Anonymous asked: FUCK YOUR PERPETUATION OF THE "BRONIES AREN'T REALLY OPPRESSED MYTH" YOU PRIVILEGED FUCKS. I COULDN'T GET A JOB BECAUSE OF MY BRONY ARMBAND.
remember that naive period when the mlp obsession seemed weird but all-in-good-fun, before bronies swept the nation as the horrifying cultural phenomenon they now are
"The have Coke AND Pepsi? Damn, this place is fancy."
- SleeplessBrony, exhibiting his high standards.
SLEEPLESSBRONY STOLE LAUREN FAUST’S CHAIR! THIEF!
Bronycon 2014 “Advanced Writing” panel
5:46 PM - Applejinx thinks “passive voice” means “past tense.” Okay then.
5:48 PM - Now Applejinx is advising everyone to use epithets in their writing to “avoid confusion.” No one suggests referring to the characters by name instead.
5:56 PM - Applejinx says: “We don’t like words that end in an ‘ee’ sound. Except for Fluttershy.” Quick experiment, everybody say “Fluttershy” out loud. Right now. Let me know when you hear an “ee” sound. I’ll wait.
6:00 PM - Applejinx says: “I’m not a big Elvish pronouncer.”
6:05 PM - We are now watching the two panelists argue over Tolkien minutiae in front of a hundred people. Sure am learning a lot at this My Little Pony fanfiction panel.
6:08 PM - We have been given examples on writing from Star Wars, Tolkien, and South Park. There have been no examples from My Little Pony.
6:09 PM - We are also being cautioned against worldbuilding, because worldbuilding is bad I guess? Be more like Tolkien, who did no worldbuilding.
6:11 PM - According to Applejinx, C. S. Lewis is a hack who stole all his ideas from pre-existing myths. Unlike non-worldbuilding Tolkien.
6:12 PM - Applejinx says he knows he’s succeeded as a writer when his audience fails to understand his point. So much for communication as the goal of writing.
6:14 PM - 43 MINUTES INTO PANEL AND WE FINALLY HAVE AN MLP WRITING EXAMPLE
6:15 PM - Question and answer time!
6:17 PM - Audience member asks a question about writing in third-person omniscient as opposed to third-person limited. Applejinx rephrases her question as “first person or third person or whatever.” ADVANCED WRITING.
6:20 PM - Audience question: “How do you handle revisions?” Wanderer D says he has a team of editors to help him. Applejinx says he handles all of his revisions himself. Reminder, this is the 800,000-words-of-futa guy.
6:23 PM - Final question! Applejinx’s advice on writing sex scenes: “Put yourself into their hooves.”
Thus ends the Bronycon 2014 “Advanced Writing” panel. I have learned much this day. Possibly too much.