Awake and alone, Applejack will find a way to survive.
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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.
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!
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!
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.
Too easy? Too easy.
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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.
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? ... ), 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.)
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