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I write about cute horses doing cute things. Also known as Ephemeral on /mlp/

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  • 148 weeks
    Slowdown Ahead

    Decided to be up front for once. Pinkie's Politeness Practice is going to hit an update slowdown period. There's a lot of reasons for this. Holidays are here, School semester ending and therefore crunch time. Stress is high and sleep is low, boys.

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  • 149 weeks
    Pinkie's Politeness Practice Chapter Tags


    General tags

    (you can assume these are relatively constant or core themes)
    Porn with a plot, Public Sex, Casual Sex Universe, Excessive Cum, Light Dub-con/reluctance, Romance

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  • 151 weeks
    I Hate 'I'm Not Dead' Posts

    So I don't do them. Sorry to all the people poking my page or stories over the last few months and getting total silence. I genuinely feel that it's better to show up with some content, rather than an empty promise.

    So here we are with some content.

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  • 151 weeks
    PPP: rewrites and authors notes

    Onward to lewds

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  • 190 weeks
    Bad Blood's Future and an Experiments Conclusion

    Hello wonderful readers, and I hope you enjoyed reading the start of Bad Blood so far. I did a little experiment with the heat system as part of its release and I'd like to share the results with everyone here. After the page break you can find the 'Bad Blood's Future' part of the post.

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Nov
26th
2019

Slowdown Ahead · 7:43pm Nov 26th, 2019

Decided to be up front for once. Pinkie's Politeness Practice is going to hit an update slowdown period. There's a lot of reasons for this. Holidays are here, School semester ending and therefore crunch time. Stress is high and sleep is low, boys.

Beyond that, the rewrites have been pretty difficult to get right. Muse is a fickle thing. If not for Mobius and his ace in the hole brainstorming, I'd probably not get much done.


(Pictured: finally sitting down to write after a busy day and hitting that writers block)

Anyhow, for those out of the loop, the 'intervention' scene in ch2 isn't merely divisive. Impressions range from accusations that the whole story normalizes rape to Anon being too submissive, to readers just not liking it but brushing it off as a necessary plot device. I think PPP can do better, so I've been banging my head against a wall and trying to do a rewrite.

There have been really helpful suggestions, but finding the right words is hard. I honestly LOATHE rewrites after publishing because I tend to try recycling paragraphs that I liked, but that no longer fit and need a lot of reworking. There's also the matter of trying to keep the original comedic tone that gradually turns serious. That's been going well enough but it's, again, not easy. Usually I start with a vague idea of a scene, let my muse take me, and if it comes out enjoyable, I keep it. I don't start out with a tone in mind really. This is working in reverse, while also trying to get it to fit into the larger narrative without setting off a domino of rewrites.

Anyhow, it's going to be worth it in the end. I just wanted to be up front about a delay. It's not going on hiatus so don't panic.

Comments ( 27 )

No worries, take as long as you need.

You should have kept your original ideas. It's not your fault people can't separate fiction from reality.

I look forward to when the update does come out. 🙂

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The originals will be preserved for those who prefer them, but this isn't me caving to pressure. I genuinely can see the problem and want to make a better intervention scene.

It's all good. Take care of your IRL stuff first. Don't wear yourself out. I know I'll still be here patiently waiting for when the next update is ready.

Man, that GIF is all too real...

Take your time, believe me. Those who love your stories will patiently wait.

(Speaking from experience, as my own readers have been waiting over two years for the next chapter in my main Continuity.)

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Aww man. That's brutal. You should feel bad.

But at the same time I'm reminded that I have some 4 year old incomplete stories I said I'd complete 2 years ago. :ajsleepy:

Holidays are ment to be spent with family.
There's nothing more important than an education.
And don't stress bro it'll make your hair fall out.

It can't be helped when you look at what time of the year it is, especially for a college student. Tensions running high, high pressure family matters. Thats not to mention the gifts for said family. Take as much time as you need.

For what its worth, i like the story as is

Enjoy you holidays. I'll be back to a demanding d-bag in January

This story is a keeper. I can wait.

I’ve read similar stories dealing with different morals in Equestria, regarding sex as well as other things. I personally have had no complaints with the story and anticipated each chapter one after the other.

As long as we get more stuff eventually, I'm sure nobody will mind. I did find it a bit rapey, but I brushed that aside since I figured it was an excuse to get to the smutty parts. It might be a good idea to have Anon taken seriously when he says that sex is the most intimate act possible for humans, and explore pony 'special somepony only' forms of affection earlier to give Anon (and us) a point of reference.
Will you be updating chapter by chapter, or finishing the whole thing before you post the new version?
Good luck with the rewrite, I'll be looking forward to reading this all over again!

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Will you be updating chapter by chapter, or finishing the whole thing before you post the new version?

I'm thinking of doing a chapter burst. It lets me figure out where all the pieces land and go back if need be that way.

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That's a sound plan. Keep us updated! I'm sure we'll love it when it comes out.

If you're looking for suggestions (or open to requests), the main issue I have is the weird insistence that not having sex is bad, and masturbating is wrong.

The whole story would work just fine, mostly as is, if it were just them helping Anon to acclimate to the social environment. I don't think there needs to be the extra layer of "you are wrong and should be ashamed of yourself."

No worries! I'm glad to see it back honestly. :twilightsmile:
Hope everything goes well on your end, even If it is just so we can move forward with the story. :pinkiehappy:

Honestly, I kinda liked the intervention scene, though it’s true a little fine-tuning could make it better. As for the slow down...
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Any updates you can give?

You still alive my guy?

Man, I sure would like to see this story conclude.

I think the story is great so far personally but I hope you can come back and update at some point wud hate to see this story never finished

I think Pinkie's Politeness Practice is a great read so far. I get writer's block too and it's a pain. Take your time and I'll be sure to check out it when a new chapter shows up. :twilightsmile:

Really hoping you can come back to this one, it's been a good read so far and would love to see where else you could go with it

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