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I'm an IT Brony who writes stories based on a show for 8-year old girls whose content is meant for anything but 8-year old girls.

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  • Saturday
    New M-rated Story by AJ_Aficionado...

    For the Summer Sin Celebration. For those of you unfamiliar with it, participating in it means you’re basically part of a story exchange; given an assignment to write someone else’s story request and keep it of limited length. This was the result of AJA’s assignment:

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  • Friday
    Book 3, Chapter 6 of Into the Storm launches tonight...

    It’s amazing what a little time off can do for your creative juices. I have a couple rounds of editing and need to make two or three minor maps in Photoshop before it’s fully ready, but ready it will be for launch this evening. Hopefully that will be a good way for readers to start their weekends.

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  • Wednesday
    Next Firefly chapter underway

    After a work-enforced two weeks away from writing, I’m finally on a weeklong vacation, and the result has been rapid progress on the next Firefly chapter, now at 6500 words and growing quickly. Though I’m uncertain of its final length, there’s a very good chance you’re going to see it launched on or before the weekend. Prereaders, stand by.

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  • 2 weeks
    At long last...

    I have an actual vacation on the way after a full month of extra hours. It’s been approved for next week, and I plan to do little but decompress and catch up on chores. Actual travel will be limited to maybe a day at the beach.

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  • 2 weeks
    Firefly and Feathered Hearts releases in rear view mirror...

    Thanks to all who read and a warm welcome to those who came aboard! Please comment, folks, as I’ve seen only one so far on the new Feathered Hearts chapter as of this blog post.

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Feathered Hearts - 10 side story chapters finished! · 3:10pm May 24th

The latest chapter I was writing reached close to 9000 words by the time I was through with it, meaning it was big enough to be broken in two. It's now with prereaders, and this means that the US Marine M14 Designated Marksman Rifle (DMR) belonging to the side story is now loaded with the full ten-round magazine I sought before launch.

It's still amazing for me to think about. In the space of just over one month, I've written over 50k words on this thing plus whatever the word count is on the additional main story chapter I authored to support the side story's launch. I've truly been inspired, and my muse has just gone to town on this. I sincerely hope it'll be as fun for everyone to read as it has been for me to write!

What reaching the ten-chapter mark means in more practical terms is, with one week remaining before launch, I'm not going to write any further new content. Instead, I'm going to concentrate on editing and improving the existing chapters, giving multiple voice-narrated editing passes to each before launch to catch and correct any issues. Typically, I also end up fleshing out the chapters a bit more in the process, sometime adding as much as another 1000 new words to them. The side story is now entering what we in the software development business call the 'hardening' phase—which is a term that is very much apt here! :rainbowlaugh: :rainbowwild:

In all seriousness, it means you 'harden' whatever new product you're making by focusing on testing in order to find and fix bugs/improve usability, which translates here to finding and fixing any editing issues and otherwise improving content/tone/flow/readability. I might even retcon parts of the main story to better match the side story—case in point, I already made a minor change in chapter 6 to show that Lieutenant Nantz was being taught Aeric by the Innkeeper's daughter; a sixteen year-old eagless named Merlina Marcus as opposed to the innkeeper himself. You'll learn who she is, and see her for the first time in the side story, but basically, she's a griffon version of Fluttershy! :yay:.

Expect plenty of twists and turns and surprising pairings, and I'll at least say that Marco's movies will play a big role in what happens. Turns out the griffies get turned on by battle scenes as much or more than sex scenes!

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Expect plenty of twists and turns and surprising pairings, and I'll at least say that Marco's movies will play a big role in what happens. Turns out the griffies get turned on by battle scenes as much or more than sex scenes!


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