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The Rogue Wolf


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  • 401 weeks
    Done.

    I remember when I used to enjoy this.

    69 comments · 5,503 views
  • 406 weeks
    Misunderstandings Changelog

    This is a running list of changes made to Misunderstandings.

    Chapter 5, On the Road To... Somewhere: Slight changes to Farris Wheel's dialogue to better match his personality later in the story; minor word and punctuation changes

    Chapter 6, New Exhibits: Corrected description of Sveti to match portrayal later in story

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  • 409 weeks
    FYI

    At some point there will be a low-scale rewrite of sections of Misunderstandings.

    Please take note: I am not changing the major event in When A Door Closes. I was much more unhappy with its execution than with its substance, and while many readers have called it "abrupt", it feels more realistic and thematically correct to me than any other scenario.

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    13 comments · 1,140 views
  • 415 weeks
    How to screw up a story without even trying!

    Base a large part of the finale on a single plot point... and then forget to put the plot point in the story.

    I'm taking a break. Maybe a long break, maybe a permanent one. However long it takes for me to be able to look at this pile of shit without bad thoughts crossing my mind.

    23 comments · 1,902 views
  • 417 weeks
    Mea culpa

    I won't mince words. The chapter that I posted yesterday is garbage. It was garbage when I wrote it, it was garbage when I edited it, and it was garbage when I published it. I should have left it to sit until I could figure out something better, even if it meant never finishing the story.

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Sep
19th
2014

Misunderstandings Changelog · 1:25am Sep 19th, 2014

This is a running list of changes made to Misunderstandings.

Chapter 5, On the Road To... Somewhere: Slight changes to Farris Wheel's dialogue to better match his personality later in the story; minor word and punctuation changes

Chapter 6, New Exhibits: Corrected description of Sveti to match portrayal later in story

Chapter 7, Loosed: Minor punctuation change

Chapter 10, Making Progress: Minor word change to avoid repetition

Chapter 12, Back At It: Minor spelling correction

Chapter 13, End Of the Run: Minor formatting correction

Chapter 18, A Show of Trust: Minor dialogue corrections

Chapter 22, New In Town: Minor spelling correction

Chapter 23, Winter Warmth: Slightly changed Peter's description of Big Mac; minor dialogue and formatting changes

Chapter 24, Turnaround: Minor formatting change; altered description of Peter's wound after timberwolf fight; slight change to description of scene with Dewdrop and Zecora

Chapter 25, On With the Show: Changed Twilight's dialogue concerning populations

Chapter 26, Raising the Stakes: Minor edit to Peter's internal monologue before giving Sveti his drawing; minor description edit for attacking griffins added; edited dialogue for Shining Armor describing Peter saying attackers seemed to "hold back" when fighting him; minor edit to Twilight's explanation of how Peter's body processed magical energy

This chapter is also where I left out a major plot point; during the attack by the griffin agents, the male was supposed to drop something that figured heavily in the late part of the story. This has been corrected.

Chapter 28, Ultimatums: Minor spelling correction

Chapter 29, Field of (Bad) Dreams: Minor formatting and dialogue changes

Chapter 30, Untethered- Minor formatting and dialogue changes; fixed continuity error (Luna's shotgun was empty before shooting her dream-double)

Chapter 32, When A Door Closes....: Minor dialogue changes; changed some dialogue and exposition in confrontation scene in embassy; added dialogue in questioning room scene

I threw myself at this chapter for a solid week. Honestly, the best I could do was tighten it up some. I know some have wanted a knock-down, drag-out battle and for Big Top to suffer some supreme humiliation... but there's really no way to fit that in with the theme of the story.

So that finishes the "rewrite" (probably should've called it something else). This frees me up to work on the final chapter and epilogue.

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GMR
GMR #1 · Sep 19th, 2014 · · 14 ·

:ajbemused: I think you should add more chapters, is what I think. :D

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He'll do what he wants.

It's not often I see an author make such extensive changes to their work. This is a pleasent change. The work you do is nothing short of amazing.

GMR
GMR #4 · Sep 19th, 2014 · · 8 ·

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Yes he will, but I think he should add more chapters. :3

phew, i am relieved to know you arent done with this story man. truly i am.

Huzzah! And none of that looks like it'll be at all confusing. No "Chapter 1: cut Peter, changed setting to Atlantis". :)

You're doing the right thing, Rogue. Take the time you need to get inspiration again.

I'm going to preach caution, though. Don't dwell too much on your old stuff. Buying an engagement ring for one story tends to be... hazardous for the creation process.

(Yes, I am aware of the hypocrisy. :twilightsheepish:)

Take your time, it will be worth it in the end:twilightsmile:

Noc

Good to hear from our favorite lone wolf. Eagerly awaiting, as are we all. :eeyup:

Alright, good, good, this is progress, whether this will improve or detract from the story, I don't know, but I would love to find out, also, that last chapter, yeah, needs a LOT of change....

Seriously, the climax with Big Top is fine. He wasn't really a knock-down drag-out type of boss to begin with.

Shooting the bad guy very suddenly is a totally okay way to resolve things sometimes.

I hope he writes a sequel. Or maybe write some of what happened with Peter and Sveti after he changed.

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