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The Blueblood Papers: Old Blood · 5:43pm January 14th

With Christmas and New Year over with, we have but a long and bleak January to endure before the dawn of Spring. To make the wait a little bearable, I hope you'll enjoy the first chapter of the new Blueblood story available here:

TThe Blueblood Papers: Old Blood
While on leave, Blueblood meets his hero, A. K. Yearling, and is dragged into a Daring Do story he would much rather have read.
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Bound by Blood Retrospective · 9:17am Nov 26th, 2023

With another Blueblood Papers story completed comes another retrospective. I'd like to start by stating that I think Royal Blood, the one that came before it, is the best story that I've written in this series, and after finishing Bound By Blood and looking back on this latest story, I still think that. That's not to say that I'm unhappy with how Bound By Blood came out, of course, but difficult I think it would be for me to top Royal Blood.

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A Map and Some Lore · 10:55am Mar 26th, 2023

Maps are great. As a kid I used to spend hours pouring over my parents' atlas, even though it was a little out of date and still had the Soviet Union on it. It was, however, the 1990s, and the collapse of the USSR had only been a few years ago, so I suppose they could be forgiven for that.

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Ten Years of The Blueblood Papers and AMA · 7:07pm Oct 11th, 2022

Well, not quite. As it happened, I've missed the exact date by a few days, as Blueblood: Hero of Equestria was published on the 8th of October 2012, but we'll quietly ignore that from now on.

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The Blueblood Papers: Bound By Blood · 3:14pm Feb 5th, 2022

After a nice Christmas and a New Year, I am back with with sequel to Royal Blood.

TThe Blueblood Papers: Bound By Blood
Blueblood's captors said, "For you, the war is over." How wrong they were.
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And yes, I know I said I'd call it 'Captive Blood' earlier, but 'Bound By Blood' has extra alliterative appeal. I do hope you enjoy it. The usual monthly updates will proceed as normal from here on (hopefully).

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Royal Blood retrospective · 5:40pm Dec 22nd, 2021

I thought about putting this all in an author's note at first, but perhaps this would be better served as a blog post. Besides, I might as well make actual use out of this blogging feature, even if I never really got the hang of it. The following rambling nonsense will contain some spoilers, so if you're worried about that make sure you catch up before reading this.

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

Hello all!

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

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