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The Cloptimist


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  • 13 weeks
    Inactive

    I won't be deleting the account, because it's been pointed out to me before that some people somehow found something they liked in my stories and it's not really fair of me to take it away, but I'm done with Fimfiction. Thanks for having me. Bye.

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  • 32 weeks
    In which I apologise for being a year behind schedule and note a remarkable coincidence

    So, the five of you who are still following me will note it's been a while since I published a story, and even longer since I teased my big upcoming project - nearly a year since that blog, in fact! I'm so sorry.

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  • 42 weeks
    Unhelpful notes

    Falling asleep last night, right on the cusp of sleeping, I suddenly had what I thought was a brilliant idea for a story. Grabbing a pen I sat up and wrote it down, so I wouldn't forget it in the morning.

    My scribbled notes say "A place in every heart" and then underneath it just says "good idea for a story! CADANCE IS IMPORTANT have to use third person not first though, Important!"

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  • 47 weeks
    Still here, still writing, stay tuned

    On the one hand, I'd hoped to have finished a couple more stories by now. On the other hand, I'm still working on those stories, rather than this latest absence being another thing where I can't ever seen myself writing again, so... yeah! Stay tuned, stories 18 to 20 (Celestia/Luna crossover spectacular, and a Meadowbrook romance that's missed the deadlines for the contests it was meant for) are

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  • 56 weeks
    I wrote a deeply stupid thing

    For the Cadance is a Terrible Mom competition:

    ETarget Praxis
    Cadance thinks it's important a Crystal Princess lives up to her heritage. Shining Armor isn't so sure.
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    Nailah pointed me towards this contest and I immediately thought about, well, this. Then I thought of the title and decided I had to do it.

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Jul
27th
2021

Unhelpful notes · 1:51pm Jul 27th, 2021

Falling asleep last night, right on the cusp of sleeping, I suddenly had what I thought was a brilliant idea for a story. Grabbing a pen I sat up and wrote it down, so I wouldn't forget it in the morning.

My scribbled notes say "A place in every heart" and then underneath it just says "good idea for a story! CADANCE IS IMPORTANT have to use third person not first though, Important!"

And nothing else.

I have no clue what my idea was about (though clearly Cadance was involved?), but I do remember thinking it was a really good idea and that I had to write it down immediately. Thanks, Past Cloptimist.

Noel Coward famously had the complete plot of Private Lives come to him when he went to bed one night on tour, but he said in his autobiography that he knew enough by then to not write it down, and to trust that if it was as good an idea as he felt it was, it would come back to him in the morning.

...Evidently this Cadance story idea was not so strong, or alternatively it's just further proof that I am not Noel Coward.

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I never trust to good ideas to stick around in my head. If I don't write them down, it doesn't matter how good they are, there's a strong chance I'll lose them, and I have. :C

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