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Hold your ground but do not be unkind. (Ponyphonic, "Shy Heart") He/him. Ponyfic Roundup reviews every Wednesday.

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  • Thursday
    To (some of) UK PonyCon!

    Yes, I'm off to Nottingham tomorrow. Sadly for a variety of reasons, not least the continuing financial fallout of that car accident in June, I can only attend the Saturday daytime (until about 6pm) portion of the convention this year -- but that's much better than nothing! This year's guests of honour are Kelly Sheridan and Elley-Ray Hennessy, and while matching last year (Actual Fluttershy,

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  • 6 weeks
    Fics I reviewed in July 2023

    Rather more reviews from me in July than there had been in June. We start off with the final part of the "Arboreal Yearnings Contest" results and follow up with three "mixed bag" editions. I'm very happy to say that there's a five-star story in this month's batch -- feeling able to award a top score is always a wonderful experience. As usual, please click on the underlined header to each section

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  • 8 weeks
    Group rules are there for a reason

    This is a bit of a whinge, but I wonder sometimes whether some people bother to read group rules any more. The Underappreciated Story Society has a clear, short set of rules. One of these is "No New Stories", which is then defined as meaning fics in their first week. As of my

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  • 8 weeks
    Fics I reviewed in June 2023

    For a small variety of reasons, not least my spending a week away on holiday, there were only three editions of Ponyfic Roundup in June. Indeed, one of those was a single-fic Spotlight, so this will be a rather shorter post than sometimes. The other Roundups were the first two parts of my reviews of "Arboreal Yearnings" contest stories. As usual, please click the underlined intro to each

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  • 13 weeks
    Fics I reviewed in May 2023

    For reasons relating to with my last blog post and various things connected with that, I have been almost permanently tired over the last few weeks. One of the upshots of that is that I've been concentrating on things I need to do, to the detriment of some things I don't. One of those is this monthly update, but I am managing to get this out (just!) before the end of the month, so I'm

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Fics I reviewed in March 2023 · 8:46pm April 9th

There were five Wednesdays in March, and so there were five Ponyfic Roundups over on Louder Yay and 25 fics were featured in total. Here's the summary of titles and scores. To comply with Fimfiction rules, Mature-rated fics are not directly linked; for those I've linked the author's username instead. Such fics are listed with [M] after their titles. To read the actual reviews, click the underlined link above each story list.

There was one themed Roundup in March: PR 435 was devoted to stories by mushroompone.

Ponyfic Roundup 432 contains reviews of:
All Skin and Bones [M] by redsquirrel456 ★★★★
Chilly by kits ★★★
Power by Darkswirl ★★★
Omelet by GaPJaxie ★★★★
The Palace Bird by silver hands ★★

Ponyfic Roundup 433 contains reviews of:
A Moment in the Sun by Chengar Qordath ★★★★★
Destiny or Coincidence? by TalB ★★
The Crepuscularity of an Alicorn by PsychicKid ★★★
Flashing with Flash Sentry by Spring Romp ★★
You're Majesty by Ninjadeadbeard ★★★

Ponyfic Roundup 434 contains reviews of:
Luna Thinks the Sun is Made of Custard by Art Inspired ★★
Beautiful Lives by Impossible Numbers ★★★★
Bigger Than Any Heart by Coltured ★★
In Markmoriam by FanOfMostEverything ★★★
The Perfect Little Village of Ponyville by McPoodle ★★★

Ponyfic Roundup 435 contains reviews of:
Comet Day by mushroompone ★★★
The Great Hearth's Warming Bird Count by mushroompone ★★★
The Head [M] by mushroompone ★★★★★
Debt to Society by mushroompone ★★★★
Symbiosis by mushroompone ★★★

Ponyfic Roundup 436 contains reviews of:
Not All Peaches and Cream by Garbo ★★
Felt Heart by Tchernobog ★★★
The Line [M] by Axan Zenith ★★★
Possibly, Probably, Positively Platonic by DualSoul1423 ★★★
Confessions in a Canterlot Statuary by Daffodil ★★★

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Comments ( 3 )

How does one submit a story to be reviewed, if you don't mind my asking?

Just send me a PM and we can chat. I have a fairly long queue so it won't be an instant thing, but I'm up for reviewing most fics unless they're a million words long or something. I won't review incomplete fics or most crossovers, but otherwise most of my hard red lines are for M-rated stuff. So by all means ask me and we'll see! :twilightsmile:

Depsite Mushroompone’s spotlight and having two five-star fics, this month’s rating actually came in lower then February’s 3.19, with March averaging a rating of 3.08. Mostly this came from the majority of ratings going to 2-star (6 fics) and 3-star (13 fics), as opposed to February being more evenly balanced towards 3/4-star ratings. Having five weeks definitely contributed to that, what with the fifth week of nothing above a 3-star; the first four weeks would have been 3.15, basically identical to February.

I only bring this up because I commented last time with an assured tone that the five-star we already knew was coming meant a higher rating was very much on the cards. Never count them before they’re hatched! :twilightsheepish:

All largely meaningless statistical analysis in jest, of course. But sure, what else am I gonna note? :rainbowwild: Fact is, long as five-star ratings continue to remain for very rare occasions, it’s hard for the average to climb above the early 3’s unless we get a surge of 4-star fics. Hm, now could that happen…:trixieshiftright:

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