Just watched the movie Primer. Ow. Ouch my brain. The broad strokes of the story were fairly simple, but the details are, well, time-travel crazy. Anyway. I just finished up Hearthbreakers and reading the reviews and reactions to it in my FimFiction feed. Makes a good point that Hearth’s Warming Eve episode is a week before the, um, the Halloween one… Nightmare Night! That was it. When leads me to my new headcanon. Holiday’s happen when Princess Celestia decides. She just gets up one morning and is bored and announces that Hearth’s Warming is next week. Or this Thursday is Nightmare Night. If anyone complains she just cycles the day/night cycle real fast enough times to make up the difference in number of days.
Huh. I totally missed that AJ was lecturing Applebloom about the meaning of Hearth’s Warming Eve isn’t the food and the presents. Then she totally makes it all about the food and presents. I also really wanted to follow the parents and granny around. Apparently they got to talking, since she learned the whole story about the rock. Reason Maud couldn’t move the big boulder? Her superpowers are all rock based, and that’s not actually a rock.
- This Side of the Mirror by Baal Bunny
- Freeport Venture: Auction Night by Chengar Qordath
- More Equal than Others by Chengar Qordath
Another story that’s just a single scene and not a full narrative. I enjoyed it, and I always like seeing Cadance having a bit of an edge to her. Even if it’s mostly just implied here. Lots of implication in this story in fact. Recommended as long as you don’t mind it being just a single scene that could easily have been a longer story. Oh, and the name The Chisel for a crystal pony villain was really nice. Took me a minute while reading it to realize the not-so-nice implications of that phrase for them.
I have really enjoyed this author’s fantasy/action stories. These ones with Sunset Shimmer in Freeport have been extremely fun. This one included. It’s just a short story, but it is in fact a full story. A good choice if you need a magical fight story fix.
More magical mayhem. This one is actually before the last one I read, but there isn’t any connection between the two except for being set in the same place. I like the action fantasy stories, but the short story being just set up for a fight and then magic action scene is a bit dull. Want more character and worldbuilding. Had a well done younger version of Starlight Glimmer though.