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Feb
3rd
2016

Some more bizarre writing advice: Character Psych · 7:33pm Feb 3rd, 2016

Back in ancient times when dinosaurs roamed the land (last June), I made a blog post meant to be a rant. That post unexpectedly ended up turning into a rather bizarre writing advice blog:
Outside of a formal literary setting, WRITE HOWEVER YOU WANT.

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Apr
25th
2019

Overdosing on Character Development · 12:26pm Apr 25th, 2019

I finished all of Thundercats (2011)!

Um. It was alright.

Do I recommend it? Eh. :ajsleepy: I do recommend watching episode 4, "The Song of the Petalars" because it's really strong as a stand-alone story.

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Dec
10th
2019

wat dis? · 6:00am Dec 10th, 2019

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Not gonna go easy on you this time. :raritywink:

Unrelated to Into Equestria... mostly.

Jul
12th
2018

One Week Delay · 5:29am Jul 12th, 2018

Sorry bout this folks!

Work picked up over the weekend, which is normally prime writing time and I haven't been able to put pen to paper!

or fingers to keyboard... you get the idea.

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May
26th
2017

Classic BaBW: Character Growth · 6:33pm May 26th, 2017

Trying something new here today. It used to be, back when I was transferring over posts from my old blog to this site, that Thursday or Friday would be home to a Blast from the Past post—essentially an excuse to go back to one of the old Being a Better Writer posts that wasn't on Unusual Things yet and transfer it over (albeit with a little editing). Those posts ran for a little over year, if memory serves, but inevitably had to stop, as I caught up with the present day.

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Feb
11th
2016

Adventure! · 1:19am Feb 11th, 2016

A few updates for everyone:

Chapter 12: Red Moon just went live. This is the fastest turnaround that I've ever done, but I think it helps that the chapter was not as narratively dense as some of the other ones in Equestrian Horizon. It's mostly straight action and not a lot of layers to peel back.

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Dec
23rd
2015

After two whole chapters of talking... · 5:04am Dec 23rd, 2015

... comes another fight.

I know, no one asked for any of that boring, talky plot and character development, just bring on another firefight!

But seriously. I'm beating my head against my desk trying to get these chapters out. It's so incredibly frustrating having all the outlines done but none of the meat ready to string up on the bones. It's even more frustrating already having run these scenes in my head enough to get sick of them and still not having transcriptions of them down.

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Jul
26th
2016

Being a Better Writer: Giving Characters a Leitmotif · 10:10pm Jul 26th, 2016

Okay, first of all, I need to apologize for this post coming so late in the day. I know that yesterday I said I would have it up this morning, but as some of you likely noticed ... that didn't happen. What did happen was that last night, as I sat down to put together what would have been this morning's post, it ... Well, it wouldn't go together. I was nursing a headache, tired, and after a frustrating time spent slapping together a less-than-subpar BaBW post, I canned the

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Mar
28th
2019

Why don't I like character development/growth? · 5:23pm Mar 28th, 2019

It's very simple, and it's the very same reason I write fics in the first place... because the characters did something or acted in a way that I do not approve of and refuse to tolerate, plus, as they CHANGE, they lose more and more insight of who they used to be, and often turn into MORONS like Twilight Sparkle.

A FRIEND IN DEED...

She knows that Cranky Doodle is the exception to making friends (at the time) and encourages Pinkie not to bother him anymore

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Jul
11th
2016

Being a Better Writer: Body Language · 7:43pm Jul 11th, 2016

How do you show that a character is angry? Or nervous? How do you show that two characters are not on the best of terms with one another while they are on decent standing with another member of their group? Or that one of them is nervous? Jumpy?

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Apr
20th
2018

Ok, One Last Blog Post About Changeling Mine....For A While Anyway · 8:57am Apr 20th, 2018

Well, with the few reactions I got from my last blog post, and after a bit more deliberation, I decided I need to clear something up in regards to the changes that will be made to Shining Armor in this story, mainly in regards to his redemption.

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Aug
28th
2019

Help! My Heart is Full of Pony! - Growth · 2:24pm Aug 28th, 2019

Yesterday, I posted an essay about Summer Sun Setback, the princesses, and the fact that the end of the show is neigh. There are, however, a few more thoughts on the episode that I wanted to share that don't quite fit into that box.

The theme of Summer Sun Setback was growth - moving on, and the story reinforces that theme in a lot of little ways in 22 minutes.

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Jun
9th
2015

DT is no longer being 2D?! · 6:25am Jun 9th, 2015

Mar
6th
2016

You know what really grinds my gears? · 3:19pm Mar 6th, 2016

I don't think it comes as any surprise that Fluttershy is my favorite pony, if my avatar and my extensive collection of fluttershy related merchandise irl are anything to go by, so you can imagine that nothing pisses me off more when my favorite pony is written incorrectly.

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Sep
4th
2019

Princess Twilight is ready (and Firebrand Flare?) · 8:08pm Sep 4th, 2019

---Season 9--Episode 17---
After years of reading people's hot takes, "Idiot Ball" seems to have become a more succint, and somehow nicer, way of saying that the writing for a character is badly and contrived. It should mean that their actions are so contrived, it takes the viewer out of the story. But that issue is so recurrent and expected that critics have just turned it into a story beat of Friendship is Magic.

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Jul
30th
2017

Advice: Some thoughts on writing characters · 10:22am Jul 30th, 2017

Apr
17th
2016

Emotional Transitions, Bystander Syndrome, and the Gauntlet of Fire · 6:53am Apr 17th, 2016

So, I watched the Gauntlet of Fire, and I just wanted to note that this episode, for all its strengths, really also shows that the show’s creators continue to struggle with using characters as bystanders, as well as character development.


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Jun
26th
2020

Some readers have noticed this about my writing and it's about time I explain to clear things up - When I stopped watching MLP and why I ignore the canon story · 6:02pm June 26th

This might be a long one, so make sure you're comfortable. Sorted? Good. Let's begin. PLEASE NOTE: This blog may contain spoilers for my stories for those who haven't read them yet.

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Aug
27th
2016

Dungeons & Discord(s), various thoughts · 4:42pm Aug 27th, 2016

I'm just going to say I'm glad we've got another Discord episode. (By which I mean an episode where he's primarily the protagonist.) Some nice bonding, and quite a bit of fun. Discord shenanigans when he's written well and proper for his current role in the series; yay! With that said, I haven't much to say about this episode in terms of lore or significant character traits, well, beyond how much better I like his characterisation this time. For now, have a little

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