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Hey, you know that really good author who has quality stories that everyone loves?  I'm not that guy, he's over there.  I'm that mediocre guy that's lucky to have as many followers as I do.  Thanks!!!

Feb
12th
2016

Truesailorcomet and I are proud to present

THE APPRENTICE, THE STUDENT, AND THE CHARLATAN -- THE AUDIO DRAMA

EPISODE 1

The people I put up with, and the people who put up with me

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Latest Bardsongs

  • T Twilight Sparkle Versus the Forces of Darkness

    When Twilight Sparkle encounters a black cloaked man that nobody else seems to see, she begins to investigate, she finds out that he represents a faction of entities who wish to return Nightmare Moon from exile. Naturally, she sets out to stop them.  · Rytex
    3,957 words · 175 views  ·  10  ·  3
  • T The Nutcracker Prince

    Twilight dreams about a magical nutcracker doll come to life, and must try to help him escape an ancient curse that he has been subject to for several hundred years. But there's far more to it than simply breaking a curse...  · Rytex
    20,159 words · 590 views  ·  21  ·  4
  • T Starbound

    Princess Twilight is the first pony to explore unknown space. Things go bad during the initial flight, and she ends up floating over an unknown planet in unknown space. Now she has to survive long enough to find her way home.  · Rytex
    72,652 words · 2,081 views  ·  195  ·  21 · gore
  • T Even In Other Worlds

    Nathan Samuel is a normal student, living a normal life. After some sickness, he remembers that he's from Equestria, and that everypony is trapped in this other world. Now it's up to him to restore the Elements of Harmony once again in or  · Rytex
    176,194 words · 1,286 views  ·  81  ·  13
  • T The Legacy of Twilight

    Arcturus Sparkle, Twilight Sparkle's son, sets out to find his mother after receiving a mysterious blank message from his mom's old friend Trixie. His search takes him somewhere he never expected to go: inside his mom's own invention.  · Rytex
    28,063 words · 598 views  ·  28  ·  6

My Best Works

  • The Apprentice, the Student, and the Charlatan Twilight Sparkle meets a pony by the name of Nova Shine who occupies a position as Princess Luna's Night Apprentice. While fighting a shadowy enemy that wants them both dead, they also have to deal with something much worse than that: each other. by Rytex 269,443 words · 2,155 views · 211 likes · 29 dislikes
  • Starbound Princess Twilight is the first pony to explore unknown space. Things go bad during the initial flight, and she ends up floating over an unknown planet in unknown space. Now she has to survive long enough to find her way home. by Rytex 72,652 words · 2,081 views · 195 likes · 21 dislikes
  • Even In Other Worlds Nathan Samuel is a normal student, living a normal life. After some sickness, he remembers that he's from Equestria, and that everypony is trapped in this other world. Now it's up to him to restore the Elements of Harmony once again in or by Rytex 176,194 words · 1,286 views · 81 likes · 13 dislikes

Some Of My Absolute Favorites

  • The Best Night Ever Grand Galloping Gala meets Groundhog Day time-loop by Capn_Chryssalid 53,935 words · 48,878 views · 4,424 likes · 66 dislikes
  • Long Road to Friendship As punishment for her crimes, the Elements have cursed Sunset Shimmer to do favors for anyone who asks. Lucky her. And then there's that other Twilight Sparkle she keeps running into... by The Albinocorn 220,895 words · 24,111 views · 2,297 likes · 58 dislikes
  • Progress by Andrew Joshua Talon 58,495 words · 17,400 views · 1,780 likes · 31 dislikes

Some Of My Absolute Favorites (Part 2)

  • A Pony out of Place A young Ponyta suddenly finds himself in Equestria. Will he ever get home? Will he even want to? by Ausbrony 67,592 words · 23,140 views · 1,579 likes · 64 dislikes
  • The Equestrian Wind Mage: Season 1 After a teleportation spell goes wrong, Vaati finds himself in Equestria. The world's most powerful mage is about to learn about the world's most powerful magic: Friendship. by LordSiravant 142,202 words · 26,789 views · 1,268 likes · 43 dislikes
  • An Affliction of the Heart Can a creature that feeds on love ever feel it? by Anonymous Pegasus 35,358 words · 33,138 views · 4,684 likes · 75 dislikes
  • When the Man Comes Around As Ponyville prepares for arriving royal marshals, a new traveler quietly slips into town. by GentlemanJ 22,211 words · 24,336 views · 1,453 likes · 48 dislikes
  • The Life and Times of a Winning Pony Cloud Kicker has a wild life, and Blossomforth gets dragged along for the ride. by Chengar Qordath 361,449 words · 33,583 views · 3,449 likes · 189 dislikes

Some Of My Absolute Favorites (Part 3)

Sep
19th
2016

Okay, so I am nearly finished with the newest chapter.  I had originally intended it to essentially go right into what is going to be next chapter, but I decided to use this chapter as a means to kind of nod to the now-released version of the game a lot more, as well as set up the last few chapters.

I expect it won't be any more than two weeks till it comes out, at the absolute latest.  In all likelihood, I'm gonna get it done here in the next few days, but then I may just be underestimating the power of my own writer's block.

Now, with all that being said...

I am about 75% sure I want to write two sequels.  One of them is less of a true sequel and more of a midquel, though with plenty of plot advancement all the same, and the second one is literally the game itself.  But here's why it's not 100%.

1)  It has taken me three friggin' years to write this thing, and I'm still not finished.  I'm just not as invested in this story as I am in Apprentice or Worlds.  Hell, even Forces of Darkness is feeling the pain here, and it's literally a single 3k-word chapter long.  I don't want to spend another seven years writing two things.  That's 10% of my life spent making very little advancement and I don't want to inflict that on all of you guys.

2)  While the full sequel can easily center around Twilight, the second one I can only see centering around Jack.  And one thing I've learned on this site is that not too many people are fans of stories that have ponies in them, but they feature incredibly little.  I was thinking about possibly tweaking it so that Twilight is the protagonist, but it requires someone human to take up 99% of the spotlight, with almost no mention of personal miniature equines, so I would have to come up with some stupid gimmick just for Twilight just for this one story and it has no bearing from there, making it a big-lipped alligator moment that never comes back into play.

3)  Honestly?  It's getting harder for me to write at all.  Work is taking up more of my free time, writing has become a chore if it's the wrong story at the wrong time, and in general, I think after I finish all my stories/rewrites, I'm going to take a few months off.  All of them will end in such a way to give their stories a true, final ending (just in case I decide "That's it!  Rytex is out!"), but can still be expanded upon should I want to.

So, just a few things I wanted to make you guys aware of.

Rytex out.  Have a good day!

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#22 · 5w, 1d ago · · ·

>>2277200 I CAN'T WRITE!

#21 · 5w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2276961 Big IF, mate.  Big if.

Alternatively, you could write it yourself.  You can do it!

#20 · 5w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2276940 Welp, time to wait for aonther story...

#19 · 5w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2276910

Probably not.  Not unless I finish this one up and then maybe do a sequel, but I'm already thinking about just ending Jack's and Twilight's story at Starbound, since all of the fics I'm writing at the moment are feeling more sloggish than fun.

#18 · 5w, 2d ago · · ·

Is there any chance you'd recreate Starbound but with the now-existing story?

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