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Chris


Author, Royal Canterlot Library curator, and the reviewer at One Man's Pony Ramblings.

People Who Think I Might Do Something Interesting Someday, and People Who Actually Do Do Interesting Things, Respectively

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My Stories: Good Places to Start

  • Going Up The story of a very ordinary pony's extraordinary day. by Chris 4,571 words · 6,012 views · 572 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Letters from a Senior to a Junior Changeling A series of notes sent to a young changeling in the field by her superior. by Chris 9,395 words · 2,198 views · 190 likes · 2 dislikes
  • The Purloined Pony When a young foal goes missing, it's up to Carrot Top to step in and save the day. Based on the 1980's/90's Choose Your Own Adventure book series. by Chris 32,562 words · 2,111 views · 220 likes · 2 dislikes
  • To Make a Spark The tale of Cadence's ascension to alicornhood. by Chris 4,298 words · 3,602 views · 310 likes · 4 dislikes
  • Wyrmlysan After the fall of Discord but before the rise of Nightmare Moon, Princess Luna hunts a dragon. by Chris 3,322 words · 2,016 views · 222 likes · 5 dislikes

My Stories: Good Places to Continue

  • The Sweetest Water Nothing is without a price, as many discover to their sorrow. Few are those who truly know themselves, and fewer still are those who know which prices are worth bearing—and which hide perils threatening that which they most treasure. by Chris 2,188 words · 1,135 views · 87 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Relinquishing On one day each year, Celestia and Luna turn control of the sun and moon over to a group of the most powerful unicorns in Equestria. Twilight is finally old enough to take part. But she can't. by Chris 1,053 words · 932 views · 118 likes · 2 dislikes
  • A White Hearth's Warming A young Sunset Shimmer, spending her first Hearth’s Warming in Canterlot as Princess Celestia’s personal student, comes to the terrible realization that there’s not going to be any snow for the holiday. She decides to do something about it. by Chris 2,039 words · 800 views · 84 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Even in Dreams Carrot Top and her friends use their dreams to help fight the Tantabus. by Chris 1,470 words · 793 views · 91 likes · 1 dislikes
  • The Showmare's Tale Trixie puts on a performance for her smallest audience yet by Chris 7,461 words · 1,252 views · 83 likes · 2 dislikes

My Stories: Everything Else

  • Bantam Tales Short-shorts, minifics, and other bric-a-brac by Chris 12,861 words · 534 views · 49 likes · 0 dislikes
  • The Fall of Discord A translation of the ancient epic describing the battle in which Discord was locked in stone. by Chris 4,978 words · 1,134 views · 33 likes · 2 dislikes
  • A Simple Little Party Princess Luna tries to throw a party for Twilight and her friends. It doesn't go so well. by Chris 8,487 words · 1,269 views · 63 likes · 3 dislikes
  • The Princess and the Rose The story of Rose: her life, her childhood, and her responsibilities by Chris 3,386 words · 869 views · 34 likes · 1 dislikes
  • The Truth About "Pokey" Pierce The story of Pierce's life, from before he got his cutie mark to his appearance in Call of the Cutie by Chris 24,406 words · 1,121 views · 37 likes · 3 dislikes
Jul
25th
2017

Review Roundup: July 3rd - 21st (Plus Guest Post Update) · 4:42pm Tuesday

If you've been contemplating writing a guest post for my blog, you have about two weeks left to come up with it! And if you're still on the fence/missed the call for guest posts, head over here to find out more. Right now I've got four yes's and a couple of maybe's, covering reviews, theory, and writing advice. Which is enough to get through my

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Glad you appreciated the review! I didn't catch the spoiler'd bit when I read your story, but I can see it now that you point it out. Thanks for sharing!

I very much appreciate the review, and I particularly like that you noticed the Lovecraftian-angle (most of what i write is more Kafkaesque in angle).

Regarding the editing, you're pretty much right. Not only do i have no editor, but i also write things on paper before writing them on a computer.

On top of that, the whole story was a subtle jab at unlikely pony pairings, or crack shipping.

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You may ask :scootangel:

I found the show the same way a lot of people found it back when I joined (Winter 2011): reaction images and catchphrases were being posted everywhere, even in those corners of the internet to which I oft confined myself. After a couple of weeks of seeing those images pop up, I got curious enough to give it a look, ended up on 4chan's /co/ board (from whence all things pony sprang, back then), and the rest was history.

As for fanfiction specifically, I'd written fanfic for other fandoms previously (though I hadn't written anything for years, at that point), and the enthusiasm of the early community was infectious. So I popped open the ol' word processor, and pretty soon remembered why I used to write fanfiction--because I enjoy writing!

2442897 If I may ask, what drew you in to Friendship is Magic (when it comes to writing fanfiction)? What did you think of the show, when you first saw it (if you've seen it, that is)?

2445778 Cool, just read it. And honestly, it's very fair. Being a one-shot, I couldn't really develop much lore or backstory, but I still understand your view. That said, I really need to get back to writing my multi-chapter epics. I've already started three and am about to start another, so I've got some work ahead of me.

Anyway, thanks for the review and criticism:twilightsmile:

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