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CoyoteXray


Remember writers: No plan ever survives contact with the enemy. (and there are a lot of enemies out there)

Feb
4th
2019

Losing my nerve · 2:20am February 4th

Got myself into another debate about the movie. I know, probably not a good idea, as those who have seen the movie seem to be in any number of camps. I personally think that there were a lot of issues with the plot, but I haven't yet gotten the sense that there are many people out there that share that sentiment. And getting into arguments about it I'm afraid may bring negative attention to what I've written. It all kind of reminds one of politics these days, in some ways a bit too much. How do

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Jan
30th
2019

Strike One · 9:10pm January 30th

Began the process today of downloading my latest story, but I think that the lousy weather is goofing up my internet connection. So, Ill try again when it gets warmer.

Jan
26th
2019

Whoops · 3:59am January 26th

Did you ever get all the way through a blog entry...actually post it...and then notice that what you were saying was totally wrong? Had that experience today. Not a pretty picture. I guess I'm just not great at the blog thing, as I use mine for discussion, not just personal stuff. I'll work on it though. Hopefully next time I'll actually be half as profound as I think I am.

Jan
21st
2019

The Rise of "Anon" · 2:17pm January 21st

I've been trying to keep an eye on some of the new stories coming on to the site recently. It's great to see that interest in our favorite story line hasn't diminished, but there is one thing that I find a bit odd, the widespread use of anonymous characters. I've always felt that naming a character is quite important (in fact, I've made it a habit of using the names of famous race horses for my original characters. Hopefully it doesn't get me in trouble) O.K., maybe I just answered my own

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Jan
16th
2019

On the Verge of Something · 2:13pm January 16th

Just submitted the two parts of the first chapter of my second story to the one friend of mine who knows that I'm interested in this stuff to see if it makes sense. (damn, don't you just hate run on sentences) If he thinks that it looks o.k., I'll submit it for approval, maybe even before the end of the week. It would be easier if I had a fellow brony to check this for me, but as an older fan that really hasn't been an option. I'm going to be taking on some rather nasty subjects in the next few

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Jan
2nd
2019

The Insane Pursuit of Perfection · 2:51pm January 2nd

As I continue to work on the first chapter of my second story, I took a moment to take yet another look at my first story. It was actually the second one I had written for the site, but the first one was just way too much of a copy of the most of the stories I had read, so I didn't publish it. In reading back through story two, I noticed several minor errors in how I had written the dialogue. They weren't serious ones, but they annoyed me some, and I was tempted to make corrections. But, there

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Dec
24th
2018

How do you keep an idea alive? · 4:27am Dec 24th, 2018

Been working on my next story, but it's been difficult. First just getting started has proven to be a challenge, as I'm not sure how to fit it into the template that is MLP:TM. I've always felt that the movie was full up to it's eyeballs in plot holes, but just how does one fill them in a way that makes sense? In trying to do so, I've run into another problem, namely that it requires so much backstory that it adds an awful lot to my workload, and that takes a toll on my enthusiasm. Well, maybe

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Nov
25th
2018

The Puzzle of the "Monomyth" · 5:10pm Nov 25th, 2018

I'm in the middle of a discussion with a artist on DeviantArt about MLP:TM. He went through the story and compared it to stories like the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars, in terms of the formula used and the quest concept of one hero surviving trials and saving the day. It rings very true in terms of how the movie was constructed, and the plot elements that were used. But I had to admit to him that the formula didn't work for me.

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Sep
30th
2018

Curiouser and curiouser · 3:55pm Sep 30th, 2018

I've been pursuing in my spare time the questions regarding the movie that I asked in my previous blog post, and it raises so many other questions, like what is the structure of the Royal Guard; and what level of technology exists in Equestria? It seems that the answer to the first question is only barely hinted at, and the answer to the second seems to be dependent on what the writer needs for the story. There are lights and cameras, but what powers them? There are newspapers, but how do they

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Sep
16th
2018

A Series of Questions · 1:46am Sep 16th, 2018

Finally got through the MLP-FIM movie. It was interesting, though I saw more than a few reminders that this was indeed a younger person's show. That said though, it did leave, as many of you have noticed, several questions. Why was, after all this time, Twilight Sparkle still so unsure of herself in spite of everything she had experienced? Where the heck was Starlite Glimmer; Shining Armor; or even Flurry Heart? And what in the world happened to the Royal Guard?

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