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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!
25w, 1dAn update on my lack of progress1 comments · 47 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.
37w, 1dGood 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!
"Oh, this is going to be a marvellous challenge!" Rarity smiled, grabbing a quill and notepad off of a nearby desk. "Now then, why don't you tell me all about this prankster of yours?"
"Is this really necessary? Can't you just untie me for a teensy bit?"
"That depends. Are you going to run up the stairs and hide again?"
"Then you can stay there. We've got a lot of work to do." Rarity laughed, not unkindly, as Pinkie struggled against the bedsheets that had been used to tie her to a chair. "So then, Rainbow my dear, what do we know for sure about this prankster of yours? Anything at all!"
"Well, I think it could be Twilight." Rainbow said slowly. "Whoever she is, she can walk on clouds! I mean, she messed with my house!"
"I guess that means that she's some kind of pegasus, doesn't it?" Rarity tapped a hoof on her chin as she scribbled furiously.
"Yeah, or somepony who knows the walk on clouds spell!" Rainbow fumed. "I'm telling you, it was Twilight! She's had something against me ever since I busted her library!"
"Bear in mind that that crash did put a few ponies in hospital, and you wrecked Twilight's copy of Commentaries on the Equestrian Xarxes or whatever it was."
"So what? She's got, like, four of those books!" Rainbow protested.
"They're antiques, dear. You really do have to learn to be more careful around ponies' things when you're practising tricks, you know!"
"I know, I know..." said Rainbow dismissively. "Look, can we get back to who's doing this?"
"Oh certainly!" Rarity shook her head and started intently scribbling again. "So we have Twilight as a possible suspect...fascinating. Who else could it be?"
"Well...it might be Fluttershy instead," Rainbow admitted. "or Applejack..."
"Or me!" put in Pinkie. Rainbow and Rarity ignored her.
"So what you're telling me," Rarity frowned, "is that all of your friends are potential suspects?"
The blue pegasus nodded, not looking her in the eye.
"I...see..." Rarity fought back an outburst. "Well, I said I was going to help you, and that's exactly what I intend to do. Now, let's think about this. Fluttershy wouldn't take much persuasion before she told you, and Applejack can't lie...I mean she really can't lie...she's terrible at it. That leaves Twilight as the one who would stand up to interrogation the longest, but I think I can help with that..."
"Of course, she's intelligent, so she'll likely see through it if we try to trick her into telling the truth. I wonder if we can get her to confess some other way..."
"I bet Spike would tell us if something's going on, though!" Rarity grinned. "I bet he'd spill the beans if we offered him a few choice gemstones!"
The unicorn's horn glowed, idly pulling Pinkie, who had been trying to escape by hopping away on her chair, back to where she started.
"So do you think there's a chance we can get the dirt on Twilight?" Rainbow Dash asked excitedly.
"Trust me," Rarity smiled kindly. "when we get Spike to talk, her whole game's going to be laid bare, and her pranking days will be over!"
"Great! So how do we get Spike away from Twilight so we can talk to him without her finding out?"
"I was just getting to that. It's going to require some finesse, grace, careful timing! It may also involve a gem on a fishing rod." Rarity added, reluctant to ruin the mystique of her grand plan.
"Ha! I love it! When can we start?" Rainbow Dash leapt into the air with excitement.
"Well, we can do it tomorrow when we've all rested properly. Until then..." Rarity looked around at Pinkie. "We can always give each other makeovers."
"Um, no thanks! I'm really super-okay, honest!" Pinkie grinned widely as the two mares advanced on her, hairbrushes raised. She struggled fruitlessly to escape her chair. "No, I really don't need a makeover! Makeovers are for girls! No! Noooo! GUMMY! SAVE MEEEEEEEEEE!"