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Our job is not to give readers what they want; our job is to show them things they never imagined. --Walt Williams

Jan
11th
2021

I Did it First, Season 10 · 4:24pm January 11th

(Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Multiple Authors Getting Inspired by the Same Mythology and Folklore)

I don't keep track of the IDW comics much, but I do occasionally read their plot summaries on the wiki. I perked up a little when I saw that the first four "Season 10" issues would be about the zebra homelands. Why did this draw my attention? Because I wrote about it over four years earlier:

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Jan
1st
2021

Write Something Different · 4:34pm January 1st

Sep
15th
2020

Equestrian Road Rage · 1:57pm Sep 15th, 2020

Yesterday, I saw this video, and if Equestria ever gets cars, this is pretty much exactly what pony road rage would look like.

And then I thought: what would current Equestrian road rage look like if it was actually rage-y?

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Apr
29th
2020

The Automaticity of Magic · 5:17pm Apr 29th, 2020

In some ways, I love fantasy because of the easy outs it provides. In other ways, I loathe fantasy because of the easy outs it provides.

Although, technically, there's really just one: "it's magic". How does the fridge work in a pre-industrial society? Cold spell. Why is the guards' armor so strong? Strengthening spell. How can the court stenographer record things so fast without fingers? Dictation spell. But do you ever stop to think about how automatic a spell can be?

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Jul
18th
2019

FimFiction Feghoot Festival Future Finalities · 2:55pm Jul 18th, 2019

Hello, friends! If you're still planning on writing feghoots for the the First Fimfiction Feghoot Contest, get cracking! The submission deadline is this Friday, July 19th at 11:59:59 pm, Pacific Time. If you beseech Super Trampoline for a short extension via PM, he might give you one, but don't push it. Get those stories in; we're almost at fifty already!

Jun
28th
2019

Looking at the pilot through season 9 eyes · 2:37pm Jun 28th, 2019

We’re halfway through the final season already. With the finale so close and almost a decade of pony, I figured I’d take a look at the premiere again. How does it hold up? What looks weird eight seasons later? What sorts of early-series quirks got ironed out later on?

I stink at introductions, so here we go.


Really digging the storybook visual style of the opening. I wish we’d seen more of it.

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Jun
14th
2019

Feghoot Contest · 2:31pm Jun 14th, 2019

Do you like long, drawn-out puns? Do you like subjecting people to those puns? Do you like subjecting me to those puns? Do you like me scrutinizing those puns with a critical eye? Do you like lots of FimFic-famous authors scrutinizing those puns with a critical eye? Do you like possibly winning $100 for doing so and having your pun subjected to hundreds of other people in the process? How remarkably specific. And yet, it's your lucky day: Super Trampoline is hosting

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Mar
31st
2019

Want to help support a short story anthology? (Not mine) · 12:16am Mar 31st, 2019

Well, isn't the timing on this just dandy. A while ago, I gave permission to our very own Avonder for Best Hell Ever to be included in an anthology of pony fics, and funding for it just started today on Indiegogo. If you want to help support it, here's the link to its page, with the full list of fics. I'd advise you to take a look anyway; the collection of stories is pretty

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Mar
30th
2019

Best Hell Ever sequel: Twilight returns to hell · 1:31pm Mar 30th, 2019

Between my own ideas and semi-recently passing 666 followers, I've written a sequel to Best Hell Ever:

THeaven of a Hell
Hell has an infinite library. Twilight wants to use that library. There goes the neighborhood. Yep, right out the door, and it’s taking the couch with it.
Rambling Writer · 17k words  ·  985  15 · 6.3k views

You didn't really think Twilight would just let an infinite library sit around, did you?

Mar
18th
2019

Book Review: "Uprooted" by Naomi Novik · 12:18pm Mar 18th, 2019

The Dragon’s just a wizard, not an actual dragon, but he might as well be one. Once every ten years, he comes down from his tower and takes one of the teenage girls from the village of Dvernik away. When the girls, now women, finally leave his tower with dowries after those ten years, they always claim he doesn’t do anything to them, but they never stay in the valley. The Dragon protects Dvernik from the Wood, and does it well, but he’s always something other, and he still takes the girls. He

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