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Rethkir


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  • 242 weeks
    Progress update - A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies

    Hey everyone! Just a quick update. It's been a year since I've decided to go ahead with this rewrite. And I just wanted to give everyone a progress report. I just did a word count, and I'm currently standing at about 75,000 words of new material. That's almost double the word count of Better Living. It was more than I expected to be honest. So that's my "words per year" rate for last year.

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    9 comments · 674 views
  • 256 weeks
    Thanks for 800 likes

    Hey everyone. I know it's been a while since any of you heard from me. First, let me say thanks for 800 likes! I really appreciate it. I also want to thank all my new followers. 20 more than when I counted last time. I have noticed that more people have been checking this fic out and putting it on their "read later" lists. It looks like that you all have headed my warning well and delayed reading

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    0 comments · 245 views
  • 267 weeks
    Story rewrite update: Developments

    Hey everyone! I'm so sorry for the lack of activity recently. It may seem like not much has been going on, but I've been working hard on this rewrite of A Trusted Friend. So, I offer a bit of an explanation of my progress. After a writing a few early chapters, then loosing my sense of direction, I've decided to hit the outline again, and now I'm detailing it as thoroughly as I can. So for

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    5 comments · 277 views
  • 271 weeks
    For the First Time in Forever, Celestia and Luna version

    Hey everyone! Awesome news! I wrote these lyrics almost a year ago, and somebody finally made a cover of it. Check it out!

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    1 comments · 286 views
  • 275 weeks
    Appologies for my absence

    Hey everyone. Merry Christmas, happy holidays, and all the usual winter-related tidings.

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    6 comments · 432 views
Aug
15th
2015

Progress update - A Trusted Friend in Science and Ponies · 3:48am Aug 15th, 2015

Hey everyone! Just a quick update. It's been a year since I've decided to go ahead with this rewrite. And I just wanted to give everyone a progress report. I just did a word count, and I'm currently standing at about 75,000 words of new material. That's almost double the word count of Better Living. It was more than I expected to be honest. So that's my "words per year" rate for last year. I suppose it could be better, but it could be worse. I know I'm slow. It's hard to find time to write, but I still make the time whenever I can.

As far as chapters go, I've currently completed 9 chapters, though I've been writing them somewhat out of order, since I'm using a chapter-by-chapter alternating POV. I just finally finished chapter 8, which was a lengthy beast, but hopefully one you'll enjoy, since I put a lot of effort into that one. I haven't titled the chapters yet, but perhaps I'll get creative and give them some cool names. I plan for the first act to have 12 chapters, so I still have to write 2 Chell chapters and 1 GLaDOS chapter. Once that's all done and revised, I'll post all these chapters all at once. After that, you'll have enough to keep yourselves busy reading for a while.

Hopefully it won't take much longer to finish act I. And I hope even more that you will find it more enjoyable than my original version. I will say that act I spends its time building up to the action that will unfold in the second act, as opposed to the way I originally went about it to build it up quickly for it to then burn out. My friend has been stringent on making me delete filler and wasteful material, so take that as solace if you will. I'm taking this story very seriously. I'm striving for the best I can do.

I've gotten a surprising amount of additional likes and followers without being on the front page or me trying to promote the story in any way. So I want to give a big thanks to all my new followers and those who've liked or added my story to their favorites. :pinkiehappy:

As always, hopefully I'll be back sooner than later. Bye!

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Comments ( 9 )

Thanks for keeping us in the loop.

Glad to know that, even after a year, progress is still going along smoothly.

Looking forward for the moment where you'll bring all your hard work out for us. Like I said, I want to get this story out of the Sequelitis trope page.

EDIT: Oh yeah, and when the time comes when you get to publish all those chapters, you might wanna consider altering the story's short description. Try changing it to one that actually describes the story. No offence, but I have no idea how it passed moderation with that short description.

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Oh, yeah, that description is bad. I wrote that three years ago. The art is outdated as well, truth be told.

3321948 The coverart looks good, it's the short description that I have a peeve on.
Unless you don't think the current coverart reflects the new story.

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I agree it looks good, but it depicts the Combine invasion, and I cut out everything Half-Life related. Though no one noticed originally. I'm hesitant to change it.

3322099 Can't you just edit that part out of the image?

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Well, the tower that's part of the background is a combine thing, but that almost looks too cool to change. I'd need a new background. I might get around to changing that out to something else, but I'm not in a rush to do so. Better work on that description and those remaining chapters first.

3322611 Yeah, you're right. The cover's not that important at the moment.

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