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A M Shark


The Shark is a mild fan of MLP who is writing an MLP version of a story she didn't like to see if she can do it "better" and wishes to share the results for critiques.

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  • 4 weeks
    I know this is late, but I just had to share it.

    Thanks to misskoifishpony, I found out that my story The Draconequus with the Dragon Tattoo got a shoutout for Fluttercord Week 2022 Fanfic Appreciation in the form of this comic:

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    8 comments · 80 views
  • 82 weeks
    Public Service Announcement

    Hey folks.

    I'm afraid it looks like I'm not going to be able to make my goal of wrapping up The Pegasus who Kicked the Changelings' Hive by the end of this year. (Not unless I somehow manage to churn out 12 chapters in two months, which I doubt that I could.) Now that being said, I know it's been several months since I last updated and I feel I owe you all an explanation.

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    6 comments · 411 views
  • 129 weeks
    Feeling Full of Thanks.

    Well, folks. Looks like it's that time of the year again, and this time around I just felt the need to share what I'm thankful for.

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    3 comments · 345 views
  • 153 weeks
    The Boys are Back ... Or are they?

    Hey, everyone. I want to thank you all for being so patient with me regarding updates for The Pegasus who Kicked the Changelings' Hive. I had several real-life commitments in April and May that took away from my writing time, but I'm currently hard at work on the story, and wish to reward you with a tiny sneak peek at the beginning of Chapter 2.

    Chapter 2

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    3 comments · 316 views
  • 179 weeks
    Two Down, One to Go

    Well, folks. Looks like there’s just one book left to write in my Draconequus with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. However I must ask all of you for your patience while I spend December taking a bit of breather both to enjoy Christmas and to go over my notes and outline for this last book. While I have the overall story and its finale planned out, I still have some little details here and there to

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Sep
2nd
2015

A Cover Art Preview and some Music · 12:01am Sep 2nd, 2015

Now that "The Draconequus with the Dragon Tattoo" is complete, here's a preview of my cover art for my next story "The Ponies who Played with Fire."

I'm not going to reveal what the plot is about yet, but I am going to share some music that I've come to think of as sort of the story's theme song. Granted not all the lyrics fit, but quite a few of them do. (Though exactly how they fit, you'll have to either guess or wait until the story is posted.) Enjoy and feel free to speculate. Or just enjoy.

Comments ( 14 )

That's some eery and awesome coverart. All aboard the Hype Train Express! Come on everypony! Join me. Hype! Hype! Hype!

Btw, you drew that, right? Can I have a link to your da?
~Melly~

3363492 Yes, I drew it, but I'm afraid I don't have da (I assume you mean deviantart) account.
Still, glad to hear you like the art, and I'm glad to report I'm already hard at work on this story's first chapter. Don't want to leave you guys hanging to long after the way I ended tDwtDT.

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Heh, not with the way you ended it, no.

I can't believe you just ended that like that! Awesome! I can't wait for the sequel! :twilightsmile: I love the art btw.

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You should consider getting one. :scootangel: I would follow you.
I wish you well on writing! :twilightsmile:
~Melly~

First, that cover art is awesome and I love it to bits. Not only are you an amazing artist, but your COLORING IS SPOT ON. COLORING IS SO HARD. HOW DO YOU DO IT, I DON'T UNDERSTAND. IT'S SO HARD. How do you do it so smoothly?!?
And now that I've read the ending, I listened to the song. 'Course, I couldn't catch all the lyrics, so I looked them up. Hmmm...This is tricky. Allow me to give this a shot.
Overall, the song makes me think of TDwTDT's ending and Discord. So he thinks Fluttershy's head over hooves for Big Mac, and he feels heartbroken and maybe even a little angry at himself and the world. Overall, I have a feeling that in retaliation to his assumptions and brokenhearted feelings, he will try to be who he once was...A Draconequus messing with ponies and causing chaos everywhere for his own amusement.

The difference between us is a part of the game

This lyric seems to me to refer to the fact that Discord knows he's different...And it's why he thinks Fluttershy doesn't like him, and it's why he makes himself stand out more with tattoos and whatnot. He highlights his differences as a way to get ponies to back off, and so he can hide what truly makes him different...And maybe he'll toy with Fluttershy a little bit now that he's assuming they're over and done with, hence the 'game' part. He won't enjoy it though.

Darkness is spreading like a spot on the sun
The dead are the living in the age of the gun
While everyone clamors for the justice they seek
The world is corrupted and the strong take the weak

This part's trickier. The first part seems to refer to Discord possibly causing chaos everywhere, but then there's the whole 'justice' part, which is what your entire fic was about--Discord and Fluttershy figuring out what really happened to Applejack so they could bring justice to the Apple Family and take the murderer down. And the last line..."The world is corrupted and the strong take the weak". Hmm. Well, the evil of the windigo/changeling dudes are the corruption, or just the darkness of the world in general...Maybe Discord's going to take something a little too far as well?
But the story can't just be about Discord going crazy, because there's the whole windigo/changeling mystery, and Discord's not who he used to be. And even if he was, he's not evil. Just a prankster. But still. Discord isn't an antagonist anymore.

The future is managed, and your freedom's a joke
You don't know the difference as you put on the yoke
The less that you know the more you fall into place
A cog in the wheel, there is no soul in your face

"Your freedom's a joke." This makes me think of Discord's unhappiness. He gained his freedom back by helping Fluttershy, but it's no good. He ain't happy, but he thinks this is his 'managed future', if you will. He's gonna be free, but he's gonna be alone. Lyfe sux 4 Discord. "The less that you know the more you fall into place." Well, this IS a mystery fic. So that fits. But this whole story is gonna start on a misunderstanding between Discord and Fluttershy, anyway. Well, Discord making an assumption that is. He doesn't know the whole story.
So basically, I analyzed this song way too much and I have no idea what's going on. *throws paper in the air*

Yup, the song is still awesome and brings hype into your fans' hype train:raritywink::rainbowdetermined2: And dat cover:raritystarry::rainbowderp:....super awesome and beyond 20% cooler:rainbowkiss:! Oh man, amazing work on the last chapters and this art work:heart: You deserve praise and love from all of us and some well earned rest:twilightsmile:

Oh wow that cover art is amazing!! :raritystarry: Discord seems even more menacing and mysterious than he was portrayed before, but that's what I like about the love interest of the main character in my stories. They always tend to be my favourite character when I'm reading a good Adventure/Fantasy-Romance novel, and Discord in this fanfic reminds me of those kinds of guys.
I have to say I cannot wait now for this fanfic. You didn't end the story as I expected you would - honestly I don't know what I expected :rainbowhuh: - but hey I LOVED the cliff-hanger at the end. :pinkiehappy:

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Thanks, glad you like the cover.

How do you do it so smoothly?!?

*shrugs* Just practice I guess. I've liked drawing and coloring ever since I was little so I've been doing it for a while.

And as for your analysis of the song...
*whistles* I don't want to give away to much of the plot just yet, but several of your guesses ( though I won't say which ones) hit pretty close to the mark. I'm impressed.

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Aww, you're sweet. You guys have all been so great about those last chapters, I feel that I owe you guys an apology, considering at the time I was writing those chapters I kept thinking: "Oh, they're going to hate me for this."

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Come on chickie, you don't owe us an apology for writing awesome and beautiful stuff:raritywink::derpytongue2: Sooo, quit saying your sorry:raritywink::derpytongue2:

3367839 Oh, I'm not trying to apologize for what I wrote. I just feel that I wasn't giving you guys enough credit when I worried that those final chapters were going to ruin the whole story for a lot of people, and that through that I wasn't really giving you guys the respect you deserve, if that makes sense.

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Oh don't worry Sharkie, we know that you respect us and love us:twilightsmile::heart: And we love u too!!!!:yay:

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