Pony Stories 656

11 Sep

Updates to the big master review list continue. Though at a slightly slower pace than the money-fueled burst of activity. At the moment I’m playing a lot of Fallout 4 (again), so my current tactic is every time I die (or the game crashes on a loading screen) I link a couple of reviews on the list. Seems to work pretty well for slow but regular progress.

Just got caught up on the Royal Canterlot Library reviews. Which reveals that the RCL has taken advantage of Cerulean Voice‘s weakness in priorities (you know, taking care of kids instead of devoting one’s free time entirely to reading pony fan fiction and reviewing it) to defeat him in review list combat. RCL has moved up a place on the reviewers list. While Paul Asaran continues to be neck and neck with the entire Pleasant Commentator and Review Group.

  • Letters from an Irradiated Princess by Tumbleweed
  • May Those Who Step Through This Door Know What it Means to Rule by Titanium Dragon
  • Tales From the Tailgate by The Autumn Princess


Letters from an Irradiated Princess by Tumbleweed

Not exactly what I had expected. Mostly because I was hoping that Princess Celestia would be heavily irradiated and that would be the subject of the letter. Still a fun story and all, but the title is somewhat misleading. Maybe Princess Celestia is always radioactive and that’s why the guards all have to wear gold armor for protection from her? Anyway. Fun little short story.

May Those Who Step Through This Door Know What it Means to Rule by Titanium Dragon

Man that’s a long title. That’s like, half of a Super Trampoline story title. Aaaanyway. About the story itself. Decently written but I was a tad underwhelmed. I get what the author was going for. Or at least I get what the main thematic goal of the story was. Just didn’t grab me. I think the specific scene of Twilight doing the door-thingy would have worked better in a visual medium honestly. Might have picked a slightly different form of the event. Wow. It’s really hard to comment on it while trying to not put any spoilers in. So, yeah, the thing at the place with Twilight should have been handled slightly differently unless it was in a different form of media instead of text. That clear? Nah, didn’t think so. As I said, good enough story just didn’t push any buttons inside my head. Functional but not inspiring. May have needed a bit more buildup at the beginning?

Tales From the Tailgate by The Autumn Princess

Sweet fluffy shipping short story. Another story that would work great as a single scene (or two) in a larger work, but doesn’t actually suffer much for being on it’s own. Mostly because almost every reader going into it will already have all the context needed. It’s the Equestria Girls versions of Rarity and Applejack in a romantic relationship. Bam. There, now you know all the backstory. Assuming you also know about the characters. Applejack lives on a small town farm and likes it there. Rarity wants to go see the big world and learn to be a fashion designer. Bam. Now you know that too. It’s functional Rarity and AJ shipping, so if you like that sort of thing you should read it. If you don’t, well, you shouldn’t read it.


Posted by on September 11, 2016 in Ponies, Reading 2016, Reviews


2 responses to “Pony Stories 656

  1. Cerulean “Adrenaline” Voice

    September 12, 2016 at 5:52 am

    Oh noes, muh position!

  2. thetitaniumdragon

    January 24, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    I get what you mean by your statement about Twilight with the Thing at the Place with the Stuff :V The story as a whole was an attempt by me to evoke strong mental images via prose. I’m sorry that it didn’t grab you as strongly as you would have liked.


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