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You know what they say. It isn't Science unless it's Written Down.

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  • 267 weeks
    "The Last Illusion" is So Long!

    I mean, it is pretty long but not that long. Certainly, at this point, the largest continuous narrative I have ever written, if I count all that I have that is not hosted on this website. In total, it will have, like, seven Acts or something. I have the entire plot figured out, for the most part, but just the other day I noticed a really unfortunate knot I will have to untie about halfway

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  • 270 weeks
    What "The Last Illusion" is Not About

    Those of us that have read about Trixie and Ditzy Doo eventually become aware of a few patterns.

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  • 273 weeks
    The Difficulty of Third Person "Objective"

    At this point, I am mostly here to complain.
    Those who have been reading my story "The Last Illusion" may know by now what I am talking about. The story is read out of a book. The book writes itself. But, "most" of the time, it is not a character. In fact, it seems literally incapable of treating itself as one.

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  • 275 weeks
    Inspiration via the Loss of Magnificence

    If I were to think back through all of the thinking I did about "The Last Illusion", I could probably point to a number of things as its inspiration. But, there is one thing that I think has stuck the hardest after all the visions and revisions.

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  • 276 weeks
    Regarding my Aversion to Adventure Stories

    Truth is, most of the time I find adventure stories very dull. As if, while I read, there is something much more interesting happening later that I am anxious to get to. The beginning is interesting, the end is certainly something, but the middle? Characters and places that I will not be penalized for forgetting.

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Mar
28th
2016

The Difficulty of Third Person "Objective" · 10:14pm Mar 28th, 2016

At this point, I am mostly here to complain.
Those who have been reading my story "The Last Illusion" may know by now what I am talking about. The story is read out of a book. The book writes itself. But, "most" of the time, it is not a character. In fact, it seems literally incapable of treating itself as one.
The third person limited point of view describes the thoughts and feelings of a single character. "The Last Illusion" features the thoughts and feelings of none. I have looked this up. It is called Third Person Objective.
Writing this story is to this end very difficult. Especially because people and ponies often do not say what they mean, nor mean what they say. I will probably get a little meta about it in the future. If I have not already.
I suppose I have nothing more to say on the matter. My hope is that readers of any story from an objective third person point of view realize the daunting task an author takes in "showing, not telling" a character's emotions and motivations, expositing on their thoughts with only the subtlest of language cues.

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