Three tidbits · 1:19am
As pointed out by Loganberry, FIMFiction hit an interesting landmark on the week of August 29: for the first (and so far, only) time, the number of Mature-tagged stories released that week was higher than the number of Everyone-tagged stories.
Not all Mature stories are clop, of course, and even if they were, they'd still be a significant minority against the combined weight of E+T. But as the size of the fandom slowly dwindles from its S3/S4 peak, it's interesting seeing which authors stay and which authors leave.
I just belatedly added my minific Only, Only, Only Me to my Never The Final Word anthology. It's a look at how the Nightmare deceived Luna into unleashing Nightmare Moon. (Rated T for brief sexual content.)
It's poetry. I know, I know, with those two words I just lost half my audience … but I think I can say that this one is objectively worth reading. It scored a bronze in the latest Writeoff Association minific competition, and over the entire four-year history of the Writeoffs, this is only the second time a poem has ever won a medal. (Arguably the third time — but that one was mine, too.) It's also a sequel of sorts to another well-credentialed poem — Corejo's Only, Only, Only You, which placed 7th in its own Writeoff round against strong competition, and earned Corejo a Royal Canterlot Library feature.
If you like my stuff (and you're following me, you should!) … give it a read.
Feels like the good old days, man. Or maybe that's just the feeling of making Majin Syeekoh say "what". Any day you can do that is a good one.