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alarajrogers


Okay, I admit it, I'm probably not your mom. But odds are I'm old enough to be. Now with Patreon account (under alarajrogers) and short stories on Amazon (under Alara Rogers).

Jul
5th
2019

Fell off the face of the Earth · 2:38pm July 5th

Not really. Actually I was working. Work has been very, very busy lately and very, very stressful. Plus, I'm actually successfully getting a garden to work this year, for the first time in I can't remember how long, but up through June was planting season, so pretty much all my free time has been going to that. I haven't had a chance to write a goddamn thing in weeks.

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May
14th
2019

Fish are friends · 7:57pm May 14th

You know, I find it kind of ironic that I set up in Last Draconequus that Discord wants a fish for a pet as early as being around 4 or 5, and (very briefly) has one after he's taken captive in the circus... and then in book canon, he turns out to have a fish pet that he put in magical stasis before getting turned to stone, and he follows orders from Celestia with the promise of getting his pet back.

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May
8th
2019

Equestria vs Bedbugs · 6:11am May 8th

"Bedbugs?" Fluttershy sounded horrified. "Oh, my!"

"Yes, well." Rarity tossed her mane uncomfortably. Even mentioning the creatures made her legs itch. "So if you would be a dear and come over and... do what you do. Talk to them, perhaps? Get them to leave?"

"Oh, no." Fluttershy shook her head, eyes wide. "No, talking to bedbugs won't do any good. That's not how we deal with them."

Rarity blinked. "So how do you deal with them, darling?"

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Apr
23rd
2019

Who wants to continuity check Last Draconequus chapter? · 5:09am April 23rd

I have the next chapter of Last Draconequus almost ready to post, but I need a continuity beta. I've gotten tangled up enough in my own writing that I'm worried about contradicting myself, especially since I moved "Tea Party Without Tea" into the story with revisions, but originally it wasn't supposed to be in Celestia's own bedroom. Plus, how many times do I mention Celestia's role on the sun team? Plus, does Luna do anything that makes no sense?

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Apr
10th
2019

Where I am now · 10:17pm April 10th

So this isn't one of those "tell me what to write next" posts because I already know what y'all want and I'm gonna write what I feel like, but I thought folks might appreciate knowing where I am in outlining and plotting.

Elements of Opposition: This has what I call a "beat" outline, everything I expect to happen laid out, for the rest of the story (which we are 5 chp away from.) Easiest to finish because I know everything.

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Feb
20th
2019

Time is my enemy · 11:44pm February 20th

Goddamn it, the timing is off in Elements of Opposition. I either have to refactor my times, or figure out why it took the Opposition team two and a half hours to get to Ponyville from Canterlot when it's only like a 40 minute trip normally.

See, I was recording the times when things took place so I wouldn't end up with shit like this and I still miscalculated. Now I have to go through the whole thing and record the times so I can refactor.

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Feb
12th
2019

Yikes · 3:26pm February 12th

I had thought I had made some edits to the latest chapter of Not the Hero shortly after it was published to fix some continuity errors. Turns out I didn't. So I went back to my Word document to grab the edits, ebcause I know I wrote them, and I found this lovely sentence (referring to Princess Amore):

She had a brother, Bolero, but he was a pegasus. (This is

That's it. That's the end of the sentence. What the fuck was I going to finish that sentence with? I have no idea!

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Dec
9th
2018

Well, so, I didn't make my Nano goals... · 5:23am Dec 9th, 2018

...surprise, surprise. But I did get a full chapter done on Cold Light (the superhero novel about the villain trying to save the team mentor's baby). I am kinda pissed that the plot of the newest Deadpool movie is so similar to The Cold At The Heart Of The Light (amoral killer with healing factor but strong emotional attachment to children is trying to rescue a child who's destined to become an evil murderer in the future from a time traveling superhero... goddamn it, I've had this plot

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Oct
29th
2018

Torn about NaNoWriMo · 12:47am Oct 29th, 2018

So here’s the thing. I never do NaNoWriMo because I don’t need to. I need to finish the books I’ve already started writing, not start a new novel; I’ve proven I can write over 300K of prose on a book, but not that I can finish one. And technically, the way NaNo is supposed to work, you’re supposed to work on something that’s entirely new, from scratch.

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Oct
27th
2018

How I learned to stop worrying and love the season finale of Season 7 · 12:37pm Oct 27th, 2018

Ok, "love" is a bit much. But the episode bugged the shit out of me when I saw it because of the degree to which it conflicted with my own headcanon, and I've prided myself that thus far, I'm mostly television-compliant. (I consider comics and books to be optional canon, because the series itself is free to contradict them.) See, here's the problem:

My timeline:

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