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mayorlight


mayorlight from DeviantArt and Derpibooru; Equestria Girls devotee

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  • 76 weeks
    Trying new things, polishing old ones

    During the time I was working from home (shortly after the start of quarantine), I discovered the sword-and-sorcery genre. After happening upon audio readings of stories by Robert E. Howard on YouTube, I began immersing myself in the adventures of Solomon Kane and Conan of Cimmeria. Having played Dungeons & Dragons in high school (and still keeping up with every edition of the game since),

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  • 78 weeks
    Why Diamond Tiara does not attend Crystal Prep Academy

    (Aside from the fact that CPA was not introduced until the third movie)

    I recently formulated an explanation:

    The Filthy Rich of the Equestria Girls universe was once romantically involved with Abacus Cinch. Although their individual ambitions ultimately led them to drift apart, they remain friends.

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  • 84 weeks
    Commission Rules and Rates

    I had originally planned to post this blog back in February, but RL ended up throwing me a curveball. Sorry for the delay!

    I am now accepting commissions for one-shot short stories.


    Prices
    My rate is $20 USD per 1,000 words.
    Minimum 1,000 words ($20 USD)
    Maximum 3,000 words ($60 USD)


    What I Will Write

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  • 98 weeks
    Shadow Five Headcanons

    Just recording these thoughts before I call it a night... thought I’d share these for kicks and giggles:


    Sunny Flare

    • Physically the second-smallest of the Shadow Five.
    • Principal Cinch’s niece.
    • A bit of a germaphobe.
    • For some reason, I imagine her being of Italian descent (I have her cheer "bravissima!" in one story).

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  • 111 weeks
    Back to the Daily Grind

    Hello everyone!

    These last couple of weeks have been quite busy, but productive. Last month, after working from home for nearly six months, I went back to work onsite at my day job. It was a bit of an adjustment going back to a commuting schedule, but it does feel good to get out of the house, even just as part of a daily grind (with all precautions taken of course).

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Feb
18th
2018

Forgotten Friendship (spoilers) · 3:43am Feb 18th, 2018

Ever since I read A Friendship to Remember, I've been curious to see how the story would be adapted to animation. I admired the expansion of the lore and the world building. Needless to say, I'm happy to see the franchise get its obligatory beach episode. More Trixie never hurts either. The magical threat this time around was definitely the most insidious to date, even if just one step away from the mind control of the first two movies. Just seeing poor Sunset motion her human hands like hooves was heartbreaking.

With Equestrian magic leaking into the human world, it kinda makes sense that the Jumped-Up-Nobody-of-the-Week becomes the new formula:

(1) Seemingly insignificant person gets a hold of magical item.
(2) Said person uses item to wreak havoc (monstrous transformation optional).
(3) The Girls show up and thwart the offender who is then given a snapshot redemption.

I would not mind that last bit if the antagonist actually had to work toward her redemption like Sunset did.

Wallflower, while someone plenty of folks can easily relate to, strikes me as the least competent EqG antagonist to date. Even after figuring out what the Memory Stone did and how to operate it, she was only compounding her existing problem by using it to erase ALL of her social interactions - effectively erasing HERSELF - from her classmates' memories.

The Girls really need an enemy that cannot be Rainbow Blasted into oblivion. Personally, I'd like to see them deal with people who are fearful of magic. Even with the level of acceptance they enjoy at Canterlot High, I doubt everybody in their world feels 100% comfortable with the existence of magically-powered teenage girls.

Overall, Forgotten Friendship was fun, but Rainbow Rocks still remains my favorite, followed by Friendship Games.

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