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A planet a little too obsessed with his oceans.

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  • Fighting Magnum talks to Sweetie Belle about bullies. by Sir Hat 1,851 words · 1,080 views · 88 likes · 8 dislikes
  • Where Princesses Go To Die Celestia and Discord have a chat about what things could have been by The Rainbow Blunderbolt 3,349 words · 944 views · 66 likes · 1 dislikes
  • Gone Twilight Sparkle must discover the fate of those lost, and return them from the light. by Baritone 5,188 words · 183 views · 9 likes · 1 dislikes

A planet a little too obsessed with his oceans. And adventures. And ponies.

Hi, my name is Odd_Shot, or Geoff, though, I would appreciate it if you used Odd_Shot.

Originally, I just wanted to post one-shots. However, I've come to realize that sometimes we want stories to go further than what we're given. I'm sure a lot of us can attest to this, all with the many requests for sequels to one-shots I've seen over the years.

I'm an American who has been living in Japan on American bases for sixteen years. And no, as many of my friends have previously asked, I am not here because of anime; I don't even watch any.

Welcome to my world of procrastination.

The Ongoing Travels

  • Bushkeeper A man, a mare, and blueberries. by Odd_Shot 47,190 words · 2,487 views · 370 likes · 13 dislikes
  • The White Duchess In her young days, Twilight Velvet owned a fief. by Odd_Shot 4,455 words · 81 views
  • Caravel Of simple seaponies and possessed privateers. by Odd_Shot 14,872 words · 126 views · 11 likes · 0 dislikes
  • Drinks to Dragons Life goes on, even when your friends aren't with you. by Odd_Shot 3,325 words · 36 views
  • Twilight the Great Gray Life in Golden Oaks Library was fine with one owl. Now, there's one too many. by Odd_Shot 4,475 words · 376 views · 12 likes · 0 dislikes

The Coming Adventures

  • Hands-On Introductions Ponies don't understand a lot of human things. by Odd_Shot 1,375 words · 5 views
  • Frozen Fallow A minotaur accidentally rediscovers the homeland of the cows. by Odd_Shot 0 words · 0 views
  • Rush Delivery In a time of need, Equestria can only look to one griffon for aid. by Odd_Shot 0 words · 0 views
  • Silk Ocean The continent of Equis suddenly finds that the world is not as small as they think. by Odd_Shot 0 words · 0 views

The Latest Expeditions

  • E The White Duchess

    In her young days, Twilight Velvet owned a fief.  · Odd_Shot
    4,455 words · 81 views
  • E Cold Currents

    On an Antarctic expedition, Crimson Silver learns that ponies aren't so bad after all.  · Odd_Shot
    4,615 words · 56 views
  • E Bushkeeper

    A man, a mare, and blueberries.  · Odd_Shot
    47,190 words · 2,487 views  ·  370  ·  13
  • E Drinks to Dragons

    Life goes on, even when your friends aren't with you.  · Odd_Shot
    3,325 words · 36 views
  • E Soaring with Freedom

    The mid-fliers of the Wonderbolts deserve their respect, and Soarin will earn it for them.  · Odd_Shot
    2,370 words · 73 views
  • E Twimelines

    Twilight travels into the future. Twilights travel to Twilight's dimension. Humans administrate the procession.  · Odd_Shot
    3,854 words · 212 views

I absolutely love waking up late and having my entire schedule thrown off by four hours. So yeah, go me.

Anyways, exams are going to be going on for the next two weeks, so I apologize for the lack of updates for any stories I have here.  I can't promise anything, so I probably won't be updating much. I'll be sticking to my usual 200 words a day thing for some stories, but again, I don't know if I'll have time to type, edit, and fill them out. Basically, everything is unknown because of exam week (weeks?).

One good thing about the upcoming exams for my AP classes and other classes is that it signifies that the end of the school year approaches. That is a great thing, because I might finally be able to go back to daily updates for stories and finish the other ongoing stories. This, however, is all dependent on whether or not I get my citizenship paperwork done in Tokyo relatively quickly, and no, before you ask, it isn't because I'm part Japanese.

This'll probably be the last thing you hear from me in a blogpost and in a chapter update (Bushkeeper 22), for the next two-three weeks while I work hard to not fail my classes.



Here's a pretty blue horse for the few of you who check on my blogposts.

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Fellow Adventurers

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From One Ocean

  • A White Mare Celestia lands on Earth as a common Arabian mare. Without magic, speech, not knowing the language, she seeks her way home. First though, she needs to make some friends and restore her freedom. by RandomBlank 39,017 words · 8,000 views · 1,123 likes · 128 dislikes
  • A Cup of Joe Our Pony Joe runs his doughnut shop, chats with his regulars...and lives in the shadow of a memory. by The Descendant 17,431 words · 8,137 views · 911 likes · 13 dislikes
  • Zenith Once upon a time, Spike went for a walk. by The Descendant 119,245 words · 11,448 views · 970 likes · 23 dislikes
  • The Youth in the Garden The youth fought for the Union. Fluttershy tended to her garden. The two met somewhere between. by The Descendant 18,241 words · 7,838 views · 623 likes · 22 dislikes

To Another

  • The Keepers of Discord Being a statue can drive you mad, yes? by Hoopy McGee 11,445 words · 40,298 views · 5,338 likes · 78 dislikes
  • Friendship is Optimal Hasbro just released the official My Little Pony MMO, with an A.I. Princess Celestia to run it. by Iceman 38,698 words · 54,181 views · 3,147 likes · 113 dislikes
  • Dreamscape Graeme's night terrors torment him nightly, and there seems to be no way for him to overcome them. That is, until his dreams call out to the Princess of the Night herself. But, is she real? And can she actually help? by Midnight Mist 14,745 words · 3,693 views · 261 likes · 7 dislikes
  • I Come From a Land Down Under From one barren wasteland to another, less barren wasteland, an Australian IT worker finds himself stuck in the snow where nowhere to go. At least it can't get any worse... right? by Dropbear 107,437 words · 10,170 views · 1,180 likes · 38 dislikes
  • Hope and Hopelessness On a warm summer day, Princess Celestia takes a walk around Ponyville, and meets a rather strange pony. by LittleKhan 2,399 words · 6,596 views · 546 likes · 7 dislikes

Bushkeeper: Behind the Scenes

This place is getting kinda big.

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#65 · 5d, 7h ago · · ·

Glad to see that you enjoyed You Can't Eat Gold! Feedback is always appreciated!

#64 · 10w, 4d ago · · ·

Glad you liked my story!

#63 · 11w, 2d ago · · ·


Don't rush it! Thanks for dropping by; looking forward to it.

#62 · 11w, 2d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fav on Double Vision :heart:

Next updates on sunday

#61 · 16w, 4d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fav for Dragon King's Rebirth I would love to know what you thought of it

#60 · 23w, 3d ago · · ·

Thank you for adding This Isn't War to your favorites! Feedback is always appreciated!

#59 · 66w, 3d ago · · ·

Thank you for favoring from biochemistry with love, may I ask what did you like most about it?

#58 · 69w, 21h ago · · ·

Thanks so much for the fave, and adding No to your personal favorites! I'm really glad you enjoyed what I wrote! :twilightsmile:

#57 · 76w, 4d ago · · ·


Oh i've had Derailed sitting in my favorites since you started writing it, I just added it to another bookshelf I have. :twistnerd:

But to answer your question, I like trains and I like HiE fics, so this one seems good enough to be reading for the time being. :twilightsmile:

#56 · 76w, 5d ago · · ·

Thank you for the fave on Derailed! :twilightsmile:

May I ask what you liked about it?

#55 · 78w, 4d ago · · ·


Oh, my bad! I never noticed your comment on my user page! :pinkiesad2:

That's a bit of a funny question, but if it pleases you so to follow me, go right on ahead!

Again, terribly sorry that I wasn't able to see your comment three weeks ago. I honestly don't know how I missed it.

#54 · 81w, 5d ago · · ·

Thanks for the fav.:twilightsmile:

#53 · 82w, 6h ago · · ·


May I follow you? :twilightsheepish:

#52 · 92w, 1d ago · · ·

Thanks for the favorite!

#51 · 94w, 3d ago · · ·

Hi, Odd! Thanks for adding a bunch of my stories to your bookshelves today. I'm glad that you were able to find some more of my pieces to enjoy!:twilightsmile:

#50 · 95w, 4d ago · 1 · ·

Thanks for the follow. I hope you enjoy everything.

#49 · 96w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1872858 You got it, Descendant. :pinkiehappy:

#48 · 96w, 2d ago · 1 · ·


It can take anywhere from a few hours up to a couple of days. There are only four story approvers, and they receive dozens of stories in a day. Be sure to send a "Thank You!" reply when the message comes back saying that it was approved, okay?

#47 · 96w, 2d ago · · ·

>>1872783 Awaiting approval: 5 hours in. :pinkiesad2:

#46 · 96w, 2d ago · · ·


Oh, hey! Thanks so much!:twilightsmile:

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You took the time to sit down and write this. It doesn't matter what people think, or what state it is in, be proud you put your mind to the task and satisfied a deeper need within yourself.

Be proud. Be very, very proud. You did something most people say they can't do. But look at you and them now. You're posting. You're being apart of something.

You should love writing stories even if you may not know how to continue them. Don't think that you need to stop a story permanently because of "a lack of motivation." It means you need to take a break, perhaps a step back, and think. And one day, when you feel ready, rejoin the herd.

I will never release a lot of my own stories because I feel ashamed at them. But that is their current state. Remember, there will always be a tomorrow, even if you are sad, gloomy, darkened, depressed, or in any other state of deprived happiness.

Follow the Descendant. He knows. He is a great man of an honest heart and great mind. He is by far one of the most welcoming members of this community. He kept me in here with his stories. He taught me aspects of Fimfiction etiquette essential to survival in this sometimes hellish place of the internet, and his encouraging words, debates, and blogposts plagued me throughout my years of Fimfiction. Without him, there wouldn't be a Fimfiction for me.

Qui est munus exemplar. Thank you, the Descendant.