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TallFry


Writer, vocalist. Originally had a little story to tell. Over a hundred chapters later, still going strong.

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  • 4 weeks
    Continuation

    Ladies, gentlemen, and everything in between, I have an announcement to make.

    THE HIATUS IS OVER.

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  • 12 weeks
    A hard decision.

    So I've been noticing something a lot lately. I haven't been making much major progress with chapters. I've gotten them out, yes, and they've been satisfactory. I actually really love what's come out, even with my slowed pace.
    But I'm hitting a lot of walls lately. I get half a sentence in at most on some days, and I second-guess even that much every single time.

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  • 17 weeks
    I made Bolt into a card!

    I went onto mtgcardsmith for the first time today and turned Bolt into a card! I used the cover art for One Bolt Moving Forward, as I think that's when he's looked his absolute most heroic. What do you think? Of course, I made sure to include Hoodwinked MCShelster's name as the illustrator. It's only fair that I do so.

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  • 21 weeks
    Wanna ask Bolt stuff?

    Well, I haven't gotten much activity on them as of late, but I wanted to remind everyone that Bolt has some blogs that you might be interested in! In fact, he's gone up from one to two!
    Here's the first one, on a bit of a lesser-known gem of a site: https://ask.fm/living_lightning_bolt

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  • 22 weeks
    Merry Happy and All That Jazz!

    I mean, the title says it all. From those who read my work to those who came to follow me out of sheer friendship, to everyone out there regardless of who you are, I wish you the best holiday possible! Doesn't matter if it's Christmas, Hanukkah, Hearth's Warming, Festivus, any of it. I hope you have the best one possible!

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Mar
22nd
2019

Concerning story length. · 4:36am Mar 22nd, 2019

So, I've been talking with a lot of people about my stories for a while, now, and there's one thing that seems to be a detractor for many of them. If you read this blog's title, you'd know. It's the length of each story. So, I just wanted to give a little bit of an explanation.
Yes, these stories are long. Intentionally so, even. But they're also something a little different from many of the other multi-chapter stories I've seen here on FIMfiction, or anywhere else for that matter.
Most of the stories I've seen tend to go for one solid story arc and narrative that follows events in a manner akin to that of what you'd expect from a novel. This makes sense, as it's the format we write by on this site, and it allows us to vividly imagine everything in a nice little flow. Then you take a look at my first season with that in mind, and then you see that it's 57 chapters long.
I can understand why that would spark some concern.
So I want to let you know that, while I do have an overarching narrative in each of my seasons, it's also not something you need to take all in one gulp to fully enjoy. Why is this? Because, even with the overall narrative and story arc(s), there's a certain philosophy I try to keep to.
I want to make it as much like the show as I can, and in that regard, I keep to an episodic nature. Each chapter flows together in the overall story, yes. However, they also are written to be their own little contained stories that wrap up in one or two chapters. There are actually a lot of times where I forget to call them "chapters" instead of "episodes". Part of me thinks that doing it this way makes my work a little more easy to digest, but I can't tell for sure, because I'm the one doing the writing.
So, tell me. Is the episodic nature of my chapters easier to handle than the way most writers go about it? I'd like to hope so!

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