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  • 2w, 6d
    Anime Banzai

    Just a quick note to anypony out there in the Utah area. I'll be at Anime Banzai next week. (Weekend of Oct 17th) all three days. I don't  have any tables or events or anything, but I'll be pretty easy to find. I'll be the one cosplaying the 6th Doctor :)

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  • 5w, 2d
    Returning to activity. Hopefully for a while yet.

    Sorry about the long absence here. Writing reached that point where it was feeling more like a chore than an enjoyment, so I had to take a brief break. Still got a new chapter out, so that's good. And while I haven't been terribly active on the writing side, there has been some exciting--at least to me--things happening with my stories over the last few months.

    First of all, A Friend of the Night was accepted by the Royal Guard. As this was a group you have to submit yourself, with prereaders and the like, I had to go back and re-edit that particular piece, making it now on it's... third revision I think. Nothing's changed from a plot perspective, but the reading is a bit cleaner, and the word count somewhat affected.

    Spike's Hoard has been given a Dramatic Reading by Dr. Wolf, found here. It's very well read, and I'm uber flattered that he did it. It makes me squee.

    A Storm of Chaos: A Doctor Whooves Adventure has been given a TVtropes page. And it wasn't started my me, either. (I always felt it bad form if I were to start a TVtropes page of my own work. That said, I'm not above shilling it now that it's made, so any Tropers out there, please contribute :) )

    And, most recently, Cheese n' Crackers was reviewed and put on Seattle's Angels, which is a particular honor in that I couldn't have submitted the story if I wanted to, somebody else did, and the whole point of the group is to bring attention to underviewed but good works.

    So, all in all, I've had a pretty good couple of months, from a recognition side of things, especially since I'm such a relatively small-time writer in this here fandom. And I owe it all to you guys out there who do read my stuff and follow me. Cheers to you all, and I'll try to get my next chapter out much faster this time.

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  • 23w, 3d
    Throwing a proposition out there (no not like that! Outta the gutter!)

    Y'know, I've been thinking about this for quite some time, but have just now worked up the nerve to get this out there. For a couple'a reasons. First, I'm not entirely sure I have the skills to manage a project like I'm thinking about. Second, I dunno, it just seemed presumptuous for me to ask. And third, I'm not sure if I have the... clout? fame? readership? to get my request out there and picked up by someone who's both interested and talented enough to make this a good production. I mean, I have a much bigger readership than I ever originally thought I'd get, but even so these blog posts of mine tend to get something like 30 views a pop or so.  Still, I've finally decided to try. The worst that'll happen is, well, nothing.

    Here's the idea: I want Storm of Chaos to have either a dramatic reading or radio play done about it.

    I'm thinking dramatic reading, as a radio play would require soooo much more than I think I can handle. Just off the top of my head, we'd need actors for all major characters (and that's a rather sizable list, especially considering each act brings in its own cast), sound engineers, both in creating foleys and general sountrack, rewriting of the material to work in that format, and any number of things I'm sure I'd never think of without asking Pony in a Box for hints or something. But a dramatic reading? All we'd need is one good voice with the ability to at least act out the characters properly (if you've ever read a book on tape, most readers don't even vary their voices that much, but the good ones still evoke the characters well enough that you know exactly who they are quoting), and a sound guy to put in a bit of a soundtrack and maybe some sound effects like a dematerializing TARDIS or something. I myself can not really do either, or else, well, I'd just do it myself. For one thing--at least on the vocal front--I am an American. Very, very American. And I can't fake a British accent to save my life--whether from the North or any other region. And while that really wouldn't be much of a concern for almost any other series, Doctor Who is so quintissentially British I think I'd be doing the series a major disservice if at the very least the Doctor Who characters didn't have appropriate accents. (There are other things, too, like me just not having a good recording voice or being all that good an actor)

    So, first things first, I need a reader. We can find a sound guy later, unless you're able to do both, and if you can by all means use those skillz in the audition. The segment I'd like to use for audition is Chapter 5: "Don't Just Don't," Starting from "Another scream, another pony down" down to the end of the chapter. If you're interested, shoot me a youtube link or something in the comments, or even send me a P.M. to work out other means to get an audition to me. If you want to see this happen, but aren't too confident in your ability to directly contribute, get the word out.

    The one real catch is that, well, this is being done as a hobby. I'm kinda a poor schmuck who couldn't afford to pay ya even if I wasn't sure about the legalities of doing so. This would all be just done during free time to get it out there. Which also means, of course, that I wouldn't be trying to force some unreasonable schedule on you either, though I would like to produce something along the lines of a chapter or two a week, if at all possible.

    I'm actually really nervous about this, but, heck, let's see what happens.

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  • 26w, 4d
    I've updated. Hooray.

    TKWO has been updated. Yay! One more chapter in the "what's going on/Derpy's hurt by time travel" act then we'll really be getting into the meat and potatoes of this here story.

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  • 28w, 5d
    Doctor Who BOok Review: Last of the Gaderene

    Third book, Third Doctor. Last of the Gaderene was written in 2000 by Mark Gatiss, who, incidentally, would go on to write episodes when the show rebooted.

    Basic plot as follows: In a small little British village, a group of shady individuals buys the recently-defunct WWII era aerodome to turn it into a large scale airport. The company, one Legacy International, is so shady that one of the village's old timers, a survivor of the War, decides to call in a favor from his old war buddy, one Brigadier Alistair Lethbrage-Stewart. Naturally, the Brig sends in the Doctor and Jo Grant to investigate. Naturally, since the Brig has sent in the Doctor to investigate, it turns out to be an alien invasion. In fact, it turns out to be an alien invasion spearheaded by none other than the Master.

    This story is a bit different than the previous two. For one thing, it's Earthbound rather than spacebound. For another, it is--as I've had the Doctor say a couple of times in Storm of Chaos--"an actual mission, very Double Oh Seven," rather than something the Doctor just accidentally stumbled upon. This is largely because of the fact it's a Third Doctor story, of course. Even after he had his banishment annulled at the end of the Three Doctors (and this book does take place during that time, he even spends a couple of chapters offworld wrapping up one of his accidentally stumbled upon adventures.) he kind of made then-modern Earth and UNIT his home. It took a regeneration into an insane scarf-wearing candy eater for him to really take the TARDIS and run. This book actually does touch upon the fact that, now that the Doctor is free, he really has no reason to stay at UNIT full time and the day will come that he will leave his position for good. And of course, this Doctor gets into physical altercations at least as much as he finds clever solutions to the task at hand. He is the Third Doctor, after all.

    The real joys of this book are the Doctor and Jo, and the Doctor and the Master. In one moment, the Doctor and Jo are clearly very close, almost in sync, and Jo is noting how he's actually treating her with respect, like a colleague, the next, he's accidentally belittling her, making her storm off in a huff. Then of course, there's the Master. The original Master. The overtones of their long-gone friendship are there, but the Master's sheer, unrepentant evil kinda overshadows it. His whole reason behind helping the invasion is just to see the human race destroyed, and even after it all inevitably goes to Hell, he continues to keep his plans going to the end out of pure spite. Of course, he also bellows his famous line "and you will obey me!" multiple times, as he hypnotizes a few hapless citizens.

    Overall, probably my favorite book so far 9/10. Next up, the Fourth Doctor. Gotta admit, I'm looking forward to it.

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It's been a few weeks since Luna's returned from the moon, and all is not well.  She's become more introverted than ever, rarely leaving her room and obsessing over work.  Celestia hopes that studying Twilight Sparkle's Friendship Reports will at least help her get out of her shell, though an unusually talkative servant may just help in that regard...and is anypony else getting strange feelings from that statue out in the gardens?

As of May 4th, now featured on Equestria Daily.  *Squee*

First Published
23rd Apr 2012
Last Modified
7th Nov 2012
#1 · 131w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

I love Celestia's revenge prank! It's perfect.

Also, Luna! Yay! Luna stories are awesome.

#2 · 131w, 4d ago · 2 · · Chapter 1 ·

Seeing as everyone assigns so much godlike power to the Sisters, why do so few writers consider the possibility of a pony afterlife... and that maybe Celestia and Luna are at least aware of it?

#3 · 131w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

I don't know what I would do if  :pinkiehappy: was staring at me as I woke up one day. I've been enjoying it so far, and Luna stories are always fun. I little quickly paced, but still fun. I wonder how Discord is going to play into this.

#4 · 131w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>491014

It is in fact something I've actually considered.  However, even beyond the usual dramatic reasons of dealing with the Immortal's Curse (something I wasn't planning on putting in this story at all, really--and even though I added it in its far from the main point of the thing), their godlike status and abilities seem to be rather...specialized.  Much like many other multi-god pantheons.  Celestia controls the Sun and the Day, Luna the Moon and the Night.  The two jobs are similar enough that one can do both, but I would imagine that Celestia wouldn't be as naturally good with the night sky as Luna and vice versa.  That, coupled with presumably powerful magic for more common uses, would be the extent of their powers.  My Luna, for example, is not a dream weaver as is popular in fan fiction.  Is there a pony afterlife?  I would assume so, actually.  Is it ruled over by some Alicorn God of Death?  Possibly--that'd make an interesting story, actually.  But that isn't within the realm of Celestia's and Luna's capabilities, and I actually figure they've never heard of or met him themselves.  Or something like that.

So, short answer, it's not that I haven't considered it.  I just chose not to go that direction :pinkiehappy:

#5 · 131w, 3d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Upside down Furniture....CLASSIC:rainbowlaugh:

ALLONS-Y!!!

#6 · 130w, 13h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

EqD brought me here :pinkiecrazy:

#7 · 130w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Luna fic?

BRING IT ON BRO!

#8 · 130w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

EqD brought me here, and I must say, this is a wonderful story. Beneath all those BAM - Luna crashes them all or Action Pew Luna is so cool - stories, this is something, which really gave me some feels. No special things about princesses, who are almighty and gettin' things done, like other stories so far, this is a story about Luna brought back to her life as a princess, her fear after being gone for 1000 years and everyone knowing her just as "Nightmare Moon", so one can imagine, just how hard it must be for her being accepted now. And this is written just in the right way. I like how things are used, which were mentioned in the show, connected with fics. And it just fits. There were feelings, i had to laugh quite hard often and who dislikes a story about Luna finding a friend beneath her sister. They always seem to be just them two. Makes me feel they're so alone. But back to this. It's a calm story, no action and so on, really funny, awesome topic and all about my fav princess/pony Luna. So with this I just wanted to express my feelings towards your fic and I hope you will go on with it.

#9 · 130w, 11h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Whoah...dude! What if someone wrote a story with ponies being sent to the moon to give weather reports? Far out, maaann!

Anyway, loving the story so far!

#10 · 130w, 6h ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

>>544610

That would be a pretty good place to give them from, actually. You could look down on Equestria from above and see what the weather looked like on a large scale, not just in one place.

#11 · 130w, 4h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

only one word can describe this and that is awesome. :twilightsmile:

#12 · 130w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

0 dislikes?

cruise control for cool bro.:rainbowlaugh:

#13 · 130w, 3h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

very sweet

#14 · 129w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

This is great!!!

#15 · 129w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Help Sugar heart get better soon. I want to see the pranking deities go at it some more!:trollestia:

#16 · 129w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

i love the story so far

#17 · 129w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Aww, I am liking this story =)

#18 · 129w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

I came for Discord, where is Discord? great story btw.

#19 · 129w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

>>549165

Patience, young grasshopper.

#20 · 129w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Nooooo Discord can't get involved now, Luna's still too fragile!

#21 · 129w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

That was an evil and wonderful cliffhanger.

#22 · 129w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

Discord will be a challenge to write! It'll be interesting to see :pinkiehappy: Looking forward to the next chapter!

#23 · 129w, 1d ago · 1 · · Chapter 6 ·

A cliffhanger

evil pure evil

#24 · 129w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

I always love reading your stories

#25 · 129w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

ooh. Can't wait to see what you do with discord.

#26 · 129w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

hmm cliffhanger? not much we already know what happens to discord and since luna was not at all in that episode (much to my chagrin) the only logical conclusion is that she was somehow incapacitated by discord, now how he goes about doing that will be something to read, i think i know how i would do it but when i write i am incredibly dark so...

#27 · 129w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

>>572356

I believe you mean chaos! :raritywink:

Hello! I got here via EqD a little while ago :3 I'm really enjoying the story~

#28 · 129w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

Dun Dun DUN!!!!!

#29 · 129w, 1d ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

Oh no! Why do all the fics I read end in cliffhangers every time?! XD

#30 · 129w, 3h ago · 2 · · Chapter 2 ·

Discord, the Doctor, and Luna? ALL IN ONE STORY! :pinkiegasp::pinkiehappy:

#31 · 128w, 7h ago · · · Chapter 6 ·

4 in the morning? Still worth reading this.

#32 · 128w, 5m ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

O shit she back on the moon

#33 · 128w, 8s ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

No, the Moon :pinkiesad2: I feel sorry for her...

#34 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

Did Sugar Heart dive through after Luna?   :pinkiegasp:

<checks tag list for Grim, Dark, or Explosive Decompression>

Phew!  Still, I'm kind of concerned...

#35 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

I love how he pulled a Chell on Luna there. Very well played Discord!

Still tho, sending Luna to the moon again? That so very, very low. Poor Woona..

#36 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Luna's nightmare here is just heartbreaking, especially when she wakes up and has almost hurt Sugar Heart. Simply heartbreaking.

#37 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

Noooooooo! WOONA! :raritycry:

#38 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

That's a little dark, even for Discord. He didn't seem like the type to imprison others.  Still, great chapter.

#39 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

...and that's how Moonstuck was made! :twilightblush:

:trollestia:

#40 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

>>616265 Actually, I think he put her ON the moon, rather than IN it like the first time. I'm if she had the power, she could teleport back....she probably doesn't though....Hmmm....:applejackunsure:

#41 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

By the great Old Ones! Not that desolated rock again! :applecry:

P.S.

I love the portal gun reference :yay:

#42 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

*achivement unlocked* - lunacy

Also. If this story had à grimdark tag then sugar would die next chapter. Thankfully, there is none.

Looking forward to the next chapter :D

#43 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

I've seen a good explanation of this in another story. The name of it escapes me however. Something to do with twilight bringing Rainbow back from the dead.

Anyway it was suggested that the afterlife was outside the sisters domain and was being handled by another godly figure. And that there were sever consequences if they did anything beyond so much of mentioning the arrangement.

#44 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

That is low, even for you Discord!:twilightangry2:

#45 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

Blue and Orange

Nice reference there!

Also Gelatin is best defense

#46 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

:flutterrage::twilightangry2::rainbowdetermined2::pinkiecrazy::applejackconfused::raritywink: Let's stone this bitch!

#47 · 127w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

Let's hope that a certain non-immortal pony who had the gumption to dive through the portal after Luna is able to somehow survive on the moon's surface...or at least that Equestria's moon is somewhat habitable.  Otherwise, things could get ugly.  :twilightoops:

#48 · 127w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

Portal 2 much?

#49 · 127w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 7 ·

ooo, you got me on pins and needles.

#50 · 127w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Weee, this is good! I'm :pinkiehappy:! Gonna read ALL the chapters!! Please keep writing, I'll keep reading!

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