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rillegas08


MLP helped me find my muse in Oct. 2014 after 6 years without it. I have a Psychology B.S. Sunset Shimmer is best pony.

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  • 80 weeks
    "Always Had" is Officially COMPLETED

    It's been almost two years since the last chapter of Always Had was published. This whole time it's been marked as "Incomplete", but tonight I finally decided to move forward with the next stage of the story in a separate fic and mark this one as "Complete", as Twilight's adventure of being Clover the Clever is ended and her slice of life as Clover has only just begun.

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  • 138 weeks
    Gusty the Great

    1. Has a horn
    2. Has wavy hair that seems to flow even when there's no wind
    3. Apparently flew away from Mt. Everhoof before teleporting away

    I'm calling it now: Gusty's an alicorn.

    2 comments · 275 views
  • 162 weeks
    Christmas Fic

    Writing a musical is difficult.

    Hopefully I'll have it done in the next couple weeks, because I want to publish it before Christmas.

    7 comments · 186 views
  • 170 weeks
    Happy Anniversary

    On this day eight years ago, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic premiered on the Hub Network. A bunch of grown men decided to watch it as a joke, and then realized that it was actually a pretty good show. Very quickly, bronies came into the forefront of media for defying societal expectation that grown men aren't supposed to enjoy things marketed to young girls.

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  • 178 weeks
    Off Hiatus

    The Princess that Equestria Always Had is no longer on hiatus.

    The Princess that Equestria Always Had is no longer on hiatus!

    The Princess that Equestria Always Had is no longer on hiatus!

    I'm excited to start uploading again, after more than 21 months since the last update.

    4 comments · 225 views
Oct
10th
2018

Happy Anniversary · 10:34pm Oct 10th, 2018

On this day eight years ago, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic premiered on the Hub Network. A bunch of grown men decided to watch it as a joke, and then realized that it was actually a pretty good show. Very quickly, bronies came into the forefront of media for defying societal expectation that grown men aren't supposed to enjoy things marketed to young girls.

I was not one of those first bronies. I was in college then, and heard about it within the first few months from my social group of commuters, one in particular who'd been a fan of the original run back in the 80's. It wasn't until spring of 2014 when I was bored and decided to start watching the show and see how many cultural references I could find. I learned two things. One, I deeply overestimated how many cultural references I knew, and two, I deeply underestimated how much I would enjoy this show.

I used to write fiction and poetry all the time in high school. English was consistently one of my best classes, I was part of the Creative Writing Club from eighth to twelfth grades, and participated in (and failed to complete) National Novel Writing Month. When I got to college, however, my writing dwindled to just schoolwork. I tried participating in NaNoWriMo once or twice, but never got my thoughts organized enough to even start. By the time I graduated in December 2013, I'd all but lost my muse. The next spring, however, my brother and I were talking about what would happen if Twilight had never been born, and I couldn't stop thinking about it.

On this day four years ago, I published the first chapter of The Princess That Equestria Never Had on Archive of Our Own. It was an ambitious project, as I'd never completed a lengthy work before, but this time I had a basic outline, at least for the first half of what now exists. By March, I'd finished the story I'd wanted to tell, and like magic I suddenly felt like I had a lot more stories to tell. I uploaded it a few weeks later here on fimfiction soon after I'd learned this site existed. In June of 2015 I went to my first convention, MLP-MSP 2 in Bloomington, MN (I'd learned about its existence a couple weeks after its first year and at the time hadn't had the means to go to Ponyville Ciderfest in Milwaukee, WI). There, I met some of the show crew like M.A. Larson, some famous bronies like ACRacebest and Saberspark, and watched one of my favorite episodes, "Slice of Life".

I decided for the next year to buy the highest sponsorship tier, and to host a panel on fanfiction. My panel wasn't accepted, but a brony I'd first met through twitter and quickly became friends with named Vivid Syntax invited me to join him on his panel, which I was glad to do.

This year, I'll be hosting a panel right after Opening Ceremonies called "Fanfiction vs the Forces of Canon" at Ponyville Ciderfest. It's bound to be one of the greatest brony conventions of all time, with amounts of music unmatched by any other. Only regular registration remains, so if you're able to come and haven't bought a badge yet, now is the time! I'll see you there!

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