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bigbear


Fan of Twilight Sparkle, Slice of Life, Adventure, and OP Ponies!

May
8th
2022

Happy (belated) Fluttershy Day and OP Fluttershy from “No Pony Can Do That”  · 7:20pm May 8th

April 29 is Arbor Day in the USA and traditionally has been Fluttershy Day. I was on the road and missed posting then, so I am posting this belatedly now.

Among the most fun I had writing OP Fluttershy was in “No Pony Can Do That”. Here's an excerpt that establishes the tone…
 

"Look, up in the sky!" Applejack called.
 

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Sep
29th
2021

Different cultures may see friendship differently · 5:21am Sep 29th, 2021

Aug
24th
2021

First new story in 3 years! · 11:10pm Aug 24th, 2021

I just published the first chapter of a new story. Many thanks to Rexketchum for inspiration and encouragement! If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be posting my first story in 3 years!

I should publish the rest of the chapters in the next couple of days. Enjoy!

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Jul
20th
2021

Demographic Impacts of “The Very Special Spell” · 6:28am Jul 20th, 2021

Because I am a giant nerd with an MBA, for fun I built a simple spreadsheet model of the demographic impact of the “Very Special Spell” in Estee’s Triptych Continuum. This spell allows two mares to bear a foal, but all these foals are fillies. This spell is used to explain the population dynamics in the Triptych Continuum.

My model's inputs are:

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May
16th
2021

Monsters of Our Own was the Pacific Rim / MLP crossover I didn’t know I needed.  · 10:25pm May 16th, 2021

I just finished Monsters of Our Own by Aquaman, Pacific Rim / MLP crossover I didn’t know I needed.

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May
4th
2021

EqG Flim and Flam would try to sell the Apple family one of these · 1:55am May 4th, 2021

Apr
24th
2021

I am a sucker for story structure · 10:11pm Apr 24th, 2021

I am a sucker for story structure. Unfortunately, I sometimes use studying story structure as a way of putting off actually writing. :twilightblush:

This is a beat sheet I pulled from a video by Jenna Moreci.

HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR BOOK - MY PLOTTING METHOD

  1. A look into the future, foreshadowing what the story will be like
  2. Normal life, establishing the status quo

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Apr
13th
2021

Kindle Vella adopts some Fimfiction style tools · 10:00pm Apr 13th, 2021

Amazon is introducing Kindle Vella, a way for authors to "publish serialized stories, one short episode at a time." This includes some Fimfiction style tools like publishing episodes (chapters) one at a time, Thumbs Up (thought Vella does it one an episode basis rather than a story basis), Favs on stories, and Author's Notes per episode.

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Apr
4th
2021

Attachment Styles of the Mane 6 · 12:50am Apr 4th, 2021

Anyone who is writing a fic with romance might be interested in this article about attachment style from Psychology Today.

It identifies attachment styles on two axis, anxiety (low to high) and avoidance of intimacy (low to high). 

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Mar
28th
2021

Realistic EqG Stories · 5:39am Mar 28th, 2021

I recently discovered the EqG stories of NightCoreMoon. They have been fulfilling a need I didn’t realize I had for “angsty teen lesbian romantic dramedy” as NCM’s profile description describes them. 

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