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  • 7 weeks
    Does Anyone Know of Recently Published Medical/Science Thrillers?

    Alright, here's an odd request for y'all.

    A friend of mine is working on a query letter for her book. Industry standards means she needs to compare her book to other books on the market. None of my writing group could think of appropriate comparisons, so I thought I'd ask here.

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  • 10 weeks
    Happy International Asexuality Day!

    I discovered/realized/admitted I was asexual this year. I've always been asexual, it's just that now I have a word for it.

    Asexuality is a complicated topic, and I'm hardly an expert. But feel to ask any questions you feel like in the comment section. I won't be offended.

    And to start you off, here's some questions I've fielded in real life so far (mostly from my family).

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  • 10 weeks
    Got My First Dose of the Vaccine!

    For every American who says your vote doesn’t matter, and that politics has no direct impact on your life...

    gestures broadly

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  • 18 weeks
    Inexcusable Now Has a Chinese Translation: 怜悯命运

    Yes that's right. The same person who kindly translated If You Came to Conquer has now done Inexcusable.

    Once again, big thanks to Dreams Set Free for their hard work!

    Find the translation right over here.

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  • 22 weeks
    If You Came to Conquer now has a Chinese Translation: 征服命运

    If You Came to Conquer now has a Chinese Translation: 征服命运, i.e. Conquer Fate. (Jhung-fu mn-yn is the closest pronunciation I could figure out.)

    A big thanks to Dreams Set Free for translating it.

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New Years AMA: Ask Me Anything · 6:45pm Jan 10th, 2018

I do my best best to respond to as many PMs and comments as possible (and I do take the time to read them all). Having an explicit avenue for it, however, often makes the act of asking less daunting. So feel free to ask me whatever questions you want, be they about writing, me, my cat, or whatever else.

A few years ago, I did a retrospective post of all the writing I had done up to that point. It was super long, and I also tacked an AMA onto it. In retrospect, I think that pairing the two together wasn't the best idea. So here's another one, with a post all to itself.

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A little late for new-years, but sure!

What can we ask that you haven't told us before?

Do you videa game?

4770825 It's still January, that's close enough, right? :trixieshiftright:

My Steam account is on my FIMfic profile. Also recently got a Switch (mostly for Breath of the Wild). I used to upload some Let's Plays/gameplay to my YouTube channel, but all the ad baggage got old.

I'd venture to say that I vidja game too much.

Ah, alrighty!

What vidjima game do you prefer then? i.e. I have GTA:V, DOOM, and Witcher the third on PS4.

4770830 Just finished Pyre. Replaying Puzzle Quest. Been playing a lot of Eternal Card Game and Smite. I have the Witcher series but haven't had the willpower to start on them yet.

Smite looks like an interesting game. The other's aren't really my type of genre.

The Witcher series is definitely worth a try (though I haven't played the first two), but they will take up a lot of your time.

4770860 img00.deviantart.net/2657/i/2014/310/5/5/it_s_a_cat_by_sslipori-d2fa625.jpg

She's a temperamental, manipulative mooch. She spends most of her time sleeping on me, my couch, or on valuable electronics. I love her but she's also a pain in the butt.

Any upcoming collab plans?

If not (or even if so), what MLP:FIM stories are on their way in the near future?

4770981 I've actually been trying to work on original fiction, either a short story or a novel. I have a few ideas for either, but it's hard to reorient my brain away from ponies after working on them for so long.

I have done a small amount of pre-writing for the Break Away sequel. I was considering starting it in the summer (since that seemed to work best for the most people's schedules), but I can't say for sure. I want to have a story bible available to the participants this time. I also want to consider more open-ended scheduling, like perhaps having each contributor do their chapter in sequence instead of simultaneously.

So as an actual answer; lots of plans, but nothing concrete yet. My writing style tends to involve a lot of sitting around and thinking, then a burst of activity only when I have no other options.

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

4771419 A woodchuck would chuck all the wood he could, if a woodchuck could chuck wood.

So about 12 pounds.

I'm relatively new as a follower. What would you consider your best fic(s) to get started on straight away?

4771619 I think the best fic(s) I've written so far was the Conquer trilogy. It may have been better off as a single story, but overall I think it is good.

“Princest Is Wincest,” It Said is my most popular story overall. It has received some mixed reactions, but I think it is also one of my better pieces of writing.

More broadly, you could start with any of my stories that are not in this list. :raritydespair:

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