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Jul
14th
2017

Fic-A-Minute: Lost Cities · 10:32pm Jul 14th, 2017

Give a shout out and send candy to PresentPerfect who just celebrated his 1,500th blogiversary!

After that, travel down the break to see something truly ancient.

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Jan
30th
2015

Fic-A-Minute: Naked Singularity · 12:55pm Jan 30th, 2015

In case anyone out there is wondering, I try to space out these Fic-A-Minutes by author and genre. I don't want to post up every story by one author in a single month, nor all the adventure stories that I've read. This way I can keep you all guessing. Now that I've covered most of the early, fandom defining stories, this is a lot easier. There's still plenty to come, so I hope you all enjoy the upcoming story briefs.

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Nov
29th
2015

Twily's Read of the Day · 10:50pm Nov 29th, 2015

The Time of Their Lives

By Cold in Gardez

It's a week after Nightmare Night, and the dead have arisen. Zombies, ghosts and skeletons walk Ponyville's streets. It would be pretty terrifying, except that they're so nice. Also, they don't seem to realize they're dead.

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Oct
23rd
2015

Fic-A-Minute: The First Light of Dawn · 12:03pm Oct 23rd, 2015

This story right here is why I have such a crippling Trixie addiction. I really need to speak to a doctor about getting meds to fix that.

It was the first full length Trixie story I can remember reading, just before I decided to start writing my own.

As for the rest of you, find out what dawn looks like at first light below the break.

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Mar
16th
2019

Story Notes: Salmon Rose · 3:38am Mar 16th, 2019

Story Notes: Salmon Rose

Demanded by Cold in Gardez!*

A huge thanks to SirNotAppearingInThisFic for pre-reading, Out Of Work Derpy for editing the cover art (putting on the cutie mark), and my vet consultant for giving me the lowdown on what happens at this type of conference.

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Sep
29th
2014

Fic-A-Minute: The Last Trumpet's Call · 11:59am Sep 29th, 2014

Despite the Windigo on the cover, this story isn't about them.

Let the trumpets proclaim spoilers!

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Jan
24th
2017

Review #46 - The Big Red Button, What's In The Box? , The Glass Blower · 2:51am Jan 24th, 2017

So, this time I've got some alright ones, and some really alright ones. (I feel like I should be doing something up here, but I don't know what)

The Big Red Button by Jay-The-Brony
What's In The Box? by naturalbornderpy
The Glass Blower by Cold in Gardez

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May
21st
2020

Caffeinated Reviews - Installment 2 · 10:19am May 21st

Oct
28th
2016

Podcast with the great and not late Cold in Gardez · 10:47pm Oct 28th, 2016

That's right. The Good HiE Podcast will be speaking with Cold in Gardez. He may not be an HiE writer or anything, but he's proficient, well known, and he's here to answer our questions as well as yours. We will be drinking and having fun and being dumb, as usual, and discussing writing too. So come and join us, drink along, and make merry. For Halloween will soon be upon us!

GO HERE TO JOIN US!: https://www.twitch.tv/mikesnipe

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May
10th
2018

Why It Works #2 – The Dream Palace of the Highborn · 1:50am May 10th, 2018

Cold in Gardez’s Lost Cities is a masterpiece of pony literature. Themselves inspired by Italo Calvino’s Invisible Cities, these are stories which contain no on-screen characters. Instead, they are a description of a place – a dead place, an abandoned place, a city or fortress or tower that once held people, but which now lays in ruin or is otherwise abandoned.

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May
22nd
2016

Read It Later Reviews #48 – Horsefeathers, Whisk, Mechanical Aptitude,  , The Trouble with Phoenixes · 7:16pm May 22nd, 2016

Putting off reading stories and then doing lots of stuff less interesting than reading stories is stupid.

I still managed to procrastinate by wasting time on Reddit.

But I did get some stories read!

Today’s stories:

Horsefeathers by Fervidor
Whisk by Present Perfect
Mechanical Aptitude by Estee
by Super Trampoline
The Trouble with Phoenixes by Cold in Gardez

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Feb
1st
2018

Paul's Thursday Reviews CIII · 10:13pm Feb 1st, 2018

There are few feelings quite so nice as that of success. And success is what I have, pulling off just over 62,000 words in January. It reminds me of why I like deadlines and pressure. When I see a due date coming and take a look at what's really needed to meet my goals, I tend to go into worker bee mode, and that's exactly what happened in the last three weeks. If I can do something like this on a monthly basis, releasing my big stories doesn't seem like such a big chore. As things stand

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Apr
7th
2015

Read It Later Reviews #17 - Naked Singularity, Walking through Fire, Lady Prismia and the Princess-Goddess, Paper Promises, Off the Edge of the Map · 7:08am Apr 7th, 2015

Back in December, when I first started this set of reviews, I wrote:

It is very easy to try and write reviews of a lot of short stories. It lets you get through large numbers of works in a short period of time… but it also means you’re avoiding many of the longer works, many of which I added to my Read It Later list because they were supposed to be quite good. What is the point of having such stories on your list if you are always going to put off reading them?

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Mar
15th
2016

Read It Later Reviews #42 – Raven, Friend of a Not-So-Different Stripe, Life Amongst the Living, The Contest, Together · 3:56am Mar 15th, 2016

Pardon my dust; it has been a while since I last released a review set.

Hopefully, at least one of these stories will have been worth the wait.

Today’s stories:

Raven by SaintChoc
Friend of a Not-So-Different Stripe by Pascoite
Life Amongst the Living by Kamikakushi
The Contest by Cold in Gardez
Together by Silver Tongue

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Jun
22nd
2016

Read It Now Reviews #84 – The Riddle of the Sphinx, Barnstormer, Entry #649, Baby Pictures, Starlight Glimmer Battles Existential Dread at Sunrise · 2:43am Jun 22nd, 2016

My computer may be gone, but my reviews shall ever remain. A new computer is en route in many, many pieces, but I am done wallowing in self-pity over the loss of my extended brain.

Time to get some reviews done. You folks have been busy.

Today’s stories:

The Riddle of the Sphinx by Cold in Gardez
Barnstormer by GAPJaxie
Entry #649 by KitsuneRisu
Baby Pictures by King Moriarty

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Nov
15th
2015

Read It Now Reviews #62 – What is Missing, What is Lost; Babel; You Can’t C Me; The Most Annoying Infestation; Spring Cleaning · 12:22am Nov 15th, 2015

Sorry for my relative silence this week – I entered into the last writeoff, then read some more writeoff stories, and spent a lot of time writing stories that I didn’t end up feeling quite happy with, and am going to have to heavily revise.

However, I did finally hit on a revision I did like, so I published another story this week!

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May
21st
2019

Read It Later Reviews #86 – Bitter/Sweet, The Virgin Princess, Rusty Scissors, The Book of Might Have Beens, We’re Eggspecting! · 10:45pm May 21st, 2019

Howdy folks! It’s been a few weeks since I last did one of these. My last set of Read It Later reviews was published on May 8th, so it’s been almost two weeks since then!

Yes, 13 days. Only 13 days. It’s crazy though, because it feels like it’s been more than a year!

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May
11th
2016

Read It Now Reviews #77 – Displacement, Surrogate, Completely Safe in the Reference Section, The Hays Code, When the Moth Loved the Flame · 9:58pm May 11th, 2016

Two days until the start of Everfree Northwest, but I leave for the Emerald City tomorrow. If any of you are going to be there and want to meet up, send me a PM and I’ll give you some contact information; I don’t have a smart phone, so the most reliable way of contacting me while I’m wandering around the convention is likely to be an actual, honest-to-god phone call.

I know, shocking.

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May
25th
2016

Read It Later Reviews #50 – Pinkie Pie Has Infiltrated the Changelings’ Secret Base, The Rainbow Pony, Under the Mistletoe, Good Thing She’s So Disorganized, Small-Town Charm · 10:54pm May 25th, 2016

It is amazing how long a couple weeks can feel like.

At the time of writing, less than a week ago I was at Everfree Northwest.

It feels like it was forever ago already.

I was feeling like I haven’t recommended a story in a long time… but the last story I read that got added to my Recommended list was read on May 11th, only 11 days before I wrote this introduction (which I then took four days to post).

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Dec
24th
2016

Recommended Story Reviews #14 – Dinky Debates Dexterity, Destiny and Dinner; Tunnel of Love; “Princest is Wincest,” It Said; All the Mortal Remains; Home Grown · 11:05pm Dec 24th, 2016

It is almost Christmas, and that means that it is time for me to get off my butt and get people stuff to read for the holidays. I have been remiss in getting review sets posted; hopefully the rapidly approaching end of the year will encourage me to get more done.

This is a rather eclectic set of stories in some ways, but in another way, all but one of them manages to capture a lovely little sentiment. I wonder if you can guess which one that is from the titles?

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