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  • T An Affliction of the Heart: Volume Two

    Part two of An Affliction of the Heart.
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  • T An Affliction of the Heart Volume Three: Hybrid

    The first hybrid child ever, Swarm, child of Warden and Kuno, grows up in a strange and sometimes unaccepting world.
    45,658 words · 13,239 views  ·  2,307  ·  34
  • T Transcend

    Alone and powerless, Chrysalis must turn to a last resort to regain her power.
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  • E Family Reunion

    Daring Do returns, triumphant, from her latest treature hunt. Now, to face her family.
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  • T An Affliction of the Heart: Volume Four

    A hybrid develops new powers, a dark queen escapes, while a pegasus and a changeling try to normalise their married life.
    50,150 words · 8,876 views  ·  1,698  ·  43
  • E Why Pinkie Pie Smiles

    What does it take to make someone value a smile so much?
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  • T Incorrect Assumptions

    Luna catches Celestia and Twilight, red-hooved...
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  • E What is love?

    What is love? And who better than a changeling to understand it?
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Blog Posts16

  • 2w, 3d
    Planning out new Affliction story(ies)!

    I dunno how to do it all!

    Should I go with concurrent uploads, or staggered/as-I-write-them uploads?

    The reason for this is, the two stories will be having a good deal of their plot-points happening concurrently! For instance, in the spoiler so that people can't complain:

    In Affliction 5, chapter 1, we see Kuno instructing changelings to 'become more independent' and 'find something unique to wear'. They all come back with collars with bells on them. Except Chitin, who comes back with a golden Ankh in her ear.

    In Chitin's story, chapter 1, we see Chitin erm... 'bribing' the jeweler to give her said piece of jewellery. While walking home, she walks past the pet shop, with has an entirely new room built onto it, has been repainted, and completely cleaned top-to-bottom just that morning.

    So if you read any one of them, it could spoil various parts of the partner story.... So staggering them to be released as I finished them like I usually do, might end up spoiling some of the partner plots before that chapter is even released!

    The alternative is to release chapter at a 1-for-1 ratio. One chapter of Affliction, one chapter of Chitin's. Problem with that is that there could then be a longer wait between each pair of chapters being released...

    So I dunno what to do!

    I think I will stagger the release of the stories, submission-wise. They're both Affliction. When I posted volume 4 it was at the top of the box in like an hour. :pinkiecrazy: I don't want to spam the feature box. So I'll likely post Affliction 5, and then Chitin's story a few days after, when the heat on the previous posting has gone down a bit. You guys will have to wait an extra few days or so before getting tasty Chitin story start, but what can I do?

    My patreon people will have access to Chitin's story early, I guess :pinkiecrazy: I can't give links to anyone else because NSFW blog posts aren't allowed and are never coming back. Sigh. And Chitin's story is really, really NSFW. Right out of the gates!

    Though, I will add: You could totally go to my patreon page, hit the 'activity' button and look at the posts there that are for everyone, not just paid patreons. :pinkiecrazy: No sign-up required!

    So... whatcha all think? Concurrent release? Or give-no-fucks-just-post-what-ya-got? I kinda wanna do concurrent releases, but I wonder if the effort would even be worth the meagre payoff of keeping the two stories in line...

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  • 4w, 21h
    It's over

    Hooray!

    Affliction 4 is over. Done. Finito.

    Time to start on volume 5.

    Which will run concurrently with 'Chitin's Story', so you'll see a fair bit of crossover in the story arcs of those two.

    Sorry if I've been slow to the whole writing thing lately. I've been sick. And it's been really bad the last few weeks. My mother thinks Ross River fever or glandular fever. I think meh. I'll know when the blood results get back. Either way, it makes writing a chore. I can't think of words. Sentences don't work. Plot points stop making sense to me, etc etc etc.

    But I'm gonna keep trying!

    P.S. Chitin is gonna be sexy! I already have her all figured out! Shorter mane than Kuno, more punkish, and a single gold hoop, and a single gold ankh on said hoop. Because it represents 'life'. And she's totes deep like that. :pinkiecrazy:

    Keep an eye out for all new affliction shenanigans.

    And join the Affliction-verse group! You can ask me things in the threads area!

    Anyhow, be cool! :derpytongue2:

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  • 4w, 6d
    Upcoming Affliction story!

    I'm planning a new thing! Based in the Affliction-verse. :twilightsmile:

    Now, if you've been following affliction 4, you'll know how this is possible in the universe of it. And I'm intending it to be 'An Affliction of the Heart: Chitin's Tale(/story)'. Chitin being the changeling currently known as 'Speaker'.

    And the reason I say this now instead of just working on it quietly and posting it sometime is a few things:

    First off, no, I'm not stopping work on Kuno/Warden. Not yet. Don't be stupid. They need another entire volume just to disentangle the absolutely nutty web of plot lines holding them all together.

    And the second, main point... I'm kinda leaning heavily towards making Chitin's story adult rated. Clop and whatnot.

    It'll still be mostly story-based, with clop for flavour. But it will also enable a lot more fun changeling things without having to shy away from certain points because of the rating! I have to do that with the current Affliction series. I can't make the descriptions too adult. Because the children might see!

    The main reason that I bring this up now is that I am capable of being reasoned with. If enough people complain about the upcoming story being adult, I could maybe make it cleanish rated like the current Affliction series.

    So, would it be terribly problematic for the majority of you if the new series was rated adult?

    P.S. I am most definitely back, bitches! Four story updates in a week! Aww yeah! :pinkiecrazy:

    18 comments · 311 views
  • 4w, 6d
    Affliction WIP

    Right here! Click it!

    Doubtful I'll get an entire chapter done tonight. So here's a WIP link for you people who are too impatient! It should be done... soonishly. I don't know! Could be tonight! Tomorrow! or the month after next!

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  • 5w, 4d
    I'm back!

    From the land of the non-writing! Between Destiny, Diablo 3, SWTOR, malaise, coffee milks, and generally being lazy, I haven't written anything workable in like two months!

    But I posted the start of a new romance/clop story! I can't link because mein fuhrer won't allow NSFW links in blog posts. :flutterrage:

    Anyway, my patreons have the link because they're all awesome. Which is one of those perks I didn't think of! They get access to stories early! You know, because the review process takes ages these days.

    Anyway, expect to see the new story on your dashboard and probably in the goddamn feature box in the coming days! Pony writes have been so slow during the off-season, any old schmuck with a keyboard can king-hit the feature box. I'm the schmuck with the keyboard!

    Thanks for you all being patient with me :twilightsmile: I hope there's more writing to come soon!

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Kuno, a young changeling, is left weak, bloodied, and bruised after the events of the Canterlot wedding. She is soon discovered by Warden, a Royal Guard. But for some reason, Warden shows her mercy. Instead of taking her into the custody of the Royal Guard, he becomes both her captor and her savior. But over time, Kuno will come to ask herself the hardest question she has ever pondered: Can a changeling feel love?

First Published
2nd Nov 2012
Last Modified
21st Nov 2012
#1 · 104w, 2d ago · · · Captive ·

Will have to wait for a another chapter or so to see where this is going. The idea has piqued my interest, so it goes in the read later folder for now,

#2 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

Interesting start, I'm definitely curious about what is going on with this captivity Kuno is in, the circumstances of it seem somewhat strange.

#3 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

Interesting. Tracking.

#4 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

And then...?

#5 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

An interesting idea to be sure, I'll keep an eye on this and hope the next chapter is soon and I find it funny how she rips half the loaf of bread, eats the soft center and scoops the food into the hollowed-out bread and eats it like that cause its what I do when I get loaf  as well unless its sliced of course XD

#6 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

Consider my interest piqued.  Have a thumb and fave.

#7 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

Stockholm syndrome everywhere! So, I like the idea, but it seems like this will be going in an obvious direction. Though, you have surprised me before.

#8 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

>>1547825 http://www.fimfiction.net/story/39836/1/What-is-love%3F/What-is-love%3F should give you some idea of where this story is going. This story evolved from that idea. Sure, this will be a bit more elaborate. But yeah. :twilightsmile:

#9 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

Hmm defiantly following this one looks interesting! Please continue:twilightsmile:

#10 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

EEEEEEEEEEE-

*Composure!*

That is to say, I adore this story! Do go on ~ :D

#11 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

What are your intentions guard:trixieshiftright:

#12 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

Yayifications! Moar Changeling hikinks! :3

#13 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

; ;

B-but no bell hearing for the bell collar? That... That's just downright EVIL! ; ;

#14 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

Wow, this is a fascinating story and I really look forward to reading more of it!

#15 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

Booya. That's about all I can say.

#16 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

Next Time, on An Affliction of the Heart:

"Scrape some of the chitin from your hooves into this slot."

*scrape scrape scrape*

"More."

*scrape scrape*

"You know, ponies usually have questions for me when this happens."

*scrape scrape*

"Like where I've taken them... what I want..."

...

*scrape scrape*

DRAMA

Yeah, but seriously, I like this.  This is good, interesting.  Keep it coming, keep it coming.

#17 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

Somehow the image of Kuno batting the bell is sickeningly adorable. No idea why, but if it continues you may be responsible for the next pandemic :pinkiesick:

#18 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

>>1547879

Already read and favorited. I saw the connection, but that only helps with the idea that this story might not have any real surprises. Seeing what your other fics have done, I'm sure I will be proven wrong. But, I will keep my skepticism for now.

#19 · 104w, 1d ago · · · Collared ·

>>1548919 Oh, there will be surprised. More 'omg drama' than anything else, though. :twilightsmile:

#20 · 104w, 23h ago · · · Collared ·

Gah, the bit with the bell was so sadly cute.

#21 · 104w, 22h ago · · · Collared ·

"Anonymous Pegasus posted a new story..."

*clicks like and favorite*

Now, to read that description...

Yes, that's how much I like your works.

#22 · 104w, 15h ago · · · Collared ·

Very good so far. I'm lookin forward to seeing more updates :twilightsmile:

#23 · 104w, 12h ago · · · Captive ·

This chapter could use some editing and revision.  As it is written currently, at one point the prisoner is writing the notes on the notepad rather than the guard.  It reads as though you've lost track of who is supposed to be deaf and their roles get confused for the reader.

#24 · 104w, 11h ago · · · Collared ·

we've already answered the question can a Changeling Feel love... So... Yeah

#25 · 104w, 8h ago · · · Collared ·

his ententions were clear from the start but I'm curious on why he's doing what he's doing perhaps he wants evidence  that changelings aren't evil? Hmm can't wait for ch. 3

#26 · 103w, 5d ago · · · Collared ·

Seems you have a thing for Changelings and romance tags, eh? Sounding interesting, not sure what to expect next though. I take it he doesn't want to be found out for harboring a changeling?

#27 · 103w, 3d ago · · · Collared ·

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO NOT ANOTHER CAN CHANGELINGS FEEL ROMANTIC LOVE STORY :trollestia: Sorry, couldn't help myself. :twilightblush:

Well, this one has a good premise I suppose, not to mention different with using a female Changeling with a male pony (as far as I know, not too many of those); even though doesn't so far explain Warden's reasons for keeping Kuno (or Fleetwing, as she's once called herself) locked up and with himself. Don't know if he had a previous lover or something that was killed, which while maybe not a Changeling, was labeled as a traitor/threat to Equestria. And doesn't want a death on his hooves again, even if she was a part of the invasion.

  Ah well, guessing it'll be all explained in due time. Also not sure what the sudden compliance is about, with taking drugs when she could very well refuse, even if she IS weak and thus, not able to put up much of a fight against a member of the Royal Guard trained in combat.

While haven't read any of your other Changeling-based stories (the main ones, that is, read What is love? No offense to those others, just wasn't aware of the first until a certain point I think and by that point, decided not to maybe read or didn't make attempt, and then the sequel eventually came out) and not sure if same dynamic/rules to Changelings applies here from your own headcanon or whatever, I am hoping that a Changeling's ability to feed on love will heal even the most serious of injuries, cause that'd be sad if Kuno were to remain deaf forever. :fluttershysad: Assuming you even would believe in or do something like that. Just cause, sure it'll all be thrown for a loop, once Kuno starts to unknowingly feel love from the Royal Guard who's currently holding her hostage and doesn't seem to care right now if she dies, I assume. Well, looking forward to future chapters, seeing where it all goes! :pinkiehappy:

Edit: Added a note about the compliance in drug-taking.

Edit 2: Added note about your headcanon in regards to Changelings, if same stuff applies to Changelings as in your main stories with Changelings.

#28 · 103w, 2d ago · · · Collared ·

Yeah, that Changeling is pretty much the most adorable thing ever. I'm stealing insulin tomorrow. But seriously I hope you keep updating this story, Its sweet so far. a Deaf Changeling is a great plot point (Heh, plot.) I am left wondering why she wanted a bell though, A joke I am guessing? I would imagine the guard stressing over the changeling stealing his love, or her dying. Internal conflict woo! but I like the viewpoint, keep that. Not to imply that you would change it randomly. I feel like the guard needs more character however. He has the 'softer than he should be' thing, but I feel he needs more. If you want my advice? give him a hobby or something. I mean you don't have to listen to me. I also like the magic supression pill thing. That is another great... story point, and I think a lot can come out of it. The only other thing, is this; the changeling seems resigned to her fate to die of hunger. This makes for a somewhat uninteresting story under normal circumstances. Considering the viewpoint, we have the story of a Changeling waiting to die, which can be boring. Its not a boring story certainly, but however this does mean the plot (heh) is driven by the guard, more than the changeling. Know what I mean? So either the guard has to be a lot more intriguing, or the changeling has to try and escape.

I'm not sure if you were looking for a critique or anything but you got one! :pinkiehappy:

#29 · 103w, 2d ago · · · Collared ·

>>1581810 Actually, the guard has a hobby :pinkiecrazy:

The vegetable patch outside, the garden...

#30 · 103w, 2d ago · · · Collared ·

>>1581850

:rainbowhuh: You are completely right. It totally missed that. Huh. I am sorry for doubting you.

#31 · 103w, 2d ago · · · Collared ·

>>1581960 Oh, it isn't stated that he's a gardener by trade and like, in the 'guard reserve'. The reserve guards were called in after the Canterlot invasion to help keep the ponies in check and guard key infrastructure in case the changelings had other things planned.

I'm just slow to build up to all these things, I guess.

This is marked as romance though :twilightsmile: so you can guess what's gonna happen.

Thanks for the critique and suggestions though!

#32 · 103w, 1d ago · · · Captive ·

An interesting read so far.

Noticed a few errors:

"was build into the wall itself" - built

"The felt, but didn’t hear the padlock clicking closed." - the changeling felt?

#33 · 102w, 3d ago · 27 · 10 · Plans ·

My ass pulsated when I laid eyes on this story. Maybe that was just it being sore from the massive crap I took earlier, or it is a sign that this is going to be a good story.

#34 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Captive ·

See, when we roleplay MLP romance fics I ALWAYS have to be the changeling (cause I have holes in my arms and legs) but now I have to wear a collar too? You're a dick Anon Peg.

#35 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

I'm loving this story! Please continue

(Also, it was in the feature box)

#36 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

The plot thickens :moustache: (not pun intended)

#37 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

... ~yay~ Cunning prisoner is cunning! :3

#38 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

"Permeable" means "able to be penetrated."

#39 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

Dat picture!

#40 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

>>1609289 My entire life is a lie :fluttershbad: I was sure it meant 'able to be felt'. Blech. Now what word have I had it mixed up with since FOREVER?

Ahhh, there it is. Palpable. Blech more!

#41 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

:twilightoops: I smell a bad plan underway... or a plan that'll be laced with regret, if it's what I think it is.

Well, another good chapter, definitely explains little more about why Warden's keeping Kuno in his house, being a member of the Reserve Guard (something else possibly in your own headcanon?). Glad to see she's getting her hearing back, even if I'm a little confused as to why that is, all of a sudden. I mean, if she's getting weaker and not stronger and healing some of her more severe injuries by his love, as I had thought and said in my last review. Was confused to why she did the tumbling of the dresser if was just going to get trapped under it, but I see now... :twilightblush: Anyway, shall see where things unfold from this point on!

PS: Didn't fix the word you supposedly messed up in both cases, according to response above. :derpytongue2:

Edit: Nice to see Warden DID have a past love, though know it hasn't been confirmed yet if was a Changeling, assuming it even was.

#42 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

For your second usage (taking her pulse), I'd go with "perceptible," rather than palpable.

#43 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

ooooooohhhhhhhhhhhh my goooooooooooosssssssssshhhhhhhhhhh:scootangel:

#44 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

I like this story :pinkiehappy:

#45 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

I've read better-but it aint bad. It's a cheap pretence, but I still want to read it. Keep it up.

#46 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

Hmm... we demand to hear more.:trixieshiftleft:

But the pegasus lacked the conviction to follow through with his orders, resulting in Kuno’s current predicament. He couldn’t let her roam free, but if he gave her up to the royal guard, she would be executed.

Wow, she's dumb. I know changelings "don't have feelings", but you'd think she'd be happy not be dead. I guess a swift death might be preferable to agonizing pain, but still. This doesn't exactly make any sense, why wouldn't he just have taken her in, clearly something isn't clicking up top.

#47 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

Now I have the urge to write a Changling story... already have too many story ideas floating around in my head. Your EVIL I say lol

Liking this story so far! Keep the chapters rolling.

#48 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Plans ·

Nice story!  I like.  I can tell this is going to be good.  

>>1609491  Canonically whether or otherwise independent Changelings have a personality or not is never established so authors can have a lot of creative liberties with Changelings.  Also, you try getting captured in enemy territory only to find yourself being lead around on leach by someone you don’t know anything about.  Even if you would be killed otherwise it’s not exactly a situation you would want to stay in if you could avoid it.  Add to the fact he’s obviously a physically capable male (he’s in the royal guard after all) and she’s a female who could take the form of anypony he desires and you have the set up for something rather dark, not that I think this story is going to do that of course.  There’s also the slowly starving thing she could quickly fix with another trip to the hospital.  

#49 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Captive ·

The bed was build into the wall itself, as a single wooden construction.

Should be built. :twilightsmile:

An interesting story... tracking... and also I have to say it's kinda uncommon for a character to lose one of their sense... like hearing. I'm looking forward to reading and seeing where this goes.

#50 · 102w, 3d ago · · · Collared ·

And it would a unicorn to install the one-way-window

I think you meant: And it would take a unicorn to install the one-way-window

:twilightsmile:

Def tracking

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