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Sufficiently advanced friendship is indistinguishable from magic.

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  • Tuesday
    Help with Season 9 story ideas

    Some questions to help me us think of ideas for season 9 stories.  This is a lot of questions, so if you can't think of an answer for a question, just skip it.

    For Starlight Glimmer and each of the New 6 (Gallus, Ocellus, Sandbar, SIlverstream, Smolder, Yona),

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  • Monday
    We are the dark matter

    "The amount of creativity hidden in something like fan-fiction is enormous. This is like the dark matter of play."

    - Simon DeDeo, "The Data Science of Play":

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    30 comments · 317 views
  • 14 weeks
    Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen

    I never plugged GhostOfHeraclitus' wonderful 500-word story, "Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen", which he posted in 2016. Probably because Ghost sneakily published it in horizon's Never the

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    10 comments · 449 views
  • 16 weeks
    Elpis in pictures

    Rich Burlew (Order of the Stick) accidentally made a comic strip version of "Elpis"!

    I tried inlining the image here, but it turns out it's too tall to display on fimfiction. Here are the first 5 panels:

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    6 comments · 401 views
  • 20 weeks
    Disturbing the Sound of Silence

    Disturbing the Sound of Silence

    In 2015, the heavy metal group Disturbed recorded a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence". It became their most-popular recording by far, with 420,718,057 views on YouTube as of this moment.

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Oct
10th
2018

Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen · 2:44am Oct 10th, 2018

I never plugged GhostOfHeraclitus' wonderful 500-word story, "Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen", which he posted in 2016. Probably because Ghost sneakily published it in horizon's Never the Final Word anthology.

In just 500 words, reflecting on the events of my story "The Gathering" (which you probably have to read first, but it's only 1100 words), Celestia gives a perspective on the difference between the great and the merely large that I agree with entirely.

(Don't tell Luna, though.)

Like "The Gathering", it's a story wrapped around an idea built around a character. I think it's a good demonstration that a story can be an "idea story", a "character story", and a "feel-good story" all at the same time.

Unlike "The Gathering", it has a reading by Illya Leonov!

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Comments ( 10 )

Unfair. Illya could read a grocery list and have me all excited about how its going to end.

4950929
And finally, eggs!

Ah, thank you for the reminder of both. They are both wonderful stories.

Hm, thanks for informing us. :)

Perhaps you should link to Ghost's sequel in your story description, then.

Enjoyed "The Gathering" back in the day, will have to read this one as well obviously. :pinkiesmile:

Since the original doesn't have a video, I made this for you.

4951031 D'oh! Thanks. I put a link to it in the notes just after the end of the story.

4951111 Thanks! :pinkiehappy:

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I'd probably put it in smaller font in the story description, but how much you want to highlight it is naturally up to you.

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