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I figured as deadslow as this board is, me discussing things I'm working on here can't hurt. I'll just post my thoughts on my current works, past works, future projects, etc, as they come to me. Feel free to jump in, though I realize I'm not exactly critically acclaimed. I shall return to this thread continuously as I go about my incessant pony scribblings, to see what may be gleaned from any discussions arising here.

About me: Well, I'm a darkfic addict, so I really love to see creativity with those, as opposed to just gore for gore's sake. I'm also very cruel as a writer, and tend to seek out every bit of despair I can draw from a character. It's quite fun, actually. I love forcing characters to make impossible choices.

Last edited at Sat, May 10th, 2014 18:32

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>> No. 130397
Some of the stuff I wrote never got off the ground, so I'll give them some light here.

Pinkie My Friend [www.fimfiction.net]
My first real contribution to the fandom. This was before I came to /fic/ and actually learned to write well, so it’s amuck with stylistic errors, and other atrocious sins. However, this remains one of my most popular stories on Fimfiction, and holds a special place in my heart, being my first steps as an aspiring author. I still look back and laugh that I thought this would be the next MLD.

Showmare [www.fimfiction.net]
Another story I really thought would take off. This explored the side of Trixie I saw underneath the brash exterior. The reason I fell in love with her from the moment she broke character.
>uh, I can't, I never have. No one can vanquish an ursa major. I just made the whole story up to make me look better.
Sadly, I lacked the skill to properly portray the story in my head, and I still have not looked at the document after Golden Vision got to it. This story holds it’s place as my first lesson in story planning, and plot construction.

Rainbow Jam [www.fimfiction.net]

No, this isn’t a dark story about Rainbow Dash being churned into a sugary condiment—as much as that’s my style lately; I didn’t try to rewrite cupcakes. This follows Rainbow Dash as she tries to hide the fact that she’s just a weather pony from her rockstar parents, who are on tour, and just so happen to be hosting a concert in Ponyville. She’s afraid they won’t think she’s cool enough, and has sent them letters about how she’s become a wonderbolt and leads all these cool shows all over equestria.

This was supposed to be an episode like fanfic, and I actually sent the idea to Hasbro, who told me they don’t accept unsolicited ideas, but encouraged me to write it myself. A big thank you to whoever wrote that email. This story never made it past the first scene, because I got caught up in other projects, and kept forgetting to come back to it. Now, it would be impossible, as Rainbow Dash has matured beyond petty desires such as the one featured in this fic, so sadly this may just die as one of my great works that never saw the light of day.

An inkling of interest [www.fimfiction.net]
An April Fool’s joke directed at one ion Sturm, this story was part of a contest (hosted by Roger) with the prompt “Good intentions”. The joke requires some context—hence why it was directed at one specific person—and came from ion’s constant berating of our resident Moony, who never seems to capitalize his “i”s. As such, Sentences beginning with “i” were sought after, and every instance of the letter “i” deliberately uncapitalized. i did actually plan to use this as a plot device, and had a great direction i was running with the story, but i lost interest, and eventually forgot what it was. ironic, that the story has interest in the title, and that’s exactly what i lost.

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>> No. 130398
These made it through the rough draft, editing, and final polish, and actually ended up being showcased for all to see in all their brilliance. The few, the brave, the... oh just forget it; here's the stuff I actually finished at some point.

Rainbow Trap [www.fimfiction.net]
Ugh, I’d forgotten about this. Why was it so popular? This was a short little clopfic I wrote very early on, based off of a comic I saw on 4chan, before /mlp/ was a thing. I only wrote it to get the stupid idea out of my head, and finally uploaded it to Fimfiction in April of 2012. This story no longer exists.

2-D Pony [www.fimfiction.net]
Probably my proudest moment as an mlp fanfic author, was the moment I watched this little spew of words rise to the number 11 spot on Fimfiction. It was so close to being featured, and I got so excited, but still, that it came that close at all brings joy to my heart. i would submit it to eqd for showcasing, but the bastards don’t accept less than 2500 words. -_-

This was actually born of writer’s block. At the time I couldn’t seem to continue any of my current works, and drew some inspration from a recent story I’d read: “Why Am I Pinkie Pie?” by Hoopy McGee. A pony had been turned completely two dimensional by poison joke, and I decided to explore what such a pony must be thinking. “2-D Pony" was the result, and despite being my shortest fic ever, has sparked more inspiration than I would have thought possible, including my current project, which I’ll mention further in.

Pink Walls [www.fimfiction.net]
So close and yet, not far enough. This was supposed to be my contribution to the mature fiction contest, hosted by Roger back in February of 2013. It was a 72 hour writing contest, with the prompt “The first time”. I secretly lurked the thread, hoping to toss in a surprise entry, and for once thought I had a shot at one of the top 3 slots. Sadly, it was not meant to be, as the contest ended an hour before I was able to wrap up the story.

Still, this has been hailed as some of the best vore—you heard me: vore—fiction readers on Fimfiction have seen, and has been featured in several vore groups, so, yay. It was way fun to write, and I am very proud of managing to lead several first time readers down the completely wrong track.

Change [www.fimfiction.net]
I guess this one has been a long time coming, but once I sat down to write it, it didn't take very long. In this story, Twilight serves as the vessel for the emotions a lot of us sometimes feel when the things we love change drastically, or simply die out. Yes, this story is written about /fic/, but it is also written about a few other things in my life. Old /fic/sters may recognize a few parallels I made, and if you must ask, I'm not sure if I'm represented by Applejack or Pinkie. Either way, the poem mentioned is one I wrote a long time ago, but I guess it just took Ponies for me to finally give it enough life for its message to reach me.

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>> No. 130399
And the stuff I'm still tirelessly working on, hoping to someday post for everypony to enjoy.

A Really Bad Story [www.fimfiction.net]
What started as a joke, combined with frustration and discouragement, actually turned into something, and I do intend to finish it eventually. I’m sure Shoeblock—assuming he’s still around—will remember when a disgruntled anon dropped this little ditty off in the Training Grounds back in January 2013. Appearing to be a deliberate troll fic, or an elaborate test for reviewers, this story took every mistake listed in Ezn’s story guide, and abused them with vengeance. It was meant to be silly, but actually became something.

A plot unfolded before my eyes, and I saw that perhaps it could be an attempt by Scootaloo to discover her writing talent. The second chapter was born, and I had a real story on my hands, as Scootaloo ran first to Rainbow Dash, then to Twilight for writing advice, and the story began to run away with me.

It was halted when too many ideas popped into my head, and I wanted to work on bigger stories, but I do plan to bring this out of hiatus perhaps before 2015.

Grace in Equestria [www.fimfiction.net]
I’m really, really, really sorry to everyone who saw this when it first showed up in TTG, and Fimfiction. I had a whole plot written for this, and have been retconning in all the new changes with the comic and with the show, but I’ve just been far too distracted to continue this, and it’s just been sitting on the backburner.

Grace in Equestria is a crossover between MLP:FiM and the notorious El Goonish Shive webcomic, written by Dan Shive. Grace Scuiridae is a part alien, part human shapeshifter who loves all things fun and happy, and is quite eccentric. She is sent to Equestria by her boyfriend, Tedd, a super genius in the field of magical science (that’s right, I said “magical science”) who enjoys messing around with Grace’s morphing abilities. Naturally Grace has to figure out what she’s doing in Ponyville, and well, I just never could figure out how best to get Grace and Pinkie Pie to interact, which was the whole reason I wrote it in the first place.

Autumn [www.fimfiction.net]
Seattle, if you’re reading this, I’m really, really, really, REEEEEAALLY sorry about this. Remember that little story I sent you back in… well, back when you had that thread with Nick? And you told me I could resubmit it when I finished it? Well, this is that story. Sort of. I wrote the first chapter, and never finished editing before I had to move on. This is sitting number 3 on my story priority list, and I’m trying really hard to finish it so I can hopefully send it to you for review—assuming of course that you’re still willing to honor a 2 year old promise.

Originally inspired by the song by Jackleapp, Autumn is my magnum opus, and it’s why I’m taking such great care to write it. This follows a mentally deranged Derpy as she struggles to figure out what’s real and what isn’t. It also follows Jack, a young Griffon disowned by his father for associating with ponies. He finds Derpy and tries to care for her, but that’s difficult when he can’t even convince her that he’s real.

There came a point where I was so discouraged by my lack of success, that I nearly gave up on writing. This story, and the promise I’d silently made to finish it so Seattle could see the end of it, was the only thing that saved me from putting down the quill for good. Though it’s far from finished, I consider this to be my greatest work.

The Secret of Ponyville [www.fimfiction.net]
This was a cross between two stories I’d been hoping to write for a long time. One was a dream I’d had, which became “Encased in Stone” for about a month, before I realized it was garbage. But it happened to be the missing key to another story I’d been working on, and one SamuraiAnon had told me I needed to restructure. Thus, the two stories were merged, and at last I had something worth working on.

Number two on my story priority list, “The Secret of Ponyville” follows Rarity as she reveals that Equestria as we know it is a lie, concocted by herself as she was consumed by greed. At the end of her life, Rarity realizes her mistake, and writes a last, mournful letter to the world, in the hopes that her long lost friend will forgive her for her foolishness.

The Pony on the Wall [www.fimfiction.net]
While I was in the middle of editing for Autumn, this little filly popped into my head, and just would not shut up. Intended to be pure nightmare fuel, this story follows Ink Blot, daughter of Pinkie Pie and Big Macintosh, as she stumbles upon a terrifying secret, and a sinister plant which traps its victims in a fate worse than death.

I almost feel like I didn’t write this one. Ink Blot pretty much narrated the whole thing for me, and I copied it down. She’s since quieted down, and I’ve had to carefully craft the story she planted in my head into a masterpiece. I even changed a few details so I could make it work better, and shamelessly retconned in my own OC, Rainstream. I’ve yet to make the changes on Fimfiction, but once I’m finished I’m sending this one off to EqD. I’m quite proud of it.

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>> No. 130400
A few of the ideas in my head haven’t even made it to rough draft yet, because I wasn’t able to work out the kinks in the plotline enough to find them suitable. The faults in here are pretty obvious, but who knows, maybe some discussion will reveal a few of them worth making.

Flying Blind
This one turned up in a thread on Tumblr, where someone had whited out Sweetie Belle’s eyes. Sweetie Belle has started reading magic books from Twilight’s library, and decides to try some spellcrafting of her own. Attempting a “see in the dark” spell, she accidentally turns her entire world dark, permanently, and must now rely on her magic to “see”. (She can’t physically see anything, but she can sense where things are.)

Sweetie Belle has been boasting her magical talents, and Scootaloo becomes jealous. She heads off into the everfree, looking for a decent cliff to jump from, in the hopes that her wings will catch some wind. Rainbow Dash hears about Scootaloo’s disappearance and heads off to search for her, and eventually finds her trapped in a dark cavern—too dark to see anything. Sweetie Belle has to guide Rainbow Dash through the cavern to rescue Scootaloo.

This never took off because the plot is too loosely arranged, and seems to pull Scootaloo and Rainbow Dash out of left field. On top of that, I never figured out how to end it.

This draws its inspiration from the season two episode “Owl’s well that ends well”. A year behind Twilight at Princess Celestia’s School for Gifted Unicorns, an aspiring young stallion not only idolizes our favorite lavender unicorn, but has a huge crush on her. When Twilight graduates and moves away, he’s devastated, but doesn’t really know where she’s gone. After doing some research, he discovers she’s in Ponyville, and decides to go after her. Buuuuuut, he’s gotten himself suspended, and grounded, for sneaking into the royal library.

In a desperate attempt to escape, he decides to try a transformation spell so his parents won’t recognize his escape. But he’s forgotten to prepare a counter spell, and he’s now stuck as an owl who can only say "who?". He heads to Ponyville to seek help from the mare of his dreams, whom he knows will be able to help. Once there, he becomes so in awe of just being in her prescence that he completely forgets to try to communicate with her, and grows extremely jealous of her annoying pet dragon.

This never took off because, again, I couldn’t figure out where to go with it. Heck, I couldn’t figure out where to start this darn thing. It’s also a comedy, which is not my strong suit, and I couldn’t find enough jokes to throw in.

To Make a Draconequus
I’m not even sure what I was on when I thought of this. Well, nothing, but it’s a figure of speech.

Anyway, this is basically Gilda attempting a form of magic that’s no longer practiced. It existed before unicorn magic, and could be used by any race. A voice whispers in her ear and she is somehow convinced that creating a draconequus to be her slave will grant her the power she needs to get revenge on Rainbow Dash. Yeah, it’s that dumb. Anyway, the spell works, and Gilda herself is transformed into a draconequus, and finds it to be an even more miserable existence than what she’d had.

She spends the rest of the story just trying to get free, and I never sat down to imagine further than that. Once again this was shut down early because I didn’t know where it would lead.

Sometimes loyalty, means abandoning your friends
This one is relatively new, and came from a line that popped into my head one day, shown above. I decided to try a challenge, to see if I could make a story to fit that line, and so far it involves Rainbow Dash being forced into an impossible choice, her friends or… her friends lives.

Confusing, yes, and it can be interpreted a number of ways, but there it is. I might even run this by the storyforge thread if I ever get moving with some of my “in the works” stuff.

A Rocky Relationship
This started as a challenge from an EqD prereader during a recent contest to "Write a story about ponies, from a non pony's perspective. Add in a joke and a dare to actually write the ridiculous thing, and this (idea) was born: A comedic love story between Boulder and Tom, told from their point of view. I'm not sure just yet where I plan to take it, so it's pretty malleable, but I plan to make it eventually.

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Change [www.fimfiction.net]

I guess this one has been a long time coming, but once I sat down to write it, it didn't take very long. In this story, Twilight serves as the vessel for the emotions a lot of us sometimes feel when the things we love change drastically, or simply die out. Yes, this story is written about /fic/, but it is also written about a few other things in my life. Old /fic/sters may recognize a few parallels I made, and if you must ask, I'm not sure if I'm represented by Applejack or Pinkie. Either way, the poem mentioned is one I wrote a long time ago, but I guess it just took Ponies for me to finally give it enough life for its message to reach me.
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