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Dashie04


“In the Rainbow Factory...” (Dashie | She/her)

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  • Thursday
    G5’s Sure Fun

    Fair warning before I get into this, there will be mentions of politics in this Blog Post. If you don’t wish to read all that, you have been warned.

    I wasn’t originally going to do this, but after seeing both FOX News and The Daily Mail talk about G5, as well as my “friend” from school apparently writing a review on it, I figured I’d get into it sooner or later.

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  • Wednesday
    It’s Been Awhile

    I haven’t uploaded any stories recently, and I want to write a short Blog Post explaining why.

    Bear in mind that I’m still participating in plenty of contests, I just don’t feel like uploading them at present (though I might upload my most recent work soon).

    I haven’t lost my drive for writing, and in fact, that’s exactly why I haven’t uploaded anything recently.

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  • 2 weeks
    Getting Better at Writing

    For those that don’t know, I am in high school, not only that, but it’s also an early college program.

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  • 3 weeks
    Behind the Story: Raining.

    This story sure took a while, didn’t it?

    Well, it’s uploaded now, and despite its disappointing reaction, I’m still going to talk about it.

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    0 comments · 25 views
  • 5 weeks
    An Open Book

    I know that I never really talk about anything that I feel is wrong with my life in blog posts.

    It seems a little narcissistic to complain about my life when I know there are plenty of LGBT+ folks who’ve had it so much worse than an unsupportive ‘friend’ and insensitive parents.

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Sep
3rd
2021

Behind the Story: Story of Us · 2:47am September 3rd

I feel a little strange writing these sorts of things for speedwrites.

I mean, I wrote it in an hour, there was no preconceptional or conceptual phase. There is only an execution, writing, and review phase.

But I’m still going to damn well try.

Story of Us is about, well, a story about the story of batponies, as told by one. The story the story is telling is fashioned as a story within the story, one lost to time. So, I’ll try and explain what went through my mind while writing.

After thinking about what the hell to write for 5 minutes, I came up with an idea.

So, I envisioned this entire ordeal in terms of Super Mario Galaxy, and yes, I know that sentence is wild. I envisioned Luna as this Rosalina-like character who took a bunch of outcast children in and treated them as her children because they had nowhere else to go.

Naturally, because the contest was about batponies, Luna is this hypothetical ‘Mother’ to a legion of batponies instead of small floating stars.

When I got onto actually writing the story, I thought of the entire story as if it were the Civil Rights Movement. Taking a little bit of inspiration from Zootopia as well, I came up with these two separate factions who never got along because of stereotyping and just overall isolation from the other.

For the record, I define ‘Equestrians’ as the unification of Earth Ponies, Unicorns, and Pegasi, so just because a country in one of my stories is mentioned as being ‘in Equestria’ doesn’t mean that its occupants are Equestrians. Yes, it’s an America/American situation, American meaning ‘people from the US’ and America meaning ‘North/South America’.

This story was written to be somewhat political, but still enjoyable in a perfectly apolitical way. There’s many parallels you can draw between the story and, well, current events along with the 60’s Civil Rights Movement if you care to look for them.

But still, at its core, this story wasn’t meant to be a metaphor— just a history lesson. That’s exactly what the story turned out to be. There’s a moral in there about how division through stereotypes and things like that, sows division, as in disharmony, a personal opinion that really affects the story in the end.

In the end, this story was basically another headcanon piece, much like Not Who I Thought I’d Be, though much less controversial (though I see that the person who dislikes all my stories has finally realized that I wrote it).

And sometimes in the end, I just kinda want to explain a headcanon.

I’m not denying there’s tons of open opportunities to expand upon what was described in the story, but right now, I’m personally fine with it.

And until next time; be awesome!
-Dashie

Comments ( 1 )

Gotta love when you get popular enough you get hate-followers. :/

Still cool to hear about the behind the scenes stuff. :)

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