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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 · 1,083 views · 33 likes · 2 dislikes
  • Absolution Princess Luna's account of Nightmare Moon's rise, banishment, return and defeat. by Tzelael 4,362 words · 846 views · 19 likes · 1 dislikes

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On Birthdays and Windows · 7:41am April 16th

Just thought I'd catch everyone up on the events of the last couple days.

First off, Tuesday night, while I was in the back room of my apt, working, I heard a loud crash. It took me a couple minutes to be able to go investigate, and when I did, I found someone had broken my kitchen window.

My neighbor had just gotten outside as well, and he called the police while I called emergency maintenance. Looking at the picture, it should be pretty obvious that someone was trying to break into my apartment, since the hole is at the right spot to get at the lock on the inside of my window frame to open the window.

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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:


:pinkiehappy: Hi there! I hope you enjoyed the story, or plan to in the future? In either case, thanks!

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My Scrapbook

This is where I'm putting a few fanfics that either aren't ready to publish at the moment, or that I don't plan on publishing. Keep in mind that anything here may be incomplete, and may never be completed. And it may be a few revisions short of being well written anyways. Read at your own risk!

Raindrops on Roses - Cancelled - Complete Oneshot

When Roseluck falls off a ladder, Raindrops is right there for her, ready to help her as much as she can. But will Raindrops ever be able to admit her true feelings for Rose?.

Unwanted Attention - On Haitus

Abandoned at an orphanage at birth, life there has never been fun. Especially when other ponies find out her real name...
This fanfic is on hiatus basically because I wasn't too sure where it was going past her first day at school. I do like the character and the first chapter, though, and thought I'd put it here so I don't forget about it.

Fluttershy's Project - Cancelled / Incomplete / Fragmented

Fluttershy has never shied away from taking in animals that are abandoned or need her help. What happens when one day, a young filly comes to her attention?
Yeah, this is one I cancelled. I started rewriting at one point, to try and salvage it, but it's too similar to one of my other projects. I still have a soft for it, and would like to do something with it, but it seems unlikely.
Here's the rewritten chapter, which actually came before the rest chronologically, the original ones, and a few loose scenes and notes.

Fanfics of mine that have made the featured box

  • Cubic Zirconia Diamond Tiara has always enjoyed picking on the Cutie Mark Crusaders. But one day, she finds she's gone too far, and everything for her comes tumbling down. But help may come from the most unexpected of places... by arcum42 71,643 words · 8,372 views · 678 likes · 13 dislikes

Don't Panic

“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.”