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.

A familiar exchange

Found late last night on Derpibooru: Can’t say I’m surprised, exactly — though I had no idea we were already in the year 1010. (I’m still writing 1006 on my checks.)

Well, almost

Celebrated author Lesley Nneka Arimah falls victim to the dreaded Autocorrect: I find myself drawn to and inspired by works that deal with the relationships between women. Take, for example, My Little Pony (the reboot, obviously), which follows a cast of female ponies who fight to save their universe. It’s a world where the heroes are women, the villains are… (more…)

They call this colt Pariah

This search string came in today, and while it doesn’t boggle the mind, it does shake the head a bit: a pony in ponyville who is hated by everyone chapter 1 I mean, if everypony truly hates him — and how likely is that in a place like Ponyville? — he’ll never make it to Chapter 2, if you know… (more…)

Thoroughly Scrooged

I will happily concede that A Hearth’s Warming Eve Tail was properly Dickensian. Now I wonder how many other public-domain stories will be ponified before MLP:FiM finally screeches to a halt. And if they do get around to doing The Brothers Karamazov, clearly Twilight Sparkle should be the Ivan character. That said, there’s a definite tendency in this series to… (more…)

Touched by the purple

I really didn’t expect this, and when I saw it, I didn’t expect it to be good. It’s actually better than that. Rarity muses on the death of an artist, and this is the part that sells it: He was never old because he never allowed himself to be old. When one of his selves seemed to be showing the… (more…)

Let no man put a tsundere

Okay, we’ll let this one slide by, just this once: I am of course amazed that they somehow managed to impart a Self-Absorbed Teenager look to an actual dragon, but hey, what do I know about dragons? (Here’s the original by Doctor-G.)