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  • T Same Love

    Braeburn comes to terms with who he is. The ponies he cares about do the same, though some of them with more ease than others.  · darf
    20,825 words · 969 views  ·  102  ·  13
  • T Unfamiliar Skin

    I've arrived. I can only faintly hear the hive. Mother's voice is gone from my ears. But I know I have a purpose—I just can't remember what it is.  · darf
    6,246 words · 1,904 views  ·  258  ·  13
  • E As the Days Go

    Pinkie Pie and Twilight Sparkle have a house by the shore together. Many years have gone by. Sometimes, every day is hard.  · darf
    3,552 words · 3,427 views  ·  283  ·  19
  • E A Single Step

    Twilight accidentally steps on a snail. This makes her sad. As the years go on, several other things happen.  · darf
    5,797 words · 4,195 views  ·  576  ·  18
  • T Pony Verse: A Collaborative Collection of Pony Poetry

    A wide-ranging anthology of verse from nine of FIMFiction's top poets.  · darf
    8,439 words · 1,517 views  ·  181  ·  1
  • T Quotidian

    Time in Ponyville has broken. Everypony is dealing with it in some way or another—except you. You're fine, somehow. Oh, and me. I suppose that's where things start. Let's be on with it then, shall we?  · darf
    9,626 words · 2,440 views  ·  260  ·  17
  • T Brevity

    A gesture of appreciation — a song-story from another world — a sudden revelation — a dark time in youth — the sweet sadness of the snow: five short stories about ponos, and the things that happen to them.  · darf
    11,420 words · 674 views  ·  91  ·  1
  • E Αλεκτρονα

    Twilight wakes up early and journeys across town for morning coffee.  · darf
    5,281 words · 3,041 views  ·  179  ·  45
  • T Sorcicular Fornication

    The amazing tale of unbridled passion between a glorious, brilliant, beautiful, loved-by-all-who-are-worthy-of-mention Princess and a lowly, simple-minded earth pony with a nice butt. (FiW!Universe)  · darf
    8,331 words · 2,792 views  ·  124  ·  25 · sex
  • T Pieces of a Grey Cloud

    A series of moments from Derpy's life.  · darf
    6,132 words · 3,921 views  ·  401  ·  23 · gore
Sep
15th
2013

it's no secret that i'm a completely stuck up asshole.

wait, let me start over.

it's no secret that i take writing—including fanfiction especially—way too seriously. for most people, writing words about cartoon horses is a hobby, a minor creative outlet, a way to have fun. to me, it's been a way of life. i guess that's the side effect of making it my sole means of creativity for a while.

as such, it's not uncommon that i've espoused a volatile opinion here or there, or said something that stepped on someone's toes in some way or another. i don't mean to imply any inflated sense of worth or importance on myself here—but people have gotten mad at me for various reasons, i've gotten mad at them for just as many, and there have been times where fanfiction, something that's supposed to be wonderful and cheerful, has been miserable.

one of those instances (or several of them, really) has been in regards to 'riffing'. i have to say, as i've said before, that i don't have anything inherently against the concept of a 'riff'—in the same way that i can look at something dumb on the internet or tv and laugh at it with friends, i think sharing in the communal mockery of something in good spirits can be fun. i've never really enjoyed Mystery Science Theater 3000, or Rifftracks, but i understand why people would, and am ready to accept they're just not for me.

what i have a problem with, however, are riffs that constitute little more than personal attacks, or even just reductive, repeated commentary about quality. when people riff something, the idea is to make jokes about the content; references, allusions, or taking the absurd qualities of the content and using them as a launching point for observations. it's not to relentlessly mock the perceived quality of something. watching a movie and saying 'holy cow this is shitty' isn't funny—it's just simple-minded and uninteresting, and the same can be said of writing. that's why i had a problem when reading 'riffs' on some of my stories; repeated things like 'wow look at these big words this guy sure is full of himself', mocking the quality of the writing, word-choice, sentence structure—all of those things should be separate from the premise, which is kind of the point of making fun of something in that way. i don't feel like people 'got it'.

that said, this isn't me giving a dissertation on what comedy is. it's meant to be an apology. for as much as i can say i have justifiable reason to have lashed out at the people who have 'riffed' my stuff in the past, i don't want to hold a grudge anymore. i feel like a creator lashing out because of a perceived insult against themselves or their work is a lot more justifiable than personal attacks over a perceived grandiloquence—but that's not really the issue.

i want to say i'm sorry. i take myself too seriously. i take writing, and especially fanfiction, too seriously. i don't want to harbour any ill will to people who were using my stories as a vessel to have fun, or to make other people laugh. while i fully believe my reactions were not entirely unreasonable, the extent to which i construed mockings of my work as a personal attack is not acceptable. while things turned into legitimate personal attacks later, i feel if i had started out on the right foot and not blown up by being overly sensitive in the first place, things would have gone much better in the long run.

to that end: people reading this who i've pissed off in this fashion—i'm sorry. consider this a wholesale apology. i'd like very much to bury the hatchet and go to bed knowing i'm bowing my head and wishing to make amends to anyone i've wronged in this fashion.

if there are any people from this group that i have blocked, please find some way to let me know and i will be happy to unblock you. please take full license to make fun of my stories as much as you want in whatever fashion, though again i will say that i feel the difference between mocking the content and mocking the author is what makes a good joke.

if you're unwilling to accept my apology, i understand, but would like to extend it regardless.

and, to anyone who has no idea what the fuck i'm talking about, is wondering why i'm not posting more porn, or who just wants me to shut up—sorry to you guys too. i'll stop typing here.

darf · 2,276 views · Report

stuff i'm sort of proud of (not just for sex)

stuff i wrote that is pretty okay horse sex

Commissions

Current queue status: Closed

Slot 1: Closed

Slot 2: Closed

i write horse porn and people say i write it pretty well

so if you want something specific, you can throw dollars at me and i'll write it for you

if you want some horse words, PM me the details, including your idea, preferably with as much specificity and fetish info as possible (or you can save that until later discussion, but i'm more likely to accept an idea that seems interesting rather than 'luna x big mac pls'). you can include the ideal word count as well, if you want

Rate: $10/1,000 words

up to the projected word count, and $2/1,000 for every 1k above that, up to a maximum of $6 extra.

i reserve the right to reject any and all ideas.

please put erotic comments about your masturbation here

#1333466 · 10w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1333266

This is true.

the reason I said reset the router is because the link between your machine and the tor session would be destroyed... (Or so I think...)

Although I went ahead and looked a little deeper into Tor.

An even better way to do this (go stealth mode) would be:

Grab a OS that can run virtual box, and an external hd.

Then on a flash drive that has tor browser open the browser fo a different OS through VB.

With Tor browser (out of box) things like cookies and the like should really be irreverent. But if they do make a link, it won't matter because it'll think you're running some other OS .

I was trying to describe a way to basically make the web-page think different machines are accessing the site if your run duplicate accounts.

Reason being Darf had a SWF account.

Also a lot of people get banned for making "like spamming" accounts.

#1333266 · 10w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1247735

There are four things that might help identify you before this site: external IP address, browser cookies, browser user agent, and bad browser plugins (e.g. Flash).

Going through Tor protects against the first item already, and resetting the router doesn't help anything else, so it'd be superfluous to do that in addition to Tor.

I don't even know what you guys were discussing; resetting the router in hopes of getting a new external IP address in that setup just stroke me as silly.

#1317426 · 11w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

>>1177075

That's fantastic that he's released his own work. Do you happen to know where I can find it? I truly love his writing style. It's quite good.

#1247735 · 16w, 11h ago · · ·

>>1170307

Does no one know how to go stealth mode anymore?

Seriously, if you want to fake out the mods properly:

Ensure your ISP has NON STICKY dynamic IPs.

Then run the tor browser, a fork of Firefox based on being invisible.

Through the Tor, activate a proxy.

From your proxy, enter FIMfic.

At the end of the browsing session, shut down your machine, unplug your router for 10 seconds, then plug it all back in, and you're good.

THAT is how to be anonymous on the web. :scootangel:

If your really want to step it up: dual boot into a different OS, then do the above.

#1184205 · 21w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1183611 Right, figured that. I was just joking. Funny thing is, I looked up to le NTSTS. His kink account was good too, don't get me wrong, but I'll always consider his rated: E style of writing a much more preferable one. I'm also sure others have differing opinions, though.:derpyderp2:

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