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    Applejack is still upset about not being able to fix the Town Hall. Big Macintosh has a plan.
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  • 87w, 4d
    Making a living is an unfortunate side effect of living

    I was tempted not to write this, as every other time I have expressed optimism on my coming ability to get writing time I have then been hit with even less time. So, this is not an 'expect an update' soon post. Real life hit me hard, and I'm only now staggering back to my feet.

    That said, I have stabilized a bit. Enough that I have been able to stick to an oath I made to myself last week. That oath being "I will find time to write 250 words a day." That is about as far from a blistering pace as can be, but it is something. Honestly, it just feels good to get something down. This small daily progress has done wonders for me. While I would like to be able to sit down and hammer out several thousand words, trying to do that just kept me from getting anything down. "I won't be able to get much done, might as well just not."

    So, what is this post about? I'm not dead, and for the first time in a long time I feel like a writer again. Progress is being made. So to those who have stuck around, thank you. I don't know when, and I won't make a guess, but I will keep working to continue the tales that hopefully entertain you.

    1 comments · 111 views
  • 104w, 5h
    Freedom!

    Ever had a four day weekend turn into a busy thanksgiving day then three days of mandatory overtime?  It sucks.

    But I have good news for those of you stil sticking with me! In addition to my 9-5 job, I MC wedding receptions. This Saturday is my last booking for the off season. What that means is I will have Saturdays free for writing, instead of trying to get a little writing done on Sundays. My company is also finally hiring a replacement for a fellow who had to leave with medical complications. So instead of 55 hours and a full day dedicated to DJing a week, I'll be at 40 hours with Saturdays free.

    I'm very excited at the prospect of real writing time again.

    Ill be updating both stories soon.

    2 comments · 127 views
  • 110w, 6d
    Mister Clacky's FoE Homecoming Squick-test!

    Hello valued readers!

    In celebration of the completion of the first arc of Fallout: Equestria – Homecoming, I am announcing a contest!

    This is a simple writing prompt contest. The winner will be selected by a panel consisting of me and my editors.

    The prompt is simple (spoilers if you have not yet read Homecoming):

    Write a short story about an original character living in Stable 48 during the events that lead to the escape of our survivors. Gratuitous body horror is encouraged. You can write in 1st or 3rd person, and have carte blanche to take your story wherever it leads you.

    The only strict rule is that the story cannot directly interfere with or contradict the story as written. While the use of original characters is encouraged, I'll allow cast involvement so long as it could have believably happened while the characters were "off-screen."

    To reiterate:

    A story COULD be written about what happened in the Orchard while the cast was locked out.

    A story COULD NOT be written where an OC saves a character who dies and goes off on a tangent adventure.

    The goal is to write a story that could be canonical.

    So, what is the reward you ask? What do you get for writing the best death you can in the confines of Stable 48? Simple. I kill you. Or, more specifically, the winner will have an original character of their design be incorporated (and most likely brutally killed) in Homecoming's second arc.

    The contest will conclude, and judging will commence on Halloween (Oct. 31). {Tentative date, if there is interest and more time is needed, I will extend}

    Questions? Concerns? Reply here and I will answer them with much haste.

    2 comments · 116 views
  • 122w, 5d
    The Hardest. Possible. Chapter.

    I can't believe how long this chapter is taking. I want to apologize to y'all for the delay after promising a faster turn around. I think the chapter might be cursed. I've rewritten it several times, and the coordinated death of all three of my computers sidelined me for a week. I've also just started a new job. After working eight years in radio, taking a temp job in a warehouse is a big change. It's been kicking my flank and I've been coming home and collapsing.

    But I've got a handle on that and my body has caught up to the rigors of my new job, so I'm making good progress on chapter 4 v. 4.39 or whatever. I've discovered that writing suspense is hard. Writing suspense when only one character can speak is even harder.

    But I am finally happy with how this rewrite is going. Not to toot my own horn, but I am finally happy with the claustrophobic, oppressive atmosphere and the conclusion of this arc of the story.

    I'm looking forward to all of you getting to see it real soon.

    1 comments · 100 views
  • 126w, 3d
    What the Well!?

    As I was working on chapter 4 today, I realized I have never explained this expression. It isn't just a clean ponification of "what the Hell." I don't shy away from actual cursing in Homecoming, so it isn't an aversion to using the word "Hell," rather that I am unsure it would make sense.

    Implying "Hell" means implying "Heaven" and all that goes with it. The ponies of Homecoming have a different mythos surrounding life, death, and what comes after. It is their belief that when a pony dies, their soul goes to the "Well of Souls." Think of it as a black hole. Ponies who are truly good find themselves drawn swiftly into the Well only to emerge on the other side in paradise. Ponies who are truly evil find their souls cast off by the Well, flung off into nothingness to wither in isolation for eternity. The vast majority of ponies, those who exemplify neither good or evil, find themselves caught in the vortex. Those who have performed wickedness, but have some good in them find themselves on the edges of the Well. They are caught on its fringes, but eventually will be drawn down the Well and emerge in paradise. Those who are generally good, but have committed enough wickedness to preclude them from a straight shot through the Well find themselves nearer the center. Still locked in solitude for a time determined by the evils they wrought, but to eventually emerge in paradise as well.

    This is what Chief meant when he said "I hope you come out the other side of the Well in paradise." He hoped that the actions of (pony he was talking about) were sufficient to offset any bad he had done, and that he would make it quickly to paradise.

    In conclusion, "What the Well!" is not a typo.

    Regards,

    Your Favorite Insectoid Abomination,

    Mister Clacky

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Macintosh feels abandoned. Applejack has taken off to Manehattan to find herself and left him alone on the farm. On a rainy night, he stumbles upon someone who can help him find a little joy again.

First Published
29th Mar 2012
Last Modified
29th Mar 2012
#1 · 139w, 18h ago · · ·

Whoosagoodboy? Is it you, Clacky? Is it you? IS IT?

#2 · 139w, 18h ago · · ·

>>380977

Yes I'm a good boy. One usage of "vitreous humor" in Homecoming means one fluffy fic for you.

#3 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

SO...MUCH...D'AWWWWW!!..Loved the way this fic came together. And you nailed little macintosh as i always imagined him. He's one of my faves from the show and i almost always read fics with him in it.

#4 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

That was awesome.

I love your characterisation of both Granny Smith and poor lil' Macintosh, and proclaim that you've really made me care about the bond between puppy and pony.

Also, Daisy Jo deserves her own story.

#5 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

>>381122

Hmmm... A story for Daisy Jo...

I must think on this for the next time I gross Mysecsha out and he evokes the "Fluffy Clause"

#6 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

>>381143

This 'fluffy clause' intrigues me, and I wish to learn more.

#7 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

>>381144

Whenever I write something in Fallout: Equestria - Homecoming (Self Plug Ahoy) that creeps him out enough, I owe him a fluffy story.

#8 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

OMG so much DAAAWWWW!!! :twilightsmile:

Great characterization of granny smith, loved the whole apple family background and Little Mac :heart:

Awesome work keep up your awesome work, fav and watch :eeyup:

#9 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

>>381151

Self plug away. This was good enough that i'll definitely be reading that.

Also that's a good clause. He sounds like a wily negotiator and a dangerous foe.

#10 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

>>381165

A wily negotiator and a dangerous foe?

:raritystarry:

oh, you flatterer, you. Do go on.

#11 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

>>381179

Uh...you have great diction and clearly serve as an inspiration to Mr Clacky, thus proving your charisma and undoubtable handsomeness? Your googles are a cool addition to your outfit and I really like your mane?

#14 · 139w, 17h ago · · ·

This was quite an enjoyable little story. Judging from this you seem like a really good writer, and I must compliment your amazing imagery. Well done sir!:yay:

#15 · 135w, 1d ago · · ·

GASP he's trying to ninja-edit the story! Don't let him fool you with all of his small and subtle improvements!

#16 · 135w, 1d ago · · ·

>>498573

Et tu, Mysecsha?

Yes, the story is new and (hopefully) improved!

And also now on EQD! *squee*

#17 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

Lol "solid bloom"

Anyway nice read loved very chapter and this made me Dawwwwwwww multiple times

Btw if ya haven't noticed this is featured in EQD so be prepared for the thumbs ups, faves, and not to mention the wave of readers coming here

#18 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

>>507844

I just saw it go up a bit ago. I've been giddily hitting refresh since then. And you're the first new comment! *gives cookie*

#19 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

I think my heart exploded from cuteness!

#20 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

>>507853

*eats cookie with gusta*OMOMONONMOMONOM

Please good sir may I have MOAR:flutterrage:?!

#21 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

Very cute.

#22 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

That was a very amoosing story. It made me both laugh and cry :ajsmug:

#23 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

>>507875

The Clacky Corporation is not responsible for cardiac problems caused by its products. But as a public service, we do provide replacement hearts. :heart:

>>507910

*Places cookie tin on the table.*

>>507937

I'm glad it mooved you. :pinkiehappy:

#25 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

I epically adore alternative angle episode stories, this was all kinds of wonderful!

#26 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

>>508055

That's more than I could ask for!~

(Hurray for obscure Grand Funk Railroad reference!)

#27 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

"She’s going to grow up to be a quiet, sweet little filly."

Sure Granny Smith, she is going to be QUIET :derpytongue2:

Loed the story, real touching :heart:

#28 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

I love your characterisation of Granny Smith. I think her first bit in the bushes with Private Bloom and the gas attack was my absolute favorite. Big Macintosh as Little Macintosh is just too adorable for words! :D

#29 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

>>380977 *brohoof* perfect.*grins*

#30 · 134w, 6d ago · · ·

>>508291

I think that is my favorite line too. The CMC are such angelic little fillies when they get bigger. :scootangel:

>>508293

I've always seen Granny as an older Pinkie Pie. Seriously, think about it. :pinkiehappy:

>>508350

That Mysecsha guy is clever. I don't even want to go into some of the other clauses in our editorial agreement. :derpytongue2:

#31 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

>>508384 Somewhat, yes! She's tons of fun and pretty random at times, but she's not quite as psychotic about it. Not gonna lie, Pinkie scares the bejeesus outta me. :pinkiecrazy:

( And yeah, she scared the bejeesus outta me before I ever read Cupcakes. Party of One was just... :raritydespair: )

#32 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

God that was adorable

#33 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

So much d'aaawwww.

#34 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

A great  story , but i don't like the end. As a dog owner i know: a man never would give away his dog.

and the change of the name broke my heart, it's like every thing happened between bigmac and jacks is erased from time:fluttercry:

#35 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

I LOVED Granny's Smith's hijinks! :eeyup:

#36 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

>>511822

i know how you feel.....

but i still like it tough

#37 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

>>511822      

I can see how you got that feel, but worry not. It's not like they are a farm apart! Dogs take to name changes easy. His Jacks came home. That hole filled, he gets to see Winona bring the same happiness to his sister. A part of him will always think of her as Jacks, bringing puppy love to anypony in need.

Aside; phones are hard to comment with.

#38 · 134w, 3d ago · · ·

Even though I came here expecting alien invasions, explosions and demon possession (Alondro also expected that in "Romeo and Juliette", just so you know.  He's obsessed.) this was a really nice story, a fitting backstory for Winona and Mac's time alone when AJ left for a spell.  

#39 · 134w, 1d ago · · ·

A heartwarming back-story for Winona, well done.

#40 · 134w, 1d ago · · ·

>>520430

Well, there was going to be an alien abduction scene. Then I remembered that Daisy Jo had brokered a deal with the aliens to curtail any further bovine experiments. So I had to cut it.

>>532202

Funny story. I didn't realize this became a Winona origin story until a few comments popped up to tell me. I am teh dense. :derpytongue2:

#41 · 133w, 16h ago · · ·

100th like!! Good story bro/bro-ete this is the goldest fluffy goodness i have ever seen!:yay:

#42 · 133w, 8h ago · · ·

>>571526

100! That requires more than a cookie! LET THEM EAT CAKE!!! (also made of fluffy goodness)

*unveils cake table*

#43 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Good, solid story.  The gas attack scene was hilarious.  :rainbowlaugh::

Nice inclusion of Daisy Jo as well.  I think this is the first time I've seen her in a fic.  You also captured Granny quite well.  :moustache:

I will say that something feels missing, though.  I had expected a scene where Granny confronts Mac about Winona, nothing major, really.  Maybe just demonstrating acceptance, or pretending she wouldn't just to pull his mane.  There's something else, but I can't quite put my finger on it.  Could be that you could've "drawn out" the emotions a little more.  Not sure if I can be clearer that that.  

Still, I enjoyed it, especially since it involved Winona.  I have a soft spot for dogs.  :scootangel:

4.0/5

#44 · 126w, 1d ago · · ·

>>813216

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I had given thought to having a confrontation between Granny and Lil Macintosh, but I decided against it. She seems like the kind to let him have his secret, so long as it isn't hurting anything. It also could have probably used a little more time on him being conflicted between the guilt of keeping a secret and the fear that Granny wouldn't let him keep Jacks.

Perhaps I will someday come back and ninja edit in his confession to Granny and her acceptance, with a side of extra chores for keeping it from her for so long.  

#45 · 112w, 5d ago · · ·

D'awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. :twilightsmile:

#46 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

Well played, Sir... particularly loved the MGS reference... I'd take an Applebloom on the codec over freakin' Otacon any day.

#48 · 100w, 4d ago · · ·

And with this week's episode, this story now slips that much more comfortably nestled by canon.

Just read (listened to via Zamzar text-to-speech) this story a few days ago. It's pretty cute, and catches the spirit of the show fairly well. Some sad bits, but it's nothing soul-crushingly unhappy.

#49 · 100w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1842204

You've just become my favorite commentor. I've been looking for a good text-to-speech program for weeks. Been working a ton of mandatory overtime and wanted some way to listen to my backlog of stories.

Cudos to you!

#50 · 100w, 4d ago · · ·

>>1842233 Cool. :D I'd recommend converting from .docx if you have it. .epub if it's a short story. .txt only if you can't get it into another form easily. I'm not sure why, but my .txt->mp3 conversions with Zamzar always turned out really junky with a lot of odd sounds in random spots.

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