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  • 38w, 4d
    The Garden Beyond - Being Honest With Myself

    Okay. I gotta come clean with this.

    I'm not enjoying writing The Garden Beyond anymore. The only thing going through my mind when I think "I need to get TGB finished." is "Ugh. I just wish that fic would get out of the way so I could write something I'd be happier with."

    I started writing it because I thought it would be some fun background exploration and get people talking. I don't feel I really accomplished my goal on either of these points.

    Writing this fic has become a chore rather than a pleasure, something I've been doing just because I should finish what I've started.

    It's killing my inspiration, and it's killing my drive to write.

    I'm sorry, followers and fans of the Garden, but I can't do it anymore.

    You can find what I had of chapter 7 here, if you'd like, and if people ask, I'll post what I had planned for the rest of the story.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-dpXpgUNvM4Gxc9kub2h8aFVgkx0UtIoKc0zCUomyaM

    Until then, my apologies, and I hope to return with better news soon.

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  • 46w, 6d
    So, news.

    Well, first off, please forgive me for the extended silence. University has been a big headache for a while, but this seems to be clearing up with me going on an internship starting this january.

    I intend to resume writing The Garden Beyond soon; I'm just as eager to see the rest of the story as you guys (I hope) are, possibly more.

    Finally, I thought I'd let you guys know that I'm now on twitter @AutumnWindPony.

    Happy holidays to you all!

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  • 60w, 16h
    The Garden Beyond, Chapter 6

    It's coming. Just a little more prereading and it'll be out.

    I'm sorry for how terribly slow the pace on my updates is. Inspiration has not been kind to me.

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  • 69w, 5d
    Re: my lack of writing

    Just a heads-up: University is doing a number on me, and will be doing that for a while. Meanwhile, my inspiration is very much missing.

    It may be a while before I can get to TGB 6.

    Thank you for understanding.

    1 comments · 85 views
  • 75w, 5d
    New chapter of The Garden Beyond

    Oh dear, it's finally done.

    Sorry it took me so long to get this one out, life has been throwing a bunch of curveballs at me, and I got the writer's block something fierce.

    It's here now, and I know I say this every time, but, I'll try getting the next one out in a saner timespan.

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Long before the coming of the Princesses and the Modern Age, long before the coming of Discord and the Chaotic Age, and long even before the three breeds moved apart, the Age of Separation, there was the first age: The Age of Grazing.

The Age of Grazing was the birth and childhood of the world, where ponies made many discoveries that would one day shape the future of Equestria and its sister lands. Behind every great discovery was a bewildered pony, marveling at a mystery of the world.

This is the tale of one such pony. From mouth to mouth and quill to quill, from whinny to word and from neigh to notes, his name has been transformed and altered, but today, now that his tale has been immortalized in a thousand history books, he is known as Sun Brandisher.

First Published
19th Apr 2012
Last Modified
19th Apr 2012
#1 · 135w, 2d ago · · ·

Wonderful story as always! Enjoyed every minute of it.

Especially when I was prereading.

First! :trollestia:

#2 · 135w, 2d ago · · ·

First off, great story, as is you norm.

Secondly: Curse you >>472492... :twilightsheepish:

#3 · 135w, 2d ago · · ·

Awesome.

It took me longer than it should have to figure out the sun drops were fire. :facehoof:

#5 · 135w, 1d ago · · ·

Very nice.

#6 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

Congrats on getting onto EqD Autumn.

#7 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

Not bad! It's a strange tale, but an interesting one!

#8 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

>>473840

Dis. Dis right here. :yay:

#9 · 134w, 5d ago · · ·

I like. I like a lot.

#10 · 134w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

Wow, that was pretty good. Glad I gave this story a chance. You have some serious talent

#11 · 134w, 5d ago · 1 · ·

This deserves more attention than it has received, in my view.

#12 · 134w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

This was truly beautiful. It was perfectly written and really helped add to the feeling. I definitely want to hear more from you. Perhaps other stories from ponies history of other discoveries? *hopeful* I'd love to see you tackle other time periods too.:derpytongue2:

#13 · 134w, 2d ago · 1 · 1 ·

Alondro trots up to Sun Brandisher as he's straining to light a fire with his magic.

"Dude, I got this," says Alondro as he pulls out a lighter.  And so, the first jackass was discovered.  :trollestia:

#14 · 133w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

Amazing! I absolutely love this! It is my new headcanon.

#15 · 110w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

Although this story is probably as reliable as our stories about cavemen hunting mammoths during the iceage it is nevertheless an engaging tale. Especially the complete lack of direct speech, nicely done!:twilightsmile:

#16 · 108w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

A nice story! First, it is a bright story, the kind that makes the reader warm and happy (kind of like the protagonist's fire). Second, its description of the pre-paleolithic ponies (Frazetta ponies? The Herd of the Cave Manticore?) rings true; though simple, it paints a believable and intriguing picture. And now I have used up my long word quota for today...

#17 · 105w, 2d ago · 1 · ·

I really love his perception of fire. Well done !

#18 · 105w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1624056

Thank you! Glad to hear that you've enjoyed it. I tried to capture the sense of the wonderful unknown, and I like to think it worked out.

#19 · 103w, 6d ago · 1 · ·

:ajsmug: Beautiful story, friend! You earned a follow, favorite, and a like!

#20 · 103w, 5d ago · · ·

>>1689058

Happy to hear that. ^^

#23 · 96w, 1h ago · · ·

>>1990084 I have no idea

It just sort of happens

I do remember this fic though!

#24 · 89w, 4d ago · · ·

I gotta say that was one of the best short stories I have ever read. It was short and simple yet perfectly conveyed the the fact that the actions of a single person(or pony in this case) can change the entire world and shape history. I applaud you for this wonderful little story. So worth a fave and a follow I can't wait to read your other works. I should thank Sketchy Sounds for directing me to your profile

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#25 · 80w, 1d ago · · ·

This was really cool. You do have a knack for histories, methinks. :) The idea of, essentially, caveponies (though of course ponies wouldn't have lived in caves), not having cutie marks or colorful coats or language, is great. That last part I think you especially handled well. A good story, well told. :)

#27 · 38w, 4d ago · · ·

I read this again and I loved it even more. It just got even better

#28 · 27w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

A good bit of world-building, a style of narration well-suited to the story, and I love your portrayal of early ponies. Sun Brandisher himself was especially good, and I like how his mindset came across. Just small things like him thinking to eat the fire to gain its power really add to everything. Comical moments like that also lent the story a slightly more light-hearted feel, which went nicely with all the other elements in play. It's just a very charming story, and I really can't praise you enough for everything you did with this premise.

Well-done, sir.

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