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Oct
28th
2014

The Similarities Between Fan Fiction and Professional Fiction · 7:41am Oct 28th, 2014

It is often remarked on how different fan fiction is from original fiction. There is definitely truth to these remarks; the amateur nature of fan fiction and the baggage of using an existing setting creates many differences.

Over time, however, I’ve noticed some similarities. One could say that some of these are reaching, or that they happen rarely, and that is not unreasonable. I thought it might be an interesting mental exercise regardless.

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Report cleverpun · 356 views · #Musings
Aug
7th
2018

...My muse is a fickle thing · 8:51pm Aug 7th, 2018

So! Good news, bad news time!

Good news! I wrote over 6k in two days!

Bad news! ...It's for a brand new story, that has nothing to do with anything I have already published.

I'm sorry! The idea just wouldn't leave me! I already have five full chapters done, and I promise i'll start work on the next chap of Singularity today or tomorrow. So, yeah. Stay tuned.

Reaching For The Sun-Coming VERY soon

Mar
6th
2016

Music spotlight 8 + bonus info. · 3:45pm Mar 6th, 2016

This song . . . do I need to say anything about it?

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Report Muscle_Car_Brony · 166 views · #Muse-ic
Apr
17th
2016

I have breached one kilofollower. · 8:42pm Apr 17th, 2016

Which consists of a thousand single followers.

Which would be you guys. Who followed me. For your own personal reasons.

It's been a hell of a ride so far.

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Aug
16th
2017

The Bronycon Effect? · 9:55pm Aug 16th, 2017

Minor musing here, but the daily view-count for all my stories doubled during Bronycon, coinciding with a number of upvotes and faves. Now that Brony-con is over, I jumped onto the stat pages for a number of my largest fics (Rise, Beyond the Borderlands, and Tirek is Doomed) and noted that, yes indeed, average daily views of the fics as much as doubled during that period, though the scaling wasn't uniform across the various fics (for example, some had views almost triple

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Report Viking ZX · 231 views · #Musings #Cons
Jun
1st
2017

Monthly Musing · 1:30pm Jun 1st, 2017

Purpose defines a people, but a person can redefine their purpose.

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Jun
5th
2017

Voting Question · 2:46am Jun 5th, 2017

It's a little perplexing to me, but sometimes I see fics that have gray voting bars. Even when someone gives an upvote or a downvote, it remains gray. At first, I thought it was because the author had made the stats invisible, but I couldn't find that option in any of my fic or account settings, so I ruled that out. Then, I figured it was because it was new, but once I uploaded a story and it got a single vote, I needed to rule that idea out as well. Finally, I just thought it was to mask fics

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Jan
1st
2018

Monthly Musing · 3:02pm Jan 1st, 2018

The Sentimental is remembered. The Practical is used.

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Aug
1st
2017

Monthly Musing · 1:39pm Aug 1st, 2017

The Hero may do the deed, but it is the Bard that makes the deed legendary.

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Oct
4th
2019

Who Is The Hero And Who Is The Villain? · 8:32am Oct 4th, 2019

Who is the hero and who is the villain?

It’s a question as old as time itself. We ask it to ourselves with every book or show or movie we read or watch. Sometimes you get a clear answer. In MLP, it’s always obvious that Tirek or Chrysalis, or Sombra is the villain. It’s spelled in black and white for us much of the time.

But real life isn’t black and white. Real life is a gray area.

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Mar
2nd
2016

Habits and their Consequences · 7:15am Mar 2nd, 2016

I have a problem. I'm a very imaginative, artistic person, however everything that catches my attention can completely throw me off what I was working on. I must have eight stories that never grew past the first two pages, all of which could have been good works of fiction if I could just have focused better. Even now, I've considered writing a story simply by playing a card game and hearing a good song, yet probably won't due to my record of abandoning projects that barely even start.

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Jul
24th
2017

Odd Windows Discovery · 10:45pm Jul 24th, 2017

Did you know that Windows doesn't always run the program you tell it to run? You can double-click on an executable and some other executable might be run instead.

I've learned recently that Microsoft intends to discontinue MSPaint for some inexplicable reason. It doesn't require any maintenance to keep; they could easily have abandoned all future development and left it as a relic amongst all the other relics cluttering up the code base. It would've gone on working for many years to come.

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Report Veylon · 181 views · #windows #legacy code #musing
Apr
2nd
2020

New readings are finally uploaded! · 3:15am April 2nd

First things first thanks to weird alicorn for letting me read his amazing fic, prism and a princess. Heres the link for chapter 2: https://youtu.be/RwGS2IBAQW4
If your interested I'm also currently reading, your anon the oblivious human equestrian guy by Melodic muse. You can find all the stories I've read on my channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDB7YIm1U_w7gfoOPse9qGA

If you want me to read a story please comment the name and the author.

Nov
9th
2015

Chapter 3 - Due to be out soon · 11:40am Nov 9th, 2015

Chapter 3 is undergoing peer-review pre-reading process. Hopefully kinks and other hijinks will be ironed out soon. Other than that, if you want to chat to me, or harangue me about any stories I need to update, you can pester me more directly on Skype: hackloaded

Other than that, you can send me a PM and encourage me to write faster by sending compliments to stroke my ego, or insults to lower my expectations of a positive response. Whichever tickles your fancy.

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Report sunnypack · 328 views · #update #musings #whatplot
Jul
6th
2018

Darnit. I need a better pony name for The Big Brick Construction company · 12:48am Jul 6th, 2018

My problem for The Big Brick Construction and Reconstruction Specialists is that it turns into TBBCRS, and that's not very punny. So let me toss this out here (eww!) and see what kind of ideas it spawns. From Farmer Bruener Has Some Ponies, which is up to about Chapter 11. If I get a really good idea, I'll post a snippet later tonight from the part where the displaced residents of Ponyville meet the Fred Felts family (Name of Topeka's most annoying family redacted for obvious lawsuit

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Dec
28th
2016

Just a random blog about myself · 5:47pm Dec 28th, 2016

Hangovers suck. Those who've experienced can attest to this, I'm sure of it. But the night before may or may not make that hangover worth it.

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Mar
24th
2020

Where You Belong · 10:28pm March 24th

"Alone, all alone
Nobody, but nobody
Can make it out here alone."- "Alone" by Maya Angelou

I've been thinking a lot about loneliness, and about self-perception lately.

For most of my life I have been ruled by my thoughts. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would tell you that you are not your thoughts, but what if they are? I mean, thoughts dictate words which dictate character, which dictate destiny, so doesn't it follow that your thoughts rule your life?

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Jul
8th
2019

I have officially seen EQG9. · 5:08pm Jul 8th, 2019

...I suddenly have a lot to do by the 27th.

:raritywink:

Sep
24th
2015

More than three words about Three Words · 2:47pm Sep 24th, 2015

Please pardon the rambling. If you wish to read rambling about a story, click below. Also, if you haven't read the story... unmarked spoilers below.

Or click the link -> Three Words to read the story first.

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Jul
8th
2017

Out of Context Screenshot Theater #790! + Random Musings Blog #54 · 11:24pm Jul 8th, 2017


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