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Pony Stories 773

I’ve been playing Portal 2 lately, and I’ve come to the conculsion it’s kind of a bad game. I mean the puzzles are neat some of the time, and the dialogue is very funny (in a dark humor way) almost all the time, but the entire middle of the game (the underground bits) are just kind of terrible. I’m still going to get all the way to the end (now that I’m out of the middle section) but it should have been half of the length it is.

  • The Commander’s Compromise by kudzuhaiku
  • Morning Surprise by Majin Syeekoh

The Commander’s Compromise by kudzuhaiku
Another story by the author that is decent-to-good, but makes me feel like I’m missing something. I’ve started The Weed, so hopefully that will fill in at least some of the blanks, but it’s still not a good thing. Shining Armor is nearly unrecognizable. The author has the whole stern detached leader thing going on. Which isn’t bad, just pretty much on the far other side of things from the show and most fan fiction depictions of him. Was quite jarring. The show is light and fluffy, the author writes dramatic but low-key slice of life fantasy (genre), and the world in the stories seems to bounce between epic fantasy and dark fantasy. So… I find it causes quite a bit disconnect when I’m reading his stuff.

Morning Surprise by Majin Syeekoh
Amusing in the same vein as the story it is a sequel to. Princess Cadance’s arrival was the best part. In a silly out of nowhere joke sort of fashion.

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2017 in Ponies, Reading 2017, Reviews, Uncategorized

 

Pony Stories 754

So, time is a thing. Getting old. One of the surprises was not that the younger generations (however you want to define that) like different things than I do. I mean, I was expecting that given my own growing up as a nerd-ish child of the 80s gave me a fairly specific area of social inputs. (TMNT, Roadhouse, early anime, etc) so I figured that anyone younger than I by a decade or two (or three) would have a different set of cultural/social inputs. The surprise was that I have absolutely no clue what those might be. I think about what might be sticking in the head of someone in their teens or younger and I have no clue what they might consider Transformers cartoon level important. I mean, sure, the ones with good taste are enjoying the correct parts of MLP, but other than that? Piff. No clue. Makes me feel old, but not as old as League of Legends did/does. Also, I’m getting nearer the age my parents were when I was a kid old enough to actually understand how old they were. Guh. Why hasn’t the singularity happened and the all-power AI made us all immortal slaves yet? Or at least solved the sleep problem.

  • Changeling Courtship Rituals by Codex Ex Equus
  • Pony Courtship Rituals by Codex Ex Equus

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Posted by on June 19, 2017 in Ponies, Reading 2017, Reviews, Uncategorized

 

Book Pictures

Because it’s easy and I had a request for at least one picture, here are some pictures of the hardback version of The Life and Times of a Winning Pony by Chengar Qordath.

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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Woo. Home.

Finally home. Last day was a bit of grinding teeth, but I survived and the person in the car with me survived. So everything worked out. Now I just have to deal with the 240+ notifications on my FimFiction feed. Ouch. Maybe I’ll avoid that for another day or two.

 
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Posted by on April 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Florida Trip day… um… 5? 10? 429? Does time even exist in this bright and blazing hell on Earth?

It’s really not that bad. I just don’t like really bright sunlight and the heat isn’t brain-melting like it was last time I was down here, but still too warm to be comfortable in.

Went to the Kennedy Space Center Visitors Center. I think that is what is was called? Anyway, the place with the tourist space stuff and the actual space shuttle Atlantis in one of the exhibits. Was a pretty neat place, if too bright and warm so I ran out of energy after about two hours. If I lived neraby I could certainly see myself visiting the place once or twice a month until I had seen everything. Rockets are very big!

Two more days until.I head back, then three days of driving. Including a half-ass where we stop so I can hang out with a friend in North Carolina. Wish we didn’t have the schedule disruption because if everything had gone as planned I’d be getting home tomorrow probably and I miss my computer. It really is like a large chunk of my brain is missing when I don’t have my computer to work at/on.

Still, good to get away from it for a while. Even if the sleep on the trip has been worse than usual so I haven’t been able to decompress from the rut of daily life I was in. Did actually get some writing in yesterday and today. Crappy porn stuff, but first actual sit-down-and-write-stuff I’ve done in a long time. So, progress!

 
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Posted by on April 9, 2017 in Uncategorized