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Pony Stories 772

16 Jul

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  • Lectern’s New and Used Books by Dave_Bryant
  • Amphorae by Dave_Bryant
  • Diplomatic Overtures by Dave_Bryant

Lectern’s New and Used Books by Dave_Bryant

A collection of connected short stories that involve the equestria girls mane six. Which I enjoyed and am sad it’s on hiatus. Was good enough to get me to read the connected stories and now looking forward to when the longer side-story finishes up. Slice of life stuff, mostly the girls at the book store talking about things. Several are Sunset Shimmer answering questions or otherwise chatting about Equestria.

Amphorae by Dave_Bryant

A brief look at recovery, but not redemption, of the sirens after their defeat. Not a lot of pony in it honestly, but I still enjoyed it. I would have really liked to get a longer continuing version of this to spend more time with the author’s version of the sirens. The side comment about Sonata having some kind of mental disability was an interesting choice, as well as giving Adagio guilt over what happened to the other too.

Diplomatic Overtures by Dave_Bryant

My only complaint about this story is that Dotted Line wasn’t involved. This story is a nice bit of just slice of… bureaucracy? Whatever slice of life is to adventure, this would be to civil service stories. Human diplomat goes through the portal to do the first meet-and-greet with the Princesses. Was very enjoyable.

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4 Comments

Posted by on July 16, 2017 in Ponies, Reading 2017, Reviews

 

4 responses to “Pony Stories 772

  1. Present Perfect

    July 16, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Oh heck, guys, he’s flatlining! D:

    I’m glad you’re giving David Bryant more attention. 😀

     
    • Griffin

      July 17, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      One of the many authors that has been on my read later list for a while.

      …but I’m sure you wouldn’t know anything about that sort of thing.

       
  2. Pascoite Fics

    July 17, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    I read Diplomatic Overtures, but man, nothing happens. That’d be okay if it was straight low-stakes slice of life and you wanted to spend time enjoying the characters, but it’s an explicitly high-stakes situation, plus it’s a rather long story fr an SoL fluff piece anyway. Our protagonist has a mission, he completes it with no trouble whatsoever, and… that’s it. There’s nothing compelling about that plot.

     
    • Griffin

      July 18, 2017 at 2:48 pm

      Yeah. It’s pretty bland. I don’t know, I never saw it as a high stakes situation. Possibly because I read the short story collection first and already knew that the diplomat was a cool if bland guy.

       

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