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Pony Stories 264

06 Nov

So, watching the old x-files show. It’s not very good. Has that spark of creativity and sincerity that makes shows last in the mind of fans, but the first episode is a trainwreck and the second isn’t much better. In vaguely related stuff, I just reread the xcom/mlp crossover fanfic and it was just as good the second time. Guess I just like xcom a lot, since it got me playing it again. Playing xcom while watching/listening to x-files in the background is kinda fun for a little while.

  • Sunset Town by Art Inspired
  • “Ultimate Power is Finally… Mine?” by FoughtDragon01
  • Letters From a Friend at the End of the World by alexmagnet

Sunset Town by Art Inspired

Little scene setting piece. No story really, only a teeny tiny bit of character building for Celestia. It’s a simple mood piece that works quite well.

“Ultimate Power is Finally… Mine?” by FoughtDragon01

Heehee. The writing isn’t inspired, but its decently good. Plus the twist is hilarious. Lots of good mental images in here. If I headn’t been reading it in a public place I would have been laughing out loud quite a bit.

Letters From a Friend at the End of the World by alexmagnet

I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. To the point that it pissed me off when it ended so abruptly. Everything had just started to come together and a big emotional moment happened, then *bam* no more story. I suspect is is just where the author stopped writing it rather then the actual end of the story. Still, up to that point it was enjoyable. Kind of question the decision to not include Pinkie Pie or Fluttershy. Along with several other plotholes, but the story was good regardless. Some good worldbuilding as well. It also has some Trixie character development, mostly off screen sadly, but I found it beliveable. The jumping around in time and perspective character can be neat when done well. However it really needs better scene transitions. The website version might have seperator lines, but if so they got zapped by the ebook conversion. Recommended if you don’t mind the abrupt out of nowhere end of things.

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Posted by on November 6, 2014 in Books 2014, Ponies, Reviews

 

4 responses to “Pony Stories 264

  1. Viking ZX

    November 6, 2014 at 11:26 am

    According to a post from one of the mods, part of the site overhaul that just recently happened was to remove ALL bbcode formatting from ebooks. No more italics, no more bold, no more links, no more headers, etc.

    It’s not a decision I like, and having only recently found out about it, I’m still debating what to do about it, as it absolutely destroys the formatting of any downloaded copies of stories. So it’s not the author’s fault, but FimFiction’s itself.

     
    • Griffin

      November 6, 2014 at 12:11 pm

      That would explain the visible formatting tags I’ve been seeing lately. Huh. That kind of sucks. Though no more links is actually nice.

       
  2. Present Perfect

    November 6, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    X-Files takes a good two, maybe three seasons to really get good. (And then stops being good around season 7, when they get rid of Mulder.) But it was made before today’s TV formulas were really codified; heck, it probably pioneered some of them.

     
    • Griffin

      November 6, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      Oh, I know that. I watched it back when it was on TV and actually watched the first two seasons a year or so ago. It just surprises me every time how bad the start is. No coherency or flow to things. It’s like they had a checklist for all the alien stuff and made sure everything on the checklist was put into each episode without any rhyme or reason.

      And yes, I stopped watching it when they got rid of Mulder.

       

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