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Dave Bryant


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Jan
22nd
2022

Taking stock · 8:17pm January 22nd

Cook’s Tour and Brass Ring are complete, or at least as complete as they need to be. The former clocks in at around seventy thousand words, the latter at about seventy-seven thousand, counting “Oops.” Print lay-outs are complete for both as well; with “The Farmer in the Dell” and a chronology appendix in Cook’s Tour and “Conference” in Brass Ring, I was able to bring both volumes to almost the same page count—just four pages difference—which is pretty amazing. (I

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Jan
1st
2022

May the new year . . . · 7:18pm January 1st

. . . be better than the last.

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Dec
24th
2021

Lectern’s New and Used Books · 7:17am Dec 24th, 2021

This is an approximation of the two-story bungalow converted decades ago into a bookstore with a small studio living space at the front of the upper floor. The house measures thirty feet (9.1 m) wide by forty-six feet (14.0 m) long; before the extension to make room for a LULA elevator the length was forty feet (12.2 m).

Ground floor

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Dec
13th
2021

Cook’s studio apartment · 6:53am Dec 13th, 2021

This is an approximation of the furnished studio apartment Cookie Pusher moves into during the course of Foreign Nationals of Unusual Importance, as it appeared when he arrived. The footprint of the usable space is twenty-four feet (7.3 meters) square, with a four-foot-wide balcony inset next to the sleeping area.

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Dec
11th
2021

Rose’s tiny flat · 8:19pm Dec 11th, 2021

This is an approximation of the efficiency apartment Rose Brass moves into after being retired to the army’s permanent disability list. She lives there for more than fifteen years, partly out of inertia, through her entire career as a youth social worker. The furnishings are shown as described in Three-act Play, with a couple of simplifications due to limitations in available art assets and for clarity. The footprint of the usable space is ten feet (3.0 meters) wide by twenty feet (6.0

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Dec
9th
2021

Wallflower’s boarding room · 6:59am Dec 9th, 2021

This is an approximation of the ratty old SRO where Sunset found Wallflower early in Three-act Play, as it looked when the latter moved into it a couple of months before the start of the story. The bedroom is ten feet (3.0 meters) wide by twelve feet (3.7 meters) long.

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Dec
7th
2021

Another question for the audience! · 5:49am Dec 7th, 2021

Because hope springs eternal, apparently.

Do Lectern, Cook, or Rose participate in social media? If so, which? If not, why not?

Answers need not use cutesy alternate-world brand names.

Addendum: I think TCC56’s comment pretty much hits the nail on the head, even bringing up a few wrinkles I hadn’t thought of—which of course is why I posed the question in the first place. Spamotron’s rider about Cook is a good point as well.

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Nov
24th
2021

Rules of thumb · 6:52pm Nov 24th, 2021

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Nov
12th
2021

Chrysalis · 11:11pm Nov 12th, 2021

Questions sparked by a conversation on Discord: does Chrysalis have a human counterpart, and if so, who is she? I haven’t decided for purposes of Twin Canterlots, but if there is a human Chysalis, what if she’s the dictator—or ex-dictator—of the country where Rose was deployed? :pinkiegasp:

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Nov
12th
2021

Musings · 6:28am Nov 12th, 2021

Mostly to demonstrate I’m still alive.

  • Cook is more fun to write. Rose is more . . . interesting? Dramatic? Rewarding? Difficult, certainly. I’m not sure exactly what word best describes her as a subject. A lot of the difference, I suspect, traces to the fact Rose has suffered far more trauma than Cook, and deals far more with trauma in her everyday life.

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