• Member Since 7th Jan, 2013
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Mare Serenitis


It's cold outside, and there's no kind of atmosphere. I'm all alone, more or less.

Action & adventure are tedious.
Character interaction and worldbuilding are superior.

These are not 'fashionable' views, yet they are all I have.
Downvotes are nothing personal. If I've given you a DV it's becasue your story looked like it would be something I'd enjoy, but after reading a chunk of it I'd be like This isn't my jam, at all... and that feels pretty rubbish.

Things I Like:
Shipping.
Comedy.
Background characters brought to life.
Worldbuilding.
Changelings.
Humans and Ponies being excellent to each other.
Authors who take the time and care to be consistent within their own stories.
Rich sources of Feels.

Things I Don't Like:
2nd Person narrative. "(You) are doing a thing." No, (I) am not. (I) am reading a story, and that story telling me (I) am doing something which (I) am very obviously not doing is the fastest way possible to eject my interest from said story.
It's bollocks.
>you have to go back

Equestria Girls. The purest form of cringe, distilled from a million-and-one other cringy "high school" wastes of time.
School of any kind is just the worst possible setting.

Anything involving nastiness happening to Ponies.
There is more than enough horrible things happening in reality, and I niether need nor want any more of it in my horse escapism.

Humanised and/or Anthro.
There's rafts of this stuff already out there on all the other sites in existence, covering virtually every possible thing imaginable. Why would I come to the magic horse fanstasy escapism site for that?

People who add stories to every single category in a group. Groupspammers are the thrushes of FimFic.

People who insist upon putting "sinister webs" and "dark plots" into otherwise perfectly fine character pieces.
It never works, and is utterly tedious to read.

Ancient and secret/hidden powers which suddenly appear - been done to death by everyone (including canon).

"Epic" tales. Because they never are anything other than tryhard adventure plots that always fall short of thier already limited potential.

Authors who shoehorn their own insanity into someone else's narrative world without even the tiniest concession to things like consistenecy with that narrative or common sense.

The whole "payment for medical treatment" thing is utter barbarism that Equestria being a decent and (mostly) wholesome place would be far, far beyond.
If you could manage to avoid using horse stories to pimp out your Randian masturbation material, that would be super. Thanks.

But the worst is:
Authors who write sequels to wonderful character stories, but cannot resist the siren's call of bland adventure tales.
Why do you people do this? You spend dozens, if not hundreds of hours creating characters and entire worlds which are an utter treat to read about. Then waste them on some hackneyed old shite that's been run into the ground a million times previouly.

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Hello, sister closest to my heart. It was lovely to receive your letter, though I do hope you'll forgive me the delay in responding. I've been feeling quite above the weather recently, and it's only in the past week that things have been properly precipitous. A sky gravid with moisture but refusing to give up and do what's natural is a terrible thing.

Mother will deny it to the end of her days, but I'm still convinced she wrote your name wrong in the first place.

By the by, did you ever manage to get rid of those pesky landers? Awful rude of them to just land without even taking you to dinner first.

Thanks for favoriting Ghost Lights! :twilightsmile:

Thanks for adding Changeling Teacher to Cool Stuff! I hope you´re enjoying it! :rainbowkiss:

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