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Nov
30th
2018

Trope Fodder... · 5:41am November 30th

As mentioned in the last blog, there's now a TVTropes page for Changeling Space Program and The Maretian (with My Flight thrown in).

Now, my favorite thing about TV Tropes are the "sugar Wiki" categories: Crowning Moment of Awesome, Crowning Moment of Funny, Heartwarming, Tearjerker, and Nightmare Fuel.

So, while I'm at Anime Dallas trying to pay my December bills and maybe get money for a transmission repair...

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Nov
29th
2018

The Maretian has been troped. · 3:10am November 29th

Nov
20th
2018

AAAAAAARGH. · 1:58am November 20th

I've enjoyed my vacation from writing after completing The Maretian. Over the past week my creative side has begun to kick back in, with scenes and plotlines for this and that project suggesting themselves. I was looking forward to beginning posts to my Patreon a week from today and getting back into writing, without the pressure of absolutely, positively, daily updates.

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Nov
9th
2018

Maretian Announcement, and Props · 9:55pm November 9th

I've decided to go ahead and add that tech appendix, plus a brief introduction, for The Maretian. This is more due to an ulterior motive (more on that in the author note for the appendix) than demand, but I think it does need doing.

But before I do that, I want to mention what really inspired me to attempt a daily update story.

What inspired me is Admiral Biscuit's SIlver Glow's Journal.

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Nov
6th
2018

Milestone · 2:09am November 6th

I'm enjoying the absence of the stress of coming up with something, anything, for daily posts. (Don't worry, life keeps providing other stress to make good the difference.) And I'm beginning to toy with new and different writing, some non-pony and some pony (including two story ideas: Doctor Whooves and the Five Derpies and Nightmare Moon: Diary of a Magic Tyrant). And I'm still considering whether there have been enough "why can't Equestria send rocket fuel / soup / Discord

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Sep
8th
2018

No chapter of Maretian tonight... · 2:33am September 8th

... due to serious computer issues. Signs point to the swap partition on my desktop being borked.

Will try to write tomorrow, but it's been a long day here.

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Aug
26th
2018

Voice actor wanted... · 1:03am August 26th

... one of my readers intends to do dramatization of certain parts of The Maretian, particularly the "Home" song.

Right now he needs a singing voice for Spitfire:

https://www.fimfiction.net/blog/825065/looking-for-someone-who-can-sing-as-spitfire

Any readers who can reasonably pass for Spitfire and carry a tune at the same time, if you want to help, let him know.

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Apr
28th
2018

That was... incredibly boring... · 3:25am April 28th

For those wondering, I think I've fixed all references to Martian seasons in The Maretian.

I think.

By all means, if you see one, let me know.

In the new revised calendar it's mid-winter on Sol 6, spring equinox is roughly Sol 103. Summer solstice will be Sol 296. Anything that says or suggests otherwise needs correction, so let me know.

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Apr
27th
2018

Why do I bug over fiddly things like this? · 1:12am April 27th

Okay. I've assumed that, since in The Martian Mark Watney had twelve hours of sunlight after driving to recharge his rover during the Pathfinder trip, that he arrived during Martian summer. That makes sense, since if you were given a choice by orbital mechanics you'd choose early summer, when solar cells would be at maximum efficiency but before the onset of dust storm season.

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Apr
25th
2018

The promised art, at last... · 9:40pm April 25th

If you read The Maretian, you can recognize everyone, or at least guess.

Artwork by Jason "TexasUberAlles" Meador. EDIT: Go comment and fave on deviantArt: https://www.deviantart.com/art/The-Maretian-742144602

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Jan
22nd
2018

KoFi is live. · 3:31am January 22nd

Thanks to all of you who are enjoying The Maretian! I have a small buffer built up, and I'm going to try to write something every day to keep up the daily posts. But it's time to get back on the convention circuit...

Although (at least for the time being) I hope you'll make monthly pledges via Patreon that I can budget around, I now have a KoFi for one-time tips.

https://ko-fi.com/krisoverstreet

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