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  • 24w, 3d
    Logic

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  • 28w, 1d
    On my activity...

    ...Or rather, the lack of it.

    I know I said that I'd get to writing one of my bigger projects this year, and It will happen.

    Just don't be surprised if it takes a while.

    Basically, what's happened is that I am now in my final year of university, and I have a large project to complete this year, and that's eating all of my spare time. You may see a few updates from time to time if I get a weekend free here and there, but on the whole, I'm going to be pretty busy. I'll try and get something out over the university breaks, but I really wouldn't hold your breath for anything.

    I'll still try and keep Ponywatching updating semi-regularly, but anything more than that is going to be difficult.

    ThunderTempest, signing off.

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  • 38w, 1d
    Just throwing this out there...

    For all of you who follow my account here, or who are just generally interested in the stuff I write, I have a problem: I can't decide which of my longer fics I should work on next. I'll still be doing the thirty minute things whenever I can, because I like doing those, but I do want to get onto a longer-form story, possibly a multi-chapter one.

    However, I have a problem with this. I have too many ideas, and I have learnt that I need to commit to one idea at a time, or else it's going to be bad.

    So, send me a message, or whatever you want to let me know which one of the following ideas you would like to see me concentrate on.

    1: Friendship.exe (pronounced Friendship dot ee ecks ee) - A dystopic future cyberpunk pony tale, starring Trixie. Multi-chapter.

    2: Working Holiday- after the 200th Summer Sun Celebration since her sister's banishment, Celestia goes on holiday for a year, but not where you think. One-shot

    3: Just Friends, Darn It! - in which Vinyl Scratch and Octavia try to convince the rest of Equestria they aren't in love. It goes about as well as you expect. Multi-chapter.

    4: The Road To Hell - They say the road to hell is paved with the best of intentions. For Rainbow Dash, going into hell is the only way to save her friends. Only time will tell if they escape unchanged. One-shot.

    Now, at some point, all of these will be written, and for some of them, large parts of them already are. This is just to find out if there's a particular one that all of you guys really want to see first.

    So yeah. You can fire me off a message, reply to this or whatever if there's one of these ideas you really want to see me do.

    ThunderTempest, signing off.

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  • 51w, 3d
    New Story!

    So, I would imagine some of you wonderful people out there who watch me have thought 'You know, ThunderTempest is kind of alright, but when is he going to stop doing 30-minute shorts, and actually do a story?'

    Have no fear, then, because that first story is here!

    It's called Bad Moon Rising.

    It was largely written on a whim, in a total of five days from initial conception to final edit and publish. Oh yeah, and it's also been entered into Equestria Daily's Batpony Writeoff. Honestly, I'm not actually expecting it to make it even to the top ten. But I thought 'what the hay', and just did it anyway.

    Hope you enjoy!

    [UPDATE]: If you feel like it, you can go and vote for me over here.

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The first Pony to reportedly harness the power of Music as magic in Equestria has long since been lost to time. The few facts we know about this pony are thus: it was a mare, a travelling bard. She wandered up and down Equestria, bringing music and joy into the lives of every pony she met. But Equestria was not as peaceful then as it is now, but the bard was quick of wit, and silver of tongue, and talked and wheedled her way out of many a troubling situation. But one day, she was faced with a foe that she could not talk her escape from. What this foe was is unknown to us, but what happened between the two is clear enough. As the foe charged, the bard picked up her instrument, and prayed to the goddesses of the Sun, and the Moon, and the Earth to grant her the strength to defeat this foe. The Sun and the Moon remained silent, as they always have, but the Earth answered her call. As the mare played, magic poured into her instrument. The faster she played, the more magic it pulled in. As the bard struck the final note of her song, the magic released and in a display of power on a scale which the world has seen few of since, obliterated the bard’s enemy.

After realised that she had survived the encounter, the bard hurried away from the area, and dedicated herself to understanding what had happened. She came to the eventual conclusion that music is magic, and magic can be music. This is perhaps one of the most important discoveries of the period, as it first introduces the idea that magic is everywhere, in everything, even in something as abstract and inconcrete as music, and that with the right tools, and mind set, a skilled enough pony can convert freely between the two. The Unknown Bard, as we now call her, chronicled her efforts to train this new force in her journals, the contents of which are now, at least in part, copied into every magical textbook currently in print. This book exists as a guide to your journey in the hoofsteps of the Unknown Bard, and the free conversion of music to magic. Not everypony is capable of following this path, but the sheer fact that you are reading this means you are willing to try. It was the Unknown Bard who formed the first League of Combat Musicians, a group of individuals who shared her talent and desires. If you wish to follow in their hoofsteps, read on.

While this book contains many exercises and tips, do not treat it like a recipe to be followed exactly. This book, like the magic and music of life, is flexible. Start in the middle, if you so wish. Chop and change movements. Tailor the lessons within to your own style and instrument. There are 12 possible keys over an octave. Within that key, there are eight notes per major and minor scale. There are infinite possibilities for your path. Find your key and scale. There is no right or wrong answer.

Chapter 1, The Prelude-‘An Introduction to Combat Musicianship’, Unknown Author.

Author's Note:

Written for Prompt #174: “Pioneer”

The first.

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