44w, 6dYes I'm Still Alive23 comments · 488 views
Hey everybody, Lithe here!
Sorry if I've worried you all, I've got quite a story to tell.
I know you all were very worried with the state I was in from my last blog post, but you'll all be pleased to know that I'm in a much better place now! I have a new job, a new girlfriend, and I've moved into a new home (which, ironically, was my grandma's house right next door), but hey, it's something. I've had a very busy six to eight months since I last updated, and I'm sorry for worrying you guys, I just haven't had any time.
Now, onto the good stuff!
I'm taking all my stories back off hiatus, as I intend to update them. All I ask is that you bear with me, as I have a very busy schedule with work and school and whatnot, but I will try not to leave you all hanging. Updates may take a while, but they will come! BillyColt and I just updated Ivory, I'm in the process of writing Not With a Bang's first chapter and finally getting that story moving forward, TC and Desert Rose will follow! Thanks for all the words of support and concern over the last few months, so worry no longer!
Lithe's back, and now with 100% more ponyfic!
80w, 5d????11 comments · 544 views
#fimfiction #letsdothis #thisistheturningpoint #tctac
82w, 3dSurprise4 comments · 224 views
Believe it or not, I was able to squeeze out a small update for one of my other stories, Desert Rose.
Go check it out and give Rose some love!
PS: I may focus more on my smaller stories for a while until I get my life back together.
82w, 6dAnother Update27 comments · 345 views
Hey all, just popping in to give you a heads-up.
Sorry it's been so long since I've last updated, but my life went from bad to worse in the time that I posted my last blog update. Things seemed to be leveling out after everything that happened with my grandfather and best friend, but it completely went to hell at the beginning of February. I went on vacation with my girlfriend (which was more or less a disaster), and came home to find out that my uncle had died the night before I got home due to a bacterial infection. We no more than left his funeral on Wednesday when my last remaining living grandmother fell and broke her leg. She died twenty days later after a massive stroke post surgery. You all think it's pretty bad so far, right?
It gets worse.
As it turns out, the night of my grandmother's viewing I was slapped with the absolute last possible thing I wanted to hear. My girlfriend had cheated on me. With my best friend. I cannot begin to express what I have been going through lately, and it has killed any urge and motivation to continue writing. I'm sorry that I'm holding out on you all, but I just can't bring myself to do it, and I refuse to give you all work that is beneath the quality I've given you up until now.
I promise I'll get back to it... eventually. Maybe when I'm done picking myself up off the ground.
PS: I wouldn't mind talking to some friends. If you're willing, send me a message with your Skype if you have it.
99w, 2dAn Update32 comments · 352 views
Hey all, Lithe here. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, because I sure as hell didn't, but I'll get to that.
The last couple of months been out of control. The reason why updates have slowed down to almost a complete halt is because of many different issues in the family. In mid-August I lost my grandfather to Alzheimer's, so that in it of itself has been a challenge. That on top of school, work, and dealing with my dad breaking his foot was weighing heavily on me.
Fast-forward to Wednesday night. I get a call from my best friend informing me that another one of my friends has just had a seizure. We all end up at the hospital, and we stay there throughout the night.
Thursday. Thanksgiving Day. The day we all are supposed to spend with family. I do the usual rounds of preparation as I do every year, keeping in contact with my friend's mom on his condition. Shortly after dinner, I get a call from his mother. They can't stabilize his heart, and they don't think they'll be able to revive him.
He passed away a half-hour later.
Now... with that said, I've decided to put Two's Company, Three's a Crowd as well as my other stories on a temporary hiatus until things slow down and I can get this massive writer's block off my chest and my heart. I've decided to do this because it recently occurred to me that my friend that passed was the one who actually motivated me to continue with it and post it here on FimFiction. Had it not been for him, TC would never have gotten off the ground. With that in mind, TC will be on hiatus...
...But this does not mean I will never finish it. He would want me to finish the story, and in his memory I will do just that.
All I ask is that you bear with me during these tough times.
Thanks for all the love and support,
The pair were quietly eating dinner together, sitting side by side. After a small period of silence, Vinyl spoke up.
"Hey, do you want me to go with you to tell your parents or are you gonna do it by yourself?"
Octavia's jaw hung open, a bit of food falling out and back onto her plate.
"Octy, are you al-"
"OH MY CELESTIA, I FORGOT ABOUT MY PARENTS!" She panicked, her heart shooting up into her throat.
"What am I going to do!? What am I going to say!? How am I supposed to tell them that I got myself pregnant when I am not married to anypony?! Oh dear Celestia what am I to do!?" She panicked, beginning to hyperventilate.
"They will probably disown me...throw me out like the disgraceful foal I am! Oh, what in Equestria am I going to do!? They will probably never speak to me again!"
"I-I do not think I would be able to handle that! My foal, growing up without grandparents! I-I-"
Vinyl forcefully grabbed a hold of Octavia's shoulders, and shook her slightly.
"OCTY! GET-A-HOLD-OF-YOURSELF!" She yelled, releasing her grip once Octavia had fallen silent.
"I...I apologize, Vinyl...I did get a bit out of hoof..." She said, bringing a hoof to her forehead. "Oh Celestia...what am I going to do?"
Vinyl frowned. "Alright, enough. I'm going with you, end of story."
Octavia's eyes widened. "WHAT?! You cannot POSSIBLY believe that my parents will accept this sitting down!?"
Vinyl chuckled, shaking her head a bit. "Octy, oh my dear, precious Octy...you don't know MY parents. THEY'RE the ones we should be worried about."
"I find it hard to believe that the parents of a mare so...liberal as yourself would be a problem...to be honest, I see them being more accepting than my ensemble." Octavia said, raising an eyebrow.
Vinyl shook her head. "I'm able to tolerate your snooty, up-tightness because I lived with them for so long, but that's besides the point!"
Octavia opened her mouth to retaliate, but was met with Vinyl's hoof which forced it shut once more.
"I think we should visit my parents first, and get it out of the way." She said, focusing her ruby eyes on Octavia's violet eyes. "It's like pulling a thorn out of your flank. You either do it slowly and have it hurt a TON more, or you do it quickly, it hurts a little bit, and you move on with your life. Trust me, you wanna do this quickly."
Octavia brushed Vinyl's hoof away and sighed. "If you insist. Where do they live?"
Vinyl blushed. "...Echelon Gardens..." She mumbled under her breath.
Octavia's jaw dropped. "E-E-ECHELON GARDENS!? Only Canterlot's most PRESTIGIOUS live in Echelon Gardens! J-Just who are your parents!?
Vinyl sighed. "I never did tell you my full name, did I?"
Octavia shook her head. "No, you never got around to it. I know "DJ PON-3" is your stage name, and I know "Vinyl Scratch" is your nickname, but I am curious to know what your real name is."
Vinyl sighed, hiding her blushing face behind her electric blue mane. "My real name is Vincenza Staccato, and my parents are Rolando and Marianna Staccato."
Octavia's jaw hit the floor. She couldn't believe it. She was dating the daughter of her ROLE MODEL.
"Y-You...y-you.." Her expression turned from one of shock to one of utter confusion. "YOU'RE the daughter of the famous Rolando Staccato!? He's one of the most-"
"-legendary violin players of all time, blah, blah, blah." Vinyl cut her off, imitating gagging on a spoon. "Yes, he's my dad, now if you're done gushing like a little schoolfilly, I'd like to plot our course of action."
"Vincenza..." Octavia repeated to herself. "How cute..." She said, picturing a young Vinyl with a bow in her mane, blushing slightly.
"Ugh I HAAAATE THAT NAME!" She said. "It's so stuffy and old-fashioned! I just wanna let you know that if you EVER address me by that name, I WILL NOT answer you, got it?"
"Whatever you say...Vincenza..." Octavia giggled, unable to contain herself.
"...You're never going to let me live this down...are you?" Vinyl said flatly.
"Nope!" She giggled. When she saw Vinyl's irritated expression, she smiled. "Oh, come now, Vinyl. It is a beautiful name."
"Beautiful if you lived when the way Princess Luna talked was still normal." She said dryly. "Anyway, it's too late to go visit them tonight, so we'll do that in the morning. Where do your parents live, Octavia?"
"Hoofington, why?" Octavia asked as she walked back over to the dining table and picked up her plate with her teeth. She trotted over to the garbage can, dumped what remained of the contents in the garbage, and put the plate in the sink. "By the way, you left a mountain of dishes from last night, so you do dishes tonight. Understood?"
Vinyl was deep in thought. "Hoofington, eh? Good. By carriage that's about a two-day canter, and the path passes right through Ponyville. I have a friend who lives there, so if anything we can bum at her place."
Octavia sighed. "Vinyl, we will not "bum" anywhere. If your friend has the accommodations for two mares to stay the night, then by all means. If not, I am sure we can find a hotel or something."
As Vinyl thought back, she then realized that it didn't quite make sense how Octavia had gotten pregnant.
"Hey Octy...did the doctor say just HOW you got pregnant?" Vinyl asked, curious.
Octavia furrowed her brow. "You ask this, NOW?" She then sighed. "He mentioned something about, "magically-induced conception", but I do not know how that works. He never gave me an explanation, so I left it at that." She said.
"Hmm, then it's a good thing we're gonna be passing through Ponyville. Rumor has it Celestia's star student lives there, and if anypony can give us the low-down on how it happened, it's gotta be her."
"Whatever that means." Octavia said, a bit confused.
"If anypony knows, it'll most likely be her, Octy. Geez, get with the times, would ya?" Vinyl chuckled.
Octavia blushed in embarrassment. "I do not need to speak like a delinquent to be caught up with the matters of today, Vinyl! You know that as well as I do!"
Vinyl laughed. "Yeah, but it doesn't make it any less fun to tease you about it."
"... Revenge for calling you by your real name, am I right?" Octavia said flatly.
"Oh, totally." Vinyl said with a laugh.
Octavia couldn't help but smile. "Either way, I suggest we go to bed early tonight. We have a long day ahead of us tomorrow...not to mention I am exhausted!" She said, stifling a yawn.
"Yeah, not a bad idea. Believe me, we'll need all the energy we can get for tomorrow...Celestia help us." Vinyl sighed.
The two then entered their bedroom and shut the door, the light of their tiny apartment winking off as Luna's night sky shimmered above.