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Pony Stories 259

Happy Halloween for those that celebrate it. Two short ones and a long rambling review today. Which is nice. Been a while since I’ve run into a story that got more than a few lines out of me as a reaction. I’m too lazy to push out a lot of stuff for most stories, but I do enjoy writing the longer form stuff when it happens. On a completely different subject. Anyone else find the notifications for being followed on FimFiction kind of weird? Just a (name) is watching you, with a eye next to it. I feel like the Illuminati, or some elder god is watching my every move.

Stories covered below the break:

  • Infallible by Pegasus Rescue Brigade
  • I Miss You by Silver Cloud
  • Freeze Frame by ToixStory

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Posted by on October 31, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews

 

New Reviewer 4: Tomb of the Pony Reviewer

Woo! Another excuse to be lazy and fill up the empty review buffer a bit. Was pointed at someone else who has done pony reviews. They’ve done episode, comic, and fan fiction reviews. I’ve only added the ponyfic reviews to the big master list as per my idiom. Full list of stories they’ve covered below the break. Their FimFiction page is InsertAuthorHere and their blogspot blog that seems mostly like a mirror is IAH’s Blog of Pony Stuff.

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Posted by on October 30, 2014 in Ponies, Reviewers

 

Pony Stories 258

Now for some review list clean-up. One of the stories today, and several of the stories tomorrow will be ones I read a long while ago and apparently never typed up my reactions for them. The things we discover when sorting stories into the new bookshelf system. So I’ll be re-reading them and giving a sort of new/old review. Today’s exploration of the forgotten past is Applejack is Full of Squirrels. In other news, time for another survey. anyone enjoying the redirection posts over on Fimfiction? As in, is that now the primary way anyone is now getting to these posts instead of bookmarks/address typing? Also, piece of trivia. I cannot repost a review of Martial Bliss without giving it another read. Still hilarious.

  • Chompers by SpaceCommie
  • Applejack Is Full of Squirrels by shortskirtsandexplosions
  • Still a Better Love Story Than Twilight by meme-asaurus

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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews

 

Pony Stories 257

Most of the earlier fanfic reviews I did were really long. Back when ponyfic was a brand new thing to me and I was enjoying some of the more interesting stories available. Starting with the stuff Chris recommended over on One Man’s Pony Ramblings was a very good way to start reading fan fiction. Below the break is three incredibly short reviews. It’s like you can watch the before and after shot of how involved my reviews used to be compared to how they are now! Good thing I’m going back to reading longer stories. Hopefully I’ll have more to say about them. Of course I started with re-reading stories, so it’s kinda one step forward one step back. Good news, both Life and Times of a Winning Pony and The Celestia Code were just as good the second time through.

  • The first day of my new life by Aragon
  • Cafeteria Control by Justice4243
  • Lyra’s Series of Unfortunate Incidents by Rainedash

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

 

Pony Stories 256

In honor of the great number 256 post I present to you brand new Jetfire writing! Ta-da! Okay, it’s just a little review he did of a story. If he does one or two more I might have to give him a spot on the big master list. In other news, I’m kinda liking doing the R4 posts over on FimFiction. It’s nice and organized. Plus it lets me double-check to make sure that my cablire library and the big master review list are accurate as I go along. Even if it means I’m cross-checking four different things while I do each post. It’s a nice balance. I get to be rambling and incoherent over here, and over there I can be neat and organized. Only remaining problem is that my ‘have read’ bookshelf that links back to my blog sends notifications when I put stories on it. Which is nice, since it lets authors know I’ve read their story. On the other hand I normally click it when I’m writing the posts which is a while before it actually goes up so I have this worry that they’ll check the blog here before the review of their story is live. Yep. The crushing struggles of my life are so very trivial.

  • I’m Not A Firefly by SirTruffles
  • Twilight Verbs Article Nouns by Lapis-Lazuli and Inky J
  • Twilight Sparkle Exports Herself Repeatedly by Lapis-Lazuli and Inky J

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Posted by on October 27, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews