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Aug
12th
2017

The Sun, the Moon, and Some Family History (with a picture of seaponies) · 9:38pm Aug 12th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering blog post: The Sun, the Moon, and Some Family History, which my long-term readers may notice is a recycled Fimfiction post with pony references removed.

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Aug
5th
2017

Dark Matter and Alien Life in North Yorkshire (with a picture of Rarity) · 12:11pm Aug 5th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering blog post: Dark Matter and Alien Life in North Yorkshire describing the Boulby Underground Laboratory. I did write a Fimfiction post on my last trip there in 2015. This gives a more general overview.

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Jan
9th
2018

Preservation of Life in a Nuclear Age (with a picture of a flower) · 10:58pm Jan 9th, 2018

New Particle Gadgeteering blog post: Preservation of Life in a Nuclear Age, telling a story of a memorable encounter with the late Joseph Rotblat (physicist and peace campaigner) which came back to me this week.

Nov
11th
2017

Darkest Abruzzo (with a picture of Spike negotiating with private contractors) · 8:39pm Nov 11th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Darkest Abruzzo in which I give another story of working in underground laboratories.

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Feb
20th
2018

Catching High Energy Aliens With Cherenkov Light (with a picture of a sonic rainboom - what else?) · 12:11am Feb 20th, 2018

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Catching High Energy Aliens With Cherenkov Light

Cherenkov detectors are awesome.

Jul
21st
2017

The Many Ways to Search for Dark Matter (with a picture of Luna) · 8:47pm Jul 21st, 2017

Ferret kindly suggested I should do a post here to notify readers whenever I post something on my new Particle Physics Gadgeteering blog. I am happy to do this, but I fear I run the risk of being seen to be spamming my followers with non-pony-related stuff. So in an effort to make it look vaguely legitimate, I will accompany such announcements with pictures of ponies. I have just posted something on

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Aug
20th
2017

Studying an Eclipse from Deep Underground (with a picture of two princesses investigating plasma physics) · 8:45pm Aug 20th, 2017

New Particle Physics Gadgeteering post: Studying an Eclipse from Deep Underground, which might look like a contrived attempt to attach an eclipse tag to an underground science story, but this is a true report of what I was doing during the 2006 solar eclipse.

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Jul
15th
2017

Particle Gadgeteering · 11:11pm Jul 15th, 2017

For anyone interested in my real world adventures and general science stuff, I have now created a non-pony blog. Check out https://particlegadgeteering.wordpress.com/

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Dec
23rd
2017

Science Communication with My Little Pony Fan Fiction · 6:04pm Dec 23rd, 2017

I have a new post on my Particle Gadgeteering blog, which is all about pony fiction. However (before you all rush off to read it) this one is not written for you (although you are still welcome to read and comment of course). This is my attempt to explain what I do on Fimfiction to my fellow science communicators, many of whom have only the haziest idea about what fan fiction is, and whose only knowledge of My Little Pony is vague memories of a plastic toy from thirty year ago. This is

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Jan
25th
2018

Particle Tracking: Joining the Dots in the ATLAS Experiment (with a picture for you to complete) · 12:26am Jan 25th, 2018

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Particle Tracking: Joining the Dots in the ATLAS Experiment. More exciting adventures about building particle detectors...

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Dec
24th
2017

Tis the Season! · 8:52pm Dec 24th, 2017

Seems a lot of folks are posting holiday fics this year! Well, if all goes well, there just might be a holiday story from your old Uncle Hat Man under the tree this year for the third year in a row. :raritywink: In the meantime, enjoy 2015 and 2016's offerings, especially if you missed them the first time! 🎄

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Jun
4th
2015

"The Iron Horse" Deleted Scene: The Nightmares · 3:56am Jun 4th, 2015

In the most recent chapter of "The Iron Horse: Everything's Better with Robots!" we see Twilight Sparkle wake up from a nightmare and fly outside to calm herself. She meets Gadget, who also confesses to having a nightmare. The two of them talk, they make up from their earlier fight, and they resolve to try harder to help Turing Test.

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Jul
29th
2017

3D Dreams: A Tale of a Science Communication Adventure with the Welsh Animation Industry, which didn’t happen · 10:56am Jul 29th, 2017

I’ve posted a personal story on my Particle Gadgeteering blog, “3D Dreams: A Tale of a Science Communication Adventure with the Welsh Animation Industry, which didn’t happen”. This might interest anyone curious about animation production. This is also a sort-of prequel to my involvement with Fimfiction as it got me into animations and thinking about ways to mix fiction and science.

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Sep
27th
2017

Life, Particle Physics, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (with a picture of Twilight showing how to hold a pen) · 10:53pm Sep 27th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Life, Particle Physics, and Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, in which I talk about one of the complications of being a non-hoofed creature - specifically the medical condition I live with - and combining it with building particle detectors.

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Oct
17th
2017

Dark Matter Detectors and Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials (with a picture of a book horse) · 9:33pm Oct 17th, 2017

Oct
10th
2015

Preview Sketches for "The Iron Horse!" · 11:21pm Oct 10th, 2015

Hey folks! New story is submitted and new chapter should be ready by tomorrow. But in the meantime, I have a few other treats for you all: preview sketches!

First, Green has been practicing drawing Gadget and just showed me a new design for her. I didn't actually ask him for it, but I do love it and will probably find some use of it soon. It might update the one I have for her in chapter 2.

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Sep
17th
2017

Popular Science Books and University Admissions (with a picture of filly Twilight) · 8:36pm Sep 17th, 2017

New Particle Gadgeteering post: Popular Science Books and University Admissions, possibly of interest to anyone in the process of applying to university…

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Aug
6th
2018

It's mah birfday! · 8:53pm Aug 6th, 2018

And my pal Greenfinger's drawing me a free commission on his Twitch stream after 4 pm Central today. It'll be Gadget cosplaying as something... appropriate. Come and hang out... or just think of me and raise a toast with your afternoon/evening drink of choice. 🥂 Edit: Stream's over, but you can watch the recording!

Nov
4th
2017

New cover art for Equestrian Human coming soon! · 6:52am Nov 4th, 2017

Yes, the temporary art I had commissioned will finally be replaced pretty soon.

My sister and I have been working on the new art, with her sketching the library of Gadget and me tracing over the scanned image digitally and (trying) to color and shade the thing in.

The only setback right now is that in having quite a bit of trouble getting her shoes to look correct, and my sister insists on an eye style that to me looks a bit out of place on Gadget.

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Oct
27th
2015

Milestones and Deleted Sketch! · 5:38am Oct 27th, 2015

Milestones abound! "The Iron Horse" has gone over 800 comments, 34,500 total views, and has gotten to over 200,000 words! Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who's been enjoying the story. Also, from the most recent chapter, here's an unused sketch Green was working on for me. We ended up not using it because it was supposed to be Twilight in the scene with Turing, but I still happen to think Gadget looks pretty cute in it. We might end up properly finishing it at some point.

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