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Jun
18th
2016

"DoTA" Opinion Blog · 8:15pm Jun 18th, 2016

Death of The Author - The self-serving appropriation of someone else's work.

Here's the thing. I don't believe in the "Death of the Author". Quite honestly, it's little more than an excuse to justify forcing your interpretation into a text and ignoring everything else that influenced the author on their choices—or what they were hoping to say—and replacing them with what the "critic" wants it to mean.

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Sep
8th
2016

On 'Death of the author'. · 11:55am Sep 8th, 2016

So, I thought somebody was wrong on the internet.

:pinkiegasp:

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Apr
16th
2020

Is this a good idea? · 1:36am Apr 16th, 2020

So, I've had this concept reflecting around in my head for a while, though I'm not sure if it would bring an amusing bit of closure to people or just come off as a tad mean-spirited. Basically, I've been thinking of planning a sort of mass eulogy for the best fanfics posted to the site that never got finished, either by myself or with help from other interested parties (probably the latter, if I can gather interest). Because, well, there are a bunch of excellent works that authors just couldn't

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May
7th
2020

Rhythm and Rhyme Postmortem; The Origin and the Point · 2:01am May 7th, 2020

“MyHobby!” you say. “Where did the story come from, and why were you teasing it for literally four years before you actually started writing it?”

Rhythm and Rhyme was originally a much different story. It always centered around Button Mash and Sweetie Belle, maybe more so than the final product, but it has its roots going back many a year. I recall it being the first near-future Ponyville story I ever devised, and yet, it came out as one of the last.

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Oct
2nd
2016

Conquer Trilogy: Complete Timeline · 10:30pm Oct 2nd, 2016

There's a piece of writing advice I like to give: a story should not need supplemental material to be understood. An author shouldn't need to explain things after the fact. If a prereader or commenter asks you a question, then that information should probably be in the story.

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Mar
10th
2017

You Too Will Deteriorate Sequel Posted in Scraps Collection · 10:14am Mar 10th, 2017

I alluded, in my RCL interview, to an unpublished/discarded concept for another story in the Conquer trilogy. A direct continuation of You Too Will Deteriorate, taking place in the ruined Equestria.

Well here it is: Welcome Home. I may be tempting fate by posting it publicly, since I have succumbed to peer pressure in the past and revived things I stuck in my scraps collection.

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