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Mitch H


“What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.” ― William Lamb Melbourne

Apr
29th
2019

Season 9 Bingo Contest Judging, Complete! · 10:10pm April 29th

The Season 9 Bingo Writing Contest is finished. AFanofMostEverything took first place, you can see how everyone else did behind that link to Shrink Laureate's blog, along with all the bells and whistles. This isn't the first time I was involved in judging a contest, but it is the first time I've done fannish judging.

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Mar
12th
2019

The Signal Boost For The Writer Who Doesn't Need Such Things · 10:10pm March 12th

totallynotabrony is, in a very real sense, the reason I write ponyfic. His service comedy We Rent The Night with its sardonic, sly, tricksy Lunar Guard ponies reminded me so strongly of Glen Cook's cynical military fantasies in their lighter moments, that it led directly to my writing a pastiche style crossover of The Black Company. He followed up that

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Mar
11th
2019

A Return To The Soil, or, Blood Will Tell · 4:18pm March 11th

So today, I've got a one-shot for you all set in the same AU as Twilight In Plain Sight. Applejack, having volunteered for the Army on her graduation, has spent the last three years and change working for a living on the less kinetic end of the Big Stick. Except her big mouth and her stubborn insistence on honesty and straight dealing didn't really make for a smooth ride, and it's about to get bumpier.

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Feb
24th
2019

A History Sadly Afflicted by Bastards, Villains, and Fools · 7:27pm February 24th

I'm still working on the sequel to Good Trooper Gilda, but while you're waiting, one of my editors wrote a one-shot set in one of the more excessively colorful episodes of the history of woeful Trottingham: Schooled In Warfare. Known during his lifetime as Grosvenor the Bold, today scholars are more inclined to use epithets such as 'The Unready', 'The Rash', or 'The Reckless'. His life spanned the Duchy of Trottingham's era

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Feb
7th
2019

Good Trooper Gilda Is Now Complete · 5:02pm February 7th

And that's a wrap. It started out as an open-ended slice of life story, but quickly mutated into an adventure sort of thing. And now, with the Griffish Insurgency coming to an end, Gilda and her unicorn are moving on with life.

I've got some plans for a follow-up, but maybe not immediately. We'll see what pushes to the front of the line.

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Dec
23rd
2018

A Hearthswarming Gift · 5:56pm Dec 23rd, 2018

Some folks were asking for a new Those Who Ride chapter for Hearthswarming. Unfortunately, that story requires a certain submersed mind-set (deep in The Song of Ice and Fire lore and Dothraki conlang details) that I couldn't recover in time for an editable draft.

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Dec
7th
2018

Signal Boost: The Lesbian: One Hundred Nights · 12:18am Dec 7th, 2018

Undome Tinwe is a writer who scratches a lot of my itches: linguistics, history, poetry, myth, and in a weird way, religion. He spent NaNoWriMo writing a historical romance about Sappho of Lesbos and Princess Luna: The Lesbian: One Hundred Nights. I'm not sure at what intervals he'll be releasing chapters, but from what Undome says, it's

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Nov
14th
2018

Cloudball! · 1:21pm Nov 14th, 2018

Winter is coming! Get out your team memorabilia, it's sportsball season! Some ponies talk about hoofball, or buckball, but for the real autumn sports fan, it has to be, hooves down, cloudball! A memory of the old days, when roving gangs of pegasi sold their weather services to the highest bidder, and many a team of weatherponies clashed with their rivals over a juicy farm-town's irrigation contracts!

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Oct
28th
2018

Season 9 Bingo and the Season Nine Bingo Story Prompt Contest · 12:13pm Oct 28th, 2018

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Oct
8th
2018

New Story: Good Trooper Gilda · 5:11pm Oct 8th, 2018

So, two weeks ago when I was driving down to Florida, I had meant to work on some of my existing unfinished stories. That didn't happen. Instead, I ended up doing a bunch of free-associating, and that turned into... well, another incomplete story, a service comedy about Gilda being shanghaied into a colonial branch of the Equestrian military dedicated to maintaining Celestia's imperial control over the Griffish Isles.

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