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…)

It’s probably my fault

Nothing I hate worse than seeing Twilight Sparkle cry. (Here’s the original by Pillonchou.)

Why MLP matters

Six years into Generation Four, and it’s not done yet. I’d like to think it’s because it deals with timeless issues: [T]he show celebrated things I thought of as virtues. And things I thought were all too rare in our culture today — stuff like being true to yourself, dealing graciously with mean people (which I have seen more crudely… (more…)

Seriously stuck

It’s been almost a year since I had anything to say in The Life That Late He Led; it’s almost like Brush up and died on me before I’d finished his story. Which was, I admit, at least part of the plan. But he deserves a better sendoff than this. I suppose I’ll puzzle over the matter a little longer.

Looking for Pinkameaning

Now and then, somepony asks if there’s a story segment of which I’m particularly proud. I deny it, of course. But now and then something I wrote strikes me as Not That Terrible, and this, from late in Chapter 2 of The way she used to be, might even make it up to Not Bad At All: “You miss her… (more…)