Work in progress - "Pinkieviduality" · 10:29am
So... Wanna know what else I'm working on in the writing deparment b'sides "Daring Do and the Secret of the Fourth Wall"?
Yeah, I know, in my last blog-post I said I wasn't gonna split my attention between two stories ... aaaand right on that same day the episode "Too Many Pinkie Pies" came out. I seriously couldn't NOT write a story about that afterwards. Talk about bizarre timing.
"Pinkieviduality" is the story of how one of Pinkie's clones randomly wandered off, leaving Ponyville behind altogether.
While the other pink ponies were locked in a fierce staring competition with a drying wall of paint, she was merrily bouncing down a dirt-road, eventually coming across a traveling circus.
The circus seemed like fun - and thus, after making a rather... "unique" first impression, "Pinkie Pie" joined the circus.
'tis a tale of making mistakes, but learning from them;
a tale of comical misunderstandings stemming from a complete lack of life-experience and knowledge of social norms;
a tale of making friends, and growing as a character ... and The First Baked Good Mirror-Pinkie Ever Ate In Her Entire Life (!)
A few weeks later, she returns to Ponyville.
It soon occurs to our Ponyvillian heroines that there may have been ... a lapse in judgment.
Can the dark, potentially grimdark conclusion of "Too Many Pinkie Pies" be led towards a happy ending for everypony, and everypinkie involved?
I'm about ~13+ pages in (1+ hour of text-to-speech), and I figured instead of being all secretive, I'm gonna throw the general outline "out there" and see if I can bounce of my ideas off of y'all.
Fair warning, though, it's still gonna take <indeterminate amount of time> until I can get around to releasing any chapters - mostly, cause I've been jumping back and forth, writing things out of order.
As in, chapter 1, 2, 15, 16, 27, 28, 17, 4, 29 or something to that effect. Err.
(A bit tricky writing the OC side-characters. Need to "jump right in" to get a feel first, before going back to their introduction.)
In a way, this character is "Pinkie Pie"... and at the same time, she is not. This story has quite the potential for both heartwarming and heartwrenching moments!
"C... Cupcakes? For me?? I've never eaten those before! Do they taste fun?"
"Wait... so you're saying that having fun is fun, but if I don't mind other ponies I might ruin *their* fun?! GASP! That wouldn't be fun at all!"
"I... I didn't mean to make a mess... I ... *sniff* I just wanted to have fun..."
What kind of wacky antics and other comical misunderstandings could Mirror Pinkie be up to?
What other experiences should she make? What lessons should she learn?
I'm looking foreward to hearing your ideas!
PS: What do you think of the title "Pinkieviduality"? Is it obvious what it is referring to?
PPS: I am *STILL* looking for people who I can have a more "open" discussion with about my plans for "Daring Do and the secret of the Fourth Wall". (see author's note on chapter 5, section "User input required")
Thrust into the world of her favorite book-series, Rainbow Dash finds herself dragged along for the ride of Daring Do's latest adventure. Mind-boggling as it may be, things are about to get far more complicated. For Rainbow Dash, breaking the fourth wall may very well prove to be a learning experience.
TAGS: Learning curve, Breaking the Fourth Wall for beginners, "Rainbow Sense", Where is Pinkie Pie?
This story is available as an audio-book (text-to-speech synthesized), see individual chapters for links.
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Original description / story-excerpt:
It still bothered her how she had gotten here, how it was even possible that she was walking side-by-side through some buried underground-structure, with her favourite fictional character become flesh. But as they resumed trotting deeper into the temple, Dash's thoughts kept going back to the event.
"No", Dash told herself, sternly. "That's - that's not it."
She almost would have compared the experience to her hyperactive, party-enthusiastic friend's "Pinkie Sense".
But she had seen something out of the corner of her eye. It had been... letters. Words. A sentence.
Something along the lines of "... the characteristic noise of a ... spikes closing in right behind ... Rainbow Dash slammed her body into ... ".
And then she had acted, before the trap was even visible. She had known what was going to happen, before it happened.
She ... she had read the next paragraph.More Less