104w, 5dIn Raefire's Memory0 comments · 372 views
Raefire is indeed gone. He passed away this summer at the age of 27. For those of you who enjoyed and commented on his stories, thank you. He loved writing them and sharing them with the community. Writing was an outlet for him to express many of the emotions he kept carefully controlled in his day-to-day life. Living with medical challenges since the day he was born, he often had to accept pain and physical limitations as part of his existence -- something other people often failed to recognize, so good was he at putting it away behind a mask of normality. He cherished every comment he received, positive or negative, and used them to improve his work. He was truly an artist, always striving for that illusive perfection, but also simply enjoying the process of creation along the way.
He lives on, not only in these stories, but also in the lives of the two people he saved through organ donation. If you are not a specified organ donor, please consider becoming one, and let your family know of your intentions. In times of medical crisis, it is often hard for people to make decisions. Knowing your wishes in advance makes it easier.
We miss him deeply every day, but hold him close in our heart and memories. As we wrote in his obituary, we ask that, each day, in his spirit and memory, please help a child, object to an injustice, stop a bully, feed a hungry person, or say an encouraging word to someone you meet.
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Finally, for all of those who have been waiting, Chapter 7 of Night of the Shy (Revamp) is finally up! I decided not to slice this one into two chapters this time, so enjoy 23,233 words. I still can't fathom how the flying buck shortskirtsandexplosions can write that much in a week...Blargh...
Oh, and Golden Vision? If you read this, I hope you don't mind that I used your name for one of the orphan fillies in this story. It just...fit.
And now my mind turns away from fics for a short while. My youtube followers have been waiting about as long for the next episode in my Mel's Mind series, so that's gotta get taken care of next. Then I've got to clear my DVR of all the shows I have backed up on it...Read all the new chapters of the stories I'm following... Then back to writing fics. As I mentioned before in an earlier blog post, I had an idea for another short fic, so I'm gonna sketch that out. I'm also finalizing the changes to my outline for Revamp Chap. 8, and I've still gotta make those revisions to The Alicorn as well. And I'm STILL working on trying to find a way to continue Dimension Twist: The Cut Sequence as promised. I will not forget that story! Believe me! There's also that pesky job hunting that seems to get in the way of everything...
Anyways, folks, that's all for now. Thank you for reading and having patience!
125w, 1dHUZZAH!0 comments · 97 views
Just over two months after I started, FINALLY Night of the Shy (Revamp) Chap. 7 is FINISHED!
I am keeping it one whole chapter - so beware, this thing will be a monster. but, just think of it as two chapters in one.
I'm gonna let it sit for a day, then proofread and format it for FimFiction. Expect to see it up soon!
Happy 4th of July! I'm gonna go celebrate by blowing shit up now!
127w, 5dStatus update number whatever - Prepare for possibly the longest chapter I've written to date1 comments · 138 views
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Sorry about the creepy pic in that last blog post. Decided to have some fun with the "You've been tagged!" people.
Anyways, as mentioned in the last blog post, Night of the Shy (Revamp) Chapter 7 is coming along nicely - 7,644 words into it now, but obviously didn't hit the "end of May" mark. I feel like Valve when it comes to release dates, honestly...
After that, I'll probably work on my non-pony project, my Portal 2 Mind series "Mel's Mind." You can check that out on the youtube page listed on my profile.
When I get back to writing pony stuff, it's gonna be split between:
1) heavily revising The Alicorn - and I mean heavily revising.
2) Another tender fic idea of mine. Some drama, but not much. Dunno if it's gonna be a oneshot or not yet. We'll see.
3) Trying to find a cohesive way to extend Dimension Twist: The Cut Sequence. Yes, I haven't forgotten about this! It's just I intended it to be a straight oneshot with a purposefully cliffhanger ending (like how Farscape originally ended its final season with "To be Continued"), so finding a way to naturally extend the story a bit is proving to be a pain in the ass...But I've figured out a way to add on to stories I originally intended to be one-offs before, so it will happen eventually.
That's all for now!