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Graymane Shadow

“It’s terribly dangerous for an artist to fulfill other peoples’ expectations. They produce their worst work when they do that.” - David Bowie


Project updates · 5:03am March 27th

Hello, folks. It's been a hot minute since I did a little refresher on what I've still got going on. I'll give a brief update on each below.

Mercy for One

I've recently used Chrysalis in a few stories, in a lighthearted role, and I think she's worked there.

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Welcome to The Shadowlands · 4:41pm January 31st

Hello, folks.

After some thought, I've decided to launch a Discord server.

Despite the name, this isn't intended to be a fanclub for me or anything silly like that - just a place where people can (ideally) congregate to discuss Pony and other topics, with a bend toward a writing focus.

The link is here: https://discord.gg/dsekDzvHGT

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Reflections on Year One · 7:43pm Dec 28th, 2021

So yeah. That's a thing. 🎇

I first got into Pony in the middle of 2020, though I was aware of it well before that. Being unemployed at the time, I was looking for stuff to watch between submitting job apps, and for whatever reason Netflix suggested it after I'd finished Beastars S1. I figured I'd give it a few episodes and see how things came out.

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Postmortem: The Dangers of Dreaming · 11:23pm Nov 20th, 2021

Generally, most of my short stories are written in a pretty short length of time. If everything flows well, sometimes it's just under an hour, plus or minus a little time for editing. Shining the Enduring was about three weeks, mostly because I had very high standards for that one.

The master document for this story has a creation date of September 11th. Actual Fimfic publication was November 15th.

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October 2021 Update · 7:03pm Sep 29th, 2021

Yes, it's September 29th, I'm aware. But I didn't do an entry for September, and I have time right now, so you're getting it a bit early.

As always, I'll start with the recap.

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Preview: Feasting on Fears (mature/dark) · 4:20pm Aug 30th, 2021

Hello, all.

I mentioned in the preview for The Baltimare Affair that I was also working on a murder mystery project. I meant to post the preview last week, but time got away from me, so it's here today.

Fair warning: this is not an especially happy excerpt.

For most ponies, the mere thought of committing murder never crosses their minds. Sure, they might occasionally crack a joke about wanting to kill somepony, but it doesn’t rise beyond that. 

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Preview: The Baltimare Affair · 3:45pm Aug 22nd, 2021

Hello, folks.

Just wanted to share a little teaser of The Baltimare Affair, the full-length sequel to my previous short The Manehattan Sanction, a MLP/James Bond pastiche.

This will be in either the first or second chapter.

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August 2021 Update · 8:05pm Aug 4th, 2021

A few days late this time, for which I apologize - I've been rather occupied this past week.

A quick note at the start: An audio reading by Rainbow Infinity of Let Me In, Twilight Sparkle is available at this link. Give it a listen!

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On Setting Tone, and Knowing When To Cut · 3:08am Jul 2nd, 2021

Hello folks,

The topic for this post has been on my mind for a little while, and as I've been discussing and re-reading some older manuscripts I thought I'd go ahead and get out some thoughts on it.

There are several reasons to cut material from a story. Perhaps you changed your mind on where it's going, and something you wrote no longer fits. Perhaps what you wrote wasn't very good, and you just want to get rid of it.

Those cuts are usually easy to make.

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July 2021 Update · 5:28pm Jun 29th, 2021

Hello, folks. Time for another update, starting with a brief bit of news, and then a recap of June.

Barring any unforeseen disaster, I will be attending Everfree Northwest in August. I'll have my username here on my con badge, so if you happen to spot someone with that name, yes, it's me. Feel free to say hello if you want! I promise, if I look upset, I'm not, I just tend to zone out if I'm thinking about something (usually writing, if I'm honest).

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