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chris the cynic


Because everyone gets it wrong: is a girl.

Apr
12th
2019

Where I think the other Sunset Shimmer is, the short version. · 7:12pm April 12th

Anyone who tried to read through my previous post on the topic likely noticed what an absolute mess it was. At the time I wasn't in the sort of mental state that allowed for either the control to not go all over the place, or the editing needed to turn an "all over the place" result into something that was readable.

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Feb
7th
2019

If there's only one Sunset Shimmer, this is why I think that is (Also: if there are two, where I think the other is) · 4:06pm February 7th

This isn't my preferred answer to the question "Where is the other Sunset Shimmer?" but it has the virtue of being straightforward and working with what we know about how the worlds do and don't parallel each other.

Unnecessary Deep Background:

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Jan
12th
2019

Regularly Scheduled "I'm not dead yet" Announcement · 11:25pm January 12th

Astute readers will note that there is no schedule, regular or otherwise.

My depression has been super duper extra bad for six to eight months. Or is it seven to nine months? That shows when it comes to updates. On the plus side, calling something as serious as debilitating depression "super duper" anything makes things feel a bit lighter.

So, let's take a moment to talk about some things.

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Aug
11th
2018

I'm still alive and so are my stories · 6:34pm Aug 11th, 2018

I felt like checking in even though there's not actually anything new to say. Here goes:

The most common question I get asked these days is whether or not this or that fic is dead. No. Nope, it's not. That, however, isn't quite as good news as it might at first seem to be.

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Jul
17th
2018

If you write, you probably write depressed characters without even realizing it. Please think about that. · 4:06am Jul 17th, 2018

Because everyone wanted another post about mental illness.

I don't really want to turn into that person, but it's been a long year and a half (well, year and five months, to the day) and a long [unknown period greater than half my life] before that, so let's do this.

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Jun
24th
2018

On the lack of updates, and on depression, and on hopelessness, and on all that · 10:56pm Jun 24th, 2018

[This will be extremely long and rambling.]
[You have been warned.]
[Oh, also: profanity]

It would be nice to believe that the reason that I care about the treatment of people with mental illness is because I'm a good person with a big heart and . . . so forth. I'd like to it's something like that instead of something inherently selfish. But there is a potential reason that's inherently selfish.

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Mar
18th
2018

More on mental illness and "Forgotten Friendship" · 9:39pm Mar 18th, 2018

First off, I've been having technical problems. Sorry for all resultant delays. (They are still ongoing.)

Second, some people thought that I was unfair in my characterization of the human six in Forgotten Friendship vis-à-vis their treatment of Sunset after forgetting pretty much everything she'd done of note since the end of the first movie. Not all of that conversation took right here and in public, so some people might be wondering what in Tartarus I'm talking about.

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Feb
20th
2018

On "Forgotten Friendship" · 1:34am Feb 20th, 2018

It's been too long with the most recent message being notice of my concussion. Especially given that I've recovered. (Less quickly than I would have liked, but it's over now.)

That said, this is basically just one of those, "I needed to get all this crap out of my head," rants.

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Dec
19th
2017

I gave myself another concussion. · 3:01pm Dec 19th, 2017

What happened:

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Dec
14th
2017

First FIM stuff at my Patreon, which exists · 1:30am Dec 14th, 2017

So when I made a Patreon account I promised that I'd give access to things that weren't ready to be posted elsewhere or might never be posted elsewhere and, at any rate, things that would appear there before the rest of the world.

The post itself is easy to point you to, the explanation is more difficult. The post.

So, here's the deal:

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