February Write-Off First Place Winner! Commissioned to produce a dress for Princess Celestia herself, Rarity orders in the finest fabric she can get her hooves on. However, her work is disturbed by a mysterious plague that spreads through the town, causing ponies to lose their beloved manes! Is it the work of a phantom prankster? Perhaps a deadly disease? Or maybe something a little more... colourful?
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15w, 3dEngineered, to a degree!8 comments · 66 views
Hi again, everyone!
University for me is finally over! I graduated Friday before last from the University of Cambridge with a Master's in Manufacturing Engineering, and wow, was that ever an experience. Kind of hard to believe that I was fretting over my first year exams when I joined this fandom! Now to find a job...
In the meantime, I've been gallivanting around Singapore and Malaysia for the past week and a half on an overseas research project which has been planned for over the past year. It's been very interesting to see a variety of start-ups and manufacturers in this area of the world, but as you can probably tell by the lateness of this entry, both free time and internet access have been in short supply recently! I'll be travelling around Japan for the rest of the month come Sunday, so I should have plenty of downtime on trains and planes there. I'm hoping to get the next chapter of Vee out in a couple of weeks if all goes according to plan, and August should see some shorter stories I've been planning... and maybe a little Equine Revolution too.
In the meantime, I'll be hitting the road, and my keyboard. Repeatedly.
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Gah. I say I'll get the next chapter of Equine Revolution out in the month of May, and end up three days late. Still, it's out! Hope you enjoy this one as much as I enjoyed writing it!
Also, I notice that I've hit 100,000 words as of this chapter. Even spread over 2 years, I'm still a little taken aback that it's grown to this size! Here's to keeping it going, and a big thank you to everyone who's been reading so far!
25w, 2dBreaking Radio Silence!4 comments · 71 views
Sorry for my rather erratic activity on the site these past few weeks—comments not being replied to, story chapters falling later than usual, and so on. My last ever set of university exams was last week, so there was a flurry of revision for those, and this weekend past, I was settling down into the grim and desolate very lovely and picturesque North of England for the industrial project I'm now doing.
But here I am! Hopefully I should now be around more often for magical horse words. The next chapter of Vee for Vendetta will be out tomorrow, and Equine Revolution's next chapter later in the month. And with that productivity, I'm thinking about branching out a little more. Beyond my longer-running stories, I was wondering (for those of you who have read them) what thoughts were on the one-shots I've done for the EqD writing prompts recently. Obviously, those prompts are about to dry up for the summer, but as someone whose story ideas frequently end up spanning multiple lengthy chapters, it's been pretty interesting writing stories that wrap up in less than 7,000 words. I have a fair few concepts on ice I could use, so if there is a bit of interest, I'll be putting together some shorter stories later this year.
Also, finally, thank you to all my followers! Sorry I didn't acknowledge the 200 mark being hit sooner; I really do appreciate all your feedback on my writing, and I hope I can continue to keep you entertained. I'll try and belatedly do something special for this event; I feel like Veggie Vee needs a picture in all her megalomaniacal glory...
40w, 4dNew Story!1 comments · 76 views
OK, I've finally released my new story, Vee for Vendetta! I've been picking at this idea on and off for about a year, so it's great to finally get it out into the open. Give it a read here.
Jump in, and see what happens when a neurotic civil servant tries to boss around Ponyville: the town that's already seen off Nightmare Moon, Discord and Alicorn Amulet-ed Trixie. All I can say is, things are not gonna stay civil for long...
55w, 19m150 Followers!2 comments · 82 views
So, I ended up out in the sticks just after posting Chapter 8 of Equine Revolution on Monday, with nary a megabit-per-second to my name. On returning, I found that I'd hit the 150 follower milestone!
It's really awesome to have so many people following me for my writing, so thank you very much to everyone who follows me! I've got big plans for a couple of upcoming stories, plus the next chapters of Equine Revolution, so stay tuned!