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I’ll do it, but only if you’ll help

Hello Bronies! Whether you signed this pledge or not, you should go straight to now and fill in the form to order your copy of Past Sins -- Profpatsch

Pledge “PastSinsPrint”

"I will buy a copy of the MLP:FiM Fanfic "Past Sins" but only if 100 other people will do the same to reduce printing costs."

— Profpatsch

Deadline to sign up by: 31st May 2012
282 people signed up (182 over target)

More details
This is one of the greatest FanFics ever written, so only a printed version will suffice!

- Price <35$ internationally
- Use the Season2-canon-version
- "Professional" layout (justified text, fitting font, stylized captions etc)
- Custom cover

FiReBlaZe101 already posted his approach to his DeviantArt ( but the effective price is around 40-45$ and he uses the (for books poorly styled) .pdf version.

I also set up a discussion pad to share the designing with the signers of this pledge.
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  • Hi, Im from Bangladesh and id love to get a copy of this, but unfortunately i have no idea how i will receive it/pay for it. I have an uncle in america who might pay for it, if you have any details on what i can do, ill try and figure something out!
    Ezreal, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I love you guys, nearly 50 signs on one day!

    Now Pen Stroke wrote me an email that S2-canon Past Sins would only be written after S2 ended (obviously) and that would need some time as well.

    "The one issue is that, by my count, Season 2 won't end until the end of April if HUB keeps airing on episode a week, and your pledge drive ends on March 31st. I think it would make the most sense if you extended that deadline to, say, the end of May perhaps.The reason for this is that will also give Batty and I time to make the adjustments we need to the story for Season 2 cannon once the entirety of Season 2 has been released.

    So, yeah, you may want to consider moving the deadline to pledge back a little. Just in case." - Pen Stroke.

    Anyways, we should clarify the design, cover and print so that we can have our copies as fast as possible after the rewrite is released.
    Profpatsch, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • @Ezreal:

    We are planning to design the book and then having it printed by a company that can ship internationally while staying below 35$.
    I'm sure with enough people who want a copy we can lower the price quite a bit.

    If this doesn't work for you you can always have the final design and try to find a local company who will print it (would be more expensive though).
    Profpatsch, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • You already reached the 100?
    That's amazing! :D
    I'll be patient 'til it comes out.
    Marco Waning, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Whooo, yes!

    @Marco: It's not me, it's you! It's the Bronies! The f*cking BEST COMMUNITY ON THIS PLANET!

    So now that there are 100 people signed up, the list is not closed yet. In fact, the more people sign up the cheaper it will be for everyone.

    I'll soon (tomorrow or the day after that) update the piratepad discussion and ToDo page so we can start designing the book we want to buy.
    You will get the news per email as long as you sign this pledge.

    Stay tuned!
    Profpatsch, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Buck yeah. As soon as I finished reading Past Sins I started thinking about binding a copy for myself, but I would definitely buy a copy even if it meant shipping internationally.
    I'm glad I discovered this pledge!
    Xyr, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I'm interested in this, but I'm wondering what the overall difference the Season 2 canon version will make compared to the original .PDF version. How much different will it be?
    ZSabotage, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Pen Stroke joined our discussion yesterday and talked about his schedule and the second version.

    I can't exacly say how much will change, but the first version isn't canon anymore (e.g. the v1 Luna was very different inb4 "Luna Ecliped")
    Profpatsch, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • @ZSabotage

    Things are not going to be very different, just minor details are going to be adjusted. Rarity's parents aren't going to be dead, Luna's going to talk and act more like canon Luna. Those are the only really big things that need to be adjusted. Beyond that, the rest are fine details that may exist in only a couple chapters.

    Same overall story, same Nyx, the overall picture the story paints will be the same. I'm just changing some very minor details.
    Pen Stroke, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I have a question, since it’s almost past the sign-up date for the “Past Sins” Book do we start sending you the payment for the book on Paypal? Or is there still more work to be done before that happens I’m just wondering.
    Edgar Perdomo, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hi Edgar,

    there is still work to be done. Valcron, the designer of the original "cover"-art will join us once his computer is repaired. Expect us to enable payment in June.

    You can of course always join our discussions on Sunday 20h UTC.
    Profpatsch, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • This project is still open and running!
    If you are interested in a copy, just sign up for the pledge to get updates.

    Profpatsch, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • How can I get one? I already have a physical copy of it, but it's a paperback and it's the rewrite that's out right now and not the season 2 one.
    The ArcadeLords, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hello! I just came over from EqD, and I'm both elated and saddened to see that the pledge is successful! Is there any way I can still sign up for the book print? I've never used this site before, haha. =)
    TheGhostHybrid, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I will gladly buy a copy, or three (for friends!). Past Sins was the first ever fanfiction I read religiously.
    Sam Griffiths, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • For anypony coming in from Equestria Daily and can't find a way to sign the pledge, here's a message from the coordinator of the project.

    "I'm sorry, I totally screwed this up.

    Because we set the original deadline to May 31st nobody can sign up AT THE MOMENT.
    Please try again in a few hours, we *will expand it*. (Hopefully the folks at PledgeBank have a short reaction time)

    ~Profpatsch, coordinator of the project"
    Kevinltk, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • You have no idea how excited I am for this. Please don't give up on this project.
    Aanau, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hi Penstroke! It's me Sunburst again! There is no way I'll miss THIS chance to buy one of the greatest books in existiance. I'll do everything I can do to earn bits for this book.
    Sunburst, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I will so buy this, i want this with every fiber of my being, i am just silently waiting for it to open up again...
    Martin, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Please open this up again soon. I NEED this book : )
    Cloud, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Hey, I have already signed the pledge and pledged to buy a book (which I can't wait for) but I noticed that some people have check marks next to their name saying that they've "done it". What exactly does this mean and how do I do it myself?
    Jordan S., 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • How do I sign up for this? EQD says that those interested can still pledge, but the only fill space is for comments. I *REALLY* want to get this book!
    reynard61, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Solution incoming!

    I created a fallback pledge at
    You can sign it there.

    Profpatsch, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • no weekly update?
    Raymond, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • Sorry, full week. In a few days you’ll get one.
    Profpatsch, 8 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I’m pleased to announce, that our website with the final sign-up form is ONLINE.

    You can find it at

    Now, go and sign up for that book!
  • Is there any way that I can still get a copy? I love this story SO MUCH!!! It's my absolute favorite I just HAVE to have a copy! Please?
    Swook206, 7 years ago. Abusive? Report it!
  • I’m very sorry, the signup has closed a while ago and we are only a few weeks from payment, printing and a few more from shipping.
    BUT don’t fret, there will most certainly be the chance to get a copy, we are doing everything we can that everyone who wants one gets one.

    To not miss anything you can sign up for our Mailinglist and Newsletter (it’s rather beta still but should work):
  • I want to inform all of you who signed that we sent out a very important mail regarding payment and that you all should check your mail.

    We have an official newsletter now, and fascinating stuff in the making, which I all encourage you to sign up to, in order to be informed when it’s ready.

    On the gripping hand I have to say goodbye to all of you … but only on this page.
    Yep, that’s right, from today on all updates are going to be delivered through our newsletter and not here anymore.
    So, yet another reason to sign up. ;)

    Cheers, and see you soon,
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