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Chicago Ted


"Friendship" is a magical-class noun.

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Jun
6th
2020

Hey · 3:20pm Jun 6th, 2020

It's been a while.

I realize three years is quite a bit to come back from, but better late than never, right? And I'm sorry if I don't have much to say for this blog post -- really, something like this should warrant more. But I guess I've always been brief.

I've done a lot in that time -- though probably not clearing out my RiL bookshelf, disappointingly. (Still, I've done quite a bit of that in the interim.) Nor much writing either, though I have been fixing that as of very late.

To confess, when I first started watching My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, I told myself I'd watch the entire thing, from start to end, just to see why it was such a big Internet phenomenon. Little did I realize, I'd become a very part of that phenomenon -- not a big one, mind you, but one all the same. And little did I realize it'd be running for just over nine years. (I watched the finale as it aired, and was blown away by how neatly they wrapped up Twilight Sparkle's saga. Seriously, top marks to DHX for that one.)

Now that Pony Life is on the horizon for next week, I have to stop myself and consider: I have come to a fork in the road. I can go this way, and fall in love with another generation of what is essentially the TV adaptation of a toyline, or I can go another, call it quits, and relive Friendship is Magic forever. Whichever it will be, even I can't say. We'll have to cross that bridge when we get there.

I'll still be around here on Fimfiction, writing out a few new stories, but I wouldn't expect too much to come in terms of volume -- so you shouldn't either.

Sometimes I wonder what my life would have been like if I had actually stuck around better since 2017. But then I realize that's time I won't get back, and it's best I keep moving forward with my life, both in the fandom and outside of it.

Anyway, new story dropping tomorrow, so keep an eye out for that.

Good night, and good luck.

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Hey Ted, good to see you still alive. Saw one of your comments in sunnypack's Hell Yeah and remembered your name instantly; used to see you all the time on episode discussions. Hope life's treating you well, man.

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