Apr
21st
2021

I wrote a deeply stupid thing · 10:52am Yesterday

For the Cadance is a Terrible Mom competition:

ETarget Praxis
Cadance thinks it's important a Crystal Princess lives up to her heritage. Shining isn't so sure.
The Cloptimist · 1.3k words  ·  38  2 · 306 views

Nailah pointed me towards this contest and I immediately thought about, well, this. Then I thought of the title and decided I had to do it.

(Disclaimer: I do not, in fact, believe Cadance is a terrible mom, but I liked this idea too much not to write it.)

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Feb
5th
2021

Two years: new story! · 7:06pm February 5th

Exactly two years ago today, I joined Fimfiction. To mark the occasion, I published a new story, my 16th!

TÂme Câline
Starlight cuddles Trixie as the sun comes up. That's it. That's the whole story. (Well, mostly.)
The Cloptimist · 6.1k words  ·  51  6 · 475 views

Yeah, it's romance, mostly, and Starlight romance at that, and also I named it after an obscure French pop song from the 1960s which will be familiar to, what, maybe eight of you? Nine, tops.

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Jan
24th
2021

An eventful week · 3:00pm January 24th

So! I'm still here, and reporting on a week of Things Happening! Oh, yeah, apparently there was some news in America, or something, but... this is about Fimfiction and me.

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Dec
20th
2020

Solving an unexciting mystery · 9:12pm Dec 20th, 2020

So, I'm still unwell, but on the plus side I'm not getting worse, which was the doctor's key decider as to whether I'd potentially be spending Christmas in hospital. Which is... yay?

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Dec
15th
2020

December update · 1:21pm Dec 15th, 2020

So, I've been ill. Signed off work until the New Year. Yay.

(I had a negative COVID-19 test last month, but was then diagnosed with a nasty chest infection. I'll be back. Too many stories left to tell.)

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Nov
20th
2020

Old music from my favourite band ever, shared for no reason at all · 4:15pm Nov 20th, 2020

No reason at all.

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Oct
30th
2020

bits and pieces · 2:41am Oct 30th, 2020

The best way to grow as a writer, I'm told, is to challenge yourself. Deliberately try to do something different. Unfamiliar genres, Oblique Strategies, artificial conditions, whatever.

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Oct
10th
2020

10 · 5:17pm Oct 10th, 2020

It feels wrong to celebrate ten years when I was only here for less than half of them. I regret being a latecomer, not because I was ever made to feel unwelcome but because I missed the Golden Age - by the time I discovered the fandom it was already supposedly on an inevitable downward spiral, smaller and less enthusiastic and more factional. I don't know if any of these things were or are true, but whatever the case, I wasn't here when it started and - when it comes to the ten year

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Sep
19th
2020

downvotes · 10:19pm Sep 19th, 2020

For some reason, on August 23 and again on September 10, someone went through my entire story collection and hit downvote on (almost) everything without reading the stories.

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Jul
11th
2020

Hot new idea · 3:15pm Jul 11th, 2020

Every time someone begins a reply on a blog or tweet with the words "You DO realise that...", or ends with "I'll wait", they instantly get a splitting headache

Celestia, make it happen

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