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horizon


Still *totally* not a changeling, despite the new Nightmare Night look.

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In approximate priority order.
LAST UPDATE: 2015/07/19

Set up Mantis bugtracker for writing projects - Because my (lack of) editing strategy isn't working.

Post Writeoff minifics to shorts collection - Organized Chaos, Granny Knows Best

Mark of Destiny [HiE] - 8000 words - Status: POST-WRITEOFF EDITING. (last touched: 7/15)

A Butterfly, Dreaming [Slice of Life] - 5500 words - Status: NEEDS POST-WRITEOFF EDITING. (last touched: 6/27)

My Faithful Student [Tragedy] - 7000 words - Status: NEEDS POST-WRITEOFF EDITING. (last touched: 4/15)

The Case of the Cowled Changelings [Mystery] - 5800 words - Status: EDITING TARTARUS. (last touched: March)

Hard Reset 2: Reset Harder [Dark] [Adventure] [AU] - Status: CHAPTER IN PROGRESS, ~4000 words written. (last written: November)

Thou Goddess annotations - Status: UNSTARTED.

The Sun Birds [Adventure] - 750 words written - Status: NEEDS MAJOR EXPANSION. (last written: 6/2014)

Hitchhikers Chapter 7 - 1.5k words written - Status: BACKBURNERED (last written: 8/2013)

Haylander: The Longest Night [Adventure] [Crossover] - 20k words - Status: BACKBURNERED (last written: 8/2013)

Haylander: Origins [Adventure] [Crossover] - 11k words - Status: ON HIATUS (waiting for H:TLN)

Starting Points

  • Thou Goddess Scansion wakes up to find beautiful poems he doesn't remember writing. Is the lonely goddess of the night reaching out to him in the only way she can, or is he chasing shadows? by horizon 4,923 words · 4,528 views · 574 likes · 14 dislikes
  • The 18th Brewmare of Bluey Napoleon In his influential analysis of the coup d'etat that would become known as the Rutting Revolution, Curly Marks wrote that history repeats itself — "the first time as tragedy, the second time as Prince Blueblood." by horizon 8,908 words · 2,758 views · 267 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Quiet Boy and Moon Horse A young man falls in love with the beautiful dark alicorn who moves the moon. But she's a fictional character … isn't she? by horizon 6,000 words · 4,896 views · 590 likes · 23 dislikes
  • The Iridescent Iron Rat Equestria's golden age of Harmony has virtually eliminated crime, but one of the few "rats" who can still slip through the cracks is planning a billion-bit heist. If only he hadn't made the mistake of stealing from a dragon … by horizon 9,423 words · 2,189 views · 368 likes · 6 dislikes
  • Fugue State When a barrage of musical numbers hits Ponyville, Lyra's fear of their mind-altering properties strains her relationship with Bon Bon to its breaking point. by horizon 7,097 words · 4,217 views · 470 likes · 5 dislikes

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More About Me

The fantastic colors of the liminal. The eternal dream of the elsewhere. A hoof ever in both worlds.
Has never embedded hidden messages in white-on-white text.
When not in Equestria, known as Baxil, suburban dragon.

I'm one of the curators of the Royal Canterlot Library, spotlighting the fandom's best stories. I'm also a regular medalist (and former champion) of the Writeoff Association competitions. I write in Scrivener and recommend it highly. If you've studied Anglo-Saxon I'd like your help.


WALL OF EGOBOO

"I made the mistake of reading Quiet Boy and Moon Horse in the corner of the cafe … then I had to leave, because tearing up in public is not exactly the image to project at snooty Southern Law School. Christ, I had forgotten your powers." –Cynewulf
"Winning writeoffs is kind of [horizon's] superpower." – Bookplayer
"In what world do I have more followers than you? … You are one of the 'holy crap I want to be that good someday' people." –SPark
"[Thou Goddess] is ultra-romantic writing at its finest, wickedly clever, perfectly written, with a beautiful measure of desperation." –Soge
"Note to self: Do not read really good ponyfic right before trying to post some of your own. Invariably crises of comparison will result." –Skywriter, on Hard Reset 2
"You're the best kind of bastard." – Eakin
"Horizon rewriting 'My Immortal' is, unironically, a better story than things appearing in the feature box." – Bradel
"[No Regrets] is incredibly well done." – Daetrin
"The first thing I thought upon reading Hitchhikers was that the gods of ponyfiction … had smiled upon me." – Ezn
"Horizon, like Ray Bradbury in 'The October Country,' has a knack for writing things that are sweet, funny, and creepy-sad at the same time." – Bad Horse


FURTHER PONY READING

Since I'm a regular participant in the monthly Writeoff Association competitions, you can read (early and rough versions of) my upcoming works there.

Back in 2012, most of my writing time went into Dark Side Of The Moon, a MLP/D&D forum-based game I ran to completion. It got literary.

My favorite moments players contributed to game: We learn how Daylight Savings Time nearly restarted the Celestial War … Luna goes undercover for a day (a major inspiration for Hitchhikers) … Gemini Star fights a dragon and her doubts … Luna has a breakdown … Flare Star quits the Guard to serve justice.


FURTHER NON-PONY READING

If you can't wait for me to scribble more ponyfic, I've written several hundred thousand words (in short stories and novellas) set in The Tomorrowlands Universe, an alternate Earth in which the sudden (re)appearance of mythical creatures and magic sent history into a screaming left turn ca. 1996. Start with:

Dangerous Waters [Slice-of-Life] (7,375 words) - In search of a therianthrope homeland that doesn't exist, the New Atlantis Project has decided to take the next logical step: Make one. This article follows the crew of the MV Discovery on one of their expeditions to test the feasibility of raising a new island in the South Pacific.
Change Of Mind [Tragedy] (7,600 words) - An idealistic and driven mage, Alethea, has just hit the jackpot: a spell that lets people consciously modify the behaviors that are causing problems in their life. But once those problems start to follow her home, she has to figure out if she's really prepared to accept the price she's paying to change the world for the better.
Dinosaur Gods [Slice-of-Life] (5,600 words) - It's just another day at work for a tour guide at New Atlantis' foremost museum — until one of his guests starts smiling at the 65-million-year-old statue known as the Atacama Dragon. Nobody smiles at the Atacama — adults go silent at its aura of ineffable importance, and kids find it a boring hunk of rock …


New usericon: horizon art by Onnanoko, recolored and modified by Arcum42. (Thanks also to Southpaw.)

Stories You Haven't Read But Should (Short Form)

  • Save the Records Whether you tacet or play along, all songs must end in silence. by TheBandBrony 2,771 words · 845 views · 80 likes · 8 dislikes
  • "Teach Me Goodness" (July 2016 Writeoff Association Winner!) Cheerilee bids farewell to her friends and students before going back to school in Fillydelphia. by Posh 22,160 words · 1,590 views · 228 likes · 1 dislikes
  • 80 Days: Under the Waves The aristocratic and well-to-do unicorn Flash Fog has made a wager that she could circumnavigate the globe in only eighty days. With the assistance of her loyal valet, Porter Stout, Madame Fog is ready to face any adventures the journey may lead to. by Sharp Spark 17,695 words · 328 views · 26 likes · 1 dislikes
  • What If Socks Didn't Work Orally? Twilight Sparkle forgets to take her medicine one day and pursues a hazardous quest of holistic introspection. Milk, socks, griffin cuisine and toilet humor are contemplated. by Fiddlebottoms 4,591 words · 2,734 views · 174 likes · 5 dislikes
  • Riverdream at Sunset: a Manuscript Lord Dunsany has a curious adventure in the Lands of Dream, in a realm where beasts can talk and the sun rides low in the sky. by GroaningGreyAgony 7,791 words · 1,476 views · 182 likes · 5 dislikes

Stories You Haven't Read But Should (Long Form)

  • Around the World in 81 Days (And Other Problems Caused by Leap Years) When Twilight and Celestia have an argument about the existence of leap years, there’s only one possible way to settle their differences: a race around the world! by GaPJaxie 63,415 words · 1,065 views · 166 likes · 8 dislikes
  • fyre-flye The crew of Sereinity travels the fringes of the 'verse, salvaging and trying to avoid feds. by uhrora 55,057 words · 1,482 views · 67 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Requiem for a Dream What begins as a simple experiment in spellcasting quickly spirals into obsession as a student of magic discovers an ancient legend hidden within Mage Meadowbrook's greatest enchantment. by Fahrenheit 30,168 words · 433 views · 72 likes · 0 dislikes
  • The Mare in the High Castle Under the eternal moonlight, a hoofful of strangers cross paths on the streets of Canterlot, capital of the Empire of the Moon, over the course of one eventful day. by ponichaeism 161,695 words · 2,329 views · 143 likes · 14 dislikes
Oct
17th
2017

Upcoming Horizon viewing opportunity · 3:38am Last Tuesday

First of all: Belatedly spookifying my avatar for the Nightmare Night season. Thanks to Cursed Quill for the photogrobviously photoshopped artist's rendition!

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2516910
FIMFiction's stupid-ass decision to ban access to all unpublished stories happened. :E

Rrgh. I don't think it breaks any site rules. I'll see if I can get it through the moderation queue.

(But yay reading!)

PresentPerfect
Author Interviewer

Dude, what happened to Dream a Little Dream of Me? D: I've got a reading to post!

EDIT: Too late!

2512756
I am still bewildered by that meme. Thanks for the pointer regardless! :twilightsheepish:

It’s super Duper short, but my second latest story has a 100 word chapter about versebreakers. https://www.fimfiction.net/story/387592/2/oh-boy/musical-episodes

2509036
Screwing up, mostly.

It's pretty frustrating.

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