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Blog Posts14

  • 29w, 3d
    Good & Bad News

    Well! Long time no see, FIMFiction. Well long time no talk at least.

    The good news is, I am now in a new job which gives me weekends back (sometimes)!

    The bad news is, I am now writing to you from my iPad because my computer is finito. Kaput. No more. Dead...  And with it, several stories and continuations of other stories I have already published.  Yup. So you probably aren't going to see much more / any more Old vs New (if any of you were still following that haha), or Bitwise's Equestria (for those of you who got to pre-read a bit of it), or a few others. Sigh.

    But eh. We shall rebuild!  ...as soon as I no longer have to write on an iPad lol.

    5 comments · 111 views
  • 54w, 4d
    Good lord things are busy

    Well!  This certainly has been a dry spell for people not following my tumblr.

    Unfortunately, it won't be ending any time soon.  As you may have gathered, I have been exceptionally busy with my job. I have actually been writing, but I have mostly focussed on the various comic storylines being published / pending publishing over at Fernintumblr / Mare-vel Comics.

    Hand of Justice: Mirror, Mirror has been coming along at a brisk pace, but is currently on hold for a Halloween-themed comic which will start on 07 OCT.  If you like Fiddlesticks... well, or if you really DON'T like Fiddlesticks... check out Dirge of Scaretzo.

    Old Appleoosa: Heritage is coming along nicely, and for Pinkie fans the next chapter is currently in production (although the artist has been having a few difficulties).

    That's pretty much it from me.  Hopefully things will slow down in a few weeks and I will be able to do some legitimate writing again.  As much as I like doing comic scripts and the exercise in telling the story in as short a time as reasonably possible is fun, I do need to do some actual narratives aaaaaaaahhh. @_@

    3 comments · 139 views
  • 98w, 4d
    Marevel Comics

    Or, "What the heck has Fernin been doing all this time?"

    Well!  As Creideiki so correctly pointed out in my last journal, my lack of uploads has not NECESSARILY implied writing inactivity on my part.

    In fact, I've been working on a few pony superhero comics!  They're being published at my tumblr.  If you're interested, see the links below.

    1.) Sonata Du Octave-- A three-issue comic focussing on the superpowered clash between Vyclops (alias Vinchenza "Vinyl" Scratch) and Doctor Octave (alias Dr. Octavia Philharmonica), based on my earlier My Little Marvel.  The issues are:

    Overture: Octave Rising (now complete)

    Fugue: Blind Justice (ongoing)

    Duet Con Moto (to be published)

    2.) Hand of Justice-- A graphic novel focussed on the exploits of an inexperienced young superheroine Lyra Heartstrings.  Cheer (and as appropriate, cringe) as she tries to balance her personal issues with the greater goal of upholding the cause of right as... The Hand of Justice.

    3.) Old Appleoosa-- Issue 1: Bounty.  This will be a Western-themed comic based on some concepts I worked up with JamesCorck on Deviantart.  Depending on how the first issue works out, there may be more.  Have to see.

    ...Anyway, so that's part of the reason why I haven't been around.  Main reason is work-related though, sigh.

    9 comments · 277 views
  • 98w, 5d
    DANGIT

    Ack.  The scenario in the opener to the Trixie ep was almost EXACTLY what I was going to use for a changeling-related Trixie story that I planned out four months ago.

    And now if I get around to writing it, the scenario will look unoriginal.

    Cursessssssssssss this is the "Rainbow Dash as a Drill Sergeant" thing all over again.

    *sigh*

    Oh well, that's what I get for being slow.  In any event, as you may have noticed I've been very busy with my new job and have done basically no writing since getting back to the States.  It's unfortunate, but there it is.

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This could be Lyra's big break: she's the warmup musician for the first annual Running of the Leaves autumn concert!  The audience will be huge, and if the musician does well, she could be on her way to bigger and better things!  But it's going to be hard to prepare in the few days she has left, so Lyra really needs to work hard to be ready.

Unfortunately for Lyra, her mind doesn't seem to be at home right now.  Instead, her body is being controlled by a very surprised MLP:FIM fan named Lyle Hartman.  He doesn't know the first thing about playing the lyre, but time stops for nopony and the show must go on.  So all Lyle has to do is figure out a way to get back to his proper world (and hopefully bring Lyra's mind back to wherever it went) before the unicorn is expected to perform on stage.  Easy, right?

...Now if only Lyle could get somepony to believe him.

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Artwork by Discommunicator!  Thanks for letting me use your art for this; it fits well!

First Published
5th Dec 2011
Last Modified
3rd Jan 2012
#1 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

Oh boy, that poor man. So I've seen humans dropped in Equestria, humans turned into ponies, but never a human taking control of a canon pony's body. This may prove to be entertaining.

#2 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

I do have to wonder how it took that long for the guy to notice that he wasn't in his own body. Not that I am complaining.

#3 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

Wouldn't something like "My Little Human: Friendship is Technology" make more sense as a name for that show? Ah, whatever, me reading to much into things again...

ANYWAY

Interesting start. It certainly took him long enough to notice. Dude must've been smashed something fierce. Hope Bon-bon doesn't start freaking out on him.

Story eez tracked, please continue. :pinkiehappy:

#4 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

>>52544

I agree. It would make sense if he was still stoned or ill in some way. :trixieshiftright:

#5 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

In equestria pony scares you! :pinkiesmile: Also how did he not realise he was missing his junk when he went to the toilet.  *Insert inapproppriate derogatory joke referring to male genitalia here* :pinkiehappy:

Tracking systems engaged!

#6 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

>>52568

Stoned or not, I' bet he would've noticed the moment he got out of bed. You know, having become a pony and all, he'd notice that he's on all fours, has no fingers and speaks in a different voice, unless he's VERY stoned/drunk. :rainbowderp:

Anyway, I'm gonna track this story too.

#7 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

Funny, original, and well-written?

I am torn between my joy at having another great fanfic to follow on this site and my despair at having yet another great fanfic to follow on this site. :applejackconfused:

Seriously, though, this is really good stuff.  I look forward to more. :pinkiesmile:

#8 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

Oh this looks goooooood! I have experienced loosing track of a great fic before and I have sworn to never let it happen again! :trixieshiftright:

I signed up just to keep track of this one :twilightsmile:

Promising and original concept, brilliant writing, you amaze me!

#9 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

im loving this:pinkiesmile:

#10 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

Meanwhile in Tacoma, Washington, I can only assume that Lyra is having the greatest day of her life.

#11 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

>>52774

Somepony should take that idea and refine a spinoff fic out of it!

#12 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

Great idea and start!

Just like everyone else, the only problem is the fact that he noticed that he wasn't human anymore till the end. Other that, I'm looking forward for more chapter to this promising story.

#13 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

Haha!  This is too funny.  And crazy.  I'll be following.  :pinkiehappy:

#14 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

That i sone hell of a hangover. Where was this bar again?

#15 · 150w, 3d ago · · · Rude Awakening ·

You know what I just realized?  This implies two things:

Firstly, that Lyra has ended up in Lyle's body in Tacoma, Washington and, as >>52774 already pointed out, she is presumably having the single greatest day of her pony life.

Secondly, that the foal's show My Little Person: Software is Magic has its own nigh-cult following amongst the adult ponies of Equestria, who write fanfictions, draw fanart, and compose fanmusic inspired by the show.

And, y'know, they totally have conventions where ponies dress up as the show's characters.  I imagine that Lyra is a regular attendee of these cons, what with the opportunity to cosplay as a person and all.

Someone needs to do something with these implications. :raritystarry:

I like how this is shaping up.  And don't worry about the slow pace.  I much prefer a story that takes the time to develop fully instead of rushing it.

Also:  Bon-bon has the patience of a saint.  She needs a hug.

Please continue! This is fun read. :twilightsmile:

A new chapter? This living organism is very pleased, and likes the slow pace.

Enjoyment containers at critical, adorable overload in progress! :pinkiehappy:

To slow? To SLOW?!? something this hilarious can't ever go "slow".

i'm really liking this concept... keep it up!

Ooh... I see Bon-bon brought up the time when Lyra was sitting on the park bench in a human position. Time to put that office of conspiracy theorists to work :pinkiecrazy:

Very interesting concept.  When's the next chapter coming?

#23 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Practice... ·

And the much anticipated update has come at last! You have not disappointed me. :twilightblush:

#24 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Practice... ·

Another great update!

I feel that while Lyra is having the time of her time but unlike him is pretending to him. Please show us what is going with Lyra for I'm interested to read.

#25 · 148w, 1d ago · · · Practice... ·

You know, it's one of the best things I EVER read. ANd it comes from man who read like thousands of fics. You took cliche, and made it COMPLETELY AWESOME! Double-way shows (MLP-MLH, Lyra and Lyle, body-switch) and FINALLY ponies think main hero is nuts and do not believe him! It's perfect and make complete sense, I mean, if my friend will start talking that he's a pony, or dunno, Chingis-Khan, I'll think he went crazy and do not believe him 'just because'. Tracking.

Love ya! You're awesome! :scootangel:

#26 · 148w, 22h ago · · · Practice... ·

Another great chapter.  More serious in nature than the others, but still compelling and entertaining. :pinkiesmile:

#27 · 148w, 20h ago · · · Practice... ·

Keep it up man. I think your doing fine.

#28 · 148w, 15h ago · · · Practice... ·

It was late when I skimmed this but I have one question.

 "Do you even really know how to program, or do you just know what you remember"

Which means that along with TVs pOnies have computers... And lyle should KNOW how to program from what I've seen so... Couldn't he have proven that?

#29 · 147w, 3d ago · · · Practice... ·

Wow, this is great! Fantastic job on taking annoying cliches and turning it into something hilarious and compelling; definitely tracking.

I find it adorably hilarious.

and the slow pace is fitting.

also, what's Lyra up too?

I'mma guess she's in Lyle's body back on earth?

#31 · 147w, 2d ago · · · Practice... ·

More.

I want MORE!!!

I can haz more, please?

I'll start speaking latin soon, seriously.

You won't like me when I'm speaking latin.

just...please update!

#32 · 147w, 7h ago · · · Promises ·

....interesting.... and really good..keep it up!

#33 · 147w, 6h ago · · · Promises ·

I keep trying to think of ways to prove Twilight wrong.

It's damn tough; in fact, just about the only thing I could think of would be to quote one of the other Mane 6, on the off chance that their not-as-photographic-as-Twilight's memory would have them thinking they said something else. But even that is a major stretch, and there's a lot of variables that could go wrong.

Tl;dr: You almost made me question my existence, too. Good job.

#34 · 147w, 6h ago · · · Apologies ·

AW, Bon-bon so sweet here! Glad to see that Lyle not a Mary Sue and shocked, unprepared and not-so-emotionally-strong. Believeable character with flaws - it's perfect! I can sympathize with him. You executed your plot very well!

#35 · 147w, 6h ago · · · Promises ·

Wow, Twilight is logical and all, but she's such a bitch if she wants to be. Like Grez said, I almost questioned my own existence. Bon-Bon here shows all good traits of Earth Ponies - she's strong, dependable, always supports and trusts you when you need it. OH, I'm so in love with her.

#36 · 146w, 6d ago · · · Promises ·

fantastic

#37 · 146w, 5d ago · · · Promises ·

Extra credit in the Turing test: Make the interviewer question his or her own humanity.

Yeah, in retrospect, a battle of wits with Twilight Sparkle was pretty much doomed to failure. Although, if one could reverse the tables and try to indulge her curiosity as a converse brony, answer ambiguities about My Little Person... Ah, but that's a dangerous game in and of itself.

In any case, I do look forward to more. I also rather hope you do a sequel with Lyra's end of the story. After all, where else would she be if not in Lyle's body?

#38 · 146w, 3d ago · · · The Sounds of Silence ·

I wonder where this is going...

#39 · 146w, 3d ago · · · The Sounds of Silence ·

Part of me wants to say that Lyra actually is delusional, but I really can't tell. Keep up the good work!

#40 · 146w, 3d ago · · · The Sounds of Silence ·

Hmm... Simon and Garfunkel and ponies...

When I left my home and my family

I was no more than a foal

In the company of strangers

In the hustle of the railway station running scared

Living large, forced into the richer quarters

Where the fancy ponies go

Waking up without the hearty rooster's crow

Could work. And now I'll be doing this all day instead of getting anything useful done. Well played, sir. Well played.

#41 · 146w, 3d ago · · · The Sounds of Silence ·

>>103928

In the clearing stands a farmer

Applebucker by her trade

And she carries the reminders

Of ev'ry tree she failed to reap

Or mocked her 'til she cried out

In her anger and her shame

"I can't do this, I can't do this"

But the farmer still remains

Ponify ALL the lyrics!

#42 · 146w, 3d ago · · · The Sounds of Silence ·

"I get the news I need from the weather pegasi.

Ohh, I can gather all the news I need from the weather pegasi.

Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile.

Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da, and here I am

The only living mare in Manehattan.

Bon-Bon, get your cake done on time.

I know that you're eager to bake now.

Hey-y-y, let your Cutie Mark shine, shine, shine now

Da-n-da-da-n-da-da-n-da-da

Like it shines on me,

The only living mare in Manehattan...

The only living mare in Manehattan."

#43 · 146w, 3d ago · · · The Sounds of Silence ·

I do love a good bit of songfic now and again. A shame I confused Simon and Garfunkel with Gilbert and Sullivan for a moment. I do that sometimes.:derpytongue2:

Anyway, another fine chapter, especially the little details like Lyra's "magic fingers". Eagerly looking forward to more.

#44 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Epilogue ·

It was a great story. Glad to be of help!

#45 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Home at Last ·

Interesting. Though, I kinda thought that would happen anyways.

#46 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Home at Last ·

A strange and saddly fitting end.  Happy, but a smidge sad as well.  Especially consdering the stresses needed to cause a bout of temporary insanity like that.  Then again, major concert and all.

#47 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Epilogue ·

I didn't expect this though.

#48 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Epilogue ·

OK

THIS is funny!

#49 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Epilogue ·

lol

#50 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Epilogue ·

Man, that's kind of cruel to poor Lyle, isn't it?

(Although really, I shouldn't have expected anything else, coming from you.)

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