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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 · 81 views
  • 83 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 · 415 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 · 317 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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Oct
11th
2015

That Awkward Moment when you realize something fits better than you first thought. · 9:22pm Oct 11th, 2015

Had a weird experience a few days ago while working on The Ponies who Played with Fire. You might have seen this blog post where I wrote that Kansas's Sparks of the Tempest almost feels like a theme song for TPwPwF.
Now I never really came across any songs I thought could be considered themes for TDwtDT at the time I was writing it, but for some reason a few days ago I felt the urge to look up the lyrics to Led Zeppelin's Immigrant Song. For those of you that don't know, a cover version of this song appears both in a trailer for the American version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and in that film's opening.

Well, I looked up the song's lyrics and (much to my surprise) they could actually fit with what's in store for this fanfic series (Yeah, spoilers: I'm tackling the third book in the trilogy when TPwPwF is over.) much better than I expected. So I guess you could say TDwtDT has a theme song now just like TPwPwF does. Yay.


For your listening pleasure:
(The original version of the song)

The Lyrics (I'll leave you guys to guess what lyrics apply to who and how. Mwahahahaha!):

Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
The hammer of the gods will drive our ships to new lands,
To fight the horde, singing and crying: Valhalla, I am coming!
On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.
Ah, ah,
We come from the land of the ice and snow,
From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow.
How soft your fields so green, can whisper tales of gore,
Of how we calmed the tides of war. We are your overlords.
On we sweep with threshing oar, Our only goal will be the western shore.
So now you'd better stop and rebuild all your ruins,
For peace and trust can win the day despite of all your losing.


For variety here's the cover version that appears in the film, along with the opening. Personally, I don't have any real desire to see the movie, but I have to admit these opening credits do look pretty cool. And my Movie Guru Brother (he of the Words of Wisdom from a Younger Brother post) does have Fincher on his list of favorite directors.


*Chuckles* And since it's Sunday, I'll throw in comedian Tim Hawkins's worship parody of the song just for some laughs.


And just because I can, I'll throw in Sparks of the Tempest into this post and include its lyrics this time.

The sparks of the tempest rage a hundred years on
The voice of the dreamer screams, the cause of the pawn
The King and the Queen are gone, each piece is the same
The difference between us is a part of the game

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

They mold you and shape you, they watch what you do
The sparks of the tempest are burnin' you through
Spreading like wildfire, fallin' like rain
Though they may promise, they only bring pain

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, more you fall into place
A cog in the wheel, there is no soul in your face

Run for the cover, Millennium's here
Bearing the standard of confusion and fear
Spreading like wildfire, fallin' like rain
Though they may promise, they only bring pain

Blood in the sand, cry in the street
Now the cycle is nearly complete
Ten thousand years, nothing was learned
No turning back, now the wheel has turned

Big brother is watching and he likes what he sees
A world for the taking, when he's ready to squeeze
King and the Queen are gone, each piece is the same
The difference between us is a part of the game

Soothsayer saying now tell me no lies
What is the madness that is filling the skies
Spreading like wildfire, fallin' like rain
Though they may promise, they only bring pain


That's all for now folks. Happy listening. In the meantime, back to work on TPwPwF for me.

Comments ( 4 )

Bwhaha lol dat Tim Hawkins parody of the song, hilarious!:yay:
Certainly cheered me up after seeing the opening scene for the Girl with a Dragon Tattoo movie. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the cover for the song and creativity put into the scene itself, especially when incorporating the tattoos into it. Especially when the dragon tattoo comes out, super cool. But other that, not a fan:applejackconfused: But it certainly grabs one's attention, haha lol;)
Great theme song choice for The Draconequus with a Dragon Tattoo:pinkiehappy:

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Bwhaha lol dat Tim Hawkins parody of the song, hilarious!:yay:

*Laughs uproariously* He should totally put that song on a CD. I'd buy it.

Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the cover for the song and creativity put into the scene itself, especially when incorporating the tattoos into it. Especially when the dragon tattoo comes out, super cool. But other that, not a fan:applejackconfused: But it certainly grabs one's attention, haha lol;)

*Shrugs* Eh, more or less my thoughts on it too.

Oh, that just reminded me of something I saw posted on reddit regarding TDwtDT:

Takes the most basic plot from the original - two people stuck in a cabin investigating the murder/disappearance of someone from a prominent family many yeas ago - and recasts with ponies. Does not have the grit of the original source, but the fluttercord it has is impeccably done and the story overall very well told.

*grins sheepishly* Well, I wasn't really interested in preserving the source material's "grit," but I was very interested in writing some decent fluttercord so--Score!

(*Snickers* Though if poor Mr. Larsson knew what I used his plot for, I'm afraid he'd be spinning in his grave so hard we could use him for a fan.)

Great theme song choice for The Draconequus with a Dragon Tattoo:pinkiehappy:

*Chuckles* I'm glad you approve.

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Oh, that just reminded me of something I saw posted on reddit regarding TDwtDT:
Takes the most basic plot from the original - two people stuck in a cabin investigating the murder/disappearance of someone from a prominent family many yeas ago - and recasts with ponies. Does not have the grit of the original source, but the fluttercord it has is impeccably done and the story overall very well told.
*grins sheepishly* Well, I wasn't really interested in preserving the source material's "grit," but I was very interested in writing some decent fluttercord so--Score!

Wait, did u post your story on Reddit or someone simply did a review of it on Reddit?

Snickers* Though if poor Mr. Larsson knew what I used his plot for, I'm afraid he'd be spinning in his grave so hard we could use him for a fan.)

Haha lol he might be spinning in his grave because you did his story/plot better and therefore really punishing himself;)

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Wait, did u post your story on Reddit or someone simply did a review of it on Reddit?

Someone posted a link to it in a Little-Known Fanfiction Share Thread on Reddit. It's somewhere in the comments on that link.

Haha lol he might be spinning in his grave because you did his story/plot better and therefore really punishing himself;)

*Chuckles* I don't know about necessarily doing it "better," (Though I did have a lot more fun writing my version than I did reading his.) but it's nice of you to say so.

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