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levarien


Fantasy, Sci Fi, Book, and gaming nerd who also loves MLP:FiM.

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  • 258 weeks
    Catching up and moving forwards

    So I've been active, if not exactly vocal about it on this blog. Over the last few weeks I've been taking a few prompts from the Equestria Daily Writer's Training Grounds and turning them into short stories in less than a week, one even made it to the front page briefly.

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  • 299 weeks
    A few progress updates and a book recommendation

    I've been a bit distracted and busy the last few weekends, but have made progress on the next Chapter of the Moon story. It's sitting at 5,000 words, with a good deal left to go though. Hopefully I can really dig into it this weekend and have it ready for the week after. It's the action-iest chapter I've ever written, so I'm pouring through thesauri finding good adjectives for words like

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  • 310 weeks
    *Tap* *Tap* *Tap* -- Is this thing still on?

    It's been a weird few weeks for me. A family emergency demanded a 4,500 mile road trip, which actually ended up becoming a fairly fun family vacation. Luckily I have a very forgiving boss, and plenty of comp time saved up. So, I saw a few parts of the country I've never seen before, including the Grand Canyon, Mt. Ranier, and the Columbia River Gorge.

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  • 319 weeks
    Still here. Still writing.

    Ye gods, what a month. You never really appreciate how wedded you are to your familiar settings and rhythms until something out of the blue completely disrupts them for a significant period of time. To put a long and sad story short, I had to give my writing space, bedroom, and lots of my free time to an unexpected house guest. So a month of sleeping on a couch, albeit a very comfy couch, and

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  • 325 weeks
    Incoming chapter

    The next 'Moon' chapter en route. I just finished rewrites and will give it another couple of self edits before I post it. Give me a day or two and it'll be all ready to go. I think you'll like it: There's a good bit of foreshadowing and character development that will set the stage for some fun stuff (not that there isn't a bit of action in this chapter). The first interlude should be

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Oct
9th
2014

A few progress updates and a book recommendation · 4:02pm Oct 9th, 2014

I've been a bit distracted and busy the last few weekends, but have made progress on the next Chapter of the Moon story. It's sitting at 5,000 words, with a good deal left to go though. Hopefully I can really dig into it this weekend and have it ready for the week after. It's the action-iest chapter I've ever written, so I'm pouring through thesauri finding good adjectives for words like explode, blast, and destroy. Micheal Bay would be proud.

I've got a basic outline set for a second story in my Road Not Taken setting. It's tempting to drop Moon and start seriously working on it now, but I'd probably end up screwing up both if I tried dividing my attention like that. Letting the ideas percolate in the back of my mind will do for now.

To step beyond Pony for a moment, I highly recommend Anne Leckie's Ancillary Justice. It won the Hugo and Nebula awards this year, which is even more impressive considering it's Leckie's debut novel. I won't ruin much, other than to say it's a Space Opera in the best ways, and that it has one of the best narrative styles that I've read in Science Fiction in a long while. It's only $5 on Amazon Kindle store, which is definitely worth the price. I just picked up the newly released second book in the trilogy, Ancillary Sword, which probably is bad news for my hopes of finishing the Moon chapter as stated above.

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I've been on the lookout for a good science fiction read myself, so I'll be sure to take a look at your recommendation! I'm about halfway through Robert A. Heinlein's StarShip Troopers and plan to read Joe Hadelman's The Forever War right after, as I've read online that the thematic differences between the two makes for an intriguing experience.

Woot, Thanks for the status update!! :twilightsmile::twilightsmile::twilightsmile:

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