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Educated Guess

I aspire to much, but am accomplished at little, as much as I wish it weren't so.

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  • 381 weeks
    [no title]

    What's this? A story of mine with more than one canon character in it? IMPOSSIBLE!

    ...Well, this isn't the story I thought I would be publishing at the end of the month, but at least it's something, right?

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  • 382 weeks
    Hey, look!

    I WAS writing something else during that unintentional hiatus, after all!

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  • 390 weeks
    Too Much Minecraft, Not Enough Inspiration

    Self-explanatory title is self-explanatory.

    Chapter 6 is done. Honestly, I'm not very proud of it. I feel like it was more housekeeping than storytelling, having no life of its own, but only serving as the endcap to the chapters before and after it. I'm probably doing something wrong if it ends up like that, but oh well - that's the way it is.

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  • 393 weeks
    "The Crystal Heart Spell"

    For those of you that do not know, The Crystal Heart Spell is a lovely little 130-page, 100-words-per-page book that was recently available at many elementary school Book Fairs, and will be released on Amazon on April 2nd. My little sister bought it for me (See also: Best little sister ever). It's nothing

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  • 394 weeks
    "Happiness hit him like a chimera in the back..."

    ...No, wait. That metaphor almost worked the whole way through, but lions are cats, aren't they? Damn.

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Out of curiosity... · 7:24pm Feb 19th, 2013

Here's a question for those of you that follow me and/or read The Life of Fear:

I'm planning on writing side-scenes that go along with the story, and exist in the same continuity. They will vary wildly in character, mood, and timeframe, happening anywhere from the distant past (the defeat of Volun at the Siege of Vallis Silentii), to concurrently with the main story (the Quest of Shimmerline), to the far future (the birth of Mi Amore Cadenza). However, none of them will actually involve Phobos himself; they are not part of, as it were, "the life of Fear". As well, I would like to be able to organize them chronologically, though I won't be writing them that way.

The question I would ask you is: would it be better to keep these side-scenes as chapters of the main story (interludes and intermissions and such), or would it be better to create a separate "side-stories" story in which to organize them? I'm personally leaning towards the latter, even though it means splitting my views and such in half, but I'd love to hear what others think about this kind of thing. (Especially you, Kolwynia; you magnificent, supportive dog, you.)

Now that I think about it, a secondary question, if anyone happens to know the answer, is: What is Fimfiction's policy on stories where a single chapter or vignette is most definitely Mature/Sex/NSFW, but the rest of the story is not? Does the entire story need to be marked Mature/Sex/NSFW as a result? Or is it sufficient to simply have content warnings in the chapter name and at the top of the chapter's page? If the answer is option 1, this is yet another reason that I'd like to make the side-stories separate. Volun was... not exactly the most selfless of alicorns.

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Does the entire story need to be marked Mature/Sex/NSFW as a result?

Unfortunately, I believe so.

I'm not sure how this will work, but if I were you, I'd post them as separate fics with a link back to Life of Fear. (Maybe in the Author's Notes, so people who read them can follow back to the main story and it will get more readers?) This will also make the side stories really accessible for those who may not want to read an epic story about an OC. (So, say someone really likes Cadance, he/she can read just the story with her, then when they see how cool that is, they might want to read the other stories set in your universe.):twilightsmile:

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