• Member Since 12th Aug, 2011
  • offline last seen 22 minutes ago

AlicornPriest


"Ponies have surprisingly low expectations of themselves and others. You'd be surprised how good your best really is." ~Pinkie Pie

Latest Stories

Nov
20th
2017

Writer's Workshop: Color Pie Philosophy · 3:29am 2 hours ago

Okay, I know I've been quiet for a while, and I've got plenty of topics I want to talk about (including one inspired by the movie--I know, I know, it's a month late!), but the Magic color pie has been stuck in my mind for a while now, so that's what I want to talk about. I don't even play Magic all that much, but the philosophy of the five colors is fascinating in its own way, especially when you start to see the connections between things in your day to day life. I'd love to talk

Read More

Report AlicornPriest · 24 views ·

Welcome to my page!

Hey, I'm Alicorn Priest! Thanks for taking the time to stop by my page. What are you here for?

If you're here because you're new, you should check out my stories or my blog posts. I do a thing called "Writer's Workshop" on my blog where I talk about grammar, poetry, and other writing advice! You should also check out those favorites down there. I've been here for a really long time, so I've read a ton of stories. Believe me, I'd readily recommend just about any of them. And of course, you should leave all sorts of fun comments for me. Ask for updates, and maybe I'll stop procrastinating and actually write something! XD

If you're here because you want me to edit a story of yours, I'm sure I'd be glad to! 'Course, I can't work with nothing, so please give me some basic idea of what your story's about. I used to have a bunch of really complicated questions here, but it was too difficult for my clients, so here's something a little simpler. Give me your elevator pitch, and make sure to mention:

1. The premise (i.e. the unique selling point of your story)
2. The central inequity (i.e. the central conflict)
3. The thematic questions you're trying to answer (like "the value of truth" or "one's duty to society").
4. The final resolution (yes, I want you to spoil your story for me)

Also, the best way for me to help you is if I have a copy of your story on GDocs or Word or something where I can leave comments on specific segments of text. If you can give me something like that, I'd be much obliged. My email is alicornpriest@gmail.com. In any case, I look forward to working with you! :)

If you're here because you like my writing and want to know how to support me monetarily, or because you like one of my story concepts and want to ask my permission to use it, check the box below this one. vvv

If you're here for anything else, send me a PM, and I'll do whatever I can to help!

Information Should be Free (But Money is Nice Too)

TL;DR: Please give me spoilers, remix my stories, and run with my ideas. But if you appreciate me, throw some money my way at ko-fi.com/alicornpriest.

Over the past few months, I've begun to change my opinion on the nature of information. Now I'm what you might call an "information anarchist." I believe information is a net good, and it deserves to be free. We're fanfic authors around here, which means we're already playing fast and loose with IP law, but even so, I want the world of stories to be a free place where we can tinker and play with all the ideas available to us. So if you like one of my story ideas? Take it and run with it. If you can write it better than me, well, congratulations! You don't need my permission to use any of my ideas, like Theorization Manifestation or the Eight Founders of Canterlot. (Though if you were to credit me as the inventor of those ideas, I'd appreciate that, obviously.) And if I'm helping you edit your story, anything I share with you becomes yours. This is meant to replace my previous warning about plagiarism I had here. While I still want you to write using your own voice, if that means cribbing a little bit from my suggestions, I have made peace with that. Go for it.

On a related note, my spoiler policy is "tell me everything." Studies have shown that audiences actually enjoy media more if they are spoiled beforehand, not the opposite. If that's the case, "spoilers" almost seems like the wrong word! So whether I'm helping you edit a story, we're discussing an episode, or what have you, tell me everything! (Yes, this is also your advance warning that I play fast and loose with spoilers in my posts. :raritywink:)

Now, obviously there's a slight weakness to this policy, and that's that I don't get a whole lot of money out of it. But that's perfectly fine! I've never thought this writing gig would be my long-term financial base. That being said, I do think talented people should be rewarded; the question is how to do it ethically and freely. I thought about Patreon, but since, well, I suck, I don't think I'm up to that tier just yet. The other day, I stumbled upon the exact thing I wanted: a virtual tip jar where people can show their appreciation with a dollar or two. Or three, as the case is with Ko-Fi.

So... if you like my work, now there's a quick, easy way to tip me! Just go to https://www.ko-fi.com/alicornpriest, where you can quickly and painlessly give me multiples of $3 via Paypal. This could also be a convenient commission system if you're interested in something like that. Ask for a story idea, then once I've written it, buy me a coffee or two depending on the length and your satisfaction with the results! I'm still working out the kinks to it, but hopefully, you should be able to get to it with that link and check it out. Even if you don't give anything, if you share the word, I'd appreciate it greatly. :twilightsmile:

So, yeah. Just a quick update from me. Remix my content, share spoilers with me, and/or send me money. We good? Good. Hope you enjoy. :twilightsmile:

Top Favourites

  • Background Pony "My name's Lyra Heartstrings, but you won't remember anything. Listen to my symphony, for it by shortskirtsandexplosions 432,377 words · 84,260 views · 6,057 likes · 218 dislikes
  • Quantum Castaways Twilight wakes up to a deadly game of survival on an enigmatic island, and she's not alone... by DustTraveller 138,602 words · 37,696 views · 2,861 likes · 46 dislikes
  • Friendship is Optimal Hasbro just released the official My Little Pony MMO, with an A.I. Princess Celestia to run it. by Iceman 38,698 words · 58,934 views · 3,271 likes · 115 dislikes
  • The Life and Times of a Winning Pony Cloud Kicker has a wild life, and Blossomforth gets dragged along for the ride. by Chengar Qordath 361,449 words · 35,907 views · 3,546 likes · 191 dislikes
  • Hard Reset Twilight gives her life to stop a changeling invasion. Repeatedly. by Eakin 36,610 words · 73,322 views · 6,911 likes · 107 dislikes

Little-Known Classics!

  • The Twilight Hours AJ and Twilight keep meeting in her library in the middle of the night, and RD wants answers! by chief maximus 26,204 words · 15,423 views · 1,483 likes · 35 dislikes
  • Where no mare has gone before. Rainbow Dash boldly goes where no mare has gone before... by Tobbzn 19,420 words · 6,965 views · 598 likes · 17 dislikes
  • Just Passing Through Humans, sailplanes and cloud cities just don't mix very well. by Caliaponia 55,898 words · 16,407 views · 1,223 likes · 32 dislikes
  • Orange Is The New Blue You'd think a spell which merely changed the color of things wouldn't cause so much havoc around Ponyville. You'd really like to think that. by Estee 26,181 words · 5,267 views · 607 likes · 13 dislikes

Watching

155 members follow AlicornPriest

AlicornPriest follows 66 members

Comments ( 76 )
  • Viewing 72 - 76 of 76

Thank you for the Fave on The Queen Dress. Queen Rarity appreciates the adoration of all her subjects. :raritywink:

Glad to see that you enjoyed You Can't Eat Gold! Feedback is always appreciated!

Hiya, thanks for the fave :twilightsmile:

I've just read your latest ten blog pieces, there's some fascinating stuff there! :pinkiehappy:

2019961
Yeah, my pleasure! I can't believe I missed it starting up! Why aren't I following you? Correcting in 3, 2, 1...

  • Viewing 72 - 76 of 76
Login or register to comment