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Soufriere


Pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space, because there's bugger-all down here on Earth.

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  • 4 weeks
    Random Ramblings CDII

    IN WHICH I POP UP AND THEN DISAPPEAR AGAIN
    Hi, y'all. Do you like J-Pop performed by a quartet of 10th-graders? No? Too bad. Here's @onefive. I like them.

    One of the girls also dances backup for Babymetal, so there's that. Anyway, an apologia beyond the jump.

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  • 10 weeks
    Random Ramblings CDI

    IN WHICH I GOT STREET CRED
    This Little Feat song is extremely apropos of what's happened to me the past few days. Enjoy.

    Continue past the jump for story updates and insanity.

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  • 14 weeks
    Four Hundred

    IN WHICH I LET THE FREAK FLAG FLY
    Okay, so I’m not that freaky, but have some funky music anyway.

    Now that that’s over, let’s get to the good stuff.

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  • 15 weeks
    Random Ramblings CCCXCIX

    IN WHICH I BRIEFLY RESURFACE
    Hello. Been awhile. Do you like adorable talented Japanese teenagers? Too bad. Here's my oshi Aiko with her newest song.

    Best Girl. And I will brook no argument on this. Read on, because even I have no clue what will happen.

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  • 19 weeks
    Random Ramblings CCCXCVIII

    IN WHICH GOOD NEWS & BAD NEWS
    As the subheading says, good-news-bad-news time. But first enjoy some of Ladybaby's final show. :fluttercry:

    Now that that’s out of the way, please click the link to the rest of this spiel

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May
23rd
2019

Random Ramblings CCCLXIX · 4:30am May 23rd, 2019

IN WHICH I WENT OUTSIDE
It's gonna be warm this week, so I'm switching my ceiling fans back to counterclockwise for the season. Have music.

Thanks to Tom Ruegger and his team on Tiny Toons for introducing me to TMBG nearly 30 years ago. Anyway, news followeth.


This might surprise you, but I have another story in the queue ready to go. Having finally finished the Mayor's story, I didn't really have much else to do, so I wrote the last part of Octavia's Burrito story over the course of an hour or two. It's not long. The initial draft clocks in at only 2,200 words, which might make it my shortest Burritoverse story -- I don't know, haven't checked.

Because there was such a long time-gap between when I wrote the setup/rambling and the ending, I'm gonna have to reread it to fix any continuity errors. Plus I need to find a good cover pic. So, don't expect it until Friday. But DO expect it.

Once that fic is out, all I'll have left in the "Written But Unpublished" bin is Anon-A-Fix. I'd honestly rather not publish it, given the hostile reaction to Anon-A-Miss stories of late. But I have to put it out because it's VITAL as setup for what comes after, and a few key details are altered to fit Burritoverse continuity.

One thing I'm not sure about is whether to use actual months for the calendar or make up months like I did for my Trigun fanfic 15 years ago. As far as I know, there's nothing in canon that says either MLP or EQG use the Gregorian calendar, although they still use the basic concept of Babylonian months and weeks (later adopted by every other Classical civilization through to today). I'm gonna have to think on this one. I'd love to hear y'all's opinions, but given the lack of comments to my posts lately I'm not expecting much if anything.

After I've put that hot mess out and seen it downvoted to hell, I'm not sure what I'll do next. There's lots of things I want to write, but I usually lack the will to do it.

Peace out.

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Comments ( 3 )

While it'd be really cool to do your own months I think it's fine to go by the traditional months as we know them. I don't think anyone would blame you, and seeing as it's kinda meant to be a little like real life it'd make sense to have the same months.

Though in reality the writing in MLP is apparently supposed to be different from our English, but w/e am I right? I'm pretty sure they never actually developed a language for it, just made gibberish.

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Except for that episode in Season 1 where writing was used for a joke (Twilight being a bitch), it mostly uses writing that looks like Roman letters but some are blocked out or flipped around. Gibberish.

FANS have created a horseshoe-based writing system, because of course they did.

I think for the calendar I might work in a version of what Late-Kingdom and Ptolemaic Egypt used -- twelve months of thirty days plus an extra 5-6 days (depending on leap year) tacked onto the end, then just look up foreign names for December.

Does that sound entirely too intellectual? Wouldn't be my first time. :derpytongue2:

There's a lot of potential for world-building in this fic which would take it even further away from the original story. Here's my tagline for it by the way.

Want to read a version of the Anon-A-Miss story altered to fit Burritoverse continuity? Too bad. I did it anyway.

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I think that'd be fine. :) Sounds neat.

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