whoa hey look at the time · 2:14am
. . . Hi everyone. Wow, it's April already. Time sure does fly.
So, uh, yeah. There are some things that need to be said. You can probably guess what they are, but please read this anyway, as I want to be as clear about this as possible.
The astute among you may have noticed that I haven't actually posted any pony stories since September of last year. This isn't because I lost the files or my house burnt down or I died for a few weeks - I just haven't had anything to post, and I haven't had anything to post because I haven't written anything. That is, anything finished. I've written a few hundred words here and there, but it isn't in a polished state, nor will it ever be. I know this won't satisfy the curious among you, but I really can't say anything else.
Anyway, the reason I haven't had anything to post is because my motivation to write horse stories dried up. It shouldn't come as much of a surprise that A Dash of Inspiration was perpetually a day late and a dollar short. While for much of its life, this was simply due to my own incompetence and lack of work ethic, in the fall of 2012 I started attending university, which occupied most of my time. There followed a transitional period in my life which I am still working through (the details are personal), so writing, period, wasn't high on my list.
This might have been avoided, however, if MLP: FiM hadn't run itself into the ground. Now, I know there are plenty of people who liked the third season - indeed, it had several good episodes - but I am not one of them, especially given the godawful finale. The fandom's idiocy had been pushing me away from a good chunk of it since day one, but I've done a lot of growing up in the two years since I started watching it, and I just can't deal with this bullshit anymore.
Thus, I am done. Finito. Ended. No more. I am officially bidding the MLP: FiM fandom farewell and flipping it off over my shoulder as I walk away. I am not so arrogant as to think that my leaving does or should make any kind of difference, but it helps to have a definitive answer to these things.
That all said, I am still going to be writing (New York Times bestsellers don't write themselves), but my plan is to make it about actually important things. I've also developed a habit of using my terribad smartphone camera to snag some pictures while walking around town, so amateur photography isn't out of the question.
If you're still interested in following my stuff, head on over to my DeviantArt page at dirigible-quixote.deviantart.com.
If you aren't interested in keeping up with my future stuff, that's fine.
If you're wondering what happens with A Dash of Inspiration, it has a happy ending. It won't ever get a proper final chapter or anything, but the general idea is that RD, upon realizing that she has only six days left - the date has been moved up or something, I never worked out that detail - goes into overtime with Scoot and ultimately helps her get into flight school while pursuing Twilight as awkwardly as physically possible and working around the community service hours, which she can't get out of. There's some dramatic tension during the final exam (the examiner is a jerk), but ultimately the heroes win out and the day is saved.
That's pretty much everything I wanted to cover. Thanks for all your support and help figuring out how to write, everyone. I would love to stay, but the pony fandom is not for me anymore.