And the stuff I'm still tirelessly working on, hoping to someday post for everyone to enjoy.A Really Bad Story
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 at some point.Grace in Equestria
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. But I shan’t give up. This will
be reborn someday!Autumn
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 4 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 4 year old promise.
Originally inspired by the song by Jackleapp, Autumn was supposed to be 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 will never give up on this, because it never gave up on me.The Secret of Ponyville
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 three 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
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.
This is one of my more organic stories, taking on a life of its own to the point that I don’t even feel like I wrote it. 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. It’s not finished, but once the proper polish has been applied I’m sending this one off to EqD. I’m quite proud of it.A Pinch Of Paprika
This was an interesting little writing challenge. AskTheCookies is an ask blog run by Tangerine Cookie, a good friend of mine who has created several OCs and written adventures for them in this blog. My OC, Rainstream, interacted with them at one point, and Tangy said if I wrote a story about it, he might make a few vectors for me.
The plot is pretty simple. Rainstream is on vacation, visiting a friend very far south, when she runs into Cayenne Cookie, a talented spellcaster who specializes in transformations and runs a beauty salon with ‘special services’ in the basement. She asks Cayenne for help with a fantasy of hers and the unicorn is happy to oblige. The only problem is that Rainstream has a crippling fear of unicorns. Shipping happens.Tales of the Rainmaker
This has become my favorite story by far to write. It started as a gift to a friend of mine, whose OC is featured in the first arc, but quickly grew into something more. This ongoing series follows Rainstream, my OC, as she grows up, and learns to help her friends and share the joy of rain. This will never be complete, so that I can always add more to it as I think of it. This is another of my more organic stories, and Rainstream has been delighted to tell me all about her life, so that I may write it down.
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