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A fan-fiction author and computer programmer that lives in Glendale, CA.

Total Words: 938,151
Estimated Reading: 2 days, 14 hours

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  • 1w, 4d
    Everfree NW

    I realized this morning as I was getting ready for my flight that I never made the announcement here.

    As I believe I've said in previous blog posts, I'll be attending Everfree NW this year, continuing the tradition as it were. I'm going to be appearing at several of the panels. Here's my full schedule of where you can find me at different times:

    - Friday, 11:30 - 12:30

    --- Writing Processes, Tips, and Tricks

    - Friday, 12:45 - 1:45

    --- Fanfiction Advice and Mixer

    - Friday, 5:00 - 6:30

    --- The Story Pitch: Dragon's Den

    - Saturday, 11:30 - 12:30

    --- Pony Programming Panel

    - Saturday, 4:30 - 6:30

    --- Head to Headcannon

    - Saturday, 6:45 to  7:45

    --- Art of the Fluff

    I'll also be around part of Sunday, just don't have anything on the schedule then. Hope to see some of you there!

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  • 1w, 6d
    New Milestone & Current Status

    Once more, the gracious community here at Fimfiction has bestowed me with another honor.

    As of today, I hit my 8,000 follower milestone.

    Really, I wish I could have more celebration for this, but sadly work and real life things have been eating into my writing time. There is another big milestone coming up this summer though, and that one I can actually plan for since its a set date. But I'll try to incorporate something fun to celebrate this milestone as well into the one coming later.

    For those of who you are among my new followers, and those who are still around that are part of the old guard, let me say thank you. Really, I cannot tell you how much I appreciate all of you. Those of you who so eagerly await my stories when I do manage to get a new one out. Those of you who come and see me at conventions to here me talk on panels. Some may consider the #horsefamous as a bit of a joke, but all this just lets me know how many people my writing has entertained.

    I just hope I can continue to entertain you for the foreseeable future.

    So again, thank you. You guys and gals have let me enjoy a lot of firsts here on Fimfiction. I've been the most watched author for years thanks to all of you. I was the first to hit many of follower count milestones. 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, and now 8000. I was the first author to reach those points over the past several years. And you may be saying I shouldn't be worrying about the numbers, but you'll have to forgive me. I'm a computer programmer, I have to work with numbers on a daily basis.

    Still, thank you. Thank you. Eight thousand times thank you.

    Sincerely,

    Pen Stroke

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  • 10w, 6d
    March 1st Mad Lib Event Complete

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  • 12w, 7h
    Going Mad-Lib - Random Writing Event

    My writing productivity has been on the low end for January and February. Don't know why, but don't have any rsolid ideas and the couple stories I'm working on feel meh. So its time to break the stride and do something like the live-stream event I did once upon a time.

    This random event (cue Pokemon battle music) is a Mad-Lib. Fimfiction users, since this going to use the comment system, will be able to submit different words or phrases to fill in blanks I provide. I will then select one submission and get to work writing a story that is at least 1,000 words based off the provided information, to be posted up on Fimfiction within at least two weeks time. This is my oath to do as much, come hell, high water, or things getting crazy at work.

    Now, here are some of the restrictions/rules for this little event that you should keep in mind.

    1) The resulting story will likely be rated teen or everyone (on a movie scale, no higher than PG-13)

    2) You may submit more than once, but no more than 5 per user.

    3) The Mad-Lib blanks will be numbered. Please be sure to number your responses so I know which words go where.

    4) The lucky person who gets selected will be named when the story is posted.

    5) OC's or characters from other franchises are allowed, but I need to be able to recognize the name. If it is an OC, the owner needs allow other people to use said OC.

    6) Have fun and be courteous to other people who submit.

    7) I reserve the right to add additional rules if the need arises.

    With all that said, here are Mad-Lib blanks:

    1) Primary Character (example: Twilight Sparkle)

    2) Secondary Character (example: Sunset Shimmer)

    3) Object (example: ball)

    4) Verb (example: throw)

    5) Adjective (example: ugly)

    6) Place (example: Canterlot)

    7) Number (example: 42)

    8) Mcguffin  (example: a Letter)

    9) Room (example: kitchen)

    10) 3-5 Word Alliteration (example: a wisely worded wombat)

    UPDATE: The event is closed. Let's see what happens in a week or so, and I thank all those who participated.

    UPDATE: The resulting Mad-Libs have been posted.

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  • 12w, 6d
    This Years Conventions and Scribblefest 2016

    First, apologies for being quiet since the completion of Sunset Slayer. Work has been busy as well as tiring, and the muses of writing have been drifting around without settling on any one story for me.

    Still, as we reach the end of February , I wanted to touch on my convention plans for the 2016 year. Right now, there is high probability that the conventions I'll be attending this year will be EverfreeNW and Bronycon. EverfreeNW has always been a wonderful convention for authors, and this years writing track lead, is planning some fun things that should shake up the usual writing-track panels. And Bronycon is, as usual, a big convention and a chance for me to see all my east coast online friends.

    So I hope to see some of you on the convention circuit this year. And also, with EverfreeNW looming just a few months away, I'd like offer a reminder about their pre-convention writing contest that I'll be helping judge, Scribblefest 2016.

    This year EverfreeNW's pre-con writing contest is shifting into a new and wonderful gear. In the past all the stories would be ranked against one another and a "top" story would be selected. This year there are a total of six possible prizes, each representing stories that focus on different things and genres. So if you're among those heading to Seattle in May, take a look at the Scribblefest 2016 page.

    So get out there, get writing, and if your story wins, it will  be seen by all the attendees of EverfreeNW when it gets printed into the convention book.

    Winners will also get $20 on an electronic Amazon gift card, if you need a little more incentive. Submission deadline is March 6th 2016.

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You'll find a rampaging army of Rainbow Dash's, a chaos dealing Fancy Pants, cute coughs resulting in cuddling, and more, all in the same place. It's no mad house, it's Mad Libs.

A collection of short, ~1,000 word self-contained snippets that are generated from submissions to the mad-lib event(s) I've held here on FimFiction. There is going to be little rhyme and reason between the individual snippets, but hopefully there is a little something for everyone to enjoy. Snippets will never be worse than a teen rating. Each snippet will also have one or more tags to help readers find ones they're interested in.

So far, this collection contains the results from one mad-lib event(s).

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9th Mar 2016
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9th Mar 2016
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On the day of the Friendship Games, the veil between two worlds is pierced. The magic of Equestria seeps through the barrier to permeate the world of humanity. Entities begin to come into existence. Lore and legend are gaining flesh, bone, and blood, yielding things both wondrous and horrible. Magic is powerful, but a limited resource. If the world at large discovers its existence, Equestria will become a target.

Thus, seven friends agree to keep the secret, but some things will not be hidden away.

First Published
1st Nov 2015
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23rd Nov 2015
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This story is a sequel to Past Sins

In the wake of the battle with Tirek, Twilight Sparkle becomes fixated on restoring Golden Oaks Library. After all, it was home for her little family of three. But as her attempts to repair the books and tree continuously fail, her friends must take matters into their own hooves. Discord, as the good friend he is, tosses Twilight and her extended family into an unexpected adventure while Twilight's other friends get to work on the new crystal palace.

All together, they'll do everything to ensure Twilight and her family have a place to call home when they reach the end of the road.

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26th Mar 2015
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8th Oct 2015
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Through unknown means, Sombra amassed an army and launched an attack against the Crystal Empire and a changeling sub-hive. This forces Celestia and Chrysalis to meet, and agree to a temporary alliance between their kinds. Neither is happy about the situation, but for the lives of the ponies and changelings they lead, they are willing to do what is necessary.

Yet, as weeks and months pass, the pair find working together is not as horrible as they originally believed. Is a lasting peace, and perhaps more, possible between ponies and changelings, between a princess and a queen?

Written for Equestria Daily's Super Happy Hearts and Hooves Lovefest Fanfic Event

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14th Feb 2015
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14th Feb 2015
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During an evening performance at a private manor, Octavia is shown one of the rarest and finest instruments known to Equestria, a Stellar Variance cello. Just being in the same room as one is a dream come true for Octavia, but then she is given the chance to play it. It is an opportunity Octavia can't pass up, no matter the consequences.

Yet, the next morning Vinyl finds herself at the same private estate, searching for the friend and roommate who never came back.

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31st Oct 2014
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31st Oct 2014
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The princesses want to share a rare honor with Twilight and her friends. They will all journey to an ancient monastery where they can get in touch with new powers gifted to them by the Tree of Harmony. Unfortunately, to attend the monastery, Twilight and her friends must shave their manes and tails. Rarity cannot perform such an dreadful act without spending an evening saying her final farewells.

Inspired By: Meditation

First Published
26th Aug 2014
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26th Aug 2014
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Twilight, after becoming an alicorn, finds her plain unicorn magic has been increased drastically. Yet, she wonders about the other kinds of pony magic? She should have the natural talents of all three clans in equal measure. So, to test this hypothesis and to see how much she's changed, Twilight begins an experiment. She enlists the aid of Applejack and Rainbow Dash to provide the tests, and pulls in an unsuspecting Lyra to be the control group.

Let the experiment begin.

Written in a google-doc live stream based on an idea from Rinnaul and contributed to by those viewing the stream.

First Published
21st Jul 2014
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21st Jul 2014
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The hands of the clock keep turning. The passage of time continues its unrelenting march. Twilight and her friends continue to live rich lives, accomplishing their dreams and so much more. Yet, what is Twilight to do when, one day, she realizes she doesn't know her friends that well anymore?

Written for April Fools 2014. A bit of sad to balance out all the shenanigans.

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1st Apr 2014
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1st Apr 2014
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This story is a sequel to Past Sins

Touch, Smell, Taste, Hearing, Sight

This is the order the five senses develop in for foals as they rest, cradled in the warm safety of a mother’s womb. But for one, her womb was a thorn bush in the dark of night. For one, the safety and warmth that should have carried her into the world was replaced with pain and cold.

These are Nyx's first hours.

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23rd Dec 2013
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23rd Dec 2013
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This story is a sequel to Into The Depths

The horrors of the catacombs have turned to distant memories for Celestia, Twilight, and Luna. Discord’s change of heart and Twilight’s coronation have helped to ease and erase the mental scars from that harrowing night. The three princesses can even smile and laugh as Nightmare Night moves into full swing.

Yet, it should never be forgotten that those who have been touched by Tirek are forever within his grasp.

First Published
31st Oct 2013
Last Modified
21st Jun 2014