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Georg


Nothing special here, move along, nothing to see, just ignore the lump under the sheet and the red stuff...

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  • Monday
    For your ongoing shut-in entertainment - Substitute Librarian snippet (long)

    Just to let you know, there has been some progress on an arc in The Substitute Librarian, in particular a point where Emerald is enjoying his solitude in the middle of the night in the dark library tree. Nothing but him, his homework project, some cold medicine for his sniffles… and a midnight visitor, a mare who he refuses to look at for obvious (to him) reasons. See below the break.

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  • 1 week
    Half-Arc of Letters to give you poor bored people something to do

    Going ahead and posting the four chapters I have of Letters in the queue one per day so you have something to read while bored. Since the last posting on this was a year and a half ago, it may behoove you to go back and re-read from Chapter 80 of Letters, but if you want, I’ll give

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  • 1 week
    Monster Letters and Shut-Ins - Decision needed and sample

    I’ve got four chapters in the current arc of Letters From a Little Princess Monster done, which resolves one of the three Discord challenges, and gets a good start on the other two. I figure the whole arc will run eight chapters or more, so that leaves me with a question: Post now while everybody’s stranded at home, or wait until the whole arc is done (probably six months from now,

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  • 2 weeks
    Farmer Bruener To Entertain Flu-Trapped Readers and Other Interesting Bits

    Since some of you will be looking for things to do online for the next few days, Chris Eliopoulos was so kind as to post his Misery Loves Sherman archive, Spaniard Kiwi has posted a Spanish translation of How Many

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  • 4 weeks
    Friday and Saturday gift chapters

    It's the end of the month, so I plan on dropping the latest chapter of Farmer Bruener on Friday, then another Naughty Bits on the Leap Day. One involves golf with unexpected surprises, the other bedroom golf with some unanticipated wobbles too, so I'll include a sample after the break.

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Aug
8th
2019

Bronycon Bookstore - The 15 Percent Off After-Con Sale · 2:30am Aug 8th, 2019

Yes, we have reached that precious time in life where like the day after Christmas or the week after Easter, the things we want the most become even better — They go on SALE!! (since Lulu had a 15% off sale until August 8 if you use the code ONEFIVE) Keep an eye on Lulu because they tend to run sales from 10 to 15 percent off, which can cover postage.

The books I developed for the Bronycon Bookstore are no exception. Below, you will find links on how to order each of the books I brought to Bronycon2019. Be aware that Sisters! will close in the next few months in order to be fair to the other authors who have stories in it, but I plan on leaving the other four up until after Christmas. “Gee, Dad. You got me a book about romantic horses. How thoughtful.”

So with no further waffling, here is my list:

Now Available on Lulu.com


The One Who Got Away/Drifting Down the Lazy River - The River Fen collection. Paperback 326 pages $5.61

The One Who Got Away — When Gaberdine is awarded a noble title by Princess Celestia, he soon finds out that his new lands contain several surprises. For starters, there is no land in his new barony. Secondly, his new castle turns out to be a broken-down riverboat. And third is… seaponies.

Baron Gaberdine has a lot to learn about his new barony. And himself.

Fortunately, he has a very young teacher.

Drifting Down the Lazy River — A frustrated young orphan colt with a talent for painting is determined to run away from his dead-end rural village for the distant cultural haven of Baltimare. All he needs to do is slip aboard a raft and drift down the river Fen until he reaches his destination. It’s a simple plan, and would have worked just fine except for one thing.

Seaponies.


Sisters! Paperback 278 pages $4.94

A collection of female alicorns, related by their unique placement in the universe, who do not so much suffer from insanity as rather enjoy it. For centuries, there was only one of them in Equestria, then two, and three, then four and five… Together, they share a unique relationship, closer than mere circumstances would otherwise indicate. Against the multitude of ponykind, they are singularly unique, thinking of each other as both competitors and allies against the world's stress, conflict, time travel, released monsters, accidents of history, cosmic coincidences, foalbirth, and other such calamities. In short, they consider each other as… Sisters!

Short stories by Georg, Bad Horse, GhostOfHeraclitus, Estee, and Skywriter (listing at bottom of page)


The Traveling Tutor and the Librarian Paperback 290 pages $5.11

Twilight Sparkle was quite positive she could handle the job of teaching young unicorn students in Ponyville how to handle their new magic, but when the school’s traveling magic teacher returns to town as scheduled, a series of miscommunications and accidents nearly drive the two of them crazy. Only the power of friendship (and a certain amount of tinkering from the townsponies) can save the day for them and their students before complete disaster strikes, but maybe there is a little more than friendship in store for the two young teachers. A lighthearted look at education, young love, dating and buckets of water in the face in that most normal of all small towns, Ponyville.

Caution: Contains bananas, marble chips, jogging, matrimonial planning, romantic interference, intrigue, lesson plans and lots of nuts. A whole town full of them.

Rated I for Innuendo, some drinking, some sleeping together (Just sleeping! Really! Why won’t you believe me?) and a great deal of dunking in the town fountain.


Monster in the Twilight
We all know the story of how the Princess’ young student and five friends defeated Nightmare Moon and brought Princess Luna back to our lands. But what if the tale were false? What if the young Twilight Sparkle on the event of her entrance exam had not been rescued by Princess Celestia, but instead lost her mind among the power of her youthful surge and had to be sent away, far away before she could destroy all of Canterlot with her newfound power. Now the feral unicorn prowling the Everfree Forest only vaguely remembers her past, slipping away from constant terrifying attempts to capture her.
And she is beginning to remember what true power felt like.

Paperback link 272 pages $4.86
Casewrap Hardcover link 272 pages $15.00

(With the collectable error in the cover, at no additional cost.)


Letters From a Little Princess Monster

Letters From a Little Princess Monster - Now that Luna has returned to the throne, and the aftermath of her brief appearance as Nightmare Moon is being cleaned up, the story is over. Right?

Not quite.

Twilight Sparkle had nearly been destroyed in the chaos of Nightmare Moon’s return, but now with the assistance of her five friends, she is facing a fascinating new world filled with wonderful things. No longer the scarred monster who nearly destroyed Canterlot and raged through the Everfree Forest for over a decade, now she has been healed by the Elements of Harmony and is living at the edge of town with her adoptive mother Zecora. Not all the fears of her past can be left behind that easily though, and now she must face the consequences of her actions as she faces the most daunting challenge of her life.

Ponyville

Paperback (quite large) 726 pages $11.21
Hardback casecover 780 pages $25.25


Expanded list of authors and stories in Sisters!


BONUS: Here's the link to Horizon's book post.
Don't forget Ponyfeather Publishing, which has a substantial collection also!
In addition, Pen Stroke has his books available here
And Aquaman's Post-Bookstore blog post
And Fragments, Without a Hive, and A New Way from Phoenix_Dragon
Trick Question has a few apples... I mean books left
GaPJaxie now has all his stories in book form here
Last but not least, our hero Aquaman has a book called The Voices Are Telling Me To Hug You Now

Note that Ponyfeather Publishing has a much more up-to-date list of available books here

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Comments ( 20 )

Very happy with my book. Well made printing.

5101908 Yeah, you can't believe that feeling I had when I opened the envelope holding the first book and looked at it.

It's real. I think I'm crying. It's so beautiful. And crisp. Like a real author. And.... there's a typo. And another one. And one there...

It's much like but terribly not-like the feeling I got when they announced (paraphrased) "Well, we sold out of just about every single book in the Bronycon Bookstore inventory. Except for this one called the Traveling Tutor. Still have about five copies left." (Died a little on the inside then.)

5101948
Go look through a few of your favorite professionally authored books. You'd be surprised how many typos make it through even professional printings!

And ordered.

Huh, no hardback on Traveling Tutor? What made you decide whether the smaller ones were gonna be hardcover or not?

I never made it back to the Bookstore after you posted that you'd put more copies of the River Fen Collection up. Just ordered my own. :twilightsmile:

5102071 Work and cost. Paperbacks are cheaper, and the fandom is made up of a lot of cheap people. Now with Lulu, the only real difference is cover size (since both are 6x9) and about three bucks, but to be honest, Tutor is not my most popular story. (as evidenced by the five copies still left behind after the feeding frenzy known as the Bronycon Bookstore closed)

Technically, I could pull the cover into Paint, resize it, and put it into another Lulu project with the PDF file from the paperback and wind up with a hardback in about an hour.

5102099
Well that’s goofy cuz TT is your best story :P

5102131
I dunno if it's technically Georg's best, as his craft has improved, but it and the rest of its storyline IS still my favorite. I was delighted to get a copy at the con!

5101948
That's tremendously tragic! The Travelling Tutor's totally thy top tale :pinkiegasp:

Seriously. I'm late for that promotion, but if they ship to Europe, I'm totally gonna get me some of these books.

I just received my books today, and so far the only issue is that the print on the spine of “One Who Got Away” is too big and starts spilling over to the cover. Bit disappointing, but I suppose it can be difficult to get print size right when you’re not sure how thick the book will eventually be.

5105648 There's always the risk of fixing one problem and creating two. It seemed close enough that after three 'proof' attempts, I really didn't want to risk a fourth.

Cookie #591: There comes a time in the course of any project to shoot the engineers and put the damn thing into production.

Welp, ordered myself a few little monsters, some seaponies and a green dude.

I have received a sizable helping of pony literature! Somehow, all of it, even things printed in different locations, ended up getting delivered all together, and just before my 1-week holiday, so I tucked a little Monster under my arm and am bringing it along with me.

A few remarks:

  • The book is printed in grayscale. If you ever do a second printing of "The Monster in the Twilight", remove the colours from the chapter titles. Some of them are rather hard to read.
  • In Ch5 (Loyalty), there was a sentence ending on "venomous snake" with a footnote behind it. These two words, in the printed book, ended up on their own line, and somehow got stretched over that whole line, resulting in the word "venomous" at the start of the line, and the word "snake" completely at the end of it.

Oh, and, chapter 1 has a missing period after "even to her alicorn body". Better fix that. :rainbowwild:

(any future errors I spot will probably be treated as reread of the story and posted in the actual story as comment... unless you prefer me to just list them up and send 'em in private message)

5113779 yeah, Monster was a rush, since it was a test to see what the minimum time from start to book was. The stretched lines are a result of Microsoft Word formatting where it tries to Full Justify a short phrase and pulls the whole darned thing across a line, because it's stupid. I had to fix *every* footnote that way, and seems as if I missed one. The greyscale text from Luna is even harder to read.

Bundle up any future fixes and PM me. That keeps my attention more. :)

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Bundle up any future fixes and PM me. That keeps my attention more. :)

All right, will do. It's kinda peculiar to be noting down errors on the piece of paper I'm using as bookmark, heh.

It's odd that Word has no support for footnotes, btw... it shouldn't be hard for a word processor to automatically put those at the bottom of the current page :unsuresweetie:

5113900

yeah, Monster was a rush

I'll say, I just noticed that you misspelled the title on the cover :twilightoops:

5115103 You mean the special, collectors edition, will be worth money some day cover.

5117266
Ooooh. I have an exclusive first edition! :yay:

Well played :rainbowlaugh:

5102099
1. I can’t believe Tutor isn’t one of tops. I might be one of my top 5 of all pony stories.
2. Speaking of Tutor, what about the sequels, any plans to print those?

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