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TinCan


Aug
12th
2014

What type of story is Dogs, anyway? · 10:58pm Aug 12th, 2014

I marked it as an Adventure, but that doesn't quite feel right. Sure, the Diamond Dogs are on an adventure into strange and foreign lands from their point of view, but does that count if they're treading ground with which the readers are already familiar? Since we're seeing the world through their eyes, I want this to feel like an adventure, but I'm not sure I've succeeded so far.

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Sep
10th
2013

Mare Doloris Ch. 18 edited · 7:51pm Sep 10th, 2013

One of my readers was helpful enough to point out that the narrator forgets about the audio evidence he gathered in the previous chapter.* After reviewing, I find I agree that he shouldn't have done that. I made some edits and added some dialogue to the latest chapter (18: "Convalescence") in an attempt to fix this oversight. All edits are after the "dream sequence".

Thanks, FinalFan!

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Aug
21st
2013

Excerpt from a fic I was working on pre-fimfiction · 12:20am Aug 21st, 2013

Sorry for the long lack of updates to both stories. By way of apology, and to try and get myself motivated again, I present an excerpt from an old, old fic I started working on way back between seasons 2 and 3. If you remember some of my old blog posts, this is from the HiE that got to around 90 pages before I decided it needed a rewrite. In this scene, the story's major villains, recently allied, are a-plottin' and a-schemin'.


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Jul
10th
2013

Unofficial Mare Doloris Theme Song · 4:11am Jul 10th, 2013

If it was in a a different medium, each episode would close to this ditty by Bombadil. I could see parts of it applying to both principal characters in different ways.

And yes, I'm still working on it and Spirits and a third thing. My pace is glacial, but I expect it to pick up a bit after I'm settled into my new digs this autumn, if not earlier.

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May
21st
2013

Readers: Does Spirits Need a Dark Tag? · 4:58am May 21st, 2013

After I published chapter eleven of The Spirits of Harmony, reader Majk commented to say:

I'm really having a blast reading this story but methinks it deserves a dark tag. All that mindbucking done by spirits is kinda grim and gets more scary the more you think about it (but that could be just me).

as to what was most disturbing:

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May
11th
2013

So I finally got around to reading the comics & thoughts on astronomy · 6:18pm May 11th, 2013

I'd been putting it off mainly because it looked like Mare Doloris would get jossed pretty savagely.

But now I have!

And it is pretty jossed. My uninhabited, inhospitable moonscape does not appear to have much in common with the way the ponies' moon is depicted in the comic.

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Apr
7th
2013

Good news, Spirits fans! · 1:24am Apr 7th, 2013

After too long a hiatus and many more chapters churned out on my other fic (which is so different from Spirits I'm loath to recommend it) I'm back to working on a new chapter for The Spirits of Harmony.

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Dec
24th
2012

TinCan breaks the chain · 7:16am Dec 24th, 2012

Alekusu-Igea tagged me with this questions meme that's been going around like something infectious. I'll answer the questions, but I definitely don't have 11 other folks to bug with it. Here goes!

Rules:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Each person must post 5 things about themselves in their journal
3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and create eleven new questions for the people you tag to answer.

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Nov
7th
2012

Quick questions to the readers of Mare Dolorum · 12:57pm Nov 7th, 2012

This is the first time I've written a work of fiction with a first-person narrator, and I'd like your feedback on whether it's working out or not.

The story's going to become more dialog-heavy from chapter 4 onward. How do you feel about the way the hermit has been paraphrasing his own speech instead of directly quoting himself? Is it annoying? Pretentious? Acceptable?

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Nov
3rd
2012

New story outta nowhere! · 4:18am Nov 3rd, 2012

It's going to delay TSoH a bit, sorry, but the idea took hold of me last night and before I knew it I'd already written the first chapter.

This one will be pretty short and very, very strange.

It's called Mare Dolorum ("Sea of Sorrows") and it takes place on the moon pre-episode-1.

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