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Feb
21st
2017

For Those That Yearn for Adventure: Jade Ring's "Dear Crusaders" trilogy · 6:50am Feb 21st, 2017

We've seen many different interactions between the Cutie Mark Crusaders and their sisters. Apple Bloom has received a lot of helpful advice from Applejack, helping spur her on whenever she felt down about herself. Sweetie Belle has been able to express herself more positively with Rarity's own guidance. Scootaloo has found a mentor in Rainbow Dash, helping her both fly about and strengthen herself without flying. Each of the sisters have acted crazily around their sisters, especially when

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Jan
31st
2017

My First Book Review Ever: Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels · 3:30am Jan 31st, 2017

Throughout my reviewing escapades, few that they are, I've never tackled a proper non-pony novel. I don't really know how to add on to anything that other, far more literate, well-read and smart have already said. I really like Jerry Spinelli's Stargirl, but I'm not really qualified to talk about teenage high-school dynamics, and would feel awkward talking about how I liked its awkward altruism. I didn't like Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, but I would feel

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Oct
13th
2016

"A Rumble in the Distance" is un-cancelled · 4:56pm Oct 13th, 2016

Last night, in an admittedly bitter and hopeless mood, I cancelled one of my stories. I thought that I was wasting people's time, and that I was too incompetent to improve it. I did a lot of whining, and then I went and brooded over my decision, avoiding people as much as I could.

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Oct
12th
2016

For Those That Yearn for Adventure #28: DalTRS's "A Tale of the Sun, Moon and Stars" · 10:15pm Oct 12th, 2016

The story of the founding of Equestria, and that of Nightmare Moon, has been explored through at least two perspectives in the show itself. The three tribes needed to band together to save themselves from wendigoes, correct? And Luna wanted ponies to adore her as much as they did Celestia, right? And the denial of that feeling of acceptance caused her to turn into a All-American Nightmare Moon, right? And that's the end of that story, right?

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Sep
23rd
2016

For Those That Yearn for Adventure #27: Applejack's Family Bonding, Arrow 18 Mission Log: Lone Ranger, and Stairway to Equestria · 11:58pm Sep 23rd, 2016

In this edition of FTTYFA, we shall sneak out of our home to attend a party with our cousin Applejck! We shall also take on the roles of both an astronaut and a teenage Romanian student finding their way to Equestria via spaceship and death, respectively, as they make friends and romance (respectively) the personal protege of Princess Pelestia-I mean Celestia! Can we make out party at Sweet Apple Acres the best night ever, and get ot know Applejack a lot more? Can we identify life in this new

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Sep
21st
2016

What I've Learned From Writing These Past Few Weeks · 8:09pm Sep 21st, 2016

I've been on and off about writing for some time. I love it, but I feel myself becoming discouraged often. I have a good amount of focus, but not a lot of grit, not enough to tell people that what I do is what I enjoy, and I will keep on doing it because I enjoy it.

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Jul
17th
2016

For Those That Yearn for Adventure #26: King of Malta's "Fashion on the High Seas" · 1:46am Jul 17th, 2016

If there's one thing that I've read plenty of, and yet haven't been able to store in my long-term memory, it's sailing terms. Port, starboard, full-hoist, main masts, and all of that sort of thing is something that I've had trouble sticking into my mind, with slightly less difficulty than knowing the parts of a car. Still, I don't deny the allure of sailing, and I can enjoy all forms of sailing stories—piracy included. It's only been very recently that I've been getting to understand the allure

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Jul
16th
2016

My First Week in a New State + Updates · 2:19am Jul 16th, 2016

Recently, I moved from my home state of California in order to take care of family. I am now living in Kitsap County, Washington, where there's water everywhere but nowhere to swim (from what I've scoped so far), a hell of a lot of trees and deer, and people who're far more reserved than I'm used to. I don't have a camera yet, and I've not figured out how the one on my phone works yet, so no pictures yet. There's been a roadblock with getting the job that I want down here, but I've still got a

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Jun
16th
2016

For Those That Yearn for Adventure #25: "Respite," "More Than Angel," and "Daring Do and the Weapon of the Ancients" · 1:51am Jun 16th, 2016

The most recent Write-Off, concerning the phrase "In Over Your Head," has concluded, and it has shown me that I've got a lot of work to do before I'm a competent writer. With a lot of encouragement, though, I feel oddly optimistic about it. Looking at what people had said, as well as all of my other stories, I believe that I've identified my single largest writing problem: I don't establish the stakes.

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Apr
28th
2016

For Those That Yearn For Adventure #24: cosmicbiscuit's "Fire Opals" · 10:04pm Apr 28th, 2016

Battle armor is something that strengthens a soldier's chances for survival, but it's usually something that gets less focus than the soldier wearing it, or the weapon he or she is wielding. This could be because it takes a soldier's courage to commit daring feats, and skill for a weapon to be effective; whereas armor could be seen as a second layer of skin, something that takes no skill to wield. Although that to some extent is true, the creation and tempering of armor is something that is

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