I’ve actually gotten motivated enough to do a bit of writing related work! Woo! Nothing major, but did a bit of work collecting my notes and written scenes for the second chapter of my second pony fanfic. Ponyville Chess Club and Mail Swap, for those who might be interested. Very much slice of life with some amusing dialogue (or so I hope), but certainly not my best work. Was very much a ‘publish now or it sits forever at the bottom of a pile’ situation.
Anyway! That wasn’t what I wanted to talk about with this intro ramble. One of my brief margin notes was about pony chess sets. I figured that the setup would be two alicorns for the king/queen, with the three supporting pieces to each side would be Pegasus, Unicorn, Earth Pony. For the knight, bishop, and rook respectively. Each very much a noticeable ideal/example of each tribe of pony. While the pawns would be more generic ponies, often either a tribe the craftsman liked or didn’t like. Noble soldiers or expendable pawns sort of deal. Modern Equestrian boards would have royal guards for pawns.
Just did a update to the big master review list. I’ve been doing one or two review links in another spreadsheet for a while and after a whole bunch of them I decided it was time to copy them over and clean up all the duplicates. Which lead to me realizing that the numbers I got rid of for efficiency reasons were how I planned to handle all the upkeep. Whoops. So reverted back to them. Pretty sure the sheet was a bit faster without them all. So the other pages with all the fancy stats will stay away for now.
The ‘e’ key on my keyboard is sticking. Which makes typing presentperfect kind of annoying. Also, the story S̼̹̫̟͇̱͖͌ͩ̇̅͐̕h̸̬͚̗̿u͓͖̮͐̉̅ͧͪ͟b̰͡-̡̣̈́̈͂C̺̜ͥ̉ͮ̇͡a̱̾ͩ̒ͧ̚͠d͔͕̣̙͗͒̊̎̍ͬ̕u͙̻̪̤̰͖͗͆ͧͤ̕r̴̥̤̩̺̹͍̂͒ͩ̈̒̇̚ͅa̺̳̖̥̦̱͚͐t͍̻̼ͧ̀ͅh̬̭̪͍͙̞̜ͯ̈ͧ̋ͦ̀ looks like a screen glitch when there is a duplicate so the title appears twice on the list.