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Loganberry


Hold your ground but do not be unkind. (Ponyphonic, "Shy Heart") He/him.

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Read my potted reviews of MLP fanfiction on my off-site blog Louder Yay every Wednesday. The series has been running since March 2014, and I don't intend to stop any time soon!

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Multi-gen means multi-gen · 11:46pm Nov 21st, 2021

Now that Fimfiction has opened up to G5 stories, I would like to see the site go the whole hog and cater for all generations. True, I wouldn't expect a massive number of fics about Posey and Gusty or Melody and Patch or whoever, but why not? Now G5 fics are here, Fimfiction can't continue to pretend that Friendship is Magic or even G4 in general is the defining factor linking all the stories on the site. If someone wants to write a fic about G3 Minty going on adventures in the

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3102338 I once had a GF who gave zero feedback in bed. She was always the one who initiated it, but in bed, she was a log. One time, she was a log like usual, and all of the sudden the log bursts into tears, screaming that I'm raping her...

Long story short, that relationship went down the drain.

I'll think long and hard before I propose to Loganberry. I have a feeling that if I ever asked her how I look in my tiara, she wouldn't even tell me that I'm pretty.

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I'll ask in a different way. Imagine that you try to surprise your spouse with a delicacy.

Bad Dragon, do me a favor.
Please do not marry Loganberry without careful consideration first. :twilightsmile:

3073475 I wasn't trying to bug you about it or anything like that. I think everyauthor is wondering what you thought of their story, but you're always playing the silent mysterious type. I was afraid that you might think that nopony cares about your thoughts which would be the exact opposite of reality, and I'd be a bad bad dragon if I just let you marinade in such falsehood, so I was compelled to reject your reality and substitute it with my own if such was the case.

But, since I was completely wrong and your reasons are lack of time and stress(?), you should probably just forget about my awkward visitation here that turned out to be unneeded in the first place.

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It's ironic. I spewed up all that wall of text exactly because I wanted you to understand what I'm saying without offending you.

Well, considering I said, "I'm not offended or anything, of course not..." I think you succeeded there. Huzzah!

So, have you ever considered giving your thoughts as well so that we authors could improve?

I have. The trouble is that I'm not very good at it. Ironic I know, given all those blog reviews I write, but 'tis a different form. Thinking back, I think I have had a go in one or two FF150s. I don't know why I stopped then -- possibly we had one of those months with 21 entries or something and I just didn't have the time.

So, no promises. This isn't a yes. But it's not a no either.

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come across a little bit like long-form browbeating.

It's ironic. I spewed up all that wall of text exactly because I wanted you to understand what I'm saying without offending you.

So, have you ever considered giving your thoughts as well, so that we authors could improve?

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We-ell... I've been clear from the very start of FF150 that this was not going to be at the level of the Write-Offs. I just don't have the time or the ability, and the lower level of pressure and lack of "Judge's Judgey Judgemental Comments" is a feature, not a bug. I say why I chose the winner (and the hon mensh where applicable) and the Feedback Folk do as they think fit. In other words, the comments I give are always of the "I really liked this because..." form. That, also, is a feature and not a bug.

I'm not saying, "No, I categorically refuse to do that evarr!" But you could have just asked me, "Hey, any chance you could do feedback for each story yourself?" rather than what does come across a little bit like long-form browbeating. I'm not offended or anything, of course not, but... I dunno, it just seems a bit weird that you're saying this now, given you've been doing these flashfics for several years. *shrug* I guess I'm a bit startled, that's all.

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You know, I really thought I'd answered this. Maybe I sent a PM, but I am so sorry if I didn't. Not a lot to say, except to say that your post made me smile and gave me a warm feeling inside. I am still around, I'm still active, and this fandom is still very important to me. Thank you for stopping by. I see you haven't been here for a while, but maybe if and when you do log in again you'll see this reply and know I did see what you took the time to write, even if months later.

There was a national story competition and I sent my entry for which I worked a long time on. They chose 1 winner (which was not me) and that was it. There was absolutely no feedback. I didn't even know if they read my story. It felt like I cut off one month of my life then threw it out the window. I never entered their competition ever again. Sending them a story feels like sending a story into a fiery furnace. Feedback is exactly the same.

When I was a judge of competition once, we received like 20 entries. Along with other judges we decided on the winners. But I also took another step. I ranked all the entries based on my preference from the winner to the disqualified ones. For each one, I did a short review so that all the authors knew what the issue was with their entry.

Since you're also the judge and jury in your writing competition, I was wondering if you ever considered writing down your thoughts. I imagine that after you read a story, you don't just blankly stare at the wall without a single thought in your head. I bet you do have thoughts when you read stories. And what if those thoughts were to be written down into sentences? Do you think such a process would be theoretically possible?

I'll ask in a different way. Imagine that you try to surprise your spouse with a delicacy.

You spend your whole day cooking and when your loved one comes home, you offer her a bite of your delicacy.

Upon tasting she just blankly stares at you.

You ask her, "So, what do you think?"

And she just blankly stares at you.

"Do you want another?", you ask and offer her another bite.

She swallows it, then blankly stares at you.

"Do you hate it?"

She blankly stares at you.

"Is there something wrong with it?"

She blankly stares at you.

"A penny for your thoughts?"

She blankly stares at you.

"Look, if you didn't like it, just say it. I won't be mad. Just tell me what you think."

She blankly stares at you.

"I was planning to cook this for you on your birthday as well, but now I'm not so sure if I should. I know I gave you the food, but did you even taste it? I'm getting zero reaction from you right now."

She blankly stares at you.

"A simple, 'I hate it' would suffice, you know?"

She blankly stares at you.

"If you say that you hate it, I won't be mad. In fact, I'll thank you for your feedback. But if you give me nothing, I will be mad."

She blankly stares at you.

"You know what, f*** you. I'll never cook for you again, you heartless mute!"

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I only saw you in the EQD comment section. I only stumbled across this account today.

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