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Pony Stories 818

So, this youtube clip from the movie is Tempest’s big song number. So, spoilers. Also the best musical bit in the movie my opinion. Anyway! I realized it’s the perfect example of how the animation bothers me. Tempest is a pony with a snout and chin. Whereas Twilight is basically just a human face with a slightly square nose. I much prefer my ponies to be, well, ponies.

  • Voices Lost by DwarvishPony
  • The Bet by Paradigm Shift

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Posted by on October 14, 2017 in Movies, Ponies, Reading 2017, Reviews


Pony Stories 817

Well, I read the prequel comics for the movie. Didn’t really grab me. I didn’t get anything from them that my brain hadn’t extrapolated and/or assumed from the movie. I still have the same opinion of Capper and the storm king. Still the low opinion of Tempest and my headcanon is that she got found by the storm king pretty much right after running away. Falling under his influence when she was young, emotionally unstable, and frightened is really the only reasonable explanation for her behavior in the movie.

  • In Hindsight by Aragon
  • Why She Looks So Good by Aragon

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Posted by on October 12, 2017 in Ponies, Reading 2017, Reviews


Filler post

Because I do want to post *something* every day. But I’ve been away from home most of the day, it’s bedtime, and I don’t feel like staying up to slap together a review post. So I’m just calling this good enough because while I was out I managed to write eight or nine pages. Half for a vampire story that won’t leave my head. The other half was a pony story concept of points of view of the different tribes based on their magical senses. So, that was awesome since it’s the first time I’ve done writing outside of blog intros in like a year, maybe two? Which is nice.

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Posted by on October 11, 2017 in My Writing


Pony Stories 816

Yep, another intro bit about the movie. Without spoilers. The music was pretty good. I intend to get several songs off the soundtrack. I really did like Tempest’s song number. Both the audio and visuals in the movie itself.

  • Daring Do and the Incomparable Incompetaur by Twinkletail
  • Starlight Gets Shipped by Jay David
  • My Night with Starlight by No Raisin

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Posted by on October 10, 2017 in Movies, Ponies, Reading 2017, Reviews


Pony Stories 815

So, more about the movie. Slight spoilers ahead, but nothing major. Airship pirates are now canon. On the other hand it did not have a single swashbuckling airship-to-airship action scene. I also love the fact that the palace throne room apparently has an alicorn magic draining device/spell/etc built into the floor. Like, it didn’t look like something Tempest built for the occasion. Though I have to wonder if the staff was just any old staff, one she made to take advantage of a magic-regulating device, or it it was something crafted for it that she found somewhere. Also, I’m pretty sure Tempest joined the big bad when she was a foal. It’s the only explanation for why she thought he could fix her horn.

  • Fifty Shades Of Toast by Estee
  • Being Special by Taranth

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Posted by on October 9, 2017 in Movies, Ponies, Reading 2017, Reviews