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  • E Traveler's Exile

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  • 5w, 6d
    Ranty rant

    Just a heads up, this blog post is mainly me complaining about how terrible my life is, so if that doesn't interest you... Uh, go do something you enjoy doing? It's not like I'm holding you hostage here, you know. Go have fun!

    I haven't made a blog post in quite a while. I've been wanting to, though. Problem is, I've been feeling like absolute shit for the past few weeks. Last week, school started again, and I was so nervous that it made me feel sick, despite the meds I'm taking. On top of that, it turns out I've spent something like the past half year doing absolutely nothing about it, because apparently, being told you're getting a psychiatrist assigned to you doesn't mean anything. Just the same old talking, even though the conclusion months ago was that talking wasn't going to get me anywhere.

    It feels so stupid, too. My coach/confidant at school even told me he was incredibly surprised I managed to achieve what I did last year, but this year, I can't even so much as get ready for school in the morning or I'm stressing out. I'm just going to one class per week and my disorder starts acting up. It pisses me off even more than usual because the project for this quarter is gaming, something I've been looking forward to since last year. And now I can't even participate in it! I did take some initiative and started working on a design document, but it's actually kind of tough if you're not in a group. It's hard to work on it, because thinking about it reminds me of school, and that gets me all worked up...

    On top of that, I feel so crappy for not having written or uploaded anything here for about a year now. I have no idea why so many of you are still following me, to be honest. I expected a huge drop, but there's only more of you know. God knows how badly I want to write, but just can't. And when I do put some words down, it turns out like... Well, that last blog post was far more shitty and judgmental than I had intended beforehand. I'd intended a much more neutral and understanding view instead of the bullshit I wrote. If anyone felt offended by it, I offer my genuine apologies.

    In somewhat more positive news, I'm working on putting together a panel for Hearth's Warming Con. It's going to be about writing and stuff, but no further details yet. I'm gonna do it together with Hyfnae and Rarity Belle. Here's to hoping that'll be fun, at least.

    And if all else fails, I can still blast my way through Dark Souls 2 without much difficulty. That's something, right?

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  • 9w, 6d
    America is weird

    A blog post? And it isn't some useless update or me whining about mental issues? WHOOOOOAAAAAA

    Ahem. As you all know (I think), I'm from Europe. The Netherlands, to be precise. A rather quiet little country that does not face many direct threats or other nonsense involving national security. What it does have, is a few centuries' worth of economic knowledge and having the rest of the world by its balls. Or something, a really long time ago.

    A lot of the fandom is America-based. Quite obvious, as most sellers like We Love Fine are only based in America, most brony cons are in America, et cetera. For people like me, that can be a huge hassle! Long, expensive travels to get to those cons, annoying time zone nonsense and exorbitant shipping costs. Also, you guys tend to get stuff earlier than we do, which makes me grumble quite often.

    In the last few years, I've had an increasing amount of exposure to the American culture; even though we're all part of 'the West', we couldn't be more apart in terms of culture. This became really obvious during my stay in Baltimore and Washington, D. C. Even though they're enormous cities that would occupy a significant part of the Netherlands, and certainly have way taller buildings than anything we have here, when I walked around there, I had a sense of... wrongness, shall I say.

    When you're walking around in the big Dutch cities, like Rotterdam or Amsterdam, you'll see that everything is pretty modern; we're almost always building new stuff (Utrecht is terrible in this regard) and constantly renewing old things. Not because we want to look cool and stuff, but because the old stuff just sucks and the ground is terrible for building on, so we need to renew a lot. Also, it just looks cool. When you're in the city centre, chances are every single street will be well-kept, and even back alleys will look at least decent.

    Not so much in the U.S., though. Sure, there are large, beautiful buildings all around. But if you look at any side but the front, you'll notice that these aren't in the best of states. The roads leading to the back of these buildings look downright frightening! Straight out of a thriller or horror movie. And that's not even mentioning the homeless; while you're bound to run into some of them over here, there's a downright massive amount of them in American cities.

    These things made me take a better look at American culture and its differences with my own European culture. There's the obvious, big differences: America is one big country made up of fifty smaller ones, and Europe is more of a coalition of several small countries. They look out for each other, but are otherwise not linked by anything. There's also gun laws, of course. I know far too little about it to have a proper opinion on it, so I'll refrain from stating anything. I'd like to get a better view on it before saying anything. What I do know, is that it's rather complicated, as there's a big market for that kind of stuff, apparently.

    I can bet a lot of people will sigh and prepare for the eventual 'Ha-ha all Americans are fat' stereotyping. Sadly, I'm going to dive into that first, because oh my god is it right. When I was in San Francisco for Babscon, my father jokingly told me to never call him fat again because he's treading the line between healthy and very slightly overweight. This because we saw some truly amazing/gross people unlike any we'd ever seen before in any place in the world. I know a lot of people hate that view of the U.S., but there's simply no denying it.

    It became obvious why it is the way it is really quickly: the serving sizes for food are simply ridiculous. If I go to a restaurant and buy a decent meal in my home country, I can expect to spend quite a few bucks. Go to America, however, and I can get the same kind of meal, a whole size bigger, and for the same price in dollars. This means you can subtract about a fifth of the price to convert to euros. Food is so cheap over there!

    That, in turn, made me wonder why there are so many poor people in the U.S., as is constantly made obvious over the news... until you realize that people just get paid like absolute crap in the U.S. Unpaid internships are apparently common for you guys, but they're heavily frowned upon over here. On top of that, we work forty hours per week; any more, and you get paid extra. You're also considered to be really devoted to your job if you do that.

    In comparison to the Netherlands, America is almost like a third-world country. Peoply live in shitty circumstances, are heavily overworked, and many people over there just felt... miserable, so to say. There's a sort of atmosphere in the streets that feels a lot more negative than here.

    Of course, the explanation for this is pretty simple: the U.S.A. is simply in a bad spot. A government that can't really do anything due to being an oligarchy decided by the wealthy, the constant looming of foreign threats, the incredibly large internal conflicts on laws (think gay marriage, gun rights, et cetera, all stuff people can't agree about), and more. It's such a shame, too, because there's definitely the potential to be a great country. Or possibly, in the future, a collection of fifty pretty okay countries, I don't know.

    So yeah. America is really strange from a European's perspective. We're often made to think that we're all part of the western, advanced civilization, but nothing could be more wrong, as differences run rampant in about every single aspect. Not saying all of those are bad, but, y'know... weird. At least to someone with my perspective.

    On the other hand, us Europeans came up with all folklore concerning the fey/fae/whatever, and that stuff is way crazier. I could go on a tangent, but let's just say that fairies are jerks. Except changelings, but on the other hand, yeah, original changelings are pretty terrible too.

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  • 10w, 6d
    Back from Germany! Germane-y?

    Look, I came home in the middle of the night after driving for a really long time, I'm just gonna make bad jokes.

    Galacon was pretty cool! We had a lot of trouble getting there in the first place, because me and my friends are a bunch of idiots, but we made it anyway! The trip was filled with a lot of bad jokes, a lot of shouting DUCKTALES WOOHOO and translating English songs to Dutch and making them sound absolutely terrible. The way back was comparable, but way shorter and with one guy having lost his voice. Didn't prevent us from laughing our asses off.

    Anyway, Galacon was pretty much just like Bronycon and Babscon, but smaller. And more German. I only went to two events: the opening ceremony, which had a horribly jarring stylistic error ("The panel is almost starting soon!" MY STYLE SENSE IS GOING HAYWIRE), and the Creative Writing Workshop, which was very, very subdued until I presented a terrible half-theory while making dumb jokes. We also concluded that green is evil, and therefore Sweetie Belle is evil. Just sayin'.

    Aside from that, I pretty much did a whole lot of horsing around, playing Cards Against Humanity and other random stuff. Most of the fun is hanging around with other people, after all!

    So yeah, next con I'm going to is probably Hearth's Warming Con, which is like a forty minute drive from where I live. I might even talk to the people who run it to see if I can do a panel or something. As for now, I'm going to chill out and stuff, write some nonsense and some makes-slightly-moresense and have fun and stuff.

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  • 12w, 15h
    ermehgerd gerrlerrcerrn

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  • 14w, 1h
    Quick Update

    Long time no see, everyone!

    So I've been away for uh... Quite a while! I've been very busy with school and trying to cope with my anxiety disorder. I'm happy to say I can continue on to the second year of my study! The anxiety is still pretty bad, and I'm not making much progress with it. But hey, I've got a lot of free time now. I'm heading off to Gran Canaria today, to just chill out and have a nice time. I'm bringing my laptop with me, so I can write a bit. I even managed to write two pages earlier this week! I hope I can get something done in the next week or so.

    So uh, yeah. In the meantime, have this thing I made, a recording of one of my favourite boss fights of all time:

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A single changeling is blamed for making Chrysalis' plan to take over Equestria fail. He's banished and thrown out of the hive, ending up somewhere far away.

Luckily, he ends up not too far from a certain well-known village, where he can feed to his heart's content.

Needless to say, not everything goes according to plan.

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Now with a French version, courtesy of Wansdich, here.

Fanart! Check it out here. And even more here!

Now in ereader-friendly PDF version, by Starflower Hooves! You can view and download it here.

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First Published
9th May 2012
Last Modified
24th Jun 2012
#1 · 127w, 4d ago · 2 · · Chapter 1 ·

I couldn't see any major problems or grammar errors. (mainly because I'm not that good at spotting grammar errors. Oh well.) I think I'm going to enjoy to see where this goes, and as a first fic, this is good! Tracking and thumbing up. You're off to a good start on this one. :twilightsmile:

#2 · 127w, 4d ago · 2 · · Chapter 1 ·

Yay, a new fic to look at.

#3 · 127w, 4d ago · 1 · · Chapter 1 ·

This is a great beginning. And is has a lot of humor on the Changeling's perspective. Nice job so far!:twilightsmile:

#4 · 127w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

So yesterday, I was looking at my FiMFiction account during my break. I noticed this was uploaded, but not submitted yet. I thought, eh, why not, it's not like people would actually be interested in this.

The next day, I see an email that this was approved. I check FiMFiction...

:rainbowhuh:

:pinkiegasp: My God, it's full of stars! Favorites, comments, thumbs up, holy moly! Not a single bit of negative feedback!

Thanks everyone! I never even thought so many people would want to read what I wrote. Guess I have to continue writing this now. :twilightsheepish:

#5 · 127w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

Interesting i like it

More? now? please?

#6 · 127w, 12h ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

Very cool concept of the changeling to take (borrow) things from the main six character. And great job with keeping everypony in character.

#7 · 126w, 6d ago · · · Chapter 2 ·

With the awesome power of photoshop's tools (lasso + eraser), I have made a simple image! Huzzah! :yay:

#8 · 125w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Curious question do you use Google Docs?

Good chapter BTW :twilightsmile:

#9 · 125w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Yes, I do. Mostly because it automatically saves whatever I'm doing, since I'm one of those people who write an essay, then Word crashes, and then my stuff is gone.

Or I save it and can't find it in my documents. It's a bigger mess in there than in the average teenager's closet.

Thanks for the feedback!

#10 · 125w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Like the reactions from "Suncloak". Afterall, anyone that is not instantly paranoid of anything being a lie must be an idiot.

#11 · 125w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

Great chap. Love the changeling's POV with everypony. Keep it up!:pinkiehappy:

#12 · 125w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

I love how wonderfully oblivious everyone is. That tends to lead into the funniest plots.

#13 · 125w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

That changeling's lucky that everpony's so willing to accept what he says. Wonder how long he'll be able to keep it up.

Good chapter, hope to see more soon!:twilightsmile:

#14 · 125w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

It's like you people enjoy giving me heart attacks in the morning :twilightoops:

I mean, this is turning out to have been a good idea. The last time I had a 'good idea', I caused an energy spike in a USB port and my PC spontaneously shut down.

The way this is going, I'm fully expecting this fic to come alive and eat my face when it's done. :raritycry:

But I have to continue writing! I enjoy you people enjoying this, but if I continue, this'll be the end of me. YOU'RE TEARING ME APART READAHS :raritydespair:

In other news, I'm at work, I'm bored, but I'm simultaneously very happy that people enjoy this so much! :rainbowkiss::heart:

#15 · 125w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 3 ·

You my fellow sir or madam, deserve a baker's dozen of cookies and candied bacon. Alas, my screen does not allow for objects of any kind to be sent through it to other people on the internet, only causes the screen to get dirty or broken. :applecry:

I'm not a pro at grammar but I wasn't really looking for errors and stuff. So anywho, you still deserve cookies and bacon, or cookies and pie if you are a vegetarian. :pinkiecrazy:

Well I AM able to give likes, watches and tracking stars....so there ya go :rainbowkiss:

(Typing up this comment started out full of energy then spiraled into awkwardness :applejackconfused:)

I've got nothing else to say.

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Crabby patties :pinkiegasp:

#16 · 125w, 16h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

This chapter's a bit short, but hey! Comedy! I hope.

Next chapter will probably be longer, to compensate.

#17 · 125w, 16h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

xD I love how he thinks they're dumb:rainbowlaugh:

#18 · 125w, 16h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Next chapter: Applejack comes up and tells him she knows and he gets blasted, or he gets confronted. XD

#19 · 125w, 16h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

>>654086

Like you said, comedy.  Better short than long winded for a comedy in my opinion.

#20 · 125w, 16h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Congrats dude you're in the featured box :pinkiehappy: :yay:

#21 · 125w, 15h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

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#22 · 125w, 15h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Nicely done on getting featured Nia ^^,

congrats

-Pseudo

#23 · 125w, 15h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Great story! Definitely tracking!

#24 · 125w, 15h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Congratulations on the feature! and shame on me for just realizing i never gave a thumbs up...sorry :scootangel:

See you at the next chapter.

#26 · 125w, 14h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

"so he could feed of it’s lover’s love for that pony" -- two adjacent mistakes; it should be "feed off its love"

#27 · 125w, 14h ago · · · Chapter 1 ·

>>654558

Thanks, fixed it!

I knew I had to have an error somewhere, but hey, that happens when you randomly edit it really fast during a break from work.

#28 · 125w, 14h ago · 4 · · Chapter 2 ·

"Good-looking changelings were black, which was obviously the prettiest color. Then again, all changelings were black, but that was just a minor detail, because it pretty much guaranteed that all changelings were good-looking."

Oh, wow, I'm loving your writing style here. Reminded me of Douglas Adams.

#29 · 125w, 7h ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

Quite entertaining. I'm curious to see more.

#30 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Hey look, a longer chapter, just like I said!

This one was way easier to write, since I had it planned out a lot more. Also, some gags I've been aching to use :pinkiehappy:

#31 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Heh.... Ninja Mode ...On

#32 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

yet another good chapter.

even tho i haven't got much to comment about. :derpytongue2:

#33 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

I love how completely daft all these ponies are q;

#34 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

:rainbowlaugh: Pfffft oh the tea gag was great, this chapter got quite a few laughs out of me. Thanks :twilightsmile:

Also I will henceforth be referring to the element bearers as the Elements of Chocolate.

#35 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

The best part about farces like this is when the character knows how screwed he should be, yet sidesteps danger anyway.

#36 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

please continue? this is good :pinkiesad2:

#37 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

The 'elements of chocolate' and the tea gag were hilarious. Awesome chapter:rainbowlaugh:

#38 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

It's a good thing ponies are so trusting and gullible, isn't it? Suncloak's really going to need all his luck to stay undetected here.

Another good chapter, and I hope to see it continued!:pinkiehappy:

#39 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

I get the feeling the ponies are just screwing with him, keeping him under surveillance, cause the other alternative is that Twilight is an idiot.  :facehoof:

#40 · 124w, 5d ago · 1 · · Chapter 5 ·

>>665178

Everypony's an idiot under the influence of the Rule of Funny! Well, except Pinkie Pie, she's the master of fun, after all. :pinkiecrazy:

Aww, I got my first thumbs down :fluttercry: Still, 1 thumbs down for every 80 thumbs up isn't a bad ratio for my first attempt at writing something in English that isn't for school. Not bad at all!

Also, holy moly 200 favourites! When I started writing this, I could barely imagine 1 person clicking that star. Boy was I wrong! You people are amazing. :twilightsmile:

#41 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Congratulations on your success! I have to say, this is one of my favourite 'fics to date; there's just something about it. The writing style, the humour...all great!:pinkiehappy: Keep writing, or I may die from update withdrawal symptoms! :raritydespair:

#42 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

>>665328

Should have known, PINKIIEEEE!!

  Well so far the story has been entertaining, though don't let those favorites go to your head, it is currently the easiest way to keep track of new updates.  

#43 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 4 ·

My fav chapter up to this point. For me it had more lol's than the previous chapters combined :rainbowlaugh:

#44 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

>>665549

Not at all! If anything, these favourites are incredibly humbling. It's sort of a surprise that by now, almost 250 people are interested in seeing this continue. It only motivates me to try and write even better! :pinkiehappy:

#45 · 124w, 5d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

>>668212

The stress would kill me, mainly cause I am a huge self doubter.  Way to be ballsy enough to continue forth into the muddy scene that is fanfiction.  :yay:

#46 · 124w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Why do I get the feeling the ponies are all humoring him and they really know who and what he is? Some of the breaks going "Suncloak"'s way have been convenient, and it would be absolutely hilarious for him to think so highly of himself and lowly of ponies only to have it break upon him that they've just been pitying the poor fellow.

Ah well. However it goes I want to see more.

#47 · 124w, 4d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

Pfff...changelings are such silly creatures arnt they hmmm? hahahahaha the chaos they caused was pathetic

#48 · 124w, 2d ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

make him befriend him! please/:fluttercry::fluttercry::fluttercry:

#49 · 124w, 15h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

I think the only pony "suncloak" should worry about finding out his identity is pinkie pie :pinkiehappy: :pinkiesad2: because thats just how she is, and also being pinkie pie she wouldn't even care that he is a changling because her pinkie sense hasn't alerted her to him being dangerous

#50 · 124w, 15h ago · · · Chapter 5 ·

And then, he is found by The Pink One.... :pinkiehappy:

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