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Loganberry


Hold your ground but do not be unkind. (Ponyphonic, "Shy Heart") He/him.

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  • 8 weeks
    Multi-gen means multi-gen

    Now that Fimfiction has opened up to G5 stories, I would like to see the site go the whole hog and cater for all generations. True, I wouldn't expect a massive number of fics about Posey and Gusty or Melody and Patch or whoever, but why not? Now G5 fics are here, Fimfiction can't continue to pretend that Friendship is Magic or even G4 in general is the defining factor linking all

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  • 14 weeks
    Tired but happy

    I was at UK PonyCon over the weekend. A real live MLP convention. And you know what? It was fabulous. (You can read that in a Rarity or Steven Magnet voice if you want!) Quite honestly the happiest weekend I can remember for a very, very long time. So to UKPC falls the honour of being the first in-person con of the G5 era, having previously been the final convention of the

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  • 16 weeks
    We could really do with a G5 tag

    Update 29/09: We now have one! Woo-hoo!

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  • 33 weeks
    Hey look, a new blog post!

    And you know what that means...

    EOn the Wrong Track
    The Equestrian Railways network is remarkable. That's the problem.
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  • 72 weeks
    Write something, Logan!

    This is staying my top blog entry until I actually publish something. I mean, it's been over a year. :raritycry:

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Jan
2nd
2016

My Year in Ponyfic · 5:31pm Jan 2nd, 2016

I'll do a more general look back at my fandom experiences in 2015 over on Louder Yay in the near future (edit: and here it is), but this little retrospective is concerned specifically with my pony-related writing. I didn't have a massively productive year, but I did get four stories published, as well as finishing another. There were also a few minifics in the mix. In chronological order, my four one-shots were:

Ever Let the Fancy Roam: This [Slice of Life] about Fancy Pants and his faithful-but-mildly-irritating butler, Silver Cloud, did better than I'd expected. Despite a pretty brutal first comment, it won the "Making the Most of the Mundane" contest and did quite well in its only review (by PresentPerfect). I like this double act, and may eventually return to the pair.

To Be the Candle: This, on the other hoof, has been by some distance my least read story. Probably the combination of [Dark] and [OC] tags did for it, but I'm still moderately pleased with it considering that it was my first shot at writing this type of ponyfic. This OC, Silver Buck, isn't one I feel any particular need to bring back, though.

The Unbearable Lightness of Bucking: I wasn't sure how well this fic would be received, given that it depends for its full effect on at least a very basic knowledge of existentialist philosophy, but it's done quite well. Applejack and Twilight's dialogue proved to be a good deal of fun to write, and this is definitely my own favourite of this year's stories.

Shining Armor's Amour's Armour: This came about because of a comment I left and Cerulean Voice's nudging in response. It is the silliest story I've written since Ra Ra Raspberry, and I really wasn't expecting it to make such an impact. One day there'll be a reading. One day...

There was also:

Where They Understand You: This one was started way back in the spring of 2014, but for one reason and another it languished unfinished until more than a year later. Despite some rough edges, I'm proud of it: if you want to know my headcanon regarding Fluttershy and Rainbow's backstory, this is it.

As for minifics: I added "The Hay Ridge Disaster" to Friendship is Poetry; it attracted a downvote or two from people who (the horror!) didn't recognise the homage to William McGonagall. To Little Bits I added "Out of Darkness Cometh Light" (runner-up, Weekly Contest #16), "Just Visiting" (runner-up, Weekly Contest #25) and "The True Beginning of Our End" (blame PresentPerfect).

Oh, and "And Thou No Breath at All", my entry for my first-ever Writeoff. It did... oh, no secrets here: it came 59th out of 71, and frankly it deserved to. It's not going in Little Bits, at least for now, because I still think it could be expanded into a short standalone one-shot. Still, it's by a long way my least successful ponyfic of 2015!

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