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Tumbleweed


A guy. A guy who writes stories. Stories about ponies. (And sometimes robots).

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  • 3 weeks
    Various distractions!

    Oh, hello.

    So yeah. Internet. Ponies. Etc. I find myself in a procrastinating kind of mood, which ... is why I'm goofing around on here. Funny how that works.

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  • 5 weeks
    Oh hey, this weekend was EFNW, wasn't it?

    I didn't go.

    For, uh, fairly obvious reasons, I'd imagine. As while things are SLIGHTLY less crazy on my end, but I'm not really at the point where I'm willing to jump on a plane and go to someplace crowded and stuff. Really, it's the crowd thing that does it-- there was a local-ish con I was gonna go to, buuuut with, uh, everything, I'm prolly gonna cancel my reservation. Ehem.

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  • 7 weeks
    Oh hey, I did a thing!

    So!

    Today was my first day in ... awhile when I didn't have Stuff Planned(tm). Which, y'know, is certainly a change from where I was last year.

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  • 7 weeks
    Tumbleweed vs. The Magic of Cybertron #4

    Yes, I know. I'm late.

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  • 10 weeks
    Back in the proverbial saddle.

    This morning, I wrote a little under 500 words of pony story.

    This is the most pony story I've written all year. Other projects (plus, you know, Real Life Bidness) have been keeping me busy, but for whatever reason inspiration struck, and ... here we are. Of course, 500 words do not a pony story make. Heck, what I've written so far isn't even a complete scene, but hey. Baby steps.

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Jul
11th
2021

Back in the proverbial saddle. · 8:11pm July 11th

This morning, I wrote a little under 500 words of pony story.

This is the most pony story I've written all year. Other projects (plus, you know, Real Life Bidness) have been keeping me busy, but for whatever reason inspiration struck, and ... here we are. Of course, 500 words do not a pony story make. Heck, what I've written so far isn't even a complete scene, but hey. Baby steps.

Ironically, on the flipside, I've found a little over 500 words that I'm gonna have to delete/rewrite in my current non-pony project, so ... hmm. Which makes me wonder if there's some sort of inverse relationship here? I dunno. Editing isn't nearly as fun as the initial draft. Harder to 'keep score' with word count or whatever.

So yeah. Probably going to be awhile before this pony story sees the light of day-- I still need to do more research. And by "research" I mean "drink a fancy beer and watch cartoons." I've at least got a general idea of what I'd like to do. And by "general idea" I mean "a handful of stupid jokes." And that's before other distractions popping up.

As one of the biggest distractions keeping me from bringing you the latest in BEST AT PONY fiction is the fact that ... Leverage is back! Check it out!

For those who aren't familiar with the show, Leverage is about a group of specialized thieves who go around playing Robin Hood, conning the rich and wicked out of their ill-gotten gains. So every episode is a heist episode. I've heard it described as a "genre show without the spaceships," and it's a really apt summary. The show's littered with snappy dialogue and goofy nerd references, making it super fun to watch. (Also, Gina Bellman. *fans self*) And now it's back in a sequel-ish series form! Stream-able for free, even. I'm only two eps in so far, but I'm trying to kinda ration the eps out instead of binging them all in one go. Though if I wind up running out of those eps I might see about trying to give the Korean version a watch, just for curiosity's sake ...

So, y'know, if you're looking for something goofy and optimistic and fun to watch until NEW PONY arrives, give it a watch! Don't let the fact that it's a show ostensibly for grown-ups scare you off.

I mean, honestly, between Legends of Tomorrow, Leverage: Redemption, and Super Cub, there's a lot of stuff I've been getting excited about lately on the television. Which, y'know, is nice when I'm in the mood to turn my brain off, but a little less conducive to writing silly stories of some stripe or another.

But hey, we'll see how things go. And heck, if you bribe me ask nicely, I might even be inspired to write pony sooner rather than later! Though that no doubt will be a monkey's paw sort of thing as whatever I wind up writing may not be what you WANT me to write. Or something. For I am a tormented and unappreciated artist. Or something.

But enough rambling, back to werk.

Comments ( 3 )

Glad to hear about the return to that saddle. Looking forward to whatever you have coming down the line, pony and otherwise.

Thanks for the heads up. I'd heard this was coming out but hadn't been following all that closely. Looking forward to seeing if they captured the old magic.

The obvious solution: write a ponified Leverage story!

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