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Just some leftover detritus of a fandom that long ago reached its peak and burned out. Still, better late than never.

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  • 67 weeks
    About the Author / Sweeping Edits Pt.2

    With Chapter 13 of [EG:BFF I] now out, thus completing Act 2, it's once again time for another round of sweeping edits to help tighten/clean up the story so far, and to chronicle my current self's thinking so as to explain to my future self where their decisions in life may have went terribly, terribly wrong. I'll be going through both Acts this time, with Act 1 being skimmed for small

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  • 80 weeks
    EG:BFF I - One Thousand(ish) Views - Whoo!

    It is a sad truth that, no matter how much MLP may preach lessons that can make us better people, reality is not quite as positive an experience.

    In reality, I am the antithesis of MLP.
    I am a bitter, cynical misanthropist who gave up on so much of what they once believed in. Passions, hopes, aspirations—all of the things that made me an aspiring artist—they all withered away long ago.

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  • 84 weeks
    Revisions and Reminiscence - Chapters 6, 7, and 8

    Before my future self complains, I could make many viable excuses for why this took a while to complete. I could talk about how busy life's gotten, especially during this pandemic, or how I've been noodling with other important projects that hopefully bear fruit later on. But here's the real excuse for why this took so long:

    Screw you, I'll get to it when I get to it.

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  • 87 weeks
    Revisions and Reminiscence - Chapters 4 and 5

    Almost 15,000 words in before the main characters actually speak to each other in the present. I'd call this story a slow boil, but you could probably heat up noodles with a damn flashlight faster than conflicts do with my own writing!

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  • 89 weeks
    Revisions and Reminiscence - Chapter 3

    If I didn't know any better, I'd hazard that Chapter 3 of EG:BFF was written as a rebuke to how Chapter 2 was composed, as if to say "Look, fool, here's how you do flashbacks properly: you make the time periods distinct, and you make sure to clearly identify which period is taking place at the current moment!"

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Mar
4th
2020

Sweeping Edits · 12:52am Mar 4th, 2020

Not quite sure who, if anyone, will read this (especially considering it's literally my first blog post ever). Still, I figure it's good to chronicle these sort of things for personal posterity, if nothing else. Also, I'd like to be able to look back on the development of my story in greater detail over time.

With 6 chapters done, I've decided to go through and do a sweeping edit of EG:BFF I (Love) as a whole. I don't intend to alter any plot points, or even most of the dialogue, actions, or descriptions; however, I am hoping to correct the occasional grammatical error, and expand upon/trim things down to improve readability and general flow.

I don't anticipate many changes being made to Chapters 1 or 2 (because the first still feels pretty solid, while the second is too wobbly to screw with much). Chapter 3 will probably go largely unscathed (still believe that's my best work), but 4 and 5 I think could be stretched out a bit so as to address some rushed and possibly jarring shifts in tone. Finally, Chapter 6 is too new for me to approach without much bias, so it will likely escape this round through the chopping block.

One way or another, I hope this sweep will at least help to hone my editing in future chapters—maybe I'll be able to write them without going through 5 frustrating drafts at a time.

Oh yes, and while these adjustments were already made a while ago, all credit given to Masterius for helping me to improve Chapter 1, and whose suggestions have allowed me to better streamline the writing of future chapters.

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