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Hey guys, another update, because you just luuuurve these, right?
So, you might've guessed by my inactivity over the last three or four weeks, but I am officially employed, now! I've got to say, it's a weird feeling, but it's nice to be able to afford stuff again. Course, that means that I've been taking some time out to sort out my schedule, try to fit writing into my itinerary, because I LOVE writing. I really do.
Speaking of which, I've got a warning. Canterlot Burglar is about to get dark. Like, really dark. I've already resolved not to pull any of my punches in the coming chapters, but that means that releases might be slow for a while. Sorority chapters, however, should come out at a normal rate. After all, no one's ever going to do something horrible to cute li'l Accident, right?
Also, I'm axing Hitmare. Sorry to anyone who really still wanted to see the twist at the end or find out the truth in that incredible "whodunnit" story, but my writing style's kind of evolved to the point where it'd be jarring if I went back and finished it. I mean, if I have someone hammering at my door all day and all night and you just can't live without seeing the rest of it, I'll consider doing something, but it's been two years.
That said, I do have an idea for a story featuring canon characters for a change. Haven't written them in a long while! I'll wait until both Sorority and Burglar are finished beforehand, though. After this, I intend to work on one project at a time. To be honest, Sorority was conceptualized to keep me sane through the torture scenes in Canterlot Burglar (see my "dark" comment above) but that won't be necessary in the future, so this is the last time I try to sync up two fanfic releases.
Okay, guys! Take care and have a lovely night! I'm going to get smashed and pass out! Toodle-oo!
23w, 5dAn update on my lack of progress1 comments · 46 views
Hey guys and gals, I hope you're having a great day today.
So, you may have noticed that I'm not really releasing stuff as quickly as I had been a month or two ago. Well, there is a reason for that. I haven't gone bananas or stopped caring - hell no, I LOVE writing - but a few things have come up that have stymied my production. Primarily, I'm looking for a job, which as you can imagine is actually a pretty BIG concern, because having income gives me the money I need to continue living in this quaint, cosy little apartment and writing How To Make A Pony Cr...I mean Canterlot Burglar.
I think that the next chapter I'm going to put out will be for Sorority, and it's got ice cream and stuff in it, so be patient and I'll do my best to make it as cute and cuddly as I possibly can.
And to anyone who thinks that I've stopped here so that I can tease you about the next chapter of Canterlot Burglar, to you I say...er...so?
Have a great day, guys.
35w, 5dGood news and bad news0 comments · 45 views
Howdy folks! I hope you're all feeling wonderful today!
So I'm here with good news and bad news. The good news is, I know where I'm going to be living! I just got my tenancy approved for a new apartment and I'll be moving in next week!
The bad news is that it's going to take a little while to get the utilities set up, so my presence here might be a little spotty. I'll try to upload a special Shadow and Fox-centric chapter for Valentine's Day, mind you!
Anyway, I hope that you lot are having an absolutely capital day!
Obligatory link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-LbvFckptY
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Hey guys, what's up? I just thought I'd just drop you all a bit of a heads-up.
So, first up, due to a series of very unfortunate events, I'm not going to be hanging around my apartment for much longer. In fact, I'm moving out in the next few days. Where I'm moving to I have no idea, but I've applied to a whole load of places around the city and hopefully one of them will accept me. Fingers crossed and all that!
What does that mean here? Well, between this and my laptop being effectively wrecked from the inside out, I might not be able to update any of my stories for a week or two. Mind you, depending on how good the internet turns out to be wherever I end up, I should think that I'll still be able to throw out one or two chapters.
Okay, now that we've gotten that out of the way, next order of business.
So once again I invite you all to comment on what you've read of Canterlot Burglar. I've been offered some help from hell00001 who's been a very good sport about the whole situation and has helped to mitigate some of the bad habits I seem to have whilst writing, so I'd like to think I'm getting better. Still, I'm always happy to hear what you guys think. It's those sorts of comments that encourage me to keep writing.
Finally...one or two of you might have noticed that that story is tagged as "dark." There's a good reason for that, and I'll get into it another time. The point is, as I keep writing this story I've also begun work on a side project, and I'm interested to see who'd be keen to read that, too. It's the story of how Sky and Shadow first met and became sisters, and it's pretty light hearted and involves super-cuddly fillies and what have you.
Anyway, I'll leave you with this song that I've been listening to recently that I think you'll quite like, and I give you my very best wishes! I hope you all have a wonderful week/fortnight/however long it takes for me to get my act together! Fly safe!
Rainbow Dash wasn't used to getting visitors. There were certainly plenty of fans and admirers in Ponyville, no doubt about that. Plenty of ponies liked her. She could clear the sky faster than any other pegasus, and she helped around the town on the rare occasions that she was awake or not practising new tricks (taking care to remain out of shouting distance from Applejack, who would only ask her to help with the apple harvest or watering the trees, and that was so boring.)
And yet now, for the first time in months, Rainbow could hear somepony tapping on her door. She cautiously approached her front door, unsure about how these things work.
"Hey! Who's...there?" Rainbow asked as she flung wide the door.
Before her lay nothing but open sky, and the rolling hills of Equestria below.
Oh, and a big pink present, wrapped with a large yellow ribbon.
The bright blue pegasus looked around, poking her head beneath the clouds and searching the sky for any indication that anypony had been there. Nothing. Everywhere seemed eerily quiet.
Taking another cursory glance at the present, she spotted a little card tied to the ribbon. Rainbow opened it and read:
From your secret admirer.
It was written in the most ridiculously loopy hoofwriting she'd ever seen. Egghead stuff. It all made sense now! A secret admirer! Poor thing. Must have been too shy to speak to her themselves, so they left a present! Of course, it must be pretty difficult to work up the courage to talk to the greatest flier in all of Equestria.
Rainbow Dash squealed with delight. Hopefully whoever it was would introduce themselves soon. It was always nice to meet a new fan.
Maybe their present to her would be a clue! Ooooh, this was going to be awesome!
Eagerly, she pulled the lid off the box, and was caught in the face by a water balloon, which exploded all over her. The pegasus leapt into the air before she realised that her wings were now too sopping wet to work properly, so she came crashing down into her front porch again.
Rainbow shook herself and flapped her wings a few times to try and get some of the water out. Her mane was in her eyes and it was practically impossible to see, but within the box she could spy a perfectly-placed spring.
A spring-loaded water balloon in a box? There was only ONE pony in Ponyville who could pull off a stunt like that.
And, added Rainbow as she blew her mane out of her face, walk on clouds without being a pegasus.
"Pinkie Pie." she muttered.
The weather was predictably perfect in Ponyville that day. It was only a few days since this year's Winter Wrap-Up, and the sun was shining more brightly than it had done in months. There was nowhere for a bright pink pony to hide around here. As Rainbow soared over the town, she peered into every corner and behind every building like a hawk searching for prey.
Well, she wasn't out in the streets. That much was clear.
Rainbow landed just outside Sugarcube Corner and poked her head inside the stable door. Only Mr and Mrs Cake were at the counter.
"Oh, hi there Rainbow Dash! What can I do for you?" Mr Cake waved.
"Sssssh!" she hissed back, opening the door as quietly as possible and sneaking up to the counter. The Cakes stared at her.
"Is Pinkie Pie here?" Rainbow whispered.
"No dear, I haven't seen her all day." Mrs Cake smiled nervously.
"Interesting..." Rainbow stroked her chin with a hoof, and backed out of the shop. "If you see her, you come straight to me, got it?"
"All righty then!" Mr Cake said, keeping an incredibly fixed smile on his face. When the pegasus was well and truly gone, he turned to his wife.
"Did she have a whole bandolier of water balloons on her back?"
"I think she did."
And without another word, the couple decided that perhaps now would be a good time to close up shop for the day.