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Hello. I'm BillyColt. In real life, I'm a dweeby music student from California. Here, I write Pony fanfiction.



I do not understand the point of “cosplayer in Equestria” (or “Displaced”) stories.

Like, okay, let’s talk a little about crossovers.

Like, first we have stories like Archives of the Friendquisition or Fallout: Equestria, where it’s sort of a blended setting that uses elements from the crossover’d material is used in an interesting way and the thematic juxtaposition makes for some interesting storytelling opportunities. Personally, I think this is the best way to approach a crossover.

Then you have lazier crossovers like, say, “Anti-Mage in Equestria” (which I hope doesn’t actually exist) where a character is lazily plunked into the setting for the sake of whatever plot. Hypothetically, this could be used to explore character - how does the character react to this setting? How does this setting react to the character?

But a “cosplayer in Equestria” story isn’t either of these. It’s just some idiot in a costume and also superpowers farting around. It is a crossover minus literally everything that might make a crossover interesting to read.

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#25 · 13w, 14h ago · · ·


Well, I will certainly give it a look once I have some time.

#24 · 13w, 14h ago · · ·

Hi, it's me. Just thought I'd drop in and show you my newest Displaced creation: In The Shadow Of A Doubt This particular work will (hopefully) improve upon what The Clown Prince Of Equestria did wrong. And the best part is: NO COSPLAYING! :yay::yay::yay:

Hope to see your comments soon! Oh, and I only have one chapter up at the moment.

#23 · 27w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

I hope it won't be too long before you update  Symphonics again.

#22 · 87w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1059411 I should have something up at the start of April, though admittedly I'm in a slight rut… got a couple of exams next week.

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