Category Archives: Storytelling

And she should know, right?

The vast vast vast vast majority of adults in the US think animation is dumb crap for little kids. No matter how mature and sophisticated an adult-targeted cartoon is, it is likely most adults won't even give it a chance. — Lauren Faust (@Fyre_flye) May 21, 2018 Were it not for Lauren Faust, we’d never have had MLP:FiM. But you… (more…)

Potentially awkward

Was it just me, or did anyone else think, before seeing “The Parent Trap” (S8E08), that it was a setup for the eventual pairing of Starlight Glimmer’s dad and Sunburst’s mom? Just me, then? Okay, fine. Carry on, then.

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…)

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