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The Cloptimist


Jun
16th
2020

Grab Bag · 12:33pm June 16th

First off, Away had a really lovely review from The Red Parade over at My Little Reviews & Feedback!

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Jun
5th
2020

On Current Developments · 9:40pm June 5th

I was happier being blissfully unaware this site, and fandom, had Nazis in it. But it's better to know, I guess. Allow me (or Valerio) to say a few words:

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Jun
2nd
2020

"Away" on Equestria Daily, plus updates · 10:00am June 2nd

So, not only did it somehow win the contest it was written for, but Away has now been featured on Equestria Daily!

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May
22nd
2020

Self-Isolation Contest: An Update · 8:04am May 22nd

Secret Moon's Self-Isolation Contest 2020
*WINNER*

TAway
A unicorn with an unwanted special magical talent isolates herself on a remote hillside, away from other ponies, for their sake and hers.
The Cloptimist · 8.2k words  ·  24  0 · 323 views

Well, I guess now I can officially put "Award-Winning Writer" on my business cards without getting in trouble with the trading standards people.

....Excuse me a moment.

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May
2nd
2020

Equestria Daily feature! Also, blue apples · 10:00am May 2nd

So, firstly, a really nice development - Red/Yellow was featured on Equestria Daily last night! It's not a new story, it was my first (of two) stories ever to hit the Featured box here, around a year ago. But it's always been one of my favourite stories I've written, and even if some of the stylistic experiments maybe didn't quite land,

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Apr
24th
2020

Working some more! · 9:25am April 24th

So, in light of my new 100-follower status, I've redesigned my userpage to highlight both my most successful stories, and also some of the less successful pieces which I remain especially proud of. At the moment, I've only written 14 stories in just over a year, and that's including the somewhat dashed-off clop trilogy that got me my start and gave me this millstone of a username, so the distinction is kind of academic, but I'm hoping to just keep on writing new stuff.

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Apr
22nd
2020

New story, and 100 followers! · 5:27pm April 22nd

So, the big news was going to be that I just published my 14th story:

TAway
A unicorn with an unwanted special magical talent isolates herself on a remote hillside, away from other ponies, for their sake and hers.
The Cloptimist · 8.2k words  ·  24  0 · 323 views

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Apr
16th
2020

Self-Isolation Contest · 10:15pm April 16th

So, Nailah pointed me towards this excellent new group and contest:

Secret Moon's Self-Isolation Writing Contest

There are lots of rules, but the basic concept is simple enough: write a story on the theme of "isolation". It's a very interesting idea for a contest, obviously very current but without being too grimly topical, and I'm writing something for it myself!

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Apr
15th
2020

The contest results are in! And... · 9:03pm April 15th

...I didn't place.

TDiplodocus
A dinosaur dig at Sweet Apple Acres threatens to send Rainbow Dash and Applejack's relationship into a tailspin.
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Mar
22nd
2020

I've been interviewed! · 11:41am March 22nd

By the lovely Nailah. Go check out the full interview over on her blog!

I wasn't half as interesting as Shakespearicles, but still :twilightsmile:

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