Morning Post · 11:38pm
Yesterday I submitted my entry to FanOfMostEverything’s awesome Imposing Sovereigns contest. If you haven’t done so yet, take a look at Crystal Glass Ceilings, the tale of Princess Cadance the Usurper - a princess who grabbed power in a man’s world. That was the prompt. While FOME was clear that it wasn’t expected to adhere to the ‘Man’s World’ bit, I decided it would be far more interesting to do so. The result has received an interesting reception. There's nothing like a hint of feminism to bring out the down votes.
It’s not as well polished as I would like, but it’s crystal-ier than ever.
Tagging this to Breaking News and Weather to let fans of my pony newspaper front pages know that I created another such publication to accompany this story. The Crystal Empire Morning Post is the conservative daily of the northernmost pony outpost.
I took the name from the South China Morning Post - the big English language newspaper in Hong Kong, which was historically the voice of the British colony, as I was trying to give the Crystal Empire the old patriarchal society of the British Empire. (The modern SCMP is rather different. Hong Kong has a free press, but just how much influence Beijing has on this is interesting question).
The style, however, is straight from the Daily Mail, as this story required a paper only interested in reporting what the princess was wearing, and there is no better model for that than the Mail, which always keeps us so well informed about Kate Middleton’s wardrobe.