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Penalt


Dreams are where limits die.

Aug
4th
2022

So... here's how it went down. · 12:21am August 4th

So, as you may have noticed, Twilight Learned is late. That's because I answered a call for help that ate up the last days of the month I had set aside for writing time. It was an epic journey across a 30 mile wide stretch of water, an international border, six discreet biomes, and three major geologic features of the continent, while going past landslides, deer, and a trio of kamikaze raccoons. I will now use the words of my editor to describe why and what happened, with her permission, of

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Jul
12th
2022

Penalt's Reading Corner - Birthday Edition · 7:10am July 12th

One of the ways to describe music is as sonic emotion. The emotions of joy, anger, fear, sadness and so forth, expressed as musical notes in chords and harmony. Various genres of music are often associated with various emotions. Country and Western is often associated with determination and melancholy. Classical music is associated with elegant manners. Rap with outrage and defiance, and so forth and so on.

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Jul
2nd
2022

Wither Reading Corner? · 7:20am July 2nd

Apologies for the lack of updates lately in the reading corner series - with my full time new job and my health I haven't had the time nor the energy. so today's work is hijacked written with love by my long suffering much adored editor.

Hidden gem.

The phrase conjures up all kinds of things, doesn't it? Does it make you think of a story in particular? Link it down below as your recommendation!

Write on,
Coyote

Jun
11th
2022

Penalt's Reading Corner - June 10 · 1:36am June 11th

Lost on a desert island.

The idea brings up images of coconuts, palm fronds, and for some of us older folks; Gilligan's Island. In story and myth being stranded on a tropical desert island is usually written of as idyllic isolation, but the harsh reality is that it is anything but.

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May
30th
2022

Penalt's Reading Corner - May 30 · 10:42pm May 30th

Potatoes and Space Travel. Two things that very few people would associate with each other. At least that is until a few years ago when published an interesting book about a marooned astronaut that wound up becoming a best seller and later, a highly popular film.

I speak, of course, about The Martian starring Matt Damon with the story written by Andy Weir.

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May
9th
2022

Pen's Reading Corner - May 9 · 2:50pm May 9th

Bolo

For many of you that word means an odd South American weapon, or a type of western tie. But to some of us who are in the know, that word brings to mind a weapon. A weapon not just of power and might, but of duty and honor, pledged to be humanity's ultimate knights among the stars.

I speak of the members of The Dinochrome Brigage, the Bolo AI super tanks.

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Apr
24th
2022

Penalt's Reading Corner - April 24 and a Help request · 7:13pm April 24th

One of the things that got most of us into MLP was the lighthearted spirit of adventure that permeates the series. Yes, there is drama, and fear and even hard lessons, but there is also music, jokes and straight up fun. Combined they make the series neither too heavy dramatically nor too fluffy with no drama at all. One story that follows this rule is Farmer Bruenor Has Some Ponies by

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Apr
18th
2022

Penalt's Reading Corner - April 18 · 8:45pm April 18th

The name H.P. Lovecraft is synonymous with thinking man's horror. He turned his greatest fears into some of mightiest works of fear and terror that have been ever set down on the page and in doing so gave birth to an entire genre of literature and placed terms such as "eldritch abomination" into usage. It is thus no small wonder that many writers on this site have attempted to copy his style through both original and derivative works of their own.

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Apr
12th
2022

Penalt's Reading Corner - April 12 · 8:08pm April 12th

Pandemic

A word that we have all been living with for a couple of years now. The word brings to mind masks, mandates, vaccines and a grimly rising tool of the sick and dead. Pandemics are not fun.

Unless said pandemic, instead of killing people, starts turning them into colourful ponies with strange abilities.

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Apr
4th
2022

Penalt's Reading Corner - April 4 · 11:26am April 4th

Sex.

We write about, dream about it, talk about it. Sex and sex appeal is, and likely will continue to be, a multi-billion dollar industry. Many of the most famous people in society are not famous for any sort of skill. Be it in business, politics, the sciences or sports. No, they are famous for having sex appeal, and it can be a tool, a weapon, or a liability depending on the context.

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