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The Cloptimist


Bend your body to the will of the machine.

Who is The Cloptimist?

A British lawyer who loves Applejack and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, tries to stay chirpy, and writes whatever comes into my head. Including clop, so, be warned. You might know me as DazzleShips in other places. I like feedback, good or bad. Check out my Royal Canterlot Library author interview for more information!

Thank you for reading my stories. If you did. If not, um, why are you reading this?

Cheers, everypony!

TC

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  • 1 week
    Two months, plus Royal Canterlot Library!

    So, having written six new stories in my first month here, I managed to complete a slightly less impressive zero stories in the second month - I'm hopefully going to finish Errors tonight in order to be done in time for the Season 9 Bingo Contest, and I'm still hard at work on the two stories I mentioned last time!

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  • 2 weeks
    My first multi-chapter story (and, so, my first Incomplete story...!)

    So, I got kind of stuck on the two stories I'm working on, and then chanced upon the Season 9 Bingo Writing Contest, and noticed there were a few days left until the deadline, so... I figured, why not?

    And, luckily, the prompt card I got suggested a story to me straight away to incorporate all five - I was very lucky!

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  • 6 weeks
    One month anniversary! Plus, upcoming stories

    A whole month has passed since I signed up here and started writing, and so far I've managed to publish six stories; I think each successive one is better than the last, but maybe that's just what I'm supposed to think...

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  • 7 weeks
    Sunset's Story: my version

    Everyone has their own ideas about where the "real" human Sunset Shimmer is, and why we've never seen her. I wanted to write something made up of lots of little vignettes (not Vignettes!), maybe have a brief look at how Sunset came to be the damaged pony she was, and how that tied in to the mystery of "Where is Human Sunset?". So, I wrote Red/Yellow. It's not a particularly happy story, but I hope you like it anyway. And if I

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  • 9 weeks
    A non-clop story for a change

    I wanted to write a non-clop story for a little change, and also to challenge myself to write something even faster than normal. Dragon Lord Ember Skips Work for an Hour is the result. Don't worry, we will soon be returning to your normally scheduled programming, i.e. smut. But sometimes, even tough dragon lords just want to cuddle. :coolphoto:

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So, I got kind of stuck on the two stories I'm working on, and then chanced upon the Season 9 Bingo Writing Contest, and noticed there were a few days left until the deadline, so... I figured, why not?

And, luckily, the prompt card I got suggested a story to me straight away to incorporate all five - I was very lucky!

Anyhow. Errors is my first multi-chapter story, and I'm hoping to have it finished and submitted in the next couple of days; if you spot any huge, um, errors, please do flag 'em up!

I'm in the middle of writing a new clop story I think you guys will really like, but the idea for Red/Yellow popped into my head and wouldn't leave me alone until I got it down on paper, so... yeah.

Not exactly laugh a minute stuff, but I've wanted to do something made up of loads of little tiny disjointed bits for a while now, and it seemed to fit the story I came up with both for why Sunset was so damaged, and where her "real" human counterpart is. Anyway, it's taken me back to the "Popular Stories" box, so that's nice; I hope you enjoy reading it.

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Thanks for the compliment, I'm really glad you have entered that contest as well. Good luck, I thought it was a really good story with a few clever ideas and it was interesting seeing a bit of a side to Ember and Thorax emotionally that we do not see all that often, so I thought that was very well written. Hope you get some good acknowledgements from it!

The like and dislike system here is very cruel. It seems a well-written story can go without any likes or be disliked because people found it hard to read, while a story that had no editor and was poorly written gets a bunch of likes and comments. It can drive you mad, so my advice to all who write and include stories here is to look at the people you want to read this story and if they enjoy it, if they comment to you or on the story about it, then that's the win.

If there's anything I or my friends can do to help you keep writing and enjoying developing your ideas, never hesitate to ask.
Thanks again for commenting. All good things,

Dusky.

P.S. See you on Discord :3

I wanted to write a non-clop story for a little change, and also to challenge myself to write something even faster than normal. Dragon Lord Ember Skips Work for an Hour is the result, thanks to a prompt in the Shipping group. Don't worry, we will soon be returning to your normally scheduled programming, i.e. smut. But sometimes, even tough dragon lords just want to cuddle. :coolphoto:

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Fair enough, I was just confused. Again, thanks for being honest.

2705012

Maybe I. Should say...I like the concept of your clop...That would be better wording.

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Eh?

I appreciate the honest feedback you gave on In Search of Lost Time, it's what I asked for and I'm always grateful to hear what people think, and I'm not upset you hated the story - but I'm confused by this message, because you manifestly don't "like my style of clop" (which, again, is not an issue), so... Eh? Was there something you did like, or did you just post this on the wrong user page...?

Gotta say I like your style of clop my friend, if you wan't any ideas to keep going PM me.

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Which is fair enough (well, not the trolls, but if you don't like that particular fetish...) - to each their own, and I'm honestly not obsessed with the votes anyway (no, really!), it was just slightly galling as a n00b clopsmith to see it briefly overwhelmed in red (and with no positive comments at the time to cheer me up). But thank you for the encouragement, it's really very much appreciated at this end.

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I'm betting a lot of the down votes are either trolls or ones that don't like the fetishes or stuff like that.

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Aw, thanks. I am writing an actual story (i.e. not just a transparently adapted RP, although a lot of adaptation went into the non-sex bits of those!) at the moment, I'll be interested to see what people think of it.

And thank you! It is my favourite too, and yet it got the worst votes (for a while it was in a negative balance, which... I know I'm not meant to pay attention to the votes, but still it was a bit of a kick in the teeth because I really don't believe it's any "worse" than the other two! - it's come roaring back since then to something like 2:1 green, so that's a bit better).

No problem. I truly loved it! Your stuff is pretty good. Thank you for sharing your rps with us I loved them! Also, don't be afraid to ask for help whenever, we both are writers and do this all for fun after all and what's better than helping each other out? Also, Cause and Effect was my favorite.

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Why, thank you!

And, also, right back at you!

And, also also, you've written several of my favourite stories on here, so thank you for those, too. I'm a little embarrassed that this, um, latex trilogy is all I've got to show in return, but I'll get better with practice.

Cloptimist,
Let me just be the first to say that I quite like your clever username.

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