So many reviews backed up. Think I am going to start double-posting. The day’s normal scheduled post, then a review post in the afternoon. Nah, review post in the morning and normal schedule post after so it’s on top. Then the day’s R4 post on FimFiction can point to the review post. At least for days without reviews in the schedule anyway. On a complete different subject I had an epiphany about Cadance. I realized a reason why Cadance is so disliked. She’s the princess of love. She’s got the authority to make ships canon or non-canon! She can destroy any fandom work she wants at will! Nopony should have that much control over ships. She must be stopped.
Today’s stories covered below the break:
- Friends, With Occasional Magic by Bad Horse
- The Name Game by Brony Tom
- The Perfect Night Sky by Twilight_Crow
- Two Beats by Nicknack
- Everypony Dies by a3V
- Good Ponies Don’t… Do They? by bookplayer
- Princess Rarity by Invisible Cadance
- Twilight Sparkle Earns the Feature-Box by Skywriter
- Rolling With the Punches by bats
- Rise by Lapis-Lazuli and Inky J
This one got me. I really liked it. A slice of life with no literal ponies in it, but plenty of friendship as magic. Has me all sentimental. Not about anything in particular, just a contemplative warm bittersweet feeling when I finished it.
That was depressing. Dark, in the fashion of slow crushing inevitability. I’ve seen the concept in comedies, epic adventures, even philosophical pieced, but I think this is the first time I’ve encountered in such a bleak matter of fact fashion. Good if you like that sort of thing, but not excellent. Just now that going in it’s a very low key depressing story.
Couldn’t finish this one. The writing was just too rough. Half the time in dialogue I wasn’t sure who was saying what, and most of the rest of the story was far too tell-y, even for my tastes.
Not a bad story, a little cliche perhaps. Right on the edge between cliche and dealing with a common theme. Yet there is no pony in it. It would take no editing to make it original fiction. There was one place name to change (stalliongrad), but I’m not sure there was any mention of hooves or other equine traits. Nothing in it that says it can’t be pony, could go either way. Which just means it’s fairly generic. The stuff I like about MLP can’t really be found in that kind of story.
Fun, if a bit predictable. The ending was a bit disappointing. That’s about it for things to say about it.
Fun shipping story. Look at relationships and sex, both casual and waiting to do it. Worth a quick read, but probably going to forget it soon. Nothing there really sticks in my head as special or deep.
Eh, this was uninspiring. Halfway decent idea, but the story itself is just functional. Needed more descriptions I think. Something to really paint the scene and make the village come alive. Maybe the party drawn out more. The author should have lingered on the details of everything more. Or gone with even more concise prose and given the whole thing more context by having it expand before and after.
Shallow, crude, and hilarious. The second chapter was my favorite when Spike is talking to the Equestria Daily pre-readers. If you like silly fandom metafiction type stuff, give this a try. I enjoyed it as the silly fluff it is.
Fun shipping story. I could see Applejack and Twilight starting a relationship like this. Though I’d want a bit more buildup and a nice gradual building of romantic feelings if it was a longer story.
Very enjoyable adventure story. Could have used a bit more space to breathe, but avoided feeling incomplete. Certainly one of my favorite Trixie redemption stories and has me interested in the author’s other stories in this particular version of mlp.