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River Shy


A sensitive little filly constantly looking to grow, can personally relate to shy pony and book pony.

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  • 3 weeks
    An Escalating Problem

    Things have gotten complicated now.

    I was pulled into a meeting with HR at my work regarding what happened a week ago. In this meeting so many things were said and implied that I now have to deal with their bullshit.

    Things that were said in that meeting.


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  • 4 weeks
    Discrimination (I'm a sad Pony)

    I can't sleep, it's 3am here.


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  • 4 weeks
    I Wa(o)nder

    It's so hard to write when my time is eaten up by work; sometimes a little gets done, but far more often I am so bagged when I get home that even self care can feel like a chore. Service work is the worst, it is both physically taxing and emotional exhausting, it leaves one drained of inspiration.

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  • 10 weeks
    Self and Character Growth

    A story requires more than simply stuff happening to a character, there needs to be growth. The hardest stories to write, are the one's in which a character's growth is not the result of outside events imposed upon them, rather their growth is internal, and the character must overcome their own self. The philosopher Paul Tillich called it "The Courage to Be," through help and self discovery the

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  • 13 weeks
    Story idea

    I had a new story idea. This idea revolves around and kind of mimics a book called Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany. If you haven't read the book I would recommend it, but only if you are really into surreal science fiction type material. Here is the Wiki of the book.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhalgren

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Nov
29th
2018

Learning about story creation · 4:42pm Nov 29th, 2018

So I have been writing a lot, but have discovered something. Much like Hubble's law my written universe keeps expanding, and everything is moving away from everything else. I see the pitfall, a continuously growing story with no interacting parts. I have many scenes I was inspired to write, they are all part of the same story, but they are on different points within a growing timeline that just keeps getting bigger.

A story is the connective tissue between the inspired points, and I have none of that. I just keep getting ideas about who my character becomes at a point in her timeline and write it. The danger is the story does not really finish because connecting the parts is kind of boring, and I am a filly who abhors boredom.

I sat down with acrylics and painted my character a couple of days ago, I was trying to get my mind to visualize and understand how she becomes. Maybe I am overthinking the whole thing. The process is more difficult than I anticipated.

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