Concerning Kindness · 4:55pm
Hello to all my followers, which is currently 235 of you guys! Man, I never thought I'd get this popular when I was starting out. Anywho, you may have noticed that it's been a while since I published the latest segment of Dusk and Dawn, or anything, for that matter. So I'll take a moment to assure you that I am, in fact, still alive, and that I have started writing the next chapter of Harmony a couple weeks ago. Yes, you read that right. I've only just started. Blame Borderlands 2. The next chapter shall be called "Two-Faced", and it'll feature Eclipse taking down and capturing Rainbow Dash with the assistance of a certain traitor. While in captivity, Rainbow becomes a victim to some of Eclipse's... probing. For science. That monster. (Gutter test: what kind of probing are you thinking of?)
While I'm making a blog post, I might as well address an issue with the last chapter that some of you have noticed: Fluttershy. Let me put it like this: at first, my best poni list went in this order: Twilight, Rainbow, Pinkie, Rarity, large gap here, Applejack, Fluttershy. The latter two, I felt were boring as characters. So Applejack is the down-to-earth farmer. Okay. Yawn. Fluttershy was even worse to me. Ooh, the little girl without a backbone in her body has moments of unexpected, extreme assertiveness and can STARE. OOOHHH! Yeah.
And then I wrote Dusk and Dawn. Suddenly, Applejack's quality of character became apparent to me. Because she's so down-to-earth, she's the perfect pony to buckle down and take charge in a crisis, which the story allowed her to do perfectly. She rather quickly rocketed up my best poni list. However, as I wrote "Savagery", no similar revelation came to for Fluttershy. She's still a boring shrinking violet with a "angry mother" switch to me. As such, I completely failed to keep her canon personality intact in Savagery, instead swapping it for a one that regularly used violence and fear to subjugate her enemies.
I'll admit, while I still find her boring, I'll spend the rest Harmony rectifying my mistake. I've planned out a few events and insights in an attempt to bring her back to her canon roots. You'll see her spending less time attacking her enemies head on and more time supporting her allies like she should be. I will not, however, apologize for giving her Beast Boy's powers. She's freaking awesome like that, especially in a fantasy world like this.
That's all for now, folks. If "Two-Faced" isn't out in a month, you have the right to whine at me all you like.
2% signing off.