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Pony Stories 160

19 Jun

Somewhat big round number. Anyway, struggling to get up to date with the big master list of fic reviews. It’s bugging me that I’m not getting a full 100% of the reviews of the various reviewers I’ve been grabbing them from. Mostly the whole complete/incomplete thing. Oh well, like 95% is still pretty good.

A Measure of Eternity by Filler

This is really short. Like three pages or so. Decent, but not inspiring. If you like Apple Bloom you should give it a read. Even if you don’t it’s such a short read, it’ll take maybe ten minutes of your time to read.

In Total, He’s not that Bad. by Grey Faerie

Little Character study of Discord. Which is a bit of a spoiler, but it’s fairly obvious. Neat if not really complex. It’s interesting to place this in the show timeline as the reason Celestia decided to attempt reforming Discord.

Malus Maleficarum by SaddlesoapOpera

This was a bit dark. Writing is decent. Recommend if you like a bit of horror with a dark ending.

Applejack: Princess of Eyebrows by alexmagnet

Funny as heck. The scene of Princess Celestia and Applejack in the glowy princess place nearly made me fall out of my chair laughing. Recommended if you like wacky absurdness.

After All by FluttershyisMetal

Short and functional. That’s about all I’ve got to say about it. Doesn’t have enough story to build up any depth or complexity, but what is there isn’t bad.

The Jackelope Valley Festival by Froborr

This was another Lunverse story I’ve been waiting on for a while. I liked it quite a bit better than The Return Of Tambelon. Had just the right blend of slice of life and epic mystic adventure that I like about MLP. There were some pacing problems and it did seem a little rushed in places, but overall it was a fun read. Plus I have to share an excerpt with you:

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In the shadows behind Lyra and Raindrops’ trailer, three dark figures gathered, clad hoof-to-mane and muzzle-to-tail in form-fitting black suits. “We all here?” whispered Lyra.

“Almost,” said Raindrops. “Thunder Axe was right behind me.”

“Here I am!” said Thunder Ax, earning a “Shhhh!” from the other three as she dropped out of the sky into the middle of the group. “Hey, neat outfits.”

“Where’s your stealth suit?” demanded Vinyl.

“My wha? You mean those things you’re wearing? I don’t have one.”

“Don’t have a–who doesn’t have a stealth suit?” asked Lyra.

“C’mon, guys,” said Raindrops. “She’s not from Ponyville, remember?”

There was a two-pony chorus of “Oh yeah”s from Lyra and Vinyl.

Thunder Axe blinked in confusion. “Wait. Are you saying that every pony from Ponyville–at all times…?”

“‘Nah,” said Vinyl. “Not foals, obviously. Or in the shower.”

“Or on Hearts and Hooves Day,” added Raindrops.

Vinyl looked at her curiously. “You don’t carry a stealth suit on Hearts and Hooves Day? But what if you need to be stealthy?”

“Well,” Raindrops started, “you don’t need the suit, because–”

“Ladies,” Lyra interrupted, as sternly as possible while staying quiet. “We have a job to do. You have the, uh, getaway vehicle ready, Vinyl?”

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2 Comments

Posted by on June 19, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews

 

2 responses to “Pony Stories 160

  1. Present Perfect

    June 19, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    That excerpt… what?

     
    • Griffin

      June 19, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      You aren’t amused by the idea that everypony in Ponyville has one of those black ninja suits? Twilight, Spike, Pinkie, and Rainbow have all been seen wearing them. Plus Fluttershy’s dangerous mission outfit could easily be a Rarity-modified one.

       

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