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I'm the creator of Otakuworld.com, Jenniverse.com, the computer game Boppin', numerous online comics, novels, and tons of other wonderful things. I really love MLP:FiM.

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Biography

I am a human-shaped unicorn, and I write stories and draw pictures. My only religion is Friendship, and my only politics is Kindness. I write stories to try to comprehend the native simians that live on the planet I'm kind of stuck on. I know I'll never figure them out, but it's fun to try.

TOTAL WORDS WRITTEN: 1,380,364

The Lost In The Herd Series:

One: The Big Respawn,

Two: Euphrosyne Unchained,

Three: Letters From Home,

Four: Teacup, Down On The Farm

The Conversion Bureau Novels:

27 Ounces: A story of eight and one half ponies

The Taste Of Grass

The Conversion Bureau: Code Majeste

The Conversion Bureau: The 800 Year Promise

The Conversion Bureau: Going Pony

Recombinant 63: A Conversion Bureau Story

HUMAN in Equestria: A Conversion Bureau Story

Little Blue Cat

Cross The Amazon

Adrift Off Fiddler's Green: A Conversion Bureau Story

The very first and original

Conversion Bureau Group

archives only the best Three Rules Compatible stories!


The Novellas:

The PER: Michelson and Morely

The Reasonably Adamant Down With Celestia Newfoal Society!

The Short Stories:

Her Last Possession

The Conversion Bureau: PER Equitum

The Conversion Bureau: Brand New Universe

Tales Of Los Pegasus

The Poly Little Pony

Optimalverse Works:

Friendship Is Optimal: Caelum Est Conterrens

Injectorverse Works:

I.D. - That Indestructible Something

The Non-Conversion Bureau Fanfics:

The Ice Cream Pony Summer

Around The Bend

My Current Work-In-Progress

My Highest Rated Stories

My Personal Best

  • 27 Ounces 27 Ounces is the story of eight and one half ponies, set within the Conversion Bureau universe. by Chatoyance 78,013 words · 8,062 views · 322 likes · 131 dislikes
  • The Taste Of Grass Within The Conversion Bureau Universe, Newfoal immigrants face settling new lands within Equestria. Unfortunately, not one of them knows how their new universe actually works. by Chatoyance 114,602 words · 6,881 views · 285 likes · 117 dislikes
  • The Conversion Bureau: Teacup, Down On The Farm Years after the last human is gone, a Newfoal must face that the past never truly vanshes. by Chatoyance 40,225 words · 5,419 views · 181 likes · 94 dislikes
  • The Conversion Bureau: The 800 Year Promise The only surviving artifact from Earth may hold the secret reason for the emergence of Equestria. by Chatoyance 80,235 words · 4,443 views · 190 likes · 137 dislikes
  • The Conversion Bureau: Code Majeste Earth pony, pegasus pony, unicorn; a newfoal will become one. But there is provision for one other. by Chatoyance 56,897 words · 10,747 views · 360 likes · 157 dislikes

My Most Groundbreaking Works

  • Friendship Is Optimal: Caelum Est Conterrens Set in the Optimalverse, a middle-aged woman confronts what emigration to Equestria - uploading to a virtual existence - really means. But can she truly understand - and more importantly, should she trust the artificial intelligence Celestia? by Chatoyance 56,871 words · 17,485 views · 638 likes · 174 dislikes
  • I.D. - That Indestructible Something Gregoria Samson awakens transformed into an Equestrian pony - yet no other human being can perceive her new body in any way. What is the incredible, monumental truth behind her impossible change? by Chatoyance 97,700 words · 5,759 views · 445 likes · 176 dislikes
  • The Conversion Bureau: Brand New Universe The Anniversary Day for The Conversion Bureau Genre is celebrated with new visions of the concept! by Chatoyance 25,986 words · 8,741 views · 203 likes · 209 dislikes
  • The Conversion Bureau: Tales Of Los Pegasus Formerly Los Angeles, The Equestrian Barrier approaches. Both Newfoals and the last humans prepare. by Chatoyance 90,622 words · 4,927 views · 197 likes · 199 dislikes
  • Around The Bend Twilight Sparkle takes a shortcut and discovers a street that doesn't exist on any map. by Chatoyance 16,713 words · 5,634 views · 301 likes · 158 dislikes
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#1,248 · 5w, 5d ago · 6 · 1 ·

Chatoyance,

I'm very sorry to see you go. You are absolutely one of my favorite authors. Your writing has changed the way I view the world around me for the better. I hope you find success wherever you go. I would love to continue to read your work in he future. Will you be publishing any stories?  Also, if you are ever in the San Antonio area, drop me a line. I would love to buy you dinner sometime. (Purely platonic I'm married with a baby girl).

Until then, take care of yourself and stay Pony.

#1,247 · 20w, 6d ago · 7 · 3 ·

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>>2368548

Thank you, very much. And the thought-cake was a real treat, straight from happy-memory lane. Thank you very much.

#1,246 · 20w, 6d ago · 3 · 2 ·

Ah, happy birthday, Chatoyance!

And thank you, Raharuaharu, for bringing it up.

#1,244 · 22w, 3d ago · 3 · 2 ·

Chatoyance,

I've always valued your outlook on things speculative and political, how science will shape and change the world, and how politics will unfold.

How do you see the next 8 to 12 years unfolding for the United States and the global community?

How do you think the Trump Presidency will play out?

Thank you,

-Raharuaharu-

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Feb
25th
2017

The Final Word · 11:34am

The Final Word

In the early September of 2011, I was lost and drifting. Two years previously, I had just finished a long running series of online graphic novels, my Tryslmaistan Trilogy, with the final saga, 'To Save Her'. I needed a new direction.

I came across an article - perhaps it was in Wired, perhaps it was on some other website - roughly entitled 'The New Sincerity'. The piece was a wild-eyed, excited bit of puffery that suggested the arising of a massive online movement, away from cynicism and incivility and cruelty. It suggested that young people had grown weary of constantly abusing each other on the internet, and were turning toward a golden age of kindness and honesty. A primary example given was the Brony phenomena. My Little Pony had returned as a new show, one that had captured even the hardest hearts on the net, and turned them to the principle that friendship was magic... and worthwhile. That kindness and tolerance and charity were values worth living for, and by.

I had endured a lot of negative attention for daring to do my comics. In this article, in my exhausted, beaten state, I saw a glimmer of hope. I decided to check out this new iteration of My Little Pony. I vaguely remembered liking the show when it first came out, back in the eighties.

I devoured the available episodes of the very first season of Friendship Is Magic, and then waited breathlessly for each new episode doled out. The very first season captured me. It was, and remains, the best of the series, and it gave me something to adore. It showed me a glimpse of heaven - pony heaven - and I was enraptured. I found Fimfiction very soon after, and on it, the Conversion Bureau genre, just as it was beginning. I enjoyed, that first year, the very best creative time of my entire lifespan.

I have worked for Activision and Electronic Arts, Broderbund and Epyx. I have met famous game designers and had my name on many products. Not one moment of any of that was even a tenth as happy, or as fun, as that first year writing Conversion Bureau stories with my peers, friends all - or so I imagined at the time - excited and sharing and riffing off of each other. Nothing in all of my 57 years was as wonderful as that short time.

It was all a lie, of course - bullies came and destroyed everything good. I was an idiot to imagine otherwise. But - that said, I did get one truly perfect year out of my delusion. And I gained four more years of work I deeply value after that golden time. I had the finest creative year of my life, and then the death threats and attacks on my family came. There was no 'New Sincerity', just a brief island in the endless sea of despicable wretchedness that is humanity when it is anonymous on the internet.

The show - Friendship Is Magic - never truly lived up to that first year, though there have been numerous isolated episodes worthy of the original dream that was presented.

Those reading me now must see MLP:FIM as a very different thing than what I knew when I started writing. To you, who came later, the show is nothing like what it seemed back then I assure you. Now, Equestria has been written increasingly as a very... human... world, one with cruelty and harshness and deviousness and all the failings of Man within it. But in that first, unfinished year of episodes, this was not the case. Then, before the beginning of Season Two, Equestria was nothing less than the Elysian Fields. It was a place of kindness and joy, where all problems were solved with friendship, and where no pony was ever truly mean, or cruel, or cross with any other. All of that came later.

I don't think you, who have seen all the many seasons of Pony, can imagine the impact of such a thing. To you, Pony is a very mixed bag - the show little different than any other animated fare. Just a cartoon, one among many. But for many of us, back then, at the beginning, before the seasons to follow, Equestria was heaven, it was a land alien to Earth, a place of wonder where goodness always was the rule. Even if monsters crept and slithered in the Everfree, or Discord threatened the cosmos, ponies, themselves, were kindness and friendship poured into perfect flesh. Celestia and Luna were benevolent goddesses, and there was nothing that was not better there.

I offer something: a video. It is the most important of all pony videos to me, personally. I found this in my first year writing, and at the time it brought me to tears. It still can. I find it encapsulates, shows, demonstrates, exactly where I am coming from in all of my stories, in every single word and paragraph of my writing here. This video, which I have recently found again, combines images from the show with the music of Blackgryph0n, and manages to perfectly represent where my heart was, back in 2011, beginning my million-word march through pony fiction.

Watch it, and try to see if you can capture the feeling of an Ideal Place, a perfect world beyond the insanity and cruelty of our own - a pony paradise powerful enough to inspire and uplift the very soul. I am done with pony now, and this is my last blog. But I take with me the joys that I have had writing fiction here, and also the dear, marvelous delusions that gave me more joy than anything the real world has ever offered. I am grateful for having had even a glimpse of Something Better, even if it was a passing mirage.

Sometimes a fleeting madness can better an entire lifetime. Take, take me to Equestria.

- Petal Chatoyance, 2017

- Welcome to Equestria by Rulsis, YouTube, 2011

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