Doing a good job writing every day. Which is a very nice feeling. Almost none of it is anything I want to share with my half-dozen strong audience though. Except for what I wrote just now (two days ago). However I had a bit of writing from the worldcon trip for yesterday and I’m trying to stick to my self-imposed weekly schedule and put my writing stuff on sundays. Much like I’m trying to keep new reviewer stuff on Saturdays. So I put up the new bit of writing for next Sunday. Which means I’m just going to have to wait to see how bad it scars you people with it’s bad grammar and shifting narration pov.
- Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Wings (But Were Afraid To Ask) by mr maximus
- My Little A.I. by teamidris
- Baking is War, Sister by Einhander
- Withdrawal by Raugos
Fluffy fluff. Enjoyable, if a little bland. I like stories about Twilight adjusting to her wings though. Plus the ending punchline was really fun. The cover art is still one of my favorite pieces of pony fanart.
Decent scifi story. A bit short, it doesn’t really go into any real detail. It’s more of an outline of a story really. Still, its an interesting look at an AI situation. Though the ending was a bit unsatisfying. Mostly because the lack of actual story, makes it seem a little abrupt. Looking at the wordcounts for the chapters on the story page I’m struck with just how short each chapter is. The story feels short, but not that short. So I’d also say that it’s a pretty good example of how to write fairly concise prose, even if it needed a little more polish.
I enjoyed this a lot. Not sure I would call it a comedy. There is a bit of that, but it’s certainly not the main focus. It’s really just a slice of life with really strong emotional content. I always enjoy a book that manages to express a bit of my own neuroses and I could really empathize with Bon Bon’s reactions to things.
This one is a bit tricky for me to comment on. It does what it intends to do, and does it well, but there isn’t anything more to it. The story is a very well crafted story about Twilight dealing with magic addiction. It doesn’t pull punches and, as far as my limited knowledge goes, seems to be a mostly accurate look at such a thing. Yet that is all that’s there. No real world building. No character exploration aside from the addiction thing. The story is aggressively focused on Twilight Sparkle. Everypony else are basically secondary or tertiary characters. It would take almost no effort to convert this into a no-pony fantasy story that deals with the same issues. Since one of the reasons I like reading pony fan fiction so much is the worldbuilding aspects, this was a very well written story that kind of disappointed me.