New year feels a lot like the last year. Though I suppose that’s because I haven’t actually slept yet. Here’s hoping this year is better than last year. Which had some neat bits to it. Started writing again, which was nice. Got to Bronycon and met some people. Didn’t get as social as I wanted, and I still feel bad that I accidentally brushed off Bookplayer when she tried to start up a conversation, but overall it was a really nice experience. Pretty much hoping I’ll go again this year. Since the odds of me going to the cool kids convention over in Germany on the same weekend is pretty dang low.
Category Archives: My Writing
So, I think I’m gonna have about 50,000 words written in the month of December. Which is pretty neat. Still all in that mess of a slice of life shipping (with a tiny bit of adventure) ponyfic-shaped pile of words. Sunset/Fluttershy, Spike/Rarity/Applejack, Twilight/Sunburst. Dash/sirens. A few neat ideas mixed in. I think my favorite was that I made human-world Spike a person, instead of a dog. I went with the idea that the events of Friendship Games, instead of making him a dog who could talk, gave him some dragon abilities. Strength, toughness, the ability to breathe fire. Along with a good dose of greed and aggression he has to keep under control. I also had some neat ideas about human-world version of the Nightmare Moon incident. Going with a semi-serious one for the actual writing but I just today thought of a great comedic one. Luna and Celestia were opposite sides in a big LARP event. Luna lost, and due to a bet the sisters had going, Luna was forced to speak terrible ‘ye old english’ for a year. All thous and thees.
So, still chugging along with my pony writing practice project. Where I managed, completely unintentionally and more or less at random, set up a situation where everyone in humanland that got touched by the elements of harmony magic is in relationships with one or more of each other. Guess I was channeling that one chapter of The Combinatorics Project where the elements of harmony nudge the mane six into romantic couples. Well, I suppose Spike is the outlier since he wasn’t touched by the rainbow magic, though I did make him an actual person and not a small yappy dog.
Weird that it came about because of me: “I should hook Rainbow Dash with someone since she’s the only one besides Pinkie I haven’t attached to anyone. Hey, I should hook her up with the Sirens.” Then bam, surprising thematic/narrative consistency out of nowhere.
Traditional Unicorn architecture involves a front door several feet above the ground. In the olden days it was so that Unicorns could look down on anyone that came to visit them and make sure that teleportation was the only dignified way to enter a house. In the modern days Canterlot building codes require a set of stairs if the doorway is raised up. Many Unicorn nobles still take advantage of the height advantage to look down on anyone who comes to their door.
Princess Celestia, who could rant for hours and hours about stupid Unicorn traditions, actually liked this particular one. It meant that she didn’t have to hurt her neck looking down whenever she visited those houses. It put her more or less at eye-level with the ponies she talked to. At least until she was invited into the building for tea. It was always tea. Never coffee. Never ice tea. Never cookies. Always tea. Never even cake! Ponies even knew she liked cake. But no, always tea.
Because I do want to post *something* every day. But I’ve been away from home most of the day, it’s bedtime, and I don’t feel like staying up to slap together a review post. So I’m just calling this good enough because while I was out I managed to write eight or nine pages. Half for a vampire story that won’t leave my head. The other half was a pony story concept of points of view of the different tribes based on their magical senses. So, that was awesome since it’s the first time I’ve done writing outside of blog intros in like a year, maybe two? Which is nice.