500 Followers Celebratory Post · 7:00am
So it's come to my attention that 500 people are now following me here on FIMFiction. I'd like to say that I've been expecting this outcome, but honestly? I never saw it coming. I mean yeah, I'm a decent author, but 500? C'mon! There are plenty of better ones than I.
Anyway. I've actually known this was coming for some time now, but I haven't really planned anything special. As an author, I write for fun, and aside from noticing certain things, I don't really keep track of milestones or plan anything for them. If I feel obligated to do things, they become a lot less fun and I feel far less compelled to do them.
Take the Gaean Crusade for example. After having written Displaced, I planned this big adventurous story with the feel of a Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones crossed with a Legend of Zelda type story. The problem there was that I'd written something that I knew was going to take a long time, and so many people seemed really eager for it. With people expecting it of me, I couldn't really motivate myself to do it, and instead buried my head in When a Pony Calls, and now its sequel. Therefore, I do not oblige myself unless absolutely necessary.
So yeah. Nothing special for this occasion. I've been spending too much time playing Far Cry 3 the last two weeks, and I'm finally done story mode. Probably not going to 100% it right now, so I've already deleted the local files so I can play from back-up at a later date.
I won't leave you guys with NOTHING though. Have an extremely unlikely hand of cards.