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Hoopy McGee

Hoopy's just this guy, you know?

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  • 120 weeks
    The beard of regret.

    This is a post about beards. Specifically, my beard. There's pretty much nothing else, so I encourage you to skip this post if you couldn't care less about beards.

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  • 124 weeks
    Heh, whoops...

    So, trust me to do a big "I'm back!" post and then immediately disappear for a couple months. Sorry about that! The last couple of months at work have been a little brutal, there's some personal home-life stuff happening, and I'm just generally out of practice when it comes to posting. I'll make an effort to post more frequently!

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  • 134 weeks
    Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates it! And happy Thursday for those who don't!

    Thus kicks off the traditional holiday season chaos! Get ready for the next few weeks to be filled with holiday music, Christmas specials, and constant reminders of various sales in order to encourage more and more shopping!

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  • 135 weeks
    I can see clearly now...

    First of all, I wanted to thank everyone for the warm welcome I got the other day on my previous blog post. I'm not surprised, this is the kindest and most welcoming community I've ever been a part of, but it was very much appreciated! It underscored for me how much I missed being here.

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  • 135 weeks
    The Triumphant Return of Hoopy McGee!

    (Alternate Blog Title: My god, so many notifications!)

    Hi, everyone! Hope you’re all doing well in these trying times! 

    Well, I’ve decided to return to Fimfiction after an incredibly long absence. I’ve really missed this site, especially the community that resides here. 

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State of the Author · 11:58pm Sep 13th, 2016

Hey, all.

I apologize for my lack of updates, and also for the lack of responses to private messages and so on. It's been a really long time since I updated much of anything, other than a couple of Hoopy's Notebook chapters, so I feel I owe you all an explanation. At least, I owe an explanation for everyone following Sunflower: Harmony.

The thing is, my brother was very sick, and I thought that I was handling it okay. But I realize now that I hadn't been taking it very well at all. Between his illness and my job stress, I'm realizing now that I'd more or less shut down emotionally over the last year or so, which isn't really all that great when it comes to writing.

If anyone has worried that I'm going to abandon this story, please don't worry. I have so many really cool ideas that I want to share with you all, and I'm still really excited to do so. It's been a while since I wrote anything substantial, so I imagine it may take a while to ramp up again. I'll be using Hoopy's Notebook for practice while I get back into the swing of things.

Unfortunately, my brother passed away last week after what was an extremely long illness. It wasn't exactly unexpected, but there's never really any way to prepare for something like that. The funeral is tomorrow, and I'm going to spend the next few days after that getting my head back together before I get back into serious writing.

If it seems weird that I'm worried so much about writing so soon after my brother died, well... it seems weird to me, too. The thing is, writing makes me happy. Well, not the actual typing part of writing, which can be pretty difficult and painful sometimes. But the act of creating and sharing something is a very positive and comforting thing for me to do. It's the one thing I do that feeds my soul more than anything else, and I've missed it.

I plan to have both Sunflower: Harmony and Life in Equestria updated by the end of next week. Also, there's a new Trixie-centered Sunflower story coming along, probably in early October. I'm not going to start publishing that one until I get the whole thing completed, if not edited.

Thanks for your patience, everyone. Your support really means the world to me.


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Comments ( 65 )

That really sucks about your brother.

Aw, man... I'm really sorry to hear about your brother.

I was wondering why you hadn't posted that latest chapter of PS: Harmony. So sorry about your brother. :pinkiesad2:

My condolences.

I'm so sorry for your loss, my brother is the closest person to me in my life and I can't imagine losing him. Please take your time and take care of yourself.

You have my condolences, I really hope you recover from this and I wish you for the best.

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Condolences. Best wishes for your family. :(

My condolences to you and yours.

Some wise words I've read about worry, or tragedy, say, "You must lose yourself in action, lest you wither in despair." It sounds to me like the writer in you has that bit of wisdom covered. It's sad to hear about your brother, but I hope the specter of his long illness passes quickly and you find a happy balance in your life again.

That's terrible! I'm very sorry to hear that. I only hope that you and your family can recover from this tragic loss.

I'm sorry about your brother. You two must have been close. I know how it feels to lose someone close. But not so much as you.
I lost a cousin who I felt was a brother to me. I wasn't able to say goodbye. I hope that you were able to say you goodbye. Or at least a 'See you later'. While many people are happy with a goodbye, I know quite a few who hate them.

Goodbyes are a terrible thing, that's why I never use them. I just tell people I'll see them later. Because one day I will. In this life, or the next.

I would feel lost if my twin sister died. I truly cant imagine how deep it is for you. All I can say is that you should take some time to mourn. Because there is nothing worse than losing Family. Try to think of all the great moments you spent with him. All the time you spent together having fun as brothers. As siblings. As Family.

.... I... have little to say to that but echoing the rest.
I'm glad you are handling this as well as you are, I do look forward to more Sunflower but, well, don't force it and, jut take care of yourself first.

If you ever need a hand or a chat you know whereto find me, Hoopy! God bless and take care of yourself sir.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Sorry for your loss.

Oh, I'm sorry that things have been going so badly for you, and for the loss of your brother in particular.

Oh damm, that suck. A lot.
My sincere condolence.
Take care of yourself Hoopy.

My condolences for your loss, Hoopy. Losing family is one of the hardest things. I'm glad though that you find happiness and comfort in your writing still, and best wishes to you and yours.

Sorry to hear that happened.:( *hugs*

Do whatever you need to to keep yourself afloat and help yourself feel happy again. If that something is writing, then you'll have a huge, adoring audience ready for when you release whatever. I'll try to remember to comment, even.

If that something isn't writing, then you'll still have a lot of support for whatever that thing happens to be.

If nothing else, I believe your separation isn't permanent. One way or another, you'll see him again.

I'll be praying for you and ur family.
God bless man! :pinkiehappy:

Ah, man. Sorry to hear that, dude. Hope things start looking up soon. :heart:

I'm so sorry to hear that! I hope you and you family will be okay. :heart:

I get the feeling that we are going to see a "in memory of" chapter.

sincerest sympathies to you and everybody coping with the loss

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. I do not know you outside of the stories you've written on this website, and I cannot imagine how hard it is to lose a brother, but know that you and your family are in my thoughts.

I know what it means to shut down emotionally. After my own stint in the hospital, during which I can distinctly recall hoping I would not survive, I'm only just beginning to recover my seemingly lost powers of concentration.

Three of my siblings are already gone; the fourth one has gone his own way without me.

And if it takes a while to ramp up, let it. We will wait. That's what we do.

My condolences, Hoopy.

I hate phrase "deepest condolences" because it feels sterile and emotionless - but I feel for you.
Everyone of us deals with sorrows different way, so don't feel bad for writing, if it helps you in any way.

just keep going on, mate.

prayers for you and your family

we will wait till you are ready to bring your gift back to us

Is cool man, take your time. Sorry to hear about your loss.

My deepest condolences. My aunt (who was pretty much like a little sister...it's a long story) passed away three weeks ago, so I understand how you feel.

I am so sorry! I can tell you from personal experience that keeping busy is the best thing you can do. It doesn't help much, but it helps. Take care.

I am sorry.

My condolences on the loss of your brother.
I too have lost family after their long lingering decline.

Your sudden return to writing is not strange. It's just your way of coping with your loss.
When it happened to me, I experienced a strange compulsion to clean the house. Now that's strange.

The thing is, writing makes me happy.

Then keep writing, please. :pinkiesmile: People say sorry for your loss, I say remember him for who he was and try to live your life like he would have wanted you to. *huggels you tightly*

Don't apologize, if you need to take time off from writing fanfics because of a personal tragedy then all you need to do is let your fans know about it and then only because it's polite.

My condolences, may your brother rest in peace and may you find the solace that you need.

If people expect you to put horse words over family, smack 'em upside the head. :pinkiecrazy:

And if you'd like someone to talk to, I'm certain some of us could spare the time. Be it voice or just PM's, there are plenty who would be willing to chat. I'll even promise to keep my swearing down just for you.

I'm really sorry to hear about your brother. I know how losing family can affect you :(


So sorry for your loss. :(

*hug* we got you. Do what you need to, talk if you need to, alright?

4209169 like this person said go out do what he would for a night if he could (obviously can't be illegal) like for my aunt those of us that never really got along got along for one evening no bitching and no stupid shit (jokes and good times aside)

My sincere condolences for the loss of your brother, it's never easy losing someone, especially someone who is very close to you. Hang in there, and don't feel rushed to push out an update for us readers, we can wait.

Oh. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. I don't know much about losing someone that close to you but I can't imagine it'd be anything short of heartbreakingly sad.:fluttershyouch:
And don't force yourself to write because you want to keep us happy. Although if writing makes you happy then maybe it's a good Idea? I don't know. Thanks for telling us though.

Please accept my condolences to you and your family. Having lost both my parents over the last four years I can honestly state that writing has been a great solace to me, as I suspect it is for you. I remind myself that my parents, and I'm sure it's the same for your brother, would only wish for us to do what makes us happy and enjoy living. It's what I would wish for those I will eventually leave behind.

Oh my :( I'm very sorry to hear this happened to you Hoopy :(

I'm sorry for your loss. *hugs*

I will send a prayer for your brother tonight. May he find the rest he needed at the end of his trials, God speed and rest his soul.

I'm glad to hear you are already looking to the future, planning an outlet for your thoughts and feelings in writing. But don't underestimate the power of simply speaking to friends, family, loved ones. You certainly have many friends here on Fimfiction, so if you ever feel like talking, we're here to listen.

Even at the end of the world Erin Olsen managed to find good and friendship when no other human thought to look. It's because she chose to not let the darkness of the end of days blind her bright and cheery view of the world that she was able to see what others cannot.

"It's going to be a sunflower. It just... feels right. This article, and this picture, it moved me, It hit me, when I looked at this picture. This field may be gone in a few years' time, but a new field can be planted. And it can be just as beautiful as the original, if not more so. To me, this picture means hope, and it means renewal. Everything that Harmonics represents to me. You said to trust my intuition? Well, my intuition says it's got to be this."


I think Pen Mightier said everything that needs to be said.


"I know you're trying to be strong, Erin," Pinkie said, uncharacteristically serious, "but part of being strong is trusting your friends to help you when something bad happens to you."

"Nothing bad has happened to me!" Erin protested.

"No?" Pinkie said, hopping down and landing neatly on her hooves. "Then, why the nightmares?"

"Nightmares?" she asked, confused. What kind of nightmares could exist in a place like this?

"Like that one," Pinkie said, pointing with a hoof. Erin turned to look and saw a massive wall of black sludge slowly oozing towards her hometown. Oddly, there was no fear. Just an aching, hollow sense of loss. This park would be gone, soon. A part of her childhood, snuffed out forever as soon as the Black Tide reached it.

"Talk to us. Tell us how you feel. Even if there's no way we can understand what you went through, you don't need to go through this alone. Promise me that."

"Um... Okay, Pinkie."

"Pinkie Promise?"


"Here, I'll show you..."

Pinkie quickly ran her through the process, and Erin followed along, finishing with "stick a cupcake in my eye."

"There you go! I bet you feel better already, right?"

Erin considered that.

"You know what, Pinkie? I think I do!" she said, smiling.

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