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Aug
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2012

An Unsealed Envelope · 4:28pm Aug 6th, 2012

I am an extraordinary gentlecolt.

If you have not already read this, do so.

I’m supposed to tell you two things in this blog. The first is what my thoughts on the results of the experiment are. The second is my reason for joining the League.

But truthfully, I don’t care about the experiment. That’s not to say that popularity doesn’t concern me—of course I care a little. Of course I want fans and followers and fanart and Oh my god it’s AestheticB! Get him! That’s a very human need, a very human desire to have. You recognize it for what it is, you listen to what it has to say, and then you ignore it and do your own thing.

So all I’ll say in regards to our collected data set is that it’s a testament to the skill of the Extraordinary Gentlecolts that none of them failed to live up to the standards set by their partner.

So why did I join the League? A number of reasons.

I wanted to be in a league. Seriously, that was a big deal for me. We wear monocles and top hats and smoke pipes, and we look fabulous doing it. The mystique of being part of some big secret society has a lot of allure.

More than that, I wanted to make some friends and do something silly. Writing doesn’t need to be so serious all the time. This is a hobby, not a job, and that’s an easy thing to forget when you’re being asked for a new chapter four times a day by well-meaning fans. Writing is a pretty solitary activity, but being a writer doesn’t have to be.

I never set out to meet new people when I started writing pony fiction. I set out to learn how to write. I’m constantly amazed by some of the friendships I’ve made as part of this fandom. Here was a chance to hang out and work with some truly fantastic people, and all of us had a total blast. That’s why I joined the League.

I was paired with Arcainum.

I wrote Twilight Sparkle Gets A Free Salad.

He wrote Twi Hard 2: Twi Harder.

What was it like working with Arcainum? Funny story: all the other pairings worked off of prompts. A genie in a bottle. Psychedelic drugs. Humans, or something.

We didn’t. Comedy Random Action story starring Twilight? Independently thought up. Twilight reads a book to become an action hero? Also independent of one another. We had a little chat, told each other our ideas, and were amazed at how much we were both on the same page. In short, I don’t think the random number generator could have given us a better partner.

So go read Twilight Sparkle Gets A Free Salad. And go read Arcainum’s stuff, especially if you liked Twi Hard. Harpflank and Sweets is just pure fun.

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I just read the free salad story and I see the connection between Titan and The Manager

Read both, already saw Arcainum's post about this. Pretty damn interesting concept, I salute you all for pulling it off. And quite frankly, your writing style is pretty similar, I couldn't distinguish one from the other. Maybe I am just pretty damn thick.

Anyway, good job with this. Maybe next time tell us you will do it, but don't tell us WHO will do it. Some kind of hunt for the underdog posting a well known author should be interesting.

Oh my god it’s AestheticB! Get him! He owes me $5!:pinkiegasp:

I read both, and enjoyed both!:twilightsmile:

Drakbog, King of Frogs shows up again in 'Things Could Be Worse', which is a weird wrinkle. Maybe he should be the LOEG's official mascot / running gag!

So the blog post about this league stated that they paired up lesser known authors will more well known authors. In this pair of you and Arcainum, who is the lesser known one? As far as I know, you both have 6 star rated stories on EQD.


Also: I'm following both of you, and it was very suspicious that you both uploaded an action-comedy Twilight fic at the same time :trixieshiftright:

Was the fandom was just tricked into reading a bunch of great fanfiction they might have never even seen otherwise?

Best trick ever.

Hey Aesth, where's Immortal Game?
Hey Aesth, where's Immortal Game?
Hey Aesth, where's Immortal Game?
Hey Aesth, where's Immortal Game? :trollestia: /well meaning fan

But no, seriously. this was a dirty little trick and I absolutely loved it. Kudos, you monocle-wearing badasses.

"I wanted to be in a league. Seriously, that was a big deal for me. We wear monocles and top hats and smoke pipes, and we look fabulous doing it. The mystique of being part of some big secret society has a lot of allure."
dammit, i wanna be a part of a secret society as well! dl.dropbox.com/u/31471793/FiMFiction/emoticons/sillyfilly_Twilight_Sparkle.png

I favorited the story you posted but it got lost in the queue of things to read. I suppose it ought to go back and read it now...

I thought the title "Twi Hard: Twi Harder 2" was an odd title for you to give a story.

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