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  • 3 weeks
    State of the Scribe: May 2022

    Another month has come and gone, and here we are with another calendar. Can't help but notice I'm running out of empty days in the week here. I'll be brief this time, since there aren't as many changes as we sometimes see.

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  • 7 weeks
    State of the Scribe: April 2022

    Another month everyone! Promise this one has no jokes either, just the monthly lowdown on what the scribe is starring. Or... whatever. There's a scribe somewhere.

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  • 8 weeks
    New Story: Myths Like Us

    Hey everybody! Always an exciting moment when I have something this cool to share. Check out the cover to my latest story!

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  • 9 weeks
    New Story: Don't Bug Me

    Hey everyone, I've got an awesome story lined up for you here! Took a little bit to get the cover made, but hopefully you feel that this was worth the wait. Check it out: https://www.fimfiction.net/story/513304/dont-bug-me

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  • 12 weeks
    State of the Scribe: March 2022

    Hey pones! Another month ahead of us, so let's jump right into things.

    First, the biggest news is that the cover for Don't Bug me is finally almost done, and will be before its arrival on the 22nd, allowing that story to come to fimfiction! No promises about exactly when, perhaps a little earlier, we'll see.

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Jan
5th
2022

New Story: Return to Sender · 7:11pm January 5th

https://www.fimfiction.net/story/509851/return-to-sender

Over two years have passed since this story was first conceived. Now at long last, I'm proud to present to you the sequel to Message in a Bottle.

This story is the child of a few questions. First: what would a pony/human cooperative look like after a generation? Second: what would the incredibly possessive, borderline biblical Harmony AI do if someone actually managed to kill one of its people?

And third, and perhaps most influential on this story: reversing the roles of the original, so that ponies are the advanced space-travelers making contact with a primitive alien civilization. How differently would they behave than the human characters of Message?

This story is an answer to all of those questions. It takes place about a generation after the end of Message in a Bottle, but before the long timeskip in the epilogue. In it, we travel with one of Melody's daughters and a crew of mixed human and pony explorers, tracking down the first signs of intelligent alien life outside the Equus ring. Could it be that other civilizations have survived all this time? Well the answer's yes, as those questions above will spoil for you. But what happens after is what this story is about.

A huge thanks to Lithl for sponsoring this story for so long that I could write an entire novel in one month segments. You won't have to wait that long though, thanks to his generosity. It will update weekly like any other story.

Comments ( 5 )

"Niven Ring"?
as in "Ringworld" by Larry Niven? :twilightoops: :rainbowderp:

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Yes. That comparison makes sense in relation to Message in a Bottle. If you haven't read that story, it probably doesn't.

A SEQUEL?? Hell yes!!

I am just curious about the whole what went on thing. I take it the AI corrupted and turned on humanity which is why Harmony forbade the AI to update any further from the point of the treaty. It wasnt all that clear to me.

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