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WritingSpirit


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  • 104 weeks
    New Story Up!

    I'm still writing here, apparently! Go me!

    Econfluence / / cousinry
    Spitfire and Sunburst are cousins. They're an unlikely pair, but they make do with what they have.
    WritingSpirit · 9.3k words  ·  16  2 · 371 views


    it's not weird, i swear

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  • 108 weeks
    some cover arts

    Hi there! Been hellishly busy lately, especially now that everything's returning to some variation of normal.

    Did a fair bit of ponywords in spite of that, both new and old. Though I haven't really been keeping you guys up to date on the deetz since... Christmas, looks like. Time to rectify that.

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  • 126 weeks
    Merry Christmas!

    I had been busy prepping something thematic for the occasion but alas, I couldn't finish in time.

    So have another story instead!

    EIn Aisling-On-High, She Gently Shines
    "For there is no greater comfort than knowing there’s somepony in your life who wants to take care of you."
    WritingSpirit · 4.6k words  ·  18  2 · 580 views

    As for the Hearth's Warming story, maybe it'll come out soon. Who knows? :raritywink:

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  • 137 weeks
    some random albums 3: Spooktober Edition


    me figuring out how to burn Sweet Apple Acres down

    It's that time of the year once again!

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  • 140 weeks
    a quick September / October check-in

    First off, not dead! That's a start!

    Second off, got vaxxed, which may or may not have played a part in the whole not being dead thing. Aftermath of the first jab was hell. Second one apparently was too, according to my upper arm. Otherwise, all's good!

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Oct
7th
2021

some random albums 3: Spooktober Edition · 11:03pm Oct 7th, 2021


me figuring out how to burn Sweet Apple Acres down

It's that time of the year once again!

Pulling away from working on my stories for a bit. Progress has been made on a bunch of them, some I've mentioned before in my previous blog post, some that I didn't. Depending on how my next week fares, you guys might get something down the pipe really soon.

Some part of me wonders whether or not I should put out a standalone horror story for Halloween. No cool ideas yet, nothing poignant anyway. Could probably workshop something in my spare time.

In non-writing news, I've been consuming a bunch of stuff lately. Mostly music, as per the norm, though there's some good stuff to be had in other avenues as well.

Latest movie I watched was David Bruckner's The Night House. It's a slow-burning yet rather compelling psychological horror film that really emphasises on the psychological aspect of the whole thing. It also has one of the more interesting horror monsters I've seen in recent memory. If you ever have the chance to pick it up, don't miss it!

Before that, I've had the pleasure of watching Squid Game. Yes, it's as good as people say it is.

I've also watched the G5 movie! Probably best to relegate it to a whole other blog post for my full thoughts on it, but I liked it overall. Izzy best pony.

Alright, now onto the music section. Since it's October, I thought it'll be fun to delve into something thematic, so here's a list of five albums for the occasion. Fun fact, they're part of a collection of albums that I default to every time I find myself needing to craft the perfect horror sequence for my darker stories. Couldn't prepare any descriptions for them this time unfortunately, as they can be a little hard to pinpoint, so I'm afraid you guys have to go into them blind like I did.

FIRST AND ONLY WARNING: a lot of what I'm recommending here is off the beaten path. All of them are different varieties of harrowing, so don't go into this expecting to hear a modern day Monster Mash unless you want your friends to kick you out of their Halloween party.

Without further ado, here they are:



Labyrinth
Doon Kanda
Electronic, psychedelic, abstract, ambient

SpotifyApple MusicYouTube MusicBandcamp

FAVOURITE TRACK - DIO



Full Virgo Moon
King Dude
Dark folk, gothic country

SpotifyApple MusicYouTube MusicBandcamp

FAVOURITE TRACK - FORTY FIVES SAY SIX SIX SIX



Lack 惊蛰
Pan Daijing
Electronic, post-industrial, noise

SpotifyApple MusicYouTube MusicBandcamp

FAVOURITE TRACK - LUCID MORTO



Éons
Neptunian Maximalism
Avant-garde jazz, drone metal, post-metal, tribal ambient

SpotifyApple MusicYouTube MusicBandcamp

FAVOURITE TRACK - ENŪMA ELIŠ



Seven Horses For Seven Kings
Black To Comm
Dark ambient, industrial, ritual ambient, noise, drone

SpotifyApple MusicYouTube MusicBandcamp

FAVOURITE TRACK - IF NOT, NOT


So yeah, here you go! Hopefully, you can extract some kind of inspiration for any horror-laced stories you may or may not be working on this month. I'll see if I can make a follow-up post containing another five in the week leading up to Halloween. Until then, may these five nightmares serve you well in your horror-related endeavors.

WritingSpirit, signing out!

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