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AdamThePony


Gamer, Anime Fanatic, Casual Fan of Horses and Men. Viewer of various shenanigans. Writer of things that really should come easier to him.

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  • 30 weeks
    While I Was Away... (Late February 2020 Update Post)

    Jesus, the fact I still get activity on this site, in spite of my radio silence kind of astounds me, even now. I suppose I should start this off by saying thank you to all the people who still somehow manage to find my work and give it your favorites and shelf space. Even if you don't comment (and I would really, genuinely like it if you did), knowing you at least like it in some

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  • 167 weeks
    State of the Author: July 2017

    So it's been a whole year since I updated Hand in Hoof. Quite a sobering thought, now that I put it in retrospect. I've really been that horrible of a procrastinator in the last six months.

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  • 192 weeks
    State of the Author: January 2017

    Jesus, has it really been four months since my last post on this thing? Too long, I say! Far too long. To that end, let us dispense with 2016 and all its maleficence and discuss things going on in the new year.

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  • 209 weeks
    Brief State of the Author

    If the news had not been previously broken, I regained gainful employment about two months ago. Thus, if you don't see any story updates for a while, now you know why.

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  • 230 weeks
    Computer Problems Present Trouble

    Serious blog time, folks. No fancy language or anything.

    I literally have made my main PC inoperable because I am a damned idiot.

    I'll try my best to make do until I can get it back in working order, but I wanted to make sure you all knew what happened.

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Feb
21st
2020

While I Was Away... (Late February 2020 Update Post) · 2:35am February 21st

Jesus, the fact I still get activity on this site, in spite of my radio silence kind of astounds me, even now. I suppose I should start this off by saying thank you to all the people who still somehow manage to find my work and give it your favorites and shelf space. Even if you don't comment (and I would really, genuinely like it if you did), knowing you at least like it in some fashion is nice.

Right, now that that's out of the way, I might as well give you guys an idea of where I'm at, in terms of writing, and just life in general, as well as my thoughts on the big things that happened since my last update.

Since 2017, I've managed to write about 3000 words total, and I'm fairly certain most of those were in 2017. Things kinda went to a dead stop, and for one very special reason.

I managed to find myself in a regular D&D group.

And this isn't your average D&D group, where we just gather once a week and continue the narrative the next. No, this group of ours is special because, on top of the regular sessions, we would have DMs where two of our characters would pair up to talk with one another (with even more depending on if it was with the DM or not). This has been something that's gone on for the better part of about two years now, and it's been a wild ride, all said. While I won't go into too much detail--quite frankly, this D&D Campaign is such an amazingly detailed story it all but demands its own blog post, if not its own adaptation to prose--I will say that it has become a major part of my life, and probably my biggest creative muse. This is both a good and a bad thing. It's a good thing because I have a consistent outlet for my creativity, but it's a bad thing because it's overwriting my current muse, thus making the process of writing my own works a bit awkward. Doubly so because the character I play in this campaign is similar to a character I'm writing in the latest chapter. That being Good 'Ol Chi-Chi. And the Chi-Chi there and the Chi-Chi here could not be any more different.

So yeah, on top of me being a crazy bad procrastinator outside of scheduled work, I have had this endeavor eating up my creative time.

On the Show Ending
This was something I genuinely didn't think I'd be able to see with my own two eyes, much less in the way I did. There are a scant few shows I can recall that ever make it to a whole nine seasons, much less stay creatively rich and full of charm and character to it. The amount of shit they added to expand the world and mythos of MLPFIM is staggering, and the way that shipping culture exploded is quite frankly insane.

But, you're probably curious about what I thought of the way it actually ended. To which I must say...

It ended pretty much how I hoped it would. With a satisfying bookend to the current cast and a nice, subtle setup that leaves creators with a blank canvas upon which to base future works. I have yet to see how many fics exist of Luster Dawn and her friends, but someone has to have made it by now.

Looking back, I've always wanted to do sort of short stories set in the universe of Hand In Hoof based on all the shit that came up in canon that didn't exist when I was writing. Sort of a way for the fic to catch up with the canon, now that it's all wrapped up. Maybe there's still time for that...

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Comments ( 2 )

*Sits sipping Jasmine tea and smirking* D&D is fun, ain't it.

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That is exactly the kind of D&D group I am craving at this very moment. @_@ I'm so pleased for you!

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