TuesdayJust Thought to Ask7 comments · 81 views
Would anyone be interested in a Consequences-verse group? This is the third time I've had people asking/talking about alternate stories based on it and I'm fully supportive, but it made me think.
The group would be a place for the collection of stories set in the Consequences verse as well as similar stories playing on the concept of Gary Stu/Mary Sues in a more literal sense.
Obviously I'd include some more concrete info about the Consequences verse for people to play around with, not just stuff from Emeris' limited perspective.
Just something my crazy (and hyped up on one too many scoops of pre-workout stuff) brain thought to ask before I head off to work.
1w, 18hDo you want it now or later?18 comments · 140 views
Right, so, I've been writing up the next chapter for Consequences of Unoriginality and it's been pointed out to me that it's gotten a bit... hefty.
... like ~15,000 words hefty.
And I just got to the date proper.
So, um, yeah... would y'all like me to get this posted up with the actual date in the next chapter or should I finish up with the date in this chapter?
Also, huge thanks to PandoraBoxable for the cover-art for the story! Apparently something even cooler is in the works, mad props ;-;
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Just super happy with this scene so far and couldn't help but share:
”No!” I couldn't let that stand! No! My head jerked around, there would be no confusion! I couldn't even let myself think of that happening! “I would-”
My words caught in my throat as my breath hitched in pain and I flinched away instinctively, my horn lighting up.
There was dead silence as I stared at an equally wide-eyed Sure Scissors, my brain trying to catch up-
There was a wet *thwap* and my eyes flicked over to the sound-
… was that my ear...?
That was a piece of my ear.
My eyes returned to a horrified looking Sure Scissors.
She'd just cut off part of my ear.
We both looked over at the bloodied piece of ear on the hardwood floor.
That was practically half of my ear, cut off at an angle.
Our eyes returned to a lock and my ears unconsciously flexed, a sharp, stabbing pain followed by a dull ache making themselves known in my mind at my right ear. The soft *pat* of a droplet hitting the floor was soon followed by a slow pitter-patter as the blood began to drip freely from my ear... stub of an ear...
Sure Scissors pupils had shrunk to tiny pinrpicks, “I-I-I-... I'm sorry-” she stammered softly past the scissors in her mouth as she began to tremble like a leaf.
She'd cut off half of my ear!
She hadn't meant to... obviously so.
Her whole job was to cut hair and not do exactly that!
Her name is Sure Scissors, her cutie mark is a pair of scissors, this is probably the first time this has happened!
She was freaking apologizing! After going on a damn tirade about how saying sorry wasn't enough!
She was apologizing.
The light around my horn died out, and I could practically feel myself deflate, “You're forgiven."
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Right, here's the immediate future of Consequences of Unoriginality:
The Date, Emeris' overly forgiving nature finally gets him in some trouble, the second to last "Emeris focused" chapter;
8.5 out of 12 scenes completed, currently 8,700 words
Chapter After Next:
The Doom Party, Pinkie's party for Emeris finally happens, last "Emeris focused" chapter for a solid while
Still sketching out the scenes
The Crystal Empire. Things be fucked up yo. Due to things Emeris' did as Gary, this isn't the canon Crystal Empire craziness. It's much worse. Celestia and Luna actually send a guard along with the Elements of Harmony (not just the Mane Six, but Elements included) to the Crystal Empire. It's gonna be crazy.
I consider this the point where the ball is finally rolling for the story proper, we're finally away from Emeris fixing the immediate consequences of his curse and now with him as part of a group dealing with the more far reaching ones and the trials/tribulations of other ponies.
The Request / Challenge
And this brings us to the request/challenge:
I've got some vague outlines for the guard that accompanies the Mane Six to the Crystal Empire, but I need some help. I suck at names amongst other things. Feel free to suggest additions or alterations to the following ponies!
Cutie Mark: Skeletal hoof lit by emerald flames
Appearance: Small unicorn, one of his sides is a patchwork of stitches hiding a nasty secret, his front left hoof is a skeletal, necromantically powered prosthetic
Rank: Broken Horn Coven Arch Warlock
Specialties: Black (Emotionally Fueled) Magic [Eighth Degree Master], Necromancy [Ninth Degree Master]
Personality: Arrogant. He believes he's above all other ponies. Supremely loyal to Celestia even though Luna is technically his boss. Devoted to his job.
Species: Earth Pony
Cutie Mark: A flag waving in the wind with his house crest on it
Appearance: Absolutely enormous earth pony, over half the size of Celestia, bigger than even Big Mac
Rank: Lieutenant General of the Equestrian Army
Specialties: Command, being terrifyingly fast and strong and skilled, social connections, money
Personality: Pleasant, calm, focused on his family, a relatively small noble house, everything is focused on his honor, status, and to help them
Relaxation: Maintaining his family lands
Species: Lunar Pegasus (Batpony)
Cutie Mark: Silloughette of an earth pony with the shadow of a Lunar Pegasus
Color: Very dark blue-gray
Appearance: Large lunar pegasus
Specialties: Shadow manipulation, shadow-diving, stealth
Personality: Loyalty focused, wants to finish her term to the best of her ability before getting back to her herd
Relaxation: Flying at night, playing with foals
Cutie Mark: ???
Rank: Zenith Guard Captain
Personality: Pleasant and happy, good natured, crush on one of the Mane Six (Tis a secret who!)
Relaxation: Elements of Harmony fan
Cutie Mark: ???
Color: Black and White
Mane/Tail: Black and White, style?
Appearance: Decent sized
Rank: Battle Shaman ; Zenith Guard Lieutenant
Specialties: Battle potions, hoof-to-hoof combat
Personality: Seeking strength, pleasant otherwise, wants to be the strongest, focused on survival of the fittest
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Okay, we've got a lot of business to cover, so I'll try and make this quick. The poll is at the end though.
Consequences of Unoriginality is once again live and kicking! I'm working on the next/final chapter of the side story Despair of Gary Stu as well as the next chapter of Consequences of Unoriginality. Chapters won't be coming out as fast as this last one did, that's an exception due to a surprising amount of free time.
Now, there's been some (VERY) minor changes to Consequences made because I had an idea that had to be written in (so much better drama and story!). Don't worry about re-reading the story for it though, we're talking about a few sentences worth of change over 110,000 words. You should be able to pick up on it just from reading onwards.
I'd love to have cover art for Consequences of Unoriginality </broken record>
I'm willing to commission art, but I'm not sure what would be appropriate for the story and any suggestions would be awesome. Commissioning will be at least a month away due to budget concerns on my part.
I always feel awkward with the thought of updating the TVTropes page for Consequences of Unoriginality. It's awesome that it exists! But I don't know what's appropriate for an author to do about their own page. Thoughts?
Emeris has been doing good so far, things are looking up for him! ... for the next arc. Things are going to drift from Emeris being the center of the story (FINALLY). He's our PoV character still, but he's not going to be the focus of the story anymore! *champagne poppers* Wooooooo!
Huge thanks to Aburi for helping me with this story, he makes things so much better like you don't even understand ;-;
I'm definitely not saying no to prospective editors or pre-readers though. Aburi is awesome, but he's only one guy.
Also, support his good story! I have it on good authority that there could be an equally delightful sequel to it
Spoilerific Stuffs and IMPORTANT QUESTIONS!
Okay, fair warning, this is gonna be sorta spoiler-y for a bit.
The summary for the rest of the story is going through a bit of a revision since it was written before Season 3 was even done, let alone Season 4 was a thing. So the future of the story is being rebuilt a bit.
One of the things I've been considering is such: Could the Elements of Harmony have been used to revitalize the Tree of Harmony? As in: Would it have worked if Mane Six blasted the Tree of Harmony with the Elements rather than giving the gems back? There will be a comment below to vote on with your opinion.
As someone asked (and I'll codify here): I kind of need some OCs. I could make them myself, but I always love tapping into other people's creativity! I need some pony nobility, some griffons (primarily nobility), nobility for some various species, and some military / administration ponies that would work for Twilight once she's a princess, since Emeris helps her settle into her job and assumes command of her military guard.
Now for the really spoiler-y stuff:
If Emeris was swept up in the magical mystery cure which swaps their cutie marks and talents (and noting that his cutie mark is, terrifyingly, directly connected to black magic and knowledge of it), what are suggestions on who gets swapped with whom?