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JNKing


Aspiring novelist testing his characters in the MLP verse.

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  • 2 weeks
    Next Chapter of Survival of the Wolves is up.

    Title pretty much says it all.

    See what happens next for Shiva and Star Wing as they deal with the ponies and the monsters fear makes them into.

    Thanks as always for reading, and I look forward to hearing what you think.

    Have a great day. :twilightsmile: 👌

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  • 3 weeks
    I got a short story published! :D

    Hello again everyone,

    Thanks to the wonderful people at the Write Practice Pro, I have published my first short story and forary into the 'Of Scales and Fur' universe.

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    1 comments · 44 views
  • 4 weeks
    Made a Launch Team

    Hello again,

    So, in ten days, I intend to release my first non-fanfiction version of my stories. 'Winters' Run' will be released on August 30th, and cover characters such as Luke, Rocket and Myst as they prepare to take on Shiva, who will be appearing in 'Of Scales and Fur - Shiva,' set to be released on October 30th.

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  • 5 weeks
    Adapting Sombra

    Hello,

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  • 5 weeks
    When they Thicc

    Hello everyone,

    So, I was browsing the internet the other day, and I came across this interesting conversation:

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May
21st
2021

Puppies Ever After... Or Is It? · 5:20pm May 21st

Hello and welcome to another update on the transition of 'Howlite Howler' to 'Of Scales and Fur.'

After reading my story, and knowing about my future plans, one of my friends recommended adding an epilogue to 'Of Scales and Fur' where Shiva's children from 'Howlite Howler,' Kodo and Celine, are seen as young puppies.

But, I'm going to admit, I'm a little nervous about introducing Kodo and Celine this early. I can't find the video, but I remember an author on Youtube mentioning that having the 'Babies ever after' trope is very risky, as it implies that the only way to have a happy ending is to have a family, which is not true for everyone. Romance isn't easy - heck, I really don't like romance, and completely gloss over any romance Shiva and Luke had in both HH and OSAF - and raising a family is not the end. If anything, it's the start of a whole new, and sometimes even twice as challenging journey, with it's own trials and tribulations.

But, at the same time, that's kind of the point: Kodo and Celine do still have their own trials and tribulations to overcome (as you might know with 'Son of the Howlite Howler,' where Kodo is pretty much the main character), and the epilogue is pretty much just setting up that they'll be important in later books. Plus, Shiva and Luke are dogs, not people. And they do mention that dogs don't consider romance the same way we humans do.

Is that enough to handwave how quickly Kodo and Celine show up in the 'Of Scales and Fur' storyline, or should I consider adding something more to it? I can't rewrite my entire story to be about Luke and Shiva getting together, but I'd really like some advice to make sure my story doesn't send the wrong message.

Thank you again for your time.

:twilightsmile:

Comments ( 5 )

Hm... I see where your going with this, and I think you're right.

Shiva and Luke are dogs not people so they would love each other faster. However it would be perceived as bad writing because it's going too fast... Give me time and I may come up with an answer to this problem. You can count on me!

if not as pups, then maybe just the female as being visibly with child and thinking about it? something similar was used to great effect in the Pokemon Manga with Jessie and James that strongly implied that they had not only dated, but wed, with Jessie being at least seven months along...something to think about...

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Thanks for your help, Chill. I appreciate you thinking about it.


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Good idea. I'll think about trying it that way.

Thank you both for your feedback. I really appreciate your input. :pinkiehappy:

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Ah yes, I am no longer Chill, I am Chilled.

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:twilightoops: Sorry, just fixed it.

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