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This account is no longer in use. I'm leaving it up so people can read my stuff. If you need to contact me, send an email to dawnfade@gmail.com

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  • 549 weeks

    I'm sure a great many of you are purveyors of the fine arts. Writing, drawing, painting, singing, making music, whatever your flavour, I want to talk to you. People are going to tell you to study things that will get you a decent job, even if those things aren't in the direction you want to go. People will tell you that having dreams is nice and all, but you need to take the path of least

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  • 553 weeks
    Good lord!

    That's a lot of followers!

    In celebration of this crazy occasion, I'd like to ask for your opinions on something. A lot of people come to me for writing advice, and while I don't claim to be the most skilful writer, I do know some useful bits of general knowledge. Would anyone be interested in occasional blog posts where I address the most common problems budding writers encounter?

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  • 569 weeks
    Where is the next chapter?

    I'm not dead, nor have I been incapacitated. Every time I set a schedule, life makes it abundantly clear that it disapproves.
    My apologies for the lack of updates. I've been so frustrated with having no time or energy to write that I cut myself off from a few things, this site being one of them.

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  • 573 weeks
    University Days next chapter RESULTS

    The poll results are in and out of the 2,000+ readers, almost 300 voted. It's cool, I ignore blog posts too.

    Anyway, the decision has been made and the next chapter will cover the day before Octavia's birthday (AKA awkward snowy cuteness).

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  • 574 weeks
    University Days next chapter - YOU decide

    So, I'm at a bit of an impasse.

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Where is the next chapter? · 1:34am Jan 10th, 2013

I'm not dead, nor have I been incapacitated. Every time I set a schedule, life makes it abundantly clear that it disapproves.
My apologies for the lack of updates. I've been so frustrated with having no time or energy to write that I cut myself off from a few things, this site being one of them.
The chapter is coming, but I'm not going to be so foolish as to estimate when. I ask for your patience and understanding.

On that note, I'd like to make a note here about some rather mean PMs and comments I've received. I'm happy you're enjoying the story so much that the absence of new chapters really agitates you, but come on. I write this for fun, this is not my day job, nor is it a legally binding contract. I can't put this above the rest of my life. I know most of you are very cool about it, but the mean ones really get to me.

Anyway, love you all and hope to give you something soon <3

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Comments ( 59 )

I write this for fun, this is not my day job, nor is it a legally binding contract


With all the other stories I follow, I have plenty of things to occupy my time while I wait. :twilightsmile:

don't mind the angry, i'm certain the chapter will be worth it in the end

"Angry PMs"? Are you serious!? Good hell.

Well, I for one understand completely. You get around to writing when you get around to it and no sooner.

No worries, mate! I can understand if you're in a squick of trouble; those boffins that run the Universe love to make our plans go all pear-shaped. It's bum-rags like them what makes me wish I were British, instead of just typing with British slang. Glasgow is a pretty cool place to live, so I've heard. Wouldn't mind dropping in for a spot of tea, me.

No anger here! Great story! :moustache:

It's all good. I'm excited, but I can wait. I understand completely. Keep doing what you gotta do this brony can wait as long as he needs to. I've got plenty of stuff to get done myself. :twilightsmile:

Yeah dude take your time; your story's good I'm sure it will be well worth the wait in the end XD

Of course, take all the time you need. :twilightsmile:

It'll be worth the wait. Take your time:pinkiehappy: I mean Id rather wait for a good chapter than have rushed ones every other day.

With that title, I thought you where going to make a peek-a-boo joke.

Alas, it was not to be.

Bro, us fellow writers have your back. We know what it's like, whether sometimes your just not feeling it, life taking a pissy pill, or procrastination. Take your time on it, you rush and people will think its crap.

Story is awesome. Blog post explains lack of update. It's all good. Plus, a good chapter takes time. I will be awaiting the chapter.

Just ignore all of the angry people. I have seen to many good writers stop writing because of all the harassment they receive. You are to good of a writer to loose.

I, for one, don't mind a long wait.

It just makes it that much sweeter to when a chapter releases. Don't sweat it and make it up to us by writing the best Faust-damned chapter you can! :pinkiehappy:

I can wait :P I hope I wasn't one of the angry people...

Hey if you cant do it don't force it, just allow time to eventually allow writing.

wait... who are you again?
OMC!! I LOVE UR SHIT!! Thank Celestia you haven't left us. I would have died a little on the inside. ._. <--- (This thing is slowly but surly carving away at my very soul. He will murder us all!!!)

Wow, people've sent you angry PMs? Yikes. :unsuresweetie:

That's ridiculous... stop it people! Or I shall ahh... doo a zilly thing!

GET IT DONE!!! :twilightangry2:....... eventually atleast :trollestia:

To hell with the anger, that's not what the show taught us! We need to be patient, because I would feel downright heartbroken to get an angry PM telling me to "get on that shit!" I would feel my heart sink lower with every hateful word, and perhaps think about the bad things that have been happening recently. I would probably cry for a while.
But we can't have this happen.
Let's not turn Dawn into my somewhat hypothetical self.
Let's give him time to be happy with his life and write fics with gusto!
Let's put him in a fic-writing mood!
Let's do some questionable things while we read University Nights again!


Don't listen to the haters! We have ponies to scare the scares away!:derpytongue2:
Jeez, people have been PMing you over it? What losers...you have a life too and they shouldn't be imposing on it. We're all here for you!:pinkiehappy:

Cheers for the heads up, Looking forward to the next chapter when it's good and ready :)

To steal and apply what Neil Gaiman once said
"DawnFade is not your bitch.
This is a useful thing to know, perhaps a useful thing to point out when you find yourself thinking that possibly Dawn is, indeed, your bitch, and should be out there typing what you want to read right now.
People are not machines. Writers and artists aren't machines."

We love ya and your work Dawn. And we're sorry that there are douche bags out there who don't respect you as a person, nor realize that your generosity in writing these stories makes Rarity look like a Scrooge. Stay brony my friend.


Dawn, you are truly an inspiration to me, and I understand that your inspiration takes time. I'll be glad whenever you next update, and I think it's very decent of you to let us know that you're still alive and kicking.

I can't even remember what you wrote...

Aaanyway, I know that I gave a comment or PM about the lack of chapter, but I do think I managed to be polite about it :P

dont you worry most of us understand that you have a life, so dont feel rushed cause if u rush the chapter it might not come out good

Super excited for the next chapter, University Days is by far my favorite fan fic.

No worries. I can't wait though! :pinkiehappy:

I hate waiting, but sometimes i have to wait for good things. this is something that definitely shouldn't be rushed. i'm having a tough time just writing my next chapter for my story because i just cant seam to figure out where i want it to go. it be interesting if you decided to fit the hate mail that you get into the story in some way. i would find it kinda interesting to read how someone from UD (university days) or any of your other stories would get through it. Anyways, I'm looking forward to your next chapter from UD and hope that you will find time to update it soon.

But DawnFade, my boss wants a new chapter, so if you don't write one I can't take it and change all the names and give it to him, you see? You're killing me here!

Just take your time. :twilightsmile:

I can't deny I'm dying a little that the new chapter isn't here yet but y'know what? I'm just happy to hear its coming.

Well it is fanfiction, it's supposed to be fun to write! Take your time, it's just good to know that it IS coming. About those haters..... I'd like to see you write such an amazing story. I rest my case.

I love you Dawnfade

Like you said, this isn't your job, and anyone who has one or goes to school knows sometimes stuff just gets busy.So take your time and don't let those people who are too impatient to let you write your fanfic on your schedule get to you, and keep up the good work.

I love you Dawn, you fill me with joy. Marry me? ;)
As for the story I think we can all wait, I for one know what it's like to have life slap you in the face and say no.

Dawn, Im new to the mlp fanfic scene and I would like to thank you with all my being. I stared reading this from 10:13 pm and paused for sleep at 3 am. Got up at 8 and finished the latest chapter at 11am. Im not a slow reader, its just that I loved each chapter and overall enjoyed the story. I even acted out the scenes where psych was councilling. I love you and your entrancing stories.:derpytongue2:

Dawn I gave to thank you so mutch for this story, you have put a bit of hope into me, something all my friends have been trying for years. I love these story's and I have been readying them and nothing else for that past week, you have shown me so mutch I didn't know about love, and for that I thank you from the bottom of my heart

your stories are epic, and works of art that deserve the praise they receive. i think that the haters who either cannot wait or cannot understand that are jealous that they cannot make such amazing works of art. its much easier to hating ponies that way.

don't give up, your an inspiration to all us writers.

Just commenting to re-inforce the fact that the community and I love your story! Ignore the people who would detract from your work or be mean. Your doing something you enjoy and find fun, and that's all that matters. Hundreds of people also enjoy your work, so that's a win-win in my book :pinkiehappy:

How dare you not provide us with free entertainment that you do for fun when you want to. :facehoof:

Personally i enjoy your story. If it takes you longer, i will wait.

Love your work. If it takes time to get back onto it, it doesn't matter. Whenever you feel like writing, I'll be here reading it :twilightsmile:

The longer the wait, the better the chapter will be. So long as we know your alive and well that will be enough for me. Sincerely your faithful reader, Catsan :twilightsmile:

I rember reading this till like 4 ( I have sleep problems) loading the rest of them on my kindlexand read them on the bus to and back from school. Sorry if I fail an typing the toutgh screen is a little jiffy on the kindle.

I gotta say Iove this fan fic, very good job, dont worry about the lack of updates as they say never rush a master-piece. :twilightsmile:

i'm just glad to know the story hasn't been forgotten and you haven't lost your desire to continue writing it. This is very engaging and has me grinning almost the entire time (except when i'm supposed to be appropriately sad XP). As with many things we love waiting is the hardest part, but also the most rewarding for those who do. I hope you don't let those who aren't good or polite about waiting turn you off from this because you're really good at it.

so before you had even gotten chapter 14 out i had almost forgotten about the story. But last night i decided to read it again and i read from chapter one all the way to 18. I was up till almost 5am reading this because i was so engaged. I just really cant wait for the next few chapters to pop up.

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