Movement, Unboxing, Thought Processes.

As some of you who follow me elseweb may know, I just moved a couple of weeks ago across a river to another city.

It’s put me way down on things. I’ve not written much of anything for myself, nor have I worked on the conversion of Partners to ePub. I occasionally manage to open A Whisper of Technology over in Nimble Writer and review where I am. From time to time, I get to add a paragraph to it. It’s slowly coming along, and I’d like to get it to 5,760 words before I publish it. That should be a couple of chapters more from where I am.

I also found one prototype story I started years prior, and must’ve shoved it into Google Docs. It has loose ties to the Chronoverse and touches on a bit of My Little Pony. It involves a metreshifta — a chronometric event where Time recedes away from a given point, rendering the area dead, replete with deadsand and a cascading loss of life, followed by a massive outswelling of Time, infused by a shift which causes a spike of Time almost as strong and toxic as flying directly into the core of the Chronoverse.

Metreshiftae often bend the fabric of time enough to displace anything living caught within its radius, placing it somewhere within any universe. Unlike most universe crossover stories I’ve read within the MLP fandom, this won’t be the typical ‘human in Equestria’ tale, nor would it unlock some ancient and foretold evil. It’s just gonna be a machine that’s breached and transcended Time and Space, misplaced and learning how to function.

I’m also hoping that whatever update is coming for Nimble Writer fixes my main gripes about working with it. I’m fine with Markdown. What I’m not liking is its ePub handling, and how tricky Markdown can be when trying to edit things in a specific way. I’m nearly fed up enough to see about exporting what I have of Partners, and shoving it into Google Docs of all places, since it appears to have ePub production facilities now. If it makes the task easier, then it makes the task easier. I’d love to have this converted by Christmas, so I can offer it to its author as something he can share with his readers.

Once that’s done, I can ask my lone Patreon contributor if there’s something she’d like me to work on, because she’s been kind enough to contribute and give me a bit of self-worth as a wordsmith.

For now, though, I need to go through my still packed boxes and find some pills.

Uncoiled, Heavenward

Uncoiled, Heavenward

A Chronoverse Short

Written by Xial Lunashine in 2015


This is a short story based upon my Chronoverse, a universe where the star that should be at the middle is a core of condensed Time, so dense that extremely close proximity to said core provides a lethal dose of Time.

Time is the essence that comprises both the forces of Magic and Science in this universe, keeping both arts in a realm of reasonable practice. Teleportation does exist in a universe like this, but both Magic and Science use time dilation to accomplish this feat.

Magic is generally class-locked at birth with an affinity, preventing one person from becoming rudely overpowered.

Science isn’t concept-locked, but is overall weaker to compensate for one person being able to jump from concept to concept.

This story takes place on a large planet located in the Low Sphere.

The Chronoverse is divided into three layers:

  • High Sphere, where magic users reside. The proximity to the Time Core is strongly conducive to magic use.
  • Mid-Sphere, where both magic users and scientific practitioners have settled. While the influence of Time is weaker here, which reduces magic effectiveness, it’s still very strong, allowing for scientific practitioners to be stronger here than they would be in…
  • Low Sphere, where magic users fear to tread, and science prevails. The concentration of Time here is much lower than that of the upper spheres. So much so, that there are regulations against magic users drawing upon their power, lest they cause devastation denoted by pockets devoid of the blessing of Time. These pockets are easily spotted by deadsand, which is a sand that bears the appearance of granulated glass, and the properties of being able to soak up Time around it.

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