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SpiritDutch


Not really paying attention to any of this anymore, but I keep the tab open... for some reason.

Feb
4th
2018

Not going to rewrite any more than I've done. That's it, no need to read further. · 9:25am Feb 4th, 2018

It pains me, perhaps more than I can articulate, to have a flawed work out there. It reflects badly on me, and the ideas and themes I want to convey. I want to change everything I've written to be at a certain level of quality that I expect from myself. For the past months I've been going through and doing that, the last being at CH 33.

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Aug
12th
2017

Returned from Cuba · 4:52am Aug 12th, 2017

Just returned from a month in Cuba. Hard to get internet there (google it and be disgusted) so I didn't get to write much. I have a lot to catch up on. I hope to put some kind of thing soon-ish. I get a clenching kind of fear of disappointing when I don't make regular progress.

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Jul
7th
2017

When the Everfree Burns, Act One revision is complete. · 6:43am Jul 7th, 2017

Act One of When the Everfree Burns has been fully rewritten. About another 50,000 words, major theming, character motivation, and dialogue changes. Minor changes to the overall course of the plot. Some chapters, like the Bridge chapters, have been rearranged. I'll make a comprehensive list of changes later. Check back later for that if you care. Right now I'm just upset with my perseverance to take it this far and happy its over.

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Dec
5th
2016

Procrastinating makes me productive. · 2:22am Dec 5th, 2016

I seems to have a crippling compulsion not to get work done. In fact, I am just so repulsed by the things I should be doing right now that I make tasks for myself to avoid it. So, I'm going to look through all the blogs I've made and fix a few of the broken image links and things in them.Actually, I'm not going to do that stuff right now. I'm just going to distract myself for a few seconds by typing out his blog, wasting precious seconds and key-taps which otherwise could go into my research

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Aug
22nd
2015

I Like Maps: Second Impact · 3:31am Aug 22nd, 2015

Heyoo! I have come once again to give you a map. From the last one, we shift East and slightly South, to new horizons in cartographic adventure.

The Riverpony Lands

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Jul
25th
2015

Art Beat: Who does the beating, and who is the beaten? · 9:13pm Jul 25th, 2015

It's finally happened. People are starting to call me out when I say "I'm writing, don't bother me!". Hunching protectively over my sketchbook instead of my computer might make people think twice about bothering me though. What's more dangerous, a troubled author or a troubled artist. Well, let's just say I ain't never seen the literary analog to a red splatter painting.


Chapter 43-50 Spoilers!


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May
3rd
2015

I like Maps · 6:07am May 3rd, 2015

There's nothing like a good map. Showing detail without clutter, conveying scale and shape to the reader accurately or artistically. Truly it's been a hope of mine to create a great map.

Well, I gave it a good shot.

THE PRINCIPALITY OF CANTERLOT

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Feb
1st
2015

More Crappy Art · 12:02am Feb 1st, 2015

I tried my hand at the fairest form of creativity once again, with expectedly bad results. So If you think you can control your gag reflex for long enough to survey my crappy, self-congratulatory fan art, continue.


Warning: Act 2 spoilers



Ancepanox

This may or may not have involved some plagerization from pics I found of Nightmare Moon. I hope I can eventually refine one of these enough to make it the cover art.

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Nov
10th
2014

The 2.0 Eh? · 11:54pm Nov 10th, 2014

Hey Everybody, it’s the update you didn’t even know you wanted. The best fanfiction to ever besmirch the name of MLP: FiM has just undergone major renovations!

Oh wait, that's not it. It’s (cue Drum roll):



WHEN THE EVERFREE BURNS: 2.0

THE LP RELEASE

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Oct
26th
2014

When the Art Burns · 7:11am Oct 26th, 2014

Things SpiritDutch is Bad at:
Metaphor
Going the Speed Limit
Soldering Irons
Digital Art

On the subject of the last item, I tried doing some art for Everfreee Burns. I've drawn things by hand for pretty much my whole life. On the computer... Note so much.

Warning: It's not great. I'm using my mouse to draw because I don't have a digital art pad yet. That's something I'll probably look to getting sooner or later.

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