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    My Hand Slipped (or, Two New Stories)

    EHorrible Words
    The first worst part of loving somepony is that you eventually have to tell them. The second worst thing is that they will leave you.
    Ice Star · 1000 words  ·  30  2 · 142 views

    I tried doing a thing for a prompt collab. Here's the full version, because I had enough brain worms to type out random nonsense when I should be doing other things. Please enjoy it, and remember that one like means one child will be eaten, as per my bio.

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  • 1 week
    Another story, almost done!

    Hey guys, this isn't that monthly wrap-up with summer plans. Sorry 'bout that. Just know that it'll be here soon. Though, with that out of the way, have some pony-talk below the break.


    TDon't Make a Shadow of Yourself
    A wandering Starlight Glimmer is unable to reconcile the loss of Sunburst with her long-held ideals.
    Ice Star · 7.8k words  ·  17  3 · 127 views

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  • 1 week
    Another AMA + New Story

    Quarantine is still boring as shit. Ask me stuff in the comments, as many questions as you like. I'll give whatever answers I can. If you're paying attention to your feed, then you'll probably notice I released a new story too. It's a Rarity/Twilight story I've been working on for a bit. If you're feeling down, it's a nice bit of fluff before I go back to more dramatic stories and other updates.

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    22 comments · 127 views
  • 2 weeks
    Do you have terrible taste in design?

    A horrible eye for aesthetics? No idea where to begin with finding a cover for your story? Do you have a suspicious amount of trust in Ice Star?

    Well, that's a pretty bad idea. Just gonna say it. However, if you don't care about the fact that trusting Ice Star is a dubious thing to do, then feel free to read further, I guess. Your call there, man.

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    16 comments · 186 views
  • 3 weeks
    How Not to Handle Being Blocked: An Journey in Alt Accounts

    (I consulted a staff member about making this blog and the tone I would take. It was permitted.)

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    38 comments · 391 views
Oct
20th
2018

Revising Fanfics + Feedback Thingo + Editing Talk · 5:06pm Oct 20th, 2018

I think I've mentioned in a recent blog that I've been working on a revision for Favorable Alignment, because I found some things (a short list of things, but still) that weren't up to par and really looked like they were in need of just... a once-over, of sorts. That story is by far my favorite of all my works, and I would like it to reflect that. Hence the revisions, when I have the time for them (and cramming in updates for Enemy of Mine because that is a thing, also). So far, I've been able to get through 20+ chapters of the revision, so if you're an update freak who really wants to see the super cool revised chapters go ahead and call 1-900-490-FREAK click here and devour the first 23 or so chapters to see the improvements.

Obviously, no story is perfect, but I do try to have a certain level or readability. (Seriously, I think it's obvious by now that there are times I've published hour-prompt types of stories.) I'd hope most people do, when they write. So, I want Favorable Alignment to be the best pile of 360,000~ words it can be in honor of its status as The Word Child. (Also, I may hate editing but it's important. I will hate editing until I die.)

However, there's obviously multiple reasons this blog exists other than to promote my incomplete revision, and it's the reason I haven't tagged Favorable Alignment as the related story here. I'm not the sort to scream that I have to revise an entire story because of a single imperfection, but I've done overall improvements on most of my other longer stories. Nearly all my novellas have had one because of Improvement Stuff, and hooray, there's author satisfaction and other goodness as a result.

I think it's also pretty clear at this point that I tend to write Things With Sequels. I know a lot of people like to download multiple, completed long stories on FIMFic and binge 'em like any old e-book you heathens. I'm not sure that any of my readers have done that, though.

So:

-Have you downloaded my stuff before to read like that?
-Have you read the revisions of my horseword florp? Either on the site or off it?
-Have you had problems with either?

I'd like to know because it would help me out in figuring out if someone else really thinks that (for some reason) another revision of X long story could be needed because that'd be really embarrassing, y'know? :twilightblush:

I'm really sure that they're just fine, but who knows.

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Comments ( 4 )

I downloaded Crystalline as a wonderful .txt and read that for a bit.
I don't think I've read the revisions.
And most of your stories are ones I can sit down with and read in one sitting; they're so short that it's just a bit too cumbersome to put on my phone when I know I can read them as soon as I get home.

I've yet to get around to reading Favorable Alignment, but with that word count, it would probably find itself on my mobile device.

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>wonderful .txt
poor bby planet

I guess that only really big wordbois get that treatment, then. Though, I was thinking that when your series wordcount is 500k~ for an arc, people might want to. This helps, though.

Have you downloaded my stuff before to read like that?

Hard to pack around a desktop to read on the go or out of the house.

Have you read the revisions of my horseword florp? Either on the site or off it?

How big of revisions are we talking? If its something minor I probably won't end up reading it again, though if its a something like a total rewrite, I'm reading it again.

Have you had problems with either?

No. Why would anyone have a problem with it?

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Hard to pack around a desktop to read on the go or out of the house.

I was under the impression that all my readers were wizards.

How big of revisions are we talking? If its something minor I probably won't end up reading it again, though if its a something like a total rewrite, I'm reading it again.

A while ago, the first three novellas (among a couple other stories) in the first arc of the Iceverse had some scenes tweaked, dialogue altered, grammar fixed, prose polished, etc. If you've read them since then, you'll have seen this.

No. Why would anyone have a problem with it?

If the stories didn't look right/seemed sloppy, more or less. Related issues.

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