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38631 No. 38631
Old one auto-saged, so here we go again!
This is the official discussion of "The Sun is Tired," a fanfic I wrote.
http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/06/story-sun-is-tired.html
It's sort of a deconstruction of trollestia, and sort of my idea of what is going on in the show. Or, at least, the premise is.
I might post parts early, I might not. This is the easiest way to contact me, so go ahead and post. Also, fanart and other things like that make me a very happy author, and get you every single link early. But only do it if you actually like the story.
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>> No. 59328
>>58929
I highly doubt it. He already said updates may be slow and now he's rewriting the last couple chapters so just be patient.
>> No. 59329
Please stop bumping. If he has something to post MofD will bump.
>> No. 60929
Okay then, inb4 thread 3
>> No. 63220
So, it's not dead. It will return. But I'm having a horrible case of writer's block, combined with a lack of motivation... I dunno. There will probably be updates, but I'm unsure...
>> No. 68604
Quote from TVTropes
>Hasn't been updated in over three months, so is likely abandoned.

Hath thou forsaken us, O Great Mask of Data? Dost sayeth itis not so!
>> No. 68636
>>63220
Looking forward to whenever the next chapter comes. Just spend a few minutes each day to churn out at least 200 words and consider it an accomplishment (because hey, 200 more words than when you started out!), and eventually you'll find a resolution to your Writers Block.
>> No. 69348
Well, since this thread will be dead soon, I guess I should say this. Mask, this was second fic I ever read, the first one being another by you, and it probably kept me on Ponychan long enough to make some ties with people on other boards as well as keep me watching the show.

So, cheers, I guess? Is that something to be glad about? I dunno.
>> No. 69359
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69359
>>68604
Silly fandom, three months is nothing.

Children of an Elder God (Lovecraft/Eva fic) took seven years to finish more or less. 24 chapters. 7 years.

Three months is quite literally, nothing.
Change of Heart (Mario fanfic) is up to chapter 50, having started in March of 2006, the latest chapter having been put out February of 2011.
>> No. 71311
i miss you op will you ever come back?
>> No. 71494
>>69359
YEAH! You all hear that?! Three months is nothing *cough*
>> No. 71938
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71938
IT'S ALIVE

That's right folks, there's going to be an update sometime this week.
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>>71938
>> No. 72146
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72146
In other news, I am in desperate need of proofreaders.


Who's up for it?
>> No. 72171
>>72146
If no one else is up for it, I am.
>> No. 72172
>>72171
Awesome. Drop me an email.

[email protected]
>> No. 72176
>>72146
I'd love to!
>> No. 72179
>>72176
See the above post and drop me an email.
>> No. 72181
>>72179
Just did.
>> No. 72182
>>72181
Awesome, thanks.
>> No. 72221
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>>69359
Hell, 8-bit theater ran almost 10 years.
>> No. 72276
Oh man I can't wait, personally I'd like to see how the general population treats Twilight and the rest of the mane cast now that the Celestia cult has officially deemed them almost as important as the princess. Also after the owl scene I can imagine the night guard getting some shit from the others.
>> No. 72290
>>72276
Uh- I actually retcon'd the cult due to the fact that I had no idea where I was going with it. On the plus side, the new direction is planned out all the way until the end, which will be bittersweet... So hopefully that works.
>> No. 72315
>>72290
Really? Oh well that would still be a valid point. After all princess Celestia makes no secret of her friendship with the elements of harmony so it wouldn't be too far-fetched that everypony would start being extra special careful how they treat them too.
>> No. 72355
>>72290

I suppose this is as good a place as any to ask. I was following chapter updates back when you were still updating semi-regularly, and I'll probably pick up the new chapter when it comes out. How much have you retconned, and how far back am I going to have to re-read to pick up the changes?
>> No. 72374
>>72355
Basically, everything after the nightmare scene is completely different. So it's not really re-reading, as almost nothing happens the same. But yeah, 1/2 of chapter 8, as well as chapters 9 and 10, are different.
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>>72146
I liked the story enough in the beginning to read most of it. I do write a bit myself but I haven't reviewed other people's work before in a long time. So unless you mind that I would like to give a shot.
>> No. 72453
>>72404
Drop me an email!
>> No. 72528
>>72374

Okay, thanks. I'll be keeping an eye open for the update.
>> No. 74365
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>>71938
Lies.
Hollow... empty... lies...
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>>71938
What >>74365 said.
>> No. 75240
>That feel when you were going to update, but then all the sudden your schedule was packed and you couldn't

Well, damn. I'll get it done ASAP.

>InB4 Duke Nukem Forever jokes
>> No. 75282
>>75240
Duke Nukem Forever came out recently; I played it.
It was fucking dissapoint.
>> No. 75284
>>75282
Hopefully my fanfic won't disappoint
>InB4 it does
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75289
>>75240
Honestly, I think "When Mega Man Gets a new, non-collection, non-remake game" would be closer to the impression of never. You know, since Keiji Inafune left and all, it's pretty much damned to the pits of gaming hell, to be only a memory preserved by Zero in the Capcom Vs _______ series of fighters from now until eternity.
>> No. 88564
It's over.

Final part:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bdzpmjKGj9NhyJoNUlZM447m3urT3y2YNLtwrkivwko/edit?pli=1
>> No. 88576
>>88564
> It's over.
*spit take*

Off to read.
>> No. 88577
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>>88564
Honestly can't say I ever expected it.
Good on you, Mask. Does this mean you'll be resuming your review thread, or are you taking a breather?
>> No. 88580
Would you mind another author writing on their own?.
>> No. 88584
Umm... Surly does not equal Surely
http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surely

Bummer ending. Not bad, not unexpected either. I guess you got tired too, didn't you? Well, best of luck with everything you do.

But I didn't open the youtube links either, so...
>> No. 88605
I guess you can say...

The Author is Tired.


Yeeeeeaaaahhhhhhhhhh.....

But in all seriousness, I simultaneously understand and empathize with the fatigue that comes from writing a long story. I respect your decision to at least END the story instead of letting it rot, and I wish you the best on all of your future endeavors.
>> No. 88615
>>88564
>Wants to end story
>Ends with sequel hook
>> No. 88628
Well damn. Not fond of how it ends but it actually fits decently with where the story was headed so I can go with it.

I'm glad you gave it an actual ending before moving on, it's horrible when stories just get abandoned without any closure or explanation from the author.
>> No. 88635
Thank you for finishing it. TSIT was among the first fanfics I read and the one I liked most. I admit that I forgot its existence already. Then I saw the update on EqD... I chcecked my fanfic folder, "TheSunisTiredPart8.5 CelestiasNightmareHyperMode.pdf" is dated July 2 2011.

Oh no... Dashie & Flutters got beaten up :-(
>> No. 88640
>>88580
Not at all. You could probably do it better then I could.

>>88577
I might resume the review thread in a week or so. I dunno. It depends on my mood.
>> No. 88644
>>88615
I am most likely going to not write a sequel.

Sorry.
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>>88644
>mfw
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>>88644
It struck me as odd that Mask wasn't using his trip, and I was a little worried that it was fake, but the ending given fit so well, that I really didn't give it a second thought after reading it.
Maybe I'm insane that way.
>> No. 88709
>>88708
I think this was the tripcode... Not sure.
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>>88709
You got it.
>> No. 88731
Also, in other news...

If you look for my deviant art, there will be a non-pony-related short story up on there sometime today.

So check that out.
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