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Shinzakura

Joined March 2012
427 followers

He writes!  You read.  That is all.

Stories (8)

  • Polarity: A Tale of Two Sisters
    Prequel to All-American Girl. Derpy Hooves must face a number of sudden important life decisions

    50,774 words · 1,981 views · 174 likes · 10 dislikes
  • he. she. we.
    A man, empty. A mare, damaged. A life, lived. A life - loved.
    21,597 words · 2,239 views · 343 likes · 25 dislikes
  • Seven Days in Sunny June, Book I
    A tale in the Berylverse. Meanwhile, a reality away, Sunset Shimmer's life has changed since she met Princess Twilight...and it's about to change even more, whether she likes it or not.
    150,115 words · 1,296 views · 136 likes · 10 dislikes
  • All-American Girl
    A pony raised amongst humans finds out about her birth mother - Rarity.
    360,213 words · 19,280 views · 849 likes · 96 dislikes
  • Be Human: the All-American Girl Sidestories
    327,248 words · 3,657 views · 292 likes · 34 dislikes
  • Kind Hearts & Coronets
    139,174 words · 633 views · 73 likes · 8 dislikes
  • The Black Ponies
    122,676 words · 490 views · 14 likes · 7 dislikes
  • Twilight Eats Peaches & Herb
    1,085 words · 269 views · 22 likes · 17 dislikes
Sep
14th
2014

As my long-time readers know, I usually give previews of the next chapter, so they can see how it goes along.  Would you guys want the same?

Also, if anyone wants to do HSW fanart, I will not be complaining about that.... :twilightsmile:

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Sep
10th
2014

re: etc. etc. etc. · 1:09am

For all those who wanted it...the newest chapters of he. she. we. will be going up in just a couple of hours!

Also, don't forget to reread the first chapter when the new chapters come out...because it has new stuff added to it! :yay:

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Sep
9th
2014

Just letting you know the new chapters are on the way; they're just being pored over by my overworked editors.  But they are coming, honest! :twilightsmile:

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Sep
7th
2014

Have some Princess Sugarlicious Bonquisha Shanana Sparkle Doombringer the Third. :trollestia:

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Sep
6th
2014

The next thing I feel is that I’m lying against what looks and feels like cold, polished wood.  That, in and of itself, is the first sign that wherever I am, it’s not Castle Everfree.  The wood is all I can make out, and that’s because my face is smashed against it; around the edges of my eyes is a cold, unfriendly light.  With a great strain, I push myself up to my hooves, my eyes stinging and still flaring from the sensoria.  I feel violently ill, and it takes virtually all my willpower to prevent me from voiding the last thing I had in my stomach – say, when was the last time I ate?

It’s somewhat…discomforting…to realize the last meal I had was a millennium ago.

As my stomach settles down and my eyes refocus, I realize wherever I am…is not home.  Gone are the deep, brilliant colors that make up the Everfree, or for that matter Equestria or even Equus in general.  This place is….it’s faded, washed out, and even the brightest colors, like the deep red…it doesn’t feel alive.  There’s no “pull” to it.  A second later, I realize why: there’s no magic here.  This place is barren, dead…

Magicless.

I recoil from the unnatural state of it all so much that I nearly forget that I needn’t worry: I am Nightmare Moon, or to use my birth name, Clare de Lune, or Princess Luna, to those who chose not to utter my regnal name.  I am the Princess of the Night, the Regis of Nightmares, and an alicorn – a goddess!  This place might have no magic, but I shan’t be here long – all I need to do is find my way out of this trap and make my way back to Equestria.  I shall rule the land, and my sister will pay for what she has done to me!

But for the moment, I’ll need to store my magic away.  And that meant…returning to my natural form.  A shame, that; I’d grown to like the look the Nightmare Force had given me.  I was finally the equal to Celestia, not her “darling little sister”, emphasis on little.  And it’s not as though I was going to stay in my normal form permanently; I fully intended to return to my Nightmare form as soon as.

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Sep
4th
2014

Okay, if all goes well, by Monday you should see some changes - and the continuation!- for HSW.

Also, if anyone wants to do a better cover?  Contact me.  I'd do one myself, but...my plate's kinda full at the moment.  :twilightblush:

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Sep
2nd
2014

re: he. she. we. · 11:37pm

And to think I've just had this sitting on my hard drive for a couple of years now, just taking up space.  If I'd know it had this much of a positive response, I would have loosed it sooner.  Thank you all!  I'm already getting carpal from having to copypasta "Thanks for the fave! :pinkiehappy:"

That being said, I guess I'll tweak it.  Which means:

1.  Revised first two chapters - that means editing.

2.  Better cover art (anyone want to take a shot at this?  My schedule's already packed.)

3.  You'll see the full story.  :yay:

That being said, keep in mind that I'm already tied heavily into two projects (the AAG Saga and 7DSJ) here on Fimfic and my webcomic, novel and oh, the con I work with, too.  and real life.  So things won't come out immediately.  But they will be fast.

Oh, and AAG and 7DSJ watchers: HSW has the same things, so there might be little hints for the other two stories in here.  :trollestia:

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Aug
17th
2014

Ah Dun Goofed · 10:47pm

And this is what happens when you work on a cover at four in the morning. :twilightsheepish:  Got the cover for 7DSJ B3 done, but really screwed up Sunset's facial expression.  Was going for a 70s soft rock album cover vibe, but....dat jaw.  I'll come up with something else.

In the meanwhile, feel free to cast thine eyes upon mine failure. :raritycry:

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Aug
17th
2014

For those interested, Ayne and I will be at Intervention this weekend, in the dealer room.  We'll be there to answer a bunch of questions about Claude & Monet, Razorblade Angel, the All-American Girl saga, Seven Days in Sunny June, etc. etc. etc., sell crap and so much less more!  So if you're in the area, drop on by!

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Aug
8th
2014

Today's my tenth wedding anniversary.  That means the woman I've been with for a dozen years now (trust me, the math works) still loves me enough to stay with me for a over a decade and all of a decade in legally-confined bliss.  Today, that's an accomplishment.  I come from a divorced family like many of you out there (Mom's happily married to her second husband; Dad was on the ropes with number five when he passed away), so being married longer than they were together (seven years) is, to me, a pinnacle.  I hope to reach the level of wedding bliss that my in-laws have - forty-three years and counting.

It also says something else.  Marriage isn't a fifty/fifty thing.  It's all or nothing - don't let anyone tell you otherwise.  If you really love the person to stay with them and commit to a life together (marriage or not), then you really have to work at it.  And it won't be easy: sometimes, my wife has been a bitch, while other times, I've been a royal asshat.  It's all in the "fun" of being human.  But if you really care for someone, you'll work it out.  Because that person is worth more than your own ego or selfishness.

Maybe this will resonate with some of you out there.  Maybe it won't.  Understandable; marriage isn't for everyone, even the ones who want a lifetime commitment with someone else.  But I will say this much: having a life with someone else, someone you can share everything with, and someone who you can have arguments whether Pinkie is best pony or not, is the best thing you can have.

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