Today is the first day of the new year for the blog. Which, of course, means more of the same. Gonna try sticking to a weekly schedule for a month or two. Mondays are going to be normal ponyfic reviews. In fact, normal reviews will be 2-3 times a week. Friday will be normal reviews unless I’ve added any major new reviewers to the big master list. With my current backlog I could stop reading ponyfic right now and I’d still have enough reviews to do 4 reviews a day 3 times a week for a month or two. Hopefully the non-review content won’t be a huge disappointment to all you folks. I’ll be continuing to do the R4 posts over on FimFiction, aiming for once a day, which will have the day’s content for this blog so you only have to check if you are curious about that day’s content.
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Stories I’ve reviewed below the break:
- Growing Up Dandy by Goldfur
- The Art of the Derp by obabscribbler
- Rarity’s secret admirer by The Frank
- The Living is Easy by The Descendant
Pretty much more of the same as cogs. Slice of life fluff. Not really good, not really bad. Just kinda in the middle. If you really liked the cogs story you’ll like this one. If you didn’t like it or haven’t read it, go ahead and skip it. Does have a fairly casual treatment of transgender near the end which was nicely handled. The end seemed a little rushed, but was somewhat sweet regardless. I wouldn’t mind some slice of life stories involving the odd marriage two of the characters end up in.
Simple slice of life story. A nice look at Derpy Hooves. I really liked the author’s characterization of her. Going to see if the author has any other stories involving her.
Nice Derpy story from her point of view. The peek into Ponyville via mail was pretty neat, as was Derpy’s side of the conversations about each ponies mail. Was a nice way to keep the focus on her train of thought. It also helps emphasize that her mind is on something else and/or is impatient.
A really good story. A bit of magic, a bunch of sentimental joy, and all the good parts of summer delivered with excellent prose.