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  • T An Affliction of the Heart: Volume Two

    Part two of An Affliction of the Heart.
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    Can a creature that feeds on love ever feel it?
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    Alone and powerless, Chrysalis must turn to a last resort to regain her power.
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    Daring Do returns, triumphant, from her latest treature hunt. Now, to face her family.
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  • T An Affliction of the Heart: Volume Four

    A hybrid develops new powers, a dark queen escapes, while a pegasus and a changeling try to normalise their married life.
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    Luna catches Celestia and Twilight, red-hooved...
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  • 2w, 5d
    I'm done

    Scared ya!

    But seriously. I'm done.

    With the first chapter of volume 5 of affliction. :pinkiecrazy:

    Click here to get the goods

    Still no response on giving out links to adult-rated stories... so blech. Anywhore, it'll be up sooner or later! I'm submitting them both now!

    RIP my message inbox.

    4 comments · 254 views
  • 2w, 6d
    Chapter 1 of Chitin's story is done!

    I can't post it just yet, however. I've gotta finish the first chapter of Affliction: Volume 5, first!

    That being said, the link to said juicy goodness (rated R for clop!) is on my patreon feed. I left it public, because I'm not evil :pinkiecrazy: You can find a link to that in my bio.

    I'm still waiting on a reply email from one of the mods telling me if I can post the link to it in a blog post... I seem to remember seeing something like that: That it would be okay to post a link to an adult story, so long as it was on fimfiction, because then you have to have adult content enabled to even view the thing. Buuut I can't find anything like that in the FAQ. So...

    I don't want to break any rules! So I'm giving you all the information you need to find it yourself!

    So, go, find it yourself!

    Hopefully, I'll have volume 5 chapter 1 done soon, and I can destroy my poor, poor message inbox with two affliction stories at once! :pinkiecrazy:

    6 comments · 273 views
  • 6w, 2d
    Planning out new Affliction story(ies)!

    I dunno how to do it all!

    Should I go with concurrent uploads, or staggered/as-I-write-them uploads?

    The reason for this is, the two stories will be having a good deal of their plot-points happening concurrently! For instance, in the spoiler so that people can't complain:

    In Affliction 5, chapter 1, we see Kuno instructing changelings to 'become more independent' and 'find something unique to wear'. They all come back with collars with bells on them. Except Chitin, who comes back with a golden Ankh in her ear.

    In Chitin's story, chapter 1, we see Chitin erm... 'bribing' the jeweler to give her said piece of jewellery. While walking home, she walks past the pet shop, with has an entirely new room built onto it, has been repainted, and completely cleaned top-to-bottom just that morning.

    So if you read any one of them, it could spoil various parts of the partner story.... So staggering them to be released as I finished them like I usually do, might end up spoiling some of the partner plots before that chapter is even released!

    The alternative is to release chapter at a 1-for-1 ratio. One chapter of Affliction, one chapter of Chitin's. Problem with that is that there could then be a longer wait between each pair of chapters being released...

    So I dunno what to do!

    I think I will stagger the release of the stories, submission-wise. They're both Affliction. When I posted volume 4 it was at the top of the box in like an hour. :pinkiecrazy: I don't want to spam the feature box. So I'll likely post Affliction 5, and then Chitin's story a few days after, when the heat on the previous posting has gone down a bit. You guys will have to wait an extra few days or so before getting tasty Chitin story start, but what can I do?

    My patreon people will have access to Chitin's story early, I guess :pinkiecrazy: I can't give links to anyone else because NSFW blog posts aren't allowed and are never coming back. Sigh. And Chitin's story is really, really NSFW. Right out of the gates!

    Though, I will add: You could totally go to my patreon page, hit the 'activity' button and look at the posts there that are for everyone, not just paid patreons. :pinkiecrazy: No sign-up required!

    So... whatcha all think? Concurrent release? Or give-no-fucks-just-post-what-ya-got? I kinda wanna do concurrent releases, but I wonder if the effort would even be worth the meagre payoff of keeping the two stories in line...

    11 comments · 322 views
  • 7w, 6d
    It's over


    Affliction 4 is over. Done. Finito.

    Time to start on volume 5.

    Which will run concurrently with 'Chitin's Story', so you'll see a fair bit of crossover in the story arcs of those two.

    Sorry if I've been slow to the whole writing thing lately. I've been sick. And it's been really bad the last few weeks. My mother thinks Ross River fever or glandular fever. I think meh. I'll know when the blood results get back. Either way, it makes writing a chore. I can't think of words. Sentences don't work. Plot points stop making sense to me, etc etc etc.

    But I'm gonna keep trying!

    P.S. Chitin is gonna be sexy! I already have her all figured out! Shorter mane than Kuno, more punkish, and a single gold hoop, and a single gold ankh on said hoop. Because it represents 'life'. And she's totes deep like that. :pinkiecrazy:

    Keep an eye out for all new affliction shenanigans.

    And join the Affliction-verse group! You can ask me things in the threads area!

    Anyhow, be cool! :derpytongue2:

    10 comments · 444 views
  • 8w, 5d
    Upcoming Affliction story!

    I'm planning a new thing! Based in the Affliction-verse. :twilightsmile:

    Now, if you've been following affliction 4, you'll know how this is possible in the universe of it. And I'm intending it to be 'An Affliction of the Heart: Chitin's Tale(/story)'. Chitin being the changeling currently known as 'Speaker'.

    And the reason I say this now instead of just working on it quietly and posting it sometime is a few things:

    First off, no, I'm not stopping work on Kuno/Warden. Not yet. Don't be stupid. They need another entire volume just to disentangle the absolutely nutty web of plot lines holding them all together.

    And the second, main point... I'm kinda leaning heavily towards making Chitin's story adult rated. Clop and whatnot.

    It'll still be mostly story-based, with clop for flavour. But it will also enable a lot more fun changeling things without having to shy away from certain points because of the rating! I have to do that with the current Affliction series. I can't make the descriptions too adult. Because the children might see!

    The main reason that I bring this up now is that I am capable of being reasoned with. If enough people complain about the upcoming story being adult, I could maybe make it cleanish rated like the current Affliction series.

    So, would it be terribly problematic for the majority of you if the new series was rated adult?

    P.S. I am most definitely back, bitches! Four story updates in a week! Aww yeah! :pinkiecrazy:

    18 comments · 355 views
  • ...

This story is a sequel to An Affliction of the Heart: Volume Two

Swarm is the first ever changeling/pony hybrid, child of Warden the pegasus, and Kuno the changeling.

What does life have in store for this unlikely trio?

Twists, for a start!

First Published
21st Apr 2013
Last Modified
9th Sep 2013
Comment posted by Metroid Predaking Prime deleted at 7:41pm on the 21st of April, 2013
#2 · 83w, 4d ago · 35 · · New Beginnings ·

ERMAGURD Pegasus i'ma hug the shit outa you :pinkiehappy:

#3 · 83w, 4d ago · 12 · 3 · New Beginnings ·

Sweet Celestia, Luna and Faust!!!!

Edit: I'd just like to say that I didn't see the image in the background on the third one. It's more the comment than the picture!

#4 · 83w, 4d ago · 11 · 3 · New Beginnings ·

After Swarm left they got BUSY!!!

Comment posted by Metroid Predaking Prime deleted at 2:49pm on the 21st of April, 2013

Well seeing this in my notifications thoroughly made my day! At this rate I'm NEVER going to get any work done - Not that I care now I haz moar poniez & changelings & swarm. :twilightsmile:

#9 · 83w, 4d ago · 4 · · New Beginnings ·

>>2460744 dat last image left a solid scar in my love for changeling fic. :fluttercry:

>>2460911 I didn't even notice that bit...........oops! :twilightblush::twilightblush::twilightblush:

The important things is the caption, not the picture.

>>2460917 oh yes, but as they say, there's a thousand words in a picture :fluttershysad: but glad to see ya didn't mean it :pinkiesmile::heart:

#12 · 83w, 4d ago · 10 · · New Beginnings ·

>>2460921 Kuno is No.1 on my 'Protected Changelings' list. Anypony tries to hurt her and I'll be paying a........'visit,'

>>2460930 I don't know if she's #1 on my list of favorite oc changelings, but she's definitely on my top 3 that's for sure :pinkiehappy: I know there's Chocolate, Kuno, hmm, may have to review my top 10 but hey she's up there :twilightblush:


*Contracts diabeetus*

Too much... adorable... avenge mee...

Damn, I cannot wait to read this. Damn Aussie time zone.

>>2460967 I too come from the land of oztralya

Right, well that was rather good, but there's still something wrong with it.

It needs to have MOAR! :eeyup:

Best part about this? I'm new to Affliction, but I could tell what was going on. Sure, it involved less-then-desirable expository dialogue, but hell, AP, you handled it brilliantly.

I really hope that things go down, because as sickeningly sweet as this is, I can already smell the conflict a mile away.

>>2460940 I do not know of 'Chocolate', so she isn't on my list. Oh well, got a few hundred on mine anyways.

32 and 0 as of this posting.. Loved the story and I am waiting eagerly for the next.

>>2461045 want the name of the story I read her from? it's pretty good :pinkiehappy: almost as good a Dr. Pepper Float with caramel :pinkiehappy::heart:

>>2461063 Go on then, at least it will be another named one, instead of hundreds of random ones.

#25 · 83w, 4d ago · 5 · · New Beginnings ·

>>2461050 I have a screenshot of the original Affliction hitting near 200 likes and no dislikes. I think I still have it somewhere.


aaaanndd, no dislikes so far


:moustache: Let us start this epic adventure :rainbowdetermined2:

#29 · 83w, 4d ago · 3 · · New Beginnings ·

Cool story, bro. :)

Can't wait until the Shining Armor/Chrysalis side story, after you get done with this one. :)

This story just oozes with adoration.

Cute chapter. So far, so good.

#32 · 83w, 4d ago · 4 · · New Beginnings ·

Oh no!!!! The feels!!! There already here!!!!

Great chapter :pinkiehappy:

I'm in love, again!

Awesome job, AP.

I'm excited that the story goes on! Keep up the good work!

Mikey lovey! Want moar! NEED MOAR!!!

Before I pushed the 'like' button it was 59... after it was 72, ether this story gets likes fast or my opinion matters more...

>>2461325 feels like the characters casted a 'Want it, Need it' spell on you doesn't it :twistnerd:


You know it, bro.

>>2461339 was a good call then :rainbowlaugh: ... besides... the feeling. Is. MUTUAL!?!  :pinkiecrazy::heart:

please make chapter 2 come out soon :fluttershysad::heart::scootangel:

#40 · 83w, 4d ago · 11 · · New Beginnings ·

Kuno is one of the cutest characters I've read.


She's playful, nearly a sociopath, and quite lighthearted. She just thinks completely different to everyone, and you've managed to retain that the whole way through the series.

#41 · 83w, 4d ago · 5 · · New Beginnings ·

Something tells me Swarm is gonna get bullied really bad at school, damn racist pony fillies!

I haven't even read this yet and I am already thinking this is going to fucking rock!

>>2461441 I'd actually find it more interesting if she became the bully and learned her lesson.

She does have the need to get good grades and stop others from racist remarks after all

#44 · 83w, 4d ago · 6 · · New Beginnings ·

I've often fantasized about being part Changeling, mostly just to mess with people. Imagine that you're talking to someone, they sneeze, and suddenly their eyes are a different color. Would freak out normal people.

Also, bring out the bullies, it's been a while since I sympathized with a character.

I love this series so much! Already off to an awesome start!

#46 · 83w, 4d ago · 4 · · New Beginnings ·

YES ANOTHER STORY OF THE KUNO x WARDEN SERIES!!! *grabs container of popcorn and gallon of coke*

I haven't even read it yet and I liked it! :pinkiehappy:

#48 · 83w, 4d ago · 2 · · New Beginnings ·

I lolled hard when they was telling her about Algebra. I HATED Algebra in school.


#50 · 83w, 4d ago · 2 · · New Beginnings ·

Yay! Hope to see more soon as always! :pinkiehappy:

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