Category Archives: Storytelling

Fifth digit in sight

No, Lyra Heartstrings hasn’t grown a human hand. But I just counted up my story views on Fimfiction, something I hadn’t done in a while, and they’re sitting at 9,991. Still seems impossible, even after six years. Update: And we have crossed the threshold. :)

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.)

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…)

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.

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…)

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.

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…)

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