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Nailah


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    Question 1: What got you into MLP?


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Oct
18th
2021

Interview with Thesmokinguy · 10:17pm October 18th


Snow Heart

Question 1: What got you into MLP?


thesmokinguy

Basically the same old story. A mlp reference here, a pony parody there. Eventually it picked my interest, and the style started to grow on me. Nothing special. What truly sealed the deal was when i stumbled upon "welcome to the show". I became interested in eqg, and eventually mlp as a whole.


Snow Heart

Question 2: What inspired your username?


thesmokinguy

A witty one isn't it? Proud of it. Im someone who both wears formal attire formally (literally cant go outside without looking like straight out of a wedding) such as a smoking and had an habit of smoking (wont say what~). Is easy to make the connection.

Godfrog — Yesterday at 5:46 PM
Question 3: Who is best pony?


thesmokinguy

Would say applejack, but then i would be lying. My pfp kind of gives it away anyway. But in case that wasn't obvious, octavia. She's classy, plays what is objectively a better instrument than the violin, and has one of the best designs out of all the background ponies. What's not to love?


Snow Heart

Question 4: What inspires you to write?


thesmokinguy

Back at my beginnings on the site, i remember i could spend hours upon hours binge reading fics of all genres. I was amazed at how many vivid emotions these authors managed to elicit with their words, and how the characters were brought to life. And i remember how excited i was every time i saw any of the fics in my tracking list update. Eventually i got tired of standing in the sidelines; I wanted to accomplish this newfound magic too, if only to give something back to the site. The feeling of being able to make someone's day with something i had made is something money can't buy. That private message thanking you for writing one of your stories, or that one user eagerly awaiting for more updates on a series you wrote... That makes hours of bleeding over the paper worth it. And that's what i strive for.


Snow Heart

Question 5: What advice might you give to a new author, one just starting out for the first time?


thesmokinguy

As someone who is essentially still in that stage, im hardly anyone with authority to give advice. That being said....
All those guides or articles explaining how to write written by hack writers?
Ignore them all
Don't go out of your way to learn how to write as if it was looking up a paella recipe.
Just.
Write.
Learn by the mistakes you will surely make
And find yourself and your voice in the process
Want to feel the flame of writing? Put your hand over the fire then.
And please read as much if not more than what you write. That's invaluable advice that can't be stressed enough. To write you will have to acquire a readers mindset. Think like a reader. There are no good writers. Just excellent readers.


Snow Heart

Question 6: Tell us about the author behind the pony!


thesmokinguy

Seriously though, this is the hardest question by far. I really dont like to talk about myself that much. But will do my best.
Im one of the last (active) spaniards on the site, Madrid more especifically. I am a bisexual disaster with two moms who always likes to expand his friends list. Im social like that. A bit of a shitposter at times too. Life was never meant to be taken seriously.


Snow Heart

Question 7: What is your favorite story and why? (doesn't have to be a fimfiction story)


thesmokinguy

May sound cliche, but that would be the count of monte cristo. Has been a long time since i read it but by golly would i wish to read it like the first time. Im just a sucker for elaborated revenge plots, that's it.


Snow Heart

Question 8: Let's flip the table, is there any question you want to ask me? Be careful you only get one.


thesmokinguy

Oh my. What to ask, what to ask... What was your inciting incident as a writer. Like, what made you finally decide to start writing?


Snow Heart

No one's ever asked me that before

Honestly, this answer could have multiple answers, but the sad truth is that when I was young, I was teased horribly by the other kids, I didn't have any friends. So I started writing so I could finally have a friend.


thesmokinguy

I recall you mentioned this in the past. Im so sorry, kids can be awful. Honestly that question is one i would ask any writer if i had the chance, regardless of who they are. Is always interesting to hear about how did their own story as writers, began.


Snow Heart

Anyways, last and final question. Is there anything else you'd like to say? To them? points to followers


thesmokinguy

Awww thats so pure! A kids imagination is something else. It just needs to be tamed. Says a lot about your character that your inital stories had that kind of heroic themes. Glad your situation changed, really.

As for the final question...
Keep an eye on the feature box. We will see there soon. Hopefully puts on sunglasses

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boss you never told me you were this sophisticated

Yay! Smokey! Yaaay!:moustache:

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