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Author, former Royal Canterlot Library curator, and the (retired) reviewer at One Man's Pony Ramblings.

  • E...That Counts
    Finding the perfect Hearth's Warming present for someone you barely know is hard. That's doubly true when you're Star Tracker, and the pony you're buying for is Princess Twilight.
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  • 7 weeks
    A New Chrisfic is Officially Here!

    Well an, almost-new Chrisfic, if you read it during the past week or so, while it was part of the Jinglemas post.

    Anyway, yes, I just published my Secret Santa entry as its own piece:

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    1 comments · 74 views
  • 8 weeks
    I wrote a Christmas thing! Also, a challenge!

    The FiMFic Secret Santa has gone live! Fifty short stories (plus maybe half a dozen more to be posted when their authors finish up) in one big awesome megapost of Christmas Hearth's Warming cheer. And one of them's mine!

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  • 11 weeks
    Time to put on your Christmas hat!

    It's December again, and that means it's avatar Christmas hat time! If you find this fun, cute, and/or a pleasant homage to The Descendant, who started this whole thing way back in the misty days of FiMFiction, then slap one on! Don't have the photoshop skills to do it yourself? Do what I did and make one of your e-friends do it

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  • 27 weeks
    Your Occasional "What Chris Is Writing" Update

    First, the "Chris you can read right now" news: today, I posted a 3500 word essay comparing a battle that never actually happened in A Song of Ice and Fire to the Battle of Bannockburn. This was definitely the best use of my time. If you're interested in light military analysis, though, you

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  • 34 weeks
    One Man's Pony Ramblings and the Royal Canterlot Library

    First thing's first: I finally put up that OMPR retrospective that I wanted to write. It's horribly incomplete, despite also being horribly overlong for what it is... but it's my attempt to put something of a bow on my exit from the field of regularly-scheduled fanfic reviews. If you want to relive a few greatest hits,

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A New Chrisfic is Officially Here! · 7:11pm Dec 29th, 2018

Well an, almost-new Chrisfic, if you read it during the past week or so, while it was part of the Jinglemas post.

Anyway, yes, I just published my Secret Santa entry as its own piece:

...That Counts

After going on Iron Will’s Cruise of the Princesses, Star Tracker finds himself in the awkward position of being an honorary former member of the Sparkle family. Hearth’s Warming is just around the corner, and gift-giving is tough when you’re not even sure if the person you’re buying for counts as a sister or a stranger. What’s a colt to do?

Overthink it, of course.


It's a simple little bit of light, friendly comedy, about a minor S7 character (from the episode Once Upon a Zeppelin, if you're not placing him immediately) and his relationship-or-lack-thereof with the Sparkly family. Publishing a Christmas Hearth's Warming story four days late, on a day when a few dozen other Jinglemassers will likely be rushing to publish their one-shot holiday fics, probably isn't the way to maximize exposure, but I don't see any reason to sit on this: it's a very straightforward, uncomplicated fic (which is not to say I think ill of it, or else I wouldn't publish it. Just that it's not the kind of story full of hidden depth), and while I did make a couple of editing/smoothing tweaks from the version posted in the collection, I don't think it will benefit from me batting it around for a few more weeks/months. So if it's already in its final form, why not just go ahead and share it now?

Give it a read. Leave a comment. If you don't think it's funny, drink carrot eggnog until you start laughing. And have a happy New Year!

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It's Chrismas? :scootangel:

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