Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Introducing Cormac McCloppy

It’s 1 am and I’m wrapped up in bath towels that feel like they’re woven out of hay because the hotel bed has suspicious stains and bugs. The hotel’s advertised free wifi is down, so I won’t be able to upload this for a few days, but I’m not tired yet and bored, so I might as well get my introductory post out of the way so I don’t get bugged about it.

Greetings and salutations, all. My name is Cormac McCloppy. I’m a writer and editor for both fanfiction and original works, and I’ve recently been hired on by Discord’s Domain at the low, low price of zero dollars an hour to pre-read any MLP fanfiction submitted by you, our dear readership. On top of that, I’ll feature or review any stories I find interesting while wasting time on when I should be working and I’ll pepper in the occasional “informative” rant about fanfiction writing. Dos and don’ts, tips and tricks, complaints and threats of leaving the fandom. All that good stuff for growing minds.

So if any of you are fanfiction authors hoping to get a story featured, I can promise you honest feedback. The one thing I’m not going to feature (partially because I’ve been told I can’t) is porn. I refuse to call it clop because porn is porn and making up another word won’t hide that, but that’s neither here nor there. Sending me shipping is fine, but I’d also like to see some variety. The great thing about the world in Friendship is Magic is that it allows for so many creative possibilities for stories; I love seeing what interesting things can be done within the boundaries the show has established.

Ask me anything you want in the comments and I’ll try to answer them as best I can.