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Pony Stories 723

04 Feb

I know that the Big Master Review List is the niche-est of niche projects, but always makes me happy to hear someone new found it and liked it. So congrats to that recent person who was telling friends about it. Even if your brain apparently couldn’t process PaulAsaran’s name when you looked at it. As for reviews today, two great stories and a pretty good one.

  • When the Moth Loved the Flame by PresentPerfect
  • Arête – Princess Alicorn of Hackers by Lise Eclaire
  • The Mare Who Once Lived on the Moon by MrNumbers

When the Moth Loved the Flame by PresentPerfect
A good look at goddess Luna. One of those ponyfics that isn’t quite an actual story. It being a single short conversation between Twilight and Luna. Yet still was a very sweet moment as Twilight struggles with being in love with a cosmic force in the shape of a pony.

Arête – Princess Alicorn of Hackers by Lise Eclaire
There isn’t enough cyberpunk ponyfic. I mean, this is the second one I’ve ever read? Pretty dang good too. Not sure how much actual pony is in it. Though the author does a really good job in merging a internet/cyberspace place into Equestria using dream magic. A bit bare bones in places, but very functional. Paced just right in that I never felt like things were dragging or rushing too much. At the end I wanted a lot more evne though the main plot had been wrapped up. So, highly recommended to anyone who just doesn’t have enough Cyberpunk/Pony mix in their lives. Recommended to others as well, since I enjoyed it and I’m sure other people would too.

The Mare Who Once Lived on the Moon by MrNumbers
Dang, this was really good. Nice story. Decent romance. Creative alternate universe where the mane six get together in a beliveable fashion. Interesting alternate Equestria. Had at least one twist I didn’t see coming. Not that it was expertly hidden, I was just enjoying the story too much to really be looking for twists’n’surprises. A pinch of realish sadness and melancholy that makes the happy stuff stand out brighter. Pinkie Pie in particular was very nicely handled in a non-wacky fashion that still didn’t rob her of the foundation Pinkie-ness that makes her so fun when done correctly. This story was worth the wait and I’m really glad the author finished it. Highly recommended.

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5 Comments

Posted by on February 4, 2017 in Ponies, Reading 2017, Reviews

 

5 responses to “Pony Stories 723

  1. Present Perfect

    February 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    I’m in good company here. 😀

     
    • Griffin

      February 4, 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Yeah, I almost did the intro with the angle of ‘two amazing stories and a PresentPerfect story’. Not because yours was bad, but in comparison, you know?

      Also, apparently I timed it perfectly to be the same day Alicorn Hacker pops up in Canterlot Library.

       
      • Present Perfect

        February 4, 2017 at 11:02 pm

        I would have been okay with this. 😄

         
  2. Aragón

    February 4, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    In my defense, Paul’s name is hard to read. Sometimes. If you’re enough of an idiot. WHICH I AM.

    Also, wooo, I’m friends with all the people in this post. Woooo. Frieeeends.

     

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