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[12:14:28 AM] *** Sandcroft gently lifts up the tiny hat *** [12:14:45 AM] *** Sandcroft vigorously slam-jams the hat into the ground ***


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  • 1w, 3d
    [Ungrounded] Status Update

    Hey guys! Happy 2015! Sorry I haven't shown my face around here for a while now!

    I'll just get right down to business.

    I've been busy.

    You've been busy.

    We've all been busy.

    But during that business, I've been putting words into the next chapter of Ungrounded, a little at a time.

    And now I can safely announce that the next chapter is basically done! Word count is 4,304, and it's got some pretty good character development for Lucien and Ironwing, I'd say.

    I'm gonna take a few more days to reread it another 20 or so times and pass it to a few friends to check that I'm not insane, but after that it's going up.

    Oh, and I think that once it does go up, I can remove that On Hiatus tag, now that I've gotten some more time to make horsewords.

    That's all this time!

    0 comments · 12 views
  • 1w, 3d
    [Reversal of Fortune] Status Update

    Hey guys! Long time no see! Happy 2015 to everybody!

    I just wanted to give a little update on what's going on with my side of the internet and the story and whatnot. So let's get down to it.

    As of now, I'm 5,403 words into the next chapter for Reversal of Fortune, and I've been debating back and forth for the last few days on whether to publish it as is, or extend it further.

    Either way, it's not done yet, as I need to do some more editing, reread it at least another 20 times, and check with a few friends on this site for their opinions, because nobody here volunteered to be a pre-reader. (bluh)

    And, I have a bit of a confession.

    The story totally went in a completely different direction than I had originally planned, and now I'm trying to roll with it as best I can because I already published the previous chapter! =D

    Yeah, Ryan was never supposed to leave Canterlot and go back to Ponyville. I got carried away when I was writing the last chapter and it just kinda happened, and I (for some reason) never checked my chapter summaries to make sure I stuck to the plan. But hey, it's not like it's worse because of it. It's just different.

    But yeah, that's about it for now. No hints as to what's happening next, you'll find that out within a week!

    2 comments · 16 views
  • 9w, 5d
    [Reversal of Fortune] Prereader Thing

    I'd like someone to give a segment of the next chapter of Reversal of Fortune a quick look-over.  I like what I've written, but I'm a little on-the-border with it. Might be a little too extreme.

    Shoot me a PM if you're interested.

    0 comments · 38 views
  • 12w, 2d
    Just had a Little Heart Attack

    I forgot (briefly) that I had changed my name to Scarecroft earlier (2spooky4me) and I tried to login as Sandcroft.

    It told me "User does not exist."

    I flipped out until I remembered the name change.

    Wow that was absolutely terrifying.

    1 comments · 35 views
  • 14w, 18h
    Fact, Not Fiction

    A story that many of you probably weren't expecting me to spontaneously release. But, I did it anyway.

    So what we've got going on over here is:

    -AK Yearling finally hangs up her Daring Do garb and decides to retire

    -Her last adventure netted her a seemingly innocuous blank book

    -She moves to Ponyville and decides to write a new story to stave off boredom

    -She writes it in the book

    -As she writes in the book, she begins to notice changes in Ponyville that look strangely familiar

    And there we go, looks fun, right?

    I sure hope so, because I totally recommend you go read it! It's only 3,800 words! That's nothing for a voracious reader like you!

    No, but seriously, go read it. It needs some love.

    1 comments · 39 views
  • 18w, 4d
    [Ungrounded] Sorry I Lied

    I said I was gonna take a hiatus from it, but then I ended up doing another chapter. I heard a song a few days ago and just felt like writing for it, so I did.

    Now it's going on hiatus, and I'll be doing some work on Reversal of Fortune. It's a very demanding fic.

    0 comments · 60 views
  • 18w, 6d
    I Just Found Something Amazing

    5 comments · 43 views
  • 19w, 3d
    PS4 and Destiny

    6 comments · 48 views
  • 21w, 3d
    [Ungrounded] N/A

    So, after a lot of thought and consideration, I arrived that it would be for the best for me to step off the gas for Ungrounded for a little bit and wrap things up for Reversal of Fortune in the meantime.

    It's getting difficult distinguishing character traits between the two stories, and keeping track of the different little nuances that Ryan and Lucien each have. As an example of this, we have the latest Ungrounded chapter (before the edit), in which Lucien has Lucien's dialogue, but Ryan's actions. Which is not good.

    So I will be putting Ungrounded on the backburner to sort things out later, while I crank out the rest of Reversal of Fortune, which, by my count, has only five chapters and an epilogue left. So, with any luck*, I'll be able to get it done soon enough.

    Thank you for sticking with all my bullshit for this long.

    *ha ha

    3 comments · 52 views
  • 22w, 1d
    [Ungrounded] Update

    So I overestimated how much I want/need to rewrite.

    In all actuality, it's not that bad.

    Though I would like to change Sandcroft's name to something less self-inserty. I don't know if I can manage that, since he appears in more than just this story...

    I'm going to make some edits to the latest chapter to make it a bit more... realistic? Yeah, I'll go with that one.

    It's tough getting back in the swing of things after a few months of taking breaks from writing, but I'll manage.

    Stay tuned for more.

    0 comments · 28 views
  • 25w, 22h
    Ungrounded Redux

    You know what? Fuck this.

    Fuck me!

    I'm gonna go back and fix all the shit I did wrong earlier in the story! All those cringe-worthy moments that I have now grown to hate are gonna be fixed!

    That stupid bullshit I pulled for the beginning 2/3's of the first arc shall be rewritten! No more Lucien acting like a goddamn 12 year old! No more naming characters after me! All those meta references, gone! I'm so done with looking at my past mistakes!

    This is something I've been wanting to do/been doing since I moved into the second arc, and I'm not waiting anymore. The opening of Ungrounded is gonna look like a completely different fic by the time I'm through cutting out the bullshit!

    I'll release a blog post when I'm done with the whole thing. I estimate chapters Prologue through 9 will need reworking. Don't expect to see any new chapters until I'm done with it.


    Fuck, I'm HYYYYYYYYPEEEEEEEEEEED!

    4 comments · 94 views
  • 25w, 23h
    Ungrounded

    Lotta stuff going on after that disaster of a chapter. Haven't opened up something that bad since Chapter 2.

    Bottom line of this blog: I'm putting Ungrounded on hiatus because I don't feel capable of writing it.

    Not to mention that readership has had a sharp and sudden drop. The last two chapters had the lowest views ever, and while I can pin the first one onto a broken notification because I accidentally posted it too early, the second one leaves nothing to the imagination.

    So my writing, I feel, has also dropped sharply and suddenly, because why else wouldn't people be reading this like they used to? This is the first time this fic has gone anywhere, and probably the first time an HiE has gone on an extended stay to somewhere besides Ponyville/Everfree Forest. It's exciting for me to write out a whole different city, but I must not be doing a good job of it.

    So I'll be working on my other story, Reversal of Fortune for a while.

    Or, alternatively, I'll be finishing up the next chapter for Chaotic Note's Luna Plays...

    Or, also alternatively, I'll be crafting a Dark Souls II crossover; something I've been itching to do since the game came out.

    No matter what I choose, you won't be hearing from me for a while. And the next time you do, I'll have a prereader and editor for Ungrounded, to hopefully look at the shit I'm putting out and tell me it's bad before I make a mistake and post it.

    Edit: I don't want to give up completely on the story, but if everyone just stops caring, then what's the point? And everyone is steadily stopping to care...

    2 comments · 68 views
  • 26w, 4h
    [Ungrounded] Made some Major Changes

    I rewrote a significant section in Chapter 13: The Secret World. The names of the three factions have been changed to The Company of Magicians, The Tribune of Magic, and The House of Life. Their internal workings and Lucien's opinions of them have also slightly altered.

    Later chapters will be edited to reflect this change.

    0 comments · 51 views
  • 26w, 1d
    [Ungrounded] The New Chapter's Up!

    I guess it didn't roll with the notification because I accidentally hit publish once.

    0 comments · 46 views
  • 26w, 5d
    [Ungrounded] Sorry if You Just Got an Update Notification

    Accidentally hit the Publish button.

    Well sorta accidentally.

    I just finished the chapter, then realized that I can't post it until the next chapter of Wandering Prey is done. Which should be very soon, because I, for once, finished before he did.

    1 comments · 56 views
  • 27w, 1d
    [Ungrounded] Minor Change

    Chapter 23: An Unexpected Visitor.

    Original quote:

    Lucien raised a brow questioningly and made a note to investigate later, but he didn't say anything immediately. Then, after waiting for another moment, “I’ll leave you to it then. I know what it’s like to want isolation. Took me some 30 years to break out of the mindset.”

    New quote:

    Lucien raised a brow questioningly and made a note to investigate later, but he didn't say anything immediately. Then, after waiting for another moment, “I’ll leave you to it then. I know what it’s like to want isolation. Took me some 8 years to break out of the mindset.”

    The original one did not fit into my plans for Lucien's history, and so therefore needed to be changed. Figured I should tell you guys about it because that's going to be coming into play later down the line.

    0 comments · 49 views
  • 27w, 6d
    [Ungrounded] I Kinda Lied (Or: A Poll)

    Okay, so I kinda lied about being done writing with the author behind Aiden, he'll be making one more appearance next chapter, but just in the beginning, then you won't be seeing him for the rest of the arc. So that's gonna be a good few chapters.

    :D

    And: a poll!

    On a scale of 1-10,

    1 being "Wow, no."

    10 being "MOAR, please, MOAR!"

    How much do you like hearing about the lore behind Lucien's version of Earth? Because I really enjoy writing about it, and I wanna know if you guys like hearing about it. So please, please, PLEASE comment and give to me your opinions.

    10 comments · 89 views
  • 29w, 5d
    [Reversal of Fortune] Update

    Officially resumed work on the story today. With luck, I'll have the next chapter finished by tomorrow night. I'm also going back constantly and making tiny adjustments and corrections where needed in the first four chapters. Nothing major has changed, but some individuals have expressed their displeasure in Ryan recognizing an obscure Chinese goddess, so I think I'm going to take out that little bit. After thinking about it, it wouldn't make sense to have him know, even with all the books he's read.

    Uh, what else? After the next chapter releases I'm gonna be doing some work on another project, a "Luna Plays a Video Game" short for this one contest in the Writer's Group. There's a free game in it for the winner, and since I'm already writing for Chaotic Note's "Luna Plays..." I figured I'd have a good advantage over the other participants. So expect that to dig a little bit into the delay for the next chapter of Fortune.

    Oh, and this new chapter will be a bit shorter than the others. I know how much it sucks to see a story that you're completely out of touch with update with a 9,000-word chapter that you just really don't want to deal with. 'Cuz then you need to look back and refresh your memory on what happened before, and UGH. Who has time for all that?

    So the next update will probably clock in around 6,000 words, which I think is reasonable enough.

    And it's also exciting, because the next update will mean that the story is ALMOST HALF OVER. God damn, that's going quickly. It's a little tough working with chapters that are supposed to stretch a day long.

    Oh. Eeeh. On that note, maybe it will go over 6,000 words. Because I'm around 5,200 right now, and it's just hitting noon in the chapter.

    So I might have lied about the 6,000 words, but that shouldn't be a problem, right? You all like this story, given how you shot it a favorite, so more words per chapter should be fun, right? Good luck wading through that wordcount.

    That should be it. Oh, wait, one more question.

    Do you guys want me to do a brief recap of the previous chapter's events at the beginning of this chapter? So you don't have to read back? Or I could just not, that's also easy. Or maybe you have your own idea for it. Your choice, comment what you want me to do.

    2 comments · 45 views
  • 30w, 6h
    [Ungrounded] Format Change

    Well, sort of, because I don't know how else to put this. I'm changing the chapter formatting, in the sense of chapter length.

    Because I just broke a hiatus of unprecedented length, and returned with a 7,000 word chapter.

    I mean, who wants to return to reading a story with a chapter of that length? I know a few stories on my favorite list that I've put off because of lengthy chapters.

    And I know you guys don't want it, because this chapter has the lowest view count of any chapter beforehand. So I need to shake things up to get you all back in the game.

    Which means that the next few chapters are (hopefully) going to be around 3,000 words, and (hopefully) released more rapidly than before. I'm shooting for at least one chapter every 2 weeks.

    Now, that sounds like quite a bit of time, but it's probably an overestimate. Because, honestly, with chapters at 3,000 words, I could probably finish them in one night each, though it would undoubtedly destroy any plans for that night, and a fair amount of my sleep.

    But anyway, tl;dr: I'm gonna try to get shorter chapters out faster. Sound good?

    4 comments · 63 views
  • 30w, 6d
    ANOTHER LIVESTREAM!

    Hey! Chaotic Note, me, and friends are going to play a few games on Twitch!

    Come join us!

    Also, just as a notice, Ungrounded will be updating (hopefully) tonight!

    0 comments · 46 views
Sep
4th
2013

Pony Creator v3 · 5:16am

So, as the title suggests, General Zoi's Pony Creator has released its v3 update. Cool new features. Easier posing, more accessories. Cool little things like that. Man, it's TURNING FACES.

Literally, I mean. There's an option so you can rotate your OC's head to make it more like the show. Pretty cool.

I don't like the Pony Creator personally because he never put in the hair that my OC uses. If it had that, I'd be on it, TURNING FACES. That's actually pretty cool, now that I think about it.

GO FREAKIN' NUTS.

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#1 · 72w, 4d ago · · ·

i never made an oc on the v2. the v3 is a lot cooler, but there was a reason i learnt to draw ponies dammit! even if i cant draw a pony that is not a OC(bar luna) for my life.

#2 · 72w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

>>1327214

At least you can draw. I have no artistic talent whatsoever. Well, in the case of ponies, that is. I've been told that I'm good at scenery and backgrounds and stuff, but if it's organic then I'm out.

#3 · 72w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1327223 Same boat as you, can't draw for scrap. I was derpin around last night and found she added scarfs! YES. (very important for one of my OCs, so now when I ask for cover art It'll actually have a scarf on her to show))

#4 · 72w, 3d ago · · ·

>>1327588

Pretty cool, man, pretty cool.

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