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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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  • 66 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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  • 83 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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Aug
17th
2020

About the Author / Sweeping Edits Pt.2 · 6:07am Aug 17th, 2020

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 errors and Act 2 undergoing tweaks, expansions and rewrites where appropriate.

I must say, I'm still rather pleased with how BFF is turning out. It has expanded and altered in some unexpected ways, but the overall story remains relatively close to the intended vision, and the opportunity to return to my days of writing has certainly been enjoyable. Some people even seem to enjoy the writing as well, which is always a nice little bonus.

It occurs to me, however, that perhaps it would be prudent to elaborate on myself a little—just in case someone stumbles across this and wants a little bit of context toward what makes the author tick and might inspire the stories being told.
That said, I'm not terribly interested in spelling out an entire life story, so I think I'll just go with a rapid-fire buckshot of quick answers. Should the need ever arise, I can always elaborate on details further, but at least this way I've made an effort not to be an entirely blank slate.


So, without further ado:

General Details:
Country: United States
Overview: A Nerd With Good Social Skills
Occupational Field: Medicine
Hobbies: Exercise, Travel, Video Games, Writing, Programming
Loves: My (Immediate) Family, Candy, Cartoons, Love
Hates: People, My (Outer) Family, Being Set On Fire

Favorites:
Novels: Artemis Fowl, American Gods, Ethan Frome, Great Expectations, Snow Crash
Games: Metroid Prime, LoZ: Twilight Princess, Demon's Souls, Enter the Gungeon, Hollow Knight
Anime: Paranoia Agent, One Punch Man (S1), The Big O, Fullmetal Alchemist (2003)
TV Shows: Deadwood, Newsroom, Seinfeld
Cartoons: Megas XLR, Justice League, Beetlejuice, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Animaniacs
Movies: Avengers, Aliens, Deadwood: The Movie, Black Panther, Wall-E
Animal: Raven
Saying: “I wanted a mission, and for my sins, they gave me one.”
Songs: Good Life, All You Wanted, Ace of Spades, Faithfully, Never Ending (Oblivion Dust)
Swear: ****

MLP Related:
Started Watching: 2011 (Around When Season 2 Was About Halfway Aired)
Why I Kept Watching: It's a Quality Cartoon
Favorite Seasons: 1 & 8
Favorite Characters: Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Maud Pie, Starlight Glimmer, Sunset Shimmer
Favorite Episodes: Party of One, The Best Night Ever, The Saddle Row Review, School Raze, Pinkie Apple Pie
Favorite Songs: Under Our Spell, At the Gala, I'll Fly, My Past Is Not Today, Run to Break Free
Favorite Villain: Cozy Glow

Alright, that's enough of that. Back to work!

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