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  • E Love is Blind

    Foal-birth is a miracle of nature. Everypony always gets to tell their tale... except for the foal.
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  • T Displaced

    A unicorn colt has an accident, and nopony knows him. His wild claims go widely ignored until...
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    Ponies have always known Spike as the goofy little dragon boy and Twilight's no. 1 assistant. All of this changes when a lie more than a decade in the making comes to light, and changes his life forever.
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  • Tuesday
    Commissions are now... open?

    It's no great secret that the  author known as Seven Fates is unemployed. He certainly whines enough about how he can't get a break. In fact, the only income he has at all comes from bottle/can reclamation deposit—since he and his family greatly enjoys beverages of a carbonated sort—and a low-income tax credit that he receives from the province every fiscal quarter. Now, as some of you realize, reading this, he doesn't have a lot of money to spend. With the holidays coming up, Seven would especially like a bit of extra spending money... and to stop talking in the third person.

    That's where you come in. Starting today, I will be taking writing commissions.

    What is a writing commission?

    Since not everybody is familiar with the concept of whoring out your artistic talents for money, a commission is a piece of work that an artist or writer is paid by an individual to produce. The commissioner gives the artist the specifications of what they want, and the artist works in those constraints. For example, if you wanted me to write a story about Scootaloo accidentally eating a hallucinogenic mushroom and going on a psychedelic adventure, you would tell me the basic plot idea, characters, story length [See Cost and Payment], and how much artistic freedom you wish me to have. After completion of the work, I will link you to a Google document. When it meets your approval and I have received payment in full, the story is released on FIMFiction should you so wish.

    Cost and Payment

    Now, quite obviously, I am not writing commissions for free. It would defeat the entire point of it being a commission in the first place. Because time is money *, I have set out a basic pricing system.

    Regular Stories: USD$10/1000 words, with stories exceeding 10,000 words facing an additional USD$2.50 per 1000 words for time investment.

    Clop Stories: USD$12.50/1000 words, with stories exceeding 10,000 words facing an additional USD$1 per 1000 words for time investment.

    Once  the projected story length, characters, content, and a timeline are agreed upon via private message, I will provide you with a PayPal account. At that point, I will ask for 50% of the agreed upon price to hold as insurance of completion and our arrangement. Should you at any time decide to void our agreement, the 50% will be held to account for my time and effort.

    Basically, you pay 50% up-front and 50% upon completion. Not wholly a unreasonable request given that you are paying for my time.

    Rules for Commissions:

    1: Because life cannot be predicted, I ask that you be patient when it comes to your commission. I won't mind if you check in every other day or so, but hounding me multiple times a day will not get it done faster. I happen to be responsible for preparing meals and tending to the animals in this household, so my every waking moment cannot and will not be dedicated solely to writing.

    2: Related to the first rule, I'd ask that you allow for at least a week minimum for completion of any commission between 1000 and 3000 words, and an additional week for stories 4000 to 6000 long, and so forth. By allowing me more time for completion, you are allowing me to write a more quality product. Also keep in mind if I have another story in the queue ahead of you. To this effect, I will attempt to keep you informed on delays or queue status.

    3: Please don't waste my time. If the half up-front payment wasn't enough of an indicator, I want serious requests. This is non-negotiable.

    4: If you attempt to screw me over in any way, I will do my best to ensure that nobody will ever do a commission for you again on this site. So if you think you can just have me write a story and then make a chargeback the for the whole amount after I've held up my part of the bargain, please refer to the third rule.

    5: Don't be a dick. This should need no explanation.

    6: Tell me exactly what you want. If you are vague about anything, you are either not taking it seriously, or are giving me implicit permission for artistic license, which could be good or bad.

    What is Seven not willing to write?

    I will be willing to write about most subjects, so rather than telling you what I will write, it might be simpler to explain what I won't.

    I will not write:

    -Scat/Watersports: This also includes adult baby/diaper lover, infantilism, coprophagia and urolagnia.

    -Vore: This also includes cock vore, goo absorption, and anal vore. Unbirth is fair game.

    -Rape Fantasy: I take rape seriously and cannot in good conscience write a rape story intended to be sexy for the sake of being sexy.

    -Hyper/Macro: This is not so much something I won't write as it is something I'm not comfortable with. Ask if you will, and depending on the degree, I might say yes.

    -Foalcon: No exceptions. I've tried in the past to write it, but it makes me uneasy.

    -Nothing that violates federal law.

    I have opened two slots, which will be marked on my userpage alongside my active stories.


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  • Saturday
    Press the F1 Button for help.

    So on Tuesday the 18th, I mentioned that Chapter 6 of a Blouse Unbuttoned was sent out for editing. After a few days of not hearing anything, I hit up ReFro to see if everything was okay. Unfortunately, he's in a bit of an editing slump, and hasn't really been feeling up to it. I can respect that; after all, I spent nearly two months in perpetual writers block. I know how it feels. So in order to give him a break, I'm making a call for help.

    I'm fairly content that there aren't any major issues present in Chapter 6, but I'd prefer at least one other pair of eyes go over it—preferably two—before I commit to publishing. If you'd like to help edit for the story—now and probably the future—and are comfortable working in Google documents, lemme know.

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  • 1w, 1d
    Rebuttoning the Blouse

    Just a heads-up to all the readers of A Blouse Unbuttoned...

    After two months of hiatus, I've finally gotten back on track. The sixth chapter has been completed and is presently awaiting editing. Again, its one of those odd transitory chapters, but meeting with authority figures is always... awkward. Especially when they are who they are. A bit more of the universe is revealed, and Dee's new roommate has been hinted at. Stay tuned for details! You might even get some naughty in chapter seven.

    10 comments · 83 views
  • 2w, 3d

    Maaan... would it ever be neat if the When a Pony Calls/The Alchemist's Heart duology or Displaced had TV Tropes pages like some other fics on did. Unfortunately, Seven sucks at tropes, lol. Not asking anybody to do anything; just musing on the idea.

    What tropes from my stories stuck with you all?

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  • 3w, 5d

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  • ...

Canceled sequel to Displaced.

It has been three years since the rogue Draconequus Morrigan threatened the stability of Equestria, and a further three since the defeat of Nightmare Moon. Since then, life has settled for even Equestria's newest resident, Goldenrod. However, following a bizarre celestial event, Twilight Sparkle has received not just a quest from Princess Celestia, but one that has the fate of the Mother of all Alicorns in the balance. If they fail, it's not just the Mother of the Alicorns that will die; all Alicorns and the peace they bring to the world will die out with her.

The fate of Equestria rests in the hooves of Twilight Sparkle and her ragtag team Celestia's chosen and participants in the 'Morrigan Affair'. Can they restore the artifacts binding the Prime Elements to Mother Gaea before it is too late, or is Equestria doomed to a dark fate beyond all imagination? Only a strength of spirit and a faith in each other will allow them to prevail.

First Published
3rd Sep 2012
Last Modified
7th Oct 2012
#1 · 116w, 2d ago · · · Prologue ·


edit: It is true that the stars are symbols of many things in several myths

you are modeling the Zebrican myths after Africa's natives lore aren't you?

and so far so good, man I missed your writing

#2 · 116w, 2d ago · · · Prologue ·

Just got thumbs up number three. I feel special to hold a high place in such an amazing story, now. Reading time!

1st again!!!!!!  :pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::yay::yay::yay:

edit: A new spell, blackmail, character development, and making Einstein roll over in his grave? This so awesome!!!!

and that last part, curse video games for tainting our minds full of rpg style lists

Not only is everything paced well, and done in a very nice format. The last bit with the notes on the party makes it feel almost like a game, and just that much more enjoyable. Well done, Seven. Well done.

>>1212721 It very much is game inspired, so I'm glad that the notes were making the right impression. I'm glad you've enjoyed it thus far. :pinkiehappy:

Also inspired a bit by Fallout Equestria, as well.


Like it so far. The game perk aspects are always fun. You gonna add more tags to the story as it goes on?

>>1212820 Yep... and characters too.

I spy a spelling error!!

"You try flying a quarter tonne of flowers halfway across Ponyville in the sweltering heat.”

I'm not a huge expert on grammar but that doesn't seem right to me...

and the way Twi is writing in that tome reminds me of Final Fantasy/Pokemon Ranger :twistnerd::twistnerd:


A tonne is equal to about 1,000 kilograms, mate.

>>1212947 sorry, I sometimes question words I don't understand


It's understandable, I was under the impression that tonne was a misspelling until a few months ago.

let me guess, you one of Seven's editors?

it seems that i got something else to read that i know ill like thanks :ajsmug:

the Mother of all Alicorns

Lauren Faust is in danger?!? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Oh, man. This is awesome stuff. I very much look forward to reading more. :twilightsmile:

This is great so far, and I love the game notes at the end of the chapters, they add a nice touch.

The extra information at the end is pretty similar to what's in 'The Legend of Echo the Diamond Dog'.

I love it. :pinkiehappy:

Also, is it possible that tags could be added to the story?

Because I really don't know if you're going to go anywhere with that 'awkwardness-towards-Braeburn', or you're just keeping it in for the sake of awkward comedy.

It just feels like there could be a potential shipping; one which I would whole-heartedly support.

>>1225314 I add tags as are needed. Same with characters.

#21 · 115w, 6d ago · · 1 · Prologue ·

Sweet baby luna is this a sequil I smell and THIRD:derpyderp2:

I found you through your Lyra fic, and I am glad I did. I love your stories.

#23 · 113w, 4d ago · · · Prologue ·

Amazing!!!! :pinkiehappy: Glad to see you're back, SevenFates! :twilightsmile: I totally loved this, great beginning, and I see you're doing quite a good job keeping grammar and spelling under control. :rainbowkiss:

I love this! :pinkiehappy: The plot is going swimmingly. By the way...

"The filly was the best in ponyville at the moment, and she couldn’t wait for Rainbow Dash..."

Ahem, Ponyville. :twilightsheepish:

And didn't Goldenrod used to be a unicorn :rainbowhuh: Well, it does seem to be more appropriate if he was a pegasus for this. :twilightsheepish:

Love how this is going, and the log that Twi writes in the end makes it seems so awesome, almost like a video game! :rainbowlaugh:

Oh, I see, so that's why Goldenrod's a pegasus! :rainbowlaugh: Loving this so much! :pinkiehappy: Can't wait for more!!

"...say, Star Swirl the Bearded―had been offered a step into godhood?"

I'm pretty sure it's spelled "Starswirl" but maybe that's just me. :unsuresweetie:

Going great, can't wait for chapter 4! :yay:

>>1322300 Eh, you say potato, I say potato.:rainbowwild: Oh, and I think you mean Chapter 3.:raritywink:

>>1322318 Yeah, Chapter 3. :twilightsheepish:

I have a bad habit of counting the prologue as a chapter. :pinkiesad2:


Did you read the end of Displaced? His current form as a Pegasus is explained there, as are a lot of the connecting elements to this story. You might want to go back and read it again.

Also, CUTIE MARK CRUSADERS BLACKMAILERS YAY! Don't you dare give them that idea, Scootaloo, don't you dare... :scootangel:

And the RPG list at the end is pretty sweet. Actually, for a lot of stories, something like that (a quick summary of the previous chapter in RPG or similar form) isn't a bad idea, especially while the story is being written, so people can remember the previous events when a new chapter is added.

>>1362476 Oh, is that so? I forgot all about that! :rainbowlaugh: I read Displaced a while ago, and I've read a few more fanfics between reading this and the last book. :twilightsheepish: Thanks for the reminder.

I like how Goldie gets all flustered around Braeburn.. is that gonna be frequent in this story? :3

........... For some reason, when I heard "laughing mountain", I thought of an old bottled water commercial involving a volcano and a dinosaur.

>>1397980 Oh, the Volvic mineral water commercials. I remember a whole arseload of YTPs being made from those.

It's been so long since the last update, I had to reread the entire story. I enjoyed every second of it.

So Strongheart joins the party and leaves a millisecond later. Well, okay then.

Why am I getting a serious Legend of Zelda vibe about these 'temples' they are heading for? Seriously. Four temples, each with it's own element of fire, water, earth, and going to assume wind. Each one has an artifact related to said elements, and each artifact is being guarded by the four beings brought down from the stars... Eeyup, total LoZ right there.


LoZ had more than four temples though, you sure you aren't thinking of Final Fantasy?

>>1790750Haven't played that many FF games. And I don't mean exactly 4 temples. All LoZ games have the original 3 (grass, fire, water) then go on to other temples. Just saying the elemental temples sounds like LoZ. And btw, Spirit Tracks has 4.

Twilight forgot to set the loot master :twilightoops:

Unless Twilight already set it to free for all:twilightblush:

cancelled what where am i what dimension am i in????

:rainbowderp:thats odd. it says cancelled.......:fluttershyouch:fight the tears....

WHY NO MOAR GAEAN CRUSADE????:flutterrage::flutterrage::flutterrage:

>>1213119 Both tonne and ton are right, one's English, and the other is American-English.

>>3782302 Ah, fair enough. I guess that's not so bad. I've seen some pretty sad reasons for cancelling stories.

so has this been adopted? Or is there any chance at all of it being revived in the future?

>>5309502 It has not, and it probably won't be. Sorry.

>>5309513 I guess I'll just avoid the sequel then when I get around to reading Displaced. Its like third in my read later folder, not including 'when a pony calls' and its follow up.

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