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Raleigh


I have no idea what I'm doing.

Aug
25th
2020

State of the Writer - August 2020 · 9:06am Aug 25th, 2020

It's probably about time I updated this blog thing, if only to push that last one off my profile page. So yes, in the last one, written way back in March, I had come down with a mild case of covid. Though it was mild case that didn't require hospitalisation, thank Celestia, it was deeply unpleasant experience that I can best describe as the worst hangover I have ever felt stretched over the course of a little over two weeks. Mercifully, I don't appear to have passed it on to anyone, as this

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Mar
25th
2020

A further update - I'm sick · 5:12pm Mar 25th, 2020

So I've definitely come down with something. Whether or not it's actually the coronavirus I can't say for certain, as in the UK we're only testing those who are sick enough to be hospitalised, and I'm fortunate enough not to require that. The symptoms seem to fit, mainly the fever, a headache, sore throat, and coughing, though my coughing isn't too bad and is mainly limited to if I exert myself too much. Speaking of exertion, I've found doing things that should be easy tires me out,

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Mar
19th
2020

Updates and stuff · 6:06pm Mar 19th, 2020

Hello all!

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Nov
9th
2019

Blueblood returns! · 12:49pm Nov 9th, 2019

As promised, I have just submitted the sequel to Blueblood: Hero of Equestria, so just in case anyone who read that and wants to keep up with Blueblood's continuing misadventures, the sequel can be found here:

TThe Blueblood Papers: Royal Blood
As Equestrian forces march into the Changeling heartlands, Blueblood must rely on his instincts of self-preservation, deception, and sheer blind luck to survive.
Raleigh · 130k words  ·  222  7 · 2k views

Enjoy! Or not, it's up to you really.

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Oct
5th
2019

Blueblood: Hero of Equestria - the Future? · 6:42am Oct 5th, 2019

The last chapter of Honour and Blood has been uploaded, and I have marked this story as 'complete'. That, however, does not mean that this is the end. There are still plenty more Blueblood stories for me to write, but I have decided that instead of piling them all into one submission, each will be its own separate one. In hindsight, this is what I should have done from the outset, but it's a tad late for that now.

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May
30th
2019

New icon (finally) and thoughts on Patreon · 2:12pm May 30th, 2019

The next chapter is currently in the editing process and will be posted in the next few days. In the mean time I've finally gotten around to drawing a replacement for that placeholder icon (which I think had been there for at least four years? I can't remember). I'm not usually one for OC 'ponysonas', if they're still a thing, but Pencil Pusher almost counts, so here he is when he isn't annoying Blueblood by being an obstructive jobsworth (probably being an obstructive jobsworth in a

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Apr
24th
2019

Stuff - Equestria at War and some long-term plans · 5:49pm Apr 24th, 2019

So, I should use this blog thingy to do more than make excuses. I've binged on the Equestria at War mod for Hearts of Iron IV quite a bit lately and I've enjoyed the hell out of it. I got a chuckle out of seeing the portrait of Blueblood there wearing a peaked cap with a deathshead and I can't help but wonder if there was some inspiration from my depiction of everyone's favourite prince or if it was a fun coincidence. I even considered doing a video let's play of it, but I'm sure no one

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Mar
17th
2019

Update · 8:38pm Mar 17th, 2019

It has been a long time since I last posted an update. To be honest, I have never been particularly good at engaging with the community that I am apparently a member of, so I think perhaps I should take steps to fix that. I've been writing Blueblood: Hero of Equestria for quite a while now, and considerably longer than I had anticipated. Now, part of it is due to the fact that I have been somewhat remiss in keeping up to my self-appointed schedule of one chapter per month (translation:

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Oct
22nd
2015

Updates · 8:24pm Oct 22nd, 2015

Right, good news and bad news. The good news is that I've bought an apartment and will finally be moving out of my parents' house very soon, the bad news is that sorting out the paperwork and all of the endless shopping for furniture and things has severely impacted my ability to write, meaning the next chapter will be delayed. This is made more annoying by the fact that I've also been trying to get a promotion at work, which means that I'll be able to continue paying off this mortgage

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Jul
19th
2015

Bloodstained: A Retrospective · 7:50am Jul 19th, 2015

I have been writing this story for over two years now, and one rarely does anything for over two years without learning anything. As I've finished writing the latest instalment of this series, and so as I sit here with a nice cup of tea and reminisce on the last two years I've spent writing, I feel I'd like to share some things I've learnt about my writing and what I think I could have done better.

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