Fanfiction Reading Update #148 · 10:04am
I'm not dead. Just busy. Which do you think I'm writing right now: the next chapter of Regent, a comedy oneshot where government bureaucrats hamper Trixie's duel with Twilight, a school essay on the effects of globalization on the third world, or a Twiluna clopfic where my fetish takes center stage?
Rites of Ascension updates with the Silly Adventures of Shining Armor and Intelligencia (or however you spell her name) wrapping up.
Her Mother's Daughter updates with the Twiluna plot being placed on the backburner in favor of a dragon invasion plot.
Necrosis updates with the author letting just a little hope linger on the fringes of the [Grimdark] abyss, while Spike and Twilight work to chuck the story off of said abyss. Probability of [Grimdark] ending: 99%.
Through a Glass, Darkly updates with a short snippet of a chapter detailing the hazards of being a mid-ranking government employee in an evil mirror universe.
Bad Future Crusaders updates with Silver Spoon cutting Scootaloo and Apple Bloom lose in her bid to escape the Equestrian military.
Exit Through Canterlot firmly solidifies my new fanfic justice system policy—that I'll be as cautious reading fanfics with them as I am with Tyrantlestia fanfics—after it lets Octavia off with a slap on the wrist despite openly admitting to hating the Mane Six for having the audacity to ruin her evening. What a cunt.
Morbid Curiosity updates with the gore tag getting a needed flexing as Twilight analyzes a serial killer. Probability of [Grimdark] ending: 40%.
Memoirs in Ink and Blood updates with Luna and Discord allying themselves with Chrysalis in their bid to overthrow evil!Twilight. Probability of [Grimdark] ending: 99%.
RAID updates for the first time since I started the Fanfiction Reading Updates, with Dash's special forces mission going wrong and some old fashioned survivor's guilt bubbling up to the surface.
Banishment becomes the first victim of my new fanfic justice system policy with its lack of a court system, cruel and unusual punishments that would make the Roman Empire cringe, and a healthy dose of “fuck over Twilight”--another fanfic element I hate.
After randomly clicking on a chapter of Luna's Lunacy--which I will not be linking to in any form because it's a disgusting pile of shit—I immediately regret the decision and satisfy my regret with a downvote. Seriously, it's terrible, both in content and in plot. Probability of [Grimdark] ending: 100 Fucking Percent. It's like gurochan, but on Fimfiction.
Anniversary Mayhem simply lacks the drive to keep me interested in the party planning plot and so is cut.
In an attempt to broaden my fleet beyond the Twiluna, I read the Soarindash comedy The Invisibility Stallion. Awkward Soarin, plus a plot ripe for comedy means it gets favorited.
Rogues Anonymous receives a rare downvote for being a combination Lightning Dust Mare Do Well “fix fic” story. I dislike agenda driven stories—especially when they fuck up what was a decent comedy fic.
And that's all I read for the daymonth.
# of story updates remaining: 119.
# of “Read Later” stories remaining: 837.