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Level Dasher


If you're going through Hell, keep going. —Winston Churchill

AUTHOR BIO

As an Education-major-turned-English-major (now attempting to go into Patient Relations) making the best of a crazy life, I peruse this site under the name of my first Original Character.
I honestly can't believe I got involved in this fandom to begin with, but I joined the herd in 2011, and I certainly don't regret it. The Bronies are a great community. I'm a reader, a writer, a grammar na—I mean, editor, and a potential friend. I've made quite a few on this website over the past few years, and I'm always happy to make more.
I hope you all enjoy my various works, as well as the stories that I've tried to help others make the best they can be. If you like any of them enough to follow me, I thank you in advance, and if I follow you back, you're welcome in advance. Same thing with faves of my stories or yours—Thank you and You're welcome in advance (I'm personally not a fan of seeing "Thanks for ________! / You're welcome!" all over people's comment sections. I get that it's to show appreciation, but I work under the assumption that if you follow someone or 'favorite' their story, they are likely appreciative of it. As is the case with me).

See y'all around!

I'm also a frequent art commissioner:
Top banner by the awesome EifieChan.
Middle banner by the astounding EZTP.
Icon by the amazing Duskie-06.

Find me on Discord! @2ndHrtdHer0#6688
And you can join my SERVER, too!


What's Going On

Life (non-pony)

— On the medical front, I'm basically doing fine. Now that I'm finally done with college, though, I need to find a job... or volunteer work, but preferably something that pays. Either way, as mentioned above, I'm currently searching for something in the Patient Relations and Services industry (if anyone happens to have a connection in that field in the New York City area, please let me know). On the interim, I'm working as an editing consultant, so if I offer editing for stories here on the site, some payment would be much appreciated.

As usual, I'm not guaranteeing any particular update rate with stories, since practically everything I'm working on—writing and editing—is going at an indeterminate pace. I AM doing both, though, I promise.


Writing

A Daughter and Her Dragon

- I adopted this story from Crystal Moose. It's currently on break from updates so I can put together the next cluster of chapters, but I am actually working on it, slowly but surely. I promise I won't let the story die, even if there are years-long gaps in between groups of chapters.

— Estee Challenge ("Level Dasher")

- The "Create A Story Using A User's Name" challenge, which is pretty outdated now. I ended up using my own after Estee gave me an amazing prompt. I had a decent start, but I took a break from it to focus on DaD. I'll try and get back to this sometime soon, though.

— Daughter and Dragon Side Stories

- While it's pretty late to call these something to do for having DaD surpass 1000 upvotes, that's what I'll consider them if I manage to get around to them.
Crystal Moose and I brainstormed a few of these, but while I don't know if they'll actually happen, I'll do my best to make it so. Only one that was written by Crystal Moose is finished (and posted in one of his blogs—there's a link somewhere in DaD's comments), and it isn't long enough to publish by itself. At the moment, there would be a total of four, presented in a collection, and I've started on another one, but since I'd like to focus on the main story, I don't know if I'll get around to them any time soon.

Editing

Topaz Moon: Protocol D
TheFaceofMercy: Me and My Daughters
— It's safe to assume I'll be editing for a select few people, though I might pick someone else out to offer help if I so choose. As I said above, though, some monetary compensation would be much appreciated.

Derpy. 'Nuff Said.

Stories I Have Edited/Am Editing: Full List // Readings

This is the full list of the stories I've edited (or am still editing) in alphabetical order.
Stories with a * have made it to the popular box. Stories with a ** have been featured.

Editing Completed

A Dictionary Problem by Dreams of Ponies**

A Good Girl Never... by Crystal Moose**

A Piece of You by JackRipper**

A Pony Named 'You' by Moowell*

A Roll in the Hay by Shahrazad (Featured on Equestria Daily!)*

All That Remains by JackRipper**

Anon Saves Equestria, er... by Tactless** (M for language)

Better Left Buried by Shahrazad

Big Mac in a Small Town by Crystal Moose (Featured on Equestria Daily's Super Happy Hearts and Hooves Lovefest!)*

Breath of Fire by Shahrazad

Catch Me if I Fall by Shahrazad

Coffee With A Pony Princess by Crystal Moose**

The Completely Clean Ponyville Cuddle Competition by Dreams of Ponies

Copic Mechanisms by Crystal Moose**

Courage of Every Stripe by Shahrazad*

Cycling Pants Make Me Feel Very Uncomfortable by Crystal Moose*

Dark Magic by Crystal Moose*

The Double Entendre by Shahrazad*

Expecting by Shahrazad**

Fire and Fury by Vertigo22*

Floret by Crystal Moose (Sequel to What I Brought Back From Manehattan)**

Garden of Shadows by Dreams of Ponies**

The Gift of Hearth's Warming by Astral Phoenix*

The Great and Powerful... Twixie? by Dreams of Ponies**

Harsh Truth, or Kind Lies by Shahrazad

Hay to Pay by I Thought I Was Toast*

I Hate Apples by Shahrazad**

In One Moment by Dreams of Ponies**

in tenebris by Crystal Moose*

Kindness in Bulk by Shahrazad*

Murder on the Friendship Express! by Shahrazad (Featured on Equestria Daily!)

The Music That Binds Us by Dreams of Ponies

My Wings Will Keep You Safe by Astral Phoenix**

Nightmare Moon On Oak Street by Shahrazad (M)

Nurse Discord to the Rescue by Shahrazad*

Pet Sitting a Little Angel by Shahrazad

Queen of the Night by Crystal Moose**

Sapling to Seedling by Dreams of Ponies*

Shhhhhhhh by RarityEQM

"So Aria, How Are You Paying Our Bills?" by Reading is Magic**

So I Like Care Bears, Okay?! by RarityEQM

S.S.O.C. by Crystal Moose**

Sympathy for the Siren by Crystal Moose*

This Date is Going to be Perfect! by Crystal Moose**

This Date... Reprise by Crystal Moose**

'Til Sunday Do Us Part by BlazzingInferno (Featured on Equestria Daily!)*

The Trixiest Trick by Dreams of Ponies (sequel to The Great and Powerful... Twixie?)*

Twilight's Dusk by kcizsckiee

What I Brought Back From Manehattan by Crystal Moose*

What's Left by by Dreams of Ponies*

Your Secret Mother by Crystal Moose**

Editing Still in Progress

Me and My Daughters by TheFaceofMercy**

- Writing for this story goes at an undetermined pace, but we are editing what's already finished.

Protocol D by Topaz Moon**

- Topaz claims that the next chapter is being worked on, but exactly how long it'll take to finish is up in the air.

Just a Little Batty by I Thought I Was Toast**

- I've only edited some parts of this story, not all of them, and I may not be editing all the upcoming chapters, but I've offered my help if Toast needs it. And since this is essentially an anthology, I don't know when or if this story will actually end.

PS: If you read any of these stories and find any mistakes I may have missed, please do call me out on it. I recommend writers to accept constructive criticism, and I try to do the same as an editor.


Readings

I was going to start doing this as well, but after my first completed reading, my computer crashed and I lost all of my files. I don't really feel like going through the process of getting everything back, so my first reading will likely be my last, but I'm holding on to the list of potential stories I might read just in case.

Completed Readings:

A Pony Named 'You' by Moowell

Artist Corner

I've had the pleasure of commissioning a plethora of talented artists (or they've been commissioned on my behalf) for artwork, whether it's been for cover art, supplemental story art, or just art for my own sake of having it. If any of you would also like to have the opportunity to work with some of these artists, I'd like to give it to you! Some of them are active here on FimFic, others can be found elsewhere. In alphabetical order, here they are, linked where you can most likely find them:
 
AHorseForEverySeason
Ayemel
Duskie-06
EifieChan
EZTP
MelonDraws
Neko-me
Norm
Sanyo21
SaturnStar14
Tsitra360

Bucket List

Eh, why not? (Thanks, Ayemel!)

[✓] 1 Follower
[✓] 10 Followers
[✓] 25 Followers
[✓] 50 Followers
[✓] 100 Followers
[ ] 250 Followers
[ ] 500 Followers
[ ] 1,000 Followers

[✓] 50 total views
[✓] 100 total views
[✓] 250 total views
[✓] 500 total views
[✓] 1,000 total views
[✓] 2,500 total views
[✓] 5,000 total views
[✓] 10,000 total views
[ ] 25,000 total views
[ ] 50,000 total views
[ ] 100,000 total views

[✓] 50 views on a single story
[✓] 100 views on a single story
[✓] 250 views on a single story
[✓] 500 views on a single story
[✓] 1,000 views on a single story
[✓] 2,500 views on a single story
[✓] 5,000 views on a single story
[ ] 10,000 views on a single story

[✓] Have a story make it into Twilight's Library
[✓] Have a story make it into The Royal Guard
[✓] Have a story make it into the Popular Box
[✓] Have a story make it into the Featured Box
[✓] Have a story featured on Equestria Daily
[ ] Have a story featured in the Royal Canterlot Library

My Stories
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Pieces I've Written as Part of Collaborations

Editing/Proofreading

As you can see in the box on the right margin of my page, I've edited a plethora of stories by a variety of writers over the course of my time here on FimFic. Every story I've worked on has helped my ever-improving skills as an editor.

Now that I've finally finished school, I'm actively on the hunt for a job, so what little time I have left I've been using to write my own stories and try to get in some other 'me' time, so aside from those I'm already helping, as of now I'm reserving new editing help for those closest to me, and those who are willing to pay me (I am freelancing as an editor to the public on the interim). If you're one of the latter, send me a PM, and we can discuss from there.

If all you're looking for is some brief tips or advice, however, you can contact me in my Discord server (it's an open server, so feel free to just hop in).


BONUS: Help with Homo-phones/nyms/graphs

Some of you may have seen it when it first appeared, but for anyone that wants a little help with homophones, homonyms, and/or homographs, head over to the forum thread that I created.

Edited— Featured Authors: Crystal Moose & Shahrazad
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Feb
17th
2018

Forgotten Friendship Was Decent · 6:22pm Saturday

I really only have one thing to say about it, and even though it's actually pretty predictable, it's still a spoiler:
About friggin' time Sunset and Celestia reunited, even if it was only for a short time.

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PSA: Downvotes

So this is really more of a personal opinion than a PSA, but I'm putting it in its own box instead of making a blog post about it because I want it to be consistently on my page so it can be visible without using up my blog module. I'm hoping that enough people will see it, and hopefully agree with me. I actually thought about writing a story with all of these opinions embedded in it, but it probably would have bordered on metafiction, and that's not really allowed.
It's not that I think there shouldn't be downvotes. I'll admit that I don't like it when I get a downvote on one of my stories—I'm sure nobody here does—but they can be helpful. However, what I'm PARTICULARLY not a fan of is getting a downvote with NO FEEDBACK. If someone gave me a downvote along with a reason why, I'd frankly be grateful. Embracing criticism allows me to improve as a writer. Unfortunately, I find that there are very few people who will actually provide that feedback with their downvote. I know that readers aren't obligated to do it, but I think most authors would appreciate knowing WHY their story is getting a negative reaction.
That being said, next time you're about to hit that red button, I strongly urge you to give the author your reason for doing so. If your reason is something along the lines of 'I don't like that ship,' or 'that idea is stupid,' or 'that fanon is so overplayed,' I suggest you either keep that to yourself, or just write a comment instead of downvoting. If you think the writing is expressed poorly, and/or you have some constructive criticism to provide along with the downvote, I hesitantly say to proceed. Personally, I avoid that button and just write comments, but that's just me.
I particularly want to emphasize this idea for mature-rated stories, especially ones that have the [sex] tag. Not every mature story with that tag is going to be a clopfic—it may just have some innuendos or implications—so if you're one of those people that downvotes a story with that rating and tag because it either isn't clop and you wanted it to be (especially if it explicitly says in the description that it's not clop), or you think clop is disgusting and therefore deserves a downvote right away just because you think it does, I beg of you, DON'T DO THAT. It's not fair to the author. I'm not a fan of clopfics either, but I don't go around the site downvoting every one that I see. There's a reason that filter is there.
One more thing I want to include here is the downvoting of newer stories that don't have all of the applied tags with their first chapter(s). This generally tends to apply to mature-rated stories most of the time, but I've seen it with others as well. If the sex tag (or any other applicable tag) is there, there's a reason. If there's no material that relates to that tag in the first chapter, then it's coming later. Be patient.
Alright, I'll get off my soapbox now.

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Nice quote on your bio, I too am a fan of Churchill

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You're welcome! I'm interested in reading your Berry Punch's Broken Love series, so hopefully I'll get around to them and through them soon. Speaking of which, since you have six of those stories now, have you thought of dividing them into two boxes of three to display on your page instead of five and one? It might look a little prettier... (you don't have to listen to me, that's just my OCD talking :facehoof:)
And since you're supposedly kind of taking story recommendations, have you checked out A Daughter and her Dragon? I should be updating it within the next few weeks (waiting for my editor to have some time). It falls under sweet and cute and has some humor interspersed, but it's not exactly fucked up or absolutely disgusting... and it's pretty long... and going to get longer... possibly much longer... Eh, can't blame me for trying a little self-promotion, right? :twilightsheepish:

Well hey there, thanks for the follow and stuff!

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Yeah, I guess I can see that. The picture was done a while ago in a different style when the artist was still active on the site. She did the shrug, too, actually. Just found a vector and altered it slightly, then colored it in. It's nice having artistic friends. :yay:

Also a side note, the "eh, why not?" picture is adorable.

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I am not sure, I think it is in part because your blue fur almost looks like a suit you pulled on. Do not get me wrong, it is a great picture for our profile, it just gives me the willies.

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...Disturbed? :rainbowderp: In... In what way? I've had that icon for ages.

Your profile picture confuses me. It is adorable as a tiny icon, but when I clicked it and saw the full size it disturbed me for strange reasons. Black magic, clearly

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I saw! But not yet, unfortunately. It's been a bit hectic for me, and I need to go back and re-read some of the previous chapter as a reminder before I head into those. Don't worry, I'm gonna get to 'em! :twilightsmile:

I just posted two new chapters to "Rise of the Apple Princess" did you happen to read them yet?

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