Holy heck! Had 11 people peeking at the big master review list at the same time yesterday. Guess 5:23 is when everyone comes online and checks their notifications or something. Then, five minutes later they all leave at once. Was there a class trip to my spreadsheet, or what? Then again, maybe that sort of thing happens all the time and I just miss it. Probably spent the longest stretch of time to date working on the big master review list yesterday. Think I’ve finally put all of One Man’s Pony Ramblings up. I’m, say, 80% sure of it this time. Confident I’ve got everything on FimFiction that he’s reviewed anyway. I think for the older stuff I’ll just rely on people spotting the stuff I missed and tell me about it.
Big master review list trivia once again. I often search for stories with longer titles with a single word or two. Sometimes I run across amusing things like how often a word shows up, or how few times a word shows up. This one made me chuckle. The phrase ‘every mare’ shows up in two titles. Every Mare Needs Her Stallion by InquisitorM, and… Commander Hurricane Fucks Every Mare In Cloudsdale by Cloud Hop. I’m not sure what spectrum that defines, but they are most certainly on the opposite ends of it.
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Stories covered below the break:
- Leaving the Ground Behind by q97randomguy
- Rarity’s Game of Cat and Mouse by TheOldPonyFromScene24
- An Old Guardspony’s Last Duty by BuffaloBrony
This is a functional ponyfic. Not very evocative, but the viewpoint character is written decent. Just kind of a rambling internal monologue with no real point. With more build-up to get to know the character it might be more moving. More context to compare him with a ‘standard’ pegasus would make it an interesting look at how a pony’s life shapes their viewpoint. This doesn’t manage either and just kind of sits on the page.
Some nice fun Rarity & Applejack shipping. One of my favorite pairings in fact. Just so much fun you can have with it. This story has both Rarity and Applejack written wonderfully, though due to the format we get more of Rarity than the apple farmer. This wasn’t a timeless piece for the ages, but I’d recommend it.
Pretty good, for what it is. Nothing compared to, say, A Cup Of Joe, but I’d put it just a notch or two below that for a fanfic about military duty and memory. Also not nearly as emotion-twisting either. This has a much more… even tone to it. Just an old soldier talking to a new soldier at a party. Recommended if you like that sort of thing. I enjoyed it quite a bit.