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Dave Bryant


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Sep
24th
2022

You didn’t see that— · 8:29pm Saturday

So mobile Web browsers tend to be twitchy, and it’s all too easy to hit an interface element accidentally. And then you have to go back and fix it.

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Jun
12th
2022

No idea · 11:43pm June 12th

Three-act Play and Rose Brass took a lot out of me, to the point I’m not sure what if anything is left. That’s not to say I’m leaving or anything like that; I still pop on Fimfiction frequently, I still read stories, I still participate through comments or notes or the occasional journal post. I still want to finish the stories in progress or planned—but it seems I’m wrung dry and have been for months. I don’t know when or even if that will change.

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May
1st
2022

Choice cuts 0: the original story notes · 7:49pm May 1st

Before Scampy and I even started on Three-act Play, we sat down for a marathon five-hour initial story conference. I boiled down the Discord transcript to a ten-page Adobe InDesign document—yes, I use that instead of a word processor, sue me—and generated a PDF file. In turn, I pulled the text from that PDF file, pasted it here, and cleaned it up a little. I abbreviated the three primary characters’ names to their respective initial letters: W for Wallflower Blush, S for Sunset Shimmer,

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Apr
25th
2022

Finishing up Lectern’s: Fall Semester · 7:00pm April 25th

I really do need to finish the Ogres & Oubliettes game. As usual, the trouble I’m having is finding a narrative line. The only practicable thing to do is to string together a succession of vignettes, similar to the first installment, which means coming up with those vignettes. Spoilers ahoy!

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Apr
8th
2022

Pointless ruminations on Sunset’s flat, because I am an architecture nerd · 6:07pm April 8th

While reconstructing Sunset’s idiosyncratic living space, I realized it actually is laid out quite poorly. In no way, however, should that be considered a negative criticism of the art and animation staff! I have seen equally or more awkward arrangements in the real world, especially in older constructions.

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Apr
3rd
2022

Sunset’s loft flat · 10:57pm April 3rd

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Mar
31st
2022

More numerical analysis and musings thereon · 6:50pm March 31st

At time of writing Fimfiction hosts 143,967 stories. From a story’s Statistics page one can glean a fair amount of information, though context for that information is not presented in full—which admittedly is a significant coding challenge that may not be worth the effort, since most people probably don’t care much. However, I do, partly because fiddling around with raw data simply tickles my fancy, so I decided to check where my stories stand in ratings relative to the site’s whole

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Mar
6th
2022

Mane Seven height, build, and age · 10:52pm March 6th

After more cogitation and additional information, I’ve revised my earlier journal post “Big and tall, short and small”, ranking the Mane Seven by relative height, build, and age.

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Mar
3rd
2022

Update to the information packet for the Campus · 2:33am March 3rd

It’s not huge, but I always have been a little bothered I never finished the landscaping on the map of the site. So I did. The revised PDF file now is available for download.

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Feb
20th
2022

Rose Brass, action hero · 5:42pm February 20th

Rose is a veteran military officer and social worker, a competition-grade pistoleer, an expert martial artist, tough-minded, quick-thinking, and fearless. In short she has all the makings of a good action hero—yet I never have written her as such! The closest I got was Virga, but even there she plays the part of the steady, indomitable commanding officer rather than the two-fisted guns-blazing ass-kicker. Lately I have been hankering to find just one good situation to let her cut loose.

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