The Descendant

Joined November 2011
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People have asked if I accept "tips." Rather than that, please consider supporting my preferred charity, the Fletcher Street Urban Riding Club.

My latest fever-dreams...

  • Empty NestYesterday had been a very, very hard day for the Cakes. Today will be worse.8,714 words ·1,334 views ·206 likes ·4 dislikes
  • As a MotherVery well, my newest student, if you wish to hear about the War of the Witches once more, you shall. I, however, shall choose the setting. I believe there is something that I need to say... 6,682 words ·2,774 views ·392 likes ·6 dislikes
  • The Railway Ponies: HighballSteel doesn’t worry about a colt’s well-being. Railroad cars don’t have much concern for the bodies of ponies. But, despite the dangers, I wanted to be a railway pony. I wanted to be like Highball. 24,440 words ·788 views ·178 likes ·0 dislikes
  • Every Little BitRainbow Dash and her friends are surprised by the "quality" of stallions bidding on the kiss she offers at a charity auction. The winner, however, is the biggest surprise of them all. 17,962 words ·14,459 views ·2,029 likes ·74 dislikes
  • ZenithOnce upon a time, Spike went for a walk.119,245 words ·9,071 views ·850 likes ·19 dislikes

I'm watching these authors... which kinda sounds creepy...

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#1407798 · 8h, 56m ago · · ·

You are a good person, and do good work.

#1406841 · 1d, 3h ago · · ·

How's everything been treating you Mr. The Raven? And what have you got cooking I need my next fix of the cakes your stories are like, no, BETTER than drugs :raritywink: don't mean that in a Daring Don't way just curious how you been recently! Keep up good work :moustache:

#1405524 · 1d, 15h ago · 1 · ·


That was very interesting. Thank you very much for sharing it with me. I like a wide range of music, so this was a nice little break.:twilightsmile:

#1404096 · 2d, 8h ago · · ·

I don't know if you like bluegrass or not, but this song reminded me of you. It's a great convergance of Americana, Equstriana (?), and trains.

#1401719 · 3d, 7h ago · · ·


I am most grateful!:pinkiesmile:

#1400695 · 3d, 14h ago · 1 · ·

While I may no longer be a very active member of this site anymore, I still feel it only fair to fulfill your wish. :twilightsmile:

#1393253 · 1w, 13h ago · 1 · ·

>>1391934 fine ?! Theyre amazing :rainbowderp::raritystarry:

#1392581 · 1w, 1d ago · 1 · ·

>>1391940 well you are my favorite writer. I'd like to give something back to you for all your stories that l've enjoyed. Besides my art has gotten a lot better since the last time I have drawn anything for you. So this one should be better. Just give me some time to get around to it... work is kicking my butt right now.

#1391961 · 1w, 1d ago · · ·


Huh! Well, enjoy!

#1391940 · 1w, 1d ago · · ·


Owe? I would love any art you'd like to send my way, but you certainly don't "owe" me anything.:twilightsheepish:

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Dear Loyal Watchers, Interested Visitors, and Confused Passersby:

Do you know Jake the Army Guy?

I imagine that most of us are familiar with "The Sergeant" by now. He's been a wonderful contributor, commentator, and a general bonhomme since he first put aside yelling at new recruits long enough to sign up on the site. He has been a longtime supporter and reader of mine, and knows me well enough that, at times, he has even left pre-emptive "If this is T.D., then I know you're here to thank me for the favorite I gave your story X" messages on his comment field, knowing of my bizarre need to thank my readers for their investment in my works.

The Sergeant was among the many wonderful authors, readers, artists, and Bronies in general who I met last year at BronyCon in Baltimore. To actually be able to put faces and voices to the endless streams of text and avatars that I'd been interacting with over the previous three years was an amazing experience, and being able to share experiences and ideas while sitting in the Quills & Sofas writer's lounge will always be a cherished memory for me.

I missed that, this year, as I wasn't able to go. I missed that interaction. I missed watching the Orioles' play. In short, I missed out on a lot by missing BronyCon this year, and I really, really wish that I could redo all of this dying summer with a few more means, and less issues, at my disposal.

One of the things that I enjoy most about going to BronyCon was commissioning sketches from the artists. We all know how well they've turned out in the past, and it seems like a sizable portion of all the Twilight/Spike cuddling/nuzzling/hugging sketches in the fandom have their genesis from me blowing out my knees as I kneel at an artist's booth, blocking traffic as I watch my happy vision come to life at the end of an artist's pencil.

I was lamenting to The Sergeant earlier this year how I was going to miss these things, and I jokingly suggested that he may want to get a Twilight/Spike sketch in my memory. Well, he decided to go a little bit further than that. After working with the artist AquaticSun, this bit of wonderful arrived in the world:

The narrative of the work is clearly evident at first glance. Young Twilight has taken it upon herself to study a raven... a creature chosen not by coincidence. Little Spike is right there, sharing her interest. Night Light and Velvet are there, looking with pride as their daughter and her little ward begin their scientific endeavors.

A lot has happened to me since I joined this fandom, and I've never enjoyed as much success as a writer as I have enjoyed in the Pony fandom. I'm glad that my writing continues to inspire others, and that people feel moved to do things like this for me personally. It feels good... it feels damn good! Thank you, Jake. It is very, very much appreciated.:twilightsmile:

Stay Awesome,


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