Pony Stories 116

01 May

This intro part is always the hardest thing to write. We don’t all live in the wild country where you can just go out and see wildlife, or have active physical routines that need de-greasing of bicycles. Well, I guess I can recommend anyone who can see Ernest & Celestine. It is a wonderful French animated film. Great art, good comedy, and it was a joy to watch. I saw it in French with subtitles and thought the voices were just perfect, but if all you can find playing is English language versions it is still going to be worth it. Otherwise, check below for three more pony fanfic thoughts.

Warmth by Dark Avenger Another story that deserves the sad tag. Good story. Just a fragment, a true slice of life in the fullest sense.

The Fight for Cranberry Hill by Insert Pen Name Really good story. First one if a while that I’ve been impressed by with its use of language. Evocative without being overly flowery. A few really fun turns of phrase, and a great show of how important you take things when you are a kid. Plus it’s fun seeing intense (but light-heated) World War 2 metaphors/references used for a snowball fight.

Blinded by Fashion by Esle Ynopemos This would make a fun episode. Not that the style is quite there, but the story would be funny with a visual element. Then again it did a really good job at giving us the perspective of someone who has been struck blind, so you’d lose that. So maybe it’s better as is. Which is praise in itself. The author did a really good job using the advantages of written language to good effect. It would be a challenge adapting the story to another form of media and keep the same level of quality. Would require just taking the basic concept and re-writing it. Anyway, this was a very funny story. Very episodic with a setup/problem/resolution arc that was nicely paced.


Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews


2 responses to “Pony Stories 116

  1. Chris

    May 1, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Ah yes, the majestic muskrat truly is a wonder of nature gifted only to those who trammel the final bastions of America’s rugged wilderness. They are also, apparently, fond of drainage ditches.

    I’ve read the first two and largely agree (a couple of the accents in Cranberry Hill grated on me, but that was pretty much my only complaint). Definitely am going to give Blinded a look. And, of course, if I don’t like it it’s all your fault.

    • Griffin

      May 1, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      Of course it is. I obviously have that amount of control of someone’s life. The Illuminati will promote me in no time! Soon I’ll be assigned to the division that decides which movies are popular.

      Do hope you enjoy Blinded. I found it funny as heck.


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