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  • Monday
    Consider, If You Will...

    H'okay folks, here's a question for ya.

    So reader Coolbauch sends me a message with two very interesting things. One, that the Rarity Graves pairing, in traditional portmanteu methodology, should thus be known as "Gravity." I personally think that's just the bee's knees and wanted to see what you all thought of it.

    Second, he made a rather interesting proposition. What if, and I do stress IF, Graves and Rarity weren't the couple? What if Graves were wooed by some other lucky lady instead? I have to say, I really like this idea, not because Gravity isn't the best pairing in the universe because it is, but because it sounds fun. As such, I was considering writing a one shot about a potential, budding romance between Graves and another.

    And thus, dear readers, I turn to you. Which pairing do you like the best? This can be Mane 6 OR ANOTHER PONY! GASP! SUCH VARIETY! Also, what sort of situation might emerge? At what point in the series would this alternative dimension occur?  In this message, the wonderful Coolbauch also included examples of various likely scenarios, but I would also like your opinions on the subject. Thus, if you would oblige me by sending in your preferences below, I might just have a nifty little side project to start.

    As always, thanks for reading and hope to hear all sorts of scandalous suggestions soon!

    Sincerely,

    GentlemanJ

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  • 7w, 5d
    "I HAVE RETURNED," quoth the Protoss Dragoon

    Ladies and Gentlemen!

    "Finally, after an eternity away from you all, [GentlemanJ] is back!"

                                            -Jack of Blades, Fable

    What can I say? I was working, I was international, I was dealing with enough unexpected drama to make Calculon cry foul. But after a whole lot of writing, rewriting, revisions and additions, I am finally ready to get back to posting. Probably.

    So here's the deal. School starts next week and since I don't foresee it being a major issue, I will in all likelihood be able to start posting by week's end. That's Saturday, September 6 at the usual 6-7 PM Eastern time slot I usually do, for all ye who are less than temporally inclined. However, it may end up that I will have to postpone one week to make sure that my posts are up to the quality you all deserve. After all, I figure that since I've been so egregiously delayed, what's one more week in the grand scheme of things?

    "BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE!"

                                            -Billy Mays

    Now, a lot of you are no doubt wondering why I've taken so long off. Well, dear readers, that's because I have been working on a narrative of grand and epic proportions. Of course, it's easy to say that when I'm judging my own works, so what does that mean for you? Since I am kind and merciful, I will tell you:

    Over. Forty. Complete. Chapters.

    That's right. You thought A Long, Winding Road was intense? I'm about to lay down the hammer on you suckers! This is going to be by far the longest, most ambitious arc I've ever done and once I start posting, there will literally be one week of hiatus at most in that gigantic deluge of adventure smacks you upside the face like a blue fin tuna in class five hurricane! I know it's been a long time in coming, but it's been necessary in order to give you my greatest and most complext work to date.

    To those who've been patiently waiting, I ask for you patience for just a week or so longer. Go back and reread the series. Freshen up on your Journey lore because I promise you, once this train leaves the station, there will be no more stops.

    "[DEAR READERS]! PREPARE FOR GLORY!"

                                            -King Leonidas, 300

    Sincerely, and at most 2 weeks away,

    GentlemanJ

    P.S. More readings by Intrapulation available here. Or at least a dramatic interlude. Close enough.

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  • 18w, 1h
    Art, Audio, and Au Revoirs

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  • 22w, 4d
    A Message: From THE FUTURE!

    Hello peoples and peoplesses,

    As you may have noticed, the last few weeks have been pretty sporadic with updates, mostly because I had (1.) finals (lord have mercy, so many finals) (2.) random stuff to deal with before leaving school, and (3.) moving to Tokyo for the summer. That's where I am now, which being thirteen hours ahead of the east coast, means I write this FROM THE FUTURE! OMG!!1!

    Anyway, the point of this is to say that now that I'm settled in, I should be able to update more regularly now on. For a few weeks. After a few more installments on Marshmallows and Cotton Candy, I'm going to focus my efforts on a major project. It's big, and by big, I mean at least twice as big as anything I've ever done before. The short stories aren't over quite yet, but just wanted you all to know that if you don't see anything new for a spell, it's because it's charging up for something that borders on egregiously spectacular.

    And that's about it. Thank you all for your patience, and I hope to see you back soon!

    Sincerely,

    GentlemanJ

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  • 27w, 1d
    Honey For the Ears

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This story is a sequel to When the Man Comes Around

The fourth story in The Journey of Graves.

After their little trolling adventure, Sweetie Belle has decided that Graves would make a great big brother. Of course adoption's out of the question (after all, parents always say no), so that just means the Cutie Mark Crusaders will have to get creative.

Meanwhile, Rarity has taken an interest in Graves for completely different reasons. Just what does the prettiest girl in Ponyville see in the gruff, stern faced soldier? He has no idea and frankly, isn't sure he wants to find out.

First Published
26th Mar 2012
Last Modified
7th Apr 2012
#1 · 134w, 3d ago · 4 · · Chapter 1 ·

I don't know how you do it, but you continue to draw me into this world, this version of Equestria that you've created, forcing me to read perfectly created characters that are completely believable and relatable.

I f-ing love this series.  

:rainbowkiss:

#2 · 134w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

:yay: I love your stories.

#3 · 134w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>370263

And I love you! :raritywink: Seriously, with comments like that, even if you were the only person reading, I'd still keep writing. Thanks so much! :twilightblush:

#4 · 134w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>370276

And you are spectacular: thanks for all the love and being so awesome! :rainbowkiss:

#5 · 134w, 3d ago · 1 · · Chapter 1 ·

Shame this isn't a more popular series. I guess people can't get past the fact that they are humans rather than ponies but you still get their personality down pretty well. Fun to read. Keep up the great work.

#6 · 134w, 3d ago · 1 · · Chapter 1 ·

You are a writing god...

#7 · 134w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>372559

Ee-yup. One person downvoted my story just because I humanized them (I don't know if he actually read the whole story):fluttershyouch:

Still, as long as people like you enjoy it, I'mma keep it up. Thanks!:scootangel:

#8 · 134w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>373639

Aw, shuck, I ain't that special. Just a brony who likes him a good ol' fashioned story. Ee-yup.:eeyup:

Thanks for the love: hope you enjoy the rest!

#9 · 134w, 2d ago · 1 · · Chapter 1 ·

I've read all of your series of "The Journey of Graves" in one hole day and I must say... IM IN LOVE WITH THIS SERIES, keep the chapters roling

#10 · 134w, 1d ago · 3 · · Chapter 2 ·

This series, not matter what, makes me smile whenever I read it...

... or re-read it

#11 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

Keep it coming, mate! This series is gold!

#12 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

>>378802

In that case, I'll keep mining. Lolz! :rainbowlaugh:

#13 · 134w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>378733

In that case, just call me Pinkie Pie. :pinkiehappy:

#14 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

Words can not express my love for this

Dont stop Believin me friend

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/sy-959746544/journey_dont_stop_believin_official_music_video/

#15 · 134w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>378826

Don't worry: I'll hold on to that feelin' :rainbowkiss:

#16 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

>>378812

Keep dat flow goin'. :rainbowdetermined2:

#17 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 1 ·

oh god sweetie bell...

#18 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

read all the other 3 storys in one go, am really liking it.

#19 · 134w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>379217

This pleases me. This pleases me greatly. :rainbowkiss:

#20 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

>>379217

Isn't it the worst and best feeling being caught up with a great fanfic?

On one hand, yay, you're reading a great work of writing, enjoying your time with it, and everything. Then, on the other hand, you have to wait for the author to write the next bit and you feel like you're missing something if you aren't reading it.

I heap praise on certain fics every now and then, but I really can't get over how much I've fallen in love with this series, nor can I recommend it enough.

#21 · 134w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>381132

I know the feel, bro. And oddly enough, it feels the same on the other side.

Hearing people say they like my stories and are waiting for the next chapter makes me just want to say, "screw this, let's post the next one!" Except if I do, not only might they not be as good, I'll quickly run out of stored material which makes later waits even longer. So sad!

But you're a huge encouragement, and as long as I got these hands of mine, rest assured that I'll write as fast as Rainbow Dash flies. Thanks!

#22 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

3 words: Best. Series. Ever.

#23 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

>>382161

I know, right?

#24 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

>>382168

Divines Smile on this author.

#25 · 134w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

This fic needs MOAR attention. Wont you agree?

#26 · 134w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>382175

That would be wonderful. If only I could figure out how...

#27 · 134w, 10h ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

>>382246

I'm advertising this series every time someone asks for a good, light-hearted fic to read.

BTW: Don't change whatever it is that you do for your writing process, its working.

#28 · 134w, 10h ago · 1 · · Chapter 2 ·

This is the BEST. POSSIBLE. THING!

#29 · 134w, 2h ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

>>384280

*brohoof* it man. :moustache:

#30 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

good, good, shorter then the other chapters but hay, anything works for me

#31 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

well, whatever the CMC plan its gona become a diaster.

#32 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>386279

Eeyup it pretty much does

:eeyup:

#33 · 133w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Short but entertaining.

#34 · 133w, 4d ago · 2 · · Chapter 4 ·

"...tie them up, and if need be… give them a bath.”

I like where this is going.

#35 · 133w, 4d ago · 1 · · Chapter 4 ·

I love this, keep it up

#36 · 133w, 4d ago · 1 · · Chapter 4 ·

I'm sensing somthing bad happened to his other 4 compadres

#37 · 133w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

>>394981

The force is strong in this one. Perhaps I'll even tell that story one day. :raritywink:

#38 · 133w, 4d ago · 1 · · Chapter 4 ·

I'm going to comment more heavily on this in the big batch of notes that I'll compile for you in a couple of days, but I wanted to mention this: You have an excellent talent for world building. Not only have you sucked in several loyal readers, but you have built and altered Equestria in such a way that it still feels very true to the show while still making it very much yours.

Personally I want to know more about Grave's medals than anything, you've foreshadowed that Grave's companions were killed or put out of action just by the little you have of them here and I don't think that you really need to elaborate on that further until/unless a deeper relationship forms between Graves and Rarity, or any of the 'Mane 6.'

As always, can't wait for more.

#39 · 133w, 4d ago · 1 · · Chapter 4 ·

>>396163

Hoo, lordy, I'm glad you caught onto that! :pinkiehappy: I don't want to say too much and spoil the surprise, but let's just say that all the thinks you want to find out about will come back at some point later on.

Also, I'm really glad that you like the world. It's taken me a lot of time to establish it because I want it to be a foundation for everything that grows from it, especially the relationships. I've been taking those really slow because I want to properly nurture them, let them take root and really blossom. But then again, I guess it's good because that means I'll have to write more, eh? :twilightsmile:

As always, thanks for the support and the feedback: you rock socks off!

#40 · 133w, 2d ago · 1 · · Chapter 5 ·

His pride is no dead, R.I.P Grave's manhood

#41 · 133w, 2d ago · 1 · · Chapter 5 ·

Wow... That's a lot of world building that you have going on here.

I really hope that you're going to put Rarity and Graves together, in someway, they're such an interesting couple.

I working on that batch of notes for you, is there anything in particular that you want me to look at?

#42 · 133w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

...lol...the donut  part

#43 · 133w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

>>404669

A good relationship's like fine wine: there has to be good base ingredients that are aged properly in order to bring out a rich, complex bouquet. As for what happens to Rarity and Graves, well... let's just wait and see. :twilightsmile:

Nothing specific. Just anything you liked that I should keep doing, flaws I could fix, and suggestions on what could be different. Any kind of constructive criticism is appreciated. :pinkiehappy:

#44 · 133w, 2d ago · 1 · · Chapter 5 ·

Poor bastard.

But I guess Rarity has been taking tips from Celestia. :trollestia:

#45 · 133w, 2d ago · 5 · · Chapter 5 ·

Graves Y U NO secure with masculinity?

#46 · 133w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

>>405531

For any little gramatical or wording errors that I find, I'm going to comment on the specific chapter and keep the minor things out of the notes.

#47 · 133w, 20h ago · 1 · · Chapter 6 ·

I LOVE IT!!!! Next chapter will get funnier i guess. Keep on rolling my friend

#48 · 133w, 19h ago · 5 · · Chapter 6 ·

and then they found out Tom had a son

#49 · 133w, 19h ago · 1 · · Chapter 6 ·

rock turtles!?:pinkiegasp: I must have one.

#50 · 133w, 18h ago · 1 · · Chapter 6 ·

>>412810>>412802

The rock turtle: illegitimate child of Tom and his mistress, Senora Shells. Theirs was a love that simply could not be.

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