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  • 2 weeks
    Genre Fiction vs Literary Fiction

    This is a curious topic that popped into my head yesterday, so I thought I'd write about it. That topic is the supposed dichotomy between genre fiction and literary fiction. This is especially pertinent on a website dedicated to writing fiction, in which some authors may even have aspirations to be recognized as published writers. Pretty much anyone who's even remotely familiar with literature

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  • 8 weeks
    In which I wank the superiority of economics as the best social science

    I'm bored, so I decided to make a brief case for economics, namely why it's superior to the other social sciences—sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, et cetera—by measure of rigour, income, objectivity/accuracy, and applicability. Perhaps I'm biased, but I think I can give pretty good reasons nevertheless.

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  • 8 weeks
    Spiders n shit

    There’s been an inexplicable increase of spiders in my apartment. In the past 2 days I’ve caught and killed 3 spiders, with the last one being a daddy long legs. The little bastard with its long ass legs was right next to my stove.

    Where the literal FUCK are these spiders coming from?!?

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  • 10 weeks
    Apropos of the Sinners – Update 15

    Yeah, so... I don't know when I'm ever going to continue writing this story, let alone complete it. Aside from the fact that the scope of the plot has gotten too big and complex for my own good, the next arc is extremely difficult to pull off and will only work if done right due to how experimental and different it is. And frankly, I don't trust myself one bit to write it well. And I don't have

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  • 15 weeks
    Attack on Titan is ruined

    It pains me to say this because Attack on Titan is (or was, I should say) my favourite anime/manga of all time, but holy shit, that final chapter was GOT season 8 levels of bad. In fact it may just be worse.

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20th
2021

Big new story! · 11:24pm March 20th

I'm seriously considering putting Apropos of the Sinners on an indefinite hiatus, which would be a shame considering I'm already 180k+ words deep into that sucker. Why do I say this? I recently had a rush of inspiration, some 2 days ago, which triggered an insanely awesome idea for a new fic, and now I can't get it out of my head. I really want to write it, mainly because it may just be my best work ever. Of course, that's easy to say; the problem with writing stories is that they're always flawless masterpieces inside your head, then you actually put them down into words and experience disappointment. Hopefully that won't be the case with this one.

This new story I have in mind is very streamlined and is meant to reach a fairly broad audience, or at least that's how it starts. It begins with some mysterious force/enemy attacking Equestria, with the Mane 6 having to stop it. Very typical stuff, you've seen this a hundred times already. It'll be pretty lighthearted and straightforward. Then, as the story goes on, things become darker and more complicated, at a pace too gradual for you to notice before it's too late. It'll have some of my usual writing quirks of plot twists and crazy ass scenes, but a lot of my previous flaws—my horribly slow pacing, my hard-to-read prose, my long-winded philosophical diatribes—I think I can do without.

It's gonna be pretty long. I'm estimating around 200k words, but I'm terrible as estimates, so it could be longer (or shorter, I dunno). Alternatively to the hiatus, I could try to write this story and Apropos at the same time, back-to-back, so to speak. But that's gonna slow down progress for both of them. I only need to find a good editor.

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Neat. :derpytongue2:

Hope all is well for you, friend. 😇

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