    Wow, you guys suck.

    1 comments · 16 views
  • 1w, 2d
    I should do something to get ready for the write-off prompt in 12 hours, but what?

    I haven't done anything like this in, what, a year?

    Maybe I'll write some really terrible and gay free-association poetry.

    4 comments · 19 views
  • 1w, 3d
    lest we forget the dual nature of fiction as both communication and entertainment

    The Iceberg Theory, by Gerald Locklin

    all the food critics hate iceberg lettuce.

    you'd think romaine was descended from

    opheus's laurel wreath,

    you'd think raw spinach had all the nutritional

    benefits attributed to it by popeye,

    not to mention aesthetic subtleties worthy of

    verlaine and debussy.

    they'll even salivate over chopped red cabbage

    just to disparage poor old mr. iceberg lettuce.

    I guess the problem is

    it's just too common for them.

    it doesn't matter that it tastes good,

    has a satisfying crunchy texture,

    holds  its freshness,

    and has crevices for the dressing,

    whereas the darker, leafier varieties

    are often bitter, gritty, and flat.

    it just isn't different enough, and

    it's too goddamn american.

    of course a critic has to criticize:

    a critic has to have something to say.

    perhaps that's why literary critics

    purport to find interesting

    so much contemporary poetry

    that just bores the shit out of me.

    at any rate, I really enjoy a salad

    with plenty of chunky iceberg lettuce,

    the more the merrier,

    drenched in an italian or roquefort dressing.

    and the poems I enjoy are those I don't have

    to pretend that I'm enjoying.

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  • 1w, 6d
    I've kind of been hiding from certain parts of the internet because of the shame of how I stopped writing

    I think the time frame now makes it so that I'm not really a "fanfic writer" any more, so much as "someone who used to write."

    I want to write something and love it. But also I want to love ponies again--now that the show's back, I want to come back too. I made some good friends here, and maybe I even wrote one or two things that were worth reading.

    (I still might write a Frozen thing first.)

    4 comments · 25 views
  • 9w, 12h
    I'm looking for someone who would be willing to join me in brutally flaying our neurons with recreational chemicals and then watching this movie once the toxins begin to take hold

    "On the other hand, the film, by dint of its simple competence—being largely well acted, not too long, and sombrely photographed, by Seamus McGarvey—has to be better than the novel. It could hardly be worse. No new reader, however charitable, could open “Fifty Shades of Grey,” browse a few paragraphs, and reasonably conclude that the author was writing in her first language, or even her fourth."

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  • 10w, 6h
    *what*

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  • 10w, 1d
    about that writing thing that I'm not doing

    One major reason I haven't put anything out (aside from the obvious falling into ennui and game addiction) is that the script for Skyborne makes less and less sense the more I look at it. The motivations and internal logic are unraveling now. I have a bunch of words, but not a stopping point, and an expansive but far from instructive map forward.

    and I realized, what if I, like, you know... asked for help?

    Please consider this a request for--not editing so much as an "editor" to discuss the story with, and how it could be changed so that it can flow through its revelations and themes more naturally. I'm ready to compromise and renovate, but for that I may need some one on one with an outside point of view.

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  • 15w, 2d
    I learned last night that I may have a family legacy of town drunkards

    Masu = those square sake cups

    Naga = long time

    Masunaga = constantly drunk

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  • 16w, 5d
    what do we want?

    a banner.

    when do we want it?

    nobody ever didn't want it

    2 comments · 62 views
  • 17w, 1d
    I have started rereading Wicked because I was too young when I read it the first time

    A mile above Oz, the Witch balanced on the wind's forward edge, as if she were a green fleck of the land itself, flung up and sent wheeling away by the turbulent air. White and purple summer thunderheads mounded around her. Below, the Yellow Brick Road looped back on itself, like a relaxed noose. Though winter storms and the crowbars of agitators had torn up the road, still it led, relentlessly, to the Emerald City. The Witch could see the companions trudging along, maneuvering around the buckled sections, skipping when the way was clear. They seemed oblivious of their fate. But it was not up to the Witch to enlighten them.

    what am I doing putting my stuff on the internet. I'm a fucking joke.

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  • 18w, 5d
    White supremacists say that racial mixing is "white genocide," which means my dick has the power to destroy civilizations

    I've been off of writing so long that it feels like what I write now isn't up to the standards set by my earlier work.

    Then again, that's true of a lot of my bullshit when you compare it to my better things, so really it's not that big of a change.

    2 comments · 62 views
  • 19w, 1d
    a major reason Skyborne Dance isn't moving very well

    Mind you, the actual scene and prose I'm doing right now is a lot of fun, and I'm glad I got back to it.

    But...

    As some people have noticed, I've already dug myself partially into the hole of the pegasus culture being categorically awesome and Applejack being categorically wrong about how she doesn't like it. If I could tag people here like you can on Facebook, I would tag Applejinx here, because Trixie's Magic Bit does this with polyamory. Avatar does it with Na'vi culture. Dresden Kodak does this with transhumanism. The Conversion Bureau does it with ugh forget I said that; I feel filthy comparing things I like to that POS.

    A key catalyst is that Applejack will see something that she very reasonably considers a big fat indictment of certain characters and their lifestyle, but--bit of a spoiler--she will be mistaken. The only honestly unsympathetic, problematic, "bad" thing about pegasus culture according to my current planning notes is that Cloudchaser is a racist.

    side note: I'm gonna have to go back and retcon in the fact that Cloudchaser and Flitter like to visit Ponyville so that they can fly with a famous athlete. They don't recognize Rarity and AJ, which doesn't fit now that we know that Chaser was on the Equestria Games team. OR MAYBE ALL GROUNDBOUNDS LOOK THE SAME TO THEM OH MY GOD THAT'S HILARIOUS.

    ... but anyway, it's not much of a story if the ending is just Applejack and Rarity being put in their place and learning about tolerance. Applejack's good intentions should be partially vindicated, and not just by a cop-out like a character saying "your way is good too." Even more against my current approach is that Rarity's prudishness should be vindicated as well, instead of, again, simply being waved off as "fine too."

    You see the problem, right? Again, I have already started digging this hole. And with AJ's current activities... now is the time for me to make sure she's not completely in the wrong. The question is, how?

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  • 19w, 4d
    so that's over with

    and now I'll get back to work on Skyborne Dance.

    and maybe my finals

    nah ponyfiction is more important.

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  • 19w, 6d
    hows this for a cover image

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  • 26w, 11h
    Hey author-of-that-awesome-thing-you-know-who-you-are

    I would like my fans to know that RUN is one of the best fics in the fandom, and that you need to read if you haven't already. I would like all my fans to notice that it is begging for a sex scene. Finally, I would like my fans to know that I know for a fact that its author's My Documents folder contains a word doc entitled HEAT with some words in it, a doc that has existed for quite some time.

    I would also like to formally apologize for the fact that although I have started writing again, the next thing I post will be a hilarious shitfic instead of whatever it is you're hoping for from me <_<

    2 comments · 81 views
  • 28w, 1d
    WHY DOESN'T THE DURABILITY ON ROBIN'S STUFF REGENERATE OVER TIME

    IT'S BULLSHIT THAT YOU HAVE TO BURN IT ALL AND THEN WAIT FOR IT TO COME BACK.

    5215 0851 8411

    1 comments · 123 views
  • 30w, 6d
    "Button Mashing" sounds like a sexual euphemism

    you're welcome

    4 comments · 94 views
  • 32w, 2d
    Is anyone else endlessly amused by the Bad Dragon ads?

    I guess I can understand people wanting really expensive sex toys--you want a sex toy that's yours; something personal. I guess I can also understand wanting a sex toy that looks outlandish and/or looks like your fantasy. Just in case you want to stare at your sex toy all the time. Including while it's in use. Okay, maybe I don't understand wanting one that looks outlandish.

    I think my favorite part i sthat they all have names. I know a guy who named all his Dittos after different items in the Bad Dragon catalogue. Duke, Chance, Mary, Sparky, Dante.

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Feb
24th
2014

This is fucking fascinating and I don't really know what to think about her argument, which means it is the best kind of argument.

I'm trying to give myself a little extra time to digest this. It's too easy to read her article and quietly nod along when of course the issues she's talking about are more nuanced than she makes them look with her point-blank assertion that being a pornstar is empowering because it's fun.

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#1 · 59w, 5d ago · · ·

Try reading this: Filk Crit Hulk: We Need To Change How We Talk About Rape

You'll find it more palatable because you'll choke on it and be upset, but it's saying very much the same things. It just looks only at the parts that the Duke Pornstar article insists on not ONLY looking at. It's two sides of the same coin, in a very obvious way.

Another way to look at it is, the Hulk article shows the poisonousness of the culture, and the Duke article shows someone who at least clams to have happily stepped outside that poison. Heck, the only good sexual experiences I've had have been with women much like that. So long as the patriarchy doesn't hunt down and punish this woman for her 'sins', I buy it completely. I could cry that I don't get to be in her personal life, but that's another story. That's the sort of person I'd like to know (in all sorts of ways! :raritywink: )

It makes it damned awkward for me when I have to function not only as a male, but as one who is primarily stuck in rape culture and deemed grossly unfit because I fail at doing my share of rape. All I can do is sit there rejecting that whole scene and seeing signal flares shot over the wall, from women who cry out, I'm free and can make my own choices and own myself! These choices so rarely involve a reclusive serial novelist and inventor, for obvious practical reasons, but I can't honorably decide that the world owes me a mate just as I am, so I'm stuck cheerleading from behind enemy lines, collateral damage.

Emergency rations would be nice. Air-drops. I'll have Dashie begin some in March, as that is within my power to do for my compatriots. :rainbowwild:

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#2 · 59w, 5d ago · · ·

The only thing she's maybe wrong about is the whole "I wouldn't want to work for someone who discriminates against sex workers" thing. I mean, it's a good viewpoint to have, but jobs don't grow on trees at the moment, so neither is it very prudent. c.c But if you're having any concerns about her general argument, Tac, it mirrors a lot of what I've been reading about feminism topics in general. She's entirely on the money, and it's nice to see her calling out anti-porn feminists as well.

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