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vren55


The reason I write is because I want to read a story written for myself. One day, I want to read one of my own stories and say to myself "That is the best story I have ever read."

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  • 6 weeks
    Vren55's current Original Fiction Project A Fractured Song, Plug

    So you all may not be aware, but aside from working on Princess Celestia: The Changeling Queen print novel, the majority of my time has been spent hammering away at an original fiction serial that I'm very proud of and am on my way into turning into a self-published book. I've plugged it on my blog here a few times before, but now I have moar art and art gets views sooooo here's the

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  • 6 weeks
    Princess Celestia: The Changeling Queen Print Book LIVEEE!!!

    SO finally, after fixing some issues with the test copy, we've got the Princess Celestia the Changeling Queen print book coming out! EEEEEE :D

    It has 396 pages, is in an A5 format, library-bound, and with a silver endband.

    The cover and inside art are by quiet-victories.

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  • 14 weeks
    Princess Celestia the Changeling Queen Print Book Announcement

    Hey all, it's been a while.

    So while I've been rattling away at my original serial and what's left of Samudra's Journal, I've been working on a side-project while just doing my stuff, telling stories. Kinda like how Alternia was telling stories about her family in Princess Celestia The Changeling Queen.

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  • 66 weeks
    Late Night frazzlement

    Sorry all who were watching Samudra's Journal. Made a bit of a copy-paste error last night and the two chapters had the SAME text. There was a death in the extended family, not feeling great. Thanks for pointing it out. It's now fixed.

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  • 67 weeks
    Racism Sucks

    Seriously, it does. Wanderer D and Albinocorn have said it more eloquently than I ever could, but here are my two cents.

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Mar
20th
2017

Some News, Live Discord chat and Vren55 recs Novel Idea's The Wavelengths verse · 1:50am Mar 20th, 2017

So a few announcements.

Equestria's Changeling Queen and the Abyssal Empress Chapter 27: Hysteria and Serenity is being sent back to me from pre-readers and I'm looking it over for a Monday release. I've also slammed some words into the next few chapters and the Epilogue.

Given I'm ending Equestria's Changeling Queen and the Abyssal Empress soon, I think it's time for people to know that I'm hosting a Discord live-voice chat at some point for all the readers who have stuck with me for so long as opposed to the old AMA. I'm interested to know exactly what time (Eastern Standard Time) will people be available so I can coordinate. It's likely going to be on Monday or Thursday. However, I'd still like for people to tell me exactly what time they would be best available. Don't worry about missing it, I'll probably keep the Discord server up for a few days so you can text me, but I still want a set time.

Finally, a fic... well series of fics recommendation:

So imagine if Sunset never actually went into the Equestria Girls universe... what if she stayed. How would that have changed her, and what would have occurred if that happened?

Novel Idea explores this in his "The Wavelengths" universe whereupon Sunset stays in Equestria, though she's not immediately reformed...

His universe has a number of stories (see his profile), and Novel's intending the universe to start from when Sunset initially becomes... more reformed, until her encounter with Nightmare Moon, along the way making various friends. It plans to have fourteen stories, of which eight have been released (see below)

So far though, its been a very entertaining read. Not mind-boggling ah-ha innovative, but just... nice and entertaining to see this written out so well. My favorite probably being Grading on a Bell Curve. Unlike other Alternate Universe fics that declare and insta-replace the Mane Six... Novel's kept his readers in the dark, only giving hints. It's not even clear what the divergence point of this universe is and why it's so different until in The Cloudsdale Report.

Readers may find that Novel does very little intro for such a complex universe in his stories, or if he does, it's via dialogue or shown, but at the same time, I like that he's not attempting to justify or explain the divergence. To the characters in the story and story itself, it just exists, you don't need to ask questions why, it just does. Of course, I'd like more wordbuilding in certain stories, but given they're snapshots in the life of alternate Sunset Shimmer and others in her universe, I think he's done enough.

More importantly, within this Alternate Universe series, Novel demonstrates some very consistent technical writing, strong characterization and well-written dialogue. It's an interesting verse, explored in an interesting and clear manner, surprising at times, and if not surprising or innovative, then well-told.

For those that enjoy Sunset Shimmer in Equestria, I highly recommend this series, as it's comparable to Magnetbolt's The Witch of Everfree (also fantastic) and going to be much longer.

Anyway, have fun, i need to agonize over my essay a little longer.

sincerely,
vren55

Comments ( 9 )

I am honestly around all day most days, as I work from home.

I wouldn't say that I've stuck through, just kept the alerts going and hoping that you might turn your attention back to some of your non-pony works.

But top answer your question, and assuming I can figure out this Discord thing, Monday through Thursday

4463678 Ah yes, Arturia and the Lord of the Rings.... i'm going to need to finish Equestria's changeling queen first :P.

It's not that I've given up on it, but it's difficult to write some... annoyingly crucial scenes to the point I'm wondering if I could just cut it b/c it fits in the movie, but it doesn't fit in the story that well

4463685
Yeah, get that finished first. Attention being stuck in other places though is something I am guilty of, Kancolle got me and won't let me go.

If you need someone to bounce ideas off of, I'm at least passing familiar with FSN.

Hey, I can be on your Discord sever all day on Monday only because of a combination of college and work on the other days of a week.

You know I won't be on Fri through Sunday

4466983 *FACEDESK*!!!!!! :WOEIFJWE:OFJWE:OFJWE:OFJWE:OFJWE:OFJEW:FOJWEF:OJ GODDAMN STUPID ESSAYS MUSHING MY BRAIN.

I can't come up with anything sufficiently appropriate in thanks for the plug, so I'll just go with a standard thank you!

To the characters in the story and story itself, it just exists, you don't need to ask questions why, it just does.

That's actually been one of my greatest challenges in this series. I intend to use tight third-person limited perspective for every story. And because of that... the world is what it is. There isn't anything different. It's just life. So I have to show every single change through narrative, instead of stating it outright. Trust me, it drives me even more mad than you sometimes!

Of course, I'd like more wordbuilding in certain stories, but given they're snapshots in the life of alternate Sunset Shimmer and others in her universe, I think he's done enough.

What wonders I have in store for you...

It plans to have fourteen stories, of which eight have been released (see below)

Actually, that's just the stories up to Sparks. At this point, I think there are 23 stories planned in this timeline. However, if I showed more of the timeline, it would spoil too much of the story. :pinkiecrazy:

it's comparable to Magnetbolt's The Witch of Everfree (also fantastic)

Now that's high praise indeed.

...huh, maybe I need to add more fire in Wavelengths. Not sure why that just occurred to me...

Thank you again and I hope you enjoy the rest of the ride!

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