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Kris Overstreet

Convention vendor, compulsive writer. I have a Patreon for monthly bills and a KoFi for tips.

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  • 1 week
    Today's popularity check...

    Ranking based on rating, as of 2 PM Central time today:

    Changeling Space Program: #61
    An Orderly Transfer of Power: #913
    The Maretian: #1,786
    My Flight: #4,678
    For Love of the Love of the Game (the contest story that actually won something): #27,268
    all the others: even lower than that

    10 comments · 105 views
  • 2 weeks
    The first reading of one of my fics!

    Fanfiction Reader has rendered a voice-synthesis version of Changeling Space Program on YouTube! The program doesn't have any sense of timing, and it stumbles badly trying to pronounce unfamiliar words, but it provides a way to read (or re-read) the story without staring at a screen!


    7 comments · 86 views
  • 3 weeks
    That was... incredibly boring...

    For those wondering, I think I've fixed all references to Martian seasons in The Maretian.

    I think.

    By all means, if you see one, let me know.

    In the new revised calendar it's mid-winter on Sol 6, spring equinox is roughly Sol 103. Summer solstice will be Sol 296. Anything that says or suggests otherwise needs correction, so let me know.

    7 comments · 150 views
  • 4 weeks
    Why do I bug over fiddly things like this?

    Okay. I've assumed that, since in The Martian Mark Watney had twelve hours of sunlight after driving to recharge his rover during the Pathfinder trip, that he arrived during Martian summer. That makes sense, since if you were given a choice by orbital mechanics you'd choose early summer, when solar cells would be at maximum efficiency but before the onset of dust storm season.

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    14 comments · 334 views
  • 4 weeks
    The promised art, at last...

    If you read The Maretian, you can recognize everyone, or at least guess.

    Artwork by Jason "TexasUberAlles" Meador. EDIT: Go comment and fave on deviantArt: https://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Maretian-742144602

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    56 comments · 627 views

So, apparently I won a thing. · 1:20am April 23rd

So, For Love of the Love of the Game won the Pinkie Pie award for comedy... after, I'm told, originally being in the running for the Rainbow Dash award for awesomeness.

Which is fair, because I was going for either one. I could also make a weak case for the Twilight Sparkle Attention to Detail or the Fluttershy D'aww.

But not the Rarity Elegance, because the story is possibly Rarity's least elegant moment.

Anyway, thanks to the judges, and thank to the readers (even the one person who downvoted it).

Comments ( 5 )

Congrats! It definitely earned the Pinkie.

Hell, it deserved the trophy, in spades. Great work!

I may not have LOL'ed, but I definitely enjoyed it. Rarity may have a promising career if the fashion industry ever tanks... :pinkiehappy:

Congratulations! I'm happy for you and I can't wait to read the story!


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