13w, 16hStill Alive, But Just Barely11 comments · 326 views
Feels like forever since I've been around. Haven't been writing much in the way of pony these days, honestly, but I will be at BronyCon tomorrow if anyone wants to say hello. I'll be at table 416, tagging along as always with the illustrious EndlessNight. She's got some really great stuff out this year, come check it out!
Speaking of me writing pony, I thought I would post something I've been holding on to for a while - I know, I know, very late on the FlutterBat bandwagon. I dashed this out back when the episode came out and have been procrastinating on further chapters in an epic way.
Click here if you're down for some Flutterbat action.
24w, 5dLike Fine Wine Comic!14 comments · 573 views
Apparently there were bits of this floating around on tumblr for a while? I don't know, I hadn't seen or heard anything about it and then BAM. Completed, epic, unbelievably amazing flash adaptation of one of my stories! Made my week. Made my month, even.
Go read it and rain lavish praise on the artist!
Oh, and also:
Something of mine finally got posted on Equestria Daily, haha. I thought we'd never see the day!
55w, 4dNew PVU Chapter!14 comments · 558 views
PRE-BLOG SHOUT OUT SPECIAL:
RBDash47 is closing the Pony Fiction Vault and that makes me very sad. The dude has been working hard and showcasing the best of the best, with interviews, for a long time now. I am proud, deeply, that he considered my work worthy of inclusion there, and I will always be grateful for all that he's done for me. The man is a badass, is what I'm saying, and everyone should stop by the site and throw some respect his way. He's even got some really impressive stuff coming up the next few days to go out on, so check it out!
Thank you, RBDash47. You are a scholar and a gentleman, and I wish you the best.
WE NOW RETURN TO OUT REGULARLY SCHEDULED BLOG POST:
Hello again! Feels like it's been a while. How is everyone?
I'll spare you all the lame excuses and long-winded rambling about not being around. Long story short, I had to change jobs, again, and move, again, and yes my life is awesome and stable thank you very much.
So no, I haven't been writing much lately. Luckily, there is still a new PVU chapter being posted, courtesy of the ever-awesome Device Heretic. There's no "Who wrote what part" caveat this time, either. This is pure, uncut DH writing. The good stuff.
A little bit of backstory to this - context, if you will:
I don't think I'm very good at writing anything involving Twilight/Celestia.
I'm not against the pairing - I think it can be very awesome, and it's delightfully canon (har har.) But I think it's just one of those things as a writer that I don't connect with like I do other characters or pairings. I think everyone knows what I'm talking about here - certain characters, I feel like I can just be in their head effortlessly, and their voice flows from the keyboard. Others, not so much. It has nothing to do, I think, with what characters you like or don't like, it just is. Pinkie Pie, for example - I like Pinkie Pie just fine, but I'm sure some of you have noticed I don't write much involving her, and I've never written from her perspective. I just don't feel qualified.
Twilestia is like that for me.
Anyway, at some point I thought a little bit of Twilestia was in order for PVU. I didn't have any specifics planned out, I just thought it would be neat. I mentioned this to DH, as one does, and he very instantly had many very good ideas, far and beyond anything I had come up with. I should probably mention that Device Heretic is, as far as I am concerned, one of the foremost authorities on the pairing and an undisputed master of this craft. DH writing Twilestia is like asking Bob Ross to paint a happy little tree or listening to Carl Sagan explain how many stars are in our galaxy - the dude is in his element, is what I'm saying.
So I asked him if he'd be interested in doing the chapter, since at that point I'd just be cribbing his ideas anyway. This coincided nicely with me moving and starting a new job at stuff as well. And that's where we are at now. I really enjoyed it, and I think it's an excellent addition to the story.
I'll be back for the next chapter - things are slowly settling down for me and I'm itching to get back in the groove. Clouds/Earth has also been on the back burner for a long while, and I'm eyeing up those half-finished chapters I was working on for that as well. Looking forward to posting again!
Device Heretic is great, you should send him booze.
I am a butt.
9 comments · 455 views
Or... er... by the way, this chapter comes with a pretty huge, screaming TRIGGER WARNING for SEXUAL ASSAULT.
So... enjoy? Be careful with this one, is what I'm saying. It gets rough. And dark. And bad.
... I'll just let myself out, then.
63w, 4dBelated Post-BronyCon Post8 comments · 222 views
So, yeah. Last weekend I went to BronyCon. Unfortunately, I couldn't get Monday off from work, so the moment the vendor's hall closed on Sunday I had to pack up and hit the road. Got back home around 4AM, took a nap, and went to to work. HA. Haha. Ha...
Unfortunately my job has been somewhere between "ridiculously busy" and "hellishly busy" since then, so I've just been watching everyone else write big awesome posts about how cool BronyCon was. I am merely here to confirm that yes, indeed, it was very cool. EndlessNight made a ton of money at her table and I got to sit on a panel! Many thanks to Applejinx for all the hard work he put in for his various panels, and a shout out to O, Stonershy, and Pacce for tolerating my presence at the table with them.
I do wish I'd gotten to stick around Sunday night for the big pony writer dinner, but I like to think I had a decent time with the people I did get to hang out with. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
Looking forward to next year!