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Peddler's Wagon Squeak !JuTj8x9Yww 4450[View]

Fallout Equestira: Tales of a Junk Town Pony Peddler

Is script workshopping allowed around here? Because I make radio plays and I thought it might be nice to have a place to brainstorm and get crituqe on them? Maybe do some casting? And that seems a bit more suited to the /fic/ board because of the subject matter of this particular play.
In anycase, I made this last night in about four hours

https://soundcloud.com/squeak-anon-1/once-in-a-blue-moon-final

It's a short audio drama set in the Fallout Pony-verse staring Prodigious Peddler and a ghoul named Domino. It was originally just gonna be a one-shot, but it proved VERY popular. So I've made an offshoot tumblr http://peddlerswagon.tumblr.com/

and am planning to write a couple more. I'd like to set up a little place to work the script around a bit, get some honest opinions. If that's your bag, please come in! I'd love some help.

If I'm in the wrong place, I shall gladly leave.

Ion-Sturm 4451

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Welcome to /fic/, Squeak.

Hope you used a custom password that you can remember; posts can be edited here, meaning you could potentially keep all relevant links in the OP as you make new additions.

On that topic, editing in some #tags might be a prudent measure. #Radio Play and #Discussion would be obvious candidates. Read the sticky to learn how to do them, amongst other nifty features.

Squeak !JuTj8x9Yww 4453

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>>4451

I did not know of this. Huh, think perhaps deleting the thread and taking it from the top would be a good idea?

Thanks for the info

4454

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>>4453
Ergo, why the sticky says "Read me".


Review Request: Phantoms Of The Past Acetriggerhappy 4447[View]

Title: Phantoms Of The Past
Author: AceTriggerhappy
Tags:Tragedy Dark Random Adventure Alternate Universe Human
Word count: 23,199 (6 chapters so far)

Synopsis: In Equestria, there is a comet that is believed to be an omen of great things to come. There are those who don't believe in it, and claim that is just a legend. They are proven wrong.

Link: http://www.fimfiction.net/story/79760/phantoms-of-the-past

Looking for some one to review & criticize it so i can improve it

4448

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Read the sticky.

Five-second Notes for you:
Capitalize your I's
Don't double-space after periods.
Learn how to do the tag BBCode.
Learn how to not go overboard with stupid tags.
Learn how to make a good synopsis.
Lurk moar.


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Anonymous 4382Locked[View]

This is so perfect!
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Anonymous 4395

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>>4393
Have you considered the possibility that maybe they just thought it was a good example and wanted to share it? This is a writing board, for all intensive purposes. You've even got a thread dedicated to different writing games. Ezn wrote a writing guide, which we often link to, SLP runs a writing tips thread, and Golden Vision runs the Weekly Writer's Workshop! Not everyone is looking for an argument, Ion, though you often seem to be.

And for that matter, not everyone is out to impress someone either. Some of us are just having fun sharing knowledge.
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4397

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>>4395
>This is a writing board
And any of the writers here would know that rule. It's like showing 2+2=4 to a math teacher; so obvious it hurts.

If it was in a thread, even off-topic, I wouldn't really care, but this is a stupid thread with nothing of substance at all made simply so the OP could say "Check out this old-as-dirt internet joke that's been ponified!"

Also, stop frigging bumping.

Anonymous 4398

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>>4397
>bumps the thread again
Why? Does it bug you?

Besides. I've done that. I've gone to my math teacher before and said, "hey look, these numbers make sense!" I was refering to the way triangles' angles all add up to 180 and I was in 7th grade. You know what my teacher said? "Yep, pretty cool, isn't it?"

Funny gif, btw.


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Questions Thread Anonymous 4270[View]

I would like to know if someone tried to combine Dash, Pinkie and Twilight's traits into one character.
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4274

>>4272

Only unfinished plans

dolfeus!doseuxbE3s 4275

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>"Questions Thread"

>OP does not have an interrogative.


I feel cheated.

That or this is a thread for questions, which I doubt. No matter.

>>4270

Are you going to try to do this thing which you are liking to know about?

Anonymous 4296

>>4275
It is a questions thread.
I don't plan on writing, I have no creativity.


CoolStoryBrony's Emporium of Erroneous Equine Epics 4222[View]

Greetings, denizens of the Ponynet. I come bearing knowledge of important things about stuff.



I've never been one for message boards, but this seems like the easiest way to provide an exposé of my poniponi crud while limiting embarrassment to myself and shame to my family. As such, this is my first thread creation, or post for that matter. On that note, I have called only the most dedicated of my FiMFiction audience here for a reason; I've been slamming my head into my undead keyboard for a while now, mostly in the process of conjuring a literary mid-air albatross tragedy known to hopefully none as Forever, Endeavor. It has yet to see the blinding light of peer review, and I'm fairly certain it could stand to be ripped apart fiber by fiber by a few of you more observant goobers out there.

While I won't post often in this thread and when I do I'll wish I hadn't, my ever-conscious eyes will be scanning the landscape in search of anything and everything relating to my crapbaskets of words. So if you write something to me, and I don't respond, chances are I've read it but chose to hide under the bridge of Internet anonymity like the misanthropic l'il bridge hobbit that I am. Now then, on to shenanigans.

What this thread is for:
— My exhibition of unedited gibberish to be picked apart like a corpse before the ravenous honesty of editors.
— Clear-cut discussion of what is and isn't tolerable in my stories, as well as any and all comparisons to Autore mi Innamorato to make me chortle like a bearded Latina schoolgirl.
— Abstinence, a good workout, and a wholesome recital of electric violin.

What this thread is NOT for:
— Beseeching for work on certain projects and/or baseless veneration.
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Grif 4241

First off, welcome. This is likely the warmest you'd get from us. (jk, we're mostly respectful, but don't expect hugboxes.)

Second, although threads like these are permitted, they tend to be overlooked by the reviewer population at large, since most of us congregate in either our own threads or the Training Grounds. I suggest you post the stories you wish to be critiqued there if you wish a speedier response.

Best of luck in your writings.
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New EqD Fanfanfiction Policy 4158[View]

In the Ask an EqD Pre-reader thread (>>3742), one person asked, and was answered:

> Q. What is EqD's policy on stories written as sequels to stories other authors wrote, but without the original author's stamp of approval?

> A. We won't post unofficial sequels without permission from the original author.

This was later defined as:

> Is your story a fanfic of a fanfic? You require permission from the original author.

> Is your story a fanfic of MLP: Friendship is Magic? You do not need permission from Hasbro.
> Is your story a crossover with something else? You do not need permission from the creator.

Where the following definitions were used:

> Fanfiction - A non-canon story involving the characters and/or universe of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Generally produced by fans of the show.

> Crossover - A fanfiction which includes major elements from both MLP: FiM and some other (typically fictional) universe.
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Anonymous 4193

>>4189
>improve the experience of… authors who… create them.

Uh, I'm fairly certain that's entirely the point. That seems pretty clear to me.

Anonymous 4194

>>4193
But clearly only half the authors for whom this guideline actually effects, and one would presume only negatively for the majority of readers.

Bleeding Rain!DROPScczL2 4196

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>>4189
Precisely. To what end indeed?


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What is a writer? 3097[View]

I recently had a chat with a few of my friends about the nature of the arts and the different people involved with them. Being musicians, we kind of came to a conclusion that a lot of musicians are crazy people.

Then we talked about artists. We came to the conclusion that there's a lot of crazy artists, too.

So what about writers? Are we crazy, normal, or something else entirely?

What are your thoughts?
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I can sometimes be a little mad. Though I suppose that isn't much to go off of, seeing as I'm not much of a writer as much as I am a dabbler in wordsmithery or rhapsodomancy or whatever the kids are calling it these days.

Hm… In general, I can't say I'm truly to the point of a completely devastated psyche, but instead I try to maintain a youthful romanticism when approaching my work.

That probably didn't make the least bit of sense. Anyway, well, I guess there's your answer. You have to be crazy to do the things we do, but no crazy person would admit that they're crazy in the first place.

Alexstrazsa!!2GgTwJwF1D 4169

>>4154
That's not rage, that's beauty.

Compendium of Steve 4172

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>>4169
Truly, Andrew Hussie is the voice of our Internet generation.


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Season Wrap-up Fanfic Contest Anonymous 4136[View]

Welcome to the Season Wrap-up contest for /fic/!
To celebrate the finale of Season 3, pony authors are invited to once again participate in an MLPchan write-off for those great IDW MLP:FiM comics!

Right after the final episode airs, tune in to this thread for the announcement of what you'll need to do for your chance to win! More information and the fics themselves will be posted here and at the Write-off site http://writeoff.rogerdodger.me/

The contest:
- Create an original piece of pony fanfiction, between Saturday, February 16th 16:00 UTC and Friday, Februrary 22nd 06:00 UTC
- Theme/prompt: The 'prompt/theme' is "Season 3." Basically - "Any story involving events, situations, characters introduced, ideas presented, headcanons/fanons created by anything that occured in Season 3

The prizes:
- The top two stories will have their authors receive a copy of the fantastic IDW official canon comic (as well as a pony toy to commemorate their victory :D).

Be sure to check out the other Season Wrap-up contests happening around at >>>/pony/, >>>/oat/ and >>>/art/
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Present!PeRFeCt9JM 4457

>>4456
I'd definitely like to see it expanded. :) Like I said, it was an idea I had myself, so I'd love to see more. :D

alex!magnet9W5w 4460

>>4456
I'd definitely like to see this expanded as well, especially now that I know you're the author. I'm sure with more time and less rushing, you could make the climax far, far more awesome than the unfortunate letdown it was in the writeoff.

I look forward to seeing what the final product is.

Anonthony!1NZ....... 4490

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The prizes have been sent out to their respective winners!

Congratulations to you both, and thank you guys for participating.


Building Bridges 3948[View]

#Discussion

Hello, /fic/. Some of you know me, some of you likely don’t, but allow me to share a thought with you.

How many of you can draw? I ask because I’m terrible at it and, when I think of looking around for someone to make art for me, I noticed something: it seems a little difficult to find artists.

Let me explain: I’m saying it’s hard to find them, not that a ton don’t exist. I’ve gone to the art-board, and I don’t know how to really take it.

A lot of the artists work on commission, which I don’t think I can pay for as I: A. Don’t do enough online shopping to own a Paypal account, or B. Think I’d ever really want to tell people I spent upwards of fifteen to twenty dollars on a pony drawing. A good pony drawing, yes, as a lot of the artists who take commissions really do look like they have some stellar work, but still… that feels uncomfortable. Maybe someday, I’d be ready to do something like that, but I’m just not yet quite feeling like I am prepared for such an action as of yet.

And, as much as I want to rail against those who sell their services for not helping purely from the joy of the art, I really can’t blame them. Money spends, people need to eat, and I’m pretty sure the only reason we here on /fic/ don’t do the same is because there’s really no way to market our work like an artist can. Still, that leaves some of us in a very awkward predicament. Do I go for one of the few artists that take requests (and who seem to sort of fade out after a time, if the board is any guess, even though a few show some real promise) or do I simply buckle down and pay an artist for a commission?

I raised this up quite a while back in the IRC, but, after some discussion and a detour to explore a trail that sadly led nowhere, I have decided to try again. I think there might be a middle ground. A sort of training ground, if you will.

No, I am not talking of the TTG, though I am proposing something slightly similar: two threads, one on /art/ and one on /fic/, to connect the two in such a way as to enable transitioning from one to another in a much easier fashion than is currently available. The thread would work in a similar manner to the TTG but, instead of purely reviews, it’s a thread for finding and creating both stories and art.
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4012

>>4011

Well, I suppose I have no real counter for that. History is rarely successful when repeated. I know anything worth having, be it artist or idea, must be fought for and takes both time and the ability to find the right people. It’s a pity it must be so difficult, and at times head-smashingly frustrating, but if that’s what it takes, then that’s what it takes. I certainly know what it takes to be stubborn when I believe I must be.

I still think the spirit of the thread is good, if not it’s particulars any longer, and it’s a nice dream, if not a particularly realistic one. I suppose the ludicrous must be at least considered once in a while so that the possible might be discovered.

Maybe it need not be a thread of artists and writers, working as an assembly line of stories and artwork, but a thread of simple discussion that can help a newcomer figure out how to do such things like contact artists through PMs, or use the IRC, or not look like a raging tool when they do either of them. Someplace to help them know what is appropriate within /fic/, and how to best start exploring the world of story-writing within a reasonably safe environment by asking questions they are too afraid to ask anywhere else for fear of seeming out-of-place. Less TTG, and more Ask EQD: a place where they can start learning how to fit in.

Folks like myself often blindly stumble about while hoping their occasional idiocy will be rewarded with nuggets of wisdom, fearing the entire time to tread on someone’s toes and thus hurt themselves. They are terrified to ask questions, because they don’t know how best to broach such subjects like finding artists while they are on a board labeled /fic/, and so they don’t. While the review threads and IRC are often helpful if you listen for a while, it’s frightening beyond belief at times to make a post and not know if you have, in a moment of ignorance, offended someone beyond recompense and made everyone in the community think you are an incompetent jerk. An unrealistic fear, maybe, but I think a very real one for someone who is in community. This is why it took me nearly two months to even consider creating this thread, and I’d had this idea for months before bringing it up in the IRC, and held onto it for months afterwards though it went nowhere
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4Darker!a9s4XHRTZs 4014

>>4012

Don't worry, you did nothing wrong. Very few writers know much about working with artists, and artists are for the most part used to it. Every so often it is probably healthy to have a thread reiterating that artists are not idea-starved individuals waiting for someone to come along to grant them experience-giving opportunities. For the most part they are just like us writers, except better at drawing horses than verbally describing them.

4015

>>4011
>Creating a setup to pair writers with artists would only benefit the writers, since the artists already have plenty of routes to get the same benefit.
The same could be said for writers, really. There are plenty of (better) places for writers to practise outside of an art-swap shindig.

I don't think there's so much a lack of artists as much as it is we're looking in the wrong place. A lot of artists stay in deviantArt or Tumblr, places in which writers don't have much of a network.

I tried interacting with our /art/ neighbours a few times already, and the response was (mostly) positive. Amateur artists are certainly willing to collaborate with people or participate in some event for no monetary gain. Remember there's a huge difference between a personal request and a public one (that is, posting "Someone do my cover art" on a board vs "Hey, can you do my cover art?")

It's really a numbers game. Find a few artists that have a style you like, and ask them for some cover art. In all likelihood you'll have at least one person interested. The worst thing that can happen is they say no. (That or they all say "Yes" and you have to pick between them.) Let them know you're patient because some people are busy/lazy.

About writer-artist interactions, I see there are two ways it can go poorly. The first is the infamous "It needs to be about 20% cooler", i.e., completely unspecific directions that don't help in the slightest. The other is if the writer realises this and thus doesn't want to provide any sort of direction at all because "the artist knows better". But writers aren't stupid (well, most of them aren't), and it just takes a bit of thought to articulate what exactly you're looking for. In fact, writers should be quite good at that, really. A few people in Ponychan's /art/ said that they liked doing cover art because the writers were able to give specific and detailed descriptions of what exactly they were looking for.

I think that you are right about a megathread (of sorts) being not as successful as one might hope. For one, image boards are filled more with writers than artists. You'd need some liaison between here and Tumblr / deviantArt to get real equal involvement. Secondly, having to ask the person personally at least shows you have some interpersonal s
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Celestial Sparkling 3864[View]

Trixie has come back, and she has a new level of experience in the arcane arts, higher than even Twilight! Twilight tries to best her in another contest, but at what cost?

I'd also like to request Pascoite to review this first chapter(if he has time!). The link is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LAmtPE1Geyr7umKSJL16WqZZFVp0ivf8S2g6gJtUTKA/edit?usp=sharing

3865

Hey Joshy, seems you posted on the board instead of the Training Grounds.

Head on over there and repost


Dating for Eggheads Overmare 3805[View]

SNIP

Twilight Sparkle begins to feel a bit lonley, and asks her friends for some advice on how to fix that.
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Anonymous 3807

>>3805
I'd strongly recommend taking a look at http://mlpchan.net/fic/res/158.html#159
And posting your story to a reviewer from this directory.

If you're new to imageboards, you can also pop into the IRC if that's easier for you, to talk to the reviewers directly (there's a link in that thread.)

Don't worry, they don't bite, and will help in any way they can.

3808

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>>3807
>Don't worry, they don't bite
…much.

Eustatian!Wings60m9. 3819

> Forgetting to tag #Mature

There's a button for it! You've been warned! Look, I like clop. I write clop. I'll review clop if you play by the rules. Is it really that hard?!

READ THE DAMN STICKY AND DO WHAT SPIKEMOD SAYS.


Anonymous 3788[View]

"We were just on a simple flight test how could this happen!" ,said Commander Hill.

"It was just a simple military exercise. how did it go so wrong." He thought again.

Pacing around the wreck that was before him and the mutilated body's belonging to his former teammates. From what he could tell he was in a forest it seemed peaceful maybe a little to peaceful.

"How did I survive and not them." ,Hill muttered to himself.

Just then the bush rustled and a, lion scorpion? Launched itself out of the bush at the Commander. His hand fell to his holster, drew his five seven aimed it just at the beasts head and fired, it had no effect except the the fact that it got angrier. The creature lashed out at Hill again, putting four slashes in his stomach. He leaped into the wreckage of the charred, destroyed plane, he quickly slide under a broke piece of the plane, narrowly dodging a piece of steel that would have decapitated the Commander. He reached for the wall holding all of the weapons and gear, grabbed the L118A sniper. He proceeded to peak his head around the corner nothing was there. He scanned the forest floor once again and winced at the sharp pain in his chest and stomach. Hill needed to find someone to help him soon, he would bleed out soon or worse get thrashed by that creature. What had his son been telling him the week before, he was reading a story about mythical beast and this one seem to match what he called a Manticore. He witnessed the bloody carcass, that used to be his friend Claude, being ripped to shreds by the Manticore. He pull the rifle up putting it to his shoulder and fired hitting it in the side of the beasts hip it seem to do the trick, Or not it turned around not even paying attention to the pain from the bullet wound. It rushed him, Hill backed up. The Manticore couldn't fit into the small opening, Hill raised the Rifle again and fired right between its eyes he saw the life leave is eyes and then it proceeded to collapse. He went back inside, tripped over a steel rod jutting out of the wall of the plane, into a pool of blood, Just now realizing the full pain of the slashes in his stomach. Hill sat back up and looked over and saw Co-Pilot Philly, he had a steel rod stick up through his chest and blood coming out of his mouth, he made a weak moan and looked over at Hill, then fell unconscious, Hill heard some rhyming outside of the ruined plane. He got up stumbled a bit and looked outside of the plane,
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Anonymous 3802

Here is my revised version

"We were just on a simple flight test. How could this happen!" said Commander Hill.

"It was just a simple military exercise. how did it go so wrong." He thought again.

Pacing around the wreck that was before him and the mutilated body's belonging to his former teammates. From what he could tell he was in a forest it seemed peaceful maybe a little to peaceful.

"How did I live through that horrific crash and not rest of my comrades." ,Hill muttered to himself.

Just then the bush rustled and a, lion scorpion? Launched itself out of the bush at the Commander. His hand fell to his holster, drew his five seven aimed it just at the beasts head and fired, it had no effect except the fact that rage started to explode from the beast. The creature lashed out at Hill again, putting four gruesome marks in his stomach. He leaped into the wreckage of the charred, destroyed plane, he quickly slide under a broke piece of the plane, narrowly dodging a piece of steel that would have decapitated the Commander.

He reached for the wall holding all of the weapons and gear, grabbed the L118A sniper. He proceeded to peak his head around the corner nothing was there. He scanned the forest floor once again and winced at the sharp pain in his chest and stomach. Hill needed to find someone to help him soon, he would bleed out soon or worse get thrashed by that creature.

What had his son been telling him the week before? He was reading a story about mythical beast and this one seem to match what he called a Manticore. He witnessed the bloody carcass, that used to be his friend Claude, being ripped to shreds by the Manticore. He pull the rifle up putting it to his shoulder and fired hitting it in the side of the beasts hip it seem to do the trick, Or not it turned around not even paying attention to the pain from the bullet wound. It rushed him, Hill backed up. The Manticore couldn't fit into the small opening, Hill raised the Rifle again and fired right between its eyes he saw the life leave is eyes and then it proceeded to collapse. He went back inside, tripped over a steel rod jutting out of the wall of the plane, into a pool of blood, Just now realizing the full pain of the slashes in his stomach. Hill sat back up and looked over and saw his Co-Pilot ,Philly. He had a steel rod stick up through his chest and blood coming out of his mouth. He made a weak moan and looked over at Hill, then f
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Anonymous 3803

and I'll post Zecora's P.O.V soon enough

Bleeding Rain!DROPScczL2 3981

>>3803
Is this an ongoing story thread? You should tag it. I recommend editing the OP to include the tags
[ #Single fic] and [ #Ongoing] (just type them without the spaces.


Dating for Eggheads Overmare 3762[View]

#Author

Twilight Sparkle begins to feel a bit lonley, and asks her friends for some advice on how to fix that.

Characters: Twilight Sparkle
mane 6
Cheerilee

Type: Mature
Romance
Clop

Link: SNIP
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Anonymous 3765

Cool post, bro. But you forgot to tick "Mature Content" so I'm asking the mods to do that.

If you want critical feedback, you should also check the sticky and post in a review thread. (Red Fic District and Applejinx take clop in thread. Eustatian and Tactical by e-mail - see the RFD thread.)

If you just want attention, well this is a pretty low-traffic board. Attention tends to be intense and critical, just a heads up.
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Ugh, another fanfic about her.

!!Spike ## Mod 3774

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Unfortunately, there's no way so far to add a #Mature tag after a thread's been made. If you derp a Mature post, all you can do is remake the thread.

>>3762
Link removed. Please remake the thread with the mature tag if you want to showcase your story; just add "#Mature" inside []s somewhere in the thread's original post.


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Weekly Writing Workshop, with Golden Vision and Nicholas 1973[View]

Hello all! Golden Vision, reviewer and writer extraordinaire, reporting for duty!

Some of you might remember the two Livestreamed Writers' Workshops that I did back when we were all on Ponychan's /fic/. Welp, I'm bringing them back with a vengeance—and a twist.

Welcome, people of MLPChan, to the Weekly Writing Workshop!

Please don't confuse this, by the way, with the /fic/ Writer's Workshop, a community-wide event to be held at some future date. Totally different.

I'll be joined by your co-host, #fic's very own Nicholas, and we'll blaze a trail through poni fiction in a way you've never seen before. Each week, we'll do a livestreamed event (and possibly a podcast later on) that comes in three distinct segments, as detailed below.

1.) Tip of the Week/Style & Technique (15-30 minutes)
*In this section, we'll go over a certain tip of the week, and detail the ways in which it can be applied to writing at large. Sample topics might include grammatical misdemeanors, characterization missteps, or even storytelling clichés to avoid. In the meantime, we'll also discuss a certain pro tip or other form of advice to make your writing even better, rather than just avoiding common pitfalls. The end result should hopefully be to make you a more experience, and more confident writer of both fiction and prose.

2.) Interviews (15 + 15 minutes)
*This part will consist of two, roughly 15-minute segments, in which we interview one reviewer and one writer, respectively (new ones very week!). Baron and I will ask them different questions to get an idea of how they go about their craft, and how they view the task of writing in general. If there are any writers or reviewers that you'd like to see on the show, or if you have specific questions to ask them, leave them on a post below!
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Nicholas 3657

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Hey all, the 9th Weekly Writers' Workshop with Golden Vision and Nicholas is starting in just a couple minutes! This week, we'll be discussing Body Language in our Tips and Tricks segment, then an interview with JasonTheHuman of Anthropology fame shall follow. Veteran and novice writers alike should benefit from this simple, yet often neglected bit of writing advice.

Hope you're able to join us! Should be a fairly incoherent hour or two!

Bleeding Rain!DROPScczL2 3673

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>>3657
I was occupied that day. Is there a copy of the recording somehwere?


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#Reviewer

Some of you may know who I am, but most will not. Keeping introductions short, my name is Garnot, (pronounced Girr-naat), I’m somewhat of a silent veteran, lurking about around the fandom since its inception. I’ve been around, and as such, know a thing or two about writing. To that end, I’ve decided to officially open up a solo thread to help anyone who seeks my services.

You’ll find me to be a fair reviewer, one who will tell you not what you want to hear, but what you need to hear, regardless of how ugly it may be. My one goal is to see you improve; see you take your place in the sun. That is my goal.

I strive to write unique stories, and as such, I also take on unique tales, tales other reviewers might not have a taste for. My forte is world building, creating engaging scenes, strong syntax, and good pacing, but I can also help you with dialogue, characterization, and making your story show, not tell. I’m familiar with just about any genre, though I tend to do best with Dark, Adventure, and Drama.

Here is my previous thread for those wanting to know more of my previous work alongside SLP: http://www.ponychan.net/chan/fic/res/110925.html

As for the purpose of this thread, well, that’s a bit tricky. While I’m open for anyone to submit, I’m not going to take just any type of story that is tossed at my doorstep. Instead, I will take stories that show promise, as well as effort.

If you want someone to look at your self-insert with shallow humans, little prancing strawberry elves, and more sues than can be counted on one hand, then you are best served with another reviewer.

If, you story is well thought out, has a theme that ties character and narration, and shows effort, then you are by all means welcome with open arms. This thread is more about getting the story on track, ensuring plot works, and themes and ideas that go beyond the mundane.
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Croswynd 3489

Will he be reviewing anything you do when he returns or are you truly in his stead for the time he's absent?

Review JCBorch 3497

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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PPjReLWlSP8f3bmKQoBMFFOrr9CcE9btxAv-sMSxpes/edit

I was wondering if you would like to take another look at my story. Well actually, I just want you to look at the new ending. I decided to break the story differently so the first scene from part 2 is now the ending of part 1… when you get the time of course!

Otherwise, this new guy might want to have a look?

Farewell 3670

To those who still care about me.

First of all, my sincerest apologies to all of you who wanted to obtain a review from me. Recent circumstances have forced my life into a bit of a talespin, one I hope to rectify soon, but one that may also cause me to crash and burn altogether.

If and when I return, I vow to work on any and all reviews that arrive in my lap, working on them Live (via chat or actual conversation) or offline if necessary.

Should I not return as expected, then I would like to thank every one of you for being such great writers.

I would like to thank Golden Vision for his invaluable help and all-round jolly nature

I would like to thank Nick for being a good friend, even if he did leave for some time

I would like to thank Umbra for his uncompromising reviews and incredible guidance

I would like to thank SLP for being a good friend and good partner
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Bronycon writing panel Bleeding Rain!DROPScczL2 3593[View]

Hi there, just your friendly neighborhood Raindrops here. So, it turns out I’m the head panelist for a Bronycon writing panel, which is titled, “How To Write A Better Story”. We’ll be explaining the Dos and Don’ts of fan fiction, and I aspire to make this better than EqD made it last year. I’m currently the only ponyperson assigned to this, but I’d like to fill a panel of 6 people. You guys are my first options because honestly, I can’t think of anypony better to host a writing panel than the writing community that taught me almost everything I know about writing.

So, any thoughts or suggestions about the panel would be helpful, even if you don’t want to be on it. This is kind of a big deal to me. Not only have I wanted to do something like this for the community since… well, forever, but I’m also going to finally get to meet some of you in person, which is, like, awesome. So, if you’d like to be on the panel, let me know, although I’m probably going to favor people who know quite a bit about writing, since this is kind of an instructional panel, after all.
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>>3642
He was replying to Applejinx.

Applejinx !tDashiepow 3655

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Erm- the way that relates to a writing panel is sort of this: though I am pretty brave, I am as insecure as any other poni writer. So, faced with the amazing good fortune of taking my 'crit threads' and extensive work trying to help other writers, 'on the road' to Bronycon, I'll jump at the opportunity (and feel I can really bring something, because I analyze and teach this stuff already in threads) but at the same time I'll be worried I'll be seen as an upstart (and I can't run panels from that POV, I'll have to feign authority whether everypony likes it or not because that's part of the job, you cannot be up there going 'I dunno, what do you think?')

soooo… I'll feel better if I've just finished another poni book, and have just enough time to do that with a few weeks to spare. It will sort of underscore my right to be there, in that one of the challenges people face is simply to write at all, and being able to take on such a committment so glibly says many things about my workflow, organization, ability to overcome writer's block, etc.
I too will be looking for folks but if I can't find novelists that I can work with I might end up doing a longform panel as more of a presentation/workshop, and in that event I'll really want the extra experience and whatever higher profile the fourth book will find, such as it is. For every pony who's said earnestly, 'trixieverse became the best novels on FIMfiction, I laughed I cried I clopped I was changed as a person' there's one who says 'it's garbage', so I need to keep buckin' them apples so at least I can say I'm workin' :)

4013

That's pretty cool. I'd love to meet you guys. It's too bad that so many people wont be able to make it.


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Okay people. I just watched the trailer for the Bronycon documentary, and I noticed something that really bugs the crap out of me.

So, at the convention, as with all cons, you see artists of all types being showcased. Artists like John Joseco, amateur VA's like RinaChan, musicians like Mandopony, EurobeatBrony and the like. All these artists got their moment in the spotlight, and deservedly so. They are extremely talented, and deserve every ounce of adoration they get.

But where was AstheticB? Why no nterviews with Pandora Prancypants? How come we don't get to hear about the latest plans for Pen Stroke, midnightshadow, or Loyal2Luna? We get no info on upcoming stories from soundslikeponies or Golden Vision, and you can forget about the latest bit of fiction from Guesswork.

Why not? Because, as we all know, fan fiction is nothing but shameless self-insert clop written by pathetic neck beards who live in their parents basement writing stories about Rainbow Dash falling in love with their OC alicorn.

Why is fan fiction always relegated to the bottom of the bin? No, wait, scratch that. It's not even IN the bin! Anytime you hear about fan made content, you hear all about animation, music, and artwork. But you never hear about fan made fiction. Why? I'm not talking about half the crap that gets in the featured box. I'm talking about people like the above authors, who spend countless hours slaving over the keyboard making our work as good as we can make it. That true artists of the printed medium never get recognition is a damn tragedy.

And before you even say it, no, I'm NOT talking about myself. I fully realize that I'm not some master artisan. I'm good, and I work my ass of to be as good as I can, but I'm not good enough to get printed. Stories like The Immortal Game, Flight of The Alicorn, if you removed any reference to pony, they could easily be published. they have the level of polish that most only dream of. But, will THEY get a booth in Artist's alley at Bronycon? Will THEY get recognized in the documentary?

>pic related


God damn shame.
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>>3613
>>3596
The Velvet Underground of ponies would be a great choice for a writing panelist seeing as, y'know, everyone who bought a Velvet Underground album started a band.

Filler 3629

>>3596
Sounds like there should be some collaboration between the panels to determine who says what, then.

Update Azusa!fG2qnvpWXU 3641

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Just wanted to leave this here: http://www.fimfiction.net/blog/118210


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Ezn Writes! Ezn!RAopYJNHZ6 564[View]

#Author

Hey, I'm Ezn. You may know me as the author of http://derpy.me/EznGuide or as an occasional TTG reviewer or as "the guy at the place". I also write fanfiction about ponies! I figured I'd give this author thread thing a swing on this shiny new board, largely because of all the OP editing I'll need to do to satisfy my OCD.

About my stories: They often have OCs in main roles with canon characters in supporting or cameo roles. I'm big on world-building and the weird ideas/subversions that buzz around in my brain. In my more serious moments, I write adventures. In my less serious moments, I write punchlines.

About me: I've been writing for a number of years now, and ponies represent my first foray into fanfiction. I started watching the show in May 2011, shortly after the conclusion of the first season. I read a lot of ponyfic.

EQD author tag: http://www.equestriadaily.com/search/label/Author%3A%20Ezn
FIMfiction profile: http://www.fimfiction.net/user/Ezn
Spiffy Tumblr fics page: http://eznwords.tumblr.com/fics

And here's what I've written so far:

Long Distance
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It's Tricksy
[Comedy] | Complete – One-shot | Writing time: around three hours
"The Great and Powerful Trixie's first performance in Zebrica becomes a war of words."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/62234/It%27s-Tricksy

Changed the title from the Pony Verbs "Trixie Rhymes" to something more inventive that works on a number of levels (really a good practice in general).

I do enjoy these little flash-fictiony pieces. This one kind of stems from an idea I had while writing Long Distance last year – Trixie wears out her welcome in every town in Equestria and goes to perform in Zebrica. I didn't think I was ever going to actually write it, mostly because I couldn't really come up with anything worthwhile for her to do in her show, but lately some combination of that ridiculous Kanye Trixie fic I tormented the Story Forge with, some Homestuck updates and a dude rapping somewhere in my building just slammed that final piece of the puzzle into being, so hard that the rest of the puzzle pieces burnt up in the atmosphere. This is a silly little idea that gets to the point and doesn't overstay its welcome.

Demetrius!WDFBcC5x22 1039

>>1038
I really need to catch up on your work; I enjoyed this nice little story. More Zebrica!

Not-So-New Story Ezn!RAopYJNHZ6 3626

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Stage Fright!
#Slice-of-Life | Complete – 5 short parts | Writing time: a few weeks over a few months
"Sweetie Belle loves to sing and make up little songs when she's feeling down When her sister hears one of them, and finds out about her beautiful singing voice for the first time, she suggests Sweetie Belle audition for the Sapphire Shores Singer Search. Now Sweetie Belle will have to sing and make her sister proud in front of hundreds of strangers. Gulp."
http://www.fimfiction.net/story/70102/stage-fright

This was my entry into the Hearth's Warming Care Package write-off, but it's been changed a fair bit since then. Children's stories are quite outside of my comfort zone, and while I think I learnt a fair bit from writing this and getting it reviewed, I'm not going to call it an unqualified success. But it's time to move on.


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#Discussion #Event

Ponychan thread: http://www.ponychan.net/chan/fic/res/125201.html

Operation Manual: https://docs.google.com/document/d/12XmgV1H5K0ZRhAfNaU2L9ikY6hVk8aQtg6xWwyag3Ms/edit#

Review Guidelines: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GcqQPmje5XvavquheJ5dGEiVnDkbR1PUbHvd-3f6j5c/edit

Registration form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFIwOHdtQzZjV1NSQmlhbklvWlFCeEE6MQ

"On the featured box on the 13th? /fic/ comes for your head" - Seattle_Lite

In which the reviewers of /fic/ have a fun day out.

The idea is that on the 13th of each month, we mobilize and go to Fimfic to leave reviews on Featured Box fics. These reviews will be blunt and comprehensive, preferably line-by-line breakdown: think greentext reviews of Training Grounds lore. No personal attacks, less snark, more srs bsns. We will review [insert arbitrary number] words, no more, no less, and end the comment with a signature, possibly "[insert name] of /fic/".
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Did this because Dem made me feel bad for dropping it

Anyways, I went and picked something up off the frontpage. I had several lines of grammar things ready for comment, and then the ending:

“We have decided to give you all a presentation on a subject normally covered in a later grade.” Sparky said innocently.

“What subject?” Cheerilee asked fearfully.

“Sex ed.” Fatty replied simply. He slammed a boombox on a desk and put on some mood music. They proceeded to make hot dirty love on Cheerilee’s desk in front of their captive, and now sexually enlightened audience.

The end

Authors Note:

RandomHero wrote much of this, but said he didn't want this tripe staining his wall.
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Demetrius!WDFBcC5x22 3509

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>>3508
Hey, it's an adventure.

Buck up, open Notepad again and find a different fic off the front page.

Aquillo 3513

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>>3508

You already kinda know my opinion on this dying down, Casca, so I won't say anything 'bout that. On the other hand, it's a dick move for me to just sit rooting from the sidelines. Here:

http://www.fimfiction.net/story/74550/1/the-name-of-the-cutie

Just as a piece of advertisement, this is a story worth the reading, even if it's only at the 1.27 K mark. The atmosphere is built up nicely and it isn't painful to read.

Oh, and the opening's gorgeous. There's that.

See you guys next month.


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