~What’s Mined is Ores~
Daybreak. the Sun princess’s golden work streamed through the windows in his room. ‘goddess this bed is soft. im so comfy i don’t even want to MOVE, let alone get up. oh yeah. i could get used to this.’
Kovik finally rolls out of bed, ties his wig on, and greets the sun on the front deck. the warm sun filtering down from the blue sky feels incredible. Biiiiiig stretch. ahhhh. then he steps through the saloon back door, into the main lobby. vera is there to greet him.
“Mornin kovik! how was your sleep?”
“i haven’t slept that nicely in…. well longer than i can remember.”
“its gonna be a slow day today. i can tell.” she says, “i was hoping to give you a tour of the ol Ruby Gulch Gem Mine, just outside town. whadya say? you up for it?”
“sure,” he grins, “sounds lovely!”
a few minutes later, with Dancer watching the saloon, they head out to the reason the town first got started. similar to how Appleoosa is a rail town, built with the railroad at the epicenter, Ruby Gulch was built originally as housing for the miners of the huge Gem mine. eventually, with so many folk coming to work, the families set up shops in the area that eventually would become the town. soon, business was really booming, and the demand for better housing was rising. not long after, the town of Ruby Gulch was officially formed.
the mine was built into the side of a hill, with the cart tracks riding out of the dark mouth of the entrance, around and up a ramp past the gem inspection station, to waiting gem transport vehicles behind the hill. with Vera leading the way, they stepped into the dark maw of the entrance. like a gaping mouth, it swallowed them. it took a few moments for their eyes to adjust to the low light, but soon, they wouldn’t even need a torch or lantern to light the way. little gems by the dozens lined the walls, enchanted with some arcane magic to supply light. they followed the cart tracks, which looped in and round itself, until they reached a viewing area. essentially a hole in the tunnel wall, with a railing for safety, the two of them were able to look down into the end of the mine. hundreds and hundreds of gems grew from the walls. they were everywhere. and they were so bright! Kovik had never seen anything like it. the tour took all day, and night found Vera and Kovik sitting at the top of the hill, watching the fireflies in the night sky. like living stars, just inches away from you. he was fascinated. he had never seen such beauty. it was if the stars themselves had descended from the inky heavens. as if Luna herself was visiting him. they sat there all night, watching the sky.
the next morning, they headed back into town. but something was wrong. buildings were broken, there were screams in the distant, and the sound of glass shattering. they rush to the saloon to find out what was happenning, just in time to see Dancer, knocked unconscious, and tied to the front of some form of train. a trackless train, with a monstrous flaming engine. dazed at the sight of this, that was when they noticed the Bandit hoarde escaping from the saloon, one kicking open the gateway in the entrance, another jumping off the balcony, countless others running off into the distance, all laughing and jeering at the two of them, and the trackless train roaring away faster than a dragon can fly.
Kovik looked like he had seen a ghost. he had noticed the driver. recognized him, even. Vera was furious. screaming and yelling at kovik. smacking him to wake him from his stunned gaze. slowly, he returned to the world of the living. “Aces. it’s been a while.”
reassuring Vera, he runs to the local tinkerer. the time for action had come.
~End Chapter 3~
(Kovik standalone drawn by http://spittfireart.tumblr.com/)
pictures taken by me of the Brittania Mine in BC, Canada
last panel quick sketch by me
Alright, I’ve got over 150 of you guys. I don’t post often about my personal life, but I’ve been trying to find a job. Due to my physical ailments and such, it hasn’t been going very well. I can’t draw, I don’t write well, but I do have one(well, two if you include the camera) thing to my name- a lack of modesty when it comes to my body. Long story short, I’m willing to do custom poses for artists, esp. specific/nsfw poses that can be hard to find references for online. I’m completely willing to negotiate prices, but my basic idea is $5 a pose, $20 for 5 poses.
WHAT I CAN DO:
fully clothed(t-shirt and jeans or skirt or whatever)
topless(with or without bra)
down to panties
corsetry(over and underbust corsets are at my disposal)
stockings(with and without a garter belt)
most toys that girls use for masturbation
WHAT WOULD NEED OUTSIDE HELP THEREFORE WOULD TAKE LONGER TO GET
really weird angles(though these could be gotten quicker than the bondage
WHAT I CANT DO
really flexible poses(talk to me about the pose, in other words)
Please, even if you don’t draw but follow me, signal boost this? I’d really appreciate it, and I need the gas money to find more job options. Thank you all for following me :D
this is a friend of mine who has helped me countless times with posing, helping me finish a lot of drawings. need a pose? now you know where to go!
“Friendship is found on both sides of the fence”
“… and that is when i found Miss Dancer here, staring at me right when i had opened my eyes. damn near made me jump out of my skin!”
the telling had taken all day and night, all the way into the morning, with only a few breaks for snacks, or when customers sauntered in from the street.
“Well i guess i should thank you then. if it wasn’t for you, who knows what would have happened to my little Dancer here!” Vera says as she snuggles into Dancer for the thousandth time since the story began. She just blushes and giggles that little laugh, like the breeze rushing through a field of bluebells. Dancer looks up, with the look of having had a revelation spread across her face.
“wait a moment, if you’re trained to be a guardsman, how come you never got into the service?”
Kovik stares at the floor, averting his gaze. “well, on account of my… history. They wouldn’t let me in.”
Vera perked up at that,inquiring “well, why not? what happened?”
almost a whisper now, “I don’t want to talk about it.”
Vera squints at him, looking as if she suspects something, but before she can say anything, Dancer perks up and jumps in with “Well that’s OK! we all have our own secrets. we wont bother you about what happened. I’m just thankful you were there to help me get out from under that cart. it woulda been a really cold night. i mighta caught something and gotten really sick!” she gets up and excuses herself, climbing up the stairs, disappearing down a hall.
“well, i better clean this up, and get back to work.” Vera stands up.
“please, let me help, on account of your kindness and hospitality.” he gathers up the mugs and follows Vera into the kitchen. they start cleaning up, when they hear a loud high pitched squealing from upstairs, followed by rapid fire hoofsteps down the stairs. they step out into the lobby to see Hyper Dancer prancing in place at the bottom of the stairs in a beautiful light purple summer dress.
“OH Ver! THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU!”
Vera Starcharmer just shakes her head and laughs, “i picked it out special for you on the way back from my lunch break on the night of the storm. I’m glad you like it!”
Dancer, still squeeing over her new dress, “like it? I LOVE IT! it’s so beautiful! and it fits perfectly!”
Vera laughs, gives her a hug, and smiles, “anything for my little Dancer!”
amazed at the love pouring out of these two, Kovik can’t help but smile. for the first time in a long while, he feels… alive. he feels like.. he almost belongs here.
he spends the rest of the day helping them wherever he can. including hauling the broken cart back to behind the saloon, and beginning repairs with the local Tinkerer. Dancer and Vera offer him a place to stay; a room in the little cabin behind the Saloon, next to the room they sleep in. he accepts, feeling at home for the first time in a while. the three of them sit on the front upper porch, and watch Celestia’s sun set, and Luna’s moon rise. he vows to himself, then and there, that he would find a way to make amends, and earn a place in one of the Guard Squads of Canterlot.
“Alright Gang!” he sneers, “I heard an old friend is in town. You remember him, our old Boss. the one who betrayed us! Left us to rot all tied up on that train, and headed to that Military base! What say you we go pay him an visit?” they cheer as he slips on his custom battle saddle. with malice, he shouts “LETS GET SOME GOOD OLD FASHIONED PAYBACK!” the hoard roars in agreement.
——End Chapter 2—-
Last Panel is redrawn and appears courtesy of the lovely and wonderful http://ask-little-amber.tumblr.com/
After months of writers block about the xenon arc, I finally had a breakthrough today. Now I just need to find someone willing to help out with the art.
i havent been forgetting baout you guys, ive just been so busy with 2 jobs that i hardly have free time to draw.
so i am wondering if any upstart mlp artists out there would like to join me and help out? i have half the kovik arc already typed up and ready to go, i just need help updating the old panels like ive been doing.
if you are interested, shoot me a message, or add me on skype at PIVANZ28 so we can talk
Friend asked me to write a short story of a P.I. in a Noir story in the First person perspective (specifically, MY perspective) so this is what i came up with
Started out as an A.G. Trio remix that i reworked into a song for my friend Spacetacular’s character Feebs on Tumblr. art by http://spacetacular.tumblr.com
sorry it took so long.
“Come High water, or Hell”
The two of them wandered through the town, watching the community slowly come back to life. windows were unfastened, doors opened, planter boxes placed on window sills, Folk started going outside. Soon, the whole town seemed to be swarming like an anthill with everyone cleaning up after the storm.
the new friends chatted to pass the time, to better get acquainted with each other. the sun shone and glistened from the occasional puddle in the street. however, it soon became clear that one of the party was clearly lost.
“aw shit.” Kovik moaned
“What’s wrong?” She asked
“it didnt occur to me until just now that i have no idea where i am going.i’ve been wandering along all this time.”
she giggles again, “i was beginning to wonder where we were going. lucky for you, i’m a regular around here.” she giggles again, then gives him a silly look, “just follow me Mr adventure.” His stomach gurrgles loudly, sparking another laugh from her as she leans over, “and dont worry, i know just the place to go for a bite to eat. you cant stop panicking, Mr adventure’s stomach”
she laughs and almost snorts at the befuddled look he gives her. rather than question it, he shakes his head and asks,
“So what in Blue Blaze’s Glory were you doing out in that storm miss?”
“i was headed back from the old gem mines, and i thought i could get back home before the worst of it hit. i was wrong. thankfully, you showed up just in the nick of time. if it wasnt for you, id’ve been seriously injured. i was pinned when i lost control of that old cart, and it crashed into me from all the wind.”
“oh,” he shrugs, “well at least you had a good reason.”
she laughs, “well it’s as good as any i suppose. and yourself mr adventure?”
“i’m just… passing through.”
“uh huh. you gonna tell me the rest of it Mr Mysterious Adventure man?”
“maybe. i’ve gotta get something to eat first. and definitely a cup of coffee…”
she beams, “Soon as we arrive, your coffee is on the house! all you want! FOREVER!”
“sounds like you own the place”
“yeah, well, that’s kinda because… i do.”
"Well you sure are right miss, your little town here sure is quaint." he agreed
"Oh just wait till you see my pride and joy," she pauses in the street, turns to face him, and sweeps her leg over with a grandiose “TADA! here we are! you’re gonna love it!” she smiles, a sparkle in her eye as she catches his glance, "as well as the lil gem we have there too!"
he finds himself smiling, even though he knows she is being mischievous as they walk up to the Saloon.
"Well here she is, my Pride and Joy," with great pride in her voice, "The Dust Jacket. nicest Watering hole you’ll find north of new appaloosa.” she ushers him in through the double gates with a smile. upon entering he gazes around, enjoying the warm feeling the room gives him, instantly at home. as his gaze wanders over to the bar, he sees her, and his jaw hits the floor so hard his teeth rattle. “I see you’ve noticed our lil crown jewel.” she smiles and turns, ” Oh Miss Mimie! do please come say hello to my friend here!” Dancer turns and whispers in his ear with a grin “just wait till you see her kick up her legs and dance, always the belle of the ball. and do close your mouth Mr Kovik, it’s mighty rude to stare.”
Mimie practically floats around the counter with delight. he is so stunned by her grace and beauty that all he can manage to think is ” dont panic. dont panic dont panic. FOR THE LOVE OF GAWD DONT PANIC.” Hell on Hooves with legs to match.
"Why hello there stranger. i dont reckon we’ve met." ‘OH CRAP. PANICKING.’ his mind completely scrambled
"Why Hello Miss Mimie," he manages to choke out, "You are more beautiful then a Summer Sun Sunset."
"Oh," she practically purrs, "Handsome, AND Charming. Why Miss Dancer, Wherever did you find this fine Gentleman?" as all of the blood in his body rushes to his face, making her giggle.
He looks up, she is showing off. with a smile, she leads him inside. “Good Morning, and welcome to the Dust Jacket Saloon!” moments later a voice bellows at them from the back.
“HYPER DANCER WHERE IN THE HAY HAVE YOU BEEN ALL NIGHT? I WAS WORRIED SICK ABOUT YOU!”
Dancer. winces. “Now calm down Vera. This here is my new friend Kovik. he rescued me last night from the storm. i’ll give you the details later, but first, i owe him a cup of coffee.” she motions to the light blue Mare in the back, “That’s Vera. my marefriend. She and I run this saloon. she runs the kitchen, and i play piano and sometimes even sing. now if you’ll excuse me, im gonna go make you that coffee.”
Kovik walks up to the counter and introduces himself to the light blue mare. “Good morning miss. My name is Ivan Kovik Du Na’Has, and i am…”
“an assassin?” she interrupts, getting quite a startled look from him
“oh goddess no, i was going to say i am delighted to meet you.”
she laughs, a hearty laugh that comes barreling out of her chest.
“Hahaha i was just foolin with ya. Name’s Vera Starcharmer. Vera for short. Dancer and i have been running this place for coming on 5 years now. and Lil Miss Mimie here just kinda waltzed in one day and never did leave. im glad she’s here though. so, Mr Ivan, what brings you to our little town of Ruby Gulch?”
he immediately takes a liking to her and her boisterous ways.
“It’s just Kovik Miss Vera. and i was just passing through when…”
he begins to tell her the tale of how he met Hyper Dancer the night before. halfway through it Mimie and Dancer appears with a tray of drinks, and the group of them spend the rest of the morning and afternoon just chatting away, enjoying each others company.
~End Chapter 1~
NOTICE: final Panel not included (mimie in the bar). to be added in a later chapter.
last panel dawn by camellia-art (thank you so much!)
featuring an appearance by http://askmimieponi.tumblr.com/
well im back from the hospital.
the er doc said that i had an “acute migraine”
sure didnt feel cute
my bosses are giving me the day off tomorrow, so that means i can finally update my art blog.
thank you everyone for your words of support.
I hear you’re not feeling well, so I did a little doodle for you! I hope you feel better soon~!
oh my god youre the best i love you so much
occurred today, Aug 07 at 10:45 AM
(while discussing the need to remove old paint from the heritage windows frame so the “door” parts could close)
"…I have to double check my files, but i think im gonna need a new stripper…"
TRANSLATED FROM SHOP SPEAK TO ENGLISH;
"… I have to double check that my ("a metalworking and woodworking tool used to cut fine amounts of material from a workpiece"), but i think im gonna need a new (Aggressive chemical used as a paint remover)…"
If nothing comes up, ill be hosting another concert this weekend on Mixify.com, maybe even both days!