Fanfiction Reading Update #162 · 10:26am
Christmas is just around the corner, so I decided to continue to embellish my beloved Tweyelight avatar everyone cringes and posts comments about. It's one of the greatest joys to have an avatar originally made in paint. There's just so much I can do with it. I'm also really happy with those search improvements Knighty's made. I can finally filter out the oneshots that make up so much of the Read Later list and get to the incomplete fics.
Bad Future Crusaders updates with Cadance being confirmed and Empress Twilight still not making an appearance, which only furthers my suspicion there's something fishy going on with regards to her—and not in the traditional evil!Twilight sense, either.
Inferno is tracked for finally scratching the disaster itch that The Storm started way back in 2011. While it hasn't perfectly filled the void—due to the “evil force trying to take over” plot—it's still a nice fit.
Diplomacy for the Strong is tracked for it's playing of the oft used Klingon-Griffon Empire and the cultural hilarity that ensues when it's defeated.
Rainbow Dash Gets an Abortion is—surprise, surprise—downvoted. But it's due to having a crackfic Scootabuse plot but playing it dead straight without even a drop of cracky humor aborting someone a decade after they're born deserves and not for being about abortion.
Just Dodge tackles one of the more frustrating villain balls in the show by cranking the Element's power level far beyond the realms of overpowered and delivering some decent comedy as a result.
Back to Where We Are continues the utilitarian ethical quagmire it's predecessor, Memories of Shadow, started and provided another dose of the always popular mind rape. The only downside is its ambiguous ending. I've never been a fan of them. You're the author, you're supposed to decide what happens. Not me. If I wanted to decide what happens, I'd dust off Regent and write its next chapter.
Pegasus Mating Dance is a decent enough time waster—although it really could have been fleshed out a little more. I'm also unsure as to whether it's actually a oneshot or not. It's tagged incomplete, but its plot is tailered for a oneshot and there's no indication it;s anything more.
The Decree lays out the skeleton plot of one of Fimfiction's newest genres—Twilight takes over as leader of the Kingdom Principality of Ponyville. I say “skeleton” because the story doesn't really do much with it.
And that's all I read for the dayweek.
# of story updates remaining: 373.
# of “Read Later” stories remaining: 1,001.