Derivative works and fanfic readings · 5:11am
Sorry for my relative silence lately — I've been getting sucked into family and housecleaning thanks to the recent holiday, plus things have gotten crazy in the best possible way at work. Later this week is the vote for a $16 million grant application my employer has been coaxing through the wheels of bureaucracy for the past three years, and all the signs point to yes. We've been working sort of in startup mode for the past few years, and this is when everything suddenly starts to pay off. I'm finally allowing myself to get excited!
Be that as it may, here are some pony things you might enjoy, all of which have their genesis in things I've written:
You might recall that as one of the entries to my Dream A Little Dream Of Me contest (it won "Best in Class, Right Brain"). If not, here's the basics: it's not just one of CiG's trademark "Lost Cities" geoexplorations, it's also an epilogue to my own story The Last Dreams of Pony Island, and an eloquent meditation on what was left behind after the blood and thunder of the original piece. (May contain spoilers.)
It's not quite an audiobook version — the text is mixed in with the readers' reactions and commentary, which is distracting if you only want my text, but adds extra spice if you enjoy reaction videos. The audio quality is high, they explain one of the story's more obscure references, and it was gratifying to me to see their reactions change as the story won them over.
3) Journeyman enjoyed my ponies-getting-drunk-and-talking-about-sex saga "Social Lubricant", and was inspired to add a story to their shorts collection that re-envisions the infamous scene with Fluttershy and Chrysalis in Chapter 5.
It's called "Second Chances," and can be found at Chapter 18 of their story collection "Journeyman's Journal: Adult Edition". Site rules forbid linking NSFW stories in non-adult blog posts, but if you have View Mature turned on, this search will take you to it. It's got, in his words, "a little less porn and a little more feels," but it's definitely got (tenderly understated) porn as well.