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Blood is thicker than water, but maple syrup is thicker than blood. So pancakes are more important than family.

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  • T My Little Exalt

    When ponies get trapped in another world, lives change. When ponies gain new powers, worlds shake.  · Lithl
    111,886 words · 4,413 views  ·  204  ·  11 · sex
  • T The Long Trot

    As ponies venture into the Long Trot, humans colonize the Long Earth. The AI Lobsang has a long view of it, and prepares another expedition into the High Meggers to find a solution to an upcoming... problem.  · Lithl
    12,387 words · 349 views  ·  23  ·  5
  • E Celestia Wins the Election

    Celestia is elected President of the Griffon Republic... wait, what?!  · Lithl
    1,716 words · 957 views  ·  49  ·  1
  • E The Pony of Ashfall

    A young paleohippology student in Hoofston reminisces about meeting the Pony of Ashfall  · Lithl
    2,311 words · 198 views

About Lithl

I am a computer scientist, interested in game development for over a decade, and I've made several connections within the industry. I've worked at Ninjaneering, Rice University, Pi Studios, and Sungura Games. I've also published my own apps on the Android Market, and developed a few small games while studying at Rice.

I'm a fan of many games, RPGs in particular. My friends sometimes tease me as I analyze a game from the perspective of a designer, rather than a player, but I enjoy it and I feel it helps me in my chosen field.

Selected Favorites

  • A Dream A not so standard human-in-Equestria story including but not limited to: democracy, tequila, and robots. by totallynotabrony 245,321 words · 13,438 views · 1,357 likes · 120 dislikes
  • Dark Horse — A Five Score Tale From The Dresden Files One strange day, Harry Dresden turned into a tiny pastel horse. Weird, but what else is new, right? Except now, months later, this country with a silly name wonders what became of one of their lost heroes and just why she never returned... by Lord Of Dorkness 105,168 words · 2,969 views · 223 likes · 22 dislikes
  • The Wheel and the Butterfly A Dan X Pinkie Pie Saga Pinkie Pie finds herself adjusting to a new, hostile world, with a new hostile friend. Can they make it through this new misadventure together, or is it the universe that needs to watch out for them? by Justice4243 691,611 words · 17,176 views · 1,730 likes · 76 dislikes
  • Project Sunflower: Harmony After the events of Project: Sunflower, Erin returns to Ponyville to study magic. Meanwhile, something is stirring on the newly-discovered world of Harmony. by Hoopy McGee 121,602 words · 9,835 views · 1,889 likes · 37 dislikes
  • The Dresden Fillies: Great Power It was supposed to be a simple vacation. Just a chance to get away from the daily grind, explore a new city, and catch up with an absent friend. But when that friend happens to be Harry Dresden, all bets are off. by psychicscubadiver 24,239 words · 9,425 views · 881 likes · 18 dislikes

I mentioned in my last blog post that I was curious about the status of the Long Earth series with Terry Pratchett gone. Eventually, I broke down and sent an email to Stephen Baxter's contact to ask.

From: Lithl

To: Christopher Schelling

Subject: The Long Earth Series

With a release date of this summer, I assume that The Long Utopia is basically done, and will be largely unaffected by the passing of Terry Pratchett. However, as I understand it, there is a contract for 5 books in the series. How will Terry Pratchett's death affect the final book in the series? Will Stephen Baxter complete the series on his own, have the pair already done significant work on the 5th book, or will it be canceled?

From: Christopher Schelling

To: Lithl

Subject: Re: The Long Earth Series

Hi Lithl. Thanks for getting in touch. Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett spent most of the time at their first meetings mapping out all five books, and Terry left behind a good amount of his part of the final manuscript. Baxter has a couple other commitments in the meantime but the fifth book will definitely be published.

So, while the news last month was definitely sad, fans of the series can look forward to its completion. There's always a silver lining.

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#24 · 10w, 5d ago · · ·

Thank you for the fav on Celestia's Rocket Adventures! I'd appreciate it if you'd leave a like and some feedback in the comments!

#22 · 47w, 3d ago · 1 · ·


The scandal began when the cheerleaders went into an adult novelties shop in uniform, took photos of themselves playing with the merchandise, and posted the photos on MySpace. (That particular chain of stores no longer permits cameras.)

The cheerleading coach wanted to punish them (basically removing them from the cheerleading lineup for some number of games), but the principal (the mother of the group's leader) prevented her from doing so. The coach resigned and took the story to the news media, which made the whole thing explode.

The school district hired a PI to look into the issue, and he found that the cheerleaders in question were frequently truant and dismissive of the authority of the teachers. He also found photos of them online with alcohol - even if they weren't drinking (but they probably were), minor in possession is still a crime.

The principal ended up getting laid off with a nice severance package, form what I hear. The vice principal tried to hold out for a better deal, and got fired with nothing. The whole kerfuffle ended up getting me two diplomas, since the interim principal signed diplomas for the seniors (not knowing when they'd find a permanent replacement), and the replacement principal came in before my senior year was out, so he signed a new set of diplomas. The school decided to give us both. :scootangel:

I took Algebra 2 with the leader of the group, and while she was pretty stereotypically a cheerleader, she was leagues away from running the class. Then again, my Algebra 2 teacher took no shits from nobody, and he managed to stick her with the nickname "Ugly Toes". He had nicknames for a number of kids in the class. The star of the girls' soccer team was in the class, too, and after she came back from spring break with a sunburnt nose she became "Rudolph". I'm sure he still has the drawing on his wall signed "Rudolph & Ugly Toes".

#21 · 47w, 3d ago · · ·

Hi. I was trying to reply on bronywriter's blog, but my phone was screwing up. What did the cheerleaders do?

#20 · 61w, 2d ago · · ·

So you play D&D?:pinkiegasp

And mtg? Where do you live we must become friends.

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