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alarajrogers


Okay, I admit it, I'm probably not your mom. But odds are I'm old enough to be. Now with Patreon account (under alarajrogers) and short stories on Amazon (under Alara Rogers).

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  • 5 weeks
    The Filly Buster

    In earth pony democratic tradition, when a minority group of council leaders, in opposition to the will of the majority, wish to stop or slow down a vote on a proposition they are opposed to (but believe will have the votes to pass), they may engage in a Filly Buster, in which opposition members of the council will continue talking once given their chance to make their statement in opposition.

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  • 10 weeks
    Can't argue with the muse

    I know it probably wasn't on anyone's high priority to see more of list, but I am working on Being Chaos because the story started talking to me again. The next chapter is not directly based on any of the episodes; still following the canon timeline but we're finding out what Celestia wanted Discord for, and Eric is learning more about Discord's powers.

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  • 29 weeks
    Very minor change to Not the Hero

    In "Blueblood, This Is Your Life!" I changed language about Cadance being related to Sombra to being related to Amore, since later on I decided to accept the Umbrum backstory for Sombra.

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  • 30 weeks
    Gonna do a re-read of Not the Hero

    Damn thing is long enough that I may actually be out of the 52 Project and able to work on it by the time I finish. :-)

    It's my first priority once I can write fanfic again. At this point, I've taken enough hiatus weeks that the project's completion has pushed out to the first week of May rather than right before April.

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  • 35 weeks
    Back on track with 52 Project... mostly

    I fell way behind in the last part of 2020. Missed my deadline on Nov. 27, so story 35 came out week 36. Story 36 came out week 37. Story 37 didn't come out until shortly after Christmas, and then I declared an official hiatus where I wasn't going to come back until Jan. 15.

    38 came out today. We should be in week 42, I've officially lost 4 weeks.

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May
22nd
2020

More 52 Project stories, but sadly no fanfic · 9:52pm May 22nd, 2020

I've been struggling so hard to write anything. Output this month is abysmal. I've had to put all the writing energy into the 52 Project stories, so I haven't gotten any farther on my fanfics than I did when I last posted.

But I've stayed on track with the project! A new story every week since April 3, released every Friday, at 5 pm (last week I was late and it was like 5:30 or so). I have 8 of them now!

Stories so far include:
The Chicken Story: Magical realism, comedy. Very very very loosely based on my real life -- see if you can guess what parts really happened!
Changeling: I call these "altered tales" - stories based on fairy tales, folklore and myth, that don't quite go the way the stories do. This one is a story-in-a-story.
Graduation Day: Originally the prologue to an unfinished novel called "Hands of the Bright", but it functions on its own as a short story. Cyberpunk with superpowers. Originally written in the 90's, and it's very 90's zeitgeist style.
Rand Mart: Political satire. I am not fond of the idea that you can get a religious exemption from doing your job. Can you tell?
Rosetta Stone: Science fiction. I wrote this in the 90's in my last burst of "write all the short stories" but I feel it holds up pretty well.
Birds: Designed to be the kind of story that makes you go "what the fuck did I just read?" Magical realism I guess, or more closely, what they were calling "The New Weird" back in the 00's. The kind of thing China Mieville might write. Rigorous worldbuilding applied to a completely absurd premise that is never explained. Actually it's kind of based on me misunderstanding the backstory of the game "Hatoful Boyfriend".
Lord of the Kethrie: Another one from the 90's. Like every other redblooded teenage girl in the 80's, I had a thing for David Bowie as Jareth from Labyrinth; can you tell?
Crab People: Today's entry. I've planned it for like 10 years but didn't get around to writing it until this year. Science fiction, comedy. Set in Baltimore, which is actually important to the plot.

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Comments ( 3 )

Hey, more Alara stories are always a good thing regardless of their pony content.

Good luck!

I'm loving the 52 stories.

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