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Eakin


May
1st
2017

Reviews of Games You'll Probably Never Play If you Haven't Already: The Dig · 1:27am May 1st, 2017

Oh my God, Eakin! You're making blog posts after being away for so long! Does that mean you're going to start updating your stories again?

What a great question!

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Feb
12th
2015

How To: Slice of Life · 11:36pm Feb 12th, 2015

I wrote this back in 2013 for the site, but it never ended up getting posted anywhere. I fought it again today when I was sifting through my Google Docs folder and I figured that since I haven't had much of a presence on the site for the last couple of months I might as well toss it up in the hopes that somepony somewhere finds it helpful.

How To: Slice of Life

Slice of Life is probably the least informative tag you can give a story.

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Oct
21st
2014

The Dos and Don'ts of OCs · 1:12am Oct 21st, 2014

OCs. An acronym that sends a cold shudder down the spine of so many long-time FimFiction readers, and not without good reason. Nary a day goes by without the ‘New Stories’ box being graced with a story wherein some new pony wanders into town and befriends our beloved cast. And for the most part, these stories are... less than good. Which is a shame, really, because a good OC can open a ton of doors for an author to take their stories in directions that just aren’t possible if they restrict

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Oct
4th
2014

Character Roleplay Meme: Azalea and Twilight Sparkle · 5:11pm Oct 4th, 2014

Same deal as last time.

WHO ARE YOU? WHAT’S YOUR RACE/AGE?

Twi: I’m Twilight Sparkle, alicorn Princess of Equestria. I’m 28.

Az: Like there’s anypony out there who doesn’t know who you are at this point. We can barely go two weeks without your picture showing up in the paper.

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Sep
27th
2014

First World Author Problems · 10:45pm Sep 27th, 2014

Cataloging the suffering of all us poor writers with thousands of followers.

"My story was only in the feature box for three days? Didn't anyone like it?"

"God, I hate that one tiny pixel of red in the likes-dislikes ratio."

"It's so awful to reply to all your comments, refresh the page, and find that fifteen more have been added in the last five minutes."

"I'm so well-established that the top ten entries in my story box never change. It's getting so repetitive."

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Sep
26th
2014

Character Roleplay Meme: Main Course and Ebony Glimmer · 3:11am Sep 26th, 2014

Well, since Wade tagged me in his blog post, I thought I’d give this a shot. Might be fun. You can read the rules over there, and I’m sure you can guess who the characters are. I’m going to shake it up a bit, though. I’m going to skip the ‘Tag other authors’ step since I generally find the whole chain-letter style ‘challenge’ to be annoying. If you want to get in on it, just jump in with a post of

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Sep
11th
2014

Why I Took Down 'Magnum Opus Dissonance.' · 3:18pm Sep 11th, 2014

So, if you were on late last night/early this morning, you might have seen the latest story I wrote in a sleep-deprived, ninety minute haze: Magnum Opus Dissonance, about a suicidally depressed Octavia lamenting that one of her works had overshadowed all her others, and chronicling the depression and intrusive thoughts of violence that lead up to an ambiguous choice to OD on painkillers and commit suicide. You know, just a little light and fun reading at four in the morning.

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Aug
16th
2014

3:10 to Write Off! · 9:09pm Aug 16th, 2014

If you aren't already aware, there's a Write Off happening today. So if you think you can crank out 400-750 words in the next 21 hours you can get in on it too! The prompt is 'Famous Last Words,' for those who are interested.

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Aug
11th
2014

So Robin Williams just killed himself · 11:25pm Aug 11th, 2014

Aug
4th
2014

Post-Bronycon Postmortem · 2:26am Aug 4th, 2014

Back from my weekend in Baltimare! And it was a good one. In general, I mostly resisted the siren's call of the Dealer's Hall and only acquired two T-shirts. Almost gave in to the temptation to buy myself a Twilight plushy, though. It was quite the near thing. And I think the Bag o' General Geekery (the khaki Derpy-eyed 'Express Yourself' bag covered in a ton of pins and buttons representing assorted fandoms) shed a couple buttons. I swear they're all trying to escape half the time. I arrived

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