One thousand years in Equestria's future, two young earth ponies are chosen by the Elements of Harmony to succeed the late princesses Celestia and Luna. Transformed into alicorns, these sisters must adapt to their new lives as rulers quickly in order to deal with strange challenges and a grave new threat. Based upon a storyline by Valkyrie-Girl. Now has a TV Tropes page!
23w, 2dWell, this is embarrassing.2 comments · 104 views
So. My precious few followers have probably noticed by now that I haven't been around much lately. Why is that?
Well, for a number of reasons. I've been busy, I've had less time for fanfiction (both reading and writing it), and, sad to say, I've largely fallen out of the fandom - not out of some disdain for the series or anything, but simply because, thanks to my busyness (and partly thanks to the fact that I've had a hard time catching the show when it's on, since I'm a stickler for watching things legally), I've not been able to keep up with the franchise and maintain my interest in ponies the way I used to. Sad, I know. But please bear with me.
I still fully intend to finish The Successors (as evidenced, I hope, by the new chapter which just arrived today). With any luck, the story will reach its conclusion before the summer is out, and that'll probably be it for me as far as pony fanfiction goes, at least for the foreseeable future. But fear not: I'll still hang around. Y'all haven't seen the last of ol' Portmeirion.
Be seeing you.
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Do any of you remember "Hot Chocolate?" You know, that insignificant little piece of cotton candy fluff I wrote almost a year ago? Well, for some reason the Seattle's Angels group has seen fit to review it and include it in their archive. You can read the reviews here, if you so desire.
Needless to say, I'm deeply honored and excited, but I'm also rather surprised - in fact, I've always been surprised at how popular that story is. Seriously, I wrote that thing in two days as a way to relax my brain in between chapters of The Successors. I never would've guessed that it would become my best-loved fic. Not that I'm complaining, of course; I'm absolutely delighted to see that it's warmed the hearts of so many readers. And warming hearts has always been my self-appointed purpose on this site, so I suppose I can count "Hot Chocolate" a great success.
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75w, 1dThe Successors Return2 comments · 98 views
So, after an inexcusable six-month hiatus, Aurora and Corona make their triumphant return in a short new chapter of my and Valkyrie-Girl's ongoing fic. The cause of the delay was my discovery that, due to a combination of stress and deadlines and all those sorts of things, I simply cannot write during the school year. Now that summer has begun, I can get back to business as usual, and spend my time on the really important things in life (like, y'know, My Little Pony fanfiction). I just hope all of my readers haven't forgotten/lost interest by now; to those of you who haven't, if you exist, I thank you for your patience. I can't promise a new chapter every week just yet, but updates should come at least a bit more frequently now. With any luck, I'll have the story finished (or at least mostly finished) sometime in the coming months.
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I'm not too happy. I'm not freaking out, and I'm certainly not going to ragequit, but I'm not especially happy either. I never liked the old "Twilight Becomes An Alicorn" trope back when it only happened in fanfiction, so seeing it become irrevocable canon is almost enough to make me cringe. The episode handled it well enough to avoid shark-jumpage, but the implications for future seasons and for the fandom reek of unpleasantness.
I've seen many fans, even those who are unenthusiastic about Twilight's ascension to princesshood, argue in its defense by saying that her personality will not change, and that she'll still be the same old bookish, adorkable unicorn alicorn we all know and love. Fair enough, but it's not her personality that I'm concerned about. Twilight may remain adorkable, but she's no longer the simple librarian of whom we were so fond. Like it or not, her new responsibilities will change - and in many cases, limit - what she can do and how she can act. Any story dealing with her, be it a fanfic or an actual episode, will have to take her princesshood into account. That could very well mean no more fun slice-of-life stories, no more hanging out with her friends, no more picnics and slumber parties. If Twilight is going to be a princess, she'll have to act like one; otherwise, what was the point of giving her wings in the first place?
At the risk of sounding like an old stick-in-the-mud, I must say I'm a wee bit upset to see the status quo so grossly disrupted. By opening the show up to new storytelling possibilities, they've permanently sealed off the old model, which in my opinion was working out just fine. I still trust the writers not to ruin the show; it's just that now, it seems like an entirely different show, and it's one that appeals to me a great deal less.
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89w, 1dHarbinger and Other News2 comments · 81 views
It is my pleasure and honor to announce that I've recently landed a role in a large-scale reading/audio drama adaptation of Harbinger, a dark epic written and directed by my dear friend Tealove. I provide the voice of Pokey Pierce, a background pony on the show whose role is somewhat expanded in this fic. The reading won't be completed until sometime later this year, but at the moment we do have a trailer up.
Oh, and that scary demon voice at the end? Yeah, that's also me.
- Chapter six of The Successors is currently in the planning stages. It may not be finished for some time yet, busy as I am with school and other nonsense. In light of recent announcements about the season 3 finale, I may have to add an "Alternate Universe" tag, since alicorns/princesses clearly work differently in canon than they do in my and Valkyrie-Girl's headcanon. Whatever the "Princess Coronation" reveals, The Successors will continue as planned.
- The next installment of A Change of Seasons is on hold (probably until the spring, appropriately enough). Then there will be three further chapters: one for Summer, one for Autumn, and an epilogue. Expect more of the same saccharine cuteness that characterizes most of my work. If this fic turns out as I imagine, it shall be my magnum opus diabetus.
Be seeing you.