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ConningOfficer


Why did my daughter have to introduce me to MLP?

Jun
19th
2015

Spectacular Art and Another Milestone · 11:51pm Jun 19th, 2015

With luck, I'll be posting Chapter Twenty-Five of Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer in a few short hours. I hope that you can set aside some time this weekend to check it out.

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Jun
14th
2015

Brony Parenting: Summer Edition · 2:22am Jun 14th, 2015

Okay, opening salvo: Please don't spoil Episode 100 for me! Daughter of ConningOfficer and I have a date tomorrow morning to check it out on the DVR. As I'm about to show you, we had more pressing engagements today. As just about everyone knows, my daughter's random YouTube clicking opened the door to the fandom for me, and Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer started as my attempt to explain to her the significance of Rainbow Rocks' ending. Here she is making her own

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Jun
6th
2015

New Art by FeatherScratch · 2:48am Jun 6th, 2015

Good evening, everyone! I'm sorry that I have been delinquent in responding to blog comments, but I truly appreciate your suggestions for what sort of art I should have commissioned. I'm doing my final read-through of Chapter Twenty-Four. I should be ready to post the latest update to Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer in about 90 minutes, but I wanted to share

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May
23rd
2015

I Request Your Input: Which SS:EB Moment Needs Art Created? · 3:14am May 23rd, 2015

Good evening, everyone! I am taking a break from the final read-through of Chapter Twenty-Three of Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer to pose an important question to you. Several of you have asked me why there isn't fan art of the story, and I can't answer that question to anyone's satisfaction (least of all my own). Being the take-charge individual that I can be on (rare) occasion, I decided to save up a little bit and I am going to splurge on some commissioned art.

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Apr
9th
2015

Easy Crowdsourcing Help Requested · 4:03am Apr 9th, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, fillies and gentlecolts...

Recognizing the shortcomings of being, well, male, I have encountered a snag in a minor point of the draft of Chapter Twenty of Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer. Perhaps you could help settle a friendly disagreement between me and my editor.

Here are my two questions:

1. What would you call the garment that Sunset Shimmer is wearing?

2. How would you describe the color of both the top and the bottom?

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Mar
18th
2015

Your Thoughts on Chapter Length, Please! · 11:16pm Mar 18th, 2015

:pinkiehappy:Good news! Despite a flood of real-life intrusions and other obligations, it appears that I'm on track (pending editor and pre-reader approval, of course) to release the next update to Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer this weekend. :yay:

Before a certain someone or two asks, I'll set up the dropbox link tonight after the Empress of Editors (yes, I went there, my friend) takes an initial look. :twilightoops:

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Mar
12th
2015

Follow-on stories? What do you think? · 2:04am Mar 12th, 2015

I was thinking, which is a dangerous pastime, and came to the conclusion that Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer is about to finish its second act. Once that's done, the third act will rush headlong towards the story's climax. Yes, it will take several chapters and an epilogue to finish the story, but getting to this point has caused me to think about the other stories that could be written in this world. Here are some ideas, and I'd like to hear what you think about their relative merits.

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Feb
2nd
2015

Brony Parenting Epilogue... · 3:51am Feb 2nd, 2015

Chapter 15 is moving more slowly than I would like, despite two caffeine-fueled writing binges over the weekend. There is one scene in particular that I absolutely must get right. Thankfully, I have wonderfully talented friends to help me. I'm still hopeful that I am able to finish writing and earn IsabellaAmoreSirenix's approval during the next week, but it will all depend on a less insane week in real life.

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Jan
21st
2015

Adventures in Brony Parenting · 3:32am Jan 21st, 2015

So, two weekends ago, instead of spending the wee hours of the weekend making progress on Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer, I was hosting relatives. My relatives (and especially Mrs. ConningOfficer) wouldn't have been very sympathetic to my hiding in my man-cave for any period of time.

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Jan
8th
2015

Slow Progress on Chapter 13 and a Smidge of Self-indulgent Bragging · 3:23am Jan 8th, 2015

Silly me, I thought that the holidays would be a time where I could make significant headway on Sunset Shimmer: Element Bearer and manage to complete at least two or three chapters. Attempting to juggle work, house guests, family obligations and serving a brief period as Santa Claus destroyed that illusion rather quickly. That said, I am glad that I was able to publish Chapter 12 and ecstatic that it has been received positively. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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