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Benman


Benman belongs to a class of bipedal ape notable for its use of tools and clothing, highly adept at symbolic communication such as language and art.

Oct
1st
2013

Mortal, Mother of Nations, Sequels, and Continuity · 10:32pm Oct 1st, 2013

As you may know, I recently published a story. Many of you asked whether I'll write more in this world. This is where I bring up my sequel policy, which is to say: no. [1]

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Sep
28th
2013

The Great One-Man Diaspora Of 2013 · 3:51am Sep 28th, 2013

Guess what, horsebutts! I'm moving to California next week! If you live near the Bay Area in general, or Oakland in particular, then we should have words.

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Aug
7th
2013

Horsecon 2013 · 1:41am Aug 7th, 2013

So, that was pretty great.

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Jul
27th
2013

This Community Is Amazing · 3:26am Jul 27th, 2013

A thousand comments. That's something like 140,000 words of discussion on 40,000 words of story. In other words, the comments are twice as long as The Catcher In The Rye. And that's ignoring the discussions on other sites, which probably add another 10% or so.

Yes, I've read all of these. Most of them twice, at least.

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Jul
24th
2013

Three Styles Of Critique · 2:24pm Jul 24th, 2013

For one reason or another, I find myself critiquing a nontrivial number of horse stories. I've noticed that there are three patterns I tend to fall into. There are a few guiding principles common to all of these:

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Jul
20th
2013

Ben Versus Bronycon · 6:49pm Jul 20th, 2013

That thing will be happening soon and I am pretty dang excited. This will be the first con I've been to. More importantly, there are friends I've known for two years who I will be seeing in meatspace for the first time. I'll also be part of EqD's prereader panel at 1:30 on Friday, so come check us out if you've ever wondered about the submission and approval process, or if you want to talk about horsefic in general.

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Jun
29th
2013

Discovery Writing Is Insane · 4:19am Jun 29th, 2013

I write from an outline. I work out the major developments and arcs. I make a rough list of what scenes happen in what order. I have a short list of powerful moments I'm trying to work towards. Once the plan is in place, and only then, I start writing prose.

(Sometimes the plan changes drastically as I learn more about the story. When that happens, the first thing I do is open the outline and revise the plan.)

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Jun
27th
2013

So, This Happened · 8:27pm Jun 27th, 2013

This isn't my fault. Blame Bradel, who started it, and horizon, who made it a thing.



Idared Montoya: She's climbing the rope. And she's gaining on us.

Trixini: Inconceivable!


(The chase continues. The Mare in Black is still gaining.)


Trixini: Faster!

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Jun
10th
2013

Ben Day Party Horsestravaganza 2013 · 3:01pm Jun 10th, 2013

I will be a quarter-century old on Friday! You know what this calls for?



BRACE YOURSELVES FOR INCOMING FESTIVITIES


—I'll release my newest story! [1] You guys like changeling redemption stories, right? Well, this is not entirely unlike those.

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Jun
5th
2013

The Worst Part Is, I Can't Even Blame Someone Else · 9:53pm Jun 5th, 2013

I've been working on two stories lately, and one of them has been incredibly frustrating. It's a sequel to Mortal set about six hundred years afterwards, and while the general shape of the story has been coming together as well as can be expected, a big chunk is refusing to be non-terrible no matter what I do. I have probably spent a couple of weeks trying to figure this out.

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