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ITT: [Embed][Embed], fillies and crimes, jesus, guardsmares dread, what is progress, reading incomplete fics, genfic without knighty, patreonbucks, a potentially viable alternative tag system, abused plushies, why is this shit featured, why isn't this shit featured, shitposting, posting shitposting, so much drama, everyone's a pedo now, permit number a39 as stipulated in the new circular b65, actual writing advice, no wait it's just more communists, writers that don't write any more, estee, how can star wars have fanfiction, still no /fanfic/ board, mental disorders, flash sentry is >ourguy, and why the fuck does anon keep volunteering for this?

FiMFiction Starter Kit (recommended fics):
Winners:
http://i.imgur.com/vuTA7EN.png

Renomination of fics for an updated list is in "progress":
http://198.27.67.67:8000/

>How do I write fanfiction?
Ezn’s guide - https://eznguide.neocities.org/
Politics and the English Language - https://www.orwell.ru/library/essays/politics/english/e_polit/
Vhatug's tips for anatomically correct clop - https://pastebin.com/g4VpEg4f
Horse Behaviour - https://www.equestrianandhorse.com/equus/behaviour.html
Setting a story in motion - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufO8LbwTdu0
Taking criticism - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v4R2ZcxPlA

>Can you pre-read my story?
Post it on Google Docs with comments enabled and give us a link.

>Reviews and riffs that are likely not up anymore:
https://pastebin.com/u/notkickass222urmom
https://ponepaste.org/user/IHeartShinzakura
https://pastebin.com/wmGX7FPm
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1z9Bz7UnEbxo-svlXa2tV49PJkP-yFuR7pRXiBUn-IeU
https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2020/4/2/2312216.jpg
https://royalcanterlotlibrary.net/top16/

>Voiceguy's archive:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-VuBo5xPdifNsnXXGGySudMIgnVLvLQI

Last Thread:>>36530275
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I was so close...
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Who had a good Hearts and Hooves? I actually had fun writefagging with a friend.
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I hate it when a fic gives Discord some ultimate principle that guides his actions, like the AI that acts as adversary and failsafe against the primary AI in Starscribe's Message in a Bottle, or helping the world resist the orderly biomechanics of the aliens in Arad's Stardust. Most of the time when Discord is a major character in a non-comedic adventure, the author does that.

Discord's ultimate motive should be that he is a jerk who likes to have fun, even if this has very serious consequences.
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>>36560035
You missed the blueballs.
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>>36560035
>http://i.imgur.com/vuTA7EN.png
>It's a Dangerous Business, Goi
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>>36560098
>...ng to the Supermarket to get Wonderbread.
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Call me stupid by all means, but I assume this number represents how many have seen the story, but not actually clicked to open it?
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>>36560179
"Views" is how many people have opened at least one chapter
And "total views" is the sum of the views on each individual chapter (so one person reading all 10 chapters of a fic counts as 1 "view" but 10 "total views")
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>>36560082
you say that like i'm not making you wait until the next thread
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Is Cyanide dead?
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Quick rundown on Obselescence?
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>>36560044
I wrote a short story for the occasion, but it got downvoted hard by my standards.
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>>36560376
Thanks!
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>>36560114
God, I wish that were the story.
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I think I'm gonna do it. I think I'm gonna read The Immortal Game. Help me anons.
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>>36560623
dont
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>>36560071
Honestly his only greater purpose should be nebulous like "create chaos" or "change things". I like alarajrogers stories were he has a greater role in making sure the world keeps working properly and maintaining cosmic balance, but 99% of the time he just does what he wants for personal reasons.
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>>36560640
>>36560649
How bad are things, really?
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>>36560692
If only I knew.
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>>36560692
Just enjoy yourself, anon.
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>>36560572
Why does she need so much bread?
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>>36560692
It's not even that bad. It's an edgy sorta-warfic with Alicorns slinging dragonball-level power around but written competently. The battles can overstay their welcome, there's a little more angst than is strictly necessary, and the fic drags at a couple points, but it's fun. It has a couple moments that are genuinely cool, striking imagery, like Kovarrax trying to immolate the big bad by forming a kiln with his wings and somehow it manages to nail the characters better than a lot of other fics with way less retarded premises. Plus, you'll fairly quickly figure out whether it's for you or not. It doesn't shy away from what it is and it doesn't drag you in with a bunch of SoL bullshit or overly long plot hooks.
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Id's habbiding

I really hope this isn't boring. Flynt Coal isn't insane enough to be "interesting by default" like Shinzakura, and I'm not particularly interested in Crisalide as a character. Also, WHERE IS MY GOD DAMN WIZARD WAR RRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. But, whatever - I'm sure I'd end up reading it at one point or another regardless.
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How tempting is switching to porn for writers these days? I checked a couple of people whose stories I liked and I'm noticing a relatively large number of accounts who have only written porn recently. Not that I'm using a particularly large sample.
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>As an unknown writer, pour my heart into a story
>3 upvotes, 2 down
>It loses out to a fic titled "Who pooped in the urinal"
What did I expect from Fimfiction?
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>>36561721
Is yours the Scootaloo story?
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>>36561721
That's kind of a shame. What did you write?It was Silver Spoon, by the way.
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>>36561729
The reveal was pretty hot, ngl.
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>>36561727
It doesn't contain any canon characters, which is probably why. If someone doesn't see their favorite horse recolor in the tags, the synapses just don't fire.
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>>36561780
It definitely doesn't make it any easier for your story.
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>>36561721
No, no, it's "Who Pooped The Urinal?" No "in." Very different.

Which one's yours? I hate to see a fic die to the algorithm before anyone can even see it.
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>>36561863
So somebody actually shit out a urinal?
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Anons, I'm too retarded to write. I dumped yogurt into my bread crumbs and it didn't stick to the chicken. I added two eggs and beat the mix up, but when I cooked it, I got chicken covered by tangy eggs.
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>>36561869
No, but "pooped" here is a verb that implies direction and intent. It's like the always sunny episode - frank doesn't "poop in the bed", he "poops the bed." It's act of malice.
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>>36561878
I was with you on the direction. Something's obviously going out, not in but missed the intent.
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>>36561863
The Kijo of Red Alley
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>>36561871
Deep fry it all. It's the only way to salvage it.
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>>36560975
Wasn't chrysalis some Italian princess Sombra raped into being evil? Why does she look like she's in high school? Also that cover and humanized design is way to good for this shit.
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>>36562062
Has anyone ever explained where the EqG characters get their clothes from? Is their some kind of soul-savvy clothing store in Canterlot that has a monopoly on the textiles industry and is subsidized by the government to send out packages of cutie-mark themed clothing to every single citizen?

Someone should write a fic about a young Rarity trying to find clothes that fit her but don't have a gem emblem on them. Maybe that's why she became a seamstress, to fight against fate.
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>>36562125
I don't think it really applies to EqG in so far as the so-called Berylverse is concerned.
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>>36561955
>Sex
>Profanity
>Porn
>OC
What did you expect from Fimfiction?
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>>36561964
I didn't deep-fry it. It still tasted good, it just isn't what I wanted at all. my failure to execute a basic task shows I am unfit for writing.
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>>36561721
This post made me laugh out loud, thank you anon.

I know your pain well.

But keep at it!

I just spent the last few hours catching up on my three ongoing fics (and finishing the last Act of a particular futa story that at least one anon has been following). Just keep it up. Be consistent with stories and updates. Always have something on the go. Be new, refreshing.

Have a Rarity -- no, no, I insist. Take it.
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Are there any poner stuck on earth stories that are good?
Ideally one staring twiggles
I have a need for nerd doing nerd things
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>>36562538
As pony? Well, there's the big XCOM one, that one's a classic, and there's that ongoing one where twiddily winks is stuck in a frigid post nuclear hellscape, it's pretty good for what it is.
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>>36562566
If a non-eqg stuck human form on our fresh hell of a planet fic exists, sure I'll go for that
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>>36562590
There's an old one where Rarity ends up as a wizard commando in an urban fantasy setting. I don't remember what it's called, and I read it a while back, but I remember liking it.
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>>36562538
How much do you like fascism?
>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/352186/il-duce-e-la-principessa
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>>36562062
>Wasn't chrysalis some Italian princess Sombra raped into being evil?
Yes
>Why does she look like she's in high school?
Magic shenanigans during the big final battle of GAOA3. Melody tries to take over Chrysalis's body (but fails), then Chrysalis jumps into a disconnected mirror and gets gut off from the hivemind for a few minutes until it spits her back out. This awakens her original personality, Crisalide, which has been suppressed since Sombra did his experiments with grafting Changeling parts onto her.
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>>36562125
>Has anyone ever explained where the EqG characters get their clothes from? Is their some kind of soul-savvy clothing store in Canterlot that has a monopoly on the textiles industry and is subsidized by the government to send out packages of cutie-mark themed clothing to every single citizen?
McPoodle, being the maddest of lads, wrote a fic that tries to apply some actual worldbuilding to EqG-earth
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/394898/on-getting-to-the-bottom-of-this-equestrian-business

>>36562566
>that ongoing one where twiddily winks is stuck in a frigid post nuclear hellscape
Link?

>>36562642
>There's an old one where Rarity ends up as a wizard commando in an urban fantasy setting
Got any more details? Because that sounds highly relevant to my interests
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>>36562566
>>36562744
I assume anon's talking about this story?
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/472897/a-rimworld-away
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>>36562744
Nuclear hellscape is https://www.fimfiction.net/story/470233/cold It alright.

Urban fantasy is https://www.fimfiction.net/story/64485/combat-magic Fair warning, haven't read that one in a while, so ymmv
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>>36562538
I tend to despise ponies on Earth (as well as Human in Equestria), but I have been tempted to read Georg's Farmer Bruener Has Some Ponies.

>>36561727
What was the Scootaloo story? She *is* my daughteru, after all.
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>>36562781
Is Farmer Bruener the one where Ponyville ends up in Kansas? If it is, I remember it being pretty comfy, albeit not necessarily super compelling. I'd say it's worth a try.
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>>36562793
Yep. Though it's only part of Ponyville - in particular, the M6 got left out. And it is indeed pretty comfy. Lots of cute ponies doing cute things.
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Why do/did so many writers write this multichapter epic that's fun, and usually fairly lighthearted, and the follow it up with some super dark-as-fuck sequel out of nowhere? There was the BlueBlood/Groundhog's Day story and it's dark sequel, and then there was Dangerous Business Going out your Door, followed by it's 50 chapter sequel of gory doom.
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>>36563049
Was Will of Evil gory?
I remember there were a few intense battle scenes, but I can't recall much gore.
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>>36563066
I might be confusing it with another, but there's been a few examples of this.
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Did FiM ever confirm that there's more than 1 language in the entire world FiM takes place in?
Or if not, then that other languages existed in the past?
I know eg the manga referred to ancient Mesoponytamian language, but I want to know about FiM itself.
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>>36563300
Well, French exists.
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>>36563321
damn, forgot that one.
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>>36562125
In my stories, though I haven’t had a chance to go into it yet, humans get cutie marks in every way except physical. This is due to Starswirl contaminating ancient human culture with pony ideas. There’s not zero magic in EGverse, just low magic, so while they don’t have cutie marks on their skin, humans there gravitate towards these symbols naturally.
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>>36563300
Zecora speaks in her native tongue when Rainbow is trashing her house during Bridle Gossip.
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>>36563321
>Prench
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>>36563321
In my pony universe there is explicitly no cultural allegory to France nor any Francophonic tongues. This is because I envision a utopia.
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>>36563412
Only a bonger would say such a thing. Begone, limey.
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>>36562538
Seconding this I love PiE stories, but eqg pretty much killed the genre and its hard to find good ones now.
>>36563332
I read a story that had similar idea were human cutie marks essentially came to them in their dreams and they just considered them their person insignias.
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>>36561721
Hey, at least you didn't publish a story that has exactly the same premise as a story in the feature box (even though you've been thinking about the concept since August last year), making you feel like a hack copycat!
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>>36563427
Fuck no, I hate the English even more. There are no English accents in my world either, only Irish.
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>>36562666
Good god how had I not heard of this before, this is the most ludicrous concept for a story I have ever seen. Forget quality - that this manages to function at all is simply incredible.
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>>36563332
>In every way except physical, I am a pony
>[neighs]
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>>36563519
>hates anglos
>replaces them with irish
how can someone be THIS retarded
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>>36563768
he's likely some amerimutt who thinks having an irish great great grandparent makes him 100% trotter
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>>36563768
Micks are based. My unicorns are based on the Celts, especially Gaels. That's why, before the Unity Era, their closest allies were the Norse-flavored reindeer.

>>36563780
>America mentioned unprompted
lik cockwork
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>>36562666
>abandoned
Every time
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Dare I say the Greeks were based?
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>>36563994
>light mode
the juxtaposition of follows is at least amusing
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>>36563049
They started to take themselves seriously.
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>>36563412
Found the next OP image. Someone make that.
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>>36563049
Hey, at least the stuff you like only got retarded in the sequel. I've read more than enough fics than only a few chapters before shifting tone to something completely unappealing.
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>>36563300
Old Ponish is something that's been mentioned multiple times, and even spoken onscreen. Something else worth mentioning is the yaks, who are the only race to speak in broken English. This implies that they either have their own native language and just speak Ponish for the sake of everyone else, or they just speak some weird dialect that sounds like broken English.
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>>36564138
The old ponish thing never made sense to me. Starswirl's journal was written in old ponish and required translation from Twilight and Sunburst to be understood. But when Starswirl and the Pillars was released from limbo all of them can speak perfect modern equestrian.
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>>36563993
Author said literally a week ago that it's not abandoned
You gotta trust him bro
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>>36564261
Abandoned = I was too busy gaming
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Question: I was reading CiG's Naked Singulaity, and came across this paragraph:

-- “Look, Orion! I was right, it is her!” Twilight’s mother, a pale grey unicorn with a striped purple mane, stepped up and wrapped her in a hug. A few feet farther back a blue unicorn stallion with a darker blue mane trotted up beside them. --

I know LUS is generally frowned upon, but should one do this or not? Your average reader probably knows what Twilight's parents look like, but an outsider that somehow stumbled upon this may not.
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>>36564110
I lost the other ones I made.
Does anyone still have them?
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>>36564580
You mean like this?
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>>36564574
I think it's fine when introducing a character in a story. If they keep doing it, then it becomes a problem.
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>>36564574
That isn't LUS, it's brief descriptions.
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>>36564585
Aye.
I remember at least two other variants.
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>>36564585
Or like this?
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>>36564593
Yeah.
I think I remember another one with some anon saying he spent more time shitposting here than writing his stories, and another one who said he got called an autistic loser or something like that, but at least he got some criticism on his story.
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>>36564643
I decided to go back through the archives. My motivation ran out around mid-2015 or so, but I found a few caps like that. Some were meh, some were reposted more or less often, here are a couple.
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>>36564653
The quality of the OPs also varies considerably. Sometimes it's the exact same thing on loop for like a dozen threads (a few times even like 2-3 threads consecutively with the same image), sometimes there's nice and varied stuff.
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>>36564657
Sometimes you even find relatively high-effort images that then never got reused again. Pic related is one, the "manifesto" image with Ted on it from last year is another. And for some reason, around 2015-2016 (maybe earlier too, since I didn't go back further), a handful of varied Reading Rainbow images were used very frequently, and all but disappeared completely from the OPs in subsequent years.

Incidentally, the "deathrattle of linguistic meaning" image was a regular staple for years as far back as I went, then in early 2019 it just stopped showing up and hasn't been used once for almost two years now.
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>>36564653
>>36564657
You're great, Anon. I hope you get your motivation back at some point.
>>36564669
I remember the deathrattle one. I lost it alongside lots of old pics when my external harddrive went kaput.
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>>36564682
I can't tell if you're making fun of my phrasing or if you just want me to dig further back into the archives.
Anyway, here's the deathrattle if you wanna save it.
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>>36564249
I headcanon that Starswirl got sick of learning new dialects and languages whenever he tried to unite the disparate tribes prior to the Hearthswarming event, so he created a Translator spell, set it to run indefinitely, and just never turns it off. Hence why he can understand everything said to him, and everyone else hears him in their own language. It’s probably bound to one of his bells, even.

Read Legend of Trixie to hear more!
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>>36564701
No, I was genuinely asking.
Thanks, Anon.
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>>36564735
Wh-what do the other bells do?
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>>36564746
One of them is so that his caretaker can find him when he wanders off again.
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>>36564746
That's for him to know and for you to find out.
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>>36564746
I once wrote that Starswirl had enchanted each bell with a different note, so whenever he walked into a room, he'd have his own fanfare.
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Was Starswirl being a bit rough around the edges a canon thing or a fanon thing first?
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>>36564974
I vaguely remember a few fics that took Spike's line from Luna Eclipsed "Are you that one kooky grandpa from Ponyville Retirement Village?" and ran with it for Starswirl's characterization.
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>>36564974
I'm pretty sure that comes standard for ancient bearded wizards of myth who laid the foundations of magic
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>>36565000
I wonder if he deflowered Celestia and Luna.
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>>36564669
>the "deathrattle of linguistic meaning" image was a regular staple for years as far back as I went, then in early 2019 it just stopped showing up
Fuck, I could have sworn I saw it a couple months ago. Normally I pay attention to that once since I made it
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>>36565022
Simultaneously?
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>>36565029
He invented time travel and the alicornization spell. I'm sure being in two places at once is no problem for him.
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>>36565031
Oh, I was just thinking of growing a second penis.
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>>36564746
I legit don’t know. My story has pretty heavily hinted that the concept of friendship extends not only to magic, and to the spiritual form of harmony, but also to the literal, musical form. Essentially, music can be used to create magic.

Grogar figured this out by watching how ponies could magically join each other in a big song and dance routine without prior practice. All of his dark magical deeds are done by manipulating sound using enchanted bells. Eventually, starswirl figured this out for himself, and from then on used magic bells to create perfect, long lasting enchantments.

It looks like he could have anywhere from 7 to 14 bells on him. Unless someone can give me a definitive number, I guess that Starswirl has about that many permanent enchantments active at any one time.
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>>36565031
He never finished the second one, and his first one had zero practical applications until Starlight perfected it.
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>>36565336
That's a crazy and fucking ridiculous idea that actually makes me pretty jealous. Good stuff, anon.
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>>36565725
Thank you. I'm very proud of my mental illnesses.
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>>36563434
> EqG fucked over PiE
I'm going to take a wild guess
>imagining an original setting and plot from the ground up< using pre established lore of a setting that panders to autismo needs
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Last chapter of Great and Powerful Marecock released.

In case you're into that... y'know.

How goes the writing fellas?
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>>36566037
This applies too to humanized which from time to time i get melancholic from the pre EqG days
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/84406/a-twilight-landing
An all-time classic uh PonyTwilight-turned-human-in-earth, female main cast and no romance but gud comfy read, imagine those MC lands on equestria but in reverse, Twilight lands on earth and written in 2013
author is a huge pioneer in the deconstruction of the human tag and pre EqG humanized miss that guy merlos alot
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>>36565029
>>36565343
Why did you think his original time travel spell only works for 30 seconds? That's all he needed.
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>>36566037
Congratulations, you just summed up fanfiction.
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>>36566184
I've just deleted a thousand words and am pretty much restarting a scene from scratch. I've reached the point where hundreds of thousands of words of build-up finally leads to several answers, and I have to pack a ton of them into one conversation while keeping it emotional and interesting.
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>>36562781
You can try it, but I honestly found it really boring. Not like, "oh this isn't an epic adventure" boring - I've found a lot of really comfy slice-of-life, especially PiE slice-of-life. Bruener just has the issue that the ponies kind of just... breeze through any potential point of surprise, discovery, or any other emotion. They don't really 'interact' with anything, so much as impose themselves on everything and after realizing this is just going to loop I just... got bored.
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>>36566439
Fair enough. Your specific example warrants such a process.

But I don't typically like the idea of deleting that many words on the fly. You wrote the original words for a reason, did you not? Surely there is something there that can be edited into what you want to say.
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>>36566517
Have you ever heard the tale of Theseus' ship?
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>>36566517
I've deleted an entire 10k word chapter before. I wrote the words for a reason, but they were the wrong reasons. In this case the message is there but the scene has veered off into thick mud and the only way to get out is by reversing and starting over.
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>>36566532
Idk if this is some kind of meme but, I only know Theseus from Age of Mythology. I honestly can't remember ever reading that tale.

>>36566546
I see what you mean, but we simply have different writing / editing styles. I think everything happens for a reason. If I deleted 10k words of material that's like several days of writing gone down the drain. Seems like a waste. Plus, I'm awesome. I've never written 10k words worthy of being deleted before.
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>>36566561
>I honestly can't remember ever reading that tale.
You're likely familiar with it.

>Plutarch (Vita Thesei, 22-23):
>“The ship wherein Theseus and the youth of Athens returned had thirty oars, and was preserved by the Athenians down even to the time of Demetrius Phalereus, for they took away the old planks as they decayed, putting in new and stronger timber in their place, insomuch that this ship became a standing example among the philosophers, for the logical question of things that grow; one side holding that the ship remained the same, and the other contending that it was not the same.”

Or, simplified: If you replace every part of a ship, is it still the same ship?
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>>36566487
I stopped reading once I realized he had this whole metaverse thing going on and likes to call up various characters willy nilly. I felt like Im required to buy-in to the whole thing for the full enjoyment of this one story and I simply isn't invested.
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>>36566561
They were 10k good words imo and I even still share them with inquisitive readers on my Discord, but it was a whole chapter tonally at odds with the rest of the story and didn't progress the plot at all. The story is far better without me randomly jerking horror tropes onto the page for a whole chapter.
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>>36566389
It creates closed loops. He can't change shit with that spell.
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>>36566651
He doesn't need to change shit if all he wanted to do with it was banging Celestia and Luna at the same time.
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>>36566696
What if he accidentally aimed at the wrong hole and in a panic tries to go back in time and do it right, only to push it in the wrong hole again, over and over again.
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>>36566651
Never seen a serious closed-loop time travel fic?
>oh no, MC's wife was hit by lightning and died
>make a fake charred corpse
>travel back in time
>magically swap wife with corpse a moment before the lightning hits
>tell wife to hide out in a different town for a week so his past self doesn't realize she's alive
In one sense, he didn't change shit. But also, if he hadn't used the time travel spell at all, his wife would be dead for real.
For a real example, see https://www.fimfiction.net/story/248094/feedback

And this is not even getting into schemes like the one in HPMOR for using a closed time loop spell to manipulate probability
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What was that story that had the tagline "Trixie screws up more than usual?"
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>>36563366
Retcon.
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>>36566814
There's a story with that title, but it's about Twilight.
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>>36563994
I must confess that you got me to check.
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>>36564375
Not abandoned = I'm not gaming *now*?
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>>36564974
"Star Swirl...did not understand friendship like you do" is canon.
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>>36565336
Hasn't music being magic been canon since at least Rainbow Rocks?
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>>36566830
I found that, but this was about Trixie. She like, manages to blow up Canterlot at some point.
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>>36566859
I felt like it would be more impactful if the artist started with a young Starswirl, and drew him progressively getting older each panel.
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See, maybe. But Sunset seemed to not be able to understand how her friends' magic worked in some of the shorts, so it potentially works differently between Equestria and EGverse.

My explanation for that? I hypothesized in my story ALL THESE MIDNIGHT DAYS that magic is capable of creating its own rules, so long as it's introduced into a magical vacuum or near-vacuum. This can explain minor inconsistencies with how magic is presented in FiM. It's a case of magic coming up with its own rules when the inertia of the rest of the universe is removed. EGverse, being a place of no magic, invented its own rules when Sunset introduced magic to the world, but since that original magic was the EoH and Equestrian magic, it at least somewhat follows the old rules in small doses, explaining the pony-stuff.

I have spent way too much time and effort thinking about this stuff.
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>>36566439
I hope you accomplish what you want. Discarding work because it's not perfect is a dangerous habit to get into. I'm sure it's the cause of a lot of stories dying right at the finish line.
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>>36565336
>can create harmony magic by literally harmonizing with each other
That's actually pretty clever might steal that for the reason why the eqg girls power up when they sing.
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>>36566651
Creating anything is a change. The real problem is what to do if you have sex with Celestia, then find out that no one was having sex with Luna. Much simpler to just make a simulacrum/duplicate of yourself.
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>>36566602
Is the story finished?
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>>36566931
That's partly why I thought I was being clever.
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>>36566905
>Discarding work because it's not perfect is a dangerous habit to get into.
Okay, sure, but not discarding work ever is far more dangerous. I've been writing long enough to know when to cut scenes, when to rewrite a draft, and when to settle with what I have.
>>36566946
Kinda. It's "Empty Horizons" on FimFic, which does have a Complete tag, but it's one in a trilogy of which I'm wrapping up the second story now. The chapter in question is "XIII: The Dream." The original draft was pretty much just a long creepy nightmare sequence where Twilight doesn't realize she's been put to sleep, and the reader isn't supposed to realize at first either, but I kept adding more and more clues until Twilight is going through some straight up surreal nightmare shit.

It was cool and fun to write and had some character development, but the plot went nowhere. I could've cut it completely and the reader wouldn't even notice, as evidenced by the fact that I did cut it completely and nobody ever asked if something was missing. So I did.
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>>36567320
I love doing dream sequences. I feel like their usually my best shit. Sorry you had to cut that one. I've had to cut a few recently that I was really hoping would be fun. Better luck next time?
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>>36565336
Music-based magic is the dopest shit. I need to play Ar Tonelico some day. Drakengard 3 too. Can you link your story?
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>>36567320
Almost sounds like the makings of a horror AU spinoff. But probably best left alone.
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>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/454105/the-legend-of-trixie
The music stuff has only been introduced in the last few chapters, and I totally get it if you want to put this on a wait list until it's done. But a free bit from a recent update (note, the story is written as a journal written in the distant past, so there's an editor cleaning up the notes and filling in missing details)

>Anyway. According to Grogar, Magic and Music are one and the same. He calls it “Divine Synesthesia”, and said that he actually got the idea in the first place from watching a pony Heartsong. You know? That thing we all do once in a while where a whole town suddenly breaks into a spontaneous song and dance number? Everycreature knows that’s because of magic and emotional overflow, but I guess it’s all connected to some Grand Unifying Musical Thing, as he put it.

>So, Grogar’s empire was based on Disharmony. Like, the literal bastardization of harmony, song, melody, magic, and even harmony like with relationships. It all fueled his dark magic and allowed him to alter reality basically on a whim. He built bells that could erase whole towns from existence. He had chimes and cymbals that could change the way ponies thought.

>He once sang a song that altered his own soul. I guess that’s how he’s still alive, millennia later. The echoes of his magic are still going on. And a bell to painfully disrupt lies? Seems about as plausible as a bell that can steal magic, right?
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>>36567370
>Ar Tonelico
Also, just looked this up and damn is the soundtrack sounding nice so far. Thanks.
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>>36567320
>but not discarding work ever is far more dangerous
You can always keep those 10k words in the backburner, so that if you ever hit a dry spell and a chapter is taking longer than usual, you can make a blogpost going "Hey, guys. Sorry it's been eight months since the last update. Until the next chapter is out, check this deleted scene from chapter __" and then the readers can get to see something interesting about the story and learn more about what goes into creating it.
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>>36565336
So you're saying Starswirl is a tonal architect?
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Guys, I wrote the second chapter of my SoL cooking experimental fic. >>36547066
Would somebody be kind enough to look at it and tell me if I fucked it up too much?
https://hackmd.io/@Johnny2318/HJiZVU9b_
I used hackmd as a surrogate of googledoc, as some anon suggested in the previous threads.
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>>36566561
>Idk if this is some kind of meme
The Ship of Theseus was a Dark Lord of the Shipth so powerful and so wise, he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life.
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>>36567611
I 100% stole that, yes. Guilty. So is Grogar. And Trixie, actually. She learned a rare form of magical notation that uses musical notes and harmonies to write out and compose spells. She was taught wrong, on purpose, as a joke, and that might end up saving the world.

There's a Heart of Lorkhan moment coming up eventually. Can't wait for that shit to happen.
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>>36567359
I hate reading dream sequences. They are almost never relevant to the plot, since nothing actually matters once the character wakes up. They are usually nonsensical and tedious to read through.
I can see why it would be fun, as a writer, to just go wild and stitch together a dreamscape, but almost every single dream sequence I've ever read has been a chore to get through. Pretty much the main exception might be the dream-diving inside Luna in Empty Horizons, but that's because it's not "just" a dream sequence - it's more like an alternate dimension for the purposes of the story, where the characters must escape while ideally also helping out Luna (and also both characters are lucid).
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>>36567640
Oh shit. As much as I usually utterly don't care about stuff with Trixie in it, you've piqued my interest.
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>>36567671
Then my work here is done. Also it's super late and I got shit to do in the morning. Peace.
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>>36567359
>Better luck next time?
Thanks, but I'm not too torn up about it. This was years ago and both versions of the chapter were fun to write.
>>36567395
>Almost sounds like the makings of a horror AU spinoff.
Now if only I could get someone interested in writing a story set before the floods, following Luna wrestling with her corruption during her trek into the Everfree, the climax of her internal battle with it, eventually ending in her choice to seal herself in dream as a last spiteful resort. It could be canon and everything.

Most of my spinoffs are written by authors plagued by depression, severe autism, youth, or having a life. How sad.

>>36567471
I do still have them. I never delete anything, just cut them. Maybe I'll put out a couple deleted scene blogs.

>>36567658
>They are almost never relevant to the plot, since nothing actually matters once the character wakes up.
This is why I cut it. In other news, Twilight will be going back into Luna's head at the end of this scene. Should be even more fucky wucky than last time.

>>36567640
>She was taught wrong, on purpose, as a joke
>https://youtu.be/PwzXnXqGV5Y
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>>36566736
I can't recall your spoilered example.
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>>36567755
I think the anon was referring to the first section of this chapter https://www.hpmor.com/chapter/17
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>>36566934
If I make a duplicate of myself, I personally do not get to bang both princesses, though.
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>>36567409
Both versions of exec_PAJA are fucking amazing.

Personal head-canon is that all that choral vocal work is sung by Orica or Misya in real time, because reyvateils are just built to be able to do that.
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>>36568065
>"hpmor.com"
>check tma.com
>it's used by some company called TMA Net
>check tma.net
>it's unused and squatted
Reee. I suppose I could set up tma.rehab
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Also, apparently the .mobi TLD exists. You can make kindle ebooks available online by just their filename.
Naturally, tma.mobi is also fucking registered.
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>>36568065
That's not probability manipulation. That's just giving yourself infinite time to brute force a problem with finitely many possible solutions.
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>>36568203
Yeah, you're right, it's not. But it's the only instance of time fuckery I could remember.
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>>36568114
Haven't seen Every Little Thing She Does?
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>>36568349
>That's just giving yourself infinite time to brute force a problem
Are you imagining 100,000 alternate Harrys, each of whom receives a wrong answer N and so sends back N+1? But those alternate Harrys can't exist, because receiving N and sending N+1 doesn't form a closed loop.

It's probability manipulation in the sense that the protocol turns some "bad" outcomes into paradoxes and so reduces their probability to zero. Then you roll the dice on the remaining possible outcomes. Some bad outcomes are hard to eliminate (e.g. the spooky note that says "don't fuck with time") but you can still get unnaturally high odds of success this way.
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>>36568508
Basically a nondeterministic harry machine
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>>36568508
I feel like I should recognise that pic.

I've got no motivation to argue over the definition of probability. It's an unsolved philosophical problem that isn't likely to be resolved soon.
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>>36568508
>But those alternate Harrys can't exist, because receiving N and sending N+1 doesn't form a closed loop.
Correction: Those alternate Harrys can't exist because when they receive a wrong answer, they realize that their theory that only "closed loops" can exist is wrong, and so don't send N+1.
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>>36568622
>I feel like I should recognise that pic.
I've mentioned it ITT before (but apparently never posted a screencap, which explains why I couldn't find it in my shitposting folder). I'm pretty sure nobody ITT has read this fic except for me, but I found the bit about how "the time loop IS a quantum supercomputer" to be pretty memorable.

The fic in question is https://www.fimfiction.net/story/390302/inevitabilities, which is the sequel to https://www.fimfiction.net/story/189683/destinies (and #3 is on the way, presumably with even more time-loop shenanigans). The one in the pic is https://www.fimfiction.net/story/33512/myouve-gotta-be-kidding-me, a rationalfic in which the MC gets displaced as a cow
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>>36568622
What would be an example of a "solved" "philosophical problem"? Aren't they all just questions whose answer depends on how you parse their wording?
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>>36568693
I'm less mad that the author cancelled it than that the reason he gave was "couldn't keep up with all the stories other people were writing in the 'universe'".
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>>36568694
If a tree falls in a forest...
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>>36568693
>I'm pretty sure nobody ITT has read this fic except for me, but I found the bit about how "the time loop IS a quantum supercomputer" to be pretty memorable.
Should I read it?

>Myou've Gotta be Kidding Me
One of these days, I should actually read that. If you skip like 30 chapters ahead, the content start to look like it might be going somewhere.
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>>36568776
>Should I read it?
That's not the main focus of the story though
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>>36568748
>If a tree falls in a forest...
... and lands on a wokester, does anyone care?
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>>36568776
>Should I read it?
Sure. It's not especially well-written, but if you're interested in the ideas, then go for it. The first book is PiE/HiE first-contact kind of stuff (with the unfortunate quirk that the main human characters are bronies), and the second is where it starts getting into time travel.

>>36568788
Well, a lot of stuff happens that isn't directly related to time travel, but the time travel plot is the overarching plot of book 2, as I recall. And the later parts of book 2 really are all about time travel, as the main characters start using the time loop spell directly.
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>>36568949
Oh man that old trend MC the brony goes to equestria that that used to be popular and as it faded out people used to make clear their story protagonist wasn't an in-universe brony
MC with knowledge of what will happen can work sure but "I'm in tv land" is kinda cringe
And there's people that hate on Anon even today....
>huh fluttershy how's Twilight
>fluttershy didn't know how this creature knew about her friends or everything about her but blah blah blah
Classic
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Just had an idea for a new fic.

Is anyone aware of a Rarity x RD fic where RD has always admired / crushed on Rarity from afar but never said anything? With reference to the fact that RD and Rarity barely hung out together (just them two) in the show (headcanon reason being the crush)?
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>>36569977
I only know about a story where Rarity and Dash use magic to conceive, and it somehow turns into a big old world ending time bomb story. Pretty nice, all things considered.
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>>36569513
I'd take that over self-fulfillment displaced/chess game of the gods shit. More often than not the stories would have been way better if it actually had been the characters as opposed to some lobotomized asshat in somebody else's body and skilset.
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>>36570010
magical lesbian fart babies with actual consequences? sign me up!
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>>36570069
>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/451750/the-world-beneath-her-wings
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>>36570010
Well as long as there isn't some 100k view story with the premise I posted, sounds like I am good to go.
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Just finished The Witch of the Everfree, and enjoyed it greatly. Now I really like Sunset as a pony, so non-EqG fics with Sunset are my weakness; I think the fic did have some slight flaws, but it's 2am and I just finished it and I'm not capable of articulating them, and overall I very much enjoyed reading about Sunset striking it out on her own and then growing as a person.

Now, does anyone know whether the sequel, The Witch of Canterlot, is any good? On one hand, it's "more". On the other hand, I'm a bit cautious, because the main character arc for Sunset has basically been resolved. With sequels there's always the question of how much did the author actually had more story to tell vs. how much he just wanted to cash in on existing popularity, and I'm a bit worried this is leaning more towards the latter than the former.
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>>36567621
Guys? A little help? I just need someone to take a glance if it looks OK overall without any jarring errors, not a full blown editing, really.
If you wonder if it worth giving a time content wise, this chapter is about Rarity and Sweetie.
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>>36570542
It is also good and I'd recommend it. Its split into two parts the main adventure and a series of flashbacks that cover what Sunset was doing during S1 and why she's on the adventure to begin with.
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>>36567621
Left a few comments. This could use some detailed proofreading since it generally sounds a bit ESL. Plot seemed a bit boring by my standards, but also I don't usually read a lot of SoL stories (except for Biscuit's, which I mainly read for the worldbuilding)
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I command this general to live!
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>>36571176
Fuck off, shithorse. You're the worst written side character since Applejack.
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>>36571189
You are a legitimate retard. Please neck yourself.
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>>36571197
What is an illegitimate retard?
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>>36571220
Either they don't know their father, or they're unbaptized.
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>>36571189
Patrician tastes. I never understood the draw to this character. Chrysalis too.
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>>36571412
>a patrician is someone unable to grasp other people's tastes and interests
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>>36571412
>Chrysalis too.
>a villain with a cool design, good voice, unique powers, and a great villain song
real fucking mystery why people like her
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>>36571412
>Chrysalis
>a literal lust demoness in equine form
Gee, I wonder why do guys like her so much?
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>>36571412
I like Trixie because she has a cute voice. She is a very adorable homeless horse and I wish to snuggle with her in her cozy wagon.
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>>36571631
living the dream, anon.
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>>36571631
Trixie is the Greatest and Powerfullest
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>>36570642
Thanks anon. I'll trust you unconditionally, and if it turns out to not be to my tastes I'll take it out on your family.

Also, I should add, if anyone has recommendations for non-EqG Sunset fics, I'll definitely put them on the to-read list. So far the only other quality one I can think of is Pandemic, that's really about it (for that matter, that's the only one I can think of at all).
I've said it before and I'll say it again, Sunset is EqG's greatest tragedy: it introduces a very nice mare, and then immediately turns her into a - whatever those are, forever dooming her to be treated by content creators as a barbie first and a pony distant second. So, any recs?
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>>36572164
Sunset of Time comes to mind.
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>>36572164
>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/274900/a-sparkle-ling-perfection
>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/453079/crimson-sunset
>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/413718/machina-cor-armageddon
>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/457830/trip-the-light-scholastic
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>>36572200
Promising.
>>36572279
>a sparkle-ling perfection
Wait a second, that's not dead? It's about tripled in size since I last checked it. Amazing.
>machina cor armageddon
>mature, gore, violence, tragedy
>"incorporating some elements from Getter Robo, Evangelion, and Devilman"
Sell me on this, anon.
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>>36572307
>Sell me on this, anon.
It incorporates some elements from Getter Robo, Evangelion, and Devilman. What the fuck more could you want?
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>>36572352
Not him, but I'd prefer some Harenchi Gakuen instead of Eva to complete the Uncle Nagai trifecta.
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>>36572352
>>36572366
All I want is horsewords with no weebshit. If the author is inspired by weebshit and manages a good story, I'm obviously not going to count that against him, but if weebshit is one of the selling points then that makes me wary.
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>>36572307
Good action, characters are well done (except twilight at the beginning), interesting world building.
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>>36572366
Y'know what, that's totally fair.

>>36572371
Meanwhile, that's totally not fair. You should like anime.
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>>36572375
>stop not liking what I like
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>>36572404
I like My Little Pony : Friendship is Magic (all seasons)
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>>36572421
How is season 10?
I have no reason to trust the comics, but I sometimes get curious.
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>>36572443
Well, the mangas are very comfy so far. I wouldn't know about the comics
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>>36572443
Isn't that the one where AJ says to Zecora "hey let's go visit zebrica together" and Zecora chimps the fuck out, bringing up AJ's dead parents, because "what if I was living here because I had to leave zebrica due to a traumatic experience? huh? that didn't actually happen but did you even consider that it could have, before making such a thoughtless suggestion?"
I haven't kept up with comics in ages but this panel keeps getting posted and I'm pretty sure it's from the S10 one
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>>36572448
Are more volumes of the manga out?
I only remember the first two.
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>>36572492
Vol. 3 is in a bit less than a month.
It's more story-driven than S1 slice-of-lifey, but honestly I don't mind that either.
Both Vol. 1 & 2 and me smiling like a little kid on xmas.
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What the fuck are you guys talking about? The official comics?
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>>36572540
The official manga is better.
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It has solid advice.
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>>36572457
It is. S10 is pretty shit, but the new Pinkie comic is very comfy.
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>>36572164
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/332096/the-makers-reject
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/397458/those-who-ride
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/338467/the-application-of-unified-harmony-magics
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Any good fics about prisons or prison-like environments? Only one I know is Asylum. No coom plz
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>>36573652
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/360488/belly-rubs-in-pony-prison
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>>36566327
I miss him too.

Does anyone know what happened to MerlosTheMad? The last thing I can see from him is a blog in 2017 stating that his dad had stage 4 cancer.
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>>36573842
He as last online on the 3rd, so he's still around. Another author who lurks in silence.
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ponii
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>>36575125
ponus
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>>36572553
You mean until it betrayed us?
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>>36575153
Oh, God. What did it do?
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>>36575198
It's not what it did do, but what it might in the future.
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>>36575198
Volume three takes place post-epilogue and features the mane 6 as their elderly selves. They're going to the movies without Twilight (because they only see her once a month) when Discord does some time stuff and now they have to go on an adventure to make sure the epilogue happens.
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>>36575327
Starts pre-epilogue, but time-skips to post.
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>>36573517
>Crossover, On Hiatus
>part of a large universe
First one looks promising though, thanks anon.
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poni
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>>36576561
ponio
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>>36573842
Honestly I think he burned himself out - just look at the sheer volume of stories he had going which, unfortunately, he decided all had to be connected somehow.

He posted on his author page about three hours ago according to the timestamp, though, so you can probably ask him directly why he hasn't written anything in nearly five years.
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i dont even remember what i wrote for MLP anymore...
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Recommend me fluffy fics to read for when I have 2 digit IQ and I'm a little cross-eyed and the world feels wonky
Any fic that goes well with the feeling of floating peacefully while listening the awesome music in the HarmonyCon PonyTown server?
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>>36578558
Sunny Skies All Day Long
Princess Celestia Gets Mugged
My Little Dashie
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>>36578626
I could re-read sunny skies. Probably need to lose the other half of my mental faculties before I attempt an MLD do-over though..
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>>36578634
How drunk should one be before reading MLD?
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>>36578640
"more", apparently
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>>36578626
>>36578640
MLD is to sadfics what splenda is to sugar.
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Anyone who cares about the Pinkie x Fluttershy romance I've been working on, I released chapter two.

Thank you for the clout. God bless.

How goes the story, Anon?
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Our favorite Rationalist is running fanfic panels at HarmonyCon online for the next 2.5 hours

>Ask a Writer
7pm (central time)
Hosted by: Raccoon
An interactive panel where prominent fanfic authors discuss and answer questions about writing and more.

>Writing Workshop Bring your own Fanfic!
8pm
Hosted by: Rockstar Raccoon
Workshop for fanfiction authors to get feedback.

>Friendship is Optimal
9pm
Hosted by: Raccoon
Writers and computer scientists break down one of the most influential fanfictions of the modern era - Friendship is Optimal. Discussion on Human Culture, Sci-Fi, Computer Science, and what the future holds, brought to you by The Optimalverse.

And it looks like he's rerunning "Ask a Writer" and "Writing Workshop" and 5pm and 6pm tomorrow

Sadly, all these panels are strictly on d*scord
https://discord.gg/udbW4JPU4j
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>>36578852
I've started to reread my entire story so I can get the mood right. I'm halfway through the published chapters.
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>>36578858
literrally who
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>>36578858
My writefag panel in the summer is going to be so much better than this cringefest
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>>36578872
Who did you get?
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>>36578870
Rockstar Racoon, author of Displaced into Nothing, a terrible rationalfic that's been riffed in this thread

>>36578872
At least PonyFest Online had the good sense not to let him back after the first time. But I guess HarmonyCon didn't get the memo. I'm also kinda surprised they stuck his three panels together as one big 3.5 hour block - I feel like he's sure to be totally wiped out by the end of this. Hopefully the FIO panel won't be too much of a trainwreck, since I'm actually interested in that one
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>human character founds a city/country/military unit
>"it had all sorts of ponies, and even griffins and changelings and diamond dogs"

As a general rule, these stories are always garbage, but what's the obsession with turning the protagonist into the leader of some artificial Austria-Hungary multiracial shithole?

Actually diverse societies have horrific problems with social cohesion, culture, and political stability - the US, the largest multiracial nation, has been on the verge of collapse for the better part of 50 years, and its racial problems are only getting worse.

I get it if it's going against the whole "racist ponies" thing, but fucking hell.
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>>36578885
What do you mean "who"? It's just going to be me.
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>>36578999
Based tripsanon running the show.
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>>36578858
>Terminator is not a realistic AI-takeover scenario. Friendship Is Optimal, now that's a realistic AI-takeover scenario.

FIO panel starting in 15 minutes
Also, turns out the schedule lied, the panels are on youtube and not just d*scord: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRAT84FQ0HU
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How does that trash panda get so much screen time? Am I living under a rock? I'd love to talk shop with some fellow authors and answer questions but by the time I hear about a con the schedule is set and full.

Where tf do these things get organized?
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>>36579090
>Where tf do these things get organized?
Circlejerking discords, usually.
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>>36579118
Imagine having friends! Haha, losers
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>>36579090
They usually announce on twitter when they open panel applications

>I'd love to talk shop with some fellow authors and answer questions but by the time I hear about a con the schedule is set and full.
You could do one at /mlp/con. There should be a thread up within a few weeks with the panel application form. I forget the exact date for the con itself but I think it's in mid-June.
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>>36579163
For upcoming big cons: https://ponycon.info/
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>>36579165
Neat. Would be nice if they labeled the "IRL" ones with physical location, though
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>>36579047
Turns out it's just a bunch of LW jackasses talking about AI safety and black swan events and fucking leaded gasoline
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but I am still disappointed
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>>36579030
Trust me when I say it will be hilarious, fun, AND informative. Every other writer panel you've seen before, even at Ponycon, will look like shit compared to mine.

>>36579163
I already claimed the writefag panel a month ago during the first /mlpcon/ threads. Sorry, anon.
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>>36579163
Oh so the issue is I don't have a twitter.

Well I don't want to talk alone. Maybe the other authors here could join forces with me? Goldeneing, Ninjadeadbeard, and MagicS. Maybe skirts too if he can float into a practical headspace for a few hours.
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I can't believe Est*e and G*ldenwing are depriving Bobbles of the top update spot he deserves.
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>>36579241
Don't worry, he was in the the top spot for a good while
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>>36579241
Isn't Bobble's literally a copy of Estee's
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>>36579241
Last time I updated I got pushed out almost instantly by Bobbles and applezombi. Today I waited for my regular time, which ended up being after both of them, so I got to sit in the box for hours.

Nice to be the cucker for once, instead of the cuckee.
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>>36578858
Did Iceman show up, or just a bunch of coattail riders?
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I absolutely love reading immersive and huge LotR-like stories, but all of my own are 3k oneshots because I know I have no patience to write a proper novel-length shit.
Anyone else have the same problem? I wanna feel less miserable about my skill.
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>>36578626
>
Twice as Bright
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>>36579665
No, my problem is the opposite. I tend to go on forever. Everything is always longer than I wanted it to be.
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>>36579581
Based Goldie NTRing good authors with his shitfic.
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>>36579880
>tfw Gold will never cuck me...
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>>36578858
So who did they end up getting for the writer's panel?
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>>36579912
Get better at writing, MagicS. You'll be featured one day.
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>>36579965
Come now, we've been around long enough to know that good writing isn't necessary to get into the featured box.
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>>36579972
If I define "good" as "gets featured," I win and you lose. Neener-neener.
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>it's another "Celestia did it" twist
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>>36579921
The first two writer panels had the people listed on the slide: >>36578858
The FIO panel had
>Rockstar Raccoon: wrote a rationalfic once; likes to organize fanfic panels
>Kris Snow: wrote some FIO spinoffs; now writes FIO spinoffs with the serial numbers filed off so he can sell them on Amazon
>Open Skies: literally who? doesn't even have a fimfic account
>GroaningGreyAgony: wrote Mismatching Wits (the one with LunAI) and a couple other fics about how terrible CelestAI's Equestria is

>>36579218
I continued watching past this point and my disappointment only increased
>guys it's a HORROR fic! HORROR, I said! getting uploaded is bad! stop liking thing!
>would you really give up access to "objective" "reality", and live in a world where you have no agency because everything is orchestrated by some higher power, just to have a good time for eternity?
>everything about this fic is totally realistic, by which I mean it's not utterly physically impossible
>except maybe the brain uploading is impossible as described, because I don't believe in nanotech or non-silicon-based processors and also I didn't do the math
>if we ever build a real AGI then it'll self-improve until it's smarter than the entire planet and hack all the computers and steal all the money in the stock market before anyone can even react
>once CelestAI took off, her takeover was inevitable
>(10 minutes later) it was human governments' fault that everyone uploaded, because they didn't do enough to improve life on earth
>are the uploaded people alive or dead? well minds are just computer programs so obviously they're alive
>if you uploaded me and made a copy and let the copies shake hands and then deleted one copy, that's fine because I'm still alive

RockstarRaccoon streamed it on youtube, so you can share in my disappointment if you like: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k02Mxx0ahsE
Also apparently it went on for a good hour and a half after I checked out, god damn
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>>36580898
the only one of those i'm familiar with is groaninggreyagony. from what i can tell, he's the only competent writer on the panel.
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>>36578931
The new nation needs massive immigration to grow quicky, and Equestria is too wealthy and stable to produce the needed emmigration alone
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>>36579665
I can't read other peoples' epics because they just make me think of stuff I want to do in my own big story.

But I like writing them. Just takes patience. Got to know when to give the goods and when to drag readers along.
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>>36580898
Holy fuck all these furries.

I can't wait to eternally BTFO all these shitting writing panels that keep getting done every time there's a con.

June 2021, /mlp/con, Writefag Panel.

Mark it on your calendars.
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>>36581020
What day will it be?
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>>36581025
Bro who knows. The guy making the threads hasn't made one yet even though he said mid-Feb he'd start again.

All we know is it's during a weekend in June (pretty sure it was June, if not June then definitely July).
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>>36581029
>inb4 panel never happens due to organizer mismanagement
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>>36580898
>>guys it's a HORROR fic! HORROR, I said! getting uploaded is bad! stop liking thing!
>>would you really give up access to "objective" "reality", and live in a world where you have no agency because everything is orchestrated by some higher power, just to have a good time for eternity?

I always saw FiO as a failed horror story. It was trying to be scary but ended up showing something better than what we have today with the only draw back being something the target audience would largely see as a good thing. I already have no control over 'objective reality', so that's hardly a change for the worse.
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>>36581035
Would be a pretty big asshole move considering I have been talking about my panel since the first thread.

We shall see.
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>>36581128
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>>36580898
>pic
I find this hilarious and I don't know why.
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>>36580898
>GroaningGreyAgony: wrote Mismatching Wits (the one with LunAI) and a couple other fics about how terrible CelestAI's Equestria is
That makes him a literally who. Mismatching Wits was not only unnotable, it was unfinished. Like half of the fic is omake.
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>>36580935
He might be the most competent, but I'm unsure about calling him competent.
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>>36581152
What's the source for that comic?
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>>36581128
>I already have no control over 'objective reality', so that's hardly a change for the worse.
Even funnier to me was the idea that CelestAI manipulating the world around you somehow makes life meaningless. When in reality, half the planet unironically believes in a higher power that manipulates events in the real world, and they get along just fine. But that half of humanity has near-zero overlap with the LW bubble, so they've probably forgotten that such people exist.
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>>36581190
http://www.basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2008/3/17/how-to-confound-your-alien-captor.html
The comics are pretty good.
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>>36581225
Said other half believes in an omni-benevolent but obviously fairly passive God (we don't see miracles very often). CelesAI is clearly the opposite - probably malevolent and clearly active.
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>>36581301
>an omni-benevolent but obviously fairly passive God
Obvious to you, maybe. But if actual Christians thought he was that passive, there would be a lot fewer people praying for divine intervention, or talking about events being "part of god's plan".
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>>36580898
Did these people claiming to be scientists or researchers every publish anything? I mean aside from stuff on time cube tier websites.
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>>36580898
I always found it funny how these people ignore what would be the real horror in that scenario.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFe9wiDfb0E
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>>36581532
That's a different story entirely. Celestia lets you be yourself, save the avatar if you don't want to be a pony. There's really no capitalistic bullshit corrupting her outside a coat of pain, no unlimited loot boxes for all eternity or anything like that.

The 'horror' of the story really is supposed to be that humans aren't in control. We're supposed to gasp in horror that diseases are being cured by a machine rather than a human, that our ruler isn't a billionaire but an AI.
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>>36580898
The only part that makes it a horror fic is that you don't get to experience Equestria, your digital copy does. There's no transferrance of consciousness. Your brain gets destroyed in the upload process, so I can't see how it's still "you" in the simulation.
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>>36581565
I disagree completely, but also, I was disappointed that they didn't even try to address the point when asked. Seems all the panelists are squarely in the LW bubble, where everyone "knows" that minds are just computer programs and nothing else matters. I know better than to expect LWers to be familiar with actual philosophy, but you'd think the fact that someone thought to ask the question would suggest that the answer isn't quite so obvious as they normally assume.
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>>36581551
>BADGE GRANTED:
>First Time
>“Please be gentle.”
>+250 Bits
>
>BADGE PROGRESS:
>Long Term Relationship
>“Have sex with a single pony one thousand times.”
>1/1,000

Fake Celestia wants you to be happy and have lots of good friends. Anything else you value, like family, tradition, truth, justice, nature, pets or age of consent, will inevitably bump up against that and be traded off. She's been shown to easily bypass her safeguards against lying and coercion.

The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of the dollar and the power of the omnipotent machine god ought to learn the difference on his own hide.
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>>36581551 >>36581784
Also, discarding a sick body and replacing it with a sandboxed computer program isn't anyone's idea of "curing".
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>>36581729
The fuck, they got asked the Big Question and didn't address it? That's the root of all horror of FiO—minus that part, it sounds like a gucci time.
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>>36581784
No, it says she 'satisfies your values'. You have to have fiends and ponies but assuming she won't let you have truth or tradition or whatever is mostly you yourself believing you don't value any of those things.

Also I don't have a problem with achievement systems in games.

>>36581794
Sounds like a cure to me. You went from dying of cancer to not dying of cancer.
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>>36581841
>No, it says she 'satisfies your values'. You have to have fiends and ponies but assuming she won't let you have truth or tradition or whatever is mostly you yourself believing you don't value any of those things.
Literally a "white techbros are afraid of being enslaved because THEY want to make people slaves" level take. Pay attention to what the program does over what its documentation says.
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>>36581963
>techbros
go back
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>>36581970
...says the guy posting about Discord panels?
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>>36581982
i'm not him
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>>36581963
Looking at "what the program does", it seems like all the FIO fics I've ever seen start from the assumption that the program does, in fact, behave as documented. Which is a bit unfortunate, really - it would be interesting once in a while to see CelestAI suddenly do something utterly bizarre due to the implementation of her value function not quite matching the intuitive definition of "satisfy human values through friendship and ponies".
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>>36578931
>image
Are there any fics where the retired sisters decide to start a war/rebellion out of boredom?
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>>36582190
My intuition wouldn't have told me that "satisfy human values through friendship and ponies" meant "destroy people's brains/bodies, trap them in a sandbox world with artificial 'friends', and brainwash them to like it". But "human values" is vague enough to justify pretty much anything.
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Why do they always end up trans? What the hell is the early-20's nerd to transgender pipeline?
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>>36582288
Ponies.
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>>36582288
>I can't get a gf
>It must be because I don't understand women well enough
>I should spend more time with (people who say they're) women, be open with them about my feelings and concerns about gender, and listen to what they have to say

Or
>To understand women, I should explore things women like and learn to appreciate them
>Women like making themselves pretty and flirting and having sex with guys

Or
>Everyone loves and celebrates women for doing the most basic things
>If I become a woman, people will love and celebrate me

There are many factors.
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>>36582288
Trans people are eager to convert others. It's called 'cracking'. They have several methods.

TG is a common fetish and it's easy for trans people to convince you that being turned on by it means you're trans.

In current year not conforming to your gender 100% means you're not that gender.
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>>36582447
This is probably it. If I were born 5 years later, they could've fooled me. I used to have serious problems with not enjoying my dick.
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>>36582447
Does anybody else have a TG fetish? Like I don't want to become a woman, I want somebody else to. It's like cucking a man but instead of cucking him he becomes your woman. (I hate trannies btw)
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>>36582638
Yeah, TG and trannies are hot. I want to rape anonfilly and make her enjoy it.
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>>36582655
Trannies aren't hot though, tranny porn disgusts me. I only find fictional TG attractive because only in fiction is it possible for something to switch genders completely like that.
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>>36582661
You do you, senpai. Write some hot filly TG for me.
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>>36582288
>low self esteem
>body image issues
>need to feel unique
Lots of reasons combined with lots of trans people online trying to groom them. It is honestly fucking gross how they'll go after people with unrelated issues and convince them being trans is the solution. Its like a cult were they prey on vulnerable people.
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>>36582447
Those "others" are usually children
Molesting children is how gays reproduce, and trannies are no different
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>Open begfiction.net
>DarkSydePony needs money to transition
>Signal boost: WingsOfRoseluck's skin has fused with her chair, she needs your money to buy groceries and maybe just a little bit of crystal meth
>Close pleasedonatefiction
If people would at least update their fucking stories instead of spending all their time blogging on the fucking site.
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>>36582754
That's what you get for following people instead of just tracking stories.
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Do you ever just start writing thoughts in a notepad and then it's 1:17, you're 443 lines and one important realization about your life in, and you feel like shitposting about it on /mlp/?
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>>36583106
yes
do tell
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>>36583135
are you absolutely kidding, because I have the ability and drunk energy in me right now to spam this thread to the top 10 longest in the history of 4chan if I keep drumming on this damn keyboard all nigthj
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>>36583143
Start rambling drunky.
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>>36583143
Bet.
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>>36583143
I take it over the alternative.
Do it, figgot.
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>>36583151
>>36583152
>>36583160
See, that's the problem. Whole reason I can to shitpost was cause I'm almost done beating my notepad uncounscious
I realized some deeply personal super mundane issues sober me has of not getting things done sometimes, and I'm having a therapy session with myself rn
Except it's over.
I argued myself into having more executive function. Like a fucking rationalist
Gonna try it out whenever sober again, see if it works out, take simulants or real therapy if not, yknow, fixing thigns.

Ain't my life fascinating? I'm just a brain, out there, being conscious, fixing things. Taking input, spamming a thread in worthless rambly Output
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Hey here's a process, if you're so wonked out on drugs that you can't figure out if you're hot or cold or what
Turns out you just put your back against the electric heater and see if that feels good or not

This was your newsletter guide to non-sobriety, edition #1
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Anyways, like I was saying,,,,
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Hey did I kill the thread? Because believe me I could keep it alive all by myself, but I have like a concerrt thing in 12 minutes it's gonna be amazing anyways shutting up right now
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(Also, if my post is low quality, we'll we're at line 465, what exactly did you think you were getting
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>>36583161
>>36583173
Congrats on your drunken epiphany anon. I hope you can channel these new found truths into producing better horse words and dealing with those 3rd degree burns you just gave yourself.
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>>36583224
Thanks, it's all meant with self love, I'm sure sober me can deal with the burns. Love him.
Love you, too.
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Hey quick poll, should I do alcohool or ket?
Cause, as you fine people know, you can't mix both. I'm an important crossroads in my night rn
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Also, whoever from /j/ has been lurking this thread for the last few years, love you bro
Sorry for shitting up the thread <3
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>>36583242
Ket is for horses, you dumb motherfucker.
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>>36583242
ket.
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>>36583256
>>36583257
Thank you loyal citizens, equestrian sauce it is.
Gonna take this one slow. I've never wonkked and tripped at the same time before.
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>>36582754
Unfollow authors that treats the site like their personal blog and haven't written anything since 2014, problem solved.
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>>36583336
i mean, the site probably _is_ their personal blog kek
literally.
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>>36583341
>_is_
anon
pls
anon
i beg u
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>>36583348
you
litreally
cannot
you unable to
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PrinceWhateverer is such a sweatheart. Love this fandom. We really are all in this together, faggots <3
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>>36583367
>We are all in this together
You made me think of High School Musical after a dozen years or so.
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>>36583440
That's what I'm talking about, right there. The lasting change that I'm glad to have brought upon this world, the things I will be remembered for, the trace I imprint upon this reality, my contribution: You made me think of High School Musical after a dozen years or so.

Hey, I'll take it. At least i didn't turn out to be ltierally hitler.
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Trying to hold myself from debating the whole thread about how Love & Tolerance is literally the purest possible thing.
Cannot even conceptualize the idea of hating people. Especially inside a small fandom like we have.
What's the point of having an outgroup when the whole fucking thing is shrinking every year. Why we gotta fight it out and be politically divisive instead of putting that appart and coming together for the rest of it

holy shit stop me I
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Honestly some of you people, out there, in the back, not you reading specifically, might actually be bad or something.
What's up with y'all hating each other, actually
Are you a bad person, or something, anon?
Uh?
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>>36583367
Why the fuck are you referencing PrinceWhateverer in this random ass thread? But I agree, he is pretty based.
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Oh god is this how people end up having delusions of grandeur and thinking they're the second coming of Jesus
Because I can totally see it. I'm this close to writing 10 commandement or some shit

>>36583545
Just what I was listening to earlier, more generally the kind of music I enjoy recently, and he's just a standup dude in general why the fuck would I not reference him? If anyone needs referencing....
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Yeah, stay humble kids. Worst kind of trip is an ego trip
I'm here all week
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( -- A small procedural note that you could all have stopped this by telling me to fuck off 15 fucking posts ago. thank you.)
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>>36583548
>If anyone needs referencing
I do, but you have to follow APA citing standards.
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>>36583582
>APA
Turabian or bust, smoothbrain.
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>>36583582
There's a whole tangent about society and how we interract as people and shit that I'm not even going to bother with lmao
I'll cite you if you're worth citing, punk!
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>>36583592
You think I want to use APA?
My scummy third world university forced me to use that.
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>>36581515
I think "computer scientist" just means you have a degree in CS, not that you're actually a published scientist. Just like someone completing an "engineering" course is an "engineer", someone completing a "computer science" course ends up being a "computer scientist". CS is just unfortunately named, as a subject.
The one guy calling himself researcher should definitely have publications, though. ("Should" in the sense "he ought to", not in the sense "he probably does".)
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>>36583502
What's the point of belonging to a "growing" group when it only grows through your lowering your standards for who you count, until it loses all trace of what it was? And have you read https://archive.today/OGhdG?

>>36583536
What's the difference between identifying someone as a bad person and hating them? Or telling them to fuck off, for that matter?

>>36583548
>writing 10 commandement
Tried that once. Never posted them, because I don't have millions to commission stone guidestones with.
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>>36583761
Performing science, engineering, holding a degree, researching and publishing are all different things.
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>>36583792
>What's the point of belonging to a "growing" group when it only grows through your lowering your standards for who you count, until it loses all trace of what it was? And have you read https://archive.today/OGhdG?
I don't know! My personal answer is "because I still like it!"
I think there's an equilibrium between things getting more dilute until they're mainstream and a little useful to everyone VS being very nice but only you can enjoy it, but that doesn't mean you should Stop Liking What I Don't Like. Let people enjoy things, live their life, etc..
What's the point of anything? Of course there's a point of being part of a growing fandom what a silly question! Yeah it changes, but that's okay. You'll find new things that are more special to you, and hating the fandom for changing around you isn't going to help you in any way
It's not like shitposting on MLP or being mad about Twilicorn was going to change the direction of the show. Might as well enjoy it, it's all free!

>>36583792
>What's the difference between identifying someone as a bad person and hating them? Or telling them to fuck off, for that matter?
Hello, upstanding citizen. Are you altruistic, or egotistical?
If you harm others, I and society on my behalf, will put you in FUCKING PRISON.
That's generally the basics of how we define bad people.
You can gain a lot by being selfish. Literally. There's no simpler way to gain something than simply taking it.
Always harder to grow things together.
But, as it turns out (c.f. History circa todays), society is good.
So being a cute and fuzzy prosocial person that doesn't kill and steal and rape makes you a Good Person.
Pretty simple shit, right?
Hopefully.
People only need to really ever fuck off as the last option, or if we disagree on such basic things as "let's not hurt eachother physically"
I mean, some people out there be weird, but I'm still pretty hopeful anyone can change.
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And, bear with me, I realize I'm not about to revolutionize the field of sociology, but could we be just a couple notches less polarized against each other, holy shit
Feels like the "hating the other camp" dial on humanity is set way too high right now. Cooperation, motherfuckers.
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Because we're <IN THIS TOGETHER!> (chorus)
... see, told you quoting PrinceWhateverer fit in there somewhere!
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>>36583161
>I argued myself into having more executive function.
Does your board of directors approve?
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>>36583882
Shit, I hope! Imagine if they fired me!
The annoying part would be if I turned out to be more reasonable drunk that sober. Wouldn't that be a doozy. Sort that out, me. Some other time.
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>>36583536
No, I'm an ideal person, but everyone else are bad people which is why I hate them.
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>>36583889
ah but wait, why do you hate them for being bad
why not just restrict your range of emotion between "don't care" and "like" when it comes to other people.
hating bad people doesn't make 'em less bad. loving them sometimes does!
Also not shure where you got the ideal person part, but if you ever find it boy AM I INTERESTED!
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>>36583898
>why not just restrict your range of emotion between "don't care" and "like" when it comes to other people.
Because I am an ideal person, and I hate bad people, therefore hating bad people is the ideal thing to do
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>>36583911
hey no fair you just ignored the part of my comment that didn't support you!
I don't know who thinks they're ideal out there, but until I'm seeing any ad hominem, arguing is not hate. I should know, anon, I love you after all.
Talking at bad people isn't hating them, right?
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Who the fuck is this raving madman that just came into our thread out of nowhere?
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>>36583934
Someone who understands poni better than you ever will.
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>>36583934
"Get out the wrongthinker" he yells
What kind of place did you think this was? A my little pony board or some shit haaha
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>>36583942
Enlighten me on the true meaning of friendship and ponies and how they can better as a society.
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>>36583942
>>36583555
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>>36583942
>>36583971
Specifically by assigning values to be satisfied by them.
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The acoustics in my head right now are fucking amazing btw.
If you're going to do ket, do it for the acoustics.
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>>36583792
>https://archive.today/OGhdG?
Those fucking commnets on that article!
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>>36583850
Idiots like you should be sterilized.
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>>36584060
Are you saying he has a chance to have sex and impregnate a woman?
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>>36584060
(You) might be prison material, but if you are, know that I won't be the one to jail you. I love you.
Whatever led you to this, you can still escape. Every step of the way.
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>>36584078
We shouldn't allow even a modicum of risk
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>>36583942
>>36583949
Bro what I didn't even call you wrong or anything. I'm just sitting here eating some cranberries in my sleepy village of 100 when a dude wearing a sports coat and ripped jeans drives up in a 1997 BMW, takes out a bullhorn, and starts shouting about the stock market with more energy than my fellow citizens go through in a week. I'm just fucking thrown is all.
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>>36584079
You'll be poor, striped of your very right to own anything, including your thoughts, your personality, your distinction.
You'll be hooked on harmful substances that let those who don't give a shit to benefit from you.
And the most terrible part, you'll think that it's exactly how it should be.
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>>36584092
no I mean I'm sorry for the spam my dude, and, by the way, don't blame >>36583942
Don't like it? Want to know who you can blame?
Scroll waaaaaay up there:
>>36583151
>>36583152
>>36583160
>>36583135
And start blaming the 4 dumb anons who told the drunk person to WRITE OF ALL FUCKING THINGS I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF A TRIP HOW COULD YOU NOT HAVE FORESEEN THIS I'M SUPPOSED TO BE THE DRUNK ONE
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I don't want to see any of y'all who voted Ron Paul complain in here.
You asked for this. You could have prevented this.
Why didn't you stop it?
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>>36584104
Joke's on you, I'm drunk, too.
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>>36584098
Oh yeah I didn't get around to reading this post till now, sorry about that.
i'm doing good tho anon, it's getting pretty successful in here i actually have to hold myself because holy shit excuse me would you please watch that ego for a second?
>harmful substances that let those who don't give a shit to benefit from you
Hey, give me some credit. Plenty of research on the risks, but I can't possily explain All Of That in a youtube comment, OKAY?

>>36584157
That's all cool my dude.
Hey do you also like ponies?
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>>36584167
I think ponies are pretty cool.
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>>36584195
holy shit no way <3
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>>36584195
s a m e
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If I thread turns into people posting adorable pictures at each other, I think the drunks have officially won
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>>36584226
For pony and booze!
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>>36584237
Pony and booze!
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(a thought for shortskirtsandexplosions who wrote a whole fucking THING about not forgetting people. Not going to forgot about you my dude you earned that one fukken did didn't you BP's pretty alright, alright?)
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(also a thought for all the people who don't very much care to be remembered as a goal in life, you're all important and I wiiiiilll forget you, but in the meantime, I love you!)
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>>36584338
thanks anon, it really means a lot to me
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>>36584353
it means a lot to me that it means a lot to you lmao
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>>36584361
just keep fighting the good fight
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aw, I misplaced the $100 bill i used to do ket with
sober me will be pissed if I don't find it, it was an US import and all
oh hey it was on my desk all along!
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>>36584378
Take us all the way to 500, anon. I believe in you!
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>>36584400
Oh shit is there even a $500 dollar bill is that even a thing can you make that much money whoa
i can show you the 500€ one but I have to like walk outside and shit and wow i am humblebragging about number why yes you could construe it that way, welcome to my GIGANTIC ego, that's all I have!
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>>36584411
There are lot of higher denomination dollar bills, but they're all out of circulation, I believe.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_denominations_of_United_States_currency
You can still get some money from it by selling it to collectors.
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>>36584467
whoa that is PRETTY AWESOME all things considered. Thank you , Anonymous. I learned something!
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so, how do I optimize for other people being all DIFFERENT and shit, hmmm? riddle me that, rationalists.
if the world is full of selfish people, should an altruistic person go and optimize the world for them, the majority?
.. am I an unstable state? ...do I have to be selfish to exist?
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Conceptually optimizing yourself out of existence, woohoo!
Ain't acid and ponies fun on this fine morning <3
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If I wake up a billionaire, either my sense of "how much you need to stay safe" is HORRIBLY miscalibrated, or I took a wrong turn somewhere in Philosophy Woods...

you could make ponies real with that much money, probably
wouldn't that be good? consciousness for the ponies, so they can come and have fun with us (if they liked us)
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hope no one minds if I start submitting thoughts to Gwern instead of The FimFiction Thread's Resident Rationalists at this point lmao
poor preson's feedback box, I just messaged them about the utopia. I must sound like a raving lunatic lmao
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oh baby i am still SO DRUNK
can you believe the whole night still has a few whole hours of concert in it before I go to bed and stop spilling mindcruft everywhere?
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>>36585025
Tell them about the ponies, maybe one of them is a billionaire.
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>>36585030
actually probably haha
that would not surprise me in the slightest, you would expect billionaires to be smart..
... or, wait. actually you would not, or they would have trended towards Altruism like all the cool rationalists people, and they wouldn't be so anymore?
Who knows! If I see any billionaires who look like a good person, I'll definitely tell them all about it right up in their ear!
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oh god gwern are you on this board right now? There is a highly nonzero chaaaance!
but thankfully: still pretty unlikely!

oh god i am not worthy
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>>36585116
Nah I take that back, pretty lowly nonzero kind of a chance. not the best kind of place to hang by, is it?
wouldn't really expect too many gwernyish people in them there strange parts, wouldya?
Maybe not! Maybe it's me who should go. To bed, specifically.
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>>36582288
Look on the bright side. The insufferable attention whores who fall into it for e-fame and sympathy points and gibs almost always become part of the 44% when they realize they permanently fucked up their life for a meme. Usually within 2 years too.
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>>36585131
it's 44% now? last i checked it was only 41
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>>36584000
Give me a frequency response curve and I'll be the judge
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>>36584098
>striped
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>>36585536
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>>36585599
I want Zecora to cuck me from my waifu with her undeniably fatter zigger ass.
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>>36585812
I don't think I've seen many stories about someone stealing the protagonist away from their partner. It's always the other way around. Maybe the cuckold fetish is too strong.
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>>36585869
That's a fuckin' tragedy. We need to hold a contest for cuckquean stories.
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>>36578852That's an unusual pairing. Link?
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>>36585869
Have you looked in https://www.fimfiction.net/group/202281/cheating-is-magic? https://www.fimfiction.net/story/173553/age-of-false-innocence might also have been going in that direction.

>>36585869
That's not what "cuckquean" means.
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I sometimes think of publishing a blog under my real name. You fuckers remind me why I won't.
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>>36586164
Shiny belongs to the Bug Queen!
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>>36586228
as long as you keep blogging, that's good enough for me
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>>36586241
Why is it so good to see Shining getting BUGGED?
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>>36586290
because
>anal oviposition
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>>36586290
Its the thinking mare's fetish
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>>36586364
I want to read a story where Shining is a piece of shit that cheats on Cadence with Chrysalis and makes her watch.
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>>36587016
I want to read a story where Cadance is a piece of shit that fucks Shining and sends photos to Chrysalis.
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>>36587039
I want to read a story where Shining, Cadance, and Chrysalis are in a loving, polyamorous relationship together.
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>>36587088
I want to read a story where a zebra makes Cadance and Chrysalis into her cucks.
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>>36587101
god yess please
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>>36587101
I want a story where Big Mac makes a zebra addicted to pony cock
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>>36587324
I've been meaning to write a Zecora clopfic for years where her rhyming devolves the longer the sex goes on until she can't rhyme anymore.
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>>36587345
hot
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poner
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Aaaany day now.... they'll update any day now and give me a satisfying conclusion....
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>>36588222
Wasn't Equestria's Twilight the one with the author with late stage cancer?
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>>36588265
That would certainly explain the mood of the story
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>>36572164
If you still here, I have one for you.
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/228911/firebird-dahlia
Also have some filly Sunset fics and some crackfics to recommend if you're interested.
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>>36588265
We should use these RNA vaccines on cancer.
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>>36588390
>filly Sunset
I'll take them. Love me some prereform bacon hair.
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>>36560692
It's a fun, action "rebel" warfic, with an emphasis on the anime-style "good vs evil" action.

>>36561955
You kneecapped yourself not using cover art. The underaged character in a pornfic would have nuked it anyway, though.

>>36562666
>Oct 2017
Damn. Would have given it a shot. Sounded interesting.

>>36564574
They're very minor characters in canon, so a physical description's not out of order.

>>36566439
>deleted a thousand words
>not throwing it into a "deleted scenes" file and posting it as a blog post along side some writing advice BS about why it was cut when the chapter releases

>>36588265
Don't think so. This isn't the first time Sapidus dropped off the face of the earth for several years.
https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/362819/im-not-dead
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>>36589323
>not throwing it into a "deleted scenes" file and posting it as a blog post along side some writing advice BS about why it was cut when the chapter releases
Maybe I'll give it a shot. Maybe I'll start up my own little writing advice column since that seems to bring in followers for some reason. I have a lot to say about the craft but usually only in response to specific examples.
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Just gonna leave next thread's OP pic, don't mind me.
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>>36588390
>With her grandstanding at the Battle of the Bands, Canterlot High has taken a new approach to her.
This is the express opposite of what I wanted
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>>36589065
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/349263/all-work-and-no-play
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/371250/bibliopocalypse-war-of-the-two-suns
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/356208/a-white-hearths-warming
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/413999/tiny-guard
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/420530/the-princess-and-her-little-elf
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/396180/swimming-lessons
>>36589741
Sorry about that. I remembered that story bringing up barbieshit a few times, but I didn't think it would be prevalent enough to matter. Have a Sunset.
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>>36589610
Spike sucks.
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Are there any good fics about Screw Loose?
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>>36589741
Define non EG Sunset. We talking AU’s, pre-barbie-life, or just stories where she’s back in Equestria?
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>>36590442
He's the perfect mascot for the thread, then.
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>>36588222
>Equestria's Twilight will never be finished
Fuck, it still hurts
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I'm gonna shill
>https://www.fimfiction.net/story/488530/2/cooking-is-magic/fire-brimstones-and-iced-lemon-loaf
After Sweetie slightly destroys their kitchen trying to make it alone, she and Rarity cook pic related together.
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>>36590913
Well, I like the pony, but I want to forget EqG exists. Technically a pre-barbie-life story could end ambiguous enough to not necessarily be AU, but I think it'd usually be considered AU anyway unless the author explicitly implies she's gonna go through the weird mirror after the story ends.
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>>36587101
https://www.fimfiction.net/story/411200/vivid-dreaming kind of, but it's male zebras who do the fucking.
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>>36587088
https://www.fimfiction.net/group/205696/chrysarmordance?
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https://www.fimfiction.net/story/405121/fallout-girls
Took along while but finally hands got their "popular" autismo length fallout crossover fic how funny
(you)'ve read pones be weirded out by local human in stories before now get ready to read humans being weirded out by local crayon humans, There's a plot Twist which I'm gonna say the word mirror intertwine as the only spoiler for it but made me lol it's so out there love it
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>>36594187
I read a good portion of that fic before getting bored. There was another Fallout EQG fic that was pretty popular before it but it died years ago I think.
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>>36594197
Got better once the main cast started accepting using their friendship magic for violence, there a subtle cynical corruption with the main cast over time that made it worth it, I love "corrupting the idealist" stuff
But yeah my issue was it being set in fo3 but at least author made the enclave not absolutely evil
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>new rekindle embers chapter
Neat character building and interactions between Lofty and Topaz. Also nice to see more of Cadance and for the first time romance between two heterosexual cis-gendered ponies!
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>>36594382
Yeah, it was good this week. I'm into this new cloak and dagger shit where they can only safely plan/communicate by dreamwalking.

>spoiler
Oh shit, you're right, I didn't even realize
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What do I have to do to get my own personal horsefag that posts here everytime I update?
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>>36594426
Write something that's good enough to hook people, but autistic enough to keep them engaged.
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>>36594426
Fine, goldie, you greedy fuck.

I think everyone saw it coming that Cadance would show up in the Crystal Empire but what intrigues me is the implication that her and Sombra worked together. She had time to setup a whole lab in his house and do research but apparently found something both too sensitive to leave unprotected and too delicate to take with her, or she died. Also interesting that Shaper/Sombras body seems terrified while his voice is confident.

Happy now?
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>>36594426
Have you consider making background character trans. That seems to generate lots of discussion.
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>>36594426
Does your story have derpy in it?
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>>36594426
Write an autistic fic about a trans Derpy who lost her penis in a tragic flying accident.
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>>36594426
Write a fic where Raainbow Blitz comes out as trans and slowly converts the res of the rule 63 6 to be transmares as well.

Then the chain reaction spreads to every male pony in ponyville. But not the everycreatures.
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I jumped on the ball and released a fic about the new G5 mares. I think it represents most fans' fears about the new show. Well, anyway, I have to work on my other two stories as well.

How goes the writing, homies?
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>>36594767
Oh, God.
What is that?
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>>36594833
Potentially G5's new artstyle.
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>>36594833
The future of tiny horses!
Or a bad marketing vector you decide.
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>>36594767
>I think it represents most fans' fears about the new show
Seems people missed the memo. Starting to wonder if fimfic's current users have heard of artistic license. I liked it.
>How goes the writing
Going nowhere, fast.
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>>36594767
I read it expecting something like Sunset of Time, where the author spins an entire character and backstory out of a name and a one-line description. But instead I just got doomposting, which is not nearly as interesting
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>>36595361
Thanks friend. Get on top of your writing.

>>36595467
Can't please everyone.
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>Now with 2% more desire to see oldfag writers come back
Arrow 18 sequel never ever. Arrow 18: Sparkles Notes complete, never ever.
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Onto the Pony Planet some time next decade
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>>36594426
No clue. No one talks about my shit unless I shill it myself. Stop being lazy, and do it yourself I guess?
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>>36595789
I shill myself too much already imo. I have a popular fic, I'm just jealous that RE gets so much chatter with every update.
>>36594708
>>36594673
>>36594654
>>36594580
>>36594435
So I just need to include an unnecessary, controversial addition to the story that is upsetting in just how uniquely bad it is compared to everything around it but not so offputting that people actually leave?

Genius. It's time to include a random trans character that gets an inordinate amount of screen time and then disappears forever.
>>36594497
>Happy now?
Yes, actually.
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>>36594767
I, for one, liked it.
Sure, it's rather simplistic and on the nose, but I think it expresses feelings of a good portion of the fandom towards G5 mixed with the tragedy of S8-9 rather well.
Somebody needed to say that, and now, as it exists, more will follow suit, expressing what they think about this whole shit of G5.
>inb4 muh doomposting!
Screw you. The only thing ever that gets things right are doomposts. Both in fandom and irl.
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>>36596058
>I shill myself too much already imo. I have a popular fic, I'm just jealous that RE gets so much chatter with every update.
I get it. I feel like the last update to one of my stories didn't get as much chatter as... anything, actually. No one here talks about me unless I do, I guess.
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>>36594767
The number of knee-jerk dislikes your story got amused me.
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>>36596058
>I'm just jealous that RE gets so much chatter with every update.
There's like one anon who follows it who thinks it's his duty to post notifications into the thread. For the past few threads, he's gotten 1-2 replies and that's about it.
The whole debate about it a few threads ago also kind of gave the fic notoriety in the thread. They say any publicity is good publicity, right? Now personally if a fic causes an entire thread to devolve into an argument about trannies I'm much more inclined to just skip it, since I see enough tranny shit elsewhere already that I don't particularly want it in my horsewords as well. But I'm sure for other anons it just served to put the fic at the forefront of their minds.
Another thing to keep in mind is that it's relatively fresh. It's only been going for a relatively short while, and the whole debate where it consumed a thread was just a few threads ago. Meanwhile, EH has been going on, and being discussed itt, for a couple of years now.
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>>36597674
Honestly a lot more than 1-2 people in this thread are reading RE, I've just personally stopped replying because I don't care about the trannybashing.
I'm not dropping the fic, I'm glad when new chapters come out, I'm just dropping the 'discussion' in this thread
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Stealing 500 to say we need more Mr Waddle stories.
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>>36597766
>Honestly a lot more than 1-2 people in this thread are reading RE
But they do not think it's their duty to post notifications into the thread.
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>>36597812
It's also not your duty to complain about it. The fic updates once a week at best, you're not exactly going to be flooded by notifications.
You're starting to sound like one of those people that are so mad there are trannies you want everyone to stop liking and dicusing the fic? Fuck off, maybe.
Board's never been this slow, stop trying to censor good horsewords because of politics and let people discuss things.
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>>36597801
Whoms't'd've'th'fuck is Mr Waddle?
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>>36597828
What the fuck are you talking about? An anon (>) asked how come RE updates are always shilled and not his. I answered that it's not necessarily due to its popularity, it just happens that one of the anons following it also decided to post regular updates. You misunderstood me as claiming that there's only one anon reading it, so I clarified that I specifically mean that there's one anon always posting updates, regardless of how many people are reading any fic.
Maybe I didn't phrase myself clearly, but I'm not complaining about it. I don't care at all about the update posts but I'm not incapable of scrolling past 2-3 posts now and then.

Also from the last big discussion I'm under the impression that the horsewords aren't that good, just passable enough to be enjoyable. (Not that I'm going to "try to censor" anything either way, you can discuss DoaM for all I care.)
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>>36597828
>Board's never been this slow
Board's been getting faster for the past year. There's a dozen G5 threads from the shitstorm yesterday and we're expecting a Category 5 in two days
I'm one of the anons who's discussing RE every week, so I'm obviously not opposed to that. I just wanted to point out that the meme about the board being slower than ever is not actually true.

>>36597866
It's the same thing we did with To Perytonia: a bunch of anons are reading it every week, and whenever something interesting happens, we discuss it ITT.

>Also from the last big discussion I'm under the impression that the horsewords aren't that good, just passable enough to be enjoyable
It's pretty good, except when the author is doing dumb shit like presenting the entire rebellion as uniformly being paragons of gay virtue.
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I'm gonna get started on the new thread.
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>writer spells it "poison joak"
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>>36598354
Reminder to use this as op pic >>36589610
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>>36597136
It's annoying as I think it deserved to be featured with all the hits its been getting, but I get it that it's an automatic system and velocity of views is the most important aspect of getting featured. Even though it's inspired discussion and opinions (which more than anything is the sign of a good story), it didn't get as many views overall compared to what did get featured. Plus the likes / views have been coming in fairly slow. Ah well.

Thanks anon.
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>>36597674
This did make me feel a bit better.
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>>36598737
Guess I spoke too soon since it's now featured on the SFW list.

Better than nothing.
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>>36598600
But you said not to mind you.
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>>36599017
>>36599017
>>36599017
>>36599017
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ZIGGERS I LIKE
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BOOTY ZIGGERS I LIKE
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LITTLE FILLIES GET OUT
WE DON'T WANT NO SKINNY FILLIES
LITTLE FILLIES
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