• Member Since 19th Apr, 2012
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Admin for various groups, occasional vectorer of screenshots, and writes stories like Cubic Zirconia, among other things.

Arcum42 is a guy in his 30's who is a voracious reader, and has read a vast variety of science fiction and fantasy. He does technical support for a living and reads, tinkers with high-tech gadgets, programs, plays rpgs and computer games, and even writes fanfiction occasionally for fun.

And he likes ponies.

My Stories

Fanfics I've Edited or Preread

  • Stolen Fire Fluttershy finds a strange, patchwork pony and takes care of him out of pity. by Tzelael 36,866 words · 1,162 views · 36 likes · 3 dislikes
  • Absolution Princess Luna's account of Nightmare Moon's rise, banishment, return and defeat. by Tzelael 4,362 words · 899 views · 19 likes · 0 dislikes

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I'm All Right · 7:51pm October 2nd

Just a quick note, as it occurred to me that some people may remember that I live in Las Vegas.

I'm totally fine. The only time I went out yesterday was to the grocery store, and thankfully I was not where the shooting occurred. First I knew about it was this morning, when I went into Facebook, and it asked me to confirm that I'm alright.

A good number of people I know locally have already confirmed that they're fine, though I haven't heard from absolutely everyone yet.

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No problem. It was already in my folder of oneshots, so I was mostly going through fixing stories that were in the wrong category...


Thank you very much for adding Synthetic Bottled Sunlight to your Incomplete Favourites.

Oh, while I'm still active, I used to be more so. I used to run a pretty high profile group on fimfiction, and a fair amount of older users know me from that, so I used to have more activity on my page, but since it closed, there's less reason to stop by, and a fair amount of older users are drifting away, including a number of friends of mine.

I'd also probably get more comments on my user page if I updated my main story more than once every six months or so. :moustache:

Anyways, thanks for stopping by!


It makes me legitimately depressed to see an active user with no new comments, so here.

How about both?

I've enjoyed it in the past, but haven't read much in the way of updates on any fanfics I'm following for quite a while. I was just pulling all the fanfics in my "Incomplete" bookshelf out that had completed, and sticking them in the "Completed" bookshelf, so I know which ones to read first, next time I catch up on fanfiction. :scootangel:


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“A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapors; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-boggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.”