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LegionPothIX


Discomfort is the feeling of horizons expanding against a closed mind.

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Story's Progress:
To Cure Deception: Complete
The Secret Special Somepony: Writing
Daughter of the First Reign: Complete
Angel of Death and Discord: Complete
Precious Honesty: Complete
Unseemly: Concept
Black and Green Alicorns: Un-Canceled
Modus Ponies: Concept
Party Box: Concept
Black and White and Red All Over: Hiatus

About:

As an author, who frequently works with interactive media, I have developed an appreciation for a particular brand of authorship. One that indicates that the "what" is less important than the "why". This is the first rule of story craft I will be abiding by.

The second is to always push myself in new directions. To do something I've never done before. Which may lead me down strange avenues. As a reader, you may rest assured that not one story of mine will feel like any of the others. They'll all be carefully crafted, intentionally designed, and with luck: not take you—my reader—too far outside your comfort zone.

Though, it's good to examine that line too from time to time.

If you like what you've read, either in my stories or on the forums, consider deviating to my advice blog to expand your perspective on narrative design. As a disclaimer, I'm a logician—not a writer—by trade. A trade wherein logically deducing the absurd is, in fact, considered a proof of sanity.

Mar
16th
2016

CA: Theming · 10:50pm Mar 16th, 2016

A continuation of my Cumulative Advice for Writers blog, introducing one of the core elements of writing.

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Visual Reference Guide:

This reference guide will be removed and updated as a blog.
From time to time various bits of imagery are sufficiently important warrant a physical representation, since MLP:FIM is primarily a visual medium, so I've created this listing to be updated as the need arises. Typically, this will include cutiemarks of characters in my stories as I publish them.

Sigils, Signs, and (Cutie) Marks: (Thumbnails hyper-linked to 500x500 versions from photobucket, open in new tab/window.)

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Treeling's Cutiemark: Daughter of the First Reign.
Her face and horn, as well as her mane, could be seen in her mother’s visage. They capped the tree with the long lost leaves in the artistic rendering of their love. The image depicted how she drew strength from the ground around her, as her mother does, and projects that strength onto others.

Alalia Witchwild's Cutiemark: To Cure Deception.
She even possessed, on her bottom, a cutiemark of a four-piece broken-heart. A heart that was enveloped in the fangs of her vampiric nature, which also served to round out the sides.

Lucas Greymane's Cuteimark: To Cure Deception.
For a reminder, he glanced down at his cover cutiemark to be sure he wasn't about to say something outlandish. Observing the speech bubble with two interlocked gears caused him to sigh internally. Great. That could mean anything,

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2157408 That's cool... After reading your "about" section, I can see where your criticism is coming from. I tried to find a way to express the "why" without breaking the flow of the story, which is hard. But I guess you can express the "why" just as much through body language and eye glances than just spelling it out directly to the reader.

Add hesitation and/or sombre expression before they do anything. It doesn't matter if their actions afterwards contradicts those emotions.

2157315 Thanks, I came up with it myself.

I really like this quote "Discomfort is the feeling of horizons expanding against a closed mind"

It is very relatable towards receiving criticism, especially blunt criticism. But I guess it will always be tough to receive critique.

But of course.

If you see a linguafic floating around on FimFic that I haven't seen, do me a favor and tell me. I'm always eager for more.

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