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Kwakerjak


A thirtysomething Brony from Pennsylvania with a library degree. I also have a Patreon.

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  • 223 weeks
    Update (Without excuses this time!)

    Guess what? I'm done writing the next chapter of Manifesto.

    I just need to give my prereaders a day or two to look over it, and then it'll go up.

    Until then, here's Despacito being played on a guzheng.

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  • 234 weeks
    Hey, everyone.

    I've somehow gotten out of the habit of posting updates. Oops.

    Anyway, you've no doubt noticed that I don't post as often as I once did in the past. This is largely because improvements in my life situation mean I have the wherewithal to engage in hobbies other than writing fanfiction.

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  • 257 weeks
    Update.

    Goodness, it's been a while, hasn't it? You're probably wondering why my pace has slowed down on Manifesto. Well, there are several reasons, but the most relevant one is that I find myself rewriting large swaths of this chapter as I zero in on the best plan for Sunset to take. I'm basically going back and forth between two ideas that can't really be combined into a single one, and for

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  • 270 weeks
    New Story Incoming

    In case you missed my last blog post, I'm taking a break from the adventures of Celestia and Daring Do to write the next Petriculture story. At this point it looks like it'll be fairly short -- about two chapters long -- and I recently finished up the first chapter, which will be posted once my prereaders give it a final once-over.

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  • 274 weeks
    Update

    Okay, so here's what's going on with me.

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Mar
6th
2012

Author's notes · 11:51pm Mar 6th, 2012

"Petriculture" seems to be generating a favorable response. I suppose this means I can call my first foray into the brony community a tentative success.

Believe it or not, this was originally going to be a story about the Cutie Mark Crusaders attempting to try their hooves at rock farming. It would have featured gripping dialogue, such as the following:

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"What did the pumice say to the gneiss?"

Apple Bloom wasn't certain what those things were, so she truthfully answered: "Um, I dunno. What?"

"Do you have any change?"

"Ha, ha, ha," Rhubarb said, not bothering to change her neutral expression. "That was a good one, Shoofliana. It is funny because gneiss is metamorphic, and thus would have already 'changed,' unlike the igneous pumice."

"Thank you, Rhubarbara," Shoofly replied. "I just came up with that on my own."

Apple Bloom did her best to force out a laugh. "Heh-heh, yeah, that, was pretty good, ah guess."

"You think so? Perhaps I should tell another."

"Uh, don't we got a whole field of rocks to turn over?" Apple Bloom asked hurriedly.

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(In case you're wondering, Shoofly Pie and Rhubarb Pie are the names I use for Inkie and Blinkie --- I live in the middle of Amish country, and trust me, they're really appropriate for Plain Ponies.)

Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how petriculture would actually work, and the idea that the rock farm is just a quarry was actually too interesting for my original idea. Pretty much all that's left of that version is the title.

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