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  • 1w, 6d
    ARE YOU READY?

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  • 2w, 1d
    [Reversal of Fortune] Progress Report

    Okay, so I might miss that "few days" soft deadline I gave myself and you guys, but it's for a good reason, I promise. I went into my notes and reviewed things, and I found that I really needed to restructure and replan the final few chapters, considering the way things kinda happened in the previous chapters. Along with that, I made a few small edits to other chapters to make the message I'm trying to get across more clear.

    Most notably in those edits is some slight rephrasing in Chapter 5, where Celestia and Luna are discussing how Ryan has Nightmare-like creature inside him. The message I was trying to send was that they figure that he's dangerous, and might explode if given the wrong stimulus, which is what I meant by Luna calling him "volatile," but it wasn't progressed to the point where they had to do something drastic about it, i.e. friendship blast him. Their plans were on track to get him out of Equestria with the tools to face his demons with as much certainty as possible that he wouldn't blow up on their home turf.

    So for those of you who remember that chapter, or wish to reread it, that's the explanation of what's going on there. For the rest of you, I'm still working out Chapter 6, and it's gonna be a little more time. I have to decided if I want to cut and replace this one scene at the end of it, or keep both of them in and raise the chapter count from "yeah, that's pretty decent" to "that's a lot of horse-words." Feedback on that would be appreciated, but keep in mind that if it gets cut, I might not have a place to put it back into the story.

    edit:

    I'm a total liar, I just bust through it and wrote the rest of the chapter. The scene was cut, as the word count without it is 7,700 and I think I can put it in chapter 7 to raise its word count a little more. So now I just need to reread it a few times over the next two or three days, check with a prereader or two, and then it'll be up.

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  • 3w, 5h
    [Reversal of Fortune] OH MY GOD I MADE A MISTAKE

    Changelog: Chapter 3: Put a Spell on You

    >wow i'm an idiot

    >Golden Oaks Library changed to Friendship Castle

    >Twilight Sparkle is not a unicorn anymore

    >Friendship Castle has books too

    >Ryan's not that egotistical

    >Twilight can't break the 4th wall, that's Pinkie's job

    >Ponies get offended when Ryan says he wants to gtfo fast

    >Celestia is a bit more proper with her speech

    >Discord messes with Ryan's Pip-Boy's software indirectly

    >Ryan is more hostile to Discord

    >Ryan's new Forecast affects him a little differently

    Yeah, mostly minor edits, just cleaning up dialogue mostly, except for that large, glaring issue of the Golden Oaks Library still being a thing. But it's fixed now. Carry on.

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  • 3w, 2d
    [Reversal of Fortune] Summer Progress Update

    Hey guys, it's been a bit of a time since you've heard from me regarding the story, but I just made a very large breakthrough after many hours of writing/reconsidering the story. Check the tl;dr addition at the bottom of the post if you don't want to read the details.

    If you do, let's get down to business.

    The length of the story has been shortened by one chapter, to eliminate filler conversations and keep the story on point, along with giving more focus to the significant events in the plot. Plus, I found ways to push events from other chapters into ones where they would make more sense, and give a better sense of continuity.

    The end result of this, as I said, is that the story will be shorter now. Chapter 6, which is currently about 85% done, will be finished within the next few days, so expect that soon, and it will amount to somewhere over 6,000 words, I think. I'm currently at 5,400 words, and I've just finished writing the main event of the chapter. God, that took forever. I'll need to review it a few times before I'm fully done with it though, just to be safe. I hope you don't decree it to be bullshit, by any standard of the word, because it wasn't an easy thing for me to write out.

    Chapter 7 will be a lot shorter in comparison to the other chapters in the story, as will Chapter 8. Both, I estimate, will be somewhere between 2,000 and 3,000 words, Chapter 8 being the shorter of the two. So, due to the fact that they are shorter, you should expect them sooner, since I feel like I'm just gonna snowball straight through them after posting Chapter 6.

    After 7 and 8 there's just the epilogue to complete, which will be short. Probably very short. I'm not gonna limit myself with a wordcount estimation though. I can tell you, however, that the story would not be complete without it, so I'll release it with Chapter 8.

    tl:dr


    Chapter 6: very soon

    Chapter 7: 2,000-3,000 words long

    Chapter 8: slightly shorter than 7 (probably)

    Chapter 7 and 8 will come quickly after 6

    Epilogue will be short, and come as a package deal with Chapter 8

    And that's everything. I'll be releasing one chapter sometime after the epilogue, but that'll just be Author's Notes, and completely optional. I just figure some of you might want to see some of the things that were cut from the story, and to see that original plan that I had for this, before I screwed up and pushed it off the path I had set. Plus it might give you some insight into Ryan and Christopher and the inspiration I had while making them, or maybe answer some questions that you had about the story itself.

    See you at the updates!

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  • 5w, 1d
    Announcement That Y'all Better Read [Fact, Not Fiction]

    Alright, so, for all, like, 30 of you that fav'ed Fact, Not Fiction, I'd like you to be aware that in about 24 hours' time I'll be pulling the story off the site for a complete rewrite.

    I was so super excited while planning and writing the story that I didn't stop to consider some things that will greatly impact the late-game, and the consequences of that are so large that I feel like I can't continue the story as it is. So my solution is to redo the entire thing.

    All one chapter of it.

    Yeah.

    So if you wish to see the story in its rewritten full glory, whenever that will be, please just follow me as a user so you'll be notified whenever I release it.

    Thank you for your understanding.

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  • 12w, 2d
    Catching Up on Things [Reversal of Fortune]

    Okay, first order of business:

    *horns blaring*

    *children screaming*

    *nuclear bomb explodes in computer*

    Alright, with that out of the way, to business. Reversal of Fortune is still in existence and it's still being worked on by me. It's taking some time still, though, and that's on me. See, I totally screwed up the way this story was supposed to go, and deviated really, really badly from my original plans, so I'm kinda fumbling in the dark now. So that's a lot of time wasted trying to replan this story.

    And for Chapter 6, specifically, (which I still haven't named) I've hit a bad patch and now I'm rewriting a very large portion of it, most of it being a conversation Ryan has with Twilight. It was about three quarters of the way through that I realized that I wrote her OOC, and, try as I did, there was no way to amend her comments to put her back in character.

    And, as such, the new standing wordcount, with their conversation removed, is at 2,724.

    Which is a very small number for the new chapter to be at given how long it's been since I updated, but hey, life and such. I'll try my best to keep it all up, especially with the new fuel that Fallout 4 teaser has given me.

    edit:

    As of 1:23AM the same night, I've rewrote the conversation and moved slightly past it, bringing the new wordcount to just over 2,900.

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  • 16w, 2d
    [Reversal of Fortune] Update on the Next Update

    Hey guys, just your friendly reminder that I'm, in fact, not dead, and I'm still working on the next chapter of Fortune. I've been working hard on it when I can, but I just moved through a period of about 2 months where I had extremely limited free time, and it even cut into my sleep, which I've now just started catching back up on.  I'm approaching the halfway mark for the chapter, at around 4,000 words, so expect it to drop within the month.

    You may now continue to scroll.

    1 comments · 41 views
  • 27w, 3d
    [Reversal of Fortune] Let's Do This!

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  • 27w, 4d
    Fic Promotion!

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  • 29w, 3d
    [Ungrounded] I'm Done

    I'm pulling the plug. Putting the final nail in the coffin. I'm done wasting my time on a story that only a fraction of a fraction of it's readers care about. I'm putting my efforts elsewhere, where it might be more appreciated. Maybe someday I'll come back and finish what I've started, but for now I have bigger things.

    And, y'know, I thought this chapter's reception would be pretty big, considering it being the first story-related chapter I've posted in months, but no. Hardly anything.

    I've known this moment has been coming for some time now, but I didn't want to accept it. If any of you remember far back when I posted a blog about the "glass ceiling" for Ungrounded, when it would finally stop garnering attention: I hit it. It's over. There's virtually no new incoming audience, and the present one doesn't care anymore.

    I just had such high hopes for this story though. There were still two more arcs left to go through, where I would get to explore Manehattan a little, and even Earth in the final arc. I'm a little letdown.

    That's about it from me about Ungrounded. But I have to ask, is there anything specific that I did wrong? Why did so many of you just start ignoring it?

    12 comments · 235 views
  • 33w, 23h
    [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!

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  • 33w, 23h
    [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 · 40 views
  • 41w, 2d
    [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 · 73 views
  • 44w, 6m
    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 · 64 views
  • 45w, 4d
    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 · 79 views
  • 50w, 2d
    [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.

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  • 50w, 4d
    I Just Found Something Amazing

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  • 51w, 1d
    PS4 and Destiny

    6 comments · 75 views
  • 53w, 1d
    [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 · 104 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 · 104w, 2d 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 · 104w, 2d 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 · 104w, 1d 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 · 104w, 1d ago · · ·

>>1327588

Pretty cool, man, pretty cool.

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