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Vic Fontaine

Author & Editor; Chief Apprentice in Loyal's House of Fanfic; Lt. in the Army of Biscuit; Does Bad Things for Bad Horse; Runs a Nightclub on Holodeck 2.

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  • 9 weeks
    Daring Do and the Red Shoe Diary

    For years, since nearly the start of the series' rise to international fame, the rumors have persisted: Was there an adult-oriented Daring Do story? Has our intrepid explorer gone down paths far more sordid and saucy than her audience could have imagined?

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  • 10 weeks
    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! However you celebrate the season, I hope it is a good one for you and yours.

    /and better than mine, as I'm typing this while stuck in a hotel room thousands of miles from home because of all times for me to finally get covid, it's now
    //am fully vaxxed though; so far mild symptoms, just annoying. Wife is still negative thankfully

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  • 10 weeks
    New Red Shoes Chapter is Live!

    After far too long of a hiatus, Red Shoes is officially back with a new chapter!

    This time, we'll be hearing from the co-owner of Sugarcube Corner, who has a saucy but sympathetic tale to tell.

    I hope you enjoy, and let me know in the comments. Cheers, all!

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  • 10 weeks
    Red Shoe Diaries: The Return

    *blows the dust off*

    Yikes. I let this sit for way, WAY too long. As I'm typing this I'm realizing it's been 4 years, since this story last updated. That's horrendous, and also entirely my fault. True, lots of life has happened to me, and then there's the world going mad besides. But still, I should NOT have let this story lapse like this. For that, readers, you have my apologies.

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  • 14 weeks
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Been with family most of the day, but wanted to pop in and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!

    This has admittedly been a crappy year for me, but I AM very thankful for all of you. Your support means the world, and I'm glad y'all are here.

    In the comments, let me know what your fave Turkey Day desserts are!


    PS: #TeamPecanPie

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Signal Boost: 'Those Who Live Forever' · 2:38am May 4th, 2016

In addition to prepping for the panel I'll be joining at the con, the EFNW writing track staff has asked me to contribute a few recommendations for their weekly Fanfic Spotlight posts. (Here's my first recommendation post for them. A great story too, so check it out) :twilightsmile:

I was anticipating my second recommendation would appear in their most recent Fanfic Spotlight post, which appeared this past weekend. But, it turns out that I zeroed in on the same story as my friend Winston, who also has been recommending stories to the EFNW team. Well, at least we both have good taste in story recommendations! :yay:

Anyway, I figured that since I wrote a review anyway, I'll just post it up here as an extra signal boost for a very well-crafted story. So, without further adieu:

By MooseMage

A mother brings her daughter to Canterlot, for enrollment in Princess Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns. Together, they face the future.

I'm not qualified to opine on issues of immortality, but I can say that the message at the heart of this story will resonate with you for a long time to come.

In this tightly-composed piece, there's a lot that Moose Mage doesn't tell us about Dolores Cloud or her daughter, April. We don't know where they're from, where they now live, or even what they really look like. The details that Moose does tell us though paint a vivid picture of a single mother who has dedicated her whole adult life to accomplishing one goal: To secure her prodigy daughter a place in Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns.

From there, we're treated to a fresh view of some of the key moments from the show's opening episode... and what those events meant for everyone else scheduled to take an exam that day. Along the way, April crosses paths with fate, and her mother literally crosses paths with a goddess, all while Dolores wrestles with questions that face nearly every parent at some point: Did I do enough? Did I do right by my child? Is my child going to be happy?

Am I going to be happy?

At the close of the story, I'm still left wondering a lot of things about Dolores and April. What do they look like? Where do they live? Is April really doing what she wanted to do all along? And perhaps most importantly: Was Delores's father right? Do we all live forever in some way?
Moose Mage leaves a lot of those unanswered, but that's the beauty of this story, and the main reason why I'm so happy to recommend it to all of you. It asks much of the characters and the readers, and like reality, the answers are really up to each of us to decide. But one answer I think we can agree on, is that this story is well worth the time spent reading it.

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Yes. This is a great story and deserves all the eyes.

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