horizon

Joined February 2012
435 followers
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6h, 30m ago

Not a changeling.

Upcoming Stories

LAST UPDATE: 2014/03/18

Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder [Dark] [Adventure] [AU] - Status: BEING POSTED.  Buffer size: 2 chapters (8k words). (last written: 3/18)

Hitchhikers Chapter 7 - 1.5k words written - Status: IN PROGRESS (last written: 8/30)

Sequelitis! Auction Commission (WYCI sequel) - 2600 words written - Status: STALLED (last written: 4/16)

Haylander: The Longest Night [Adventure] [Crossover] - 20k words - Status: BACKBURNERED (last written: 3/4)

Haylander: Origins [Adventure] [Crossover] - 11k words - Status: ON HIATUS (waiting for H:TLN)

Anthologies Also Containing My Words

I Write Things

  • Thou GoddessScansion wakes up to find beautiful poems he doesn't remember writing. Is the lonely goddess of the night reaching out to him in the only way she can, or is he chasing shadows?5,172 words ·1,942 views ·376 likes ·10 dislikes
  • Hard Reset 2: Reset HarderTwilight Sparkle is stuck in a time loop amid a changeling invasion. This time, she's not the only one whose day is repeating.52,969 words ·3,734 views ·772 likes ·20 dislikes
  • Horizontal LinesStories and poems too short for individual publication.5,398 words ·325 views ·45 likes ·0 dislikes
  • MeltLong ago, at the top of the world, Love ruled a magnificent frozen empire. Then the sun rose, and darkness fell. Based on T.S. Eliot's "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock."1,173 words ·486 views ·46 likes ·2 dislikes
  • Fugue StateWhen a barrage of musical numbers hits Ponyville, Lyra's fear of their mind-altering properties strains her relationship with Bon Bon to its breaking point.7,097 words ·2,335 views ·311 likes ·4 dislikes
  • My HarshwhinnialMedal Pector'al Biathlon Lula Whinny is an ALICORN, not a troll, ok? So this is an ALICORN fic like "My Immortal" but less goffik. also sports12,608 words ·722 views ·62 likes ·57 dislikes
  • The Lotus EatersPonies return from visits to a world without their greatest regret.3,010 words ·975 views ·97 likes ·1 dislikes
  • Princess Luna Picks Up HitchhikersAnd learns important life lessons, somewhere in between everything going wrong.15,254 words ·1,755 views ·240 likes ·3 dislikes
  • No RegretsA story about two alicorn sisters who love each other, and the worst decision they never made.6,929 words ·3,755 views ·253 likes ·8 dislikes

More About Me

The fantastic colors of the liminal.  The eternal dream of the elsewhere.  A hoof ever in both worlds.

When not in Equestria, known as Baxil, suburban dragon.

I'm one of the curators of the Royal Canterlot Library, spotlighting the fandom's best stories.  I write in Scrivener and recommend it highly.  If you've studied Anglo-Saxon I'd like your help.  


WALL OF EGOBOO

"Horizon, like Ray Bradbury in 'The October Country,' has a knack for writing things that are sweet, funny, and creepy-sad at the same time." – Bad Horse

"The first thing I thought upon reading Hitchhikers was that the gods of ponyfiction … had smiled upon me." – Ezn

"[No Regrets] is incredibly well done." – Daetrin

"Horizon rewriting 'My Immortal' is, unironically, a better story than things appearing in the feature box." – Bradel

"You're the best kind of bastard." – Eakin

"Note to self:  Do not read really good ponyfic right before trying to post some of your own.  Invariably crises of comparison will result." –Skywriter, on Hard Reset 2


FURTHER PONY READING

Back in 2012, most of my writing time went into Dark Side Of The Moon, a MLP/D&D forum-based game I ran to completion.  It got literary.  

My favorite moments players contributed to game: We learn how Daylight Savings Time nearly restarted the Celestial War … Luna goes undercover for a day (a major inspiration for Hitchhikers) … Gemini Star fights a dragon and her doubts … Luna has a breakdown … Flare Star quits the Guard to serve justice.


FURTHER NON-PONY READING

If you can't wait for me to scribble more ponyfic, I've written several hundred thousand words (in short stories and novellas) set in The Tomorrowlands Universe, an alternate Earth in which the sudden (re)appearance of mythical creatures and magic sent history into a screaming left turn ca. 1996.  Start with:

Dangerous Waters [Slice-of-Life] (7,375 words) - In search of a therianthrope homeland that doesn't exist, the New Atlantis Project has decided to take the next logical step: Make one. This article follows the crew of the MV Discovery on one of their expeditions to test the feasibility of raising a new island in the South Pacific.

Change Of Mind [Tragedy] (7,600 words) -  An idealistic and driven mage, Alethea, has just hit the jackpot: a spell that lets people consciously modify the behaviors that are causing problems in their life. But once those problems start to follow her home, she has to figure out if she's really prepared to accept the price she's paying to change the world for the better.

Dinosaur Gods [Slice-of-Life] (5,600 words) - It's just another day at work for a tour guide at New Atlantis' foremost museum — until one of his guests starts smiling at the 65-million-year-old statue known as the Atacama Dragon. Nobody smiles at the Atacama — adults go silent at its aura of ineffable importance, and kids find it a boring hunk of rock …

Stories You Haven't Read But Should (Short Form)

  • To Endure Every immortal has her first love. And every immortal has her first loss. by Shamus_Aran 7,351 words · 1,063 views · 58 likes · 1 dislikes
  • The Canterlot Embassy An eccentric team of political operatives must race to prevent a war between technology and magic. by Guesswork 16,183 words · 1,771 views · 132 likes · 8 dislikes
  • The Equestrian Spring Nine months was all it took for one earth pony to put Princess Celestia on the defensive. by Chocolate Milk 25,005 words · 1,243 views · 79 likes · 4 dislikes
  • What If Socks Didn't Work Orally? Twilight Sparkle forgets to take her medicine one day and pursues a hazardous quest of holistic introspection. Milk, socks, griffin cuisine and toilet humor are contemplated. by Fiddlebottoms 4,591 words · 1,181 views · 105 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Erase and Rewind Two ponies, equally but uniquely flawed, must decide if they have enough wits between them to cobble together a stable family. A story about trust, loss, severe neurological disorder, and ice cream. by DuncanR 11,118 words · 932 views · 142 likes · 2 dislikes

Stories You Haven't Read But Should (Long Form)

  • These City Walls A series of mysterious circumstances leads the Canterlot Police to discover a plot as old as time. by KitsuneRisu 137,257 words · 830 views · 60 likes · 2 dislikes
  • fyre-flye The crew of Sereinity travels the fringes of the 'verse, salvaging and trying to avoid feds. by uhrora 55,057 words · 966 views · 61 likes · 2 dislikes
Apr
17th
2014

Fact 1: I will be at Babscon this weekend.

Fact 2: So will Bradel.

Fact 3: So will our laptops.

Fact 4: So will alcohol.

This plan could not possibly go wrong.

"But Horizon," you cry, "that's not a plan!  It's a loosely structured series of implications —"

— COULD.  NOT.  POSSIBLY.  GO.  WRONG.

So yeah: In two days, late-ish Friday night, probably starting about 10 PM Pacific time (GMT -0800), Bradel and I are going to begin consuming uncomfortable amounts of alcohol, retreat to an Undisclosed Location with Internet access, and then sit down to livewrite.  Livefic.  Whatever.  

This will most likely involve something along the lines of opening a google doc and typing amid the distractions and snark of whoever wants to open up the doc with us and play peanut gallery, while our brains increasingly shut down.  Bradel's done it before, and he's got some Plans for his writing time around.  Me?  Maybe I can talk him into tag-teaming his story for a truly collaborative experience, or maybe I'll Occupy Page 2 and do something completely ridiculous to his semi-serious, like write crossover Twilight Sparkle/Flatland geometric porn.[1]

Want to see what gets metaphorically pooped onto the keyboard in that sweet spot while our judgment centers are flatlined and the typing centers still work?  Keep an eye here or on Bradel's blog on Friday night and we'll link with the linkies.

Also, a shout-out to my fellow authors attending Babscon: There is NOTHING for fanfic content on Saturday.  Anyone want to try to cadge together an impromptu author gather, say, 5 pm Saturday for an hour or two?  If they'll let us take over unused con space (not guaranteed), maybe we could go occupy Quills & Sofas; or cram into someone's hotel room (volunteers?), or just swarm the atrium until we start getting dirty looks from the hotel staff?

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[1] Disclaimer: Flatland porn not guaranteed.  I may just tease you with it all night while I write something differently demented.

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Comments

#1096728 · 5d, 12h ago · · ·

You are WAY too paranoid...

#1096018 · 5d, 21h ago · · ·

>>1095619

What a crazy coincidence! I like waking up to random ego boosts on my user page. :twilightblush: Thanks!

Will we be seeing more of your own writing? Because "Whispering Stars" was/is pretty keen.

#1095619 · 6d, 7h ago · · ·

Hi!  I like your writing.  

:pinkiehappy:

That is all, please carry on.

#1059470 · 4w, 7h ago · · ·

>>1058912 Judging by your extensive knowledge on the intricacies of ellipses I assumed you had grammar covered haha. I'm more about the latter, though if you do make a spelling/grammatical error I'd be sure to give you hell for it :pinkiehappy:

I love to write though I lack ideas and the time to actually sit down and get it out (not to mention looking at a blank page and trying to come up with something to write is damn near terrifying). Editing helps me experience the joys of actual writing (to a point) and allows me to contribute to something greater than anything I could do myself.

#1058912 · 4w, 13h ago · · ·

>>1058693

Thanks for the offer.  What kind of editing do you do?  I'm actually a former newspaper copy editor, so I'm comfortable with the spelling/grammar/etc issues, but other sorts of prereading (story analysis, theme and structure, prose effectiveness, etc) are always useful.

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