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  • 318 weeks
    What type of story is Dogs, anyway?

    I marked it as an Adventure, but that doesn't quite feel right. Sure, the Diamond Dogs are on an adventure into strange and foreign lands from their point of view, but does that count if they're treading ground with which the readers are already familiar? Since we're seeing the world through their eyes, I want this to feel like an adventure, but I'm not sure I've succeeded so far.

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  • 366 weeks
    Mare Doloris Ch. 18 edited

    One of my readers was helpful enough to point out that the narrator forgets about the audio evidence he gathered in the previous chapter.* After reviewing, I find I agree that he shouldn't have done that. I made some edits and added some dialogue to the latest chapter (18: "Convalescence") in an attempt to fix this

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  • 369 weeks
    Excerpt from a fic I was working on pre-fimfiction

    Sorry for the long lack of updates to both stories. By way of apology, and to try and get myself motivated again, I present an excerpt from an old, old fic I started working on way back between seasons 2 and 3. If you remember some of my old blog posts, this is from the HiE that got to around 90 pages before I decided it needed a rewrite. In this scene, the story's major villains, recently

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  • 375 weeks
    Unofficial Mare Doloris Theme Song

    If it was in a a different medium, each episode would close to this ditty by Bombadil. I could see parts of it applying to both principal characters in different ways.

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  • 382 weeks
    Readers: Does Spirits Need a Dark Tag?

    After I published chapter eleven of The Spirits of Harmony, reader Majk commented to say:

    I'm really having a blast reading this story but methinks it deserves a dark tag. All that mindbucking done by spirits is kinda grim and gets more scary the more you think about it (but that could be just me).

    as to what was most disturbing:

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What type of story is Dogs, anyway? · 10:58pm Aug 12th, 2014

I marked it as an Adventure, but that doesn't quite feel right. Sure, the Diamond Dogs are on an adventure into strange and foreign lands from their point of view, but does that count if they're treading ground with which the readers are already familiar? Since we're seeing the world through their eyes, I want this to feel like an adventure, but I'm not sure I've succeeded so far.

From the ponies' perspective, this would be closer to Slice of Life. It's just another day in the life of the Princess of Friendship, dealing with weird foreigners who need to have some knowledge dropped on them about how awesome friendship is.

If I could, I would mark the story as both Adventure and Slice of Life to reflect this, but that's not allowed.

What should I call it, then?

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Comments ( 2 )

Wonderful, that's what I call it! Though others might see it more as a slice of life since it's about a clash of cultures, and you do a great job explaining the outside perspective. It's wonderful and I hope it hasn't been abandoned because that would be an utter shame for this excellent look at the the other side of an issue to never be finished.

It depends on the level of action and the character's perspective of the events. Crazy stuff happens in Ponyville all the time, but this is from the Diamond Dogs' point of view, to them it would be unbelievable.:twilightoops:

For example "The Secret of NIMH", was partially about humanity, but from a mouse's eyes, not quite slice of life in that light.:raritywink: Hope that helps.

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