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  • 89w, 3d

    Well, it's been a while hasn't it?

    I've actually been meanin' to do something like this for quite some time now but since I am very, very, easily and things have been picking up in real life I've managed to put it off for a long while.

    First off let's go with what's been happening in real life.  I have, since I last reared my head out of the crowd of lurkers, graduated, stopped working at Target (No more getting up at two in the morning!), gotten a job as a junior developer, and started actually socializing in the form of a group of gaming friends that I play things like Sentinels of the Multiverse, Arkham Horror, Legendary, and other such board games.  This leaves me with a good deal less time to write then before and since I'm so easily distracted...  You get the picture.

    Now, progress with Retired.  The next chapter is moving slowly, can't seem to get it to feel quite right.   I do have a couple other chapters in varying stages of completion though.  Damien's participation, or lack thereof, at the wedding is about halfway written, and his night out on the town with Celestia is about two thirds of the way done.

    Unfortunately, well for you guys anyway, most of my inspiration has been for other things.  About half a dozen stories in varying levels of readiness, and another dozen or so that are little more than outlines and ideas.

    Hopefully this at least puts a few fears that I've completely forgotten/stopped caring/vanished off the face of the earth to rest.

    For now anyway.

    10 comments · 462 views
  • 125w, 1d
    So... Posting Stories

         Greetings and salutations to all!  Got several things to ask ya today.

         First off would be that I, once more, have another little one shot that I'd like someone to proof-read for me, make sure it doesn't suck and catch all the little errors that I inevitably end up leaving behind in my works.  Turns out that I just cannot successfully proof-read my own stuff.  Even tried readin' a chapter of Retired out loud once, word by word.  Still didn't catch all the errors.  So.... yeah.  I suck you guys rock.

         Secondly I want your opinion on some things.  I write quite a bit, some of it even tolerable.  As in I have nearly 40k words down over seven stories that I consider my primary, at the moment, interests, another 20k spread out among a little over a dozen other stories that I have in my 'decent idea but don't feel like working on it at the moment' pile and a txt file with twenty-three more story ideas, many of which are almost completely fleshed out but I haven't otherwise touched due to getting distracted.

         Of course the problem with juggling so many things is that they aren't doing jack even though a couple of them have a bit done.  Hell, one story accounts for nearly half the words in my primary interests group.  The question here is would you rather wait around for me to get my stories to what I'd consider a 'finished' state?  i.e. everything is written down and unless I'm hit with a sudden burst of inspiration to change things around I'll release it at a chapter every couple days.  Or would you rather I get the stories to a 'this works' state?  Wherein I know that I can get into the story and finish it up over time and then post what I have over a few days with further chapters posted the same way Retired gets its updates.

         Waiting for me to finish with the story guarantees that you'll get the whole thing and I won't just drop it out of boredom or something and when you do get it you'll get it all rather quickly; but you'll likely have to wait a good deal longer since I don't have any real incentive to focus on it overmuch.  If I post it as a work in progress, the way Retired is posted, then you'll get it much earlier but at a slower pace.  However I will focus more on it simply because I would actually have people waiting for the next bit.  Chances of me dropping it part way through are extremely small since I should already have invested enough work into it for me to finish it out of spite if nothing else but the chance is still there.

         Thirdly, I was wondering if any of you were willing to be my sla- dedicated proofreader.  As mentioned before I can't objectively read through my own stuff, something to do with the fact that I already know what it should be and that tends to subconsciously replace what it actually is.  Therefore I was wondering if any of you were willing to subject yourselves to my incompetence on a regular basis.  I'd probably end up running future chapters of Retired past you as well as anything else I'm working on that I want an opinion on.  Friendly warning:  That means that you'll probably be subjected to a lot of the crap that I've only written a little of and want to know whether or not it seems like a viable idea.  This is not a good thing for your sanity.

         And I guess that be all.  Hope ya all have a nice night/evening/afternoon/whenever the hell you're reading this thing!

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  • 139w, 5d
    So I have this story, and I need victims to test it on.

              I was readin' through the last little thing I wrote and decided that it seemed halfway decent and could probably be posted here with only a slight hint of regret.  Add in that it's a one shot I can just throw on here and never have to worry about it again and I had pretty much mentally sealed the deal.  But then I realized I wanted some third party opinions.  Last time I didn't have anyone that would notice a blog post so I couldn't just put out a call for victims.  Now I have options though!

              If anyone out there would be willing to be a test audience of sorts for my latest literary mess and give me some sort of feedback so I know what's good and what isn't I'd be very thankful.  If not... then I'll just get to work on making a cover image and unleash it on the poor unsuspecting public.  And just in case you're unwilling to agree without knowing what you're getting into it's a story about Scootaloo.  And her family.  That isn't sad.  And doesn't involve Rainbow Dash.  Probably won't respond to any messages until sometime tomorrow though, got work in the morning and want to get a little shut-eye before then.

              On a side note why is it that the stories support use of the tab key in it's text editor function and the blog doesn't?  I had to throw in a bunch of spaces to make my paragraphs here feel right.

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  • ...

Retiring isn't always easy.  Especially when your job title is Evil Overlord.  Most of the time retirement from that particular position comes on the sharp end of an opportunistic hero's sword.  But Damien didn't survive the past six centuries by playing by the rules.  His retirement plans involve running.  Running from his country, his continent, and his very universe to escape Fate's long reach.  And what better place to run to in an attempt to live peacefully than the utopian land of Equestria?

Currently being edited by the ever amazing Frederick the Saiyan.

Since I've had a number of comments on this I figure I should clear it up here.  This is not a crossover witht he overlord game series.  Note the lack of a crossover tag.

<subtle hint>I am open to submissions for a better title image</subtle hint>

First Published
29th Jan 2012
Last Modified
21st Nov 2012

Very, Very good first chapter. I really enjoyed it, no problems as far as I can tell. You wrote it really well, good premise, good characters, good story. All very enjoyable too.

Keep up the good work, I would love to read more of this story :heart:

Only thing that caught my eye was this line:

"'How does she even know you’re watching her?' the woman asked confusedly."

"Confusedly" just doesn't sound right, maybe something like "asked in a confused manner" or "quizzically", possibly even "the women questioned, hints of confusion evident in her voice".  That was the only thing that I can remember making me twitch.

Also, interesting premise, I mean, how hard must it be for a villain to retire, heroes carry all sorts of weird grudges.

An evil overlord moves to Equestria for his retirement and shape-shifts into a Griffon? If this isn't the coolest plot ever, I don't know what is :pinkiegasp:



Something about this just clicks. Like, this is the fic I was destined to find and read. I don't get that feeling about alot of first chapters, but if you don't update within the next month I WILL FIND YOU AND DESTROY YOUR ETERNAL SOUL- I mean send you cookies.:rainbowwild::heart: (I still want a Gilda emoticon)

Glad to see that everyone is likin' it so far.  I honestly didn't expect to get so many positive comments so quickly.

The second chapter is already written so i just need to read through it a couple dozen times over the next day or two to make sure I catch all the errors I can.

Evil overlord who survived 6 centuries? Must be the damned author of the Evil Overlord's handbook.:rainbowlaugh:

Well you certainly have my attention, this looks like it could be a lot of fun!

my lord teach me your dark ways:pinkiehappy::pinkiecrazy:

I found a few mistakes

"But are you sure you can pull of a Rainboom so close to the ground?" - of should be off

"I am the best flyer in Equestria after all" - flyer should be flier

"She as tall and inhumanly thin" - as should be was

"He had tired that before and it didn’t work." - tired should be tried

♫♥I look forward to reading what happens next in your story♥♪

#10 · 146w, 4d ago · · · Moving in ·

Fantastic! Please, continue, if you'd care to.

#11 · 146w, 4d ago · · · Moving in ·

Continue OR ELSE THE EYES WILL CATCH YOU AND SCOUR YOUR MIND. They are watching you. They see you. SEEING YOU.

#12 · 146w, 4d ago · · · Moving in ·

I really like Damien! :rainbowkiss: It's not that often I find myself grown on a character as quickly as Damien :pinkiehappy:


#13 · 146w, 4d ago · 1 · · Moving in ·

Really liking the concept here.  It is a fun look into a villain's retirement. :rainbowlaugh:

#14 · 146w, 4d ago · · · Moving in ·

I love it :pinkiehappy:

Also, you put pagasus instead of pegasus in the last sentence.

#15 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Moving in ·


#16 · 146w, 3d ago · · · Moving in ·

I love this story, moar plz :derpytongue2:

Damien's my kind of Griffon, great character and great story so far :heart:. I look forward to reading more.

A game of manticore and pony is a-hoof.  :pinkiegasp:

Damien is really growing on me. I'm enjoying the hell out of this.


Right. This line made me almost die from laughter.

There aren't any herpes trying to kill you here.

And I forgot my generic threat to get you to update.

They are always watching you. They know you. They see you. They saw you. They own you. Do you see them? I see them? They see you, how can you not see them? They are always watching you. I have always seen them.

You will see them if you do not update. And trust me. There are things you do not need to see in this world.

(I still want my dang Gilda emoticon)

This was an awesome chapter! Lets break it down. :rainbowdetermined2:

1. first time Damian does magic as a griffon

2. He does the magic to take a picture of 2 ponies and a griffon in a precarious position

3. Later, He punches Gilda Right in the face!:yay:


I'm rather curious about how Twilight will react when she realizes Damien used magic.

Damien is a total badass :pinkiegasp:

I know he was a dark overlord, but dauwmn! :rainbowkiss:


I really like the concept, but I worry that he won't really try to stay in retirement. I mean yes he can do all these things but those are indicative of evil overlord/extraplanar traveler that will draw attention to him self. His use of magic and other non-traditional actions can be contributed to the lack of scryable griffins in the area but he still either a) avoid drawing attention to him self or b) have a confrontation with lunas task force. It would be a real shame if this  turned from evil overlord wanting a relaxing retirement and shenanigans occuring to him trying to take over the world or what ever his goals were where he came from. But hey that's just me and you are the one actually writing the story while I sit back in a armchair and pontificate from it.


Don't worry, Damien is staying retired this time. Luna and Celestia would end up curbstomping him if he tried anything anyway.

Wow this story is awesome :D I really how you use gilda as a plot device so that damien can be awesome :D

Awesome as always, but...

"unto your house" - Did you mean into?

"Gilda strained against Twilight’s magic as she tried t make her way towards Pinkie" - to

"your concussion should go way shortly" - away



Aaaaannnnnnnnd fixed!  Thank you for yet again finding all the spots where I messed up

♫♥I look forward to reading what happens next in your story♥♪

The new dark overlord demands to see more of what happened to the old dark overlord:pinkiehappy::pinkiehappy::pinkiecrazy:

(PS: great story)

"She put her hoof to her chin ass he pondered" Hahahahahahahaha :rainbowlaugh::rainbowlaugh: Oh, oh my stomach! :rainbowkiss:

Such a simple little typo, yet so incredibly funny :rainbowlaugh:

Carrots? THE HORROR! :fluttershbad:


"But most off all they were only used and useable by unicorns." - Did you mean of?

"To make things worse she unlike when a unicorn used their magic she couldn’t sense anything when he used the satchel." - Remove the first she

I saw a few really, really small errors in this. I suggest reading it aloud to yourself and fixing anything that sounds bad before posting it, that's how I catch most my own mistakes. Other than that? New track and favorite here. Can't wait to see where this goes :pinkiehappy:

Yet another entertaining chapter my good fellow, it appears as if this Damien enjoys a good head game or two.  :trollestia:

#37 · 144w, 6d ago · · · Relaxation ·

Oh boy, new chapter! *squee* :pinkiehappy:

#38 · 144w, 5d ago · · · Relaxation ·

We need more Damien :rainbowlaugh: Oh how I love that guy, ALL HOMO! :rainbowlaugh::pinkiehappy:

Gilda is coming along nicely I see :twilightsmile:


#39 · 144w, 4d ago · · · Relaxation ·

Damion has REALLY grown on me at this point. Nice to see Gilda given some character growth as well but...I can't lie I'm here for awesome Damion hijinks. That or awesome dark magics. Really I'm fine either way :pinkiehappy:

Damian destroyer of smoke alarms

This chapter was brillaint. Good humour and good additions to the story, I loved it :heart:. I look forward to reading more.

#42 · 144w, 3d ago · · · Relaxation ·

"Gilda may not have tried to do anything in the marketplace where there were witnesses but maybe she would do something now that the two of them were alone." - You have two spaces after this sentence

"Gilda glanced at the ground before muttering, “fine." - Should there be a capital letter here?

"She briefly considered telling Lyra about Damien as thought back to her meeting with Twilight" - Y U MISS WORD

"He had come in here to aquifer a simple cloak" - What does this mean? :derpytongue2:

"Now he was being fitted for a cloak the Atinian Emperors would have donned at the height of their power and wealth!" - There's two spaces after this sentence, too

You're also missing a lot of commas :twilightangry2:

"I was going to know on the door!" - knock

He FUS RO DAH'd the smoke detectors! :pinkiehappy:

#44 · 144w, 3d ago · · · Relaxation ·


"Gilda glanced at the ground before muttering, “fine." - Should there be a capital letter here?

Actually no.  Since the non-dialogue portion of the sentence ends with a verb pertaining to the dialogue, in this case muttering, the dialogue is considered part of the larger sentence and not a new one in it's own right.

It's like how you don't capitalize he in: "That's nice," he said.  Just reversed.

Smoke detectors: can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em.

...the p and the o are right next to each other.

smoke detector, my old arch-nemesis :trixieshiftleft:

Lol, Damian is such a smart cookie!:trollestia:

Should've know Damien would be genre savvy

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