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HamGravy


Author of the Tarnished Silver series. I write clopfics with too many emotions in them. My work is very niche, but my readers are a wonderfully enthusiastic bunch, so I must be doing something right?

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That's so flattering that you keep coming back to read it! It really means a lot to know that the story has been an influence on you. Even though I don't really have time to write ponyfic these days (someday again, perhaps) I still log in every now and then and am amazed that I still get comments like these. Thanks so much.

So, I come back to the Spoon chronicles every... year or so? And I've been doing this for years now. I was a horribly young age when I read this for the first time (yaaay, no parental controls) but I thought it was fantastic when I was a young'un and I think it's fantastic now. Never commented before now, at least not that I remember. But!
Thanks for writing this. Dunno if you still write ponyfic, or fic in general, but the emotional introspection present in this series has influenced my fic/rp for years.

So thanks, mister Gravy, for providing me entertainment since I found you in I think 2013/14. Luck to you in whatever you're doing now!

Yo. It's been a while. I suspect that you started a separate account to keep writing while keeping this stuff self-contained. I get it, but I feel like there's still a little more that can be done with this world. Namely, that one deposed mare and her three foals living in disgraced hiding. I'd love if you gave their story a conclusion.

Happy Birthday Hamgravy 2021.
May 14 2021.
If you get back into writing this year or next. I would still be interested in checking out whatever you write.

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nearly a decade after the fact.

Don't be silly, it hasn't been that lon-OH MY GOD.

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Ha ha, how about that mortality? Anyway.

I really appreciate you writing this, for a lot of reasons. The breakdown analysis is actually very helpful, because a lot of the time I end up putting themes in my writing without even being aware of it. You aren't the first to mention that I tended to focus on the kids' emotional states in this story even as the stakes expanded and the world was ending, but I'm still a little surprised when someone brings it up, because that actually wasn't a conscious choice on my part. I think my mind was so firmly situated inside Silver, Twist, and Sweetie's heads whenever I wrote about them that it never really occurred to me to put the perspective anyplace else, even when the royal sisters were blasting each other with anime magic at the end. I'd love to say it was my plan all along, but at some point these foals kind of started dragging me along for the ride, if that makes sense. I'm just really glad it seemed to make the story better!

I guess a similar thing is true for the sex scenes; the physicality was important (and fun!) but the emotional and mental state of the victims was what I was really interested in. I actually don't think I'm all that good at writing physical action so maybe that's why I focused on feeling? But also, I honestly think it was sexier that way. To me, context is a huge factor in how erotic something is.

Regarding the peace aspect, you broke that down really well, too. It was very important to me that there was no clear-cut "everyone is okay now" ending, that healing and finding peace be treated as an ongoing process, something you keep having to work at. Trauma is...it's not something that one can always overcome. Sometimes the severity is such that the best we can do is find ways to live with it. But there can be peace in that, as well.

And then there's the biggest reason that I'm grateful for your comment: hearing that the story inspired you to write more. Knowing that something I wrote ended up motivating someone else to create is honestly the best compliment I can receive, and it's hugely motivating to me, as well. I don't know if what I wrote was all that brilliant, but every story exists, at least in part, because another story helped spark it. So if my story ends up helping put even more stories out there into the world, then I just feel really honored and lucky to be a part of that. Thank you!

If you ever feel like sharing your own stuff, I'd be interested to see it. No pressure, though. Good luck, and thanks again.

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