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Doctor of particle physics who enjoys the technicolor cathorses. :P

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  • 29 weeks
    BronyCon 2019: Into the Storm

    Hi there! Been a bit! I'll be at BronyCon. For some reason, the convention gave me a panel. It's Physicists Invade Equestria in the Hall of the Moon from 5-6 PM on Thursday. Come on by for some lighthearted science if you're down for it.

    And don't worry, I have a nice slip out point for those who want to experience the line for opening ceremonies.


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  • 33 weeks
    Been a while... but a panel is coming...

    I've still been typing away with Sober on No Longer Alone in my free time, but work has produced scarce opportunities to go on a writing tear.

    On the plus side, BronyCon actually gave me a panel, so if you're going to BC19, see if Physicists Invade Equestria fits your schedule. :3c

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  • 110 weeks
    Thinking Back on 2017

    I know I'm a few days late for a new year's style blog post, but in all fairness, I did get stuck with some work duties and was pulling a lot of Xmas Weight around my Mom's place. I'll get to that last one in a bit. Still, a lot of stuff went down in 2017 that seems to be worth some reflection and some mention dropping. On the offline side, I started working on a pretty cool new experiment. This

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  • 120 weeks
    Lise Eclaire Hit 1M Words

    I'm pretty sure I embarrassed Lise when 500 followers and the RCL inclusion were reached. Well, now it's time to do it again. Lise has long held a goal from way back in the day when we first met. And that goal, fillies and colts, was to hit a million words.

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  • 127 weeks
    Share a Smile - Wing Edition

    Oh boy... Crystal started a thing, and it's actually a bit challenging for me. The concept is that we target folks we admire, in particular ones that we don't really communicate with a lot. Problem #1: I pretty much talk to everyone. I had to scour my following list to find people who I think I have to poke. Then, I applied a talk-frequency filter to narrow it down. If I talk to you every day...

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NLD, timelines, and continuity. · 8:16pm Jan 24th, 2017

Hey there script kiddies! Whether you’ve ventured here from Sober’s end or mine, there might be some questions lingering in your heads when it comes to No Longer Displaced. Particularly, how does this story relate to the others Sober and I have written? What’s canonical? What’s the continuity?

At one point, Alticron asked if Sober and I wanted to include a timeline statement in NLD's long description. For a variety of reasons, which I will hit up here, I didn’t feel that fitting in a definitive statement on this matter was appropriate for that place. However, given the sea of possibilities—and a comment that has already appeared on Sober's blog—here is my PSA on the subject.

In the simplest sense, the events of NLD are independent from APD, APDAP, and pending sequels. Much in the way Another Path was a different continuity from the original APD, No Longer Displaced is its own thing. This obviously makes sense in the context that Sober and Co. are working on several projects in that vein. Likewise, Sober and I are working on collaborative projects of our own, and it would be impossible (and rather silly) to unify all of those worlds. We don’t want to do that anyhoo, so that’s all good.

The main reason for me not wanting to drop a line into the description is because I feel a statement such as, ‘The events of NLD are non-canonical to APD, ASoD, etc…,’ devalues what’s being done, and does nothing to convey the deeper picture of what NLD has brought to the table. It also completely overlooks my position with how NLD relates to A State of Darkness and A Shadow of Resolve.

With regards to ASoD, I view Tail’s interactions with Barrier -excluding any shipping action (unless you’re in Sober’s head)- to be canonical to Wing’s history. No Longer Displaced also gave me the opportunity to expand upon the technology utilized in A State of Darkness, and as such, I view the enhanced details to also be canonical to the ASoD storyline.

I also believe it is fair to say that NLD has had a more subtle impact across universe lines. This project started, in large part, due to a pair of cross-cameos that occurred in A State of Darkness and A Pony Displaced. Sober and I discovered that we work really well together. We’ve got a synergy about us, and I think that spreads to what we’re working on in pretty cool ways.

Barrier’s character made for an amazing fit into A Shadow of Resolve. Hell, his presence in A State of Darkness was also pretty damn influential for pushing NLD into existence. Likewise, there have been plenty of RP interactions between Tail and Barrier that have led to some sneaky references. She’s subtly name-dropped in ASoR (despite her existence there doing crazy things), and frankly, if I’m being honest, there are portions of Daring’s characterizations in Another Path that are just straight-up Tail.

The TLDR on this matter is that, yes, A Pony Displaced, Another Path, and No Longer Displaced have independent timelines that are free to develop as is deemed fit. Likewise, there is some accepted divergence in NLD from the A State of Darkness universe. However, given the magical writing synergy, and the gentler influences, I felt a more in-depth write-up on the matter was needed despite the bottom line.

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Comments ( 6 )

20 acronyms.

I am impressed.

4395185 :P Livin' the dream.

Seeing they are different timelines, but also interwoven, what order would you suggest reading them in?

I think that depends on how much information you want upfront. If you want to have an idea about Barrier's history, either APD or Another Path first is a good idea.

A State of Darkness will pretty much reveal Tail upfront, which is actually probably a bad thing, so you should probably read NLD before that.

Thanks sounds like a plan.

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