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The Hat Man


A man with a love of top hats and the finer things in life. Like aged rum. And UNICORNS.

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  • Anthropology Lyra is determined to find out the truth behind the mysterious legends of humans. by JasonTheHuman 130,415 words · 126,399 views · 7,731 likes · 161 dislikes
  • pony.exe David Carrian finds a virus has infected his computer. Meanwhile, Twilight Sparkle doesn't know where she is, and there's data floating everywhere around her... by Blue Blaze {COMET} 46,795 words · 11,831 views · 1,540 likes · 54 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
  • The Changeling of the Guard Not all changelings are fit for life in a hive. But that doesn't mean they're capable of life outside it, either. Join one such changeling as he tries to find his place in Equestria, and what the difference is between survival and living. by vdrake77 109,207 words · 19,393 views · 2,336 likes · 30 dislikes

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  • The Iron Horse: Everything's Better With Robots! A cute robot pony. A mysterious origin. A princess who believes anyone can learn friendship, even a cold, logical machine. A journey begins... by The Hat Man 584,041 words · 8,008 views · 883 likes · 20 dislikes
  • BINARY: Pony.exe x The Iron Horse Twilight had been living as a program in a college guy's computer, but now she's back in Equestria! Unfortunately, she's still a program, only now she's stuck inside a robot pony. No one's happy about this. ("Pony.exe"/"The Iron Horse" Crossover!) by The Hat Man 22,654 words · 1,274 views · 147 likes · 4 dislikes
  • The Reality I Choose Battling Starlight Glimmer, Twilight finds herself in another alternate timeline. Only this time, she finds herself in the Golden Oak Library with the Princess of Friendship: Sunset Shimmer. by The Hat Man 6,736 words · 11,458 views · 1,027 likes · 16 dislikes
  • Marble's Horizon Marble Pie has lived on the rock farm her whole life. Every morning, when she goes to fetch water from the well, she looks out at the horizon to watch the sun rise. One day, she begins to wonder what lies beyond it... by The Hat Man 4,554 words · 707 views · 89 likes · 0 dislikes
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Sorry I forgot to mention that the story was "Fluttershy's Ultimate Form!" Not "Don't Underestimate Ze Ponies! I go!" I haven't started that yet. I have been more focused on school, life, and my anime. (Which I have everything planned out, scheduled, outlined, and summarized everything except for one writer's block, the beginning of season six.) Thanks for all the support and advice. I will give you my own for your new project when it comes out.

Signing out, VShuffler42

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Thank you for the support. I'll remember it. I'll be sure to read your next project. I will support you all the way through it. As for the weeks of silence, don't sweat it. I am just glad you got the message. And as a matter of fact,my story passed moderation today in fact.:pinkiehappy: Read it if you want. Please criticize it, what ever you find wrong please state it unpike some others who try and hide it with mush. If it is good, say so. Same thing for bad. Thanks Hat Man

Signing out, VShuffler42

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Once in a rare while I get a compliment that’s so nice that I just don’t know what to say. So I step back and decide to respond later... and then real life hits with work and other distractions. And then I realize that a few weeks have gone by and all I’ve given the person who complimented me is a fat load of silence.

What I’m trying to say is that I’m sorry for not responding to your comment sooner. :fluttershyouch:

Look, it took me a week to read all of "Everything's Better With Robots: The Iron Horse" and IT IS AMAZING! You are an awesome writer and deserve a lot more than a fav, like, and follow. (I have done all of these already)
I like ... ... ... just about everything about it. You kept me engaged the entire time, you provided a sense of adventure and "slice of life" at the same time, and ultimately, what I love the most it that not only were you consistent, you also made it actually possible in Canon. You kept it inside season five but still progressed with the show. You wrote a story that, unlike most stories, that i never wanted to end, yet at the same time feel relieved and happy and sad and ... well just about any emotion you can imagine. [...] You did an excellent job portraying Turing Test in her adventures to becoming... Well... her own mare.

You have no idea how gratifying it is to hear this. The amazing support from readers has made writing The Iron Horse one of the greatest experiences I’ve had. And it’s very gratifying to know that I managed to achieve so many of the goals I set out with in writing it. To have readers tell me that they found the story engrossing, believable, and emotionally satisfying is just an amazing feeling. Thank you.

Not to mention, you've got me shipping Turing with Maud for real now. XD

Yyyeah, even though I know Turing’s not a canon character, I do that too. But if you enjoy it... I think you’ll like one of the stories I’m planning for the near future. :raritywink:

know hard it must have been for you as I myself am not only creating an anime with six seasons (I have mostly everything planned out already), but also the script for my musical, as well as my own FIMFiction story idea I have yet to write. Not to mention I am only 14 and a freshman in high school.

Sounds to me like you’ve got a lot of ambition! In that case, take some advice from an older guy:
You’ll write a lot of stuff that one day you’ll look back on and cringe. It will often be bad, but do it anyway. It develops your skills, and if you get valuable feedback, even if it’s negative, you’ll become stronger as a result. I wrote a novel in my last year of high school that I can truly say now was completely awful... but I don’t regret writing it in the slightest.

Just do it. Don’t just plan, don’t just imagine, but actually sit down and write it. Get it out. Do the work. Force yourself through it even when it seems hard. Do so and you’ll get better by leaps and bounds. You may not achieve all your ambitions, and some of it you’ll look back on with embarrassment, but the joy of creating something you are absolutely proud of will make it all worthwhile.

Good luck. :pinkiesmile:

P.S. I can’t really promise to read or review your story, but I’ll put it in a folder with the other candidates that are on my list when it’s finished. Let me know when it’s up!

Look, it took me a week to read all of "Everything's Better With Robots: The Iron Horse" and IT IS AMAZING! You are an awesome writer and deserve a lot more than a fav, like, and follow. (I have done all of these already)
I like ... ... ... just about everything about it. You kept me engaged the entire time, you provided a sense of adventure and "slice of life" at the same time, and ultimately, what I love the most it that not only were you consistent, you also made it actually possible in Canon. You kept it inside season five but still progressed with the show. You wrote a story that, unlike most stories, that i never wanted to end, yet at the same time feel relieved and happy and sad and ... well just about any emotion you can imagine. Most stories (especially on TV) either disappoint me with the fact that they never end or the fact that because of money and time reasons end so abruptly, the story doesn't feel finished. You sir, have so greatly impressed me, that I feel obliged to congratulate you and thank you for such an amazing piece of work. I know hard it must have been for you as I myself am not only creating an anime with six seasons (I have mostly everything planned out already), but also the script for my musical, as well as my own FIMFiction story idea I have yet to write. Not to mention I am only 14 and a freshman in high school. You did an excellent job portraying Turing Test in her adventures to becoming... Well... her own mare.

Not to mention, you've got me shipping Turing with Maud for real now. XD

I have also read other stories from you such as "Marble's Horizon," which I must say, is pretty darn good for such a short story.

I admire you with your writing, Hat Man. Please continue! And when I finally write and release my FIMFiction story, "Don't Underestimate Ze Ponies! I go!," perhaps you could review it for me, give me your thoughts, i would greatly appreciate it.

Signing out, VShuffler42 (otherwise known as Mix-Match Magic)

(P.S. I know what you did with Grace. Perhaps she could come back!)

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You did! And I thought they were very fair reviews. For the record, they were "The Reality I Choose," which you didn't like (and I'm not happy with either despite its popularity) and "Marble's Horizon," which you did like (which also makes me happy because I'm quite proud of it).

Anyway, I was reading another one of your reviews and thought to myself, "You know, I enjoy Titanium's reviews and base my own review style on the way he does it... so why the heck am I not following him?" And then I decided to remedy the situation so I can keep up on them. I look forward to seeing more! :pinkiesmile:

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Oct
12th
2017

"The Iron Horse" Afterword/FAQ Follow Up · 6:26am Last Thursday

Hey folks! I’m just letting you know that I haven’t forgotten about the Afterword for The Iron Horse, or the FAQ that will come with it. Work and my dissatisfaction with the first draft of the Afterword slowed me down, but I’m about ready to launch it. In the meantime, if you have a question about The Iron Horse that you haven’t asked yet, you can check the original post about it

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