Let’s start with another shallow and trivial look at data from the big master review list. Today: which season is best season as decided by author names and titles of reviewed pony stories. Spring – 4, Summer – 13, Autumn – 17, Winter – 15. Sorry Spring, nobody likes you apparently.
Whoops, forgot to finish writing this and schedule it. Better get it up now since I’ll be at D&D for most of the afternoon and evening and don’t want to miss a day of posting when I’m doing good.
- Until Forever by Pascoite
- Ye Cannot Get Ye Flask by PresentPerfect
- As a Mother by The Descendant
- The Faceless Pony by Thanqol
A thoughtful short piece. Doesn’t really have an ending. It stops at a moment of realization for Twilight, but doesn’t have a real conclusion. Which works in this case. It lets the reader think about it instead of attempting to fix a specific end for what is more or less a bit of messy life.
If I paid more attention to story tags I wouldn’t get disappointed when a story isn’t what I thought it would be. Anyway, this was an interesting little fluffy story about Twilight Sparkle having a moment of personal enlightenment about proper social behavior.
Once again this author shows their skill at both worldbuilding and storytelling. This is a story about a single battle that manages to tell a story about both an entire war and also a good portion of Celestia’s history. Not a particular chunk of it, but showing her long life and how she endures the centuries and both loss and joy of them. Plus a pretty believable reason why Princess Celestia won’t have kids anytime soon. Highly recommended if you enjoy worldbuilding or ancient and somewhat sad Celestia.
Fairly creepy. Though I suspect it would have had a bit more impact if I hadn’t been reading lots of Lovecraftian stories recently. So, somewhat recommended. It’s a creepy horror story that didn’t quite manage the horror part for me, mostly because my personal measure for that is all out of whack.