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Everyone, I am brimming with pride to inform you all that the last chapter/epilogue of Maternal Instinct has now been finished and uploaded for you all to see. After two years, the story has finally reached its conclusion.

And to shamelessly rip from my A/N on the chapter:
I want to take the time to thank all those who have been following this story throughout, be it from beginning or even just yesterday (Sorry though that I haven’t always been that quick and frequent to reply to comments). However, special thanks goes to those who have helped me out with the story, particularly in editing and pre-reading: Chaodiurn and Scarheart! I could not have finished this journey without your help and support.

I have always been a massive fan of Queen Chrysalis, the changelings and the different ways they can be explored, and this story gave me a great means of doing so, that and I’ve always found the parent-child relationship a wonderful area to explore. Princess Pupa has become, without a doubt, my favourite personal OC and I hope to one day returning to her and this world in the future. Yeah, while I may leave the Maternal Instinct as it is for the foreseeable future, that doesn’t mean I’ve put it to bed for good.

As for what’s next, well, have no fear because Citizen Weevil is still alive and kicking. Don’t worry, there’s no way I’m letting that one slip through the cracks. Also, good news, there is a new story I shall be working very soon. It’s gonna be a full-on comedy, some politics and some raunchy stuff. Not going to give anything else away, but it’s title is [i]‘That Special Relationship’.[/i]

So until then, sayonara, friends, thank you very much for reading.

Here's the link: www.fimfiction.net/story/66500…

Ps, to all my Russian and/or Orthodox Christian readers, I wish you all a very Merry Orthodox Christmas.

Now let's finish this off with some tunes from my good pal, ol' Count Duckula!

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Hey, everybody, just dropping in to wish you a very Happy New Year! Have a great countdown and be sure not to get too drunk. Here's hoping for a brighter 2015 and all the opportunities it may provide for us to grow and develop ourselves further.



Kindest regards,
Magic Man
Hey everybody,

Just dropping a quickie journal to wish you all the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years! Have a good one, folks!

 

Kindest regards,
Magic Man

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Everyone, I am brimming with pride to inform you all that the last chapter/epilogue of Maternal Instinct has now been finished and uploaded for you all to see. After two years, the story has finally reached its conclusion.

And to shamelessly rip from my A/N on the chapter:
I want to take the time to thank all those who have been following this story throughout, be it from beginning or even just yesterday (Sorry though that I haven’t always been that quick and frequent to reply to comments). However, special thanks goes to those who have helped me out with the story, particularly in editing and pre-reading: Chaodiurn and Scarheart! I could not have finished this journey without your help and support.

I have always been a massive fan of Queen Chrysalis, the changelings and the different ways they can be explored, and this story gave me a great means of doing so, that and I’ve always found the parent-child relationship a wonderful area to explore. Princess Pupa has become, without a doubt, my favourite personal OC and I hope to one day returning to her and this world in the future. Yeah, while I may leave the Maternal Instinct as it is for the foreseeable future, that doesn’t mean I’ve put it to bed for good.

As for what’s next, well, have no fear because Citizen Weevil is still alive and kicking. Don’t worry, there’s no way I’m letting that one slip through the cracks. Also, good news, there is a new story I shall be working very soon. It’s gonna be a full-on comedy, some politics and some raunchy stuff. Not going to give anything else away, but it’s title is [i]‘That Special Relationship’.[/i]

So until then, sayonara, friends, thank you very much for reading.

Here's the link: www.fimfiction.net/story/66500…

Ps, to all my Russian and/or Orthodox Christian readers, I wish you all a very Merry Orthodox Christmas.

Now let's finish this off with some tunes from my good pal, ol' Count Duckula!

""/ >

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AChangelingOfficer Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New member Student Traditional Artist
Did you here there making a Chrysalis comic.

www.equestriadaily.com/2015/01…
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OceanRailroader Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Here is a new artwork with Princess Pupa getting into a little trouble oceanrailroader.deviantart.com…
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OceanRailroader Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I have a new flood artwork with the Changeling Peasants  in it oceanrailroader.deviantart.com…

I'm currently using photos of houses and landscapes in Japan to make up a fictional Changeling Peasant village.
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Trooper924 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Quick question about your changelings: what is their religion like? I know there's been a few references to a Kami but I'm curious about the specifics.
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 15, 2015
Well, in my maternal instinct and citizen weevil verse, they worship a pantheon of gods in the same way some cultures used to, here more like the Japanese Kami. Chrysalis herself as Queen is considering a "living kami".

There's ancestral worship as well for my changelings.

If you have any other queries regarding my changelings, do feel free to ask.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Thanks for the fave!
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2015
Well, it was definitely worth faving. We do need to stand up more adamantly for freedom  of speech in these times.

Hey, uh, I saw you hide the comment back there on the page. Look, really sorry I was being pugnacious about that. I know it was an old comment and I shouldn't be harking on about like a self-righteous s.o.b. It just... it just gets to me still, when I really should just be letting it go, especially over something fictional. Again, sorry.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2015
I can understand. I would had hidden them anyway; it's fast becoming an old shame, especially in recent days after reading "A Thin Veneer" Star Trek/Babylon 5 crossover, where the United Federation of Planets of Star Trek comes to the aid of its counterpart, the Earth Alliance, who was on the verge of being annihilated by the old and powerful Minbari Federation. In the back-story of Babylon 5 was determined to destroy Humanity after a botched first contact between the two races killed the Minbari's beloved supreme leader. 

The story is reflective about the depth of monstrous barbarism that even civilized people can sink into, how easy it is to cross that 'thin veneer' between civilization and savagery, and the struggle to maintain civility and reason from being overwhelmed by dark impulses forms the central theme of the crossover epic. (Highly recommended).

I found myself discovering my old attitudes towards the Changelings were no different from the arrogant, obsessively genocidal Minbari and their allies/associates; from the Minbari's point of view, the death of their beloved leader was horrific, and it was enough a wound in their pride for them to consider all Humans to be animals worthy only to be exterminated, attack the hopelessly outmatched Earth Alliance and killing tens of millions.

It was not too different from how I felt about Queen Chrysalis have her Changelings invaded Canterlot, and she herself defeating Princess Celestia and emotionally humiliating Twilight Sparkle before that. Queen Chrysalis was a sadistic sociopath who was the sole architect for the suffering of the main heroes and the near-conquest of Canterlot, yet because of Queen Chrysalis' evil alone, and the horrific implications of a changeling victory to ponies, I and many others, had condemned THE ENTIRE CHANGELING RACE to be an evil, worthy only of extermination, and as you had seen, I wrote about ponies killing them in vengeful wars and committing atrocities against them.

I have since regretted ever having that attitude, and realizing how little it differs from the Minbari's attitude towards the Humans only makes me feel even more of a monster. I can't remember how many I have written, but I will hide them all. I refuse to break through the thin veneer ever again... at least, as much as I can help it

(I wrote some about dragons too, usually about Humanity and other mortal races in fantasy worlds, tired of being tormented by those giant flying violent gold-lusting sociopathic reptile [As in classical depiction of dragons], strikes back with their ever more advanced weaponry and destroying them. This, I'm not so sure if this counts as crossing the thin veneer, considering they're, well, dragons...)
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MagicMan001 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 14, 2015
I see.

That sounds like quite the good fic, I can see why you recommended it. Unfortunately, due to my limited knowledge of the Star Trek workings and characters, it may be a bit rocky for me in reading it.

But that still doesn't make it right for me getting all up in your grill like a self-righteous dick about it. I mean, it's not just recently, you have quite a while back expressed a lot of regret over it and how its something you're not proud of and it was quite convenient of me to forget that. When I saw the comments being hid, I realized I was touching on something you'd like to put behind you. I was still being a douche and for that, I apologize.

And really, to be fair, not all the omakes on the topic were horrible or anything. There were many where you did look into the two-sides and the morality, like with Act of Necessary Evil. Those were good and thought-provoking, but yes there were some that yeah, unfortunately felt pretty gratuitous, dark for dark's sake and just downright unpleasant. Honestly though, sometimes I struggled to understand the mindset behind some of them, like "but if you hate changelings, why do you write it in a way in which the readers are going to naturally feel sympathy for them. Why make the ponies monstrous and the changelings pathetic crybabies: if you don't like changelings, why not portray them as such evil monsters that deserve to be destroyed?" I think the fundamental problem was their execution.

And of course, it's probably no guess I agree with you how yes, an entire race shouldn't be condemned to extermination. I guess it was also just the so casual way it was discussed that got to me. I can't fully put a finger on it, it's just there's always been something about the way ponies, the guards and main characters get vilified in such a way that is so effective in making me utterly despise them (I'll actually give credit; ponies can be really effectively made into some right despicable cowards in fanfics). It just really gets under my skin and for someone like me (I won't go into exact details about my condition) when I know it really shouldn't. It can be hard for me to get over some things that get to me.

I'm gonna make a confession to you. When I was younger and ignorant and angry, I used to consider myself far-right, even though I was a schoolboy and had little to know idea what I was going on about. I used to say and think bad things, utterly repugnant things I am now ashamed of having grown up and been educated and thus have such a burning contempt for hateful, ignorant brutish thugs like the far-right and bigots and bullies in general. Not only of course are they worthy of contempt, it might also be partly my own shame.

With the dragons, again with the changelings, I think it can work as long as you look at the morality and different sides of it. It comes down to execution.

Again, in summary, I appreciate it, but I still feel I was being dickish about it and apologize.
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