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scifipony


Published science fiction author and photographer. Admin for ScifiPony's Writer's Training Ground Group

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I write gritty stories that try to answer questions that the televised episodes do not. Unless specifically indicated, the stories try to fit into canon—assuming that the characters in the show won't reveal "embarrassing" details about themselves, or things that are impolite or impolitic. (Kinda like real life.) Many of my earlier stories are follow-on stories to specific episodes. The more recent works are original character studies that fill in the backstories of various important characters.

All my stories are written in first person because I think it allows the characters to be candid and forthcoming, and gives them a chance to convince you or to lie about things they don't want you to know. I also write in first person because it is fun. And if it is fun for me, I think you'll find it fun to read what I wrote.

Apr
3rd
2018

BABSCon, Starlight Glimmer, and Kelly Sheridan · 7:34am April 3rd

BABSCon: I liked it. I would recommend the con because it is about pony and, by design, more about community and fun together. Very well run.

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Thank you for putting Ember, Hoardsmelter on your list of very special stories you would recommend.

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Well, that is kinda doom-talking it before even just as much as simply trying to do it. All of these problems can be solved and are there to be solved in order to create a nice event.
But yeah, what you listed is probably what goes through their heads when they think about holding an event on Equestria Daily these days:

"There's so much to organize; we need a poster, we have to make sure they do their job and don't slack on it, we need to check views and if it's successful enough and this is all SO MUCH WORK! Meh, I just go and play some videogames....."

Both Sethisto and Calpain are highly unmotivated to run the site these days, which shows in more aspects than just this one.
Slowly, the site is winding down..... I'm not one for doomsday talk, but, with what I see on there since the start of Season 5 already, I don't think they will pull through for another year.
They will probably break in after the movie has come and brought a ton of new attention to the show and therefore, tons of new fans as well, who then storm EQD and expect content.
Hopefully, a competitor has risen until then, because the fandom needs a site like Equestria Daily that features artists and their work to survive.....

2421437 My recollection is that it was Pegasus Rescue Brigade that did the WTG. My guess is that EQD isn't getting enough clicks on writer related pages. Audiovisual media is king. Something like WTG takes effort and follow-up, and if they add someone outside to handle the posts, they'd have to supervise and depend on them to submit, do damage control, etc. Too little return on investment for doing themselves or letting in another poster. I understand thoroughly. I made the suggestion about a year ago, but scanning my email I can't find it so I'm not sure when. Probably not long after WTG went AWOL for season 6. I still like EQD, but I don't spend as much time with it as I used to.

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That's really odd..... They just didn't even respond? When you made them an offer to help out the site?!
No wonder Equestria Daily is going down the drain these days..... It really shows that neither Calpain nor Sethisto care about EQD anymore. It's really sad.

And I don't know about the episode. It's a Sunset Shimmer fic and I'm not interested in her, so, I have no idea which episode could even remotely fit to her.
My only guess would be "Lesson Zero". No idea why, but I have a feeling that's an episode that you perfectly love. xD

2421112 BTW, since I know you love (and track) episode tie-in / follow-ups: Sunset Shimmer Goes to Hell ties-in to one of my favorite episodes of the series in S2. Guess which one. :pinkiehappy:

I hope you can prevail on the staff at EQD. I even volunteered to do the posts for them, mocking up a few, but I got no response.

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