1. I'm sorry I haven't been as active here lately as I had been. I've had health issues come up, but I hope to be over them soon. I'm looking forward to getting back to work on Shadow Day.
2. Let me throw a question out to those interested. I've been seriously considering revisiting my story The Boneyard. I originally wrote this story for a competition and the result, as many of you have commented, is a bit hurried. Moreover, there's a large chunk of the story, related to the impact of The Boneyard on the rest of Equestria, that only appears in truncated form in the story as published.
I've generally refrained from substantially revising a story once published. I feel it's kind of a cheat on the readers of the original. Still, this is one of my less-read stories and perhaps those of you have read it would enjoy the "director's cut" of the tale. Any thoughts or suggestions you might have regarding this would be appreciated.
3. I'm a little intimidated by Season Four, so far. The first three episodes are more "world-buildy" than I'm used to. Did you expect the Castle of the Royal Pony Sisters to appear again so quickly, after the opening? And did you expect it to be a ninja house? I know I didn't!
4. And a random thought: this is probably just me, but is it possible that the Tree of Harmony is a veiled callback to the G3 movie, "A Princess Promenade"? If you've seen the film, Wysteria becomes a "princess" because she touches the "magic flower" hidden beneath Ponyville Castle. And here, beneath a castle, there's a suggestion that all of the Princesses have been empowered to some degree by the Tree That Blooms In Darkness. It might be a stretch, admitted. But I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Tree itself, with the Elements restored, becomes a significant character in the series.
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