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Jul
12th
2015

SF Rules Apply · 7:36am Jul 12th, 2015

Since I am at heart a science fiction writer, I suppose this makes sense, but here goes. I approach writing in the MLP universe with the same rules I would writing about aliens in a science fiction novel. A writer wants to depict a story's aliens so that they render in the reader's mind as not human. But how can you do this? How would you write a story from a dolphin's point of view, or more pointedly, from a horse's point of view?

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Apr
19th
2018

TODAY #33 · 2:59pm Apr 19th, 2018

Sep
16th
2012

Second Survey of the Brony Subculture · 10:05am Sep 16th, 2012

Before the two-part finale of Season Two, there was apparently a survey of the Brony subculture. You can read the 33 page report on the results.

The authors of the previous survey have started another one. Follow the link to the survey.

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Report Lithl · 186 views · #brony culture
Dec
15th
2013

Geocentric Earth Theists and Atheists · 5:35pm Dec 15th, 2013

(Wherein, having tackled Sex, I will now discuss something much less controversial) ;-)

So I was thinking about the issue of religion in Equestria, and beyond it on the whole planet.

There is a concept in TV Tropes called the "Flat Earth Atheist," whose article points out:

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Report Jordan179 · 747 views · #culture #religion
Apr
12th
2016

Milk-Name and Mark-Name · 11:00pm Apr 12th, 2016

As many have noticed, most of the time Ponies have names matching their Cutie Marks, Talents and personalities, if only in an indirect way. This is not a coincidence. It is instead a consequence of the intuition possessed by Pony parents (especially mothers) as to the futures of their offspring, which in turn is due to a subconscious connection with the very weakly eusocial Pony massmind -- which is capable of precognition.

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Report Jordan179 · 498 views · #Culture #Naming
Dec
10th
2016

Shakespeare: Original Pronunciation · 6:55pm Dec 10th, 2016

Mar
6th
2016

Very Quick Overview of Changeling Caste System · 5:41pm Mar 6th, 2016

Among my Changelings, the Royals (Queen and Princesses) are fertile, the other castes are not. The Queen can bear members of all castes including Royals, but Princesses can only bear members of non-Royal castes. There are also the possibilities of ultra-high-caste male Royals ("Kings" and "Princes") but they are much less common: most Hives don't have any.

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Sep
18th
2015

Sexual Aftermath of Our Town · 1:24pm Sep 18th, 2015

This came from a comment to a question on a forum. Can't link directly because the forum is NSFW (the Clopfics group):

>>4719602

Do you think Starlight's equalization magic, which is shown to dampen a pony's pronounced character traits down to homogeneity, effects a pony's sexual orientation? Like, to the point of making everypony the same orientation.

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Jan
8th
2016

On Zebras and Music · 5:30am Jan 8th, 2016

Bookplayer and I were bouncing around some ideas this evening. (Actually, we were talking about which groups in the US it's socially okay to be prejudiced against and which it isn't, but pretend we were being nice people, okay?) Anyway, one thing led to another and we hit on the idea that Zebras should have a deeply entrenched music culture to mirror the African-American contributions to American popular music.

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Mar
31st
2016

Are Most Mares Lesbian? · 3:26pm Mar 31st, 2016

Introduction

I ask this question because I notice that a very common assumption which a lot of fans seem to make is that lesbianism is much more common among the Ponies than among Humans, to the point where Pony mares essentially default to falling in love with other mares. I find this extremely unlikely for several reasons, though the reasons are different based on different assumptions about how Pony sexuality (and especially gender ratios work.

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Report Jordan179 · 771 views · #Biology #Culture #Sex
Dec
27th
2014

Changeling Hive Minds · 5:41pm Dec 27th, 2014

The Hive Mind emerges from a sufficient congregation of Changelings (generally at least a hundred, though this can vary based on the intelligence and communicativeness of the Changelings involved). The smarter and better the Changelings at communicating, the fewer needed for a Hive Mind. The Hive Mind itself is not very intelligent -- it's only about as smart as a smart dog, though it can communicate and be communicated with more explicitly.

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Jul
4th
2019

We're a Culture, Not a Costume · 1:57pm Jul 4th, 2019

Jun
29th
2015

Wind and Sky · 9:52pm Jun 29th, 2015

The air was that was so cold that it stung Cloudchaser’s lungs, and so thin that even gasping hard enough to dry out the back of her throat still left her feeling light-headed. Her wings ached, her injured shoulder throbbed, her muscles were seizing in the cold—the moment of transformation was ending. Cloudchaser was a pony again, and the rage of the wind was finally taking its toll on her pony body.

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Apr
6th
2017

A Fantastic Quote Concerning Shame Culture · 6:41pm Apr 6th, 2017

This thought-provoking quote was brought to my attention this last Sunday at one of the LDS General Conference sessions, where it was quoted from a 2016 New York Times article on "Shame Culture." I'm sharing it because of its insightful look into why the current "shaming" trend doesn't work, and isn't a basis for a stable society.

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Report Viking ZX · 323 views · #Shame Culture #Quotes
Jan
29th
2017

On Pop-Culture Reference Humour in Fanfiction · 11:47pm Jan 29th, 2017

I've been encountering a lot of this in stories that I've been reading lately, so I thought it a good idea to share my observations and thoughts on this particular entertainment device. Basing a story's humour on pop-culture references is a dangerous thing to do, as it can very easily break immersion, alienate readers, and turn an otherwise enjoyable story into an effectively unreadable one. Unfortunately, pop-culture references are extremely popular among novice writers, as it's an

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Nov
23rd
2015

Pop Ideology and Why it's Easy to Write for MLP · 6:39am Nov 23rd, 2015

[The final section that used to be here is now in my next blog post instead.]

I spent some time going over lists of other TV shows, trying to find ones that I could write scripts for. I found it was very hard for me to think of script ideas for most TV shows. The characters just didn’t suggest stories to me.

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Report Bad Horse · 1,011 views · #writing #culture #character
Dec
8th
2014

How Herbivorous Are Equestrian Ponies? · 11:46pm Dec 8th, 2014

Introduction

The question sometimes arises as to whether or not the Equestrian Ponies are pure herbivores. Canon does not definitively answer this question, but it does provide hints.

I. Known Pony Food Sources

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Apr
1st
2018

Do you believe your culture is perfect? · 1:32pm Apr 1st, 2018

People are quick to judge other cultures, but do they ever look in the mirror? Here are some of the problems I see with the culture you live in:
- segregating genders by establishing restrooms for each sex
- allowing inexperienced people to handle children (first-time parents)
- forcing people to wear clothes
- forbidding children from working for money to achieve financial independence
- slaves (interns) are worth nothing and the employers don't even have to provide food to them

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Sep
20th
2018

"What I think about cultures in MLP:FIM" - A random blog #2 · 1:09am Sep 20th, 2018

When you think about it, there was always a prediction about how life works in Equestria and the lands beyond. It's always about "happiness" and "parties" in JUST Equestria, Ponyville in particular, but most of the audience watching the series should have seen that it wasn't always the case. Equestria has its own set of rules and ways of etiquette. But life as expected outside Equestria was no different. There's a variety in the cultures that are set in the "Friendship is Magic"

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Jun
13th
2016

On Celestia and such · 3:34am Jun 13th, 2016

Now, it's no secret at this point, I am not the biggest fan of Princess Celestia. Honestly if that surprised you guys you need to go read An Exchange Of Camp and An Exchange Of Serenity again.

Now the big question that you guys may be wondering is why I take such a negative stance on Celestia. And here is where I'll tell you all about it.

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