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HMXTaylorLee


I hope that when the world comes to an end, I can breathe a sigh of relief, because there will be so much to look forward to.

  • EBlooming Backwards
    In the wake of Granny Smith's passing, Apple Bloom finds herself shouldering responsibilities to make ends meet on Sweet Apple Acres. Despite her previous efforts to prove that she's grown up, she wants nothing more than to feel young again.
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  • 88 weeks
    A Year in (Movie) Review

    Peppered throughout my stories are various references to films and movies, as I'm sure several of you guys noticed (A Dare's Truth has several ponified versions of movies, and Scootaloo and The Cabinet of Seers has a few references as well). I love movies - I go once, sometimes twice, a week to the local theater to see a new movie! It's gotten to the point where the Tuesday staffer recognizes me

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  • 93 weeks
    The True Gift of Gifting (PS4 game giveaway)

    Happy December, everyone!

    Recently, during some impulsive electrical repairs, a member of the family accidentally damaged my Playstation 4's power supply to the point where the console could only communicate via the slow steady pulsing blue light of death.

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  • 111 weeks
    Bronycon 2019

    Well, like thousands of folks here, I will be attending Bronycon this year!

    I had hoped to get a new chapter of Scoots and the Cab out to celebrate but it wasn't meant to be.

    There are plenty of fanfiction panels at the convention, maybe I can learn a thing or two about timely writing and technique.

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  • 118 weeks
    Fragments of fiction, and the validity of non-canon stories.

    So, like many fans of the orange winged wonder, today was a momentous episode for Scootaloo. I teared up at a few moments, and although the episode was predictable, it was a feel-good episode that reaffirms just how special the Crusaders truly are.

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  • 124 weeks
    On Videogames and motivation

    I'm reaching a tipping point with these videogames. I quite enjoy them, yes, and there is a massive disparity between the multitudes of games to play and the time available to play them. That's nothing new though; always has been, always will be.

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May
6th
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On Videogames and motivation · 3:24am May 6th, 2019

I'm reaching a tipping point with these videogames. I quite enjoy them, yes, and there is a massive disparity between the multitudes of games to play and the time available to play them. That's nothing new though; always has been, always will be.

What has been newly growing is my dissatisfaction with my creative output. I'm 1500 words into the next chapter of Blooming Backwards, ready to work on the next chapter of Scootaloo and the Cabinet of Seers, and have several story ideas I am really excited for bouncing around in my skull. I have a lot of fun writing, and can easily lose several hours in crafting a chapter...

But getting started is hard. Like, super super hard. I have found that it's much easier to sit down and shut my brain off and play a game, but I am becoming gradually more aware of the feeling of "obligation" to play games that I spent money on. Half the time I can't choose a game to play and just stare at the screen, paralyzed with indecision.

Sometimes I think that I need someone to hold me accountable, to hold a metaphorical gun to my metaphorical head and compel me to open my dusty laptop and write. Has anyone gone through something similar? How did you manage? How did you win?

Unrelated, I wanted to share this picture of our family cat. It's a collage of great, wondrous things that are warm and cute and comforting in my life. I hope you enjoy!

Comments ( 5 )

I'm in the same boat." Saturday I told myself two and a half hours were set aside for writing. What transpired was a series of unfortunate and ridiculous situations that prevented me from doing much at the time I planned to write. What happened was I ended up writing very late at night instead... kinda. I really just copy pasted the final chapters of Beyond the Veil out of gdocs, after finishing up the remaining edits. So not really writing. It took forever, because I had to re-read the story to figure out what I was thinking at the time. I did, though, find more story concepts/outlines and a partial first chapter to another story. I have crap all over the place it seems.

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It's amazing how much can pop up and take precedence when it comes to writing stuff, isn't it?

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It is. I'm shooting for actual writing after work Monday.

First world problems sure do suck. I hope you can get your motivation to write and keep it in check while keeping up with the games you love.

Right now, I'm not winning at all. I'm getting some writing done, but it's tough to focus on it when I know I only have several hours before work on most days and a few hours after before bed.

I can relate very well.
In fact, I've been not writing and playing videogames for two years now.
Even quitting videogames doesn't work, I just find something else to do. Like youtube or Netflix or books.
Sooo... yeah. Wanna talk about it? I feel like I want to talk about it.

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