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3w, 2dPOW. Bzzt.1 comments · 34 views
That's the noise my PC made a week or two ago, when it let the Magic Blue Smoke escape.
I've got something limping along for the time being.
Now that I finally have internet access again, I will be looking into getting back to writing, but PC components are expensive so I will also be putting in extra hours where I can.
See you soonish.
6w, 3dUpdate on the Next Story Arc2 comments · 44 views
I decided my next story would be about the CMC organization, especially since there's a real convenient 'Worker's Visiting The Princesses' story going on here. So then I realized I needed to build out the history of the organization over the last few hundred years. And then I realized I needed to tell the stories of the founders getting their cutie marks. And then I realized I...
You get the point. What was gonna be a one-off chapter will likely be another story arc, possibly longer than the bit of Equestrian History we just had.
I'm still working on it. It'll be ready Real Soon Now™*.
*Soon is a relative term. The swelling and eventual collapse of our host star into a white dwarf is 'soon' compared to the heat-death of the universe.
8w, 6dSo I've asked around...3 comments · 49 views
And it seems that one of the threads a lot of people would like picked up pertains to the Cutie Mark Crusaders, and how a group of fillies in Ponyville somehow became a nationwide endeavour. I'll be honest, after doing some rather dramatic pieces of late, it'll be nice to have a *little* bit of frivolity.
I'll be working on that over the next week or so. In the meantime, what other threads would you like to see revisited, or picked up for the first time, from the OfC/J/H arcs?
10w, 2dGiven the recent news...6 comments · 111 views
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10w, 2dI'll make y'all a deal...11 comments · 102 views
As an author, the most frustrating thing for me is a negative comment without a reason why.
"This story sucks."
Now, I don't get upset by this. Opinions are opinions. But, as I am no expert author (as my editors will attest) it doesn't DO anything.
"This story sucks because you made Fluttershy a moron."
Ah! Now we're getting somewhere. We have a general idea. Still, lots of room for interpretation though.
"This story sucks because you made Fluttershy a moron. She'd never have done x, because y."
Now that's something I can use. We have an opinion, a problem, and a reason. Even if I don't agree with any of it, I know what the commenter was thinking!
So, I'll make you all a deal, because I've been a massive hypocrite about this myself.
Every time I thumbs up or down a story, I will take the time to leave a note saying WHY I did so, like above.
Who's with me?