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Shinzakura


Listen carefully, Capt. Murphy is about to speak...


Apr
23rd
2015

NOOZ! · 8:37pm

Because none of you care, I shall be dispensing information of the news kind.  You may read, ignore, or bow down to my awesomeness. </rainbowdash>

1.  I shall be at RavenCon.  Doing Ravenly things.  Mostly in the Artist's Alley.  So if you're there, come see me.  Who knows, you might walk away with something!

2.  I have decided to start a Patreon, in the hopes that many of you are desperate enough to give me money.  :rainbowlaugh:  More details to come.

3.  The deadline for the A Mother's Duty cover contest is coming up soon!  Details here.

4.  More pony stories coming.  That is all.

5.  [this space available for rent]

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Apr
20th
2015

...and I'm sincerely sharing it, because now that I have more readers, I want general opinions.  Who knows, I might even get honest ones.

Thinking about starting a Patreon.  Reason is, simply, I want to create more, and that's going to cost.  Seriously: upgrading software, hardware, etc.  But I'm going to do this the right way: it's not going to be purely tied to pony, as so many Patreons here are (technically, those are illegal, and can be shut down at any moment if Hasbro raises a fit).  Doing so will let me raise the funds to upgrade my font software (which means new fonts!), my rendering software (which means more rendering!) and other stuff.  It will also let me save up money to afford a professional editor (which I have contacted) and a professional artist to draw the cover for Razorblade Angel.

The pros is that I would be producing more stuff, and not always tied to pony, so you guys get to see more of it, including my non-pony stuff.  Some of it you'll like, some you won't - that's just how the cookie crumbles when it comes to creative endeavors; you can't please everyone, and I've leaned that lesson the hard way.

The con is that...well, people don't like giving money.  Found that out the hard way when I tried to do a Razorblade Angel Kickstarter last year.  I'm not blaming anyone for that; cash is something never easily parted with.  But if I'm going to do the Patreon, I want to do so ensuring people that I'm creating more for them...but I also want to be sure that I'm not wasting my time.  Saying that "Oh, I'll give!" is one thing - doing is another.

Again, not trying to point fingers or anything negative, I want genuine answers - real answers.  I'm expecting more than a few to say "pay for it yourself", to which I'll say, "I have - and have you tried doing so yourself?"  I know more than one will give empty promises, whether by design or misunderstanding.  But maybe I'll get some truth as well.  I'd say that I consider my readers to be intelligent, etc, but as a reader (thanks, Alaborn!) pointed out, that's somewhat of a backhanded compliment, and that's not what I'm intending either.

So instead, I'll just start this discussion.

And see what you all say.

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Apr
12th
2015

Is it bad... · 10:25pm

...that I want to take Pinkie video clips and cut it to this?

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Apr
12th
2015

170807ZAUG14 · 4:38am

O homem que diz "dou" não dá, porque quem dá mesmo não diz

O homem que diz "vou" não vai, porque quando foi já não quis

O homem que diz "sou" não é, porque quem é mesmo é "não sou"

O homem que diz "tô" não tá, porque ninguém tá quando quer

Coitado do homem que cai no canto de Ossanha, traidor

Coitado do homem que vai atrás de mandinga de amor

Vai, vai, vai, vai, não vou

Vai, vai, vai, vai, não vou

Vai, vai, vai, vai, não vou

Vai, vai, vai, vai, não vou

Que eu não sou ninguém de ir em conversa de esquecer

A tristeza de um amor que passou

Não, eu só vou se for pra ver uma estrela aparecer

Na manhã de um novo amor

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Apr
11th
2015

Oh lookie! · 3:32pm

Etherman7 gave me a little something.

I feel special.  Really.  All warm and gooey inside.  Kinda like a smores bar.  thanks, Ether!

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Apr
8th
2015

. · 10:53am

Tim tim tim tim

Faz o tamborim

Tim tim tim

E o violão faz

Tim dom

Batendo igual

Ao meu coração

Tim dom dom

Tim tim tim tim

Faz o tamborim

Tim tim tim

E o violão faz

Tim dom

Batendo igual

Ao meu coração

Você gostou

Quando ouviu meu samba, sambou

Fez a turma toda gostar

Do seu jeito bom

De gingar

De sambar

Tim tim tim tim

Faz o tamborim

Tim tim tim

E o violão faz

Tim dom

Batendo igual

Ao meu coração

Tim dom dom

Tim tim tim tim

Faz o tamborim

Tim tim tim

E o violão faz

Tim dom

Batendo igual

Ao meu coração

Você gostou

Quando ouviu meu samba, sambou

Fez a turma toda gostar

Do seu jeito bom

De gingar

De sambar

Tim tim tim tim

Faz o tamborim

Tim tim tim

E o violão faz

Tim dom

Batendo igual

Ao meu coração

Tim tim tim tim

Tim tim tim tim

Tim tim tim tim

Tim tim tim tim

Tim tim tim tim

Tim tim tim tim

Tim tim tim . . .

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Apr
1st
2015

Congratulations. · 11:25pm

The efforts of several of you have genuinely made me wonder, for the first time in a while, whether it's worth bothering with fanfiction.  For the first time in a while, I genuinely don't want to write.  Normally when I don't it's because of time, resources or injury, rarely a lack of motivation.  

That just changed today.

No, I'm not going to put up the unencrypted chapter today.  Honestly, I don't know when I will.  Probably will take a few days off to cool down.

I suppose, this is what I get for assuming all my readers were different.  I pride myself on having intelligent readers, which is why my pranks tend to be high-brow.  Plus, given that I've done the encryption joke twice before, it seemed to go well.

Nice to know that I've become the equivalent of "push button, receive fanfic".

I'm disheartened and more than a little perturbed right now.  It has nothing to do with the downvotes or the unfaves.  It has everything to do with the "I don't like April Fool's day done on a sight where one of the principal things celebrated is Laughter."  Yes, I'm aware some wrongminded people do it for bullying or me-tooism, which is why I put a note on the front of my chapter (and to the person who didn't even bother reading that, I...no, I'm not even going to finish the sentence.)

I'll see you all next week.  Maybe.  Those who want to walk away and downvote, feel free to do so.  Those that want to stay, I may put out two chapters next week to make up for this.  Maybe.

And if anyone wants to contact me, don't bother doing it via PM; I'm not going to answer.  I have other avenues of being contacted, and enough people know where those are.

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Apr
1st
2015

"Folklorico, tambien Samba...."

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Apr
1st
2015

I wonder... · 7:55pm

...if I should release the actual chapter this afternoon or see who else is going to be a Mr. Grumpy McMeaniepants.

For shame.  Every time you take a harmless joke too seriously, the baby Pinkie cries.

Our mayhaps a little reading is in order?  I recommend this.

And in the interests of being fair, I'll add this point:

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Mar
31st
2015

So... · 7:18pm

...who's ready for some time with Sunny tomorrow?

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