Bits of recognition

My two stand-alone stories, Dead Pony Flying and The way she used to be, have been picked up by actual FIMFiction groups, getting them a few more readers, which is always nice. (The Twilight’s Library group has picked up both.) I am perhaps most amused by the seal of approval granted to The way by the Good Grammar Directory, whose… (more…)

In which the road was hit

Those of you who might have taken me to task for griping about a 130-mile drive to see Equestria Girls will almost certainly not comprehend why I drove over 700 miles for this. Well, it was more than 72 minutes: it was two whole days of pony-related activities. And if you ask me, I think everypony within a day of… (more…)

Under the magnifying glass

Not Worthy reviews Dead Pony Flying: It’s a simple slice of life about death that abounds with an appreciation for life. For there is indeed much to appreciate, as you will discover on your way to the Last Adventure.

How does this make me feel?

“How does this make you feel?” asked jesting Sethisto. Of course, it reminded me of the goodbye scene in Chapter Six of The Sparkle Chronicles: “…the old man and the young unicorn engaged in what had to be one of the all-time great kisses.” And of course, that’s a pegasus in the picture, but no matter; I know how my… (more…)

Moving right along

I have done just about all I can with Chapter 2 of The Life That Late He Led, and I pushed it up to FIMFiction late last night. It was a difficult chapter, even if about half of it was reworked from the original Chapter 1 that was withdrawn; the potential for emotional turmoil was definitely on the high side.… (more…)

Back of the pack

FIMFiction’s knighty announced that he’d added some new stuff to the Statistics page, and I figured it wouldn’t hurt to take a look, even though I am a minor contributor at best. Total word count has surpassed 700 million, and is rising rapidly: it might hit a billion by the end of the year. (My own word count is 57,078,… (more…)

Resubmission accomplished

Once again, The Life That Late He Led is up on FIMFiction. At least one reader seemed to like it this time.

I’m trying to decide if this matters

There’s exactly one theater showing Equestria Girls in the entire freaking state. Do I really want to make a 130-mile trip?

They don’t do it for me

A reminder from Scootareader at The Daily Oat: One thing that many find difficult to grasp is that they are not part of the most important group. We love ponies and we look forward to ponies, but our desires are secondary. Little girls are more important to Hasbro than us when it comes to their show because this audience represents… (more…)

A market for this kind of stuff

I can think of a thousand stories in the ponyverse — I have nearly that many “favourites” anointed at Fimfiction — I’d rather read than my own, but damn me if I didn’t warm to the idea of turning the TwiBrush tales into an ebook: Fan fiction, in which aficionados of existing books and movies write characters into new storylines,… (more…)