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This journal entry is about why the story of Jade hasn’t been updated as of late. (edit near the bottom!)
First, a statement from Palinor:
“This will be the first time I am making myself so public about the story of Jade, but I am QueenCold's fiance and cowriter on this project. In the beginning I was the primary writer. This means that I was placing the ideas into text, QueenCold was still the one thinking of the story. But as of our more recent entries in the series it is becoming very solidly written by QueenCold herself with me acting as editor. I'd like to take this moment to congratulate her on doing so well with the writing, I request you do so as well but it isn't expected.
Currently the story has been at a stand-still and consequently so have the artworks relating to the story directly. This is due to QueenCold's desire to create a story that is as closely congruent with the show as possible, a feat that is impossible, though not for a lack of effort. I say this because the story is being written in a reality that is already vastly different; in that Jade and her family exist, specifically one where the happenings of this story are a thing which occurs. There is no chance of this being a story that falls step-for-step with the show.
Even were the creative team of the show to contact QueenCold and work heavily with her to make this tale happen within the show, it could not be the same. Every episode brings new light and definition to the characters we know and love, every episode solidifies this fact of our story. This pleases me.
It forces the hand of admission that no matter what we do we cannot write this story as it should be written and be in-line with the show. What we can do, and strive to do, is be correct about the characters. Mostly with the canon characters, but also with our own. In an effort to not interfere with the show's circumstances we nearly started writing something that would not make sense, both on what these characters are and how a proper story should be told.
I wish for this story to continue, very much so, and I want it to continue properly. With this I hope we shall begin writing this story as true to the characters, both Canon and OC, as possible. The writing shall be better for it and I think you will all enjoy it quite thoroughly if we can push beyond this inhibition about whether this exists in a way where we may plug it into the between-episode space of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
If you would be so kind, I request that you all give your thoughts on this statement I have given. I will gladly answer any questions you may have, so long as QueenCold agrees that I may reply to the question. We still are hoping not to spoil the story, as we are going to write more. It's merely a matter of how much more now.”
I’d like to share my thoughts on what my fiancé wrote and the matter in general.
One of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic’s strengths is, that status quo isn’t god. This does mean that no matter what I write or draw, as long as the show hasn’t come to a conclusion, it is going to have inconsistencies with the show. After all, Jade will never be seen or mentioned in the real thing and whatever lessons she learns, or lessons that she helps others learn, will not be relevant in canon. The same lessons may be learned in future episodes and similar scenarios may occur. These are the risks and consequences of creating a character that has any merit, let alone interacts with the main cast. As of now, I am uncertain where the story will go. I want the story to make sense and I want the story to be good. I also want to follow canon as closely as possible. While we’re writing Jade’s character will be more defined and developed. From this point on our plan is to write the character, not the story. Because the story comes from the characters within.
I've been reading through the earlier "chapters" and found that I am displeased with certain story elements, lines and the overall pace. I know the descriptions were initially not meant to look like a fanfic, but things have changed and I feel I need to modify the descriptions consequently.
(Currently in the process of rewriting and fixed the first two descriptions)