Category Archives: Generally speaking

Not that anyone was confused

Apparently two of us are operating under this same name. I honestly don’t think that our particular interests overlap, but in case it wasn’t clear to you, or you came in from a search engine, I’m the guy who writes My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic stories at an incredibly slow speed. The other one heads up MiceChat, an independent… (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…)

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…)

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…)

Apologies of a sort

I’ve neglected this place of late, but then I haven’t had a whole lot to say, and no compelling story idea are forthcoming. There will be works in progress eventually. Really.

Possibly usable

Naming consultant Nancy Friedman has happened upon a software gizmo to benefit those of us who write pony tales: I don’t get the appeal of My Little Pony even on a meta-meta-ironic level, but I am not you, and you, for all I know, may be a brony. In that case, knock yourself out with Ponify, a browser extension “which… (more…)