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Nov
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Mistakes were made. · 4:34pm Nov 10th, 2018

Familiarity chapter 11 keeps causing problems. I sat down the day before yesterday with the goal of pushing it a bit further to completion, and when I looked everything over I realized I'd made a terrible mistake in the planning.

See, my brain is sorta geared towards creating plot at the expense of minor yet kinda important stuff like, say, knowing which day of the week it is or how many meals one would normally eat in a day.

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Well, see, back when the bookshelves where first introduced, I was sorta skeptical about them since I have always had issues dealing with change and accepting new things. While debating the subject this other guy defended the bookshelves arguing that it made everything less subjective and easier to understand since you could categorize stories based on specific criteria.

I didn't disagree with that, per se, but it did give me - ever the contrarian - an idea: If I was going to use this system, I may as well make it as vague and byzantine as possible.

There is a system to it all, a method to the madness if you will. (Though to be honest I only barely remember what some of them are supposed to mean due to having been largely inactive for a while now.) What I can say is that you shouldn't think of them as categories as much as achievements. You know, like the ones you get in video games? Basically if a story achieves a certain thing, possess a given feature or just has a certain effect on me, I put it in the corresponding bookshelf. As such, any given story can be placed in multiple shelves as long as it qualifies for each of them.

I've fervently attempted to comprehend your bookshelves for the last twenty minutes. I've settled on potentially understanding a sparse couple of them, concluding that the one about the Sniper is clever, and feeling something akin to the offense taken after being on the receiving end of a whimsical, harmlessly purposed, out of the blue taunt that nonetheless managed to dig incredibly deep.
I just wanted to find compelling, twisty turny dramas and tales that could suck me in, what on Earth have you built the shelves in your library out of? :raritydespair:

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That's one of these areas that gets tricky, because humans don't have fur, so the hair color would have to be the fur color, whereas those are different things on a pony. I could see it going either way.

Mostly an aesthetic thing, anyway, not something I'd consider a very important issue.

You know, I wonder what Fang'd think of Silver Spoon being a werewolf hunter?

Probably not that much, given Silver Spoon's age and Fang being quite a bit beyond your average werewolf. (Silver can actually somewhat sense if somepony is a shapeshifter, and something I tried to hint at was that to her, Fang reads as something way worse than a werewolf.)

There's actually a scene in the next chapter - which I've had serious trouble with but is relatively close to finished - where Fang interacts with Bon Bon and pretty quickly figures out she's a monster hunter. Nothing especially serious, I just threw it in for fun. But basically, Fang is in a league where it takes a lot for her to feel genuinely threatened.

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That's one of these areas that gets tricky, because humans don't have fur, so the hair color would have to be the fur color, whereas those are different things on a pony. I could see it going either way.

And that is kinda a sabertigerish wolf, though ponies tend to be catlike anyways in mlp...

You know, I wonder what Fang'd think of Silver Spoon being a werewolf hunter?

It is really weird when it's one year in some places, and another in others...

--Sweetie Belle

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That's about what I was thinking. Mutter_Butter was doing one of these threads where they take suggestions of things to draw and draw a bunch of stuff, and this one was my suggestion!

The main difference would be that I imagine her as more dark pink over-all, kinda like her mane color is the primary color of her werewolf form. (I guess because I think a werewolf's fur logically ought to be the color of their hair in human form.) Also, she looks a bit more like a sabertooth cat than a wolf. But yeah, otherwise a pretty good interpretation.

Maybe I should add Familiarity to the Monster Mares group, since it seems to me like you have multiple characters that'd qualify...

Feel free to do so. Monsters are a bit of a theme, after all, though perhaps in a more abstract sense for the most part.

Happy New Year to you too! (Though I've still got a few hours.)

Over here, it's been 2020 for almost five and a half hours. (Man, the way we think about time gets a bit weird when you have to factor in time zones.)

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