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Dusk Raven


"Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia." - Kurt Vonnegut. Currently accepting commissions!

More Blog Posts8

  • 198 weeks
    Opening Commissions!

    This is me testing the waters, so to speak. Been writing for a while, but I've been doing a lot more of it lately, and I've recently been thinking about taking commissions for my work. Now, I believe I'm ready, so I've decided to write this blog post outlining the details!

    Some guidelines:

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    0 comments · 316 views
  • 250 weeks
    To Whom it May or May Not Concern

    For those who've been watching Ponyventure: Blood Hunts Blood - I haven't actually deleted it, I've just revoked my submission while I edit it and find a proofreader and rethink a few core concepts.

    For those who have no idea what I'm talking about, carry on.

    Seriously, I knew AU OC fics weren't popular, but...

    0 comments · 269 views
  • 279 weeks
    "...Why does this group have my story?"

    Prompted by accidentally placing Sombra's Crucible, Twilight's Corruption into an improper group, I realized that said story was in a bunch of groups that it really didn't belong in. Trying to figure out how to remove my story from those groups. Unfortunately, work on revising that story is... non-existent. Even the name disgusts me, ugh...

    That is all.

    0 comments · 280 views
  • 300 weeks
    Old Shame

    So, here I am, on my long-neglected blog, posting about my little series of stories involve Sombra and Shade. And the news is this:

    It's probably never going to be continued.

    This shouldn't be a surprise, really, but the reasoning is a little more detailed.

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    5 comments · 550 views
  • 321 weeks
    Ah, the joys of worldbuilding.

    So I'm not really sure who'll actually read this, given my relative obscurity and utter inactivity in the creative department. Still, there's a chance that I may return to writing in the near future.

    The reason? I figured out, in my headcanon, Sombra's backstory.

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    3 comments · 230 views
Feb
29th
2016

Old Shame · 7:36am Feb 29th, 2016

So, here I am, on my long-neglected blog, posting about my little series of stories involve Sombra and Shade. And the news is this:

It's probably never going to be continued.

This shouldn't be a surprise, really, but the reasoning is a little more detailed.

I wrote the first story in that series when I was in a bit of a slump in my writing skill. My quality had notably decayed from earlier work, resulting in a much shorter and much more rushed prose than I'd have liked. Through the whole thing, and its sequel, I was basically feeling like the whole thing was half-baked, but I pressed on anyway.

By the time of My Name is Shade, I'd recovered somewhat, but I still had no idea what I was doing, so I ran out of steam. Here's where part of the problem comes from - I don't really know what I had planned, if anything. I have a skeleton there, but no idea of what I'd have as meat, so to speak, and I'm fairly certain when I started the story I didn't have much more planned, either.

I've thought about going back and editing the previous two stories, but honestly they make me cringe so much that it's hard to even read them. In the first story, for instance, there's a blatant case of me telling and not showing when showing would have helped immensely. It might revitalize my ideas, or it might just be a pain. The other option is, of course, to just delete them, which I'm considering doing.

So, that's how things are, to anyone who wishes to read this. I don't get much feedback as to whether people like those or not, so for now they remain a bit of an embarrassment to me. Much like most of the stories I've submitted... if anyone wants to pick it up, for some reason, do let me know, I would be all too happy to turn over the reigns.

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Comments ( 5 )

Well darn. Looks like I found this story way too late. I would take over for you, but there's one big problem with that... I suck at writing. I would probably butcher it worse than you could ever dream of. Well, it would be more of a nightmare that wakes you up by making you cringe so hard your neck snaps. That's how my previous attempts at stories went. Kinda gave up. Like three times. Any way I'm rambling on a really old blog as I tend to do. As a matter o' fact, do not read this. Just stop reading. I said stop. STOP IT! Persistent are you? Well ok then! You can't keep reading if I stop typing!

4053240 Well duh, I'm going to read it, you're the first person to comment on one of my blogs in ages, if not ever! :rainbowwild:

4053992 Woah, really? That means I'm... First!

4055095 :ajbemused: You should be ashamed.

As for the blog post's message, I... well, I have been meaning to go back and edit the old stories, make them less... suck-ish. Maybe if I do that I'll either remember what I wanted to do, or get an idea anyway.

4055392 1: I have no shame. 2: I wish you the best of luck with ideas and stuff.

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