Yeah, been kind of a bleh week. Still, in the interests of not having the same post at the top of the page forever, he’s another set of ponyfic reviews.
- Letters by Coronet the lesser
- What is Missing, What is Lost by PaulAsaran
- Why Don’t You Tell Them? by Titanium Dragon
A lonely Princess Celestia story. Very typical of that sub genre, but in that boundary quite good. A few good Celestia character moments as well.
Good, but felt incomplete. Which is just a result of the concept being compressed into a short story. The author hits all the important points and it has the appropriate emotional weight, but a lot of the skimmed over story just begs for more detail. Which is the cry of the event unsatisfied reader. The idea of a seventh element of harmony not just missing, but lost, was an interesting one. Still doesn’t justify putting in a seventh element when six is fitted perfectly, but that was part of the constraints of the story so it doesn’t lose points for that.
A brief look at becoming an Alicorn and why Princess Celestia isn’t more open about the process. Looking at achieving Immortality from a different angle than a lot of stories do. How ponies (or people) might react to the knowledge that Immortality has to be earned, and not everypony can reach it. I liked it, but I tend to like meandering topic monologues like this. Even though it is technically a two pony conversation. No real story (though it does imply at least on in the Princesses past), just Princess Celestia answering a question.