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Pony Stories 894

So, I’ve been watching an anime titled Overlord. Liked the first season. Second season disappointed me. Not even halfway through the third season and I’m not going to watch any more episodes. Because I kind of hate it now. Blargh. Why is it the creators of cool things never seem to like the parts of their things that I do? Seems like 4 times out of 5 the things I like about something are ignored or actively worked against by other people who like the same thing. But now, pony fic reviews. Because I’ve actually gotten through some new ponyfic instead of rereading stuff.

Tales Of The Canterlot Deportation Agency: Jack
A decent superhero story. Shame about it technically being my little pony fan fiction. I finished it because it wasn’t that long, but it really wasn’t what I wanted. If you want a superhero story then you’ll want to give this a try. If you want ponyfic or pony bureaucracy fun, this is not one to read.

Tales Of The Canterlot Deportation Agency: Soul Survivor
This one was a lot like the previous. Decent to good story, terrible pony fan fiction. Though it does have more pony than the previous one. Plus I actually know something about the other half of the crossover and that probably increased my enjoyment. Still, I’d only recommend this one for people who have already read most of the other CDA stories. Got me wanting to read the end of the old world of darkness gamebooks, though.

 
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Posted by on September 4, 2018 in Ponies, Reading 2018, Reviews

 

Review: The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files Book 5)

The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files Book 5) by Charles Stross

Following my successful re-read of the Honor Harrington series I decided to go back and read some of this (sorta) urban fantasy. It’s got some cool concepts and I enjoyed the first three a while back. The fourth I remember being a bit disappointing. Wasn’t that bad this time. Fifth one was… I don’t know. The writing is still good and I like the characters. It just lacks that ‘grab my brain and shake it in excitement’ spark that my favorite stories pull off. Since this is the fifth book in the series I would not suggest starting with it. Each of the stories is mostly self-contained so you wouldn’t be terribly lost for the most part, but a lot of the background and character development would be lost on you. I might give the next one a try but my main feeling now is that the big end-of-the-world event that the series has been building up to is more interesting than any of the stories that he could be telling at this point, so I want him to just jump to that.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2018 in Reading 2018, Reviewers

 

Review: Honor Harrington series

Recently (like two weeks ago at this point I think?) I went back and read the entire Honor Harrington series by David Weber. Military scifi and space opera. I was a big fan of the books back when I was younger (like a decade ago?) but when I got caught up and he wasn’t really putting out more books in that series it kind of fell off my radar. Recently I noticed there was a new book out (sort of) and decided to revisit the whole thing. Including the two newer books I have not read. I did not read the five short story collections, except for two short stories that were the introduction of particular characters important later.

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Posted by on August 20, 2018 in Reading 2018, Reviews

 

Pony Stories 893

Two more days until I leave for Bronycon. I’m not sure if that makes the waiting harder or easier. Looking like I won’t be able to completely update the BMRL before the con. Which I half-expected.

In other news, I saw the new Ant-Man movie. Was decent. Had a lot of good individual moments, but overall kind of disappointing. I thought the first one was better. Action scenes weren’t as clever either. I’d wait for DVD or streaming. No real reason to see it in theaters.

  • Punishment and Forgiveness by KnightMysterio
  • The End of the World! (Or “It’s Another Day Ending in ‘Y'”) by Carapace
  • The White Horse by Carabas
  • Canzone by Merc the Jerk
  • Sunbeam by Admiral Biscuit

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Posted by on July 24, 2018 in Ponies, Reading 2018, Reviews

 

Pony Stories 892

Six days until Bronycon. Counting down the days and hours, practically. I might honestly leave for the con Wednesday night rather than Thursday late morning. Just to shorten the waiting time. I do not like waiting for some event. Which is weird since I’m pretty patient. If I’m waiting for someone else to finish something or a bus or something I’m usually fine. For something I’m looking forward to I’m less fine. Augh! I just want to get to the convention where I can socialize and pretend to have a social life!

  • An Apple A Day Keeps Autocracy Away by MrNumbers
  • Two of a kind, you and I┬áby GenerousGypsy

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Posted by on July 21, 2018 in Ponies, Reading 2018, Reviews