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The Hat Man

A man with a love of top hats and the finer things in life. Like aged rum. And UNICORNS.

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  • 2 weeks
    New Iron Horse Art: "For Grant (Happy to See You Too)"

    Art, as usual, by my longtime pal and illustrator, Colby “Greenfinger” Green. Commissioned in tribute to Grant Imahara, the character Umahara is based on.

    Take care, folks, and see you again soon.

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  • 10 weeks
    New Story/Chapter: "Consuming Darkness" (Guest Chapter)

    My pal Zontan over at "Quills and Sofas Speedwriting" wrote a cute, very funny story. As a challenge, I wrote a continuation! He loved it and decided to publish it (with my permission of course)! If you like my comedic, feelsy writing, I'm sure it'll be up your alley. (Also, check out Zon's other stories when you get a chance, like Truth

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    2 comments · 98 views
  • 10 weeks
    Rest in Peace, Mr. Imahara (Tribute)

    For those of you who haven't heard, Grant Imahara of Mythbusters fame passed away on Monday. He was someone I admired as a robot enthusiast and he inspired the Iron Horse character Umahara. Mr. Imahara was 49.

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  • 16 weeks
    New story is here! "Rising Above"

    A one-shot about overcoming the things that keep you down. Only one of which is gravity...

    1 comments · 72 views
  • 28 weeks
    Story Recommendation: "Good Changes, Mostly"

    Much of my work - like The Iron Horse or the recent "Spirit of Radio" - deals with the impact of technology on society. A very recent story here on the site takes this theme and creates a beautiful tale of change and hope as

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Art Gallery Update! AWESOME Turing Test Fanart and Updated Chapter Illustrations! · 1:33am Jul 30th, 2016

Hey everyone! Just here to let you know that the gallery for The Iron Horse has been updated! Two new chapter illustrations have been added but first, I need to say HOLY S:yay:T, THAT'S BEEPING AWESOME!!

I was blown away when longtime reader TheDriderPony told me they'd commissioned an art piece of Turing Test, but I never imagined it would be a real, physical 3-D figurine of Turing Test (along with their own OC, Alchemilla)! :heart: The artist is named krowzivitch and she apparently does tons of these custom figurines. I hadn't heard of them before, but I was blown away by this super-accurate rendering of the character, that I knew I owed them a follow.

So, from the bottom of my heart, thanks so much, DriderPony. This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen, and both I and Green, my illustrator, were left speechless. Thank you so much. It's the wonderful things you and the other readers have said and done that have made writing this story all the more rewarding.

Well, it's a tough act to follow, but we also have two new awesome illustrations added to some older chapters that didn't have them until now. I think Mr. Green did a fantastic job. :pinkiesmile:

Priority Queue, Part 2

Rainbow is cold, and Turing Test has a heat sink for a tail. Problem solved.

In Two Minds, Part 1

Good god, is it wrong to squee over your own character? Because if it is, then I don't wanna be right.

More illustrations are incoming, and many thanks to all the readers for their comments, their fanart, and just for their support. I'm truly grateful to have such great readers enjoying my work. :twilightsmile:

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Comments ( 9 )

Those figures are the coolest EVER! I want the Turing one!

Also, never stop being cute Gadget. NEVER stop.


Those figures are the coolest EVER! I want the Turing one!

You and me both, man. You and me both... :ajsleepy:

4121750 Well, perhaps, and this is just a crazy idea, you could ask him who made it and if they can make you one?

4122037 which would actually cost money, and probably a good bit too. Hatsie might be able to afford it, but I can't. I'm broke, yo.

4122037 I'm thinking about it... not sure how much it cost.

The updated drawing are really cute (Poor Gadget! :rainbowlaugh:)

4122037 You could try, but the sculptor is so popular that they can only open commissions twice a year, and even then all the spots are filled within (not even joking) two seconds. I ordered these back in early March. (However the artist is opening commission slots this Tuesday the 9th if you want to try.)

4133953 I am aware, and will be gunning for it. :)

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