Bon Bon's voice is funny, and that's about all that anypony who meets her notices, as her marefriend Lyra soon steals the spotlight with her explosive personality, strange obsessions, and curious beliefs. And why not? Bon Bon is, after all, a perfectly ordinary, boring pony in every way but two: her voice, and the carefully kept secret that she isn't really a pony.
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So, unhappily, I have no update to The Rise and Fall of the Dark Lord Sassaflash to share with you today. Don't y'all fret none, it's a-comin', but it needs a little time yet to be properly polished; this is going to be a particularly important chapter that poses some unique challenges, and I want to get it right. That shameless tease out of the way, I do have two items of particular interest to share with y'all today, one of which I'm confident that many of you will be particularly interested by, and the other of which I can only hope that you will be. We shall see.
Anyway. First up on the menu is, as you might have guessed from the title, an annotated version of Mendacity, shiny and new for your perusal and enjoyment. I've been working with the well-read and astoundingly diligent Shoggoth Lord on this for about two weeks now, and am very proud to show y'all the results of our work--or, to be perfectly honest, mostly of his work; he's shown an impressive work ethic in putting this together in such a short span of time. Not only will you find details on the real-world mythology behind many of the characters and creatures of Mendacity, but you'll also some insight into hidden details--secret canon, shall we say--that didn't make it into the story proper, but which I came up with while I was devising the details of the Mendaverse. I hope y'all will enjoy it; here it be: The Annotated Mendacity
Now we come to the second item on the agenda today: The First Law. I don't know whether y'all will be interested in this or not, as it's completely un-Pony-related, but since you've enjoyed my previous stories, I thought it only fair to let you know that I'm working on another one--this time, a piece of original fiction. It's a science-fantasy tale, and may be a bit confusing at first, but rest assured that many of the more cryptic details will be fully explained in later chapters. It's currently being hosted over on Wattpad.com, and as of today the first chapter has popped up for all to see; further chapters will, most likely, be popping up at my usual update time of half-past forever. If y'all are interested, I could drop a line here on the blog to let you know when further chapters have been posted; sound like something y'all'd be interested in?
48w, 6dSad Tidings5 comments · 360 views
Just a brief note to let y'all know that due to an unfortunate incident involving my laptop, a meter of elevation, a hardwood floor, and the rapid conversion of gravitational potential energy to kinetic energy, I'll have some trouble getting regular access to a laptop for the next few weeks or so--and consequently, the next chapter of my current story will be delayed by at least that length of time. Fear not, it will come in time--it's just that "in time" will end up being a little bit longer than might have been ideal. Many apologies for the delay, and hope y'all enjoy it whenever it DOES come out.
50w, 4dUpdate on Chapter III0 comments · 156 views
Just a quick heads-up to y'all to let you know that I've made a few more alterations to chapter III, which will hopefully resolve some of the issues caused by the removal of Stowaway Belle from the story. Chapter VI, incidentally, should be coming along fairly soon; no ETA other than "fairly soon," I'm afraid, but...Well, yes. Soon.
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Just a quick PSA; for plot-related reasons, I've removed Sweetie Belle's appearance from chapter III of my current story, and although she will have a role to play in future chapters, it'll be much lighter than I had originally planned. I know that this may be kind of disappointing to quite a few of y'all, and honestly I'm a bit disappointed as well, as I like Sweetie Belle and have fun writing her--but unfortunately, I just couldn't quite manage to get her to fit into the story in a way that satisfied me*, so in Ponyville she will remain. My apologies to those of you who are disappointed by this, but I really do think that the story will benefit from this change. Here's hoping I can demonstrate that to y'all.
*Not to mention the fact that, this being a Lovecraftian story, it wouldn't really be possible to include her in the thick of things without her becoming at least a little psychologically scarred, and as this is an interstitial story set between two episodes of the show, there are obvious problems with that.
87w, 1dStory the Second9 comments · 380 views
Well! It's been quite a while, hasn't it? Longer than I had intended, in fact, and for that you all have my apologies. Even the loneliest river wends its weary way at last to the sea, though, and the thinnest crescent Moon will wax to fullness in time (full Moon tonight, by the by. I think, odd as it sounds, I'll be trying to tie future story updates to the lunar cycle; the Moon makes a very obvious, regular timekeeper, and unlike the arbitrary days of the week it offers a clear, tangible sense of the passage of time). Before another twenty-four hours have passed, I'll be posting the first chapter of my next story. The promised epilogue to Mendacity will be arriving not long afterwards, by the time the Moon is new, and chapter 2 of this new story will be coming either then or at the next full Moon. As to the story itself...well, I feel I owe y'all something of an apology. I asked, after posting the final chapter of Mendacity, whether you'd prefer me to write a sort-of sequel or a new story with Lovecraftian elements, and most voted sequel. I tried to get something satisfactory down for that, but for now at least the ideas aren't quite flowing as they like, and I'm not sure how to tell the stories I have in mind. So, instead, we'll be exploring the lives of a different set of characters, some time before the beginning of Mendacity--before, in fact, Discord's return to Equestria, though not long before. There won't be any romance this time, but there may be shoggoths, ghouls, and mi-go, and while they're not quite the same thing as True Love I hope they'll prove to be an acceptable substitute.