bookplayer

Joined April 2012
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I tell stories as a hobby. Some are written, some are improvised, and all are true for someone, somewhere.

About Me

A few words about me:

I’m a writer, blogger, and group admin here on FimFiction. My favorite characters (and the ones I tend to write about) are Rainbow Dash, Applejack, Scootaloo, and Twilight Sparkle. My writing tends to be heavy on dialogue and I often give the characters a sense of humor in dramatic situations.

I often blog about writing, shipping, and fandom news. There’s a list of some of my most popular or interesting blog posts below. Make sure to glance at the comments, I have some brilliant folks reading my blog and some of the discussions have been better than the blog posts.  

I’m active in some of the shipping communities here on the site, and I’m an admin for the AppleDash and Intelligent Shipping Discussion groups. I tend to ship AppleDash, though I’m not opposed to TwiJack and a handful of other ships. I’m outspoken about ships I don’t like, but rest assured that I know those are just my opinions, and I’m friends with people who love even my most hated ships.

Fanfic Related Links:

The best fanfics I’ve found are listed on this tumblr. Feel free to check it out, and reblog the fics if you know anyone who might be interested.

If you’re curious about AppleDash fics, or aren’t sure if you’ve given the ship a fair shot, this list is the place to start.

Groups I'm Part Of

Short Fics I Wrote

  • Tunnel of Love The Tunnel of Love is a magical and romantic place in the Everfree Forest, and Twilight intends to find out about it first hoof. But Twilight's hopes and dreams are tested when she tries to get Applejack to go there with her. by bookplayer 5,727 words · 2,157 views · 337 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Daring Do and a Place Called Home Every time Daring Do visits the zebra she loves, she finds it harder to leave. by bookplayer 6,554 words · 1,645 views · 152 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry Applejack has brushed her mane, put a ribbon on her hat, and there's a sway in her step. Most ponies want to know who the special pony is, but Rainbow Dash has a more important question: Will AJ ever play horseshoes with her again? by bookplayer 7,402 words · 5,599 views · 634 likes · 27 dislikes
  • Of Cottages and Cloud Houses Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash both move into their first homes, and they aren't what they had in mind by bookplayer 4,641 words · 1,593 views · 176 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Wisdom is Just Being Old Applejack is the last element left. But that's just life. by bookplayer 2,173 words · 1,453 views · 159 likes · 2 dislikes

Chapter Fics I Wrote -- Complete

  • Good Ponies Don't... Do They? Applejack and Twilight have been dating for months, and they know that some things are worth waiting for. But when Rainbow Dash reveals that she and Rarity only waited two dates, both couples have to figure out what good ponies do when, and why. by bookplayer 8,400 words · 3,140 views · 539 likes · 44 dislikes
  • The Homesteading After their wedding, Twilight and Applejack move into a newly converted barn on Sweet Apple Acres. But when strange things start happening, Twilight will have to discover the cause before they can call it home. by bookplayer 22,718 words · 1,855 views · 285 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Best Young Flyer Scoot trains with Dash to be Best Young Flyer, but could something more develop? by bookplayer 32,833 words · 4,539 views · 424 likes · 7 dislikes
  • The AppleDash Project A series of AppleDash scenes related to episodes. by bookplayer 32,044 words · 5,676 views · 482 likes · 19 dislikes
  • Wet Feathers Applejack knew that long distance relationships are hard, but Rainbow Dash's dream-come-true is turning into a nightmare for her. With the newest Wonderbolt on the cover of magazines and tabloids, AJ decides if love is enough to hold them togeth by bookplayer 12,375 words · 6,417 views · 885 likes · 27 dislikes

Collabs I'm a Part Of

  • Collab Cage Mini-Monthly January -- "What the hay happened last night?" The New Year can bring about great celebration and hope for a brighter future--it can also bring a little too much partying and forgotten memories. Join a variety of ponies and non who really just want to know... What the hay happened last night? by The Collab Cage 41,707 words · 528 views · 39 likes · 3 dislikes
  • The Album A collection of 'snapshots', short stories that represent Moments in the lives of various ponies by Peregrine Caged 102,654 words · 3,045 views · 532 likes · 10 dislikes
  • At The Drop of A Hat A particularly strong gust blows Applejack's hat away. What follows is a chaotic chase across all of Equestria to retrieve it. by Tchernobog 23,906 words · 1,135 views · 156 likes · 16 dislikes
  • AppleDash Group Collab Mini-fics written by AppleDash members. by DbzOrDie 115,489 words · 2,364 views · 262 likes · 45 dislikes
  • This I Believe What do you believe in? A series of shorts. by The Collab Cage 4,276 words · 510 views · 86 likes · 3 dislikes

Blog Posts I Wrote

If you’re looking for my most recent blog posts, click here!

I blog, a lot. And I know there are a few blog posts I wrote that people like to link to or refer back to. So here's a list of posts I've made that seem to get attention, or that I'm proud of and think people should read.

On Writing:

bookplayer states the obvious - in which I give myself (and anyone else who needs it) a lecture on what a writer can control.

To the reviewers and the reviewed- Writing advice for reviewers, about how to make authors want to hear from you, and for writers on when you should consider ignoring a review.

Tell, Don't Show. Yes, you read that right- Examples of some times where showing isn't the best thing for your story (no matter what EqD might tell you.)

How to Win Friends (And Influence Ponies?)- On why you should be writing blog posts, too.

The Writing Skill that Nobody Talks About- How to sell out in a way that's worthwhile.

Names for OCs and Background Ponies- A collection of pony names taken from paint chips. Paint colors make great pony names.

On Shipping:

The Gone With the Wind approach to shipping - Where I explain why I really don't like FlutterDash, and am not nuts about RariJack, and list the ships I do like and why.

The one thing all romance/ship fics need to have - in which I discuss the importance of talking about stuff in a relationship.

How to recruit people to a ship- Where I admit that any ship can work, and explain how.

The intangible character in a romance- What if the ship itself is a character? Some thoughts on a different way of looking at ship fics.

Similarities and Differences in Shipping- A sequel to “The Gone With the Wind Approach to Shipping,” that goes into how various kinds of similarities and differences are important.

Bookplayer’s Guide to Shipping Etiquette- My guidelines for what to post where, when it comes to the controversial subject of shipping.

On the MLP:FIM Shipping Survey:

Shipping Survey Results: Round 1- The Ships!

On Ponies and Fandom in General:

You like a girl show and that is SO AWESOME! - In which I compare ponies to classic girls book heroines.

My unsolicited thoughts on Rainbow Dash being gay - In which I rant against people who insult other people for thinking that Dash is/isn't gay, and give my own view on the subject based on Dash's personality.

My thoughts on canon, fanon, and Word of God- Um, what it says on the tin.

A thought about Twilight's change I haven't seen a million times before- My opinion on why Twilight might have needed wings.

Why Applejack is Awesome and Deserves More Fanfic- Where I outline how many interesting things there are about Applejack, so that people stop saying she's boring.

Five good reasons the best fics in fandom are not on EqD- Without bashing EqD, I point out why it misses a lot of good fanfics.

My Probably Incorrect Unified Magical Headcanon- A take on magic in Equestria that tries to take into account and explain everything we know from canon about magic and history.

Fanfic News That Doesn’t Affect MLP Yet- My reaction to news that Amazon.com is going to start legally selling certian kinds of fanfic.

Things You Said

#1247090 · 3w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1246516

Nothing that short, I'm afraid. Thanks for checking, though! :ajsmug:

#1246516 · 3w, 5d ago · · ·

You have nine stories under 2,500 words, and I could add them to the Short Stories group now, but ten would qualify you for the "Prolific Writers" section. Got anything planned soon?

#1244617 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1244606 I offer up my services, in any way I can help, for your mental troubles. Yes, I did send a PM a while back, and apologies are not necessary. I am happy to hear that you and Beatrix Marie are doing well physically, and that you aren't completely frayed. If you ever need to talk about anything, I will be here with a tilted ear (I think that imagery is applicable here. shrugs). :twilightsmile:

#1244606 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

>>1244001

It's not too forward at all! Things have been find with me. Me and the baby are both healthy, and I'm not having any problems physically (except getting tired more easily.)

Mentally, I'm a little rougher. I seem to be fine doing some things, like writing when I know how something is supposed to go or in answer to a direct question, but when I have to actually form something in my mind (like a blog post or a PM) then I often get confused and it goes all over the place and I end up not writing it. I mention this because I think I got a PM from you a while ago, which I totally meant to respond to, and I think that happened and I never did. So, I really sorry about that.

#1244001 · 3w, 6d ago · · ·

If it is not too forward or too much to ask, how have things been with you and your baby?

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