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Midnight Rambler


I spend way too much time writing about writing, and way too little time actually writing.

Aug
29th
2014

The Blanket of Wholesomeness 2: Electric Boogaloo · 1:01am Aug 29th, 2014

I am both thrilled and a little overwhelmed by The Descendant's "reblog" of my thoughts on his work, and the wave of reactions that followed. I've seen people baring their deepest inner souls in the comments, and other people making educated guesses at the contents of mine. While normally I thrive on this sort of discussion,

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Aug
27th
2014

The Blanket of Wholesomeness: Thoughts on The Descendant · 1:45am Aug 27th, 2014

I've been a member of The Ravens, the local Descendant fan club, for quite some time now. Although I've never thought about leaving the group, I see myself as a conflicted Raven. Maybe I'm more of a crow, or a jackdaw. (Reddit drama incoming...)

In other words, I have a love-hate relationship with The Descendant's work.

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Jul
21st
2014

Protégés and Protégées · 2:24pm Jul 21st, 2014

Like most European languages, English has a fair number of French loanwords. These can add a certain je ne sais quoi to your story; however, not all writers have the savoir-faire that is the mark of a true artiste. French has a lot of twiddly bits – accents, apostrophes, cédilles – that often confuse English speakers. In some cases, English as a language just says "meh, fuck it" eventually: for example, in older English books you can still find régime with an accent,

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Jul
2nd
2014

"Arsenal of Harmony" Rises like a Phoenix · 10:43pm Jul 2nd, 2014

Out of the ashes, seeking rather than vengeance, retribution...

And now you won't be able to get that song out of your head for the rest of the day. :trollestia:

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Mar
30th
2014

Some Thoughts on the Death of "Winning Pony" · 2:36pm Mar 30th, 2014

So, it's over. After 28 chapters and 361,451 words, The Life and Times of a Winning Pony has come to an end.

It prompted much celebration. Personally, I find the "Ding-Dong, the Witch is Dead" a bit over the top; however much you may hate Winning Pony, it still isn't Margaret Thatcher.

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Nov
28th
2013

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT · 12:06am Nov 28th, 2013

Yes, the "Twicane" meme is funny, but that thing is called a SCEPTRE, not a cane.

Thank you.

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Oct
26th
2013

Found an old SW fanfic from my 13-year-old self. Prepare for hilarity! · 3:45pm Oct 26th, 2013

You wanna see something funny?

Well, you've come to the right place.

I write pony fanfiction now, and I like to think I'm halfway decent at it. My stories may not be good by any measure, but at least I avoid LUS, Said Bookisms and overly purple prose, don't write Mary Sues, and rarely get spelling or grammar wrong.

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Oct
18th
2013

Rambler's Reviews! · 10:32pm Oct 18th, 2013

These are the pony fiction reviews I've done so far, sorted from oldest to newest. Any reviews I've done on official WRITE business, or as part of the Authors Helping Authors system, are tagged as such. The rest were just for my own twisted amusement.

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