As of writing this intro I’m around 5% into Fallout: Equestria – Project Horizons. I’m liking it more than I thought I would based on my vague memories of reading it before. Not sure if I should blame my poor memory or praise whatever editing has been done on it when it got put up on FimFiction. Either way, enjoyable so far. I still think making Blackjack a unicorn with only telekinesis and no spells was a mistake. Too much like Littlepip and it would have been an awesome thematic reinforcement of the early Blackjack mental problems if she had been a unicorn with lots of non-lethal and disorienting spells who finds out that the wasteland doesn’t really allow that sort of thing. Also the story is leaning a bit too heavily on the Fallout game mechanic of the slow-motion targeted shots. I don’t think even the original Fallout: Equestria used it so much. At least not in the emphasizing the slow-down nature of it. Still, looking forward to how the rest of it hits my brain. 89,000 words down, 1.5 million words to go!
- The Unexpected Date by Monochromatic
- Somepony Tries to Sell Twilight Insurance by The Minister of Scones
Unexpected indeed. Was looking forward to some simple Rarity and Twilight romance, but this was friendshipping with just a pinch of romance shipping if you squint in the right way. Which I think made the story a bit stronger even if it felt a little forced. Though Rainbow Dash’s harem comment was amusing as heck.
Fun little concept. Doesn’t do anything all that impressive, but a solid execution of the premise. I do like the idea of insurance being this brand new thing that is trying to get traction in Equestria. Though I was sad that Twilight Sparkle didn’t go for the most obvious counter-argument. That in the end insurance is just getting other ponies to cover the costs of your disasters, which can be followed up with the statement that the citizens of Equestria don’t need a business contract to help each other out. Still, if the concept in the story description amuses, you’ll probably get some enjoyment out of the story itself.