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"To the everlasting glory of those few mares blessed and sanctified in the curses and execrations of those many whose praise is eternal damnation." I'll typeset your story in ConTeXt if you ask.

Aug
1st
2022

Reddit Reposting, Episode 8: Pony Names · 8:25pm August 1st

2022 Meta (+opportunity to shape next week’s post)

Today we have a short bonus post before I take my hiatus. It may be closer to a two-week hiatus, as the next post in the series will require some high-effort rewriting. In fact, since it relies on about 40–50 video embeds, it’ll be a Fimfiction exclusive.

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Aug
1st
2022

Reddit Reposting, Episode Mystique (VII): Equestrian pre-history and demographics · 2:24am August 1st

Ok, it’s Number 5 on Reddit. I trust you can guess the pattern. Since I’m reposting this in 2022, this is all about Equestria before its first unification. Notably, this scenario couldn’t work for the pre-history of ANG, as it requires flying pegasi. I also felt like I did more copyediting of this post than earlier entries in the series. My apologies that it’s a wall of text essay instead of being broken up with headers. The original on Reddit had ponymotes to add visual cues.

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Jul
27th
2022

Reddit Reposting, Episode 6: Body Language · 5:27pm July 27th

This one is shorter than the prior few entries and, as such, has had a lighter 2022 editing touch. It's also largely already contained in the extended cut on my previous post on biplane pegasi posted here.

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Jul
26th
2022

Reddit Reposting, Episode 5: Ghosts & Funerals · 9:52pm July 26th

As always, I'll probably entirely rewrite the preface to my original Reddit post and replace it with 2022 commentary. In this case, I encourage you all to open up a discussion on unicorn vs. alicorn magic that I shouted out back in 2017 with an easily-buried link in a new tab as

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Jul
25th
2022

Reddit Reposting, Episode 4: Biplane Pegasi · 11:18pm July 25th

I've replaced the introduction from my original post with this one. After the body of the post (past the second HR), I've also included a selection of worthwhile comments from the discussion the post generated back in May 2017.

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Jul
25th
2022

Reddit Reposting, Episode 3: Pony skin & coat colors? · 1:59am July 25th

This one was more of a request for opinions than a theory post, so there's no conclusive worldbuilding for you to carry forward. The commentary I received back in 2017 was short and scattered, so there's no deep consensus wisdom to uncover.

Without further ado, here it is in mostly-original form.


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Jul
22nd
2022

Reddit Reposting, Episode 2: The Megaproject [not exactly a repost] · 5:49pm July 22nd

This isn't really a Reddit repost, but it may be the best series kickoff. Why? It also doubles as my history with the fandom, as this project has been ruminating on and off the back burner since shortly after I joined the herd. Besides, it is relevant as a Reddit crosspost because I have talked about it extensively over there in the various /r/mylittlepony Thursday threads. Why not blog about it here? I get responses on Reddit and crickets here. Why'd it take two days to write?

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Jul
20th
2022

Research proposal, free to a good home: The Structure of Derpibooru [plus Publiq Publishing Plans] · 3:22am July 20th

The Structure of Derpibooru?

After attending Bad Horse's excellent talk on The Structure of Fimfiction at Trot Con last Friday evening, one of the questions was "why not do the same analysis but for Derpibooru?"

Let's start with

Literature Review

Or, put another way, a comparison of the relevant site features between Fimfiction & Derpi and would affect the social structure of the two sites.

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Dec
28th
2021

[x-post from /r/MLP] My 6500 word review of G5. · 11:03pm Dec 28th, 2021

Introduction & Production Notes

This is a mostly-unedited translation of the original text of my review on Reddit translated from Markdown to BBCode. It was written over the course of Novemver 2021 and published on Thanksgiving Day. Yes, the original publication date is relevant due to the puns.

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Nov
26th
2021

My Thanksgiving present to everypony: a 6500 word review on the new pony movie · 3:23am Nov 26th, 2021

You'll need to jump over to Reddit to enjoy it. Perhaps I could ask Pandoc to convert the Markdown to BBCode and post it here as a blog post if enough people ask nicely.