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    Trixie has a heart-to-heart with Raindrops. A Lunaverse Story
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  • T Maniacal

    Nopony was there to help her. She’d taken the shift alone, despite all the rumors. She’d dismissed them as pure nonsense – and now she was to pay for it with her life...
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  • E Destiny Is Magic

    Twilight and her friends find themselves in an alternate universe supiciously similar to their own.
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  • E The Test

    Twilight fears test days, for the consequences of failure are not even worth considering.
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    The Crystal Empire has returned, and Twilight and friends suddenly find themselves navigating a political minefield
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  • T Temptation Waits

    Adagio wants power. Twilight and Sunset want to save everyone from her schemes. Sonata and Aria just want to get through another day. And poor Trixie just wants answers...
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  • Today
    One Redeeming Feature Of SaYS

    15 comments · 30 views
  • Tuesday
    One Star (Part 1/7)

    We begin our journey with the worst of the worst. Thankfully, there aren't actually too many of those.

    Somepony To Watch Over Me

    Abbreviation: STWOM

    Total Ranking: 87th Place

    Season Ranking: 25th Place

    My Thoughts: Ugh, where do I begin? Applejack's protectiveness, while understandable, is ramped up to truly obnoxious levels. Applebloom's decision to run off to prove her responsibility can sort of be understood as a justification for her actions, but is regardless hypocritical and sends a really bad message. The Chimera had some interesting possibilities, but those went completely ignored in favor of an admittedly cool but completely pointless fight scene. Also, depending on how sensitive you may be about PC stuff, the cajun ponies at the end may be seen as a bad stereotype.

    Conclusion: This episode should just be forgotten about by everyone involved.

    Keep Calm And Flutter On

    Abbreviation: KCaFO

    Total Ranking: 86th Place

    Season Ranking: 13th Place

    My Thoughts: While Discord's antics are as good a treat to behold as always, the episode is rushed, Celestia's motives for redeeming him are pretty much nonexistent and quickly glossed over, and probably worst of all, there are some serious unfortunate implications behind his setup with Fluttershy and the way she finally 'reforms' him. It's easy to get on his case for viewing friendship as an obligation in later episodes, but after his treatment here, I honestly can't blame him.

    Conclusion: If you must watch the episode, feel free to skip the last five minutes or so.

    Spike At Your Service

    Abbreviation: SaYS

    Total Ranking: 85th Place

    Season Ranking: 12th Place

    My Thoughts: While the episode introduced an interesting new facet of Spike's character and shows some development after the events of Dragon Quest, (namely the Dragon Code) it also does so at the cost of his competence and general intelligence levels. Also, the CGI Timberwolves were awkward. I honestly haven't seen this one in a while, so I don't remember it too well beyond that.

    Conclusion: Meh, honestly kind of crappy and disrespectful to Spike, but relatively watchable.

    Three's A Crowd

    Abbreviation: TAC

    Total Ranking: 84th Place

    Season Ranking: 24th Place

    My Thoughts: Another "Redeemed Discord" episode that I can't stand; while unlike KCaFO it's... relatively harmless, I still personally take offense to the fact that the chance to develop Cadence's character more was mostly passed up in favor of yet another fight scene of questionable relevancy, and some of Discord's weakest humor from the show yet. I mean, we do get some hinting at Cadence secretly being a bit of an adrenaline junkie, but it still wasn't quite on the level of what I was hoping for.

    Conclusion: Probably harmless for anyone else, but I was personally disappointed in it.

    Yep, only four this time around. Tomorrow, (or some time) tune in for the Two Star reviews, 83-75, for those episodes that I didn't hate, but still had some fairly hefty issues holding them down. Once I go through the whole series, Part 6 of this blog series will examine each season and each writer based on my ratings, and Part 7 will be dedicated to some slightly off-kilter statistical analysis and predictions for Season 5 based on the most absolutely ridiculous criteria!

    2 comments · 22 views
  • Tuesday
    Creating OC's In My Sleep - Literally

    So those who know me particularly well are sometimes subject to rambling descriptions of my latest bizarre as f:yay:k dream. However, as some of those individuals are currently doing their best to avoid spoilers for Rainbow Rocks and the other half are kind of actively against it, I lack places to turn to. It doesn't matter, anyway, as I only really remember three main things.

    1: Near the end of the dream, I discussed the original Godzilla movie with a giant talking paper-mache clam, and seemed to be under the delusion that there was an actual, roughly komodo-dragon-sized lizard called a "Godzillasaurus Rex" That they used for filming before switching to rubber suits in later movies.

    ...Yeah.

    2: A while before that, there was a high-speed car chase. I remember there was a clearly-defined goal and stakes in it, but I've unfortunately completely forgotten what that might have been.

    3: Near the beginning, there was a bit with a bunch of the Canterlot High students at some place - maybe an art museum? It had lots of fountains and indoor trees and huge glass walls of windows all over the place. The Dazzlings were there, too, and trying to pull off some sort of scheme for which they had split into two groups of two.

    And that's where we come to the blog's title. While Adagio and Sonata were off somewhere, Aria was watching over some of the other students alongside a fourth person. She had crazy big hair like the other Sirens, though she didn't have it put up, and had a sort of "tropical" color scheme; pinkish-coral hair and skin that was somewhere between Pineapple and Coconut. Personality-wise, she seemed kind of cheerful and bubbly, but not really ditzy like Sonata - more sadistic, too.

    Idunno. Inserting a Siren OC is a new low that I don't want to (consciously) reach, but I could probably find some other context to use her - perhaps as a background merpony in a story or something.

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  • Monday
    Brain, Stahp

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Well into the modern age, Researchers, Historians, and Crackpot Theorists alike have remained baffled by the mysterious circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Clover The Clever. Indeed, the only one who could know what happened to that bright unicorn is Clover herself.

(More bittersweet than sad, but close enough)

First Published
10th May 2013
Last Modified
10th May 2013
#1 · 76w, 2h ago · · ·

That was... Actually rather interesting. So how come this was "rattling around in [your] mind", as you put it?

#2 · 75w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2551234 Thanks!

Well, the original version (somewhat inspired by this song) focused on Twilight exploring an ancient ruin and pondering the passage of time, but nothing really happened to justify any of it, so I never wrote it down.

But then this just sort of spewed out; different (And in my opinion, better) context for the same existential nonsense. :applejackunsure:

Is there anything you think I could stand to fix up?

#3 · 75w, 6d ago · · ·

>>2552332 Nah, it's pretty good.  Can't think of much, especially this much time afterwards. But I just don't think there was really anything that bothered me.

#4 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2556180 Alright! :twilightsmile:

#5 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

intriguing, very well written :raritystarry: when I read the blurb I thought perhaps this would be similar to my own current project, but it turns out they diverged at the actual outcome of Clover... great story :pinkiehappy:

#6 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

Ah, good to see this finally popping up.

#7 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2557446 Thank you!

it turns out they diverged at the actual outcome of Clover
Ooh! What's the story called?

#8 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2558075its not up yet, I haven't made much head way, and I wont be able to until after my exams, but look out for The World Rests On Your Shoulders, I've been planning it for months

#9 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2558063 Indeed! :twilightsmile: (I feel so accomplished, to have actually done something!)

>>2558103 Ah, okay. Shall do! (I've been planning some of my stories for just over a year now. :derpytongue2:)

#10 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

so im guessing the doctor had something to do with here disaperance? (im only guessing because of the hourglass cutiemarks.)

#11 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2559845 Nope. No crossover in the tags, and the time travel was under her own power. The hourglass cutie marks are (in my headcanon) for ponies that can do timey-wimey stuff (how it works for the earth ponies and pegasi, I'm not exactly sure) and Clover planted the cultural roots to get them to do the whole record-keeping thingy. Or something.

#12 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2559897 so clover the clever is twilight?

#13 · 75w, 5d ago · 3 · ·

>>2559845 Not at all. In fact, quite the opposite. Clover the Clever created the Doctor and all the other ponies with hourglasses in order to record all parts of history.

You labeled this a sad story. While I can see the sadness in it, I don't think it is. Clover was willing to altar the very nature of time itself solely so that she could record as much of history as possible so that no one would be truly forgotten. Maybe it's sad, but by no means is it tragic or something to be depressed about. Clover found where she truly belonged in the world and her dream was that no one would ever truly be forgotten.

#14 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

>>2559933 Indeed!

I suppose that the ending makes it more bittersweet/hopeful, but the stuff leading up to that was pretty sad, thus the tag.

#15 · 75w, 5d ago · · ·

An interesting little story. Nice

#16 · 75w, 5d ago · 2 · ·

What the hell just was this, and why don't I feel my usual violent nihilism anymore?

#17 · 75w, 4d ago · · ·

Im trying to understand. :applejackconfused:

Did Clover went to the future or was her disappearance still a mystery?

Also, what did the jester do to be remembered for more than a thousand years?

And why did Clover felt unfair that she got a statue while everyone else didn't?

So many questions, so little time. :derpytongue2:

#18 · 75w, 4d ago · · ·

I liked it. I...

I am happy.

#19 · 75w, 4d ago · · ·

Indeed, this was a good read.

#20 · 75w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2560688 >>2561917 >>2562074 I'm glad you liked it! :twilightsmile:

>>2560827 I'm not sure, on both counts. *shrug*

>>2561209 She went to the past. Her disappearance is still a mystery to everypony else.

He wasn't. That said, even if it was forgotten, he was worth remembering simply by virtue of having lived.

If you didn't understand that one, I can't explain it to you. :applejackunsure:

#21 · 75w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2562918 *Robot voice* Activate Automatic Response #28301a: I'm glad you liked it!

Transmission complete! Reward: Self-pat in the back *pat*

XD

#23 · 75w, 1d ago · · ·

This is a good story!

#24 · 75w, 1d ago · · ·
#25 · 75w, 7h ago · · ·

This should get featured.

#26 · 75w, 7h ago · · ·

>>2584416 I wish! XD

#27 · 75w, 7h ago · · ·

>>2584421 I think there's a group for it, actually. Or for trying to get it. Still, I don't know exactly how it works. Mickey Dubs finally got his, and he didn't find out until he saw it on the homepage. :derpytongue2:

#28 · 75w, 7h ago · · ·

>>2584429 Huh, interesting.

#29 · 75w, 7h ago · · ·

>>2584432 It's called the Feature Box Crusaders, in case you're wondering. Anything else I don't really know. It's just a little sporadic.

#30 · 75w, 7h ago · · ·

>>2584444 Alright; thanks!

#31 · 67w, 2d ago · · ·

Now, that's a nice little fic there. You have my upvote!

#32 · 67w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2846929 I'm glad you liked it!

#33 · 67w, 2d ago · · ·

>>2847131 Glad you wrote it! I've always been a sucker for those kind of 'Restaurants at the End of the Universe' type d'awww stories.:twilightsheepish:

#34 · 63w, 5d ago · · ·

Oh man, this is an AMAZING explination for the repeating hourglass cutie mark thing, much more to my liking than 'the doctor'! :pinkiehappy: I wish I had thought of this for my own fanfic universe! :raritydespair: ANd nice use of Clover, too!

#35 · 63w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2847205 Restaurant at the End of the Universe? How so?

>>2982845 Well, that wasn't the original intention of the story; it just sort of happened while I was writing it, but thank you anyway. :twilightsmile:

#36 · 63w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2986242 Oh, you know. People existing on the fringes of time and space in a sort of external benevolence. Ways for authors to allow their characters life, while effectively giving them a legitimate death in the eyes of both their universe a the reader.

#37 · 63w, 4d ago · · ·

>>2986282 Ah, gotcha. :twilightsmile:

#38 · 60w, 3d ago · · ·

That was beautifully done!

#39 · 60w, 3d ago · 1 · ·

>>3104800 Thanks; I'm glad you enjoyed it! :twilightsmile:

#40 · 57w, 6d ago · · ·

Nice work thanks for the story

glad you wrote it.

Good luck Best wish.

#41 · 57w, 5d ago · · ·

>>3196645 I'm glad you like it!

#42 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

wonder what would happen when celestia meets her in modern day

#43 · 48w, 3d ago · · ·

>>3500940 That would be interesting. :twilightsmile:

#44 · 44w, 16h ago · · ·

That would be interesting. :twilightsmile:

think you could write it:twilightsmile:

#45 · 44w, 16h ago · · ·

>>3646997 I wish I had the time. :applejackunsure:

#46 · 29w, 1d ago · · ·

This was just... Amazing. It reminds me rather strongly of Madoka Magica, although I can't put my thumb on exactly why.

Either way, your story honestly moved me, and you've earned my star.

Congratulations.

#47 · 29w, 11h ago · · ·

>>4170305 Thanks! I'm glad you liked it. :twilightsmile:

While Madoka Magica wasn't a conscious influence, it may have had something to do with it. I don't know, but either way I consider the comparison to be a compliment. :pinkiesmile:

#48 · 18w, 4d ago · · ·

Very interesting story. It gets the reader thinking, such as:

One on hand, Clover helped to preserve those ponies' life stories, but on the other hand, she abandoned her friends with no proper goodbye.

Overall, I enjoyed reading it. :twilightsmile:

#49 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

You make clover sound like a genderbent dr. Whooves.

#50 · 1w, 6d ago · · ·

>>5121050 ...I suppose that's one way of thinking about it... :rainbowderp:

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