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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.


My Sequel Policy · 6:09pm Mar 16th, 2013

If you saw this pop up in your feed: this post isn't a response to anything in particular. I'm putting this here so that I can link folks to it later, as it does crop up occasionally. Think of it as my FAQ, except there's only one question that people frequently ask. That question is "will you write a sequel to this story?"

If you're here because I linked you to this post later: howdy. Make yourself comfortable.

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It Seems I Have Driven A Man To Madness · 5:58am Mar 13th, 2013

Oops. I would like to apologize for my part in this.

I am feeling a curious mixture of shame and pride, right now.

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The Best Of All Possible Fundraisers · 12:59am Mar 2nd, 2013

It seems all the cool kids [1] are auctioning off fanfic to raise money to offset the Unicon debacle. I have some opinions about how that's being run, but you've already read a bunch of opinions on the subject and you don't need to see mine. Let's just say that, while I'm in favor of fanfiction and I'm in favor of charity, there are charitable causes better than this one, and—

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Horse Words [Aural] · 1:16am Feb 25th, 2013

The folks at The Living Library Player Society read Everfree and the Poisoned Flower. Go check it out! Those folks know how to do a reading. Oleander's voice actress[1] in particular does a great job. My only complaint is that the narrator isn't actually Andrea Libman, but I guess you can't have everything.

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This Is Becoming Silly · 7:42pm Feb 18th, 2013

In my current project, I've had to remove a number of finished, edited scenes. Some of them had gone through three or four major drafts. If I combined and published the deleted scenes, they would be my second-longest story.

(It's totally worth it, though. I don't think I've ever been this confident in a story, before.)

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The Most Important Part of the Finale · 4:44am Feb 17th, 2013

Celestia got a new crown!

She is the prettiest princess Gaze upon her perfection and weep, mortals.

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2012 In Horse Words: A Retrospective · 5:37am Dec 31st, 2012

In which I gaze at my metaphorical navel. Stolen from bookplayer, via Bad Horse. Remember, kids: real authors steal.

Fic total:

6 published stories, 32,000 words.
~25,000 words of abandoned fic.
~30,000 words of in-progress fic.
~5,000 words in shards of fics I would like to expand upon, once I work through other projects.

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The Greatest Similes I Have Yet Written · 10:27pm Oct 9th, 2012

...will probably never be published. I normally don't like to post pieces of unfinished stories, but I'm making an exception because otherwise I'm unlikely to use these two, and I'm unreasonably proud of them.

From One Giant Leap, which will never be published because, despite my best efforts, I have no idea what to do for a second act:

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I Am A Terrible Human Being · 3:05pm Sep 26th, 2012

The things I am writing now are actually making me question whether I'm as empathetic as I like to think. A genuinely good person would probably not be this entertained by doing such terrible things to such good-hearted ponies. Yes, it's entirely fictional, but still. I ask myself, "what would make this a story I would read?" and the answer is "you should write about Twilight's psyche collapsing under the weight of her entirely justified guilt." This does not seem like the sort of thing that

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