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6d, 9hHoly crap, I'm nearly done.4 comments · 131 views
I just finished making my initial outline for Chapter 50 of Flash Fog, and it occurred to me that I'm actually getting close to the end of the story. I've been writing this story for more than two years now, and I'm finally within sight of the finish line--in fact, at my current rate, there's a very good chance I'll finish sometime around Thanksgiving.
(And to think I originally thought this story would be a 5,000-word oneshot...)
1w, 2dFlash Fog: Update0 comments · 69 views
Well, I have finished the draft of Chapter 49. I'm going to give my prereaders some time to look it over, and hopefully, I'll be posting it tomorrow.
1w, 3dSurströmming18 comments · 152 views
There are a lot of really fun videos on YouTube featuring folks attempting to eat the traditional Swedish dish, surströmming. Surströmming is canned, fermented fish, usually eaten on some sort of flatbread with a name I can't remember at the moment. It is known for being very, very, very... er... pungent. Let's put it this way: people unfamiliar with the smell have been known to contact emergency services after encountering its distinct aroma (and as Dave Barry might say, I am not making this up).
But you know what's more amusing than watching idiots deliberately subject themselves to surströmming? Watching naive fools accidentally subject themselves to it. In a small, enclosed space.
Life is good.
1w, 3dWTF?12 comments · 301 views
Okay, so I just noticed that the number of views Pandelirium has received apparently spiked while I wasn't looking -- it's now the third most-viewed story in the Petriculture Cycle, despite being the last one. At first I figured that some of my readers decided to skip to the end, but when I looked at the total views for the first chapter (Chapter 10)* was still between 5,000 and 6,000, just where I remembered it being. It was only after going through each chapter that I realized that all of the new-found attention is focused squarely on Chapter 3, and I am extremely confused. Don't get me wrong, I love Chapter 3, and I'm very proud of it, but it has almost twice as many views as the story's initial chapter, and three times the views of the chapters that come before and after it.
You'd think that there'd be something in the comments section that would explain this spike, but there haven't been any changes at all since I last remember. Clicking on the statistics tab shows nothing either, so if somebody influential in the brony community linked to that chapter, it wasn't from outside of FimFiction.net, but if it was on FimFiction, I'd think one of my readers would have let me know...
Seriously, does anyone have any idea what's going on here?
*To those of you who haven't read the story yet, Pandelirium's chapters are numbered in reverse order.
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While working on the next chapter of Flash Fog:
me 9:04 PM
It's certainly something to think about.
On a related note, I need to watch the Equestria Girls movies eventually.
Cal Iaponia 9:04 PM
me 9:04 PM
If only because it turned out that both Lyra and Bon-Bon turned out to be right about [humans].
Cal Iaponia 9:04 PM
hoping someone puts up a good rip soon
me 9:05 PM
They are very susceptible to magic, and they would make a formidable army for the invasion of Equestria.
Cal Iaponia 9:05 PM
we're also very good at exploiting things
me 9:06 PM
Basically, the first movie demonstrated that their ideas aren't mutually exclusive.
Or at least, that's what the summaries seem to indicate.
Cal Iaponia 9:08 PM
two sides of the same coin
probably why [Lyra and Bon-Bon] can still deal with each other