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Alaborn


Somewhere in the USA. Probably older than you. And something about MLP:FIM makes me want to write stories. Unfortunately, being gainfully employed cuts into my writing time.

Oct
17th
2017

How I'd fix the movie · 4:43am Tuesday

The MLP movie left a lot to be desired. So, since everyone's had a chance to see it (right?), I thought I'd discuss my thoughts.

The Mane 6
Twilight Sparkle: Season 1-2 neuroticism
Pinkie Pie: Season 1 zaniness
Rainbow Dash: Chaotic Stupid
Rarity: Actually decent
Fluttershy: Unused
Applejack: Unused

To start, the main cast struck me as being stuck in the series' past. And there was also talk about four alicorns, when there are five now. Can we please be consistent?

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Oct
7th
2017

AOL Instant Messenger going away · 9:18pm October 7th

Yes, I used it, and dialup with my 56k modem, back in the day.

I mention this here because in one of my stories, AIM was the bridge used to open a portal to Equestria. So we'll now have to find other ways to get there.

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Jun
29th
2017

Such terrible news · 1:47am June 29th

It turns out I live in a racist town.

I went out for a walk along one of my city's fine walking trails, and what do I see but this sign?

Now, I can see wanting to keep motorized traffic off the trail; it is a walking and biking trail, after all. But why ban our pony friends? They're certainly not bringing cars!

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May
17th
2017

Wedding bells · 12:17pm May 17th

In the next story in my humans in Equestria series, Jason (seen first in Following Through) is getting married. His brother, the best man, now gets to experience the joys of becoming a pony.

The story will update once a week for as long as chapters are ready. I've written up through the bachelor party. :rainbowwild:

The Best Man

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Apr
16th
2017

Them nuts · 12:39am April 16th

"Them nuts sure do smell good." -- Granny Smith in Season 7 Episode 2

Length of time until that line appears in a trollfic?

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Apr
11th
2017

Revenge on the IRS · 5:38am April 11th

After writing a large check to the IRS, I'm going to respond by writing a story sending an IRS agent to Equestria.

That actually does happen in the next story I'll be submitting, though it was planned long before I filled out my tax forms. It's a short story using the characters from my ongoing series of HiE stories.

And since Tax Day is almost here, I'll submit the story on April 18 (when taxes in the U.S. are actually due this year, since April 15 is a Saturday).

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Nov
9th
2016

New story · 2:37pm Nov 9th, 2016

If you're feeling in a dark mood this morning, I posted a dark story. It was originally a contest entry for the Transformations group, and includes transformations and Fluttershy.

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Nov
8th
2016

Election Day · 9:05pm Nov 8th, 2016

It's Election Day in the U.S. On such a day, I spend the evening isolated from the ongoing tally--no television, no Internet--and write horse words. Only late in the evening do I finally look and see the bad news.

Last even year election day, the story I wrote was Election Day. Because every election needs a heaping load of Discord added to it.

Tonight, I'll work on a future story. Appropriately, it involves government agents.

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Nov
2nd
2016

State of the Writer · 4:54am Nov 2nd, 2016

I've seen a few other writers post status updates, and figured I'd do the same, as it's been a while. When last I posted a blog, about three months ago, I mentioned working on a Pony on Earth story, and wanting to finish it before posting. Well, the story is now finished. It follows the same characters and same universe as Crossing Over and Following Through, though there's explanations of what happened in the prior stories so that it's not absolutely necessary to have read those stories.

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Jul
28th
2016

New and future stories · 1:21pm Jul 28th, 2016

I have been writing since finishing Scootaloo's New Family. The story I've been focusing on is a pony on earth story that's been bouncing around my head for a while. For this story, I've decided to finish writing it, and then I'll release it a chapter at a time, like I did with Thunderclouds. I'm trying to keep the relatively short, but who knows where my writing will take me?

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