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  • 4 weeks
    Random Ramblings CDXVIII

    IN WHICH I SPITBALL IDEAS
    On Nine-Eleven, I tried to write a Sunset story, but it got bogged down in crap partway through. Enjoy music.

    Hey, at least it's not an Otter video. Otters are awesome. More past the jump.

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  • 5 weeks
    Random Ramblings CDXVII

    IN WHICH I AGE AGAIN
    It's my birthday (later in the day) and I'm… getting drunker. Sorry I don't have a story ready to go yet. I really wanted to but I had business to take care of this week. So instead, enjoy TheFatRat. Happy Un-Birthday, y'all!!

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  • 10 weeks
    Random Ramblings CDXVI

    IN WHICH I BOUNCE AROUND BAD IDEAS
    I'm not much one for physical exertion, so I hire people to do work for me. I also fail at my instrument, so here's Aimyon.

    Below the jump you will find info on what I'm working on right now. Please join me if you have a minute.

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  • 11 weeks
    Random Ramblings CDXV

    IN WHICH I DON'T REALLY CARE
    I didn't want to make a blog post until I had writing to post. Well, I did that. Hooray? Enjoy this:

    Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Unlike me, they care about the quality of their work. More past the jump.

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  • 17 weeks
    Random Ramblings CDXIV

    IN WHICH DRUNKEN RAMBLING
    Hey y'all! So, uh, I've been having some demon-liquor. Enjoy this random-as-hell Otter video!

    I love otters. Have for years. But sadly they can't fit into my writing oeuvre. So sit back and enjoy my word-vomit!

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May
27th
2018

Author's Notes For Sci-Twi · 2:00pm May 27th, 2018

IN WHICH I SCREWED UP ROYALLY
Even if I had sent this story to an editor, they would not have been able to catch that I misspelled the frickin' TITLE and left it that way on the site for six hours while sleeping. I'd downvote me too. It may be fixed now, but the damage is done. It probably won't get any readers now. Oh well.


This was a Burritoverse story I never expected to write, but I'm glad I did. It was fun to get into humanoid Twilight's head. Unlike most of my author notes, I'm not going to say much about the underlying plot, save that there is one. Some readers have gotten onto me in the past for making pony Twilight Sparkle "a terrible person". At least this Twilight has motivation.

Writing this story required looking up every ingredient she put in her burrito and checking the nutritional values. Also, call back to Adagio not being able to eat cilantro.

You'll note I moved this story to earlier in the timeline than other Burrito stories. That's because this one takes place during the period after Orangeglow died but before Sonata got her job at the Burrito Barn. OR, it takes place on one of Sonata's days off, but let's go with the first one for easiness.

Originally, I had this story take place six weeks after Rainbow Rocks, but changed it at the last minute to four, partly for the above, partly because I wanted to make sure it still took place during the school year.

What were the music references in this story? Well, there are two -- the obvious one of Thurl Ravenscroft singing "No Dogs Allowed" from Snoopy, Come Home, and also an oblique reference to the Little Feat song "Drivin' Blind". I wish I could have put more in, but I'm very OCD about word count and simply couldn't think of much music to weave in, as Twilight's highly analytical brain does not lend herself to such flights of fancy.

Perhaps I'm running out of steam. Don't worry; the Burritoverse will end soon. All I have left are Octavia's story where I got stuck, then Sunset and Sonata meeting again. I may or may not write a story where Sonata gets her job at the Barn. I put her there by authorial fiat and I'm perfectly happy to leave it that way.

What more can I say without laying all my cards on the table? Well, EQG-verse Twilight isn't crazy, per se, but she's definitely headed that way. One reader already correctly guessed what's going on (not like the clues I left are particularly difficult to follow).

So, if you've read this story, especially before I fixed that stupid typo, and gave me the benefit of the doubt, thank you.

Peace out!

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