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Bok


My stories have a 1/1000 chance of teleporting you back in time to the Siege of Leningrad.

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  • 23 weeks
    There are no rules. Only principles.

    Humans tell stories. We always have, and always will. But what we haven't always done is tell stories in text, and it's not something that comes to us naturally the way verbal storytelling does. To compound on this, I've noticed over the years that the lessons we teach people on how to read and write when they’re young give them a functional grasp, ie you can understand what they’re saying at least, but it helps precisely none towards the actual art of wordcraft.

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  • 24 weeks
    Nice weather is a non-event

    It's something of a cliche at this point that a story literally starts with 'it was a beautiful day in ponyville'. It's mocked a lot, and for good reason. At the same time, I very well think there's a reason it became the butt of so many jokes in the first place, for a very simple reason: it's how a very large chunk of the episodes start. A pan-down from the sky, or a pan-up from the ground, showing Ponyville having nice weather.

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    7 comments · 110 views
  • 25 weeks
    Writing Rampage

    I recently went to EFNW. Had a lot of fun.

    And now that I'm back, a familiar pattern returns to me, as it does every time I come back from a con. I came back with a lot of horse story ideas, and I intend to write every single one of them down.

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    2 comments · 94 views
  • 25 weeks
    Original Character, Please Steal

    Hi, I'm Bok, and I've somehow tricked you into reading a blog post about fanfiction.

    In terms of fics, OCs are weird creatures, and I don't mean this because so many of them are literally weird nonsensical color-clashing abominations. What's always struck me as odd about so many people's OCs is how very, very defensive and possessive their creators are about them, leading to the ever-repeated phrase Original Character, Do Not Steal.

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    2 comments · 97 views
  • 25 weeks
    Jojoing

    There's generally a few giveaways on this site that an author is really inexperienced. Most of them are pretty obvious: walls of text, bad dialogue formatting, consistently bad spelling, but most authors are quick to fix these when they're pointed out. However, there's one trait I've found is nearly-universal, especially if the author is very young, and is somewhat harder to simply point to. I dub it 'Jojoing', after the anime/manga where characters tend to explain action as it happens.

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Rokas #73 · May 28th · · ·

Disclaimer is inaccurate: was transported instead to the Battle of Salamis in the Greco-Persian War. Found myself surrounded by soggy, burly Greek men and lots of wood. As I am neither homosexual male nor heterosexual female, I found the experience rather annoying. 1/10 would not take Bok Time Travel Services again.

*Toses a luger at Bok's feet.* We need to talk.

Bok
Bok #71 · March 31st · · ·

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I had to pull it real quick to replace the cover art, which spiraled into a big investigation into an apparent computer problem. Should be back up soon though!

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The story was transported to the Siege of Leningrad. It was going to happen eventually.

Your story disappeared. :trixieshiftright:

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