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  • Saturday
    Visiden Whines It: Dungeons and Discord

    Oh those stupid boys and their stupid nerd shit. The girls go out and do important things while they sit on their asses pretending to do important things amiright? I suppose the next episode is about their trip to Yakyakistan which will be twice as exciting.

    Nah, I'm not really bothered by the seeming stereotype. I'm glad we have a vaguely male episode. I wish they got more dudes in there like Shining Armor or Soarin or Thunderlane. I've played D&D and DMing for only one player isn't that fun.

    I like seeing Discord getting pissed. The game is an excercise on applying rules which he probably doesn't like and it's clear that he has some serious vanity issues. He can't stand being laughed at, ironic as he discorded Pinkie Pie by making others laugh at her. As for the opposite Discord, look out, Jyggalag has broken free!

    I've noticed that Big Mac spent a good portion of the episode sitting on Rainbow Dash's chair. Oh, that must have made some people happy. If there's indirect kissing, would this be indirect ass-rubbing? Then again, Spike spent the episode sitting on Fluttershy's chair.

    I like in the end that the girls wanted in. Except for Twilight. I mean, what is she, some kind of a nerd?

    More a Discord episode than a Spike episode, but I'm enjoying these decent episodes where he gets more screen time.

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  • Friday
    Will the Real Visiden Visidane Please Stand Up?

    I have an impersonator in Equestria Amino going around posting my fanfic and even using my Laurence, the First Vicar avatar. It's mildly flattering of course, but not acceptable.

    To be clear, I, the real Visiden Visidane, have not posted anything on Equestria Amino. I just lurk there for now, still thinking of what I should put there.

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  • 6d, 12h
    Visiden Whines It: The Times They Are A Changeling

    I like this episode. It's a Spike episode and it's fairly decent. It does fit that, as a dragon living among ponies, he would sympathize with another feared creature just trying to get by peacefully.

    I like the attempt to build on changeling lore. So they are very insect-like and hatched by a queen, but do retain some semblance of sapience. I like how Thorax's instincts come out despite his attempts to do well with ponies.

    I like the Starlight/Sunburst shipping.  Yes,  it's shipping. More power to it, I say.


    The whole "there's so much love gushing out of Flurry Heart" makes me want to projectile vomit.

    I don't like the song very much.  Very sappy.

    Shining Armor here reminded me of all the "Shining Armor is a shit dad to his changeling daughter stories". I fear another deluge of racist Shining Armor stories is about to come up.

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  • 1w, 1d
    When Long-running Mangas End

    This month, a manga I've been enjoying and following for a while has finally wound down. It's been quite a ride really, a lot of highs and lows and pretty awesome moments. It does feel a bit melancholic when a story I like finally draws to a close.








    I'm, of course, talking about Akagi. Now, the author's done a really annoying job of creating entire chapters out of drawing single tiles, but we're clearly down to the final play. It may be a foregone conclusion, but just seeing the scene where Akagi wins is gonna be great. The author's other manga One Outs ended quite a while back and it was pretty solid too. I preferred One Outs because I, at least, partially understand baseball. I know next to nothing about mahjong, but Akagi is written in such a way that you still get a sense of brilliance in Akagi's plays.

    Oh, and Bleach puttered to its end too, I guess. I gave up on it after the Soul Society arc, but, like Naruto, I was fascinated with the last few chapters just to see how it ended. Of course it has to tease some kind of spinoff by introducing the next generation like Naruto did. Fuck off, Kubo Tite. I hope you know that tite means penis here in the Philippines.

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  • 1w, 4d
    Equestria Amino

    So I just recently signed up for this app more out of curiosity as to what goes on in these things than anything else. Looks like a forum with some added features like news and stuff. It's pretty PG. I doubt this is the sort of place I can have a conversation with someone about what happens to a bunch of sea ponies that get hit with Abi'dalzim's Horrid Wilting, but that's fine. I hear there are other aminos for dark stuff.

    So after a bit of lurking, I've noticed some things.

    The public chats are dominated entirely by people asking other people to draw their OCs, romance RPing, people talking about leaving (which is supposed to be against the rules), and lol so random. And memes. Fucking memes. I think I've been a bit sheltered as I've tended to wander familiar circles in the fandom like the few fanfics that I like or some readings on Youtube. Makes me wonder how bad things can get. In anime, I've seen pictures of nutjobs destroying their manga collections because some fictional girl turned out to have had a previous boyfriend and some shit. Voice actors get stalked and then the nerdrage explodes if they're found out to be married. Have things like these been going on while I kept my head buried in reading and writing? I hope not.

    I have acquired 5 followers. For doing nothing. Just like in Youtube I have 14 subscribers, even though I've posted nothing. And how do you follow 4000 people? This has always puzzled me, even here to a lesser degree. Why would you try to track so many and how do you expect to keep up with their activities? Are people just handing out follows as some sort of reward?

    Well, I'll probably just keep watching and see how things go.

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(Part of the Upheaval World) What makes one thing a blessing or a curse? The source, the circumstances, or just the will of the one it's placed upon? In an Old Kingdom ruin, some ponies will find out the hard way.

First Published
29th Jul 2016
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29th Jul 2016
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The King of the Eternal Herd has many duties, but, sometimes, the father of a filly indulges himself.

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11th Jun 2016
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11th Jun 2016
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(Part of the Upheaval world)

Sharp Mark has been training his charge for a long time, knowing that, one day, this quiet pegasus colt must bear a tremendous responsibility upon his shoulders. But there are still a few more lessons to teach, and a few more wrinkles to iron out.

First Published
11th Apr 2016
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11th Apr 2016
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The Void Rift Crisis, the ill-fated bridge between one era to another. A time of great falls and rises within the Eternal Herd. An alicorn colt, curious about the events involving this time, speaks to some prominent figures involved in it.

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1st Dec 2015
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1st Dec 2015
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A beastly plague has descended upon Ponyville, filling its streets with blood and madness. Its denizens desperately wait for reprieve, and a stranger steps into the nightmarish haze. A cure must be found, questions must be answered.

The Hunt is on.

First Published
16th Sep 2015
Last Modified
17th May 2016
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This story is a sequel to Upheaval: Reckoning

Equestria's fragments have reunited, and the power of sunlight shines once more within Celestia. With the remnants of the Old Kingdom destroyed, the Abyssal Throne sent away, the threat of Gravitas defeated, and Black Rose no more, Equestria now faces the encroaching darkness of Oceanus and his rebels.

But the stage is not yet fully set. Twilight Sparkle and her friends must gather what means they may before the battle is joined.

Cover art provided by Obsidian Rose

First Published
6th Mar 2015
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14th Jul 2016
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After the siege of Bastion City and the theft of the power of sunlight, Spike takes on Prince Terrato's offer to train under the kirin, Seethe Scale. He must travel to the Western Barrier Land to gain the strength to help his friends.

Once there, however, Spike soon realizes that there is more for him to contend with in this harsh environment than developing his abilities.

First Published
8th Jan 2015
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3rd Jun 2015
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A great many things occur all throughout Equestria as the reunification proceeds and the days count down to a great upheaval. Every grand picture holds many small details, easily forgotten or unnoticed. These are brief records of such things.

First Published
6th Dec 2014
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6th Dec 2014
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Black Rose's elite agents serve her in various ways. To accomplish her tasks, their talents must be both great and diverse, requiring individuals from the far-flung corners of Equestria. To gather them is a difficult task in and of itself, a task that two siblings must deal with if Black Rose's plans could even have a chance to succeed.

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4th Jul 2014
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4th Jul 2014
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Throughout history, the wolven have been known as vicious and rapacious raiders, swooping in from their frozen homeland far to the north in small bands to seize what they please from unfortunate settlements and caravans across Equestria's borders. For this one occasion, however, wolven raiders have acquired something that may be more trouble than it's worth.

First Published
27th Jun 2014
Last Modified
27th Jun 2014