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(Products of a deluded mind dwell here)
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All the Time in the World
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Better Left Unfinished
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It Could Have Gone Better
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Getting Warmed Up
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Reversal of Fortune
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The Other Side of Summer
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The Other Side
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Nights of Frights and Butterscotch
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Not the Whole Truth
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Smoke and Mirrors
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Keep Pretending
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All Aboard!
Reversal of Fortune
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Displaced
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More than Meets the Eye
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Unreported Clairvoyant Events
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Glass Masquerade
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Two on a Raft
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And at the End, You Shall Remain Alone
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Delicate Reflections
#21571 · 8
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>>GroaningGreyAgony
Arting is such sweet sorrow!
#17270 · 6
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Alright, first time submission, let's see how it goes! Special thanks to the attendees of SadSac 2018 who helped me push it through!
#17601 · 6
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>>DumpsterDweller
So, as far as prompts go, you think...

It could have gone better
#19174 · 6
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Alright, got the arts in! This was refreshing, I needed a little creative fun. Looking forward to seeing all the entries tomorrow!
#20572 · 6
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I hauled this story through a power outage, so y'all better love it.
#19751 · 5
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Oof, I certainly need more practice with original fiction...
...but ponies are so cozy...
#20676 · 5
· · >>GroaningGreyAgony
Now taking commissions to create an anonymous piece of art for this round. $150 will probably be enough to motivate me. Will accept blank checks.
#21999 · 5
· · >>GroaningGreyAgony
Drunking right now. Make drarwing in cocktail capsule. Good luck evrypony!
#19892 · 3
· on Two on a Raft
>>Pascoite
>>Not_A_Hat
>>Ferd Threstle
>>WritingSpirit
>>Miller Minus

Fortunately there aren't many excuses I can give this fic, as I can agree with nearly all the critique levied against it, especially the problems most of you noticed with tenses and the lack of any clear message in the story. If there was any message in my head at the time, it might have had something to do with how aimless and desolate I've felt my writing to be lately, just drifting along with an uncertain future—but that would still be assigning purpose to something that I went into with no purpose or goal besides simply finishing on time. I kind of regret canning my original idea when I was 3k words into it on Saturday.

Thank you all for taking time to read and provide feedback. I didn't have fun writing this, and I apologize for conveying that feeling to you.
#20781 · 3
· on Artistic License · >>Anon Y Mous >>Chris
So this was a pretty fun read. Some references or hints may have gone over my head, but I'll do my best to give my honest, over-analytical impressions.

The exchange between the two sisters is very casual and flows naturally. There's something very honest and relatable about Celestia looking at a piece of work with herself as the subject. Digging deeply into the subject with her sister gives her an excuse to say things about herself she's been needing to say. It gives her pause for introspection, reflecting over the unique light another pony sees her in, which is also where the meta element plays nicely into this story. The actual artist could be reading this story and wondering similar things about their relation to the writer. Not sure if the name "Lawn Chair" is an inside joke, but I can only assume the artist knows what it means.

The way Luna and Celestia converse reminded me of the way we treat fandom, and how we enjoy media. We love reading too deeply into things, even though we know we may be totally off-base. There's something really fun about it. We love discovering what it says about ourselves. Secretly, I think we love talking about ourselves, especially when we're trying to fool ourselves into thinking that we're talking about something else. Which isn't a bad thing, because we're each able to bring some fragment of uniqueness to the art. Speaking of which, the "Death of the Artist" line is a pretty funny and completely appropriate punctuation to end the story.

Anyway, what do I know. I'm supposed to be unconscio—um, I mean, I enjoyed the story. Hope the artist gets a chance to read it, too!