4w, 2dThe Women in the Moon0 comments · 35 views
So I was researching for a paper I need to write for my Brit Lit class, when I came across this passage in an ebook about Elizabethan writers and their works.
The Woman in the Moon is a comedic play in blank verse written by John Lyly... The subject matter—Greek mythology—would have appealed to a fashionable interest in astronomy and astrology. The Woman in the Moon is about the first human woman, named Pandora according to Greek mythology. She is gifted with the best attributes of each of the seven planets, or major deities, which makes them jealous. The gods each take a turn exerting their powers to make her unhappy, until Pandora is forced to flee earth. She chooses to live on the Moon, the realm of the goddess Luna.
Just thought I'd share that with you.
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Don't know if you guys have checked out the new features they added to individual story stats, but let the record show that Jub does not approve. My self-esteem is low enough without Fim providing numerical evidence to support my monumental insignificance.
I wonder if guys like Shortskirts jerk off while reading these new stats.
Ugh, life is difficult.
I have a tooth ache.
5w, 5dA Warning for All GoF Fans2 comments · 43 views
I think reading Game of Thrones made me a worse writer. I have no empirical data to back up this accusation, but I recently traded GoT for Watership Down and my writing improved almost overnight. Please note that I am in no way exalting Watership Down as the superior read, nor am I claiming that GoT is poorly written. The point of this blog is that Martin's masterpiece may have damaged my brain-parts, and it could potentially damage yours as well.
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Lately I've been feeling conflicted about returning to Fim, because this place is starting to feel less like a support beam and more like a crutch. It's become familiar, safe and convenient. Almost nowhere else on the net--and perhaps the entire freaking planet--is it easier to publish fiction and gain a potential readership. And for that reason, it's a hard addiction to shake.
But the more I dwell on it, the more I feel I'll never really have a home here. I've said it before and I'll say it again now: I'm a terrible fanfiction writer. That's not to say my stories are awful, but there is nothing pony about them, nothing that resembles or reflects the canon that spawned them. In fact, my very first pony fic has always been something of an inside joke. While I took Eyes Without a Face very seriously during its creation, I only wrote it because the idea of making an ultra-violent, ultra-gritty pony fic amused me. I love MLP to pieces, but I've never had the slightest interest in creating a story that would feel at home in Equestria. I rarely ever use main characters in my fics, and my Manehattan, the setting in my two biggest stories, is completely different from its canon counterpart. I've basically been writing original fiction this entire time, so I figure I might as well make it official.
That said, did you guys know it's still impossible to delete your account on this site? I remember reading this message
Account deletion is not supported at this time.
way back in 2011, and figured they had corrected it by now. Does anyone know why they never fixed this? It's nothing to make a big deal out of, I was just curious.
9w, 12hWork Before Pleasure4 comments · 92 views
It's official: writing smut is no longer fun. After raking in almost 500 bucks and cranking out something like 90k words of this crap, my playtime is starting to feel an awful lot like work. It was fun for a while, but after I finish these last few jobs I'm calling it quits, though probably not for good.
And who knows, I might even make a return to Fim ;).
See ya when I see ya.