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Mar
10th
2017

After some poking and prodding from a few prereaders on the subject and some thoughts from readers, I have decided to do away with the weird numbering system and make it more straightforward.  Anyone who has been following along this long knows my pattern by now anyway, and between the half-chapters, interludes (and the intermission which was not even at the halfway mark of the story) the numbered chapters were off by 19 chapters. I kept the prologue out of the numbered chapters, because I don't feel quite right if it's just called chapter one for some reason.

Small changes because I am a giant nerd. The new chapter 42, previously called Resolutions, is now called The Answer. The previous chapter 42, called The Answer, is now called The Mutiny.

If you have to ask why I did this, look up 42, then cry just a little that you lack Adams in your life.

Amusingly enough, the chapter entitled Happy Endings now sits on the chapter numbered 69. I giggled.

Now to work on that shower scene with Fleur and Luna for that fic I can't link...

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  • E So, You've Grown Wings

    The mane six woke up a little different one morning. Madness ensues.  · Steel Resolve
    51,631 words · 29,769 views  ·  1,265  ·  48
  • T Green

    Rarity and Fluttershy have been friends for years, and every week they go to the spa. But after every trip, Rarity finds herself growing greener with envy over Fluttershy's beauty and grace, if not something more than just envy—  · Steel Resolve
    442,454 words · 28,723 views  ·  2,551  ·  105
  • T Private Study Sessions

    Rainbow has a secret she doesn't want anypony to know...  · Steel Resolve
    2,945 words · 19,855 views  ·  1,879  ·  35
  • E Pros and Cons

    Discord has found Tirek, and is about to parade him back to his friends for their love and adoration. But an offer is made, an enticing offer... He'll need to talk this one over with a friend.  · Steel Resolve
    2,337 words · 7,750 views  ·  774  ·  8
  • T Riding Herd

    It can be troubling at times, when you like nice quiet evenings, and your marefriends have a much different idea of fun. But then, being out of your comfort zone is what brought you together.  · Steel Resolve
    2,831 words · 4,296 views  ·  352  ·  20
  • T First Steps

    After a long and depressing summer in Baltimare, Rarity returns home. Heartbroken, she looks forward to seeing her dear friend. If anypony can cheer her up, it's Pinkie.  · Steel Resolve
    78,302 words · 2,232 views  ·  190  ·  20
  • E Of Parties and Laughter

    Short stories about Ponyville's premier party planner pony.  · Steel Resolve
    1,675 words · 2,217 views  ·  96  ·  6

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Nov
24th
2012

So there seems to be quite the outcry over the feature box lately. People are disturbed by the fact that clop is getting featured.

Well, I'm not going to talk about that.

I'm outraged over something entirely different.

Violence.

There is an awful lot of it showing up in the feature box. Ponies getting hurt. Ponies hurting each other. Wars, killing, maiming.

It's almost like a large number of people enjoy reading about violence!

Well, that is wrong. You should not enjoy that sort of thing, it hurts ponies. So in an effort to reduce this, I would like to see any violent story cut away from the actual violence. At most I would like to see "There was a long and bloody battle, many ponies died. Fortunately our protagonist was, yet again, not one of them." Isn't that better than actual depictions of violence?

If you cannot edit it out, I would like you to replace the violence with a sex scene.

Yes, I am joking. But really, is this argument any less ridiculous than the idea that sex should not be written about? Really, people.

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#234 · 20w, 2d ago · · ·

I gorged and finished all of Green in about three days and I must say, it is possibly some of the most thoughtful, well written and I amusing story I have read in a long time. It had me crying at work, at home but always kept me on the edge of my seat. I know what it's like to "Live for comments" on a labor of love...so here is mine...I adore it and you for writing it.

#233 · 24w, 2d ago · · ·

There, I took off the spiteful downvotes.

#232 · 30w, 5d ago · · ·

As it wouldn't be appropriate to carry on our discussion on the source field of it, here is my final response:


>>7512888

With their dedication to using strictly pony pronouns and the griffins to their own, it's still out there. Also to note, dragons never used an encompassing or an all inclusive term either.

Griffonstone episode

Grampa Gruff: That idol brought pride to the heart of every griffon that saw it! From one king to the next, Griffonstone had our golden idol.


Gilda: What, her? Greta's just some griffon I know. We don't have friends here!

Both are dependent on perspective but I feel in an episode with heavy focus on the intermingling of ponies and griffons, if 'people' or other variations were to show, they would have.

So while I don't agree using ambiguous terms would require an 'Alt Universe' tag, it doesn't have to be familiar to them either. The point is it's not canon and some people would prefer things to the script.

I personally don't like the terms they use such as 'everypony' and what have you, but it's also strange, no matter how sensible, when I read them say 'person' or 'people' as it is not familiar, or not canon. It really depends on the situation and/or how it's done.

Hell, depending on the context, I can even see a pony using the word 'hand'

And on hands, in that same episode:

Twilight Sparkle:[…]You two can handle whatever the issue is just fine. I'll stay here and do important princessy things. I guess.

'Handle' obviously deriving from 'hand', but of course with a different universe comes different history meaning different origins.

So they can still sidestep the standalone term of 'hands'. Which they do when they say hooves. But again it's a tiny little thing that would only have impact if there were a force to call it to attention, and yet nothing has to come of that either.

The only context I see would be them thinking of hypothetical terms for a creature in their literature or humans or primates.

Tl;dr

It's all up to taste/preferences, and how serious you take it.

#231 · 33w, 1d ago · · ·

>>2267944 I am, actually. I admit to a fondness for Sparity, or any other ship with him. The main thing is that for a Spike ship to work for me, the characters involved need to be of equal maturity level. CMC ships with him as his current self work fine, but for a believable Sparity I'm looking for him to be around his twenties and Rarity to be in her thirties.

#230 · 33w, 1d ago · · ·

Are you a fan of spike the dragon and list any spike ship that you faves!?!

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