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  • 45 weeks
    On Titles

    I asked a neural network about the origin of the title. The network guessed this:

    Based on the context you provided, I suspect the title "I Can Read Names in Clouds" is referencing the song "I Can Read the Sky" by Tommy Makem.
    The lyrics in the excerpted dialogue seem to play on the lines:

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  • 122 weeks
    Almost complete

    The story is almost complete, I have published the last chapter, only the epilogue remains.

    You should get the expected disappearance in the end.

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  • 136 weeks
    In the End

    I got a new story published! Many thanks to my editor, PseudoBob Delightus. It is a mystery and sci-fi short story. I have finished it already, so do not worry about getting yet another incomplete story.

    Here is the link: The Mulberry Mare Disappears in the End.

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  • 178 weeks
    A Short Poem


    when you can eat cakes pies jams cookies
    what happens asked pinkie pie
    ten seconds marveled twilight sparkle
    you die
    © Yuu

    0 comments · 155 views
  • 213 weeks
    Virus Thoughts

    Would ponies have herd immunity by default?

    0 comments · 175 views

Pony Names · 12:59pm Feb 6th, 2018

I don't think that names like Twilight Sparkle consist of the first name and the family name. Twilight Sparkle sounds like a full name for me, and Twilight like a short name, similar to names like Bill and William. Also they are used in different situations. And I use this approach in my story.

But some people, including the show writers, stick to the well known for them first name—last name structure. Thanks to them we have phenomena like Mr. Shy and Mrs. Sparkle. I can probably explain this behaviour with the bandwagon effect.

Illustration: ponies with new, completely original names.

From left to right, top row: AppleBelle, FlutterTwilightBloom, FlutterJack, RariMarble.
Second row: DoubleRainbow, FlutterRar, TwilightBelle, FlutterFlitter.
Third row: SweetieLyra, TwilightMarble, RariGlimmer, StarlightRar.
Bottom row: Pinkieloo, RariTwi, TrixieFan.

P.S. Mr. Shy and Mrs. Sparkle should be paired to make dialogue like this possible:
“Oh, you aren't as shy as your name, Mr. Shy!”
“And you're really a sparkling mare, Mrs. Sparkle.”

Comments ( 2 )

That's interesting, but also terrifying.


The interesting part is about names and the terrifying part is about the computer-generated ponies, isn't it?

I have also added possibly terrifying shipping proposal.

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