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Softy8088


I like stuff. I dislike other stuff. I frequently dislike stuff other people like, and vice-versa. I'm not a troll; I'm a contrarian. I also write stuff, sometimes. It's not very good.


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Rainbow Dash is a pony who stares danger in the face, seeks to earn well-deserved fame, inspires the ponies around her, bravely fights villains, rescues those in peril, and strives to make every moment awesome.

One important day, she utterly fails to do those things.

But that's okay.

A/N: This is a present-tense first-person-narrated tale taking place during the events of "The Crystal Empire". A story with an unclear moral, little excitement, thin character development, rehashed plot, and a foregone conclusion. The most bland, pointless FiMFic I've ever written. Read at your peril.

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For pointless and bland, it was pretty darned entertaining.

Goddamn. THIS was impressive.

Softy... Can I just say that you can write a DAMN good Rainbow Dash?

~Skeeter The Lurker

This is a present-tense first-person-narrated tale taking place during the events of "The Crystal Empire". A story with an unclear moral, little excitement, thin character development, rehashed plot, and a foregone conclusion. The most bland, pointless FiMFic I've ever written.

I loved it.

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Bland, eh? I'm still giving it a read, and I'm probably going to love it anyways.

-Your fan,

Gracial

"Bland"

Well I really enjoyed it :twilightblush:

A story with an unclear moral, little excitement, thin character development, rehashed plot, and a foregone conclusion. The most bland, pointless FiMFic I've ever written.

I very much disagree.

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You didn't get first post. You're slipping. :ajsmug:

Oh, and thanks! I feel very comfortable writing Rainbow Dash, second only to Twilight. Don't ever ask me to write Pinkie, though. It... won't end well. :pinkiesad2:

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Wait... :rainbowhuh: Are you all saying that I can actually make an interesting story that doesn't involve some absurd audience-misleading twist? I... I didn't think that could be done. :rainbowderp:

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Hehe, first post has never been a goal. I only ever comment after I read.

And yeah, Rainbow and Twilight are your best.

~Skeeter The Lurker

3414136 What would you tag it with?

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Oh yeah. As long as it's chock-full of Twilight, I'll take it. And this was still really good.

Even if it's RD.:rainbowwild:

Just letting you know you are low on milk. I'm afraid I won't be able to break into your house again and replace it this time.

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Point. :derpytongue2:

Adventure seems most appropriate, if it came to it.

A story with an unclear moral, little excitement, thin character development, rehashed plot, and a foregone conclusion. The most bland, pointless FiMFic I've ever written. Read at your peril.

With a tagline like that how can this not be awesome? :rainbowlaugh:

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Hehe, first post has never been a goal. I only ever comment after I read.

And that's why I like you. :pinkiehappy:

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Pshh. Some stalker you are. The last time you got me 2%. I'm not on a diet! I only drink homo milk.
(... aaaand anyone who's not Canadian is sniggering. Thanks a lot.)

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Yeah, it didn't really feel like any of the categories matched here. I'd rather not false-advertise.

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Read it and find out. :ajsmug:

Honestly, this story came out of three motivations, in order of importance:
1. I really, really needed a distraction from Winter's Child, where I've been spinning my wheels for too long.
2. I was wondering why the hell RD couldn't save Spike and we got the Epic Wife Toss instead. Plothole patched.
3. After seeing so many present-tense stories run into tense trouble, I decided to see how hard it really was. For the record, I made two mistakes that I caught by myself pretty quickly. No one else has pointed out any more, so I take it as a good sign.

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I go through the trouble to fold your underwear, restock the TP, and count your breaths while I watch you sleep, and this is the thanks I get?:raritydespair:

I must wait for you to sleep and change your desktop before editing your stories. Truly a thankless job.

And you've been drooling a little while you asleep.

I love fics like this. Still playing off her ego, but showing just how much she is willing to compromise for the greater good. "Heart of gold"

It was retelling of original events of one of the episodes. It did not have any unpredictable twists, had only very little behind-the-scenes value and made Sombra explode. As it happened in the original episode.

I loved it.

It was not original or unique, true-yet, it only means much more that you managed to make it interesting. You nailed the characters, as you always do-even Pinkie, the one who I only seldom see well-executed, was believable. Whatever little details you added, be it about pegasi's armour, them hating stairs or northern lights in northern equestria (sorry for tautology), made the story much more vivid.

To be honest, I liked it way more than I liked the original episode.

Bland? Pointless? Stop it. You're not fooling anyone. You're a talent when it comes to writing stories-and thus I can't help but ask: Do you write anything outside fimfiction? Or fim universe? I'd really love to stalk read whatever else you have to offer.

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Thank you very much! :twilightblush:

I haven't written anything outside of pony fiction in many years. I did write a few pieces of original fiction back in my elementary and early high school days (which I will confess tended to score high marks) but those are lost to time - and because I wasn't very emotionally invested in them, I've completely forgotten what they were about. I remember I liked sci-fi and mystery tales.

In terms of what I have put online, what you see on this site is everything. There's just something about FiM as a setting and the accepting nature of the fandom that makes writing fanfiction less intimidating. I currently have no plans to write for any other universe, but, then again, two years ago I would've thought it a crazy idea to write any fanfiction whatsoever, so who knows?

A story with an unclear moral, little excitement, thin character development, rehashed plot, and a foregone conclusion.

Are you talking about your story, or are you talking about the episode that this story is based off of?

Comment posted by Softy8088 deleted Feb 5th, 2014

(looks at your self assessment of the story in the description skeptically)
"Well, let's test that 'If you can't handle me at my worst you don't deserve me at my best' meme...."

(readreadread)

:pinkiesmile: :rainbowdetermined2: :yay:

I suppose all of those criticisms are true, but you're managed the two most important parts:
It's an engaging read. The thread of the story is consistent and flows well. Sure, it's all introspection and very "tell"-y but dammit not all of us lack the ability to work with the author directly in creating the story in our heads...

The synergy between all the elements of storytelling is very strong. This is much more than the sum of its parts. And this hinges on the fact that while you're depicting Dash as being more analytical than she shows a bent for, that single flaw aside, you convey the essence of Dash _so_ strongly.

(And do a good job with Fluttershy, whom I see get the most meme-ridden treatment of the Mane Six after Pinkie and AJ (and it's a close race with those two).) (not that any of the Mane Six lacks tons of memerific roles in fanfic stories. But those three get it noticeably more often.)

(yes, I know the "if you can't handle me" thing is horrible logic and just glib stupidity. But oddly it still kinda fit my feeling :rainbowhuh: )

Beautifully done. You're the only one who would find this bland and boring I suspect.

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