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Uncle Mike


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  • 27 weeks
    Informal Fitness Reports (Humor)

    A Fitness Report is, in the Military and Naval Services of the United States, an evaluation of an officer or sergeant's leadership. Think of it as a performance appraisal, with certain formalities dictated by regulations and customs of the service. The formal language can be dry and understated, but informal statements tend to be rather pithy,

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  • 72 weeks
    Kinda cute...

    ... Something of a crackfic, but cute.

    Twilight Tries to Get Fired

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  • 73 weeks
    "...I hate to sound stupid, but...,"

    [Title comes from Tom Clancy - a prefatory comment from a naval officer asking a question about something outside his area of expertise...]

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  • 76 weeks
    Update: I Didn't Get the Job...

    ... But the asshole didn't get it, either. It went to my partner, who's been in the business even longer than I have, with broader experience with other labs. Being as objective about it as I can, you couldn't ask for a better choice. Funny, the sloths seem to be picking up their game a bit. The asshole isn't too happy, but he seems to be dealing with it, for now. Time will tell.

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  • 82 weeks
    So, a funny thing happened about a month and a half ago (Job-related)

    My boss made no secret of his intention of retiring at the end of July. I didn't really have much time to think about it - the backlogs keep getting worse, and the court dates keep piling up, and I was too busy sled-dogging it to lift my head to look past the ass end of the dogs in front of me.

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Update: I Didn't Get the Job... · 12:14am Nov 3rd, 2017

... But the asshole didn't get it, either. It went to my partner, who's been in the business even longer than I have, with broader experience with other labs. Being as objective about it as I can, you couldn't ask for a better choice. Funny, the sloths seem to be picking up their game a bit. The asshole isn't too happy, but he seems to be dealing with it, for now. Time will tell.

In other news, a thought crossed my mind about the MLP movie, involving a chance conversation in Ridge Runner's 'Verse. Fragment follows:

Ritchie regarded Tempest with a stone face. "Good thing Her Highness got through to you, and you finally did the right thing. I was brought up among the monkeyboys, and that Harmony stuff was always something they wished they could live by, but never could - that rubbed off on me...." His gaze sharpened into a glare. "I might be a pony, but I'm a cop in the human world, and I play by human rules. You posed an imminent threat of death or grave bodily harm to everypony, everygriffin, everydog - everyone - in Equestria." His eeth bared in a smile more at home on a predator than a pony. "By human rules, you were bought and paid for. Besides, you went and enslaved my mother and father. In Her Highness's position, I'd've shot your ass dead..."

Yeah, it's shit. But the whole plot of the movie tends to drive home just how alien the ideal of MLP is to real life... Depressing, but there it stands...

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Con... gratulations? That's sort of a weird "awwww, nuts, but yay!" situation you've got there.

That kind of snippet is a good example of why so many "crossovers" aren't very good at being crossovers. If you take too much of FiM out of MLP just so you can also play around in a different universe, then you don't really have MLP:FiM anymore. You've got that other universe, just with pony characters.

That's why Fallout Equestria worked so well. It showed how MLP failed in the face of Fallout, but then it brought MLP back.

Also, I bet Tempest would have been able to go toe to toe with that character. :raritywink:

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True, dat. And that's why I've never attempted to publish fanfiction - besides being unable to cleanly write more than a vignette or two, my experience has been a bit too bleak for me to truly recreate the joy of the canon material. The best HiE and PoE manage to retain the Magic of Friendship, and I'm not sure I could swing it believably, even if I were trying to write a redemption story. (Ever see Grand Torino? I wish I could tell a redemption story as well as Eastwood did in that one...)

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