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Pony Stories 87

23 Mar

Another themed post. Found three complete Lunaverse stories and read them all in a row, so that’s what’s below. In non-pony news, I’d like you to check out this kickstarter. It’s a video game project that some friends of mine are part of the team working on it. Looks pretty good and I know the people involved have neat ideas. So if you’ve got some extra money you could do worse then supporting them. Or merely spreading the word, as I am doing here. Either way, brief pony stuff below the break.

The link once again: Cavatina – A Rhythm-Based RPG

Up and Automaton by Zap Apple Smash

More Lunaverse stories, yay. This one was a lot of fun. Could even be a episode of the tv show, well, of a spin-off show given the different mane six. It’s got humor and action and The Great And Powerful Trixie throwing a Molotov cocktail at a rampaging giant robot. Plus a singing quartet of goats giving various characters theme songs. This is going to be one I reread sometime in the future.

A Bushel of Carrots by GreyGuardPony

Even more Lunaverse. This time is a retelling of the mirror pool episode. Pretty good story, but I might be liking it less for the quality of it and more because it handled the mirror pool a lot better than the show did. Carrot Top, element of generosity, is the one that gets copied and both the reason for it and the chaotic results just seem a lot more thought out. By the author I mean. Plus it has a much better resolution to the whole thing that doesn’t involve a possible murder-spell, and the characters fairly easily tell which one is the original Carrot Top. Mostly because the characters aren’t limited to being corporate kid’s TV show oblivious to things. Overall this was a typical Lunaverse story. A fresh angle on events of the show. Not as much humor as some, but still good. Which I am now reading as if Stitch from Lilo & Stitch is saying it.

From The Depths by vazak

Lunaverse again, this one not about the mane six of that alternate universe but instead about the alternate Princess Cadance. The evil sun tyrant Corona releases a evil abomination from the depths of the ocean as part of a evil plot. Sadly, this one didn’t really grab me. The action scenes felt really flat. Didn’t ever get much more than a general sense of what was going on and there seemed very little moment to moment continuity. This story wasn’t bad, but I certainly won’t be reading it again anytime soon. For such a interesting concept it left me underwhelmed.

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2 Comments

Posted by on March 23, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews

 

2 responses to “Pony Stories 87

  1. Present Perfect

    March 23, 2014 at 8:16 am

    What’s the originator of the Lunaverse? I see that come up so frequently, I should definitely make sure to read it sometime.

     
    • Griffin

      March 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm

      Easy enough! First story written (I believe) is Boast Busted but the first one chronologically is Longest Night, Longest Day. Group page here The Lunaverse. It’s certainly my favorite favorite alternate universe and has a good amount of stories in it.

       

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