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Illya Leonov


Just an old Pony, tinkering with things.

May
20th
2019

I have a story on Fimfiction! · 5:57pm May 20th

Okay, so this is the first story I have ever written so be gentle. I never supposed I would ever write fan fiction but then I never thought i would read so much of it either, much less record it. Enjoy! (please) https://www.fimfiction.net/story/439875/rhythm

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Apr
12th
2019

To all of my wonderful Friends · 4:16pm April 12th

It occurs to me that once someone visits a gofundme page to donate they might not return to read the updates. And I want EVERYONE to know just how much I appreciate them. So I am going to paste my latest update here, to reach as many people as possible.

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Sep
14th
2015

A Response and Thank You to ABagOVicodin · 2:10am Sep 14th, 2015

ABagOVicodin has written a wonderful paean to Luna. At least I will call it that because it seemed to me a love letter of sorts. For us lovers of Luna (and you know who you are) we have hearts that ache for news of her, her life and her trials. There is a reason that this is so and I will try to expound upon that here.

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Aug
28th
2015

In Defense of Nihilism · 3:50am Aug 28th, 2015

This metaphysical rant may prove tiresome or boring to many of you. You have my explicit permission to not read it.

Q) What was Kiri-kin-tha's first law of metaphysics?
A) "Nothing unreal exists."

Thus answered Spock in the 1986 Classic "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home."

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Aug
25th
2015

Posing a question · 3:01am Aug 25th, 2015

I don't write stories. I do not have the discipline or time I wish to invest in it. I have some ideas for stories, who doesn't? But I would be surprised if any of them ever see a beginning, much less an end.

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Aug
18th
2015

The Voice · 5:28am Aug 18th, 2015

The Voice...

Memory, as students of the field will tell you, is not a solid thing. It changes and is updated on a regular basis. What we remember is that which we have constructed as a memory over time. Eyewitness testimony is often the least reliable of evidence.

Children’s earliest memories will change over time, being updated with newer revised "earliest memories."

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Feb
15th
2015

Telling Stories · 6:20am Feb 15th, 2015

(Brace yourself, this is going to be a long one).

I am a fellow who comes down firmly in the camp that oral traditions should be continued. Naturally anyone would concede that reading silently increases speed and more learning can thus be achieved within a given time-frame. Also if you are reading to yourself, you are able to go back over passages, pause when you want, engage in active memorization.

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Feb
8th
2015

To Read or Not To (merely) Read · 5:42am Feb 8th, 2015

I first began this journey into story narration with "Eternal." Yes I know it is often perceived as being overly wordy in places, but that is just what I needed. My background was in radio work, doing promos and ads and producing those insufferable ad-on-hold messages (read "covert advertisements") one gets while waiting on the telephone for someone to impart some other useless bit of information to you.

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Feb
4th
2015

Inside the Sausage Factory · 4:21am Feb 4th, 2015

Unless you count the 30,000 words of unfinished novel which has resided on various hard drives for the last 15 years I do not write stories. I used to when I was much younger and they were all bollocks. I daren't read them now. The reason I do not write any more is because like anything else writing requires learning and practice to do it well. In short, it is hard work. I suppose it can be enjoyable hard work, but I won't know that now will I? I do work at things, practice them, learn them but

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Feb
3rd
2015

On Poetry · 4:35am Feb 3rd, 2015

My how time flies. I did have some small training in the mechanics of poetry in college. I had about a semester in literature (and that is a very small amount) which was about 40 years ago (and that is a bit of time). So I am by no means familiar with the metrics and rhyming systems employed by the poets. I considered this at length for the past few days trying to get my thoughts in order on the subject. What I came to was this: While it can greatly help ones appreciation of the subject to

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