The next chapter is in the works as I type this, but as we are at the first quarter of our story already, I thought that I would do a bit of an intermission to tell you guys some things and answer questions that I have received over the course of writing. First, Q&A:
1. Why did you get rid of [insert Metal Gear character here]?
Some of the characters from the games have very little to do with the plot and just provide background information via the radio/codec. I couldn't find a pony with a somewhat developed personality for people like Signit. Not that I don't like the guy, but I just felt the addition of him to the story would just clutter things up and not improve the story at all. However, I will be including ponies for every major character, and even a few minor ones will be in there. Keep an eye out for the CMCs in the future.
2. Are you going to be doing the other games?
Yes! I will be doing them chronologically, so Snake Eater is first. Unfortunately, since Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake feature very little in terms of dialogue, invested characters and overarching plot, I will be skipping over them. However, I will be referencing events that took place during those games, so they will still have happened. The next one, Peace Walker, will also incorporate elements from Portable Ops within it, since I have decided that it is better to do them as one collective rather than two short pieces.
3. How do you write the story, from the game script, or from the game itself?
Both. I have a PDF of the script to get the dialogue from cutscenes and codec calls, but I also use the game itself to get a clear idea of what kind of environment and expressions I should add, as well as an excuse to play Snake Eater again. :P
4. Hey! [insert event or character] wasn't there in the original game!
I want to make it clear that I am only using the Metal Gear games as a frame for the story to go by, not a dictating guideline. If I did that, Twilight would be slicing throats and breaking bones, which isn't what I want this story to be. I still want to keep the clean spirit of the show intact so it feels like the same universe. And if I add something that wasn't there, it will not ruin the overall storyline, just a small addition.
5. I noticed that there is no '3' in the title. Are you going to be using the regular numbering of the series?
No. I would like the sequels to be clearly distinguished from one another, so I will be doing the order like this:
Pony Gear Solid: Daisy Eater
Pony Gear Solid 2: Piece Walker
Pony Gear Solid 3: The Twin Snakes
Pony Gear Solid 4: Daughters of Liberty
Pony Gear Solid 5: Arms of The Patriots
Yes, I know the titles suck.
Also, if any of you are talented artists or fancy yourself a talented artist, and would be interested in doing images for the upcoming stories, message me!
Secondly, I currently do not own MGS4 at the moment, but I will try to acquire it before I do that portion of the story. I am aware of everything that happens during it, and if I cannot find it or a PS3, I'll fine a way to continue on anyway.
Thanks for all the support, and I look forward to providing content for you guys to enjoy in the future. :) As a closing message, I will leave you with the image that inspired me to start writing this in the first place: