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  • 1w, 2d
    Guess who's back?


    ...not really! :rainbowwild:

    Let's start from the beginning, shall we?

    Just over twelve weeks ago, I informed all of you that I was departing for some time. Just after making that blog post, I hopped on a plane to Quebec.

    When I finally touched down in the Montreal airport, I was greeted by an angry Frenchman in a cadpat uniform. He actually turned out to be an amazing person, and I feel honoured to have spent as much time with him as I did, but that's another story.

    The angry Frenchman angrily ordered me and several other scared and confused looking individuals onto a bus marked with Department of National Defense logos. If you can't already see where this is going, boy are you in for a surprise.

    The bus brought us to the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School. Or for less of a mouthful: it dropped us off for basic training.

    To backtrack for just a moment, this bus ride was the culmination of a long series of events. I applied for the Canadian Aemes Forces months before I caught that plane. However, I was only actually given a couple weeks warning to pack my stuff when I was finally accepted.

    What I'm trying to say is: Yes, the ending of Mother of Invention was very rushed. Sorry, I had a plane to catch.

    :rainbowwild:

    Now, back to where I was. I spent the next twelve weeks at the CFLRS for what is technically called BMQ (Basic Military Qualification). It was not easy, by any means. It was, however, very much worth it. I think I've grown a hell of a lot as a person, and I've made plenty of strong and close friendships.

    After twelve long weeks, my graduation parade was on October 17th. It was awesome.

    At this moment, I'm currently posted at an entirely different base in an entirely different province awaiting future training. My next course starts in just uhder a couple months. It'll be longer and harder, but even more worth it.

    But until that course starts, I'm back! :pinkiehappy:

    ...not really.

    I don't actually have my laptop yet, so I can't actually write anything. I do have a phone though, and I can once more field some sort of internet presence!

    On that note: Comment! :twilightsmile:

    I'd love to answer any questions you guys have, relevant to my time away or not. I've got lots of cool stories from BMQ, I think, but I could also address questions about anything else past present or future.

    Or if you don't have a question, feel free to just say hi. I've missed you guys something fierce over the last few months.

    :heart:

    Too easy? Too easy.

    27 comments · 120 views
  • 14w, 7h
    IMPORTANT NEWS: Going on a Big Hiatus.

    What timing, eh? It's almost as if I intentionally pushed out the ending of my fic before I had to depart for an extended period of time.

    :raritywink:

    Alright, everyone, allow me to be serious-face for a moment.

    I'm going away for a bit, three months or so. In that time I'll have very limited access to internet, and even less time or inclination to use it.

    So that means, for now, this is goodbye.

    I will be back, and I will write many horse-based stories upon my return. So don't get too worried.

    Like the title says, it ain't a retirement. It's a hiatus.

    I got a surprising number of new followers when I finished Mother of Invention, so that was pretty cool. I honestly wasn't expecting that at all.

    Heh, sorry to leave you guys hanging right after following me. Was not my intent, honest.

    One last thing: If anyone does have something super important that they need to tell me (declaring undying love? anyone? No? ... :ajsleepy:), you can just send it as a PM here on fimfic. That'll get it forwarded directly to my email, which I will have intermittent access to.

    (Though if you actually want a response, you'll have to include your own email address in there somewhere. Not that I can guarantee a response with my limited time.)

    And I... think that covers about everything. I might have time to reply to a couple comments before I go, so yell at me if I've left out important information.

    Unless that information is where I'm going and what I'm doing. I'm being intentionally ambiguous there. In part, just 'cause I'm silly, but also because I'd love to come back and see what kinds of theories people managed to come up with. No doubt, you'll have a much more interesting idea than what I'm actually doing.

    And now, one last video for the road.

    (except I do know. I'll be back in three months.)

    That's all, folks.

    14 comments · 232 views
  • 14w, 20h
    Mother of Invention is complete at last.

    6 comments · 184 views
  • 23w, 4h
    Write Off? More Like 'Right On!' (Where's the next MoI chapter?)

    The next chapter of Mother of Invention has been looked at by the editors, but I won't be going through their feedback for a couple days.    

    I'll be hopefully participating in a short story 'write off' competition thing. Here's a link. You can probably still enter if anyone else out there feels like throwing a fic into the ring. (Read the rules though!)      

    This is a new experience for me! Trying to come up with a story and write it in only a couple days. It's gonna be interesting, for sure.

    Hopefully I can actually do something before the deadline... :twilightsheepish:    

    The long and short of it is that the new Mother of Invention chapter will release sometime next week, since this weekend will be too busy.    


    Now have a random youtube video. It's been a while since I threw one of these in a blog.

    You're so welcome.

    0 comments · 208 views
  • 23w, 6d
    Birthday 21 (and also Mother of Invention update news)

    (This song is shockingly accurate.)

    Whee. *A balloon or confetti or whatever*


    Also I figured I may as well toss this bit of news in here. The next chapter of Mother of Invention is essentially done. I just need to tack on the last couple paragraphs and then send it to the editors. Unfortunately, editing may take a while, as the chapter is... long. You'll see, I suppose.

    So look forward to that. Soon(tm)

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Awake and alone, Applejack will find a way to survive.




And here's a TV Tropes page, if you're into that kind of thing.

First Published
29th Dec 2012
Last Modified
25th Jul 2014
#1 · 96w, 2h ago · 18 · · Awoken ·

I really like where this is going. Nobody ever does these kinds of things with Applejack. A shame since she's a great character known for her strength and resilience, but equally known for her strong familial and friendly bonds.

#2 · 96w, 2h ago · 8 · · Old College Try ·

>>1868161

This was exactly my thought process. I think Twilight's been lost enough times now. Make room for the farm pony. :ajsmug:

This chapter is perhaps my favorite thing of yours that I've ever read. The stark imagery really frames the rest of this story quite nicely, particularly in conflict created via Pinkie's mannerisms and gruesomely described expression; a role she fits perfectly.

Not entirely sold yet. This is kinda completely different from what I normally read, but by virtue of who wrote it I gave it a chance. It definitely has me interested in knowing what happens, but I don't really know how to feel about the premise and it being Applejack etc. It certainly does give a different take with the change in character from the norm and that should be fun to read. But, like i started with, not entirely sold yet. Favorited just to see where it goes.

>>1868314

Glad you gave it a shot at least. :pinkiehappy:

Hopefully you'll like what I have planned.

#6 · 96w, 1h ago · 1 · · Awoken ·

ya know the mother of invetion is the freelancers spaceship in RVB right?

#7 · 96w, 1h ago · 2 · · Old College Try ·

>>1868399

I do know that. It's a good name for a spaceship.

More prudent however, is the fact that it's the second half of the phrase "Necessity is the mother of invention"

And Applejack is certainly going to need to be inventive when faced with the necessity of survival.

Good so far, but I just think that the language is a bit eloquent for something concerning Applejack, but bear in mind I have been reading Contraptionology recently, so it's not a complaint, just a little thing for me, but as I said before, I like it :pinkiehappy:

Pretty good so far. I wonder if Luna would be able to talk to Applejack in her dreams. . . that could be interesting :rainbowderp:

Woah, that was a pretty awesome dream sequence. I liked the way that AJ recognised several logic flaws in the dream but accepted them anyway; something that often happens in lucid dreams.

Heh, you've definitely got me hooked now. Creepy island and dead-dream-Pinkie? Awesome. :rainbowdetermined2:

I'm definitely looking forwards to where this is going :pinkiehappy:

Small typo

The site of the familiar satellite was a relief.

-sight

Small typos:

then Twilight would feel feel terrible about it.

than the thought her own death.

--==--

Kind of remind me old classic Ranma fic: Bliss by Lara L. Bartram and Mike W. Loader

Alone on the island, no memories of how they get there, temples with evil colour imprisoned inside

Also Applejack? Going down? Good luck.

( from http://pixdaus.com/no-place-to-go-goat-mountain/items/view/247539/ )

This feels like a side story to Austreuoh.

It is my new Austreuoh head-canon that Applejack got revived after Dash woke up in Blue Shelf and this is the story of her return.

>>1871045

Yeah, I finally agreed to let Pilate (my editor for MoW) take a look at this story.

I'll fix those typos now though, thanks. :pinkiehappy:

>>1871142

I'll take that as a compliment. I do love that fic. :pinkiehappy:

(The sequel is even better)

#18 · 95w, 6d ago · · · Awoken ·

So it begins...

#19 · 95w, 6d ago · 11 · · Welcome... ·

No other wildlife in the jungle? Either this is an artificial place... or she's gonna get a nasty surprise when the moon comes out to play.:applejackunsure:

#20 · 95w, 6d ago · 3 · 4 · ...To The Jungle ·

...Wait a minute. :rainbowhuh:

This story was inspired by Minecraft wasn't it! :pinkiegasp:

Why do i get the feeling that this was also inspired by Austraeoh/Eljunbyro? :applejackconfused::fluttercry::pinkiecrazy::rainbowderp::raritycry::twilightoops:

>>1871532

Maybe a little bit by Austraeoh/Eljunbyro, but I actually didn't notice the Minecraft parallels until after I wrote it. :rainbowlaugh:

Applejack had better watch out for creepers.

#23 · 95w, 6d ago · 7 · · Still Alive ·

Subject: Applejack

Suffix Title Obtained: "The Survivormare"

Preview: "Applejack, the Survivormare"

-PJ

>>1871607

Congratulations! You're the new Minty. :rainbowwild:

I thought she would be on an island. But I didn't think she'd take the revelation so hard. :fluttercry: :ajsleepy:

Subject: Applejack

Prefix Title Obtained: "Lonely"

Preview: "Lonely Applejack"

-PJ

>>1871691

Yeah, she cares a lot about her family and friends.

Up until now the only thought that had kept her going was the thought of getting back to them as soon as possible.

Now it looks like she might not be able to get back at all. :ajsleepy:

She'll pull herself together though, don't you worry.

Her concerns about rustling bushes were immediately shoved out of her mind when a blood-chilling shriek tore apart the nighttime tranquility.

Bloody Pinkie Pie? *shutters* Better move on before I start getting flashbacks to that...other story... :rainbowderp::pinkiecrazy:

>>1871858

The story that shall not be named... :pinkiecrazy:

I know exactly what you mean.

I'm still curious to see where this story will go...

#32 · 94w, 6d ago · 2 · · Just Got To Be ·

>>1910946

The next few chapters should have actual stuff happening in them.

I just had to set everything up, and get a full description of the island in there first.

I wonder what's ruslting in that grass...

>>1871691

*Incoherent stuttering*

>>1871607

Bwuh!?

-Minty

#35 · 94w, 5d ago · 1 · · Just Got To Be ·

>>1913354

Minty, we need to talk. Have a seat.

There's... someone else.

#36 · 94w, 5d ago · 1 · · Just Got To Be ·

>>1911083

Thanks for doing the past few titles, but if it's alright with you, I'd like to take over from here and get to feel useful again.:twilightblush:

(There can only be one Minty, Buahaha!)

Subject: Applejack

Suffix Title Obtained: "The Hopeful"

Preview: "Applejack, the Hopeful"

-Ghost Minty

>>1913412

I wanna do one!

Subject: Mintelle

Suffix Title Obtained: "The Highlander"

Preview: "Mintelle, the Highlander"

I'm Bear Grylls, and I'm going to show you what it takes to survive all alone on a desert island!

#40 · 94w, 1d ago · · · Awoken ·

I see... potential! Will read, so have a fave.

Is it okay that when she reached Pinkie Pie, I genuinely started to get scared at the gore-ish description of her features?

Hope twilight has some sort of scrying spell.

#44 · 93w, 1d ago · 1 · · Just Got To Be ·

Poor AJ. I hope she can find some duck tape on that island. That's all you need to survive on an island. Sounds crazy, but it is true. :twilightsmile:

:applejackconfused:: Well... buck!

She shook her head, trying to dislodge the fatalistic thoughts.

...Suicide? :rainbowderp:

Side note: Moar please?

>>2017603

I will definitely write more, but I haven't updated my other fic in a thousand years so I'm going to focus on that first. :twilightsmile:

Still, I'm glad you like it so far. Trust me when I say that I'm not done with this fic. Not by a long shot. :ajsmug:

i instantly think... Minecraft :derpytongue2:

Congrats on EqD, fine sir!

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