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"Do it right and do it with style." - Author, Designer & Project Lead of the story-driven DLC Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm - (Patreon)

Apr
20th
2017

And some days you get them too!

I'm utterly thrilled to announce that The Cycle of Flame has won the Rainbow Dash award in EFNW Scribblefest 2017! :rainbowkiss:

To win in this category, the story had to be 200% cooler than all the rest, and Novel-Idea’s piece swept this category with all 6 finalists voting for it.  It was a tough decision, but his ability to write action, turmoil, and involve a side of Philomena that we don’t see in the show made for an amazing piece of fiction.  Way to be awesome, Novel-Idea!

Woohoo! Seriously. I desperately needed this win for personal reasons. Needed a victory and I got it! :pinkiehappy:

But not only that, Ebon Quill, my favorite lead editor and a damn fine author took the Twilight Sparkle award after a brutal battle with Slouching Toward Canterlot! :twilightsmile:

Twilight was a tough fight, and it got down to the wire in the end between the final four stories!  Excellent job, Ebon Quill, writing a story that showed you did the research and made sure everything was picture perfect!  Just like Twilight herself would love!

In other news, next week, I'm going to start publishing my Follow-Up to MrNumbers's The Mare Who Once Lived on the Moon. So, go read that so you can enjoy this new romp through a whole new world!

Plus, if you haven't already, you are hereby required to go check out Monochromatic's Interwoven Colours story contest and submit your brilliance for the chance at wealth and glory!

Apr
18th
2017

So, at long last, I'm home! BABSCon was freaking epic and far surpassed my expectations... but also for reasons I never saw coming!

You'll hear all about it soon(tm), but I can tell you what I did on Sunday night of the Con. Well, more like Monday morning... :rainbowhuh: But still, it was great and turned out awesome. Shockingly, it turned out just as hysterical and awesome when the sun was up as it was at 3:30 in the morning!

So, I'm going to challenge EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU to a BRAND-NEW CONTEST in supporting the EPICLY FABULOUS ship of RARITY and TWILIGHT!

Monochromatic just launched "Interwoven Colours," the latest and greatest RariTwi contest! Curated by the irrepressible and unstoppable Patron Saint of RariTwi with yours truly helping out a little behind the scenes (including judging! :pinkiegasp:). It's going to be glorious. It's going to be awesome. It's going to be fantastic. And she needs YOUR TALENT!

She's even offering stupendously wonderful prizes! And I'm going to sweeten the deal too! I'm offering cover designs for the top five rated stories!

So, you're probably asking, "Hey Novel, aren't you like completely obsessed with SunLight? Uh, you do know that Rarity isn't Sunset, right?"

Yes. Yes, I do know this. (I have however seen some quite excellent RariShimmer fics though).

But I've actually been fond of Rarity & Twilight for a while. I've read plenty of stories that made the pair fun. Felt Heart, of course is the first, but there's also Let's Find You a Date and Almost Beautiful. I think it's a solid ship, but I'm shamelessly an equal opportunity shipper. I can be sold on (almost) any ship as long as the story is good.

Anyway, I'm actually going to be writing for this as well, though I'm excluded from winning since I am a judge. But that's not the point. The point is to have fun. And I'm going to have fun with it, too! I also finished my latest novelette recently and needed a new project. Not quite ready to tackle the next Wavelengths story since there's already two in the editing pipeline.

...I have no idea how to actually end this blog. So, I'll just say (again) that BABSCon turned out to be totally awesome, even though I was worried about it since I didn't know anyone there personally. It was great! And I'm totally not freaking out about EFNW in a month.

Nope. Not at all.

Apr
10th
2017

You're going to want to read the story before you read this. So go do that!

What if you could travel to parallel worlds? The same year, the same world, only different dimensions. A world where the airships soar the sky... or you were one of the two immortal Princesses of Equestria... or where the world you knew is only a television show? Sunset and I found the gateway. Now the problem is... finding a way back home.

Twenty-five authors. Fifteen hundred words each. Seventy-two hours an author. Three and a half months. Two mares. One interdimensional talisman. One crazy ride through the multiverse.

Welcome to the Retrospective on SunLight Sliders.

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Mar
31st
2017

So it’s in fashion for authors to do a monthly review of their work. Seen a few folks do it. I think I’m going to start one of my own. It’ll help when I’m feeling discouraged about progress for my stories. In case you're working, the "Takka Takka Takka" is the sound of fingers on a keyboard. I'm 'borrowing' it from Diane Duane's Twitter Account profile pic.

I’m happy to report that March 2017 is my best month to date for word count!

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Mar
30th
2017

Retrospective: Sky · 2:47am

You're going to want to read the story before you read this. So go do that!

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You know, sometimes it’s fun just to throw caution to the wind and just smash through your enemies like the fist of an angry god. Or in this case… the hoof of an angry princess.

Considering what Sunny just pulled off... I think I'd rather face off against an angry god.

Welcome to the Retrospective on And a Sky Full of Stars.

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Mar
26th
2017

[Halt] · 10:29pm

Ever have one of those days that suddenly shatter your entire perspective on the world?

Yeah. They’re fun, huh?

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Mar
19th
2017

Ebon Quill, one of the main reasons why my stories are so much better than my first drafts, has got his new story up! Stop what you're doing right now and go read it.

A jaded detective investigating a bizarre multiple foalnapping uncovers a dangerous fugitive. To bring the culprit down and rescue the foals, she'll have to brave the dizzying heights of the magitech corporations, race the dawn, and stop the rebirth of a fallen dynasty.

Is there any kindness remaining in this brave, new Equestria?

Why are you still here?

GO! READ!

Mar
13th
2017

You're going to want to read the story before you read this. So go do that!

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Mythical birds? Check. Teenage dragons being teenagers? Check. Epic griffon versus dragon war? Check. Dramatic entrance? Check. Totally unexpected culture and lore building? Check.

Think that’s it.

Let’s get this party started, shall we?

Welcome to the retrospective on my first non-Wavelengths FimFiction story.

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Feb
27th
2017

Faith Manages · 2:48am

I’d like to take a moment to reflect on how this all started and where this is all going. I know most of you are here for my Sunset Shimmer stories and there’s only a hoofful of GoE followers in here. This is about both. Don’t worry, this all ties together.

Hopefully, you’ll know a little more about why I do what I do by the end of this post.

At the end of Season 4 of Babylon 5, there was an interesting series of events. The final episode of the season was uniquely constructed as they had just got cleared for the fifth and final season. It was a last-minute greenlight.

“The Deconstruction of Falling Stars” is a series of vignettes detailing events occurring from one year to a million years past the events of Babylon 5. At the end of the episode, a special message appears on the screen:

"DEDICATED TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO PREDICTED THAT THE BABYLON PROJECT WOULD FAIL IN ITS MISSION. FAITH MANAGES."

J. Michael Straczynski, the creator of Babylon 5, described this message as such:

"On the one hand, it is a statement of hope to anyone else out there who has a dream, to follow it no matter who speaks against you, no matter the odds, no matter what they say to or about you, no matter what roadblocks they throw in your way. What matters is that you remain true to your vision.

"On the other hand, for the reviewers and the pundits and the critics and the net-stalkers who have done nothing but rag on this show for five years straight, it is also a giant middle finger composed of red neon fifty stories tall, that will burn forever in the night.

Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm is my Babylon 5.

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Feb
17th
2017

Download it now at NexusMods!

The Watcher is the prologue for Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm, and the first in a series of episodes in a DLC-length mod for Fallout: New Vegas. It introduces players to Gardens of Equestria, an episodic adventure that shuffles the reality of New Vegas like a pack of cards. GoE introduces new enemies, allies, and unique equipment from beyond the Mojave. As you investigate the cause of these echoes, you will choose a side and decide the fate of two worlds.

However, it’s not just the start of a world-spanning adventure. Changes have swept through the New Pegasus area, altering everything from billboards to ancient Pre-War posters, stimpaks to road signs, teddy bears to the Las Pegasus sign itself. There’s also a new PipBuck radio station featuring 32 of the greatest hits from the MLP:FiM fandom. The reality distortions have even affected your PipBuck’s user interface, complete with new loading screens, a new progress wheel and altered game Perks. Custom cinematics, a fully-voiced cast, unique new ambient music and much, much more await you within.

Gardens of Equestria: This Coming Storm requires Fallout: New Vegas and the Old World Blues DLC.

Prices and participation may vary. See store for details. If your download lasts for more than six hours, contact the Ministry of Peace immediately. This simulation has been approved by the Ministry of Morale, and verified by the Ministry of Arcane Sciences to run on most StableTec(TM) terminals.

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