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Tumbleweed


A guy. A guy who writes stories. Stories about ponies. (And sometimes robots).

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  • Thursday
    HOW TO WRITE A VALENTINES DAY SHIPFIC ABOUT RAINBOW DASH

    "Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

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  • 1 week
    A question!

    It’s looking to be a slow and boring afternoon. Quite grey.

    Which means I’m posting on the pony story website. Wheee.

    So! A random question for the like four people who pay attention to this blog. Presumably, you’re here cause you like my pony fanfic. So, with this in mind— what OTHER stuff would you like to see me write fic for?

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    15 comments · 85 views
  • 1 week
    HOW TO WRITE RARITY

    "Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

    "Please, good sir, tell us. Given the fact that you, sir, are BEST AT PONIES, and also the science fact that Rarity is BEST PONY, surely these things are related? So tell us, please, how do you write Rarity? As surely you have been sitting on this secret for various inscrutable reasons and not because you have been lazy."

    WELL LET ME TELL YOU.

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  • 2 weeks
    Workin' on a THING.

    A non-pony thing, even!

    Fancy that. Guess I got a little tired of feeling sorry for myself and started kicking some ideas around. Or, well, really, just refining some ideas I already had, as I'm fiddling around with a sci-fi project/setting I've gotten a couple of false starts on for ... four years now? Yeesh.

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  • 3 weeks
    Well, there's a surprise.

    Turns out, people here like stories about ponies. Who knew?

    But yeah, as I wrote Brain Problem Situation, I realized that it intentionally, gloriously, dumb. Which is enough to make it hit the feature box. Go figure.

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Dec
3rd
2018

How To Write Spike the Dragon (because he is a dragon) · 3:21am Dec 3rd, 2018

"Oh Tumbleweed!" you cry.

"Hey yeah this is totally a gimmicky way to provide content but tell us, please, how should we write Spike the Dragon? Because he's the most prominent male character in an otherwise female-leaning children's cartoon so obviously we need to project way too many things onto him to an uncomfortable degree so seriously how can we put him into stories."

WELL LET ME TELL YOU.

Step 1:

Drink drinks. Dragon drinks. Which, uh ... I'm not QUITE sure that might be--

Oh, there we go.

Now that I think of it, I am absolutely sure "Dragon's Milk" is a thing that has popped up in the featured box at some point, and it is absolutely something I am not going to do any further research into because seriously what the hell dude.

Dragons are saurian. No milk there. THAT IS FOR MAMMALS ONLY. BONUS SONG.

Step 2:

Watch this.

Step 3:

Admit to yourself that Spike is more or less a supporting character. A Watson. A Robin. A ... er, I'm out of famous sidekicks. But you get the idea!

But, you know what the REAL lesson is? When you watch that video, Spike is not Trogdor.

Spike is Strong Sad.

Spike loves boats now.

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Comments ( 11 )
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Spike is sad that he's flying.

Spike is sad that he's flying.

Oh Tumbleweed!
I cry. Mostly because it's a little weird how much people project unto this clearly abused, low self esteem, generally never quite triumphant char... oh... OH!
Well, jeez.

Tumbleweed, is drinking your answer to everything?

Dragons are saurian. No milk there. THAT IS FOR MAMMALS ONLY.

Thank you. Same goes for the glands that produce it, people. Yeesh.

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Spike uses Chiaroscuro shading. Also, his feet are called soolnds.

A classic dragon drink would probably be something like naphtha, or maybe tar on the rocks.

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And suddenly everything makes more sense.

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Greek fire!

Oh Tumbleweed! Hasn't Robin gotten like a dozen of his own shows by now?

Dragons are saurian. No milk there. THAT IS FOR MAMMALS ONLY.

1) Dragons are not reptiles (Spike explicitly tells Rainbow this in Tanks for the Memories).
2) Dragon biology is weird.

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