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Dec
3rd
2015

Dustin's Pet Peev Blog #1: Twilight casting spells without reading warnings · 4:14am Dec 3rd, 2015

I have read many, many stories where Twilight casts a spell without first reading what could possibly go wrong or how certain conditions might affect the outcome/effectiveness of said spell, and it really bothers me.

Why? Because she went to Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns!

What is the first thing you think they would teach at a place like that? Safety! That would include knowing all possible outcomes and side affects of any spell a pony is going to cast!

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Feb
18th
2016

Dustin's pet peev blog #2: Elements of Harmony need to charge up · 8:45pm Feb 18th, 2016

That's right people! I'm still alive!

Head on below the page break for more!

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Mar
21st
2021

"What the hay is a Pokeyman?" · 10:11am March 21st

All too often in Pokémon crossovers on this site, I’ve seen the plot grind to a screeching halt so the Mane 6 (or whoever) can ask what a Pokémon is. This isn’t limited to crossovers, either. Once I read a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon fanfic where most of the first chapter was the protagonist asking his partner about every single Pokémon mechanic. No characterisation, no actions, just back-and-forth dialogue. ​I’m going to make a point of not doing this in Forging Our Own Paths, for a simple

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Jun
23rd
2016

What is with scrawny Spike? · 3:37am Jun 23rd, 2016

Seriously, I don't get it.

In almost every story that features humanized or anthropomorphic characters, Spike is a short and lanky little stick of a guy, even in stories where he's 18. Oh, it's okay though, because he's still young and still growing.

NO!!!!

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Nov
18th
2016

Personal pet peeves when it comes to erotica · 1:32pm Nov 18th, 2016

With the possible exception of comedy, erotica is hands-down the hardest genre of writing to get right. One slip, and your perfectly crafted sex scene immediately goes tits up. As a connoisseur of fanfic, I've read many a terrible sex scene or erotic fic in my time, and have compiled a short list of the things that I personally cannot stand to see in any form of erotic prose.

IKEA Erotica

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Jul
8th
2019

Pet Peeve #001 - On the matter of humming. · 5:51am Jul 8th, 2019

This might not be worthy of a blog. Okay, well, it might be. I just wanted everyone to know my displeasure with a certain... thing I've seen cropping up in people's writing.

Jason hummed. "Well, I guess things couldn't possibly get any worse."

Or,

"Hmm, well, I guess things couldn't possibly get any worse," Jason said.

Which one of those two sentences do you think flows better?

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Jul
30th
2020

Top 10 things I hate about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Wa · 4:04am Jul 30th, 2020

This was just something that's been in the back of my mind, but if you're curious, no, I don't hate the show, I still love it for what it is and the fans that are still keeping it alive. These are just my personal gripes looking back at the show, so if you don't have a problem with them, that's great. More power to you. And I'll be going from very minor nitpicks to VERY huge problems, at least to me, personally. So get your popcorn or french fries ready, because this will get pretty salty. And

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May
21st
2017

A Royal Problem, various thoughts · 5:50pm May 21st, 2017

It's been a long time coming that we have some proper insight into the lives of the princesses. What sort of feelings and times left behind. Just some sisterly interaction! How will this measure up then? Let's find out!

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