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Goldenwing


The product of a highly improbable reaction between a rubber band, a liquid lunch, and a particle accelerator. Support me on Patreon!

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  • 6 weeks
    Chapter 22, Patreon Changes, and UBOAT

    Hey, hey, people. Gold here. It's been a fair while since I got an update out, for... reasons. Not good reasons, I guess, but you know how it is.

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  • 14 weeks
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    Now I know that normally I update on Fridays, but when I was looking over the chapters for SH I saw that I published the first chapter on May 7th, 2019. That was about four days ago, and after a few frenetic days of coffee and writing, I've just managed to get this next chapter out in time for the story's anniversary! Just over 200k words written in a single year, which is three times the speed

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  • 19 weeks
    Chapter 20 Drafted

    Dude, I'm so over this coronavirus stuff.

    Chapter should be out soon, 15k words. I'll push it as soon as my editors give it the ol read-through!

    And don't forget to wash your hands!

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  • 23 weeks
    Lost Student Revision Ready!

    Hello, little flowers! As promised previously, Empty Horizons: The Lost Student is finally out on FimFic! As I've said a few times now, it really is a huge improvement over the first version, and PsyonicG has been dutifully writing at an impressive pace to get it done. She'll be doing a chapter a day until she runs

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  • 23 weeks
    Sunset's Isekai Chapter Released!

    Here it is! The most recent chapter.

    Those of you interested in seeing Rainbow, AJ, and Flint just relaxing some, and especially seeing Rainbow open up some about her feelings and even get a bit of a happy ending, check it out! This takes place between chapters 18 and 19.

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Oct
20th
2017

Chapter 14, and Lore Supplements · 10:34pm Oct 20th, 2017

Hey there buckos. First things first: Chapter 14 is all written, edited, and ready to go. It's a real doozy, coming in at only 5300 words but boy does it pack a punch. Comments from my editor m1nt include snippets such as "Oh my god" in a scene involving Rainbow and Gava, and "Good one" in a scene involving Applejack. There's a few things that come to a head here, including Twilight's corruption and the whole Gava thing altogether, and although I hadn't planned for this chapter to be a climax, it's certainly shaped up to be a mid-act climax for the first third of the story. I'm just giddy at the thought of seeing your reactions!

The main reason I'm making this blog post, however, is the subject of lore supplements. A good author knows that a setting's lore should be treated like an iceberg: you show 10% and imply the rest. Good authors aside, every author knows that they want you to see all the effort they put into their cool-ass worlds. After testing for interest in the story Discord, I've decided to start writing supplemental lore chapters.

Fear not, you won't ever click a notification of an Empty Horizons update only to find its just a bit of lore filler. I will always publish a real story-advancing chapter of plot alongside any given lore chapter.

The lore supplements will be framed as the research Twilight has been doing throughout the story. Research is pretty dull, so I usually don't show it, but that little bookworm has been reading non-stop between every one of her scenes, catching up on the history and culture she's missed and learning about the new world she finds herself in. The first supplement (which I'm working on now, hoping to have it out with the new chapter in a couple days at most) will cover some of Twilight's reading right after she gets the library card. She's read a few history books already, but the supplement will focus more on an archaeological journal she picked up: Sir Sea Diver's Survey of the Sunken City of Stalliongrad. You can thank my co-author for that name. He's great.

I'll be sticking this supplement right after Chapter 4, and it's my hope to tackle topics such as government, religion, trade, and the details on specific settlements in future ones as the story goes on.

Obligatory Discord server plug.

Look for Chapter 14 in the coming days! like right now, apparently.

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Comments ( 2 )

I always write some notes to see what elements I'll put in my story, and to remind me not to pull plotholes.

I look forward to it sir!

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