Oh, one caveat: the links below are posted because I thought they'd be of general interest, and because I personally found them interesting. I don't necessarily agree with all of the opinions expressed in those links, but I'd say that at the very least, they're opinions worth dissecting.
Some of you may remember that a month or so ago, Kurt Schlichter (of Brietbart.com) wrote an article about how horrible it is for grown men to enjoy a TV show targeted at little girls (also, someone needs to tell Cold in Gardez and any other military fanfic writers out there that "bronies" aren't allowed to serve in Afghanistan; that's where the REAL men are, not the pathetic weirdos and sissies who watch MLP). Brian Lambert finally got around to writing a rebuttal, which I found highly amusing (also, it's always nice to know I'm not the only one who doesn't have a problem with adults watching MLP, but thinks that it isn't a phenomenon that needs its own name). Granted, Schlichter is hardly a difficult target for ridicule, but I still found this article pretty funny. Maybe you will, too. It's full of profanity though, if that's the sort of thing that bothers you.
I was recently linked to this article, written by a popular webcomic producer (writer? Artist? What do you call someone who makes webcomics, anyway?). It's been pointed out by readers here more than once that quality criticism is often hard to come by in the fanfic world. Much of this is the result of the overabundance of mindless praise which clogs any fandom, but another factor is that many critical responses, as Thunt puts it, "[are meant to] make the critic feel superior to the creator." The overly defensive tone in which the entire post is written seems to me like it undermines his argument, but despite that I think he offers some excellent suggestions as to how not to write a critical response or review to someone's story.
Okay, this one's just here because I'd have felt silly only including two links. But if you're wondering what I've been doing with my free time lately when I should have been reading Past Sins, here's your answer. Fantasy General was a turn-based strategy game that I loved when I was younger, and I recently found out that, as abandonware, it's available for free online (legally). So yeah; this is what I do for fun.
Also, it has pegasi and unicorns, so I guess that's how it ties in to MLP. Eh, close enough.