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  • 382 weeks
    Ermagherd... The Interloper...

    So, I haven't updated in a while. Mostly because of the Army keeping me busy for a few weeks and work making me close up shop a lot lately, which means I go home and veg out before going to sleep.

    However, not all was lost in that time.

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  • 391 weeks
    Welp....

    I finished those chapters I was working on, which means I now have to work on a few more chapters from the ground up. But I feel as if I've gotten a system down pat. Which is good, it means I can add more to the story more efficiently.

    Hell, within a week I managed to add over 17,000 words and like 4 chapters. I think that's pretty good.

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  • 397 weeks
    More work done on story.

    So, Like I mentioned in another blog post. I work on about 3 chapters at a time, putting in a rough outline and fleshing them out from there in a chronological order. It also helps to keep me from painting myself into a corner and having to use the "Deus ex Machina" which I REALLY hate.

    Anyways, a TINY spoiler:
    Chapter 6- Burn the Witch ~35%
    Chapter 7- Rusty Cage ~25%

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  • 399 weeks
    I'm Interloping on through, again.

    Next chapter of the rewrite is up. I originally intended to put it up last week with about an 1800 word count and use it as a transition chapter, but I decided to flesh it out. Which in the end felt like a good thing.

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  • 401 weeks
    The Interloper

    Well, I've currently restarted work on the Interloper and a good portion has changed. I'm currently working on Chapters 3, 4, and 5 as I type this up. The rewritten chapters have been posted and the great Maromar for volunteering to clean up the mess I make as I write this story. And definitely thanks to the readers willing to read the drivel!

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Apr
9th
2014

I'm Interloping on through, again. · 6:40am Apr 9th, 2014

Next chapter of the rewrite is up. I originally intended to put it up last week with about an 1800 word count and use it as a transition chapter, but I decided to flesh it out. Which in the end felt like a good thing.

I originally intended this story to be a military accurate story of "guns and glory" because, let's face it, most military stories are done poorly. Any of us in the military cringe when we read one. We just do, and it's not because the stories or the characters are bad, it's the inaccuracies of the details being too much for us. Maybe it's just me, but I can't watch many action/military movies either without going, "When the fuck is that cunt gonna reload?" or "That's not fucking proper radio etiquette!"

However the "guts and glory" stories are a trope, and we'd rather watch a cheap action movie than read some Army nerd's fanfic. So I decided to take my story down a more... let's just say a different approach. I recently borrowed Achilles in Vietnam from a friend and it hit hard because I have battle buddies suffering from PTSD, and I recommend this book and the other by Jonathan Shay.

I want to write on the sudden thrust of a hardened combat soldier into a peaceful, yet alien environment. And using him, I want to explore past the show's "infinitely good/ultimately bad dichotomy" that many fics (my earlier version of this story included) seem to follow. In the end, I want this ride to explore a gray and morally ambiguous cesspool of conflicting emotions and important decisions.

I don't want to ruin too many spoilers, but this story is going to explore the changelings, the ponies, the humans (local), and the Terrans explicitly.

And hopefully the ride will be enjoyable for you.

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Comments ( 1 )

Yeah true on all counts, hell I'm on in the future soldier program waiting to get shipped to basic and I seeo much stuff wrong with military five, hell one guy had one where in the proloug a bunch of Abrhams tanks were lost to frigin T-82s, we didn't lose a single Abrahms facing T-70s, T-82s, and BMPs during the whole first gulf war(and I know might have mixed up the tanks names, always was better wh remembering rifles an armor)

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