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Bad Horse


Just an honest businesspony with a Patreon.

Apr
16th
2018

PSA for the yanks among us: An important new tax rule · 11:37pm Monday

I got an early start on my taxes this year--finished them almost a day ahead of time!

The IRS made an important new rule last year, which is buried deep underneath the instructions for line 78 of form 1040. I'll quote it here, so none of you are caught unaware by it:

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Mar
23rd
2018

Stupid of the Month for March · 1:59am March 23rd

Some things are so stupid, I just have to share them.

#3: NPT pipe sizes

I was trying to buy some air hose couplers, and ran across this:

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Mar
10th
2018

Did anybody take photos of "And That's How Equestria Was Made" at Bronycon 2017? · 10:49pm March 10th

The Bronycon event proposal form has a box for the applicant to "include any relevant links that can show us how your panel/activity went or demonstrate your experience."

Does anyone have photos or videos of "And That's How Equestria Was Made" at Bronycon 2017? Testimonials, matrimonials, or accounts of miraculous cures? (I'm gonna need those anyway when I apply for sainthood.)

I have this video of it, but it's a little shaky.

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Mar
10th
2018

Last call for Bronycon panels · 2:22am March 10th

Submissions to run an event at Bronycon are due before 11:59pm EST on March 10th.
That's just under 27 hours from now.

We have a great writing track at Bronycon, but it is usually the same people panel after panel and year after year. That's because these people get electronically together well ahead of time and plan panels.

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Mar
8th
2018

Birds discover fire · 10:21pm March 8th

This post has nothing to do with ponies, unless the birds in question are phoenixes. I just thought it was cool. (Also, further evidence that everything in Australia is dangerous.)

Raptors, including the whistling kite, are intentionally spreading grass fires in northern Australia, a research paper argues.

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Feb
21st
2018

Google Hates Bronies · 6:43am February 21st

I've been trying to place ads on fimfiction and Equestria Daily using Google AdWords, to advertise the writers' workshop scholarship. Here's one ad:

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Feb
19th
2018

Advanced Scene Writing by Jim Mercurio · 1:45am February 19th

Trick Question & I went to Jim Mercurio's "Advanced Scene Writing" class on Jan. 27; here are my notes.  I may steal some of this for a Bronycon talk.  Thanks to Trick Question for letting me crib from her notes too.

CHARACTER INTRODUCTIONS

The way you introduce a character should foreshadow his/her character arc.

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Feb
17th
2018

Announcements: Clarion deadlines, Pittsburgh Writing Workshop · 11:35pm February 17th

Clarion Writing Workshops

The deadline for applying to Clarion is March 1, 2018, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.
I checked, and that's the end of the day (Pacific time) on March 1.
Apply to Clarion 2018


The deadline for applying to Clarion West is Feb 28, 2018, at 11:59 pm, probably Pacific Time.
That's before March 1.

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Jan
30th
2018

Advice on How to Critique a Story, from St. Ignatius Loyola · 11:36pm January 30th

Second Annotation.

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Jan
23rd
2018

Scene writing class this Saturday, Jan. 27, 11AM-4PM, in Pittsburgh · 3:18am January 23rd

Here's a message I got from the Carnegie Screenwriters, a group of about 30 screenwriters in the Pittsburgh area. I've taken 3 shorter classes from Jim Mercutio, and he's brilliant, knows his stuff, and always packs as much material into his lectures as he can. Most of what he teaches isn't specific to screenwriting.

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