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Sep
19th
2016

20 History Books (and Some Essays) About Art and Culture, part 1: The grand sweep of history · 4:47pm Sep 19th, 2016

If you've been reading my blog posts for a long time, you may have noticed that I posted a lot of theory articles in 2014, but that stream ran gradually thinner and shallower, until now I post less than one a month, and I've left my biggest teasers (the principal component of art and the general evolutionary theory of

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Jul
22nd
2015

Kickstarter for preserving a vital part of space history · 1:42pm Jul 22nd, 2015

The spacesuit worn by Neil Armstrong as part of the first moon-landing is apparently degrading, and the Smithsonian can't afford preserving it on their own. :facehoof:

Yes, that one tiny-tiny mile-stone I'm sure nobody remembers. Not that important, I guess. It's not like we...

WALKED ON THE FUCKING MOON, OR ANYTHING!

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Jul
8th
2015

Project Update · 11:22pm Jul 8th, 2015

Greetings fellow followers. I here to give a update of the project I have mention a week earlier. I pretty much got the outline together so it is moving along. To give an idea the fic structure it has eleven ages with at lest ten sections for each of them. I've got some books to help me understand history. Such as The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia by Editors of Kingfisher, When on Earth? History As You Never Seen IT Before by Margaret Parrish, and for a bit of flavor Lost

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Report Atheneum · 67 views · #Story #update #history
Jul
26th
2017

Review--Creating Faulkner's Reputation · 4:38pm Jul 26th, 2017

The most significant fact about 20th-century English literature is that it was dominated by cliques and entangled with politics, from the very beginning of the century.  As I explained in "Modernist Manifestos & WW1: We Didn't Start the Fire—Oh, Wait, we Totally Did", this process began in France in the 1850s, when, in response to the overcrowding of the Paris Salons

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Jan
29th
2018

Dotaology: History of Pudge · 11:19pm Jan 29th, 2018

Sep
23rd
2018

Blue Line of Fate: An analysis of my process... and me · 10:38am Sep 23rd, 2018

Since it's the first thing I've written that ever won a contest (also the first I've ever entered into a contest), I though it might be nice to write a little about how it happened. Even if no one else is interested I'll come back and read this months from now and enjoy the nostalgia. :twilightsmile:

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Sep
18th
2019

I have attempted to place canonical Equestrian history in chronological order. · 6:33pm Sep 18th, 2019

This is not the order I think things should go in. It's the order, to the best of my ability to determine it, that things must go in (regardless of whether or not I like it.) It functions on simple pairwise determinations of the form "Ok, X needs to have happened before Y."

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Nov
14th
2015

An odd thing I discovered by accident about our Christian nation · 4:46pm Nov 14th, 2015

I was using Google n-grams to try to find out whether English speakers substituted the word "European" for "Christian" in the recent past, and this was what I found instead:

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Oct
3rd
2018

History of the Holiday: Halloween · 3:25pm Oct 3rd, 2018

To those aren’t aware Halloween has a much deeper history than most believe, the holiday predates the modern concept of candy by a considerable time. How deep, I’m going give a brief summary.

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Oct
16th
2017

"A Most August Peace" Author's Notes: List of References · 2:32pm Oct 16th, 2017

As you might have noticed, I just released a new story, A Most August Peace. This story was an eleventh-hour entry into Ebon Quill's Dazzlings Contest, and was written in a 30-hour frenzy (with breaks to sleep and eat and other stuff, but still pretty frenzied nonetheless).

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Mar
30th
2017

Fan-fiction and the geography of freedom · 10:13pm Mar 30th, 2017

I like to snark at Europeans who say personal liberty started with the French Revolution. The American Revolution created a representative government with guaranteed civil liberties. The French Revolution created a representative government that terrorized its own people. The American Revolution had a lot more American-on-American violence than high school textbooks admit--for instance, Washington marched an army against the militias of Western Pennsylvania--but a lot less head-chopping than

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Jan
22nd
2017

Historical sources and issues · 3:32am Jan 22nd, 2017

Now for a little fun and history.

A few months back, I was studying the Spanish Conquest of Mexico, ultimately having four different authors providing me details. While a lot of the data lined up, some of it didn't, or contradicted, or had another issue come up.

The following videos are about the same battle; Teutoburg Forest, 9 AD. Although they feature the same event, both of them have major differences that might help you see the historian's problem of conflicting information;

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Dec
23rd
2017

Medieval Coroner Reports · 4:23pm Dec 23rd, 2017

On Saturday, August 9th, 1298, a candle on the wall in a small shop in Oxford fell onto the floor and ignited the straw flooring. John and Alice Trivaler, the husband and wife operators of the shop, that was also their home, rushed out of the burning building; however, no sooner than when they reached safety, to Alice's utter horror, she remembered her infant son of only four weeks was still in his crib. She hastened back into burning building and was ultimately overwhelmed by the

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Mar
29th
2018

So, you think you know history? Guess again · 11:15pm Mar 29th, 2018

The “History” they teach you in grade school, middle school (also called junior high school) and high school isn’t as accurate as they would like you to believe.

Here’s a few examples

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Sep
29th
2019

Vren55's Wild Idea, The Fanfiction of My Little Pony - A Community History · 6:49am Sep 29th, 2019

So, pardon my tagging everybody following Princess Celestia: The Changeling Queen here because this is a highly interesting project idea that I would like people's opinion on and feedback, because I am in the middle of stabilizing my job and I suddenly now want to write a serious history of the MLP writing fandom.

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Sep
30th
2019

Please Stop Yelling At Me About The Gods Being Random In My Story (Greek Lore) · 9:48pm Sep 30th, 2019

"Venomblast the Gods in your story don't make sense... sheeesh!"

There is a reason for them showing up in pieces. So here is your cheat sheet as to why The Gods say what they say in my story and why they are important. This is info about Greek Mythology... buckle up.

This will not contain spoilers for my story!

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Jan
20th
2019

Cold War's Candy-Bomber "Captain Wiggle-Wings" & Other American Philanthropy · 9:27am Jan 20th, 2019

Jun
19th
2020

A Juneteenth Message · 6:23pm June 19th

The Video on YouTube

Happy Juneteenth every pony! I felt that this year, I really ought to do a video on Juneteenth. So today for your benefit I threw on the old soldier suit and sweated out a statement that, while far from comprehensive, is at least I hope meaningful. Here's hoping it'll be a National Holiday soon!

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Report BlueBook · 24 views · #BLM #Pride #DACA #History
Dec
10th
2016

IF GHOST SELLS 400 AUTOGRAPHS, HE'LL WATCH AN MLP EPISODE · 12:17am Dec 10th, 2016

http://ghost.market/

Go there and buy a "pony autograph." If he sells 400, he'll watch an episode of MLP, guaranteed.

Dec
31st
2018

The Impact of the Potato and Tomato on European Demographics and Culture (Let's Talk About History #1) · 8:39pm Dec 31st, 2018

Remember how I wrote that really in depth examination of D/s and kink lifestyles like 3 weeks ago. That was a lot of fun, right?!

Well...this blog is going to be a little different because I have two passions in life. I love to talk about sex and I also love to talk about history.

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