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Bad Horse


Just an honest businesspony with a Patreon.

Jul
20th
2018

Super Trampoline needs commissions · 12:28am Last Friday

Super Trampoline is supposed to run How Equestria Was Made at Bronycon.
But Super Trampoline might not, because Super Trampoline has no money, because his new job still hasn't started paying him.

He's trying to raise Bronycon money by story commissions.

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Jul
16th
2018

Capn_Chryssalid and Q&A at talks · 8:35pm Last Monday

During the "Advanced Writing" panel at Bronycon 2016, I said that the "rules" about what qualities made fiction good had changed over the centuries.  One example I probably gave (I'm not going to watch the whole video now to check) was that characters didn't have arcs before Shakespeare. Today, screenwriters take it as gospel that a story must be about a character changing.  For most of the time between Homer and Shakespeare, change

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Jul
15th
2018

My upcoming Trotcon & Bronycon talks · 9:34pm 6 days ago

I'm giving / helping give 3 talks / panels / events in the next 2 weeks, at Trotcon and Bronycon:

Trotcon, Columbus OH, Fri July 20, 11:30 AM: Aristotle vs. Fan-Fiction

Humans are weird.  Sometimes they like to do painful or frightening things: ride roller-coasters, eat the extra-hot buffalo wings at Duff''s, climb mountains, watch horror movies.

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May
13th
2018

Lewis Carroll Explains Post-Modern Semiotics · 9:49pm May 13th

He had bought a large map representing the sea,
   Without the least vestige of land:
And the crew were much pleased when they found it to be
   A map they could all understand.

“What’s the good of Mercator’s North Poles and Equators,
   Tropics, Zones, and Meridian Lines?”
So the Bellman would cry: and the crew would reply,
   “They are merely conventional signs!

“Other maps are such shapes, with their islands and capes!
   But we’ve got our brave Captain to thank”

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May
2nd
2018

Pretentiousness comes from modern art comes from Plato · 4:33am May 2nd

MrNumbers just posted a great essay, Annihilation -- on Pretentiousness in Media. I feel like he's saved me a blog post; I would've had to have written something similar eventually.

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Apr
25th
2018

Current stories: Future Considerations, North Ridge's Debt, Schadenfreude, Leprechauns · 5:48am April 25th

It's too late in the evening for me to write reviews, but I looked over some of the recent stories and found some that you might like:


Chris, "Future Considerations":

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Apr
16th
2018

PSA for the yanks among us: An important new tax rule · 11:37pm April 16th

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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