One of these days I’ll figure out to stop doing things bad for my mental health. You’d think it would be easy. Do activity 1 and feel decent now, but at the cost of all productivity for the day and feel worse than when you started. Or do not do activity 1 for 2-3 days and end up being happy and getting things done! It is practically a dictionary definition example of the benefits of deferred gratification.
On the plus side, I still have ponyfic reviews. So not all is lost. Kind of a weird mix today.
- By Way of an Apology by Luna-tic Scientist
- Christian Values by bookplayer
- Shub Cadurath by PresentPerfect
- NO NO NO NO NO WE HATE HIM WE ALL HATE HIM GOSH DARNIT NO JUST DON’T by Aragon
That was… interesting. Not quite meta, but certainly not just a simple narrative either. Might be reading too much into it. I’d recommend it to anyone who has read Days of Wasp and Spider. I, however, would recommend reading that whole story before this one. In fact reading it at the appropriate spot during a reread of Days of Wasp and Spider works very well.
Good story, if a bit more blunt than most of bookplayer’s stuff. The nearly even upvote/downvote ratio baffles me though. I get how Moonshine is her most downvoted story besides this one. A period accurate humanized version of the characters that is about as removed from the show as you can get is going to tweak some people the wrong way. Even I have a bit of trouble with the actual normal human names the characters have. But the even up/down split for this one? Baffles me. Mostly because it doesn’t have much religion in it. Heck, the main point of the story is about how religion isn’t really the point of going to church every week. The main theme, as in pretty much every bookplayer story in some level, is about family and community. Anyway, if you liked Moonshine you should read this and if you didn’t like that one you shouldn’t read this one. If you haven’t read Moonshine, go read that and then read that previous recommendation sentence again.
Well, that was a story. Not quite a trollfic, though certainly has some of that in its DNA. I think my favorite bit was Applejack’s part. It certainly isn’t a bright and happy story.
Classic surrealist Aragon goodness. Once again, some of the language used was a bit too crude for my tastes, yet for most if the story I was giggling and/or laughing my face off. I really liked the Discord here and the idea of Discord doing wild over the top ridiculous romantic gestures with someone who actually thinks that romance works in the way you see in cheesy movies. Like Discord is finally acting like she thinks a romance should work.