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  • E The Old Stories

    There are stories which define us. Stories that inspire us. And there are stories that damn us.
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  • E A Study In Rainbows

    Mystery, humour, fashion and crime!
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  • E Do Not Serve These Ponies

    Lyra intends to prove that humans exist no matter how many museums she has to destroy
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  • E Easy As Lying

    I am going to lie to you.
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    "Unless somepony like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."
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  • 66w, 4d
    Yours Truly Audiobook

    Why did nopony tell me this was a thing? Because it's a thing.

    The VAs nailed it and it's great, give it a listen.

    4 comments · 278 views
  • 75w, 9m
    Commission Information

    I wasn't planning on doing a post like this, but it came up and I may as well deal with it properly. For information and examples of my drawskills, roll by my Deviantart account.

    So you've decided to pay Thanqol to do stuff! Congratulations! As far as business decisions go, you could not have made a more inadvisable decision to opt out of not doing! So let's go through the questions that are no doubt filling your overwrought biological brain-sack and spawning their curiously squirming larvae!

    ONE: PRICE

    I value my creative time at about $15 an hour. For that I'll do pretty much whatever you want! All prices are in Australian dollars and handled via PayPal.

    As far as drawing goes, that means I'll put in an hour long sketch jam, work towards a finished portrait, colour lineart, whatever. Something like this will cost you about $30. Usual payment system of half down, half later applies. I am relatively new to the game, so I guarantee only that I do my absolute best!

    As far as writing goes, I charge $10 per 1000 words. There is also a non-negotiable, non-refundable $50 deposit before I even pick up the pen, and an additional $50 payment due at each 5000 word interval. I will, however, spend as much time as necessary to plan, revise, edit and generally make sure that the finished product is a quality story!

    TWO: FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    When sending your request, you must include the full details of ~*everything*~ that you want from me in the first email. Everything! I get to work quickly and I don't like surprise revisions mid-way through a project, and I *will* fill in any blank or ambiguous spots in your description with whatever I think works best. While I'm happy to make edits or changes on the basis of quality or mistakes I am not happy to make them based on hidden priorities or forgotten details.

    Be clear. Take as much time and space as you need. I'll treat all your criteria as gospel, but only if they're all articulated up-front and without ambiguity.

    THREE: CONTENT

    I am open minded! A surcharge may apply for some topics, though, and I reserve the right to reject anything for any/no reason. Ask me.


    As a minor note, I am more than happy to do trades! Send me a note and we'll hammer something out!

    These are the ancient secrets of entering into a business transaction with Thanqol. Guard them with your life.

    - Thanqol.

    0 comments · 199 views
  • 79w, 4d
    Why Did I End Rarity's Story So Unsatisfyingly in Yours Truly?

    I get asked this question more than anything else. What happened to Rarity? Why didn't anypony talk about her or wonder what happened to her?

    The answer is because some friendships don't get satisfying resolutions. Some friendships don't last forever. Sometimes you don't get a goodbye - just a long, attenuating silence.

    There's a guy on my Steam contact list who I haven't spoken to since High School. He's there every day, online, and I never reach out to him. I don't have anything to say to him. I've got even less to say to him with each passing day. He used to be one of my best friends and nowadays I've got no idea what he's up to, or what he's doing, or even who he is. He's not the only one - MSN contact lists, email address books, old mailing lists, people who I used to know and just don't talk to any more. They're still there. They're still, in theory, my friends. They're just not part of my life any more. Their stories don't matter to me like they used to.

    I will bet that every single one of you have people like that. People on contact lists who you don't speak to, and haven't for years.

    Yours Truly was about friendships I held through the internet, friendships that could vanish the day one party became too busy to pick up the other end of the line. Rarity's story was a touch on one of the worst endings to those friendships.

    It was the story of a friend forgotten.

    And if that made you sad, upset, or resentful then I advise you to reach out to one of those lost friends, today. Before it's too late.

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Distance can drive us apart. It can also bring us closer together.

After all is said and done, and the ponies have gone their separate ways, the only way they have to keep in touch is through letters.

PhantomFox told me to upload this here, so here I am. Original Equestria Daily post is here

Now with music and audiobook

First Published
26th Apr 2012
Last Modified
26th Apr 2012
#1 · 130w, 1h ago · 3 · ·

This is up here now?  Sweet!  *liked, faved*  Not reading it again though, kicked my ass hard enough the first time. :fluttercry:

To anybody who hasn't read this yet: DO IT!

#2 · 130w, 49m ago · · ·

This is one of the best pieces I have read so far. Good to see that here.

#3 · 130w, 40m ago · · ·

So this made it to Fimfiction?

What a wonderful and well-written story. All of my recommendations to everyone who has yet to read this.

#4 · 130w, 26m ago · 2 · ·

Bucking beautiful man

/slow clap

#5 · 130w, 10m ago · · ·

This is a wonderful piece of writing thank you for sharing this.

#6 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

It's here! I think I read this a few months back and it was beautiful. I re-read it and it still is

#7 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

Ah good, I've been meaning to fully read this since it popped up on EQD, only briefly skimmed it so far.

#8 · 129w, 6d ago · 2 · ·

someone downvoted it

...

well

time to go get my cranky pants on

ALRIGHT! WHO DOWNVOTED THIS!?!?!??!  *points into the group of onlookers*

I'm calling shenanigans right now!  Time to get together the townponies, pitchforks, and torches for a proper witch hunt all over fimfic.  I dont know who you are but we will find you, and when we do... well...

we're going to love and tolerate the shit out of you.  (love and tolerate means tar and feather in this regard)

#9 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

Words fail me...:fluttercry:

#10 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

>>502566

It's tradition. It was starbombed when it went up on Equestria Daily too.

#11 · 129w, 6d ago · 6 · ·

Some say that the best comments are constructive ones: detailed descriptions about what was good and bad about a story, pointing out the occasional misuse of an apostrophe, yadda, yaadda, etc.

Well, I can't do that for this story because this story left me with nothing to say. It left me speechless when I first read it on EQD and it still leaves me speechless now. It is moving beyond words.

I'm so glad to see this fic posted here; it truly is, in my opinion a masterpiece. Have my thumbs-up, have my fave, and thank you for writing this.

#12 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

:applecry: sad :fluttercry:

#13 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

Wow. Just, wow. :raritystarry:

#14 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

You did it.

You got me to ball my eyes out.

When AJ died... I just couldn't keep it in anymore, I had to go and get tissue paper.

Good job, it was gorgeous.

#15 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

So happy this is on here now. I absolutely adored this fic, and now I can give it the attention it properly deserves.

#16 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

>>502610

I can't remove my cranky pants until I see the offending person cry or get a Klondike bar

#17 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

I don't know whether to hug you for this awesome story or hate you for making me cry in class. :raritycry:

... I suppose I shouldn't be reading FIMFiction during class any way

#18 · 129w, 6d ago · 4 · ·

Thank you for writing this. Out of all the fiction I've read, pony or not, professionally published or not, this one is definitely one of the most evocative.pieces I've ever read. Ever since I read this on EqD, it's become one of those stories I just go back and re-read all the time, because each read is as sentimental as the first one.

You've also basically ruined Applejack forever for any other fanfic I'll read (or write), since the voice you gave her in this story is unequaled to anything I've read so far, and probably anything else I'll read.

Keep on writing, man, you've really got a gift.

#19 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

I didn't have the emotional attachment to this story that others have had, but it was beautiful all the same. Really, I don't have much to say other than it was a fantastic read and I recommend it to anyone and everyone.

:yay:

#20 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

I read this on another site. Amazing to see it here. Amazing story, really touching. :heart:

#21 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

Simply beautiful, well done. 5/5 stars.

#22 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

I think this may be the greatest pony fan-fiction ever written.

Thank you so much for writing this.

#23 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

Im just waiting for this to get featured.

#24 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

I can't believe it's finally here. With all that I've imagined, the reality of this fic is sure to make this... The Best Fic Ever!

#25 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

If my tear ducts worked, I'd be crying many tears...

#26 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

That was outstanding! It left me with 2 questions though. What happened to the Dread Pirate Pinkie Pie? :pinkiehappy: And what was Celestia's response to Twilights final letter? I can't imagine the heartbreak both her and Luna must suffer, being eternal.

#27 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

>>506626

1) I leave that one to the imagination of my audience.

2) The original draft of this story ended with Celestia writing an obituary for Twilight's life. I eventually wound up cutting it because it took away from the power of the final letter.

#28 · 129w, 6d ago · · ·

>>506652 Fair enough on both :fluttercry:

#29 · 129w, 5d ago · · ·

I read this on EQD, damn glad to see this here! Genius-level piece of work man, this is a masterpiece!

#30 · 129w, 5d ago · · ·

My adoration for this work is dangerously close to being a constant.

#31 · 129w, 4d ago · · ·

GAH EMOTIONAL LEAKAGE. MUST LISTEN TO MANLY MUSIC!

#32 · 129w, 4d ago · · ·

This is not just one of the best works that I have read concerning pony fan-fics this is one of the best works that I have ever read.  Whatever you do, keep writing.  Your ability to capture the character's emotions and personalities is beyond impressive.  This is just stunning.

#33 · 129w, 4d ago · · ·

Oh my gosh, I think I just may of fallen in love with Applejack as well! What a sweet, thoughtful, and well written fiction. If there were still stars you'd surely of earned 5 of them.

#34 · 129w, 4d ago · · ·

I remember this story and the 5 star bombing it received on EQD.

Great story. Still think it would've been better as deep friendshipping than romance, but *shrugs*

#35 · 129w, 4d ago · · ·

When I saw this story on this site I just giggled.

Gosh, i LOVE this story. Fav, like, and all those stuff.

Beautiful, man. Just beautiful. You're the one who put me into shipping.

#36 · 129w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

But what happened to Rarity and Spike? :raritycry:

#37 · 129w, 1d ago · · ·

The response this got on EqD a few months ago was absolutely phenomenal.

#38 · 129w, 1d ago · · ·

About time this showed up!

Prob my all time favorite Pony fic. (I feel it is better than My Little Dashie, not by much, but still better). Instant fav!

#39 · 129w, 20h ago · · ·

I read this on EQD when you originally posted it. This is a tremendous story that touched me in ways I hadn't thought possible from fanfiction. Thank you dearly

#40 · 128w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

Curse this story and its ability to make me feel emotion. :raritydespair:

#41 · 128w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

Many manly tears were shed in the reading of this story. :applecry:

Absolutely loved it, no regrets reading it... only much sadness. :raritycry:

-Jorofrarie

a3V
#42 · 128w, 2d ago · · ·

I am pleased to say I read every single word of this fic, not skipping a word.

I am also pleased to say that this has elicited emotion from me. Well done.

#43 · 128w, 15h ago · · ·

Dear Author, I don't know who you are in real life nor does that really matter to me. What is important is how this story touched me in a way few things do. I found myself shedding tears over what should have been just another story read, just another collection of words to add to my growing list of things I've read. Yes, That's right I cried over this. I admit to this freely and whether this makes me less of a man in the eyes of some I care not for this story truly deserves something more than just an upvote and star of favorite. I'm not sure what exactly that thing is but I hope that this comment will let me express my gratitude to you for writing this. Too often I think that those of us who are consumers forget about all the hard work and effort that goes into making the end products we all take for granted. So I wanted above and beyond all else to make sure that I got my point across that you as an author are appreciated for your hard work and dedication to the story, that you are thanked for working on this labor of love and choosing to share it others. Thank You.

Sincerely,

                  Dracmatais

#44 · 127w, 6d ago · · ·

I love this fic thow I feel its mssing something at the end maby something about rarity and spike

#45 · 127w, 6d ago · · ·

>>572556

http://thanqol.deviantart.com/journal/Easy-As-Lying-Begins-301199762

Keep it under your hat.

#46 · 127w, 5d ago · · ·

That was one of the most beautiful things I've ever read.

#47 · 127w, 2d ago · · ·

AHHH IM CRYING. SO BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN. :raritycry:

#48 · 127w, 1d ago · · ·

No matter what I say, I would never be able to express how beautiful your writing is.

You have great talent.

#49 · 126w, 6d ago · · ·

ok i have to say that i really liked the whole :applejackunsure::twilightsheepish: and :rainbowlaugh::flutterrage:

xD

but definitely, these were really well written.

#50 · 126w, 2d ago · · ·

Wow, this was as good as they say.

If I had criticism it would be that the romance itself actually felt out of place. Delightfully written and touching as all hell, but not quite right. It felt like you were writing a story about two unbearably close friends and pasted the word "love" over it. And Applejack's letters, despite the conceit being that she's more eloquent than she lets on, still felt far too articulate. There were other niggles but this is a comment, not a review, and they were minor.

But damn, you have a way with words. If I'm brutally honest, the most sadness I felt during this fic was when I encountered a turn of phrase that I just can't match. I can't wait to see how Easy As Lying turns out, seriously.

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