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…)

Not that there’s a pattern or anything

I do appreciate the visitors here, though I must admit I have no idea what they’re looking for; it’s very seldom that anyone starts on a story and goes straight through. It’s not a problem. Really, it’s not.

Sort of a facelift

After four years of this artificially generated ponysona on the sidebar, I decided to go for something new; on an impulse, I asked LeekFish to sketch the character, and the results, I thought, were delightful. (Now and then she takes commissions; I happened to catch her during “then.”)

It’s always there somehow

During my recent confinement, I was at least somewhat amused by what appeared to be slight interest in my pony stories, exhibited by members of hospital staff. By far, the most popular was The way she used to be, which makes sense to me: it’s probably the least supernatural-ish tale I wrote.

I’m just mad about Saffron

I suspect, though, that she’s quite indifferent to the likes of me. “Spice Up Your Life” aired Saturday. It’s Wednesday and we already have plushies. (This one was a header at EqD.) Then again, this is typical of the MLP:FiM fandom; it’s not a sudden craze or anything.