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Ceci n'est pas un cheval.

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Bradel Writes Reviews

I (depressingly rarely) publish pony fiction reviews—either five smaller stories or a single larger one. You can see some of my previous reviews below.


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  • Original Versions Sometimes, a story needs to be revised. When one of my stories gets a significant revision post-publication, I store the original version here—both for posterity, and so anyone who is interested can compare versions. by Bradel 13,684 words · 240 views
  • Possibilities A series of rough vignettes about the ponies of Equestria. What might have been, and what may yet be. by Bradel 2,306 words · 155 views

My Most Recent Work

  • Two Stories for Autumn Fluttershy becomes an unwitting accessory to a Robert Burns poem. Then there is a bad joke. by Bradel 1,005 words · 348 views · 33 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Keskiyönnon Northwest of Canterlot, perched high in the boughs of an ancient oak tree, there is a city of soaring towers and deep shadows. by Bradel 2,134 words · 1,263 views · 85 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Three Nights Beneath a moonless sky, a foal shivers, hungry and alone. In a snow-covered city, a young mare dreams of the things she left behind. On the coldest night of the year, Princess Cadance finds the family she thought that she had lost. by Bradel 18,718 words · 3,164 views · 382 likes · 7 dislikes

Bradel's Second Annual Summer from Hell · 2:07am August 5th

So PresentPerfect is doing this "Tell Me About Your Job" thing, and it's gotten a lot of responses from people and is just generally interesting. I filled it out earlier today, but I completely missed the opportunity to discuss my worst-ever job experience. And when I finally realized that this thing counted as a job experience, I also

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My Stories

Blog Series

One of the things I love about Fimfiction is that it's not just a place for publishing stories. It's also a place for talking with friends, sharing ideas, and helping each other out as writers.

When I blog, I often title thematically similar posts under three headings, to allow for easier classification and to let you all know what to expect when you click to read. Here's a summary of how this all works, and what I've published on various topics:

Bradel Bookwork
Writing is a hard job, and for anyone who wants to be any good at it, there's a lot to think about and a lot to learn. The Bookwork tag is for posts about the craft of writing.

Bradel Bookwork – Creative Writing with Brandon Sanderson (Introduction / Giving Feedback)
Bradel Bookwork – Creative Writing with Brandon Sanderson (Building Plot)
Bradel Bookwork – Creative Writing with Brandon Sanderson (Viewpoint)
Bradel Bookwork – Creative Writing with Brandon Sanderson (Description)
Bradel Bookwork – Creative Writing with Brandon Sanderson (Characters)

Bradel Bookwork – On Dialogue and Character
Bradel Bookwork – Scene Selection
Bradel Bookwork – On Pre-Reading (non-EQD)
Bradel Bookwork – Storybuilding and I.C.E.S.
Bradel Bookwork – Fight Scenes
Bradel Bookwork – So You Want to Write a Crossover
Bradel Bookwork – Opening Lines

Bradel Brainstorming
The Brainstorming tag is for fandom-related ideas: my musings on how certain show elements function in Equestrian society; story concepts I find interesting enough to share, even if I don't plan to write them; and critical thoughts relative to other pony fiction I read. There's some overlap between what belongs here and what belongs under a Bookwork tag, but what can I say? Not everything is black and white.

Bradel Brainstorming – Dream Sequences
Bradel Brainstorming – On Cutie Marks
Bradel Brainstorming – The Death of the Author
Bradel Brainstorming – Character, Motivation and Conflict (1 of 3)
Bradel Brainstorming – Character, Motivation and Conflict (2 of 3)
Bradel Brainstorming – Character, Motivation and Conflict (3 of 3)
Bradel Brainstorming – Promoting Fanfiction in the Wider Community
Bradel Brainstorming – I Can't Do This Anymore (aka An Ode to Skywriter)
Bradel Brainstorming – What's in a Name (Pony Edition)

Honorable Mention:
Bookplayer's 50 Headcanon Questions (11 April 2014)

Some of My Favorites – Less Short Edition

  • Lost Time When Rainbow tries to change the course of the zap apple harvest to keep her date with Applejack, she finds that ancient magic loves an ironic twist. by bookplayer 59,897 words · 2,257 views · 317 likes · 21 dislikes
  • Contraptionology! When life gives you lemons, make robot monsters. by Skywriter 134,483 words · 13,548 views · 997 likes · 24 dislikes
  • Whom the Princesses Would Destroy... Behind the scenes of a perfectly normal visit to Canterlot lies chaos. Also, custard. by GhostOfHeraclitus 19,758 words · 36,647 views · 2,689 likes · 39 dislikes

Some of My Favorites – Short Edition

  • Moments Practice makes perfect. And Princess Twilight wants everything to be perfect. Especially the end of the world. by Bad Horse 8,160 words · 4,068 views · 490 likes · 27 dislikes
  • Height At the top of the sky where the air is thin, a pegasus can find peace. It’s a place every pegasus should visit, but a place Rainbow knows Fluttershy has never been. A tale of adventure down a path paved with the very best of intentions... by PoweredByTea 10,382 words · 3,205 views · 393 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Heretical Fictions Sometimes, fiction matters. by Skywriter 7,830 words · 20,270 views · 789 likes · 15 dislikes
  • Collaborators Ahuizotl threatens to sue A. K. Yearling for libel unless she stops writing the Daring Do books. She makes him a counter-offer. by Baal Bunny 9,949 words · 3,931 views · 608 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Babel Ponies learn what really matters after a curse scrambles their languages. by Cold in Gardez 1,919 words · 3,310 views · 551 likes · 8 dislikes
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perhaps more than anything, I want the perpetuation and advancement of the human project. I want a world with more freedom than we have today — freedom from and freedom to. I want our species to dwell among the stars. I want the betterment of all mankind.

Bradel, would you be interested in joining the Orange County Socialist Party?

Congrats on making the RCL! :yay:

It was nice to meet you and Bronycon! You did a great job on Advanced Writing and it was nice to talk to you at the shipping panel. Thanks for your advice and kind words,

(Free Pizza!) The Ponytones Get Spoopy

Sunday, October 25, 2015
3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Soarin Dreams Plaza
Southwest corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Telegraph Road , Santa Fe Springs, CA (edit map)

Nightmare night and all that jazz.

Let's sing together!

The SoCal Ponytones are an inclusive Brony Choir dedicated to spreading peace love and joy through My Little Pony music.

Remember, if you want to go to this event, but need a ride, call Bryan Chandler at <a>(714) 496-3119

Official Site: Ponytones.com

Meetup page: http://www.meetup.com/SoCalBronies/events/224867977/

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1056558944374955/

Thanks for the follow!:twilightsmile:

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