Thanks to Skywriter I’ve been listening to Moonrise for the last few days. Last few days as of a week ago away. No clue if I’m still enjoying it by the time this goes up. I’ve pretty much got the same tastes as him for music, at least pony-based music, so glad he pointed me at it. If you don’t follow his fimfiction blog and haven’t heard of this one, you should probably check it out. Either way, three more reviews below the break.
Needed a bit of light comedy after In Bloom. This seemed just the ticket. Has a wonderful first line. ‘As soon as she saw the dress Twilight should have known the only way it could end was a sledgehammer’. I really shouldn’t have found this so funny, but I did. If you like stories about fan fiction cliches then this story is one you’ll want to read.
Eh, this was functional. The characters were as well characterized as in an average episode of the show. Mostly it comes down to I don’t think that pony and the DMV mix together well. This needed to either be a bit shorter, really tightening up the language to make it a brief joke, or much longer. I would have liked a bit more focus on why Rainbow Dash wanted to talk with Fluttershy that day, or seen how RD handles remedial flight school.
I would call this a boilerplate fanfic. Writing is functional. Characters have their expected traits, Dinky is cute and loves her mom, Ditzy is a clumsy mailpony who ponies make fun of, but no depth or complexity beyond that. I spend most of my time reading this thinking about better fanfics. If you are looking for a good ‘Dinky loves her mom’ story I would recommend Family Matters by RainbowDoubleDash of the Lunaverse.