Pony Stories 319

09 Jan

Yesterday was a good day. Got to read new Skywriter story and a new short by GhostOfHeraclitus. Those guys don’t put out enough stuff. In other good review news, I’ve got over half of the big master review list added to my official master list bookshelf on FimFiction. As a method of telling authors about it, seems to be working. Fairly regular thing that I’ve got a couple of people checking it out when I spend a while tagging stories. Plus I get plenty of comments about it. Though mostly either confusion or just form comments about them being glad I Favorited their stories. Apparently the idea that I’m linking reviews that I have no actual affiliation or connection to is just too weird for most people to handle.

Stories covered under the break:

  • Going Up by Chris
  • She Said No by Kodeake
  • No Moon New Moon by RTStephens
  • The Truth About Myths and Legends by The Ponytrician

Going Up by Chris

This author is really good at whimsical/fairy tale style of storytelling. Which isn’t exactly the right way to describe it, but my brain is drawing a blank on anything else to call it. Anyway, this is a delightful and wonderful story. I’m sad that I let it linger on my real later list for so long. You should go read it yourself, it’s really good.

She Said No by Kodeake

Huh. I liked this one. It’s not a deep or complex story, though it does touch on meaningful concepts. It also is a demonstration of and idea I enjoy seeing in stories about divine or semi-divine beings. The idea that the more power you have, the larger effect your mistakes have. This story is probably the best of the genre ‘Twilight feels like her life is planned out and she has no free will’ that I’ve read. Plus it’s always nice to read a story where the events are the logical result of the character’s actions instead of it all adhering to some moral/authorial statement or plot device. Some stories would have ended with just the result of her choice, say just a “Twilight felt horrible as she saw what happened. The End.” but I like that this one continues a while after the results become clear, long enough to get the full impact and ramifications of her refusal and her personal growth because of it.

No Moon New Moon by RTStephens

A nice story that would make a really good episode. Author yes the feel of the show right on the nose. A handful of writing mistakes, but nothing major. Also has the implication that a cutie mark can’t be created by magic even for a disguise. Which the changelings did in the show, but that could just mean they are the only beings that can do it. Which would actually make sense. If duplicating a cutie mark is impossible, then Princess Cadance could not have been a imposter.

The Truth About Myths and Legends by The Ponytrician

Well written stories about young filly Twilight are a joy. This is one such adorable story. Young scientist Twilight Sparkle trying to prove the existence of the tooth flutterpony. Also, I know this story didn’t come up with it but I’m going to comment on it anyway, tooth flutterpony might be my favorite ponyfication ever. Plus a great mention of Princess Cadance in passing. Highly recommended.


Posted by on January 9, 2015 in Ponies, Reading 2015, Reviews


4 responses to “Pony Stories 319

  1. Logan

    January 7, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    “Delightful” is a really good word for Going Up. I’d also call it cute, though advisedly as that word has been wildly overused in this fandom!

    Incidentally, this article is appearing before #318. Not a problem; it just threw me for a moment.

    • Griffin

      January 9, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Yeah, I broke time apparently. Everything should be fixed. So glad the world wars are numbered. Makes getting them in the right order real easy.

  2. Chris

    January 10, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    Glad to hear you enjoyed it! Anytime someone uses words like “delightful” and “wonderful” to describe something I did, it’s a thrill. Thanks for the review!

    • Griffin

      January 10, 2015 at 11:47 pm

      They are usually the best words to describe the things you write!


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