Mike Romard


I'm the sort of writer who will get 1000 characters to describe himself, and waste all of it to explain why Rarity is his favourite pony, instead of talking about his own work.

Rarity, more than any of the other mane six characters, exemplifies what I think My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic gets very right. She's a wonderful example of a pony that defies traditional gender roles, without entirely dismissing them.

It's easy to be critical of a female character that has fashion as a primary interest because it's such a stereotypical interest. But Rarity isn't just interested in fashion. She works very hard as a fashion designer. She gets frazzled not because she can't find the right outfit for the big dance, but because she's trying to design five outfits that will please five very different ponies in too short a period of time.

Rarity is very passionate about what she does, and while her ego occasionally gets in the way, she obviously cares about other ponies and their needs.

Where to find Mike Romard online


A Year in Haiku
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
I wrote a haiku every day for a year in 2014. I've collected them here, so that you can relive that occasionally wonderful year.
Fight or Flight Club
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,630. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of 17 short stories about awkward people. OK, if you want to get technical, some of them might actually be vignettes. But who ever makes a vignette collection? Anyway, they're about awkward people for sure.
Some Lego Haiku
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 250. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
Here are some haiku. They are all about Lego. Simple building tools. There are seventeen haiku in this collection for your enjoyment.

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