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Loganberry


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

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  • 6 days
    State of the Unicorn, July 2020

    It's been a while since I've posted a "State of the Unicorn" update. Since the last one, whenever it was, the world has rather turned upside down. This is affecting me in all kinds of ways. Thankfully not in the sense of actually getting ill, but it has had a bearing on my writing. Or, rather, lack of writing. It's now about a year since I published

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  • 2 weeks
    I am aware that I have been slacking!

    It has been pointed out to me (gently and kindly) that it is very nearly a year since I published any ponyfic on this esteemed website. Or anywhere else, for that matter. The last one was Raising the Baa (hence tag). I've been somewhat distracted by certain events in that thing apparently known as The Real World, but still. I haven't abandoned ponyfic writing, really! I'm just

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  • 2 weeks
    Downvotes for you, Logan!

    Sethisto recently posted "On Racism in the Fandom, and Equestria Daily Going Forward". I made a few comments on that along the lines of how maybe, y'know, having Nazi crap in the fandom wasn't the best idea and, also y'know, maybe having people who loved posting Nazi crap in the fandom wasn't the best

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  • 3 weeks
    As for Pony Life...

    ...it's fast food TV. You wouldn't call it the nicely crafted cuisine that Friendship is Magic was, at least at its best. But sometimes a burger and fries is what you want. I don't think Pony Life is going to charm me, but I don't hate it and I think it might make decent bite-sized entertainment when I'm in the mood.

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  • 4 weeks
    UK PonycOnline is this Saturday!

    With UK PonyCon's usual October date a goner, it's joined the virtual con crowd with UK PonycOnline. Running from 11 am to 11 pm UK time, with the usual convention mixture of panels, games, vendors... oh, you know the form. For those who aren't familiar with UK PonyCon, note that it's all-ages throughout -- so please keep NSFW stuff away from

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Jun
29th
2017

End of an era (no, not mine!) · 9:21am Jun 29th, 2017

(Yes, I have seen the film trailer. This isn't about that.)

After thinking about it for a long time, I've unsubscribed from the "Buried Treasures" group here. I'm really sad about it, as it was such an interesting source of stories even if not all of them hit the spot. But there's been almost no effort in a long time to enforce its "Don't submit your own stories" rule, and without that it's no better than a self-promotion group. At best, a few fics are removed when someone actually complains, and that's not enough. I actually feel quite sad about this, but the place is becoming pretty much pointless now.

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Comments ( 4 )

The trouble is, being a mod is time-consuming. A lot of us were college students during the peak years, but now we all have full-time jobs or are looking for such, so we can't devote that much time to such things. I always hoped there would be young people reaching the right age to carry the torches, but most of the second wave are still teenagers, who are a bit too young for authoritative positions.

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A completely fair point. I'm a mod too (elsewhere) so I know there's more than a little swan-swimming involved. This post is mostly just me whining rather than doing anything more constructive, since I'm sad about losing the group. I guess it's really just the same as with several other things on Fimfiction and in the fandom as a whole, and for fairly similar reasons.

That's a shame, because the idea behind the group is wonderful. But there's many a slip betwixt concept and execution.

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To be fair to the group, for some time it did that job better than any other group I've seen. But the final straw came yesterday, when someone submitted a whole bunch of their own stories in one go. When that starts happening, the fics that were added legitimately get overwhelmed.

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