35w, 1dA Bit of Noise5 comments · 169 views
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This is the video for which YouTube was invented. Human beings have received the gifts of hearing and sight so that they might experience the wonder of this two minutes and twenty-four seconds of pure, unadulterated awesomeness and know that their life's purpose has been fulfilled. Deny yourself no longer. Go see this review now, and when you are done, go watch ILoveKimPossibleAlot's other videos.
76w, 4dI'm Floored!2 comments · 150 views
The reception to “Forever Young” far exceeded anything I could ever hope for. I admit it: I thought the story was pretty good, and the feedback from my pre-readers encouraged me, but no parent ever finds his own child ugly. My index finger hovered for a long, uneasy while before I gathered the courage to click “Submit.”
Somehow, readers found my story and took a chance on it. Thanks to all of you willing to give it a shot. A fair number of you liked what you saw. Comments arrived in abundance, sharing both the good and the bad of what readers found. Thanks again if you took the time to comment, regardless of whether it was to deliver praise or brickbats or even just an underwhelmed “meh!” An honest reader appraisal is a gift from the gods.
Along with readers and commenters, I have some other people to thank. First is C-Puff, whose marvelous image inspired my story. Writing is easy when a picture narrates a story to you in the Royal Canterlot Voice. I merely took dictation, but there were things I managed to leave out. The /fic/ community and its Training Grounds, as in times past, generously extended its help in identifying and repairing my story’s deficiencies. Three individuals must be singled out: Comma-Kazie, Telaros, and p0n00b. Without them, “Forever Young” would be but a pale shadow of the story it became.
A final note: There are people waiting (and waiting) on me to comment on the story’s slant on immortality. I’ve not forgotten you. Upcoming travel plans are not helping, but another blog entry is next on my things-to-do list. Hang in there with me.
108w, 1dBoo!0 comments · 127 views
In honor of Nightmare Night, it seemed only fitting to rise from the dead, shamble over to my keyboard, and knock out "Telltales"—2,500 or so words of (I'm hoping) creepy pony fiction. My inspiration was EqD's Nightmare Night 2012 FanFic Competition, for which I thought I had a cute idea. Alas, there were more than one hundred entries, and mine did not make it into the final ten. While others were composing (or decomposing) masterpieces of Lovecraftian dread and horror, I was banging out a campfire story. Still, I'm pleased with my little tale and believe that even scary stories told 'round the campfire have their place. ("'Tis said that a pony named Lyra roams these woods. Instead of hooves, she has hands... and when they got home, there, hanging from the passenger's-side door handle, was a bloody hand.") There's nothing in my story that would have Poe looking over his shoulder (tough to do in the cramped confines of a coffin), but I'd like to think that it repays a quick reading with a shiver or two.
118w, 1dyay4 comments · 112 views
Never let it be said that I act in haste. After 36 weeks and 5 days, I'm finally taking two milestone steps: I'm choosing an avatar and making my very first blog post. Actually, the first event is the occasion for the second. (I'm just brimming with things to say.) I might still have left this blog's virginity intact, but I wanted to credit the work of deviantART's Moonbrony, whose Fluttershy is Awesome! was just too irresistible not to kidnap, crop, and press gang into service as my avatar.
Let's see what excitement I have to report over the next 36 weeks and 5 days.