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The Wandering Bard


"I am a singer, a poet, a musician, a storyteller. I am a bard at heart. That is who I am. That is what I shall always be." (Icon by Watercolor the Pegasus)

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Feb
4th
2016

My Year on the Site · 1:45am Feb 4th, 2016

Greetings, everyone!

Whelp, today is the day. The day of my first FIMiversary. It has been a whole year that I have been on this site, and I can scarcely believe it. It does not seem like that long ago that I hesitatingly joined. For those not familiar with the story, let me back up a bit and explain. If you have read or heard all this before, feel free to skip ahead.

About two or so years ago, I was working late and texting with my very special somepony. I hadn't yet created an OC for the series, only a ponysona (who has not ever showed up in my stories and never will). But as I sat there and my mind started to wander, I recalled a story I had written in college and a question formed: where did the stars in Equestria come from? Well, soon a story started to form in my mind. I just needed somepony to tell it. It was then that an idea came to me, that of a wandering bard to enter the scene and provide the answer for my very special somepony and myself. At that time, she had no looks and no name. Just a cloak and a lute on her back as well as her role. Over the next few days, I came up with the name Lyric, and after my very special somepony suggested that she be colored like parchment, I created her in this pony maker. I was ecstatic! Suddenly she was more real to me, more alive.

Over the next few months, I continued to tell my very special somepony different Lyric tales via text, and finally set to writing them down. After that and after a disastrous roleplay that Lyric was a part of, I had three stories under my belt. My very special somepony and brony friends would always tell me, "You should join FIMFiction!" I was hesitant. I loved Lyric and her stories, as did they. But... what if the rest of the world didn't? I mulled it over for a while.

And then, almost one year ago from today, Monty Oum, creator of the web series RWBY, unexpectedly passed away. It was a shock as he was so young, and I was a fan of the series. However, his friends and loved ones were eulogizing Monty, saying how he was extremely passionate and always looking to do something and to make some contribution to this world. It gave me the last bit of motivation to join this site, and so I did. I soon posted my first story, and gained my first followers. (Thank you Protopony350, Meridian Prime and The Daring Cookie!) And the more I posted, the more Lyric and I gained loyal followers. But more than that, we have also gained friends. Time and again I have said that joining this site is one of the best decisions I have ever made, and I still stand by that. I wouldn't have met all of you otherwise, and I would not have such a wonderful fan base or such wonderful, amazing and caring friends. I don't know if you all know just how much you have made me laugh, made me feel welcome, or just how happy you all have made me over this year. And I hope you all know just how grateful I am to have met you, to call you my followers, and to call you my friends.

Now, to celebrate this first year and at the loving urging of my very special somepony, I have created an Ask Lyric blog! Is there something you want to know about her, or about the world of Equestria? Then please, ask! She'd love to answer. Just know that this will not be an "Ask" blog that uses art in its answers as I am not a visual artist by any means. Also, please keep in mind that this is my first time using Tumblr, so there may be a few hiccups along the way as I try to figure things out.

Thank you all for your love and support over this past year. I cannot wait to see what this next year brings for us all. Cheers!

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Comments ( 48 )

Awesome, happy 1 year on the site bestie!:pinkiehappy:

:pinkiegasp:! Happy FIMFicaverssary! :yay::pinkiehappy:!!

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absolutely no problem whatsoever bestie!

3731951
Wow indeed! Who knew, right?

And to think, if you hadn't of joined, I would be one less a friend!

Thank you mate, you are one of my best friends on this site, thank you.

Cheers! :pinkiehappy:

3731998
Same, and thank you as well! It is certainly an honor to call you friend, and I feel the same about you. :twilightsmile:

Cheers!

Only a year? It feels like longer. I remember the first time I read Halo, and realizing that you were my favorite all around storyteller on the site. Not a single story has disappointed me, and "Just what I'm dying for" is one of my favorite stories period.


Looking forward to much, much more!

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It feels like longer indeed! It's just been one heck of a journey, and I do not regret a second! But, one thing...

I remember the first time I read Halo, and realizing that you were my favorite all around storyteller on the site.

Are you serious? :pinkiesad2: That is SUCH an honor to hear! Thank you, my friend! For being my first follower, all of your encouragement, and for sticking around this long! And I am so happy that you love Just What I'm Dying For... so much. Just, seriously, thank you. *hugs!*

And as to looking forward to more, a new story will be released very soon. :raritywink:

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Thank you, my friend! And since I never said before, thanks for the recommendation with Mel!

Happy anniversary!
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In 10 more weeks it will be a full year since you taught me the English writing rules!
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( I Probably still need practice in it... but it is good for like 90% thanks to you!):yay:

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Thank you, Lazydrill! It's been such a delight to know you and to see you grow, both as a writer and in your mastery of English! (Of course, you're still one-up on me since you actually know more than one language. :twilightsheepish:)

Here's to another year!

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Thank you so much, my friend! :pinkiehappy:

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Of. Course. I need to check that ask lyric blog to see if my question was answered

3733557
Haha, well she just did answer a few. :raritywink:

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I'll check in a few seconds when I have a computer

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You're very welcome! Thank you!

3733618

Thank you mate. And I did get my answer

3733661
Glad to hear it! Hope you liked it!

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I always love answers to questions I didn't even know I had

3733850
Agreed! Though which was yours, since most are labelled as anonymous?

3733873
Aaah, gotcha! Great question!

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Thanks.

(PS you saw Tavi's blog right)

3733938
Sure thing!

And I did. I wished him well. :twilightsmile:

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:twilightsmile:

Yeah. That's not the Tavi I know though. Don't you think that change in personality is...concerning

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I dunno. I never really saw it that way. But I guess it's because he's found something that makes him happy.

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I want it to be that. I really do but...I can't help but worry.

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Because it's such a rapid change?

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Well I noticed that he was pretty quiet for a while, so it probably all happened "behind the scenes" as it were.

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I hope so. He's a decent fello

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He is, despite his thinking otherwise before.

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Yeah. If he did really leave we may never know

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Well, he could still come back. But if he's happy, that's what matters. :twilightsmile:

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Yeah and that's what I want. FOr him to be happy

3733551 Why stop at 1 year!? To infinity! and beyond!!:flutterrage:

I think we're quite evenly when it comes to knowing languages.:yay: My own country's language is slowly fading due to many different cultures in 1 small land. And with English being as much adapted as it is. ( Really, I prefer to speak English more than my own. English has easier rules when it comes to using different words in present/past tense. ESPECIALLY when writing.:yay::rainbowlaugh:)

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