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Cordial Nova


I tell lies for money.

Nov
7th
2019

Arms and Armament · 8:47pm Nov 7th, 2019

So, I was catching up on some blog posts this morning, and happened upon one which discussed the way objects can reflect characters, and happened to use their choices of weapons as an example. Which set me off down the track of contemplating what, in Equestria's earlier and rather rougher pieces of history, might our favorite protagonists arm themselves with should such warlike preparations be called for?

Herewith, my results.

Twilight

Nothing. Nothing at all.

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Aug
26th
2019

Color Coordination · 6:30pm Aug 26th, 2019

Given the full-spectrum range of coat and mane colors among Equestrian ponies, can you imagine the trouble planners of any sort of public event that needs a seating chart must have? Not only do they have to take into account all the same considerations that we do, but Earthly event planners don't have to worry about accidentally creating eye-wateringly bad color combinations by accident. After all, in the photographs, you want to look like a "harmonious rainbow" or even "patchwork

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Apr
14th
2019

Military Controversy · 9:26pm Apr 14th, 2019

Is the basic earth pony military unit infantry, or cavalry?

Please overthink as much as possible, then justify your answers.

Apr
9th
2019

My E-Mail Informs Me That It Is National Unicorn Day · 4:31pm Apr 9th, 2019

It may (ha!) be unofficial, but nonetheless.

Mar
8th
2019

A Few Words · 8:34pm Mar 8th, 2019

I've been conlanging some more, and since some of the words this time are of Advancedverse relevance, thought I'd drop a pointer here.

Feb
23rd
2019

Word-Codes · 12:58am Feb 23rd, 2019

Since I'm close to done with the next one, and no-one appears to have spotted the non-listed codewords in the last chapter, or at least no-one's claimed their virtual cookie for doing so, here's the relevant disclosure:

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Jan
28th
2019

Pinkie Pie Conquers North Korea · 6:23pm Jan 28th, 2019

...is today’s terrible crackfic idea, for those who like their interdimensional war porn.

This came about during a discussion of said country, and China as rising superpower, and the comment that in a country where boiled tree bark, grass, and on occasion recently deceased relatives have been considered viable food sources, the PLA could overrun the place with just its catering corps. Rolling across the border in food trucks, hurling rice cakes into the crowds, sort of thing.

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Jan
21st
2019

The Reason They Like Mountains · 2:34am Jan 21st, 2019

I've heard a variety of possible reasons why unicorns like mountains, from the physical ("lots of gems there") to the psychological ("Rincewind Arcology Syndrome").

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Jan
12th
2019

Cryptozoology Thought: Timberdogs · 7:16am Jan 12th, 2019

In today's wacky ideas brought on by drink... the domestication of the timberwolf. Because who doesn't want a bunch of tiny shaggy-barked puppies running around the place?

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Jan
8th
2019

The Love Icosahedron Incident of 2974 · 4:18am Jan 8th, 2019

...was exactly what it says on the tin.

It turns out that there are some... issues... when the Alicorn of Love goes through puberty and the associated hormone-driven magic surges in the middle of a major city. My, that was fun to keep under wraps.

(There's now a special "In Case of Princess House" on a suitable remote island in the Great Celestial Ocean, because it would be even more fun to keep under wraps if, say, the Alicorn of Lust should turn up one day.)