Going to be light on content for a couple of days. Today I’m leaving for a trip over to way-to-hot Florida. So not going to be doing any posts over on FimFiction, which is nice timing since I just did the 40th post there and was thinking of taking a break from that anyway. Oh, and yesterday while loading up on stories to read while away I noticed that FimFiction now guesses at how long it will take you to read through one of your bookshelves. Right under the search/filter bit. Apparently my to-read list is approximately 7 million words and it guesses it will take me 2 weeks and 4 days to read through it. Wonder if that counts time for eating and/or sleeping.
Stories I cover today:
- Kicking Back by Loganberry
- Out and About in the Equestrian Kingdom by Midnightshadow
Another story from the bottom of the to-read list sorted by reviews. Hmmm… Pretty good, but I was expecting something even more absurd. Dangers of having too high expectations I suppose. Basically it wasn’t absurd enough to stop me from trying to apply logic to the story. Like, if you are trying to avoid your reputation as something of a loose mare, why would you put up posters saying ‘lets have fun together’? Still, a fun little story and I give extra points to any story that has a who’s on first joke.
Same basic genre as Friendship is Optimal. Ponyc-themed singularity story, sort of anyway. This is a lot more singularity happened that has some ponies mixed in. This could have been a original story, but it would have lost some of the nuances if the pony bits were removed. Some cool concepts in here, as any good post-singularity story should have. Not explored as much as I would have liked, but they can’t all be The Quantum Thief. The ending was also a bit too much deus ex machina. Seemed a bit rushed. The story could easily have been twice as long and it would have benefited from a little more world building and character setting both before and during the big events of the plot. I’d guess that the author had a pretty good idea what the end was all about, but except for the very broad strokes I didn’t get much from the story about it. Things a bit too muddled to really understand any of the details about the big finale. Still, there was enough to wrap up the story and have a satisfying ending. So if you like transhumanism and/or post-singularity stuff you should give this a read.