I am an freelance artist and writer. I love MLP:FIM and enjoy reading some of the stories other Bronies write.
Best fic I've read in months · 4:26am
Rainbow Dash finds out that Twilight's mother is the real identity of Silky Dusk, the author of the Daring Do books.
Excited by her discovery, she writes a fan letter.
Things only go downhill from there.
Anyone who has spoken to me at length about fanfics knows I am a sucker for these letter style fics. I haven't laughed this hard in months! Thanks Aragon for writing it!
Back to the Roots · 2:31am
I now have something I think is unique going on. As I am rewatching all the old episodes, I am rereading my favorite fanfics AT the episode I found them. I am getting some severe nostalgia right now.
But this is sad because I'm remembering some dead fics now, authors that have left the fandom, and a good number of friends and groups I used to regulate that have disappeared or have died off...
I need some alone time now.
I'll be perfectly honest. I'm am severely disappointed with the quality of fanfics I have seen the past couple of weeks. I have not been the most active for probably half a year to a full year, and I was looking forward to reading some new good fics. At least some that had a chance of being as enjoyable a read as Moonstone Cup, Yours Truly, The Games We Play, or It Takes A Village. Those are MLP:FIM classics, and it will be hard pressed to beat them. But I was hoping for at least ONE story that might have a chance at being as good.
Unfortunately, I have not found any. I have not even found any as good as Beat the Heat or On Cross and Arrow. Those are not the best fics, but they were still enjoyable and kept me on the edge of my seat, or made me laugh out loud.
Heck, even Anthropology was exciting to read, even if the ending was lacking.
But not one. Not One! We now have Sombra. A villain that is so bland and empty that he is the perfect candidate for fanfiction stories. But there are so few for him... All the romance has no new twists, or new jokes. It seems to all have the same ones repeated over and over again. There is virtually not build up with romances. They just happen. The Slice of Life fics don't take chances with background ponies. Each has their now set 'personalities'. Lyra with the humans, Octavia being uptight and always rooming with Vinyl.
Come on people! Do something different! Make some waves and be unique.
Write something fun! It seems that a lot of Bronies have fallen into a rut where they are not doing anything creative. That was one of the best parts of the fandom during the first and second season. How we took what we saw and built a world that was even more colorful and full of life than the show already showed us. We need to do it again!
I know I'm not the best writer, and I don't update often. I do a lot more art than I do fiction, but I like to change things up and try something new. Think of ideas outside the box and try them.
This is just disappointing and saddening. I hope things change soon... the fandom here on FimFiction is feeling stale.
Whelp, that is the end of my rant. Sorry for doing that, but I felt I needed to say something.
Have a good night.
RIP ArtofthePony · 11:48pm
One of the original Tumblrpon artists passed away last Sunday. From what I have learned, she passed at the young age of 15 in her sleep due to heart failure.
She was one of the first pony tumblrs I followed when I got into the site, and her art style was very cute and expressive. Even if it was about a stoned Trixie. heh.
She will be missed, and I'm going to take a few extra days of no commissions as my way of giving her a moment of silence.
One more Week · 2:20am
After finishing this pic, I have decided that my wrist is just about back to normal. Or at least tolerable. But, I'm going to wait one more week before I restart commissions, just in case I get another bad flareup where holding the pencil hurts.
That is it for now! Have a great night!
Current Story Teaser · 3:53am
I have been working on a story for a little bit, and am wanting to give a slight preview to it. If y'all like it, then I'll love to finish it up and publish it. But I'm a little hesitant in doing so because it is in a different format than what I'm used to. Here ya go!
Mémoire of Applejack, Bearer of the Element of Honesty
As far as I know, I am the last of us. The last of the elements of Harmony to walk this shattered and broken land.
I look out of the shelter, and can barely keep back my tears. As far as you can see, there are only burned and cracked land. Where once was a beautiful orchard, I can only see the dead trees… the fruits they used to bear for us have long fallen and rotted away under the baking sunlight.
Ya know, when I squint my eyes I can almost see them again.
The red shine of the apple, barely clinging to the tree and ready for harvesting. The green leaves fluttering from one of the cool breezes that warned that harvest season was almost upon us. In the distance, clouds floating by. Occasionally providing shade for us as we worked on the farm.
I see my good friend fly down and laugh. I still can feel the shadow of a giggle as I watched her try and sneak into one of our trees to take a nap. She always knew I saw her, but we liked to pretend that she was really stealthy. I would mock surprise her and kick her off the branch, just like I would buck and apple. And she would fall down, but somehow always land unhurt.
My family would be nearby, either working or relaxing. Granny would rock back and forth in her chair. The creaky planks of the poarch squealing with joy that they were being useful. Mac steadily gathering the apples, with a hidden smile that only us in the family could recognize. Beads of sweat sliding down his neck and flank. I would always tell him he stank to high heaven when we walked into the farmhouse after a days work. He would look hurt, but we all knew it was all in good fun. Heck, I probably smelt worse than him.
I still regret the day I kicked him out…
Lil’ Applebloom would have her friends come over, and they were off searching for their cutie marks. Everyday, her and her two friends would run off and do some new strange activity in hopes it would be their special talent. I still laugh as I recall watching her come home, bruises on top of bruises and most of the time covered in tree sap.
And here I am rambling away about things that are long forgotten. I was asked by the chieftain to recount all I can remember of what has happened. It is a lucky thing that us Apples were blessed with long lifespans. Most of the youngins nowadays don’t even know what a cutie mark is? But I am still alive and kicking. Well, I am alive. I have not been able to buck anything for years ‘cause of this gosh darn hip. Luckily, my teeth and jaw still work fine, much to the dismay of many of those ruffians. They need to be taught and remember who we Equestrians are, lest they forget and change into something not pony... Just like Rainbow did.
So this is the history of the fall of Equestria, as told by me, Former High General Applejack, First Class of the Lunar Army, the bearer of the Element of Honesty, Last Known of the Elements of Harmony.
Shy Horse! [a Fluttershy parody] · 10:19pm
Shy horse, shy horse. Shy Horse!
She rides across the nation,
The Pegasus of sin,
She got the application
You just - sent - in!
It needs evaluation,
So let the games begin.
A heinous sigh,
A hug of force,
A cuddle would be nice of course.
Shy horse, shy horse.
Shy horse, she’s shy!
The element of kindness
Is watching, so beware.
The grade that you receive
will be your last we swear!
So make the shy horse gleeful,
Or she’ll make you her mare. O.o
You’re saddled up.
There’s no recourse.
It’s Hi-Ho Silver!
Signed Shy Horse.
Plot Anyone? · 3:13am
Slow improvement · 4:31am
Due to my inability to draw at the moment, I have started to do some writing again. I've started a new story, but I won't start posting until the entire thing is done. Mostly because I've learned I have a bad habit of never finishing any long projects I start... >.>
Good news of the day is I can now sketch something with only mild discomfort! Here is what I did as I was waiting for one of my clubs to start:
And that is news for now. I do what to do more blog entries, but at the moment I have nothing I really to say besides I'm getting better. If y'all have any questions, feel free to pop me a PM and I can answer some of them on the next update.
And before you ask, Yes, I do plan on finishing all my current stories that are on Hiatus. I just don't feel inspired enough to write them yet. I want to do something fresh and exciting, so I'm attempting a romance
Y'all have a good night!