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Hey guys, another update, because you just luuuurve these, right?
So, you might've guessed by my inactivity over the last three or four weeks, but I am officially employed, now! I've got to say, it's a weird feeling, but it's nice to be able to afford stuff again. Course, that means that I've been taking some time out to sort out my schedule, try to fit writing into my itinerary, because I LOVE writing. I really do.
Speaking of which, I've got a warning. Canterlot Burglar is about to get dark. Like, really dark. I've already resolved not to pull any of my punches in the coming chapters, but that means that releases might be slow for a while. Sorority chapters, however, should come out at a normal rate. After all, no one's ever going to do something horrible to cute li'l Accident, right?
Also, I'm axing Hitmare. Sorry to anyone who really still wanted to see the twist at the end or find out the truth in that incredible "whodunnit" story, but my writing style's kind of evolved to the point where it'd be jarring if I went back and finished it. I mean, if I have someone hammering at my door all day and all night and you just can't live without seeing the rest of it, I'll consider doing something, but it's been two years.
That said, I do have an idea for a story featuring canon characters for a change. Haven't written them in a long while! I'll wait until both Sorority and Burglar are finished beforehand, though. After this, I intend to work on one project at a time. To be honest, Sorority was conceptualized to keep me sane through the torture scenes in Canterlot Burglar (see my "dark" comment above) but that won't be necessary in the future, so this is the last time I try to sync up two fanfic releases.
Okay, guys! Take care and have a lovely night! I'm going to get smashed and pass out! Toodle-oo!
28w, 6dAn update on my lack of progress1 comments · 47 views
Hey guys and gals, I hope you're having a great day today.
So, you may have noticed that I'm not really releasing stuff as quickly as I had been a month or two ago. Well, there is a reason for that. I haven't gone bananas or stopped caring - hell no, I LOVE writing - but a few things have come up that have stymied my production. Primarily, I'm looking for a job, which as you can imagine is actually a pretty BIG concern, because having income gives me the money I need to continue living in this quaint, cosy little apartment and writing How To Make A Pony Cr...I mean Canterlot Burglar.
I think that the next chapter I'm going to put out will be for Sorority, and it's got ice cream and stuff in it, so be patient and I'll do my best to make it as cute and cuddly as I possibly can.
And to anyone who thinks that I've stopped here so that I can tease you about the next chapter of Canterlot Burglar, to you I say...er...so?
Have a great day, guys.
40w, 6dGood news and bad news0 comments · 47 views
Howdy folks! I hope you're all feeling wonderful today!
So I'm here with good news and bad news. The good news is, I know where I'm going to be living! I just got my tenancy approved for a new apartment and I'll be moving in next week!
The bad news is that it's going to take a little while to get the utilities set up, so my presence here might be a little spotty. I'll try to upload a special Shadow and Fox-centric chapter for Valentine's Day, mind you!
Anyway, I hope that you lot are having an absolutely capital day!
Obligatory link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY
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Hey guys, what's up? I just thought I'd just drop you all a bit of a heads-up.
So, first up, due to a series of very unfortunate events, I'm not going to be hanging around my apartment for much longer. In fact, I'm moving out in the next few days. Where I'm moving to I have no idea, but I've applied to a whole load of places around the city and hopefully one of them will accept me. Fingers crossed and all that!
What does that mean here? Well, between this and my laptop being effectively wrecked from the inside out, I might not be able to update any of my stories for a week or two. Mind you, depending on how good the internet turns out to be wherever I end up, I should think that I'll still be able to throw out one or two chapters.
Okay, now that we've gotten that out of the way, next order of business.
So once again I invite you all to comment on what you've read of Canterlot Burglar. I've been offered some help from hell00001 who's been a very good sport about the whole situation and has helped to mitigate some of the bad habits I seem to have whilst writing, so I'd like to think I'm getting better. Still, I'm always happy to hear what you guys think. It's those sorts of comments that encourage me to keep writing.
Finally...one or two of you might have noticed that that story is tagged as "dark." There's a good reason for that, and I'll get into it another time. The point is, as I keep writing this story I've also begun work on a side project, and I'm interested to see who'd be keen to read that, too. It's the story of how Sky and Shadow first met and became sisters, and it's pretty light hearted and involves super-cuddly fillies and what have you.
Anyway, I'll leave you with this song that I've been listening to recently that I think you'll quite like, and I give you my very best wishes! I hope you all have a wonderful week/fortnight/however long it takes for me to get my act together! Fly safe!
Twilight Sparkle snapped her book shut in frustration. She'd just settled down this afternoon to get into her most fascinating academic journal yet (Number Crunch the Equestrian Accountant's Memoirs... it's interesting, trust me) and she was being interminably interrupted by crashes, screams and other such cacophony.
"SPIKE!" Yelled she, turning around and storming down the stairs into the main library. "I'm going out for a few minutes! Watch the treehouse!"
And with that, she cantered off into Ponyville.
Six vials, six exotic coloured liquids. Atop a roof somewhere in Ponyville, a mysterious mare held one up to the sunlight. A smile crossed her face as she carefully placed it back into her padded briefcase, satisfied with its quality. Indelible inks. These would do nicely indeed.
The Employer had equipped her well this time.
Selecting a vial at random, the mare emptied the dye into a cartridge, which she slid into the barrel of a gas-powered long rifle. Light glinted off her sunglasses and scope as she lay down and took aim, searching for a very particular pegasus amidst the population of Ponyville.
Spying her target zooming low over the ground, leaving rainbow contrail lines, the hitmare's smile widened even further. She made sure to lead the target, keeping the pegasus in her sights through all of her various twists and turns. It was important that she hit Rainbow Dash and nopony else.
Nopony else deserved it.
Bracing herself against the recoil of the rifle, the hitmare squeezed the trigger.
"RAINBOW DASH!" Yelled Twilight, galloping down the street and conjuring a massive baseball glove into existence, catching the pegasus with a great thud. Her bandolier of water balloons was launched off of her, sailing through the air before landing squarely in a passing Bonbon's face. A moment later, there was an explosion of dye on the wall of a nearby house, followed by loud cursing from off in the distance.
Twilight vanished the baseball glove and stood over her prone friend, tapping her hoof sternly on the dirt road.
"Uh, hey Twilight." Rainbow Dash grinned up at her. "I don't suppose you've seen Pinkie Pie around here?"
"No. No I haven't." Twilight smiled with more than a hint of madness. "What I have seen - or rather heard - is a ridiculously noisy pegasus who's been flying all over Ponyville and interrupting my studies! Does that sound familiar, Rainbow Dash?" she finished, pressing her muzzle right up against Rainbow's. The little blue pony recoiled.
"I...may have been making a teeny bit of noise." she grinned innocently.
"But it's not my fault!" Rainbow added, jumping to her feet. "Pinkie Pie got me with a spring-loaded water balloon this morning! I've been searching for her everywhere, but she's not at Sugarcube Corner, or Fluttershy's house, or Sweet Apple Acres, or the Town Hall, or the..."
"BREATHE, RAINBOW!" Twilight interrupted loudly.
How are you supposed to tell that she's suffocating anyway? It's not like I can tell when she goes blue in the face. Twilight thought to herself.
"You didn't have to go to all that trouble." she explained patiently. "I saw Pinkie head up to Carousel Boutique this morning. I haven't seen her leave since then, so she's probably still there. Now will you calm down?"
Rainbow Dash took a few deep breaths and collected herself.
"Thanks Twilight. I'll try to keep it down a little more." she said, running her forehoof through her mane apologetically.
"Just be more careful, okay?" Twilight asked, and with that, she teleported away.
Rainbow Dash had just enough time to fully process what Twilight had just said, when she was struck in the flank by a paintball cartridge full of dye.