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My latest fever-dreams...

  • E Empty Nest

    Yesterday had been a very, very hard day for the Cakes. Today will be worse.  · The Descendant
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  • T As a Mother

    Very well, my newest student, if you wish to hear about the War of the Witches once more, you shall. I, however, shall choose the setting. I believe there is something that I need to say...  · The Descendant
    6,682 words · 3,820 views  ·  478  ·  6
  • T The Railway Ponies: Highball

    Steel doesn’t worry about a colt’s well-being. Railroad cars don’t have much concern for the bodies of ponies. But, despite the dangers, I wanted to be a railway pony. I wanted to be like Highball.  · The Descendant
    24,440 words · 1,573 views  ·  259  ·  1
  • T Every Little Bit

    Rainbow Dash and her friends are surprised by the "quality" of stallions bidding on the kiss she offers at a charity auction. The winner, however, is the biggest surprise of them all.  · The Descendant
    17,962 words · 18,808 views  ·  2,322  ·  83
  • T Zenith

    Once upon a time, Spike went for a walk.  · The Descendant
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#3,511 · 1h, 51m ago · · ·

Thanks for the greetings.:derpytongue2:

I am pleased that such a cool site exist.:pinkiehappy:

For questions, I ask if necessary.

#3,510 · 6h, 30m ago · · ·

>>2128341

Hey, you are most welcome. I hope that you have a great time here.:twilightsheepish:

#3,508 · 9h, 38m ago · · ·

Thanks for the welcoming and good luck in your future.

#3,507 · 19h, 24m ago · · ·

Thanks I Love MLP AND SEASON 6 <3 but I also love MC DIARIES (mine craft diaries) Thx For being so kind

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>>2127973

I use the Magic of Friendship! It's a real thing.:raritywink:

#3,505 · 20h, 23m ago · · ·

How do you always manage to find new users?

#3,503 · 1d, 8h ago · · ·

>>2127556

I look forward to hearing your thoughts on any of my works that you read/enjoy.:twilightsmile:

#3,502 · 1d, 8h ago · · ·

>>2127206

Okay, hey I am reading one of your stories AND so far it's AMAZING!!!

*I just finished my 1st chapter in my story confessed(if anyone want to check it out)

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Jan
15th
2016

Dear Loyal Watchers, Interested Visitors, and Confused Passersby:

One of the things that settles me into a story the most is the setting. All too often I find that authors overlook the "where" of a story. I can understand that, as it seems to be easy enough to allow the reader to define the environment from just a few hints. The narrative and characterizations need to be developed before everything else, so it is often the place where the story is set that gets developed the least. This is especially true in fan fiction, as the scenes are already defined for us.

I've often found that to be a shame.

I loved developing the place and the atmospherics of my works. Whether it's taking the time to describe the furniture in Blues' crappy first apartment or the chill of the morning as Joe goes to take a leak in the woods near his regiment's camp, I like to feel immersed in the place... to know that it is there.

I recently found an new story that does this remarkably well. Let me introduce you to it:

The Old Country

by

Astrarian

It's not often that I take the time to read a story as it develops and move it to my Favorites before it is even fully released, but this one made it there very quickly. The story involves the Yaks, and this is perhaps the first time I've read them as being anything other than comic relief. You truly begin to understand that they and their culture have adapted from the brutal landscape that Ast has developed.

Of course, I read it because it is about Spike—and Twilight is there too. The winds that whisper through this story drive the action forward, but "action" isn't the right word for it. There is a hollow longing in the piece, an idea that is attempting to be filled. The scenes move through the landscape, and you can no more escape the biting winds and driving flecks of ice than the characters can. You feel the glare of the sun in your eyes, and by the end of each chapter the setting leaves you as happy at being around the campfire as Spike and Twilight are.

This is setting used to enhance the perceptions of the characters to the Nth degree. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I have...

... just have a warm mug of cocoa next to you as you do.

Stay Awesome,

-Desc