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  • 55 weeks
    Pony&Wolf Productions made an "Awakening" audio book!

    I am still writing--every day working on something worth presenting to all you out there and I have some projects that I just can't wait to tell you about! Amaranth and the Mountain being one of them.

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  • 139 weeks
    Amaranth and the Mountain update

    So last night I completed transcribing the first draft of Amaranth and the Mountain. For those of you who remember, about 1/3 of the way through the book I started doing all my writing by hand, which is a time consuming method for writing but one that I felt was well worth it. Now that it's complete, I have some actual facts and figures for you guys: work on the first chapter began on March 23rd

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  • 165 weeks
    Amaranth and the Mountain--First Draft Completed!


    Last night, around 9:00 PM PST or so, I did it--I finished the first draft of Amaranth and the Mountain!

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  • 176 weeks
    Birthday Live Reading

    You are cordially invited to attend to a gathering honoring the 26th Birthday of Mr. Solocitizen

    On the evening of the 10th of May, beginning at 4:30 Pacific Standard Time, Mr. Solocitizen
    will attempt to read through the entirety of his fan fic, Planet Hell: The Redemption of Harmony or die trying

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  • 188 weeks
    Amaranth and the Mountain (Preview)

    Now that Planet Hell is done, a lot of you have been wondering what's next and when the next entry in the cycle of Eternal Return will come out. To answer those questions, for now I'm working on drafting the final parts of a work of original fiction I'm calling Amaranth and the Mountain, and I won't be thinking much about a return to fan fiction until I at least see the draft done.

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Apr
4th
2016

HYPING THE LIGHT! · 3:28am Apr 4th, 2016

So I've taken a break for the last few weeks from my main writing project to work on Planet Hell and give it some of the love and attention it needs before I can post more of it on the site. It's been a really challenging process, much more so on an emotional and personal level than a technical one, and although I still have my worries about it I think it might be starting to turn out. Overall though, I have to say that I'm handling the process like:

But this isn't why I've written this blog post today. Instead, I want to direct your attention to this--Hyper Light Drifter. A lot of you have probably heard of this game or even backed it yourselves, as it gained quite a following before its release due to it's highly successful kickstarter campaign. And even if you haven't it's probably had an impact on a game you've played and loved as it's, in part, responsible for the surge of pixel-art style games during the last few years. I wouldn't be here talking about a game unless it was worth writing a blog about it, and to be honest, this is perhaps the most fun I've had playing a video since the Halo: Combat Evolved first released, so hear me out a bit.
The combat is brutal, but fair, and highly engrossing. The plot and backstory are told entirely through still images and the Miyazaki inspire environments. The explorable sections are over far too quickly, because let's be frank, when the whole game looks like this it's hard to get enough of it.

All in all, I'd like to sum up my thoughts by saying, well, I don't think I can put it any better than this:

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Comments ( 6 )

I've been playing HLD, and it's fun as heck. Also, not easy at all. I am getting my rear end handed to me on a regular basis but THAT'S OKAY because it's also so damned PRETTY!

...seriously I need to learn to dodge better...

Myazaki scenes and vedio games? There was a time in my past that I'd jump on this, but unfortunately I swore off video games a few years ago. I miss out on a few things, but it's done amazing things for my productivity.

On another note, yay Planet Hell!

Comment posted by solocitizen deleted Apr 8th, 2016

3856834 Ahahahahahahahaha yeah that fits...

XD that first image. That accurately sums up what it feels like re-continuing long-running oldies-but-goodies. Laughed until my side hurt.

@the song as review

So it's #GOODSHIT right up until the last few seconds, whereupon the game comes to a crashing, unbearable end?

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