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Chris


Author, former Royal Canterlot Library curator, and the (retired) reviewer at One Man's Pony Ramblings.

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  • 3 weeks
    A White Hearth's Warming: Now Available in Russian!

    So, Christmas is now two days in the rearview mirror, but perhaps you find yourself needing just a little more holiday ficcing to get your through until next December (or next November, or next June, or whenever they start putting up Christmas stuff these days). And perhaps you also speak Russian! If so, then have I got a deal for you.

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  • 3 weeks
    Weirdly Meta Seasonal Humor, and a Happy New Year

    Fly Hard is not your favorite Hearth’s Warming story.”

    Rainbow Dash blinked. “Uh, yeah it is.”

    As impurturbably as before, Twilight repeated herself. “Fly Hard is not your favorite Hearth’s Warming story.”

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  • 5 weeks
    Tomorrow's a Snow Day, That Must Mean It's Time for Santa Hats

    We're scheduled for up to 17 inches of snow in the next 48 hours! If that's not enough to get us white through to Christmas, then I don't know what is. Pray for my poor, aching back; I'll be shoveling all night long.

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  • 8 weeks
    OMPR and the Wrongest Person in the World (it's Present Perfect)

    Just a short blast from the One Man's Pony Ramblings past this time. See, back when I was doing reviews on my review blog but when I wasn't doing reviews on my review blog, sometimes I'd talk about whatever the newest episode had brought us. Not reviews of them, per se, but more just, "here's some stuff I thought about while watching the latest installment of pony." That, and posting

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  • 19 weeks
    Quiz Time! A Thing You Might Not Remember About OMPR

    ...Well, first of all, you might not remember that OMPR is/was One Man's Pony Ramblings, the mostly-fanfic-review-and-sometimes-other-stuff blog I ran for a long time.  I mean, plenty of you probably do remember it, but it's been *checks notes* jeez, over three years, closer to four, since I stopped?  Man, time flies.

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Aug
7th
2015

Review Roundup: July 27th-August 7th · 6:11pm Aug 7th, 2015

Time for your twice-a-month roundup! As an early heads-up, the next roundup will be a few days late, coinciding with my return from the vacation I leave on bright and early tomorrow. Plenty of good stuff in the interim, though, as you'll either find out on Monday (if you go check the blog then) or in two weeks (if you wait for the next roundup post over here). Without further adieu, here's what I've reviewed since I last posted a FiMFic blog:

Monday, July 27, 2015: Fandom Classics Part 119: The Monster in the Twilight

A review of Georg's sprawling AU tale of a world where Twilight's entrance exam for Celestia's School for Gifted Unicorns went horribly, horribly wrong.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015: Fandom Classics Part 120: Tyrant

A review of PaulAsaran's short story response to the "Tyrant Sparkle" trope.

Friday, July 31, 2015: Mini-Reviews Round 92

Short reviews of Dixie, by heptaPon, The Fallacy of Epiphany, by RazgrizS57, and Starshine Lilies, by Starlight Shadow

Monday, August 3, 2015: Fandom Classics Part 121: I'd Do Her

A review of Fire Gazer the Alchemist's raunchy comedy/revenge fic about Rainbow Dash being a little too loose-lipped.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015: Mini-Reviews Round 93

Short reviews of Politics By Other Means, by totallynotabrony, Yaks Not Ponies, by Metool Bard, Declaring War? Really?, by Tawny Flower, and Yaks Are Jerks, by Avox

Friday, August 7, 2015: Another Story In Which Chris Played an Ancillary Role

Jetfire's Besides the Will of Evil is a story I've been pre-reading for the author for most of its run, and it's now officially finished. If you've been waiting for that depressing yellow incomplete tag to go away... well, it's gone!

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What sort of e-reader are you using as mentioned in the Monster review? If it's just a browser on a tablet I have a fairly easy trick that makes footnotes reasonably usable. If it's something like a Kindle then it doesn't apply. The real key is whether it's a browser with back and forward buttons.

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It's a kindle, unfortunately. I mean, it's got a great display and has held up extremely well to everyday use, but it doesn't handle any thing that requires frequent flipping very well, at least in my experience.

3302578 Yeah, I had a feeling that might be the case.

Do you have any experience with e-books that properly have footnotes as opposed to endnotes? I'm wondering if stories of that sort would be more readable on a Kindle if the notes were actually at the bottom of the page as opposed to the chapter.

There's a story or two I can think of on the site that just immediately put the notes in the chapter under the paragraph that they are associated with, and at the very least it makes them accessible with a minimum of jumping around.

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I've got no experience with proper footnotes, I'm afraid, though I believe Amazon can support it... but only through stuff you buy from them, and not anything you get via a third party like Gutenberg or FiMFic :ajbemused:

The Celestia Code was the first story I read that used the "note at the end of the paragraph" format, and I thought it worked well. In fact, one of the guest posts going up the in my absence uses that format, too!

Thanks for the review.

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