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Pony Stories 147

04 Jun

This is a placeholder. Do not be alarmed by any noises you might hear behind you while you read this. Just be calm. Pretend you are still reading this placeholder. Just wait until you can’t hear anything anymore. If you are lucky you will only lose your sounds. If you see it you will lose more. Hopefully you don’t have a reflective monitor.

Pretend this is just a placeholder and try not to move. It might be heard by someone else and be behind them instead. Just wait. Wait. Don’t look behind you. Even if the noises are getting louder. Try not to feel it breathing right behind you.

Aaanyway, you might want to read these three brief reviews before you aren’t around anymore.

Reading Room #36 by Flashgen

Not sure how I feel about this one. It is well-written, and I’ve enjoyed horror stories by this author before. This one just seemed to lack the spark that made Fleeting Light so good. I think i’ll classify this one as ‘good, but not my thing’ and move on. Not sure how pony it was either. Don’t really get a sense of anything Equestria-related and Twilight Sparkle could have been swapped out for just about any character in any setting.

The War and What Came After by NorsePony

This was a really good story. Not a lot of pony in it, but very good. Lots of good worldbuilding. This would be nearly perfect as a original fantasy story. Maybe even expanding on the history a bit. What we get is a wonderful tale with many levels to it. I do wish that Princess Celestia or Princess Luna had shown up at some point. And the ending raises even more questions about what happens to the people between this story and the events of the show. Highly recommended.

Hearth’s Warming Cookies by Viking ZX

This was nice. Somewhat sweet, a bit awkward in places. I liked it better than Emoticon, but not quite as much as the other short stories in this AU. Not a good place to start this particular series. Has a interesting little bit about Hearth Warming’s Eve and making Cutie Mark cookies to give as a holiday tradition.

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3 Comments

Posted by on June 4, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews

 

3 responses to “Pony Stories 147

  1. Present Perfect

    June 4, 2014 at 7:47 am

    I remember Reading Room from the writeoff, and I’d agree with you. It built up a creepy scenario, but lacked any real point.

     
    • Flashgen

      June 6, 2014 at 5:55 am

      A consequence of the write-off I suppose, which I’m shocked it managed to get top 5 at all. I’ve had ideas to try and flesh it out and make it better, but I just haven’t had the time. That and if I’m going to do any more horror, I want to finish fleeting light’s sequels first.

       
      • Griffin

        June 6, 2014 at 3:09 pm

        I fully support you writing more Fleeting Light stories.

         

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