Why I've not been writing lately. · 6:27pm
Some sprite work. · 6:24pm
OK, so here's how the sprites for my game Kyrodian Legends are coming along. First off, some of the platform actors:
Here's a structure and how it's changed over time:
Here's Midi's overworld sprite:
This is a mockup of what the game will look like. I realize the trees in the back are from Megaman 64. Don't worry, I'm making my own, although I have to admit, those ones do fit pretty well. But I can't use them, so yeah.
Now some side-view elements:
And here's some buildings and set pieces for the overworld:
Page One Revision · 12:41pm
Honestly, I don't think I'm cut out to write a war story. I've never been in a war, don't know much about war, and I certainly don't think I've captured the emotions of war. I mean, seriously, I can't even imagine what a child like Strawberry Patch would be going through in a time like that, and I think she just doesn't seem real to me. Also, I'm not to fond of the hero of Equestria being a brony because he knows too much. So, Imma have to restart Hunter the Shadewing. I'm not deleting it cuz I still wanna write a shadewing story and I don't think I'd be able to put Shacklebolt into Equestria without spoiling the plans for Kyrodian Legends. So, yeah, Imma just make Hunter a regular human instead of a brony, MLP does not exist in the human world, and he'll be in a very different situation. He won't start out in the princesses' care or anything like that, and don't worry, there will be plenty of action.
So yeah, just a heads up this time, if you've enjoyed Hunter so far, save it, cuz I'm not gonna put it back up.
Considering discontinuing. · 9:35pm
I know, this is one of my more popular stories and all, but I can't help asking myself: do I really like this version of Shacklebolt? I mean the changeling as a whole, not between this incarnation and the one from Prisoner of Freedom. To be honest, I'd considered writing about the Kyrodian Legends version of Shacklebolt coming to Equestria, and it'd be written in such a way that nobody would really need to have played the (as of yet non-existent) games in order to follow along, kind of like what was done in Friendship is Aura where you don't need to have seen the Lucario movie to be able to follow that story.
Now, here's the thing, if I do discontinue Reshackled, it'll mean having to change the later chapters I had planned for one of my other stories that's going to tie in with it. Not gonna name which one, of course, but one of the other stories I've been writing was meant to have a significant tie-in in the future. I'm sure some of you could guess, as I've hinted at it in a couple of my other stories, but only one of them is the true main line.
Not only is it that I feel kind of strange juggling two different characters in different universes with the same name, but I really, really, really don't want to rewrite all that I had written before, and new ideas have been popping into my head while Reshackled inspiration has been all but dried up. Honestly, I'm not sure what I should do. I'm already writing so many stories at once, and I already cancelled Transcendent Bonds permanently (and I could care less if someone else took the idea, heck, I might even release the plans I had written for it.)
I was actually considering having the beginning of Reshackled go almost exactly how I planned Kyrodian Legends: Shacklebolt to begin, and use RS as a sort of practice story, but if I do that, I might as well just novelize the Kyrodian Legends series and have the games be just games... Actually, that might work. After all, a lot of games will have just game play with only certain points of story in them while having a book or a comic to tell the major plot, right? Gah, I'm getting off topic here.
OK, so, given the beginning of Prisoner of Freedom (assuming you remember it) do you think this story is starting off better or worse? I'll decide what to do with it based on your answers.
In the meantime, I think simplifying the games might have something to it. I'm gonna see what I can do there.
A request to my readers. · 7:00pm
Please stop adding my stories to your group(s); I'm seriously not comfortable with the whole "I can add your story to my group whether you want it or not" deal that this site uses. If I feel my story belongs in your group, I'll ask, and if you feel it belongs in your group and I haven't asked, then you can ask me. I know being in more groups means more attention for my stories, but I'm weird like that. I would really rather have story addition work on an invite system or be able to remove my stories myself, but God forbid Knighty actually listen to me, and I feel the current system is too prone to abuse.
Also, if you've added my story to a group, please either remove it or ask me via PM if you can leave it. Otherwise, I'll ask you to take it down myself, and if you don't, I will report it as abuse. I'm serious guys, I really, really do not like the group system here, and if you don't respect my rule regarding my work, you're just asking for trouble.
Would anyone find this interesting? · 11:43pm
To be honest, I've already written two chapters of this idea, but before I post it, I want to know if you guys would find this interesting. It's a HiE fic, but the human is turned into a species of my own that is from my game Kyrodian Legends. Here's some pics:
I know, I start new stories a lot, but this one is... well, it's one of my ideas, and I know it won't leave me alone unless I give it the time of day, soooo, yeah.
Three things I want... · 10:25pm
3: The ability to remove my stories from groups. Sometimes I'd just rather not be in a group, and it really sucks that I can't opt out of them. Maybe have the group invite people first before their stories can be added.
2: For people to stop asking me to update my stories. This is even going on offsite, and it's pissing me off. I have a full time job and when I get home, I'm exhausted and in a bad mood from dealing with dozens of idiots and having to do almost all the heavy lifting around there, and with my own personal projects that I'm hoping to one day turn into a job, writing fanfictions for free for people who just whine is honestly not very appealing to me. Instead of expecting me to write my stories for you, which just sets you up for disappointment that I have to deal with, why not drop the expectations, and when I do write, you can think of it as a bonus to your day. But seriously, it's fanfiction. I'll write it when I feel like it. Get over yourselves. You people out there who are doing this, you know who you are. Stop it.
And number 1: Site staff that actually respond to you when you send them a message. There's nothing more infuriating than trying to get help on the site or trying to bring up an issue when they keep adding more and more features that are not necessary for the site to run while leaving problems where they lie. When someone asks for help, the least you can do is fucking answer them, even if just to say you can't help.
Thanks for reading my whining. On a lighter note, I may have some more pony sprites coming out soon. I've also made bases for each species/gender so on the next release, I'll put those out, and anyone who wants to make their own sprites, feel free to use those, even if not in my exact style. And to answer the question I've gotten a few times: am I going to be making a My Little Pony game? We'll see. I'm just using the pony sprites to warm up and get my head into art mode sometimes, so maybe one day I'll make a mini RPG as practice, but nothing huge. I would like to, maybe when I get my devkit running and fully functional. But if anyone else wants to use the sprites in their own games, hey, they're not my characters, so you can do what you want with them so long as its legal. Have a ball, really, I'd love to see what you can make of them.
That is all.
Tis a bad day. · 11:49pm
Well, I just had an issue with the drive my stories were on, and now all my unpublished material is gone. Sucks since a couple chapters were almost completed. Probably gonna take even longer because rewriting stuff I've already written frustrates me; I try to rewrite it exactly as I'd written it before. So, yeah, sorry.