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1. The next chapter of Xenophilia: Cultural Norms, will be out this month, perhaps even in the next two weeksweek (9/29/14). I went through two drafts that I didn't like, restarting both times. I also threw out some of my outline and made a new one. So the long delay is mostly me trying to figure out how the hell I want this thing to continue - I had three differing ideas on how to continue this story, and got stuck in an idée fixe. I apologize for the long delay. At the very least, I'm going to spin off one of the ideas into an alternate Xenophilia story.
2. I have no title for the alternate story yet, but Ponyville gets attacked at the worst possible time, as the mane six and Spike are out adventuring, and Discord is on vacation. It's up to Mayor Mare to organize the town while Lyra leads the assault, backed by visiting swordsmare Five Rings (her being a warrior-poet pegasus raised by Griffons), and an increasingly drunk Berry Punch, who seems to be too much of a wildcard for Lyra to trust. Lero takes a back seat in this one - he's a lover, not a fighter - and he may have to learn to swallow his pride and stifle his strong protectionist streak, and let the experts do the fighting.
3. I removed the Hictavia joke from the most recent chapter of Cultural Norms. It seems to be way too distracting to some of that story's readers. I'll endeavour to avoid little fanon potshots like that in the future... at least as far as Cultural Norms is concerned. I'm going to spin Hictavia off into a non-Xeno oneshot, also starring Vinyl Schizo. Other non-Xeno oneshots include a Derpy and Dinky story, and a Rarity and Sweetie Belle story.