Maudalina Daisy

Okay, admit it. How many of you are trying to guess the Fully Expanded Names for Marble and Limestone Pie? (Didn’t see anything at reddit, but it’s only been a few hours since the Reveal.)

You can’t do that here

At one time, this was The Law in Joplin, Missouri: Any person who shall advertise by display of a sign, circular or handbill, or in any newspaper, periodical, magazine or other publication, or by any other means, to tell fortunes or reveal the future, to find or restore lost or stolen property, to locate oil wells, gold or silver or… (more…)

And yet I still have readers

Per Fimfiction last night, I’ve had 9,824 story views. This is close enough to 10,000 to make me wonder what the heck I didn’t do wrong.

Scariest fanfic yet

The title sums it up well enough: Princess Celestia is Replaced by Donald Trump. I’ll quote but one paragraph, in which DJT meets Chrysalis, Queen of the Changelings: Trump glared at the Changeling queen and stood up. “I’ve defeated tyrants like you before, Christie,” he said as he stepped down and walked up to Chrysalis. “Now, if you don’t want… (more…)

Poor little foal

Nothing surprising here: Actor and comedian Jordan Peele and his wife Chelsea Peretti recently announced that they were expecting their first child and of course, names are on their minds. But these names? When E! interviewer Marc Malkin suggested the names Rainbow, Unicorn or Sparkles, Peele laughed and took the suggestion. “All these could work,” he said. “I am just… (more…)

For comparison purposes

How important is this place? Let’s see: Equestria Daily: 757,451,777 page views. This place: 6,576 page views. How about “Not very”?

Tracks of desperation

I realize that Sethisto has to put bread on the table and all that. But three and a half minutes ago, I closed all the browser tabs except one, for the Monday Drawfriend, and seventy-eight different scripts/trackers/whatever got loaded in addition to the Actual Bucking Content. Five minutes later, it was up to 130, with no sign of slowing down.… (more…)

General Leia speaking

The ponyverse owes more to Princess Leia Organa (the late Carrie Fisher) than you might have thought: Princess Leia is the direct ancestor of Princess Twilight Sparkle, by way of Disney’s 1990’s renaissance. She was the first wildly popular “princess” who spent the whole story doing decidedly non-princessy things. Sure, she was still getting rescued by some guys, and she… (more…)

Still seriously stuck

The next chapter refuses to come to me. (See this post from two months ago.) I have no idea where to go with it.

Parallel lines

Much was made this week about Billy Bob Thornton having an opinion on MLP:FiM, specifically The Cutie Map two-parter that pushed Season 4 into Season 5; you can almost see Sethisto’s glee as he published two paragraphs from a GQ interview with Billy Bob on EQD. What EQD didn’t print was this summation by GQ correspondent Taffy Brodesser-Akner: The Starlight… (more…)