The timeline for My Little Pony, the show, is still boggling my mind. 65 episodes for the first three seasons and all those adventures fit inside a single year. Now I see why living in Ponyville makes you jaded. Some kind of huge event, usually involving monsters, happens almost twice a week. I’m pretty much going to picture things as the story Tick. Tock. showed us about the background of Ponyville during the various disasters.
This is an author I enjoy quite a bit, and this collection is a pretty good example why. 19 shorts and not a single one I disliked. In fact I loved many of them. The very first one was a riot. This has me wishing he was done with his next longer form story so I could read it. Several of them would work as longer stand-alone stories in fact.
This continues from the cutie mark switch of the season 3 finale. It isn’t quite as good as Memories We Never Had by HiddenBrony, but it’s still a nice little piece. A short little slice of life peek at both Applejack and a tiny little peek at Rarity.
The writing quality is a bit rough in this one. Which is something considering I usually don’t notice that sort of thing. Overuse of passive voice, at least one instance of wrong word (new instead of knew, though that might just be a typo). Despite all of that I kind of liked this one. It’s got Vinyl Scratch as a somewhat nuanced character. Also, it was simple and short.
I’ve heard good things about this one, and this story deserves the praise. The writing is quite good, this story showing a real flair for language that shows through the whole thing. The story is a bit abstract and/or philosophical. Pretty sure I missed a lot of the nuances in it. Despite that there was still a lot to enjoy. The part of this story showing Rarity’s relationship with her sister, a small glimpse really, did better with that subject than a lot of the fanfics where it is the main focus of the entire piece. This is one I would recommend to a non-pony fan. It really doesn’t have a lot of pony in it, but manages to capture Rarity so well that it doesn’t really matter.
If this wasn’t a Fallout: Equestria story I might have liked it better. The author has a bit of a talent for flowery language and I enjoy that from time to time. However, it is a FO:E story and I couldn’t stand it. The author seems to completely miss so much of the theme and feel of FO:E. Not to mention actually starting off with a continuity error (probably more than one). Littlepip isn’t a Pipbuck technician, she’s just an apprentice at the start of the main story. I only got two chapters into this before giving up and tossing it to the side in frustration. I wouldn’t recommend this, but I might see if the author has other less derivative stories to try.