Pony Stories 169

28 Jun

In pony fan fiction, the people are entertained by two separate yet equally important groups: the authors, who write the stories; and the reviewers, who review them.

“Happy Hearth’s Warming Eve, Squirt” by nygiants93

Fairly typical Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo fanfic. Let’s call it familyshipping for lazyness sake. Scootaloo isn’t an orphan, but has an alcoholic mother instead. Rainbow Dash is all along on the holiday as well. So they have a moment basicaly being family for each other. I found it sweet, but fairly shallow. Lots of other stories have done better with these characters. For a better treatment of this sort of thing I’d recommend Spellbound Fireflies.

Daring Dam by shortskirtsandexplosions

This is good, but a bit odd. A story about the author of the Daring Do books talking with the mane six, but not in the main version of Equestria. At least I don’t think it is. It is a interesting look at creativity and doing what you love instead of what is popular, but it’s hard pinning it in any particular place worldbuilding-wise. A good read, but might drive more analytical readers a bit nuts. I’m still not sure if the mane six were actually there, memories, hallucenations, something else, or what.

Daring Dash & the Distressed Filly by -Chaotic Discord-

Another light and fluffy story about Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo. Pretty much a cotton candy fanfic. Sweet, but nothing really there. If you like stories about Scootaloo and her big sister Rainbow Dash, and you’ve read all the good ones, this will be a fun distraction. If you aren’t a big fan of that particular trope you won’t miss anything by skipping this one.

That One Time The Ponies Did That One Thing At That Place by Troll

This was, well, random. Like really random. The last 2/3rds of it was surreal stream-of-consciousness randomness. However, the first part was fall over funny and I liked it a lot. So I’d recommend reading up until Twilight is a cat, then suggest you stop there.

Daring Do Bakes a Cake by Lucky Dreams

Hmm. Interesting take on the character. This bits and pieces of this story don’t quite bled together, but it’s still a decent read.

Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash go Drinking by MrPengu1n

Here’s a short story that is just begging for more. Well written, interesting glimpses of character, complete without being self-contained. I really want to know why Rainbow Dash goes with Fluttershy so the shy pegasus can get drunk every now and then.


Posted by on June 28, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews


2 responses to “Pony Stories 169

  1. bchandler2

    June 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Story idea: what if Daring Do also had a kid sister figure in her life?

    • Griffin

      June 29, 2014 at 1:44 am

      Then it would be Scootaloo’s Daring Do fan fiction she writes when she’s thinking about Rainbow Dash?


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