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Just an average insane brony, doing average insane things. Do check out my patreon page!

May
27th
2017

...that I offer my services as an editor for hire, that is, being paid to run grammar checks and whatnot. Certainly an interesting possibility, but I am unsure of the rates I should offer should I pursue that option.

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May
17th
2017

You know how sometimes companies will mail out those “scratch off to see the numbers” things and call it advertising? I got one of those and I was like “Well, I’m probably not going to win and I’m definitely not going to buy one of your cars but what the heck.”

And apparently I won.

Huh.

Now, I’m reading the fine print, and it’s saying “Yes, you’ve won, but WHAT you’ve won isn’t clear.” It seems like it’s a cash prize that could range anywhere from two to thirty thousand dollars. Which, I mean, yeah okay sure. Even two dollars would be nice. There’s a 24 out of 50000 chance I could get one of the bigger prizes--that’s 1/2083.(3 ad infinitum), if I’ve got my math right. So, you know, probably not going to get more then two dollars.

Thing is, to claim my prize, I have to go to another city before saturday, present my magic ticket to the guys, and get whatever. Problem one: I don’t have a car. Problem two: I do have some mild issues with being around other humans. I can overcome both of those--I have family members who could probably drive me, I hope--but I’m wondering... should I bother?

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May
8th
2017

All ponies in Equestria thus far have been demonstrated to be sapient.

All griffons too. And all (of one) minotaurs, and all dragons, and that chimera...

But let's get more mundane. Cows? One or two have had speaking lines. Sheep? Only one talked. And then there are goats--a couple of whom worked for Iron Will, but, uh, weren't exactly talkative.

I think we as a fandom might have made a crucial assumption which should be reassessed. I think the idea that all members of a species in Equestria are sapient--or not--might need to be jossed.

That is to say, one out of every hundred sheep can talk and reason and the rest are animals. Or that goats can be intelligent--if they really luck out. Exactly the percentage of each race that is person and that which is animal... that might vary, but I get a sense that more herd-based species would have a better chance of producing intellectuals, and that mythical critters might get smarter the more... let's call it OffTheWall they are. Like manticores are lions with extra bits, so not very off the wall, but chimeras are combos of multiple critters so they're kind of off the wall, and dragons have little relations to mundane animals, so they're really off the wall.

Why is this? I'd point to the harmonic resonance of Equestria's background magic. Could be wrong though.

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May
1st
2017

Monthly Musing · 2:54pm

Achievments can be marked by outsiders, but their value is only measured by those who accomplished.

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Apr
30th
2017

Somebody's trying to bring down net neutrality, AGAIN. Thankfully there's a way to be heard. This link has the details.

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Apr
23rd
2017

In my previous blog, I went over the Tails of Equestria RPG, its strengths and weaknesses. After doing some thinking, I've come up with a few... house rules that might help balance the system just a touch. Actually, let's call them horserules, just for pun.

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Apr
21st
2017

So... something came in the mail today... Figured I'd share my thoughts. Spoiler alert: I WILL BE GOING OVER THE SYSTEM ITSELF, AS WELL AS THE PRESENTATION IN THE BOOK!

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Apr
3rd
2017

Getting a Twitter account. Mostly to follow some things I want/need to follow.

Going to RTX this year. It might be within my budget, although there are some other issues...

Buying a tablet. I do a lot of pencil sketches; translating to a digital form can't be that hard, right?

Expanding my patreon. Right now I am only charging for ponyfic chapters, but I could either go into clop or start charging for chapters in other fandoms. This is a decision that I have not made, and I would like feedback before I do anything.

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Apr
2nd
2017

But not any that affect me personally. And it's not an issue with Kickstarter, actually, just somebody on Kickstarter having technical issues.

A while back I put some money towards a fan Pokenatomy project. It got funded, and the guy is working hard on it. But just now he's explained that his editor has left for personal reasons, and he needs some help. So if you're a professional editor, feel free to go talk with him. You'll get paid and everything, details in the link.

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Apr
2nd
2017

Yaaaaaay.

So for those of you who are unaware, Patreon had some technical issues yesterday. It's been resolved, mostly, but the system seems to have declined a couple of user payments--I've seen the affected users messages, and this has happened before, so I expect it'll get fixed soon enough.

That said, one of the users it's declined is the one that pays the most. So, that's a good two-fifths of this month's payment I don't have.

I probably, PROBABLY won't need to open up Paypal donations again. But I might. Especially if my TAGC commission for the month ends up costing a lot... or I might talk to the group about that. I'll keep you all updated.