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Tumbleweed


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

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  • 1 week
    An "I don't have livejournal anymore" sort of update.

    It snowed yesterday.

    Which just reminded me how much I don't like winter. It wasn't even a bad snow, just enough of a dusting to linger for a little bit. First one of the season. And I even had the day off from work, due to my schedule, so it's not like I had to do anything ...

    So I didn't.

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  • 3 weeks
    Happy Halloween!

    So yeah. Despite various distractions (Steam had Darkest Dungeon for UNDER FOUR BUCKS), I've managed to hammer out a ridiculously shippy conclusion to the self indulgent Rarijack story I started.

    So that's fun? I gave myself a deadline to finish things on Oct 31, so that's what I did, dangit. Hopefully you guys will enjoy.

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  • 4 weeks
    Oh hey, new story.

    So yeah, I went ahead and posted the first chapter of that terribly self indulgent fanfic I told you about. Because, well, I'm terribly self indulgent.

    I thought about finishing the whole thing and posting it on Halloween itself, buuuuut, eh. Again, self indulgent. And spacing the chapters out gets more comments and views and such. Game the system, man.

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  • 5 weeks
    Getting back into the swing of things. Maybe.

    Oh hey, I still exist. Isn't that nice?

    Things have been pleasant enough on my end-- well, except for the cold I've been battling for the last couple of days. That part's no fun. But I'm almost over it! Maybe! I think!

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  • 12 weeks
    I did not go to EFNW.

    And now that I'm seeing little snippets people are posting about it, I kind of wish I did? Which is funny, as I'd completely forgotten EFNW was even going on until folks started mentioning it. Nice to see it's still a thing, at least? And is it still the most "writerly" of the brony conventions? As to be honest, I'm slightly less inclined to look into pony-centric conventions nowadays, given

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Apr
30th
2022

THIS IS CANON (kind of). · 1:16am April 30th

Guys. It's been a night.

BUT.

I have found A THING.

Namely, this:

I don't know why I'm several months late here, but I love it. As, well, I've had "Sentry's Privateers" banging around in the back of my head for a good while yet. BUT, Carrot's Privateers makes things EVEN BETTER because that means somebody screwed up at some point and said Carrot Top (a.k.a. Special Agent Golden Harvest) is the one responsible for the operation.

And yes I will jump through random hoops to make a random fan thing suit my fanon.

On the other hand my fanon is best fanon, as has been proven with science. Or something.

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This is certainly a thing that exists. I wonder how long it took to make. Certainly dedication to the art. Thanks for sharing

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yaknow, I would accept this and only this, except that ai thing is singing it and it sounds horrible D:

The job is not without its risks. :ajbemused:

Clearly this was the cover story necessary for Carrot to assume a new identity. The rest of the "privateers" were actually the cargo involved in a covert exchange between Equestria and Griffonstone.

And Applejack? Applejack sprained her hind legs in the middle of harvest season four years earlier, drowned her sorrows in hard cider, and accidentally foresaw the whole thing in her intoxicated state. (Of the three tribes, earth ponies have the easiest time with divination, much like necromancy.) Fortunately, it came to her in the form of a sea shanty because, again, intoxicated state. It's far from the strangest prophecy to come out of the Apple family. They say Granny Smith performed an entire operetta detailing Twilight's ascension while giving birth to Bright Macintosh.

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I keep reading that as "yak now," which leads to an amusing mental image of you becoming a yak solely to decry the singing skills of 15.ai.
"Music a LIE!"

My favorite tune out of my favorite Jolly Rogers album. Loved hearing them again last year at KC Renfest, and I'll go to listen every year they sing until they turn to dust.

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They say Granny Smith performed an entire operetta detailing Twilight's ascension while giving birth to Bright Macintosh.

This sentence feels like it would be equally at home in a feghoot or a telling of The Aristocrats "joke".

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Sea shanties never have as much vocal harmonies as I want them to (I think I'm spoiled by barbershop choirs), but this at least has substantially more harmonies than the monophonic pony rendition.

I see your pony and raise you science:

I keep expecting someone to ponify Our Flag Means Death.

It's beautiful!

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